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... which include charges of rape. The four are expected back in court in April. The Hawks' Anelisa Feni said: “The action Provincial Head of the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation in the Eastern Cape, Major-General Zinhle Mnonopi, congratulated the officials for their determination in fighting human ...
Johannesburg - Five people were arrested in connection with alleged fraud, and money laundering in Upington, Northern Cape, the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (better known as the Hawks) said on Thursday. “It is alleged that the syndicate utilised fraudulent documents to purchase vehicles ...

JOHANNESBURG - Five people were arrested in connection with alleged fraud, and money laundering in Upington, Northern Cape, the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (better known as the Hawks) said on Thursday. “It is alleged that the syndicate utilised fraudulent documents to purchase ...
They jointly allege that the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (Hawks) in Eastern Cape have for two years "blocked" any investigations into Bazooka's murder. ACC Spokesperson Nonhle Mbuthuma said Bazooka, was shot dead outside his house in Lurholweni Township in Mbizana, Eastern Cape.
Hawks head confident more state capture suspects will be charged. Hawks acting head Yolisa Matakata says she is encouraged by whistle-blowers and officials who come forward to report acts of criminality in state departments. The acting national head of the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation ...
Hawks head Yolisa Matakata says she is encouraged by whistleblowers and officials who come forward to report acts of criminality in state departments. The acting National Head of the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (Hawks) Yolisa Matakata addressing the media at the Tshedimosetso House ...

The head of the Commercial Crimes in the Directorate for Priority Investigations, Major-General Alfred Khana, made a startling revelation to Scopa on Tuesday that most cases of suspected government corruption were not reported to the Hawks by Directors General of affected departments but by ...
JOHANNESBURG. – The Crimes against the State unit of South Africa's Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (known as the Hawks) has swooped on the Riebeek Kasteel guesthouse of investigative journalist Jacques Pauw, armed with a search and seizure warrant. Pauw, speaking to African News ...
The National Education, Health and Allied Workers' Union [NEHAWU] in the North West Province notes the State of the Province delivered by the Premier, Supra Mahumapelo, on the 23rd February 2018. In the overall we welcome the emphasis placed on the Villages, Townships and Small Dorpies [VTSD] ...
On February 26, a third person man was arrested in connection with the alleged abduction of Cape Town husband and wife botanists and business owners, Rachel Saunders, 64, and Rodney Saunders, 73, the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (known as the Hawks) said. Hawks spokesperson ...
The Crimes against the State unit of South Africa's Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (known as the Hawks) has on Wednesday, swooped on the Riebeek Kasteel guesthouse of investigative journalist Jacques Pauw, armed with a search and seizure warrant. Pauw, speaking to African News Agency ...
But what is concerning is that the curatorship comes nearly six years after the FSB reported senior executives of Kopano Employee Benefits (KEB), a subsidiary of trade union federation Cosatu's investment arm, and certain other individuals to the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (Hawks) for ...
alt The acting head of the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (Hawks) says there was no political interference in the timing of their arrests over the state of capture investigations. Lieutenant General Yolisa Matakata told the Portfolio Committee on Police that the reason there was a four-month delay ...
Kimberley - The Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation, more popularly known as the Hawks in South Africa, raided the Northern Cape Legislature on Thursday. In a statement, the Hawks said the search and seizure operation stemmed from cases opened with police by the National Education, Health ...
Two weeks ago, members of the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (DPCI) arrested the six service providers in connection with fraud and corruption at the Amajuba District Municipality. This followed investigations by the Serious Corruption Investigation Unit. ALSO READ: Hawks make arrests as ...
The case of the Seven Angels Ministry in Ngcobo has gripped the country, as stories tend to do when they involve a sinister cult, stolen guns, police killings, and alleged sex slaves. But when Hawks head Yolisa Matakata appeared before Parliament on Tuesday to report back on specialised units within the ...
Lieutenant-General Yolisa Matakata says that she can't explain why the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) took so long to give the go-ahead for arrests. The acting National Head of the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (Hawks) Yolisa Matakata addressing the media at the Tshedimosetso ...

The Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (Hawks) is not investigating the Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan in relation to the SARS High Risk Investigation Unit probe‚ contrary to assertions to this effect‚ it said on Tuesday. "To put the record straight‚ there are no investigations nor impending ...
JOHANNESBURG - The matter of former crime intelligence boss Richard Mdluli was postponed again by the South Gauteng High Court after his legal team wrote to the Directorate for priority Crime Investigation (Hawks) and the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) requesting documents which they ...
The NPA and the Hawks Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation sprang into action weeks after Mr Ramaphosa was elected as ANC president. In mid-January they asked for the assets of McKinsey, the international consulting firm, and its local partner, Trillian, which is allegedly linked to the Guptas, to be ...
A police van and uniformed and plainclothes police officers are seen inside the Saxonwold property of the Gupta family while cars belonging to the Hawks, the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation, are stationed outside. The Hawks have confirmed that they have made three arrests in their investigation ...
Mkhwebane excluded this from the investigation because, "the directorate for priority crime investigation is dealing with the issue". The problem is that the public protector's mandate is not to guess or surmise what the Hawks might or might not be investigating. The mandate is to complete the investigation ...
Acting National Head of the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (Hawks) Lieutenant General Yolisa Matakata said the sentences are reflective of the hard work being done by all role players in the criminal justice system to deal with human trafficking. “I want to sincerely congratulate the team, the ...
Two traffic officers have been sentenced to six years' imprisonment each for corruption by the Eshowe Magistrates' Court, the KwaZulu-Natal Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (Hawks) said on Tuesday. According to Hawks, Sandile Mthabela, 35, and Thokozani Dladla, 33, were sentenced on ...
The Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (Hawks) have arrested nine members of a syndicate, suspected of operating a large scale value added tax (VAT) fraud scam, with a potential loss to the fiscus of more than R90 million. The Hawks arrested the nine suspects (eight men and a woman between ...
Group CEO of SBV Services, Mark Barrett, on Monday applauded the police, the SBV Services Risk and Compliance team, the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (Hawks), as well as the Asset Forfeiture Unit for dedicating themselves to the investigations and ensuring that the case is resolved.
Among those initially arrested for the cash heists was a former captain in the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (Hawks)‚ Bhekani Welcome Gcabashe‚ 48. Image: Getty Images. Thirteen people who bagged R104.4-million in one of South Africa's biggest cash heists will be sentenced on Friday.
The Directorate For Priority Crime Investigation (Hawks) will close the docket opened yesterday by trade union Solidarity against former Eskom CEO and board chairperson Ben Ngubane as they are already investigating the same charges laid by Outa. Hawks spokesperson Hangwani Mulaudzi said: “We ...
Minister Mbalula emphasized that since being appointed the Minister of Police, his focus has been stabilising the ministry as a whole, including SAPS, IPID and the Hawks (Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation). “SAPS and IPID are intertwined in their work and I was very concerned about the instability ...
A search and seizure operation was conducted on 30 January by the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (Hawks) and officials of Group Forensic and Investigation Service (GFIS) at the offices of the service provider. “About 37 computers worth R750 000 belonging to the City were seized during a ...
The Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (Hawks) in Newcastle have arrested Busisiwe Mthethwa (53), and her accomplice Phathakahle Khumalo (70), in Vryheid on for rental fraud amounting to millions of rand. Mthethwa, a widow to the late chief Jabulani Mdlalose of Othaka tribal community and ...
The arrests were made by the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (Hawks). The officials arrested include Luyolo Fokaza, Thembisa Manciya, Mawethu Mtengwana, Sifiso Ntanga, Nkosinathi Gule, Xolani Masiza and former Greater Kokstad Municipality officials Zuko Mani and Miranda Matubatuba.
NINE members of a syndicate suspected of operating a large scale value added tax (VAT) fraud scam were arrested by the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (Hawks) in the early hours of the morning on Wednesday. The Hawks teams arrested the suspects –eight men and a woman between the ...
"It is a welcome development that the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation is moving, but everyone is aware that this is related to developments at a certain event in December. The effectiveness and responsiveness of state organisations is connected to the political will to implement such interventions ...
