Day of chaos across the Cape Flats

By Loushe Jordaan Gilbert Unrest erupted across several communities on the Cape Flats on Tuesday, in what many believe is the start of worse things to come as a result of the national lockdown.  A business robbery at Modacks in Manenberg caused widespread damage to other businesses in surrounding areas,[…]

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Child killed in Tafelsig gang shootout

A 10-year-old child was killed in the crossfire of a shooting in the Cape Flats. Residents of Tafelsig, Mitchells Plain said they have seen an increase in gang activities since last week and children are losing their lives in the process. Ayesha Kelly (10) was killed on her way to the shops when[…]

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Tafelsig is under siege, says MPlain activist

Western Cape police have confirmed that they are investigating allegations that a 13 year old Tafelsig boy raped a 6 year old girl close to Mitchell’s Heights primary school. Yesterday afternoon, Tafelsig community members turned on police, when they came to apprehend the boy. Residents burnt tyres and threw stones[…]

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5 women questioned over arms cache found in Tafelsig home

Five women are being questioned after an arms cache was uncovered during a search operation in Tafelsig, Mitchells Plain, Western Cape police said on Monday. Police confiscated two shotguns, an M26 grenade, magazine and a large quantity of shotgun and R5 ammunition at the home in Mitchells Plain, said Lieutenant[…]

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Tafelsig comes face-to-face with gangsters

Tafelsig residents are gearing up to take the fight against gangsterism into their own hands through street committees. During a community meeting at the weekend, residents decided that street committees will be put in place to monitor any suspicious activity and to work together with police to ensure the peace[…]

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