Two in Bfn court for alleged drivers licence fraud

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Two suspects, Keneilwe Elisa Molehe (53) and Kebautlwile Jacqueline Kgwadi (47), appeared before the Bloemfontein Magistrates’ Court yesterday on charges of fraud and corruption.

This comes after they were arrested by the Hawks’ Serious Corruption Investigation team. It was alleged that during March 2021, a victim intended to register for his drivers licence test when he was approached by a suspect who is still at large.

The suspect told the victim that Matsobane Mokhonwana, an accused who was previously apprehended, can assist him with obtaining his driver’s licence.

Hawks spokesperson, Captain Christopher Singo, said that the victim then met with Mokhonwana who agreed to help him obtain his licence for the amount of R8 500. “The victim then paid R8 500 as agreed. Several follow-ups were made by the victim and no feedback was provided by the accused,” said Singo.

The matter was later reported to the police and the case was handed over to the Hawks’ Serious Corruption Investigation team. This then led to the arrest of the suspects.

The case against Molehe and Kgwadi was postponed to Thursday 11 May 2022. They were released on R500 bail each.

Compiled by Pierce van Heerden

pierce@mahareng.co.za