Two vehicle testing station officials, Abel Chilenge (35) and Millicent Raphotle (37) appeared in the Polokwane Specialised Commercial Crimes Court on 18 January 2023 for alleged fraud.
In May 2021, the two accused, Chilenge who was a vehicle examiner and Raphotle an administration clerk at a privately-owned vehicle testing station named Quick Test allegedly processed and issued a roadworthy certificate using the particulars of someone without their knowledge.
The matter was referred to the Hawks’ Serious Commercial Crime Investigation for further probe.
During the investigation, it was discovered that the vehicle was never brought to the testing station for mandatory examination.
Following an intensive investigation, Chilenge and Raphotle were on 5 January 2023 summoned to appear in court.
Their matter was postponed to 2 February 2023.