CRIME

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Families fear graves have been robbed in Langa cemetery

“Back in the day we respected the cemetery and were scared to even point at graves”

By Velani Ludidi - 30 April 2019
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Buy or expropriate the land, Marikana shack dwellers tell City

“In a big and beautiful city like Cape Town I don’t expect this kind of life”

By Tariro Washinyira - 24 April 2019
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Train arson suspect sent for psychiatric assessment

Court case postponed until 2 May

By Barbara Maregele - 24 April 2019
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Immigrant-owned shop saved by residents, later looted

Owner says this is the fourth time since 2007 he has had to flee. Police stretched to the limit

By Velani Ludidi - 12 April 2019
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Immigrant-owned shops ransacked in Strand

Residents blame land occupiers, but occupiers deny involvement

By Velani Ludidi - 12 April 2019
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Villagers want authorities to build a wall to divide them

Residents in Zitha and Sicamba in the Eastern Cape have been feuding since last year

By Sibahle Siqathule - 11 April 2019
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Langa residents march to police station on Saturday night

“If you go to the police station after midnight, you will find it closed”

By Ella Ndongeni - 8 April 2019
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Fraud case against PRASA executive postponed

Mthuthuzeli Swartz’s lawyer says they are ready for trial

By Joseph Chirume - 5 April 2019
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School for deaf burgled four times and set alight twice

“All my colleagues are traumatised. We never expected such a calamity”

By Joseph Chirume - 2 April 2019
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Death penalty debate is a cheap political trick

Politicians are once again trying to use capital punishment to get votes

By Clare Ballard - 1 April 2019
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Hundreds arrested in PRASA crackdown

Western Cape Regional Manager says copper theft has reached unprecedented levels

By Tariro Washinyira - 27 March 2019
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Housing activist killed in occupied Cape Town building

Former SWEAT official Ayanda Denge stabbed in Helen Bowden Nurses’ Home

By Mary-Anne Gontsana - 26 March 2019
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“I’m doing it for all the blood of innocent people shed on the streets of the Cape Flats”

“Government keeps on saying that communities don’t want to speak up, but look what happens when you do”

By Barbara Maregele - 26 March 2019
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Pietermaritzburg community gripped by fear as witnesses and police are murdered

“These murders are done by people who are known”

By Nompendulo Ngubane - 22 March 2019
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Protesters extort cash and goods from immigrant shopkeepers

“I always give them two litres of paraffin for burning tyres during protests”

By Kimberly Mutandiro - 21 March 2019
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Zimbabweans in Limpopo village fear for their future

Police said to have been given an ultimatum by local group to evict all undocumented Zimbabweans

By Emelda Tintswalo - 13 March 2019