LI­CENCE BRIBERY CUR­TAILED: THE CASE OF THE MAN­DENI TEST­ING GROUNDS

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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.

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