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[…]
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[…]
The Mitchell’s Plain Community Police Forum (CPF) has welcomed the suspension of 14 Mitchells Plain police officers, in the wake of the outcry over missing firearms. Last month, fifteen 9mm state firearms disappeared from the Mitchells Plain Police Station, followed 18 guns which vanished from the Bellville South Police Station.[…]
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,[…]
With on-going calls for an end to gang violence and crime within the Cape Flats, residents of Hanover Park over the weekend took to the streets urging for reform at the Philippi Police Station. In angry calls, organisers have voiced concern that the precinct has not adequately dealt with crime[…]
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[…]
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[…]
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[…]
The deputy chairperson of the Elsies River Community Police Forum (CPF) has resigned from his position, in the wake of the fallout over the murder of three year old Courtney Pieters. Imraan Mukaddam announced his resignation on Tuesday, saying the CPF had been “hijacked by political interference”. A nine-day investigation[…]
By Thakira Desai After a week of gruelling searches and the discovery of a body positively identified as missing Courtney Pieters, the family was dealt another blow when police arrested a suspect, said to be a trusted family friend. Police spokesperson, FC van Wyk confirmed that a 40-year-old man was[…]
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