self defence

More women arming themselves

Being a woman in South Africa has become somewhat of an extreme sport. From brutal rapes to high rates of femicide, the question remains: Is it time for women to start loading the barrel? Lynnette Oxley, a gun instructor for over 20 years, says self-defence is a tool women need.[…]

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Smash-and-grab shooting raises temperatures

VOC listeners are fed up with crime and believe ordinary people should do whatever they can to defend themselves against brazen criminals. This was the overwhelming sentiment on air this week, following a fiery debate around the shooting of a teenage criminal near Bonteheuwel. On Monday, a woman found herself[…]

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Man found eating heart claims self defence

A Zimbabwean, who was found apparently eating the heart of a man he had allegedly killed, had acted in self defence, the Athlone Magistrate’s Court in Cape Town heard on Wednesday. Andrew Chimboza, 35, who runs a window-tinting business, said he visited a female client in Gugulethu at night to[…]

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