ETHEKWINI MUNICIPALITY MAYOR AND TWO OTHERS GRANTED BAIL

eThekwini Mayor Zandie Gumede, councillor Mondli Mthembu and businessman Craig Ponnan briefly were granted R50000 bail each following their brief appearance at the Durban Specialised Commercial Crime on Tuesday. The trio handed themselves over to the Hawks’ National Clean Audit Task Team (NCATT) early Tuesday morning and they were subsequently charged with fraud, corruption, contravention …

20 ARRESTED FOR ATTEMPTING TO DOUBLE-VOTE

Twenty suspects have been arrested after allegedly trying to vote for a second time during the 2019, National and Provincial Elections. Nineteen suspects have been arrested in KwaZulu-Natal of which 16 are alleged to have transgressed in Danhauser, two in Hluhluwe and one in the Port Shepstone while the twentieth suspect was arrested in Douglasdale …

HAWKS ARREST PROSECUTOR FOR CORRUPTION

LIMPOPO – The Hawks’ Serious Corruption Investigation members have arrested a 45-year-old Seshego District Court prosecutor for alleged corruption, extortion and defeating the ends of justice today. The prosecutor allegedly demanded R1500 bribe from the complainant who was arrested for driving under the influence of liquor in order to withdraw his case. The complainant reported …

Two alleged robbers nabbed for a CIT robbery

At least two suspected robbers have been arrested and money and guns seized this evening following a cash-in-transit (CIT) heist. Shortly after 18:00 this evening, 6 May 2019, a CIT vehicle was ambushed and robbed by a group of armed men at Klapmuts in the Western Cape. The suspects stole an undisclosed amount of cash …

188 676 people are in need of health assistance

World Health Organization

Pemba – Cyclone Kenneth, the second category 3 cyclone to hit Mozambique within five weeks, brought widespread destruction and displacement and exacerbated health risks in the north-eastern province of Cabo Delgado after making landfall on 25 April. The cyclone struck populations already vulnerable due to a fragile health system and weak water and sanitation infrastructure. …

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 …