Collegians Rugby Club in Lentegeur struggles with neglected sports facilities

By Ragheema Mclean Several sports facilities across the Cape Flats often suffer from neglect and insufficient protection. The Collegians Rugby Club in Lentegeur, is facing similar challenges, with several unsuccessful attempts to have the Lentegeur sports field maintained, fixed, and protected from vandalism. Speaking on VOC’s Ramadhan AM, the president[…]

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Mitchells Plain CPF laments vigilantism incident

By: Aneeqa du Plessis Following a video that went viral across social media depicting community members in Mitchells Plain taking the law into their own hands after a botched robbery, the Lentegeur Community Policing Forum (CPF) has denounced what it says is vigilantism by the community after an incident at[…]

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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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