NATIONAL Since March this year, more than four tons of cocaine have been seized in South Africa. According to a media statement by the Hawks, R500 million worth of drugs were seized at Durban Harbour last month in an operation by the South African Narcotic Enforcement Bureau of the Hawks[…]
The Department of Basic Education has been meeting with the Hawks regarding the Priority Crime Unit’s investigation into the leaking of the matric Maths Paper 2. It emerged on Monday, that the paper was leaked before it was written and that Gauteng and Limpopo learners had seen it. The department’s[…]
The Hawks Head, Lieutenant General Godfrey Lebeya says currently there is no criminal case against their former spokesperson Hangwani Mulaudzi. On Monday, Lebeya accepted Mulaudzi’s resignation after citing personal reasons. This follows a complaint lodged by the Democratic Alliance to Police Minister Bheki Cele relating to R3 million that Mulaudzi[…]
The Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (Hawks) have been lauded after an integrated intelligence-driven operation led them to an illegal drying facility of abalone worth R1.6 million (more than US$95,000). In a statement released on Thursday, Hawks spokesperson Zinzi Hani said the operation included a team from the Hawks’ serious[…]
The African National Congress (ANC) has told SABC News that party secretary-general Ace Magashule has instructed his lawyers to seek clarity from the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) regarding reports that the Hawks will arrest him on Wednesday. The reports say Magashule’s warrant of arrest in connection with the Vrede Dairy[…]
Western Cape police say the Hawks will investigate circumstances which led to the fatal shooting of senior detective in the Anti Gang Unit, Lt Colonel Charl Kinnear. The 52-year-old Kinnear was shot several times in his car a few metres from his Bishop Lavis home in Cape Town this afternoon.[…]
An internal SARS report has recommended that the actions of Hawks officers, who “interrogated” and threatened tax officials, be investigated as their conduct potentially constitutes an abuse of power. The report, a March 2020 document obtained by News24 and handed to SARS boss Edward Kieswetter, reveals details of interviews an[…]
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[…]
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[…]
Intimidation and bullying of journalists by authorities – including the Hawks – is on the rise prompting an outcry from the South African National Editors’ Forum (SANEF). In a statement on Friday, SANEF said a number of incidents have taken place at a time when the forum was trying to[…]
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