RTMC welcomes the arrest of officers accused of corruption
The Road Traffic Management Corporation (RTMC) welcomes the arrest of two traffic officers accused of corruption.
The officers, one attached to Tshwane Metro Police Department, and a former National Traffic Police officer.
The former RTMC employee, Mr. Rodney Ramusia (34) was charged for misconduct about three years ago and he resigned before his disciplinary hearing could be concluded. According to Hawks records, Mr. Ramusia was convicted on the criminal charge and sentenced to six (6) years imprisonment, however, due to COVID-19 he was released early.
The two were nabbed by South African Police Services today, on the N1 close to Jean Avenue in Centurion. It’s alleged that the pair were driving a white Polo VW sedan fitted with blue lights stopping unsuspecting motorists in full law enforcement uniform with reflector jackets, and were also in unlawful possession of AARTO documents belonging to the state. An amount totaling R890.00 was found from the two suspects.
The suspects will be linked to other cases of car and truck hijackings relating to the blue lights gang on freeways around Gauteng. Their vehicle is detained and booked at Assert Forfeiture Unit as it was used in the commission of an alleged crime.
They are currently detained at SAPS Sunnyside holding cells and will appear on Thursday, 24 November 2022 at the Pretoria Magistrate Court for bail proceedings. The State is expected to oppose bail.
Members of the public are also encouraged to join the campaign against fraud and corruption by providing information to the firstname.lastname@example.org or through the WhatsApp line 083 293 7989.