MEC Vadi today congratulates the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (Hawks) and the Gautrain Management Agency (GMA) for the speedy arrest of a former GMA employee under suspicion of attempted fraud, corruption and contravention of, amongst others, the Prevention and Combating of Corrupt Activities Act and the Electronic Communication and Transactions Act (ECTA). Vadi said that this arrest is line with the Gauteng Provincial Government’s zero tolerance to fraud and corruption.
This arrest is the result of the Hawks and the GMA working together for some time in investigating the suspect and apprehending him today. A possible threat to the GMA computer systems was detected during a routine audit and the Hawks were duly notified. Investigations are continuing and more arrests are possible. The GMA systems, as a result of the early detection, were not compromised.
The suspect will appear in the Johannesburg Specialised Commercial Crime Court on Thursday, 13 November 2014.
Issued by: Dr Ismail Vadi (MEC for Roads and Transport)
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