Hawks top cop gets death threats

2011-09-19 07:25

Johannesburg - Hawks top policeman Johan Booysen, who is heading a probe into a R60m police travel and accommodation scam, is receiving death threats, according to a report on Monday.

IOL reported that Booysen had left his home several times after receiving the threats.

The investigation has so far netted a senior police procurement officer, Colonel Navin Madhoe, 42, who was arrested over a week ago.

Madhoe was arrested shortly after allegedly putting R1.3m in bribe money in the boot of Booysen’s car - in exchange for a document containing sensitive information related to the investigation.

The remainder of the money was allegedly going to be paid later.

During Madhoe’s bail application at the Commercial Crimes Court in Durban on Friday, prosecutor Bheki Manyathi opposed bail, saying the suspended policeman would be a flight risk.

The State alleges that senior police officers colluded with Durban businessman Thoshan Panday to inflate travel and accommodation quotations by up to 400%.

Opposing bail, the State produced an affidavit by investigating officer Colonel Leonard Sherriff, which fingers Madhoe as part of a syndicate involved in racketeering, corruption and procurement fraud which has cost the police R60m.

  • Wasp - 2011-09-19 07:39

    Madhoe, it's all in the name.

      saabnut - 2011-09-19 08:19

      Booysen for president!

      Ichabod - 2011-09-19 08:30

      Thuli Madonsela - it's all in the name.

      Gazza69 - 2011-09-19 11:06

      Death threats mean you are on the right track.....Good work! Can you smell the gravy yet?

  • d2eguy - 2011-09-19 07:40

    some more of cele`s finest . viva fraud , viva corruption , viva ANC . The gravy train is running full steam ahead .

      Mark Singh - 2011-09-19 09:35

      learning from their boss Cele, off course

      Mahomed - 2011-09-19 09:46

      Guess, your prejudiced nature keeps letting you miss the point. The cops are cleaning their own house. Cele, could have stopped it, but he did'nt. Credit to them. But you can't get over your racial stereotyping can you.

      Mourinho1 - 2011-09-19 10:05

      @MOHAMED THAS A GOOD ONE...these people never wanna see anything positive coming from a justice system...

  • Comic - 2011-09-19 07:43

    Poor cop is getting to close to the gravy.

      Swart_Baas - 2011-09-19 07:56

      have to agree, and I too fear for his life. if he cant trust his collegeaes who can he trust!

      AMS-Dammer - 2011-09-19 08:36

      I stand to be corrected, but if my memory serves me right, Booysen is one of two brothers from the Warner Beach area, south of Toti. One brother is a provincial leader of the Hawks, and the other heads the Murder and Robbery Division. Two REAL POLICEMAN!!!! Not policeman that are there for the PERKS, but Policeman that DESERVE MEDALS for how they PERFORM!!!! Keep up the good work, and DRAW THAT SICKNESS OUT OF THE POLICE FORCE!!!! Well Done!

      PyroSA - 2011-09-19 10:38

      Sounds like two of the proper cops then! We need more men (and women) like those! And proper support behind them.

  • McFreak - 2011-09-19 07:49

    What are we doing with our country? The government rob the treasury and Malema wants to strip the taxpayers of their wealth. May God save us all!

  • Durbsdude - 2011-09-19 07:56

    Therefore the death threats are coming from the police. Swell. It's like a bad Hollywood movie...or in this case a bad SABC 2 Saturday night movie...

  • buzz - 2011-09-19 08:11

    Is he going to get the same level of protection that fatboy does? I am sure we all doubt that

      umlaut - 2011-09-19 08:49

      He shouldn't trust police protection even if it is offered by the police general---you can't trust anybody but yourself or your brother, in a corrupt gangster country.

  • george60 - 2011-09-19 08:12

    What a pot of vomit, ANC is in full operation, makes me vomit.

  • jacques - 2011-09-19 08:14

    This is just one of the million reasons i have given up hope on South Africa - death threats for doing your job?? I have even given my Boks supporters jersey to my gardener, BECAUSE HE DOESN'T KNOW BETTER!!!

