DTPW takes action in alleged motor vehicle registration scam
The Department of Transport and Public Works (DTPW) is taking action against an official in the Transport Administration and Licensing Unit who has allegedly been implicated in a motor vehicle registration scam. The official and three accomplices have appeared in court on charges of fraud, corruption, money laundering and racketeering.
An investigation started in August 2016 after apparent irregularities emerged during a training event held at the Gene Louw Traffic College in Brackenfell. A vehicle inspected at the event was found to be unroadworthy, but it had a roadworthy certificate. The DTPW Compliance Monitoring Unit and police investigated the matter and found that the certificate had been issued in De Aar. DTPW will continue to work closely with the relevant authorities whilst the investigation continues.
Corruption is a serious crime that undermines service delivery. DTPW will continue to take decisive action against allegations of corruption involving any of its officials. We urge members of the public to report misconduct. Every case will quickly be investigated, and appropriate disciplinary measures taken. Please contact the Western Cape Government Fraud and Corruption hotline on 0800 701 701.
Byron la Hoe
Department of Transport and Public Works
Tel: 021 483 9813
Cell: 079 281 8570