Limpopo traffic boss gets bail

2012-08-08 20:21

Johannesburg - A Limpopo traffic boss was released on bail on Wednesday after he was arrested on a total of 1 640 fraud-related charges, provincial police said.

Brigadier Hangwani Mulaudzi said 48-year-old Thilivhali Elphus Mulaudzi, head of traffic at the Thulamela Municipality in Polokwane, appeared in the Thohoyandou Magistrate's Court on Wednesday.

He faced 820 fraud charges and a further 820 charges of contravening National Road Traffic Act 93. He was expected back in court on 22 August.

"Mulaudzi's bail conditions includes not to intervene with any witness, he must hand over his passport and he is not allowed to leave the Vhembe district without informing the investigating officer," Brigadier Mulaudzi said.

He said Thilivhali Mulaudzi was the section head of the municipality's testing station in 1998 when the department of roads and transport ordered the station to be closed, after investigations revealed several malpractices which amounted to unlawful acts.

  • godfrey.welman - 2012-08-08 20:46

    And the nearest hospital is????

      wesley.nel.5 - 2012-08-08 21:36

      Yes, his lawyer will give him very good medical advice

  • John - 2012-08-08 20:55

    Caught with the proverbial hand in the COOKIE jar. So what is new. Everybody gets bail. What a little fish in the big pond.

  • Shane Loxton - 2012-08-08 21:28

    and so the cANCer/decay goes forth, no wonder the traffic officials are corrupt they follow the example if the tree is rotten so is the fruit

  • ben.lantz1 - 2012-08-09 04:28

    On suspension with pay,expect delay's.Some traffic officials in our area,have been on paid suspension for two years now.

  • nick.crossley.395 - 2012-08-09 08:36

    If the testing station was closed in 1998, it took 14 years to get this thief to court. What a wonderful Justice System.

  • bless.boswell - 2012-08-09 09:42

    1640 charges ... And he gets bail? One would think that 1640 charges would indicate deliberate disobedience / disregard. There should be no bail whatsoever.

  • frans.grobler3 - 2012-08-09 11:44


  • winifred.watson.9 - 2012-08-09 16:22

    Crime does pay, just watch, probably politically connected.

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