Hawks Nab Siblings For Defrauding City of Cape Town


Reports from the South African Police Service (SAPS) says the country’s Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (Hawks) apprehended a brother and a sister for defrauding City of Cape Town.

BuzzSouthAfrica gathered that the siblings defrauded the City of Cape Town R3 million.

After the siblings were arrested by Hawks’ Commercial unit, they appeared before the Cape Town Magistrate’s Court. There, they faced charges of Fraud, Uttering, and Theft.

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 As alleged, the siblings siphoned about R3 million from the City of Cape Town between 2008 and 2010.

“Kiaamdien Darries, 39, and Rughshana Darries, 38, through Imvusa Trading 1569 CC t/a RD Projects carried out maintenance work for the City without a valid Tax Clearance Certificate.

Alleged shoddy workmanship on work undertaken by the entity raised the ire of the city leading to the probe of the company’s credentials.

“The pair is expected back in the same court on the 30th of November 2016,” SAPS related.

Meanwhile, Mpumalanga Police issued a warning against hitch-hiking saying they are very concerned about the number of incidents which occur as a result of hitch-hiking.

According to the SAPS unit, they’ve attended to many complaints around the province where people were offered lifts only to be raped, drugged and robbed of their belongings.

Recently, a 33-year-old woman who was hitch-hiking from Marble Hall to Siyabuswa was raped by three men.

“…The woman was reportedly offered a lift in a white vehicle which had four occupants, three men, and a woman. When they were about to reach the RDP houses of Maganagoboswa at Siyabuswa, the driver stopped near the bushes.

One of the suspects took out a firearm and gave it to the woman whom they were traveling with to stand guard while all three men took turns raping the victim,” SAPS narrated.

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With that, the police urged South Africans to use public transport in order to reduce and prevent the number of such incidents.

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