Hanif Loonat

CPF head in CT being ousted from position

Mitchells Plain cluster community policing forum (CPF) chairperson Hanif Loonat is being ousted from his position for allegedly being manipulative and threatening to tap the phones of other members. A letter, signed by members of eight Cape Flats community police forums, was written to Loonat on Wednesday calling for his[…]

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POCA act needs be enforced: Loonat

The cluster chairperson for the Mitchell’s Plain Community Policing Forum (CPF), Hanif Loonat , has called for the Prevention of Organised Crime Act (POCA) to be used more effectively, in a bid to fight the increase in drug activity consuming the communities of the Western Cape. This comes after a[…]

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Honest leadership needed in SAPS

Many serious contact crimes cannot be solely addressed by the police and partnerships and collaborations are needed to help tackle the issue, says Sean Tait, director of the Africa Policing Civilian Oversight Forum. With recent crime statistics revealing a 14% increase in the country’s murder rate, fingers have been pointed[…]

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ANC needs a new gameplan, say stalwarts

Following the re-election of ANC leader in the Western Cape, Marius Fransman, long-standing ANC members have spoken out, expressing their concern for the party’s future in the province amid fears of an increase in corruption and nepotism within the provincial ranks. A new executive committee was elected at the 8th[…]

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Loonat speaks out over suspension

Community activist, Hanif Loonat, has spoken out about his suspension from the City of Cape Town’s Oversight Committee, insisting the suppression of his freedom of speech was not in line with the country’s democracy. The suspension comes as a result of statements made via his personal Facebook page a few[…]

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‘Crime conference failed to address community needs’

One community anti-crime activist has criticized an international crime conference held in Cape Town this week. The 35th annual International Crime Stoppers Conference concluded at the CTICC on Wednesday night, and was the first crime conference of this magnitude held on African soil. But crime fighter Hanif Loonat said he[…]

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Loonat suspended for Facebook comment

Local community activist, Hanif Loonat has been suspended from his post in the City of Cape Town’s Civilian Oversight Committee following a comment he wrote on his Facebook page regarding the conflict in Gaza. Loonat’s post referred to the “death of Zionist Israel”. The complaint was lodged by the South African Jewish[…]

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Loonat to sue police

Former Western Cape Community Police Board chairman Hanif Loonat says he feels vindicated, after charges against him was withdrawn in the Wynberg Magistrates Court on Tuesday. Loonat is now calling for a full investigation into his “unfair and wrongful arrest” and plans to not only sue the police for damage,[…]

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