Bad street lighting, poor numbering of streets and bushes affect policing in Delft, according to Brigadier Hendrik Jansen, who is the Acting Cluster Commander.
18 August 2014
Two men in Nyanga were beaten very badly by about 50 members of their community, including children, after they were accused of housebreaking in the street they live in. The police stood and watched as they were beaten.
1 August 2014
A 37 year old Somali, Ahimenet Jamel was shot in his shop in Masiphumelele last Friday in an attempted robbery, bringing to at least 29 the number of attacks on foreign-owned shops in the Western Cape in the last three weeks.
Zintle Tia Swana
31 July 2014
Residents of Manenberg in Cape Town are fed up with the gang violence. And to show their frustration, they’ve decided to march. Shaun Swingler reports for the Daily Maverick on an initiative called Taking Back Our Streets.
11 July 2014
“I was not born a gangster, but I will die one. This is not a choice, but it’s because of my circumstances. I want to change, but I can’t. I do not know what to change to and how,” says gangster.
20 June 2014
The "dying declaration" allegedly made to police by Rowan du Preez, who was kidnapped and murdered, should be regarded as hearsay, the defence told the Cape High Court during closing arguments in the case against Angy Peter yesterday morning.
30 May 2014
They fight to kill - with pangas, knives and their bare hands. They don't know why the fighting began but it doesn't seem to matter. Proving your manhood doesn't require a reason.
Words: Pharie Sefali Images: Don Pinnock Editing: Guy Lamb
27 May 2014
The Angy Peter case resumed on Monday with a brief but significant submission from Nobuntu Sifuba, a member of the Street Committee in the area where Rowan Du Preez lived.
27 May 2014
State prosecutor, Advocate Phistus Pelesa, continued to cross-examine Dr Almin Steyn in the Angy Peter trial on Thursday.
23 May 2014
Two men suspected of ATM fraud were severely beaten and stoned in a mob attack at the taxi rank in Mfuleni on Wednesday afternoon.
22 May 2014
“We don’t need to focus on fighting crime ... we need to heal our communities,” testified Professor Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela at the Khayelitsha Inquiry into policing this morning. Her testimony described the social and psychological trauma of the Khayelitsha community, and how that results in vigilante killings.
16 May 2014
The case against Social Justice Coalition (SJC) activist Angy Peters and three others on trial for the kidnapping and murder of a Mfuleni man 18 months ago, was postponed today.
15 May 2014
Nyanga residents are looking for a 20 year old man accused of stealing a plasma TV from his neighbour and said to be a rapist and a gangster.
23 April 2014
Residents of Enkanini informal settlement in Khayelitsha say they have taken it upon themselves to deal with thugs that are terrorising the community.
14 April 2014
Residents in Makhaya section 23 were arrested at 3am this morning, accused of chasing people out of their homes. While the police were arresting people, two houses in the area were being broken into by criminals.
18 March 2014
On 14 March, Imam Rashied Omar, chairperson of the Western Cape Religious Leaders Forum (WCRLF), hosted Manenberg community leaders at the Claremont Main Road mosque, where he officiates.
17 March 2014