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MAN IN COURT FOR HUMAN TRAFFICKING

WESTERN CAPE – Chizoba Uba (36) appeared briefly at Bellville Magistrate’s Court for alleged human trafficking on Thursday. Uba was arrested on Tuesday for his alleged involvement in subjecting a 37 year-old victim into drugs and prostitution. The victim was allegedly recruited under false pretences to travel from Johannesburg to Cape Town. On arrival she …

HAWKS LAUNCH MANHUNT FOR CIT SUSPECTS

GAUTENG – The Directorate for Priority Crime investigation in collaboration with the South African Police Service have launched a serious manhunt to apprehend the outstanding dangerous suspects involved in the daring cash in transit heist incident that happened in Boksburg on Thursday. It is alleged that two cash armoured vehicles en route from the depot …

EKURHULENI MUNICIPAL OFFICIALS ARRESTED FOR ALLEGED R1 MILLION THEFT

GAUTENG – Two Ekurhuleni Municipality finance officials appeared briefly at the Johannesburg Specialised Commercial Crimes Court today for alleged theft. The suspects, Zandile Mndebele (38) who is a cashier and her supervisor Felicia Hlabana (43) were arrested on Thursday by the Hawks’ Germiston Serious Commercial Crime Unit after they were alleged to have allegedly appropriated …

Minister and National Commissioner of Police strongly condemns the killing of a Senior Police Manager

Pretoria: 17 May 2018 – The Minister of Police, Mr Bheki Cele and the National Commissioner of the South African Police Service, General Khehla John Sitole, learnt with shock and deep sadness of the callous murder of a Senior Manager in the police, who was attacked last night in Soweto, Gauteng. Preliminary investigations suggests that …

MEDICAL DOCTOR IN THE DOCK FOR SELLING MEDICAL CERTIFICATES

EAST LONDON – A 67-year-old East London doctor and her 37-year-old assistant appeared before the East London Magistrate’s court on 17 May 2018 for Fraud and Corruption, after they were arrested on the same day by the Hawks following a Crime Intelligence focused investigation. Dr Siphokazi Sokupa and Cwaita Mngqibisa stand accused of allegedly issuing …

ALLEGED BANK ROBBERS NABBED

NORTH WEST – An intelligence driven operation by the Hawks’ Priority Violent Crimes (PVC) unit assisted by the Gauteng Technical Response Team led to the arrest of Welcome Marcus (50), and Charles Anthony Scheepers (54), in Edenvale and Fleurhof near Johannesburg on Sunday, 13 May 2018, after investigations linked them to a Klerksdorp Nedbank branch …

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 …