Useful Articles

image

Hawks Acting Head welcomes life sentencing of human trafficker EASTERN CAPE – The Acting National...

6 months ago South Africa

Hawks Acting Head welcomes life sentencing of human trafficker EASTERN CAPE – The Acting National......

Hawks Acting Head welcomes life sentencing of human trafficker

EASTERN CAPE – The Acting National Head of the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (Hawks) Lieutenant General Yolisa Matakata has welcomed the sentencing of Nombuyiselo Matini (48) to life in prison by the Uitenhage Regional Court.

Matini from Uitenhage in the Eastern Cape was convicted last week Thursday on 17 counts, which amongst others include human trafficking, running a brothel, racketeering and sexual exploitation of children. Her accomplice, Nolubabalo Mboya (22), was sentenced to five (5) years correctional supervision.

Lieutenant General Matakata said the sentences are reflective of the hard work being done by all role players in the criminal justice system to deal with human trafficking.

She said the Hawks with the assistance of other law enforcement agencies are taking human trafficking cases seriously and are committed to leave no stone unturned in ensuring that criminals are dealt with severely.

In July 2012 two mentally challenged girls were abducted from Kwanobhule area and taken to Fairview Race Course, where they were held captive. The matter was reported to the local police and with the assistance of the media and community they were located.

The Hawks' Trafficking in Persons Task Team (TIPTT) took over investigation which led to arrest of Matini and Mboya. Further investigations led the team to six other human trafficking victims.

All the eight victims were seduced with false promises of rewarding jobs. Instead, the girls aged between 21 and 22 years old were exploited and sexually abused by the men who were working at the race course. The men would pay Mantini cash and groceries to forcefully sleep with the kidnapped girls. It was established during the probe that Mantini' s illegal operation dates back to 2008.

" I want to sincerely congratulate the team, the prosecutors and the judiciary for the work that they put in making sure that the architect of this shocking crime is removed from the community completely. It is an affirmation of how close collaboration between law enforcement agencies can be very effective in combating violations of human rights.

" The conviction should serve as a warning to all human traffickers that as the Hawks we are committed to bringing to justice all those who take advantage of our women and children, no matter who they are. We are also grateful by the greater vigilance among our communities and media partners to enable criminal prosecutions with a strong view to prevent and punish such abuses, " she concluded. HumanTrafficking CrimeStop Sentencing

More Appsa News Updates:

9 hours ago South Africa

Provincial Commissioner welcomes hefty sentences meted to rapist. Sentencing ActAgainstAbuse The...

Read More
10 hours ago South Africa

Remember to watch WhenDutyCalls tonight on SABC 2 at 22:00 and repeat on Friday at 23:00. On...

Read More
10 hours ago South Africa

Police seek Missing man. Mpumalanga: Members of the South African Police Service in Witbank are...

Read More
11 hours ago South Africa

Minister of Police to address Gender Based Violence and Femicide. Minister of Police Bheki Cele...

Read More
11 hours ago South Africa

MINISTER OF POLICE TO ADDRESS GENDER BASED VIOLENCE AND FEMICIDE Minister of Police Bheki Cele...

Read More
15 hours ago South Africa

Father given long jail terms for raping his own daughter. ActAgainstAbuse Sentencing The South...

Read More
16 hours ago South Africa

Inspiring the youth to follow SapsCareers Eastern Cape: Learners of the Mossel Play and Learn...

Read More
18 hours ago South Africa

Police management condemns manhandling of a woman by police officers. SapsZeroTolerance Gauteng:...

Read More
19 hours ago South Africa

Three Hawks imposters arrested. Gauteng: Three suspects aged between 33 and 51, allegedly...

Read More
20 hours ago South Africa

On 02 September 2018, the South African Police Service (SAPS) will host the National Commemoration...

Read More
1 day ago South Africa

Update on Missing person. Limpopo: Matodzi Ian Nemavhidi (34), who was earlier reported as...

Read More
1 day ago South Africa

The police have launched a search operation for a missing man. Limpopo: The police in Sebayeng...

Read More
1 day ago South Africa

Police appeal to the public for information on murder case. Eastern Cape: Police are appealing to...

Read More
1 day ago South Africa

1359 suspects arrested and 25 illegal firearms recovered. Crime Must Fall Eastern Cape: SAPS efforts...

