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A forensic investigation at the Joburg Theatre has revealed that permits held by some foreign nationals working at the theatre are fraudulent or have expired, Johannesburg mayor Herman Mashaba said on Wednesday. The investigation, conducted by Nexus Forensic Services, was looking into the authenticity of asylum permits and special work permits by employees working in the catering and hospitality section of the theatre, Mashaba said. "The investigation ... uncovered evidence showing that six asylum permits held by implicated employees were fraudulent while two other permits were said to be have expired by early June 2016. "A case of fraud has been opened with the South African Police Services [SAPS] and the arrest of those implicated is expected soon," Mashaba said. All those implicated would face disciplinary action by the city, who owns the theatre. Mashaba came under fire in December when he called on all illegal immigrants to leave Johannesburg. Speaking at a media conference abo...

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