The new Anti-Gang Unit has been chipping away at illegal firearms and drugs, with the recent arrest of six people in Philippi and the confiscation of more than R1m worth of drugs, Western Cape police said on Wednesday. “The Anti-Gang Unit is making headway in disarming criminals in our province,”[…]
The Western Cape police welcomed the life sentences handed to 20-year-old convicted killer Cameron Wilson on Thursday. Western Cape Provincial Commissioner, Lieutenant-General Khombinkosi Jula praised both the investigation and prosecution teams for “a job well done”. “Arresting suspects is one thing but ensuring they remain behind bars and pay their[…]
An investigation has been ordered into the leaking of messages from a high-level policing chat group, which has highlighted apparent fractures dividing the Western Cape’s top tier of police officers. At the centre of the probe is a leaked screengrab of WhatsApp messages between police cluster commanders, as well as[…]
Instead of approaching Western Cape police commissioner Lieutenant-General Khombinkosi Jula for extra funds to fight crime at the under-resourced Kraaifontein police station, cluster commander Gerda van Niekerk did what few police stations would dare do – approach local businesses and security companies for help. A month ago, armed robberies, vigilante[…]
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