HAWKS WELCOME HEFTY SENTENCE IMPOSED ON A MAGISTRATE

Johannesburg – The Acting National Head of the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation Lieutenant General Yolisa Matakata has welcomed the sentencing of a former magistrate Matobela Johannes Kgomo (58), by the Johannesburg Magistrate’s Court on Friday. Matobela who practised as a magistrate in Randburg was arrested by the Hawks’ Serious Corruption Investigating unit in December …

SEVEN ARRESTED FOR KIDNAPPINGS IN GAUTENG

Pretoria – 19 April 2018 – The South African Police Service‚Äôs (SAPS) Multidisciplinary Task Team conducted an early morning intelligence driven Takedown Operation at Rossettenville, Johannesburg, that led to the arrest of seven suspects linked to three kidnapping incidents in Gauteng and the recovery of a hijacked vehicle and a firearm. The Multidisciplinary Task Team …

COUPLE NABBED FOR RUNNING AN ILLEGAL LOAN SHARK BUSINESS

MPUMALANGA – Kenneth Simelane (64), Tlhapelo Cordelia Mampane (43), have appeared before the Witbank Magistrate’s Court on the 10 and 12 April 2018 respectively after they were arrested for operating a loan shark business. The Hawks’ Serious Commercial Crime Investigation Unit in a joint operation with South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) and National Credit …

CARD SKIMMER SENTENCED TO FOUR YEARS DIRECT IMPRISONMENT

MPUMALANGA – The Evander Regional Court has sentenced Gegama Simon Mahlangu (25), to an effective four years prison term on 10 April 2018 for various counts of fraud. He was facing charges of unlawfully using a skimming device to rip-off unsuspecting motorists of over R40 000 at the Trichardt Toll Plaza. In the course of …

DRUG DEALER SENTENCED TO EIGHT YEARS IMPRISONMENT

Western Cape – Raymond Arend Scheepers (47), has been sentenced to effective eight years imprisonment for dealing in narcotics, illegal possession of a firearm and ammunition by the Khayelitsha Regional Court on 10 April 2018. Scheepers was arrested on 27 March 2014, at a Storage Place in Paarl during a joint operation undertaken by the …

General Sitole appalled at 17 EC police officers arrested on allegations of fraud and corruption

THE NATIONAL COMMISSIONER OF POLICE IS APPALLED BY ALLEGED CORRUPTION BY SEVERAL POLICE OFFICERS Pretoria: The National Commissioner of Police, General Khehla John Sitole is appalled at the 17 police officers attached to the East London Port Of Entry who were arrested on allegations of fraud and corruption. The 17 members, aged between 30 and …

Drug lab discovered close to Ms Winnie Madikizela Mandela home

POLICE DISCOVER DRUG LAB IN ORLANDO, SOWETO The National Commissioner of Police, General Khehla John Sitole will be visiting a house in Soweto which was being used as a multi-million rand clandestine drug laboratory. The multi-million rand clandestine drug laboratory is located at Makabeni Street, Orlando West, Soweto (three streets from Ms Winnie Madikizela Mandela’s …

Armed robbers hit Newlands Cricket Ground

CAPE TOWN – Gun-wielding robbers raided Newlands Cricket Stadium just after midnight on Friday. It is the third time since 2015 that the ground has been hit by robbers, but this time the men and a woman were armed, said a senior official of the Western Province Cricket Association (WPCA). The glass doors of about …