A 22-year-old suspected was arrested on Tuesday, 14 April 2020, for allegedly selling fraudulent permits to informal business owners.
It is alleged that the suspect from Olivenhoutbosch, Centurion, was selling permits to business owners who are not part of the essential services. The Hawks’ Serious Corruption Investigation office was alerted. The team made contact with the suspect under the pretext of wanting to buy the permits. The suspect met with a team member and was immediately placed under arrest after he produced a permit for a R300 payment.
The team proceeded to his house where they seized a laptop and other documents. He is expected to appear at the Pretoria Magistrate Court on Wednesday, 15 April 2020.