Fidelity guards buried R2.9m of stolen money in their back yard in ice-cream containers and refuse bags

Two former Fidelity security guards have been sentenced to nine years in prison for stealing about R2.9m.

Tinyiko Thomas Maluleke, 41, and Rofhiwa Emmanuel Luvhimbi, 31, were sentenced in the Makhado Magistrate’s Court on Monday, Limpopo Hawks spokesperson Capt Matimba Maluleke said on Wednesday.

The pair stole the money between December 2018 and January this year.

“The pair had collected money from various places but instead of making deposits, they took the money for themselves,” Maluleke said. “The theft was reported by the pair’s manager after Maluleke and Luvhimbi failed to account for the missing money.”

Maluleke said almost R2.7m was recovered when they were arrested.

The money was buried in their yards in ice-cream containers and refuse bags. One of the men had already bought a new double-cab bakkie and building material, which were confiscated by the investigating team.

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eThekwini mayor Zandile, ally of former president Jacob Zuma, in hot water over R25 million toilet scam

eThekwini mayor Zandile Gumede will be appearing in the regional commercial crimes court in Durban on Tuesday, in what is expected to become one of the most high-profile corruption cases in recent years.

Gumede is expected to be handing herself over to the Hawks, following which she will be appearing in court on a string of corruption-related charges.

City Press understands that Gumede (58) will be appearing alongside senior municipal councillor Mondli Mthembu on charges including money laundering, corruption and racketeering.

“She will then apply for bail which the state is not intending to oppose,” said a senior law enforcement official privy to the details.

Another senior law enforcement official told City Press this evening: “It is finally happening. I am told that they are bringing a big team of heavy-hitting lawyers. It had all been planned to happen quietly without the knowledge of the media.”

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ANC governed Municipality that owes worker R100 Million faces Prosecution For Alleged Cheating With Employee Benefits

Free State Kopanong Municipality (area of Edenburg and Trompsburg) owes its employees about R100 million in pension, medical aid and insurance policies.

In the midst of evident evidence, the Hawks Unit has stopped the investigation for unknown reasons.

The municipality is now facing prosecution for alleged cheating with the workers’ benefits, which will probably be held in the High Court.

The SA Municipal Workers Union, which started the case, says they believe the investigation has been stopped by the Hawks “to act outside political influences”.

However, a Hawk spokesman emerged and denied that the investigation had ceased and said the fraud case was still under investigation by Captain Makgetla.

However, observers are asking why the case is taking so long while all the necessary evidence is available at the municipal offices.

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Whistle-blower Agrizzi arrested on corruption charges, but big fish like not Watson, Dudu Myeni, Nomvula Mokonyane, Gwede Mantashe are still as free as birds

Shortly after evidence were giving during the Bosasa debacle, the Hawks struck and arrested five people including Agrizzi and Van Tonder who acts as witnesses for Watson’s large-scale fraud and bribery actions.

The question now arises why Watson, Dudu Myeni, Nomvula Mokonyane, Gwede Mantashe and the rest of the crooks were not arrested? It is after all they who provided and received the money for the millions of contracts. Is there a snake in the grass somewhere here?

Is R500,000 enough to buy immunity from prosecution? Brigadier Mulaudzi of the Hawks denies any political fuss and there would be evidence that politicians were involved in illegal activities there against them. Observers point out that the investigation into Bosasa was already completed in 2009 and the fact that the Hawks are only now showing irregularities in the legal process.

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Hunt for missing US millions donated from the US intended for nonprofit organisations fighting the spread of transmissible diseases,leads Hawks to former union CEO in SA

Colleen Khumalo, the former CEO of the worker health programme at the South African Clothing and Textile Workers’ Union (SACTWU), has appeared in court on charges of fraud involving R50m.

Khumalo’s arrest and subsequent appearance in the Cape Town Regional Court on Thursday stems from an investigation by the Hawks into allegations of misappropriated funds donated from the US intended for nonprofit organisations fighting the spread of transmissible diseases.

“The initial investigations connected Zimbabwe-born US citizen, virologist and South African branch chief at the US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention, Dr Alfred Bere, to the mismanagement of donor funding for SACTWU’s Worker Health Programme,” said a statement on Friday by Hawks spokesman Captain Philani Nkwalase.

Bere was arrested at the Beitbridge border post while on his way to Zimbabwe on August 24 last year after a warrant for his arrest was issued.

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“Zuma took my R2.5m bribe, and I’ve got the tape to prove it” – Convicted gangster Radovan Krejcir

Radovan Krejcir says he recorded a meeting where he gave millions to the Zuma family, in exchange for political asylum in South Africa.

It wouldn’t be a Tuesday morning without catching up with the latest developments from the murky world of Jacob Zuma. It’s a case of another week, and another grubby revelation regarding corruption, as convicted gangster Radovan Krejcir has submitted a detailed affidavit to the police.

Who is Radovan Krejcir?
As City Press report, Krejcir is currently serving 35 years behind bars for drug-dealing, kidnapping and the attempted murder of Bhekithemba Lukhele in June 2013.

However, back in 2011, he claims that he attempted to fast-track himself to political asylum in South Africa, paying a visit to the Zuma homestead.

In his sworn statement, the Czech national says that he drove to Nkandla after sorting a meeting out with Duduzane Zuma. When he arrived at the property, he met Jacob
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Syndicates exploits SA as a trade route for illegal drugs – Cocaine worth R720m seized on ship in Port Elizabeth docks

Port Elizabeth – The Directorate of Priority Crime (Hawks) on Tuesday said they have seized cocaine coming from Brazil with a street value of R720 million in the Port Elizabeth docks.

The bust was made at the Port Of Ngqura, Coega Harbour and netted 706 kilograms of the drug packed into one kilogram bags.

The operation took place over a period of 12 days and the cocaine was seized on Monday.

At a media briefing on Tuesday in Struandale, National Head of the Hawks, Advocate Godfrey Lebeya said the value of the cocaine could have built an entire village.

Lebeya said the cocaine was concealed on the bottom floor of the ship under more than 3 369 containers in a 30-level ship.

“The crooks were determined to ensure that nobody would detect this. This was designed to evade detection,” he said.

Lebeya said the cargo was loaded into the ship in Brazil. It was meant to dock in Singapore before reaching its final destinati
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Some very expensive toilets I say! – Mayor of eThekwini in Hawks vision for allegations of money laundering, fraud and corruption after more than R25 million was spent on the rent and cleaning of chemical toilets

It’s only a matter of time before the investigation unit descends to clean up the metro, which is pervaded by fraud, money laundering and corruption.

eThekwini Mayor Zandile Gumede and senior ANC councillor in the metro Mondli Mthembu face the possibility of arrest by the Hawks after the completion of a lengthy investigation into allegations of money laundering, fraud and corruption against them.

Following the arrest of three municipal officials on charges of fraud and theft early last week, City Press can today reveal that the Hawks have shifted their focus to Gumede and Mthembu and are ready to pounce on the two.

Two high-ranking police officials close to the investigation told City Press last week that Gumede and Mthembu’s arrest “is not a matter of if, but a matter of when”.

A senior Hawks official directly involved with the investigation said “the docket has been opened and I have seen it. The investigation has been complet
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