Monthly Archives: September 2020

Hawks arrests senior government officials and businessmen in the R255m Free State asbestos corruption case

PRETORIA – The Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (DPCI), also known as the Hawks, arrested six suspects during a simultaneous operation in the Free State, Kwazulu-Natal and Gauteng on allegations of fraud and corruption in relation to the 2014 Free State Asbestos Project. Among those arrested are three senior government officials, three businessmen and five

House robbery suspects appear in court

Two suspects appeared before Bethulie Magistrates’ Court today for a house robbery committed on 23 September 2020 at a farm near Bethulie. It is alleged that the two suspects, Luyanda Velaphi (34) and Poto Morolwa (32) entered the farm house and tied up two occupants, an 86-year-old male and 82-year-old female with ropes and instructed

Six accused appear for mob justice related murders

POTCHEFSTROOM – The Provincial Commissioner of North West, Lieutenant General Sello Kwena welcomed the arrest and subsequent appearance of six accused persons in the Itsoseng Magistrates’ Court on separate charges of murder relating to two recent mob justice incidents. It is alleged that police were on Friday, 25 September 2020, summoned to Bodibe village where

Suspect disarmed in Steenberg

WESTERN CAPE – Our endeavours to fight serious and violent crime yielded success last night at around 23:20 in Eltister Street Lavender Hill, when members of the Steenberg Crime Prevention Unit arrested a 32-year-old male suspect for the possession of an unlicensed firearm and ammunition. The members received information from the community about a suspect