RTMC arrest ten Ekurhuleni officers amid licensing fraud

Ten licensing officers have been arrested on charges of corruption in Ekurhuleni.

FILE: A stash of licences. Picture: EWN

JOHANNESBURG - Ten licensing officers have been arrested on charges of corruption in Ekurhuleni, east of Johannesburg.

The Road Traffic Management Corporation (RTMC) conducted a sting operation at the Benoni Licensing Department this morning.

Two more officers were also handcuffed in Secunda.

According to the RTMC, the Benoni testing station has been under investigation for a year now, and will remain under close surveillance and will be under watch going forward.

Spokesperson Simon Zwane says, "This comes after a year-long investigation by the National Traffic Anti-Corruption Unit, identifying people who sold licences. There are other officials we're still looking for."