Category «Crime»

SUSPECT ON POLICE MURDER APPREHENDED

A suspect believed to be involved in the murder of the late Sergeant Thembisile Ndlovu(40) and her husband has finally been arrested. The 26-year old suspect was arrested today in Johannesburg, Lenasia, following a three month search. The latest arrest brings the number of suspects linked to the double murder to three. The suspect will …

PROMINENT CAPE TOWN LAWYER ARRESTED FOR CORRUPTION

A well-known Cape Town immigration lawyer, Craig Smith (49), was arrested on Monday for alleged corruption, money laundering, racketeering and fraud. Smith was arrested with his wife Cornelia Alexa Smith (49) and his employee Shafieka Salie (51). The three are accused of running an enterprise in Smith legal practice, Craig Smith and Associates (CSA) between …

TRT members in stable condition after being involved in a shoot-out with suspected robbers

TRT members in stable condition after being involved in a shoot-out with suspected robbers The National Commissioner of the South African Police Service, General Khehla John Sitole has conveyed his well wishes to two Tactical Response members who were injured during a shootout with suspected robbers in Johannesburg, Gauteng yesterday 07 March 2019. The members …

HAWKS ARREST SECURITY COMPANY OWNER AND GUARDS FOR OPERATING ILLEGALLY

A 35-year-old security company owner and fourteen (14), guards are expected to appear at the Randburg Magistrate’s Court on Friday after they were arrested on Wednesday near Sandton for allegedly rendering security services without the required registration. The collaborative swoop at the security company premises in Buccleuch was headed by the Hawks’ Technical Operations Management …

BUSINESSMAN SENTENCED FOR DEFRAUDING COGTA OF R7.5-MILLION

KWAZULU-NATAL – The Durban Specialised Commercial Crime Court has sentenced Mex Dhladhla (47), to twelve years direct imprisonment for fraud on Tuesday following a lengthy trial. Dhladhla was arrested by the Hawks’ Pietermaritzburg Serious Commercial Crime Investigating unit in 2015 along with accomplices, Nokwazi Chule (32), Hlengiwe Hlela (34), after investigations revealed that they defrauded …

LOAN SHARK CONVICTED FOR CONTRAVENING THE NATIONAL CREDIT ACT

FREE STATE – Elijah Zacharia Ngcola (54), has been convicted by the Welkom Magistrate’s Court on Monday after he pleaded guilty on ten (10) counts of contravening the National Credit Act. The Hawks’ Serious Commercial Crime Investigating unit arrested Ngcola in December 2018 following a search and seizure operation that was conducted at his residence …

TWO ARRESTED WITH 18 BAGS OF DAGGA VALUED AT R965 000

A Hawks led multidisciplinary operation that included crime intelligence, Eden cluster combating team and the Provincial traffic officials arrested two suspects during the early hours of Monday morning on their quest to clamp down an illicit drug trafficking between Eastern Cape and Western Cape provinces. The team acted on information about a large consignment of …

FORMER RSA AMBASSADOR ARRESTED FOR ALLEGED FOREIGN BRIBERY

Former ambassador to Iran Yusuf Saloojee (75) was arrested by the Hawks on Thursday and subsequently made a brief court appearance at the Johannesburg Specialised Commercial Crimes Court on the same day facing charges of corruption. Saloojee has been a subject of the Hawks’ Serious Corruption Investigation unit following allegations that he allegedly partook in …

BOGUS HAWKS OFFICER REMANDED IN CUSTODY

A man who posed as a ‘Hawks officer’ Lazarus Mzwandile Sibanyoni (35), appeared at the Wynberg Magistrate’s Court today facing charges of extortion, impersonating a police official and fraud. Sibanyoni was arrested in Sandton on Tuesday, Johannesburg, after the Gauteng Hawks’ Serious Corruption Investigation members were alerted of his attempt to extort R200 000 from …