ARTICLES RELATING TO GANG VIOLENCE

Gang retribution backfires, ends in arrests

2016-08-07 21:09

A group of six suspected gang members, attempting to exact revenge for the death of one of their own, have been arrested in Tsakane on the East Rand.

Suspect arrested for Hanover Park murder

2016-07-08 17:11

Western Cape police have arrested man in connection with the murder of a 20-year-old man in Hanover Park.

'Shot Spotters' becoming the ears of crime hotspots

2016-07-02 11:49

The City of Cape Town is using a gunshot detection system to help police respond to crime.

Ex-cop gets 18 years for stealing, reselling guns to Cape gangsters

2016-06-21 15:58

A former police colonel, who was arrested after stealing and selling guns to gangsters on the Cape Flats, has been sentenced to an effective 18 years behind bars.

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.

 

3 arrested in Manenberg firearms sweep

2016-07-21 15:37

Three people have been arrested and six firearms confiscated in separate incidents in Manenberg, Cape Town.

Girl, 8, hit by stray bullet in deadly Hanover Park shootings

2016-07-08 12:20

Two people have been killed and five injured - including an 8-year-old girl - in three shooting incidents in Hanover Park, Western Cape police say.

Workers held hostage, residents terrorised after gang funeral

2016-06-27 08:22

Council workers were held hostage and residents were intimidated and terrorised after a funeral of an alleged gang member in Etwatwa, Ekurhuleni, police say.

‘My mom died in my lap’ – Cape Town girl witnesses mom's death

2016-06-06 07:32

Megan was 12 years old when her mother was caught in the crossfire of a gang shoot-out. She was shot four times, collapsed in her daughter’s lap, and died ten minutes later.

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.

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