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Hawks to swoop on corrupt City officials Print E-mail
10 January 2017

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A total of 106 City of Johannesburg licensing centre officials will be arrested in the coming days and face charges of corruption and fraud.

The Executive Mayor announced today that the Hawks will arrest three officials from the Sandton Licensing Department and four from the Martindale Bulk Licensing Department on charges of fraud.

Between January 2008 and February 2016, 972 alleged fraudulent transactions with a total value of R14,717,444.00 were identified within the City of Johannesburg.

 

The schedule below summarises the different CoJ Licensing Centres, the total amount of transactions and the total rand value allegedly lost from each centre:

 

Licensing centre

Incidents

Sum of Arrears &
Penalties
created

            R 14 717 444

Johannesburg - Martindale

102

R 2 101 586

Johannesburg (Wemmer)

25

R 571 861

Kliptown

7

R 44 528

Langlaagte

426

R 5 114 020

Midrand

89

R1 332 619

Randburg

37

R 387 604

Roodepoort

84

R 1 333 983

Sandton

202

R 3 831 244

Grand Total

972

R 14 717 444

 

Through the investigation conducted by head of Internal Investigations Major-General Shadrack Sibiya, it was noted that the problem is not limited to the City of Johannesburg.

 

Mayor Mashaba said between January 2008 and February 2016, these fraudulent transactions were valued at R 155 074 672.08 nationally.

 

“Corruption is deplorable and steals from the poor. When I took office, I declared corruption public enemy number one. I promised to root out corruption in the City of Johannesburg and to bring those responsible for its existence to book. I am proud to say this administration is living up to that promise,” said Mayor Mashaba.

 

Each of the suspects will be immediately suspended pending swift disciplinary processes by the City.


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Last Updated on 10 January 2017