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.

State calls for even harsher sentence after gang leader appeals

2015-06-24 14:25

The State is asking for even longer prison terms after 28s gang leader George “Geweld” Thomas, and some of his co-accused, appealed their sentences.

Karaoke fundraiser in Cape Town turns violent

2015-06-14 10:41

A karaoke fundraiser has ended in bloodshed in a Cape Town suburb after two men were shot and killed.

Two teens shot dead in Bonteheuwel gang violence

2015-06-07 13:31

Two teenage boys have been killed in a flare-up of gang violence in Bonteheuwel in the Western Cape, and the situation over the weekend has been "very tense", community forum members say.

Girl, 13, shot in face in gang crossfire

2015-06-05 13:26

A 13-year-old girl is in hospital after she was shot in the face when rival gangs opened fire in Bonteheuwel, Cape Town.

Anti-gang meeting planned in Bonteheuwel

2015-05-30 08:00

After months of sporadic shooting and gang violence, Bonteheuwel residents will gather on Freedom Square in the heart of the Cape Flats for a meeting with authorities on how to stop the bullets and bloodshed.


'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.

Three Worcester gangsters get life for murder

2015-06-18 13:44

Three gang members in their twenties have been sentenced to life in jail for killing two men last year. A fourth member has received 20 years for the murders.

DA suspends councillor who asked judge to go easy on gangster

2015-06-08 13:08

The DA has suspended a Western Cape ward councillor after he handed a letter to a high court judge asking for a lighter sentence for a convicted gang member and killer.

DA councillor faces probe after leniency appeal for gangster

2015-06-05 14:17

The City of Cape Town is investigating a letter sent by a DA ward councillor appealing for leniency in the sentencing of a gangster convicted along with one of the biggest gang bosses on the Cape Flats.

Seven life terms for gang boss

2015-06-03 17:05

George "Geweld" Thomas, leader of the 28s gang in Bishop Lavis in Cape Town, has been sentenced to an effective 175 years in jail.

‘We're glad something is being done’ - Manenberg school principal

2015-05-28 14:50

A Manenberg primary school principal says the community is glad their pleas are finally being heard, after another joint crime prevention operation was conducted in the embattled Cape Town suburb.

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