ARTICLES RELATING TO GANG VIOLENCE

PICS: Man dies in hail of bullets near court where Panayiotou is appearing

2016-05-17 11:49

A man has been shot dead and another two injured near the Port Elizabeth Magistrate’s Court where murder accused Christopher Panayioutou was appearing.

Mom sources 1 000 books to help build library at Manenberg school

2016-05-12 07:10

Over 1 000 books have been donated from around the world to help build a library at a primary school in Manenberg, thanks to the efforts of one resourceful blogger.

Court cleared after threat to kill men accused of killing Cape Town girl

2016-05-05 12:32

A threat to the lives of the two men accused of killing 6-year-old Saadiqah Lippert in Cape Town has resulted in the Athlone Magistrate's Court being cleared.

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.

 

DA’s Maimane decries gangsterism in PE

2016-05-15 12:54

Gang violence is ravaging the Nelson Mandela Bay area, Democratic Alliance leader Mmusi Maimane says.

6-year-old's murder accused back in court

2016-05-12 05:28

Samier Slamang and Wayland Botha, who are accused of shooting dead six-year-old Sadiqah Lippert, will be back in the Athlone Magistrate’s Court on Thursday.

2 arrested for fatal shooting of 6-year-old Cape Town girl

2016-05-04 14:55

Two men have been arrested for allegedly shooting and killing a 6-year-old girl after she was apparently caught in crossfire in a battle for drug turf in Athlone, Cape Town.

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.

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