Simon Zwane

Last updated on 2017-03-25T11:07+0300.

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Simon Zwane said : “There was a challenge in his moving and I really don’t know how it happened. What I know is that once my sample is taken, I have to immediately isolate until I know my results because I’m regarded as a suspect,” External link

times-co-sz Wednesday, May 13, 2020 11:18:00 AM EAT

Simon Zwane said : “Only until then will it be put to appropriate use by the ministry,” External link

times-co-sz Monday, May 11, 2020 9:53:00 AM EAT

Simon Zwane said : “Yes, there is some traffic on the roads but it’s not alarming. It’s been a fairly quiet week,” External link

iol Sunday, May 10, 2020 9:33:00 AM EAT

Simon Zwane said : “He was eventually arrested with the assistance of other members called to the scene. The policeman will face charges of corruption and resisting arrest. Further charges of defeating the ends of justice are being investigated,” External link

citizen Saturday, May 2, 2020 1:50:00 AM EAT

Simon Zwane said : “The global health community is missing a lot from the exclusion of Taiwan,” External link

times-co-sz Sunday, April 19, 2020 7:42:00 AM EAT

Simon Zwane said : “They informed us and given their proximity from us, we are on high alert and so should the citizenry,” External link

times-co-sz Thursday, March 12, 2020 2:48:00 AM EAT

Simon Zwane said : “It is unknown if their systems could withstand the virus; therefore, it is very important for everyone to be proactive and do all they can to be hygienic” External link

times-co-sz Thursday, March 12, 2020 2:48:00 AM EAT

Simon Zwane said : “Suspended sentences in cases of corruption by traffic officer do not send a strong message,” External link

citizen Thursday, March 5, 2020 9:50:00 AM EAT

Simon Zwane said : “We were not provided with the register of firearm training, which is one of the failures” External link

iol Monday, March 2, 2020 5:29:00 PM EAT

Simon Zwane said : “We were not provided with the register of firearm training, which is one of the failures” External link

the-star Monday, March 2, 2020 2:43:00 PM EAT

Simon Zwane added : “The police are not exempt from paying vehicle licences. It is an offence to drive an unlicensed [police vehicle] on a public road and the person driving the car will receive a fine. Only the army and diplomatic cars are exempt,” External link

citizen Thursday, February 27, 2020 10:44:00 AM EAT

Simon Zwane said : “The RTMC welcomes the arrest as it proves that no one is above the law. It is an embarrassment that a person in this position of responsibility allegedly failed to respect the law,” “The anti-corruption unit is commended for demonstrating that law enforcement officers must do their work without fear, favour or any other consideration” External link

citizen Monday, February 17, 2020 10:29:00 AM EAT

Simon Zwane said : “Members of the RMTC’s National Traffic Anti-Corruption Unit and the Hawks pounced on the suspect at an off-ramp on the R80 where he was [allegedly] conducting his unlawful activities,” External link

citizen Monday, January 27, 2020 1:06:00 PM EAT

Simon Zwane said : “An unknown number of injured persons will be confirmed later. It is alleged that one of the vehicles swerved out [to avoid] a pothole on the roadway,” External link

citizen Monday, January 6, 2020 4:38:00 PM EAT

Simon Zwane said : “A truck owner and his driver were arrested in Durban last week after they allegedly attempted to convince traffic officers to accept a bribe and not prosecute them for displaying a fraudulent vehicle licence disc,” “A driver and two illegal immigrants were arrested in the Western Cape, between Touwsriver and Laingsburg, for offering a R300-bribe to a traffic officer” External link

citizen Monday, December 30, 2019 12:43:00 PM EAT

Simon Zwane said : “Bribery and corruption is a major issue on national roads and contributes to lawlessness that leads to fatal crashes. Anti-corruption agents have been deployed on the roads to deal with this scourge,” External link

citizen Monday, December 30, 2019 12:43:00 PM EAT

Simon Zwane said : “It was discovered the semi-trailer was displaying a photocopied licence disc,” External link

citizen Thursday, December 19, 2019 8:57:00 AM EAT

Simon Zwane said : “The suspects have been detained at Maydon Wharf police station and both vehicles have been impounded,” External link

citizen Thursday, December 19, 2019 8:57:00 AM EAT

Simon Zwane said : “The number of people arrested on bribery charges has increased to six following the arrest of four others on the N1 in the Western Cape earlier in the week,” External link

citizen Thursday, December 19, 2019 8:57:00 AM EAT

Simon Zwane said : “A motorist was detained in Nkowankowa in Limpopo after being found with an alcohol content that was seven times above the legal limit,” External link

citizen Monday, December 16, 2019 11:07:00 PM EAT

Simon Zwane said : “Motorists are warned to obey the rules of the roads all the time and traffic officers are commended for showing no mercy to those who break the rules of the road,” External link

citizen Monday, December 16, 2019 11:07:00 PM EAT

Simon Zwane explained : “The majority were caught for driving under the influence of alcohol, speeding and for outstanding warrants,” External link

citizen Monday, December 16, 2019 11:07:00 PM EAT

Simon Zwane added : “More than 330 roadblocks have been held throughout the country resulting in more than 426,842 vehicles being stopped and checked and 142,152 traffic fines being issued,” External link

citizen Monday, December 16, 2019 11:07:00 PM EAT

Simon Zwane said : “In one instance, a vehicle that had been impounded by the Johannesburg Metro Police Department was certified as roadworthy while it was parked at the police pound. The arrests mark the culmination of a yearlong investigation initiated after public complaints,” External link

sanews Wednesday, November 27, 2019 2:03:00 PM EAT

Simon Zwane said ( about Kwazulu Natal ) : “Limpopo is one of the regions with the highest number of fatalities. Last year, 1 581 deaths were recorded in this province, making it one of the four provinces that contributed to 63.9% of road fatalities. The other provinces that contributed the high number of road deaths were Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal and the Eastern Cape,” External link

sanews Wednesday, November 27, 2019 2:03:00 PM EAT

Simon Zwane said : “In one instance, a vehicle that had been impounded by the Johannesburg Metro Police Department was certified as roadworthy while it was parked at the police pound. The arrests mark the culmination of a yearlong investigation initiated after public complaints,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Wednesday, November 27, 2019 12:35:00 PM EAT

