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MAJOR BREAKTHROUGH IN THE NGCOBO POLICE MURDERS

The multi-disciplinary team tasked to investigate the murders of the five police officers and a civilian from Ngcobo made a major breakthrough after they fatally shot seven suspects in a shootout with the police. More than 10 other suspects were arrested while others managed to escape. One police officer was wounded and he is recuperating …

JOINTS SIMULATION EXERCISES: GAUTENG

On Monday evening, 19 February 2018 the Joint Operational and Intelligence Structure (JOINTS) at national and provincial levels, will be embarking on multidisciplinary simulation exercises. The primary objective of these exercises, is to allow the security forces to hone their skills in preparation for any eventuality. The exercises will take place in Midrand and Kempton …

DRUGS SEIZED AND SUSPECT ARRESTED AT OR TAMBO INTERNATIONAL

A 42-year-old suspect was arrested on Wednesday morning, 14 February 2018, at the OR Tambo International Airport in an intelligence-driven operation by the integrated multidisciplinary team. In a joint operation, the Reshebile security company and members of the SAPS followed up information they had received. It alleged that at 11:45 on14 February 2018, SAPS officials …

VREDE FARM SUSPECTS GRANTED BAIL

Bloemfontein – Eight suspects linked to the Estina Dairy Project investigation appeared briefly at the Bloemfontein Regional Court on Thursday on charges of fraud, theft (of state funds) and money laundering. The eight are Peter Thabethe (53) – the Head of the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development in the Free State, Sylvia Dlamini (46) …

CRIMINAL CHARGES AGAINST LT. GENERAL PHAHLANE AND BRIGADIER PHAHLANE

Minister of Police, Fikile Mbalula has noted that the NPA today preferred charges against former Acting National Police Commissioner Phahlane and Brigadier Phahlane on allegations of corruption and fraud allegedly committed at the time when General Phahlane was Divisional Commissioner of SAPS Forensic Services. General Phahlane and Brigadier Phahlane are charged together with other private …

HAWKS, CRIME INTELLIGENCE AND IPID JOINT OPERATION

A joint operation between the Hawks’ National Bureau of Illegal Firearms Control and Priority Violent Crimes unit (NBIFCPVC), the Independent Police Investigative Directorate (IPID) and Crime Intelligence has led to the arrest of a ten (10) member syndicate allegedly suspected of selling commercial explosives. The joint operation was conducted at dawn on Tuesday in the …

FORMER MEC AND OTHER FIVE ACCUSED ARRESTED FOR FRAUD AND CORRUPTION

DURBAN – The Hawks Serious Corruption Investigation Unit in KwaZulu-Natal arrested six accused including former MEC for Department of Economic Development and Tourism, Michael Mabuyakhulu (53) and former Head of Department Desmond Golding (46) alleged for fraud, corruption, money laundering and contraventions of Public Finance Management Act estimated at R28 million. The other accused are …

FOUR POLICE OFFICERS NABBED FOR CORRUPTION

LIMPOPO: The Hawks’ Serious Corruption Crime unit has arrested three police officers and rearrested another for alleged corruption on Wednesday, January 31. The two Constables aged 31 and 32 stationed at Mahwelereng and Mokopane SAPS respectively will join Constable Nkholo Samuel Baloyi (38), who was arrested last week in Mahwelereng for corruption and he has …