By Tasneem Adams Lucinda Evans literally cried when she heard the news that the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) would be deployed to the gang-ridden streets of the Cape Flats. It’s a fight she and other community crime fighters have endured for years – one which fell on deaf[…]
Anti-crime movement People Against Gangsterism and Drugs (Pagad) made an appearance in Bonteheuwel on Wednesday evening to conduct a motorcade, effectively announcing their presence in the area. Several calls were reportedly made by the Bonteheuwel community for the assistance of Pagad in combating the persisting gang-violence and crime. However, the[…]
Following a landmark announcement by Minister of Police Bheki Cele declaring that the South African National Defence Force would be deployed to the Cape Flats, provincial Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz has expressed his elation with the decision. Despite his praise, however, he believes the deployment of the SANDF[…]
The South African National Defence Force will join an operation to clamp down on Cape Town’s gang infested areas on Friday, Police Minister Bheki Cele announced on Thursday evening. He made the announcement towards the end of his budget speech, and elaborated further at a press briefing shortly thereafter. He[…]
By Rukaya Mosavel “Our children’s lives matter” and “The Cape Flats is a low-key war zone” were some of the emotive words written across placards held by community crime fighters today – an expression of the sheer frustration with the level of gang violence. Community Police Forums and Neighbourhood Watch[…]
This story is part of a three-part “Gang Wars” series, which this week focuses on Hanover Park. Since the start of the year, 45 people have been murdered in Hanover Park in the Western Cape and 12 people lost their lives to violence in June, the bloodiest month in the[…]
Disgruntled community police forum members will engage with Western Cape Premier Alan Winde and MEC for Community Safety Albert Fritz over the current impasse over policing interventions to curb gang shootings. So said a dissatisfied Byron de Villiers, the chairperson of the Lentegeur Community Policing Forum (CPF), after what is[…]
Authorities cannot turn a blind eye to the attacks on police. So says Police and Prisons Civil Rights Union (POPCRU) spokesperson, Richard Mamabolo in the wake of a series of attacks on police officials, which it believes has become “a perturbing trend cannot be left unattended.” There is outright condemnation[…]
Over 1600 people have been killed in serious crime in the Western Cape over the past six months, most of them in gang-related violence. Following several urgent calls for the government to address escalating gang violence and crime on the Cape Flats, government structures agree the situation is in a crisis[…]
By Tauhierah Salie The Community Police Forums in the Mitchells Plain Cluster have given National Police Commisioner Bheki Cele 48-hours to stabilize the Western Cape Police force, or face a shutdown of its provincial offices. CPF leaders from areas including, Lansdowne, Steenberg, Athlone, Phillipi and Strandfontein held an emergency press[…]
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