Girl kidnapped in Cape Town reunited with her family after two weeks | The Citizen

An eight-year-old girl who was abducted in Cape Town has been reunited with her family. Western Cape police confirmed on Monday that Abirah Dekhta was found during a search operation on Monday evening, after being kidnapped in Rylands nearly two weeks ago. The Rylands Primary School pupil was abducted in her lift club vehicle that … Read more

Extremely high fire danger conditions expected in parts of Western Cape | The Citizen

The South African Weather Service (SAWS) has issued a warning for extremely high fire danger conditions over the central and north-eastern parts of the Northern Cape, the Central and Little Karoo of the Western Cape, as well as the western and northern interior of the Eastern Cape on Tuesday. “Conditions are such that the FDI … Read more

Eastern Cape magistrate murdered while travelling with family | The Citizen

Police in the Eastern Cape have launched a manhunt for killers of a Mount Ayliff magistrate who died in a hail of bullets while travelling with her family on Saturday. The incident happened as the 38-year-old magistrate was travelling from a local village with her husband and their two children, after dropping off her mother, … Read more

Six killed in Eastern Cape ‘drug den’ shooting | The Citizen

Six people were shot and killed in the early hours of Saturday morning in an alleged drug den in New Brighton, Eastern Cape. According to police, three men and three women were killed. Child found unharmed Neighbours heard gunshots and went to check on the deceased and found the door open. “They found four people, … Read more

Northern Cape health dept vows to tackle surgical backlogs before festive season | The Citizen

The health department in the Northern Cape has vowed to deal with the backlog of around 350 surgical cases before the beginning of the festive season. Collaboration with Gift of the Givers On its official Twitter page, the department stated that to fast track this process, the Robert Mangaliso Sobukwe hospital performed 72 surgeries in … Read more

Saudi investment ‘will create jobs in Northern Cape’ – Ramaphosa | The Citizen

President Cyril Ramaphosa is promising jobs to the people of Northern Cape, saying they stand to benefit from massive investments, including renewable energy projects funded by Saudi Arabia. Ramaphosa told a crowd of residents who gathered for his fifth Presidential imbizo in Upington that Saudi Arabian investment was the outcome of his recent visit to … Read more

Five men linked to nine murders in Eastern Cape arrested | The Citizen

Five men have been arrested in connection with the killing of nine people in three separate shooting incidents that occurred on Thursday in Kwanobuhle and Uitenhage, Eastern Cape. According to police spokesperson Colonel Priscilla Naidu, the three murder scenes are linked.  Eastern Cape mass shootings In the first incident, it is alleged that at about … Read more

Seventh suspect linked to murder of Eastern Cape cop nabbed | The Citizen

A seventh suspect linked to the murder of a police officer in the Eastern Cape has been arrested and is due to appear in court with his co-accused. Simphiwe Mlinjani, 44, will join six suspects in the dock on Monday, including the murdered cop’s wife, in an alleged ‘murder-for-hire’ case. Mlinjani was apprehended by the … Read more

Western Cape speaker facing motion of no confidence from his own party | The Citizen

The wrangling between Western Cape legislature speaker Masizole Mnqasela and his party, the Democratic Alliance’s (DA) top brass has seemingly reached full circle, with the party proceeding with a motion of no confidence to remove him. In May, the party suspended Mnqasela, pending on allegations of corruption and irregularities related to subsistence, travel and entertainment … Read more

Etzebeth up from the Cape & ready for superhero stuff with Sharks | The Citizen

Eben Etzebeth is up from the Cape and excited to be making his Sharks debut against Glasgow Warriors at Kings Park on Saturday, with coach Sean Everitt expecting some superhero stuff from the Springbok legend as the home side look to lay down the law up front from the start against their Scottish opposition. Etzebeth … Read more