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Former gang boss prisoner 'suicidal’

The family of a former Cape Flats gang leader serving 25 years in prison for the murder of a seven-year-old boy are concerned about his fragile mental state. He was transferred from Worcester to the maximum security Helderstroom Prison in Caledon after being accused of running a Facebook account.


What pushed Ellen Pakkies over the edge?

Ellen Pakkies returned to the scene of the crime where she had strangled her son. Her story, as relayed to legendary South African lensman David Goldblatt, was just as sorrowful as understanding the reasons why she killed her child.


What will it take for the police to stop killing our citizens?

Last Wednesday, images of police heavy handedness swept across local news and social media when Mthokozisi Ntumba was killed during the #WitsAsinamali protest in Braamfontein. A few hours later, the Independent Police Investigative Directorate (Ipid) confirmed that it would conduct preliminary investigations into the allegations that public order police were responsible.


OPINION | Sometimes death is the answer: How SA women pay for crimes committed against them

Monday, 24 August, marked one year since the news of Uyinene Mrwetyana's death swept through the country, along with the gruesome details of the crime committed by a Post Office employee, Luyanda Botha.

The anniversary of her death came just a few days after another young woman was allegedly killed by an ex-boyfriend.

The similarities between the killing of Asithandile Zozo and that of Mrwetyana are hard to ignore.