GAUTENG-: The trial of disgraced 20 traffic officers from various districts in Limpopo who are at the centre of a corruption scandal finally started yesterday. The group will appear in different magistrate courts for trial starting 11 September 2018 till December.
They are criminally charged with corruption, theft and defeating the ends of justice. This comes after they were shamefully arrested by members of the Road Traffic Management Corporation's anti-corruption unit together with the Hawks (Directorate of Priority Crime Investigations).
In December 2017, 20 people including traffic officers, licensing officers and their civilian collaborators were arrested in Tzaneen and Greater Letaba municipal area.
The officials were arrested after months of intensive intelligence gathering and observation where they were identified while engaging in unethical and corrupt activities.
"We believe that we have a strong case and we are hopeful that the courts will send a strong message that corruption and misconduct of officials will not be tolerated within the ranks of traffic officers". RTMC CEO Advocate Makhosini Msibi.
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