- Shockingly a Home Affairs official has been arrested for allegedly selling birth certificates
- Hawks spokesperson Captain Dineo Sekgotodi explained that an irregularity in the issuing of birth certificate had been noticed early in the year
- The official appeared in court yesterday, 27 August 2020, and had bail set for R3000.00
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Shockingly a Home Affairs official has been arrested for allegedly selling birth certificates. The official appeared in court in Emalahleni after being arrested for the questionable crime.
The South African system is truly shocking many. So many unlawful things are taking place that when something like this happens, it does not even come as that much of a shock.
Briefly.co.za learnt that the official appeared in court yesterday, 27 August 2020, and had bail set for R3000.00. This is just another form of corruption that is eating SA and crumbling any bit of faith its people had left in government.
Hawks spokesperson Captain Dineo Sekgotodi explained that an irregularity in the issuing of birth certificate had been noticed early in the year and thus why the investigation took place.
“An internal investigation was instituted and the suspect, Muntu Edwell Monareng, promised the home affairs investigator money to discontinue the investigation against him.”
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“The matter was reported for further investigation. A multidisciplinary operation was conducted and he was arrested immediately after handing over R13,000 to the home affairs investigator.”
Identity documents, cash and other items were seized upon the arrest of the suspected guilty officials. Monareng was charged for contravening the Prevention and Combating of Corruption Activities Act 12 of 2004 and appeared in the Emalahleni magistrate’s court on Thursday.
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Briefly.co.za previously reported that funeral parlours in the Eastern Cape are struggling to cope with the influx of corpses as Covid-19 infections continue to spike exponentially.
Desperate parlour owners are now appealing to Premier Oscar Mabuyane to devise a strategy to alleviate the backlog. The owners say more people are dying as quickly as they are burying the others.
The owners are also attributing the backlog to delays in death certificates being signed off, without which bodies cannot be released to families for burial or cremation.
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