Voice of the Cape

July2016

Convicted paedophile found dead in cell

A convicted paedophile, who two days ago appeared in court on a rape charge, has committed suicide. Brian Shofer was found hanging in his cell at the Lentegeur police station on Friday. According to a police source, he is believed to have used a mattress lining to hang himself. Police[…]

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Court gives evidence against Thulsie twins

The State on Friday submitted an affidavit, detailing what it said was proof that twins Brandon-Lee and Tony-Lee Thulsie had planned to leave South Africa for the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). The Thulsie twins, who were arrested more than two weeks ago, are accused of plotting[…]

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MJC has election observer status

In preparation for the 2016 Local Government Elections, the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) has accredited the Muslim Judicial Council (MJC) as a religious authority in South Africa with observer status. Religious leaders across the country will be tasked with monitoring the elections to ensure that they are free and fair. They[…]

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SA anti apartheid activists hold dialogue with Palestinians

This week, the Institute of Palestine and South Africa (IPSA) in collaboration with the In Transformation Initiative (ITI) have conducted the second session of the Forum for Dialogue for Palestine; ‘The Future of Palestine’s National Project’. While the initiative began in 2015, the first of the four sessions was hosted[…]

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SA Quran Competition goes ahead, despite Saudi pullout

In light of growing confusion about the South African National Qur’an Councils (SANQC) 11th Regional Qur’an competition, organisers have confirmed that the competition will take place as planned. While the competition was for the past two years hosted at the Nizamiye Masjid in Midrand with the full cooperation of the[…]

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Three Nigerians among four executed in Indonesia

Indonesia executed four convicted drug traffickers, including three Nigerians, early on Friday as it pushed ahead with its “war against drugs”, although another 10 scheduled executions were delayed. As many as 14 people were originally set to face the firing squad together on Friday, but officials decided a “comprehensive review”[…]

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Peru: Pedro Pablo Kuczynski sworn in as president

Former Wall Street banker Pedro Pablo Kuczynski has been sworn in as Peru’s new president. The conservative politician, who is known as a technocrat with a polished resume, choked up as he took the oath of office on Thursday, before donning his new red-and-white presidential sash over his pinstriped suit.[…]

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