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Hawks members arrested on multiple charges including theft

Two members of the Hawks were arrested in Klerksdorp on Friday on multiple charges including theft, defeating the ends of justice and possession of suspected stolen property. “The Hawks’ Serious Organised Crime Investigation unit in North West, arrested two of their members stationed in Klerksdorp on Friday morning for alleged[…]

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R4 rifles stolen from SANDF military base

Criminals have stolen at least nineteen R4 rifles from the Lyttleton military base in Pretoria. Several suspects have been taken in for questioning. South African National Defence Force (SANDF) spokesperson, Siphiwe Dlamini says the culprits know the ins and outs of the base. “It shouldn’t be possible. It is a matter of who[…]

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Theft and vandalism threatens Cape Town’s water security

Theft and vandalism at aquifer drilling sites and of general water infrastructure in Cape Town is compromising water security, the City said on Sunday. “The City of Cape Town has been informed that theft from aquifer drilling sites is making it difficult for contractors to bring more water online timeously,”[…]

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Simon’s Town Naval Base thief jailed for 6 years

A man who stole military equipment, including assault rifles and hand grenades, from the Simon’s Town Naval Base has been sentenced to six years behind bars, the Hawks said on Thursday. Duncan Gouvias, 22, was convicted and sentenced last week after pleading guilty in the Wynberg Regional Court to charges[…]

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Security State Agency employee appears for R17m theft

A State Security Agency employee implicated in the theft of R17m from the agency appeared in the Pretoria Magistrate’s Court on Monday. The case against William Mmotong was postponed to January 19, said Hawks spokesperson Brigadier Hangwani Mulaudzi. Mmotong, a driver at the SSA, was one of three men arrested[…]

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Thieves hit Jamia Masjid in Bo-Kaap

The Jamia Masjid in Lower Chiappini Street, Bo-Kaap has been hit by an alarming spate of theft in recent weeks, with monies reportedly being snatched from the mosques safe. While staff have resolved to changing locks on several occasions, this has done little to curb the criminal activity. Robbers have[…]

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