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The African National Congress (ANC) was “shaking” for the first time in its history‚ says Prophet Paseka “Mboro” Motsoeneng. “Who thought the ANC would face the music?” he asked congregants during a service on Sunday at his Incredible Happenings church in Katlehong‚ east of Johannesburg. He was joined by a special guest‚ former SABC chief
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The ANC in KwaZulu-Natal has called for an amendment to the party’s constitution to accommodate the creation of two deputy secretary-generals in a bid to strengthen Luthuli House. This was one of the proposals adopted at the party’s three-day provincial general council (PGC) at the University of Zululand. It will be presented at the party’s
The Economic Freedom Fighters have confirmed reports that party leader Julius Malema is under surveillance and questioned the role of state security and home affairs. “We know that a private foreign family‚ the Guptas‚ has had access to the travel itinerary and ID number of a party leader and member of the South African Parliament‚”
Grahamstown police are investigating a case of negligence and reckless driving after a bus carrying 70 congregants overturned on the R67 road between Fort Beaufort and Grahamstown on Saturday afternoon. Fortunately no one died in the horrific accident, but scores of injured passengers were transported to nearby hospitals. Grahamstown police spokeswoman Mali Govender yesterday said
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The Amahlathi Crisis Committee‚ representing eight villages near King William’s Town‚ will ask the Bhisho High Court on Tuesday to set aside the decision of the Commission on Traditional Leadership Disputes and Claims‚ and of the Premier‚ that recognises the legitimacy of a chief. The Amahlathi Crisis Committee‚ which is objecting to a chieftainship they
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Lusikisiki residents are so fed up with crime and gangsterism in their area that they vowed before the president and justice and policing ministers they would take the law into their own hands. They say they have lost confidence in local police, who drag their feet in fighting crime in the area. Over the weekend,
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Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu) president Joseph Mathunjwa has handed over a house to the family of the late Mgcineni Noki‚ who became the face of the deadly platinum wage strike at Marikana five years ago. The house for the “Man in the Green Blanket” is at eMqanduli. #AMCUNokiHouse #AMCUTrustFund pic.twitter.com/SMdXlWgyTl — Amcu
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Two initiates were killed when their initiation hut caught fire at a village near Qumbu in the early hours of yesterday. This brings the death toll to four since the winter initiation season was launched in East London last week. Meanwhile, two illegal traditional surgeons are on the run from East London police after it
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A R6.7-MILLION lifeline has been thrown to cash-starved non-profit organisations (NPOs) by the Eastern Cape department of social development. This comes after the department made huge cuts to its budgets. NPOs East London Child Welfare, Childline East London, Christelik- Maatskaplike Raad (CMR) in King William’s Town, as well as Uviwe Child and Youth Centre in Port Elizabeth will receive
An East London pensioner is recovering in hospital following facial surgery after she was hit with a rock in the face during a robbery while driving in Gonubie this week. Jeanette Welsh, 79, had to have facial surgery performed on her at the Life St Dominic’s Hospital. The right side of her face had to
Seeing Odwa Madikizela standing proudly in his sprawling and thriving vegetable garden in Slovo Park near Mthatha, it’s hard to imagine that not so long ago, he could have been another young life wrecked by drugs. The 33-year-old Port St Johns-born man has not only managed to kick drugs out of his life, but today
A fallout between the Eastern Cape’s director-general Marion Mbina-Mthembu and the National Heritage Council (NHC) has led to the council calling on premier Phumulo Masualle to take action against his accounting officer. In a damning letter to Masualle, dated June 19, the NHC’s chief executive Sonwabile Mancotywa accused Mbina-Mthembu of having shown “unprofessional” conduct and
Nyameko High in Mdantsane NU8 yesterday received a generous R10000 from Transnet National Port Authorities (TNPA) East London Port (TNPA) and the South African Navy to furnish their computer lab. The cheque was presented to the principal by the school’s past pupil Rear Admiral Nomonde Gigi and Captain Gugu Dube. When the School Nutrition Programme
Police have launched a manhunt for a wounded suspected Rhino poacher, who escaped while under police guard despite being shackled to a bed at Frere Hospital in East London yesterday. He used a hacksaw to break free. The 35-year-old man was shot in the leg and arm during a heavy exchange of gunfire inside the
“Voetzek zishimane‚” screamed one of the posters at a picket outside the Durban offices of the Human Rights Commission on Friday. Loosely translated‚ it means all men who are hopeless in courting women to f**k off. It is an indication of the anger of people over human trafficking and murder of women and and children.
The high level surveillance of journalists’ private lives shows Jacob Zuma is becoming like Russian president Vladimir Putin. This is according to leader of the Democratic Alliance Mmusi Maimane who was speaking on 702 radio about “exposes” into journalist’s behaviour on the website‚ White monopoly capital leaks ( wmcleaks.com). The anonymously-run website has targeted journalists
The man accused of murdering 22-year-old Karabo Mokoena‚ who was found burnt beyond recognition in Lyndhurst on April 28‚ believes she committed suicide. On Friday Sandile Mantsoe also refuted claims that he murdered her as part of a blood ritual done to advance his business. “I further deny that I disclosed to the police officer
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By Zoë Mahopo Julius Malema’s lawyer Tumi Mokwena will spend the weekend behind bars after his bail application was postponed. Mokwena made his first appearance at the Thabamoopo Magistrates Court in Lebowakgomo on Friday after he was charged with four counts of attempted murder. Police arrested Mokwena at around 7pm on Thursday at his Polokwane offices
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Under his watch, the ANC in the Eastern Cape was united for almost 10 years, something now under threat from next month’s elective conference, provincial chairman Phumulo Masualle said yesterday. Masualle acceded to the party’s top position in the province when he beat Mcebisi Jonas to the chairmanship position in a fiercely contested 2009 elective
The driver of a gold Toyota Fortuner allegedly involved in several car break-ins at some of East London’s busiest malls narrowly escaped arrest after a high-speed chase. The driver and a suspected accomplice managed to hijack a BMW after the dramatic chase ended with the Fortuner crashing in Vincent last night. Police are hoping to