PRETORIA: A Manager of a North West driving licence testing centre has been found guilty and dismissed from his employment at the Matlosana Municipality after being linked to the sale of driving licences at the centre.
Mr Norman Allen Erens,
a management representative at the Stilfontein driving licence testing centre, was arrested in 2017 following investigations by the anti-corruption unit of the Road Traffic Management Corporation.
He was accused of colluding with a driving school instructor to issue driving licences for a fee of R5000. Three beneficiaries of the scheme have turned state witnesses and are expected to give evidence against the manager and the instructor in their criminal case.
The Municipality instituted disciplinary inquiry against the manager immediately after his
arrest. He was found guilty and served with a letter of termination after a lengthy disciplinary hearing.
The RTMC welcomes the decision of the disciplinary and urges all law enforcement officers to desist from acts of fraud of corruption.
This comes after a former National Traffic Police officer was sentenced to six years imprisonment by a Limpopo magistrate court after being found guilty of corruption relating the extortion of bribes from motorists.
The RTMC urges anyone with information on fraud and corruption taking place at the driving licence testing centres to report such activities on 0861 400 800.