RTMC Road Traffic

2018-12-07 09:15:08 -


3 months ago

LIMPOPO-: Two officials employed by a private vehicle testing centre in Musina have been arrested on...

LIMPOPO-: Two officials employed by a private vehicle testing centre in Musina have been arrested on allegations of fraud.

The two, an examiner and a data capturer, employed by Thusalushaka Vehicle Testing Station, were arrested on Thursday by a joint team of anti-corruption investigators from the Road Traffic Management Corporation's National Traffic Anti-Corruption Unit, the Directorate of Priority Crime Investigations (Hawks) and the Special Investigations Unit.

It is alleged that the two


colluded to provide roadworthy certificates to vehicles that were never physically tested.

An identity document of an innocent person is believed to have been used in the fraudulent transactions to create an impression that the person had delivered the vehicles to be tested.

Documents and computers were seized when anti-corruption officers raided the premises, these will be used in


ongoing investigations.

The arrests are part of an ongoing initiative to ensure a safer festive season by proactively preventing the licensing of unroadworthy vehicles and addressing corruption within the licensing and law enforcement sector.

The arrested officials are expected to appear in court on Monday.


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