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. …

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 …