106 extortion cases opened in CT since January, says Bheki Cele

Police Minister Bheki Cele on Thursday said 106 extortion cases had been opened in Cape Town since January. Concerns around extortion across communities grew last year and an extortion priority committee was established. It includes the police, the Western Cape Department of Community Safety, and the City of Cape Town. Cele said when concern was […]

Bogus Hawks officer arrested for alleged extortion

The Germiston Serious Corruption Investigation team apprehended a 46-year-old man for alleged extortion in Kempton Park on Tuesday. According to Hawks spokesperson Captain Ndivhuwo Mulamu, the man contacted the complainant in the case on Thursday and allegedly introduced himself as one Warrant Officer Masemola from the Hawks in Germiston. He allegedly demanded that they meet […]

R1.4 million Mercedes seized from wife of Limpopo official accused of extortion

The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) has obtained a court order allowing it to seize a Mercedes-Benz GLE 350d Coupé belonging to the wife of an official at the Mogalakwena Local Municipality in Limpopo. It is believed to be the proceeds of unlawful activities. In a statement on Tuesday, the NPA said the High Court in […]

Prophet Bushiri says for the last 3 years he has been dealing with extortion

Prophet Bushiri: For the last 3 years we have been dealing with extortion. For the last 3 years, we have been dealing with extortion. A police officer at the Hawks called Phumla Mrwebi has been intimidating women and children to come up with false [email protected] allegations against us. The following is a statement issued by […]

Nafiz Modack & 3 co-accused cleared of Grand Cafe extortion charges

They were accused of having extorted the Grand Cafe in Table Bay harbour, demanding R90,000 from them for protection services. Four men accused of running a protection racket have been acquitted of extortion. Nafiz Modack, Colin Booysen and two others were accused of extorting the Grand Cafe in Table Bay harbour out of R90,000 in […]

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S-e-x tapes and extortion: A timeline of Black Coffee’s cheating scandals

Amidst reports that Enhle Mbali has filed for divorce from husband Black Coffee (Nkosinathi Innocent Maphumulo), the DJs previous indiscretions have once again resurfaced. City Press reported on Sunday that the couple, who tied the knot during a traditional wedding ceremony in 2011, is heading for divorce court, citing Black Coffee’s alleged philandering ways as […]

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Cops continue to probe Durban CBD extortion racket

Police investigations into an alleged extortion racket in the Durban CBD is continuing and further arrests are imminent following the arrest this week of two suspects, KwaZulu-Natal police said. Two men, aged 48 and 51, were arrested and appeared in the Durban Magistrate’s Court on Friday facing a number of extortion, theft, intimidation, and crimen […]

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5 Cops nabbed for alleged extortion, human trafficking

National Police Commissioner Khehla Sitole has expressed his disappointment following the arrest of five police officers who were allegedly involved in crimes of human trafficking, kidnapping and extortion. Three police officers were arrested in Silverton following reports that they had been involved in the alleged kidnapping of ten Bangladeshi Nationals who were being smuggled into […]