A police officer briefly appeared in the Springbok Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday on charges of theft and defeating the ends of justice. Constable Kadri Cohen, 24, is accused of involvement in the theft of a state firearm in 2016 at Nababeep police station in the Northern Cape, police spokesperson Nomthandazo[…]
Two petrol attendants were killed while a third was injured along with a customer in a shooting at a Cape Town petrol station on Friday morning. The garage is understood to be owned by an alleged gang boss. Police spokesperson Captain FC Van Wyk said the shooting occurred at 01:20 at[…]
Armed robbers used the cover of a cash-in-transit vehicle to gain entry to the nearby cash depot, Western Cape police confirmed on Tuesday. They hijacked the vehicle in Freedom Way, Montague Gardens around 19:15, said Lieutenant Colonel Andre Traut. The gang then drove the vehicle into the depot a few[…]
Three men have been arrested for robbing a store and an on-duty constable of her service pistol in Goodwood, Western Cape, on Friday night. But while the alleged robbers are in custody, the gun is yet to be found. Police spokesperson Constable Noloyiso Rwexana said the officer had walked to[…]
Two teenage boys have been killed in a flare-up of gang violence in Bonteheuwel in the Western Cape, community forum members said on Sunday. “There were two killings on Friday night… definitely related to gang violence,” Bonteheuwel Joint Peace Forum member Soraya Salie told News24. She said one of the[…]
Alleged 28’s gang leader George “Geweld” Thomas was on Thursday found guilty of killing seven people by the Western Cape High Court. He had initially faced 19 murder charges. The verdict was delivered after Judge Chantel Fortuin spent a few days reading out the 800-page judgment against Thomas and his[…]
A member of the Americans gang in Manenberg on the Cape Flats has died following a shooting, the Manenberg Community Forum (CPF) said on Sunday. “He died yesterday morning,” CPF spokesperson Rugshanda Pascoe told News24. Pascoe did not know his real name, only his nickname, Mandela, and that he was[…]
A teacher at Al Azhar primary school in Lotus river was shot on the school premises during a gang related shooting on Thursday afternoon. Grassy park police spokesperson Warrant officer Juanita Kleinsmith said gang members from the Mongrels and Yurucats were involved in a shootout outside the school grounds. The[…]
Four people were shot and wounded in Bonteheuwel, Cape Town, on Monday, the SABC reported. Police spokesman Lt-Col Andre Traut told the public broadcaster that several men opened fire on a group of people and fled. The motive for the shooting had not been established. SAPA
Although the community has a major role to play in preventing the spread of gangsterism in the province, Operation Combat leader Major-General Jeremy Veary believes cutting gangs off from their recruitment base may cripple them in future. At the 35th Crimestoppers International Conference in Cape Town this week, Veary said[…]
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