Lavender Hill

CPF calls off search of missing Lavender Hill girl

The Community Police Forum (CPF) in Steenberg has called off a search for a missing teenager from Lavender Hill, after “exhausting all areas” this weekend. Réne Tracey Roman, 13 years old, was last seen by her friend in Lavender Hill on Friday at 13.45pm. It’s uncertain what circumstances may have[…]

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Community attacks cops after minor’s arrest

Following the arrest of a teenager in Lavender Hill on Wednesday, residents reportedly stoned police vehicles and fired shots, Western Cape police said on Thursday. Captain Frederick van Wyk, police’s provincial spokesperson, said the attack came after members of Operation Combat apprehended a 16-year-old female suspect. Operation Combat, the unit[…]

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Gang violence claims more lives on Cape Flats

Police have confirmed that the recent fatal shooting in Lavender Hill is in fact gang related. Two men were killed and two other people hurt late Tuesday afternoon. Steenberg Police Station Commander, Jan Alexander says while the investigation into the incident continues, law enforcement will be working with residents to[…]

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‘Gangs are destroying our lives’

Hundreds of residents from Lavender Hill paid their respect at the janazah of 19 year old, Shafeeqa Kiel on Monday. The community stood together as they mourned the death of the latest victim of gang shooting in the area. Kiel and a close friend got caught in a gang crossfire on[…]

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Six shot, wounded in drive-by attack

Police are investigating an incident in which six men were shot on the front lawn of a house in Cape Town’s Lavender Hill this weekend. Spokesperson Captain FC van Wyk said on Monday that the men were shot and wounded outside a house in Chapel Street. An unknown number of[…]

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Two dead in Lavender Hill taxi violence

Taxi violence continues to spiral out of control in Seawinds near Lavender Hill, with two people shot on Thursday morning. A father and son were killed at 6am, in an incident reported to be linked to the on-going taxi wars in the Retreat and Lavender Hill areas. The Retreat Taxi[…]

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