Category Archives: Crime

IFP

Yet another IFP leader killed in Inanda

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 at his home in Inanda. He was a staunch member of the IFP who displayed exceptional leadership qualities. It is ironic that Mr Khumalo, being the Chairman of the local…

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Police

General Phiyega horrified by police killings

Pretoria : 31 July 2015 – The South African Police Service (SAPS) management is appalled by the unabated callous murder of our police officers following the killing of yet another police officer, a 34 year old constable, in Jeppestown, Gauteng, this morning. So far this year, 53 police officers have been killed, of which four have met their untimely death this week alone. Of these, 25 officers were killed on duty and 28 were killed off duty. This is six more than last year for…

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Hawks

Hawks member killed, robbed

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 man-made debris on the Cape Town’s N2 highway. Stopping to inspect the vehicle, he was then attacked by two suspects. Preliminary investigations indicate that he was stabbed with a blunt…

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VF+

Huisroof in SA neem 105% toe in een dekade

“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 misdaadstatistiek. “Die korrektheid van dié statistiek word ook bevraagteken, aangesien polisiestasies nie die korrekte kategorie van misdaad rapporteer nie. ʼn Rooftog by ʼn woonhuis word soms as diefstal of blote…

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Hawks

Sixteen years for trafficking, running a brothel

Pretoria – Veeran Palan (34) and Edwina Bonita Elbidia Norris (28) were of Friday sentenced to 10 and six years imprisonment respectively after the Port Shepstone Magistrate’s Court found them guilty of human trafficking, keeping a brothel, procuring women for sexual purposes, living off proceeds of crime as well as kidnapping. The two were arrested in July 2013 after they lured two women from Cape Town and promised them an employment opportunity at a hotel. When the victims arrived they were taken to a house…

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IFP

IFP: Shocked At Yet Another Senseless Killing Of One Of Its Leaders

The Inkatha Freedom Party is shocked by the senseless killing of yet another one of its leaders in KwaMashu, north of Durban. Mr Mbhasobheni Biyela (56), the IFP Ward 39 Chairman was gunned down in a hail of bullets this evening as he was returning from an executive committee meeting which he chairs every Tuesday evening. “When I heard of this tragedy, I rushed over to KwaMashu and was devastated to see my colleague lying in a pool of blood on the road. His brutal…

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VF+

Nog ‘n plaasaanval bewys krisis

Die Vryheidsfront Plus veroordeel die mees onlangse plaasaanval in die Vrystaat op mnr. Johannes en mev. Rita Kritzinger ten sterkste. Die Kritzinger-egpaar, wat tussen Verkykerskop en Vrede boer, is Sondagmiddag kritiek gewond deur twee gewetenlose aanvallers en vir die dood agtergelaat. Bykans ʼn honderd boere het Sondagmiddag verbete gesoek na die aanvallers. Die feit dat boere so vinnig en in groot getalle reageer, is ʼn bewys dat boere nou keelvol is om deur misdadigers mishandel, verkrag en vermoor te word. Die VF Plus sal aanhou…

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Joint Police Operations nets R3.5 million worth of drugs and R4.5 million in cash

Pretoria – A police operation has resulted in the arrest of 15 suspects, the seizure of drugs worth R3,5 million and R4 million in cash. The arrests followed after Operation Damon, in which the drug-trafficking network in East London in the Eastern Cape, was investigated.  Operation Damon conceived in January this year, involved officials from the various police directorates, namely the Hawks, Crime Intelligence, the Tactical Response Team (TRT), Public Order Policing (POP), the Forensic Science Laboratory and the K9 Unit. In an early morning…

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VF+

UNPO aanvaar resolusies van VF Plus oor plaasmoorde en Afrikaans

Die Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization (UNPO) het oor die naweek met sy twaalfde algemene kongres in Brussel, België, resolusies van die VF Plus oor plaasmoord en Afrikaans aanvaar, en moet nou ingevolge sy mandaat optree om die belange van een van sy lede – in hierdie geval die Afrikaner – te beskerm. Dit beteken dat daar nou op die hoogste internasionale vlak druk op die Suid-Afrikaanse regering uitgeoefen gaan word om antwoorde te verskaf en op te tree teen plaasmoord en die aanslag op…

