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Eight people shot and killed in CT in a week

At least eight people have been shot and killed in Cape Town this past week. A woman is the latest to have died when she was gunned down at her Bishop Lavis home on Saturday. Two suspects have been arrested for the murder. Circumstances surrounding the death of the 32-year-old[…]

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Two arrested for the murder of police official

Two suspects have been arrested in connection with the murder of a police officer in Gugulethu. The constable was off-duty when he was shot and killed during an alleged robbery at a shop in the Barcelona informal settlement on Sunday night. Police spokesperson Colonel Andre Traut said the officer was[…]

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Metrorail line suspended at Bishop Lavis and Sarepta

The Metrorail’s central line at Bishop Lavis and Sarepta has been suspended temporarily from today. Spokesperson Riana Scott says the line has been suspended due to vandalism of a telecommunication cable. “Regrettably, we have no bus transport to offer as an alternative and customers are requested to make their own[…]

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Kidnapped baby found through school media

By Wardah Wilkinson A Bishop Lavis toddler was found this morning after he was kidnapped allegedly by his biological parents. It’s believed the child who was removed from his parents, after social workers found his parents to be unfit. Beogan Paulse, a 17-month-old toddler from Bishop Lavis was placed in[…]

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Cape man behind bars for teen’s murder

A 21-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the murder of a 16-year-old boy in Bishop Lavis on the Cape Flats. According to police, the boy was on his way home when he was shot and fatally wounded. Police spokesperson, Frederick van Wyk, says the man will appear in[…]

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Two killed in shooting at Cape Town petrol station

Two petrol attendants were killed while a third was injured along with a customer in a shooting at a Cape Town petrol station on Friday morning. The garage is understood to be owned by an alleged gang boss. Police spokesperson Captain FC Van Wyk said the shooting occurred at 01:20 at[…]

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Gang tensions growing across Flats

Tensions among different gang groupings are spreading to more communities on the Cape Flats, with areas such as Bishop Lavis and Blikkiesdorp warning of increased gang violence. The gang violence, which occurred on separate occasions in the different areas, has caused death and lead to injuries. The search for an[…]

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