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Busted! Western Cape cops nab suspect transporting drugs to the value of R520 000

The Moorreesburg police arrested a 37-year-old man on Friday morning for transporting drugs with an approximate value of R520 000. The suspect will appear the Moorreesburg Magistrates’ Court on Monday. Police spokesperson Warrant Officer Bonnie Nxumalo says the Hawks’ South African Narcotics Enforcement Bureau with Crime Intelligence Counter Narcotics conducted an[…]

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Western Cape Acting Provincial Commissioner promotes senior managers

The Acting Provincial Commissioner of the South African Police Service (SAPS) in the Western Cape, Major General Albert Maqhashalala announced the appointment of four senior managers, today, at the SAPS Provincial Head Office in Green Point, Cape Town. Major General Maqhashalala was accompanied by the Deputy Provincial Commissioners: Major General[…]

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Search for cop killer continues

The search continues for the suspects involved in the murder of a Western Cape police officer. The off-duty sergeant was shot and killed in Site B, Khayelitsha on Sunday evening. According to police spokesperson Noloyiso Rwexana the officer was unarmed and robbed of his cellphone by three armed men. The[…]

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Three men in court for murder of Pete Mihalik

Three men arrested for the alleged murder of top Cape Town lawyer Pete Mihalik are expected to appear in the Cape Town Magistrate’s Court on Thursday. Sizwe Sinzokohle Biyela, 26, and Nkosinathi Khumalo, 31, have been charged with “premeditated” murder. They have also been charged with attempted murder, possession of[…]

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Music event ends after man killed on dance floor

Organisers of the Ipotsoyi Spring Festival, Groove Afrika, announced the festival will be discontinued following the murder of a 21-year-old man at the event. The man from Eerste River was shot dead at the Cape Town Ostrich Farm in Philadelphia, where the music event was being staged. The event was[…]

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Khayelitsha land occupiers granted bail

On Monday, six people involved in the “Town Two” land occupation arrested on Friday appeared in the Khayelitsha Magistrate Court on charges of public violence. The six live as backyarders in Town Two; four of them are women. They were all granted R500 bail on condition that they will not[…]

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Police criticized for Courtney Pieters search

By Melanie Sauer Elsies River residents have criticized the police for allegedly failing to adequately support their search for missing three-year-old, Courtney Pieters. The Elsies River community have come out “empty handed”, after another night of searching into the early hours of the morning for young Courtney. The toddler disappeared[…]

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