Hlokomelo Mabogale |
The Hawks keeps on cleaning the country on corruption and fraud. This comes after three department of Home Affairs in Limpopo officials aged between 30 and 42 have been arrested for corruption in Jane Furse on Tuesday.
Explaining this arrest,Hawks spokesperson Matimba Maluleke said the suspects include a Nebo Home Affairs Control Immigration Officer and two Jane Furse Home Affairs Immigration Officers allegedly conducted a routine inspection at one of the foreign owned shops and found an undocumented immigrant.
However, “Instead of arresting him, the officials allegedly demanded a R10 000 gratification for his freedom. The amount was reportedly reduced to R4 000 and it was paid by the victim to the suspects.”
The matter was reported to the Hawks who successfully conducted an investigation that resulted in the arrest of these officials.
These suspects are set to make their first court appearance facing corruption at the Motetema Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday.