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Cape Town - The Hawks have arrested an ANC MP in Cape Town on charges of corruption.

The MP is expected to appear in court soon.

Hawks spokesperson Hangwani Mulaudzi confirmed the arrest of the MP on Thursday. 

But he would not disclose the name of the parliamentarian until he has made an appearance in court.

This is not the first time an MP has fallen foul of the law after some of the MPs were previously charged of travelgate saga many years ago.

Another former ANC MP Tony Yengeni served a sentence for receiving a discount for his purchase of a Mercedes Benz.

Former ANC MP Rubben Mohlaloga, who was fired by Parliament in his position as Independent Communications Authority of South Africa chairperson after he was convicted of corruption last year, is facing a 20-year jail term.

Mohlaloga is appealing the decision in the Supreme Court of Appeal.

He was convicted with a former head of the Land Bank and a lawyer last year.

Another politician, former Northern Cape MEC for Finance John Block, is serving a 15-year sentence for corruption.

Block started serving his sentence last year November after the Constitutional Court turned down his application.

Political Bureau