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Senior officials arrested for fraud, money laundering at Umzimkhulu Local Municipality

DURBAN, September 12 – Several former senior managers from the Umzimkhulu Local Municipality appeared in the Durban Commercial Crimes Court on Tuesday, accused of paying select service providers who were awarded fake tenders. They are accused of being part of a syndicate that created fake ‘legal’ contracts with service providers for non-existent service provision and […]

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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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Hawks’ Mnonopi withdraws application to cross-examine

JOHANNESBURG, August 6 – Suspended head of the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation’s (known as the Hawks) Anti-Corruption Unit, Major General Zinhle Mnonopi, on Thursday withdrew her application to cross-examine former deputy finance minister Mcebisi Jonas at the state capture commission of inquiry. Mnonopi’s legal representative Vincent Sewela told commission chairman Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo that only […]

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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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Second body positively identified in ISIS-linked KZN kidnapping and murder

JOHANNESBURG, June 14 – The body of missing Cape Town-based botanist 63-year-old Rachel Saunders who went missing along with her botanist husband Rodney, 75, in KwaZulu-Natal in February, has been positively identified, the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (DPCI), better known as the Hawks, said on Wednesday. “An extensive search for the missing Rachel Saunders, 63, has […]

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Hawks swoop on four Western Cape municipalities suspected of fraud, corruption and racketeering

JOHANNESBURG, June 1 – Four municipalities in the Western Cape – George, Kannaland, Beaufort West and Oudtshoorn – are under investigation by the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation better known as the Hawks for fraud, racketeering and corruption. Disputing earlier reports that 11 municipalities were being probed, Democratic Alliance (DA) member of the provincial parliament, Masizole Mnqasela, […]