Tebogo Msimanga |
Durban Specialised Commercial Crimes Court found five licensing officials guilty of fraud. The five are part of 19 people, including learner licence applicants, who were arrested in a raid by the National Anti-Corruption Unit and the Hawks at Umngeni local municipality in Howick, KwaZulu Natal in 2018.
The learner licence applicants were given five years suspended sentences in 2019.
On Monday (30 November 2020), the court found Mr Dumisani Nkala – who is traffic officer and was a management representative at the time of his arrest – guilty on 49 counts of fraud.
Ms Lindiwe Xulu was found guilty on 158 counts of fraud while Mr Meshack Ndlovu (a traffic officer) was found guilty on seven counts, Mr Nkosinathi Zondi guilty on 276 counts and Dumisani Phungula guilty counts of fraud.
The five will appear in court again on 3 February 2021 for sentencing.
Members of the public are urged to report corruption at licence testing centres by providing information on 0861 400 800. Whatsapp messages can be sent to 083 293 7989 or email firstname.lastname@example.org