Official who offered bribe for driver’s licence suspended

He will face a disciplinary hearing

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The Johannesburg Metro Police Department official who offered bribes in exchange for learner’s and driver’s licences has been suspended. Photo: Benita Enoch

The Johannesburg Metro Police Department official who was caught in a bribery operation involving learner’s and driver’s licences has been suspended.

Detective Inspector Patrick Mabasa from the JMPD’s internal investigations unit confirmed this today – three weeks after GroundUp revealed that two men – identified as “Jo” and “Lucky” – had solicited bribes in exchange for the licences.

Jo charged R3,000 for both, while Lucky said he could organise both for R4,300.

Mabasa said Jo – who had claimed to work at the JMPD – was only a “runner” at the organisation and not an employee.

Lucky, who was captured on hidden camera in his JMPD uniform while soliciting a bribe, was served with a notice of suspension today.

The Inspector said Lucky would face a disciplinary hearing.

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