Read More
1 day ago South Africa

Search for house robbers launched in Uitenhage. Eastern Cape: In an attempt to effectively address...

Read More

Latest News:

South Africa 59 mins ago
SAPS NEWS: Off-Duty Police Officer Attacked, Two Suspects in Custody KwaZulu-Natal
South Africa 8 hours ago
Off-duty Police officer attacked, two suspects in custody. KwaZulu-Natal: This morning at 10:20, an...
South Africa 9 hours ago
Provincial Commissioner welcomes hefty sentences meted to rapist. #Sentencing #ActAgainstAbuse The...
South Africa 11 hours ago
Minister of Police to address Gender Based Violence and Femicide. Minister of Police Bheki Cele...
South Africa 10 hours ago
Police seek #Missing man. Mpumalanga: Members of the South African Police Service in Witbank are...
South Africa 10 hours ago
Remember to watch #WhenDutyCalls tonight on SABC 2 at 22:00 and repeat on Friday at 23:00. On...
South Africa 11 hours ago
MINISTER OF POLICE TO ADDRESS GENDER BASED VIOLENCE AND FEMICIDE Minister of Police Bheki Cele...
South Africa 15 hours ago
Father given long jail terms for raping his own daughter. #ActAgainstAbuse #Sentencing The South...
South Africa 15 hours ago
SAPS NEWS: Father given long 2 Life Sentences for Raping his own Daughter, Limpopo
South Africa 16 hours ago
Inspiring the youth to follow #SapsCareers Eastern Cape: Learners of the Mossel Play and Learn...
South Africa 16 hours ago
CAPE TOWN SAPS NEWS: 3 Suspects Arrested for Various Serious Crimes, Nyanga
South Africa 17 hours ago
WATCH: Woman being Manhandled by Cops at Jeppe Police Station - OUTRAGE
South Africa 18 hours ago
Police management condemns manhandling of a woman by police officers. #SapsZeroTolerance Gauteng:...
South Africa 19 hours ago
Three Hawks imposters arrested. Gauteng: Three suspects aged between 33 and 51, allegedly...
South Africa 20 hours ago
On 02 September 2018, the South African Police Service (SAPS) will host the National Commemoration...
South Africa 1 day ago
My light green honda jazz/fit .Reg:EE 389 .printed wildtrack in both rear doors in white .black vw...
South Africa 1 day ago
A post from Kamachi Bakoena Makhetha
South Africa 1 day ago
A post from O Ri Fha Ratshitanga
Gauteng 1 day ago
ARMED ROBBERY : DAVEYTON. EMM. GP. 1. SUPABETS 2. SHOPRITE 2 VICTIMS SHOT AT SHOPRITE & 1 AT...
Gauteng 1 day ago
ARMED ROBBERY : SECURITY COMPANY. MAURICE PERRY ROAD. KWADUKUZA. KZN. 12 FIREARMS TAKEN. PERPS IN...
Gauteng 1 day ago
ARMED ROBBERY : LEIPOLDT STR. RIDGEWAY. JHB. GP. MAN FOUND TIED IN REAR OF MV.
South Africa 1 day ago
Guys I want to make a suggestion,please correct me if Iam wrong.How about we stage a peaceful march...
South Africa 1 day ago
Please circulate........stolen on the 02/08/2018 Reg XYL022GP .Mazda drifter double cap White
South Africa 1 day ago
I think this car must have been stolen here in SA and smuggled to Malawi
South Africa 1 day ago
SAPS NEWS: Teacher (50) Found Murdered near White River, Suspect/s Sought
South Africa 1 day ago
Update on #Missing person. Limpopo: Matodzi Ian Nemavhidi (34), who was earlier reported as...
Gauteng 1 day ago
ARMED ROBBERY & HIJACK : CULLSROSS RD. BRYANSTON. JHB. GP. TAKEN - 1. WHITE 2018 BMW 5 SERIES...
Gauteng 1 day ago
EMFULENI MUNICIPALITY ESSENTIAL SERVICES VEHICLES REPOSSESSED : BIDVEST GRABS ASSETS. WATER, FIRE,...
Gauteng 1 day ago
Five police officers arrested over heist ties in last 24 hours: Cele
South Africa 1 day ago
GP SAPS NEWS: 3 Suspects Arrested, Hijacked Truck with Cargo estimated R3-Million Recovered