Voice of the Cape

July2017

CT motorcyclist killed in horrific accident

Social media users have expressed their shock and sadness following the death of 27-year-old Reyaad Arend, who was killed in a motorcycle accident on Sunday. Arend, who had been travelling on his motorbike, was killed in a collision with a car, between Klipfontein and Kroomboom Road along the M5 south[…]

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I Just Want To Go For Hajj

This forms part of a series by hajj doctor Dr Salim Parker.  More hajj stories can be found at www.hajjdoctor.co.za  One of the great rewards of being consulted by intending Hajj pilgrims is to hear the narrations. There is always the trepidation of being vaccinated and to ease the anxiety[…]

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Second sitting of Ahmed Timol death inquest resumes

The second sitting of the inquest looking into anti-apartheid activist Ahmed Timol’s death at John Vorster Square in 1971 will resume on Monday. The inquest into Timol’s death while he was in the custody of security branch police is set to continue in the High Court in Pretoria. Timol’s death[…]

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Trial of Marikana miners resumes

The trial of 19 men accused of killing several non-striking miners in Marikana in 2012, will resume in the North West High Court sitting in Rustenburg on Monday. The men are also charged with killing two policemen and two security guards. One of them, Anele Zonke, is already serving a[…]

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African Union troops killed in al-Shabab ambush

At least 23 African Union peacekeeping troops and a Somalian soldier have been killed in an ambush carried out by armed group al-Shabab in the country’s south, according to a senior regional official. The fighting broke out when the al-Shabaab fighters attacked the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) troops[…]

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Venezuela constitutional vote marred by violence, death

At least nine people, including an election candidate, have been killed in the past 24 hours in Venezuela as the country voted for an all-powerful new legislative body tasked with reforming the constitution. Country’s opposition parties boycotted Sunday’s polls, which they say is aimed at consolidating President Nicolas Maduro’s power.[…]

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Imam Rashied Omar reflects on the recent Palestinian protests

In his Jumu’ah khutbah today, Imam Dr. Rashied Omar reflected on the recent protests by Palestinian Muslims who refused to pray inside Masjid al-Aqsa. This after Israeli security forces installed metal detectors at all entrances to the precinct. The imam commended the resistance of Palestinians and urged Muslims to continue[…]

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