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4 City officials arrested for fraudulently issuing licenses to taxi bosses

Four City of Cape Town officials were arrested on Tuesday for allegedly issuing fraudulent vehicle licenses.

The City’s Special Investigating Unit arrested the officials on charges of fraud and corruption.

The officials are implicated in a matter of illegally issuing licenses, mostly to taxi operators.

It is believed that they have been part of this illegal operation since 2013.

Mayoral Committee Member for Safety and Security, JP Smith says the officials will appear in court on Wednesday.

According to Smith, the amount of bribes allegedly taken by the officials exceeds R100 000.

Smith says they are expecting more arrests of participants in the fraudulent operation.

The forensic audit officials noticed that there was something irregular about the numbers.

JP Smith, MayCo Member for Safety and Security

Read more on this story on the EWN website.

Listen to the full conversation, with Udo Carelse standing in, on CapeTalk's Breakfast with Kieno Kammies:


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