Four former senior Gauteng government officials were arrested by the Hawks last month for alleged tender irregularities committed at the Gauteng Department of Health in 2007. It’s the duty of the South African Police Service to promote justice and protect the South African public. Last month, the executive mayor of the JB Marks municipality, Kgotso Moses Khumalo, and a municipal director, Cyril Hendry, were arrested by the Hawks in the North West on charges of fraud and theft involving R5 million. One was first discovered in Britain and South Africa. The former head of risk and compliance at the PIC was arrested in June 2020. 4. They are accused of accessing a trust account with approximately R5 million intended for the municipality, using falfisified invoices. Malatji allegedly offered the deputy provincial commissioner R5,000 for a promotion to a recently advertised post. READ | Angelo Agrizzi’s big Bosasa corruption bill: Liquidators seek R91m. The seven accused, four male and three female, were arrested during a joint operation, for allegedly trafficking illegal immigrants into South Africa, subjecting them to forced labour and running an illegal enterprise called Beautiful City in Village Deep, Johannesburg. The money was allegedly paid into his trust account by the Road Accident Fund. The Serious Commercial Crime Investigation Unit arrested Makgatho at his home on Friday evening. Black trade unionism was set to become a powerful force in South African politics, which is still the case in South Africa today. Three people have been arrested in relation to a “violent” kidnapping and a shooting at a female police officer in the Far North in October.. Former civil rights activist and Georgia congressman Andrew Young was the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations in the late 1970s when Biden visited South Africa. In 2017, the Hawks made several arrests in the case of a brothel syndicate, human trafficking and extortion in Milnerton, Cape Town. But he has decried the investigation into the bank as a "racist farce". Today Gov. South Africa arrests 55 for flouting coronavirus lockdown Police in South Africa say they have arrested 55 people on the first day of the country's coronavirus-induced lockdown. The 69-year-old has expressed his view on the recent arrests made by the SAPS in the controversial murder case ... the former South Africa under … Seven Chinese nationals were arrested in November last year for alleged human trafficking and violation of South Africa’s labour laws. The Western Nigeria Security Network, codenamed Amotekun said it “neutralised” a suspected leader of armed robbery gang and arrested three others who … The South African Medical Association said the country's hospital … Paul Magula was the second former PIC official arrested for his alleged role in the VBS scandal. The case relates to a R230-million contract to remove asbestos from houses in the Free State - with only R21-million worth of work alleged to have been completed. Young told the Times that he had traveled with then-Sen. Biden to South Africa but had never been arrested there — “and I don’t think he was, either,” Young said. © 2021 Independent Online and affiliated companies. New Arrests in Killing of White South African Farmer A case that made headlines because of perceived racial overtones has taken on new implications after the arrest … Ernest Nesane was one of two officials from the Public Investment Corporate (PIC) implicated and arrested for their alleged roles in the collapse of VBS. A new mutant strain of COVID-19 that has been dubbed “501.V2” has gotten completely out of control in South Africa, and authorities are telling us that it is an even bigger threat than the “Super COVID” that has been causing so much panic in the United Kingdom. His campaign clarified the false claim Feb. 25, saying that the former vice president was referring to being “separated from a congressional delegation.”. Unfortunately, sometimes mistakes are made. South Africa’s Directorate for Priority Crime Investigations (Hawks) have made several arrests in the fight against human trafficking, with the following being the most notable The region that would go on to form modern-day South Africa was located in a strategically advantageous position for European merchants who were seeking to conduct trade in the East Indies.In 1652, the Dutch East India Company founded the Cape Colony at the Cape of Good Hope.The primary reason for establish a colony was to ensure that Dutch ships sailing to and from … Mahlomola John Matlakala, director of supply chain management at the Free State human settlements department, was also arrested as part of the scandal. The data summarizing the year 2016 (PDF) shows that 680 individuals were arrested or killed nationally as a result of law enforcement and anti-poaching actions in South Africa. He handed himself over to the Serious Commercial Crime Investigation Unit in Polokwane on Saturday. It is alleged that his employer lost R60 million because of fraudulent invoices that were paid for stock that was never delivered at their warehouse. The Africa Today podcast is published from Monday to Friday. Photograph: Mike Hutchings/Reuters A g e n c e F r a n c e - P r e s s e Agrizzi was due to appear alongside Smith, however ill health prevented him from doing so. We compiled a list. JOHANNESBURG - The South African Police Service says several arrests have been made, as stop and search operations continue in Sebokeng, West of Johannesburg. Two senior Hawks officials and a former police officer were arrested this week, on allegations that they were involved in fraud and corruption in relation to promotional appointments in the Directorate for Priority Crimes Investigation (DPCI). Detectives have made several arrests in connection to Monday afternoon's daring Prime Bank heist. Ace in the hole The arrest of Ace Magashule is good news for South Africa A ruling-party bigwig who stood in the way of graft-busting reform Middle East & Africa … He appeared in court on charges of fraud and corruption in relation to money he allegedly received from Bosasa, News24 reported. 