The Hawks take down operation on Thursday, 5 December 2019, resulted in the arrest of ten suspects aged between 29 and 54 at Malamulele and Mutale testing stations respectively for allegedly selling driving licences.
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 R8600.00 per applicant.
The suspects which include a senior licensing officer, three examiners, two clerks, cashier, instructor, general worker and a middleman are expected to appear in the Malamulele and Mutale Magistrate’s Courts respectively on Friday, 6 December 2019.
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