GAUTENG – The Hawks have arresed six more suspects attached to City of Johannesburg for fraud and corruption which resulted to a loss of over R4 million.
The six suspects aged between 28 and 53, were arrested on Thursday morning by the Hawks’ Serious Commercial Crime investigation team as part of an on-going intelligence driven investigation which started in March 2013.
Victor Nkosi, Nompumelelo Olifant, Quimaal Sallie, Andre Witte’s, Mildred Njody, and Micah Moyo’s appeared before the Johannesburg Specialised Commercial Crimes Court Thursday afternoon for fraud and corruption and were granted R5000 bail each.
Victor Nkosi, Nompumelelo Olifant, Quimaal Sallie, Andre Witte’s case is postponed to 14 February 2017 whilst Mildred Njody, and Micah Moyo’ will appear on 01 March 2017.
Three of the suspects from Langlaagte and Midrand Licencing Department were arrested at their residences in Soweto and Florida whereas the other three handed themselves at the Hawks offices in Johannesburg accompanied by their attorneys.
The latest arrest brings to fourteen (14) the number of suspects arrested thus far. They are accused to have colluded with the applicants by removing outstanding traffic fines from the system in order to renew drivers licences or licence discs in exchange for bribe monies.
Gauteng Provincial Head for Priority Crime Investigation, Major General Prince Mokotedi is pleased with the arrest and applauded his members for a tireless effort they put on this investigation to crack the case. ” We are making a significance inroads in addressing corruption within law enforcement agencies. We will continue to work with our counterparts to strengthen good and clean governamce in the public sector,” Mokotedi said.
More arrests are imminent.