Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Four officials within the City of Cape Town arrested for bribery and corruption

Jaimie-faith Poonah
14 July 2015

The City of Cape Town has confirmed that it has arrested four officials working in the vehicle licensing section within the Financing Directorate of the city, for bribery and corruption.

Mayoral Committee Member for Safety and Security JP Smith said the four gave taxi bosses vehicle registration discs fraudulently.

Smith said these were vehicle owners who were barred from having or renewing their vehicle registration.

Smith said this is when they have outstanding warrants of arrest.

“The officials allegedly assisted them and found a weakness in the system that allowed them to circumvent the system and issue these taxi owners licenses. Three of them were arrested at work, the fourth one later the night.” Smith said.

Smith added that they form part of the seven officials, the other three resigned previously, after they were interviewed in the last month on the matter.

Investigations started in May and it is alleged they took a R1300 bribe for each fraudulent license, Smith concluded.



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