Corrupt Cape Town cops sent to jail for drug-running

Two police officers have been sentenced to 10 years in jail each for their role in drug-running in Cape Town, the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) said on Monday. According to the charge sheet, the Hawks received information that officers at Woodstock police station were involved in dealing in drugs and[…]

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Drugs worth R62 000 found in ceiling of Cape Town home

A 53-year-old woman has been arrested and drugs worth 60-thousand-rand confiscated in Hanover Park. Metro Police spokesperson, Ruth Solomons, says they executed a search warrant with police at a premises in Donigel Court. Solomons says the woman resisted arrest and also tried to disperse of a bag of heroin. ”[…]

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Communities must rise up: Pagad

The People Against Gangsterism and Drugs (Pagad) says it has no sympathy for gang leaders who die by the gun. Pagad was commenting on the murder of former Hard Living gang leader Rashied Staggie, who was shot in London Road in Salt River this morning. Staggie died on arrival at[…]

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The effects of living in a perilous society

As activists, students and concerned citizens continually flood the streets of South Africa, protesting against crime and violence, the psychological and emotional tolls of living in a country filled with such severe social ills can be heavy. High levels of anxiety, increased aggression, depression, suicide and increased overall societal intoxication[…]

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