Category «Law Enforcement»

Foreign nationals sentenced for rhino poaching

Police

Pretoria: Today, the Acting National Head of the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation, Major General Yoliswa Siyotula, applauded the Organised Crime Unit of the Hawks in Mpumalanga for securing two convictions against two rhino poachers. Yesterday, the White River Periodical Court handed down an eight-year sentence to Alvao Fagustino Sifundza from Mozambique for rhino poaching. …

Latest South African Crime Statistics Released

Child Porn

Pretoria – The South African Police Service (SAPS) today released the crime statistics for the 2013/14 financial year, which show a range of increases and decreases in certain crime categories. For the year under review, there was an increase in murder, attempted murder and robbery with aggravating circumstances. Overall, murder decreased by 9.2% over the …

NPA SEIZES A CASH AMOUNT OF $9.34 MILLION

Summons for Deputy National Director of Prosecutions Served

PRETORIA – On 12 September 2014, the Asset Forfeiture Unit (AFU) of the NPA obtained an order in the North Gauteng High Court freezing a cash amount of US$9.34 million (about R102 million). The case relates to cash which was brought into the country on a flight from Nigeria to Lanseria Airport on 5 September …

Three arrested for R50m car fraud

Suspects nabbed for rhino poaching related crimes appear in court

Pretoria – The Hawks, in conjunction with the banking industry, have arrested three suspects for motor vehicle application fraud amounting to R50 million. The suspects, 33-year-old Adele Coetzee, her husband, 37-year-old Marius Coetzee, and his mother, 60-year-old Kitty Coetzee, were arrested in Brits in the North West during an operation held over the weekend. The …

SAPS killings and security at GP Malls

Police

Johannesburg – Gauteng police will increase visibility in and around some of the malls that have been identified as high risk, says Provincial Police Commissioner Lesetja Mothiba. Mothiba said five suspects were arrested in Brixton and Doornfontein during a crime intelligence raid, following the recent spate of mall robberies in the province. He was briefing …

Grondwethof se bevinding ten gunste van SAPD en Renate Barnard-saak stel teleur

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Dr. Dirk Herman, bestuurshoof van Solidariteit, het vandag na verwarrende mediaberigte bevestig dat die Grondwethof finaal ten gunste van die SAPD beslis het in die jarelange rassediskriminasiesaak van oud-polisiekolonel Renate Barnard en Solidariteit teen die polisie, sê adv. Anton Alberts, die VF Plus se woordvoerder oor arbeid. Hiermee het die Grondwethof die uitspraak van vyf …

SAPS warn of fake employment opportunities

Police

Pretoria – The South African Police Service (SAPS) has warned the public about misleading advertisements regarding the recruitment of new constables. The adverts are apparently being circulated through the social media application WhatsApp and on the www.salearnership.com website. SAPS spokesperson Lieutenant General Solomon Makgale said there are currently no posts advertised for police trainees. “The …

South Africa has Lost War against Crime

IFP

The IFP says that South Africa will never win war against crime as long as law-enforcement agencies are themselves implicated in criminal activities. The party said this in response to reports in the City Press and other media, implicating some in the Intelligence Unit of being involved in “a rogue unit within the State Security …