City of Cape Town’s K9s can’t be fooled, criminals warned

With drug dealers becoming increasingly creative in the transport and concealment of their stash, the City of Cape Town Metro Police K9 unit has proven repeatedly that they cannot be thrown off the trail, the city said on Sunday. Over a 14-month period, the metro police K9 unit has recovered 15 330 units of drugs, […]

3 arrested after being caught stealing cables at Cape Town railway station

Three people have been caught red-handed allegedly stealing cable from Nyanga railway station in Cape Town. Officials found the three – aged between 30 and 33 – in possession of railway’s copper cables. The officers were responding to a complaint when the theft was observed on Sunday. The three were detained at Manenberg police station. […]

Bheki Cele sets up steering committee to deal with protection rackets in Cape Town

Police Minister Bheki Cele has set up a steering committee to deal with protection rackets in Cape Town. He briefed the media on Wednesday afternoon along with Community Safety MEC Albert Fritz and Safety and Security Mayco member JP Smith. Cele said he had been alerted about Cape Town businesses, including restaurants and coffee shops, […]

Firefighters petrol-bombed and stoned while responding to emergencies

Firefighters were petrol bombed and their vehicles stoned three times in two days while responding to emergencies in neighbourhoods gripped by violent protests in Cape Town. Mayoral committee member of safety and security JP Smith said a fire truck was stoned in Khayelitsha on Tuesday and another was petrol bombed in Mfuleni an hour later. […]

Cele and JP Smith’s war of words over Cape Town man’s eviction

Axolile Notywala, a leader of the Khayelitsha Community Action Network and the Social Justice Coalition, has called for those who gave orders to destroy Bulelani Qolani’s shack and drag him naked from it to be arrested. He spoke at a press conference held on Saturday in Ethembeni informal settlement, Khayelitsha. This is where City of […]

Hundreds of refugees finally evicted from CT church

Dozens of policemen broke down the wooden church doors with a hammer and stormed the building. Hundreds of foreign asylum seekers living in a Cape Town church since February were removed on Thursday, with authorities citing a coronavirus lockdown to justify the action. Dozens of policemen broke down the wooden church doors with a hammer […]

City of Cape Town wants lockdown rules amended to restrict shopping hours

The City of Cape Town wants the national government to amend lockdown regulations to limit the hours of shopping to between 9 am and 1 pm. The municipality believes everyone should be able to complete essential shopping during this time. It also wants neighbourhood watches to be roped in to help enforce the lockdown. Mayco […]

Five held in Langa over 60 boxes of booze transported on bakkie

At a time when national lockdown regulations prohibit the sale and possession of alcohol outside private homes, five people have been arrested in Langa for the possession of alcohol to the value of R101 000. According to a mayoral committee member for safety and security JP Smith, the driver of a double-cab bakkie was pulled […]

Cape Town refugees instructed to vacate sidewalks & locals told to stay home

The group of refugees has been living outside the local police station after they were removed from the Central Methodist Church in the CBD last month. Authorities in Cape Town said they’ll be enforcing by-laws by acting against refugees who have been living around the local police station. The group has been living outside the […]

Four more suspects questioned over traffic cop’s murder in Kensington

Police are questioning four more suspects in connection with the murder of 49-year-old traffic officer Walton van Rooyen. He was on duty in Kensington on Tuesday when he was shot and killed, allegedly by a taxi driver whom he was trying to apprehend for a traffic violation. One person was arrested that day, and yesterday […]