“There is not a doubt in my mind that Kathy was also a victim to abuse and not a perpetrator and should not be accused of this crime.” These were the words of former employer to the Bonteheuwel mother implicated in the murder of her eight-month-old son, Levy. Kathleen Isaacs’[…]
A 36-year-old male from Elsies River has been arrested after the brutal murder of Lauren Braiden on Friday, November 20. The 31-year-old mother of two had just finished her night shift duties at RCL in Epping when the incident occurred. She was waiting for her taxi cab home at the[…]
With the country just coming out of heritage month, and residents encouraged to relish in the traditions, history and memories of their forbearers, the Western Cape Heritage Council has approved the classification of five new heritage sites in the province. The sites include Freedom Square in Bonteheuwel; Gugulethu 7 Memorial;[…]
Candles lit up the night in Bonteheuwel, where about 50 people gathered for a memorial on Thursday for a father and son shot and killed while walking from a nearby shop. Mogamat Johnson, 31, was shot dead in Bonteheuwel Avenue on Wednesday night. His son, Zhario, 2, was hit and[…]
A two-year-old boy shot in Bonteheuwel died of his injuries after his father passed away on Wednesday night. Zhario and his father Mogamat Johnson were shot in a drive-by shooting on the corner of Tolbos and Bonteheuwel avenue, suspected to be gang-related. Western Cape police spokesperson Captain FC van Wyk[…]
Bonteheuwel, home to over 45 000 residents, is a place where gang-wars, drugs and turf disputes run rampant. But, apart from that, it has graced the Cape Flats with many civilian heroes. One of the many heroines that Bonteheuwel has seen is community activist Henriette Abrahams, who moved out of[…]
Residents came out in their droves in the New Woodlands and Bonteheuwel areas at the weekend. The respective communities have joined hands in the fight against gang activities, drugs, crime and social ills. Last week Friday, the New Woodlands area in Mitchells Plain hosted an interfaith meeting. Chairperson of the[…]
By Qudissiyah Kasu Police are investigating a murder case after the pregnant woman who was gunned down in Bonteheuwel yesterday succumbed to her injuries in hospital. Western Cape police spokesperson Sergeant Noloyiso Rwexana said the 30-year-old woman was shot at 5.30pm on Wednesday in Terblanche Street. The mother was shot[…]
Bonteheuwel residents are outraged over the City of Cape Town’s plans to auction off a piece of land the community transformed into a peace garden. According to residents, there was no public participation and they blame local ward councillor Angus McKenzie for failing to ensure that the process was fair[…]
Gang battles and bullets saw 44 people killed in six months in one Cape Flats suburb. But the deployment of 100 law enforcement officers to the streets of Bonteheuwel has seen the area having its first murder-free month this year, bringing down the number of gang casualties from an average[…]
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