Simon Zwane said ( about Kwazulu Natal ) : “Limpopo is one of the regions with the highest number of fatalities. Last year, 1 581 deaths were recorded in this province, making it one of the four provinces that contributed to 63.9% of road fatalities. The other provinces that contributed the high number of road deaths were Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal and the Eastern Cape,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Wednesday, November 27, 2019 12:35:00 PM EAT

Simon Zwane says : “Another two suspects are being sought in connection with these allegations,” External link

citizen Saturday, November 23, 2019 7:56:00 PM EAT

Simon Zwane adds : “Corruption and fraud are a major influence in the high number of road fatalities in the country and the RTMC has prioritised this crime in efforts to make South African roads safe. Members of the public to assist by reporting suspected bribery, fraud and corruption on 0861 400 800 or by emailing ntacu@rtmc.co.za,” External link

citizen Saturday, November 23, 2019 7:56:00 PM EAT

Simon Zwane said : “We are managing what we have and anticipating shortages. And honestly, we don’t have everything in stock but we are cognisant of the end-of-year breaks” External link

times-co-sz Monday, November 18, 2019 4:44:00 AM EAT

Simon Zwane said : "Ms Shelembe also captured false eye test results for the nine applicants while their eyes were never tested as prescribed," "She also captured the payment for the Learners Licence tests and secured the test dates in the absence of the applicants contrary to legislation. She pleaded guilty to all counts on September 6, 2019 and was convicted" External link

iol Monday, October 21, 2019 10:52:00 PM EAT

Simon Zwane said : "Ms Shelembe also captured false eye test results for the nine applicants while their eyes were never tested as prescribed," "She also captured the payment for the Learners Licence tests and secured the test dates in the absence of the applicants contrary to legislation. She pleaded guilty to all counts on September 6, 2019 and was convicted" External link

the-star Monday, October 21, 2019 10:32:00 PM EAT

Simon Zwane said : “No one may transport people at the back of a bakkie for a reward” External link

eyewitness-news Monday, October 21, 2019 9:38:00 AM EAT

Simon Zwane said : “These officers now no longer qualify to work as traffic officers because of their criminal record and this means that we have succeeded in removing bad elements from the ranks of traffic officers,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Friday, August 16, 2019 1:22:00 PM EAT

Simon Zwane said : “These officers now no longer qualify to work as traffic officers because of their criminal record and this means that we have succeeded in removing bad elements from the ranks of traffic officers,” External link

sanews Friday, August 16, 2019 1:13:00 PM EAT

Simon Zwane said : “The driver attracted the attention [of] traffic officers [after] the ambulance was observed cutting in front of traffic dangerously. The driver failed to stop when instructed to do so, and other traffic officers had to be called before he was eventually handcuffed,” “The owner of the ambulance was arrested when he arrived at the police [station] to check on his driver. He will be charged with fraud because the operator’s permit displayed on the vehicle was invalid” External link

citizen Sunday, July 21, 2019 2:34:00 PM EAT

Simon Zwane said : "The driver attracted the attention [of] traffic officers [after] the ambulance was observed cutting in front of traffic dangerously. The driver failed to stop when instructed to do so, and other traffic officers had to be called before he was eventually handcuffed," "The owner of the ambulance was arrested when he arrived at the police [station] to check on his driver. He will be charged with fraud because the operator’s permit displayed on the vehicle was invalid" External link

iol Sunday, July 21, 2019 1:39:00 PM EAT

Simon Zwane said : "The driver attracted the attention [of] traffic officers [after] the ambulance was observed cutting in front of traffic dangerously. The driver failed to stop when instructed to do so, and other traffic officers had to be called before he was eventually handcuffed," "The owner of the ambulance was arrested when he arrived at the police [station] to check on his driver. He will be charged with fraud because the operator’s permit displayed on the vehicle was invalid" External link

the-star Sunday, July 21, 2019 1:35:00 PM EAT

Simon Zwane said ( about Commission ) : “These are proof of compliance with customs legislation, a letter of authority from SAPS, originating registration certificate, etc. The proof of compliance with customs legislation includes a letter or permit from International Trade Administration Commission of South Africa (Itac) and the customs and excise documentation,” “We have engaged the National Regulator for Compulsory Specifications, Sars and Itac to automate the process of introducing vehicles on to NaTIS which will nullify the need to investigate illegally introduced vehicles” External link

iol Saturday, July 6, 2019 1:11:00 PM EAT

Simon Zwane said ( about Investigation Unit ) : “A task teams comprising members of NTACU, the Eastern Cape branch of the Special Investigations Unit and the South African Police Services’ anti-corruption unit, crime intelligence, and the vehicle crime investigation unit conducted further investigations and identified key suspects involved in the syndicate,” External link

citizen Wednesday, July 3, 2019 10:23:00 PM EAT

Simon Zwane said ( about Investigation Unit ) : “Members of the public who have information about the sale and registration of imported second-hand vehicles are urged to assist the investigation by contacting the National Traffic Anti-Corruption Unit on 0861 400 800 or via email: ntacu@rtmc.co.za. All information will be treated with the strictest confidentiality,” External link

