Burnt body discovered in Nyanga

Nyanga police in Cape Town are investigating a murder case after the burnt body of man was found at a school in the area. Western Cape Police spokesperson Noloyiso Rwexana says the body was found in Dyamara Street in Brown’s Farm earlier today. She says, “According to information, police attended[…]

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Nyanga kidnapping victim reunited with family, ten arrests made

Ten suspects have been arrested in Nyanga following the robbery and kidnapping of a 47-year-old man from Bellville. Four armed suspects allegedly accosted the victim in Voortrekker Road last Thursday. Police spokesperson, Novela Potelwa, says they launched a search operation with crime intellegence and a hostage negotiation team, arresting the[…]

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Cape cops arrest at least 30 during Nyanga crackdown

Members of the South African Police Service (SAPS) have arrested at least 30 people on various charges in the Nyanga Cluster of Cape Town. Western Cape police spokesperson, Captain FC van Wyk said on Monday that the arrests came from crime prevention operations conducted in the cluster. He said various[…]

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‘Violence is in the social fabric of this country’

The findings contained in South Africa’s 2018/2019 crime statistics that were released yesterday come as no surprise to local crime and security analysts – and undoubtedly many ordinary South Africans. Six of the ten worst murder areas in the country have been found to be in the broader Cape Town[…]

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Two teens nabbed for alleged hijacking in Nyanga

Two teenagers were arrested after a car was hijacked in Nyanga, Cape Town, on Friday morning, Western Cape police said. Police spokesperson Lieutenant Colonel Andrè Traut said they were nabbed 10 minutes after the silver Nissan Almera was hijacked at around 11:45. “The vicinity was patrolled, and the vehicle was[…]

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Son accused of mother’s rape

A 24-year-old Eastern Cape man appeared in the Wynberg Magistrate’s Court on Monday after allegedly raping his mother in her Nyanga home. The man has denied the accusation and has counter claimed that his mother is falsely accusing him after he threatened to expose her drinking and “bad deeds.” State[…]

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MEC relates moments of Nyanga gun battle

By Abubaker Abrahams Western Cape Social Development MEC Albert Fritz says his near death experience will push him to do more for impoverished and vulnerable youth in the province. Speaking to VOC Breakfast Beat on Monday, Fritz relayed his harrowing experience being caught in a gun battle in Nyanga on[…]

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Poor street lighting still plaguing Khayelitsha and Nyanga

The Social Justice Coalition (SJC) on Saturday presented its detailed report on the need for better lighting in Khayelitsha and Nyanga at the Isivivana community centre. According to GroundUp, the research report stated “there is no doubt that inadequate lighting is a security issue”. It follows findings and recommendations by[…]

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Nyanga residents relieved after rubbish removed

Residents of the Europe informal settlement in Nyanga are relieved following the removal of large mounds of rubbish which had piled up since December. The problem occurred when some residents refused to allow the City of Cape Town to use its expanded public works programme database to select community contract[…]

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