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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.

Mexico gang leader killed at hospital during plastic surgery

2017-11-03 19:14

Mexican authorities say a leader of a fuel-theft gang was shot to death at a hospital where he was undergoing plastic surgery to change his appearance.

Crime stats: Hard Livings gang singled out in Parliament as threat to Cape Town residents

2017-10-24 12:54

The Hard Livings gang got special mention from Police Minister Fikile Mbalula in Parliament when he released the national crime statistics.

Cape Town airport hit on alleged gang boss could be revenge for Stellenbosch club killing

2017-10-18 10:51

Revenge attacks and an intricate gang battle over turf apparently led up to the shooting of suspected gangster boss Jerome "Donkie" Booysen at the Cape Town International Airport, as well as the double murder at a Stellenbosch nightclub last week.

Mom of 2 boys was one of Stellenbosch club shooting victims

2017-10-15 08:20

One of the victims caught in the crossfire of a Stellenbosch club shooting on Saturday was a mother of two from Kuils River, who was celebrating a friend's birthday party.

Army necessary to stop gang-fuelled 'genocide' in Cape Town - residents

2017-10-11 12:53

Army deployment in gang hot spots around Cape Town is a long overdue necessity to try and crack down on "genocide" at the hands of gangsters, say residents.

Man, 67, on his way to collect pension killed in gang shooting

2017-10-04 07:27

A 67-year-old man on his way to collect his pension has been shot and killed after he was caught in what is believed to be gang-related crossfire.

Time to deploy the military in Philippi?

2017-10-02 08:33

As political squabbles about who should police the Western Cape continues, communities are losing hope that the SAPS will ever get the violence under control, writes Ralph Mathekga.

 

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.

2 Cape Town men shot dead after 'hit list' surfaces

2017-10-25 12:01

Two men have been shot dead in Mitchells Plain, a suburb outside the Cape Town city centre which has been hit by gang violence, in the latest in a string of apparent targeted attacks.

EXCLUSIVE: Armed in anticipation - How Cape Town's underworld gang war has escalated

2017-10-20 10:24

The underworld nightclub security industry is bracing itself for major retaliation attacks and have stepped up their security after a bloody attack at the hospital where alleged Sexy Boys gang leader Jerome 'Donkie' Booysen is recovering.

Cape Town airport shooting another attempted hit on suspected gang leader Jerome 'Donkie' Booysen

2017-10-18 07:32

Suspected Cape Town gang leader Jerome "Donkie" Booysen has been shot at for the third time this year, according to several sources.

Ex-nightclub security figure arrested for murder conspiracy

2017-10-11 18:05

A key figure in the bouncer industry in Cape Town has been arrested on a conspiracy to commit murder charge.

Third arrest in Camps Bay shooting as Hawks underworld crackdown continues

2017-10-09 13:30

A third suspect has been arrested for a shooting at a Camps Bay establishment in April, which is linked to underworld violence, the Hawks have confirmed.

BREAKTHROUGH: Hawks probe leads to arrest in Camps Bay shooting

2017-10-02 11:06

A suspect has been arrested for a shooting in an upmarket Camps Bay establishment in which two patrons were wounded in April – an incident linked to underworld violence.

Hawks arrest 2 in 'underworld' security firearms case

2017-09-29 12:26

Two suspects have been arrested as part of a massive investigation into illegal guns, nightclub violence and private security, the Western Cape Hawks say.

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