Category «Society»

HAWKS CONDEMN THE CIRCULATING OF FAKE NEWS

The Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (DPCI) has taken note of the unfortunate and alarming trend of fake news under the pretext of the Hawks. Almost each day there are websites and other social media platforms that publish inaccurate information. This includes, among others, the imminent arrest of high profile politicians and senior government officials …

FORMER MANGAUNG LOCAL MUNICIPALITY GENERAL MANAGER TO START HIS 10 YEAR PRISON SENTENCE

The former General Manager responsible for Mechanical Services at Mangaung Local Municipality (MLM), Lehlohonolo Percival Nakedi (54), is expected to hand himself over to a correctional facility in Bloemfontein tomorrow morning to start his 10 year prison sentence. This follows the dismissal of his application by the Constitutional Court for leave to appeal his conviction. …

SUSPECT ARRESTED FOR POSSESSION OF UNCUT DIAMONDS

NORTHERN CAPE – Khutso Justice Moeti, 44, made a brief appearance at the Springbok Magistrate Court on Friday for possessing uncut diamonds. Moetin was arrested last week Tuesday in a joint intelligence driven operation between the Hawks’ Serious Organised Crime Unit and Crime Intelligence. The team received information of a person who was desperately looking …

DETECTIVE COMMANDER AND ACCOMPLICE ARRESTED FOR CORRUPTION

LIMPOPO – A 38 year old detective commander from Driekop Police Station and his 32 year female accomplice are expected to appear at the Burgersfort Magistrate Court tomorrow for alleged corruption, extortion and defeating the ends of justice. The two were arrested on Friday evening the Hawk’s Serious Corruption Investigation team after they allegedly conspired …

SELF CONFESSED GANG MEMBER PLEADS GUILTY FOR ATTEMPTED MURDER

WESTERN CAPE – Former “27” gang member Chestlyn Adams (31) appeared at the Cape Town Regional Court on Thursday facing several charges that includes conspiracy to commit murder, two counts of attempted murder, illegal possession of firearm and ammunition as well as contravention with the Prevention of Organised Crime Act 121 of 2998 (POCA). These …

SUSPECT ARRESTED FOR POSSESSION OF RHINO HORNS

GAUTENG – A 55-year-old woman is expected to appear in the Germiston Regional Court on Thursday charged with illegal possession of rhino horns. The suspect was arrested by the Hawks’ Serious Organised Crime Investigation Endangered Species Unit with the support of the Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Police and SANParks. The joint intelligence driven operation landed the suspect …

HAWKS WELCOME HEFTY SENTENCES FOR FARM ATTACKERS

EASTERN CAPE – The Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (Hawks) has welcomed the hefty sentences imposed on Lwandile Aseni (24), Floyd Ayanda Nkohla (35), Zwelakhe Mguzulwa (37) and Furgil Freddie Jaxa (31), who were each sentenced by the Grahamstown High court on Thursday to 25-years direct imprisonment for a March 2017 farm attack in Aberdeen. …