Category «Society»

MAN IN COURT FOR FRAUD AND CORRUPTION

Northern Cape- Itumeleng Setshaba Mokwena (39), a former employee of the Department of Justice and Constitutional Development, appeared at Jankempdorp Magistrate’s Court on charges of fraud and corruption on Monday, 22 January 2018. Mokwena allegedly used an accomplice’s details to submit a fraudulent insurance claim documents at Russels furniture store worth R30 000 in Jankempdorp. …

HAWKS DEAL A BLOW TO RHINO HORN DEALERS

MPUMALANGA – Five members of an alleged syndicate that deal in rhino horns are out on bail following their arrest by the Mpumalnga Hawks. The operation which got under way on 04 January 2018 and concluded in 15 January this year, led to the arrest of two Chinese nationals, a couple and a game farmer. …

ARMED ROBBERS ARRESTED FOR ALLEGED ROBBERY AND MURDER

KWAZULU-NATAL – Four suspects who were being sought for an armed robbery and murder are behind bars following an operation by the Hawks in Newcastle assisted by the local K9 Unit. The three allegedly committed a series of armed robberies targeting service stations at Annieville Crossing in Dannhauser near Newcastle in December last year. During …

TWO SUSPECTS NABBED WITH R1.1 MILLION WORTH OF DAGGA

CAPE TOWN – An intelligence led operation comprising the Hawks’ Serious Organised Crime unit, Oudtshoorn Crime intelligence and local police resulted in the arrest of two suspects aged 51 and 57 respectively on Wednesday for dealing in dagga. The team followed up on information of a vehicle suspected to be transporting cannabis. Whilst monitoring the …

Invest in health to end plague in Madagascar

World Health Organization

ANTANANARIVO, MADAGASCAR – The Director-General of WHO has outlined his vision for a Madagascar free of plague epidemics during a three-day visit to the island nation that started on 7 January 2018. “Madagascar can make plague epidemics a thing of the past through strategic investments in its health system – including better access to healthcare, …

STOLEN CAR RECOVERED AND TWO IN CUSTODY

POLOKWANE – Two suspects believed to be part of a wider vehicle theft syndicate have been remanded in custody following the arrest by the Hawks’ Serious Organised Crime Unit, Crime Intelligence and the SAPS Vehicle Identification Unit over the weekend Haajibu Ken Issah (30) and Adam Alli (24) appeared briefly at the Makhado Magistrate Court …

460 MILLION RAND FRAUD – SUSPECT ARRESTED

HAWKS NAB SUSPECT FOR R460 MILLION FRAUD GAUTENG – A 43 year old suspect is expected to appear at the Johannesburg Specialised Commercial Crime Court on Friday for allegedly defrauding a medical equipment company over R460 million. The suspects was arrested the Germiston Hawks’ Commercial Crime Unit office on Wednesday following a three month investigation …

BANK EMPLOYEE ARRESTED FOR ALLEGEDLY DEFRAUDING CLIENT

CAPE TOWN – Ntobeko Mbolekwa (33), made a brief appearance before the Wynberg Magistrate’s Court after he was arrested by the Hawks’ serious commercial crime unit last week for alleged R1.2 million fraud. Mbolekwa apparently manipulated the bank system and created new internet banking profiles for an account belonging to an FNB client in Hout …

TRIO IN COURT FOR POSSESSION OF IVORY

NORTHERN CAPE – Riaan Malgas (31), Mothusi Joel Tshibithi (36) and Albert Mosimanyane (53) appeared at Kuruman Magistrates Court on charges of possession of ivory on yesterday. The three were arrested on Friday, 8 December 2017, at Kuruman Airport after the Hawks’ Serious Organised Crime unit swiftly acted on information about suspects in possession of …