MURDER

Background to SJC activist Angy Peter case

Social Justice Coalition activist Angy Peter and her co-accused, husband Isaac Mbadu, Christopher Dina and Azola Dayimani, will know their fate after nearly two years on trial when Judge Robert Henney deliver his judgment today. The four were charged for the kidnapping and murder.

Johnnie Isaac

30 September 2014

Apartheid geography and murder in Cape Town

Building a socially and racially integrated Cape Town will decrease our murder rate and other violent crime, writes Zackie Achmat.

Zackie Achmat

30 September 2014

The rise of female township gangs

When people think of gangs in the townships of Cape Town, they mostly picture young boys and men -- the Vato, Vura, Hardlivings, Palestinians and such. But there are also female gangs, rarely noticed, because they act differently from the male gangs. GroundUp went to talk to some of the “babes”.

Pharie Sefali

18 September 2014

Angy Peter trial: case finally wraps up

Defence advocate William King argued that conflicting testimonies of key state witnesses and the “deliberate” interference from the police constituted proof of his client’s innocence.

Barbara Maregele

5 September 2014

Pollsmoor overcrowded with young offenders

Some young people believe that being a member of a prison gang is the only way they can get recognition. There are those who also believe that the only way to leave the gang is through death.

Pharie Sefali

5 September 2014

Learners try to leave gangsters behind at Khayelitsha school

A year ago, Bulumko High School in Khayelitsha made the news when learners were afraid to go to classes because of gang fights that were happening inside the school and in the surrounding area.

Pharie Sefali

4 September 2014

Khayelitsha Commission findings: what now?

The conclusion of the Khayelitsha Commission has left many people asking “what now?” writes Ayanda Nyoka.

Ayanda Nyoka

3 September 2014

Angy Peter: state probe was biased, says defence

The police investigation into the murder of Rowan du Preez was biased, the defence advocate in the Angy Peter trial has argued.

Johnnie Isaac and Barbara Maregele

3 September 2014

Khayelitsha commission: rift between police and community “not irretrievable”

The commission into policing in Khayelitsha has recommended that in order to restore a good working relationship with the community, the South African Police Services should promise to be respectful, transparent, and perform their duties in a professional manner.

Barbara Maregele

29 August 2014

Angy Peter trial: judge wants police to explain mistakes

Police statements to the media after the arrest of Social Justice Coalition activists came under the spotlight in the Angy Peter trial today.

Johnnie Isaac

28 August 2014

Angy Peter trial: detective admits he did not investigate

Detective Constable Stanford Muthian acknowledged on Tuesday during the Angy Peter trial that he had not conducted his own investigation into the murder.

Johnnie Isaac

27 August 2014

Angy Peter trial: investigator thought it sufficient to “rubber stamp” statements

None of the witnesses to murder victim Rowan Du Preez’s alleged deathbed statement were asked to swear that their statements were true, the investigating officer of the case told the court on 25 August.

Simone Haysom

26 August 2014

Commission finds “serious inefficiencies” in Khayelitsha policing

The Commission of Inquiry into Policing in Khayelitsha has identified “serious, overlapping (policing) inefficiencies”.

Daneel Knoetze

25 August 2014

Angy Peter case frustrated by sick detective constable

Whispers of disbelief and frustration broke the silence in the courtroom as Judge Robert Henney announced that detective constable Stanford Muthian had called in sick for the second time in the last week. Muthian of Mfuleni police station headed the investigation into the kidnapping and murder of Rowan du Preez.

Barbara Maregele

22 August 2014

Crucial evidence missing from police docket

The handwritten notes made by the three police officers who claim they recorded Rowan du Preez’s dying declaration “were nowhere to be found” in the investigating docket.

Barbara Maregele

21 August 2014

Angy Peter case: defence questions police docket

Defence attorney William King has questioned the authenticity of the police docket handed to the court in the trial of Angy Peter and others.

Barbara Maregele

20 August 2014