Durban - Social media helped bring two wayward traffic officers to court after the niece of a motorist from whom they tried to extort R3 500 posted about the incident on Facebook.
Sindisiwe Emmah Mbele’s friends urged in their comments that Bongani Michael Buthelezi (40) and Nomcebo Thandeka Dube (31) be brought to book following the incident prompting the laying of charges.
The motorist, Mbele’s uncle, Shadrack Ngcobo, had been asked to pay over the money after being pulled over on a road near Gingindlovu, in May 2017,
Both were due to be sentenced in the Durban Commercial Court on Wednesday, having pleaded guilty.
However, Dube had a last-minute change of mind to drop Lungelo Ngobese as her lawyer and take on Yenziwe Cele who told an irritated magistrate, Dawn Soomaroo, that her client wished to change her plea.