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9 arrested for murder of Ahmed Kathrada’s relatives

Nine suspects have been arrested for the murder of two relatives of late struggle stalwart Ahmed Kathrada. Kathrada’s nephew Yunus Kathrada, 65, and his son, 28, also named Ahmed, were killed in their home in Schweizer-Reneke in the North West on Thursday last week. According to North West police spokesperson[…]

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Woman bust at Cape Town airport for possession of cocaine

A 38-year-old woman is due to appear in the Bellville Magistrate’s Court on Thursday after being found in possession of cocaine with an estimated street value of R350‚000 at Cape Town International Airport. The woman was arrested by members attached to the Border Police at the airport on Tuesday morning.[…]

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CT man sentenced for killing his elderly father

A Cape Town man was recently sentenced to 23 years behind bars for the murder of his 72-year-old father, Western Cape police said on Thursday. Jonathan Schapira, 31, was handed the sentence in the Western Cape High Court after being found guilty of planning his father, Stanley’s, death. Police were[…]

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WCape police welcome life sentences for Cameron Wilson

The Western Cape police welcomed the life sentences handed to 20-year-old convicted killer Cameron Wilson on Thursday. Western Cape Provincial Commissioner, Lieutenant-General Khombinkosi Jula praised both the investigation and prosecution teams for “a job well done”. “Arresting suspects is one thing but ensuring they remain behind bars and pay their[…]

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Boy, 12, shot dead in Kensington

A 12-year-old boy was shot dead in Kuku Town in Kensington, Cape Town on Wednesday, the Kensington Community Police Forum (CPF) said on Thursday. CPF chairperson Cheslyn Steenberg said in a statement the boy’s body was found on Thursday morning by fellow residents. He had not yet been identified. Western[…]

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