newsBL Premium reports that the CEO of the agency responsible for adjudicating and enforcing road traffic fines has been placed under suspension on full pay pending a forensic investigation into allegations of serious maladministration highlighted in a report by the auditor-general.  

The Road Traffic Infringement Agency (RTIA) said in a statement on Friday that the suspension of CEO and registrar Japh Chuwe and a number of other senior officials would take immediate effect.  “The decision comes pursuant to the 2019/2020 audit findings by the auditor-general of SA on allegations of serious maladministration by the registrar and these officials, and from several whistle-blower reports,” the statement indicated.  The precautionary suspensions were undertaken to allow the forensic investigators unfettered access to the information required to conduct it.  Pending the outcome of the investigation and any possible disciplinary process arising therefrom, the board has appointed Mncedisi Bilikwana, currently head of legal and governance, as acting registrar and CEO.

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