Category «Law Enforcement»

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, …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

HAWKS ARREST THEIR OWN FOR DEFEATING THE ENDS OF JUSTICE

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GAUTENG – Hawks’ Serious Corruption Unit members in Germiston have arrested Sergeant Leonard Mathonsi (38) for defeating the ends of justice on Wednesday, 12 July 2017. It is alleged that in February 2017 a case dockets inspection was conducted and it emerged that Sgt Mathonsi did not sign or affirm his statement as the complainant …

Three suspects arrested by Police Rhino poaching unit

Three suspects arrested in intelligence-driven operation by police in Hluhluwe, KwaZulu-Natal KwaZulu-Natal: Saturday 2017-07-08: Last night at about 20:00, SAPS members charged with combating the poaching of rhinos in the country dealt another telling blow to the criminal element. The team was acting on information received when they spotted a white Toyota double cab in …

Three suspects wounded, arrested in shootout with police

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Three suspects wounded, arrested in shootout with police officers in Greenstone Hill, Gauteng Gauteng: Friday 2017-07-07: Today at about 13:00, SAPS members from the Crime Intelligence Head Office task team followed up on information which led them to  the Edenvale area in Gauteng. The police members, supported by the Gauteng Traffic Saturation Unit, private security …