Cape Town – A H
awks made two more arrests in Butterworth last week linked throughout the country
The king of replicas of car licenses, Elton Abrahams, of Belhar.
Two vehicle examiners were arrested by the Serious Corruption Research Unit of Hawks for alleged corruption.
The suspects, 25 years and 40 years old, are the last suspects linked to the group Operating in Cape Town, Butterworth and Queenstown, which are
responsible for the fraudulent certification of driving licenses.
It is believed that the employee of the former Abrahams traffic department was the brain behind a national union that allegedly issued authorization certificates for cars that were not roads.
He was sentenced to five years in direct detention and He has signed an agreement of conviction and sentence with the State.
along with his partner, Bronwyn Davids, other
Former government official, Laurelle Richards and Faizel Dollie, who was
given a suspended sentence.
Another senior civil servant was detained in De Aar in northern Cape two weeks after Hawks arrested Abraham for his involvement in the farce.
The Hawks took more than R3 million in cash, two cars and several identity documents in their house when it was arrested in November 2016.
The supposed union charged customers with amounts that ranged between R850 and R2 500 for learning and driving licenses.
These alleged corrupt activities occurred during a period between January 2015 and March 2018 and were discovered by Hawks investigations in collaboration with the Western Cape Department of Transportation.
The investigations revealed that some of the suspects were also linked to the learning and driving license processes, which led to a separate and parallel investigation.
This led to the prison of Clive Vernon Scheepers, 42, a driver's license examiner at one of the driver's license testing centers in Lingelethu West last month.
Scheepers appeared in the Bellville Magistrate Court on allegations of fraud and corruption.
His case was postponed until December 3 for further investigation and was released on bail of R2 000.
The Butterworth duo was also expected to appear yesterday at Bellville Court of Magic for accusations of fraud and corruption.
More arrests are expected.