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News in brief - Date: 10 December 2018
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At least 13 license examiners are expected to appear in different courts today following a nationwide clampdown on the fraudulent issuing of roadworthy certificates and drivers licenses.
The Hawks’ Serious Corruption Investigation unit in collaboration with the Road Traffic Management Corporation and Specialised Investigation unit arrested eight vehicle licencing officials aged between 30 and 43 in Thohoyandou and Musina respectively over the weekend for alleged corruption. “The suspects stationed at the Thusalushaka and Shayandima vehicle testing stations allegedly issued roadworthy certificates to motorists without examining the vehicles in return of gratifications. The suspects are expected to appear at the Thohoyandou and Musina Magistrate’s Courts today,” said provincial Hawks spokesperson Captain Matimba Maluleke in a media statement.
Meanwhile, five learners licence examiners aged between 41 and 51 are also expected to appear at the Durban Specialised Commercial Crime Court today. “They were arrested last week Friday in joint operation by the Hawks’ Durban Serious Corruption Investigation, the National Traffic Anti-Corruption unit and Traffic and Transport Inspection unit. It is alleged the five examiners from the Underberg and Howick testing stations assisted applicants to pass the test for a fee. Investigations are continuing and more arrests are expected,” said Maluleke.
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