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mpumaNews24 reports that Mpumalanga Community Safety, Security and Liaison MEC Vusi Shongwe has vowed to crack down on corruption in traffic law enforcement agencies. Shongwe called for an investigation after the arrest of more than 10 provincial traffic officers and traffic department employees since last year.

In the most recent case, the Hawks arrested traffic officer Nkosinathi Masina in connection with allegations of corruption. He appeared in the Barberton Magistrate's Court on Monday and was granted bail of R1,000. "We are greatly disappointed by the arrest of one of our traffic officers on the allegations of corruption … we view this matter in a serious light. That is why I have duly instructed the acting head of department to immediately investigate the matter and this will internally determine the next course of action," Shongwe indicated. Last week, the Hawks also arrested four people for allegedly fraudulently issuing driving and learner licences. They worked as examiners and administrative officers at the Graskop, Elukwatini and Carolina traffic departments. They have already appeared in various courts and were granted bail. The department is expected to institute internal disciplinary processes in due course. The arrests followed the recent dismissal of six officials based at the Standerton driver testing and licensing centre who were found guilty of processing fraudulent transactions on the eNaTIS system.

  • Read the full original of the report in the above regard by Nicole McCain at News24

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