Voice of the Cape

May2017

US probing NJ town over mosque denial

The US Department of Justice has opened an investigation on a New Jersey city’s rejection of a planned mosque, a spokesman confirmed on Tuesday. The US Attorney’s office in New Jersey, in conjunction with members of the department’s civil rights headquarters in Washington, DC, is examining whether officials in Bayonne,[…]

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The PA continues to reap humiliation from Trump’s visit

Following reports that US President Donald Trump has prioritised the normalisation of relations between Israel and Arab countries prior to restarting diplomatic negotiations for the two-state compromise, misplaced accusations of “incitement” have resurfaced, allegedly during Trump’s meeting with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas. According to Israeli media, Trump “yelled” at[…]

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Zuma, govt officials return to Elsies with more promises

President Jacob Zuma and a convoy of government officials descended on Elsies River on Tuesday with a bag full of promises after the murder of Courtney Pieters. Children and adults packed the Adriaanse Civic Centre, where the memorial service for the three-year-old girl was held two weeks ago. They chuckled[…]

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Opposition slams Parliament’s oversight

A day before President Jacob Zuma is due in Parliament, opposition parties decried what they call the legislature’s failure to hold the president and his executive to account. A groan was audible from the ANC benches when Agang MP Andries Tlouamma stepped up to the National Assembly’s podium to deliver[…]

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Four sentenced to combined 127 years for abalone syndicate

Four men were sentenced to a combined total of 127 year in prison on Tuesday, by the Khayelitsha Regional Court for running an abalone syndicate, the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (the Hawks) said. Spokesperson Captain Lloyd Ramovha said that the group was arrested after the Hawks pounced on the[…]

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Busy umrah season for Ramadan

While Muslims around the world observe Ramadan while going about their days, a lucky few are venturing to the holy cities of Makkah and Madina to perform Umrah. Ramadan being the busiest period of the year for the Umrah pilgrimage, thousands of mu’tamireen flocks to the holy lands, where Saudi[…]

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Accused admits to murdering, raping Franziska

The man accused of murdering 16-year-old Franziska Blöchliger, on Tuesday in the Western Cape High Court admitted to killing her. Netwerk24 reported that Howard Oliver also admitted to raping her. Franziska was murdered and raped on March 7, 2016, in the Tokai Forest in Cape Town. She was also robbed[…]

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