The attack that led to the death of 23-year-old Noxolo Xakeka from the Lwandile informal settlement in Strand on New Year’s Day started as all hate crimes do - with a slur directed at the young woman’s sexual orientation. This was said by Carol Cox, health and support service manager at Triangle Project, which has been supporting the friends and family of Xakeka. The rights group tried to create safe spaces in the townships for lesbian women like Lwandile, she said.
An increased police presence outside the Cape Town Magistrate’s Court, where controversial businessman Nafiz Modack and alleged gang kingpin Colin Booysen and three others are appearing. Picture: Dominic AdriaanseControversial Cape Town businessman Nafiz Modack and five others would return to instil fear on the nightclub scene if released on bail.
There was a heavy police presence at the Western Cape Magistrate’s Court yesterday during the bail application of Cape Town businessman Nafiz Modack, who faces various charges including extorting more than R420 000 from a high-end restaurant at the V&A Waterfront. Suspected of gang links, Modack appeared with Colin Booysen, brother of suspected gang leader Jerome “Donkie” Booysen and suspected gang kingpins Jacques Cronje, Ashley Fields and Carl Lakay.
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Selecting a term
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