Today's Big Stories

Hawks probe into rhino poaching started before Al Jazeera

Hawks spokesperson, Brigadier Hangwani Mulaudzi, says they've been aware that Al Jazeera was conducting an investigation into rhino poaching.

The Al Jazeera’s documentary‚ The Poachers Pipeline, implicates State Security Minister David Mahlobo in a rhino poaching ring.

The documentary showed a rhino horn trafficker bragging to Al Jazeera about his close connections to David Mahlobo.

Images also emerged showing Mahlobo with some of the staff members of a massage parlour owned by the rhino horn trafficker.

Mahlobo responded to the allegations in which he acknowledged knowing the rhino horn trafficker and visiting the massage parlour but says he is not friends with him and his visits to the parlour were for pleasure not business.

The Hawks says the matter has been in their radar for a very long time and informed Al Jazeera that they are working on it.

Mulaudzi says the investigation continues and they are currently collecting more data and building a strong case before handing it over to the NPA.

The allegations of the Minister are very serious. He has come out saying that he is clean.

Brigadier Hangwani Mulaudzi, Hawks spokesperson

Listen to Hawks spokesperson talk about rhino poaching allegations against David Mahlobo:


Recommended

by NEWSROOM AI
Read More
Veterans and ANC not on same page about terms of consultative conference

Veterans and ANC not on same page about terms of consultative conference

ANC vets want civil society groups present at the consultative conference, which they want held separately from another meeting.

Top SABC journos applauded for brave testimony

Top SABC journos applauded for brave testimony

EWN's Gaye Davis summarises the evidence of the SABC journalists who appeared before the ad hoc committee in Parliament.

If you're gona be a hero (and smash a car window), make sure you can prove harm

If you're gona be a hero (and smash a car window), make sure you can prove harm

A criminal lawyer explains what leg citizens can stand on if they witness a child or pet locked in a vehicle in risky conditions.

SABC 'in contempt of court' if Motsoeneng reports for duty, says DA

SABC 'in contempt of court' if Motsoeneng reports for duty, says DA

The DA's James Selfe says it is not clear whether SABC's Hlaudi Motsoeneng will be either fired or suspended pending an inquiry.

Mahlobo wants his name cleared in probe into rhino trafficking ring

Mahlobo wants his name cleared in probe into rhino trafficking ring

State Security Minister David Mahlobo denies that he knows or is friends with the Chinese national linked to rhino poaching.

Mahlobo denies criminal rhino poaching connection

Mahlobo denies criminal rhino poaching connection

State Security head of communications Brian Dube insists Mahlobo was making use of the spa facility when his photo was taken.

Popular articles
Thandeka Gqubule prepared to fight EFF to the end

Thandeka Gqubule prepared to fight EFF to the end

SABC Journalist and part of the SABC 8 Thandeka Gqubule says she has not had any communication from the EFF.

[LISTEN] Bee farmer describes tens of thousands of bees dead in Constantia

[LISTEN] Bee farmer describes tens of thousands of bees dead in Constantia

Bee farmer Brendan appeals to other beekeepers to check their bees and collect samples if they have witnessed any deaths.

Callers debate Mashaba arresting a man wheeling cow heads in Joburg CBD

Callers debate Mashaba arresting a man wheeling cow heads in Joburg CBD

Mashaba posted a picture of a man pushing a trolly full of cow heads saying that he had him arrested for an "illegal act".

Heads to roll for N2 car spinning frenzy

Heads to roll for N2 car spinning frenzy

WC Traffic Chief says there was no authorisation given for cars to be spun on a provincial road with the protection of officers.

Menthols far deadlier than regular cigarettes, finds FDA. BAT shares tumble 11%

Menthols far deadlier than regular cigarettes, finds FDA. BAT shares tumble 11%

A proposed FDA ban wiped R176bn from British American Tobacco's market cap. Bruce Whitfield talks to Dr Richard van Zyl-Smit.

South Africa gets a brand-new bank, ‘Bank Zero’

South Africa gets a brand-new bank, ‘Bank Zero’

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviews Michael Jordaan, co-founder and Chairperson at Bank Zero.