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Corruption: Female Tshwane Metro police officer in court

Lerato Ruth Zungu (36) appeared in the Pretoria Central Magistrate’s Court, charged for corruption after she reportedly solicited money from a motorist.

The victim was driving a bakkie with a trailer on tow along Hans Strydom Road in Silverton.

The vehicle was stopped by officers for an apparent random spot check. It is reported that Zungu approached the said vehicle, inspected it as well as the trailer.

Following the inspection the motorist was informed that the trailer was not roadworthy. The Constable then stated that both the vehicle and the trailer were to be impounded unless a R2000-00 gratification was paid to her.

The victim cooperated and stated he needed to organise the funds elsewhere.

The Hawks’ Serious Corruption Crime Investigation team were alerted and the Constable was arrested upon receiving the funds.

The court postponed the case to 12 May 2023, pending further investigation. Zungu was granted a R2000-00 bail.

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