South Africa 26.9.2013 03:29 pm

KZN RTMC officials arrested

Picture: Tracy Lee Stark.

Picture: Tracy Lee Stark.

Two officials from the vehicle testing station in Phoenix, north of Durban, have been arrested for allegedly declaring unroadworthy vehicles roadworthy, the RTMC said on Thursday.

They were caught on Wednesday and expected to appear in court soon on charges of fraud and corruption, acting Road Traffic Management Corporation CEO Gilberto Martins said.

“The vehicle examiner and the data capture clerk at the station had passed a heavy motor vehicle belonging to ABI (Amalgamated Beverages Industries) when the examiner was not even at work,” he alleged.

He said the vehicle had been failed twice previously.

“The examiner passed the vehicle on the same day another examiner failed it and had sent it back for repairs,” he said.

He said such corrupt activities exposed all road users to unnecessary danger.

Sapa

 

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