Jacob Zuma’s criminal status key for ANC rules

If corruption charges against Jacob Zuma were to be re-enrolled, a fraught responsibility would fall on ANC secretary general Gwede Mantashe. Under the ANC’s constitution, the party’s secretary general “may suspend” a member or office bearer indicted to appear in a court if that seems necessary — “on the authority of” the party’s national executive […]
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R60m fraud case involving a former Petro-South Africa manager

The Hawks arrested Petro SA’s corporate social investment manager Matshidiso Mogashoa for alleged fraud of more than R60 million. According to the Hawks, the crimes were committed between 2007 and 2011. Once again the question arises how a person can steal money, and Petro SA takes almost 10 years to realize that the money is […]
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What is the ANC learning from the private sector

Within the past few days, former president Kgalema Motlanthe said it would be good if the ANC was voted out of office (good for the ANC, that is), the outspoken MP Makhosi Khoza resigned from Parliament and from the ANC, and the Bank of Baroda won a court case to allow it to stop being […]
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Suspect walks into cash depot empty-handed and leaves R9-million richer without any effort

The Hawks in the Northern Cape on Tuesday say they are still looking for a man who duped a cash depot into handing over R9-million to him. The man and his accomplice took off with the loot without any aggression‚ without any hostages‚ without any guns or explosives. The tale of how they made off […]
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State machinery employed for nefarious political purposes

Cyril Ramaphosa, responding to rumours about his private life, on Sunday spoke of the manner in which state machinery is employed for a particular political agenda that is in favour of those who prefer a specific candidate to replace Jacob Zuma as the president of the ruling party. But is the Constitution not there to […]
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Eight Johannesburg officials arrested for fraud

Out of the 8 officials arrested on Friday‚ seven were arrested at the group finance offices in Braamfontein‚ following a combined operation by the city’s investigations unit and the Hawks. Lucky Sindane‚ spokesman for group forensic and investigations services‚ said warrants were also issued for five employees who are on leave‚ and one who has […]
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Hawks failed to investigate Prasa tenders valued in excess of R9-Billion

The Hawks have failed for two years to investigate two Passenger Rail Agency of SA contracts valued in excess of R9-billion, according to court papers. This is despite Prasa board chairman Popo Molefe giving the Hawks help with the investigations. “The effect is that serious criminal liability is left unchecked, investigations may be compromised and […]
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