Six members of Cape Town’s notorious Terrible Josters gang were sentenced in the Western Cape High Court on Monday. The case, which initially had 12 accused, saw the group face 71 charges including multiple counts of murder, attempted murder, illegal possession of a firearm and charges under the Prevention of[…]
Two gangsters from Manenberg in Cape Town have been sentenced in the Western Cape High Court to lengthy prison sentences after being found guilty of various crimes, including murder, committed during 2016 and 2017, the South African Police Service (SAPS) in the Western Cape said on Saturday. On Friday, Donovan[…]
By Loushe Jordaan Thousands of children are serving as soldiers in armed conflicts around the world, recruited by a state or non-state armed groups and used as fighters, human shields, messengers, or spies. But in Cape Town, there is a different kind of child soldier roaming the gang ridden streets[…]
Western Cape police not only have to deal with several firearms that have gone missing from two stations and gangsters armed with guns meant to be with cops. They also have to contend with a shortage of ammunition at a shooting practice range. Various issues relating to firearms and police[…]
Additional police resources are essential to stop the growing gang culture in Hout Bay, SA National Civic Organisation (Sanco) spokesperson Mzi Nyaki said on Tuesday. Extra police resources have been deployed to Imizamo Yethu since Tuesday, after seven people were arrested for public violence on Monday night. It is understood[…]
The guns allegedly resold by a former high ranking Vereeniging policeman to gangsters on the Cape Flats were meant for destruction. This is according to the provisional charge sheet in the State’s case against ex-colonel Chris Prinsloo, who appeared in the Bellville Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday. The former officer, who[…]
Three gang members in their twenties received life imprisonment on Thursday morning for killing two men last year. A fourth member received 20 years in jail for his role in the murders. “There is no doubt that criminals like yourselves, who have been convicted of very serious crimes, must be[…]
With the number of gang and drug related crime in Manenberg soaring, the provincial government has launched a plan to keep the youth occupied during the coming school holidays. The announcement came on Tueday morning when the Youth Safety and Religious partnership programme hosted a breakfast in Manenberg to discuss[…]
Tafelsig residents are gearing up to take the fight against gangsterism into their own hands through street committees. During a community meeting at the weekend, residents decided that street committees will be put in place to monitor any suspicious activity and to work together with police to ensure the peace[…]
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