Category Archives: Society

SAPS

WOMAN NABBED WITH RHINO HORNS AT OR TAMBO AIRPORT

During a joint operation, various stakeholders including SAPS and Customs and Excise, seized a bag containing rhino horns and arrested a woman at the O R Tambo International Airport yesterday. Acting on intelligence, the team identified and intercepted the specified suitcase at the luggage transfer area of the International Terminal within the Central Terminal Building. Immediately after the detection of the suitcase, the passenger linked to the suitcase was identified and escorted to the search area. The bag was scanned and then physically searched confirming…

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HAWKS

HAWKS SEIZE MILLIONS OF RANDS WORTH OF DRUGS IN SOWETO

The Acting National Head of the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (Hawks) Lieutenant General Yolisa Matakata has hailed the dismantling of a clandestine drug laboratory in Dobsonville, Soweto, and the arrest of a 25 year old suspect as a significant victory on the availability and selling of drugs in the area. A multi-disciplinary operation between the Western Cape Hawks’ South African Narcotics Enforcement Bureau (SANEB) and Crime Intelligence pounced unannounced on Tuesday and to closed down a multi-million illicit drug manufacturing laboratory loaded with drug…

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FOUR MORE SUSPECTS ARRESTED ON R21 BY ORTIA INTERVENTION TEAM

Gauteng, Friday 14 July 2017: Last night, Thursday 13 July 2017, four suspects were arrested in a crime intelligence driven operation as part of an integrated effort to foil “follow-home robberies” and other crimes in the area of the O R Tambo International Airport (ORTIA) and surrounding clusters. Last night’s operation was conducted by a multi-disciplinary team from Head Office Crime Intelligence, the Gauteng Provincial Trio Task Team and other stakeholders and they notched up another victory against criminality in the area. The team received…

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SAPS

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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HAWKS

ALLEGED BANK FRAUDSTERS REMANDED IN CUSTODY

LIMPOPO- Two alleged bank fraudsters, Jennifer Vanesia Deville (54) and Lebone Beatrice Mazongani (40) have appeared in the Burgersfort Magistrate Court on Tuesday, 11 July 2017 for fraud and they were remanded in custody. On Monday, 10 July 2017 Hawks’ Serious Commercial Crime Unit Members together with Crime Intelligence conducted an operation following a tip-off about two women who planned to defraud Absa bank by providing fraudulent documents in order to withdraw money from the client’s account. The suspects were arrested right inside the bank…

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World Health Organization

G20 hears Health is greatest risk to global economy

Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus to G20 8 July 2017: It’s really a great privilege for me to be with you today to discuss the critical health threats facing our world today. And I thank you, Chancellor Merkel for your leadership in putting health on the G20 agenda and for the successful emergency simulation exercise which we have seen with health ministers in Berlin in May. I think the exercise, as has been said, highlighted two major things among others: number one is that pandemics of…

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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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SAPS

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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SAPS

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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SAPS

MAN SENTENCED FOR R4.3 MILLION THEFT

EASTERN CAPE – Barend Hermanus Kleynhans (27) was sentenced to 8 years direct imprisonment by the Port Elizabeth Commercial Court for stealing R4.3 million. The landmark ruling was handed down last week Thursday. Kleynhans was employed as a Bookkeeper for a Port Elizabeth wooden board manufacturing company. From October 2013 to July 2015 he misappropriated company funds by pocketing a certain portion of the money he was supposed to pay a supplier of the company. Kleynhans would then make a false entries. He was arrested…

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Jhb Central Police Station.Formerly known as John Vorster Square where Ahmed Timol died

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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SAPS

WOMAN ARRESTED FOR R2 MILLION MUNICIPAL FRAUD

EASTERN CAPE : A 43-year-old woman is expected to appear on Thursday at the Bizana Magistrate court after she arrested for allegedly defrauding the local municipality of approximately R2 million. The suspect was arrested on Tuesday by Mthatha Hawks’ Serious Commercial Crime in the Gauteng province where she is employed by the Department of Justice and Constitutional Development. The suspects was employed by the Bizana Local Municipality as a Senior Cashier from 2008 to 2011. Her duties included receiving payments from the public for renewal…

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HAWKS

MUNICIPAL OFFICER NABBED FOR FRAUD

Northern Cape- The Hawks’ Serious Commercial Crime unit served senior officers at Gasegonyane Municipality with charges of fraud and contravention of section 173 of the Municipal Finance Management Act 56 of 2003 (MFMA). The 39-year-old former senior employee at the municipality was arrested on Tuesday, 20 June 2017. Another senior officer (64) working at Gasegonyane municipality was arrested last week. They were both arrest through (J175) court summons. Hawks investigation revealed some irregularities that dates back in September 2012 during the process of selecting a…

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WANTED BY POLICE

BOGUS LAWYER ON THE RUN

NORTH WEST: The Hawks in the North West are looking for Lucas Luthi (could be false name). Between April and May 2016, Luthi would go to the Taung Magistrate Court and parade himself as a lawyer. He proceeded to represent an accused before the Magistrate court on a fee which was paid to him in cash . On 30 May 2017 he represented yet another accused who was appearing for bail application on a murder case. During the court proceedings, Luthi was called to the…

