Traffic official arrested for alleged R15 000 bribe

The Hawks' Bellville-based serious corruption investigation team have arrested Renay Claudine Ruiters for acts corruption. Ruiters, 47, is a traffic official who allegedly extorted R15 000 from a person whom she arrested for driving under the influence of liquor in September 2023. The matter was brought to the attention of the Hawks and the arrest was effected on Wednesday. Ruiters is out on R1000 bail after she briefly appeared in the Cape Town Magistrate's Court. The matter is postponed to 05 April 2024 for further investigation. Head of the Hawks in the Western Cape, Major General Mathipa Makgato, appreciated the arrest as law enforcement officials are mandated to uphold and enforce the law. He said this would hopefully send a strong message to other law breakers. Source: South African Government News Agency