Category «Law Enforcement»

Two rhino poachers recovering in hospital

Two suspected rhino poachers are recovering in hospital after a shootout ensued at the Kruger National Park last week after the suspects were found trespassing in the park in Mpumalanga. Mozambican national Carlos Ngwane and Victor Mashile, whose nationality is not known, were arrested in separate areas but not without resistance in the form of …

Horrific crash in Swellendam claims eight lives

Horrific crash in Swellendam claims eight lives

Early this morning, at around 7am, three vehicles, a truck, a light delivery van, and a Correctional Services minibus, were involved in a horrific crash on the N2 in Swellendam. The crash claimed the lives of eight Correctional Services officials, leaving another four seriously injured. The injured were transported to the Swellendam Provincial Hospital. It …

SAPS helicopter involved in a landing incident in Midrand

Police

This morning a South African Police Service BK117 helicopter was involved in a landing incident at Grand Central Airport in Midrand. The aircraft was undertaking a routine post-maintenance test flight at the time. The pilot and other occupants were unhurt and the aircraft is being recovered to the Airbus Helicopters hangar. Airbus Helicopters is assisting …

Operation Fiela results in 889 arrests

Police

The National Joint Operational and Intelligence Structure (NATJOINTS) is happy with the successes of this past week’s Operation Fiela which rooted out criminal elements in seven provinces, resulting in 889 arrests. NATJOINTS is particularly pleased with the response from community members, who tipped off law enforcement officers about a number of criminal activities and we …

Former Hawks captain arrested for SBV heist

Hawks

Pretoria – A former captain of the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (HAWKS) has been arrested for allegedly being involved in the Mpumalanga Standard Bank, Barclays (First National Bank) and Volkskas (SBV) heist of R107 million. The Hawks’ investigating team, assisted by members of the Task Force, arrested Bhekani Welcome Gcabashe at his home in …

Policing operations in the Western Cape will not be affected by the appearance of Lt Gen Lamoer in court

Police

Pretoria, 17 April 2015: The National Commissioner of the South African Police Service (SAPS), General Riah Phiyega, can assure the nation, particularly Western Cape communities, that policing in the province will not be affected by the appearance in court of Lieutenant General Arno Lamoer and three of his senior management team members today. The Western …

Hawks bust three police officers and six civilians for dealing in illegal cigarettes

Hawks

Pretoria – This morning, Friday, 27 March 2015, members of the Hawks assisted by members of the Crime Intelligence Unit, the Durban National Intervention Unit and the Asset Forfeiture Unit, arrested nine suspects, including three police officers (three detective constables) and six civilians at Emanguzi in northern KwaZulu-Natal bordering Mozambique, for their alleged involvement in …

SAPS not looking for Advocate Jiba

Police

Pretoria: 25 March 2015 – The South African Police Service (SAPS) has noted various media reports about a summons issued against Advocate Nomgcobo Jiba and that she was close to being arrested. According to the media reports, this was announced by the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA). Nothing can be further from the truth. The SAPS …