ARTICLES RELATING TO HAWKS

10 held for rhino poaching

2014-09-19 21:58

Ten people have been arrested in four provinces in connection with rhino poaching and related crimes.

Rhino poaching kingpin in the crosshairs

2014-09-17 16:54

A suspected rhino poaching kingpin could perhaps be nabbed soon, Hawks head Anwa Dramat says.

Three arrested for mall robberies

2014-09-12 22:54
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Three men have been arrested in Tembisa in connection with the recent spate of mall robberies in Gauteng, a Hawks spokesperson says.

Hawks: Midrand suspects believed to be blue light gang

2014-09-03 13:09

The Hawks have given more details about a dramatic shoot-out in Midrand in which two suspected robbers disguised as policemen were shot dead, and a police constable was arrested.

Hawks deny raiding wrong house

2014-08-27 11:17

The Hawks have denied a report that it raided the wrong house in Sandton during an operation to crack down on illicit diamond trade.

Police: Hawks break-in done by regular visitors

2014-08-21 12:08

Police believe that a break-in at the offices of the Hawks and Interpol was done by people who regularly visit the building.

Lawyer: Harder to remove Hawks head

2014-08-19 19:52

It is arguably more difficult to remove the head of the Hawks now than was the case with the now-defunct Scorpions, the Constitutional Court has heard.

Hawks' independence vital - foundation

2014-08-19 14:29

The Hawks' independence must be ensured regardless of whether the unit is housed in the National Prosecuting Authority or the SAPS, the Constitutional Court has heard.

Hawks boss fraud trial postponed

2014-08-13 20:27

The fraud trial of Mpumalanga Hawks boss Major Simon Mapyane has been postponed to December.

Metro cop asked to hijack truck turns group in

2014-08-08 07:15

A Johannesburg metro cop who received a call asking him to help hijack a truck reported the matter to police, leading to the arrest of six people.

Hawks members' corruption trial to resume

2014-07-25 07:03

The trial of two former Hawks members accused of corruption is expected to resume in the Specialised Commercial Crime Court in Cape Town.

Zuma goes to court over 'corrupt crook' claims

2014-07-13 08:05
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President Jacob Zuma has gone to court over accusations that he is a “corrupt crook” and that his government is “extremely corrupt”, it has been reported.

Hawks: Raid was not for spy tapes

2014-07-11 11:03

A raid conducted at an NPA staff member's residence was to investigate corruption allegations, and not a search for the so-called spy tapes as reported, the Hawks have said.

Cops arrested for soliciting R800 bribe

2014-07-09 21:07

Two police constables have been arrested for allegedly soliciting a bribe from a motorist in Pretoria.

Mayor held for Mandela funeral fraud

2014-06-23 14:26
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Buffalo City municipality Mayor Zukiswa Ncitha and two others have been arrested for alleged fraud involving Nelson Mandela's memorial service.

Corrupt cops may have sold guns handed in during amnesty

2014-06-05 05:00
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An investigation into the possible sale of firearms handed to police during an amnesty period is under way, the Hawks have said, after 300 handguns were found at a house in Johannesburg.

Hawks: Top officials not being investigated

2014-05-30 11:40

No senior Hawks officials are being investigated for involvement in a reported cigarette syndicate, the Hawks have said.

Mpuma cops held with poacher

2014-05-28 16:09

Two police constables have been arrested for allegedly transporting a suspected rhino poacher in a marked police vehicle at the Kruger National Park, the Hawks said on Wednesday.

Fraud case against new ANC MP

2014-05-22 16:30

The Hawks are investigating new ANC MP Patrick Mabilo for fraud.

Krejcir witness has vendetta - accused

2014-05-15 20:45

The first State witness testifying in the trial of Czech fugitive Radovan Krejcir and five others has a vendetta against one of the accused, a defence lawyer says.

ConCourt to hear Hawks request

2014-05-12 19:13

The Constitutional Court will be asked to confirm a judgment that found the SA Police Service Amendment Act did not go far enough to secure independence for the Hawks.

Tshwane employees sold assets to Bulgarians

2014-04-25 17:07

The Hawks are continuing investigations into Tshwane's vanishing assets after four municipal employees were arrested.

Fears that syndicates could target rhino horn stockpiles

2014-04-22 18:56

Concerns have been raised that rhino horn syndicates might shift their focus targeting stockpiles, after 40 rhino horns were stolen from a safe in Mpumalanga.

Charges against KZN Hawks head withdrawn

2014-03-31 12:17

All charges against suspended KZN Hawks head Major General Johan Booysen have been formally withdrawn in the KwaZulu-Natal High Court.

Press Ombud dismisses Hawks complaint

2014-03-13 22:24

A complaint by the head of the Hawks in Gauteng, Major General Shadrack Sibiya, against the Sunday Times has been dismissed, the Press Ombudsman says.

