Hawks

  • Africa & World

    Three Zimbabweans arrested by the Hawks for stealing transformers

    Three Zimbabwean men have been arrested along with 13 other people in South Africa for stealing transformers and railway line tracks in Mpumalanga province. Maxwell Muchenje (39), Maxwell Dube (32), and Witness Mbabo (27) were arrested on Monday by South Africa’s organised crime unit, the Hawks, working together with Transnet investigators. Hawks spokesperson for Mpumalanga, Captain Dineo Sekgotodi said Muchenje…

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  • Courts and Law

    Zimbabweans jailed 15 years for smuggling explosives into SA

    TWO Zimbabwean men were on Tuesday jailed for an effective 15 years by a Musina Magistrate for smuggling explosives worth R470 000 into South Africa through Beitbridge Border Post. Patson Banda (25) and Life Mbazi (33) were arrested by the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (Hawks) in March while crossing into the neighbouring country. The duo had loaded the contraband in…

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  • Africa & World

    The Hawks speak on Bushiri and wife fleeing to Malawi

    By Andrew Murenha SOUTH African law enforcement agents have been caught napping after self-styled prophet Shepherd Bushiri and his wife Mary reportedly apparently slipped through the security details at the South African exit points and fled to their native Malawi. Last week, the couple was released on R200,000 bail, with the magistrate ruling that they were not a flight risk. Bushiri (37),…

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