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Mass suspensions and 'truth' about missing police guns covered up - sources

2017-09-21 11:04

The truth about how 33 firearms went missing from two Cape Town police stations recently is allegedly being covered up to protect certain senior police officers in the Western Cape.

7 injured in Nelson Mandela Bay gang shooting

2017-09-17 10:48

Seven people including a 9-year-old child, were shot in escalating gang violence in the northern areas of Nelson Mandela Bay on Saturday evening.

Cape Town underworld breakthrough as suspected club gunman arrested

2017-09-04 11:50

A major breakthrough has been made in the investigations into the Cape Town underworld, with a man appearing in court for allegedly shooting a patron and DJ outside a city nightclub.

Gang shootout erupts in front of Cape Town court

2017-08-28 13:16

Gang violence has erupted outside the Bellville Magistrate’s Court following arguments between rival gangsters who pulled out guns and shot at each other.

They're holding us ransom - Avian Park mom

2017-08-18 06:30

When Riano Booyse, 8, hears any loud noise, he instinctively throws himself flat on the ground and covers his head.

Gunmen involved in over 1 000 murders the focus of SA's 'biggest ever' firearms investigation

2017-07-31 09:09

A massive gun smuggling investigation is back on track after being hampered by murders, an information leak and police tensions.

Gang bosses exploit private security loophole to 'legally intimidate' rivals - sources

2017-07-19 16:11

Guards working for companies registered with the private security regulator may be exploiting this by intimidating others or acting as a show of force for certain individuals, while secure in the knowledge that official paperwork will protect them.

EXCLUSIVE: Watch how Cape Town’s violent underworld takeover is escalating

2017-06-29 09:38

The mask has been pulled off an intensifying underworld turf war over club security in Cape Town, with exclusive footage revealing how the battle has spilled over into establishments.

Police with 'machine guns, nyala' raid Booysen's home

2017-06-02 14:14

Controversial businessman Jerome "Donkie" Booysen is launching a civil claim against police officers whom he said stormed his house, pointed machine guns at his grandchildren and effectively stole cash from him.

Lavender Hill schools reopen after gang gun battle clampdown

2017-05-31 11:18

Teaching has resumed at four schools in Lavender Hill, Cape Town, after principals closed doors during shootings in the area last week.

 

Cops attacked as residents try to get to suspected killer of Cape Town teen

2017-09-20 14:36

A young woman is distraught after her teenage brother was shot dead in apparent gang violence in a volatile Cape Town suburb.

Drones, social media snooping and cracking codes - SA's potential crackdown on gangs

2017-09-07 07:32

A tech savvy national intervention to intensify the squeeze on gangsterism is in the pipeline, but can only be implemented if police agree with the relevant politicians.

Guns ‘go missing’ from police station in Cape Town

2017-08-30 17:52

Several firearms handed in as exhibits have apparently gone missing from a storeroom at the Bellville South police station.

Violence makes kids do worse at school

2017-08-21 11:49

Stress caused by violence affects kids' sleep patterns, which has a negative impact on their academic performance.

EXCLUSIVE: 'Fake' employees used to get guns - inside the underworld nightclub violence investigation

2017-08-03 06:14

A security company allegedly used a list of registered guards it never employed to get several shotguns, which now form part of a high-level investigation into nightclub violence and shootings.

Infighting, drug clashes - here's what is igniting Cape Town's gang battles

2017-07-28 12:09

Bitter fighting, within a gang and involving a group of hitmen, is one of the factors said to be a driving force behind a recent surge in shootings around Cape Town.

Firearms confiscated in second raid at security company linked to underworld

2017-07-12 13:31

A massive raid is being carried out at a security company in Bellville, which claims to have strong links to intelligence services and police, in an operation linked to the underworld.

Cape Town teen killed, six injured at illegal spinning gathering

2017-06-19 10:41

A teenager was shot and killed while six other youths were injured when bullets flew at an illegal car spinning gathering in a Cape Town shopping centre’s parking lot.

A week of perlemoen busts: An explosion, a secret alcohol stash and 127 years in jail

2017-06-01 14:02

An explosion inside a home, the discovery of a stash of expensive alcohol, and some lengthy jail sentences have all marked a week of intense perlemoen busts carried out around the Western Cape.

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