Big fine for security boss
The owner of a security company used by alleged 28s gang boss Ralph Stanfield was fined R30 000 after members of the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation’s (DPCI) national firearms task team seized firearms and defective firearm permits.
The DPCI, or Hawks, said yesterday that Schlomo Schwartz, 53, was served with the administrative fine on Thursday.
“The firearms and defective permits were seized by the Hawks from the security guards working for a company owned by Schwartz,” said the DPCI. “These guards were escorting Ralph Stansfield to Khayelitsha court on July 16, 2017, when they were disarmed by the Hawks members.”
Stanfield, who survived an alleged hit in Johannesburg last year, is one of the 23 accused, along with three police officers, who face 109 charges related to allegations that officers at the Central Firearms Registry helped arm gangsters and drug kingpins in the Western Cape. – ANA
Aschool bus driver who is accused of raping a 13-year-old girl in his minibus, will be allowed to continue transporting children to school after he was released on bail by the Pretoria Magistrate’s Court yesterday.
Nkosinathi Kekana, 29, pleaded not guilty on Thursday after he was accused of raping a Grade 7 Soshanguve girl whom he transported to and from school.
He also allegedly forced her to steal her father’s cellphone, claiming he owed him money for her transport.
When the school informed her parents that the girl had not been to school for two weeks, she told them Kekana had not been taking her to school.
The firearms and defective permits were seized by the Hawks from the security guards.