  • Eddie V - 2011-09-19 08:19

    If he's not getting death threats, he's not doing his job right. Go Booysen! F*CK 'em up!

  • DW - 2011-09-19 08:26

    This is exactly why it was so important to keep the Hawks out of the police force (as per the previous Scorpions). But I guess the gravy train is more important to our government than uncovering this type of corruption.

  • leonard - 2011-09-19 08:27

    Tragic beyond belief.These threats can ONLY be coming from SENIOR people in government since they are the responsible people.What does this tell us?My G-D, is there no end to the badness within the ruling party??????

  • AndV - 2011-09-19 08:36

    No one will be surprised. The SAP is so corrupt it cannot be cleaned up anymore. From the top down.

  • Mart - 2011-09-19 08:38

    Wake up call!!!! To the poor in this do not have a hope in hell of your life improving while the ANC is in power. Show the world that you are worth something and do what you have to to topple this!

  • Organist-1 - 2011-09-19 08:40

    Nevermind fraud, corruption and lying. The ANC have given birth to their own mafia unit. If they don't get their way with threats and intimidation, they "take out" the thorn in their side. Now Sanji Majali has also "suddenly" been found dead in a hotelroom before he could spill the beans. Smells to high heaven.

  • SGL - 2011-09-19 08:44

    I'm not surprised. A close family member is a Captain in the Police's own anti-corruption unit and he too receives death threats on a regular basis.

  • umlaut - 2011-09-19 08:46

    That is what happens when corruption is allowed to go too far--the culprits have built up nice little kingdoms of the underworld and they have settled in, and now these spoilsports come along and may take them to jail. Of course they are going to kill the persons who dare to disrupt their pretty little kingdoms.

  • BoerSeun - 2011-09-19 08:47

    i think all the people in SA has been threaten because of all these criminals running the country. they will never stop and every day they make the people of SA poorer. maybe SA should have the same policy China has, the death penalty for corruption

  • wv - 2011-09-19 08:57

    Oppas Booysen cele en sy anc comrades gaan van jou ontslae raak.

  • Yvonne - 2011-09-19 09:09

    Typical ANC

  • Ingie - 2011-09-19 09:34

    Well the truth hurts and when the truth hurts the culprits, the guilty ones want the easy way out and thats by getting rid of the person catching them out..typical African way...kill before they get caught!!

  • Georgie Porgie - 2011-09-19 09:38

    Youv'e got to give the APARTHEID government some credit, that for the one wrong they stood for the ANC can really teach them a lesson or two when it comes down to CORRUPTION. VIVA CORRUPTION!! "Africas Nations Cancer"

  • Jason - 2011-09-19 09:57

    And you know whats funny, is that voters will vote ANC again come next elections - catch a wake up SA.

  • ConcernedMom - 2011-09-19 10:40

    "Madhoe was arrested shortly after allegedly putting R1.3m in bribe money in the boot of Booysen’s car" Oh my goodness! Wow, to have R1.3m just lying around to pay as a bribe. Can you imagine the real level of stealing going on!

  • Dilly - 2011-09-19 10:40

    I hope they put this F^&K away for a long time. These durban-nites give the rest of the indians a very bad name.

  • Badballie - 2011-09-19 10:42

    aren't the 18 month given for the Hawks to be disbanded and the Scorpions re-instated almost up??? or is this just another of the things cANCer is going to sweep under the table with proclamations on how well they have done?

  • Anton - 2011-09-19 11:21

    FFS!! They are stealing my and your money that gets deducted off your payslip every month. These people deserve nothing less than being shot! Way to go Mr. Booysen!

  • Rumncoke - 2011-09-19 13:08

    @ Mohamed - I agree with you totally! There ARE still quite a few good cops in service.

  • alootacontin - 2011-09-19 14:08

    Anyone care to lay bets on how long the Booysens remain in the Police force...........yawn.....we saw all this sort corruption in Zim......the Zim police, if you can call them police earn their money by stopping motorists and extorting money from them...TIA ( this is africa )

  • Zebelon - 2011-09-19 17:41

    These cases had to spring up in KZN.

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