LICENCE BRIBERY CURTAILED: THE CASE OF THE MANDENI TESTING GROUNDS
THERE is a case currently under way in the Eshowe Regional Court involving 20 accused implicated in driver’s licence bribery at the Mandeni testing grounds. The accused include eight traffic officers and three clerks, as well as nine driving school instructors who operated in the area. They have been charged with racketeering under the Prevention of Organised Crime Act. The traffic officers also face fraud charges. The state claims that driving licence applicants were not examined or tested, test sheets were fraudulently completed, and licences were issued to people not competent to drive a vehicle. The driving school owners/instructors are also charged with corruption.