Nonopa Nomthinjana Mavela, 36, was nabbed in the Eastern Cape on Tuesday after she was linked to the process of application onto the national register and asset system (NaTIS) that stores, records, manages and enforces the requirements of the National Road Traffic Act (NRTA) and the National Road Traffic Regulations (NRTR).
The Hawks say Mavela has fraudulently been capturing vehicles in the Western Cape region without the vehicles or owner being present.
Provincial Hawks spokesperson, Captain Philani Nkwalashe, says: “Her arrest comes after four other suspects were previously arrested in Jeffreys Bay, Port Elizabeth and Cape Town on 12 and 13 March 2019.”
Mavela appeared in the Vredenburg Magistrates’ Court yesterday where she was released on R2 000 bail.
“She is expected to appear at Vredenburg Magistrates’ Court together with four others who were each granted R2 000 bail on 14 March 2019 by the same court,” Nkwalashe said.
“The case against Nonopa Nomthinjana Mavela, a former cashier at Jeffreys Bay vehicle testing station was postponed to 23 July for further investigations.
“She was released on R2 000 bail. The court also ruled that she must not have access to the NaTIS system and she’s not allowed anywhere near the vehicle testing centre,” Nkwalashe added.