Lavender Hill

Smash-and-grab incidents on the rise

Ahead of the festive season,  motorists are being urged to remain vigilant as the number of smash-and-grab incidents seem to be increasing around Cape Town. Clive Jacobs, a community activist from Lavender Hill, said smash-and-grab robberies were “out of control”  and that residents fear for their lives, but that police[…]

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Aunt recalls Nathlia Pienaar’s last moments

By Loushe Jordaan-Gilbert The aunt of a young girl from Lavender Hill has described the horrific moments leading up to her death. Nathlia Pienaar was struck by a stray bullet during a gang shooting outside of her home on Saturday while skipping with her rope. The 6-year-old was declared brain-dead[…]

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Shock over mutilated body left in shopping trolley

Mystery shrouds the gruesome discovery yesterday of a man’s mutilated body propped up in a grocery shopping trolley in Lavender Hill. “The circumstances surrounding an incident where the body of an unknown male was found in a trolley in Hilary Drive, Lavender Hill, at about 7am are under investigation by[…]

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Gang violence spikes in Lavender Hill

By Abubaker Abrahams Gang violence has escalated in Lavender Hill again this week, with reports of 11 shootings in one week. Speaking to VOC on Friday, Lavender Hill Community Police Forum  (CPF) spokesperson Mark Rossouw said the situation remains tense at present. The latest gang violence has left the residents[…]

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