Group accused of killing e-hailer in mob justice attack set to return to court next month

LOCAL The murder case against 12 people accused of killing e-hailing driver, Abongile Mafalala in Parkwood will return to court on 20 October 2023. According to National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) regional spokesperson, Eric Ntabazalila, the matter had been postponed for continuation of discussions around a possible plea and sentencing agreement.[…]

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No bail for 12 accused of killing e-hailing driver in Cape Town

The suspects accused of murdering e-hailing driver Abongile Mafalala have been denied bail. Mafalala was fatally assaulted in Parkwood, Cape Town in May. Members of the community allegedly attacked Mafalala and set him alight after false information that he had kidnapped children in the area. Twelve people, including a minor, are[…]

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Breaking the cycle: Part 4

By Loushe Jordaan-Gilbert Addicted to drugs for 16 years, Elana Louw lost not only herself but also life as she knew it. The 32-year-old found herself roaming the streets of Wynberg, homeless and without a penny to support herself or her children. Louw said her life spiralled out of control[…]

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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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