Thokozani Dladla, 28, is accused of fraudulently providing a Code EC (heavy articulated vehicle) driver’s licence to his colleague Nombuso Precious Dube, 24.
Dladla is a licence examiner and the deputy chief traffic officer at the Mthonjaneni Municipality Driver’s Licence Testing Centre (DLTC), in Melmoth. Dube is an officer at the Inanda DLTC.
They are both charged with fraud. The State alleged that Dladla issued the licence to Dube on August 30, without conducting the prescribed test.
It said Dladla defrauded the transport department by stating on the examination test sheet that Dube was tested in a truck belonging to a local driving school.
However, the driving school owner said that the truck referred to on the test documents was not at the licence centre on the day and time of the test, but was booked out to someone else altogether.
The test examination sheet requires the registration number of the vehicle in which the test was done.
The case is being investigated by the Richard’s Bay organised crime unit. Dladla and Dube are out on bail of R2000 each. They pleaded not guilty.
The case was postponed to October 28.