Siphesihle Nkosi named Hawks deputy head

File: A Hawks vehicle. AFP/Wikus de Wet

JOHANNESBURG - Lieutenant General Siphesihle Nkosi has been named the new deputy national head of the Hawks.

According to Hawks head, General Godfrey Lebeya, Nkosi has extensive experience in fraud and commercial crime investigation.

Nkosi's appointment comes along with the placements of seven senior managers, and more than 240 staff members.

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Lebeya says these appointments are part of the Hawks' efforts to fully capacitate the crime investigating unit.

Meanwhile, at least 827 suspects have been arrested by the Hawks in the previous quarter.

Lebeya says 524 of those arrests stem from serious organised crime investigations.

He says hundreds have been sucessfully convicted.


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