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Hawks task team arrests four suspects including traffic officers for corruption

FEBRUARY 24, 2017
Hawks task team arrests four suspects including traffic officers for corruption

Two Eastern Cape provincial traffic officers, a driving school instructor and a Speaker of Municipality are expected in court on Friday after they were arrested for alleged corruption by the Hawks task team deployed to investigate allegations of corruption in Eastern Cape municipalities.

"The two traffic officials from Maletswai Municipality in Aliwal North and the school instructor from the same area were arrested for allegedly selling learner and driver’s licenses," said Hawks Eastern Cape spokesperson, Brigadier Hangwani Mulaudzi. 

"The three suspects are suspected to have raked in thousands of rands and investigations are ongoing."

Meanwhile, the same team also pounced on a senior official at the Walter Sisulu Local Municipality for fraud and corruption. 

"The suspect allegedly submitted subsistence and travelling claims using vehicle details of an unsuspecting member of the public," said Brig Mlaudzi.

"The four suspects are expected to apply for bail at the Aliwal Magistrate Court on Friday (today)."