The events that have unfolded in the DA have shown that Zille has more influence than Maimane. He serves at her pleasure, writes Ralph Mathekga.
Showers early. Mostly sunny. Mild.
The Democratic Alliance intends to lodge a complaint with the Public Protector to investigate a report that Deputy Finance Minister David Masondo misused state resources in settling a personal matter.
Hawks boss Godfrey Lebeya has confirmed the elite crime-fighting unit is working on more than 18 000 dockets with 1 817 of them already having been submitted to the head of the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA), Shamila Batohi, for further action.
Police Minister Bheki Cele has confirmed that the Hawks are investigating three cases related to allegations of fraud at Steinhoff and its subsidiaries.
The Hawks is investigating 394 cases of illicit tobacco trade, Parliament has heard.
When former Hawks boss in KZN Johan Booysen met Rajesh Gupta one day in Saxonwold, the youngest Gupta brother appeared to have inside information on the candidate shortlist for the Hawks’ top job, writes Jacques Pauw.
Fikile Mbalula and his senior ministry staff threatened and now have 24-hour police protection.
As the investigation into the theft of computers at the Hawks head office in Pretoria intensifies, the elite crime-fighting unit’s investigators and staff are not being left out.
Acting CEO of the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa, Collins Letsoalo, is confident the Hawks will properly investigate alleged corruption at the parastatal.
Management within the ambit of Elias Motsoaledi Local Council are now spreading the rumour that the investigation that was underway about the financial affairs of Council, has been completed. This is far from the truth.
Political turmoil due to the dispute between Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan and the Hawks is creating uncertainty, which “isn’t helping the rand”, says Lesetja Kganyago.
A lifestyle audit conducted by PwC into five former officials at state-owned asset manager the Public Investment Corporation - including its ex-CEO Dan Matjila and former board chair Mondli Gungubele - found no evidence of criminal conduct.
The Hawks can’t interrogate former Steinhoff CEO Markus Jooste because a statement from Steinhoff's audit committee chair is still outstanding, Parliament has heard.
The priority crime investigation unit says its criminal investigations into the Gupta family are still on track, despite the Asset Forfeiture Unit and National Prosecuting Authority’s setbacks in court.
The National Prosecuting Authority will not be pursuing a case against four Hawks members accused of holding SARS legal expert Vlok Symington hostage in 2016.
As it stands it is more difficult to assume the role of a constable in the police service which requires candidates to be medically, mentally and physically fit, than it is to become police commissioner, writes Kavisha Pillay.
SA has more than enough qualified and experienced people to lead the Hawks and police.
Investigating unit is probing alleged corruption by the deputy finance minister in a deal involving SAA’s maintenance unit.
It goes without saying that the Hawks is the premier crime and corruption fighting agency of the country. Yet it is headed by a dishonest man that lacks integrity.
Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan was issued with a summons on Tuesday on charges of fraud, relating to the early retirement of his former deputy at SARS, Ivan Pillay. Watch.
On a day dominated by the continued unfolding of the drama between Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan and the Hawks, the rand appears to have been one of the victims.
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