Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Mitchells Plain Hospital has reopened following a wildfire

Picture: Daily Voice

City Fire and Rescue Services responded to Mitchells Plain Day Hospital early Monday after reports of fire and smoke coming from the roof. Patients were quickly evacuated and waited outside the gates as firefighters entered the scene. An elderly woman who was going for a monthly check-up said her blood pressure had suddenly risen. Daily Voice reported that, the hospital was closed for the weekend investigating the health and safety and clean-up after a fire that destroyed the theatre on Friday afternoon. The fire erupted about 12:30pm at night and buildings had to be evacuated.

On Monday, the Western Cape Department of Health confirmed that the facility will be open for services today. In a Facebook post on Sunday evening, the department said the services would continue as usual, "but we urge all customers to be patient with staff to ensure effective service after a painful incident". On Monday, the department said there was no second car, it was a wiring problem. “The fire department has ordered the site to repair it. Renovations took place on Monday morning. Normal evacuations are done to ensure patient safety and then services continue as usual.” Fire and rescue services spokesman, Jermaine Carelse, said: “It was an electrical wire that was located on the roof of the house, close to the consultation. "Electrician from their department was available and isolated that area”.

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Mandlenkosi Mde

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Furious after madressa teacher accused of sexual assault received bail

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There was an uproar in the Wynberg Magistrate's Court on Monday when Pagad ordered that a Madressa teacher accused of abusing a 13-year-old girl be denied bail to remain in prison.

Abdul Karriem Davids of Surrey Estate has appeared in a sexual harassment lawsuit after the victim's mother charged him last week.
The 44-year-old teacher and owner of Halawat Ul Qur'an Haafith Academy in Ottery, was arrested by the Mitchells Plain Crime Organisation, Child Protection and Sexual Offenses Center on Thursday at the school.
He was taken to Grassy Park police station where he was charged with rape, which happened in Ramadaan, in May.

According IOL, Suspect spent last weekend in custody after his lawyer failed to release him on Thursday night.
On Monday, fellows of Pagad (People Against Gangsterism and Drugs) came to support the victim's family, speaking out when the prosecutor said the government would not oppose bail. However, Magistrate Goolam Bawa, did not tolerate overcrowding threw out Pagad members.
David released on R1000 bail with strict conditions.

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Monday, September 16, 2019

Nicholas Ninow guilty of rape, defeating the ends of justice, and possession of drugs

The Dros rape accused Nicholas Ninow has been found guilty of rape and defeating the ends of justice. Nicholas who was accused of raping a 7-year-old girl at the Dros restaurant in Pretoria last year. Nicholas Ninow’s trial has been ongoing since last year and last week the 7-year-old girl took to the stand. The girl took the stand with her mother and a former employee at the Dros restaurant. Last week the 21-year-old confessed to raping the seven-year-old girl in the ladies’ bathroom at the Dros restaurant. Ninow pleaded not guilty to assault.

In a guilty plea read out by his legal representative, Ninow confessed to raping the little girl who was then 7 after she had walked in on him while he was in the women’s bathroom using drugs. Judge Papi Masopo delivered his verdict this morning and the verdict read “On the charge of Rape, you are found guilty, possession of drugs you are found guilty, assault you are not found guilty, defeating or obstructing the ends of the administration of justice you are found guilty.” After the verdict the judge announced that sentencing will proceed on the 16th of October. Prior to the court proceedings Nicholas Ninow was said to be mentally ill but the judge ruled that out saying “the convicted rapist did not suffer from mental illness to not recognize that his actions were wrong”.

By Chuma Matiwane for Bush Radio News

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Welcome to bush radio community information network, and these are your upcoming events

Nocturne at Alexander Bar10-21 sep 2019
Venue: Alexander Bar
Cost: R120 online\R140 at the door
Tel: 021 300 1088

Hermanus  Whale Festival 27 to 29 sep 2019
Venue: Hermanus Waterfront, Eco Marine Village
Time:fri 9am to sun 5pm
Cost: free
Facebook: Hermanus Whale Festival 2019

I see u- Imagining a space for freedom 29 aug to 30 nov 2019
Venue: Old Wine Cellar, Spier Wine Farm, R310 Baden Powell Drive, Stellenbosch
Time: 9am to 5pm
Cost: Free
Tel: 021 809 1100
Facebook: Spier Wine Farm

The Castle of Good Hope
Venue: Castle of Good Hope, Cnr Buitenkant & Darling St, Cape Town
Times: Daily 9am-5pm (closed on Christmas and New year )
Cost: R25- R50
Tel: 021 787 1249

If you would like us to broadcast your events, please contact us at news@bushradio.co.za


Currently all Western Cape’s illegal firearms are destroyed in Gauteng, bi-annually.