2400 Washington Ave. Newport News, VA 23607 Phone: 757-933-2311 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Emergency: 911 Police non-emergency: 757-247-2500 Freedom of Information Act The Malawian preacher Shepherd Bushiri and his wife Mary were arrested last month in a R102-million criminal case. (Gallo Images / Netwerk24 / Felix Dlangamandla), All JSE data is delayed by at least 15 minutes, VBS still owes more than 5,000 people small sums of money â but they have another year to claim, KPMG faces a R230 million fine in the UK for a failed bank audit that, unlike VBS in South Africa, was an honest mistake, SARS employee arrested after alleged offer to write off tax debt for R20,000, *Copyright © 2021 Business Insider Inc.All rights reserved.Registration on or use of this site constitutes acceptance of our, A warrant for the arrest of former Free State premier Ace Magashule was issued on Tuesday, 257 police officers have now been arrested in connection with 178 corruption cases, the executive mayor of the JB Marks municipality, Kgotso Moses Khumalo, All the cases Major 1 ‘prophet’ Shepherd Bushiri is facing in court, Home Affairs has also suspended two senior officials, siphoning R3.1 million since 2012 for her personal benefit, The Hawks recently arrested a couple from the Eastern Cape on charges of tax fraud, was recently arrested after allegedly attempting to bribe her way to a promotion, they allegedly colluded to siphon about R300,000 from the department, two traffic officers were arrested after they allegedly impounded a truck, Philip Truter entered into a plea bargain with the NPA, may have personally received more than R300 million from the bank, was charged in the past week charged for his role in making the payments to Smith, Hawks arrested ousted Mangaung mayor and former provincial human settlements MEC Olly Mlamlel, WATCH | More woes for Edwin Sodi as AFU seizes luxury cars, including Ferrari and Bentley. Blackhead director Edwin Sodi appeared in the dock alongside Mlamleli. Thoshan Panday, who has been linked to former president Jacob Zuma's son Edward and cousin Deebo Mzobe, is accused of having provided temporary accommodation to the police at inflated prices during the 2010 FIFA Football World Cup. The robbery, part of it caught on camera in a now viral video, happened on the bank's Mombasa road branch. No arrests made in kidnapping and murder of Eastern Cape family The gruesome discovery of three chained bodies in an Eastern Cape river has sent … More than 100 people – many in the police as well as in provincial and municipal governments – have now been arrested, as the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) and the Hawks appear to be making good on their promises to prosecute those involved in numerous corruption scandals. Sudanese president Bashir flew out of South Africa hours before the High Court issued an order for his arrest. Biden has claimed on the campaign trail in recent weeks that he was arrested in the 1970s while trying to visit Mandela, the former president of South Africa. Some R3.5 billion of wrongful payments have already been recouped. "Today I got the news from the Dutch police that arrests were made in the case of my home robbery back in August." Former ANC MP Vincent Smith handed himself over to police at the Alberton police station last week. She faces charges of corruption, fraud and money laundering for her alleged role in ensuring that a R191 million contract to supply emergency warning equipment to the police went to Instrumentation for Traffic Law Enforcement in 2017, News24 reported. These companies would receive payments without rendering any services, which would be transferred to his wife’s accounts. Between 1979 and 1982, as result of the legalisation of black trade unions, unionisation of black workers doubled. He received payments of more than R23 million from the bank, according to the state's charge sheet. Cyril Ramaphosa, South African President has announced that the country will move back to lockdown level 3, taking effect from tonight, December 28. Last month, deputy national police commissioner Bonang Mngwenya was arrested in a pre-dawn raid. The Hawks arrested VBS ‘kingpin’ Tshifhiwa Matodzi in an early morning raid in June this year. COVID-19: Over 50 arrests made during national lockdown South Africans have been cautioned against turning measures placed against the spread of COVID-19 'into a joke'. The government launched the Prevention and Combating of Trafficking in Persons National Policy Framework to help government agencies improve capacity … Reuters.com brings you the latest news from around the world, covering breaking news in markets, business, politics, entertainment, technology, video and pictures. Apartheid (South