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southafricalogoThe Citizen reports that a 34-year-old former Department of Home Affairs (DHA) employee will spend the weekend behind bars after being arrested on fraud and corruption charges. Malusi Mlondo appeared briefly in the Durban Specialised Commercial Crime Court on Thursday and was remanded in custody.

He was arrested in a joint operation by the Directorate for Priority Crimes Investigation (Hawks) and Home Affairs Counter Corruption members at the end of last month. He will be back in court on 6 May for a formal bail application. Hawks spokesperson Lieutenant Colonel Simphiwe Mhlongo said: “Mlondo was employed by the Department of Home Affairs in the Pietermaritzburg office. It is alleged that in February 2023, he processed fraudulent passports for foreign nationals at the department’s Durban office. Mlondo allegedly received payments of up to R3,000 per document. An internal investigation revealed that he was using details of the SA citizens together with the identity photos of the foreign nationals. A case of fraud and corruption was reported at Durban Central police stations and the case dockets were allocated to Hawks members for further investigation,” Mhlongo indicated.

Read the full original of the report in the above regard by Faizel Patel at The Citizen

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