541 kilograms of cocaine with a street value of R200 million was taken from the very organisation that is supposed to target organised crime, corruption, and other serious crimes in South Africa.
Jacques Pauw isn’t the most popular man in the upper echelons of South Africa’s state security agencies, and yesterday they decided to pounce again.
The Hawks appear to have found their wings this year, swooping in on a massive syndicate operating out of Durban and Jozi. Turns out they’re taking the piss at SARS.
Uh oh, the Hawks are in trouble, Symington came along and burst their bubble…A legit crime, or a mere political play? This video shows that the Hawks’ chose the latter
The Hawks managed to crack a sex ring in Pretoria, and the insider accounts of what they found on site are terrifying. We may have a serious problem in this country.
R5m vanishes from SA’s State Security offices. SA king goes to jail. It’s officially a heatwave. British woman dead on Durban beach. Obama goes hard on gun control. Farmer kills himself day before rains come. Bieber’s new squeeze. New film record breaker. Malema might have a point.
South Africa has many faults and the latest targets one of the few things we have left: justice.
Those who involved themselves in the illicit dealings that led to us being awarded the 2010 must be really feeling the heat. Here come the Hawks.
If you somehow manage to escape custody shortly before appearing in court on poaching charges you might be best advised to lay low. That certainly doesn’t involve killing police officers.
They found a crap-load of drugs in KZN last night. #GoHawks! Pity the party scene in Durbs is going to be a bit dull for the next little while.
Following the bust which saw millions of dollars confiscated from two Nigerians and an Israeli, some new details have emerged about the case.
It seems as if the truth behind the Radovan Krejcir case is slowly beginning to unravel. He appeared along with his three co-accused at a bail hearing in Palm Ridge Magistrate’s Court in Katlehong yesterday, when the state accused Krejcir of involvement in a worldwide drug-ring.
Warrant officer Samuel “Saddam” Maropeng, one of the two hawks linked to Czech fugitive Radovan Krejcir, had been leading a lavish lifestyle before his arrest, thanks to his various operations in the criminal underworld.
The never-ending Krejcir saga has taken another wild turn, when it was revealed that two Hawks members – linked to the Czech fugitive – were arrested.
Top building firms in racketeering probe. French women may legally wear pants in Paris. Superbowl result. US hostage drama enters day 6. S.Korea and US begin drills following N.Korea threat. New Lena Dunham series in the pipeline.
The Mail and Guardian is reporting that the long-running investigation by the Hawks into allegations of fraud and corruption by former ANC Youth League president Julius Malema is almost at an end, and an arrest is immanent.
This is not a pleasant statistic to read, especially the day before Madiba’s birthday. The Special Investigations Unit (then the Scorpions, now the Hawks), in conjunction with the South African Security Agency, have revealed that the numbers for corruption are far higher than they should be.
South Africa’s elite police unit, the Hawks, have opened an investigation into allegations of corruption at MTN. This follows news reports yesterday of a senior former MTN Group executive admitting to bribing South Africa’s former ambassador to Iran following a successful license purchase.
The Hawks raided the home of one Dawie Groenwald this morning, in an “uncapped asset forfeiture” (read: repo raid) worth an estimated R55 million. This is part of one of South Africa’s biggest wildlife cases involving rhino poaching and trade in their horns, and we’ve got photos from the raid, and the police statement, after the jump!
Tired of reading how high-raking police officials are sometimes the most corrupt of all? Here is your chance to not only propose a solution, but also possibly win some cash! Lobbyist Hugh Glenister announced yesterday that he would award R100 000 to a young southern African who can offer the best remedy for developing an anti-corruption framework for specialised police unit, the Hawks. Details inside.
Julius Malema is going to be climbing an uphill battle in his latest legal wrangle because of the white minority controlling South Africa’s judicial system. At least, that’s the point he seemed to be making during footage released today of the ANC Youth League lekgotla held last week.
You may never have heard of TV celebrity and author Zanele Mbokazi. It would mean you’ve never watched SABC1’s Gospel Gold show, for which she used to be presenter, but anything’s possible. However all of that is beside the point. Because Zanele is now even more famous for something else: helping to bust some very naughty SAPS officers on Sunday.
A red-tailed hawk from the San Francisco Botanical Gardens miraculously survived after being shot on purpose by someone with a nail gun. For almost a week after incurring the injury, the nail extended from its cheek through the front of its head. He was rescued over the weekend and is currently being cared for at the Wildlife Center of Silicon Valley in San Jose.
Opposition parties are in strong agreement with the Constitutional Court’s ruling that the legislation providing for the dissolution of the Scorpions and their replacement by the Hawks was constitutionally invalid. In a decision yesterday, the highest court in the land found that a section of the Act in question did not allow for enough protection from political influence. Opposition parties have welcomed this decision.