Police investigate triple murder in Paarl

LOCAL Three men have been shot and killed in Mbekweni in Paarl. Police spokesperson, Novela Potelwa, says Organised Crime detectives were called to the scene on Saturday.  where they found the bodies of the deceased with multiple gunshot wounds in a car and a shack on the same property. The[…]

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Hearse and coffin go up in flames in Paarl

A hearse transporting a corpse went up in flames in Paarl, Western Cape, on Saturday morning. Both the hearse and the coffin were destroyed but the body inside the coffin did not suffer damage, said Drakenstein municipality spokesperson Riana Geldenhuys. “Drakenstein municipality’s fire services responded to a fire call involving[…]

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Paarl man granted bail in alleged assault of niqabi

Jaco Stander, the man accused of physically and verbally assaulting niqaabi, Asheeqah Benjamin was granted R2000 bail in the Paarl magistrate court on Wednesday. Paarl residents and members of the ulema packed the court to support Benjamin. The court heard that Stander has Tourette’s Syndrome and mental health problems. An[…]

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Western Cape radioactive hotspots

A recent report by the National Nuclear Regulator has raised concerns regarding possible hotspot areas that could expose residents to radioactive gases and two of them are in the Western Cape. When radium or uranium is broken down into soils, rocks or groundwater, it produces a radioactive gas called “radon”.[…]

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Paarl fire brought under control, no need for evacuations

A massive fire in the towering Paarl mountains is under control with no evacuations required, the Drakenstein municipality said on Friday. “There was and is no need to evacuate the area or homes,” spokesperson Riana Geldenhuys said. This was after “aggressive” overnight firefighting operations, in spite of strong winds. Two[…]

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Three injured in KWV blaze

Three people are in hospital following a fire that broke out at the KWV bottling plant in southern Paarl in the Western Cape on Tuesday morning, the company said. “A KWV employee, a service provider and a municipal firefighter have been admitted to hospital for smoke inhalation and are in[…]

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