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North West traffic cop in court for soliciting bribes

RUSTENBURG, December 13 – A North West highway patrol traffic officer arrested for allegedly soliciting bribes was granted R2,000 bail in the Klerksdorp Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday, the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (better known as the Hawks) said.   Captain Tlangelani Rikhotso said Zahid Bhayat, 40, was arrested by the Hawks’ Serious Corruption Investigations […]

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Limpopo testing station closed, licence officers arrested for corruption

JOHANNESBURG, December 12  – Six people, including three driving licence examiners, were arrested for corruption and a testing centre in the Nkowankowa township outside Tzaneen in Limpopo, was closed on Tuesday, Road Traffic Management Corporation (RTMC) said on Tuesday. Spokesperson Simon Zwane said after a 18-month long investigation the six were arrested in a joint operation […]

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Alleged vehicle theft syndicate members arrested in NWest

RUSTENBURG, November 20 – Five alleged vehicle theft syndicate members were arrested for motor vehicle fraud, robbery and intimidation in Wolmaransstad on Monday, the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (Hawks) in North West said. “The syndicate allegedly approached second hand motor vehicle potential buyers at car dealerships and promised them better cash deals for similar vehicles. A […]

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Community of Mokopane to open case of theft against IvanPlats and their Bee partners

Solly Makganoto   Johannesburg, November 9 – The community living around mining areas of Mokopane in Limpopo are planning to open case of theft with the South African Police Service (SAPS) and the Hawks following the release of a forensic report implicating Platreef-IvanPlats Mine, its subsidiaries and its BEE partners. The report commissioned by the […]

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Former Drakenstein Municipality employees in court for fraud

JOHANNESBURG, November 4 – Three people appeared in the Bellville Specialised Commercial Crimes Court, in Cape Town, on Friday, facing charges of prepaid electricity fraud amounting to almost R600,000, the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (better known as the Hawks) said. Spokesperson Captain Lloyd Ramovha said that couple, 35-year-old Butch and 38-year-old Francisca Green, made a  brief […]