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16:36 (GMT+2), Tue, Tuesday, April 21, 2015
Sheriff to attach EC Health Department assets to pay victim of bungled operation The Eastern Cape Health Department has not yet paid a Grahamstown woman who won a court order for damages after a surgical swab was left in her abdomen during a hysterectomy at Dora Nginza Hospital. Last week the Sheriff obtained an order to attach the Department's furniture, equipment and vehicles. Last September Cecilia Goliath was damages in the amount of R250 000. DA spokesperson on Finance, Bobby Stevenson, s... read more
16:28 (GMT+2), Tue, Tuesday, April 21, 2015
Eatern Cape AIDC Managing Director Lance Schultz The Eastern Cape's  Automotive Industry Development Centre, says the Province's automotive supply chain is outperforming global peers in many respects. Speaking on the state of the Eastern Cape's automotive sector at an annual briefing in Port Elizabeth on Tuesday, AIDC Managing Director, Lance Schultz, said that while many suppliers were struggling to remain economically viable, their measured productivity... read more
14:48 (GMT+2), Tue, Tuesday, April 21, 2015
Missing PE teacher: Reward offered Port Elizabeth police are banking on video footage from an ATM to assist them in the search for a teacher who has been reported missing. The station commissioner of the Kabega Park police station, Colonel Lester Brass, is personally leading a team investigating the disappearance of 28 year-old, Jayde Panayiotou. Warrant Officer, Alwin Labans, has confirmed that money had been withdrawn from her bank account at an ATM in ... read more
12:18 (GMT+2), Tue, Tuesday, April 21, 2015
CSA launches Africa T20 Cup CRICKET SOUTH AFRICA (CSA) has launched the 16-team Africa T20 Cup which will be the African curtain-raiser to the 2015-16 season. Zimbabwe, Kenya and Namibia have accepted invitations to compete in the event with the other participants being the 12 CSA Affiliates as well as Associate Member, KZN Inland. The tournament will be a World Cup-style competition, consisting of four pools of four teams each with the winners of ... read more
11:17 (GMT+2), Tue, Tuesday, April 21, 2015
Outbreak of African Horse sickness confirmed in EC The Eastern Cape Department of Agriculture has confirmed an outbreak of African Horse Sickness in and around Port Elizabeth. Department veterinarian, Dr. Luba Mrwebi told Algoa FM News that this is a serious, often fatal disease for horses, mules, and donkeys, and the virus is spread by infected insects. He says it causes fever and, heart and respiratory problems in affected animals. "We can confirm reports of Af... read more
11:09 (GMT+2), Tue, Tuesday, April 21, 2015
Four suspects appear in court for Emmanuel Sithole murder The case of four men accused of killing Mozambican National Emmanuel Sithole was postponed in the Alexandra Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday morning.  The matter will be back in court on the 4th of May. The four: Mthinto Bhengu, Sizwe Mngomezulu, Ayanda Sibiya and Sifundi Mzimela remain in custody.  Thirty five year-old Sithole was stabbed to death in a xenophobic attack in Alexandra, north of Johannesbur... read more
10:53 (GMT+2), Tue, Tuesday, April 21, 2015
Police search for missing PE teacher A search is underway for a Port Elizabeth woman who went missing this morning, amid fears that she may have been kidnapped. Police spokesperson, Warrant Officer Alwin Labans, says the Kabega Park police have been notified and that a search is underway for 28-year-old Jayde Panayiotou. Her sister, Toni Inggs, told Algoa FM News that Jayde was last seen outside her residential complex, Stellen Glen, in Deacon Road in Kabeg... read more
09:28 (GMT+2), Tue, Tuesday, April 21, 2015
Uitenhage: Suspects arrested for attempted business robbery Uitenhage police arrested two suspects in the early hours of Tuesday morning following an attempted robbery at  business premises in Durban Street.  Warrant officer Gerda Swart says SAPS members responded to a burglary in progress shortly before 4.30 am and found two men aged 28 and 40 inside the premises.  One was in the roof and the other was hiding in an office.  Swart says they appeared to have u... read more
07:13 (GMT+2), Tue, Tuesday, April 21, 2015
Post mortem to be conducted on Little Brak teen A post mortem will be conducted on Tuesday to determine the exact cause of death of a teenager from Little Brak River whose body was found on Saturday. Police said the girl's body was found near Power Town by family members and a female friend. It had been covered with a carpet, leaves, sticks and dirt. Captain Bernadine Steyn says the circumstances surrounding the girl's death are being investigated. Sev... read more
07:07 (GMT+2), Tue, Tuesday, April 21, 2015
Fourth arrest following A fourth man has been arrested in connection with the murder of Mozambican national Emmanuel Sithole in Alexandra, north of Johannesburg. He was arrested in Alexandra on Monday night and will appear in court on Tuesday along with the three others arrested on Sunday night. Thirty five year old Sithole was murdered over the weekend in a street in Alexandra. Pictures printed in the Sunday Times showed three men attacking... read more
16:59 (GMT+2), Mon, Monday, April 20, 2015
Cala murder suspect appears in court A 30-year-old Zimbabwean man, Rendy Usen, appeared briefly at the Cala Magistrate’s Court on Monday on a charge of murder. He was arrested last week for the brutal murder of 23-year-old Zandile Dudumashe, in Cala. The discovery of her body parts sparked outrage by the local community who attacked four shops belonging to foreign nationals. The situation is calm and police are still maintaining a strong presence. ... read more
16:29 (GMT+2), Mon, Monday, April 20, 2015
22-year old Mabuti Oersen sentenced to three life terms and a further 120 year sin jail. A young Northern Cape man who went on an eight month crime spree has sentenced to three life terms and a further 120-years in jail. Twenty-two-year-old Mabuti Oersen was sentenced in the Colesberg High Court on Monday on 19 charges that included four counts of rape for which he received three life sentences and 15 years on one count of rape. The other charges included robbery with aggravating circumstances, attempted mur... read more
16:13 (GMT+2), Mon, Monday, April 20, 2015
Water restrictions loom for Nelson Mandela Bay Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality is expected to implement water restrictions within the next two months. That's the word from City Manager, Mpilo Mbambisa, who was addressing Members of a Parliamentary committee who are on a week-long visit to the Metro. Mbambisa said that historical rainfall data and previous experience indicated that the Metro's next potential water shortage is predicted for October next year. ... read more
13:54 (GMT+2), Mon, Monday, April 20, 2015
Murdered Addo farmer identified Eastern Cape police have released the name of the farmer from the Addo area whose body was found near the Seaview off-ramp on the N-2 on Monday morning. He was the 62-year-old Allan Clarke from the farm Sundowner. Three suspects, aged between 23 and 30, have been arrested in connection with the murder. Mount Road Police's acting cluster commander, Brigadier Ronald Koll, said the swift arrests were the result of go... read more
12:39 (GMT+2), Mon, Monday, April 20, 2015
New rock paintings discovered in Swartberg mountains New rock paintings have been discovered in the Swarteberg Mountain Range by two women from the Cape Fold Mountains Rock Art Project. Botanist, Isolde Mellet, said the "new rock art" consists of four drawings that she said looked like a painted war scene. Drawings of "red klipspringers" were also found painted on the rocks. Mellet and her archaeologist colleague, Vickey Nardell, have been working in... read more
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