SOUTH AFRICAN WORLD TENNIS RANKINGS

SOUTH AFRICAN WORLD TENNIS RANKINGS Men Singles Previous Current 79 74 Kevin Anderson 280 274 Lloyd Harris 512 503 Nik Scholtz 637 633 Tucker Vorster 1,434 1,398 Damon Gooch 1,482 1,473 Joshua Howard-Tripp 1,482 1,473 Bertus Kruger 1,508 1,497 Timothy Dollman 1,546 1,536 Johannes Myburgh 1,652 1,645 Taine Bernhard 1,652 1,645 Philip Henning 1,652 1,645 Sipho Montsi 1,652 1,654 Ruan Roelofse 1,765 1,761 Ruben Alberts Doubles Previous Current 13 10 Raven Klaasen 186 168 Ruan Roelofse 201 198 Dean O’Brien 277 269 Tucker Vorster 312…

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HAWKS

EIGHT Social Security Agency (SASSA) OFFICIALS ARRESTED FOR FRAUD AND CORRUPTION

MPUMALANGA: Members of the Hawks in Mpumalanga, SASSA and Crime Intelligence officers have arrested eight officials from South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) for fraud and corruption on Thursday, 23 March 2017. The suspects, eight women and a man, whose ages range between 32 and 63, allegedly manipulated the system by registering able people as people living with disabilities so that those people could receive grant money for which they did not qualify. The suspects defrauded the state for over R5.5 million. The investigations into…

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ALLEGED COP KILLER IN COURT

KWAZULU-NATAL – Hawks members attached to Durban Organised Crime Unit in conjunction with the King Shaka International Airport police members have on Wednesday, 22 March 2017 arrested Mfanafuthi Ngidi (29) for the murder and armed robbery of Constable Joseph Mondli Chiliza (38). Chiliza was shot and killed on his way to work on 28 February 2017. The suspects made off with his service pistol. A case of murder and armed robbery was reported at Folweni Police Station and the matter was duly referred to the…

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HAWKS

BOGUS PHARMACIST APPEARED IN COURT

LIMPOPO- Miyelani Carol Maswanganyi (43) has appeared in the Hlanganani Magistrate Court on Wednesday, 22 March 2017 for operating a chemist without a licence, a direct contravention of Act 101 of 1965 sec 22a (1) of medicines and related substances. Hawks Commercial Crime Unit conducted an intelligence driven operation in August 2016. During the operation, two bogus chemists were identified in Sekororo and Mamaila Villages and were closed down. The owner of Sekororo bogus chemist was arrested during the operation but Maswanganyi, who owns a…

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FIVE SUSPECTS ARRESTED FOR POSSESSION OF DRUGS

KWAZULU-NATAL – Members of the Hawks’ Organised Crime in Durban have arrested five suspects aged between 23 and 41 for possession of drugs on the N2 near Tongaat tollgate on Sunday, 19 March 2017. Two of the arrested suspects were policemen stationed at KwaDukuza Police Station. Hawks received information about two policemen who were transporting drugs from Chatsworth to KwaDukuza. A joint operation was swiftly conducted and the vehicle was intercepted along N2. A search was conducted and 498 heroine capsules were found in the…

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SAPS

Five men arrested and in court regarding ORTIA armed robbery

Pretoria, Monday 20 March 2017: The South African Police Service is pleased to provide progress relating to yet another breakthrough in the OR Tambo International Airport (ORTIA) heist/armed robbery. This follows the arrest of five men over the past weekend by members of the multi-disciplinary team investigating the armed robbery which occurred at ORTIA on Tuesday, 7 March 2017. The five men appeared briefly in the Kempton Park Magistrate’s Court today, facing a charge of armed robbery. The case has been remanded to the 28th…

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HAWKS

ALLEGED FRAUDSTER DENIED BAIL

NORTH WEST: Alleta Mathabo Moeti, a 46-year-old woman who was arrested by the Hawks in North West on Friday, 17 March 2017 for fraud, has been remanded in custody when she appeared at the Klerksdorp Magistrate’s Court on Monday, 20 March 2017. Moeti allegedly defrauded several small business owners by luring them to partner with her after she had told them that she had been awarded tenders from the Premier’s Office and from the Premier himself. The tenders never existed and the victims lost their…

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SAPS

COURT ISSUE WARRANT OF ARRESTS AGAINST SENIOR GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS AND COMPANY DIRECTORS

PRETORIA – The East London Magistrate Court has issued warrant of arrests after only one suspect out the nine handed himself over to the Hawks Task Team members on Friday. The outstanding eight suspects chose to abscond and instead picked to send their legal representatives to appear on their behalf. The suspects, who are subject to a fraud and corruption investigation, were duly informed last week and given ample time to present themselves. An agreement was reached with the investigation team that they would adhere…

