Emaan Solomons case: Two accused of 7-year-old girl's murder abandon bail bid

2020-03-06 12:02

The two men arrested in connection with the fatal shooting of 7-year-old Emaan Solomons while she was playing outside her home in Ocean View, and the attempted murder of another man in a suspected gang shooting, have abandoned their application for bail.

2 suspects arrested for the murder of girl, man in Cape Town

2020-02-27 18:37

Two suspects are in police custody in connection with the killing of a seven-year-old girl and a 31-year-old man in Ocean View, Cape Town.

From #AmINext to xenophobia, the stories that rocked SA in 2019

2020-01-01 07:21

From ongoing attacks on women and children, to the apparent targeting of foreign nationals and the deployment of the army to the Cape Flats – violence grabbed the major headlines in South Africa in 2019.

Donations pour in for funeral of slain 5-year-old from Lavender Hill

2019-12-24 20:02

Donations towards the funeral service of slain five-year-old Valentino Grootetjie are well underway.

‘He was trying to get out of the way’ – boy, 5, shot dead in backyard

2019-12-22 13:26

A little boy shot dead while playing in his yard in Lavender Hill will never get to wear the Christmas clothes his family bought, the chairperson of the local community policing forum said on Sunday.

Desmond and Leah Tutu Legacy Foundation calls for peace following gang shooting

2019-12-14 16:08

The Foundation has called on citizens to contribute to peace on the Cape Flats this festive season.

3 shot dead, several others wounded in night of violence in Delft

2019-08-29 19:00

Two suspects have been arrested after three people were killed and several others injured in separate shooting incidents in Delft, Cape Town.

SANDF confirms victim found in burned car in Cape Town was a soldier

2019-08-23 15:13

The SA National Defence Force (SANDF) has confirmed the 41-year-old man found burned to death in the boot of a car in Blue Downs earlier this week was a soldier.

ANALYSIS: Cape Town's bloody gang violence is inextricably bound up in its history

2019-08-09 07:00

Given the framework within which removals under the Group Areas Act took place in Cape Town, a social disaster was inevitable.

One murder reported in Bonteheuwel in July, after 44 the previous six months

2019-08-02 06:04

Since the beginning of July, Bonteheuwel has seen the number of gang-related casualties brought down from an average of seven murders to one.


Man in the dock for allegedly killing pregnant woman in Cape Town

2020-03-02 17:07

A man has appeared in the Bishop Lavis Magistrate's Court for allegedly killing a pregnant woman in Bonteheuwel, Cape Town.

SANDF 'concerned' by reports of alleged involvement in fatal shooting of Cape Town teen

2020-01-15 19:21

The South African National Defence Force says it is "concerned" about unverified reports that its officers are somehow involved in the fatal shooting of a 15-year-old girl in Athlone, Cape Town.

Tell gangsters to 'stop killing our children' - Cele tells mourners at 5-year-old Lavender Hills boy's funeral

2019-12-28 12:37

Minister of Police Bheki Cele has declared war on gang infested parts of the Western Cape.

2 suspects arrested after boy, 5, shot dead in Lavender Hill backyard

2019-12-23 21:13

The boy was killed during an alleged gang shooting in Dury Court, Lavender Hill, while a 22-year-old man was left seriously injured, Western Cape police spokesperson Brigadier Novela Potelwa said in a statement.

Little gang shooting victim, 8, says she will one day catch gunman herself

2019-12-20 17:30

Less than three years after doctors said it was unlikely Ashline Telmarks would ever walk on her own again after a gangster's bullet hit her in the back, the little girl's great-grandmother now has her hands full trying to stop her from running all the time.

SANDF's deployment to Cape Flats: Cabinet to 'assess situation' after Premier Winde calls for an extension

2019-09-10 19:19

Defence Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula says they have received a letter from Western Cape Premier Alan Winde where he calls for an extension of the SANDF deployment to the Cape Flats which ends next week.

Girl, 6, hit by bullet while playing in Lavender Hill

2019-08-24 13:25

A six-year-old girl has been hit by a stray bullet during a shooting incident in Lavender Hill.

ANALYSIS: Soldiers won't stem gang violence because the army is in a sorry state

2019-08-19 11:25

Despite their limited mandate, the army has just too few soldiers to patrol the ten suburbs that are home to over 1 million people.

100% increase in gunshot victims at Groote Schuur Hospital in last 8 years

2019-08-08 20:50

According to the provincial health department, the Groote Schuur Hospital trauma centre previously attended to an average of 37 gunshot victims per month. It now sees an average of 73.

Children now the activists in Cape gang war, as mourning moms march for them

2019-08-01 18:42

The army has been deployed and efforts by the anti-gang unit to tackle crime have been ramped up but it is not enough, say moms who marched against "living in a war zone" across the Western Cape.

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