Fears of taxi war in CT after murder of CATA president

Police Minister Bheki Cele has called for an urgent intervention to address the ongoing taxi violence in the Western Cape, following the murder of Cape Amalgamated Taxi Association (CATA) president, Victor Wiwi. Wiwi was one of two men shot and killed in Nyanga, Cape Town, on Wednesday evening. A third man was shot and injured. […]

Attacks on Cape Town firefighters afftects ability to deliver effective service

The City’s Fire and Rescue Services has spoken out over the spate of violent, and verbal attacks on its staff that is impacting its ability to provide an effective service. Spokesperson Jermaine Carelse said the department wants to set the record straight and let it be known that they are not the enemy. Carelse said […]

More than 100 arrested for extorting protection fees from small business owners in CT, says Bheki Cele

Police Minister Bheki Cele says more than 100 people linked to extortion cases in Cape Town have been arrested since members of the community and small business owners raised the alarm over the so-called protection fees last year. Small business owners who owned restaurants, pubs, and bars, rental stock owners, and informal business owners were […]

Woman killed while shielding her children from hail of gang bullets

A young Cape Town mother has been hailed a hero after she died while shielding her two young children from a hail of gang bullets on Tuesday afternoon. The heartbroken parents of Shameema Doherty, 26, say she made the ultimate sacrifice as she shielded her seven-year-old son and four-year-old daughter as heartless gangsters opened fire […]

Bonginkosi Madikizela calls urgent meeting with Santaco over taxi boss murder

Transport MEC Bonginkosi Madikizela has on Thursday called an urgent meeting with taxi body, Santaco, following the murder of the president of the Cape Amalgamated Taxi Association (CATA). Victor Wiwi was shot and killed in Nyanga on Wednesday night, while another person was killed and a third was injured. There have been no arrests. Madikizela […]

Community’s attempts to get rid of drug lords in Voorstekraal failing

The small town of Voorstekraal fears it could become a drug hotspot. The community in the Overberg area on Thursday said it had been trying to keep drug lords and gangsters out of the area, with no success. Voorstekraal is a small community 136 kilometres outside of Cape Town; it was once a quiet and […]

Three cops among those arrested in connection with CT extortions, says Bheki Cele

Police Minister Bheki Cele has on Thursday confirmed that three police officers are being investigated for extortion in Cape Town. The minister has also revealed 106 extortion cases have been opened in the city since January this year. Sixty-seven cases are still under investigation. Cele has revealed SAPS members are among those charged. “Those are […]

106 extortion cases opened in CT since January, says Bheki Cele

Police Minister Bheki Cele on Thursday said 106 extortion cases had been opened in Cape Town since January. Concerns around extortion across communities grew last year and an extortion priority committee was established. It includes the police, the Western Cape Department of Community Safety, and the City of Cape Town. Cele said when concern was […]

Bheki Cele warns criminals to run as additional forces deployed in WC to fight crime

Police Minister Bheki Cele has sent a stern warning to criminals – be prepared to see officers out in force on the streets of the Western Cape. Cele on Wednesday welcomed almost 200 additional police officers to fight crime in the province. The move followed what police referred to as a gradual increase in violent […]