Category «Crime»

Swift arrests after KZN mass murders

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Pretoria – The Acting National Commissioner of the South African Police Service Lieutenant General Kgomotso Phahlane has praised the multi-disciplinary task team led by the Hawks which moved swiftly to arrest two people suspected of brutally killing eight family members in Msinsini village, just outside Port Shepstone in KwaZulu-Natal just after midnight on Wednesday. Seven …

Suspects arrested for Cape Town attempted business robbery have an extensive criminal past

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Pretoria – Four suspects out the six suspects arrested during a botched business robbery in Epping, Cape Town, have been found to possess extensive criminal histories. A Hawks investigation has unraveled that the suspects amass more than 52 serious cases with their criminal history spanning over a 15 year period. The four suspects aged between …

Amper 33 000 rondtes ammunisie in weermag gesteel of verlore in twee jaar

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Die minister van Verdediging en Militêre Veterane, me Nosisiwe Mapisa-Nqakula, het skriftelik bevestig dat 32 956 rondtes ammunisie die afgelope twee jaar (2013/14 en 2014/15) in die Weermag gesteel of verlore geraak het. In dieselfde tydperk is agtien vuurwapens, waarvan tien 9mm pistole, twee 303 jaggewere en 6x R4-aanvalsgewere, gesteel of verlore. Dit volg in antwoord …

Cash in transit foiled in Mpumalanga

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Pretoria – The Fidelity security guards were involved in a shootout with suspects who attempted to rob money from their delivery van in Mariti, just outside Bushbuckridge on Thursday morning. The money van had just collected money from its branch and destined to load money into ATMs in Bushbuckridge when three vehicles, two Golf VII …

Misdaadstatistiek: Geweldsmisdaad neem toe

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Hoewel die misdaadstatistiek wat vandag bekend gestel is aandui dat kontakmisdade met slegs 0,9% toegeneem het, moet mense hulle nie daardeur laat mislei nie, sê dr. Pieter Groenewald, die VF Plus se hoofwoordvoerder oor polisie. Hy sê die groep kontakmisdade behels 17 misdrywe, maar as spesifiek gekyk word na ernstige geweldsmisdade soos moord, poging tot …

High court judge convicts eight men for racketeering and robberies

Police

Pretoria : 29 September 2015 – The South African Police Service (SAPS) has noted and welcomes yesterday’s (28 September 2015) conviction of eight Soweto men by the high court sitting in Palm Ridge for racketeering, possession of unlicensed firearm and multiple robberies. The SAPS, following a spate of armed robberies during which vehicles belonging to …

IFP: End Bloodshed On Our Roads

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The Inkatha Freedom Party calls upon the Department of Transport to ensure stringent enforcement of road traffic rules with highly visible traffic policing in order to end the continuous bloodshed and carnage on South Africa’s roads. IFP Spokesperson on Transport Mr Petros Sithole, MP said, “The recent report released by the Minister of Transport, Ms …

11 Years imprisonment for rhino poachers

Pretoria: 2 September 2015 – Two suspected rhino poachers have been sentenced to a total of 11 years imprisonment for their crimes. Phinias Sithole (23) and France Nkuna (22), who are Mozambican nationals, were convicted and sentenced at the White River Magistrate Court on Monday, 31 August 2015, after being arrested in the Kruger National …

Hawks nab suspected drug lord

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Pretoria – The Hawks have on Thursday morning arrested a Nigerian man shortly after he had handed a laptop with 2kg of cocaine hidden in the lining of the bag to an undercover cop in Johannesburg. A sting operation was conducted after information was received that the suspect had arranged for a mule to transport …

VF Plus verwelkom NRK verslag oor plaasmoorde

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Die VF Plus verwelkom die verslag oor plaasmoorde wat die SA Menseregtekommissie (MRK) vandag uitgereik het,” sê dr. Pieter Groenewald, die VF Plus se hoofwoordvoerder oor polisie. Dr. Groenewald sê die verslag verwys ook na die vorige twee verslae oor plaasmoorde en gee ‘n goeie samevatting oor plaasveiligheid in Suid-Afrika. Volgens dr. Groenewald gee die …

Yet another IFP leader killed in Inanda

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The Inkatha Freedom Party is reeling from shock after yet another of its leaders was gunned down at Inanda near KwaMashu in Durban this afternoon. “We are shocked that the killing of our leaders in that area has not stopped. Mr Zwelithini “Fuhluza” Khumalo was gunned down in cold blood this afternoon as he arrived …

Hawks member killed, robbed

Hawks

Pretoria – The Acting Head of the Directorate For Priority Crimes Investigation (HAWKS) Major General Mthandazo Ntlemeza has set up a task team to investigate the murder of Warrant Officer Petrus Johannes Holz on Wednesday morning. A 50-year-old Holz, previously attached to Hawks’ Commercial Crime Unit, was driving to work when his car apparently hit …

Huisroof in SA neem 105% toe in een dekade

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“Die aanval op die bekende ekonoom, Dawie Roodt en sy gesin, plaas huisroof in Suid-Afrika opnuut in die kollig. Roof by woonhuise, as die misdaad wat die meeste gevrees word in Suid-Afrika, het met 105% die afgelope tien jaar toegeneem. Van 9 391 gevalle in 2004/05 tot 19 284 in 2013/14 volgens die Polisie se …