handcuffsNews24 reports that two men were expected to appear in the Vredenburg Magistrate's Court in the Western Cape on Friday after they were arrested for vehicle licence fraud and corruption.  

The Hawks said on Thursday that the men - aged 53 and 44 - were arrested in Port Elizabeth on Wednesday after they were allegedly linked to a syndicate processing fraudulent vehicle roadworthy certificates.  "Vehicles belonging to Western Cape-based owners, were reportedly exempted from being physically tested at the testing stations in Jeffreys Bay in exchange for bribes,” Western Cape Hawks spokesperson Lieutenant Colonel Philani Nkwalase indicated.  The arrests were made after four people were arrested in Cape Town and Jeffreys Bay in March and another two people were arrested in April and July.  The Road Traffic Management Corporation's (RTMC’s) National Road Safety Strategy 2016 – 2030 highlighted fraud and corruption as a key factor in the enforcement of traffic safety rules.


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