Category «Society»

FORMER RSA AMBASSADOR ARRESTED FOR ALLEGED FOREIGN BRIBERY

Former ambassador to Iran Yusuf Saloojee (75) was arrested by the Hawks on Thursday and subsequently made a brief court appearance at the Johannesburg Specialised Commercial Crimes Court on the same day facing charges of corruption. Saloojee has been a subject of the Hawks’ Serious Corruption Investigation unit following allegations that he allegedly partook in …

BOGUS HAWKS OFFICER REMANDED IN CUSTODY

A man who posed as a ‘Hawks officer’ Lazarus Mzwandile Sibanyoni (35), appeared at the Wynberg Magistrate’s Court today facing charges of extortion, impersonating a police official and fraud. Sibanyoni was arrested in Sandton on Tuesday, Johannesburg, after the Gauteng Hawks’ Serious Corruption Investigation members were alerted of his attempt to extort R200 000 from …

PROMINENT EASTERN CAPE LAWYER OUT ON BAIL FOR ALLEGED FRAUD

A 46-year-old prominent lawyer, Zuko Nonxuba from the Eastern Cape has been granted R80 000 bail after he appeared at the Mthatha Magistrate Court on allegations of fraud today.   Nonxuba was arrested by the Hawks’ Mthatha Serious Commercial Crime investigators at a local hotel on Wednesday when they executed a warrant for his arrest …

BOGUS HAWKS OFFICER HELD

A man who posed as a Hawks officer and attempted to extort R200 000 from one of the people who was mentioned in the Commission of Enquiry into State Capture is ex­pect­ed to ap­pear in the Wynberg Mag­is­trate’s Court to­day. The 34 year old suspect was arrested in Sandton on Tuesday, Johannesburg, after the Gauteng …

PROMINENT EASTERN CAPE LAWYER ARRESTED FOR FRAUD

A Prominent lawyer is expected to appear at the Mthatha Magistrate Court today on allegations of fraud. The 46 year old suspect was arrested by the Hawks’ Mthatha Serious Commercial Crime investigators at a local hotel on Wednesday after he was served with a warrant of arrest. It is understood that in 2016 the suspect …

HAWKS ARREST FORMER CORRECTIONAL SERVICES COMMISSIONERS AND BOSASA OFFICIALS

Seven suspects aged between 78 and 50 years old were arrested today by the Directorate for Priority investigations on allegations of corruption, money laundering and fraud. The sweeping high-profile arrests follows a marathon investigation wherein almost R1.6 Billion is said to have been misappropriated in the tender processes for the procurement of various services by …

MAN SENTENCED TO TWENTY YEARS IN JAIL FOR BANK CARD SKIMMING FRAUD

MPUMALANGA – A former employee of Leandra Toll Plaza will serve 20 years in prison for bank card skimming fraud after he was sentenced by the Evander Regional Court on Tuesday. Thabo Simon Ntuli (27), was arrested on September 16, 2016, when the Hawks’ Serious Commercial Crime Investigation team pounced and searched the tollgate operators …