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Takedown operation leads to the arrest of eight suspects for corruption related charges


Media Statement
South African Police Service
Office of the Provincial Commissioner North West

POTCHEFSTROOM - A takedown operation by the Provincial Organised Crime Unit, Anti-Corruption Investigation Unit, Crime Intelligence and the Road Traffic Management Corporation (RTMC) officials resulted in the arrest of eight suspects on Wednesday, 14 December 2022.

The suspects; six males and two females aged between 35 and 49, were apprehended at the Vryburg and Ganyesa municipal licensing and testing centres, Letlhabile near Brits and Kuruman in Northern Cape following the termination of "Project Cross Road", which commenced in October 2021. The suspects reportedly conducted a number of unlawful drivers and learners licenses transactions in exchange for money.

Meanwhile, all the suspects are expected to appear in the Vryburg Magistrates' Court today on various corruption and fraud related charges. The North West Provincial Commissioner, Lieutenant General Sello Kwena welcomed the arrest and applauded the team members for their tireless efforts that led to the arrests.


Brigadier Sabata Mokgwabone
082 496 9642