Latest in the most recent underworld shooting in Johannesburg earlier this week. Comment by Chad Thomas from IRS.
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The disruption to cellphone signals that marred last week's State of the Nation Address (SONA) could only have been caused by a jamming device, it has emerged.
This comes as a Parliamentary probe is already under way into what government ministers are referring to as a "technical glitch", and the Democratic Alliance demands the Independent Communications Authority of SA (ICASA) probe the loss of cellphone signal during Thursday's SONA.
Cape Town - New allegations have emerged in an eight-year-old case, now under fresh police investigation, that DA politicians orchestrated public violence to try to unseat the ANC in a southern Cape municipality.
Although the initial probe into these allegations found they were not substantiated, Independent Media has established that police recently asked top politicians, including Transport and Public Works MEC Donald Grant and Bitou Municipality mayor Memory Booysen, to provide them with information.
Knowing things were too good to be true did not stop a Durban mother of five from being conned out of almost R700,000 by a cyber lover.
"People are probably thinking how could I have been so stupid. I ask myself the same question every day," she said.
The divorced administration clerk, like hundreds of vulnerable women charmed by online Casanovas, lost her life savings to a man she had fallen in love with despite having never met him in person.
The Hawks know of several cases in which women lost much more.
Johannesburg - Dog fighters forced children as young as 9 to imitate real dog fights, placing bets on which child will cause the most injury through biting and scratching.
The horrific form of abuse, which shows just how damaging dog fighting can be to children, came to light early last year in Ekurhuleni, but not much has been done to help the children involved.
Cape Town - Social media websites are increasingly being used to name and shame lawbreakers or make residents aware of crime in their area. But these sites also have potential negative consequences – vigilantism, or even criminal charges for those making posts.
Chad Thomas, chief forensic investigator at IRS forensic services, has warned that people behind the posts can be charged as an accessory after the fact if the post leads to an assault or death.
Durban - Suspected Mafia kingpin Vito Palazzolo is a person of interest in a major money laundering investigation linked to an animal shelter outside Plettenberg Bay – this despite him being in an Italian jail.
Palazzolo, 66, is a naturalised South African citizen who for years lived in the Western Cape. In 2009, he was in absentia sentenced to nine years’ imprisonment by an Italian court for having an association with the Mafia, and has been in jail for more than two-and-a-half years.
He was arrested in Thailand on an Interpol red notice – one of the international police organisation’s tools for tracking fugitives – as he was travelling back to South Africa in 2012.
Chad Thomas from IRS forensic investigations said no environmental impact study had been conducted and changes had been made without council permission or community consultation.
The lodge is on Louis Botha Avenue and comprises of number 42, 44 and 44A. Another angry resident who didn’t want to be identified, stated that entrances to the other two properties were closed and there was one entrance and exit to Louis Botha which was creating traffic in Louis Botha Avenue.
He said with the BRT construction there was one lane available for motorists and if there was a motorist entering the lodge and one driving out of the lodge, one must stop for the one driving out which creates traffic.
Johannesburg - It's one thing to read and hear about a murder - no matter how gory. It's quite another actually watching its execution.
Viewers got to experience the close-up reality of the murder of billionaire businessman Brett Kebble on Tuesday night at the premiere of 204: Getting Away With Murder at The Zone in Rosebank.
Johannesburg - Three people are in hospital after being shot during an argument at a concert at Meyer's Farm in Alberton on Sunday.
Professional boxer Jarred Selwyn Silverman-Lebotschy and a man, believed to be Bradley Swartz, spent the night in the same intensive-care ward at Netcare Union Hospital under police guard.
uspected underworld tycoon Frikkie Lutzkie is fighting to be released from a Zimbabwean prison after being found guilty of breaching various regulations of the country's air space.
Read More: http://www.thenewage.co.za/mobi/Detail.aspx?NewsID=128659&CatID=1007
Top officials of four South African municipalities have been duped by a rudimentary scam after they struck "agreements" to receive between$2-billion and $5-billion (about R22-billion to R53-billion) "free" funding from a shady international grant facilitator.
Scammers promising HUGE amounts of money for business, charitable and other purposes is nothing new.
IRS exposed such a scam that duped several South African municipalities way back in 2014. Read the story at this link:
Johannesburg - The father of an alleged associate of Czech fugitive Radovan Krejcir has died after being tortured, The Citizen reported on Friday.
Forensic investigator Chad Thomas told the paper that Miso Mihaljevic, the father of Sandton Gold and Diamond Exchange's Djordje Mihaljevic, was pulled over and kidnapped in Johannesburg as he drove home last Friday.Read More http://www.iol.co.za/news/crime-courts/krejcir-link-to-torture-death-report-1.1626778#.Uwmj84U1_TV
Johannesburg - Two Gauteng private investigators have been arrested, along with two former bank employees, for allegedly selling bank statements, reported City Press.
One bank employee allegedly earned more than R50 000 by supplying stolen bank statements to a private investigator.
Another bank official allegedly supplied hundreds of statements to a second private investigator for about R50 each.Read More http://m.news24.com/fin24/Companies/Financial-Services/Selling-of-bank-statements-uncovered-20131222
'n Winsgewende sluikhandel in bankstate is oopgevlek met die arrestasie van twee Gautengse private speurders en twee voormalige bankamptenare op aanklagte van bedrog en korrupsie.
Een bankwerknemer het meer as R50 000 verdien deur gesteelde bankstate aan 'n private speurder te verskaf.
Die ander werknemer het honderde bankstate teen sowat R50 per staat aan 'n ander private speurder oorhandig.
'n Rapport-ondersoek het verder aan die lig gebring dat amper enige vertroulike persoonlike inligting teen 'n prys beskikbaar is aan derde partye.
Bronne in die private speurbedryf sÃª groot ondernemings koop gereeld inligting oor mededingers of voornemende sakevennote.http://m.news24.com/rapport/Suid-Afrika/Nuus/Rapport-ondersoek-Al-jou-geheime-is-op-die-mark-20131221
A private investigator appointed by Durban businessman Thoshan Panday to probe the alleged theft of his R2.5 million Ferrari by a former friend has withdrawn his services, citing a disreputable relationship between the two.
Panday had enlisted the services of Chad Thomas of IRS Investigations to investigate the alleged theft of the Ferrari by Vinesh Sukhari, and return the flashy sports car.
According to Thomas, so sordid is the relationship between the two, he withdrew his services as he did not want to be associated with the men.http://www.iol.co.za/news/crime-courts/investigator-hired-by-dbn-businessman-quits-1.1622950#.Ur6e67SIgqt
BEDFORDVIEW – Eyewitness News understands the Audi Q7 Sam Issa was shot and killed in on Saturday morning was spotted outside Czech businessman Radovan Krejcir’s gold exchange shop, Moneypoint, less than 10 hours before.
Issa, who was also known as ‘Cripple Sam’ and ‘Black Sam’, was shot dead by a gunman who pulled up next to him at a traffic light near the Bedford Centre in the early hours of the morning.
It’s believed an AK47 was used and more than 30 empty bullet cartridges were found on the scene.
It’s understood Krejcir and Issa had a fall out a few weeks before the shooting, but Krejcir has strongly denied being associated with the Lebanese national.
While Krejcir has claimed he only knew Issa from around the neighbourhood, describing him as a "strange man," Issa’s friends have described him as a "party animal."