CT's corrupt traffic officials case faces another hurdle

The prosecution in the case says it still needs statements from more than 100 people.

FILE. Three City of Cape Town traffic officials are marched out of the Civic Centre after they were arrested for fraud and corruption on 13 July 2015. Picture: Natalie Malgas/EWN

CAPE TOWN - The prosecution against four alleged corrupt Cape Town traffic licencing officials says it still needs statements from more than 100 people.

The men appeared in the Cape Town Magistrates Court today.

They were employed at the City's Motor Vehicle Registration Department, and allegedly illegally issued licences to taxi drivers since 2013.

Defence lawyer Andre Johnstone said, "The court ultimately decides and we can only make our submissions known. The court isn't entitled to a postponement and the investigations are ongoing so a further postponement should have been refused."