Category Archives: Government

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MEMBERS OF THE SOUTH AFRICAN POLICE SERVICE CONDUCT SUCCESSFUL OPERATIONS

Pretoria, Wednesday 12 April 2017: The South African Police Service conducted successful operations today, in response to protest marches/demonstrations that took place in Tshwane. Law enforcement agencies, led by the South African Police Service were deployed in a bid to ensure that public order is maintained in today’s protest march/demonstrations. In the main, an estimated 20 000 people took part in the march. We are pleased to report that once again, the people of South Africa heeded our call to conduct themselves in a proper…

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MEDIA STATEMENT BY MINSTER OF POLICE, MR FIKILE MBALULA ON PROTEST ACTION PLANNED FOR 12 APRIL 2017

On Friday 07 April 2017, a number of protest actions took place in several provinces, initiated by civil society organisations. On Wednesday the 12th April 2017 some opposition parties are planning to march to the Union Buildings. As the Minister of Police, I would like to acknowledge the manner in which protesters exercised their right to protest together with the responsibility that comes with that right. In most protest actions, people observed and obeyed South African laws and prevented the occurrence of violence and damage…

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HAWKS

HAWKS TAKE A FIRM STANCE AGAINST RACISM

PRETORIA – A member of the Hawks attached to South African Narcotics Enforcement Bureau (SANEB) in Gauteng has voluntarily resigned after learning that the Hawks has laid a charge against him for calling his colleagues ‘kaffirs’. In a text sent to SANEB members’ WhatsApp group chat, the 47-year-old Warrant Officer blatantly called one of his colleagues a ‘kaffir’, an act that triggered urgent intervention from the unit’s commanders after several members expressed disapproval of the Warrant Officer’s actions. The officer, who has been in the…

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HAWKS CONDUCT INDEPENDENT INVESTIGATIONS UNDER NO INFLUENCE

PRETORIA – The National Head of the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (Hawks) Lieutenant General Mthandazo Ntlemeza would like to dismiss with contempt the allegations reported on the City Press newspaper dated Sunday, 26 March 2017. In the front page article headlined “S’bu Ndebele’s charges to be dropped” the newspaper claims that the Hawks have been told what to do or influenced in their decision-making. Lieutenant General Ntlemeza would like to put it on record that no one tells him or the Hawks in general…

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LIEUTENANT GENERAL NTLEMEZA SADDENED BY MR POPO MOLEFE MEDIA UTTERANCES

PRETORIA – The National Head of the Directorate For Priority Crime Investigation Lieutenant General Mthandazo Ntlemeza is dismayed with media reports by Mr Popo Molefe suggesting the HAWKS are failing to comply with their constitutional and statutory obligations to investigate PRASA matters and to bring the investigations to finality. It is unfortunate that Mr Molefe decided to raise speculative, misleading and baseless allegations which have painted a false picture of the Hawks and overshadows the tremendous investigations being carried out at Prasa. It is also…

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O. R. Tambo International Airport Robbery

Pretoria, Thursday, 9 March 2017: The South African Police Service views the armed robbery which occurred on Tuesday night, 7 March 2017 and the attendant security breaches in a serious light. We can assure our communities and visitors to our country that we are doing everything possible to ensure that the robbery and all circumstances surrounding the incident form the subject of an intensive, multi-disciplinary investigation. Although this incident is regrettable and unfortunate, the South African Police Service and all role players are compelled to…

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ACTING NATIONAL COMMISIONER MOURNS THE LOSS OF TWO OFFICERS WHO DIED IN THE LINE OF DUTY

Pretoria , Thursday 09 March 2017 : The Acting National Commissioner of the South African Police Service, Lieutenant General Khomotso Phahlane, condemns the killing of two police officers in the Northern Cape on Wednesday afternoon. Members of the South African Police Service were responding to a domestic violence dispute in Kimberley where one of their own was a victim. Reports suggest that a gun wielding man against whom a protection order was granted, opened fire on the officers during which two police officials were fatally…

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ACTING NATIONAL COMMISSIONER CONDEMNS BENONI KILLINGS

Monday, 06 March 2017: The Acting National Commissioner of the South African Police Service, Lieutenant General Khomotso Phahlane, condemns in the strongest terms the senseless murder of fourteen people whose bodies were found in Benoni, Gauteng over the past two days. Initially, police discovered six bodies with apparent gunshot wounds near a railway line on Sunday, 5 March 2017 following a tip-off from a member of the community. Today, eight more bodies were discovered in the same area. The discovery of these bodies comes at…

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Two day strategic meeting to address crime in SA underway in Mpumalanga

