ARTICLES RELATING TO GANG VIOLENCE

More arrests expected over fake gun licences

2014-06-29 11:17

Police Commissioner Riah Phiyega says the arrest of three police officers from the Central Firearms Registry is just the tip of the iceberg in a probe into fake gun licences.

17 already killed in 16 days in Cape Town

2014-01-22 10:55
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The mother of a 5-month-old baby is one of at least 17 people shot dead in Cape Town this year, it has been reported.

Concerns over Gauteng school safety

2013-10-11 11:08

The DA says Gauteng's community safety department must step up school safety efforts, after a schoolboy's ear was sliced off with a machete during a violent attack by a rival school gang.

Free State cracks down on gangs

2013-10-05 08:45

Gang activities in the Free State need to be dealt with, the new provincial police commissioner has said after establishing a gang unit in the province.

Staggie receiving job offers - officials

2013-09-25 12:08

Former Hard Livings gang leader Rashied Staggie has received several job offers, the correctional services department says.

Rashied Staggie released on day parole

2013-09-23 09:34

Former gang leader Rashied Staggie has been released from Pollsmoor Prison on day parole, according to reports.

Zille, Phiyega face off over gangs

2013-08-27 19:22
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Western Cape Premier Helen Zille and national police commissioner Riah Phiyega have faced off over the policing of gangs on the Cape Flats.

‘Sushi king’ now tackling gang violence

2013-08-26 11:31
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Following a brief stint in politics, businessman and convicted fraudster Kenny Kunene has taken on a project where he will help rehabilitate youths in the gang-riddled Cape Flats.

Mthethwa, Zille meet on gangs

2013-08-22 21:06

National government, the Western Cape, and the City of Cape Town will join forces to curb gang violence in the province, Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa has said.

W Cape to spend R6m on gang violence

2013-08-18 17:02

The DA says the Western Cape government will divert R6m from education to the City of Cape Town to use in efforts to curb gang related violence.

DA, ANC trade accusations of gangster links

2013-07-26 13:29

The Democratic Alliance and the ANC traded accusations in the Western Cape legislature about who has links to gangsters in the province.

2 shot dead in Cape Town gang violence

2013-06-03 09:21

Two people have been killed and five wounded in gang-related violence in Cape Town over the weekend, according to a report.

2 to appear for Cape Town pupil's murder

2013-05-20 07:49

Two men accused of killing Cape Town schoolboy Glenrico Martins are expected to appear in the Athlone Magistrate's Court.

Cape Town pastor, wife shot in street

2013-05-13 09:32

A well-known Cape Flats pastor and his wife are both in a critical condition after being shot while walking home from church, according to a report.

Man shot dead outside Cape Town court

2013-05-10 13:10

A man who was to have appeared in court for the illegal possession of a firearm has been shot dead outside the Goodwood Magistrate's Court, the NPA says.

Cape Town to pay for gang tip-offs

2013-04-15 10:15

The City of Cape Town will pay for tip-offs which lead to arrests in gang violence and drug running on the Cape Flats.

No arrests for pastor's murder

2013-03-04 12:38

No arrests have been made in connection with the shooting of a Cape Town pastor in front of a magistrate's court in what is believed to have been a gang-related incident, according to a report.

Cape Town man shot 7 times in the face

2013-02-04 11:35

A Cape Town man has reportedly died after being shot seven times in the face, apparently by gangsters.

Dog refuses to leave dead owner's body

2012-12-14 08:43

Cape Town police had to call the dog unit after a loyal pet refused to leave the side of a suspected gangster who was shot dead after opening fire on patrolling officers.

Families homeless after petrol bombing

2012-11-10 18:02

Thirty people have been displaced when their homes burnt down following a petrol bomb attack in Bonteheuwel, the Cape Town disaster management services centre says.

Man shot outside Cape Town court

2012-10-16 13:10

A man has been shot and wounded outside the Bellville Magistrate's Court just before he was due to appear in a dagga-related case, Cape Town police say.

Western Cape to push through safety bill

2012-09-19 09:26

The Western Cape government will push through the controversial community safety bill despite it being shot down by Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa.

Trio accused of killing boy, 8, in court

2012-09-18 12:17

Three men accused of shooting dead an 8-year-old-boy have appeared in the Wynberg Magistrate's Court in Cape Town.

Girl, 6, in coma after gangsters' gunfight

2012-09-17 08:27

A 6-year-old girl is in a coma after she was caught in crossfire between rival gangs in Hanover Park, Cape Town, and was shot in the head.

