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handcuffsA 38-year-old male, Presby Linda Nyamakazi, was arrested earlier this month and appeared in Brakpan Magistrate Court on Monday for impersonating a labour inspector and extorting money in the Brakpan businesses area.  

He was found in possession of falsified a labour inspector’s identification card, employers’ registration forms relating to the Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Disease Act, and copies of RMA forms and Home Affairs work permit application forms.  The man went to a company under the pretext of checking their records and level of compliance.  He told the owner that his company was not complying with labour legislation and that he needed R40,000 for non-compliance or he would close the company.  The labour department has encouraged other employers and the general public to report any “bogus” activity to the provincial office in Braamfontein and alert its labour centres of any similar incidents happening elsewhere in the country.

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