Police officers were allegedly too scared to search a property pointed out as a potential hiding place of Moyhdian Pangarker when he was sought for the disappearance of Tazne van Wyk, her grieving mother told Police Minister Bheki Cele on Wednesday. Carmen van Wyk said that after eight-year-old Tazne disappeared[…]
Emotions were highly charged in Elsies River on Thursday after the shocking news of Tazne van Wyk’s body being found outside of Worcester late Wednesday night. The suspect Mohidien Pankager, 54, took police to the site of her body after he was arrested on Monday in Cradock. He had been[…]
The police’s action during the arrest of Elsies River bread distributor Imraahn Mukaddam and his colleague has been called into question. The anti-crime activist was apprehended by the SAPS flying squad at his home on Friday, on suspicion of stolen goods, believed to be bread crates. Mukkadam was arrested without[…]
Cape Town police have urged the public to help trace a man believed to have information that can assist them in their investigation into the whereabouts of missing Tazne van Wyk, 8. In a statement, the police identified 54-year-old Moyhdian Pangarker as someone who could help with the case. Tazne[…]
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[…]
The two suspects arrests in connection with the murder of four youths in Elsies River are claiming innocence. Rowan Schuurman and Peter Nokewes appeared in the Goodwood Magistrates Court for the second time yesterday, where they said they were wrongfully arrested. It follows the murder of a 10-year-old girl, two[…]
The Human Rights Commissioner has called on South African government to provide adequate housing for backyard dwellers, calling it a “prime ground for criminality.” He was speaking outside the Elsies River homes of the three young children who were shot and killed in an apparent gang hit on Tuesday night.[…]
As the army starts the first weekend of its deployment on the Cape Flats, residents remain hopeful that violent crime will soon be reduced. Recent weekends have seen a spike in violence in areas like Philippi and Hanover Park, sparking an outcry from communities on the Cape Flats and ultimately[…]
A 12-year-old boy who was shot multiple times at close range while guarding cars at an Elsies River mosque was probably killed as part of a gang initiation. This is the opinion of a spokesperson for the family, Pastor Vincent Alexander, who believes Aswin Jonas, a Grade 5 pupil at Tygersig[…]
Child killer Mortimer Saunders claimed to have searched for Courtney Pieters on the day the three-year-old girl went missing, her relative and former minder testified in the Western Cape High Court on Tuesday. He is believed to have already killed the toddler by then, giving her ant poison to make[…]
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