The Hawks swooped down on alleged corrupt testing station officials at the Malamulele and Mutale testing stations on Thursday, arresting ten people. Photo: Tshilidzi Musetha.

Ten more testing station officials arrested


A 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 drivers’ licences.

The arrests on 5 December follows a public outcry since 2017 that the Hawks’ Serious Corruption Investigation team, in collaboration with Road Traffic Management Cooperation Centre (RTMC), embark 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,” said provincial Hawks spokesperson Captain Matimba Maluleke.

The suspects, which include a senior licensing officer, three examiners, two clerks, a cashier, an instructor, a general worker and a middleman, are expected to appear in the Malamulele and Mutale Magistrate Courts respectively today.



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Date:06 December 2019 - By:



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