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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Woman nabbed in Somerset West mega drug bust

A second suspect was arrested on Wednesday in connection with a R8.9m drug bust in Somerset West in the Western Cape last week. The 45-year-old suspect is believed to be the lessee of the storage facility in Somerset West Business Park where large quantities of tik, heroin and mandrax were[…]

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Two Hawks officers and a former constable facing fraud charges

Two Hawks officers and a former police constable appeared in the Johannesburg Specialised Commercial Crimes Court on charges of fraud on Monday, according to Hawks spokesperson Brigadier Hangwani Mulaudzi. “The three allegedly misrepresented a businessman who needed services of a private investigator and they allegedly hatched a scam to defraud[…]

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