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Police

Cigarette Truck Hijackers Feel The Heat

Pretoria – 2 July 2015: The National Commissioner of the South African Police Service, General Riah Phiyega, has approved the establishment of an intelligence-driven, undercover operation to intensify the fight against the hijacking of cigarette trucks in Gauteng and other affected provinces. A multi-disciplinary operational approach to address the threat of armed robberies of vehicles transporting cigarettes, as well as robberies at depots, has led to the arrest of many suspects nationally and the recovery of stolen/robbed property. Intelligence collected by all stakeholders (police, sources,…

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Police

Krecjir : Alleged hitman nabbed

Pretoria: 25 June 2015 – In an intelligence driven operation today the special task team set up by the National Commissioner, General Riah Phiyega, to investigate cases linked to Rodavan Krecjir, arrested two men for conspiracy to commit murder. The men are alleged to have been part of an elaborate plot to kill several witnesses that are to testify in the Sam Essa murder. On 12 October 2013, 51 year old Sam Issa, a Lebanese National was gunned down in a drive-by shooting in Bedfordview.…

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Hawks

1680 years sentence judgment for nine suspects in R6 million post bank fraud

Pretoria – The South Gauteng High Court has on Wednesday, 24 June 2015, sentenced nine convicted fraudsters to an effective 1680 years combined for defrauding the Post Bank, forgery and uttering, money laundering and stealing money from unsuspecting persons’ account as well as racketeering. Isaac Dithlakanyane (40), an enterprise owner and a ringleader, was sentenced to spend 50 years behind bars for colluding with other eight Post Bank employees to open six fraudulent accounts and depositing fraudulent pension pay-outs and stolen cheques. Dithlakanyane stole an…

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Crime

Armed robbers killed in shootout with police

Pretoria : 21 June 2015 – Today at approximately 17:15 two armed robbery suspects were shot and killed and a third was wounded following a shoutout with police in Haaroff Street in Pretoria Moot. In a joint intelligence driven operation comprising of members from National Crime Intelligence, the National Investigation Unit (NINU), Directorate for Priority Crimes Investigation (Hawks), Gauteng K9 and Tracker, the team responded to intelligence of an armed robbery that was to be committed in the Pretoria Moot area involving a blue BMW.…

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Three Suspected Rhino Poachers Arrested

Preetoria: 12 June 2015 – The South African Police Service’s National Intervention Unit and Mpumalanga Tracking Team pounced on three suspected rhino poachers in the early hours of this morning, 12 June 2015, in Acornhoek, Mpumalanga. A 30 year old South African male and a 32 year old Mozambican male were arrested at their place of residents where a 416 calibre Hunting Rifle and a 458 silencer with no serial number were discovered. They have been charged with possession of an unlicensed firearm and will…

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Hawks

Three busted for running a brothel

Pretoria – A man from Thailand and two women from China were arrested by the Hawks and Brooklyn SAPS members for running a brothel in Pretoria on Wednesday evening. The Hawks, who were acting on information from a whistle blower, stormed the house in Brooklyn and rescued six Thai ladies aged between 23 and 38. The man, who is suspected to be the owner of the brothel and the ladies are allegedly responsible for the recruitment of the women. During the raid police seized tablets…

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SAPS’ family violence, protection and sexual offences investigations unit doubles capacity to deal with crimes against children

Pretoria – The South African Police Service (SAPS) has called on the community to work together to keep children safe and for parents to be more vigilant when it comes to their children’s whereabouts and activities. The call comes during National Child Protection Week (31 May to 7 June), an annual government initiative to raise awareness of the rights of children. “As SAPS, we are committed to ensuring the safety of our children. It is important that parents, family members, teachers and community leaders are…

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Rhino horns found in Mozambique to be tested in South Africa

Pretoria: 28 May 2015 – Following the arrest of a Chinese national in Mozambique, the South African Police Service’s Rhino Task Team (task team) based at the Kruger National Park will work closely with Mozambican authorities to have the DNA samples of rhino horns found in that country to be tested to establish if they belong to some of the rhinos killed in South Africa. “This is a very positive development for us and we have been working closely with our counterparts in Mozimabique. Should…

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AfriForum reaksie op Carte Blanche insetsel

