Athlone Magistrate’s Court

Philippi farm murder: two in court, others still on the run

Two men appeared in the Athlone Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday in connection with a deadly farm attack in  Cape Town’s Philippi horticultural area. Sapho Mgxuati and Makwekwe Thumgela were arrested on Sunday afternoon after a shootout between police and a 10-man gang who robbed the vegetable farm. The state prosecutor[…]

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Five due in Cape Town court over fatal stabbing

Five suspects are expected to appear in the Athlone Magistrates Court in Cape Town on Thursday for the murder of a 22-year-old man. In a statement issued by the police‚ the man died after he was stabbed by the five on December 19 in Crossroads. Officers were on patrol when[…]

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6-year-old’s murder accused back in court

Samier Slamang and Wayland Botha, the men accused of shooting dead 6-year-old Sadiqah Lippert, will be back in the Athlone Magistrate’s Court on Thursday. The duo are expected to apply for bail. Lippert was shot in the stomach at her grandmother’s home in Hazendal on 2 May. She died after[…]

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Man held after lover’s fatal stabbing

Police have arrested a 35-year-old man for allegedly stabbing his girlfriend several times in Lusaka, Nyanga, in Cape Town on Friday, Western Cape police said. “The woman later died in hospital due to her injuries. The suspect is under police guard in hospital as he also stabbed himself in the[…]

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