The cigarettes were abandoned by the suspects. Picture: SAPS

Illicit cigarettes worth R300,000 seized after being smuggled from Zimbabwe to Limpopo

IOL A multidisciplinary team managed to seize illicit cigarettes believed to have been smuggled into the country in Limpopo. The provincial police spokesperson, Colonel Malesela Ledwaba, said the high-density Operation Vala Umgodi took place on May 21, between Pointdrift and Musina. The teams comprised of members from the SAPS’ Border Policing Team, South African National Defence Force

Four Zimbabweans arrested in South Africa for smuggling counterfeit petroleum oil

By Tinei Tuhwe South African Police have arrested four Zimbabwean suspects in Centurion and seized counterfeit petroleum oil worth over R200 000. A team of members from the National Counterfeit Unit and Commercial Crimes Investigations (CCI) obtained a search and seizure warrant and proceeded to an identified address in Monavoni, a suburb on the outskirts of

Police were offered R250,000 in bribes. File Picture: SAPS

SA government salutes officers who refused R250,000 bribes after R6m truckload of illicit cigarettes entered from Zimbabwe

Jonisayi Maromo | IOL The Public Service Commission (PSC) has commended law enforcement officials from the SA Revenue Service and the Road Traffic Management Corporation who refused to take bribes of R200,000 and R50,000 respectively, after a truck loaded with R6 million illicit cigarettes had entered South Africa. IOL reported on Thursday that the Musina

SA: 26 years in prison for Zim national arrested with abalone worth over R8 million

The Star A 35-old-year Zimbabwean national has been sentenced to 26 years in prison by the Lephalale Regional Court, Limpopo, on Thursday for abalone trafficking. Ngulube Raphael was found with his colleague driving a truck at Grobler’s Bridge Port of Entry in Limpopo loaded with 135 potato bags that were packed with abalone worth more

KZN police discover body of abducted Zim businessman Evans Katumba

By Tinei Tuhwe A body believed to be that of Zimbabwean businessman Evans Katumba who was abducted in Durban, South Africa, last month has been found. Katumba, a club owner and a fuel trader specialising in diesel, was kidnapped by armed assailants on March 22. “Police in KwaZulu Natal have discovered a body believed to

Mangena with Betty in 2016, Mangena leaving court in 2019 (Centre), Stressed: Morris, Previous Publications (L-R)

Eight years later, mother to reunite with stolen child in Zimbabwe

TheVoiceBW Eight years of agony will come to a happy ending on April 26th for a Motswana mother who will finally be reunited with her long-lost child in Zimbabwe. Baby Betty Morris was snatched from her mother’s arms by her estranged Zimbabwean father, Morris Mangena, who then disappeared with her. She was only 19 months

The Minister of Home Affairs, Dr Aaron Motsoaledi, described the situation as a “national embarrassment”.

SA: Former North West CFO accused of permit forgery appears in court

The Star The Former Chief Financial Officer (CFO) for the North West Department of Economic Development, Kudakwashe Mpofu, has appeared in the Pretoria Magistrate’s Court over allegations of contravening the Immigration Act. Mpofu, who is originally from Zimbabwe, is reported to have used a fraudulent permit to enter and remain in the country. He is

Sifiso Mkhwanazi at the Gauteng High Court sitting in Palm Ridge on 5 February 2024. (OJ Koloti/Gallo Images)

SA: ‘Acted with premeditation and planning’ – Sifiso Mkhwanazi found guilty of murdering 6 Zimbabwean sex workers

News24 Sifiso Mkhwanazi, 21, has been found guilty of murdering six Johannesburg sex workers.  He was stoic and emotionless in court when Judge Cassim Moosa handed down a scathing judgement. Mkhwanazi will be taken for a mental assessment prior to his sentencing.  The judge who found Sifiso Mkhwanazi guilty of murdering six Johannesburg sex workers

Lazarus Makono: Second man charged with Barnsley murder

ITV Detectives investigating the fatal stabbing of a man in Barnsley have charged a second man in connection with his death. Officers were called on Wednesday 21 February to a house on Cooperative Street in Goldthorpe after reports a man had been stabbed. Lazarus Makono, 26, suffered serious injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene. Sipho Pfukani,

A 33-year-old man was intercepted and arrested in Polokwane while he was allegedly driving a Ford Ranger double cab vehicle, stolen in Gauteng, towards Zimbabwe. Picture: SAPS

South African man arrested in Polokwane while driving stolen Ford Ranger to Zimbabwe

