Parliamentary Questions and Answers
Media Room Provincial Caucuses Jobs Links Support Services Tenders ANC Homepage

The ANC welcomes the arrests of driver's licence syndicate

NK Bilankulu

As the ANC we view corruption as a broad societal problem prevalent in both the public and the private sectors, and requires the commitment of all citizens in society to eradicate it. Thus the ANC welcomes the arrests of 14 suspects, aged between 29 and 66, including seven traffic examiners, four driving school owners and three driving school instructors by the Hawks in the North West on Monday, 19 February 2018 for alleged driver's licence fraud. The suspects were arrested in Potchefstroom and Mogwase following an investigation, which started in 2017, aimed at addressing fraudulent and corrupt activities at traffic stations and driving schools.

The investigations followed various reports about driving school owners allegedly colluding with examiners at testing stations to issue learners and driver's licences to underserving applicants in exchange for a bribe. The ANC congratulates the investigating team who ensured that corrupt traffic examiners and driving school owners are brought to book. We also commend the members of the public for reporting corruption, and once again appeal to the public to continue to do so.

I thank you

« back