Carte Blanche: AfriForum se standpunt oor die rol van ras in plaasmoorde AfriForum se standpunt oor die rol van ras in plaasmoorde, is soos volg: AfriForum glo dat die feit dat baie plaasaanvalle met marteling en buitengewone wreedheid gepaard gaan, daarop dui dat dié aanvalle deur rassehaat aangehits word. Die organisasie meen egter dat daar nie veralgemeen kan word, deur byvoorbeeld aan te voer dat ras nooit ‘n rol speel nie. Die feit dat swart boere ook al slagoffers van plaasaanvalle was, beteken nie dat…

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Child Porn

Child Porn

Pretoria: 15 May 2015 – A 35 year old suspect who has been charged with rape, sexual assault, possession, manufacturing and distribution of child pornography, has been remanded in custody following his appearance in the Springbok Magistrates’ Court yesterday. As part of an international investigation, information was received that a suspect from Port Nolloth, Northern Cape was involved in child pornography.  Enquiries were made in the area and the suspect was traced to Springbok, where he is working as a security guard. On Tuesday 2015/05/12…

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Two rhino poachers recovering in hospital

Two suspected rhino poachers are recovering in hospital after a shootout ensued at the Kruger National Park last week after the suspects were found trespassing in the park in Mpumalanga. Mozambican national Carlos Ngwane and Victor Mashile, whose nationality is not known, were arrested in separate areas but not without resistance in the form of a gun battle with the rangers. Both suspects were shot and wounded before they were arrested. The first incident happened at Malelane at about 20:00 on 5 May 2015 and…

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Moord op vroue in Suid-Afrika bereik ongekende hoogtes

Moord op vroue in Suid-Afrika bereik ongekende hoogtes

Met Moedersdag om die draai, is dit ironies dat moorde op vroue die hoogte in skiet. Wat veral kommerwekkend is, is dat heelwat van hierdie geweldsmisdade aan die hand van ʼn bekende of geliefde is, sê Amanda de Lange, nasionale voorsitter van die VF Plus se vrouekomitee. De Lange sê president Jacob Zuma het twee jaar gelede met sy staatsrede groot klem gelê op vroueregte en het onderneem om dit wetlik te bevestig. Van dié belofte het niks gekom nie en die huidige moordstatistiek wys…

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Police

Policing operations in the Western Cape will not be affected by the appearance of Lt Gen Lamoer in court

Pretoria, 17 April 2015: The National Commissioner of the South African Police Service (SAPS), General Riah Phiyega, can assure the nation, particularly Western Cape communities, that policing in the province will not be affected by the appearance in court of Lieutenant General Arno Lamoer and three of his senior management team members today. The Western Cape Provincial Commissioner and three others, Brigadiers Darius van der Ross, Kolindren Govender and Logambal Govender, appeared in the Goodwood Magistrates’ Court on charges relating to corruption this morning. Whilst…

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Hawks

Hawks bust three police officers and six civilians for dealing in illegal cigarettes

Pretoria – This morning, Friday, 27 March 2015, members of the Hawks assisted by members of the Crime Intelligence Unit, the Durban National Intervention Unit and the Asset Forfeiture Unit, arrested nine suspects, including three police officers (three detective constables) and six civilians at Emanguzi in northern KwaZulu-Natal bordering Mozambique, for their alleged involvement in distributing illegal cigarettes. Three other suspects are still at large. However, they will be arrested soon. The operation started at 02:00 this morning after the Hawks had registered a project…

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Police

Hawks senior officer arrested for fraud and corruption

Pretoria – A senior officer of the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (DPCI) in Durban has been arrested for alleged fraud and corruption. The 53-year-old member was arrested in his office today (Wednesday, 25 March 2015), following allegations that he solicited a R28 000,00 bribe. It has been alleged that the senior official was approached to assist in a case of a person who went missing in 2008. He allegedly demanded a R40 000 bribe, which would be used to assist his ailing wife at…

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Police

Police team nab couple from Port Elizabeth for child pornography

Pretoria: 18 March 2015 – This week, a team of specialised detectives from the South African Police Service’s (SAPS) Family Violence, Child Protection and Sexual Offences Unit (FCS) of Gauteng arrested a couple from the Eastern Cape for possessing and distributing child pornography. They were arrested during an operation that was conducted between the SAPS, the Belgian police and with the assistance of the United States of America’s FBI. While searching the couple’s residence in Port Elizabeth, the team found 15 hard drives, two cellular…

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