Four suspects, involving the General Manager of Sefalana, two employees of Tata Motors and a principal traffic officer at the Department of Transport and Safety have been charged with corruption.
The suspects, General Manager of Sefalana Sunil Urath, Othusitse Phuthego, sales executive at Tata Motors, Upul Kalansoory workshop manager at Tata Motors, and the principal traffic assistant, Kenosi Molefe, were arraigned before the Broadhurst Magistrate Court on two counts of corruption.
According to the charge sheet, the first three accused persons on the 19th of May this year at Maruapula Road Transport and Safety corruptly gave P1 000 to the fourth accused person, Molefe, to prepare road worthiness certificate in respect of motor vehicle registration No B 665 ARC.
The second count states that Molefe took and accepted the sum of P1 000 from the first, second and the third accused persons so that he could prepare a roadworthiness certificate knowing that the said vehicle was not roadworthy.
Case prosecutor, Sub Inspector Onkemetse Modukanele, told the court that the investigations surrounding the four accused persons are still ongoing.
She requested the court to grant the investigators more time so that they can complete their investigation.
She also indicated to the court that the suspects could be granted a P5 000 bail and surrender their travel documents.
The four suspects are scheduled to appear for the next mention on the 26th of September.
They are represented by Unoda Mack.