The number of children murdered in Cape Town still stands at 1,000 every year, which means on average, three children get killed per day. That’s according to a senior researcher at UCT Children’s Institute, Lucy Jamieson, unpacking the shocking statistics of child murders in South Africa. It comes in the[…]
By Quadissiyah Kasu The body of Jocelyn Claasen a witness in the murder case of Scarborough surfer David Wolfromm was found early Sunday morning in Ocean View. The pregnant mother was shot and killed just four days before she was due to give birth to her second child and many[…]
Two gangsters from Manenberg in Cape Town have been sentenced in the Western Cape High Court to lengthy prison sentences after being found guilty of various crimes, including murder, committed during 2016 and 2017, the South African Police Service (SAPS) in the Western Cape said on Saturday. On Friday, Donovan[…]
The tragic murder of five-year-old Valentino Grootetjie who was brutally shot in the back of the head on Saturday by a gangster in Lavender Hill has horrified community members and grown the already disproportionate sense of danger for those living in gang-ridden areas. The little boy was playing in his[…]
Two suspects arrested in connection with the killing of a five- year-old boy in Lavender Hill, Cape Town, will appear in court on Friday. The five-year-old boy was shot dead on Saturday afternoon during a shootout between warring gangs in Drury Court. A 22-year-old man was seriously wounded. Detectives of the[…]
The brutal murder and abuse case of 18-month-old Jeremiah Ruiters has finally seen justice served, according to Cheslyn Steenberg of the Wake Up Kensington Campaign. On Wednesday, Ameerodien Peters was convicted in the Western Cape High Court for raping and murdering young Jeremiah on June 24 2017 and the young[…]
Social workers, neighbours, his grandmother and even his mother failed to protect 18-month-old Jeremiah Ruiters from the monster who attacked his little body for weeks – biting, clawing and breaking his growing bones. On Wednesday that man – his mother’s boyfriend Ameerodien Peters – was finally convicted in the Western[…]
Criminals have been targeting motorists along the freeways of Cape Town, hurling stones at cars travelling the busy highways at night, according to local law enforcement. In Simonsvlei, a woman driving her husband’s car was last week killed after someone threw a brick that hit the vehicle, triggering the fatal crash. READ: Four killed[…]
Cape Town criminal law veteran Vernon Jantjies received an offer he could not refuse. But when he could not deliver on his client’s demand to keep him out of jail at all costs, he paid with his life. Police spent the past week scouring the Cape Flats for two gunmen[…]
All four of the men accused of a grisly rape and murder of a young Indian veterinarian have been shot dead by police, killed around the same area the young vet’s badly burned remains were discovered. The men had reportedly been taken to an area near the initial crime scene[…]
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