Zahid Bhayat a 44-year-old highway patrol officer has been convicted for taking bribes from motorists in Potchefstroom and Klerksdorp and will face imprisonment for two years.
The Hawks Serious Investigation unit launched investigations into the matter following a complaint that was received 12 December 2017 on his first arrest which he was released on bail.
After his arrest, Bhayat was released on R2000 bail. He has made a series of court appearances until he was sentenced to four years imprisonment and half of his sentence was for five years, but he will serve effective two-year imprisonment.
SAPS statement says the accused would allegedly stop luxury vehicles and accuse the drivers of exceeding the spit limit. He would then threaten to arrest them for the speed violation, but subsequently demand a payment of no less than R2000 to cancel the speed reading.