Two Richmond home affairs officials arrested for fraud

KWAZULU-NATAL � Two Home Affairs officials from Richmond, KwaZulu-Natal, are expected to appear at the Durban Specialised Commercial Crime Court tomorrow (Monday) following their arrest by the Hawks’ Durban Serious Commercial Crime unit, Home Affairs Counter Corruption and Security together and he Pietermaritzburg Public Order Police on Friday.

Their arrest follows allegations that the two aged 41 and 50 were irregularly issuing late registration birth certificates and other sensitive documents from their Richmond office.

The integrated team swooped on the two at their offices and proceeded to their place of residences where a number of South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) grant cards, a list of identity document numbers, identity document books and home affairs documents were found.

Other role-players are expected to be drawn as investigations continue. Further charges cannot be ruled out.

Source: South African Police Service

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