Articles for Mary-Anne Gontsana

Khayelitsha lesbian murder trial set for January

The case has been postponed at least 11 times since May 2022


Brief | 26 October 2022

Delft households without electricity for weeks at a time

Families blame illegal connections from nearby settlement


Brief | 20 October 2022

Flying a kite for mental health in Manenberg

Hundreds of children, parents and caregivers enjoyed Wednesday’s event

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News | 20 October 2022

Families living in community hall since 2018 face eviction

The group of former backyard dwellers have been occupying Gugulethu’s Luyolo hall for four years


News | 13 October 2022

Khayelitsha lesbian murder trial set to start next week, after tenth postponement

“I understand the reason for the postponement, but this country’s legal system is bad” says sister of murder-victim Phelokazi Mqathanya


Brief | 6 October 2022

Young Khayelitsha poet publishes his first book

Momelezi Kanyiwe says writing has brought him healing


News | 29 September 2022

TAC slams Mbeki over his views on HIV

Former president repeated misconceptions about the disease when he addressed UNISA


News | 28 September 2022

Vrygrond will have to wait more than five years for a police station

The land on which a station was to be built is occupied by a crèche


Brief | 23 September 2022

Khayelitsha’s all-girl soccer club pitch is flooded with sewage and rubbish

Mayco members give contradictory reasons for what’s happening


Brief | 13 September 2022

Government documents outline new social grant plans

Institute for Economic Justice slams proposal to change Social Relief of Distress grant


Brief | 7 September 2022

Protesters slam ninth postponement in murder case

“The investigating officer messed up and the state needs to take accountability” says Funeka Soldaat


News | 5 September 2022

200 cases dropped in three months because of police inefficiency, report finds

Dockets often lost, says court monitoring team run by the Western Cape Department of Community Safety.


Brief | 4 August 2022

Boys play soccer in neglected Gugulethu Cemetery

Petition launched to get City of Cape Town to fix the graveyard


Brief | 1 August 2022

Murder victim’s friend storms out of Khayelitsha court as case is postponed yet again

Trial of man accused of killing Phelokazi Mqathanya postponed for sixth time since May


Brief | 22 July 2022

Khayelitsha murder case postponed for fifth time since May

Family and friends of Phelokazi Mqathanya angered by delays in bringing accused to trial


Brief | 6 July 2022