Final suspect in Lesotho border corruption case to hand himself over

The Hawks raided the Maseru border post and arrested 11 Home Affairs officials last Thursday. Photo: Earl Coetzee

The final suspect in the case of suspected fraud and corruption at the Maseru border post is expected to hand himself over to police on Thursday.

This will bring the total number of suspects in police custody to 26.

The group of 20 home affairs officials and 5 members of the public are accused of conspiring to illegally issue documents to Lesotho citizens who have exceeded their time in South Africa, in exchange for thousands of rands per person.

The officials in custody were arrested during a raid on the border post on Thursday morning.

They appeared in court briefly yesterday morning, and are expected back in the Ladybrand magistrate’s court on Monday for bail applications.

Earl Coetzee/Courant News