Athlone

Two in court for murder of Athlone drag queen

A police breakthrough will see two people appear in court on Monday for the vicious stabbing and murder of a Cape Town gay person days after the annual Pride festival. Police spokesperson Captain FC van Wyk said the 30-year-old was stabbed to death in Athlone on 3 March. Two people[…]

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CapeNature under fire for putting down Simba

In August 2019, three suspects were arrested for being in illegal possession of a lion cub that was dubbed Simba. The little lion was found in a house in Athlone, on the Cape Flats, and Sulaiman Effendi, Shurud Jacobs and Moegamat Simons were charged with the illegal possession of an[…]

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Forest Whitaker peacemaking initiative in Cape Town

Acclaimed Hollywood actor Forest Whitaker has decided to take the youth of Athlone under his wing after experiencing the trauma and contention of having a disabled family member become addicted to drugs and alcohol. Now the actor, who is also a humanitarian and social activists, feels it his responsibility to[…]

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Vygieskraal fire ravages informal settlements

Residents of the ‘the Vlei’ informal settlement in Vygieskraal in Athlone will have to start over after a fire wreaked havoc on Monday afternoon. Two people died in the blaze and approximately 1200 people were displaced. The raging fire destroyed over 300 informal structures. The Gift of the Givers Foundation[…]

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Alleged Cape Town gang boss shot dead in Athlone

An alleged gang boss was shot dead in Athlone, Cape Town, on Wednesday. Western Cape police spokesperson Sgt Noxolo Rwexana said the shooting happened at about 5.25pm. “It is alleged that a 47-year-old was shot and fatally wounded by unidentified suspects,” said Rwexana. “The suspects entered a liquor store and shot[…]

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Lion cub rescued from Athlone

An Organised Crime Investigation (OCI) was launched by detectives on Wednesday following a tip-off that a lion cub had been smuggled from Thabazimbi in Limpopo to the Western Cape. Various addresses in the Athlone area were searched, according to SAPS spokesperson Noloyiso Rwexana, to find the little cub. Eventually the[…]

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