Death toll increases to 8 in Gugulethu shooting

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[…]

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Two arrested for the murder of police official

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[…]

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City of Cape Town defends Gugulethu rezoning

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[…]

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Cape Town nears milestone of R50.7m project

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[…]

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