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Opposition MPs renew call for death penalty

It seems opposition MPs don’t want to let go of calls for the reinstatement of the death penalty. They say stronger deterrents are needed to help stem the tide on violence. Lawmakers engaged in a heated debate on the matter in the National Assembly on Thursday at the request of the[…]

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Elsies CPF welcomes premier’s safety plan

Western Cape Premier Alan Winde hosted a community meeting in Elsies River on Tuesday to outline the details of his recently launched safety plan. The R1 billion plan which was announced last month is expected to provide 3000 additional law enforcement officers and 150 more investigators available in crime hotspots[…]

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Woodstock residents warned over con artist

A concerned Capetonian took to Facebook to share their experience and alert residents in the Woodstock area about a scammer who successfully preyed on their mother. According to the local’s post their mother had fallen victim to a well-groomed con artist posing as an employee of the Tatler Newspaper. The alleged[…]

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Minors arrested for alleged robbery on Signal Hill

A group of hikers were allegedly robbed by three minors on Table Mountain on Friday, November 8, but were quickly apprehended thanks to the quick actions of Table Mountain rangers. The alleged robbers, ages 15, 16 and 17, were immediately arrested and will appear in court soon on charges of[…]

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Hawks member shot dead in Table View home

A prominent member of the Western Cape Hawks, Colonel Christelle Stemmet, was found dead in her Table View home on Sunday evening. It is alleged that Stemmet was shot twice and died as a result. Speaking to News24, Western Cape Hawks spokesperson Colonel Philani Nkwalase confirmed that the incident took[…]

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Guy Fawkes Day: Assault is still a crime

The annual celebration of Guy Fawkes Day in South Africa is often marked by unruly, undignified, destructive and crude behaviour by all those participating in the so-called festivities. The 5 November celebration was characterised by violence and chaos on Tuesday in the Cape Flats, with both young and old engaging[…]

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