Four in court for fraud and corruption

Western Cape � Sinenhlanhla Buthelezi (26), Mariam Abdullah Majiet (31), Samantha Christal Hughes (40) and Kgomotso Comfort Masindi (37) appeared in the Vredenburg Magistrate’s Court on Thursday, facing charges of fraud and corruption.

They were arrested in Cape town, Jeffreys Bay and Port Elizabeth on Tuesday and Wednesday following an investigation by the Hawks’ Serious Corruption Investigation together with the Western Cape Department of Transport and Public works.

The four were allegedly linked to a syndicate implicated in processing fraudulent vehicle roadworthy certificates. These Western Cape vehicles were reportedly exempted from being physically tested at the testing stations in Jeffreys Bay and Port Elizabeth in exchange of bribes.

All four were each released on R2000.00 bail and are expected to be back in the same court on 25 April 2019. Furthermore, the court ordered them not to go near any vehicle testing station and not to access NaTIS system.

Source: South African Police Service

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