Western Cape

SA records more than 4 000 new COVID-19 cases

The total number of people who have tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19) in South Africa has reached 796 472 after a further 4 173 people were confirmed to have the virus in the most recent period. The Department of Health says in a statement that 65 people have died in[…]

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WC DA elects new provincial congress

DA Western Cape Leader, Bongikosi Madikizlea has been re-elected as the party’s provincial leader. He was one of the candidates who was vying for several top spots in the party’s Western Cape Congress, which was hosted virtually this year, due to COVID-19. Madikizela beat Masizole Mnqasela and Wendy Philander, in[…]

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Western Cape Police Ombudsman Johan Brand resigns

The Western Cape Police Ombudsman, Johan Brand, has resigned from his position after two years at the helm to pursue other career opportunities. Brand, who succeeded former National Prosecutions Authority Director of Public Prosecutions, Vusi Pikoli, has been described as diligent and thorough in his work. Among the high-profile investigations[…]

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Inter-ministerial committee set up to curb farm murders

The Western Cape MEC for Agriculture Ivan Meyer has announced that an inter-ministerial committee for rural safety hopes to use technology to curb attacks and murders on farms in the province. “These structures incorporate key stakeholders involved in overseeing an integrated response on rural safety,” he said, as reported by IOL.[…]

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WC Com Safety MEC condemns bail granted to alleged hitman

The Western Cape MEC for Community Safety, Albert Fritz has written to the National Prosecuting Authority to inquire about the release on bail of an alleged hit-man last week. The twenty-year-old suspect was released on a one-thousand-five-hundred-rand bail after he allegedly shot and killed a nineteen-year-old man in a gang-related[…]

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