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Dubai bound man caught with over R10 million at Cape Town airport

JOHANNESBURG, October 11 – A 38-year-old South African citizen was arrested on Wednesday, at the Cape Town International Airport after he was found with two suitcases filled with money valued at over R10 million, the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation, better known as the Hawks, said. “The suspect was allegedly from Pietermaritzburg on route to the […]

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Judge Frans Diale Kgomo appointed new Hawks judge – SAfrican Police Minister

PARLIAMENT, October 6 – South Africa’s Police Minister Fikile Mbalula on Friday announced the appointment of Judge Frans Diale Kgomo as the new watchdog for the Directorate Priority Crime Investigation (DPCI), more commonly known as the Hawks, with immediate effect. Making the announcement, Mbalula said Kgomo would be filling the vacancy left following the passing […]

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Former PetroSA boss in Cape Town court for alleged fraud involving R60mln

CAPE TOWN, October 3 – A former PetroSA manager has been arrested on fraud, theft and money laundering charges, South Africa’s Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (the Hawks) said on Tuesday. Matshidso Eunice Mogashoa, 61, is alleged to have defrauded the state-owned petroleum firm of more than R60 million. The Hawks said Mogashoa appeared in the Bellville […]

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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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Drug mule arrested at Cape Town International Airport

CAPE TOWN, September 28 – A 35-year-old woman is expected to appear in the Bellville Magistrate’s Court on Friday after she was arrested at the Cape Town International Airport for alleged possession of cocaine. The Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (Hawks) said the arrest happened on Wednesday. Hawks spokesperson Captain Lloyd Ramovha said an intelligence-driven operation […]

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Two people in NCape court for attempting to bribe home affairs officials

JOHANNESBURG, September 26 – Two people appeared in the Kimberley Magistrate’s Court on charges of corruption, the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (known as the Hawks) in the Northern Cape said on Tuesday. Spokesperson Captain Philani Nkwalase said that 46-year-old Wang Yongjun and 45-year-old Lin Qin appeared on charges of corruption in terms of section 3, […]