24-year-old missing jockey found dead

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Gauteng – A 34 year old suspect will be facing charges of murder for the brutal killing of a 24 year old jockey. The young jockey was reported missing after he disappeared from the Turffontein racecourse on Monday, 24 July 2017. Members from the National Crime Intelligence Unit provided the Booysens police with intelligence relating …

WOMAN NABBED WITH RHINO HORNS AT OR TAMBO AIRPORT

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During a joint operation, various stakeholders including SAPS and Customs and Excise, seized a bag containing rhino horns and arrested a woman at the O R Tambo International Airport yesterday. Acting on intelligence, the team identified and intercepted the specified suitcase at the luggage transfer area of the International Terminal within the Central Terminal Building. …

HAWKS SEIZE MILLIONS OF RANDS WORTH OF DRUGS IN SOWETO

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The Acting National Head of the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (Hawks) Lieutenant General Yolisa Matakata has hailed the dismantling of a clandestine drug laboratory in Dobsonville, Soweto, and the arrest of a 25 year old suspect as a significant victory on the availability and selling of drugs in the area. A multi-disciplinary operation between …

FOUR MORE SUSPECTS ARRESTED ON R21 BY ORTIA INTERVENTION TEAM

Gauteng, Friday 14 July 2017: Last night, Thursday 13 July 2017, four suspects were arrested in a crime intelligence driven operation as part of an integrated effort to foil “follow-home robberies” and other crimes in the area of the O R Tambo International Airport (ORTIA) and surrounding clusters. Last night’s operation was conducted by a …

HAWKS ARREST THEIR OWN FOR DEFEATING THE ENDS OF JUSTICE

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GAUTENG – Hawks’ Serious Corruption Unit members in Germiston have arrested Sergeant Leonard Mathonsi (38) for defeating the ends of justice on Wednesday, 12 July 2017. It is alleged that in February 2017 a case dockets inspection was conducted and it emerged that Sgt Mathonsi did not sign or affirm his statement as the complainant …

ALLEGED BANK FRAUDSTERS REMANDED IN CUSTODY

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LIMPOPO- Two alleged bank fraudsters, Jennifer Vanesia Deville (54) and Lebone Beatrice Mazongani (40) have appeared in the Burgersfort Magistrate Court on Tuesday, 11 July 2017 for fraud and they were remanded in custody. On Monday, 10 July 2017 Hawks’ Serious Commercial Crime Unit Members together with Crime Intelligence conducted an operation following a tip-off …

Three suspects arrested by Police Rhino poaching unit

Three suspects arrested in intelligence-driven operation by police in Hluhluwe, KwaZulu-Natal KwaZulu-Natal: Saturday 2017-07-08: Last night at about 20:00, SAPS members charged with combating the poaching of rhinos in the country dealt another telling blow to the criminal element. The team was acting on information received when they spotted a white Toyota double cab in …

Three suspects wounded, arrested in shootout with police

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Three suspects wounded, arrested in shootout with police officers in Greenstone Hill, Gauteng Gauteng: Friday 2017-07-07: Today at about 13:00, SAPS members from the Crime Intelligence Head Office task team followed up on information which led them to  the Edenvale area in Gauteng. The police members, supported by the Gauteng Traffic Saturation Unit, private security …

TOP SEEDS REMAIN ON COURSE AT JOBURG OPEN

Monday, 03 July 2017, Soweto, South Africa. – Top seeds Evans Maripa and Kgothatso Montjane remained on course after powering past Thato Tsomole and Mabel Mankgele respectively to advance to the semi-final round of the Joburg Open at Arthur Ashe Tennis Center in Soweto on Monday. South African number 1 men’s ace Maripa, who recently …

MAN SENTENCED FOR R4.3 MILLION THEFT

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EASTERN CAPE – Barend Hermanus Kleynhans (27) was sentenced to 8 years direct imprisonment by the Port Elizabeth Commercial Court for stealing R4.3 million. The landmark ruling was handed down last week Thursday. Kleynhans was employed as a Bookkeeper for a Port Elizabeth wooden board manufacturing company. From October 2013 to July 2015 he misappropriated …

Indians cannot fly – Special Assignment 3 July 2017

Jhb Central Police Station.Formerly known as John Vorster Square where Ahmed Timol died

INDIANS CAN’T FLY – Special Assignment broadcast on 03 July, 2017 46 years since Ahmed Timol died in police custody, an inquest into his death has been reopened. In 1971, 29-year-old Ahmed Timol, a Roodepoort teacher and anti-apartheid activist fell from the 10th floor of the security police building in Johannesburg. The security police coined …

International Nuclear Emergency Exercise Concludes

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Large-scale International Emergency Exercise Evaluating Response to a Nuclear Emergency Concludes after 36 hours The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) along with 82 Member States and 10 international organizations concluded a two-day international emergency exercise yesterday that tested responses to a simulated accident at a nuclear power plant in Hungary. The accident scenario at Paks …

Through The Grapevine

Through The Grapevine As the African National Congress prepares to start its policy discussions this weekend, one of which is a discussion under economic transformation regarding land reform and its intention to return land to the people and provide them with the necessary support, this week’s Special Assignment exposes the alleged corruption inherent in the …

Moodys upgrades Mercantile Bank two notches up

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Moody’s upgrades Mercantile Bank two notches up despite tough economic conditions in South Africa This month, Moody’s Investors Service raised Mercantile Bank’s long- and short-term national scale ratings to Baa1.za/P-2.za from Baa3.za/P-3.za. The ratings agency gave Mercantile Bank a “stable outlook in view of its robust financial performance, which supports its ability to withstand the …

SEVEN SUSPECTS APPEAR IN COURT FOR POSSESSION OF ILLEGAL EXPLOSIVES

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MPUMALANGA – Seven suspects appeared before the Tonga Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday after they were arrested earlier this week by members of the Hawks for illegal possession of explosives. The group comprising five males and two females, namely; Monalo Khoza(31), Thulisile Nkomo (39), Sfiso Bonge Shabangu (32), Ronnei Lwazi Shabangu (49), Bheki Shabangu, Godfrey Sempira …

WOMAN ARRESTED FOR R2 MILLION MUNICIPAL FRAUD

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EASTERN CAPE : A 43-year-old woman is expected to appear on Thursday at the Bizana Magistrate court after she arrested for allegedly defrauding the local municipality of approximately R2 million. The suspect was arrested on Tuesday by Mthatha Hawks’ Serious Commercial Crime in the Gauteng province where she is employed by the Department of Justice …

MUNICIPAL OFFICER NABBED FOR FRAUD

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Northern Cape- The Hawks’ Serious Commercial Crime unit served senior officers at Gasegonyane Municipality with charges of fraud and contravention of section 173 of the Municipal Finance Management Act 56 of 2003 (MFMA). The 39-year-old former senior employee at the municipality was arrested on Tuesday, 20 June 2017. Another senior officer (64) working at Gasegonyane …

BOGUS LAWYER ON THE RUN

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NORTH WEST: The Hawks in the North West are looking for Lucas Luthi (could be false name). Between April and May 2016, Luthi would go to the Taung Magistrate Court and parade himself as a lawyer. He proceeded to represent an accused before the Magistrate court on a fee which was paid to him in …