Category: CRIME & COURT

MAXIMUM PENALTY FOR VENDOR SELLING ALCOHOL TO TEENAGERS IN NEW LIQUOR LAW

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CAPE TOWN – Pubs and venues selling alcohol beverages to teenagers may be fined up to R100 000 under the new liquor legislation that will come into effect on 1 July.

Philip Prinsloo, deputy director of communication, education and stakeholder relations of the Western Cape Liquor Authority, warned that they will act strongly against such licence holders.

“License holders must take note that the maximum penalty for non-complience that may be issued by the Liquor Licensing Tribunal has increased from R20 000 to R100 000,” he said.

The Western Cape Liquor Regulations of 2011 (Ameebdement 2017) were published on 1 June and will take effect on 1 July.

Applicants for Licences must take note of the amendments as additional requirements have been created for different applications. Also important to note is that several new forms have been created and existing forms have been changed ad renumbered,” Prinsloo said.

Applicants for events liquor licences and temporary liquor licences must note that they should apply for these licences 39 days in advance of the event in question.

The amendment regulations are available on the website of the Western Cape Liquor Authority or contact their office on 021 2049805 or 021 2049700, or email liquor.Enquiries@wcla.gov.za

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PHOTO: Hefty fines for pub and liquor venues selling drinks to teenagers. Image: Peter Okafor, ExpressCapetown

CAPE TEEN CAUGHT WITH R500 000 CASH IN PARKLANDS

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CAPE TOWN – Cape Town teen has been arrested by Table View Police with huge amount of money. According to Table Talk, Table View Police found half a million rand in cash in the boot of a car driven by a 15-year-old on Monday. The minor is from Lantegeur in Mitchell’s Plain.

Police say he was trying to avoid them at a vehicle checkpoint. After trying to speed away, he was caught in Sandown Road, Parklands.

According to Captain FC Van Wyk, the boy said his reason for speeding off was that he did not have a driver’s license.

When officers searched the car boot, they found R500 000.

The boy at first told the officers he was 18, but when they asked him where he got the money, he said he was 15 and refused to say anything more. The police notified the parents of his arrest.

He was held at the Table View police station until his appearance in the Juvenile Court at Cape Town Magistrate’s Court on Friday June 9.

He has since been released on bail, an the charges against him include reckless and negligent driving, possession of drugs.

The boy is set to appear in court again on Thursday July 20 the report said.

 

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SHOCKING: OR TAMBO AIRPORT HEIST SUSPECT ON BAIL RE-ARRESTED FOR TRUCK HIJACKING

CAPE TOWN – A man out on bail for his alleged involvement in the OR Tambo heist two months ago has been re-arrested following a truck hijacking in Johannesburg.
Gauteng provincial police spokesperson Lieutenant Colonel Lungelo Dlamini said the man‚ along with four other accomplices were intercepted by police and the Johannesburg Metro Police.

“Police arrested five suspects after a truck driver who was on his way to Cape Town was hijacked near Grasmere Toll Gate (N1). It is alleged that the driver was stopped by a Metro Police vehicle and‚ immediately three other vehicles stopped‚” Dlamini said.

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Dlamini said the driver of the truck was forced into another vehicle before the suspects made off with the truck.

An off-duty Johannesburg Metro Police officer who saw the incident called for back up‚ with the JMPD and police shortly thereafter intercepting the truck and a white polo used by the suspects.

Dlamini said police arrested five people and one of them was out on bail following the OR Tambo heist in March this year.

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Johannesburg Metro Police spokesperson Chief Superintendent Wayne Minnaar said two other suspects‚ in JMPD uniforms‚ managed to escape.

The five suspects will appear in the Protea Magistrate’s Court on Thursday on charges of truck hijacking.

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PHOTO: The eight men accused of involvement in the OR Tambo heist. File photo
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STATE PROSECUTOR, WIFE, AMONG 5 ARRESTED FOR ‘PYRAMID SCAM’ IN CAPE TOWN

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CAPE TOWN – It has emerged a state prosecutor is among the five suspects arrested on fraud charges amounting to millions of rands, relating to a suspected pyramid scheme.

The Hawks apprehended the suspects aged between 38 and 62 earlier this week.

The accused appeared in the Bellville Specialised Commercial Crime Court a day after being detained and were released on a warning.

The case resumes later this month.

“Among the arrested was a state prosecutor and his wife. It is alleged between 2009 and 2014 the suspects used bogus investment entities to recruit members of the public into joining their elaborate investment schemes,” says the Hawks’ Lloyd Ramovha.

 

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TRAFFIC: CAPE TOWN COPS IN COURT ON CHARGES OF ARMED ROBBERY

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CAPE TOWN – Two police officials, accused of involvement together in two armed robberies at different business premises, appeared in a court in Cape Town on Thursday.

Both officials were based at the Ravensmead police station in Cape Town. Craig Viljoen, 34, and Phikolomzi Mbawu, 36, their ranks not given on the charge sheet, appeared in the Goodwood District Court before magistrate Sean Lea, who remanded them to July 10.

Both were refused bail at an earlier hearing, following their arrests on April 25, and their appearance on Thursday was their fourth.

Senior State advocate Helene Booysen, currently attached to the Western Cape Directorate for Public Prosecutions, has been assigned to prosecute the case.

According to the charge sheet, the first alleged robbery happened on July 17, 2015, at a tobacconist shop in Bothasig, and the second at a Chinese shop on the Cape Flats, when they allegedly stole R43 000 cash and cellphones, on April 5, last year.

The charge sheet does not indicate what was stolen at the tobacconist shop.

Viljoen’s address was given on the charge sheet as Kleinvlei, while Mbawu has an address in Mfuleni.

FAKE GUN USED IN DUNOON ARMED ROBBERY AS SUSPECTS ARRESTED

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CAPE TOWN –   A suspected robber armed with a fake gun was arrested in Usassaza street in Dunoon, near Milnerton. This according to Constable Debbie Alard,  spokesperson for Milnerton Police cluster.

According to the complainant in the case, he and some friends returning from a tavern where they had purchased liquor. While walking home they were followed by four unknown men. Alard says.

One of the suspects had firearm and the rest were armed with knives. “One of the suspects hit the complainant in the face with a firearm and took his bottle of whiskey,” Alard says. The group of robbers then fled on foot. A police vehicle on patrol chased the suspects, and the suspect with the firearm was arrested.

Further investigations revealed that the suspect’s firearm was fake.

The 25-year-old suspect appeared in Cape Town court on charges of armed robbery.

 

PHOTO: SAPS. Peter Okafor: ExpressCapetown.

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