Five-year sentence for traffic cop who took R100 bribe

Mashack Masenjwa, a former Mpumalanga traffic officer has been sentenced to five years in prison after he was caught demanding a R100 bribe. 

In 2019, Masenjwa was arrested after he unknowingly demanded a bride from two undercover agents. 

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Mpumalanga Hawks spokesperson Captain Dineo Lucy Sekgotodi, said that they received information back in 2019 about a traffic officer soliciting bribes along the N4. 

“On the day in question, the agent was driving next to Wonderfontein and was stopped by a traffic official who demanded a bribe of R100. The bribe was given to the agent and the transaction was recorded,” said Sekgotodi. 

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According to News 24, Masenjwa was arrested and charged with corruption on Wednesday last week. 

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