Following, alleged false allegations made on radio by the Hanover Park ward councillor, Antonio Van Der Rheede, several community members took to the streets on Wednesday morning to voice their dissatisfaction. Residents have accused Van Der Rheede of ongoing favoritism and manipulation within the poverty stricken community. “He is using[…]
The father of a mentally disabled teenager, who suffered a bullet wound to the head, initially thought his son was having a seizure, the Daily Voice reports. Gershwin Arendse, 19, died after being hit while asleep in his bed in the family’s Wendy house in Manenberg on Tuesday. His father,[…]
Three-year-old Merilyn Adams was a cheeky little girl who could never be quiet, her sister Meagan says. While sitting with her mom and dad around a fire in front of their home in Heather Park, Eerste River, she played and chatted away for the last time on Tuesday night. The[…]
Gang violence has re-surged over the Cape flats following the move from alert level 4 to alert level 3 of the hard lockdown put in place by the state to curb the spread of coronavirus in the country. However, there are speculations that the spike can be attributed to the[…]
Residents came out in their droves in the New Woodlands and Bonteheuwel areas at the weekend. The respective communities have joined hands in the fight against gang activities, drugs, crime and social ills. Last week Friday, the New Woodlands area in Mitchells Plain hosted an interfaith meeting. Chairperson of the[…]
By Qudissiyah Kasu Police are investigating a murder case after the pregnant woman who was gunned down in Bonteheuwel yesterday succumbed to her injuries in hospital. Western Cape police spokesperson Sergeant Noloyiso Rwexana said the 30-year-old woman was shot at 5.30pm on Wednesday in Terblanche Street. The mother was shot[…]
By Qudissiyah Kasu Residents of Oceanview have been left in a state of shock and devastation after a 7-year-old girl was killed in gang crossfire on Tuesday evening. It’s believed little Emaan had been in the yard of her home in Libra street when she was struck by the bullet.[…]
More than 1,300 extra officers will be part of a R1.75bn escalation of the war against violent crime in Cape Town’s gang hotspots. The city council mayoral committee was due to meet on Thursday to give the go-ahead for a three-and-a-half-year “law enforcement advancement plan” – dubbed Leap – that[…]
An alleged gang boss was shot dead in Athlone, Cape Town, on Wednesday. Western Cape police spokesperson Sgt Noxolo Rwexana said the shooting happened at about 5.25pm. “It is alleged that a 47-year-old was shot and fatally wounded by unidentified suspects,” said Rwexana. “The suspects entered a liquor store and shot[…]
Local religious leaders in the City of Cape Town are planning a second big inter-faith prayer service for healing and peace on the Cape Flats. The event is earmarked to coincide with the 16 Days of Activism and the start of the festive season. The faith leaders have also come[…]
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