Crime

Women march to police station after body found in wheelie bin

Nyanga protesters demand visible policing and CCTV cameras

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Brief | 3 August 2022

Two people killed as Tembisa brought to a standstill by protests

Ekurhuleni mayor believes protest is aimed at making the township “ungovernable” for the DA-led coalition

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Brief | 1 August 2022

Cape Town law enforcement officer on trial for murder next month

The officer is charged with shooting dead a homeless man, Dumisani Joxo, in January

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Brief | 29 July 2022

Philippi police station is only open during daylight

Station only certifies documents and executes protection orders in an area where 67 people were murdered last year

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News | 25 July 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

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Brief | 22 July 2022

Protests in Limpopo against court “bungles”

Hundreds of Tshikota residents marched to the Louis Trichardt Magistrates Court accusing it of bungling a string of cases

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Brief | 21 July 2022

COSATU to strike over lack of action against crime

Union members will march in Cape Town in August to protest about government’s “lacklustre” approach to rising crime

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Brief | 20 July 2022

Beware of misleading crime statistics

People in poorer neighbourhoods usually have less incentive to report crime

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GroundView | 20 July 2022

Police commissioner and MEC witness mob justice assault in Khayelitsha

The state officials were visiting the scene of a deadly shooting when they came across a man being beaten by residents

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Brief | 18 July 2022

GroundUp reporters hijacked and robbed

This was one of many car hijackings in Philippi and Nyanga this past week

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News | 8 July 2022

Fire finishes off Motherwell library

The library has been closed since the start of the pandemic

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Brief | 7 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

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Brief | 6 July 2022

Yeoville Market fire was a xenophobic attack, say activists and stall owners

Many immigrant entrepreneurs lost their livelihoods in the fire

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News | 24 June 2022

Taxi drivers refuse to go to dangerous Cape Town township

“Community members and safety forums in Philippi must stand up and demand more police visibility” says taxi association

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News | 24 June 2022

Officer accused of murdering a homeless man is still employed by City of Cape Town

Friends of Dumisani Joxo say there is still no justice six months after he was shot dead

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News | 17 June 2022

“Our children can’t play outside any more” say Hillview residents

DA ward councillor claims 176 people have been killed in the past three years in the area

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News | 17 June 2022