Big fine for se­cu­rity boss

The Citizen (Gauteng) - - NEWS -

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.


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