Voice of the Cape

November2015

Palestinian killed after alleged stabbing attack

A Palestinian man was shot dead after allegedly stabbing an Israeli policeman in the Damascus Gate area on Sunday. According to Israeli police, the 38-year-old Palestinian from the West Bank ran towards two border police officers with a knife and wounded one before being shot. The Damascus Gate is the[…]

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Turkey hit with Russian sanctions

President Vladimir Putin ordered a series of economic sanctions against Turkey after a Russian fighter jet was shot down by Turkish forces and its pilot killed last week, as tensions over the war in Syria continue to escalate. A decree published on the Kremlin’s website on Saturday came hours after[…]

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Mandla Mandela hits back at Malema

Nkosi Zwelivelile Mandla Mandela on Friday defended his grandfather, former president Nelson Mandela’s legacy, saying EFF leader Julius Malema had made “trash can politics his personal brand”. This comes a day after the EFF leader criticised the late former president, saying that he had turned his back on parts of[…]

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Presidential Handbook officially made public

The Presidential Handbook is now a public document, the Presidency announced on Friday. Acting Cabinet spokesperson Phumla Williams said in a statement: “The Presidential Handbook provides guidelines for the administrative, logistical, security and general support services to be rendered by the state to the President, his or her spouse and[…]

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Russia to halt visa-free status for visiting Turks

Moscow is to suspend its visa-free agreement with Turkey at the beginning of next year, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has said. Friday’s announcement comes as tensions mount after the downing of a Russian fighter jet by Turkey earlier this week. Russia has ruled out any military response against NATO[…]

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Three injured in shooting near US abortion clinic

Police on Friday swarmed an area around a Planned Parenthood abortion clinic in Colorado Springs, where a gunman opened fire, injuring three officers and an undetermined number of civilians, police and hospital officials said. City police said in a Twitter message about two hours after the shooting was first reported[…]

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Flood of support to bury ‘John Does’

Due to the swift response from the Muslim community, a Cape Town burial society says they were able to give two ‘John Does’ a dignified burial. On Thursday, surial services put out a call to the public for assistance in the burial of Amien Saeedi, a foreign national who passed[…]

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MJC to engage with Manenberg community

The leadership of the Muslim Judicial Council (MJC) will meet with the imams of masajid in Manenberg on Saturday to discuss community safety ahead of the festive season. Areas like Manenberg and Hanover Park have been hard hit by violence in recent weeks. MJC secretary general Maulana Abdul Khaliq Allie[…]

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