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Traffic officials bust corrupt testing officer in sting operation

The City of Cape Town's traffic department has arrested a corrupt driver licence testing officer in an under cover operation.

With the information from a CapeTalk listener, Don Ross, the woman will appear in court over corruption charges.

Richard Bosman, executive director for safety and security at the City, said this was the first arrest as a result from public tip-offs.

Listen to the full conversation from CapeTalk's Breakfast with Kieno Kammies:

Ross contacted CapeTalk, with concerns that one of his employees, was offered a guaranteed driver license in exchange for money.

CapeTalk then reached out to officials at the traffic department liased in an effort to catch the culprits in the act.

It worked out and the culprits are hopefully going to pay the price.

Don Ross, CapeTalk listener

To lay a complaint or make a query regarding traffic services, contact Bosman via e-mail at:

Richard.Bosman@capetown.gov.za


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