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Former Department of Home Affairs official appeared in court

On Tuesday 30 April 2024, Hawks members from National Head Office Serious Corruption Investigation working together with Home Affairs Counter Corruption members arrested Malusi Mlondo (34) for fraud and corruption.

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 Durban office. Mlondo allegedly received payments of up to R3000.00 per document.

Internal investigation revealed that he was using details of the South African 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.

Mlondo briefly appeared in the Durban Specialised Commercial Crime Court today and was remanded in custody. The case was postponed to 6 May 2024 for bail application.

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