Pretoria, Monday 6 March 2017: Following the release of the quarterly crime statistics by the Minister of Police, Mr Nkosinathi Nhleko and the Acting National Commissioner, Lieutenant General Khomotso Phahlane, for the period 1 April to 31 December 2016, a two day strategic session is currently underway in Mpumalanga to devise plans to build safer communities. The two day strategic session which is being attended by all generals from all levels within the South African Police Service, will look at – amongst others – unpacking…

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SAPS releases crime statistics April – December 2016

The South African Police Service releases crime statistics : April to December 2016 Cape Town, Friday 3 March 2017: The Department of Police, led by the Minister of Police and the Acting National Commissioner of the South African Police Service, today presented quarterly crime statistics to the Portfolio Committee on Police. These statistics reflect on the period 1 April to 31 December 2016 and are compared with the same period in 2015. The presentation covered the following: * 17 community-reported serious crimes * Four crimes…

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22 ILLEGAL MINERS FOUND GUILTY ON 577 CHARGES

Free State- The National Head of the Directorate For Priority Crime Investigation (HAWKS) Lieutenant General Mthandazo Ntlemeza has hailed the conviction of 22 illegal by the Virginia High Court on Monday, hailing the decision as a landmark moment in the fight against illegal mining in the country. The court will on Tuesday, commence with mitigating and aggravating arguments for sentencing. The 22 miners (the list is hereunder) were arrested in April 2014 for illegal mining operation that started in August 2012 at Masimong Mine in…

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HAWKS

HOME AFFAIRS OFFICIAL NABBED FOR CORRUPTION

LIMPOPO – The Hawks Limpopo Anti – Corruption Unit members have arrested a 32 year old Modimolle Home Affairs official for corruption. The suspect allegedly confiscated the passport of a foreign national during the joint operation between the SAPS, SARS and Home Affairs in Modimolle during January 2017. The suspect allegedly demanded R3000 from the complainant in order to get his passport back. The matter was reported to the Hawks and the entrapment was set and the suspect was arrested immediately after receiving the money…

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TWO ARRESTED FOR POLICE MURDER

MPUMALANGA – Two suspects aged 35 and 29 years have been arrested for the murder of the late Constable Senyane Joseph Hlongwane (36). The latest arrest bring to three the number of suspects linked to the murder. The two suspects were arrested on Monday by the Mpumalanga Hawks for their role in the murder of Hlongwane. In July 2016 the Hlongwane and his colleague attended to a house robbery and on their arrival the suspects opened fire fatally wounding Hlongwane. A month later, Raggy Lekgowa…

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NATJOINTS in place for the Armed Forces Week in Durban

Durban: 20 February 2017 – As the build-up to the sixth annual Armed Forces Day celebration is gaining momentum, the National Joint Operational and Intelligence Structure is well in place to ensure that the scores of people attending the event are and feel safe. This celebration has brought together various services of the South African National Defence Force to showcase its capabilities. Members of the security forces including the SAPS and Metro Police have been strategically deployed in and around the city. The security forces…

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Paul O’Sullivan appears in court on various charges

Paul O’Sullivan appears in court on various charges Pretoria, Thursday 16 February 2017: The South African Police Service can confirm that Paul Robert O’Sullivan (62 years of age) appeared in the Pretoria Magistrates’ Court today, Thursday, 16 February 2017 and was granted bail of R10 000 subject to certain conditions. The charges in connection with which O’Sullivan appeared are: * Fraud * Section 33(5) of the IPID Act, 2011 (Act 1 of 2011) * Extortion * Attempted extortion * Intimidation. * The bail conditions were…

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ABALONE RECOVERED ON ABANDONED VEHICLE

NORTHERN CAPE – The Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (DPCI) members swiftly acted on information about a vehicle allegedly transporting abalone from Cape Town to Namibia, through Springbok, via the Vioolsdrift Port of Entry. On Tuesday, 14 February 2017, search teams were despatched on all possible routes and a vehicle matching the disruption provided was found abandoned outside Steinkopf. The Isuzu bakkie with a South African registration number was parked on the gravel road near N7 highway. Upon conducting a search, R 2.4 million worth…

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NIGERIANS, MOZAMBICANS ARRESTED FOR FARM MURDERS

MPUMALANGA – Two Nigerian nationals and two Mozambicans have been arrested after four people; a man, his wife and both his parents, were found murdered at farm house in Modderbult on Tuesday. Members of the Hawks, Crime Intelligence, members of the K9 unit, SANEB, Visible Policing members and the Local Criminal Record Centre officers responded to a farm attack incident which was reported in the area. When they arrived they found four bodies lying dead with bullet wounds. Investigation ensued swiftly and two Nigerians were…

