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HAWKS RESCUE 15 HUMAN TRAFFICKING VICTIMS

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POLOKWANE: The Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation has rescued 15 Ethiopians from a certain house in Polokwane, last night. The men between the ages of 16 and 30 were allegedly held captive at the house. The Hawks’ Serious Organised Crime Unit received information about people who were allegedly held captive at a certain house in …

MAN TO SERVE 25 YEARS FOR MURDER AND ROBBERY

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PORT ELIZABETH – Mongezi Kenneth Tafu (37), was sentenced to 25 years direct imprisonment by the Port Elizabeth High court on Wednesday for murder of a security guard, Lamlile Dondashe (45), in February 2016. On 2 February 2016 at approximately, Tafu and two unknown suspects wearing balaclavas, stormed into a well-known chain store liquor outlet, …

WHO Update on Plague in Madagascar

World Health Organization

* Since August 2017, Madagascar is experiencing a large outbreak of plague affecting major cities and other non-endemic areas. * From 1 August through 30 October 2017, a total of 1801 confirmed, probable and suspected cases of plague, including 127 deaths, have been reported by the Ministry of Health of Madagascar to WHO * Since …

CHRISTOPHER PANAYIOTOU FOUND GUILTY FOR WIFE’S MURDER

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PORT ELIZABETH – The Eastern Cape Acting Provincial Head for the Directorate For Priority Crime Investigation (Hawks), Major-General Zintle Mnonopi has commended the investigating team, the NPA and the SAPS which led to the conviction of Christopher Panayiotou (31), Sinethemba Nenembe (29) and Zolani Sibeko (36) by the Port Elizabeth High Court on Thursday. “I …

PAIR NABBED FOR POSSESSION OF ABALONE WORTH R5-MILLION

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CAPE TOWN – A joint intelligence driven operation on Tuesday by members of the Hawks’ Marine group, Department of Agriculture Forest and Fisheries (DAFF) and Dog unit resulted in the arrest of two suspects aged 39 and 42 for running an illegal abalone processing facility. The team followed up on information about a suspicious vehicle …

BROTHERS TO APPEAR IN COURT FOR ALLEGED HUMAN TRAFFICKING AND RAPE CHARGES

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CAPE TOWN – A-26-year-old suspect has been arrested on Wednesday afternoon, following the initial arrest of his brother, Edward Tambe Ayuk (37), on 13-September-2017 for alleged rape and human trafficking charges. The pair reportedly ran a prostitution ring, and they would recruit vulnerable females to work as sex-workers at their house in Grobbelaar Street, Brooklyn …

Plaasmoorde en -aanvalle neem skerp toe

Moord op vroue in Suid-Afrika bereik ongekende hoogtes

Volgens die polisie se misdaadstatistiek het plaasmoorde en –aanvalle in die 2016/2017 boekjaar skerp toegeneem. Plaasmoorde het met 27,5% en plaasaanvalle met 22,9% toegeneem. In die verslagjaar was daar 74 plaasmoorde (58 in 2015/16) en 638 plaasaanvalle (519 in 2015/16). Nadat die polisie aanvanklik geweier het om misdaadstatistiek oor plaasmoorde en –aanvalle beskikbaar te stel, …

ANOTHER SUSPECT ARRESTED IN OR TAMBO CRIME

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During this past weekend the team set up to deal with crimes in and around the OR Tambo International Airport arrested another suspect, bringing the total number of suspects facing prosecution with regards to people allegedly being followed from the airport and robbed to five (5). On 13 October 2017 the team initially arrested seven …

Crime statistics for 2016 – 2017 released

Crime statistics for 2016/2017 released Cape Town, Tuesday 24 October 2017: Today the Department of Police, led by the Minister of Police, Mr Fikile Mbalula, released the annual national crime statistics for the 2016/2017 financial year. These statistics reflect on the period 1 April 2016 to 31 March 2017 and were released during a presentation …

HEFTY SENTENCE IMPOSED ON DAGGA DEALERS

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NORTHERN CAPE – The Hawks intelligence driven investigation project, that started in 2004 yielded desired result in ensuring that dagga dealers detained in Prieska and their illegal business enterprise operations were completely halted. Dawid Morris, (60), William Thyaliti,(49), Pieter George, (48) and James Boostaander, (37) were on Monday, 23 October 2017, sentenced for various charges …

