Top traffic official appears for fraud

2015-07-16 09:28

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Johannesburg- A top North West traffic official appeared in the Wolmaranstad Magistrate's Court on Wednesday on a charge of fraud and defeating the ends of justice, the Road Traffic Management Corporation said.

Judas Mahlangu, who was the chief of traffic in the Maquassi Hills municipality, was arrested on Tuesday, said RTMC spokesperson Simon Zwane.

Zwane said there were also allegations that Mahlangu tried to "destroy evidence implicating him in fraudulent activities".

He went on to say that further investigations revealed that Mahlangu had pending cases against him, including one of fraud, drunken driving and a conviction of stock theft.

Mahlangu is expected back in court on August 17.

Meanwhile, another traffic officer, Dirkie Mothibe - who was from the same traffic department as Mahlangu - was arrested earlier this month for fraud.

He is expected back in court on Friday.

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