Tafelsig, a community in the heart of Mitchells Plain, one of the largest townships on the Cape Flats has been exhausted by the lockdown imposed on the country in a bid to curb the spread of the coronavirus. Mitchells Plain in its entirety has an estimated population of over 300,[…]
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,[…]
Western Cape police have reinforced deployments in several townships on the Cape Flats after several incidents of burglary, looting of grocery stores and public violence on Tuesday afternoon. According to police spokesperson Brigadier Novela Potelwa, a group of about 16 people stormed a supermarket in Gatesville at about 14:40 on[…]
The case against the man who is accused of murdering 12-year-old Michaela Williams was postponed on Monday. The suspect appeared in the Wynberg Magistrate Court today, after his case was postponed at his first appearance on Friday. The Pelican Park community was distraught by the discovery of the young girls[…]
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[…]
By Wardah Wilkinson Tafelsig residents are mobilizing support for a 62 year old father who has been arrested for stabbing his son to death, allegedly in self-defence. According to reports from community members, his son was a drug addict and had been abusing his family for years. Police were called[…]
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[…]
Seething Mitchell’s Plain community members are demanding that bail be denied to a 49 year old man accused of the rape of a 5 year old girl in Mitchell’s Plain. The man made his first appearance at the Mitchells Plain magistrate’s court on Wednesday. He will be held at the[…]
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[…]
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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