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Melmoth - Two traffic officers allegedly involved in the issuing of a fraudulent heavy-duty driver's licence appeared in the Melmoth Magistrate's Court on Monday.
Thokozani Dladla, 28, and Nombuso Precious Dube, 24, made a brief appearance, and the matter was postponed to December 2.
Dladla, a driver's licence examiner and the deputy chief traffic officer at Mthonjaneni Municipality Driver's Licence Testing Centre (DLTC), is accused of fraudulently providing a Code EC (heavy articulated vehicle) driver's licence to his colleague, Dube.
Dube is an officer at Inanda DLTC.
The two were charged with fraud.
The State alleges that Dladla issued the licence to Dube on August 30 without conducting the prescribed test.
The State charged that Dladla defrauded the department of transport by stating on the examination test sheet that Dube was tested in a truck belonging to a local driving school.
However, the driving school owner alleged that the truck referred to on the test documents was not at the licence centre on the day and time of the test, and was booked out to someone else altogether.
The test examination sheet requires the registration number of the vehicle in which the test was done.
The two are out on bail of R2000 each. They have pleaded not guilty.