Police investigate after man’s body found in Macassar

Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a 31-year-old man after his body was found in Macassar, Western Cape on Sunday. A Bangladeshi man was shot dead, police spokesperson Lieutenant Colonel Andre Traut said. “No one has been arrested as of yet,” he added. Last month, Robert Sonnekus’[…]

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Six-year-old drowns after trying to recover toy

A six-year-old drowned in Macassar, Cape Town, after he allegedly tried to recover a toy which fell into a deep hole filled with water, Western Cape Police said on Monday. The boy and a friend were playing at a construction site near the hole when he fell into it, police[…]

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Macassar masjid burgled of priceless artwork

Following a spate of robberies, the Nurul Latief Masjid, located steps away from the Macassar Kramat, was last night once again burgled. This time vandals  destroyed priceless calligraphy that adorned the walls of the mikhraab. According to the imam of the masjid, imam Adam Philander, the stolen items  were gifted[…]

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Angling community reeling after attack

Members of the Angling community say safety is a major concern on the popular fishing beaches, Macassar and Monwabisi. This comes after a well-known angler and off duty police sergeant, Jacques Joubert, 38, was attacked and robbed on Thursday by two unidentified suspects. Joubert sustained two stab wounds and remains[…]

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Kramat festival, a 150 year history

This Easter weekend, hundreds of Muslims will descend upon the Sheikh Yusuf Kramat in Faure, Macassar, to pay homage to him as well as partake in an annual festival on the grounds below. For the Muslim population, the Sheikh Yusuf Kramat is an important spiritual shrine. The Kramat of Sheikh Yusuf,[…]

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Explosives used in two armed robberies in CT

An armed gang hit a petrol station in Cape Town in the early hours of Monday morning, just two days after a similar incident nearby. Four unidentified suspects entered the petrol station on the N2 near Macassar around 02:30 and ordered employees to lie down, said police spokesperson Captain FC Van[…]

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CT boys die after fire

Two Cape Town boys have died after being trapped in a car that caught alight in Macassar, the Western Cape health department said on Friday. The three-year-old boys were critically injured and were taken to hospital with third degree burns to 80 percent of their bodies around noon on Thursday.[…]

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VOC welcomes Ramadan in Macassar

The first day of Ramadan started off on a high note in Macassar on Sunday, where the first leg of the 2014 Ahlan Wa Sahlan outreach project kicked off. 200 people attending the mass iftar at Masjid us-Sabireen and expressed their gratitiutde and appreciation for the efforts by VOC and[…]

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