Telkom CEO in court over cloned number plate allegations: report

Telkom CEO Sipho Maseko appeared in court in Johannesburg on 3 July to explain allegations that he committed traffic regulation fraud. This is according to a report by Bloomberg.

Bloomberg quoted SAPS spokesman Lungelo Dlamini as saying that Maseko appeared in court. Telkom spokesperson Jacqui O’Sullivan confirmed this.

The Star reported on 25 July 2014 that Maseko was at the centre of a City of Johannesburg metro police (JMPD) investigation into a car licence cloning scandal.

The newspaper reported that Maseko “stands accused of running up about R30,000 in traffic fines – to be paid by another driver”.

According to businessman Mabena Motshoane, he spotted his cloned number plates on a black Range Rover, belonging to Maseko.

“Whatever is happening in terms of allegations about him [Maseko] being on the wrong side of the law is being investigated by the JMPD,” said city spokesman Nthatisi Modingoane.

In July Telkom responded to queries about the issue, saying that it is a matter “that is personal to Mr Maseko and is in no way related to Telkom”. As such, Maseko will deal with it in his personal capacity,” said Telkom.

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