murders

Philippi gets new station commander following murders

A new station commander has been appointed and at least 40 extra police officers will be brought to Philippi East police station on the Cape Flats following 18 murders in the past week. Police have also arrested 45 people, among them five suspected kingpins. Police minister Fikile Mbalula says he’s[…]

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Alleged gang hitman nabbed, firearm linked to murders

Preliminary investigation shows a firearm confiscated when an alleged gang hitman was arrested in Cape Town this week can be linked to several gang-related murders in the city, the directorate for priority crime investigation (Hawks) in the Western Cape said on Sunday.. “The Hawks have taken over investigations of an[…]

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Residents, MEC welcome swift Ocean View arrests

Police have now made six arrests in relation to a series of shocking murders in Ocean View; days after a family of three were shot and killed in their home during the early hours of Saturday morning. According to reports, the incident brought the number of killings in the area[…]

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Judgment expected in Kraaifontein cop killing case

Two men accused of killing a Cape Town constable are expected to learn their fate on Wednesday in the Western Cape High Court. Acting Judge Sakkie Maartens will hand down judgment against Mbongiseni Sithelo and Sicelo Kwayimani, both 29, who pleaded not guilty to murder, attempted murder, kidnapping and armed[…]

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Ceasefire project blamed for Strandfontein murder increase

There has been a drastic rise in crime in the Strandfontein community over the past five years, according to the area’s Social and Economic Development Forum. The declaration comes as residents lament the tragic murder of aspiring English teacher, Chad Barron who was hijacked, assaulted with a brick, and stabbed[…]

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Kraaifontein fearful after double murder

Residents in Kraaifontein community have expressed concern after two teenage girls were murdered in a gang related feud. Both 17-year old Keesha Manuel and 16-year-old Nikieta Holly were laid to rest at the weekend after they were gunned down in Scottsville. “These are young girls. It’s not easy for their[…]

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