STANDERTON – The long arm of the law has caught up with corrupt government officials in Standerton, Mpumalanga.
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Eight civil servants were arrested because they had cheated the state tens of millions of rand.
Employees allegedly fraudulently changed the ownership of cars and were then paid by private companies.
As a result, vehicle licenses and penalties owed to the state were not paid.
Investigators say they have information about each transaction and have included similar activity in other licensing departments in the country.
The authorities estimate the state has lost more than R67 million in fraudulent activity.
It is believed that officials have registered a fake motor vehicle dealership in support of trucking companies.
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Vehicle test stations in other parts of the country will also be affected by this anti-corruption project.