ARTICLES RELATING TO GANG VIOLENCE

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.

Army, cops descend on Cape Town suburb

2015-05-22 11:45

Residents of Ottery say it will take more than one major crackdown to clean the crime-ridden suburb, after police, army and metro police officers raided crime hotspots in an integrated operation.

Anti-gangsterism protest planned outside Parliament

2015-05-19 12:08

Residents of the Cape Flats are set to protest outside Parliament to demand security and freedom from gangsterism, saying their rights to human dignity and respect are being violated.

 

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.

Gunfire returns to Cape Flats

2015-05-23 19:33

Gunfire has erupted again in Manenberg, on the Cape Flats, just days after a convoy of SAPS, soldiers and Metro police officers descended on the gang-infested community for a crackdown on drugs and guns.

Police conduct raid in Manenberg

2015-05-21 09:23

Police have conducted a pre-dawn raid of the Cape Flats suburb of Manenberg, a Western Cape police spokesperson has confirmed.

Judgment begins in mammoth Cape Town gangster case

2015-05-06 12:14

The Western Cape High Court has started hearing judgment in one of the most frightening criminal cases in SA history - that of 28s gang leader George “Geweld” Thomas and his 17 co-accused.

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