Man at centre of Cape Town stand-off ‘eccentric’

The man at the centre of a stand-off in which a police officer was shot in the face was described by neighbours as “eccentric” and “out there”. The neighbours also claimed the man’s house was “booby trapped”, reported News24’s Tammy Petersen from the scene. But the police’s Captain FC van[…]

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Hostage drama in Cape Town over dog dispute

A police officer was shot and injured in a suspected hostage drama in Athlone, Cape Town, on Tuesday night. The situation started when a resident in Hazendal, Athlone, called in a complaint to law enforcement officials that her landlord’s dogs had attacked her, police spokesperson Captain Frederick van Wyk told[…]

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NGO apologises for controversial ad

Feed A Child SA has apologised after its advertisement, meant to raise awareness about starving children, drew heavy criticism. “We apologise for the advertisement. It was not intended to cause harm to anyone,” chief executive Elza Rautenbach told Sapa on Wednesday. The advert which was aired on television, showed a[…]

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