- Two members of the Hawks have been arrested on charges of allegedly stealing and others including money laundering
- The two officers were arrested in Klerksdorp after the Serious Organised Crime Investigation unit received a tip-off
- A court date has been set for 30 October for Lt-Col Sebeko George Letshwenyo and warrant officer Tshepo Ernest Lekaoa
Two members of the Serious Organised Crime Investigation unit, the Hawks, have been arrested in Klerksdorp. The two officers were arrested on charges of allegedly defeating the ends of justice, money laundering, possessing stolen property and theft.
“The Hawks’ Serious Organised Crime Investigation unit in North West, arrested two of their members stationed in Klerksdorp on Friday morning for alleged theft, defeating the ends of justice, possession of suspected stolen property and money laundering related to nonferrous metals,” said Capt Tlangelani Rikhotso.
Briefly.co.za learned that Lt-Col Sebeko George Letshwenyo (52) and warrant officer Tshepo Ernest Lekaoa (50) were arrested after a tip-off was received.
“Both suspects made a brief appearance before the Klerksdorp magistrate’s court where they were released on warning,” Rikhotso said.
The two suspects will return to court on the 30th of October according to the Sowetan Live.
Earlier, Briefly.co.za reported that the Hawks arrested a 62-year-old man over the weekend for allegedly looting R4.7 million from the Covid-19 Unemployment Insurance Fund TERS scheme.
Commenting on the arrest, spokesperson Brigadier Hangwani Mulaudzi explained that the man is now facing charges including fraud, theft and money laundering:
"The pensioner was arrested after he failed to disclose that he became a instant R4.7m millionaire. The money was meant to remunerate employees of a certain company to be disclosed in court papers."
In other news, a Home Affairs official has been arrested for allegedly selling birth certificates. The official appeared in court in Emalahleni after being arrested for the questionable crime.
The South African system is truly shocking many. So many unlawful things are taking place that when something like this happens, it does not even come as that much of a shock.
Briefly.co.za learnt that the official appeared in court on 27 August 2020, and had bail set for R3000.00. This is just another form of corruption that is eating SA and crumbling any bit of faith its people had left in government.
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