IOL A 33-year-old man is on Monday expected to appear in the Polokwane Magistrate’s Court in Limpopo, facing a charge of possession of a suspected stolen motor vehicle. Colonel Malesela Ledwaba, Limpopo police spokesperson said the South African man was driving a stolen Ford Ranger bakkie, worth over R1 million, to Zimbabwe. “Limpopo police continue

Police in Limpopo have arrested a 29-year-old man, a South African citizen, was arrested in Polokwane while he was allegedly driving a stolen Toyota Hilux towards Beitbridge border post. Picture: SAPS

Another South African man arrested while driving Toyota Hilux stolen in Pretoria heading to Zimbabwe

IOL Limpopo police arrested a 29-year-old man for possession of a suspected stolen motor vehicle, a bakkie which was reported stolen in Garsfontein, east of Pretoria. The white Toyota Hilux GD6 double cab was en route to the Beitbridge border post, where police believe it would be smuggled out of the country. “Following on information

Vincente Sebastiao “Deco” Khoza was arrested after he allegedly tried to smuggle a stolen Toyota Hilux GD6 to Zimbabwe via the Beitbridge border post. Picture: Hawks

Man in court for foiled bid to smuggle Toyota Hilux stolen in Pretoria to Zimbabwe via Beitbridge

IOL A 33-year-old man, Vincente Sebastiao “Deco” Khoza, has appeared before the Modjadjiskloof Periodical Court after he was arrested by the Musina-based Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation, also known as the Hawks. Khoza was arrested by the elite crime-busting unit’s serious organised crime investigation division members for possession of a suspected stolen vehicle. “Members of

Cosmos Ndou, aged 36, has been sentenced to an effective eight years imprisonment for possession of a stolen motor vehicle and contravention of South Africa’s Immigration Act. Picture: SAPS

Zimbabwean man sentenced for attempt to smuggle stolen Toyota Fortuner via Limpopo

IOL Zimbabwean man, Cosmos Ndou, 36, was convicted and sentenced to an effective eight years imprisonment for possession of a stolen motor vehicle and contravention of South Africa’s Immigration Act. Ndou was sentenced on Friday in the Mokopane Regional Court in Limpopo, after he tried to smuggle a stolen Toyota Fortuner to neighbouring Zimbabwe, via the Beitbridge

Police have recovered a green Toyota RAV4 vehicle which was stolen in Gauteng. Picture: SAPS

Zimbabwean man arrested after Toyota RAV4 stolen in Gauteng recovered in Limpopo

IOL Police in Mpumalanga have arrested a 38-year-old Zimbabwean national during an intelligence-driven operation where a stolen Toyota RAV4 vehicle was recovered. The operation was carried out on Sunday evening, according to Mpumalanga provincial police spokesperson, Brigadier Selvy Mohlala. “A report indicates that the information regarding a suspicious vehicle was provided by the national crime intelligence structure

ZRP spokesman Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi

South African robber killed in a shootout with Zimbabwean police, and three other South Africans arrested

IOL A South African national was one of two suspected criminals killed in a shootout with detectives from the Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) in Arcadia, Harare. State media in Zimbabwe, The Herald newspaper, reported that two suspected robbers “operating from South Africa” arrived in the neighbouring country this week with the aim of committing crime,

Two Zimbabweans arrested for allegedly trafficking 14 kids on a bus from Midrand to Cape Town

IOL Two Zimbabwean nationals were arrested on allegations of human trafficking, after they were found on a bus with 14 undocumented children. This is the second incident of human trafficking involving children in the past few days. Over the weekend the commissioner of the Border Management Authority (BMA) Mike Masiapato said they intercepted 443 children, under the

A 35-year-old South African man was arrested by police in Limpopo while attempting to smuggle a stolen Toyota Fortuner vehicle into Zimbabwe. Picture: SAPS

South African man arrested while attempting to smuggle Toyota Fortuner, stolen in Benoni, to Zimbabwe

IOL Limpopo police arrested a 35-year-old man while he was trying to smuggle a stolen Toyota Fortuner out of South Africa to Zimbabwe via the Beitbridge border. Brigadier Hlulani Mashaba, provincial spokesperson for the South African Police Service (SAPS) in Limpopo said the fight against smuggling of stolen motor vehicles in the province “by the industrious men

SA: Spur employee who defrauded Unemployment Insurance Fund sentenced, to be deported to Zim

IOL A foreign national has been sentenced in the Randburg Magistrate’s Court in Gauteng on Thursday on charges of fraud, identity theft, and contravention of the Immigration Act. Prince Mbaiwa from Zimbabwe defrauded the Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF). The provincial spokesperson for the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (known as Hawks), Warrant Officer Wendy Nkabi, said