By: Aneeqa du Plessis Not even a week after a fire ripped through the Phola Park Informal settlement in Phillipi, killing a woman and leaving hundreds displaced, residents have had to brace themselves for yet another tragedy after over 100 informal dwellings were destroyed in a blaze shortly after 14h00[…]
Residents affected by a devastating blaze in Polar Park informal settlement in Phillippi, Cape Town, said they do not know where to turn as they have lost everything. In a tragic start to the new year, a fire ripped through the shacks in the informal settlement in the early hours[…]
By: Aneeqa du Plessis As citizens usher in the New Year, tragic scenes are playing out in Phola Park, Phillipi where a woman died in an early morning fire. According to the City of Cape Town’s Fire and Rescue Service, close to 200 structures were destroyed leaving almost 1 000[…]
Local authorities have appealed to the public to come forward with any information which could assist them in unpacking the circumstances surrounding a body that was found in the Phillipi area. An investigation has been launched after the body of a woman was found in Siyanyanzela informal settlement in Philippi[…]
The man accused of raping and murdering a South African teenager made his first appearance at the Wynberg magistrate’s court in Cape Town on Tuesday. Leonard Mzingeli, 25, from the Siyangena Informal Settlement in Philippi has been charged with murder of 17 year old Amahle Quku whose naked body was[…]
A man has been arrested after the body of missing 12-year-old Michaela Williams was found in Philippi, Cape Town, in the early hours of Thursday morning, Western Cape police have said. Williams was last seen at her Crane Street residence in New Horizon, Grassy Park, on Tuesday afternoon and was[…]
A man suspected of being involved in the murder of Cape Town horse rider Meghan Cremer is known to the family of her friend, Linda Mohr. Questions arose about the Mohr family’s relationship with the suspect, Jeremy Sias, 27, after it was discovered that he was Facebook friends with Mohr’s[…]
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[…]
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[…]
With on-going calls for an end to gang violence and crime within the Cape Flats, residents of Hanover Park over the weekend took to the streets urging for reform at the Philippi Police Station. In angry calls, organisers have voiced concern that the precinct has not adequately dealt with crime[…]
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