Six notorious Cape Town gang members sentenced

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[…]

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‘Child soldiers on the Cape Flats are a reality’

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[…]

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Time to take a stand against Hout Bay gangsters: Sanco

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[…]

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Three Worcester gangsters get life for murder

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[…]

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Manenberg youth programme launched

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[…]

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Tafelsig comes face-to-face with gangsters

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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