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Hawks acting boss outraged by ECape newspaper article, calls for apology

PRETORIA, July 16 – The acting national head of the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (Hawks) Lt-Gen Yolisa Matakata has expressed shock and dismay at the Saturday Dispatch’s front page article on Saturday titled “Hawks boss in sex scandal”, and called for an apology from the newspaper. “The newspaper article, which quoted two Hawks senior […]

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Hawks sets up task team to probe shooting of three ANC councillors in KZN

DURBAN, July 14 – The Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (Hawks) on Friday announced it had set up a special task team to probe the shooting of three African National Congress (ANC) councillors of the uMzimkhulu municipality in KwaZulu-Natal. The three councillors, PR councillor Sindiso Magaqa, ward 11 councillor Nonsikelelo Mafa ,and ward 16 councillor […]

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Department of Public Works official nabbed for R1.4 million fraud

JOHANNESBURG, July 13 (ANA) – The Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (Hawks) on Thursday said its serious corruption unit had arrested a 36-year-old Department of Public Works official for allegedly colluding with a service provider defraud the government of R1.4 million. “It is alleged that the suspect colluded with the service provider and defrauded the Department of […]

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Hawks arrest one of their own

JOHANNESBURG, July 13 – The Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (Hawks) have arrested one of their own for allegedly defeating the ends of justice. In a statement on Thursday, spokesperson Captain Ndivhuwo Mulamu, said members of the Hawks’ Serious Corruption Unit in Germiston had on Wednesday arrested Sergeant Leonard Mathonsi, 38. “It is alleged that in February […]

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Parliament’s police watchdog chair says gaps in security at law enforcement agencies worrying

PRETORIA, July 10 – The recent burglaries at key installations within the justice, crime prevention and security cluster point to gaps in security measures, the chairman of Parliament’s portfolio committee on police said on Monday. “It’s critically important that there should be the necessary security measures at key installations within the justice and security cluster. […]

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Former ECape communications director in court over alleged fraud

PORT ELIZABETH, July 8 – Former Nelson Mandela Bay municipality spokesman Roland Aloysius Williams, 46, has appeared in the Port Elizabeth Magistrate’s Court for alleged fraud, the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (Hawks) in the Eastern Cape said on Saturday. “Williams is accused of allegedly submitting a fraudulent car insurance claim to a Port Elizabeth […]