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Chinese woman accused of trying to bribe Reserve Bank official expected in court

Tian Tian Wang was arrested during a sting operation in November.

Gavel on cuffs. Picture: SAPS
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Local World

JOHANNESBURG - A Chinese national accused of attempting to bribe a Reserve Bank official with more than R5 million is expected back in the Pretoria Regional Court today.

Tian Tian Wang was released on bail in December following the sting operation in November which led to her arrest.

Wang, aged 26, is scheduled to make a brief appearance in court, however, Eyewitness News understands that the investigation is completed and the matter is ready to go to trial.

It is alleged that last year a Reserve Bank official froze an account containing nearly R30 million which was scheduled to be transferred abroad in contravention of the Exchange Rate Act.

The police say Wang tracked down the official responsible and offered him a bribe.

A sting operation was setup where Wang allegedly handed R1,2 million in cash to the Reserve Bank employee at a restaurant in Brooklyn and transferred a further R4 million to his bank account.

(Edited by Shimoney Regter)

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