Western Cape

Western Cape police tightening the grip on extortion

National Police Commissioner Fannie Masemola says their specialised team in the Western Cape is ready and available to deal with extortion cases that are reported. This as various extortion incidents have halted work at several construction sites in Cape Town delaying service delivery and the provision of critical infrastructure. Masemola[…]

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Police officials arrested six suspects in the Western Cape

By Kouthar Sambo Police officials in the Western Cape arrested six suspects on charges of possession of unlicensed prohibited firearms and ammunition in isolated incidents yesterday.   Police spokesperson Warrant Officer Joseph Swartbooi further highlighted additional criminal activities that took place yesterday in another area. “The Boland K9 police members[…]

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‘Do the crime stats reflect the situation in the Western Cape,’ questions criminologist

By Daanyaal Matthews The recently released Quarterly Crime Statistics have indicated a significant decrease in crime across the Western Cape with the region experiencing a decrease in reported murder, however, while the overall crime decrease in the Western Cape have been welcomed crime ‘hotspots’, primarily those within the Cape Flats,[…]

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