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Bushiri trial moved forward quietly over security concerns, Hawks say

TSHWANE, May 8 – Charismatic Enlightened Christian Gathering leader Shepherd Bushiri and his wife Mary, who were scheduled to appear in court on Friday, appeared on Tuesday in the Pretoria Specialised Commercial Crimes Court because of security concerns. Spokesperson for the elite crime fighting police unit, the Hawks, Brigadier Hangwani Mulaudzi told African News Agency […]

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Bushiri devotees take to social media, express defiance as “Major One” spends night in police custody

PRETORIA, February 2 – Enlightened Christian Gathering (ECG) church members have taken to social media platforms following the arrest of charismatic “prophet” Shepherd Bushiri, whom they affectionately call “Major One”, sharing messages of support and solidarity. Some of the devotees went the extra mile – already casting aspersions on the validity of the serious charges […]

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Harry Gwala District officials to appear in court for fraud

JOHANNESBURG, September 11 – At least 10 suspects aged between 20 and 48 are expected to appear in the Durban Specialised Commercial Crime Court in KwaZulu-Natal on Tuesday to face charges of fraud, corruption, and money laundering. Hawks spokesperson, Brigadier Hangwani Mulaudzi, said the suspects include five officials from Harry Gwala District municipality, four company directors […]

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Cops arrested after using SAPS vehicle for stealing from an accident scene

PRETORIA, August 17 – Hawks national head, Lieutenant-General Godfrey Lebeya, on Friday “strongly condemned” the arrest of five police officers from the Beacon Bay Police station in Eastern Cape for alleged fraud and corruption after stolen goods were recovered from police quarters. The five police officers, together with a sixth accomplice, a taxi driver, allegedly conspired and […]

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Hawks raid North West department of agricultural development

RUSTENBURG, May 24  – The Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (Hawks) raided the offices of the North West department of rural, environment and agricultural development in Mahikeng on Thursday.   Hawks spokesperson Brigadier Hangwani Mulaudzi said the National Serious Corruption Investigation of the DPCI conducted a search and seizure operation at the department for documentation that […]

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Hawks acting National Head condemns Pretoria office burglary

JOHANNESBURG, July 5  – The acting National Head of the Hawks, Lieutenant General Yolisa Matakata, on Wednesday condemned the burglary that occurred at the specialised unit’s headquarters in Pretoria. Earlier, Hawks spokesperson Brigadier Hangwani Mulaudzi confirmed that thieves had broken down locked doors and stole computers containing the supply chain, human resources and finance documents. Matakata condemned the incident and […]