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.
News | 30 September 2014
Building a socially and racially integrated Cape Town will decrease our murder rate and other violent crime, writes Zackie Achmat.
Opinion | 30 September 2014
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”.
News | 18 September 2014
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.
News | 5 September 2014
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.
News | 5 September 2014
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.
News | 4 September 2014
The conclusion of the Khayelitsha Commission has left many people asking “what now?” writes Ayanda Nyoka.
Opinion | 3 September 2014
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
News | 3 September 2014
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.
News | 29 August 2014
Police statements to the media after the arrest of Social Justice Coalition activists came under the spotlight in the Angy Peter trial today.
News | 28 August 2014
Detective Constable Stanford Muthian acknowledged on Tuesday during the Angy Peter trial that he had not conducted his own investigation into the murder.
News | 27 August 2014
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.
News | 26 August 2014
The Commission of Inquiry into Policing in Khayelitsha has identified “serious, overlapping (policing) inefficiencies”.
News | 25 August 2014
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.
News | 22 August 2014
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.
News | 21 August 2014
Defence attorney William King has questioned the authenticity of the police docket handed to the court in the trial of Angy Peter and others.
News | 20 August 2014