The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) has lifted the lid on the illegal sale of vehicle documentation at a notorious Johannesburg testing station.
The SABC reported that it was able to fraudulently secure a cloned car licence disc and the real owners’ particulars for just R1,500 at the Langlaagte testing station.
It reported that fraudsters were working with Johannesburg Metro Police Department (JMPD) officials, with one officer under investigation after the scandal was exposed.
It said that the illegal selling of car papers on to a third party was just one of the corrupt practices taking place at the testing station.
The police department said it is not ruling out the possibility of more corrupt officials being implicated in the scandal.
Transport Minister, Dipuo Peters said that the department would take strong action against those corrupt officials. “They are going to lose their jobs and are going to end up in jail.”
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