Modimolle - A Limpopo agriculture official accused of soliciting a bribe appeared in the Modimolle Magistrate's Court on Wednesday, the Hawks said.

Mabel Baloyi, 31, a procurement officer at the agriculture department in Modimolle, would be back in court on February 20, Captain Paul Ramaloko said.

She allegedly solicited a bribe from a prospective service provider tendering to supply the department with paper. Baloyi was arrested on Tuesday, allegedly on her way to collect half of a R40 000 bribe. - Sapa