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WOMAN NABBED FOR R9 MILLION FRAUD

WESTERN CAPE – Yolanda Faith Myburg (44), has appeared in the Kuilsriver Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday following her arrest on the same day by the Western Cape Hawks Commercial Crime Unit. Myburg has been charged with fraud valued at approximately R9.million, allegedly perpetrated against DHL in the Kempton Park area over a period of time and she has been on the run since her co-accused was arrested in 2016. A warrant of arrest was consequently issued culminating in the Hawks’ ATM Task team essentially putting…

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FUGITIVE FRAUDSTER SOUGHT- HAWKS SEEK ASSISTANCE

PRETORIA – The Hawks are in search of Huvashan Perumal Venketramen, a 33-year-old fugitive who has been on the run since 2013 after failing to honour his court appearance to face a charge of fraud amounting to R845 000. In 2011, Venketramen, who was the Managing Director of Verify Data Close Corporation, masqueraded as an agent from Pretoria Portland Cement (PPC) and received a payment of R845 000 from a victim who was paying for cement. No cement was ever delivered. Venketramen was arrested in…

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R4 MILLION WORTH OF ABALONE SEIZED, TEN ARRESTED

WESTERN CAPE – The Hawks carried out several raids at suspected abalone drying facilities on Monday in a project driven operation, resulting in the arrests of ten suspects aged between 25 and 56. The raids were simultaneously carried out at six different private dwellings around, Durbanville, Plattekloof, West Beach, Atlantic Beach, Table View and Parklands, the said premises are reportedly linked to the ring leader who is amongst the arrested in this investigative project termed ‘Rambo’. The properties were under surveillance by the elite unit…

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25 YEARS JAIL TERM FOR KILLING HER POLICEMAN HUSBAND

FREE STATE – Nomalanga Paulinah Concoshi (40), the wife of the late Constable James Mbuyiselo and her two accomplices; Papiki Jack Mateise (32) and Bassie Ndude (27) were sentenced to lengthy jail terms by the Virginia High Court on Friday. Concoshi was sentenced to 25 years imprisonment, Mateise will spend the rest of his life behind bars while Ndude was handed a 25-year jail term and a further three years for theft. Both his sentences will run concurrently. The trio were found guilty on 8…

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R2.2 MILLION RESCUED AFTER BANK ACCOUNT FRAUD

EASTERN CAPE – The Financial and Assert Forfeiture Investigation (FAFI) unit of the Hawks has on Friday, 03 February 2017, recovered R2.2 million which was defrauded from the Amatole Water in East London. The Amatole Water had contracted Malambo Construction to render services but before the money could be paid out, Amatole Water received what looked like a genuine correspondence from the service provider informing them of a change in banking details. Amatole Water then transferred an amount of R2.2 million to the newly provided…

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RESEARCH COLLOQUIUM HOSTED BY SAPS

Pretoria, Friday 10 February 2017: The South African Police Service (SAPS) hosted a Research Colloquium from 7 to 9 February 2017 at the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) Conference Centre in Pretoria. The Research Colloquium is one of the exploratory research activities included in the Research Proposal for the development of an ideal and suitable policing model for the SAPS. The event also served the purpose of introducing the newly established SAPS Research Division and the SAPS Research Agenda for 2016 to 2020…

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WOMAN BUST FOR VEHICLES LICENSING SCHEME

BELLVILLE – Bronwyn Davids (29), has appeared in the Bellville Magistrate’s Court on Thursday following her arrest by members from the Hawks’ Anti-Corruption Unit for her alleged part in an Illegal vehicle licensing and police clearance scheme. Davids, who is reportedly Elton Bernard Abrahams’s girlfriend was arrested on Thursday following the arrest of Abrahams and Daphula in Belhar and De Aar respectively in November 2016, in connection with allegations of running the said illegal scheme. Millions of rand in cash and evidentiary proof were seized…

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NIGERIAN WOMAN BUSTED FOR DRUG DEALING

GAUTENG – Hawks’ South African Narcotics Enforcement Bureau (SANEB) in Johannesburg have on Tuesday arrested a 37-year-old Nigerian woman for dealing in drugs. Police followed on information regarding drug dealers in Buccleauch where they found Clara Maduka in possession of 594 wrapped cocaine rocks at an estimated value of R90 000. She was arrested immediately. Maduka appeared before the Alexandra Magistrates Court on Wednesday for dealing in drugs and was remanded in custody. The case was postponed to Friday, 10 February 2017 for formal bail…

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