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Hawks member shot dead in Table View home

A prominent member of the Western Cape Hawks, Colonel Christelle Stemmet, was found dead in her Table View home on Sunday evening. It is alleged that Stemmet was shot twice and died as a result. Speaking to News24, Western Cape Hawks spokesperson Colonel Philani Nkwalase confirmed that the incident took[…]

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Cape Town waiter, shopper convicted for cloning credit cards

Two men have been convicted of skimming and cloning credit cards in the Bellville and Athlone Magistrate’s Courts on Thursday. The convictions form part of efforts by the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation, which continues to make significant inroads in dealing with sophisticated card fraud syndicates and fraudsters operating in[…]

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Hawks rescue 19 men held hostage in Joburg home

The Hawks rescued 19 Ethiopian men who were being held captive in a home in Johannesburg. However, they said they were still investigating whether it was a case of human trafficking or kidnapping. Spokesperson Ndivhuwo Mulamu said they were tipped off and raided the house around 3pm on Friday afternoon.[…]

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Al Noor orphanage founder appears in court

The founder of the controversial Al Noor Orphanage in Woodstock made her first appearance in the Cape Town magistrates court on Tuesday, on charges of fraud and corruption. Amani Fonguh Okpara (49), known as ‘Amina Madien’ is accused of using funds donated to the institution and redirecting it to a[…]

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Hawks deal huge blow to card-cloning fraudsters in Cape Town

The Hawks’ Serious Commercial Crime Investigation unit says it has made significant inroads in dealing with sophisticated card and vehicle asset financing fraud in Cape Town, after six people were arrested and charged in the Western Cape Metro. Responding to information about suspected cloned cards being used at a store[…]

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Hawks lambasted for arresting Agrizzi and four co-accused

Legal experts have lambasted the Hawks for the arrests of five-people over allegations of corruption, money laundering and fraud related to tender irregularities between Bosasa and the Department of Correctional Services. Experts warn that the arrest of former Bosasa COO Angelo Agrizzi’s could scare off more witnesses intending to give[…]

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Hawks investigate drug cartel after R700 million bust

South Africa’s Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (Hawks) along with authorities overseas are investigating an international drug smuggling cartel. This after Monday’s R700 million cocaine bust in Port Elizabeth. Hawks spokesperson Hangwani Mulaudzi said investigations are ongoing. “We are talking about uncut crack cocaine that is worth more than R700[…]

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