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HAWKS

MAN APPEARS IN COURT FOR RUNNING AN ALLEGED PONZI SCHEME

WESTERN CAPE – Jaco Van der Westhuizen, 35, has appeared in the Cape Town Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday 14 March 2017, over allegations of running a Ponzi scheme, which resulted in ‘investors’ losing just over a million rand. It is alleged that between 2015-08-25 and 2016-07-11; Van der Westhuizen lured unsuspecting members of the public to invest their money with him and promised them higher than normal returns, which never materialized. The investors suffered losses amounting to approximately R1 078 600-00. Investigations that began in…

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SAPS

BUSINESSMAN SENTENCED TO EIGHT YEARS IMPRISONMENT FOR FRAUD

WESTERN CAPE – Ockert Johannes Stephanus Fourie, 57, has been sentenced to an eight year jail term by the Oudtshoorn Magistrate’s Court on Thursday (16th March 2017) for allegedly defrauding ABSA Bank of almost R5-million. Fourie, a sole director of Close Corporation, Sunprix Grape and Citrus Distribution, defrauded the bank of approximately R4 866 819,98. This occurred after he had successfully transacted with the bank on previous occasions thereby gaining the bank’s trust resulting in the said transaction being approved without the requisite proof. The…

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SAPS

MAN SENTENCED TO 20 YEARS FOR ARMED ROBBERY, MURDER

NORTH WEST: The Mmabatho High Court has on Tuesday, 14 March 2017 sentenced Dingaan Patrick Mandewo (44) to 17 years imprisonment without an option of a fine after he was found guilty of a spate of armed robberies, house breaking, murder and rape. Mandewo terrorised the community of Mahikeng before the Hawks put a stop to his reign of terror on 25 November 2016 when he was arrested for a robbery he had committed at a nursing college. In a separate matter two men, Liberty…

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HAWKS

FOUR BUSTED FOR DRUGS WORTH R50 MILLION

Gauteng – Hawks’ SANEB has on Tuesday afternoon conducted a disruptive operation in Silverton, Pretoria where they arrested four suspects for illegally manufacturing schedule 6 medicine with an estimated value of R50 million. Police received a tip off about illegal activities which were happening at Domkrag Street in Silverton. On arrival they nabbed four suspects, three men and a woman, manufacturing performance enhancement substance illegally. Steroids, tablets, liquids, and tablet manufacturing machinery were seized at the premises. The suspects, Hennie Jordan (46), Brentwood Luiters (31),…

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SAPS

SAPS BREAKTHROUGH IN BOTH THE O R TAMBO HEIST AND BENONI KILLINGS

Pretoria, 14 March 2017: The South African Police Service is pleased to report progress on the significant breakthrough in the highly organised OR Tambo International Airport (ORTIA) heist which took place on Tuesday, 7th March 2017. Let us firstly use this opportunity to commend and express our appreciation to the multidisciplinary team of the South African Police Service and the Hawks, including the relevant stakeholders, which have been instrumental in ensuring a thorough investigation following the heist/armed robbery last week . The hard work and…

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SAPS

HEFTY SENTENCE IMPOSED TO THE 22 ILLEGAL MINERS

Free State – The Virginia High Court has on Tuesday, 14 March 2017 imposed lengthy jail terms to 22 convicted illegal miners. Lovemore Chaba Mlambo (35) man behind all illegal operations in Masimong mine, will serve 25 years imprisonment as the charges are said to run concurrently. Simon Mashava Cremora (38), will serve 23 years imprisonment as the charges are said to run concurrently. Ronnie Hlongwane Aaron Chauke (37), Thomas Mauvu (32), Tsepo Mashaba (30), Ernest Raas Mahlako (40) and Matias Patric Sibizwa (27) will…

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HAWKS

TWENTY YEAR IMPRISONMENT FOR HUMAN TRAFFICKING

DPCI NATIONAL HEAD APPLAUD TWENTY YEAR IMPRISONMENT FOR HUMAN TRAFFICKING GAUTENG – The National Head of the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (Hawks) Lieutenant General Mthandazo Ntlemeza has welcomed the hefty conviction and sentencing of Ugochukwu Eke, 32 years old to twenty (20) years direct imprisonment on five (5) counts of human trafficking related matters at the South Johannesburg High Court on Monday, 13 March 2017. The accused was arrested in August 2015 at Roosettenvile with allegations that he was running a brothel and kept…

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HAWKS BUST DRUG SINDYCATE IN UPINGTON

Northern Cape – A Hawks’ intelligence driven investigation project has successfully disrupted and dismantled the alleged drug syndicate operating in Upington. During the project termination on Monday, 13 March 2017, five suspects aged between 30 and 38 were arrested. They were charged in connection with the Drug and Drug Trafficking Act and the contravention of the Immigration Act. The suspects allegedly traded with Hawks agent during the course of investigation. This investigation project ensued in November 2015, with the sole purpose of addressing the illegal…

