Cape Town police warn against stone-throwing criminals

Criminals have been targeting motorists along the freeways of Cape Town, hurling stones at cars travelling the busy highways at night, according to local law enforcement. In Simonsvlei, a woman driving her husband’s car was last week killed after someone threw a brick that hit the vehicle, triggering the fatal crash. READ: Four killed[…]

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Woman injured in another rock attack on N1

Following the death of Michele Pietersen, a former teacher in Paarl who was killed when a massive rock was thrown at her car and hit her in the early hours of November 28 on the N1, another report suggests the rock throwing attacks in this area are far from over.[…]

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Woman warns of new hijacking method

Susannah Leigh (40) was travelling from Hout Bay to Camps Bay one evening on July 22 when a couple possibly saved her life after telling her they saw a man climb into the back of her bakkie when she stopped. A couple who were travelling behind Leigh took a video[…]

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Cement dumped on car in attempted hijacking

Criminals seem to be becoming more and more creative when it comes to stopping motorists or getting drivers to leave their vehicles in order to hijack them, and a recent incident involving cement was possibly the most dangerous and creative method yet. While travelling along the N1 just after the[…]

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Two men found guilty of Shwarma King’s murder

Two men have been found guilty of the murder of Egyptian-Capetonian businessman Mamdouh Moustafa. Moustafa, known as the Cairo Shwarma King, was stabbed to death when he was hijacked in 2015. Moustafa, 68 years old, was a well-known vendor at the VOC festivals and many other events in the city,[…]

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