Category «Government»

SUSPECT ARRESTED FOR POSSESSION OF RHINO HORNS

GAUTENG – A 55-year-old woman is expected to appear in the Germiston Regional Court on Thursday charged with illegal possession of rhino horns. The suspect was arrested by the Hawks’ Serious Organised Crime Investigation Endangered Species Unit with the support of the Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Police and SANParks. The joint intelligence driven operation landed the suspect …

HAWKS WELCOME HEFTY SENTENCES FOR FARM ATTACKERS

EASTERN CAPE – The Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (Hawks) has welcomed the hefty sentences imposed on Lwandile Aseni (24), Floyd Ayanda Nkohla (35), Zwelakhe Mguzulwa (37) and Furgil Freddie Jaxa (31), who were each sentenced by the Grahamstown High court on Thursday to 25-years direct imprisonment for a March 2017 farm attack in Aberdeen. …

SOUTH AFRICA IMPLEMENTS TARGETED FINANCIAL SANCTIONS

South Africa’s measures for combating the financing of the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction and related acts have been enhanced with the launch of the list containing particulars of persons and entities identified for targeted financial sanctions (TFS). From today, the searchable TFS list is available on the Financial Intelligence Centre (FIC) website (www.fic.gov.za). …

MONEY LAUNDERING, TERROR FINANCING UNDER SPOTLIGHT WITH SOUTH AFRICA REVIEW

A panel of experts from the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the Eastern and Southern Africa Anti-Money Laundering Group (ESAAMLG) and the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) is due to test the effectiveness of South Africa’s legislative and institutional capability to detect and combat money laundering and terrorist financing. The ESAAMLG and the FATF undertake regular …

FORMER ATTORNEY AND CONVEYANCER ARRESTED FOR FRAUD

WESTERN CAPE – Former attorney and conveyancer Rugaya Van Der Schyff (53), appeared at Bellville Magistrate’s Court last week Friday facing charges of fraud and money laundering. Van Der Schyff was arrested on Thursday following allegations that misappropriated almost R4.8 million from a trust fund and subsequently her practice was disbarred was in 2017 following …

THREE POLICE OFFICERS ARRESTED FOR CORRUPTION

Three police officers attached to the Kwazulu/Natal Taxi Violence Unit are behind bars following their arrest on Friday in Pinetown. The officers aged between 44 and 51 years old were arrested by the National Serious Corruption Investigation team after they demanded and received R200 000 from two alleged suspects they are supposedly investigating for the …

EX-CRIME INTELLIGENCE OFFICER CONVICTED FOR SWINDLING AN INFORMANT

FREE STATE – A former Warrant Officer from Crime Intelligence, Teboho Japhta Mohapi (41), was convicted earlier in March this year by the Bloemfontein Magistrate’s Court for four counts of fraud. Mohapi was arrested by the Hawks’ Serious Corruption Crime Investigation unit in 2016, following a probe into allegations that he short-changed a police informant …