Community Safety MEC, Albert Fritz said the slow rate at which illegal firearms were being destroyed was a risk to the Western Cape’s safety. He added the police recovered 1037 illegal firearms between November 2018 and August 2019 in the Western Cape. Gun Free SA’s Claire Taylor said they called on Police Minister Bheki Cele to urgently proceed with actions to recover and destroy unwanted and illegally-held guns as soon as possible. Recent crimes statistics revealed that the majority of murders are committed using firearms. 13 of the top 30 stations reporting illegal possession of firearms and ammunition are located in the Western Cape.

Earlier in the year when SAPS revealed that between November and July 2019, 1037 illegal firearms were recovered in the Western Cape. Fritz called on Police Minister Bheki Cele for firearms to be destroyed. He added illegal weapons are brought into our province through smuggling, fraud and poor enforcement of the Firearms Control Act, and loss and theft of firearms from civilians and state institutions. Residents are urged to continue making use of the Illegal Firearms Hotline, which can be contacted on 078 330 9333.

At the same time in the year a 13-year-old boy was caught with a gun in Cravenby allegedly on his way to school to threaten another pupil.  Minister of Community Safety Albert Fritz offered three suggestions for curbing gun violence in the province.
1.     SAPS should restrict the sale of ammunition and cartridges to dealers.
2.     Develop an electronic tracking system for firearms linked to the Central Firearm Register and Minister of Community Safety.
3.     Develop a Provincial Firearm and Ammunition Control Act to allow for provinces to interfere in illegal activities surrounding firearms.

According to the Institute for Security Studies shows three main avenues for guns entering the illegal market are fraud and corruption, smuggling, and loss and theft. Guns involved in with criminal activities are usually purchased legally and then reacquired through illegal means.
According to the southafrican.com in 2018, 5 350 000 South Africans have guns in their possession, but only 3 000 000 were licensed. According to Guns Free South Africa 9 855 guns are either lost or stolen each year.

What are your thoughts towards illegal firearms and the use of it? Let us know on bushradionews@googlemaiil.com

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Drie polisie manne in hegtenis geneem.

Maandag word drie polisie manne tussen die ouderdom van 28 en 30, word in die hof verwag vir gewapende roof, die einde van geregtigheid en ontvoering. Drie konstabels wat by die Reaksiespan vir Groot Vergrype Gestasioneer is, is Donderdag in hegtenis geneem toe hulle aan diens aangemeld is, het die SAPD gesê Sondag.

Na bewering het die lede 'n mini bus taxi in Somerset-Wes getrek wat perlemoen van Hermanus na Kaapstad vervoer het. Een van die beamptes het toe na bewering die perlemoen gesteel.

Sindile Mfazi luitenant-generaal van die Wes-Kaapse waarnemende provinsiale kommissaris, het die in hegtenisneming van die drie lede verwelkom en gesê dat daar geen ruimte vir misdadigers in hulle diens is nie. Die Wes-Kaapse gemeenskap sal slegs deur eerlike en lojale polisie beamptes bedien word.

Die voorval het in Junie plaasgevind.

By: Ellouise Muller

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Treasurer of KDF dies after fatal stabbing

The reality of violent crime have once again visited the community of Khayelitsha. Only this time it has has visited the executive committee through the brutal stabbing of our beloved treasurer Mr Siyamcela Jingose.

 It is reported that Mr Jingose was stabbed in the early hours of the morning 15,September 2019. As a young activist Siyamcela Jingose participated in the work of the Khayelitsha Development Forum (KDF) through its youth and municipal ward structures till in 2917 he was elected to the position of treasurer at the CPUT 8th KDF conference. 

In what was going to be the last KDF work Mr Siyamcela Jingose formed part of the KDF executive committee delegation to the provincial crime summit held at the Paarl Police Academy. Siyamcela, was true community leader who worked the political talk.

By: Aneeqa du Plessis 

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Gavin Watson was already dead before crash

As rumours surrounding the death of Bosasa CEO Gavin Watson continues, new reports have claimed that the businessman was dead before his car crash.

