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Traffic Official Arrested for Corruption: Hawks Investigate Extortion Allegations

Michael Hawthorne

Renay Claudine Ruiters (47), a traffic official, was arrested today by the Hawks’ Bellville-based Serious Corruption Investigation team for alleged acts of corruption. The arrest follows accusations that Ruiters extorted R15,000.00 from an individual she had apprehended for driving under the influence of alcohol in September 2023.

The Hawks were alerted to the matter, prompting an in-depth investigation into the allegations against Ruiters. The arrest was executed on January 17, 2024, and Ruiters has since been released on R1,000.00 bail after a brief appearance at the Cape Town Magistrate’s Court.

The case has been postponed to April 5, 2024, to allow for further investigation. This delay will provide the Hawks with the necessary time to gather additional evidence and build a comprehensive case against Ruiters.

Major General Makgato, the Provincial Head of the Hawks in the Western Cape, expressed appreciation for the arrest. He emphasized that law enforcement officials have a duty to uphold and enforce the law, and such actions will hopefully serve as a strong deterrent to others who may consider breaking the law.

The arrest of Renay Claudine Ruiters sheds light on the importance of maintaining the integrity of law enforcement agencies and holding individuals accountable for acts of corruption. The Hawks’ commitment to investigating and addressing corruption within their ranks underscores the significance of maintaining public trust and confidence in the justice system.

Lieutenant Colonel Siyabulela Vukubi, spokesperson for the Western Cape SAPS, reaffirming the commitment of law enforcement agencies to maintaining transparency and accountability in the pursuit of justice.

The Cape Navigator will continue to follow this case closely and provide updates as more information becomes available.

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