Category «Society»

TWO POLICE OFFICERS ARRESTED FOR CORRUPTION

KWAZULU-NATAL – The Hawks’ Serious Corruption Investigation unit arrested two police officers from Berea police station detectives for corruption on 09 May 2018. Msawenkosi Mabaso (45), and Sergeant Thulani Dlangalala (45), both sergeants, briefly appeared in the Durban Specialised Commercial Crime Court on 10 May 2018. The pair allegedly offered to release an accused in …

HAWKS ARREST ONE OF THEIR OWN

MPUMALANGA – Petrus Doctor Nkosi (53), a Warrant Officer attached to the Hawks’ Serious Organised Crime Investigation Unit was arrested by his own colleagues on Monday 14 May 2018 for conspiracy to commit cash in transit heist, armed robbery, money laundering, defeating the ends of justice and unauthorised use of state vehicle. The officer allegedly …

POLICE UNCOVER EXPLOSIVE DEVICES INTENDED FOR POSSIBLE ATM BOMBING

The South African Police Service has in separate incidents over this past weekend arrested seven suspects in the North West and Limpopo provinces for possession of explosive devices, conspiracy to commit an offense and prevented potential Automated Teller Machine (ATM) robberies. Members of the SAPS, acting on intelligence conducted operations in both provinces. In the …

STRIKERS WARNED TO BEHAVE

The National Joint Operational and Intelligence Structure (NATJOINTS), comprising of various government departments and law enforcement agencies, has put security measures in place following information of an imminent strike by the South African Federation of Trade Unions (SAFTU) nationally. Since this morning flyers have been distributed by persons believed to have been wearing branded SAFTU …

Bewerings oor Boeremag wat Sita binnedring ‘n rookskerm vir onbevoegdheid

Die blote feit dat die polisie en die staat se amptelike inligtingstegnologie-agentskap (Sita) binnegedring is, is skokkend en dien as bewys van die totale onbevoegdheid van die personeel wat die stelsel moet bedryf en beveilig. Dit is ook verregaande van polisiekommissaris Khehla Sitole om sonder enige bewyse te sê die sogenaamde Boeremag het die stelsel …

HAWKS EXECUTE SEARCH AND SEIZURE OPERATION AT FREE STATE GAMBLING BOARD OFFICES

FREE STATE – The Hawks’ Serious Corruption Investigation Unit is currently conducting a search and seizure operation at the Free State Gambling Liquor and Tourism Board Offices in Bloemfontein. The operation follows a long-drawn-out investigation of alleged fraud and corruption and possible money laundering where two companies were awarded tenders worth approximately R150 million during …

National Arts Festival 28 June to 8 July in Grahamstown

Amazing ride ahead: the 2018 National Arts Festival’s Main Programme revealed The line-up for this year’s National Arts Festival Main Programme extends an invitation to audiences to join a thrilling journey that travels through the established and familiar to brand-new, uncharted creative territories. Now in its 44th year, the Festival will run from 28 June …

HAWKS ARREST FIVE FOR STAGED R30 MILLION HEIST

GAUTENG – The Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation’s Head in Gauteng, Major General Prince Mokotedi has applauded the investigation team for apprehending five suspects for theft of millions of rands in foreign currency in an alleged staged cash in transit heist. This comes after the Hawks’ National Bureau of Illegal Firearms Control and Priority Violence …

HAWKS WELCOME HEFTY SENTENCE IMPOSED ON A MAGISTRATE

Johannesburg – The Acting National Head of the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation Lieutenant General Yolisa Matakata has welcomed the sentencing of a former magistrate Matobela Johannes Kgomo (58), by the Johannesburg Magistrate’s Court on Friday. Matobela who practised as a magistrate in Randburg was arrested by the Hawks’ Serious Corruption Investigating unit in December …