Gauteng to announce ‘major anti-corruption measures’ for driver licensing testing centres

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Gauteng to announce ‘major anti-corruption measures’ for driver licensing testing centres

TMG Digital | 2017-01-26 09:48:53.0

Gauteng MEC for Roads and Transport‚ Ismail Vadi. Photo file.

Image by: PUXLEY MAKGATHO

Gauteng’s roads and transport boss‚ Ismail Vadi‚ will on Thursday announce “major anti-corruption measures for all provincial and municipal driver licensing testing centres”.

“Measures include possible arrests and suspension of officials allegedly implicated in fraud and corruption related activities‚” a statement said.

“The departmental investigating team has for some time been working closely with the Hawks and other law enforcement agencies to root out corruption at the centres.” Vadi is also set to reveal “how much the provincial government lost due to fraud and corruption” at the centres.

Earlier this week‚ it emerged that the City of Johannesburg had suspended more than 70 officials.

“This is part of the process and we hope to see more arrests to be carried out in the near future and we are working closely with the Hawks and the national prosecuting authority‚” mayoral spokesperson Tony Taverna-Turisan said.

He said 972 cases of fraud and corruption at licensing departments across Johannesburg between February 2008 and January 2016 had created more than R14-million in losses through fraudulent activities.



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