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Bonteheuwel police on high alert due to gang shootings

Law enforcement officials have been deployed to patrol the Bonteheuwel community – following a gang shooting in the area. A man was wounded in the hip and foot in Friday’s gun attack. Ward councillor Angus McKenzie has appealed to residents to be cautious – as there are threats of retaliation.[…]

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Aunt recalls Nathlia Pienaar’s last moments

By Loushe Jordaan-Gilbert The aunt of a young girl from Lavender Hill has described the horrific moments leading up to her death. Nathlia Pienaar was struck by a stray bullet during a gang shooting outside of her home on Saturday while skipping with her rope. The 6-year-old was declared brain-dead[…]

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Elsies child struck in the face by bullet

By Najma Bibi Noor Mahomed Another violent shooting has angered Elsies river community – this time a two-year-old girl was shot and wounded in the face when she was hit by a stray bullet in Leonsdale yesterday. A 31-year-old man was also killed during the apparent gang related shooting in[…]

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Elsies River CPF calls for vigilance

By Shireen Fisher Elsies River is on a knife-edge, as gang related shootings continue to unsettle the community. There are fears that gang warfare could deteriorate after the shooting of an alleged gang leader on Tuesday.  Victor Bowers (35) also known as Fox, the leader of the Rebels gang, was[…]

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BJPF calls for urgent crime meeting

Bonteheuwel was the scene of another gang shooting on Tuesday evening – the latest incident leaving two teenagers critically injured. A 16 year old male was hit with two bullets wounds in either legs and a 15 year old female was also wounded. They are currently at Groote Schuur Hospital[…]

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