Voice of the Cape


‘Heart-eater’ to be sentenced

A man found guilty of killing his ex-client’s lover in Cape Town, and allegedly cut his victim’s heart out to eat part of it, will be sentenced in the Western Cape High Court on Wednesday. Andrew Chimboza, 35, had, as part of plea agreement, pleaded guilty to killing 62-year-old Mbuyiselo[…]

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Joburg train crash: Transport minister wants answers

Transport Minister Dipuo Peters on Tuesday called for answers into the cause of the train crash in Johannesburg that killed a woman Metrorail employee. “As government… we need Prasa to give answers as to how a moving train can crash into a stationary one,” she told reporters at the Denver[…]

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500 Malawians to be repatriated

Five hundred Malawian nationals are expected to be repatriated to their home country from three transit camps in Durban on Tuesday. Doctors without Borders spokesperson Kate Ribet said that a fleet of 22 buses will depart from the three camps on Tuesday morning, the single largest repatriation effort to date[…]

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15 hurt after taxi rolls on Cape coastal road

Fifteen people were injured on Tuesday after a taxi rolled down an embankment on Baden Powell Drive in Khayelitsha in the Western Cape, ER24 spokesperson Russel Meiring said. ER24 paramedics, along with Metro services, arrived on the scene and found the taxi lying on the side of the road. On[…]

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Names of xenophobia victims released

The names of the seven people killed during xenophobic violence which erupted in parts of Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal in the past weeks, were released by the inter-ministerial committee on migration on Tuesday. Four foreign nationals and three South Africans were identified. They are: – Marcus Natas, from Ethiopia, who was[…]

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‘Nzimande visa refusal insult to SA govt’

If the International Relations and Cooperation department does not expel the Israeli ambassador within 10 days from now, they would stage a protest march at the Israeli embassy, a grouping of tripartite alliance members, civil society groups, student and youth organisations, and certain academics said on Monday. The group said[…]

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Foreign national names to be released soon: presidency

The names of the foreign nationals killed in xenophobic violence in parts of KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng would be released as soon as there had been a conclusive positive identification of the victims, the presidency said on Monday. “The presidency has received media enquiries about the names of foreign nationals who[…]

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Durban prosecutor stuck in Nepal

A Durban prosecutor who wanted to do something special for her 40th birthday found herself stranded on the second day of her hike when the earthquake that has killed more than 3 000 people struck on Saturday. Roshiela Benimadho Bhogal had planned the trip after turning 40 last December, her[…]

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SA adventurer tells of terror on Everest

Sean Wisedale, the first South African to summit the world’s seven highest peaks, recounted surviving the avalanche on Everest as a result of the earthquake and aftershocks that hit Nepal on the weekend. Netwerk24 reports Wisedale is updating his blog from the Everest base camp since the area was rocked[…]

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