COMMUNITY Nineteen people have appeared in the Goodwood Magistrate’s court on charges of theft after a truck transporting frozen chicken was hijacked. The suspects were arrested following the robbery of a cargo vehicle in Wynberg which was carrying frozen chicken worth more than R600 000. Nine vehicles were also seized[…]
Stock theft was once again thrust into the spotlight during Police Minister Bheki Cele’s talks with traditional leaders. Cele on Friday held a national dialogue with traditional leaders at Emperors Palace, where leaders told the minister about their biggest problems with crime in the rural areas. Cele and National Police Commissioner[…]
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[…]
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[…]
A man suspected of robbing a home in Gansbaai, in the Western Cape, was attacked and bitten by two dogs on Monday. WATCH Police spokesperson Colonel André Traut told News24 via a statement that members of the neighbourhood watch had spotted the suspect carrying stolen goods out of a local[…]
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,”[…]
Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng, his Deputy Ray Zondo and the President of the Supreme Court of Appeal Mandisa Maya are being provided with security protection at state expense due to the potential risk posed by their jobs. Justice Minister, Michael Masutha revealed this in a written reply to a Democratic[…]
Parliament’s Portfolio Committee on Defence and Military Veterans has called for an urgent review of security at all military bases around the country. The call comes after the theft of high calibre rifles from a military base in Harare, Khayelitsha on the Cape Flats. Six rifles were stolen after five[…]
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[…]
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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