Licence fraud curbed

2018-04-25 06:00

The provincial head of the Hawks, Maj. Gen. KD Galawe, has welcomed the sentences handed down to Portia Zinhle Kgotse (28) and Serina Snyman (46) for fraud on Tuesday, 17 April.

The two suspects are linked to seven other suspects who were arrested by the Hawks’ Serious Corruption Unit for obtaining fraudulent driving licences, issued at the Carnarvon Traffic Department, without being subjected to the mandatory testing.

The suspects were sentenced by the Carnarvon Regional Court following their arrest in 2016.

According to Nomthandazo Mnisi, Hawks spokesperson, they had bought driving licences from the examiner at the Carnarvon Traffic Department who, in exchange, solici­ted bribes varying from R1 500 to R3 500.

Both suspects were found guilty of fraud and were sentenced to four years’ imprisonment, wholly suspended for five years.

Meanwhile, the seven other suspects are expected to appear in the Carnarvon Regional Court on Friday, 22 June.


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