Teen stays strong after losing parents to Covid-19, just hours apart

A Cape Town teenager lost both her parents to Covid-19 on one day. But as she herself recovers from the virus, which claimed their lives, she says a part of her is content. “I couldn’t see my mommy and daddy without each other,” Amy Volkwijn, 19, told News24. “I am glad that even though they… Continue reading Teen stays strong after losing parents to Covid-19, just hours apart

Southern Sun Hotel Group and Sun International founder Sol Kerzner dies at 84

Cape Town – Sol Kerzner, the founder of the Southern Sun Hotel Group and Sun International, has died. He was 84 years old. Kerzner died on Saturday night surrounded by family members at the family home, Leeukoppie Estate in Cape Town. He had been suffering from cancer. The son of Russian immigrants, Kerzner was born… Continue reading Southern Sun Hotel Group and Sun International founder Sol Kerzner dies at 84

Cape traffic officer shot dead after allegedly arresting taxi driver – video

Cape Town – A traffic officer has been shot and killed after he allegedly arrested a taxi driver in Kensington, Cape Town, on Tuesday morning. According to statement by Western Cape police, the 49-year-old officer was killed in Acre Road in Kensington by a suspect who he had arrested for disobeying the rules of the… Continue reading Cape traffic officer shot dead after allegedly arresting taxi driver – video

Seven-year-old Cape Town girl shot and killed

Seven-year-old Emaan Saal was shot and killed last night in Ocean View. She was caught in a crossfire. The intended target was a 31-year-old man who was also shot and killed. Condolences have been pouring in for her family. According to South African Police Services (SAPS) spokesperson, Sergeant Noloyiso Rwexana, the 31-year-old was shot in… Continue reading Seven-year-old Cape Town girl shot and killed

Girl, 8, found alone on False Bay beach after dad goes missing while swimming

Cape Town – A little girl was found alone in her father’s car after he went swimming in the False Bay surf on Sunday and never returned. According to Vaughn Seconds, National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) Strandfontein station commander, the NSRI Strandfontein duty crew was activated at around 12:14 following reports from City of Cape… Continue reading Girl, 8, found alone on False Bay beach after dad goes missing while swimming

Cape Town twin baby boy kidnapped by ‘social worker’

Cape Town – Western Cape police are looking for a woman who pretended to be a social worker to gain a woman’s trust before kidnapping one of her twin baby boys. Police spokesperson Colonel Andre Traut said that the kidnapper approached the unsuspecting mother at her home in Khayelitsha on Wednesday. “She asked for the… Continue reading Cape Town twin baby boy kidnapped by ‘social worker’

SAPS cop killed in gunfire exchange with Cape Town Metro cops

Const Thando Sigcu was killed in an exchange of gunfire with a city of Cape Town law enforcement officer on January 7. Image: Facebook/Thando Sigcu

Cape Town – Independent Police Investigative Directorate (Ipid) is investigating a case where a SASPS policeman was killed in central Cape Town in an exchange of shots with two city of Cape Town law enforcement officers. The incident happened on Heerengracht Street, near Burger King, around 9pm on Tuesday. Western Cape police spokesperson Brig Novela… Continue reading SAPS cop killed in gunfire exchange with Cape Town Metro cops

Twin babies found dead in a freezer while their mom is partying

The Wesbank community in Cape Town is reeling in shock after the bodies of twin babies were found in a freezer at their home. Their 35-year-old mother has been taken in for questioning by Western Cape police after the gruesome discovery. The shocking discovery was made by the landlord of the house in Montcello Street… Continue reading Twin babies found dead in a freezer while their mom is partying