Western Cape police say eight people have now died following Wednesday’s shooting in Gugulethu on the Cape Flats. Police spokesperson Novela Potelwa says five people died on the scene and three others died in hospital. One person was injured during the attack. She says the victims were attending a traditional[…]
The City of Cape Town’s Gugulethu Clinic is temporarily closed after a fatal shooting. Law Enforcement officers and South African Police Service are on scene. Mayoral Committee Member for Community Services and Health, Zahid Badroodien, says the incident occurred during the attempted robbery of the company tarring the parking area[…]
Frustrated patients have signed a petition over conditions at the Gugulethu Community Dental Clinic in Cape Town. Among the complaints are a lack of anaesthetic and no oral hygienist on most days. As the clinic only accepts 40 people per day, patients said they queued as early as 04:00, adding[…]
Two suspects have been arrested in connection with the murder of a police officer in Gugulethu. The constable was off-duty when he was shot and killed during an alleged robbery at a shop in the Barcelona informal settlement on Sunday night. Police spokesperson Colonel Andre Traut said the officer was[…]
Service delivery protests have erupted in Gugulethu on Monday morning, following days of violence in the area. On Sunday, a car was set on fire at the well-known Mzolis eatery, while a supermarket next to the restaurant was looted. The violence comes after incensed backyard dwellers reportedly tried to invade[…]
The Cape of Good Hope SPCA is investigating how a dead baboon was found in the cupboard of a Gugulethu home. A video of the baboon’s “miraculous” appearance was caught on film and posted on social media last Thursday. A pastor “sensed” a Tokoloshe (an evil spirit) was inside a[…]
The City of Cape Town defended its decision to rezone a portion of land for housing upgrades in Gugulethu, as angry residents cordoned off a section of the suburb with burning barricades on Wednesday. ”The intent of the project is to upgrade the informal settlement on the land by subdividing[…]
The City of Cape Town hopes to complete the construction of 1005 serviced sites for its Gugulethu/Nyanga infill housing project soon, which will make way for the construction of subsidised housing units as part of the city’s commitment to enabling redress, it said on Sunday. The Gugulethu/Nyanga housing project comprised[…]
Approximately 10 people held a picket outside the Mayor’s office in Cape Town this afternoon, calling on the Cape Town Mayor Patricia de Lille to answer a memorandum that was handed over to her office two months ago. On the 6th of February the collective, under the banner of #GangsterismMustFall,[…]
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