sapsNews24 reports that five police officials were among eight suspects who appeared before the Pietermaritzburg Magistrate's Court on corruption charges on Monday.  

The Hawks indicated in a statement that the suspects, aged between 30 and 50, were arrested on Friday.  "The eight were arrested on Thursday after information surfaced in February 2018 that the police members were allegedly colluding with private ambulance services and tow truck companies.  These afforded the companies unfair advantage and prejudiced other service providers.  In return it is alleged the suspects received inducements from the companies," said KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) Hawks spokesperson Captain Simphiwe Mhlongo.  The officers stationed at the Hilton 10111 call centre were arrested by members of the Hawks' Pietermaritzburg Serious Organised Crime and Crime Intelligence Unit.  More arrests are expected.

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