Communities must rise up: Pagad

The People Against Gangsterism and Drugs (Pagad) says it has no sympathy for gang leaders who die by the gun. Pagad was commenting on the murder of former Hard Living gang leader Rashied Staggie, who was shot in London Road in Salt River this morning. Staggie died on arrival at[…]

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Mixed reactions to Pagad’s presence in Bonteheuwel

Anti-crime movement People Against Gangsterism and Drugs (Pagad) made an appearance in Bonteheuwel on Wednesday evening to conduct a motorcade, effectively announcing their presence in the area. Several calls were reportedly made by the Bonteheuwel community for the assistance of Pagad in combating the persisting gang-violence and crime. However, the[…]

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Deep corruption in our justice system: Pagad

Pagad says the murder of prominent attorney Noorudien Hassan should spark a broader investigation into corruption in the country’s justice system.  Hassan was gunned down in a drive-by shooting in Burwood road in Crawford on Monday night and died in hospital.  Police are investigating a case of murder, but no[…]

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Protestors picket Laher court appearance

Police had to diffuse the situation when members of the anti-drug group Pagad shouted at Irshaad Laher in a hall way at the Bellville magistrate’s court on Friday, accusing him of murdering innocent children on the Cape Flats. The Cape Town businessman and his co-accused appeared on charges of gun[…]

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Lentegeur West Joins Pagad against crime

Due a flood of complaints by Lentegeur residents, anti-crime movement People against Gangsterism and Drugs (PAGAD) are to form an alliance with the Lentegeur West Ratepayers to tackle gangsterism and drug pedalling in the area. “The Lentegeur West residents raised many grievances regarding drugs and gangsterism in the area so[…]

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Trafalgar High calls on PAGAD for help

“We sit with fear each and every day. We are unable to learn in a safe and comfortable environment at school. How are we able to concentrate when learners are always ignorantly involving themselves with drugs and gangsterism?” These are the words of one concerned Trafalgar High School student speaking[…]

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Pagad denies rumours of leadership rift

The leadership of the People Against Gangsterism and Drugs (Pagad) will be meeting with their legal team to discuss possible action against fifty expelled members, amid a vicious mudslinging campaign aimed at fracturing the organisation. At a press briefing on Thursday, Pagad spokesperson Haroun Orrie claimed that members have been[…]

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Pagad to host motorcade in Woodlands

In a bid to keep the awareness on substance abuse and gang violence in communities, the People Against Gangterism and Drugs (Pagad) will be hosting a motorcade in Woodlands in Mitchells Plain on Wednesday evening. Pagad spokesperson Haroon Orrie said the main reason for the protest is to fight against[…]

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