Hawks investigating al-Shabab

hawks2The Hawks’ crimes against the state unit are investigating alleged activities by al-Shabab in South Africa.

This follows revelations by Kenyan authorities that one of the suspects in the devastating attack on a Nairobi shopping centre has been travelling on … Read the rest

S. African police block raid on Nelson Mandela Foundation

nelsonmandela_foundationSenior police management blocked a planned raid on charities associated with former president Nelson Mandela, the Mail & Guardian reported on Friday.

High level police officials were reportedly worried that a raid on the Nelson Mandela Foundation, the Nelson Mandela … Read the rest

Mpumalanga farm murder: One acquitted

farmmurdersThe Nelspruit Circuit Court found Aaron Majawodwa Nkosi, 30, guilty on Tuesday of killing white Mpumalanga farmer Johannes Hendrik Tolstoi Schoeman.

A Sapa correspondent reported that Nkosi’s co-accused Thomas Johannes Nyathi, 30, was acquitted.

The two black men were accused … Read the rest

Johannesburg power sabotage ‘terrorism’

The actions of employees involved in turning off power at sub-stations around the city was equal to terrorism, Gauteng safety MEC Faith Mazibuko said on Friday.

“We are angry as a provincial government, and what has happened was equal to … Read the rest

SA requested Facebook, Google user info

facebookThe South African government had over the past year submitted 14 requests to Facebook and three to Google to get information about certain users, according to a report.

Facebook did not grant any of the requests, and Google granted one … Read the rest

Top official arrested for corruption

corruption2A top official in the Mpumalanga safety and security department and a company director were arrested on Thursday for irregularities with a multi-million rand tender, the Hawks said.

“The official and the security company director are facing charges of fraud … Read the rest

Hawks tight-lipped on Malema arrest

The Hawks would not confirm a news report on Friday that a warrant had been issued for the arrest of expelled ANC Youth League leader Julius Malema.

“The Hawks don’t issue warrants, so we don’t comment on that,” said spokesman … Read the rest