Cops to probe licence scam
Earlier we reported that potential drivers could obtain illegal licences in Johannesburg for between R800 and R4500 but now Transport Minister Sibusiso Ndebele has ordered a probe.
According to The Star, illegal licences were primarily organised by car guards and instructors from "fly-by-night" driving schools working with examiners. At Langlaagte a licence cost R4500, at Randburg and Florida R2500, and in Sandton R2700.
The cheapest learner's licence was R800.
'LEAVE NO STONE UNTURNED'
Ndebele said corruption in a licensing centre would not be tolerated and ordered the National Traffic Police to investigate.
"Over the past year, people have been arrested for fraud and corruption related to vehicle and driver licensing," Ndebele said.
"We want to re-iterate our warning to any person involved in such activity that we will leave no stone unturned. Those who accept a bribe, as well as those who offer the bribe, will face the full might of the law."