- Learner drivers in Kwa-Zulu Natal have been arrested for bribing examiners
- The 5 learner’s license applicants admitted to attempting to get their licenses fraudulently and have been sentenced 5 years in prison or a R5000 fine each.
- The arrests have been made in attempt to crack down on corruption by the Road Traffic Management Corporation
5 learner’s license applicants have been arrested for bribing KZN examiners, in an attempt to fraudulently acquire licenses.
According to the Sowetan LIVE, the arrests formed part of an operation with the aim of cracking down on corruption in the traffic department.
Those arrested will have to spend 5 years in prison or pay a R5000 fine.
The fraudulent activities were facilitated by a driving school operator, who was arrested last year and will be facing court in April.
Road Traffic Management Corporation (RTMC) spokesperson, Simon Zwane, explained:
"The five were arrested at uMngeni Licensing Office in Howick last year as part of an anti-corruption crackdown by the anti-corruption unit of the Road Traffic Management Corporation and the Hawks."
Briefly.co.za gathered that, in addition to this, others were also arrested in connection to corruption in the department.
In total, 15 people were arrested; 9 applicants and 6 officials.
"This should send a message to the public that crime does not pay," RTMC CEO, Makhosini Msibi, proudly said.
While these arrests were a big success when it comes to quashing corruption, Zwane hinted that there will be more made soon surrounding the corrupt dealings at this specific licensing centre.
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