Western Cape police are investigating yet another gang-related murder in Mitchells Plain. Last month, residents urged authorities to tackle the ongoing gun violence in the area, where more than 15 people were injured and eight killed over a single weekend, including two teenagers. In the latest incident on Friday night,[…]
The Western Cape MEC for Community Safety, Albert Fritz has written to the National Prosecuting Authority to inquire about the release on bail of an alleged hit-man last week. The twenty-year-old suspect was released on a one-thousand-five-hundred-rand bail after he allegedly shot and killed a nineteen-year-old man in a gang-related[…]
By Tauhierah Salie The community of Ocean View is on tenterhooks following a night of violence in retaliation to the senseless murder of seven-year-old girl Emaan Solomans. Police and city law enforcement officers were patrolling the area Thursday after mayhem broke out the night before, when angry locals set alight[…]
Ridah Khan is standing on the green lawns of the Western Cape premier’s residence with photographers surrounding him and reporters asking questions. Less than two months ago, the Atlantis matriculant had to write his exams under police guard at a police station because gangsters were out to get him. The[…]
The African Christian Democratic Party (ACDP) says 84 people have been murdered in Cape Town since the beginning of December. The party has expressed the hope that various government institutions across political parties will work together in the fight against gangsterism in the New Year. ACDP MP, Marie Sukers, says[…]
The City of Cape Town’s Mayoral Committee Member for Safety and Security says that the violence and chaos which accompanied Monday night’s minstrel back-marches in Bo-Kaap will not go unpunished. Chaos erupted on the streets of Bo-Kaap on Monday night as the Kensington All-stars minstrel troupe finished their parade. It[…]
A man was gunned down in an apparent hit in Mitchells Plain on Thursday afternoon. People at the scene said a white vehicle drove past and they heard gunshots. The victim was hit in the face and body, reported Netwerk24. Police spokesperson Brig Novela Potelwa told TimesLIVE that the victim –[…]
South Africa needs to adopt stronger measures to fight emboldened and brazen criminals, similar to the Italian government in its fight against the Sicilian Mafia many years ago when the Italian criminal justice system was compromised. The latest attack on officers of the court and the criminal justice system could[…]
Alleged gang boss Ralph Stanfield will go on trial in March after losing two preliminary skirmishes in a massive guns-to-gangs case. Stanfield, believed to be the boss of the 28s gang, will appear in the Khayelitsha regional court alongside his partner, his sister, at least three former police officers and[…]
A provincial strategy hub and safety organisations in communities are at the heart of a new plan to combat gangsterism in the Western Cape. The plan was drawn up after “high-level input from government and civil society members at five intense workshops” in 2018, and handed to the provincial community[…]
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