Call for public to report corrupt activities

Thursday, July 19, 2018

The Road Traffic Management Corporation (RTMC) has urged members of the public who have information about the irregular clearing of outstanding vehicle licence fees and penalties to report it.

“All information provided will be treated as strictly confidential,” RTMC said in a statement.

The public has been encouraged to contact 0861 400 800 to report any corrupt activity in traffic law enforcement.

Four people have been arrested for colluding with motorists to clear outstanding vehicle licence fees and penalties by irregularly registering vehicles in the names of unsuspecting individuals or deceased persons and then re-registering the same vehicles in the name of the original owner.

“In this way, fees payable by the original owner are dumped on the unsuspecting individual or deceased person and the officials would receive a bribe for conducting these fictitious transactions.

“It is believed that the State loses millions of rands annually in licence fees and penalties through this unethical conduct,” RTMC said.

The arrests followed months of investigation in which the transactions conducted by the four suspects were carefully analysed.

Suspected transactions include mainly the registration of light passengers and heavy load vehicles. –