Thursday, November 27, 2008

Thousands of illegal drivers’ licences cancelled

By Cindy Witten
27 November 2008


As part of a joined initiative between the department of transport and the special investigations unit, it has been discovered that 44 000 fake drivers’ licences have been issued in the Western Cape. So far more than 5000 illegally issued drivers licences have been cancelled, and further investigations will continue.

Collen Msibi, spokesperson for the department of transport says that the Western Cape Provincial department of transport has been a great help following the arrests of culprits involved in the issuing of illegal licences. Msibi says that the Special Investigations Unit (SIU) then does the proper audit to verify licences, which leads to the cancellation of fake licences.

“We will indeed ensure that we have safe drivers on our roads, and one way of doing it is to uproot any fraudulent drivers that we have on our roads. We will remain with the law abiding drivers on South African roads,” he added.

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