Gang bosses exploit private security loophole to 'legally intimidate' rivals - sources

2017-07-19 16:11

Guards working for companies registered with the private security regulator may be exploiting this by intimidating others or acting as a show of force for certain individuals, while secure in the knowledge that official paperwork will protect them.

EXCLUSIVE: Watch how Cape Town’s violent underworld takeover is escalating

2017-06-29 09:38

The mask has been pulled off an intensifying underworld turf war over club security in Cape Town, with exclusive footage revealing how the battle has spilled over into establishments.

Police with 'machine guns, nyala' raid Booysen's home

2017-06-02 14:14

Controversial businessman Jerome "Donkie" Booysen is launching a civil claim against police officers whom he said stormed his house, pointed machine guns at his grandchildren and effectively stole cash from him.

Lavender Hill schools reopen after gang gun battle clampdown

2017-05-31 11:18

Teaching has resumed at four schools in Lavender Hill, Cape Town, after principals closed doors during shootings in the area last week.

Firearms, explosives targeted in Cape nightclub underworld clampdown

2017-05-29 13:11

Police were authorised to search any person and any premises for firearms and explosives, without search warrants, as part of a major underworld crackdown carried out in the Cape Town city centre.

A brief history of the volatile bouncer industry

2017-05-15 12:30

Here is a brief history of the volatile nightclub bouncer industry, which is linked to the illicit tobacco trade, drugs, and underworld battle.

HOT TOPIC: 5 flashpoints in SA right now

2017-05-09 14:06

Fire, death and destruction has descended over parts of South Africa over the last few weeks with recent violent protests and the threat of an all-out criminal underworld war imminent.

Night of 'underworld' shootings rocks Cape Town

2017-05-09 08:10

Alleged Cape Town gang leader Jerome “Donkie” Booysen was wounded while on his way to see another suspected gang leader who had been shot dead, sources say.

Elsies River gun violence stirs up shock, sadness and anger

2017-05-03 13:01

The community of Elsies River in Cape Town has been left reeling in shock, anger and sadness after more violent shoot-outs in the area ended in tragedy.

Alleged Cape Town gang boss gunned down

2017-05-01 08:11

An alleged gang boss, with links to the underworld, has been murdered following at least two attempts on his life inside churches.


Firearms confiscated in second raid at security company linked to underworld

2017-07-12 13:31

A massive raid is being carried out at a security company in Bellville, which claims to have strong links to intelligence services and police, in an operation linked to the underworld.

Cape Town teen killed, six injured at illegal spinning gathering

2017-06-19 10:41

A teenager was shot and killed while six other youths were injured when bullets flew at an illegal car spinning gathering in a Cape Town shopping centre’s parking lot.

A week of perlemoen busts: An explosion, a secret alcohol stash and 127 years in jail

2017-06-01 14:02

An explosion inside a home, the discovery of a stash of expensive alcohol, and some lengthy jail sentences have all marked a week of intense perlemoen busts carried out around the Western Cape.

Elsie's River residents want stronger police presence

Elsies River community members met with President Jacob Zuma on Tuesday following the brutal murder of three-year-old Courtney Pieters. Watch.

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'Amateur' Crime Intelligence officers intentionally derailing high-level probes, claims top Cape cop

2017-05-23 18:09

High-ranking Western Cape policeman says police and crime intelligence officers are conspiring with politicians and gangsters.

EXCLUSIVE: Underworld, tobacco and drug war sparks shootings and protests

2017-05-12 09:29

A violent underworld war has broken out between three distinct groups, one from Johannesburg and two from Cape Town, which in the past few weeks has seen a rising body count in both cities, service delivery protests, looting and fears that there is more to come.

Northern Cape top cop under 'unlawful surveillance' - police

2017-05-09 12:17

Northern Cape provincial police commissioner Risimati Shivuri, who was spotted meeting alleged underworld figure Nafiz Modack in an upmarket Cape Town hotel, has been under illegal surveillance.

Cape Flats lives matter too!

2017-05-05 08:00

The young men killed in violence on the Cape Flats lose more than just their lives. They lose their identity and their value, writes Moeshfieka Botha.

2 killed, 11 wounded in Cape Town 'gang war'

2017-05-02 11:26

An apparent gang war in Elsie's River, which has involved several shootings over the months, has intensified, leaving 11 people wounded and two dead.

Home no haven for Manenberg family as bullets fly

2017-04-12 08:16

The Cloete’s home is supposed to be their safe haven. But when bullets start flying in Manenberg, their second-storey flat on Storms River Road is anything but a sanctuary.

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