Four held in licence syndicate bust

Johannesburg - Four people allegedly linked to a syndicate selling learners' and drivers' licences were arrested in Mpumalanga and Limpopo on Wednesday, the Road Traffic Management Corporation (RTMC) said.

“All the suspects were found in possession of licence documents for applicants, including the tests and answer sheets,” RTMC spokeswoman Thato Mosena said.

They were arrested in Vaalbank, Mpumalanga, and Marble Hall, Limpopo.

A woman who owned a driving school and a man allegedly received payments for learners' licences ranging from R1 500 to 5 000 per licence.

“A traffic officer and an examiner of driving licences issued heavy duty motor vehicle licences for R5 000 to R8 000.

“They were arrested in possession of a large sum of cash and driving licence cards issued today,” she said.

More arrests were expected.