Johannesburg - A 41-year-old Western Cape traffic officer appeared briefly in the Bellville Specialised Crimes Court on Friday facing charges of fraud, corruption and defeating ends of justice.

The charges against the man relate to two incidents which took place at the Laaiplek traffic department on the West Coast earlier this year.

Reginald Heinrich Carolus was arrested for allegedly assisting a learner license applicant to obtain a license, despite the applicant not being subjected to the basic test.  

"Addition to that, he unduly assisted a motorist to acquire a road worthy certificate for a vehicle that never went through a mandatory test, despite him not being a designated official dealing with testing of vehicles," the South African Police Service said in a statement 
 
Carolus was released on bail of R3 000.

The matter was postponed to 30 January 2018 while the prosecution awaits the finalisation of investigations by detectives.

African News Agency