Anti Gang Unit

W Cape police out in full force for criminals

Members of the Anti-Gang Unit in Cape Town have arrested two suspects and seized three firearms in Kensington on Thursday. Police spokesperson, Novella Potelwa, says police followed up on information about a shooting incident when they spotted two men fleeing the scene. She says police discovered two pistols and a[…]

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March for peace in Cape Flats after child killed

Cape Town Police say the Anti-Gang Unit is following leads after five-year-old Valentino Grootetjie from Lavender Hill was shot dead on Saturday. Civil society organisations took to the streets from Parliament against the violence in the Cape Flats. They’re pleading for peace in gang-infested areas. WATCH: Family of murdered 5-year-old Valentino Grootetjie want justice “We[…]

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SAHRC to launch inquiry into state of WCape violence

By Anees Teladia The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) will be launching an inquiry into violence in the Western Cape, assessing the root causes as well as measures to combat and prevent it.  There has been an increase in gang related shootings over the past month, shootings which keep[…]

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Parliament to scrutinise police’s anti-gang strategy

Parliament’s Portfolio Committee on Police will hear testimony from those living in gang-infested areas to determine how effective the police’s anti-gang strategy is. The hearing on Tuesday comes amid reports that more than 185 people have been killed in gang-related violence on the Cape Flats in the Western Cape since[…]

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AGU cracks down on Christmas Eve killings

Five people were arrested by the Anti-Gang Unit (AGU) after two children and a woman was killed, and five others wounded in drive-by shootings in Bishop Lavis on Christmas Eve. Police spokesperson Brigadier Novela Potelwa said the suspects were arrested in an operation that started in Athlone in the early[…]

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