Police uncover 80k worth of cannabis in Ottery lab

Members of the South African Police Service cracked down on a cannabis lab on Tuesday, uncovering over R80,000 worth of plants in the process. In a statement, provincial police spokesperson Colonel Andre Traut said an intelligence operation led by the narcotics unit led officers to a business park in Ferndale[…]

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Accused in Ottery elderly couple murder granted bail

The family of an elderly couple from Ottery have expressed their anger that the men who were arrested in connection with their murder has been released on bail. 29-year-old Gcinile Ngcobela and 20-year-old Lwazi Ntsibantsiba are accused of robbing and strangling Rugaya and Riedwaan Addinall, both 82-years-old, at their Ottery[…]

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Ottery demonstrators block roads over housing concerns

Monday got off to a bad start for residents in Ottery, as traffic was disrupted due to violent protests. Old Strandfontein road and Olieboom road near Makro was blockaded by residents burning tyres, allegedly over housing concerns. Authorities have confirmed that 20 people, mostly women, have been arrested and all[…]

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‘We are tired of the promises”: Parkwood

Desperate and frustrated – this is how the chairperson of the Parkwood Backyard Association in Parkwood, Dominique Booysen, described how some residents feel about the lack of housing in their community. Fresh demonstrations erupted in Parkwood and Ottery on Monday, after illegally erected shacks were dismantled. Residents resorted to burning[…]

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Philisa Abafazi Bethu empowers abused women

Many women who are caught in the web of social or domestic abuse will soon be empowered. The Philisa Abafazi Bethu (PAB) organization, which means “Heal our Women,” will be offering their services to the women of Ottery and surrounding areas. While women in all communities across the Cape Flats[…]

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Metro Police working well with SAPS at ground level

The Metro Police’s specialised Gang and Drug Unit has yielded positive results in areas like Hanover Park and Ottery in recent months, part of a City of Cape Town-led clampdown on gang activity on the most crime-ridden communities across the city. Hanover Park and Ottery in particular have experienced an[…]

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