Category «Law Enforcement»

BOGUS HAWKS OFFICER REMANDED IN CUSTODY

A man who posed as a ‘Hawks officer’ Lazarus Mzwandile Sibanyoni (35), appeared at the Wynberg Magistrate’s Court today facing charges of extortion, impersonating a police official and fraud. Sibanyoni was arrested in Sandton on Tuesday, Johannesburg, after the Gauteng Hawks’ Serious Corruption Investigation members were alerted of his attempt to extort R200 000 from …

HAWKS ARREST FORMER CORRECTIONAL SERVICES COMMISSIONERS AND BOSASA OFFICIALS

Seven suspects aged between 78 and 50 years old were arrested today by the Directorate for Priority investigations on allegations of corruption, money laundering and fraud. The sweeping high-profile arrests follows a marathon investigation wherein almost R1.6 Billion is said to have been misappropriated in the tender processes for the procurement of various services by …

A TOTAL OF 1 357 CONVICTS WERE SENTENCED DURING THE PERIOD OF 1 JULY TO 31 DECEMBER 2018

Two investigating officers of the South African Police Service (SAPS)’s Family Violence, Child Protection and Sexual Offences (FCS) Investigations Unit under the Detective Services Division, were given the National Commissioner’s Special Awards.   Pretoria: 29 January 2019 – Between 1 July and 31 December 2018, the South African Police Service’s Family Violence, Child Protection and …

TWENTY YEARS IMPRISONMENT FOR R140 MILLION DRUG TRAFFICKER

KWAZULU-NATAL – The Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation has welcomed the sentence handed down to a suspect convicted for drug trafficking. Robert Makhumulo (52) was sentenced to 20 years by the Pongola Regional Court yesterday. On 24 January 2018, Hawks members in Richards Bay received information from Crime Intelligence about a truck that was carrying …

POLICE CAPTAIN MURDERED AT NEW BRIGHTON

The National Commissioner of Police, General Khehla John Sitole has strongly condemned the killing of a South African Police Service Captain. The 50 year old Captain was gunned down at approximately 02:30 this morning at Tshiwula Street in New Brighton in the Eastern Cape. The member was stationed at the SAPS Protection and Security Services …

Policeman gunned down in Port Elizabeth

Pretoria: 10 October 2018 – The National Commissioner of the South African Police Service (SAPS), General Khehla John Sitole has condemned the ongoing attacks and/or killings of members of the Service. In the latest incident, an on-duty 36-year-old police constable, attached to the Mount Road Detective Unit in the Eastern Cape, was shot and killed …