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HAWKS EXECUTE SEARCH AND SEIZURE OPERATION AT FREE STATE GAMBLING BOARD OFFICES

FREE STATE – The Hawks’ Serious Corruption Investigation Unit is currently conducting a search and seizure operation at the Free State Gambling Liquor and Tourism Board Offices in Bloemfontein. The operation follows a long-drawn-out investigation of alleged fraud and corruption and possible money laundering where two companies were awarded tenders worth approximately R150 million during …

National Arts Festival 28 June to 8 July in Grahamstown

Amazing ride ahead: the 2018 National Arts Festival’s Main Programme revealed The line-up for this year’s National Arts Festival Main Programme extends an invitation to audiences to join a thrilling journey that travels through the established and familiar to brand-new, uncharted creative territories. Now in its 44th year, the Festival will run from 28 June …

HAWKS ARREST FIVE FOR STAGED R30 MILLION HEIST

GAUTENG – The Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation’s Head in Gauteng, Major General Prince Mokotedi has applauded the investigation team for apprehending five suspects for theft of millions of rands in foreign currency in an alleged staged cash in transit heist. This comes after the Hawks’ National Bureau of Illegal Firearms Control and Priority Violence …

HAWKS WELCOME HEFTY SENTENCE IMPOSED ON A MAGISTRATE

Johannesburg – The Acting National Head of the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation Lieutenant General Yolisa Matakata has welcomed the sentencing of a former magistrate Matobela Johannes Kgomo (58), by the Johannesburg Magistrate’s Court on Friday. Matobela who practised as a magistrate in Randburg was arrested by the Hawks’ Serious Corruption Investigating unit in December …

SEVEN ARRESTED FOR KIDNAPPINGS IN GAUTENG

Pretoria – 19 April 2018 – The South African Police Service’s (SAPS) Multidisciplinary Task Team conducted an early morning intelligence driven Takedown Operation at Rossettenville, Johannesburg, that led to the arrest of seven suspects linked to three kidnapping incidents in Gauteng and the recovery of a hijacked vehicle and a firearm. The Multidisciplinary Task Team …

COUPLE NABBED FOR RUNNING AN ILLEGAL LOAN SHARK BUSINESS

MPUMALANGA – Kenneth Simelane (64), Tlhapelo Cordelia Mampane (43), have appeared before the Witbank Magistrate’s Court on the 10 and 12 April 2018 respectively after they were arrested for operating a loan shark business. The Hawks’ Serious Commercial Crime Investigation Unit in a joint operation with South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) and National Credit …

CARD SKIMMER SENTENCED TO FOUR YEARS DIRECT IMPRISONMENT

MPUMALANGA – The Evander Regional Court has sentenced Gegama Simon Mahlangu (25), to an effective four years prison term on 10 April 2018 for various counts of fraud. He was facing charges of unlawfully using a skimming device to rip-off unsuspecting motorists of over R40 000 at the Trichardt Toll Plaza. In the course of …

DRUG DEALER SENTENCED TO EIGHT YEARS IMPRISONMENT

Western Cape – Raymond Arend Scheepers (47), has been sentenced to effective eight years imprisonment for dealing in narcotics, illegal possession of a firearm and ammunition by the Khayelitsha Regional Court on 10 April 2018. Scheepers was arrested on 27 March 2014, at a Storage Place in Paarl during a joint operation undertaken by the …