Seven traffic officers have been arrested for fraud and corruption in Lichtenburg in North West, following a joint sting operation by the Hawks and the National Traffic Anti-Corruption Unit.

The officers are accused of, among others, soliciting bribes from motorists.

Spokesperson for the Traffic Management Corporation, Simon Zwane, says the suspects will appear in court later.

Zwane says operations of this nature will also be carried out in other parts of the country.

“We do this because we want make sure our roads are safe that motorists when they drive on the roads they can have confidence that the people who are on the road are fit to drive but also traffic officers at all times do their work upholding the ethics of the traffic law fraternity.”

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