Home Affairs Deputy Minister Njabulo Nzuza was hijacked at gunpoint on Thursday, police spokesperson Brigadier Vish Naidoo has said in a statement. The deputy minister was hijacked at approximately 16:25 by two gunmen. According to Naidoo, Nzuza was driving from a shopping centre in Midrand when he was followed and[…]
By Quadissiyah Kasu The body of Jocelyn Claasen a witness in the murder case of Scarborough surfer David Wolfromm was found early Sunday morning in Ocean View. The pregnant mother was shot and killed just four days before she was due to give birth to her second child and many[…]
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[…]
Two suspects aged 27 and 47 were arrested and are due to make their court appearance on Wednesday at Bellville Magistrate’s Court for possession of drugs. In an unrelated incident, Ravensmead Crime Prevention Unit and Steenberg SAPS members were busy with stop and search duties early this morning at about[…]
City of Cape Town mayoral committee member for economic opportunities and asset management James Vos has welcomed the swift action taken by the South African Police Service (SAPS) and Cape Town Tourism after a gang of armed men robbed a group of tourists in Khayelitsha in Cape Town on Friday.[…]
National Police Spokesperson Brigadier Vishnu Naidoo says ballistic tests will be done on unwanted weapons handed in at designated police stations by the public during the Firearm Amnesty period. The testing aims determine whether the firearms have ever been used to commit crime. Close to 1 500 illegal or unwanted[…]
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[…]
Two medical doctors, who were arrested for culpable homicide earlier on Tuesday, have been released on bail and their case has been postponed. Doctors Peter Beale and Abdullhay Munshi appeared briefly in the Johannesburg Magistrate’s Court hours after their arrest. The two allegedly performed botched surgeries on minor children, resulting[…]
A man described as one of the most wanted criminals in the Netherlands has been arrested in Dubai, according to authorities. Ridouan Taghi, the alleged head of a cocaine-trafficking gang known as “Angels of Death”, was detained after a joint operation that involved local police, Dutch authorities and the Interpol, the state-run Emirates[…]
The City of Cape Town says that although the City faces criticism for wasting electricity, the continued burning of streetlamps during the day serves as a deterrent against vandalism and infrastructural theft. According to the executive director for energy at the City of Cape Town, Kadri Nassiep, it is more[…]
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