A Hanover Park family are distraught after their 38-year-old father was killed at the hands of police in circumstances that remain uncertain. According to eyewitness reports, 38-year-old Marlin Fuller was outside of his home in Cascade court when South African Police Service (SAPS) members on patrol asked everyone to drop[…]
Written by Qudissiyah Kasu Ravensmead community members are intensifying the search for missing 8-year-old Tazne Van Wyk, despite no leads at present. A massive search continued for the little girl on Friday, who was kidnapped in Elsies River over a week ago. She was allegedly taken when she visited a[…]
The Western Cape has appointed 500 Learner Law Enforcement Officers (LLEO) to ensure the safety of the citizens of the Cape Flats. With the crime rate being the highest in the country, short term measures as part of a broader safety plan are urgently needed. “The deployment of the first[…]
The tragic murder of five-year-old Valentino Grootetjie who was brutally shot in the back of the head on Saturday by a gangster in Lavender Hill has horrified community members and grown the already disproportionate sense of danger for those living in gang-ridden areas. The little boy was playing in his[…]
Questions surrounding the effectiveness of the SANDF have been raised, after just over a month of being deployed to gang-ridden areas on the Cape Flats. Many residents in gang afflicted areas are sceptical about the impact the SANDF has had on crime since their deployment, with some saying they are[…]
By Tauhierah Salie The Delft Community Police Forum has demanded action from their local police station, after a police constable was shot and killed and two others wounded in the area. In the early hours of Sunday morning, three officers were patrolling in Delft when they came under fire from[…]
By Anees Teladia A crime summit, which many deem to have been productive and successful, took place in Paarl this past weekend. Members of several Community Policing Forums in the Western Cape were in attendance and brought numerous pressing crime-related issues to the table. While various resolutions were made at[…]
Disgruntled community police forum members will engage with Western Cape Premier Alan Winde and MEC for Community Safety Albert Fritz over the current impasse over policing interventions to curb gang shootings. So said a dissatisfied Byron de Villiers, the chairperson of the Lentegeur Community Policing Forum (CPF), after what is[…]
By Anees Teladia With gang violence in the Western Cape proving to be unrelenting, members of the Mitchells Plain Cluster Community Policing Forum (CPF) met with the national Minister of Police, Bheki Cele to discuss ways of stabilising the province. Several high-profile cases of gang violence have occurred in the[…]
Western cape Community Policing Forums (CPFs) face many challenges – both internally and externally – within their mandates and domains. However, the Elsies River CPF (which is a CPF in one of the more dangerous communities within Cape Town) has been experiencing a significant increase in the challenges experienced, due[…]
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