Friday, August 12, 2016

Home Affairs officials nabbed for corruption

Leonie Pretorius

12 August 2016

The Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation today said that its anti-corruption unit had arrested two Home Affairs department officials on suspicion of fraud, corruption and extortion.

Captain Matimba Maluleke of the Hawks briefly in a statement said that The first suspect, who is an Assistant Manager at Giyani Home Affairs, was arrested after a long and profound investigation which started in 2012.

He says The suspect allegedly solicited bribes from Asylum seekers from different countries during his tenure as the manager of the Refugee Centre at Beitbridge Home Affairs.

He adds The second suspect, who is a 42-year-old immigration officer, was arrested for allegedly stamping the passport of an illegal immigrant who was detained in police custody for being in the country illegally.

Both suspects were expected to appear in the Musina Magistrate’s Court today.



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