We've got news for you.

Register on SowetanLIVE at no cost to receive newsletters, read exclusive articles & more.
Register now

WATCH | North West traffic officers accused of asking US driver for a bribe

Footage of a metro police officer “demanding a R600 spot fine” has gone viral.

The footage was shot on driver Phil Maloney's dashcam on August 19 2019 in the North West.

An officer stopped Maloney after he was allegedly caught driving at 77km/h in a 60km/h zone.

The officer questioned Maloney about his foreign driver’s licence and allegedly told him she was going to issue him a “spot fine” as his licence was at issue.

Maloney said he believed “spot fine” to mean “bribe” in SA.

After some time, he agreed to follow the officer's supervisor to a police station, where he was asked to pay a R200 fine.

Would you like to comment on this article?
Register (it's quick and free) or sign in now.

Speech Bubbles

Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.