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Parliament police committee condemns criminality among senior police ranks

CAPE TOWN, February 11 – Parliament’s portfolio committee on police has condemned reports of various senior police officials who have appeared before the country’s courts on corruption and other related charges. In a statement Sunday, chairperson of the committee, Francois Beukman, said that the committee condemns any act of criminality by SAPS members, more so […]

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Former Cederberg mayor convicted of corruption.

JOHANNESBURG, September 29 – Jonas White 47, a former executive mayor of Cederberg Municipality, has been found guilty of corruption by the Clanwilliam Regional Court in the Western Cape. The Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (Hawks) on Friday said the 47-year-old and his girlfriend, Ezelle Bianca Mankay, 33, as well as Philippus Volschenk, 56, were arrested in December 2013, […]

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Nationwide strike to ‘defeat the elite’, says SA Communist Party

JOHANNESBURG, September 26 – The nationwide strike by the Congress of SA Trade Unions (Cosatu) against corruption and state capture is a rolling action to defeat the corrupt elite and save the African National Congress-led movement, SA Communist Party (SACP) deputy secretary Solly Mapaila said on Tuesday. He said President Jacob Zuma was the ”elite predator” […]

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Judgement reserved in Zuma spy tapes appeal request

BLOEMFONTEIN, September 14 – The Supreme Court of Appeal in Bloemfontein on Thursday, reserved judgement after President Jacob Zuma’s lawyers admitted that the quashing of hundreds of criminal charges against him were “irrational”. Shortly before the 2009 polls, after Zuma had won the contest for the leadership of the ruling African National Congress, then acting […]

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Senior Northern Cape municipal officials sentenced for corruption

KIMBERLEY, August 31 – A former municipal manager and chief financial officer at the Karoo Hoogland Municipality in the Northern Cape, and a bogus company owner, have been sentenced for corruption by the Williston Regional Court. Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (Hawks) spokesperson, Captain Philani Nkwalase, said Louis Nothnagel, 55, the former Hoogland municipal manager […]