Two people have been arrested in Protea Glen, Soweto for selling illegal trading permits and permits for movement around the city and the country. Joburg law enforcement officers conducted raids in and around Soweto on Monday. This follows a tip-off about people selling fake essential services permits to traders.
Johannesburg Metro Police spokesperson Chief Superintendent Wayne Minnaar says the suspects have been the permits to traders for R300 each. Minnaar says the suspects were also making medical certificates that employees can handover at work.
2x suspects arrested in Protea Glen, Soweto by #JMPD Special Events & IIOC Reaction Unit officers for making fraudulent @CityofJoburgZA permits & selling them to Informal Traders. They’ll be also charged with the contravention of Lockdown regulations.#Covid19SA #LockdownSA pic.twitter.com/DXjhk52qeQ
— Jo’burg Metro Police (@JoburgMPD) April 20, 2020
The councillor, whose name appears on the permit alerted us, that’s how we were able to trace the source of where these permits were being made,” Minnaar said.
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