The driver accused of killing 24 people when his truck crashed into four minibus taxis and two cars in Pinetown last month had a fake public driving permit, the Pinetown Magistrate's Court was told.
Detective Warrant Officer Sanjeev Singh said officials from Swaziland's transport department had confirmed that May's public driving permit, which allowed him to drive trucks and is recognised in South Africa, was a fake.
Singh said that although May did have a driver's licence, he would have been legally allowed to apply for his public driving permit only in February 2014.
"I have confirmed his public driving permit is false," he said.
Singh said May had a fake South African traffic register certificate, which he obtained on the basis of his fake Swazi public driving permit.