Eight people shot and killed in CT in a week

At least eight people have been shot and killed in Cape Town this past week. A woman is the latest to have died when she was gunned down at her Bishop Lavis home on Saturday. Two suspects have been arrested for the murder. Circumstances surrounding the death of the 32-year-old[…]

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MP residents hold candlelight vigil for gang violence victims

Following an escalation of sporadic shootings and gang violence over the past few days in various areas of Mitchell’s Plain, residents from Lentegeur and surrounding areas are scheduled to gather for a candlelight vigil.  The vigil will see residents peacefully walk through their community. This after residents of Bonteheuwel and[…]

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Lentegeur home petrol bombed

Officials have confirmed that a house was petrol bombed in Lentegeur on Wednesday night. Fire and Rescue spokesperson, Theo Layne, said fire services responded to the property where a blaze had broken out at the house in 123Tulip Street at 22h32. Layne further noted that no injuries were reported. SAPS[…]

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Apparent gang activity leaves 3 dead in MP

Three men have been shot and killed in Lentegeur at midday on Thursday, in an incident believed to be gang related. According to the South African Police Service (SAPS), the men were on their way to Mitchell’s Plain and at the corners of Eisleben and Morgenster roads suspects driving in[…]

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Lentegeur cops kills 2, then turns on himself

A hostage drama has turned bloody with the deaths of three people in Lentegeur in Mitchells Plain. On Thursday morning, drama ensued in Begonia street when a 41-year old police member who worked at Lentegeur police station shot and killed two women aged 54 and 27, before taking his own[…]

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Convicted paedophile found dead in cell

A convicted paedophile, who two days ago appeared in court on a rape charge, has committed suicide. Brian Shofer was found hanging in his cell at the Lentegeur police station on Friday. According to a police source, he is believed to have used a mattress lining to hang himself. Police[…]

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Safety summit in Lentegeur

Western Cape Minister of Community Safety, Dan Plato, will host a Safety Summit in Lentegeur, Mitchells Plain on Saturday. The Safety Summit will bring together school principals, religious, organisational and community leaders from different suburbs which are faced with similar safety concerns. The areas include the entire Mitchells Plain as[…]

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One of five WCape escapees re-arrested

One of the five prisoners who escaped from the Lentegeur police cells at the weekend has been re-arrested, Western Cape police confirmed on Monday. Police were still looking for the remaining four, Colonel André Traut said. The five men, aged between 21 and 33, were in custody awaiting their first[…]

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Lentegeur West Joins Pagad against crime

Due a flood of complaints by Lentegeur residents, anti-crime movement People against Gangsterism and Drugs (PAGAD) are to form an alliance with the Lentegeur West Ratepayers to tackle gangsterism and drug pedalling in the area. “The Lentegeur West residents raised many grievances regarding drugs and gangsterism in the area so[…]

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