Officer arrested for faking matric

2008-07-16 00:00

A Richmond traffic officer, who is among six accused in a learner’s licence fraud case, was re-arrested yesterday.

Wiseman Vusuyise Ngcamu (28), who is employed at the Richmond Licensing Department, was arrested for allegedly using his late brother’s matric certificate to obtain his current job.

The Pietermaritzburg Organised Crime Unit arrested Ngcamu at his Richmond home.

“We established on the day of their arrest [June 13] that Ngcamu is in possession of a matric certificate, which he used to apply for his job in Richmond. During our investigation we established that the certificate belonged to his late brother, with whom he shared the name Wiseman,” said Captain Jegeesh Singh.

Singh said Ngcamu does not have a matric certificate. He said the brother’s certificate is genuine, although the results were not impressive.

In the licence scam, Ngcamu was arrested with his colleagues, Sithembile Portia Mtungwa (25) and Sandesh Dix (23). The latter was a star graduate of the Road Traffic Inspectorate College in 2005. The other accused are driving instructors Sibusiso Joseph Ngcobo (28), Zimisele Goodenough Jeza (25) and Tervan Pillay (34). They were released on bail on June 17, and will return to court on July 23.

The six accused allegedly accepted bribes from candidates for learner’s licences in return for test answers.

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