Mozambique Traffic Police / Illegal procedures
On February 16, 2009, at about 14:40, we travelled back to Mozambique, to Matola, from Richardsbay. Just before Boane we were stopped by the traffic Police, stating we were driving at a speed of 67 km/h, but the speed we actually drove accoring to the vehicle spedometer was 60 km/h. The police took my husbands drivers lisence and asked for a bribe otherwise get a fine, I refuse to pay bribes, and we asked for the fine, but they refused to hand him back his lisence. Whilst we were standing there another SA vehicle was stopped, driving a speed of 101 km/h, two policemen walked to his vehicle, no fine was issued, the SA vehicle drove away, he must have paid the requested bribe. Before my husband could get his lisence back, he had to pay them R370 (the fine issued was 1000 mets), but they did not give him a receipt or his change of R30.00.
The officials involved - ARMANDO CHAWO and FRANSISCO GOMEZ.
I regard all Police officials in Mozambique as corrupt, and they definately dont make me feel safe and secure.