11:55 (GMT+2), Sun, Sunday, July 05, 2015
The DA in the Eastern Cape has called for a total ban on cellphones in St Albans prison in Port Elizabeth.
And, according to DA deputy provincial leader, Bobby Stevenson, the ban should extend to Correctional Services officials as well.
The call by the DA comes in the wake of claims that incarcerated gang leaders are allegedly ordering hits from prison.
It also come in a week in which it was reported that PE murder accu... read more
07:56 (GMT+2), Sun, Sunday, July 05, 2015
The number of initiates who have died in the Eastern Cape from botched circumcisions stands at 13.
The Eastern Cape Department of Health says most of the fatalities were in the OR Tambo District where 10 initiates have died.
EC Health Department spokespeson, Sizwe Kupelo, said eight of the deaths occurred at illegal initiation schools.
The Department said this week that a community hall in Libode had to be made a... read more
07:27 (GMT+2), Sun, Sunday, July 05, 2015
Robyn de Grootte and Matthys Beukes won the ladies and men's elite 80 kilomtere Mountain Bike race, the first major sporting event of the 2015 Pick n Pay Knysna Oyster Festival which kicked off on Saturday.
They beat a field of nearly 4000 riders.
Marketing Director for the race, Andrew Finn said that conditions for the race were perfect. "The weather in Knysna today is fantastic and we had a wonderful race. &nb... read more
11:32 (GMT+2), Sat, Saturday, July 04, 2015
A Pietermaritzburg resident was left in shock after a vehicle crashed into his house on Saturday morning.
The driver had apparently lost control of the vehicle while on Kwapata Main Road in Kwapata, went down an embankment and crashed into the house.
ER24 said the 31-year-old driver suffered moderate injuries and was taken to hospital for further treatment.
Authorities are investigating the crash.
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11:14 (GMT+2), Sat, Saturday, July 04, 2015
Two people were arrested in Nelson Mandela Bay for allegedly being in possession of thousands of units of abalone.
They were arrested by the Tactical Task Team during two busts on Friday night.
More than 5800 units of abalone were seized.
Task team spokesperson, Tom Swartz, says a firearm was also recovered.
The suspects are due to appear in court soon.
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08:28 (GMT+2), Sat, Saturday, July 04, 2015
Southern African Development Community leaders on Friday night's established an urgent independent commission of inquiry into the killing of Lesotho’s former army chief Brigadier Maaparankoe Mahao near Maseru eight days ago.
Lesotho Prime Minister Pakalitha Mosisili said after the SADEC summit in Johannesburt that the terms of reference of the commission of inquiry would include the question of whether the controv... read more
07:27 (GMT+2), Sat, Saturday, July 04, 2015
Three men will appear in court in Port Elizabeth on Monday for a brazen attack on two police officials this week in which their firearms were stolen.
Police spokespeson, Captain Andre' Beetge, says a gang of at least eight armed suspects attacked the police members on Thursday night when they responded to a domestic violence complaint.
He says the gang stormed the police vehicle, strangling a female police member as sh... read more
15:07 (GMT+2), Fri, Friday, July 03, 2015
A Port Elizabeth man has been jailed for life for a gangland killing in 2013.
Twenty-three-year-old Almarco Kiewiets was sentenced in the Port Elizabeth High Court on Friday for the murder of 31-year-old Joseph Wright.
Wright was shot dead in his garage at his house in Helenvale, while two friends were wounded.
The incident took place on the 25th of September 2013.
Police spokesperson, Captain Sandra Janse Van Rens... read more
14:24 (GMT+2), Fri, Friday, July 03, 2015
Eastern Cape police have launched a manhunt for ten men who shot and killed a policeman during a robbery at a supermarket chain store in Mount Fletcher.
Provincial police spokesperson, Brigadier Marinda Mills, says he was 38-year-old Constable Martin Dlamini.
He was fatally wounded when police came under fire from ten gunmen who robbed a Boxer Supermarket Store of an undisclosed amount of cash on Thursday.
His c... read more
12:54 (GMT+2), Fri, Friday, July 03, 2015
There were happy scenes at the Algoa Park police station in Port Elizabeth today where a mother was reunited with her little girl.
Three-year-old Roxanne Stuurman was abducted on the 10th of June, allegedly by her mother's former boyfriend.
The child was found unharmed in Fort Beaufort and returned home.
Algoa FM News spoke to Portia Stuurman and asked how she felt while Roxanne was gone and how good it was to hav... read more
12:14 (GMT+2), Fri, Friday, July 03, 2015
A well-known Plettenberg Bay teacher who allegedly sexually assaulted a 10-year-old boy from his school was granted bail in the local magistrate's court on Friday.
The 42-year-old teacher, who cannot be named until he has pleaded, was arrested on June 22 after the Grade 2 learner's guardian reported the alleged incidents to police.
Police said the boy's guardian suspected something was amiss when ... read more
11:34 (GMT+2), Fri, Friday, July 03, 2015
NMMU Vice Chancellor Derrick Swartz is preparing for a noble quest to the summit of mount Fuji in Japan to raise funds for bursaries for needy students.
The mountaineering professor will embark on the 3.7 kilometre high climb on the 7th of August as part of a trip in which he'll also speak at a conference in Hiroshima commemorating the anniversary of the World War II atomic bombings.
Speaking at the announcemen... read more
11:32 (GMT+2), Fri, Friday, July 03, 2015
Parts of a human skeleton have been found in a maize silo in Potchefstroom.
Police spokesperson, Captain Paul Ramaloko, says they have opened an inquest docket
The bones were found on the 19th of June, but news about the grisly discovery only emerged on Friday morning.
Ramaloko says the production manager opened the silo and noticed bones of a human skeleton in the maize.
It is believed to be a skeleton of an... read more
09:45 (GMT+2), Fri, Friday, July 03, 2015
The SA Banking Risk Information Centre says it is now more vital that pensioners are made to understand that accessing their money using debit cards, will lessen the risk of them being easy targets.
There has been a string of armed robberies at pension payout points in KZN and Gauteng this week in which a total of 10 people - nine of them pensioners - were wounded.
In all cases, the suspects made off with cash.
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07:25 (GMT+2), Fri, Friday, July 03, 2015
A 42-year-old Plettenberg Bay teacher who allegedly sexually assaulted a 10-year-old boy at his school will know on Friday whether or not he will be granted bail.
The teacher, who cannot be named until he has pleaded, began his application for bail in the Plettenberg Bay Magistrate's Court on Thursday.
He was arrested on the 22nd of June after the Grade 2 learner's guardian reported two alleged incide... read more