citizen Wednesday, July 3, 2019 10:23:00 PM EAT

Simon Zwane said ( about Investigation Unit ) : "A task teams comprising members of NTACU, the Eastern Cape branch of the Special Investigations Unit and the South African Police Services' anti-corruption unit, crime intelligence, and the vehicle crime investigation unit conducted further investigations and identified key suspects involved in the syndicate," External link

iol Wednesday, July 3, 2019 9:36:00 PM EAT

Simon Zwane said ( about Investigation Unit ) : "Members of the public who have information about the sale and registration of imported second-hand vehicles are urged to assist the investigation by contacting the National Traffic Anti-Corruption Unit on 0861 400 800 on via email: [email protected] All information will be treated with the strictest confidentiality," External link

iol Wednesday, July 3, 2019 9:36:00 PM EAT

Simon Zwane said : “One driver will be tested for a driver’s licence and then the entire class gets passed,” External link

the-star Friday, June 28, 2019 9:46:00 AM EAT

Simon Zwane said : “Other people don’t even pitch up for the test. An arrangement gets made for them to deliver the money, and documents are printed on their behalf which they collect from a middle man,” External link

the-star Friday, June 28, 2019 9:46:00 AM EAT

Simon Zwane said : “It’s very concerning because these roads make Mpumalanga. It is one of the top provinces with a high number of accidents and during the festive season, Mpumalanga recorded a high of 102 fatalities” External link

eyewitness-news Saturday, June 22, 2019 5:18:00 PM EAT

Simon Zwane said : “We would not do that to an entrepreneur. We are a government that believes in empowering people and not taking advantage of them” External link

the-star Wednesday, June 19, 2019 2:21:00 PM EAT

Simon Zwane said : “The employees are not in the IT environment and would not know what plans were there. We are prepared to invite him to come to our office and see all the preparatory work for himself,” External link

the-star Wednesday, June 19, 2019 2:21:00 PM EAT

Simon Zwane said : “We would not do that to an entrepreneur. We are a government that believes in empowering people and not taking advantage of them” External link

iol Wednesday, June 19, 2019 2:16:00 PM EAT

Simon Zwane said : “The employees are not in the IT environment and would not know what plans were there. We are prepared to invite him to come to our office and see all the preparatory work for himself,” External link

iol Wednesday, June 19, 2019 2:16:00 PM EAT

Simon Zwane said : “The deceased included children aged between two and 13 years. Three people were injured,” External link

businessday Monday, June 17, 2019 4:04:00 PM EAT

Simon Zwane said : “She, however, discovered the vehicle disc had expired. She allegedly proceeded to remove the disc and impounded the vehicle,” External link

citizen Friday, June 14, 2019 1:08:00 AM EAT

Simon Zwane added : “The officer met the motorist in the bathroom where R3,000 in cash [was] exchanged. Police immediately pounced on the officer and the cash was recovered from her,” External link

citizen Friday, June 14, 2019 1:08:00 AM EAT

Simon Zwane said : “The officer allegedly met the motorist in the bathroom where R3000 in cash [was] exchanged. Police immediately pounced on the officer and the cash were recovered from her,” External link

sanews Thursday, June 13, 2019 11:44:00 AM EAT

Simon Zwane said : “The officer allegedly met the motorist in the bathroom where R3000 in cash [was] exchanged. Police immediately pounced on the officer and the cash were recovered from her,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Thursday, June 13, 2019 11:24:00 AM EAT

Simon Zwane said ( about Labour Relations Act ) : "I find that there is no evidence that the applicants were subjected to an unfair labour practise as described in section 186 (2)(a) of the Labour Relations Act and therefore the applicant’s claim before the CCMA must fail" External link

iol Tuesday, June 4, 2019 3:36:00 PM EAT

Simon Zwane said : "The commissioner also found that failure to explicitly state in the heading of the advert that the recruitment was aimed at senior inspectors does not constitute an unfair labour practice," External link

iol Tuesday, June 4, 2019 3:36:00 PM EAT

Simon Zwane said : “It is believed that many of these were issued to undeserving individuals,” External link

sanews Thursday, May 16, 2019 10:38:00 AM EAT

Simon Zwane said : “The person with the highest alcohol content was arrested on the M1 in Johannesburg and his reading was 2.64 milligrams per 1 000 millilitres,” External link

iol Tuesday, April 23, 2019 11:17:00 AM EAT

Simon Zwane said : “The person with the highest alcohol content was arrested on the M1 in Johannesburg and his reading was 2.64 milligrams per 1 000 millilitres,” External link

the-star Tuesday, April 23, 2019 10:57:00 AM EAT

Simon Zwane said : "The courts should give him the harshest punishment possible, including the cancellation of his driving licence," External link

iol Wednesday, March 6, 2019 10:54:00 PM EAT

Simon Zwane said : “There is a peak of (roughly) 1700 cars an hour passing at almost all our toll gates. "RTMC will continue to have major operations around the country until the traffic subsides,” External link

the-star Monday, January 7, 2019 9:09:00 AM EAT

Simon Zwane added : “We believe that in the end we can win this battle,” External link

the-star Monday, January 7, 2019 9:09:00 AM EAT

Simon Zwane said : “At this point, these are still ideas internally that we are discussing but we will be revising the K53 manual with the Department of Transport and will see how we move forward with these suggestions,” External link

iol Monday, December 24, 2018 12:33:00 PM EAT

Simon Zwane adds : “One of the proposals is to have a course for driving school instructors,” External link

