Gauteng MEC shuts down vehicle testing stations

Two private vehicle testing stations in Soweto and Pretoria have been shut down due to alleged fraud and corruption. Gauteng roads and transport MEC Ismail Vadi said on Monday: ''The Innovative Roadworthy Testing Station in Soweto, owned by Themba Nxumalo, and the Hercules Roadworthy Centre in Pretoria, jointly owned by Ahmed Suliman Ismail and Afzal Abramjee, were closed down on Friday after an investigation by the provincial roads and transport department. ''As part of the Gauteng government’s commitment to improving road safety and its zero tolerance approach towards fraud and corruption, registration certificates of these two testing stations were cancelled on 1 March.'' He said the closing of the testing stations came after an investigation by his department and law enforcement authorities. Three vehicle examiners and one cashier were arrested at the Innovative Roadworthy Testing Station in Soweto in October 2017. ''Similarly, a management representative and th…
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