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Kedibone Diale-Tlabela, the MEC for Transport and Logistics in Gauteng, has
applauded the arrest of a Department of Roads and Transport employee who was
accused of asking a member of the public for a bribe.
It is alleged that the 40-year-old engineer, who is attached to the Roads Branch, was
approached by a businessman who wanted to develop an access road into his newly
purchased farm near Tarlton, Krugersdorp.
The official allegedly demanded a sum of R80 000 in exchange for the approval of the
The man was arrested on 16 May following an operation led by the Directorate for
Priority Crime Investigation’s Serious Corruption.
He has since appeared in the Krugersdorp Magistrate’s Court after he was arrested for
allegedly receiving a sum of R40 000 in bribes.
“We are pleased with this arrest as it sets an important example for other officials within
our department,” MEC Diale-Tlabela said.
“This demonstrates that the sixth
the administration is committed to rooting out corruption in our province. Gone are the
days when officials will get away with corrupt activities while drawing a salary from the
“We are collaborating with law enforcement agencies to ensure that these corrupt
officials are brought to book,” the MEC said.
The MEC commended the police for a job well done and committed to assisting law
enforcement during the investigation.