eyewitness-news Sunday, December 23, 2018 2:30:00 PM EAT

Simon Zwane said : “Computers and documents were seized during the raid. These will be analysed as part of the investigation. The suspects are expected to appear at the Pretoria Special Commercial Crimes Court for a bail application,” External link

citizen Thursday, December 13, 2018 6:53:00 PM EAT

Simon Zwane said : "We urge road users to follow safety tips to ensure a reduction in lives lost on the roads during the 2018/19 festive period," External link

allafrica Wednesday, December 12, 2018 2:00:00 PM EAT

Simon Zwane said : “We urge road users to follow safety tips to ensure a reduction in lives lost on the roads during the 2018/19 festive period,” External link

sanews Wednesday, December 12, 2018 1:18:00 PM EAT

Simon Zwane said : "These will be used in ongoing investigations," "The arrests are part of an ongoing initiative to ensure a safer festive season by proactively preventing the licensing of unroadworthy vehicles and addressing corruption within the licensing and law enforcement sector" External link

allafrica Sunday, December 9, 2018 7:32:00 PM EAT

Simon Zwane said : “It is alleged that the suspects participated in fraudulent activities by unlawfully and irregularly assisting applicants to pass their learner’s licence tests. Scores of documents were confiscated in Underberg and they will be subjected to further investigations,” External link

citizen Sunday, December 9, 2018 4:18:00 PM EAT

Simon Zwane said : "It is alleged that the suspects participated in fraudulent activities by unlawfully and irregularly assisting applicants to pass their learner's licence tests. Scores of documents were confiscated in Underberg and they will be subjected to further investigations," External link

iol Sunday, December 9, 2018 2:17:00 PM EAT

Simon Zwane said : "The RTMC brought an application before the court today after Telkom had disconnected telephone lines to eNatis - a national key point – for the second time in one month" External link

iol Thursday, October 26, 2017 2:59:00 PM EAT

Simon Zwane said : “The motorist was allegedly accompanied to an ATM where he withdrew the cash and handed it over. Later he laid a complaint with the anti-corruption unit,” External link

sanews Friday, September 22, 2017 12:17:00 PM EAT

Simon Zwane said : “The conviction proves that there are consequences for unethical and unprofessional conduct within the traffic law enforcement environment,” “The Road Traffic Management Corporation (RTMC) in committed to ensuring that all cases of bribery and corruption are followed through no matter how long it takes to finalise them” External link

enca Wednesday, February 1, 2017 11:12:00 PM EAT

Simon Zwane said : “Due to this reason, in a few days, the disease could be spread in many places,” External link

times-co-sz Monday, January 9, 2017 10:13:00 AM EAT

Simon Zwane said : “He was briefly detained at Scottburgh police before being released on R5,000 bail,” External link

enca Tuesday, January 3, 2017 4:03:00 PM EAT

Simon Zwane said : "He offered R250 to a member of the national traffic police to avoid having his unroadworthy motor vehicle from being discontinued," External link

iol Wednesday, December 28, 2016 3:49:00 PM EAT

Simon Zwane said : “Ntombela’s conduct provides the most compelling reason why the Justice cluster should work with speed to re-classify such gross reckless and negligent behaviour and introduce a minimum sentence as punishment for such conduct,” External link

iol Tuesday, December 20, 2016 10:33:00 AM EAT

Simon Zwane said : “Ntombela’s conduct provides the most compelling reason why the Justice cluster should work with speed to re-classify such gross reckless and negligent behaviour and introduce a minimum sentence as punishment for such conduct,” External link

enca Tuesday, December 20, 2016 9:37:00 AM EAT

Simon Zwane said : “The RTMC has made this a priority as the country approaches the festive season and school holidays. We know that demand for driving document will be high during this period because people have bonuses and young people will be in need of these documents after finishing their schooling careers. More arrests are expected,” External link

iol Monday, November 7, 2016 12:23:00 PM EAT

Simon Zwane said : "All transactions conducted by the arrested officials will now be analysed and motorists in possession of licences issued by these officials will also be held accountable," External link

allafrica Thursday, October 20, 2016 3:15:00 PM EAT

Simon Zwane said : “We have noted the stats from the Wheels24 survey, and they reveal what we have always known, and what we have been warning the public about” External link

iol Saturday, September 10, 2016 11:32:00 AM EAT

Simon Zwane said ( about error ) : “It's going to be a tedious investigation. They will have to look into the condition of the bus before the accident. They have already conducted an investigation into the weather conditions. Now the focus would be to conduct a data analysis of the bus to determine whether there was a human error before making a conclusive finding,” External link

iol Sunday, August 21, 2016 5:08:00 PM EAT

Simon Zwane said : “The number of unroadworthy or unlicensed vehicles in the country has also shown a remarkable increase from about 962 000 in 2013 to more 1 051 million vehicles in 2015,” External link

sanews Thursday, July 7, 2016 12:29:00 PM EAT

Simon Zwane said : “Authorities have committed that they will continue the drive until they see a remarkable improvement in the behaviour of all motorists including taxi drivers‚” External link

thetimes-za Friday, May 20, 2016 10:35:00 AM EAT



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Simon Zwane

Last updated on 2017-03-25T11:07+0300.

