Disgraced former Tshwane mayor, Murunwa Makwarela, has handed himself over to the Hawks in Pretoria.

The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) said that his arrest was linked to his submission of a dodgy clearance certificate after he was declared an unrehabilitated insolvent.

This was brought up after his election as Tshwane mayor last month.

Makwarela produced the certificate in a bid to stay at the helm but the Pretoria High Court’s chief registrar confirmed that the document was never issued by the court.

He is facing charges of fraud.

By: Kgomotso Modise

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