Telkom CEO Sipho Maseko has welcomed a decision to drop car fraud charges against him. He faced fraud charges for allegedly driving a car with false number plates.
Another driver, who bought a car previously owned by Maseko, allegedly received fines linked to a newer car with the same licence plate.
But Bloomberg reported on Friday that the state dropped charges against Maseko in the Wynberg magistrate’s court in Sandton.
“Mr Maseko welcomes the decision,” Telkom said in an e-mailed statement. “The resolution of this matter now allows Mr Maseko to put the issue behind him.”
The Star newspaper reported in July last year that Maseko was part of a Johannesburg metro police department investigation into car licence cloning.
A JMPD spokesman said on Friday that the case would have been handed over to the South African Police Service or the prosecuting authority.
A Telkom spokesman said it was the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) that dropped the charges against Maseko.
However, at this stage it is unclear why the charges were dropped. At the time of writing, an NPA spokesman could not be reached for comment. — Fin24