Two suspects arrested in connection with the killing of a five- year-old boy in Lavender Hill, Cape Town, will appear in court on Friday. The five-year-old boy was shot dead on Saturday afternoon during a shootout between warring gangs in Drury Court. A 22-year-old man was seriously wounded. Detectives of the[…]
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[…]
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[…]
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[…]
A 26-year-old alleged gang member has been arrested for allegedly terrorising some community members of the Cape Flats including Lavender Hill and Steenberg. Police spokesperson FC Van Wyk said following a protracted investigation, members of the Anti Gang Unit detective team pounced on an estate in Paarl on Friday night[…]
By Loushe Jordaan Authorities have denied media reports that it closed a make shift library in Lavender Hill, instead claiming that it has attempted to assist the property owner with his compliance. John Nicholson, a resident from Lavender Hill made headlines in his community for his library project, Siyafunda, established[…]
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[…]
About 50 minibus taxis blocked a main road near Muizenberg in an apparent protest on Wednesday morning, Cape Town traffic officials said. Prince George Drive was closed in both directions at Military Road as a result, said the city’s traffic services principal inspector Maxine Jordaan. She advised motorists to use[…]
By Melanie Sauer The Steenberg Community Policing Forum are launching a community missing persons search group that aims to work alongside professional bodies, including the South African Police Services, to help solve cases of missing persons in the Cape Flats. The “Rene Roman Child Protection Search and Rescuse Volunteer Corp”[…]
The chairperson of the Steenberg CPF, Lucinda Evans has expressed her shock that the South African Police Service (SAPS) first notified the media before notifying the family of the murder of 13 year old Rene Tracey Roman. Following a week of tense searching, Lavender Hill residents yesterday heard the news[…]
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