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gavel thumb100 News24 reports that a Johannesburg Metro Police Department (JMPD) officer has been sentenced to three years in prison or a R5,000 fine for accepting a R100 bribe.  

Nkgoape Lydia Matsapola was sentenced by the Roodepoort Magistrate's Court on Thursday following her arrest in a sting operation conducted by members of the National Traffic Anti-Corruption Unit (Ntacu) in March last year.  She was further sentenced to five years' imprisonment suspended for five years provided she was not found guilty of a similar offence again.  The magistrate declared her unfit to possess a firearm.  The Road Traffic Management Corporation said it would now apply to have Matsapola unregistered as an authorised officer to prevent her from ever working in law enforcement.  Meantime, three other traffic officers have been dismissed by the North West department of community safety and transport management after they were found guilty of dishonesty.

  • Read this report by Mxolisi Mngadi in full at News24

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