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Police arrest hundreds of suspects for aggravated robberies

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The Trio Crime Combating Interventions which have been put in place to intensify the prevention and investigation of house robberies, business robberies and hijackings as well as to trace and apprehend the perpetrators of these crimes, has been yielding significant results. The teams in Gauteng, Western Cape, Eastern Cape and Kwazulu-Natal which have the highest …

Government strongly condemn arson attacks on George School

MINISTERS OF EDUCATION AND TRANSPORT AND PUBLIC WORKS STRONGLY CONDEMN ARSON ATTACK ON THEMBALETHU SCHOOL CONSTRUCTION SITE The Departments of Education (WCED) and Transport and Public (DTPW) strongly condemn the arson attacks on the construction site of the Thembalethu Secondary School in George. The attack happened yesterday, and is suspected to be linked to continued …

Drugs and Rhino horns seized at OR Tambo

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DRUGS AND RHINO HORNS WORTH MILLIONS SEIZED AT ORTIA Pretoria, 11 September 2017: During this past weekend, two suspects were arrested, and drugs and rhino horns worth over R6 million intercepted in separate incidents at the OR Tambo International Airport in the on-going operation into ridding the airport of criminal activities. The interception was conducted …

WESTERN CAPE YOUTH LEADER TO APPER IN COURT FOR CHILD PORNOGRAPHY

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The South African Police Service’s Serial and Electronic Crimes Investigation (SECI) section of the Family Violence, Child Protection and Sexual Offences (FCS) Unit has arrested a 26-year-old youth pastor for possession of child pornography and failing to report knowledge of the commission of a sexual offence with children. The Pastor, employed by a church in …

Death of Sandile Bhengu the Gangstar leader

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The Minister of Police, Mr Fikile Mbalula, has taken note of rumours making their rounds in the social media, that a plan has been put in place to avenge the death of a criminal, Sandile Bhengu. Minister Mbalula wants to reassure the residents of Umlazi that threats made to commit more crime, such as carjackings, …

Deadly Decisions A Special Assignment Production

This week Special Assignment has decided to re-broadcast the multiple-award winning documentary Deadly Decisions, which has recently scooped three Diageo Responsible Drinking Awards for Best Broadcast, Best up and coming and Journalist of the Year. The documentary, produced by Cleopatra Jones, looks at the impact that drunk driving has on victims and their families. It …

GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEE ARRESTED FOR BURSARY FRAUD

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NORTHERN CAPE – Lindiwe Cynthia Nqumashe (44) was arrested on Friday for alleged bursary fraud worth over R80 000,00. Nqumashe works for the Department of Health, Northern Cape, Kimberley, attached to the student’s bursary funds office dealing with allocation of funds to successful bursary applicants. She allegedly approved extra payments for bursary to be paid …

HAWKS DISMANTLE DRUG LABS AND AND SEIZE DRUGS

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GAUTENG – The Hawks’ South African Narcotics Enforcement Bureau (SANEB) executed search and seizure warrants at four residences in the Eastern and Southern In the process, two clandestine drug manufacturing laboratories were dismantled. The Hawks members seized a quantity of illegal drugs believed to be methcathinone (CAT) and dagga. Five people, aged between a 32 …

Hawks arrest 46 year-old suspect for unlawful possession of military explosives

HAWKS SEIZE MILITARY EXPLOSIVES LIMPOPO – The Limpopo Hawks’ Serious Organised Crime Unit members today arrested a (46) year-old suspect for unlawful possession of alleged military explosives and ammunition in Makhado. The Hawks received intelligence about explosives that were allegedly kept at the suspect’s business premises. A disruptive operation was effected and members seized five …

Two suspects arrested for alleged dealing in drugs

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MPUMALANGA – Two suspects were arrested on Thursday by the members of DPCI Secunda Serious Organised Crime Investigation, Secunda CI for alleged dealing in drugs. The Hawks members received information about two suspects and a disruptive operation led the members to 426 clear zip bags of crystal meth, 131 clear small zip bag of KAT, …

