A Zimbabwean bus was stopped by Johannesburg police after it was spotted displaying cardboard number plates.
The city’s metro police apprehended the driver as the overloaded bus made its way along the M1 North, just outside of Johannesburg.
According to Inspector Edna Mamonyane, the driver attempted to bribe a police officer and provided false documents.
“The man gave photocopied and false documents to the policeman,” Inspector Mamonyane revealed.
“When the officer told him you have to have legal papers for public transportation, he gave a doctor’s certificate.”
With some of his papers forged and his driver’s permit photocopied, it seemed as though things couldn’t have got any worse for the bus driver.
However, following his string of offences, the driver attempted to bribe the on-duty officer with R100, the equivalent of just under lb10.
With the bus en-route to Zimbabwe from Johannesburg, the bus was stopped at approximately 17:00 due to it’s illegal number plates.
“The policeman took it and then arrested him for fraud, corruption and bribery,” explained Mamonyane.
“The bus was overloaded with passengers and goods they had bought in the country.
“Some of them are still in the bus right now.”
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