MEC: Special units needed for gangs

2012-09-05 19:25

Specialised police units are needed to combat gang crime on the Cape Flats, says Western Cape Community Safety MEC Dan Plato.

 

Two arrested after Cape Town shootout

2014-03-15 11:58

Two men have been arrested after a woman was shot dead and three children were wounded in a gang-related shooting in Athlone, Western Cape police say.

Khutsong mob justice death toll rises

2013-11-04 08:02
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Gauteng police say they are on high alert in Khutsong after six people, including a sangoma, were stoned and burnt to death in an apparent mob justice rampage.

Schoolboy's ear cut off in 'gang attack'

2013-10-11 08:44

A Pretoria schoolboy's ear has been sliced off with a machete during a violent attack by a rival school gang, according to a report.

Rashied Staggie gets job as a cleaner

2013-09-26 10:35

Former Hard Livings gang leader Rashied Staggie will be employed as a general cleaner at a Belville office while on day parole, according to a report.

Kenny Kunene offers support to Staggie

2013-09-23 13:31

Former gang leader Rashied Staggie has been welcomed by family members and supporters - including Kenny Kunene - after his release from prison on day parole.

Calling of Phiyega unusual - MPL

2013-08-27 23:54

A shortage of police in the Western Cape required the "unusual step" of calling national police chief Riah Phiyega to account, a provincial lawmaker says.

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A teenager suspected of belonging to a gang has been killed in the Cape Flats.

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Cape Town boy shot in head

2013-08-24 17:24

Another young Cape Town person has met his death in a gutter, shot in the head.

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Gang violence in Cape Town

2013-08-21 09:18

Watch this first hand footage of a gang-related shoot out in Manenberg, a township in Cape Town.

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Suspected drug den petrol-bombed

2013-07-31 10:03

A suspected drug den has been petrol-bombed in Grassy Park, Cape Town, and one person has been shot dead, according to a report.

44 killed in bloody Cape Town weekend

2013-07-02 09:15
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A total of 44 people were murdered in the greater Cape Town area over the last weekend, according to a report.

Ministry worries over police, gang links

2013-05-23 22:17

Reports of collusion between police and criminals in the Western Cape are a serious allegation, the police ministry says.

Gangsters, drugs and dead kids

2013-05-15 15:08

When drug dealers come out, kids get caught in the crossfire.

Cape Town cops brand gangsters' homes

2013-05-10 13:10

Two Cape Town police officers have marked the houses of gangsters and drug merchants with red paint to identify them to the community.

Zille intern gunned down in Cape Town

2013-05-07 08:52
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An 18-year-old man who worked in Premier Helen Zille’s office and his girlfriend have been gunned down in a suburb near Cape Town.

2 shot dead outside Atlantis court

2013-04-12 11:09

Two accused have been shot dead and another wounded in a shooting outside the Atlantis Magistrate's Court in the Western Cape, according to a report.

Western Cape generals to take on gangs

2013-02-08 10:00

Western Cape police will use their generals to take on gang leaders in a new campaign dubbed "Operation Combat".

Man shot dead in gang shooting

2013-01-17 11:33

A Cape Town man has been gunned down after leaving his house to buy bread, in what officials believe is a gang-related shooting.

Cape Town man killed in tussle with cops

2012-12-10 12:49

A Cape Town man has been shot dead in a tussle between two police officers and a crowd.

Gangsterism the norm for Cape Town pupils

2012-11-01 12:00

Teachers and principals at Hanover Park schools in Cape Town have made a desperate plea to Community Safety MEC Dan Plato to address gang violence in the area.

Cape Town gang toll increases - report

2012-09-25 09:04

Initiations into gangs and the release of gang members from prison may be causing a surge of shootings in Cape Town, says a report.

Gangster's mom says sorry to child's mother

2012-09-19 08:24

A Cape Town mother has handed her gangster son over to police following the shooting of a 6-year-old girl. She has also apologised to the girl’s mother.

Girl, 6, shot by gangsters still in coma

2012-09-18 10:48

A 6-year-old girl wounded in the head during a gang shooting in Hanover Park, is still in a medically-induced coma.

Cape Town to spend R20m on gang crisis

2012-09-06 14:31

The City of Cape Town plans to set aside R20m to crack down on gangs and the drug trade, four times the amount that was spent last year.

MP: Kick druglords out of council homes

2012-08-21 22:18

Gangsters and drug dealers should be booted out of houses owned by the Cape Town city council, Parliament's portfolio committee on police has heard.

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