Traffic officer released on bail on corruption charges

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The Greytown Magistrates Court released 44-year-old Dumisani Mchunu on R1000 bail on corrutption charges.

It is alleged that last month, a traffic officer from the local municipality in Greytown stopped a male driving a suspicious motor vehicle with Gauteng registration plates on Durban Road in Greytown. He allegedly informed him that the vehicle had false registration plates then he impounded it. It is further alleged that he demanded R10 000 to release the vehicle.

The matter was reported to the Hawks’ Serious Corruption Investigation team and a clandestine operation was conducted. Mchunu was arrested on Friday and charged with corruption. He was taken to court on the same day where he was released on bail.

The matter is postponed to 1 April 2022 and the investigation is continuing.

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