Licence scam - suspects get R10 000 bail

2012-01-16 21:21
Cape Town - The case of three people accused of illegally helping members of the public to get learners' licences was postponed by the Worcester Magistrate's Court, Western Cape police said on Monday.

"They were supposed to appear today [Monday] but a special arrangement was made on Friday for them to come back on February 14," Captain Mzikayise Moloi said.

The two traffic officers and a civilian were granted bail of R10 000 each.

Dumile Mkheta, 21, Zandile Sophi, 40, and Gary Choice, 40, face charges of corruption and fraud.

Western Cape Transport MEC Robin Carlisle said the group allegedly issued licences for R2 500 each, which was paid to a runner.

"The runner would SMS to the examiners the details of the member of the public that had paid the money, while the examiners are then alleged to have given crib notes to those that had paid."

Carlisle could not confirm how many licences had been obtained this way.

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