Category «Crime»

HAWKS ACTING HEAD SHOCKED BY DEATH OF ONE THEIR OWN

The Acting National Head of the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation Lieutenant General Yolisa Matakata has expressed shock at the senseless killing of a Hawks Captain in Bloemfontein on Thursday evening. Captain Qeya Jonas Tshabalala (52) was attached to the Bloemfontein Serious Organised Crime Unit passed away after he was attacked whilst attending to a …

R1 BILLION INVESTMENT SCAM INVESTIGATED BY HAWKS

PRETORIA – A Hawks investigation has been launched into an alleged investment fraud involving Bitcaw Trading Company, commonly known as BTC Global, after more than 28 000 investors are believed to suffered losses exceeding R1 billion and still counting. The Serious Economic Offences Unit has been tasked to investigate the massive alleged fraud. Members of …

HIGHER EDUCATION CENTRE MANAGER UP FOR CORRUPTION

LIMPOPO – A 56 year old Department of Higher Education Centre Manager from Modimolle is set to appear at the local regional court for alleged corruption. The suspect was slapped with summons to appear at the Modimolle Regional Court on 7 June 2018 after he allegedly fraudulently took cash in exchange for a job. He …

HAWKS NAB BANK ROBBERS

NORTH WEST – The Priority Violent Crimes Unit (PVC) unit arrested has arrested six suspects in Klerksdorp and Upington in connection with a bank robbery that took place in April this year. The suspects allegedly colluded and stole more than R3 million at the local Nedbank Branch. Two suspects allegedly posed a SBV security officers …

SUSPECT REMANDED IN CUSTORDY FOR R1.5 MILLION DRUGS BUST

NORTH WEST – A 43 year old suspect arrested with a more than R1.5 million worth of drugs has been remanded in custody after making a brief appearance at Klerksdorp Magistrate Court yesterday. Frank Nwaru was arrested by the Hawks’ South African Narcotics Enforcement Bureau (SANEB) after they operated on information of alleged drug dealing …

MAN IN COURT FOR HUMAN TRAFFICKING

WESTERN CAPE – Chizoba Uba (36) appeared briefly at Bellville Magistrate’s Court for alleged human trafficking on Thursday. Uba was arrested on Tuesday for his alleged involvement in subjecting a 37 year-old victim into drugs and prostitution. The victim was allegedly recruited under false pretences to travel from Johannesburg to Cape Town. On arrival she …

HAWKS LAUNCH MANHUNT FOR CIT SUSPECTS

GAUTENG – The Directorate for Priority Crime investigation in collaboration with the South African Police Service have launched a serious manhunt to apprehend the outstanding dangerous suspects involved in the daring cash in transit heist incident that happened in Boksburg on Thursday. It is alleged that two cash armoured vehicles en route from the depot …

EKURHULENI MUNICIPAL OFFICIALS ARRESTED FOR ALLEGED R1 MILLION THEFT

GAUTENG – Two Ekurhuleni Municipality finance officials appeared briefly at the Johannesburg Specialised Commercial Crimes Court today for alleged theft. The suspects, Zandile Mndebele (38) who is a cashier and her supervisor Felicia Hlabana (43) were arrested on Thursday by the Hawks’ Germiston Serious Commercial Crime Unit after they were alleged to have allegedly appropriated …

Minister and National Commissioner of Police strongly condemns the killing of a Senior Police Manager

Pretoria: 17 May 2018 – The Minister of Police, Mr Bheki Cele and the National Commissioner of the South African Police Service, General Khehla John Sitole, learnt with shock and deep sadness of the callous murder of a Senior Manager in the police, who was attacked last night in Soweto, Gauteng. Preliminary investigations suggests that …