Category «Society»

FORMER MAGISTRATE IN COURT FOR GARNISHING ORDER SCHEME

MPUMALANGA – Former Magistrate, Magrieta Stoffelina Maria Botha ( 55) appeared briefly at the Nelspruit Magistrate Court on Wednesday facing alleged fraud charges amounting to approximately R5-million. Botha was arrested by members of the Hawks’ Serious Commercial Crime Investigation on 25 May 2017 following a probe which uncovered factitious garnishing orders which she allegedly authorised …

CASH IN-TRANSIT SUSPECTS ARRESTED FOR CONSPIRACY

GAUTENG – A multidisciplinary intelligence driven operation yielded positive results when four suspects were arrested yesterday night in Queenswood east of Pretoria. The Hawks together with Crime Intelligence followed up on information that there was a group of suspects that was planning to execute a cash in transit in Pretoria. With the assistance of the …

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 …