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A magistrate in South Africa was charged in court for fraudulently acquiring a driving licence.

Bonginkosi Mtshali was charged along with five other suspects and released on a cash bail, local media reported.

The magistrate was issued with the licence by four officers who were also arrested, according to the investigating officer.

The Road Traffic Management Corporation spokesperson Simon Zwane is quoted by The South African news website as saying that “his arrest is a clear demonstration that no one is above the law and that NTACU investigates all allegations without fear or favour”.