Major arms and dagga cultivation lab in Wierdebrug busted

The acting Minister of Police, Minister Aaron Motsoaledi and the National Commissioner of Police, General Khehla John Sitole applauded an integrated, multi-disciplinary team today for uncovering an arms cache and dagga cultivation lab in a house in Gemsbok Street in Wierdebrug. Members from the Pretoria and Shoshanguve K9 Units, acting on information arrived a Wierdabrug …

ALLEGED POLICE MURDERER APPEARS IN COURT

KWAZULU-NATAL – Phumowakhe Ndwandwe (21) briefly appeared in the Richards Bay Magistrates’ Court yesterday for murder of Detective Sergeant Sakhile Nsibande who was fatally shot last week. On Thursday 14 November 2019, KwaMbonambi SAPS detectives conducted a raid at Cinci reserve looking for a house robbery suspect. A suspect’s house was identified and tactically approached …

BUSINESS PARTNERS ARRESTED AFTER FAILURE TO COMPLY WITH COURT ORDER

FREE STATE – Business partners, Teboho Samuel Taso (40) and Momofumahadi Annah Molelekoa (37), who defrauded 64 clients of an estimated R5.6 million during the period of 2011 and 2013 were arrested on Monday 18 November 2019 for contravention of a court order. The two convicts are owners of an estate agent company Senotetsha Property …

HAWKS SMASH KIDNAPPING RING IN GAUTENG

GAUTENG – Two suspects have been arrested at the Johannesburg Magistrate’s Court on Friday, the 8th November 2019, whilst appearing for unrelated kidnapping case of a Johannesburg businessman. The Hawks’ Serious Organised Crime investigation unit pounced on Ronnie Mphela (41), and Wesley Mokgadingwana (40), with a warrant of arrest following their court appearance. The latest …

ALLEGED FRAUDSTER SOUGHT FOR SIPHONING R3-MILLION

MPUMALANGA – The Hawks’ Serious Commercial Crime Investigation unit in Mpumalanga is requesting for assistance from the public to identify a person of interest as per attached pictures in connection with fraud. It is alleged that in 2013, an unknown suspect who claimed to work for the Mbombela Municipality fraudulently opened a bank account using …

SENIOR DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE OFFICIAL ARRESTED FOR CORRUPTION

A 44 year old senior official attached to the Department of Justice was arrested yesterday following investigations into corruption and fraud at the Mpumalanga Master of the High Court. The investigation which was launched by the Serious Commercial Investigations has been probing the alleged siphoning of claimants funds from the Masters office for almost two …

HAWKS SECURE TWELVE YEARS IMPRISONMENT FOR TRUCK HIJACKER

NORTH WEST – The Christiana Regional Court has sentenced a 33-year-old convicted hijacker, Neo Kaweng to twelve years imprisonment on Wednesday following comprehensive investigations by the Serious Organised Crime unit of the Hawks. The judgement emanates from a truck hijacking incident that took place in Christiana in 2010, where the driver who was reportedly on …