Transport and Community Safety MEC Dickson Masemola handed a report, compiled by the Special Investigations Unit (SIU) on 43 alleged criminal cases involving departmental officials, to acting Provincial Police Commissioner Jan Scheepers for processing earlier this afternoon (Friday).
Prior to handing over the report Masemola indicated that it is a referral of criminal cases emanating from a forensic investigation conducted by the SIU. The cases include alleged irregularities relating to public transport operating licences and supply chain-related matters.
“I want to take this opportunity to submit these cases as a result of work done very seriously by SIU. The investigations was centred around the following matters: allegations of fraud and corruption relating to the issuing of public transport operating licences and the procurement and repairs of government vehicles and blue lights as well as branding of vehicles,” Masemola said.
He further indicated that the name of a prominent official is being listed in the report.
Scheepers assured that it will be treated as priority.
Story and photo: RC Myburgh