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R60m Mpumalanga licensing fraud suspects released on R15 000 bail

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The six licensing officials from the Mpumalanga Department of Community Safety, Security and Liaison arrested by the Road Traffic Management Corporation’s National Traffic Anti-Corruption (NTACU) and the Hawks earlier this morning appeared at the Mpumalanga Magistrates Court.

The six accused, Xoliswa Celia Ngcelwane (51), Allman Thabang Masuku (37), Nkosinathi Samuel Gumede (44), Thembi Millicent Moslehi (53), Agness Nosipho Ndzinisa (42) and Nompumelelo Winni Nxumalo (35) were arrested on suspicion of being involved in multi-million-rand vehicle licensing fraud.

All the accused appeared before the court for bail application and were released on R15 000 bail each. They are likely to face 603 counts of fraud, theft, and money laundering when reappearing in court on 29 September 2022.

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NTACU together with the Hawks continues to investigate the fraudulent redetermination and classification of vehicles to avoid payment of licensing fees and penalties and more arrests are expected.

The RTMC reiterates its commitment in dealing with fraud and corruption and urges members of the public to report all suspicions of malfeasances, bribery, fraud, and corruption by sending a WhatsApp message to 0832937989 or sending an email to ntacu@rtmc.co.za – RTMC

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