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Parliament calls on Hawks, NPA to act against #VBSBankHeist alleged looters

JOHANNESBURG, October 17 – Parliament’s standing committee on finance on Wednesday called on law-enforcement agencies, the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (The Hawks) and the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA), to act swiftly and decisively against those alleged to have defrauded the VBS Mutual Bank. A forensic report titled “The Great Bank Heist” by Advocate Terry […]

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KZN cash-in-transit heist accused sentenced

JOHANNESBURG, September 21 – Cash-in-transit heist accused has been sentenced to 25 years imprisonment by the Pietermaritzburg High Court, the directorate for priority crime investigation better known as Hawks said on Friday. Spokesperson Captain Simphiwe Mhlongo said in October 2014, Nicholas Mkhanyiseni Mdluli, 50, and his accomplices attacked security guards who were transporting cash at […]

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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 […]