Two traffic officers sentenced to 6 years imprisonment for corruption
The Eshowe Magistrate's Court has sentenced Sandile Mthabela (35), and Thokozani Dladla (33) to six years imprisonment on February 9, for corruption.
The two officials were attached to Mthonjaneni Municipality Traffic and Security Department in Melmoth. On 24 June 2015, the pair stopped a truck along Melmoth Road and claimed that it had defective brakes.
The truck was then impounded and a bribe of R2500.00 was demanded from the driver. The driver informed his employer who in turn contacted the Hawks and led to a sting operation the following day.
Both suspects were arrested and charged for corruption during the operation. They appeared in court several times until they were sentenced on Friday, 9 February 2018.