Category «Crime»

Another Port Elizabeth gang leader arrested

Hawks

Pretoria- The Multi-Disciplinary Task Team led by the Hawks arrested the second suspect who was allegedly involved in the random shooting in the northern areas of Port Elizabeth on Sunday evening in which four people were killed, one seriously injured in what was believed to be gang-related violence. The 26-year-old suspect was arrested at his …

Child porn creator in court

Police

A Johannesburg man who was arrested in Sasolburg in Free State in 2014 for possession, manufacturing and distribution of child pornography will tomorrow appear at the Bloemfontein High Court where he is now, owing to ongoing investigations into his activities, facing 935 such charges, which include rape and sexual assault. So far 19 victims, whose …

Durban man in court for possession of child porn

Police

Pretoria : 9 December 2015 – A team of specialised police investigators looking into online sexual exploitation of minors in South Africa has yesterday arrested a Durban man for possession and distribution of child pornography images. Members of the South African Police Service’s Family Violence, Child Protection, and Sexual Offence Unit, based in Gauteng but …

Hawks arrest two for human trafficking

Hawks

Pretoria –The Hawks in Limpopo have arrested two taxi drivers for allegedly attempting to smuggle 24 minors and 10 adults from Zimbabwe into South Africa on Thursday. The two taxis were intercepted in an intelligence driven operation after information was received that children between the ages of 5 and 16, including 10 adults, would be …

Man busted with R1.4 million worth of mandrax

Hawks

Pretoria – A 33-year-old man from Kwazakhele in Port Elizabeth will appear before the Motherwell Magistrate’s Court on Monday after he was arrested for dealing in mandrax on Thursday. The Hawks in the Eastern Cape have been on the suspect’s radar for some time now and when his white conquest was spotted at Truckers Inn …

Suspected rhino poacher to appear in court

Police

Pretoria: 30 November2015 – A 35-year old Mozambican national is expected to appear tomorrow in absentia in the Nelspruit Magistrate’s Court after he was arrested at the weekend for trespassing and for unlawful possession a firearm and ammunition. The suspect was found by the Kruger National Park’s rangers in the Crocodile Bridge Section, not far …

Child rapist sentenced to life imprisonment

NPA appeals Oscar Pistorius Judgement and Sentence

Pretoria: The North Gauteng High Court sentenced Ben Masilo Maselane from Soshanguve to two life sentences in respect of one count of rape and murder. He was further sentenced to six years imprisonment for housebreaking with intent to kidnap and six years imprisonment for kidnapping. During the night of 10 February 2007, the accused came …

Two women arrested for rhino poaching

Hawks

Pretoria – The Hawks in Mpumalanga have arrested two women and a man for a conspiracy to poach rhinos at the Kruger National Park on Thursday. A tip-off was received from an anonymous source about a group of people who were plotting to poach rhinos at the park. Security at all the gates was alerted …

Hawks crime intelligence led operation nail cops and home affairs officials for corruption

Hawks

Pretoria – The Hawks in North West have on Wednesday morning arrested 15 police officers and two home affairs officials for their alleged involvement in the corruption at the Kopfontein Border Post. Sixteen police officers stationed at Kopfontein Border Post, one from Vehicle Identification Unit in Rustenburg and the other Swartruggens Detective Services, together with …

Police killer sentenced to 25 years

Pretoria –  Dimakatso Mametsa pleaded guilty to charges of murder, possession of an illegal firearm and a further charge of robbery with aggravating circumstances unrelated to the murder of Constable Baloyi. The Atterdgeville  regional court accepted his guilty plea on 5 November 2015 and sentenced the accused to 13 years imprisonment for murder, 12 years …

Calls for school weapon checks

IFP

The IFP believes that police should be able to carry out airport-style security checks for knives and guns in schools after a learner was stabbed to death at Hlamvana High School in Empangeni in KZN. “This latest incident shows clearly that not enough is being done to remedy the problem of violence in schools. Teachers …

Meer mense sterf weens steekwonde as skietwonde

VF+

Meer mense het die afgelope vyf jaar weens steekwonde as skietwonde gesterf. Sedert 2010 tot vanjaar het 38 725 mense weens steekwonde en 25 869 mense weens skietwonde gesterf. Dit blyk uit ʼn antwoord van die minister van gesondheid, dr. Aaron Motsoaledi, in die parlement op ‘n vraag van dr. Pieter Groenewald van die Vryheidsfront Plus. Die statistiek …

IFP Welcomed The Sentencing Of Mncwabe Family Killers

IFP

The IFP welcomed the seven life sentences and 20 years imprisonment handed down to both the Mncwabe family killers by the Pietermaritzburg High Court and it believes that this sends a clear message to criminals that such acts would be met by the full might of the law. “This case is one of the most …

Suspected fraudster gets R8 000 bail

Hawks

The well-known Port Elizabeth businessman Shaun Ah Shene (55) was released on R8 000 bail by the Port Elizabeth Magistrate’s Court where appeared on Thursday, facing charges of fraud and contravention of the Tax Administration Act. Ah Shene, the sole owner of Coral Blue Trading, allegedly evaded paying tax for over six years, thus defrauding …

Hawks foil assassination attempt worth R34 million

Hawks

Pretoria – A Durban businessman who wanted his business partner killed so that he could be the sole beneficiary of R34 million from the Discovery policy has been arrested. The businessman hired a man to assist him in finding a hitman who would assassinate his business partner. The Hawks received the information and involved Crime …