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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, […]

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Walter Sisulu University student appears in court over R14,1million student grant

JOHANNESBURG, May 29  – The Walter Sisulu University student who made international headlines when she erroneously received R14,1 million from the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) last year, on Tuesday appeared at the East London Magistrate court on a charge of theft, the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (Hawks) said. Hawks spokesperson Captain Anelisa […]

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Man appears in Cape Town court for alleged human trafficking

CAPE TOWN, May 18 – A 36-year-old man appeared in the Bellville Magistrate’s Court on Thursday for alleged human trafficking, the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (Hawks) said on Friday. Chizoba Uba was arrested on Tuesday for allegedly subjecting a 37-year-old woman to prostitution and drugs. Hawks spokesperson Captain Philani Nkwalase said: “The victim was allegedly […]