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Scarborough body in boot murder: Police make breakthrough

Car keys linked to a Cape Town man who was allegedly hijacked before being murdered have been found by detectives. A 30-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the case. Police also seized an unlicensed firearm with ammunition. The arrest comes after police detectives and Crime Prevention members followed[…]

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Cop shoots himself after killing suspect in Khayelitsha

A 27-year-old police constable committed suicide with his service pistol after firing a fatal shot at a man while on duty in Khayelitsha at the weekend. The circumstances are now under investigation by detectives. The shooting incident occurred at about 2.30pm on Saturday in Site B, Khayelitsha. The constable had[…]

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Elsies River CPF in “crisis”

Western cape Community Policing Forums (CPFs) face many challenges – both internally and externally – within their mandates and domains. However, the Elsies River CPF (which is a CPF in one of the more dangerous communities within Cape Town) has been experiencing a significant increase in the challenges experienced, due[…]

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SAPS runs on a patronage system: McBride

Former Ipid head, Robert McBride, has detailed a system of patronage in the police service. He’s told the State Capture Inquiry that staff are promoted so they can please their seniors. McBride says unless patronage is dealt with, the exploitation of the police will continue unabated. “They have the willingness,[…]

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Chicago PD visit Cape Town: PHOTOS

By Anees Teladia The United States of America’s Consulate in Cape Town recently invited the city of Chicago’s Deputy Chief of Police, Eric Carter as well as District Commander, Ernest Cato III, to Cape Town. The aim of the visit has been to attempt to expand and increase the partnerships[…]

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Hout Bay taxi violence causes chaos

By Anees Teladia The taxi industry in South Africa has become known as one of the most dangerous and unruly industries to nearly all South Africans. Taxis are regularly implicated in reports on violence and unlawful road conduct. Recently, Hout Bay has found itself to be at the centre of[…]

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Shock over mutilated body left in shopping trolley

Mystery shrouds the gruesome discovery yesterday of a man’s mutilated body propped up in a grocery shopping trolley in Lavender Hill. “The circumstances surrounding an incident where the body of an unknown male was found in a trolley in Hilary Drive, Lavender Hill, at about 7am are under investigation by[…]

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