Calls have heightened for top City of Cape Town officials to be suspended for their involvement in a recent eviction in Khayelitsha which has raised questions around police brutality. It comes after eThembeni informal settlement resident Bulelani Qholani was forcefully evicted from his illegally erected shack by City law enforcement[…]
The Socio-Economic Rights Institute of South Africa (SERI) says the violent, callous and unlawful demolition of people’s homes continue to frustrate the country’s objective to curb the spread of Covid-19. SERI has called on the Minister of Human Settlements, Water and Sanitation Lindiwe Sisulu to issue a directive to stop[…]
There was shock and outrage on Wednesday after City of Cape Town law enforcement officers aggressively pulled a naked man from his shack to evict him. The man was apparently bathing in his shack in Enthembeni informal settlement, close to Empolweni in Khayelitsha when the officers arrived. In video footage[…]
Khayelitsha residents whose illegal structures were demolished by the City of Cape Town’s land invasion unit, have pelted the vehicle of a mayoral committee member with stones. Mayco member for Human Settlements Malusi Booi escaped without injury, but his vehicle was damaged in the incident. The city says there have[…]
Police and members of the army on Saturday worked together to make sure that the regulations stipulated under the 21-day national lockdown were being adhered to. The lockdown has been effected to try and curb the spread of Covid-19. In Khayelitsha, Cape Town, the armed forces did a walk through,[…]
A Shoprite store in Khayelitsha, Cape Town went up in flames on Tuesday morning as South Africans went shopping for essentials ahead of the national lockdown President Cyril Ramaphosa announced to the nation on Monday night. It is understood that the fire started before 08:00 when the store was still[…]
Police are not ruling out the possibility that gang violence may be the motive for a mass shooting in Khayelitsha on the Cape Flats in the early hours of Sunday morning. Seven people were killed and several others injured, including a 6-year-old child. One person has been arrested so far.[…]
Six people died and several others were wounded when unknown gunmen opened fire on a residence in Site B in Khayelitsha, Cape Town on Sunday morning, the South African Police Service (SAPS) in the Western Cape said. The SAPS had activated its 72-hour action plan in an effort to track[…]
Western Cape Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, is calling for the liquor legislation to be amended. This follows the killing of four people on Wednesday night during a shooting incident at a tavern in Khayelitsha. The victims, aged between 24 and 34 years old, were allegedly ambushed by six[…]
The City of Cape Town has refused to say how many shacks were demolished in Zweledinga informal settlement in Khayelitsha at the weekend, GroundUp reported. Asked by GroundUp how many shacks had been demolished on Saturday and Sunday, councillor Malusi Booi, Mayco Member for Human Settlements, said: “This is operational information.” “The[…]
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