Category «Society»

HAWKS SMASH KIDNAPPING RING IN GAUTENG

GAUTENG – Two suspects have been arrested at the Johannesburg Magistrate’s Court on Friday, the 8th November 2019, whilst appearing for unrelated kidnapping case of a Johannesburg businessman. The Hawks’ Serious Organised Crime investigation unit pounced on Ronnie Mphela (41), and Wesley Mokgadingwana (40), with a warrant of arrest following their court appearance. The latest …

ALLEGED FRAUDSTER SOUGHT FOR SIPHONING R3-MILLION

MPUMALANGA – The Hawks’ Serious Commercial Crime Investigation unit in Mpumalanga is requesting for assistance from the public to identify a person of interest as per attached pictures in connection with fraud. It is alleged that in 2013, an unknown suspect who claimed to work for the Mbombela Municipality fraudulently opened a bank account using …

SENIOR DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE OFFICIAL ARRESTED FOR CORRUPTION

A 44 year old senior official attached to the Department of Justice was arrested yesterday following investigations into corruption and fraud at the Mpumalanga Master of the High Court. The investigation which was launched by the Serious Commercial Investigations has been probing the alleged siphoning of claimants funds from the Masters office for almost two …

HAWKS SECURE TWELVE YEARS IMPRISONMENT FOR TRUCK HIJACKER

NORTH WEST – The Christiana Regional Court has sentenced a 33-year-old convicted hijacker, Neo Kaweng to twelve years imprisonment on Wednesday following comprehensive investigations by the Serious Organised Crime unit of the Hawks. The judgement emanates from a truck hijacking incident that took place in Christiana in 2010, where the driver who was reportedly on …

FORMER DEPARTMENT OF LABOUR EMPLOYEE SENTECED FOR FRAUD

MPUMALANGA – The Witbank Regional Court on Monday convicted Thokozani Percy Skosana (42), for 15 counts of fraud. Skosana is a former employee of the Department of Labour who was attached to the Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF), section. During 2012, he fraudulently started a company named Simajale Transport and General Dealer and registered ghost employees …

ELEVEN ARRESTED FOR ALLEGED MULTIPLE CASH-IN-TRANSIT HEISTS

A joint multi-disciplinary team which includes Hawks’ National Priority Violent Crimes (NPVC), Crime Intelligence, Special Task Force and National Intervention Unit (NIU) arrested eleven suspects and uncovered an undisclosed amount of money yesterday. The team swiftly acted on information received about suspects allegedly involved in multiple cash-in-transit heists in the Eastern Cape. They were intercepted …

SAPS warns that dealing in cannabis is still illegal

The South African Police Service is issuing a stern warning that the establishment of illegal dispensaries/outlets, online sites and social media platforms which are marketing and selling cannabis and cannabis-related products to the public remains illegal, except where specifically allowed in terms of the Medicines and Related Substances Act. Some of these illegal businesses, purporting …