Oudtshoorn driving school owner gets bail

2012-06-26 16:37

Johannesburg - The owner of an Oudtshoorn driving school charged with corruption was granted a R5 000 bail on Tuesday, Western Cape police said.

Walter Mathe, 32, was the sixth person arrested in a corruption case involving traffic and driving school officials, police spokesperson Captain Bernadine Steyn said.

"He appeared in the Oudtshoorn Magistrate's Court shortly after he handed himself over."

Three traffic officers from Calitzdorp and Oudtshoorn, a driving school owner and a driving school instructor appeared in court on Monday.

They were arrested on Friday and Saturday during an operation set up after police received a tip-off.

Police were apparently informed that people were flocking to Oudtshoorn to buy fraudulent learners' and drivers' licences.

Mathe's case was postponed to 27 July for further investigation.

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