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Charges against KZN Hawks head withdrawn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All charges against suspended KZN Hawks head Major General Johan Booysen have been formally withdrawn in the KwaZulu-Natal High Court.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

Jiba's charges unconstitutional, judge rules

2014-02-26 20:37

A KwaZulu-Natal High Court judge has set aside the racketeering charge against former Hawks head, saying the acting NDPP's charge was arbitrary and unconstitutional.

Authorities clueless about Breytenbach arrest

2014-02-21 12:42

A news report that former NPA prosecutor Glynnis Breytenbach is facing arrest could not be confirmed by the Hawks, police or NPA.

Suspended KZN Hawks head's supporters gather

2014-02-07 12:05

Supporters of suspended KwaZulu-Natal Hawks head Major General Johan Booysen have gathered in the KwaZulu-Natal High Court where the award-winning officer is applying to have racketeering charges against him dropped.

Hawks: No probe into Pippie’s fund

2014-02-01 14:03

The Hawks would not investigate claims that money is being misappropriated from burn victim Pippie Kruger's foundation, the investigative organisation says.

Sanral worker traced through cellphone

2014-01-30 08:00
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A Sanral employee who was arrested for alleged "terrorist acts" in Centurion was tracked down through a call made from his cellphone, say the Hawks.

Disabled man in cocaine bust at airport

2014-01-22 09:07

A disabled man has been caught with more than a kilogram of cocaine hidden in his suitcase at O R Tambo International Airport.

Hawks deny arrests in Karegeya case

2014-01-08 12:54

The Hawks have refuted reports that arrests have been made in connection with the murder of Rwanda's former spy chief Patrick Karegeya, saying the case is at a sensitive stage.

Polela fined R30 000 for illegal hunting

2013-12-12 16:31

Former Hawks spokesperson McIntosh Polela has been fined R30 000 and has forfeited his hunting rifle after pleading guilty to six counts of illegal hunting.

No evidence against Hawks cops - lawyer

2013-12-04 15:58

The State has no case or evidence against two members of the Hawks, their lawyer has told the Palm Ridge Regional Court.

Krejcir, co-accused bail bid back on

2013-12-04 07:23

The bail application by Czech fugitive Radovan Krejcir and his three co-accused, who were allegedly involved in the kidnapping and torture of a drug smuggler’s relative, will resume in the Palm Ridge Regional Court.

Krejcir bail application postponed

2013-12-02 21:43

A bail application by Czech fugitive Radovan Krejcir and his three co-accused has been postponed by the Palm Ridge Regional Court.

Krejcir repeats torture claims

2013-12-02 12:13

Czech businessman Radovan Krejcir claims in an affidavit that he was assaulted, tortured and driven around for about six hours after his arrest last month.

Security tight at court for Krejcir

2013-12-02 09:52

Security was tight at the Palm Ridge Magistrate's Court where Czech fugitive Radovan Krejcir and his co-accused were appearing. Only accredited people were allowed into the courtroom.

Couple in court over explosives

2013-11-29 08:48

The case against a Congolese couple arrested for the alleged possession of explosives and detonators worth about R1.5m has been postponed for a week, according to the Hawks.

Mpumalanga Hawks boss's trial on next year

2013-11-28 07:19

The trial of Mpumalanga's Hawks boss Major General Simon Mapiane has been postponed to 13 February by the Nelspruit Regional Court.

R75m drug bust in Gauteng

2013-11-27 15:44

Two men have been arrested after they were found in possession of drugs with an estimated street value of R75m.

More Krejcir associates could be arrested

2013-11-26 12:56

More persons linked to Radovan Krejcir could be arrested, the national police have said following the arrest of two Hawks members with ties to the Czech fugitive.

Hawks: Krejcir loan cop hasn't quit

2013-11-26 09:02

The Hawks have denied that a Germiston policeman who took a loan from a company associated with Czech fugitive Radovan Krejcir has resigned, saying he is on annual leave.

Hawks probe R2.2m lottery book grant

2013-11-10 12:13

The Hawks have launched a probe into allegations that an ANC centenary book was funded by a R2.2m grant fraudulently obtained from the national lottery.

Goodbye to Polokwane’s crooked rich

2013-11-03 17:55

The Hollywood lifestyle of Polokwane’s instant millionaire tenderpreneurs is in the past as investigations intensify into dodgy government contracts.

Nigerian held for drug dealing

2013-10-30 20:23

The Hawks have arrested a man in the Free State for drug dealing.

