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Abrahams, senior traffic official in court for illicit licensing scheme

The traffic official will appear alongside Abrahams, 33, to face charges involving fraud and corruption.

Elton Abrahams and a senior traffic official are expected to appear in the Bellville Magistrate’s Court on Friday, for their alleged involvement in an illicit licensing scheme.

Abrahams was arrested by the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (Hawks) at his Belhar home last month. They seized R3.7 million in cash along with two vehicles from his house.

On Wednesday, a senior traffic official, 47, was arrested in De Aar in the Northern Cape after being linked to the illicit licensing scheme.

At the time, Hawks spokesperson Captain Lloyd Ramovha said investigations were continuing, with the scope affecting several provinces, and more arrests were expected.

“The arrest follow multifaceted investigations into the alleged illegal licensing scheme which focused on processing roadworthy certificates, particularly for big trucks and buses,” Ramovha said.

The traffic official will appear alongside Abrahams, 33, to face charges involving fraud and corruption.

 

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