ARTICLES RELATING TO GANG VIOLENCE

Sanco condemns 'gang retaliation' in Nyanga

2016-04-20 21:09

The South African National Civic Organisation has implored police to set up a dedicated investigative team to probe the murders of a grandmother, a teenager and an 8-year-old boy.

My child won't be held hostage – Manenberg resident

2016-04-18 12:00

One of Manenberg’s community leaders says her 11-year-old daughter is determined to go to school, and “won’t be held hostage” in her own community despite ongoing gang warfare

Gangsters giving orders from prison via Facebook, WhatsApp - police

2016-04-13 12:18

Western Cape gang members are reportedly using Facebook and other social media to give orders for criminal activities in the embattled Cape Flats suburbs, police say.

Justice ministry monitoring Boksburg prison gang violence

2016-03-22 12:28

Almost 30 inmates have been injured, and one killed, in gang violence at the Boksburg Prison in the past six months, the justice ministry says.

Gang shooting near PE voter registration station

2016-03-07 10:22

A man has been injured in a gang-related shooting near a voter registration station in Port Elizabeth, hours after two men were found murdered execution-style in another part of the city.

Presidency refuses to comment on claims Zuma met with Cape crime lords

2015-11-20 10:17

The Presidency has refused to comment on a report alleging that President Jacob Zuma met with gang leaders in the Western Cape in 2011.

Boy in critical condition after police save him from necklacing

2015-09-17 14:41

A suspected gang ringleader, aged around 17, is in a critical condition after being necklaced in Etwatwa on Johannesburg's East Rand - the fourth such attack on a boy in the past five days.

7 in court for violent Hout Bay protests

2015-08-11 10:08

Seven men who have been arrested for public violence in Imizamo Yethu, Hout Bay, are expected to appear in court after a night of unrest, Western Cape police say.

Manenberg gangsters agree to ceasefire - for now

2015-07-06 14:02

While warring gangs on one side of Manenberg have put down their weapons, gunmen on the opposite end have started firing.

PE community caught in gang flare-up

2015-07-03 20:20

In the last week at least two people have been killed and several people injured in the crossfire as turf wars between local gangs in Port Elizabeth's Northern Areas have flared up.

 

Granny, kids killed in 'gang retaliation' shootings in Nyanga

2016-04-20 12:00

Four people, including an 83-year-old grandmother and two children aged 8 and 15, have been killed in an apparent gang retaliation attack in Nyanga, Western Cape police say.

Zille calls for clarity on police deployment to ganglands

2016-04-17 14:09

Western Cape Premier Helen Zille has called for clarity on the deployment status of all policing units operating within the province, and says residents of Manenberg report visible policing has declined in the gang-infested area.

Cape Town boy, 9, shot in gang crossfire

2016-03-22 12:39

A nine-year-old boy has undergone surgery to remove a bullet after he was shot in gang crossfire while playing soccer with his friends in Hanover Park.

Man critical after being shot in Lavender Hill

2016-03-21 11:50

A man is in a critical condition after being shot in Lavender Hill, Cape Town, Western Cape police say.

Protests after Cape Town cops nab 'machine gun gangster'

2016-02-10 12:58

The arrest of a suspected gangster found with an Uzi sub-machine gun and ammunition near Bishop Lavis sparked a protest by some residents that saw parts of a road being closed.

'Wake up!' - cousin cries for slain Daveyton twins

2015-09-21 08:19

As the caskets of slain Daveyton twins Sabelo and Samkelo Maisela were being lowered, their 9-year-old cousin Kamogelo cried out to them, begging them to wake up.

Western Cape needs gun amnesty - Plato

2015-08-23 16:35

An amnesty would reduce the number of illegally-owned guns in the hands of gangsters and criminals, Community Safety MEC Dan Plato has said.

11-year-old shot and injured in Mitchell's Plain

2015-07-08 15:35

A teenager is expected to appear in the Mitchell's Plain Magistrate’s Court after two people were injured in a shooting in Rocklands, one of them an 11-year-old girl.

Murder on Long Street: Congolese bouncers and the private security industry

2015-07-06 13:21

Joe-Louis Kanyona, a 32-year old Congolese resident of Cape Town, was hired as a doorman at Beerhouse on Long Street last December. Seven months later, he had been murdered. What led to Kanyona's brutal death?

Cape gangsters put an end to playtime

2015-07-03 15:46

It’s anything but happy holidays for the children in Manenberg, as gang violence forces parents to keep their children behind closed doors.

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