Security company warns of ‘blue overalls’ gangs targeting homes in Durban

“If workmen come to your property, make sure you know where they are from and ask for ID verification cards before you let them into your yard,” cautioned Blue Security community and media liaison officer, Andreas Mathios, following two robberies in Durban in which housebreaking gangs were disguised as workmen. He said residents needed to […]

Gun shop owner in Durban allegedly linked to illegal supply of firearms to Cape gangs

The Hawks’ National Bureau for Illegal Firearms Control and Priority Violent Crime (NBIFCPVC) team from Cape Town, together with the Special Task Force team in Durban, Crime Intelligence, and Metro Police Durban, arrested a 41-year-old gun shop owner, last week. The Durban-based firearms dealer was allegedly linked to an illegal supply of firearms through his […]

Police arrest suspects linked to gangs on Cape Flats

Western Cape police have confiscated drugs, a firearm, and ammunition and arrested several suspects linked to organized gangs on the Cape Flats. Police spokesperson Brig Novela Potelwa said officers embarked on targeted operations in Atlantis and Malmesbury on Friday evening. Potelwa said seven suspects between the ages of 18 and 49 were arrested in Malmesbury […]

Kidnapping gangs target SA

A report by the City Press claims that kidnappings are increasing exponentially in South Africa – with syndicates earning over R1 billion last year. An anonymous SAPS general told the City Press that these kidnappings were overwhelming the police and were threatening South Africa’s national security. The families of victims never report the crimes as […]

11-month-old boy fatally shot after being caught in crossfire between suspected rival gangs

At the time of the incident, the boy was visiting his grandmother for the holidays along with his four siblings when shots were fired, and he was fatally shot. An 11-month-old baby boy was caught in the crossfire between suspected rival gangs in Windmill Park, reports Boksburg Advertiser. The incident happened around noon on January […]

28s Gang Boss to be tried in guns and gangs case

Alleged 28s gang boss Ralph Stanfield is expected to be tried in March with his partner, sister, three former police officers and others as part of a national guns-to-gangs investigation, according to a report on Wednesday. Stanfield, his partner Nicole Johnson and his sister Francisca Stanfield had applied to have firearms returned to them after […]

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Police working with gangs must be arrested said Bheki Cele at PE hotspots

Police Minister Bheki Cele was back in Port Elizabeth on Thursday and visited several murder hotspots in the city’s gang-ridden Northern Areas. Cele was accompanied by Eastern Cape Provincial Commissioner Liziwe Nshinga and Nelson Mandela Bay Mayor Mongameli Bobani. The visit kicked off at the 10111 centre in Schauderville whereafter Cele visited the Bethelsdorp and […]

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Brazil jail riot in Para state leaves 52 dead as gangs fight

At least 52 people have been killed in a prison riot in Brazil which saw rival gangs battle for five hours, officials say. Gang members from one prison block invaded another part of Altamira jail in Pará state, local media reported. Officials giving a news conference said 16 of the dead were decapitated. Other reports […]

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Army hunting down gangs that killed civilians in DR Congo

Nine civilians were killed and four injured in machete and gun attacks near Beni city, and three others were killed in Eringeti, allegedly by the Allied Democratic Front. The Democratic Republic of Congo’s (DRC) military is hunting down members of the Allied Democratic Front (AFD), militia which is believed to be responsible for killing a […]