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. …

TWO SUSPECTS ARRESTED FOR RHINO HORN TRAFFICKING

Two suspects aged 57 and 61 will make their first appearance at the Brits Magistrate Court today after they were intercepted with more than 167 rhino horns on Saturday in the North West. An operation by the Hawks Serious Organised Crime Endangered Species Unit, Special Task force, Tracker SA and Vision Tactical landed the two …

FORMER JOZINI MUNICIPALITY OFFICIAL SENTENCED FOR CORRUPTION

KWAZULU-NATAL – Nomfundo Mthembu (34), was convicted and sentenced by the Durban Specialised Commercial Crime Court for 101 counts of fraud and 102 count of money laundering on Monday, 8 April 2019. Mthembu who is a former payroll official from Jozini Municipality was arrested by Hawks members from Durban Serious Corruption Investigation unit in November …

HAWKS ARREST ADVOCATE FOR CORRUPTION

KWAZULU-NATAL – A 49-year-old former Public Prosecutor Advocate Matthews Ngwenya was arrested on Tuesday by the Hawks’ Durban Serious Corruption Investigation unit for corruption. It is alleged that on 17 December 2015 Advocate Ngwenya who was based at the Madadeni Court approached a suspect in a rape case – who is a complainant in this …

ALLEGED FRAUD FUGITIVE DETAINED

MPUMALANGA – A 56-year-old suspect Micheal Chimazi, formerly sought by the Hawks, has been remanded in custody by the Nelspruit Regional Court on Thursday after he handed himself in at the Hawks’ provincial offices in Mpumalanga on the same day. Chimazi was circulated as sought through the media a week ago, for alleged fraud and …

SUSPECT ARRESTED FOR ALLEGED FALSE TAX RETURNS

FREE STATE – A 60-year-old alleged tax fraudster Marthinus Lourens Kok has made a brief appearance at the Bloemfontein Magistrate’s Court today after he was arrested on the same day.   A random internal audit in July 2015 by the South African Revenue Services (SARS), highlighted that Kok’s Value Added Tax (VAT) returns were manipulated …

RHINO HORN SMUGGLER ARRESTED

GAUTENG – A 43 year old man is expected to appear before the Boksburg Magistrates Court today for alleged illegal possession of rhino horns. The suspect was arrested on Monday on the R21 towards the OR International Airport by the Ekurhuleni Tactical Response Team and Benoni Flying Squad in possession of two rhino horns with …

SOUTH AFRICA IMPLEMENTS TARGETED FINANCIAL SANCTIONS

South Africa’s measures for combating the financing of the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction and related acts have been enhanced with the launch of the list containing particulars of persons and entities identified for targeted financial sanctions (TFS). From today, the searchable TFS list is available on the Financial Intelligence Centre (FIC) website (www.fic.gov.za). …