• ZAR/USD : 14.2267
    DOWN -0.23%
    ZAR/GBP : 18.7566
    DOWN -0.22%
    ZAR/EUR : 15.7996
    UP 0.24%
    ZAR/JPY : 0.1353
    UP 0.30%
    ZAR/AUD : 10.7296
    UP 0.43%

  • Gold US$/oz : 1341.6
    UP 0.14%
    Platinum US$/oz : 1149
    UP 1.14%
    Silver US$/oz : 20.4
    UP 0.39%
    Palladium US$/oz : 702
    UP 0.29%
    Brent Crude : 43.4
    UP 0.07%

  • All data is delayed by 15 min. Data supplied by Profile Data
    Hover cursor over this ticker to pause.

Thu Jul 28 10:40:14 CAT 2016

Ekurhuleni Metro Police arrest 'bogus' health inspector

Genevieve Quintal | 26 January, 2016 08:27
Handcuffs and a gavel. File photo.
Image by: Gallo Images/Thinkstock

A 26-year-old man was arrested on Monday in Rockville, Tsakane for conning foreign nationals into buying fake health inspection certificates, Ekurhuleni Metro Police said.

The arrested man was made after official Ekurhuleni health practitioners tipped off police, spokesperson Clifford Shongwe said.

"Practitioners said that he targets foreign nationals' tuck shops and that according to the municipality, there are fees for any certificates to be issued by these bogus inspectors.

"Allegedly they charge between R100 to R590 for certificates," said Shongwe.

The man was caught on CCTV cameras in one of the shops.

Shongwe said if anyone encountered fake health inspectors they should contact the Tsakane Customer Care Centre.

Source: News24


If you have an opinion you would like to share on this article, please send us an e-mail to the Times LIVE iLIVE team. In the mean time, click here to view the Times LIVE iLIVE section.