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STRIKERS WARNED TO BEHAVE

The National Joint Operational and Intelligence Structure (NATJOINTS), comprising of various government departments and law enforcement agencies, has put security measures in place following information of an imminent strike by the South African Federation of Trade Unions (SAFTU) nationally. Since this morning flyers have been distributed by persons believed to have been wearing branded SAFTU …

Bewerings oor Boeremag wat Sita binnedring ‘n rookskerm vir onbevoegdheid

Die blote feit dat die polisie en die staat se amptelike inligtingstegnologie-agentskap (Sita) binnegedring is, is skokkend en dien as bewys van die totale onbevoegdheid van die personeel wat die stelsel moet bedryf en beveilig. Dit is ook verregaande van polisiekommissaris Khehla Sitole om sonder enige bewyse te sê die sogenaamde Boeremag het die stelsel …

HAWKS EXECUTE SEARCH AND SEIZURE OPERATION AT FREE STATE GAMBLING BOARD OFFICES

FREE STATE – The Hawks’ Serious Corruption Investigation Unit is currently conducting a search and seizure operation at the Free State Gambling Liquor and Tourism Board Offices in Bloemfontein. The operation follows a long-drawn-out investigation of alleged fraud and corruption and possible money laundering where two companies were awarded tenders worth approximately R150 million during …

National Arts Festival 28 June to 8 July in Grahamstown

Amazing ride ahead: the 2018 National Arts Festival’s Main Programme revealed The line-up for this year’s National Arts Festival Main Programme extends an invitation to audiences to join a thrilling journey that travels through the established and familiar to brand-new, uncharted creative territories. Now in its 44th year, the Festival will run from 28 June …

HAWKS ARREST FIVE FOR STAGED R30 MILLION HEIST

GAUTENG – The Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation’s Head in Gauteng, Major General Prince Mokotedi has applauded the investigation team for apprehending five suspects for theft of millions of rands in foreign currency in an alleged staged cash in transit heist. This comes after the Hawks’ National Bureau of Illegal Firearms Control and Priority Violence …

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’s (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 …