The City of Tshwane has announced that one of its employees, a Licencing Officer at Akasia Licencing Department, was arrested last wwek for a case relating to bribery and fraud. According to information received from the South Africa Police Service (SAPS), the investigation is related to the Licencing Officer requesting licencing fees of a complainant to be paid into the oficial’s bank account to renew licence for the complainant’s vehicles.
Licence disks were later issued to the complainant but were found to be counterfeit, when the complainant was stopped by the Tshwane metro Police Department during normal daily operations. The suspect is now out on R2000 bail after spending a night in jail and appearing in court the next day. The case is still under investigation with the suspects next court appearance scheduled for 23 November 2022. Additional investigations on other possible related cases are also under investigation but have not been concluded.
MMC for Roads and Transport Cllr Dikeledi Selowa condemned any fraudulent actions by any of their personnel and customers. He also applauded SAPS for combating fraud and corruption at licencing facilities. “The city is already conducting am imternal investigationagainst the said official and based on the outcome of the investigation, we will institute disciplinary action.” She Concluded.