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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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Julius Malema thinks he is above the law, must be brought to book – AfriForum

PRETORIA, April 19 – Kallie Kriel, chief executive of civil rights organisation AfriForum, on Thursday said it was ridiculous that the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA has taken more than two years to decide whether Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader Julius Malema will answer to charges of fraud and corruption in relation to activities of the company On-Point […]

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AfriForum files criminal charges against NPA boss Shaun Abrahams

PRETORIA, April 11 – Civil rights organisation AfriForum on Wednesday filed criminal charges of corruption, fraud, theft, extortion and forgery against National Director of Public Prosecutions (NDPP) Shaun Abrahams and six other senior members of the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA). “This follows after AfriForum received an anonymous letter that elaborates on allegations of serious criminal conduct. In this […]

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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” […]