Elsies River CPF in “crisis”

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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Several shootings in CT overnight

The Kensington Community Policing Forum has expressed its concern regarding the safety and security of residents in the Factreton-Kensingron area, following a spate of shootings. Last night, three men were shot and wounded at Sasol garage on the corners of Voortrekker road and 5th Avenue. Gunmen opened fire and two[…]

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Bokmakierie boy killed in a drive by shooting

A 12 year old boy was shot and killed in Bokmakierie last night, in what is believed to be a drive by shooting. Western Cape police confirmed that Asheeq Mitchell was shot by unknown suspects in a white bakkie. During the same shooting incident, two males aged 32 and 36[…]

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More partnerships with police needed, say crime fighters

Community crime activists on the Cape Flats feel positive about the Deputy Police minister Bongani Mkongi’s engagement with residents, but want to see the community’s input being put to action. Those were some of the sentiments from CPF members who attended the anti-crime imbizo held in Hanover Park on Friday,[…]

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CPF welcomes removal of Grassy Park station commander

The Grassy Park community has welcomed the removal of the station commander following on going pressure from the community. On the 11th of March, the community staged a protest and demanded that the station commander be removed. In their effort, a memorandum of demands was handed over to SAPS Provincial[…]

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Boy, 12, shot dead in Kensington

A 12-year-old boy was shot dead in Kuku Town in Kensington, Cape Town on Wednesday, the Kensington Community Police Forum (CPF) said on Thursday. CPF chairperson Cheslyn Steenberg said in a statement the boy’s body was found on Thursday morning by fellow residents. He had not yet been identified. Western[…]

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Kenfac residents march for better policing

By Abubakr Abrahams Some 500 residents from Kensington, Maitland and Factreton held a public march over the weekend to Kensington police station to raise their concerns over the alleged lack of police resources in Kensington. Mogamat Noordien, chairperson of the Kensington Community Police Forum, says police in the area have[…]

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