Voice of the Cape


Police probing possible serial killer

The decomposing bodies of five women have been discovered close to the Century City and Akasia train stations in Cape Town over the last ten months, mayor Patricia de Lille said on Sunday. “All the women were found naked, with their hands tied behind their backs. No arrests have been[…]

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Four arrested at Woolies protest

Four people were arrested during an anti-Woolworths protest in Claremont Cape Town police said on Sunday. Lt Col Andre Traut said three men and a woman were arrested on Saturday for intimidation, trespassing and contravention of a court order. National Coalition 4 Palestine said four members of Action Forum 4[…]

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ANC secures CT stadium

The ANC has paid over R2.2 million to secure the Cape Town Stadium as a venue for its 103rd birthday event, City Press reported on Sunday. The ANC would use the stadium for its annual January 8 celebrations. City of Cape Town’s mayoral committee member for tourism, events and economic development,[…]

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Shack fires in CTown leave 118 displaced

A total of 118 people have been left homeless after 30 shacks burned down in various parts of Cape Town, the City’s Disaster Operations Centre said on Saturday. “No injuries were reported,” said the Centre’s acting head Wilfred Solomons-Johannes. In the most devastating of the five fires that had broken[…]

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Rolene arrives to hero’s welcome

Miss World 2014 Rolene Strauss on Saturday walked out of the arrivals terminal of OR Tambo International Airport to loud cheers, whistles and ululation as South Africans welcomed her home. Dressed in a blue and white floral print dress — that matched her pageant crown and sash — she waved[…]

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Former drug den being used for good

A notorious drug den that was seized by the Asset Forfeiture Unit in Eastridge four years ago will be turned into a safe house soon. Chairperson of the Mitchell’s Plain CPF, Abie Isaacs said that an application was sent to the State to turn this den into a safe house,[…]

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EFF judgement on Dec 23

The Western Cape High Court will deliver judgment next week on the EFF’s quest for an urgent interdict against sanctions implemented by Parliament against 20 of its MPs. The matter came before the court on Friday, but was adjourned after Judge Dennis Davis had heard arguments from Dumisa Ntsebeza, for[…]

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Minister to consider de Kock parole recommendation

Correctional Services Minister Michael Masutha will consider a recommendation by a correctional services council on whether apartheid-era assassin Eugene de Kock should be granted parole. “Those recommendations [by the national council] are not going to be made public,” Masutha’s spokesman Mthunzi Mhaga said on Friday. However, Mhaga said the recommendations[…]

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Kraaifontein case postponed

Seven men accused of killing six men whose bodies were found near Kraaifontein, Cape Town, appeared in the Blue Downs Magistrate’s Court on Friday, the NPA said. Magistrate Tammy Lendor postponed the matter to Tuesday to receive bail information and for one of the men’s lawyers to be in court,[…]

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