ARTICLES RELATING TO GANG VIOLENCE

14 arrested after stabbed, beaten Khayelitsha pupil dies

2017-02-20 12:08

Fourteen alleged gang members have been arrested in connection with the death of an 18-year-old Khayelitsha pupil who was attacked last week, say Western Cape police.

'Mommy, they shot me', girl, 5, says after gang shooting

2017-02-16 08:36

She used to dream of being a policewoman when she grew up. But now Ashline Telmarks, 5, is traumatised by any loud noise after she was shot while playing in a Cape Flats park.

Son of Cape Town community activist dies in gang shooting

2017-02-12 15:40

The son of community activist Nazeema Samuels was killed in a shooting in Hanover Park, police said.

Three Cape Town pupils stabbed in alleged gang fight

2017-02-01 15:50

Three pupils at a Mitchells Plain school have been stabbed, allegedly by another pupil, during an apparent gang-related altercation, says the Western Cape education department.

Newcomer shakes up Cape underworld

2016-12-12 11:03

A newcomer to Cape Town’s underworld is said to be taking over the heroin trade and is causing major disruptions, infuriating those who have been controlling the sale of the drug so far.

Cape Town teen shot dead on way to write matric exam

2016-11-15 10:44

A matric pupil who is believed to have been a gang member and was due to testify in a murder trial has been shot dead on his way to write an exam.

Free State government vows to crack down on gangs after threat

2016-09-23 10:01

The Free State government says it will not allow schooling in Mangaung to be disrupted due to a threat, allegedly from a gang.

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.

 

Police making progress with Limpopo gang violence arrests

2017-02-17 16:46

Eight more gang members linked to violence in Dan village near Tzaneen have been arrested, say Limpopo police.

Gang violence flares up in Limpopo village

2017-02-15 18:42

Violence between rival gangs in Dan village, east of Polokwane, has locals living in fear.

Deploy the soldiers where they're really needed

2017-02-08 14:37

I have walked the streets of the Cape Flats and cried with the mother sitting on the pavement next to her dead child's body, where one of the longest running, bloodiest wars have been playing out for years, writes Tammy Petersen.

5-year-old girl shot in Cape Town gang warfare

2017-01-25 11:11

A 5-year-old girl has been hospitalised after she was struck by a stray bullet in Hanover Park, Cape Town police have confirmed.

23-year-old killed in hail of bullets

2016-11-24 10:10

A young Pietermaritzburg man has died after being hit by 18 bullets when an armed gang opened fire on his car.

Top Cape Town attorney murdered

2016-11-08 11:08

An attorney involved in some of the Western Cape's biggest gang court cases has been murdered.

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WATCH: Former gang leader Staggie back in the dock

Former Hard Livings gang leader Rashied Staggie appeared in the Cape Town Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday with his three co-accused for the alleged illegal possession of stolen whisky, cigarettes and cigars. Watch.

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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.

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