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8 Oct 2017, Roodepoort: The Gauteng Department of Community Safety officers on Friday arrested a 57 year old male vehicle examiner at the Roodepoort private testing station for fraudulently issuing roadworthy certificate for a vehicle, an Isuzu Bakkie, which was impounded in the Free State province on the 08th of September 2017.
After thorough investigation, the officers discovered that the same vehicle was declared roadworthy at Roodepoort private testing station on the 13th of September 2017. The man has been detained at Roodepoort police station to face charges of fraud and corruption.
"I commend officers from the Gauteng Traffic Police for the sterling work in rooting out criminal elements within Driver, Learner Testing Centres (DTLCs). These are meant to be centres of excellence where we ensure that roadworthy vehicles are tested before they are cleared to be on our roads.
"I have been advocating a message of road safety and we will not hesitate to deal decisively with any element that stand on our way to achieve this goal,” said MEC Nkosi-Malobane.
The suspect is expected to appear at Roodepoort court on Monday, 09 October on charges relating to fraud and corruption.