Category «Crime»

Six suspects arrested for allegedly stealing diamonds

Police

Pretoria – Six suspects have been arrested after they allegedly broke into a safe and stole three diamonds at a diamond mine in Prieska, Northern Cape, in the early hours of Monday morning. It has been alleged that the driver of a mining dump truck was on his routine trips to offload loads when robbers …

Police out in full force in Soweto

Police

Soweto: 22 January 2015 – Tonight the Gauteng Police Provincial Commissioner, Lieutenant General Lesetja Mothiba announced further deployment of a large contingent of police officers in various areas of Soweto. After a relatively quiet day in Soweto, looting flared up in most parts of the township soon after schools closed this afternoon. Police from various …

Hawks disrupt a drug-smuggling ring in Johannesburg

Suspects nabbed for rhino poaching related crimes appear in court

Pretoria: Today, the acting National Head of the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (the Hawks), Major General Mthandazo Ntlemeza, lauded the Hawks in Johannesburg for dismantling a Nigerian drug-smuggling ring. The Hawks team raided the Highrise flats in Berea, Johannesburg yesterday. They did a thorough search and arrested five Nigerian men. The Nigerians are allegedly …

CDP on farm murders / CDP reageer op plaasmoorde

CDP

Afrikaanse teks hieronder First month of New Year and farm murders continue unabated “With a farm murder on the last day of last year, and the first farm murder for 2015 early in the New Year, it is clear that this scourge is continuing unabated,” says Christian Democratic Party (CDP) leader, Rev. Theunis Botha. “With …

Hawks uncovers another hydrophonic dagga-cultivating facility in Gauteng

Pretoria – Last night, the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (the Hawks) in Gauteng arrested 51-year-old Donee Kathleen Schmidt in Klopperpark in Germiston, Ekhuruleni, for cultivating and dealing in dagga. Schmidt was arrested during an intelligence-driven operation which led the investigating team to her house in Welkom Street, Klopperpark. On entering the house, the team …

CDP on crime stats

CDP

CDP reacts to crime stats The Christian Democratic Party (CDP) expressed its concern with the increase in murders by 800 per annum in South Africa. “We are especially concerned, as these figures appear to include the highest number of murders in the world for an identifiable group, namely farmers. The general murder rate is 32,2 …

Urgently finalise farm murder report – CDP

CDP

“Since the Human Rights Commission began its investigation into farm murders, several more farmers have been killed – the latest being the 72 year old Willie van Rensburg of Odendaalsrus. We call on the commission to urgently finalise its report, so that the government will have no further excuse but to declare this kind of …

SAPS Crime Intelligence busts huge international rhino horn syndicate

Police

In a joint operation, the South African Police Service’s National Crime Intelligence Division and the South African Revenue Service’s Customs and Excise department took yet another giant leap towards combatting rhino poaching in South Africa. The team arrested two Vietnamese men who are believed to be part of a large syndicate and recovered a substantial …