Watson, who was 71 when he died last month as the Toyota he was driving at great speed slammed into a concrete pillar at OR Tambo International Airport. He was alone in the car, and was certified dead on the scene and a case of culpable homicide was opened.

According to numerous reports, eyewitnesses claimed that his car was travelling at a high speed before the accident ensued. On Sunday, The Citizen reported that primary conclusions of a private pathology report found that the Bosasa, now African Global Operations, boss was already dead before his car hit the pillar. The report was compiled by a private pathologist hired by the family.

According to The Citizen, the pathologist reached this conclusion based on the fact that Watson's body did not show signs of "substantial trauma" despite colliding into the concrete pillar, his face didn't suffer much bruising and the fact that there wasn't as much blood at the scene as is expected in such a fatal accident.

By: Aneeqa du Plessis 

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Unclear if SANDF deployment on cape flats to be extended

The South African National Defence Force's (SANDF) deployment mandate comes to an end on Monday, but it’s not clear whether their stay will be extended. Soldiers were sent in July to help law enforcement agencies.

Helmoed Heitman, military and defence analyst said that a broader set of policing actions was needed if the deployment was extended. Heitman believed that a coordinated response between the different spheres of government and community groups was needed to address the issue of gangs. “the western cape is not the only city, there are other cities where they can use similar measures. This needs a coordinated approach with all agencies involved.”

He said the army should be used to tactfully facilitate improved police crime intelligence. “the only reason to extend the deployment would be if there’s a genuine plan with crime intelligence, maybe with other crime intelligence agencies as well.”

By: Ellouise Muller

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Friday, September 13, 2019

Alleged gangster turned himself in after reading of the attack in the local newspaper.

After reading about the incident in the local newspaper, a man from Maneneberg has been accused of sodomising and robbed a man in a public park has given himself over to the authorities. On Wednesday morning, a 22-year-old gangster walked into the Community Service Centre (CSC) shortly before 8am to hand himself over to the police. Known as ‘’Biggy’’, the man is an alleged member of the Fancy Boys gang and according to his victim, also 22 of age, he tried to rob him but when he realised there were no valuables to steal, he chose to rape him.

The traumatised victim opened up to the local newspaper, on Tuesday, about this ordeal after keeping the secret from his family for a week. On Sunday, 1 September, at around 3am, he was walking home from an event, when Biggy cornered him in a park in Gamka Street and held him at gunpoint to search him and after finding no valuables on him, he forced him into a corner, said he man.

The victim said, he went home in pain and he kept quiet as he was embarrassed about the ordeal.  The man’s 43-year-old uncle says he noticed a change in his nephew’s behaviour and after hearing what had happened, the family reported the matter to police.
According to a source, cops were stunned when Biggy walked into the station on Wednesday morning.

Sergeant Noloyiso Rwexana, Police spokesperson, confirms the man handed himself over and was arrested and will appear in court once charged.

By: Ellouise Muller

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Bellville train derailment 'could've been prevented if Ramaphosa kept promise’

At about 6.08 yesterday, two passenger coaches and a motor coach derailed on the Kuils River side of Bellville station on the Northern Line. The train derailment of a Cape Town-bound train at Bellville station are being investigated by Metrorail that left 42 passengers injured. 

Riana Scott, Metrorail spokesperson said the recovery of the three carriages involved in the derailment was complete. “Forty-two commuters received on-site treatment by emergency personnel for minor injuries. The rail network is stable and trains are operating as scheduled, subject to prevailing operational measures, i.e. speed restrictions and manual authorisation in some sections of the network. The cause of the incident is being investigated to determine corrective and preventative measures,” said Scott.

The Northern line was reopened after technical crews finished a safety assessment of the overhead infrastructure and rail tracks. Metrorail recovery crews and emergency services remained on-site to help passengers and recovery efforts. Steve Harris, general secretary, United National Transport Union (Untu) said: “Although no commuters were seriously injured, this derailment could have been prevented had President Cyril Ramaphosa kept to the personal promise he made to Untu a month prior to the election.

“The president gave a personal undertaking to consider Untu’s demands about the safety of passenger rail commuters, its members working for the Passenger Rail Agency of SA (Prasa).” Harris said the incident happened a mere three days after the union informed South Africans that the recently launched “war rooms” had to date had zero impact at ground level.

