Category «Society»

CASH IN TRANSIT ROBBER SENTENCED TO TWENTY-TWO YEARS

HAWKS

CAPE TOWN – Thorough investigations by the Hawks’ National Bureau for Illegal Firearm Control and Priority Violent Crime (NBIFCPVC) has resulted in the conviction of Mbulelo Zolile Mbatyazwa(50), by the Khayelitsha Regional Court on Monday.   Mbatyazwa was effectively jailed to 22 years for armed robbery, attempted murder and possession of an illegal firearm, following …

ALLEGED FAKE LICENSE DISCS FRAUDSTER DENIED BAIL

HAWKS

GAUTENG – The Benoni Magistrate Court denied bail to an alleged fraudster on Monday, 27 November 2017, for issuing fake license discs to the public without valid documentation. The Hawks’ Serious Commercial Crime unit conducted an entrapment operation and arrested Stephen Chukwudi Uzor (34) on Friday in Benoni where he operated his business. It is …

HAWKS WELCOME HEFTY SENTENCES OF HITMEN

HAWKS

EAST LONDON – The acting National Head of the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (Hawks) Lieutenant General Yolisa Matakata has welcomed the sentence and applauded Hawks investigators for securing maximum sentences to four hit men. The East London High Court has on Thursday sentenced Ntsikelelo Manani (39) to four life imprisonments and to 20 years …

Commissioner of the South African Police Service Statement

Pretoria, 23 November 2017: Yesterday, the newly appointed National Commissioner of the South African Police Service (SAPS), General Khehla Sitole, outlined his vision for the South African Police Service at a press briefing in Pretoria. The Minister of Police, Minister Fikile Mbalula, introduced the new National Commissioner. General Sitole expressed his appreciation to Government for …

ABALONE VALUED AT R3.5 MILLION SEIZED, THREE ARRESTED

HAWKS

GAUTENG – An Intelligence driven operation by members of the Hawks, K9 Unit, Department of Agriculture Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF), culminated in the arrest of three suspects aged between 27 and 51 respectively, on Wednesday in Midrand as well as the seizure of abalone valued at approximately R3.5 million rands. Members followed up on information …

ALLEGED DRUG MULE REMANDED IN CUSTODY

HAWKS

CAPE TOWN – Jason Dylan Walker (39), made a brief appearance at the Bellville Magistrate’s Court today following his arrest on Monday for alleged drug dealing allegations, after he landed at the Cape Town International Airport (CTIA). In an intelligence driven operation by members of the Hawks’ narcotics enforcement bureau and border police the suspect …

SUSPECTS ARRESTED FOR THEFT AND FRAUD

PORT ELIZABETH – Tashreeq Shungking (36) appeared before the Motherwell Magistrate court on Monday for alleged theft amounting to approximately R1,2 million. Shungking arrest follows an investigation by the Port Elizabeth serious commercial crime unit of the Hawks which culminated last week Friday. It is alleged that while Shungking, an IT specialist for a car …

SUSPECT ARRESTED WITH AK47 ASSAULT RIFLES

HAWKS

MPUMALANGA – The Hawk’s Nelspruit Serious Organised Crime with the assistance of provincial cash in transit task team and the National Intervention Unit arrested a 47 years old suspect for possession of unlicensed firearms. The suspect was found in possession of two AK47 assault rifles which are suspected to have been used in an attempted …

ARRESTS IN RHINO POACHING RELATED CRIMES CONTINUE

Over the past four weeks, the Rhino 8 Task Team has arrested several suspects for various crimes related to rhino poaching. The Rhino 8 team comprises of various government departments including members from various disciplines of the South African Police Service, Customs and Excise, the South African National Defence Force and Ezemvelo and SANParks Game …