Three members of government appear in court today for corruption and contravention of the Immigration act

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A Gauteng Hawks Lieutenant Colonel (45); Head of Department for Human Settlements in Mpumalanga (51) and a senior member of the National Prosecuting Authority (52) have been arrested for corruption involving money and a bottle of whiskey as gratification.

The accused allegedly assisted in withdrawing a case of fraud and contravening the Immigration act.

It is alleged that Hawks Lieutenant Colonel was paid a gratification of R28 000 of R 100 000 to assist the accused person in having their case withdrawn.

The incident was brought to the attention of Serious Corruption Investigation Head Office in Pretoria where an investigation into the matter ensued.

“In the process, a senior member of National Prosecuting Authority in Mpumalanga also approached the complainant with a similar request of having the case withdrawn against the accused person. The NPA official offered and handed a gratification of R5 000 and an 18-year-old bottle of Glenfiddich Scotch whiskey,” said Colonel Katlego Mogale.

All three members are expected to appear in the Pretoria Magistrates Court today on a charge of corruption.

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