Category «Crime»

HAWKS ARREST OPTOMETRIST FOR FRAUD

MPUMALANGA – Skhumbuzo Asquith Mohlaba (45), was released on a warning by the Acornhoek Magistrate’s Court today after he was arrested by members of the Hawks’ Serious Corruption Investigation unit on Tuesday for allegedly practising as an optometrist without a valid operating license. Mohlala continued to render services to the public of Acornhoek and surrounding …

LIFE SENTENCE FOR COP KILLER WELCOMED

KWAZULU-NATAL – The Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (Hawks) have welcomed the life sentences given to a suspect who was responsible for the death of a police officer in November 2015. On Monday the Mthunzini High Court convicted and sentenced Msawenkosi Ngema (29) to life imprisonment for murder of Warrant Officer Jerico Mdletshe. Ngema was …

FORMER SHERIFF IN COURT FOR FRAUD AND CORRUPTION

WESTERN CAPE – Hoosain Kagee (48), a former the Executive Manager at the South African Board of Sheriffs appeared at Wynberg Magistrate Court on Wednesday on charges of fraud, corruption, and money laundering valued at R2 Million. It is alleged that Kagee recruited several service providers, with the aid of middle man to apply for …

CAPE TOWN VEHICLE EXAMINERS ARRESTED FOR FRAUD AND CORRUPTION

WESTERN CAPE – Three vehicle examiners aged between 37 and 64 are expected to appear at the Bellville and Cape Town Magistrate Courts respectively on charges of fraud and corruption today. One other suspect attached to the Goodwood vehicle testing centre linked and linked to two of the arrested three suspects is still outstanding after …

ALLEGED PYRAMID SCHEME FRAUDSTER ARRESTED

An integrated operation between the Mpumalanga Hawks’ Serious Commercial Crime Investigation and their Limpopo counterparts has resulted in the arrest of Moreke Lucky Mayane (45), in Limpopo on Wednesday for allegedly running an illegal pyramid scheme. Mayane was circulated as a wanted person after investigations revealed that he ran an illegal investment scheme dubbed ‘Weekly …

KLERKSDORP CASH IN TRANSIT DUO FOUND GUILTY

NORTH WEST – Elijah Rantsho (44), and Moeketsi Molwantwa (51), were sentenced to ten and five years’ imprisonment respectively at the Klerksdorp Regional Court on Friday. Rantsho and Molwantwa were part of a group of armed suspects who robbed a G4S AV truck in Klerksdorp on the 17th of March 2011, after they fired at …

BAIL REFUSED FOR HAWKS IMPOSTER

A Johannesburg man accused of impersonating a Hawks Major General who can be bribed to make investigation dockets disappear, was denied bail during his first appearance in the Krugersdorp Magistrate’s court yesterday. Gabriel Paul, 45, was arrested last week Friday following a two months investigation after a victim alerted the Hawks of a Major General …

The National Police Commissioner conveys condolences to the families of two slain KwaZulu Natal police officers

Pretoria: 26 May 2019- The National Commissioner of the South African Police Service, General Khehla John Sitole and the SAPS Management have learned with concern of the killing of two members in KwaZulu-Natal province in separate incidents on 24 and 26 May 2019. It alleged that an off-duty police constable came into the Ekombe Police …

FOUR POLICE DETECTIVES ARRESTED FOR CORRUPTION

Four police detectives from Kirkwood police station appeared at the Port Elizabeth Specialised Commercial Crime Court on Wednesday (today) after they were arrested by the Hawks’ Serious Crime Investigation team earlier on for alleged corruption. Three Detective Sergeants; Riaan Van Reenen (40), Liza Van Reenen (45), Ferdinand Noonen (36), and a 49-year-old, Warrant Officer Gabriel …