Former Eastern Cape health MEC not worried over fraud and corruption case

Axed MEC of Health in the Eastern Cape Sindiswa Gomba made the comment outside the East London Regional Court on Friday, saying she was “not worried” over the fraud and corruption charges she’s facing. Gomba briefly appeared on charges relating to the R10 million fraud and corruption case involving the funeral of late former President […]

Bheki Cele pays tribute to slain cops during joint memorial service in Kraaifontein

Police Minister Bheki Cele confirmed during the memorial service of two police officers killed while on patrol in Bloekombos that a third person had been in the car and was recovering in hospital. Reports emerged on Wednesday that a woman had been in the vehicle, but not mentioned in a police statement on the incident […]

Man gets 3 years in jail for possession of R9 million & almost $1 million at Bloem airport

A man has been sentenced to three years behind bars after he failed to provide police with an explanation for the R9 million and $900 000 found in his possession. The Bloemfontein Regional Court convicted and sentenced Raise Baig, 29, on Wednesday after he pleaded guilty to money laundering. Baig and another man were arrested […]

Security guard joins 8 co-accused in court for NW cash heist & murder of 2 cops

A North West security officer has been arrested in connection with a Mahikeng cash-in-transit heist that resulted in the death of two police officers. Thirty-one-year-old Thuso Tshepo Lobelo is a security officer who works at the G4S depot in Mahikeng. The Hawks’ Serious Organised Crime Investigation Unit arrested him on Wednesday in connection with the […]

People who helped Prophet Bushiri and wife Mary to escape SA found

Home Affairs Minister Dr Aaron Motsoaledi has confirmed his department has the names of the officials who assisted Enlightened Christian Gathering (ECG) leader Shepherd Bushiri and his wife, Mary, with passports to enable their escape from South Africa. Speaking at a Q&A session in the National Assembly on Wednesday, 3 March, Motsoaledi said the investigation […]

Man arrested for allegedly keeping woman as s.e.x slave for 2 months

A Free State man has appeared in court on charges of human trafficking for allegedly keeping a woman as a “s.e.x slave” for more than two months. Justice Lyke Ikachuku, 37, appeared in the Bloemfontein Magistrate’s Court on Monday. Ikachuku allegedly asked the victim to be his girlfriend, promising her a hair salon and a […]

Shepherd Bushiri’s lawyers arrested for corruption and intimidation, says Hawks

The Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (Hawks) said on Tuesday legal representatives of fugitive leader of the Enlightened Christian Gathering (ECG) Shepherd Bushiri were arrested and taken to court but their matter was not enrolled. Hawks spokesperson Colonel Katlego Mogale said the elite crime-fighting unit has been investigating Bushiri’s legal representatives for crimes including corruption, […]

Accountant who allegedly stole R1.5m from Barberton mine arrested

An assistant financial accountant who allegedly stole and defrauded a mine in Barberton to the tune of R1.5m has been remanded in custody after her co-accused failed to show up in court. Nontobeko Precious Magongo, 46, was remanded in custody by the Barberton Magistrate Court on Monday after the Hawks Serious Commercial Crime Investigation team […]

Man arrested in connection with Kraaifontein police murders to appear in court

A man accused of gunning down two police officers is expected in the dock on Tuesday. Sergeant Mnakwazi Mdoko and constable Mninawa Breakfast were ambushed and killed while on patrol in Kraaifontein on Sunday morning. Their firearms were also stolen. The suspect was tracked down and apprehended in Khayelitsha on Monday. The Hawks’ Katlego Mogale […]

Hawks raid Limpopo municipality, seizing laptops and documents

The Directorate of Priority Crimes (Hawks) raided the Ba-Phalaborwa local municipality in Limpopo on Friday amid allegations of tender corruption in different projects to the amount of R30 million. Hawks spokesperson Captain Matimba Maluleke said during the raid laptops and essential documents were seized. The raid comes in the wake of allegations involving dodgy tenders […]