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Alleged Cape Town gang boss shot dead in Athlone

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[…]

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SANDF ‘just a bandage’ on crime: military expert

Now that President Cyril Ramaphosa has extended the term of the SANDF’s deployment in gang-infested areas in the Western Cape, many are breathing sighs of relief. However, analysts and several community activists are saying that the army is nothing more than a bandage covering the real issues facing communities, struggling[…]

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Interfaith service for peace in WC brings unity to communities

Prominent community activists, religious leaders, non-governmental organisations and concerned community members gathered for a processional march and interfaith service at the Joseph Stone Auditorium in Athlone on Sunday. The well-attended event was organised as a public stand against gang violence in the Cape Flats and saw several speeches and prayers[…]

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Grieving mothers raise the alarm on gang violence

By Tauhierah Salie The streets of Cape Town CBD were filled with the sounds of mourning mothers, sisters and friends on Thursday, as various women-led organisations called on the government to urgently address the social ills which have claimed hundreds of lives. Around 350 demonstrators participated in a march organised[…]

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Moms Move for Justice to march to parliament

Social justice movement group, Moms Move for Justice is expected to march to parliament in Cape Town tomorrow on Thursday in commemoration of all the victims of crime and senseless violence in local communities. Ordinary community members, religious leaders, community organisations and non-profit organisations are expected to attend. The march[…]

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The War on the Cape Flats: How Do We Respond?

The khutbah text below was delivered by Imam Rashied Omar at the Al-Mukarram Maajid in Factreton on Friday 26 July 2019. Imam Rashied shares his perspective on the War on the Cape Flats, provides a Muslim theological response, and concludes with some concrete suggestions as to how we as conscientious[…]

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‘We are witnessing a fight-back from gangs’: Fritz

There’s been shock and outrage following the murder of ANC-activist and an outspoken activist against gangsterism, Cynthia Stoulo in Valhalla Park on Thursday. Stoulo had been walking her 7-year-old child to school and chatting to elderly neighbours when she was shot and killed. Stoulo was gunned down in front of[…]

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SANDF intervention makes an impact on the Cape Flats

There has been a decline in the murder rate in Mitchell’s Plain as the South African Defense Force (SANDF) has an appearance. There have been 25 murders recorded over the weekend by the province’s forensic pathology services unit, compared with 43 last weekend, and 55 in the weekend prior. Of[…]

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