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Bishop Lavis police colonel shot outside his home

A Bishop Lavis police officer was shot and killed in his driveway on his way to work on Thursday morning. Lieutenant-Colonel Kay, 52, was attached to the provincial Firearm, Liquor and Second Hand Goods (FLASH) unit.  Police spokesperson Siyabulela Malo said it’s alleged that Kay had just gotten into his[…]

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Elsies CPF welcomes premier’s safety plan

Western Cape Premier Alan Winde hosted a community meeting in Elsies River on Tuesday to outline the details of his recently launched safety plan. The R1 billion plan which was announced last month is expected to provide 3000 additional law enforcement officers and 150 more investigators available in crime hotspots[…]

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MJC says no insight into desecration motives yet

While many Muslims in Cape Town have been eagerly awaiting an update from the Muslim Judicial Council of South Africa (MJC) on the status of their investigation into the symbols left at the Mowbray Maqbara after the desecration which took place there recently, they might be disappointed with the outcomes[…]

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Violent clash between police and refugees in CBD

A clash broke out in the CBD this afternoon between police and refugees staging a sit-in outside the UN High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) in Cape Town. Police arrived to remove the refugees, resulting in a battle that brought out stun grenades, tear gas and batons. More than 300 foreign[…]

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Man’s body found in burnt car

The body of a man in his mid-thirties was discovered in the burnt husk of a car on Henley Road in Lotus River in the early hours of this morning. The City’s Fire & Rescue Service responded to an emergency call reporting a dwelling alight at 4.55am this morning, which[…]

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Ocean View police search for missing child

Ocean View SAPS is making an appeal to all members of the community with regards to a missing five-year-old from Wetlands, Masiphumelele. Rithabile Vhuyile was last seen on Monday, October 7, 2019 at roughly 6.30am when his grandfather dropped him at the neighbours who usually look after him. It is[…]

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KILLING THE FILES: IPID’s cover-up of police brutality in SA

Torture, rape, killings, assault – South Africans lodged 42,365 criminal complaints against the police between April 2012 and March 2019. Viewfinder’s debut investigation exposes how underfunding, State Capture and statistical manipulation at the Independent Police Investigative Directorate (IPID) failed the victims and helped violent criminals in the police service escape[…]

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