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Simon Zwane said : “There was a challenge in his moving and I really don’t know how it happened. What I know is that once my sample is taken, I have to immediately isolate until I know my results because I’m regarded as a suspect,” External link

times-co-sz Wednesday, May 13, 2020 11:18:00 AM EAT

Simon Zwane said : “Only until then will it be put to appropriate use by the ministry,” External link

times-co-sz Monday, May 11, 2020 9:53:00 AM EAT

Simon Zwane said : “Yes, there is some traffic on the roads but it’s not alarming. It’s been a fairly quiet week,” External link

iol Sunday, May 10, 2020 9:33:00 AM EAT

Simon Zwane said : “He was eventually arrested with the assistance of other members called to the scene. The policeman will face charges of corruption and resisting arrest. Further charges of defeating the ends of justice are being investigated,” External link

citizen Saturday, May 2, 2020 1:50:00 AM EAT

Simon Zwane said : “The global health community is missing a lot from the exclusion of Taiwan,” External link

times-co-sz Sunday, April 19, 2020 7:42:00 AM EAT

Simon Zwane said : “They informed us and given their proximity from us, we are on high alert and so should the citizenry,” External link

times-co-sz Thursday, March 12, 2020 2:48:00 AM EAT

Simon Zwane said : “It is unknown if their systems could withstand the virus; therefore, it is very important for everyone to be proactive and do all they can to be hygienic” External link

times-co-sz Thursday, March 12, 2020 2:48:00 AM EAT

Simon Zwane said : “Suspended sentences in cases of corruption by traffic officer do not send a strong message,” External link

citizen Thursday, March 5, 2020 9:50:00 AM EAT

Simon Zwane said : “We were not provided with the register of firearm training, which is one of the failures” External link

iol Monday, March 2, 2020 5:29:00 PM EAT

Simon Zwane said : “We were not provided with the register of firearm training, which is one of the failures” External link

the-star Monday, March 2, 2020 2:43:00 PM EAT

Simon Zwane added : “The police are not exempt from paying vehicle licences. It is an offence to drive an unlicensed [police vehicle] on a public road and the person driving the car will receive a fine. Only the army and diplomatic cars are exempt,” External link

citizen Thursday, February 27, 2020 10:44:00 AM EAT

Simon Zwane said : “The RTMC welcomes the arrest as it proves that no one is above the law. It is an embarrassment that a person in this position of responsibility allegedly failed to respect the law,” “The anti-corruption unit is commended for demonstrating that law enforcement officers must do their work without fear, favour or any other consideration” External link

citizen Monday, February 17, 2020 10:29:00 AM EAT

Simon Zwane said : “Members of the RMTC’s National Traffic Anti-Corruption Unit and the Hawks pounced on the suspect at an off-ramp on the R80 where he was [allegedly] conducting his unlawful activities,” External link

citizen Monday, January 27, 2020 1:06:00 PM EAT

Simon Zwane said : “An unknown number of injured persons will be confirmed later. It is alleged that one of the vehicles swerved out [to avoid] a pothole on the roadway,” External link

citizen Monday, January 6, 2020 4:38:00 PM EAT

Simon Zwane said : “A truck owner and his driver were arrested in Durban last week after they allegedly attempted to convince traffic officers to accept a bribe and not prosecute them for displaying a fraudulent vehicle licence disc,” “A driver and two illegal immigrants were arrested in the Western Cape, between Touwsriver and Laingsburg, for offering a R300-bribe to a traffic officer” External link

citizen Monday, December 30, 2019 12:43:00 PM EAT

Simon Zwane said : “Bribery and corruption is a major issue on national roads and contributes to lawlessness that leads to fatal crashes. Anti-corruption agents have been deployed on the roads to deal with this scourge,” External link

citizen Monday, December 30, 2019 12:43:00 PM EAT

Simon Zwane said : “It was discovered the semi-trailer was displaying a photocopied licence disc,” External link

citizen Thursday, December 19, 2019 8:57:00 AM EAT

Simon Zwane said : “The suspects have been detained at Maydon Wharf police station and both vehicles have been impounded,” External link

citizen Thursday, December 19, 2019 8:57:00 AM EAT

Simon Zwane said : “The number of people arrested on bribery charges has increased to six following the arrest of four others on the N1 in the Western Cape earlier in the week,” External link

citizen Thursday, December 19, 2019 8:57:00 AM EAT

Simon Zwane said : “A motorist was detained in Nkowankowa in Limpopo after being found with an alcohol content that was seven times above the legal limit,” External link

citizen Monday, December 16, 2019 11:07:00 PM EAT

Simon Zwane said : “Motorists are warned to obey the rules of the roads all the time and traffic officers are commended for showing no mercy to those who break the rules of the road,” External link

citizen Monday, December 16, 2019 11:07:00 PM EAT

Simon Zwane explained : “The majority were caught for driving under the influence of alcohol, speeding and for outstanding warrants,” External link

citizen Monday, December 16, 2019 11:07:00 PM EAT

Simon Zwane added : “More than 330 roadblocks have been held throughout the country resulting in more than 426,842 vehicles being stopped and checked and 142,152 traffic fines being issued,” External link

citizen Monday, December 16, 2019 11:07:00 PM EAT

Simon Zwane said : “In one instance, a vehicle that had been impounded by the Johannesburg Metro Police Department was certified as roadworthy while it was parked at the police pound. The arrests mark the culmination of a yearlong investigation initiated after public complaints,” External link

sanews Wednesday, November 27, 2019 2:03:00 PM EAT

Simon Zwane said ( about Kwazulu Natal ) : “Limpopo is one of the regions with the highest number of fatalities. Last year, 1 581 deaths were recorded in this province, making it one of the four provinces that contributed to 63.9% of road fatalities. The other provinces that contributed the high number of road deaths were Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal and the Eastern Cape,” External link

sanews Wednesday, November 27, 2019 2:03:00 PM EAT

Simon Zwane said : “In one instance, a vehicle that had been impounded by the Johannesburg Metro Police Department was certified as roadworthy while it was parked at the police pound. The arrests mark the culmination of a yearlong investigation initiated after public complaints,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Wednesday, November 27, 2019 12:35:00 PM EAT