The "alarming" rate at which public officials are being found to be in conflict with the law was highlighted on Friday by the acting national head of the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (the Hawks). Lieutenant-General Yolisa Matakata revealed that from November 1‚ 2017‚ to now‚ about 92 officials ...
“Yesterday [Thursday] a multidisciplinary team, consisting of Hawks (Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation), Sars (South African Revenue Service), CI (police crime intelligence unit) conducted a takedown operation. Nine members of a syndicate suspected of operating a large-scale value added tax ...
Durban - Members of the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (Hawks) swooped on the Durban and Johannesburg homes of nine members of an a syndicate who have allegedly defrauded the tax man of more than R90 million - seizing an assortment of luxury items including a Lamborghini, gold bars ...
Markus Jooste is facing an investigation by the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation, an elite anti-corruption police unit better known as “the Hawks” that is more used to targeting organised criminals than businessmen. The directorate is charged with going after only the most serious cases, such as ...
The Sunday Times reports that the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation - the Hawks - are ready to charge the family, together with Mineral Resources Minister Mosebenzi Zwane, who authorised the deal when he was Free State MEC for agriculture. These inquiries have exposed how incompetent and ...
POLOKWANE – The Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation in Limpopo would like to warn university students, particularly the first year students, about swindlers who promise students accommodation on campus in return of payment. This warning comes after two young suspects were arrested on ...
The South African Companies and Intellectual Property Commission (CIPD) filed the criminal complaint to the police late last year, according to the Financial Times. The CIPD said the accountancy, consulting and software businesses could be linked to allegations that the Guptas used a friendship with ...
First, allow us to wish you a wonderful and safe new year. Thank you once again for responding positively to my invitation. Before I deal with the primary matters of this conference. At the beginning of my tenure as Minister of Police last year I set out what many called an ambitious plan. The question was ...
“The head of DPCI [Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation] needs to be alive to the complexities of the 21st century criminality, which includes: cybercrime, terrorism, human trafficking, drug trafficking, financial crimes and the escalating cash-in-transit crimes,” Mbalula said. Mbalula said an investigation ...
CAPE TOWN, Jan. 17 (Xinhua) -- South African police said they had busted a slave trade syndicate in a surprise raid on Wednesday. The Hawks, formally known as the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation, launched raid on homes, lodges, farms and taverns in Welkom, Free State Province, rescuing a ...
Mbalula is due to make an announcement at 14:00 on Wednesday outlining the process for the appointment of a new permanent head of the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation. “The minister will also make strategic announcements on matters relating to the Crime Intelligence Division and the ...
Simphiwe Mhlongo, spokesperson for the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (Hawks), said the chief died at the scene. "Mathonsi's daughter was taken to hospital for medical attention. The suspects fled the scene in their getaway vehicle and a case of murder was opened at Sundumbili Police ...
... advised by the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (DPCI) that an enquiry into Mr Makwakwa and Ms Elskie, arising from the FIC report, was on-going under enquiry number 03/06/2016. In law, disciplinary proceedings and criminal proceedings are distinct and are governed by different legislation.
According to a different City Press report, the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (known as the Hawks) obtained warrants for the arrest of at least one of the Gupta brothers. The unit is now waiting for NPA prosecutors to sign off the warrants so that the arrests can be effected. A magistrate had issued ...
A 38-year-old man accused of attempted murder briefly appeared in the Eshowe Magistrate's Court on Monday, the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (known as the Hawks) in KwaZulu-Natal said. Captain Simphiwe Mhlongo said chief Linda Mathonsi, 60, and his daughter were shot by unknown ...
“The person of interest was found to be a member that is attached to the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation. “The member was in possession of his official firearm. Police confiscated his official firearm and opened a case of discharging a firearm in the municipal area.” Asked why the constable had ...


 

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