Category «Crime»

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 …

EX-CRIME INTELLIGENCE OFFICER CONVICTED FOR SWINDLING AN INFORMANT

FREE STATE – A former Warrant Officer from Crime Intelligence, Teboho Japhta Mohapi (41), was convicted earlier in March this year by the Bloemfontein Magistrate’s Court for four counts of fraud. Mohapi was arrested by the Hawks’ Serious Corruption Crime Investigation unit in 2016, following a probe into allegations that he short-changed a police informant …

KRANSKOP ALLEGED COP KILLERS ARRESTED

The Hawks have arrested three suspects aged between 20 and 32 on Tuesday for their alleged role in the lethal shooting of an off-duty Constable Thandoluhle Mhlongo and a bystander Mazwi Zuke last week Friday. Preliminary investigations suggest that Mhlongo who is stationed at Kranskop police station had been at a local shisanyama premises at …

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 …