Phillipi

Mbalula to visit Phillipi after deadly mass shootings

Police Minister, Fikile Mbalula will visit Phillipi East on the Cape Flats on Tuesday morning. The visit comes after a total of 18 people were shot and killed at the nearby Marikana informal settlement last week. Over 50 police officers will continue to monitor the area for the next three[…]

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23 dead in CT’s Marikana as war rages between gangs

Hundreds of people, including children, have fled Cape Town’s Marikana informal settlement as gangs and community protection patrols fight it out in a war that has left 23 dead in the past three weeks. At night residents are woken by the sound of automatic gunfire as the patrols and criminals[…]

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Man drowns in Robben Island pool

A 21-year-old man drowned in a swimming pool on Robben Island in Cape Town on Monday morning, the National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) said. The man, who is from Phillipi, drowned while visiting family who work on the island, NSRI spokesperson Craig Lambinon said in a statement. Lambinon said the[…]

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Murdered baby to be buried today

The funeral of seven-month-old Inganathi Mnyani, who was killed by her mother’s boyfriend, will be held in Philippi, Cape Town on Thursday. Zukile Nakupi allegedly flung Inganathi Mnyani against the ceiling, walls and prepaid electricity meter of her mother’s Philippi home last Monday. He was arrested last Thursday. The couple[…]

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Alleged baby killer to stay in custody

The man accused of killing his ex-girlfriend’s 7-month-old baby made a brief appearance in the Athlone Magistrate’s Court on Monday. Zukile Nakupi was arrested on Thursday. He allegedly flung Inganathi Mnandi against the ceiling, walls and prepaid electricity meter of her mother’s Philippi home last Monday. The couple allegedly started[…]

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