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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 […]

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MPs perturbed by break-in at Hawks HQ

PARLIAMENT, July 5  – Parliament’s portfolio committee on police on Wednesday said it would summon the acting head of the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (DPCI), more commonly known as the Hawks, to the legislature to explain how its headquarters in Pretoria was burgled. “The Committee finds it difficult to comprehend how this burglary occurred […]

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Hawks acting National Head condemns Pretoria office burglary

JOHANNESBURG, July 5  – The acting National Head of the Hawks, Lieutenant General Yolisa Matakata, on Wednesday condemned the burglary that occurred at the specialised unit’s headquarters in Pretoria. Earlier, Hawks spokesperson Brigadier Hangwani Mulaudzi confirmed that thieves had broken down locked doors and stole computers containing the supply chain, human resources and finance documents. Matakata condemned the incident and […]

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Cop shoots wife, mother-in-law, himself in Limpopo

JOHANNESBURG, June 16 – Police have opened an inquest docket after a 40-year-old member of the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (Hawks) opened fire and shot at his wife and mother-in-law, before committing suicide in Ga-Rakgoatha village, Limpopo. The mother-in-law died instantly, said spokesman, Colonel Moatshe Ngoepe. “The member resided at Emdo Park, Polokwane. It […]