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Mpumalanga traffic cops suspended over fraud

2011-12-13 19:03

Johannesburg - Two Mpumalanga traffic officers were suspended after they were found guilty of fraud, the provincial security and liaison department said on Tuesday.

The two were convicted by the KwaMhlanga Magistrate's Court in November after one of the officers issued an upgraded drivers licence to the other without a test in 2008, the department said in a statement.

The two officials were fined R20 000 each, with half the amount suspended.

The officers were suspended with immediate effect, so that the department could conduct disciplinary hearings.

This would determine if the two were still fit to be traffic officers, the department said.