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Second body positively identified in ISIS-linked KZN kidnapping and murder

JOHANNESBURG, June 14 – The body of missing Cape Town-based botanist 63-year-old Rachel Saunders who went missing along with her botanist husband Rodney, 75, in KwaZulu-Natal in February, has been positively identified, the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (DPCI), better known as the Hawks, said on Wednesday. “An extensive search for the missing Rachel Saunders, 63, has […]

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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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Walter Sisulu University student appears in court over R14,1million student grant

JOHANNESBURG, May 29  – The Walter Sisulu University student who made international headlines when she erroneously received R14,1 million from the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) last year, on Tuesday appeared at the East London Magistrate court on a charge of theft, the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (Hawks) said. Hawks spokesperson Captain Anelisa […]

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Man appears in Cape Town court for alleged human trafficking

CAPE TOWN, May 18 – A 36-year-old man appeared in the Bellville Magistrate’s Court on Thursday for alleged human trafficking, the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (Hawks) said on Friday. Chizoba Uba was arrested on Tuesday for allegedly subjecting a 37-year-old woman to prostitution and drugs. Hawks spokesperson Captain Philani Nkwalase said: “The victim was allegedly […]

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Two suspects arrested for Klerksdorp bank robbery

CAPE TOWN, May 15  – Two suspects have been arrested in Edenvale and Fleurhof near Johannesburg for allegedly stealing millions at a Nedbank branch in Klerksdorp recently when they posed as security officers on a routine cash pickup. According to the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (Hawks), an intelligence-driven operation by the Hawks’ priority violent crimes (PVC) […]

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Former Eskom chief Molefe won’t pay back an amount he thinks he shouldn’t – lawyer

PRETORIA, April 17 – Former Eskom CEO Brian Molefe and his legal team will now have to regroup and ponder on their next move, after the High Court in Pretoria on Tuesday refused them leave to appeal the January decision which ordered Molefe to pay back all money received from the power utility’s pension payout. Molefe’s lawyer […]