Date: 2019-12-16 | Viewed: 532 | By: -
The Hawks takedown operation resulted in the arrest of ten suspects aged between 29 and 54 at Malamulele and Mutale testing stations respectively for allegedly selling driving licences on Thursday, 05 December 2019.
Following a community outcry since 2017, the Hawks’ Serious Corruption Investigation team in collaboration with Road Traffic Management Cooperation Centre (RTMC), embarked on a project-driven investigation aimed at addressing allegations of corrupt activities at the testing stations in the province.
The Hawks’ investigation revealed that the driving licences were sold at a minimum of R8 600 per applicant.
The suspects who include a senior licensing officer, three examiners, two clerks, a cashier, an instructor, a general worker and a middleman appeared in the Malamulele and Mutale Magistrate Courts respectively on Friday, 6th of December.
They have been identified as ME Khangale, T Tshikalange, R Rammenu, KS Netshimboni, MB Matsila, MJ Netshizwi, PM Mudau and TG Netshidzivhe. The accused were granted R10 000 bail each and the cases were postponed to the 27th of February. Two more suspects are still at large.