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First lockdown arrests made as police raid taverns and clubs

Several people have been arrested for allegedly disregarding South Africa’s lockdown rules that officially kicked in at midnight on Thursday. SABC News reported that the South African Police Service (SAPS) raided taverns and clubs where people were gathering and drinking in the early hours of Friday morning. Last week, President[…]

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Pregnant woman shot in Bonteheuwel dies

By Qudissiyah Kasu Police are investigating a murder case after the pregnant woman who was gunned down in Bonteheuwel yesterday succumbed to her injuries in hospital. Western Cape police spokesperson Sergeant Noloyiso Rwexana said the 30-year-old woman was shot at 5.30pm on Wednesday in Terblanche Street. The mother was shot[…]

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Cape Town Bikers take a stand against elderly abuse

By Qudissiyah Kasu A group of bikers hosted a demonstration to raise awareness about the abuse of the elderly on Saturday the 22nd of February. This was fuelled by the death of Mymoena Koelman, who was allegedly tormented by her drug addict grandson for years without intervention from social workers[…]

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Suspect arrested in Tazne Van Wyk case

In a major breakthrough, Ravensmead SAPS have confirmed the arrest of Mohiden Pangaker, the suspect sought in connection with the kidnapping of 8-year-old Tazne Van Wyk from Elsies River. The 54-year-old was the last person seen with the little girl. The pair were spotted in a taxi en route to[…]

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‘Authorities must act swiftly on elderly abuse’

A video depicting an elderly Strandfontein woman being harassed for money by her drug-addicted grandson has caused outrage on social media, highlighting the often-unspoken scourge of elderly abuse. The video shows a frail woman known as Mrs Koelman in a state of fear and distress as the young man begs[…]

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Voluntary reservists needed in Cape

In the Western Cape, the police are looking for 904 voluntary reservists, with most of the roles intended for Mitchell’s Plain (52), Khayelitsha (45), Nyanga (43), Mfuleni (38), Cape Town (32), Philippi East (26) and Steenberg (21). A retired reservist of Steenberg police station, Moeridah Dien, says her 12 years[…]

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