Unique Fillander, Western Cape Commuters Forum chairperson said: “Prasa has failed the commuters for decades, but it is worse since (they took) over from Metrorail.

By: Ellouise Muller

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Thursday, September 12, 2019

Today we remember Steve Biko

Stephen Bantu Biko was a popular voice of black Liberation in South Africa between the mid-1960s and his death in police detention in 1977. He was a member of the SRC at the University of Natal, first president of SASA – South African Student Organisation, Chair of SASO Publications, Black Consciousness Movement (BCM) leader, banned person and a political prisoner.

On this day, 12 September 1977, Bantu Stephen Biko died in police detention at Pretoria Central Prison. We remember Steve Biko’s selfless sacrifice to restore people to their humanity.

“People must be aware of their problems in a realistic way. They must be able to analyse their problems and to work out common solutions. In other words, a community is easily divided when their perception of the same thing is different.” – Steve Bantu Biko

“The great powers of the world may have done wonders in giving the world an industrial look, but the great gift still has to come from Africa – giving the world a more human face.” – Steve Bantu Biko


Release of 2019 crime statistics

The South African Police Service released the crime statistics for South Africa of 2018/2019. The numbers will show which crime increased or decreased during the past year. The statistics cover 17 crime categories reported by the public. The statistics cover all reported crimes from 1 April 108 to March 2019. In 2018 2.09 million crimes were recorded and a total of 2.01 million crimes were recorded in 2019.

The police presented the annual crime statistics, with the summary of 3.4% increase in murders in the 2018/2019 financial year, 4.6% increase in sexual offences, 4.1% increase in attempted murders, assault with the intention to commit grievous bodily harm increased by 2.2%, common assault cases increased by 1.2%, common robbery increased by 2%, arson increased by 5.5, malicious damage to property increased by 1.4% and in the total crimes listed increased by 2.6% on average.

CATEGORY                                                                       2018          2019`
Sexual offences discovered as result of police action                       6 701               7 976  
Commercial crime                                                                              73 27              83 823
Arson                                                                                                   3 869               4 083  
Sexual Offences                                                                                 50 10               52 420
Attempted murder                                                                               18 233             18980 
Common assault                                                                                 156 243           162 012          
Murder                                                                                                20 336             21 022
Stock-theft                                                                                          28 849             29 672
Assault with the intent to inflict grievous bodily harm                        167 352           170 979          
Common robbery                                                                                50 730             51 765
Malicious injury to property                                                                 111 492           113 089
Robbery with aggravating circumstances                                          138 364           140 032          
Robbery at residential premises                                                         22 261             22 431
Burglary at non-residential premises                                                  71 195             71 224
Robbery at non-residential premises                                                 20 047             19 991
All theft not mentioned elsewhere                                                      302 656           300 457
Truck hijacking                                                                                    1 202               1 182  
Carjacking                                                                                           16 325             16 026
Theft out of or from motor vehicle                                                      129 174           125 076          
Burglary at residential premises                                                         228 094           220 865          
Shoplifting                                                                                           62 180             60 167
Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs                                  86 160             82 912
Theft of motor vehicle and motorcycle                                               50 663             48 324
Illegal possession of firearms and ammunition                                  17 558             15 736
Robbery of cash in transit                                                                   238                  183     
Drug-related crime                                                                              323 547           232 657          
Bank robbery                                                                                      13                    4         

If you have any issues surrounding this topic please contact us on bushradionews@googlemail.com

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Jasmine Johnson-Mazwi
News Editor


Crime Report statistics of 2018

Taking a look at the statistics of 2018 get ready for the release of 2019 Annual Crime Statistics.

Crime Report statistics of 2018
TOTAL CRIMES                                                                              -        2 204 292

Murder                                                                                    -        20 306
Sexual Offences                                                                              -        49 991
Attempted Murder                                                                 -        18 215
Assault with the intent to inflict grievous bodily harm                 -        166 871
Common Assault                                                                            -        155 977
Common Robbery                                                                -        50 666
Robbery with aggravating circumstances                          -        138 233

Arson                                                                                      -        3855
Malicious damage to property                                             -        111 255
PROPERTY-RELATED CRIMES                                      
Burglary at residential premises                                          -        227 727
Theft of motor vehicle and motorcycle                               -        50 652
Theft out of or from motor vehicle                                       -        129 088
Stock-theft                                                                              -        28 806