Monkey Business

In December 2015, members of the public began to report the shocking health and welfare conditions of the Little Falls Garden Centre monkeys in Muldersdrift, Johannesburg. People were desperate to help the monkeys and contacted the NSPCA. Annemarie Redelinghuys runs a Facebook group for monkey lovers called New World Monkeys. She says the NSPCA was …

HAWKS OPERATION NET SUSPECT FOR UNLICENSED FIREARMS AND EXPLOSIVES

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GAUTENG – An intelligence-driven sting operation by the Gauteng Hawks National Bureau of Illegal Firearms Control and Priority Violent Crimes (SANEB) has led to the arrest of a 65 year old suspect for possession of unlicensed firearms, ammunition, explosives and gold bearing material. The arrest follows a five month investigation after the Hawks received information …

Special Assignment

NO RAINBOW NATION YET In recent weeks several video recordings that went viral on social media, have once again exposed a deeply divided country still grappling with racism along clearly-cut social fault lines. The so-called ‘KFC assault,’ in which a group of five white men turned on a black couple at a Pretoria fast food …

Latest Crime News

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Police patrols lead to arrest of 5 including a member of the SAPS in connection with poaching Five (5) men, including a police official, were arrested at a game farm in the Limpopo area in two separate incidents by the Rhino 08 Poaching Task Team. In the first incident, four (4) men were arrested for …

Five people arrested for alleged poaching

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Poachers days are numbered Pretoria: 19 August 2017 – During this past week, the Rhino 08 Poaching Task Team responsible for combating wildlife crimes throughout the country arrested five men, including a police officer, in two separate incidents and recovered several incriminating items. On Saturday, 12 August 2017, the team was alerted to suspected poachers …

Latest SA Police statement regarding the alleged Mugabe assault

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 MINISTRY OF POLICE REPUBLIC OF SOUTH AFRICA  UPDATE ON THE MATTER OF AN ALLEGED ASSAULT IN SANDTON The Ministry of Police  wishes to make the following update on the matter as reported: 1.  The suspect in the matter made arrangements acceptable to SAPS that she would present herself to SAPS Police Station in Sandton yesterday, 15 August 2017 at 10H00. The …

Police General arrested for corruption

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The Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (HAWKS) arrested a Major General on corruption charges on Sunday, 13 August 2017. Following a lengthy joint investigation between the Hawks and Crime Intelligence into alleged corrupt activities, Major General Thuto Gaokgakwe Phefo (55) the Provincial Head of Legal Services in the Northern Cape, made a brief appearance in …

HOME AFFAIRS MAN NABBED FOR CORRUPTION

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PRETORIA – A 42-year-old Administration Clerk attached to the Department of Home Affairs was arrested for corruption by the Gauteng Hawks’ Anti-Corruption Unit on Friday afternoon. The Hawks team spearheaded by women pounced on the man while busy at work station at the corner of Bosman and Jeff Masemola Streets in Pretoria. The suspect allegedly …

ALLEGED BEE FRONTER CHARGED FOR TENDER FRAUD

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WESTERN CAPE – Pierre Gideon Schreuder (57), briefly appeared at the Bellville Specialized Commercial Crime court on Tuesday after he was arrested by the Hawks for alleged tender fraud. During 2008 to 2014, Schreuder allegedly conspired and fronted as black economic empowerment (BEE) under an entity directed by a local African female who was an …

CASH LOAN OPERATOR SENTENCED

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Northern Cape – Jennifer Magdalene Mia (35) has appeared before the Kimberley Magistrate’s Court on Thursday, 10 August 2017 after, she, together with other three cash loan operators were arrested for contravening section 40 (3) of the National Credit Act 34 of 2005. . The suspects were arrested while withdrawing money with their clients’ cards …

HAWKS NAB DIRECTORS OF MULTIPLE COMPANIES FOR TAX FRAUD

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WESTERN CAPE: A couple aged 53 and 55 respectively are expected to appear before the Cape Town Magistrate’s Court on the 1 September 2017 for alleged income tax fraud. The duo, directors of several companies, allegedly submitted false claims to the South African Receive of Revenue (SARS) during 2007 to 2009. The suspects were arrested …