Law enforcement agencies comprising Road Traffic Management Corporation’s National Traffic Anti-Corruption Unit, the Hawks and Special Investigations Unit arrested 11 officials at a privately owned vehicle testing station in Limpopo.
They are facing charges of fraud and defeating the end of justice
Their arrest came hot in the heels of a raid at Phalala Testing Station in the town of Lephalale by Road Traffic Management Corporation’s National Traffic Anti-Corruption Unit, the Hawks and Special Investigations Unit.
“The joint investigation team handcuffed the suspects, three of them recurrent wrongdoers. The group arrested them in April this year on similar charges,” said Road Traffic Management Corporation (RTMC).
They were out on R1000 bail.
On Tuesday, they appear before under the Lephalale Magistrate’s Court.
They will appear again on Friday for a formal bail application.
The arrest in Limpopo, led by Operation Corolla had since April this year brings the number of suspects arrested in Limpopo to 15.
“Suspects uses the identity details of clueless people to issue roadworthy certificates for scores of vehicles never brought to the station for physical assessment,” RTMC said in a statement on Wednesday.
“At the point when the team landed at the Vehicle Testing Station, they found authorities getting ready to burn and wreck proof. We discovered documents covered up in their private vehicles on the premises.
“Authorities including the owner, manager, examiners and administrative clerk are among those caught. The unit held onto records including PCs and cellphones,” RTMC said.
RTMC said they anticipate that all the arrested suspects appear at the Marble Magistrate’s Court on Friday.
“They are facing charges of fraud and defeating the end of justice,” added RTMC.Follow us on Social Media