ARTICLES RELATING TO GANGSTERISM

Army 'becoming tourists on the Cape Flats', say some CPFs as deployment is extended

2019-09-17 06:32

Community Policing Forums have suggested several ways in which the SANDF can best take advantage of their deployment to the Cape Flats, after their stay was extended for six more months.

'Ruthless gangster' gets 275 year sentence for murder, other crimes

2019-08-31 17:13

A Cape Town gangster has been handed a 275 year sentence for crimes committed in Gauteng, including five murders.

Mamphela Ramphele: Africa's opportunity to turn climate change crises into prosperity

2019-08-27 05:00

No job is too important to be created or sustained at the expense of the well being of our children and their future, writes Mamphela Ramphele.

Two injured, arrested after shooting in Manenberg

2019-08-19 21:30

Two people were arrested after they were shot when a fight broke out between alleged gangsters in Manenberg, Cape Town.

WATCH: Hanover Park and Manenberg residents welcome patrolling soldiers

2019-07-18 20:40

Hanover Park and Manenberg residents in Cape Town have welcomed the deployment of the South African National Defence Force.

Go in, arrest those gangsters: W Cape premier on military move

2019-07-11 23:15

Western Cape Premier Alan Winde has welcomed Police Minister Bheki Cele's announcement that the military will be helping the police crack down on gang and crime hot spots in the province.

Ramaphosa gives green light for army to go into Cape's gang-infested areas

2019-07-11 20:17

The South African National Defence Force will join an operation to clamp down on Cape Town's gang infested areas on Friday, Police Minister Bheki Cele announced on Thursday evening.

Two killed, including 15-year-old, in suspected gang violence in Westbury

2019-06-29 18:45

Gang-related battles in Westbury has claimed another two lives in the volatile Johannesburg suburb this week alone.

Gangsterism in our schools: Should we not look beyond matric certificates?

2019-06-11 05:00

We need to stop the criminal wastage of the talent residing in our youthful population by taking steps to transform the socio-economic structures of our society that perpetuate the wounds of divisions, writes Mamphela Ramphele.

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.

 

Will they stay or will they go? Army's time in Cape Town running out

2019-09-14 08:00

It was touted as a potential silver bullet - armed soldiers bringing gangsterism to its knees after months of bloodshed as gunmen ran amok on the Cape Flats. But with a few days left to go, how effective has the army's deployment been?

SANDF's Cape Flats deployment a 'success', but boots, barrels and bullets won't end gangsterism, says Defence Minister

2019-08-27 18:14

Minister of Defence and Military Veterans Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula has called the deployment of the South African National Defence Force into parts of the Cape Flats a ''success'', but cautioned that the ''temporary measure'' was a moot point if the underlying socioeconomic causes of gangsterism were not adequately addressed.

Police task team launched in Free State to tackle gangsterism, illegal mining

2019-08-23 20:51

Police Minister Bheki Cele on Friday welcomed the introduction of a task team to tackle gangsterism and illegal mining in the Free State.

Gang Wars Part 6 | 'I was lucky. I could have died that day' - former 28s gang general who got out

2019-07-28 08:07

When 28s General Welcome Witbooi sat down for a "council meeting" in a cell in Pollsmoor Prison more than 10 years ago, he knew his request to leave the gang could cost him his life. But he didn't die that day – all because he had taught his "executioner" to read.

Western Cape to establish 'parallel inter-ministerial collaboration' to deal with gangs

2019-07-12 17:29

"The aim of this inter-ministerial collaboration is to assist in the stabilisation of communities most affected by gangsterism and criminality."

Politicking and accusations of hypocrisy cloud police's budget debate

2019-07-11 23:04

While the residents of the Cape Flats continue to live in fear as gang violence rages on, the debate on the police's budget vote descended into politicking and accusations of hypocrisy.

Cop allegedly involved in Westbury gang murder granted R5 000 bail

2019-07-01 17:51

The warrant officer was allegedly the driver of a marked police vehicle used in a shooting outside Agatha flats in Newclare in 2016.

Cele: Gangsterism fighting unit spreads its wings across SA

2019-06-28 20:45

Police Minister Bheki Cele says the Western Cape's Anti-Gang Unit has been extended to a national level because "gangsterism is spreading across" the country.

Heavy police presence in Westbury after gangs' court clash

2019-06-05 20:32

The police say they will pull out all the stops to ensure the safety of residents in a tense Westbury, Johannesburg.

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WATCH: Ramaphosa responds to the call for an intervention in Cape Flats gangsterism

The police's anti-gang unit received about 50 new high-performance vehicles during its launch in Hanover Park, Cape Town. Watch.

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