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The Bela-Bela head of traffic Isack Monare has given his men and women in uniform a clean bill of health, following sweeping arrests of their colleagues in Mokopane and elsewhere.
A total of 21 traffic officers were raided and arrested in Mokopane and Polokwane on charges of alleged fraud and corruption.
Hawks spokesperson, Captain Matimba Maluleke, said the officers had been arrested following a sting operation, whereby they allegedly solicited bribes from offending motorists.
The operation was targeted at the high-season December holidays, whereby traffic volumes increase tremendously.
The arrested traffic officers appeared before the Mokopane Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday, 31 January.
Monare applauded the sting operation by the Road Traffic Management Corporation, which led to the massive arrests.
He said as far as he was concerned, no traffic officer at Bela-Bela feared immininent arrest following the raids in Polokwane.
11 days ago 08 February 2018