Category «Crime»

FORMER JOZINI MUNICIPALITY OFFICIAL SENTENCED FOR CORRUPTION

KWAZULU-NATAL – Nomfundo Mthembu (34), was convicted and sentenced by the Durban Specialised Commercial Crime Court for 101 counts of fraud and 102 count of money laundering on Monday, 8 April 2019. Mthembu who is a former payroll official from Jozini Municipality was arrested by Hawks members from Durban Serious Corruption Investigation unit in November …

HAWKS ARREST ADVOCATE FOR CORRUPTION

KWAZULU-NATAL – A 49-year-old former Public Prosecutor Advocate Matthews Ngwenya was arrested on Tuesday by the Hawks’ Durban Serious Corruption Investigation unit for corruption. It is alleged that on 17 December 2015 Advocate Ngwenya who was based at the Madadeni Court approached a suspect in a rape case – who is a complainant in this …

ALLEGED FRAUD FUGITIVE DETAINED

MPUMALANGA – A 56-year-old suspect Micheal Chimazi, formerly sought by the Hawks, has been remanded in custody by the Nelspruit Regional Court on Thursday after he handed himself in at the Hawks’ provincial offices in Mpumalanga on the same day. Chimazi was circulated as sought through the media a week ago, for alleged fraud and …

SUSPECT ARRESTED FOR ALLEGED FALSE TAX RETURNS

FREE STATE – A 60-year-old alleged tax fraudster Marthinus Lourens Kok has made a brief appearance at the Bloemfontein Magistrate’s Court today after he was arrested on the same day.   A random internal audit in July 2015 by the South African Revenue Services (SARS), highlighted that Kok’s Value Added Tax (VAT) returns were manipulated …

RHINO HORN SMUGGLER ARRESTED

GAUTENG – A 43 year old man is expected to appear before the Boksburg Magistrates Court today for alleged illegal possession of rhino horns. The suspect was arrested on Monday on the R21 towards the OR International Airport by the Ekurhuleni Tactical Response Team and Benoni Flying Squad in possession of two rhino horns with …

SOUTH AFRICA IMPLEMENTS TARGETED FINANCIAL SANCTIONS

South Africa’s measures for combating the financing of the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction and related acts have been enhanced with the launch of the list containing particulars of persons and entities identified for targeted financial sanctions (TFS). From today, the searchable TFS list is available on the Financial Intelligence Centre (FIC) website (www.fic.gov.za). …

MONEY LAUNDERING, TERROR FINANCING UNDER SPOTLIGHT WITH SOUTH AFRICA REVIEW

A panel of experts from the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the Eastern and Southern Africa Anti-Money Laundering Group (ESAAMLG) and the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) is due to test the effectiveness of South Africa’s legislative and institutional capability to detect and combat money laundering and terrorist financing. The ESAAMLG and the FATF undertake regular …

FORMER ATTORNEY AND CONVEYANCER ARRESTED FOR FRAUD

WESTERN CAPE – Former attorney and conveyancer Rugaya Van Der Schyff (53), appeared at Bellville Magistrate’s Court last week Friday facing charges of fraud and money laundering. Van Der Schyff was arrested on Thursday following allegations that misappropriated almost R4.8 million from a trust fund and subsequently her practice was disbarred was in 2017 following …

THREE POLICE OFFICERS ARRESTED FOR CORRUPTION

Three police officers attached to the Kwazulu/Natal Taxi Violence Unit are behind bars following their arrest on Friday in Pinetown. The officers aged between 44 and 51 years old were arrested by the National Serious Corruption Investigation team after they demanded and received R200 000 from two alleged suspects they are supposedly investigating for the …