Simon Zwane said ( about Kwazulu Natal ) : “Limpopo is one of the regions with the highest number of fatalities. Last year, 1 581 deaths were recorded in this province, making it one of the four provinces that contributed to 63.9% of road fatalities. The other provinces that contributed the high number of road deaths were Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal and the Eastern Cape,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Wednesday, November 27, 2019 12:35:00 PM EAT

Simon Zwane says : “Another two suspects are being sought in connection with these allegations,” External link

citizen Saturday, November 23, 2019 7:56:00 PM EAT

Simon Zwane adds : “Corruption and fraud are a major influence in the high number of road fatalities in the country and the RTMC has prioritised this crime in efforts to make South African roads safe. Members of the public to assist by reporting suspected bribery, fraud and corruption on 0861 400 800 or by emailing ntacu@rtmc.co.za,” External link

citizen Saturday, November 23, 2019 7:56:00 PM EAT

Simon Zwane said : “We are managing what we have and anticipating shortages. And honestly, we don’t have everything in stock but we are cognisant of the end-of-year breaks” External link

times-co-sz Monday, November 18, 2019 4:44:00 AM EAT

Simon Zwane said : "Ms Shelembe also captured false eye test results for the nine applicants while their eyes were never tested as prescribed," "She also captured the payment for the Learners Licence tests and secured the test dates in the absence of the applicants contrary to legislation. She pleaded guilty to all counts on September 6, 2019 and was convicted" External link

iol Monday, October 21, 2019 10:52:00 PM EAT

Simon Zwane said : "Ms Shelembe also captured false eye test results for the nine applicants while their eyes were never tested as prescribed," "She also captured the payment for the Learners Licence tests and secured the test dates in the absence of the applicants contrary to legislation. She pleaded guilty to all counts on September 6, 2019 and was convicted" External link

the-star Monday, October 21, 2019 10:32:00 PM EAT

Simon Zwane said : “No one may transport people at the back of a bakkie for a reward” External link

eyewitness-news Monday, October 21, 2019 9:38:00 AM EAT

Simon Zwane said : “These officers now no longer qualify to work as traffic officers because of their criminal record and this means that we have succeeded in removing bad elements from the ranks of traffic officers,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Friday, August 16, 2019 1:22:00 PM EAT

Simon Zwane said : “These officers now no longer qualify to work as traffic officers because of their criminal record and this means that we have succeeded in removing bad elements from the ranks of traffic officers,” External link

sanews Friday, August 16, 2019 1:13:00 PM EAT

Simon Zwane said : “The driver attracted the attention [of] traffic officers [after] the ambulance was observed cutting in front of traffic dangerously. The driver failed to stop when instructed to do so, and other traffic officers had to be called before he was eventually handcuffed,” “The owner of the ambulance was arrested when he arrived at the police [station] to check on his driver. He will be charged with fraud because the operator’s permit displayed on the vehicle was invalid” External link

citizen Sunday, July 21, 2019 2:34:00 PM EAT

Simon Zwane said : "The driver attracted the attention [of] traffic officers [after] the ambulance was observed cutting in front of traffic dangerously. The driver failed to stop when instructed to do so, and other traffic officers had to be called before he was eventually handcuffed," "The owner of the ambulance was arrested when he arrived at the police [station] to check on his driver. He will be charged with fraud because the operator’s permit displayed on the vehicle was invalid" External link

iol Sunday, July 21, 2019 1:39:00 PM EAT

Simon Zwane said : "The driver attracted the attention [of] traffic officers [after] the ambulance was observed cutting in front of traffic dangerously. The driver failed to stop when instructed to do so, and other traffic officers had to be called before he was eventually handcuffed," "The owner of the ambulance was arrested when he arrived at the police [station] to check on his driver. He will be charged with fraud because the operator’s permit displayed on the vehicle was invalid" External link

the-star Sunday, July 21, 2019 1:35:00 PM EAT

Simon Zwane said ( about Commission ) : “These are proof of compliance with customs legislation, a letter of authority from SAPS, originating registration certificate, etc. The proof of compliance with customs legislation includes a letter or permit from International Trade Administration Commission of South Africa (Itac) and the customs and excise documentation,” “We have engaged the National Regulator for Compulsory Specifications, Sars and Itac to automate the process of introducing vehicles on to NaTIS which will nullify the need to investigate illegally introduced vehicles” External link

iol Saturday, July 6, 2019 1:11:00 PM EAT

Simon Zwane said ( about Investigation Unit ) : “A task teams comprising members of NTACU, the Eastern Cape branch of the Special Investigations Unit and the South African Police Services’ anti-corruption unit, crime intelligence, and the vehicle crime investigation unit conducted further investigations and identified key suspects involved in the syndicate,” External link

citizen Wednesday, July 3, 2019 10:23:00 PM EAT

Simon Zwane said ( about Investigation Unit ) : “Members of the public who have information about the sale and registration of imported second-hand vehicles are urged to assist the investigation by contacting the National Traffic Anti-Corruption Unit on 0861 400 800 or via email: ntacu@rtmc.co.za. All information will be treated with the strictest confidentiality,” External link

citizen Wednesday, July 3, 2019 10:23:00 PM EAT

Simon Zwane said ( about Investigation Unit ) : "A task teams comprising members of NTACU, the Eastern Cape branch of the Special Investigations Unit and the South African Police Services' anti-corruption unit, crime intelligence, and the vehicle crime investigation unit conducted further investigations and identified key suspects involved in the syndicate," External link

