CT traffic official & instructor released on bail

The two have been charged with fraud & corruption after asking for a bribe in return for a licence.

FILE: A Cape Town Traffic Services official issues a fine to a driver caught using her cellphone behind the wheel in July 2012. Picture: Aletta Gardner/EWN

CAPE TOWN - A driver's licence testing official and a driving instructor have both been released on bail.

They pair appeared in court yesterday on fraud and corruption charges.

They were arrested this week.

The traffic official is accused of asking for a bribe in return for a driver's licence.

The City's JP Smith said, "Both the accused, the traffic officer and the driving school instructor Mbuleni Mashazi, are out on bail of R2,000. Their next court appearance will be on 28 January."