Category Archives: Law Enforcement

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LIFE IMPRISONMENT PLUS 20 YEARS FOR KILLING A COP

MPUMALANGA: Sydney Mashaba (44), Frans Nathibela (45) and Khayelile Welcome Ngubane (38) have been sentenced to life imprisonment each and a further 20 years by the Evander Regional Court on Wednesday 12th July 2017 after they were found guilty for the murder of a police officer. The trio were also found guilty on 10 other charges including car hijacking, possession of unlicensed firearm and ammunition ,theft of motor vehicle and robbery. On 18 February 2017 an off duty police officer, the late Constable Phumlani Nxumalo…

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HAWKS ARREST THEIR OWN FOR DEFEATING THE ENDS OF JUSTICE

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 on one of the drug related cases registered in October 2015. His commanders requested him to furnish them with his signature, instead he denied writing the statement and tore it.…

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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 the Mgwanwini area. The police stopped and searched it and they found a high calibre hunting rifle, a silencer, ammunition and an axe. The 44 year old driver and his…

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Three suspects wounded, arrested in shootout with police

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 and Tracker, observed suspects in the Greenstone Hill area near the Greenstone Mall and approached them . As the law enforcement team identified themselves and tried to stop the vehicle,…

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Police studying recent court judgement of firearm renewals

Pretoria: 5 July 2017 – The South African Police Service has taken note of the High Court Judgement handed down yesterday in the matter of SA Hunters and Game Conservation Association. The SAPS is studying this judgement, as it has fifteen court days within which to do so and to consider a way forward. In the meantime the South African Police Service will retain all firearms surrendered to the police by people that have failed to renew their licenses in accordance with the Firearms Control…

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FUCK WHITE PEOPLE IS ART, COURT RULING

The landmark court battle between the Cape Party and the Iziko South African National Gallery over the controversial ‘Fuck White People’ exhibit has come to an end. Chief Magistrate DM Thulare ruled that the poster was not in contravention of South Africa’s hate speech laws, and that it was an expression of art. (Read or download the ruling) In his address to the courtroom Thulare compared the work of artist, Dean Hutton, to the messages of struggle expressed by ANC liberation stalwarts such as Albert…

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Indians cannot fly – Special Assignment 3 July 2017

INDIANS CAN’T FLY – Special Assignment broadcast on 03 July, 2017 46 years since Ahmed Timol died in police custody, an inquest into his death has been reopened. In 1971, 29-year-old Ahmed Timol, a Roodepoort teacher and anti-apartheid activist fell from the 10th floor of the security police building in Johannesburg. The security police coined the phrase ‘Indians can’t Fly.’ The initial police inquest concluded that Timol committed suicide while under interrogation, but questions remain whether he may have been pushed, or tortured to death…

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SEVEN SUSPECTS APPEAR IN COURT FOR POSSESSION OF ILLEGAL EXPLOSIVES

MPUMALANGA – Seven suspects appeared before the Tonga Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday after they were arrested earlier this week by members of the Hawks for illegal possession of explosives. The group comprising five males and two females, namely; Monalo Khoza(31), Thulisile Nkomo (39), Sfiso Bonge Shabangu (32), Ronnei Lwazi Shabangu (49), Bheki Shabangu, Godfrey Sempira and Skhumbuzo Khoza (46) were caught on the act of allegedly selling military explosives (mortar bombs) worth approximately R3.7 million in the Tonga area following a tip-off. Preliminary investigations suggests…

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Major General PM Mokushane appointed as Acting Divisional Commissioner of Crime Intelligence

Pretoria, Friday 16 June 2017: The Acting National Commissioner of the South African Police Service, Lieutenant General Lesetja Mothiba, has announced that Major General PM (Pat) Mokushane was appointed as the Acting Divisional Commissioner of the SAPS’s Crime Intelligence Division on 10 June 2017. He will perform duties in this post until further notice. Major General Mokushane has served in the South African Police Service for 23 years, the majority of his service being in intelligence. He has thus acquired vast experience in the police’s…

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FOUR SUSPECTS SOUGHT FOR MURDER

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FREE STATE – The Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (Hawks) in the Free State province is appealing to members of the public with information regarding the whereabouts of the four (4) suspects Lira Morienyane (39), Ntabiseng Lempe (34), Alice Majake (28) and Andile Gxamza (33) to contact them immediately.
The suspects are wanted in connection with a murder case which took place at Phahameng in Bloemfontein last year March, during which a well-known tavern owner Mr Alfred “Chencha” Helepi (70) was shot three times at his tavern and died at scene. The suspects allegedly took an undisclosed amount of cash and fled the scene with the deceased’s vehicle which was later found abandoned at Phelindaba not far from the scene.
A warrant of arrest was issued after they were all let go on 11 November 2016 following an order by the Bloemfontein High Court after the Regional Court struck the matter of the roll. They had been in custody since their arrest in May shortly after Helepi was murdered.
According to documents, the suspects Morienyane, Lempe and Majake are Lesotho nationals and Gxamza is from Port Elizabeth.
Anyone with information regarding any of the suspects should contact Captain Babani Skota on 079 509 4998 or Warrant officer Motlhoua Motshweneng on 082 372 0093

MINISTER FIKILE MBALULA VISIT 10111 CALL CENTER

The Minister of Police, Mr Fikile Mbalula made an unannounced visit at the South African Police Service (SAPS) 10111 Call Center in Midrand today. The visit was to get first-hand experience of what happens at the call centre following complaints the Minister received from the public. The Minister interacted with the call centre staff and got to understand their challenges. The Minister was connected to all SAPS vehicles from the Call Center. He used the opportunity to thank SAPS officers for their hard work in…

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Heist in Delft Cape Town

The Deputy Minister of Police, Bongani Mkhongi, has noted with dismay yet another daring heist by criminals in Delft, Cape Town, who shot and subdued security guards, firing at the police on sight, leaving with an undisclosed amount of money. The police however, working with greater vigour and determination, have already found the getaway car, a Fiat, not far away from Delf. This is in line with our commitment to continue to squeeze the space against criminals and soon there will be no room for…

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Safety tips from the SAPS : Safety over long weekend

Safety over long weekend Pretoria: 27 April 2017 – As many South Africans will take this opportunity to enjoy a long weekend over the next few days, the South African Police Service assures all communities that in line with our Back-to-Basics approach, our members will be on duty, ready to serve and protect. As your safety and security is our priority, in terms of our Constitutional mandate, we want to assist you in being aware of your surroundings, your safety and the safeguarding of your…

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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 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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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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