ARTICLES RELATING TO GANG VIOLENCE

Defence to analyse more than 2 000 dockets in guns-to-gangs case

2018-02-16 15:13

The legal representatives of two businessmen accused of playing a role in a massive case, in which firearms meant to be destroyed by police were allegedly smuggled to gangsters, face the mammoth task of having to scrutinise more than 2 000 dockets.

Readers step in to help boy who was shot by stray bullet

2018-01-31 14:02

The parents of the Manenberg teen who survived a gunshot to the head during gang violence five years ago say they have been overwhelmed by the number of 'generous strangers' offering them assistance.

Arrests expected for sensational 2016 murder of underworld hitmen boss

2018-01-25 09:19

Arrests are expected for one of the most sensational underworld murders to have been carried out in the Western Cape – that of the leader of a faction of the 28s gang in 2016.

Modack allegedly planned to kill businessman Mark Lifman, court hears

2018-01-03 11:01

Controversial businessman Nafiz Modack allegedly planned to have Mark Lifman and suspected gang boss Jerome "Donkie" Booysen murdered, the Cape Town Magistrate's Court has heard.

2017: News24's year in review

2017-12-31 17:09

As President Jacob Zuma described it on the last day of the year, 2017 has certainly has been "eventful" for South Africans. News24 takes stock of the year that was.

Suspected Camps Bay underworld shooter murdered in gang hotspot

2017-12-20 16:24

A suspect in a shooting at a Camps Bay café in April - an incident linked to underworld ructions, and in which two patrons were wounded - has been shot dead in Mitchells Plain, Western Cape police say.

Calls for army patrols as gangland violence spirals

2017-12-11 13:57

With rifles raised, police speed through the streets of Manenberg, responding to yet another call to quell violence in one of the country's most murderous ganglands.

Police hunt for killer of toddler in PE

2017-11-19 12:59

A manhunt has been launched to track down an apparent gang member who killed a 2-year-old boy in Helenvale, police said on Sunday.

Hawks investigation could reveal if officials on gang payroll

2017-11-15 11:09

A Hawks investigation could reveal whether officials, including those from the City of Cape Town, have been working with gangsters and assisting them in various activities including drug trafficking.

Girl, 2, shot in mouth - latest child victim in Cape Town shootings

2017-11-10 11:14

Police say a toddler has been shot and a man has been killed in a shooting in Elsies River, a suburb east of Cape Town which has been the centre of recent gang wars.

 

We will burn this place down - How Modack allegedly tried to take over Gauteng clubs

2018-02-08 09:19

Suspected underworld kingpin Nafiz Modack is set to be arrested yet again – this time for allegedly threatening club owners in Johannesburg.

A Manenberg mother's desperate struggle to save her son

2018-01-30 09:33

Nine years after being shot in the head outside his home in one of Cape Town's most notorious gang-ridden areas, Robin Adams and his family are still battling to deal with the devastating consequences.

Bail bids reveal underworld tentacles dig deep and stretch beyond SA border

2018-01-04 13:43

Several bail applications of figures linked to nightclub security, which have been playing out over the past few weeks, have shed light on just how murky and entrenched underworld activities are.

News24's Special Projects for 2017

2017-12-31 20:15

Throughout the year, News24 brought you the best in up-to-date breaking news, in-depth analysis and opinions – but for the bigger news stories of 2017, we went the extra mile and created dedicated sites and special projects.

Court orders no clubbing, dining out for two 'underworld' security providers

2017-12-27 16:23

A security company head, who was also the personal bodyguard of underworld figure Nafiz Modack, may not frequent clubs or go to restaurants in several areas, the Cape Town Magistrate’s Court has ruled.

Dogs shielding youth from township violence

2017-12-14 12:15

When Thobani Gasa took his puppy for obedience training a few years ago it was just for fun. But soon his own behaviour started to change thanks to his canine companion.

4 Junky Funky Kids gang members get life for murder of rival

2017-12-08 08:55

Four members of Cape Town's Junky Funky Kids gang have received life sentences for the murder of rival gang member Simon Johnson in Heideveld last year, in a decision handed down by the Western Cape High Court.

Threat against City of Cape Town cop arrested in R2m mandrax case

2017-11-15 13:37

A City of Cape Town law enforcement officer arrested in Bellville South last week, after nearly R2m worth of mandrax was allegedly discovered in a vehicle at his home, says he fears for his safety as he has been threatened while in police custody.

'Underworld' search outside court after gun case heard

2017-11-13 15:24

Police officers have searched a vehicle linked to controversial businessman Nafiz Modack outside the Cape Town Magistrate's Court after a case involving an allegedly illegal firearm was heard.

Hawks arrest Cape Town law enforcement officer found with 'gang-linked' mandrax

2017-11-08 14:34

A law enforcement officer with the City of Cape Town has been arrested after he was allegedly found with 41 000 mandrax tablets in Bellville South - drugs which sources say belong to a high-profile suspected gang boss.

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