Over the past three months, 92 cases have been struck off the court roll due to Western Cape SAPS inefficiencies. With 66 of the cases related to domestic violence, femicide or gender-based violence (GBV). This was according to Albert Fritz, Western Cape Minister for Community Safety, who released a report[…]
The Muizenberg SAPS is under fire after allegations of bad behaviour. Members of the public have reported police officers to the Western Cape Police Ombudsman (WCPO) and an investigation is underway. The MEC of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, wrote to the office of the WCPO, noting reported incidents of police[…]
The Western Cape MEC for Community Safety, Albert Fritz has written to the National Prosecuting Authority to inquire about the release on bail of an alleged hit-man last week. The twenty-year-old suspect was released on a one-thousand-five-hundred-rand bail after he allegedly shot and killed a nineteen-year-old man in a gang-related[…]
The SA Human Rights Commission has called for state authorities, including police crime intelligence experts, to uncover those behind the “wave of land-occupations” taking place in Cape Town. This as multiple attacks reported against a range of government service providers – from firefighters to paramedics – and widespread land grabs.[…]
Western Cape Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, is calling for the liquor legislation to be amended. This follows the killing of four people on Wednesday night during a shooting incident at a tavern in Khayelitsha. The victims, aged between 24 and 34 years old, were allegedly ambushed by six[…]
While the South African National Defence (SANDF) received a fairly warm welcome from Cape Flats residents just over a month ago, questions have now been raised over the effectiveness of “Operation Lockdown”. National Police Minister Bheki Cele pre-maturely announced the deployed of the army to gang-ridden areas of Cape Town[…]
The Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, confirms receipt of the report on the ‘Complaint of Poor Response’ and the poaching of abalone from Western Cape Ombudsman, Mr JJ Brand. These plaguing problems are in Gansbaai, Kleinmond, Hermanus and Stanford areas. With the submission of this report, Brand seeks to[…]
The Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, has called for heightened safety measures for transport services like Uber and Bolt, in Nyanga. Fritz further called on community members to report known criminals in aims to make the communities safer. “We cannot allow the booming e-hailing industry to be put under[…]
By Anees Teladia While many in Cape Town are relieved at the deployment of the South African National Defence Force in the Cape Flats and the increased police presence, murderous criminals and shameless gangsters continue to plague local communities. Several people have been wounded in gang-related violence this past weekend, with[…]
Over 1600 people have been killed in serious crime in the Western Cape over the past six months, most of them in gang-related violence. Following several urgent calls for the government to address escalating gang violence and crime on the Cape Flats, government structures agree the situation is in a crisis[…]
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