Hangwani Mulaudzi, a native of Limpopo, was working as the Hawks spokesperson prior to his resignation on 9th November 2020. The DA had called on him to resign as his connection to the National Lotteries Commission, which was being investigated by the Hawks, created conflict of interest. Hangwani started working for the government in 2000 and has been rising up the ranks over the years.
The Brigadier has been the spokesperson of the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation since 2015. Exemplary Hangwani Mulaudzi qualifications had made him the perfect choice for the job. His responsibility involved speaking for the Hawks to the media and other stakeholders. How well do you know him? Below is Hangwani Mulaudzi biography.
Hangwani Mulaudzi profile summary
- Full name: Hangwani Mulaudzi
- Year of birth: 1971
- Hangwani Mulaudzi age: 49
- Nationality: South African
Early life and qualifications
The Brigadier was born in Limpopo, Gauteng. He is 49 years old as of 2020. His late father worked for the police while his mother worked as a nurse.
The Brigadier was appointed the acting Hawks Spokesperson in 2015. Prior to his selection by the Hawks, he worked as Limpopo’s provincial head of the police communications services.
Hangwani Mulaudzi resignation
Hangwani stepped down as the Hawks spokesperson on Monday, 9th November 2020. Lieutenant General Godfrey Lebeya, the DPCI National Head, accepted his resignation with immediate effect.
His decision came after the Democratic Alliance (DA) made a complaint to Trade Minister Ebrahim Patel and Police Minister Bheki Cele about the alleged R3 million that the Hangwani Mulaudzi Foundation received from the National Lotteries Commission (NLC).
The money, which was received in July 2019, was to be used to set up a sports centre in Mashamba Community, Limpopo. Brigadier Hangwani Mulaudzi is accused of using the money obtained from the NLC for other purposes other than building a sports facility.
The DA said his actions brought about a conflict of interest because he is a high ranking civil servant and the Hawks are conducting alleged corruption at the NLC. However, Hangwani denies any wrongdoing saying that the allegations made by the DA are false.
Hangwani Mulaudzi contact details
The Brigadier’s personal contact details are not available. Here are the contacts he has been using as the Hawks spokesperson.
- Tel: 082 373 2408
- Email: MulaudziH@saps.gov.za
Hangwani Mulaudzi remains confident that he did nothing wrong as he gets ready to be investigated. The National Lotteries Commission had released a statement on 20th October 2020 to clarify that his foundation followed due process to get the grant. Will the Brigadier win the case to clear his name?
Briefly.co.za reported about the profile and role of the Hawks in South Africa. Who are the Hawks? It is a special unit that was established to tackle the rampant problems of organized crime and corruption in the country.
The Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation, as it is officially called, operates under the Ministry of Police. For effective service delivery, it is crucial that the officials are unbiased and have no conflict of interest.