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ALLEGED COP KILLERS NABBED IN PRISON

FREE STATE -The Hawks in the Free State province have arrested three suspects for the murder of Constable Ntswaki Agnes Molebatsi (33) who was killed in November 2014. Hawk’s intensive investigations led them to Brandfort and Grootvlei Correctional Services centres where the suspects, aged 29, 33 and 35 were arrested on Tuesday, 20 June 20017. Two of the suspects are serving a five-year and another 15 years jail sentence for unrelated cases of robbery and possession of unlawful firearm, while the other one is awaiting…

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SAPS

SUSPECT HELD FOR SUSPECTED PONZI SCHEME

GAUTENG – The Johannesburg Specialized Commercial Crimes Court had on Monday, 19 June 2017 denied Ntokozo Myles Ndlovu bail on his R5 million fraud investment scam allegations. Ndlovu (34) was running an investment scheme between 2010 and 2017 through the DMD Capital PTY LTD and Profit Trading, the licenses thereof were since revoked and withdrawn by the Financial Services Board. He allegedly lured unsuspecting investors to pay R10 000 to R500 000 with the promise of high commissions. Ndlovu failed to honour his part of…

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SAPS

DRUG DEALERS BUSTED FOR A R6 MILLION CLANDESTINE LAB

GAUTENG – The Hawks’ South African Narcotics Enforcement Bureau (SANEB) together with Douglasdale police had on Wednesday evening arrested two men for manufacturing and dealing in drugs at Watercombe Farmall in Randburg. The arrest came as a result of a joint intelligence driven operation aimed at thwarting drug dealing syndicates. Chemicals and equipment used to manufacture drugs as well as 20kg of crystal methamphetamine with an estimated value of R6 million were seized. The suspects, both aged 49, will appear before the Randburg Magistrates Court…

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World Health Organization

Abuse of older people on the rise – 1 in 6 affected

{{unknown}}Around 1 in 6 older people experience some form of abuse, a figure higher than previously estimated and predicted to rise as populations age worldwide. A new study, supported by WHO and published in the Lancet Global Health, has found that almost 16% of people aged 60 years and older were subjected to either psychological abuse (11.6%), financial abuse (6.8%), neglect (4.2%), physical abuse (2.6%) or sexual abuse (0.9%). The research draws on the best available evidence from 52 studies in 28 countries from different…

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SAPS

ATTEMPTED HIGHJACKING INCIDENT ON MISS SOUTH AFRICA, DEMI-LEIGH NEL-PETERS

Minister Fikile Mbalula has learnt with shock that a brazen attempted armed hijacking of Miss South Africa, Miss Nel-Peters. This happened early this evening (07 June 2017) near Hyde Park Corner Shopping Mall, Johannesburg. Miss Nel-Peters was unharmed in the incident. As part of the Minister’s outreach to in particular female and children victims of crime, Minister Mbalula, contacted Miss Nel-Peters and Miss South Africa Organization and shared words of comfort. “As it can be understood, Miss Nel-Peters is shaken but in good spirit and…

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SAPS

BRAZEN ARMED GANG ARRESTED IN KWAMHLANGA

In a continuous effort to effectively combat serious crime in South Africa, the South African Police Service (SAPS) has arrested members of a gang of robbers in KwaMhlanga during the early hours of yesterday morning. At approximately 01:30am yesterday, members from the SAPS’s National Intervention Unit responded to information of a gang breaking into offices at the Thembisile Hani Licencing Authority (the traffic department) in KwaMahlanga. They found a group of men exiting the building, which they had allegedly just broken into. They had forced…

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Four gunmen fatally wounded after opening fire on SAPS members

Pretoria: 26 May 2017 – The South African Police Service’s management has, since 1 April 2017, implemented operations in response to the increasing trio crimes committed across the country, especially in the Province of Gauteng. The effort, commitment and dedication displayed by members of the South African Police Service (SAPS) towards ensuring the safety and security of all people in South Africa is welcomed by the leadership of the department. Members continue to place their lives at risk on a day to day basis. This…

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SUSPECTS ARRESTED FOR THE HI-JACKING AND KIDNAPPING OF THE DEPUTY MINISTER OF JUSTICE

SUSPECTS ARRESTED FOR THE HI-JACKING AND KIDNAPPING OF THE DEPUTY MINISTER OF JUSTICE, DEPUTY MINISTER MAKWETLA Pretoria, 26 May 2017: Since Monday, four suspects have been arrested in the hi-jacking and kidnapping case of the Deputy Minister of Justice, Deputy Minister Makwetla and two security guards from a hospital by a multi-disciplinary task team comprising of the SAPS’s Organised Crime Investigation Unit, Detective Services and Crime Intelligence. On Sunday, 21 May 2017 at approximately 19:30 Deputy Minister Makwetla arrived alone in his private vehicle, a…

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