African English: / ə ˈ p ɑːr t eɪ d /; Afrikaans: [aˈpartɦɛit], segregation; lit. Every day in South Africa, 189 people get mugged on the street, 53 houses and 51 businesses are robbed, 31 cars are hijacked, and 47 people are … In 2019, South Africa made a minimal advancement in efforts to eliminate the worst forms of child labor. The protests were crushed, spilling blood, according to several human rights group. Members of the Johannesburg Metro Police Department check commuters’ documents at a roadblock. The SIU has demanded that LTE and two other companies repay R2.2 billion that they were awarded. South Africa– Blue Sky Publications (Pty) Ltd T/A TheSouthAfrican Number: 2005/028472/07. Former head of department and accounting officer for the Gauteng health department Sybil Ngcobo, former chief director of Information and Communications Technology Mmakgosi Mosupi, former director of Supply Chain Management Valdis Romaano, and former deputy director general and head of Executive Support Programme Manager Obakeng Mookeletsi allegedly received kickbacks for their role in ensuring that the contract was awarded to an “undeserving entity”, according to the Hawks. He allegedly approached a client whose municipal account was in arrears of approximately R1 million and offered to cancel the debt in exchange for a payment. Photo: Felix Dlangamandla, From left: Manase Makgatho, Maphala Mosena, Eric Makgatho and Stanford Maila. Last month, the Hawks raided the offices of prominent ANC donor and businessman Thulani Majola's firm LTE Consulting in Sunninghill. Inslee is signing a proclamation that will require travelers from U.K. and South Africa to quarantine. A Durban-based CEO and a stock clerk were arrested after allegedly trying to bribe a chicken farm employee with R60,000 to influence a tender. Very quickly, Wine’s appeal to Uganda’s youth became clear and he switched to being an independent, espousing the idea of ‘people power’. He was charged after keeping three girls hostage in a dungeon, where they were raped and forced to smoke a drug called “rock”. The legislation and activists behind it have several parallels to similar efforts in South Africa. By the late 1950s, more than 80 percent of South Africa’s land was owned by whites, and non-whites had to carry documents allowing them to enter restricted areas. The case involves an information technology maintenance programme at the department, which was supposed to cost no more than R57 million for a period of three years. By the end of the day today, South Africa will have 300 new cases of aggravated robbery and 47 new cases of murder. Bushiri faces a raft of allegations including fraud and money laundering case, as well as over allegations involving defamation, his permanent residence and sexual assault. Former KwaZulu-Natal police commissioner Mmamonnye Ngobeni, along with Aswin Narainpershad, is accused of attempting to stop investigations into Panday, who reportedly paid for her husband's birthday party. National police commissioner Khehla Sitole confirmed last month that 257 police officers have now been arrested in connection with 178 corruption cases as part of a "clean-up operation". Photo: Lucky Morajane. The operation was linked to a R77-million contract for masks that the SAPS awarded to the business. He lost a court bid in mid-September to stop his prosecution for fraud and corruption linked to the event. They allegedly demanded a 10% payment for each transaction. He will testify against his co-accused in the theft of R2.2 billion and the subsequent fraudulent measures allegedly used to cover it up. This is a response to the news of a new strain of the coronavirus in these countries. South Africa… Arson Arrests Being Made Across the West Coast – Multiple Fires Identified as Arson – 27 People Killed, Dozens Missing…. Claim: During a visit to South Africa in the 1970s, then-U.S. Sen. Joe Biden was arrested while attempting to visit Nelson Mandela in prison. Though crime has fluctuated in South Africa throughout the years, the 2014 crime averages are still disconcerting. This week, a former Limpopo attorney, Maboku Solomon Maponya, was arrested for allegedly stealing R6 million meant for road accident victims, News24 reported. The murder rate increased rapidly in the late-1980s and early-1990s. According to the NPA, she had an undisclosed close relationship with the company's owner. The traffic officers and driving school owners allegedly colluded in the issuing of learner's and driver's licences in return for money from clients, News24 reported. VBS CEO Andile Ramavhunga also appeared in court in July this year for his alleged role in the scandal. The Hawks also arrested Ziphathe Cibane, chief financial officer in the office of the KZN premier, in connection with the catering tender matter. Arrests at N4 lockdown roadblock as police send motorists back home 17 April 2020 - 16:50 By Kgaugelo Masweneng Police pull over cars at a roadblock on the N4 highway towards Pretoria on Friday. The case against Panday will be heard in November, News24 reports. A week is a long time in politics, said former British prime minister Harold Wilson. Prophet Shepherd Bushiri and his wife Mary. A former municipal manager in the Northwest, Cassius Sebatane Sejake (45)) was arrested by the Hawks after allegedly failing to follow processes in the awarding of tenders of almost R6 million between 2018 and 2019. 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