A Western Cape police officer working in the Knysna Magistrate’s Court was charged with corruption for allegedly promising to waive traffic fines in exchange for money.
He was arrested during a sting operation on Friday and appeared in the same court on the same day.
He was granted R500 bail.
“The arrest came after one of his victims reported the matter to the authorities and a waylay investigation was put in place. A total amount of R2 000 was allegedly recovered on him after an exchange with the police agent. The incidents happened between April and October 2020,” said Hawks spokesperson Zinzi Hani.
The policeman is facing charges of four counts of corruption, two counts of fraud, forgery and defeating the administration of justice.