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ANC activist Achmat Semaar passes away

ANC veteran and community activist Achmat Semaar passed away at the age of 72 on Monday. Western Cape ANC spokesperson Dennis Cruywagen announced Semaar’s passing in a statement on Monday night. “It is with great sadness that we wish to announce the passing of one of our most dedicated, respected[…]

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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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Search continues for taxi driver killers

The search continues for the suspects involved in a shooting incident on Tuesday afternoon which left a 29-year-old man fatally wounded. According to the Western Cape police a taxi driver was shot while standing outside his Taxi at the Mitchells Plain taxi rank. Police spokesperson Noloyiso Rwexana said a case[…]

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ConCourt to rule on Mitchells Plain residents facing eviction

The Constitutional Court is expected to rule this morning on the future of 12 Mitchell’s Plain residents who face eviction from their homes after defaulting on payments. The applicants purchased subsidised housing between 2000 and 2001 from the Cape Town Community Housing Company. Under an Instalment Sale Agreement, the applicants[…]

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Metro police arrests Tafelsig thief

A taxi driver’s quick thinking led to the arrest of a suspected robber in Tafelsig on Tuesday morning. Metro police officers, who were on patrol, were stooped by a local a taxi driver, who informed them that two men had robbed his passengers. Metro police spokesperson, Ruth Solomons said the[…]

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Two arrested for possession of drugs in Mitchells Plain

The 40-year-old suspect arrested over the weekend for being in possession of drugs and firearms, appeared in the Mitchell’s Plain Magistrate Court today. Police spokesperson Andre Traut said two men were arrested after authorities confiscated drugs, illegal firearm ammunition, cash, and a stolen bakkie. “Endeavours to fight the scourge of[…]

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