The alleged fraudulent and corrupt conduct of a traffic officer landed him in the dock of the Port Alfred Magistrate’s Court.
Simphiwe Beki, 42, of Port Alfred, appeared briefly in the magistrate’s court on Thursday on charges of fraud and corruption.
Lwando Zenzile, spokesperson for the Falcons, says in a statement that Beki apparently falsely pretended that he had a person do a driving test and that the person had passed.
According to Zenzile, the traffic chief, when conducting his daily routine inspections, realized Beki’s report on the person he had passed was inconsistent.
Footage from the day in question shows that no driver of a truck was taken for a driving test.
“He immediately reported the incident to the Falcons for further investigation. It was determined that the person had never taken a driving test.
“Beki was allegedly paid R3 000 for his services,” says Zenzile.
He is due to appear in court again on October 9.