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handcuffsTimeslive reports that a Johannesburg man who pretended to be an employee of Johannesburg Water has been arrested for allegedly scamming and soliciting bribes from residents for water services.  

He was arrested by the Hawks after allegedly attempting to solicit a R2‚000 bribe from a resident in Westdene.  The suspect was due to make his first appearance at the Johannesburg Commercial Crimes court on Monday.  “The suspect‚ who calls himself Brian‚ has been operating for quite some time and extorting monies from residents whose water bills were in arrears in places like Brixton‚ Westdene‚ Auckland Park‚ Sophiatown‚ Bosmont‚ Riverlea‚ Westbury and Newlands.  He reconnected water supply to houses that were cut off after being paid by the residents‚” the mayor’s office said a statement.  The City’s Group Forensic and Investigation Service (GFIS) and the Hawks set up a sting operation together.  An arrangement was made to meet with the suspect at KFC in Sophiatown.  He arrived to collect the bribe money and was arrested as he was leaving the complex with the R2‚000.

  • Read this report by Kgaugelo Masweneng in full at Timeslive

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