Six more Jo’burg licensing officials arrested for fraud
Tmg Digital | 2017-01-27 15:34:58.0
A Hawks police vehicle. File Photo.
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Six more employees in Johannesburg’s licensing department have been arrested by the Hawks’ serious commercial crime investigation team.
The latest arrest brings to 14 the number of suspects arrested so far‚ the Hawks said in a statement on Friday.
The six suspects‚ aged between 28 and 53‚ were arrested on Thursday as part of an on-going investigation.
The case of Victor Nkosi‚ Nompumelelo Olifant‚ Quimaal Sallie and Andre Witte is set for February 14. Mildred Njody and Micah Moyo will appear in court on March 1.
The suspects are accused to have colluded with people renewing their drivers’ licence by removing outstanding traffic fines from the system in exchange for bribes.
The arrests came ahead of Gauteng’s roads and transport boss‚ Ismail Vadi‚ announcement on Thursday of “major anti-corruption measures for all provincial and municipal driver licensing testing centres”.
Earlier this week‚ it emerged that the City of Johannesburg had suspended more than 70 officials.
The Hawks said more arrests were imminent.