Palazzolo - Italian authorities target 'mafia banker's' SA wealth

2019-06-25 06:45

Vito Palazzolo, previously based in the Western Cape, was once viewed as one of the most powerful figures in the Italian mafia, Cosa Nostra, and was suspected of having ties to top local politicians and police. Now, after decades of chasing, Italian authorities are moving in on money linked to him in South Africa.

The mafioso and the kitchen makeover - details emerge in court

2017-05-02 20:01

Allegations about the relationship between mafioso Vito Palazzolo and a high-ranking policeman tasked with investigating him have surfaced in the Western Cape High Court.

Whereabouts of Italian mafioso judgment halts ex-Mandela cop's case

2017-03-16 17:10

The whereabouts of an original version of a judgment handed down in Italy have halted proceedings in the case of a senior police officer, appointed two decades ago by then-president Nelson Mandela to head an elite investigative unit.

Jailed mafioso’s past to be resurrected

2017-03-12 21:22

Italian mafioso Vito Palazzolo’s past may come back to haunt him this week when a court case focusing on investigations into him proceeds.


Battle for release of secret apartheid money crime records heats up

2017-08-03 07:38

Secret records of suspected financial crimes committed during the apartheid-era and linked to controversial business figures are back in focus as archivists are intent on exposing those who were involved in corruption more than two decades ago.

More claims against high-profile figures expected in ex-Mandela cop’s case

2017-03-22 07:31

More details about highly influential figures and their alleged links to mafioso Vito Palazzolo are expected to emerge in the Western Cape High Court.

Booze, gangsters and an infiltrated wedding - Palazzolo probe 'rumours'

2017-03-14 17:18

An intelligence operative hand-picked by former president Nelson Mandela says a smear campaign against him included rumours about him getting drunk and smashing bottles against walls in posh clubs.

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