As South Africans mark the end of Youth Month, Bonteheuwel community members are mobilizing for a peace march on Saturday to call to attention the safety of children. Residents want high level intervention from authorities amid the ongoing drug and gang scourge in the area. The event is organized by[…]
The recent spate of gang violence in Bonteheuwel has sparked concern amongst residents. The residents, who have been caught in the middle of a gang war, have at least two gang related killings this week alone. Community members from across the gang-ridden Cape Flats area are now calling on the[…]
The Bontheuwel Joint Peace Forum (BJPF) has once again mobilised the community to rally against the recent increase in break-ins and vandalism at schools in the area. On Saturday, the forum along with residents and pupils marched through the back streets of the impoverished community, strategically passing major drug houses[…]
The community of Bonteheuwel have reached a boiling point in their plight to restore the peace to the gang infested area. On Sunday, the Bontheuwel Joint Peace Forum (BJPF) and residents plan on marching to the Bishop Lavis police station to get the attention of local police officials, who they[…]
Residents of Bonteheuwel convened for an urgent meeting on Thursday evening, in a bid to address the ongoing spate of gang related violence in the area. Many residents have been left fearing for their lives, as the area continues to be plagued by an increasing number of gang shootings. The[…]
Bonteheuwel was the scene of another gang shooting on Tuesday evening – the latest incident leaving two teenagers critically injured. A 16 year old male was hit with two bullets wounds in either legs and a 15 year old female was also wounded. They are currently at Groote Schuur Hospital[…]
A group of community members known as Proudly Bonteheuwel (PB) have accused the Bonteheuwel Joint Peace Forum (BJPF) of blowing the crime situation in the area out of proportion. A representative for PB, Jonathan Cupido said that ever since a wave of gang related crime broke out months ago, police[…]
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