iol Wednesday, July 3, 2019 9:36:00 PM EAT

Simon Zwane said ( about Investigation Unit ) : "Members of the public who have information about the sale and registration of imported second-hand vehicles are urged to assist the investigation by contacting the National Traffic Anti-Corruption Unit on 0861 400 800 on via email: [email protected] All information will be treated with the strictest confidentiality," External link

iol Wednesday, July 3, 2019 9:36:00 PM EAT

Simon Zwane said : “One driver will be tested for a driver’s licence and then the entire class gets passed,” External link

the-star Friday, June 28, 2019 9:46:00 AM EAT

Simon Zwane said : “Other people don’t even pitch up for the test. An arrangement gets made for them to deliver the money, and documents are printed on their behalf which they collect from a middle man,” External link

the-star Friday, June 28, 2019 9:46:00 AM EAT

Simon Zwane said : “It’s very concerning because these roads make Mpumalanga. It is one of the top provinces with a high number of accidents and during the festive season, Mpumalanga recorded a high of 102 fatalities” External link

eyewitness-news Saturday, June 22, 2019 5:18:00 PM EAT

Simon Zwane said : “We would not do that to an entrepreneur. We are a government that believes in empowering people and not taking advantage of them” External link

the-star Wednesday, June 19, 2019 2:21:00 PM EAT

Simon Zwane said : “The employees are not in the IT environment and would not know what plans were there. We are prepared to invite him to come to our office and see all the preparatory work for himself,” External link

the-star Wednesday, June 19, 2019 2:21:00 PM EAT

Simon Zwane said : “We would not do that to an entrepreneur. We are a government that believes in empowering people and not taking advantage of them” External link

iol Wednesday, June 19, 2019 2:16:00 PM EAT

Simon Zwane said : “The employees are not in the IT environment and would not know what plans were there. We are prepared to invite him to come to our office and see all the preparatory work for himself,” External link

iol Wednesday, June 19, 2019 2:16:00 PM EAT

Simon Zwane said : “The deceased included children aged between two and 13 years. Three people were injured,” External link

businessday Monday, June 17, 2019 4:04:00 PM EAT

Simon Zwane said : “She, however, discovered the vehicle disc had expired. She allegedly proceeded to remove the disc and impounded the vehicle,” External link

citizen Friday, June 14, 2019 1:08:00 AM EAT

Simon Zwane added : “The officer met the motorist in the bathroom where R3,000 in cash [was] exchanged. Police immediately pounced on the officer and the cash was recovered from her,” External link

citizen Friday, June 14, 2019 1:08:00 AM EAT

Simon Zwane said : “The officer allegedly met the motorist in the bathroom where R3000 in cash [was] exchanged. Police immediately pounced on the officer and the cash were recovered from her,” External link

sanews Thursday, June 13, 2019 11:44:00 AM EAT

Simon Zwane said : “The officer allegedly met the motorist in the bathroom where R3000 in cash [was] exchanged. Police immediately pounced on the officer and the cash were recovered from her,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Thursday, June 13, 2019 11:24:00 AM EAT

Simon Zwane said ( about Labour Relations Act ) : "I find that there is no evidence that the applicants were subjected to an unfair labour practise as described in section 186 (2)(a) of the Labour Relations Act and therefore the applicant’s claim before the CCMA must fail" External link

iol Tuesday, June 4, 2019 3:36:00 PM EAT

Simon Zwane said : "The commissioner also found that failure to explicitly state in the heading of the advert that the recruitment was aimed at senior inspectors does not constitute an unfair labour practice," External link

iol Tuesday, June 4, 2019 3:36:00 PM EAT

Simon Zwane said : “It is believed that many of these were issued to undeserving individuals,” External link

sanews Thursday, May 16, 2019 10:38:00 AM EAT

Simon Zwane said : “The person with the highest alcohol content was arrested on the M1 in Johannesburg and his reading was 2.64 milligrams per 1 000 millilitres,” External link

iol Tuesday, April 23, 2019 11:17:00 AM EAT

Simon Zwane said : “The person with the highest alcohol content was arrested on the M1 in Johannesburg and his reading was 2.64 milligrams per 1 000 millilitres,” External link

the-star Tuesday, April 23, 2019 10:57:00 AM EAT

Simon Zwane said : "The courts should give him the harshest punishment possible, including the cancellation of his driving licence," External link

iol Wednesday, March 6, 2019 10:54:00 PM EAT

Simon Zwane said : “There is a peak of (roughly) 1700 cars an hour passing at almost all our toll gates. "RTMC will continue to have major operations around the country until the traffic subsides,” External link

the-star Monday, January 7, 2019 9:09:00 AM EAT

Simon Zwane added : “We believe that in the end we can win this battle,” External link

the-star Monday, January 7, 2019 9:09:00 AM EAT

Simon Zwane said : “At this point, these are still ideas internally that we are discussing but we will be revising the K53 manual with the Department of Transport and will see how we move forward with these suggestions,” External link

iol Monday, December 24, 2018 12:33:00 PM EAT

Simon Zwane adds : “One of the proposals is to have a course for driving school instructors,” External link

eyewitness-news Sunday, December 23, 2018 2:30:00 PM EAT

Simon Zwane said : “Computers and documents were seized during the raid. These will be analysed as part of the investigation. The suspects are expected to appear at the Pretoria Special Commercial Crimes Court for a bail application,” External link

