Beware of alleged illegitimate driving school owner

2016-05-12 06:00

MLUNGISI Mzobe warns the public about a man who allegedly claims to have a driving school in Port Shepstone.

Mzobe was scammed in March by a man called Khumbulani­, allegedly from Mtwalume­.

The man told Mzobe he would help him get a driver’s licence­ test date quickly as he was in a rush to get one.

“The man told me had a driving school in Port Shepstone and asked me to go with him to a driving licence booking centre in Harding because Harding always has dates that can be booked for getting your driver’s licence quickly,” said Mzobe.

Mzobe said they went to the centre and he was given a date in March for his test. Khumbulani offered to give him driving lessons beforehand for R3 500.

“At first the man said I should give him R1 000 deposit. He then asked for R1 500 saying that this was for the hire of the vehicle I will be using for the lessons,” said Mzobe.

He made the last payment close to the March date, which Khumbulani asked for saying the money was not enough for the lessons.

Mzobe said he never saw anything which indicated that the driving school was legitimate.

“I didn’t see anything with his driving school name on and at that time I was under pressure­ because my work required me to get my driver’s licence­ as soon as possible,” he said.

The alleged “driving school owner” has not answered Mzobe­’s calls since he gave him the last amount of money, so because he needed a driver’s licence­ for work purposes, he went to another driving school.

“I went to another driving school that assisted me to get a date and pass my driver’s test.”

Mzobe warns the public to be on the lookout for this man.

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