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SAPS

LIEUTENANT GENERAL NTLEMEZA SADDENED BY MR POPO MOLEFE MEDIA UTTERANCES

PRETORIA – The National Head of the Directorate For Priority Crime Investigation Lieutenant General Mthandazo Ntlemeza is dismayed with media reports by Mr Popo Molefe suggesting the HAWKS are failing to comply with their constitutional and statutory obligations to investigate PRASA matters and to bring the investigations to finality. It is unfortunate that Mr Molefe decided to raise speculative, misleading and baseless allegations which have painted a false picture of the Hawks and overshadows the tremendous investigations being carried out at Prasa. It is also…

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SAPS

SAPS WELCOMES LANDMARK SENTENCING FOR POSSESSION OF CHILD PORNOGRAPHY

Pretoria, Friday 10 March 2017: On Thursday 9 March 2017, 33 year old Jayde Sheldon Bailey of Kabega Park, Port Elizabeth was handed down a sentence of five years imprisonment in the Port Elizabeth Regional Court for the distribution and possession of child pornography. On 16 March 2015, a team of detectives from the Family Violence, Child Protection and Sexual Offences (FCS) Unit of the South African Police Service arrested the suspect at his residence after he was found in possession of thousands of child…

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SAPS

O. R. Tambo International Airport Robbery

Pretoria, Thursday, 9 March 2017: The South African Police Service views the armed robbery which occurred on Tuesday night, 7 March 2017 and the attendant security breaches in a serious light. We can assure our communities and visitors to our country that we are doing everything possible to ensure that the robbery and all circumstances surrounding the incident form the subject of an intensive, multi-disciplinary investigation. Although this incident is regrettable and unfortunate, the South African Police Service and all role players are compelled to…

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SAPS

R5 MILLION WORTH OF GOLD AND PLATINUM LAB SHUT DOWN

GAUTENG – The South African Narcotics Enforcement Bureau (SANEB) and Crime Intelligence have on Wednesday evening conducted a disruptive operation in Lenasia, south of Johannesburg where a clandestine gold and platinum manufacturing lab was disbanded. The Hawks were acting on a tip-off and when they arrive at a residential place in Lenasia Extension they discovered a clandestine lab with gold and platinum being processed. Unprocessed gold, gold concentrate material, gold nuggets, unprocessed platinum, and refined platinum, as well as the manufacturing equipment at an estimated…

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SAPS

ACTING NATIONAL COMMISIONER MOURNS THE LOSS OF TWO OFFICERS WHO DIED IN THE LINE OF DUTY

Pretoria , Thursday 09 March 2017 : The Acting National Commissioner of the South African Police Service, Lieutenant General Khomotso Phahlane, condemns the killing of two police officers in the Northern Cape on Wednesday afternoon. Members of the South African Police Service were responding to a domestic violence dispute in Kimberley where one of their own was a victim. Reports suggest that a gun wielding man against whom a protection order was granted, opened fire on the officers during which two police officials were fatally…

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SAPS

ACTING NATIONAL COMMISSIONER CONDEMNS BENONI KILLINGS

Monday, 06 March 2017: The Acting National Commissioner of the South African Police Service, Lieutenant General Khomotso Phahlane, condemns in the strongest terms the senseless murder of fourteen people whose bodies were found in Benoni, Gauteng over the past two days. Initially, police discovered six bodies with apparent gunshot wounds near a railway line on Sunday, 5 March 2017 following a tip-off from a member of the community. Today, eight more bodies were discovered in the same area. The discovery of these bodies comes at…

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SAPS

Two day strategic meeting to address crime in SA underway in Mpumalanga

Pretoria, Monday 6 March 2017: Following the release of the quarterly crime statistics by the Minister of Police, Mr Nkosinathi Nhleko and the Acting National Commissioner, Lieutenant General Khomotso Phahlane, for the period 1 April to 31 December 2016, a two day strategic session is currently underway in Mpumalanga to devise plans to build safer communities. The two day strategic session which is being attended by all generals from all levels within the South African Police Service, will look at – amongst others – unpacking…

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SAPS releases crime statistics April – December 2016

The South African Police Service releases crime statistics : April to December 2016 Cape Town, Friday 3 March 2017: The Department of Police, led by the Minister of Police and the Acting National Commissioner of the South African Police Service, today presented quarterly crime statistics to the Portfolio Committee on Police. These statistics reflect on the period 1 April to 31 December 2016 and are compared with the same period in 2015. The presentation covered the following: * 17 community-reported serious crimes * Four crimes…

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HAWKS

TESTING STATION OFFICERS, TAXI OPERATOR IN THE DOCK FOR CORRUPTION

NORTH WEST: The Hawks and members from the Crime intelligence in North West have arrested Daniel Joseph van der Merwe (65), Basitana Genete Bogopane (45) both employees of a private roadworthy testing station at Lefaragatlhe in Rustenburg, and Otshepeng Benjamen Makgale (30), a taxi operator on 27 February 2017. The trio were allegedly involved in fraudulent activities concerning the issuing of roadworthy certificates without physical examination and inspection of vehicles. Makgale would allegedly recruit vehicle owners who wanted roadworthy certificates for their vehicles around Rustenburg,…

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