CASH IN TRANSIT SUSPECT NABBED, CANNABIS LAB CLOSED

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CAPE TOWN – The Hawks’ National Bureau for illegal Firearms Control and Priority Violent Crime Unit (NBIFCPVC), followed-up on leads and arrested Thulani Mili (29), on Saturday, October, 14th following an alleged cash in transit heist at a Total Garage in Lentegeur last week Friday. At around 12:00 a G4S cash truck arrived at the …

ANGLOGOLD ASHANTI ANNOUNCES DISPOSAL OF KOPANANG

AngloGold Ashanti is pleased to announce that it has entered into an agreement to dispose of the Sale Assets to Heaven-Sent SA Sunshine Investment Company Limited (“HSC”), a Chinese capital management company headquartered in Hong Kong (the “Transaction”). The Sale Assets will be acquired and operated by a South African subsidiary of HSC (the “Purchaser”). …

ANGLOGOLD ASHANTI ANNOUNCES THE SALE OF VARIOUS ASSETS TO HARMONY

AngloGold Ashanti is pleased to announce that it has entered into a sale and purchase agreement (the “SPA”), to dispose of various assets situated in the Vaal River region of South Africa to Harmony Gold Mining Company Limited (“Harmony”) for a cash consideration of US$300 million (the “Transaction”). The assets and related interests to be …

EX-DEPUTY DIRECTOR OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND TOURISM ARRESTED

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EX-DEPUTY DIRECTOR OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND TOURISM NABBED FOR CORRUPTION, FUGITIVE NABBED AT CAPE TOWN INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (CTIA) CAPE TOWN – A 45-year-old former Deputy Director in the department of Economic Development and Tourism and his associate, also aged 45, have been arrested by the Hawks’ Serious Commercial Crime Unit of the Hawks on Monday, …

10111 STRIKE UNPROTECTED

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Pretoria, Tuesday 17 October 2017: The South African Police Service reaffirms its position that the 10111 SAPU-affiliated employees strike is unprotected. This follows the signing of a collective agreement in September at the Safety and Security Sectoral Bargaining Council (SSSBC) to which both POPCRU as the majority union in the SSSBC, as well as the …

OR Tambo follow-home suspects nabbed by SA Police

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Last night police members based at the OR Tambo International Airport (ORTIA) and the Johannesburg East Cluster made a significant breakthrough in what has been dubbed the “airport-following” robberies, committed in and around the Johannesburg area. The team, acting on information, monitored a security vehicle and discovered that this vehicle, which is contracted to work …

LIFE IMPRISONMENT FOR COP KILLERS

LIMPOPO- The Polokwane High Court has on Monday sentenced Thomas Nunu Makanye (33), and Simon Setwanye Monakedi (37), to life imprisonment for killing a police officer in January 2016. The late Warrant Officer, Joel Seloga (57), who was attached to Groblersdal Cluster detectives was shot and killed near Brits when he was assisting local police …

HAWKS ARREST ONE OF THEIR OWN

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The Acting National Head of the Directorate For Priority Crime Investigation (HAWKS) Lieutenant General Yolisa Matakata has learnt with disappointment the arrest of the units’ Serious Anti-Corruption commander in Mpumalanga. Captain Richard Nkwanyana (48) handed himself over the Hawks’ Middelburg Organised Unit members on Monday following a protracted investigation into alleged theft of about R439 …

FRUITS OF DISCONTENT

This week Special Assignment broadcasts a follow-up to our ongoing investigations into alleged corruption and elite capture of state-owned farms that are turning the fruits of agrarian land reform into a bitter harvest. When one thinks of elite capture, the Gupta family immediately springs to mind, accused of turning South Africa into their personal ATM, …

MAYOR SENTENCED FOR CORRUPTION

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The Clanwilliam Regional Court has convicted Jonas White (47), a former, Executive Mayor of Cederberg Municipality, for corruption. The Hawks’ Serious Commercial Crime Unit arrested White and his alleged girlfriend, Ezelle Bianca Mankay (33), as well as, Philippus Volschenk (56), following investigations on 19th December, 2013. It was the state’s case that during October to …