citizen Thursday, December 13, 2018 6:53:00 PM EAT

Simon Zwane said : "We urge road users to follow safety tips to ensure a reduction in lives lost on the roads during the 2018/19 festive period," External link

allafrica Wednesday, December 12, 2018 2:00:00 PM EAT

Simon Zwane said : “We urge road users to follow safety tips to ensure a reduction in lives lost on the roads during the 2018/19 festive period,” External link

sanews Wednesday, December 12, 2018 1:18:00 PM EAT

Simon Zwane said : "These will be used in ongoing investigations," "The arrests are part of an ongoing initiative to ensure a safer festive season by proactively preventing the licensing of unroadworthy vehicles and addressing corruption within the licensing and law enforcement sector" External link

allafrica Sunday, December 9, 2018 7:32:00 PM EAT

Simon Zwane said : “It is alleged that the suspects participated in fraudulent activities by unlawfully and irregularly assisting applicants to pass their learner’s licence tests. Scores of documents were confiscated in Underberg and they will be subjected to further investigations,” External link

citizen Sunday, December 9, 2018 4:18:00 PM EAT

Simon Zwane said : "It is alleged that the suspects participated in fraudulent activities by unlawfully and irregularly assisting applicants to pass their learner's licence tests. Scores of documents were confiscated in Underberg and they will be subjected to further investigations," External link

iol Sunday, December 9, 2018 2:17:00 PM EAT

Simon Zwane said : "The RTMC brought an application before the court today after Telkom had disconnected telephone lines to eNatis - a national key point – for the second time in one month" External link

iol Thursday, October 26, 2017 2:59:00 PM EAT

Simon Zwane said : “The motorist was allegedly accompanied to an ATM where he withdrew the cash and handed it over. Later he laid a complaint with the anti-corruption unit,” External link

sanews Friday, September 22, 2017 12:17:00 PM EAT

Simon Zwane said : “The conviction proves that there are consequences for unethical and unprofessional conduct within the traffic law enforcement environment,” “The Road Traffic Management Corporation (RTMC) in committed to ensuring that all cases of bribery and corruption are followed through no matter how long it takes to finalise them” External link

enca Wednesday, February 1, 2017 11:12:00 PM EAT

Simon Zwane said : “Due to this reason, in a few days, the disease could be spread in many places,” External link

times-co-sz Monday, January 9, 2017 10:13:00 AM EAT

Simon Zwane said : “He was briefly detained at Scottburgh police before being released on R5,000 bail,” External link

enca Tuesday, January 3, 2017 4:03:00 PM EAT

Simon Zwane said : "He offered R250 to a member of the national traffic police to avoid having his unroadworthy motor vehicle from being discontinued," External link

iol Wednesday, December 28, 2016 3:49:00 PM EAT

Simon Zwane said : “Ntombela’s conduct provides the most compelling reason why the Justice cluster should work with speed to re-classify such gross reckless and negligent behaviour and introduce a minimum sentence as punishment for such conduct,” External link

iol Tuesday, December 20, 2016 10:33:00 AM EAT

Simon Zwane said : “Ntombela’s conduct provides the most compelling reason why the Justice cluster should work with speed to re-classify such gross reckless and negligent behaviour and introduce a minimum sentence as punishment for such conduct,” External link

enca Tuesday, December 20, 2016 9:37:00 AM EAT

Simon Zwane said : “The RTMC has made this a priority as the country approaches the festive season and school holidays. We know that demand for driving document will be high during this period because people have bonuses and young people will be in need of these documents after finishing their schooling careers. More arrests are expected,” External link

iol Monday, November 7, 2016 12:23:00 PM EAT

Simon Zwane said : "All transactions conducted by the arrested officials will now be analysed and motorists in possession of licences issued by these officials will also be held accountable," External link

allafrica Thursday, October 20, 2016 3:15:00 PM EAT

Simon Zwane said : “We have noted the stats from the Wheels24 survey, and they reveal what we have always known, and what we have been warning the public about” External link

iol Saturday, September 10, 2016 11:32:00 AM EAT

Simon Zwane said ( about error ) : “It's going to be a tedious investigation. They will have to look into the condition of the bus before the accident. They have already conducted an investigation into the weather conditions. Now the focus would be to conduct a data analysis of the bus to determine whether there was a human error before making a conclusive finding,” External link

iol Sunday, August 21, 2016 5:08:00 PM EAT

Simon Zwane said : “The number of unroadworthy or unlicensed vehicles in the country has also shown a remarkable increase from about 962 000 in 2013 to more 1 051 million vehicles in 2015,” External link

sanews Thursday, July 7, 2016 12:29:00 PM EAT

Simon Zwane said : “Authorities have committed that they will continue the drive until they see a remarkable improvement in the behaviour of all motorists including taxi drivers‚” External link

thetimes-za Friday, May 20, 2016 10:35:00 AM EAT



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spokesperson21.90%EN09/22/201722/09/2017
secretary4.38%EN07/30/201730/07/2017
spokesman35.77%EN01/13/201713/01/2017
road traffic management corporation spokesman5.11%EN01/13/201713/01/2017
traffic management corporation spokesman3.65%EN01/13/201713/01/2017
management corporation spokesman3.65%EN01/13/201713/01/2017
traffic management corporation spokesperson0.73%EN12/19/201619/12/2016
road traffic management corporation spokesperson0.73%EN12/19/201619/12/2016
management corporation spokesperson0.73%EN12/19/201619/12/2016
health spokesman15.33%EN04/23/201423/04/2014
health department spokesman8.03%EN03/25/201425/03/2014
Names Lang Count
Simon ZwaneEN98.80%
Simon ZwaneFR1.20%


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