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[…]
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[…]
A police officer briefly appeared in the Springbok Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday on charges of theft and defeating the ends of justice. Constable Kadri Cohen, 24, is accused of involvement in the theft of a state firearm in 2016 at Nababeep police station in the Northern Cape, police spokesperson Nomthandazo[…]
Former police minister Nathi Nhleko allegedly acted on an incorrect report when suspending former Hawks head Anwa Dramat, the judicial commission of inquiry into state capture heard on Thursday. Former Independent Police Investigative Directorate (IPID) head Robert McBride told Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo that Dramat was forced out of[…]
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[…]
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[…]
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[…]
Two accused have appeared briefly in courts in Cape Town on fraud charges related to vehicle finance. Corinne Lambert, aged 47, was arrested last week and appeared in the Goodwood Magistrates Court for allegedly submitting fraudulent documents aiding her to obtain vehicle finance with fictitious documents last year. The 54-year-old[…]
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[…]
The South African Police Service (SAPS) has confirmed that the case of released hostage Liyaqat Parker is still under investigation. The police’s lieutenant colonel Andrè Traut explained that the finer details of the case cannot be disclosed at this stage. Following weeks of unconfirmed reports of requests for Bitcoin ransoms[…]
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