Until the lockdown, the underworld bosses behind Cape Town’s protection rackets concentrated mainly on nightclubs. But when nightlife shut down and revenue dried up, they allegedly began expanding their intimidation tactics to coffee shops, restaurants, hotels and property owners. Nightclub owners reluctantly paid their monthly “security tax” but business owners[…]
An unidentified male body washed up on Clifton’s First beach during the late afternoon of December 17, 2019. The incident is shrouded in mystery as no missing people or drownings have been reported close to the time of discovery. Law Enforcement and SAPS are on the scene. The man is[…]
Nineteen-year-old Cebo Mhleli Mbatha was stabbed to death on Clifton 3rd beach, Cape Town, on September 29 2019. His father, Linda Mbatha, went to the city to ensure his son’s body is returned to Dundee in KwaZulu-Natal. Police are investigating the murder, but no arrests have been made. “He was[…]
A suspect has been arrested following a fight on Camps Bay Beach which included one person being stabbed and another hit with a brick on Monday afternoon. According to Western Cape police, a fight had broken out between two groups at about 17:00. Following the altercation, the two people who[…]
The University of Cape Town (UCT) has confirmed that four of its students have been involved in an apparent robbery at Clifton Third Beach in Cape Town on Saturday in which one was stabbed to death and another was injured. Earlier on Sunday, News24 reported that police spokesperson Lieutenant Colonel Andrè Traut[…]
An arrest is yet to be made after two men were stabbed on Clifton’s 3rd Beach in Cape Town in the late hours of Saturday night. According to Western Cape police, they were stabbed during an alleged robbery. The ages and identities of the two victims are yet to be[…]
Private security company Professional Protection Alternatives (PPA) and the City of Cape Town “sang from the same hymn sheet” on Monday when they made presentations to Parliament on what transpired at Clifton Fourth Beach on December 23. The Portfolio Committee on Environmental Affairs conducted an inquiry, where both the City[…]
Parliament will hold an all-day inquiry into what transpired at Clifton Fourth Beach in Cape Town, where beachgoers were allegedly escorted off the beach by a private security company. The incident was deemed racist by a number of organisations and compared to apartheid-era beach bans. In the wake of the[…]
A child’s body washed up near Clifton’s First Beach in Cape Town on Wednesday morning, Western Cape police confirmed. Two members of the public saw the body floating in shallow water at about 07:45 and recovered it from the sea, said police spokesperson Captain Frederick van Wyk. Due to its[…]
Beachgoers have been advised to observe more precaution when visiting the city’s beaches, after a recent study reportedly uncovered high levels of E-coli at the popular Fourth Beach in Clifton. The warning comes at a particularly busy period for Cape Town’s beaches, as tourists and school students flock to the[…]
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