Media Statement from Directorate of Priority Crimes Investigation (HAWKS)
WESTERN CAPE – Efraim Jacobus Hendricks (52), and Chad Harold Hendricks (22), appeared in the Bellville Magistrate’s Court on Thursday following their arrest on Tuesday for illegal possession of abalone valued at approximately R1.million.
The pair forms part of the group of suspects that were nabbed on Monday during project ‘Rambo’ raids, and they were arrested at their Burgundy Estate home by members from the Hawks, SAPS K9 Unit, when information was followed-up culminating in the seizure of 6496 units of abalone found stashed in a vehicle parked in the estate’s parking lot.
Efraim has been granted R50 000 bail whilst his son got R5000 bail, they are due back in court on the 21st of April 2017, matter postponed to allow for further investigations.
Meanwhile, of the ten accused that respectively appeared in the Bellville and Cape Town Magistrate’s Courts on Wednesday, four have been denied bail owing to their illegal status in RSA, the quartet are; Takunwa Makwarimba (37), Nelson Ndadzira (43), Richard Matibe (25), Fungai Chinakidzwa ( 31). The outstanding half a dozen accused; Siu-Lee Ngok (56), Andrew Lau (30), Johannes Basson (41), Vincent McLeod (43), Johan George Kluyts (28) and Pieter Ferreira were granted bail ranging from R15 000 to R80 000.
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