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). …

MONEY LAUNDERING, TERROR FINANCING UNDER SPOTLIGHT WITH SOUTH AFRICA REVIEW

A panel of experts from the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the Eastern and Southern Africa Anti-Money Laundering Group (ESAAMLG) and the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) is due to test the effectiveness of South Africa’s legislative and institutional capability to detect and combat money laundering and terrorist financing. The ESAAMLG and the FATF undertake regular …

FORMER ATTORNEY AND CONVEYANCER ARRESTED FOR FRAUD

WESTERN CAPE – Former attorney and conveyancer Rugaya Van Der Schyff (53), appeared at Bellville Magistrate’s Court last week Friday facing charges of fraud and money laundering. Van Der Schyff was arrested on Thursday following allegations that misappropriated almost R4.8 million from a trust fund and subsequently her practice was disbarred was in 2017 following …

THREE POLICE OFFICERS ARRESTED FOR CORRUPTION

Three police officers attached to the Kwazulu/Natal Taxi Violence Unit are behind bars following their arrest on Friday in Pinetown. The officers aged between 44 and 51 years old were arrested by the National Serious Corruption Investigation team after they demanded and received R200 000 from two alleged suspects they are supposedly investigating for the …

EX-CRIME INTELLIGENCE OFFICER CONVICTED FOR SWINDLING AN INFORMANT

FREE STATE – A former Warrant Officer from Crime Intelligence, Teboho Japhta Mohapi (41), was convicted earlier in March this year by the Bloemfontein Magistrate’s Court for four counts of fraud. Mohapi was arrested by the Hawks’ Serious Corruption Crime Investigation unit in 2016, following a probe into allegations that he short-changed a police informant …

WHO sending urgent health assistance after Cyclone Idai displaces thousands of people in Southern Africa

World Health Organization

Brazzaville, 20 March 2019 – The World Health Organization (WHO) is providing urgent assistance to meet the health needs of thousands of people impacted by flooding in Malawi, Mozambique and Zimbabwe. The floods were triggered by Tropical Cyclone Idai, which swept through the region last week. Cyclone Idai, which formed over the northern Mozambique channel, …

KRANSKOP ALLEGED COP KILLERS ARRESTED

The Hawks have arrested three suspects aged between 20 and 32 on Tuesday for their alleged role in the lethal shooting of an off-duty Constable Thandoluhle Mhlongo and a bystander Mazwi Zuke last week Friday. Preliminary investigations suggest that Mhlongo who is stationed at Kranskop police station had been at a local shisanyama premises at …

SUSPECT ON POLICE MURDER APPREHENDED

A suspect believed to be involved in the murder of the late Sergeant Thembisile Ndlovu(40) and her husband has finally been arrested. The 26-year old suspect was arrested today in Johannesburg, Lenasia, following a three month search. The latest arrest brings the number of suspects linked to the double murder to three. The suspect will …