ARTICLES RELATING TO GANG VIOLENCE

8-month-old baby caught in shooting crossfire in Mitchells Plain

2019-05-18 11:00

An eight-month old baby was caught in the crossfire of a shootout in Mitchells Plain, Western Cape police said on Saturday.

Cape Town boy, 5, shot three times - and lives

2019-03-25 12:45

A little boy has been shot three times in suspected gang gunfire – and survived.

UPDATE: 3-year-old shot in the head in Cape Town dies

2019-03-04 13:38

A three-year-old has been shot in the crossfire in a shootout in Rylands, Cape Town.

It's 'war' on the Cape Flats as gang-related death toll mounts

2019-02-28 08:10

Bonteheuwel and Mitchells Plain have seen a spate of incidents related to gang violence, in what community leaders call a "drug turf war" and "the war in our back streets".

11-year-old boy killed by stray bullet at Eastern Cape 'gangster' funeral

2019-01-22 07:50

Several gunshots were fired by unknown gunmen in the street, and one of the stray bullets is suspected to have hit the 11-year-old boy.

Counselling services made available after double murder at matric dance

2018-12-09 12:09

The Western Cape education department says counselling and support will be made available after a double murder outside a matric dance hall in Cape Town.

Western Cape gangsters linked to multiple murders appear in court

2018-11-15 05:26

Two Western Cape gangsters were nabbed after both were linked to various murders, including that of a one-year-old child.

MPs to discuss anti-gang strategy in wake of community protests

2018-10-10 13:03

The portfolio committee says it will also look at the state of community policing in high-crime areas affected by gun violence.

Drugs, money and gangsterism are not 'glamorous' – reformed gangsters

2018-10-07 07:13

The life of a gangster is a selfish one and not as glamorous as it seems and you constantly have to look over your shoulder, says a former gangster who has left his life of crime to give hope to youngsters.

Man who has alleged gang links arrested for Cape Town 'underworld' murder

2018-10-04 12:44

Three men, including one who has alleged links to major gangs in Cape Town, have been arrested in connection with a murder which unfolded in Cape Town.

 

'We'll kill you one by one', Delft gangsters tell family after relative refuses to join gang

2019-03-28 09:15

The family of a Delft father who was shot dead in front of his children reportedly say they're still receiving death threats.

We're afraid to leave our homes, Lavender Hill residents tell police minister

2019-03-09 09:01

Residents say children on their way to school face the danger of violence.

SAPS Wars Part 1: The blurry blue line between the cops and the Cape underworld

2019-03-04 07:17

Cape Town gangs are fighting each other. So what’s new? Cape Town police are also fighting - and the two battles are disturbingly intertwined.

Parliament to scrutinise police's anti-gang strategy

2019-02-11 07:13

Parliament's police portfolio committee will hear testimony from those living in gang-infested areas to determine how effective the police's strategy is.

Fears of escalating gang violence after man killed, 3 injured in Cape Town shooting

2019-01-13 15:47

A man has been shot dead and three others were injured, including a six-year-old, in what appears to be part of an escalating pattern of shootings in Athlone, Cape Town.

Anti-gang unit makes 119 arrests, including 'high-flying gangsters' - Cele

2018-11-29 14:04

The Anti-Gang Unit is on a roll since its deployment in the Western Cape, Police Minister Bheki Cele has claimed.

'Mommy, mommy, they just shot Dylan!' – No arrests two years after teen killed in suspected gang-related shooting

2018-11-06 10:05

Dylan Pelton, a teenage victim of Bonteheuwel’s gang violence, would have turned 20 on November 5.

Cele to attend funeral for Gift of the Givers volunteer

2018-10-08 05:18

Police Minister Bheki Cele is expected to attend the funeral of the 17-year-old Gift of the Givers volunteer who was killed in gang crossfire in Hanover Park, Cape Town.

'If you send him to Pollsmoor, that will be a murder mission' - Booysen brother appears in court

2018-10-05 14:39

Colin Booysen, brother of alleged Sexy Boys gang leader Jerome "Donkie" Booysen, will become a target at Pollsmoor prison if he is sent there, the Bellville Magistrate's Court has heard.

New anti-gangsterism organisation marches to Parliament

2018-10-03 07:35

Cosatu says the Western Cape United Safety Front formation was formed based on the need to co-ordinate activities that would lead to the addressing of crime and gangsterism in communities.

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