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Hawks to probe leaking of maths exam question paper

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[…]

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There is no criminal case against Mulaudzi: Hawks

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[…]

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Hawks crack abalone-packaging operation in Table View

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[…]

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Hawks investigating murder of WCape top cop

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.[…]

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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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