Hawks arrest traffic chief for fraud, corruption

2015-09-18 18:00
(Nielen de Klerk, News24)

(Nielen de Klerk, News24)

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Johannesburg - The chief traffic officer at the Maquassi-Hill municipality in Wolmaransstad, in the North West, was arrested on Friday for fraud and corruption, the Hawks said. 

Lieutenant Robert Netshiunda said Windy Judas Mahlangu, 46, was remanded when he appeared in the Wolmaransstad Magistrate’s Court on Friday. 

It is alleged that Mahlangu worked with truck owner Kobus Jordaan, 49, to defraud the municipality of R540 000 in unpaid licence discs and traffic fines.

He allegedly issued fraudulent licence discs for Jordaan’s 39 trucks and allegedly ensured that Jordaan did not pay traffic fines for all of his trucks.

Jordaan was also arrested, but he was released on R500 bail because of his "ill health", Netshiunda said.

Both men will be back in court on Wednesday. 

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