The Gauteng Department of Public Transport and Road Infrastructure is waging a war against ongoing corruption across driving licence centres in the province.

The Department has decided to bring in a third party, appointing an auditing company to investigate a conflict of interest by officials, looking into bribery and manipulation of the booking system.

Jacob Mamabolo, Public Transport and Roads Infrastructure MEC – Gauteng

We’ve decided to conduct a thorough independent investigation. We’re finalising the procurement process, we have made a clear determination we want to confront this thing here and now.

Jacob Mamabolo, Public Transport and Roads Infrastructure MEC – Gauteng
We needed a separate type of capacity. The investigation will be able to give us certain information that we can use to act on those that are found on the wrong side of the law.

Jacob Mamabolo, Public Transport and Roads Infrastructure MEC – Gauteng
Even a forensic investigation where it requires criminal liability we still have to take it through law-enforcement agencies. That does not exclude them from conducting their own investigations and I will plead that we do not separate these investigations and treat them as different processes.

Jacob Mamabolo, Public Transport and Roads Infrastructure MEC – Gauteng
In actual fact, they tend to work far much better because the forensic investigation will help us to then know what type of liability should we be looking at and therefore, what would be the role of law-enforcement agencies based on preliminary data that we would have acquired through this type of investigation.

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