Voice of the Cape


Cravenby man found safe

The family of Abdul Waheed Ismail from Cravenby have confirmed that he has been found and is safe. However, the circumstances surrounding his disappearance remain unclear. Ismail went missing on Friday night, leaving his cellphone at home. There was no sign of forced entry. He returned home on Tuesday morning.[…]

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Preserve your family history, urges historian

“It is said that people without a history are people without a future”. These are the words of Dr Adiel Bassier from the Boorhaanal Movement ahead of Heritage Day on Saturday 24 September, in urging South Africans to dig deeper in understanding their social and cultural identities. While Heritage Day[…]

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Holding onto Jehaan

The scent of incense sticks filled my nostrils as I stood in the modest wendy house that Nashrullah Leonard rents in her mother-in-laws backyard in Belhar. She was overwhelmed to see me and ushered us to sit down on the seats that she quickly cleared out to make our stay[…]

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Missing mother murdered, says family

Family of missing Kuils River mother Zara Hector believe she is dead and are adamant she has been murdered even though police are tight-lipped about a body they have found. On Saturday night members of the Hector family were in mourning. Police discovered a woman’s body on a farm in[…]

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The world will know the story of Ashley Kriel

The story of young MK guerrilla Ashley Kriel, as told by his older sister Michel Assure, shook Gasant Abarder to his core. Cape Town – The house in Albermarle Street in Hazendal, Athlone, still stands eerily – as modest and unassuming now as it was then on that fateful day of[…]

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Justice system will ‘do right’ by Chad: Family

Marina Marco, the aunt of murdered Chad Baron, shook her head in frustration as one of the men accused of Baron’s murder waved at his mother, mouthing “I love you”. This as murder accused Warren Challen made his way to the holding cells at the Mitchell’s Plain Magistrate’s court on[…]

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Family speak out on Camps Bay murder

Family members of a Guatemalan man accused of killing his girlfriend in Camps Bay say that he distanced himself from them about a year ago. Diego Dougherty Novella, 41, appeared in the Cape Town Magistrate’s Court on Friday on charges of killing American marketing executive Gabriela Kabrins Alban. His brother[…]

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Bin Laden relatives reportedly killed in jet crash

A private jet crashed in southern England on Friday, killing four people on board, a spokesman for Britain’s Hampshire police service said, and Saudi and British media said the passengers were relatives of deceased al Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden. A spokeswoman for the British police told Reuters: “There were[…]

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Locals angered by death of Palestinian child

The Palestinian embassy in South Africa says it is angered by yesterday’s Israeli attack in the Palestinian village of Douna near Nablus which resulted in the death of an 18 month old Palestinian child, Ali Saad Dawabsha. The baby’s mother Reham together with 4 year old brother Ahmad were burned[…]

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