Last week, 17-year old Enrico Martin was shot dead at his high school in Athlone. Natheer Abrahams is 16-years old and is being bullied and threatened by gangsters. He suspects they are the same ones that killed Enrico.
A 13-year old boy was raped by a community soccer coach last Sunday in TR Section, Khayelitsha.
Luke Turner was beaten up by Metrorail security guards last Monday for not having a ticket.
In 2006, to tackle crime in Khayelitsha, the City of Cape Town launched the Violence Prevention through Urban Upgrading (VPUU) project.
Elias Dyasi, former SANCO chairperson of the Mxolisi Petani branch and security officer at a surgeory in Site C, was gunned down last week Monday. According to the police report he was gunned down by two different kinds of guns and the perpetrators made away with his security gun only and left behind his cell phone and wallet that still had R70.
Gamat Abrahams of Athlone was one of seven men in their 20s arrested for possession of dagga on Friday night. They were sitting on the paving outside their homes when the police raided.
Khayelitsha’s popular coffee shop, the Department of Coffee (DOC), was burgled in the early hours of Saturday morning.
"[W]henever we see that little white bastard called Jared Sacks we must beat the shit out of him ... " This was written by well-known journalist and black-consciousness writer, Andile Mngxitama, on his Facebook page.
A centre in Hanover Park is helping gangsters turn their lives around.
On March 11th, the Social Justice Coalition (SJC) staged a protest outside of parliament in Cape Town proposing a new memorandum aimed at improving relations between community members and the police that serve them.