Fear in Bloekombos after ward councillor slain

Community members and ANC leaders gathered in Bloekombos, near Kraaifontein in Cape Town, at the home of slain Ward 101 councillor Luyanda Mbele on Monday. Mbele and his cousin, Mzwandile Mathenjwa, were shot dead on Sunday night. “Why did they kill my child?” the councillor’s mother, Joyce Mbele, cried. “Last[…]

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Child raped during Cape Town house robbery

A child is believed to have been raped during a robbery near Bernadino Heights, Kraaifontein, Western Cape police said on Friday. Spokesperson Captain FC Van Wyk confirmed the incident took place between 05:30 and 07:45. “An unidentified intruder gained access to a residence… and fled the scene with two cellphones[…]

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Men jailed for Kraaifontein farm robbery

Two men involved in an armed robbery on a farm and a fatal shootout with police officers, were sentenced in the Western Cape High Court on Friday morning. Acting Judge Sakkie Maartens handed an effective 25 years in jail to Mbongiseni Sithelo, 28, and 18 years behind bars to 29-year-old[…]

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