Illegal possession of firearms and ammunition                           -        17 550
Drug-related crime                                                                -        323 369
Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs                          -        86 119
Sexual offences as a result of police action                      -        302 353

All theft not mentioned elsewhere                                       -        302 353
Commercial Crime                                                                -        73 261
Shoplifting                                                                              -        62 169
Community-reported serious crimes                                   -        1 660 556
Truck hijacking                                                                      -        1 202
Robbery at residential premises                                          -        22 255
Robbery at non-residential premises                                  -        19 981
Bank Robbery                                                                       -        13
Robbery of cash in transit                                                    -        238
TRIO crimes                                                                          -        58 555

Culpable homicide                                                                -        0
Public Violence                                                                     -        0
Crime Injuria                                                                          -        0
Neglect and ill-treatment of children                                   -        0
Abduction                                                                               -        0

SEXUAL OFFENCES                                                
Rape                                                                                       -        39 945
Sexual Assault                                                                      -        6 775
Attempted sexual offences                                                  -        2 055
Contact sexual offences                                                      -        1 216

I will release the statistics of 2019 as soon as it is released. If you have any issues regarding this topic please email us on bushradionews@googlemail.com

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Jasmine Johnson-Mazwi


Train derails at Bellville Station leaving commuters stranded.

Train derails at Bellville Station leaving commuters stranded.

The derailment of a train at Bellville Station this morning has left most commuters stranded. Metrorail has warned of long delays and cancellations due to this. There will be extended travel times of over an hour on the Northern line.

Please find alternatives routes this morning

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Jasmine Johnson-Mazwi


Wednesday, September 11, 2019

10-hour raped female surviver says: 'she saw evil when driver spoke to her'

 A female was raped for 10 hours before a taxi driver was captured by private security guards after he allegedly raped a female passenger in his van.

The traumaitised female said the male beat her up before he raped her and she thought he was going to kill her too. The females terrifying ordeal came to an end when the suspected male could not maintain his erection and the furious male threw her out of the Toyota Quantum near Spier Wine Farm in Stellenbosch.  

TSU Security, was called after someone found her and called the private firm, as well as the police. The male driver was nabbed in Khayelitsha after he was stuck in peak hour traffic. The 26-year-old female from Khayelitsha said on Monday just after 7am she took a taxi to work in Stellenbosch as usual.

She said. “He picked the her up near her home when she was on her way to work. She was alone in the taxi with him, but she was not worried as she always took a taxi so early, the driver was en route to Stellenbosch, but then took an unfamiliar turn-off. The stopped the van and told her he wanted to pee. But then he got into the back of the van and he took my phone and broke it. I don’t know him and this man was calm, but I saw evil when he spoke to me.’’

“He touched her in her private areas and forced himself inside of her. He beat her and she prayed God would not let her die this way.” She said he raped her “many times” over the next 10 hours and only stopped when his erection failed.

“God saved me when the man could not get hard anymore and he threw me out of the taxi.”

Shortly after this, the woman was found near Spier at 5.40pm. A TSU officer, who asked not to be identified, said they are just glad the woman was not murdered.

By: Ellouise Muller

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Crime against women in South Africa 5 times higher than the global average

Crime against women in South Africa 5 times higher than the global average

The Crime Against Women in South Africa Report by Statistics SA shows that is 5 times higher than the global average. Meaning that in South Africa, women are 5 times more likely to be killed due to gender-based violence committed by men. Within the South African society 41% of people raped are children and only one in nine cases are reported, only 4% in prosecution.

Social media is flooding with horrible stories of young girls and women going missing with the occasional story becoming news worthy. Recenty Uyinene Mrwetyana, a 19 year old UCT student was raped at the Claremont Post Office in Cape Town, during the same timeframe Leighandre Jegels “Baby Lee” a South African female boxing champion was shot dead by her boyfriend. It is unfortunate that it has become common to hear daily stories of the brutal murders of women and children and memebers of the LGBTQ+ community, of whom many have experienced corrective rape.

The solution to South Africa’s gender-based violence crisis is to change the societal narrative around women and their bodily autonomy.

Femicide             -   murder of women on the basis of their gender.
Corrective Rape -    or Curative Rape or Homophobic Rape
-      A hate crime in which a person is raped because of their perceived sexual orientation or gender identity, to turn the person heterosexual.

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Jasmine Johnson-Mazwi
News Editor


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