DA calls for Phiyega's suspension

2013-10-29 22:00

The DA says that national police commissioner Riah Phiyega must be suspended pending the outcome of a probe into allegations that she defeated the ends of justice.

 

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.

Cato Manor cop off hook on some charges

2014-02-26 16:18

Racketeering charges against suspended KZN Hawks head Major General Johan Booysen have been set aside, but other charges still remain.

Hawks vow illegal mining crackdown

2014-02-18 21:12

The Hawk's have vowed to hunt down illegal mining kingpins as two bodies were discovered near an abandoned gold mine.

Former municipal officials arrested for fraud

2014-02-03 09:58

Four former municipal officials and 11 businesspeople have been arrested for alleged fraud, corruption and money laundering in an Eastern Cape municipality, according to the Hawks.

Sanral: Arrested man not our employee

2014-01-30 10:20
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Sanral has insisted that a man arrested in connection with threats against the company was technically not one of its employees.

Man held for fraud in Pretoria

2014-01-27 09:00

A 51-year-old man was arrested for allegedly soliciting money from people by promising them learner's and driver's licences.

5 in court for card-cloning syndicate

2014-01-13 17:52

Five men appeared in the Pretoria Specialised Commercial Crime Court for being part of a bank card cloning syndicate, the Hawks have said.

No arrests in murder of ex-Rwanda spy chief

2014-01-05 14:42

No arrests have been made following the murder of former Rwandan spy chief Patrick Karegeya at a hotel in Johannesburg, according to the Hawks.

Tight security for Krejcir court appearance

2013-12-09 14:38

Police have taken positions in and around the Palm Ridge Regional Court where Czech fugitive Radovan Krejcir and three co-accused are expected to appear.

Court turns down Krejcir's application

2013-12-04 11:26

The Palm Ridge Regional Court has turned down an application by Czech fugitive Radovan Krejcir and three co-accused to access an apparent confession.

Krejcir allegedly poured boiling water over victim

2013-12-03 10:36

Czech fugitive Radovan Krejcir and his Hawks co-accused allegedly kidnapped the brother of a drug smuggler and tortured him for four days, it has been stated in court.

State: Krejcir family back in SA

2013-12-02 15:53

Czech fugitive Radovan Krejcir's family returned to South Africa at the weekend, the Palm Ridge Regional Court has heard.

Krejcir case moved to higher court

2013-12-02 11:27

The bail application of Czech fugitive Radovan Krejcir and two Hawks policemen has been moved from the district court to the regional court in Alberton, south of Johannesburg.

Krejcir, Hawks members back in court

2013-12-02 07:22

Czech fugitive Radovan Krejcir and two Hawks members, Samuel Modise Maropeng and George Jeff Nthoroane, are expected to appear in court again for their bail application.

Hawks members to appear in court with Krejcir

2013-11-28 09:34

Two Hawks members are expected to appear in court alongside Radovan Krejcir on charges that include kidnapping.

Gauteng bust biggest this year - Hawks

2013-11-27 20:42

The Hawks say the R75m drug bust in Kempton Park on the East Rand is the biggest bust so far this year.

R23m in rhino horn returned to SA

2013-11-27 14:06

A consignment of rhino horn and ivory products with an estimated value of R23m on the black market has been returned to South Africa, the Hawks says.

Hawks members linked to Krejcir arrested

2013-11-26 10:07
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Two Hawks members linked to Czech fugitive Radovan Krejcir have been arrested.

Krejcir arrested - report

2013-11-22 19:13

Czech businessman Radovan Krejcir has reportedly been arrested on charges of attempted murder and kidnapping.

Polela might plead guilty to poaching

2013-11-08 12:26

Former Hawks spokesperson McIntosh Polela, who faces 13 poaching charges, is considering pleading guilty, the Pietermaritzburg Regional Court has been told.

ARV theft is sabotage - minister

2013-10-31 22:23

Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi says stealing ARV medication - available to patients at no cost - and selling it back to them is tantamount to sabotage.

Give IPID time to probe Phiyega claims - Mthethwa

2013-10-30 17:04

Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa says the Independent Investigative Directorate must be given time to probe allegations against national police commissioner Riah Phiyega.

Policing unaffected by Phiyega allegations - MEC

2013-10-29 15:09

Community Safety MEC Dan Plato says police operations in the Western Cape are unaffected by corruption allegations against provincial commissioner Arno Lamoer.

 
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