As gang violence and crime continues to plague various communities in Cape Town, an Ocean View resident has taken it upon himself to keep children off the streets by using the game of chess to impart life lessons. Ocean View resident Vasco Vigis explained that although he grew up in[…]
Ocean View was established in 1968 as a township for coloured people who had been forcibly removed from so-called ‘white areas’ by the apartheid government under the Group Areas Act. Ocean View is home to a tight-knit community that has been rocked by sporadic incidents of gang violence. But with[…]
The Trustees of the Noorul Islam Mosques Ocean View and Simonstown have condemned the recent violence in Ocean View, sparked by a gang-related shooting which claimed the lives of 7-year-old Emaan Solomans and 31-year-old Abdul Felix. Chaos broke out after a thikr held in the little girls honour on Wednesday[…]
By Tauhierah Salie The community of Ocean View is on tenterhooks following a night of violence in retaliation to the senseless murder of seven-year-old girl Emaan Solomans. Police and city law enforcement officers were patrolling the area Thursday after mayhem broke out the night before, when angry locals set alight[…]
Ocean View SAPS is making an appeal to all members of the community with regards to a missing five-year-old from Wetlands, Masiphumelele. Rithabile Vhuyile was last seen on Monday, October 7, 2019 at roughly 6.30am when his grandfather dropped him at the neighbours who usually look after him. It is[…]
A nine-year-old boy is the latest victim of ongoing violence in the seaside neighbourhood of Ocean View in Cape Town. According to a statement by Western Cape police the child was shot dead in the early hours of Saturday morning. In addition two men‚ aged 19 and 26‚ and a[…]
Ocean View residents, angered by the fatal shooting of 6-month-old Zahnia Woodward, are expected to gather at the Simon’s Town Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday to demand that the suspect arrested for her killing not be granted bail. The last pictures of little Zahnia smiling with mom Cindy Woodward and dad[…]
A blaze that has swept through Ocean View in recent days has left at least 17 families at the area’s Rasta Camp settlement displaced, although there has been some contention over the destroyed structures. “Some of the structures were set up on a national park which is not suitable for[…]
A temporary sense of calm has been restored to Ocean View since six people were arrested earlier this week in relation to a series of shocking murders that have hit the area. Reports have highlighted seven killings within the space of a week prior to the arrests, although the violence[…]
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