By Aneeqa du Plessis A 29-year-old man was fatally wounded during a shooting incident in Ottery yesterday. According to SAPS Spokesperson Captain FC Van Wyk, Grassy Park police are investigating a case of murder. The circumstances and motive surrounding the shooting is yet to be established. Cape Town Traffic Service’s[…]
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[…]
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[…]
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[…]
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[…]
Western Cape police have arrested two suspects in connection with the murder and house robbery of an elderly Ottery couple. Rugaya and Riedwaan Addinall, both 82 years old, were strangled to death and their bodies were found by their son on Sunday after they did not answer their phone. The[…]
Community members called for the man who allegedly paid young boys from Ottery for sex, to be charged with the death penalty. Police spokesman, Lieutenant-Colonel Andrè Traut said the 66-year-old was arrested on Monday afternoon on charges of rape and sexual assault. Six boys had identified the widowed father of[…]
Two people have sustained third degree burns after two carriages of a Metrorail train burst into flames between Southfield and Ottery Stations. Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson Theo Layne confirmed that fire services responded to the fire at 09h02 on Wednesday morning. “Currently 2 Train Carriages are alight and two[…]
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[…]
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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