Tag «Law Enforcement»

Latest South African Crime Statistics Released

Child Porn

Pretoria – The South African Police Service (SAPS) today released the crime statistics for the 2013/14 financial year, which show a range of increases and decreases in certain crime categories. For the year under review, there was an increase in murder, attempted murder and robbery with aggravating circumstances. Overall, murder decreased by 9.2% over the …

NPA SEIZES A CASH AMOUNT OF $9.34 MILLION

Summons for Deputy National Director of Prosecutions Served

PRETORIA – On 12 September 2014, the Asset Forfeiture Unit (AFU) of the NPA obtained an order in the North Gauteng High Court freezing a cash amount of US$9.34 million (about R102 million). The case relates to cash which was brought into the country on a flight from Nigeria to Lanseria Airport on 5 September …

Three arrested for R50m car fraud

Suspects nabbed for rhino poaching related crimes appear in court

Pretoria – The Hawks, in conjunction with the banking industry, have arrested three suspects for motor vehicle application fraud amounting to R50 million. The suspects, 33-year-old Adele Coetzee, her husband, 37-year-old Marius Coetzee, and his mother, 60-year-old Kitty Coetzee, were arrested in Brits in the North West during an operation held over the weekend. The …

SAPS killings and security at GP Malls

Police

Johannesburg – Gauteng police will increase visibility in and around some of the malls that have been identified as high risk, says Provincial Police Commissioner Lesetja Mothiba. Mothiba said five suspects were arrested in Brixton and Doornfontein during a crime intelligence raid, following the recent spate of mall robberies in the province. He was briefing …

SAPS warn of fake employment opportunities

Police

Pretoria – The South African Police Service (SAPS) has warned the public about misleading advertisements regarding the recruitment of new constables. The adverts are apparently being circulated through the social media application WhatsApp and on the www.salearnership.com website. SAPS spokesperson Lieutenant General Solomon Makgale said there are currently no posts advertised for police trainees. “The …

South Africa has Lost War against Crime

IFP

The IFP says that South Africa will never win war against crime as long as law-enforcement agencies are themselves implicated in criminal activities. The party said this in response to reports in the City Press and other media, implicating some in the Intelligence Unit of being involved in “a rogue unit within the State Security …

Police express outrage

Police

Pretoria – National Police Commissioner General Riah Phiyega has expressed outrage and concern about the rate at which police officers continue to be killed by criminals. Over the past five days, five police officers were killed – one in Gauteng, another in Limpopo and three in the Western Cape. On Friday, Lieutenant Colonel Knox Chauke, …

Marikana Commission given more time

Marikana Commission given more time

Pretoria – President Jacob Zuma has given the Marikana Commission of Inquiry more time to complete its work. On Monday, he announced the extension of the Commission’s term from 31 July 2014 to 30 September. “After engagement between the President, the Chairperson of the Commission and the Minister of Justice and Correctional Services, it became …