 

Suspended Hawks head charges withdrawn

2014-09-19 07:42

Internal disciplinary charges against suspended Hawks head Major-General Johan Booysen have been withdrawn.

Seized $9.3m linked to arms invoice

2014-09-15 17:28
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An invoice for helicopters and armaments intended to be used in Nigeria could indicate why an Israeli citizen was bringing $9.3m (about R102m) into South Africa.

Ex-Deputy Minister in drugs probe

2014-09-07 12:12

A former deputy minister is being investigated by the Hawks for alleged involvement in drug dealing.

2 fake cops killed in dramatic Midrand shoot-out

2014-09-03 09:22
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Two suspected truck hijackers have been shot dead and three suspects - including a police officer - have been arrested following a dramatic shoot-out in Midrand, according to reports.

More diamond syndicate arrests expected

2014-08-26 08:40

The Hawks expect to arrest more people linked to a multi-million rand illicit diamond dealing syndicate, the elite policing unit says.

Burglars target Interpol HQ - again

2014-08-21 10:48

Thieves have broken into the Pretoria building that houses Interpol and the Hawks for the second time in three weeks.

Power without proper review is dangerous - HSF

2014-08-19 18:23

The police minister's powers to suspend the head of the Hawks are too broad and open to abuse, the Constitutional Court has heard.

Hawks probe Cabinet minister for drug trafficking

2014-08-17 08:30
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Public Protector Thuli Madonsela has handed over a case to the Hawks regarding an allegation that a Cabinet minister is linked to drug trafficking.

Sars hit by love affair turned sour

2014-08-10 10:18

Sensational accusations are flying after a love affair turned sour between a SA Revenue Service enforcement boss and a top tobacco lawyer.

Govt official probed over R1.6bn corruption

2014-07-25 11:18

The Hawks have confirmed they are investigating a government official for corruption involving R1.6bn, after a report indicating a former Gauteng MEC was implicated in corruption.

Norwood trio appear for gun cache

2014-07-16 19:08

Three people arrested for possession of unlicensed firearms, ammunition, and explosives at a house in Norwood, have appeared in the Johannesburg Magistrate's Court.

M&G surprised by Hawks 'turnaround on raid'

2014-07-11 19:35

The Mail & Guardian has been surprised by the Hawks's "turnaround" regarding the raiding of NPA staff members' residences.

Hawks in raid for Zuma spy tapes - report

2014-07-11 09:26

Internal battles at the National Prosecuting Authority appear to be intensifying with a reported Hawks raid at the homes of several employees in a hunt for the controversial Zuma spy tapes.

Hawks probing Becker fraud claims

2014-06-28 16:33

An investigation into whether a man defrauded the mother of one of the Waterkloof Four - Christoff Becker - is under way, the Hawks have said.

Former cop jailed for 15 years

2014-06-20 06:21

A former police detective has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for fraud, theft, forgery and uttering by the Kempton Park Regional Court.

R48m heroin bust in Joburg home

2014-06-02 09:05

Heroin with a street value of about R48m has been recovered from a house in Crown Gardens south of Johannesburg, the Hawks have said.

Hawks bust steroids laboratory in Pretoria

2014-05-29 13:21

Two men have been arrested in connection with a steroids laboratory which was discovered in a rented garage in Pretoria East, the Hawks say.

Alleged farm attackers to seek bail

2014-05-26 20:46

Three men accused of murdering a Free State farmer and his wife are expected to apply for bail.

SA used as springboard for cybercrime

2014-05-22 05:00

An international cybercrime syndicate is alleged to have sold their illegally obtained merchandise from South Africa.

Constitutional Court to hear Hawks case

2014-05-15 07:01

The Constitutional Court is to hear two applications seeking greater independence for the Hawks.

Zuma: Hawks must have some govt control

2014-05-04 13:06

President Jacob Zuma has suggested accountability would be lost if a Constitutional Court bid to have the Hawks declared an autonomous unit from the police was successful.

Hawks swoop in on Tshwane employees

2014-04-25 13:11

Four employees of the Tshwane municipality have been arrested by the Hawks in Pretoria for allegedly stealing scrap metal.

Syndicate linked to R160m rhino horn theft - Hawks

2014-04-22 14:40

The theft of R160m worth of rhino horns stolen from Mpumalanga Tourism and Parks Agency in Mataffin, Mbombela, has been linked to a crime syndicate.

ECDC CEO suspended over misuse of funds

2014-03-19 11:36

Eastern Cape Development Corporation CEO Sitembele Mase has been suspended following allegations of unauthorised use of funds, the ECDC board says.

Louca dismisses lawyer

2014-03-07 22:35

Cypriot George Louca, who is accused of killing Teazers boss Lolly Jackson, has dismissed his lawyer during a brief appearance in the Kempton Park Magistrate's Court.

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