KZN Department of Transport employees to appear in court for R7 million fraud and corruption

KWAZULU-NATAL – Today, 30 September 2020, five officials from the KwaZulu-Natal Department of Transport are expected to appear in the Durban Specialised Commercial Crime Court for fraud and corruption.

The five suspects aged between 33 and 61 allegedly issued taxi operating permits to the taxi operators without proper documentation. It is alleged that they were charging R25 000-00 per permit and the total value involved is approximately R7 million.

A case of fraud and corruption was reported at Pietermaritzburg police station and the case docket was allocated to Durban Serious Commercial Crime unit for further investigation.

Following an intensive investigation the five were arrested and charged.

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