12:38 (GMT+2), Sat, 06 February 2016
Port Elizabeth police are searching for three armed suspects who allegedly robbed members of the Democratic Alliance in KwaZakhele on Friday afternoon.
Spokesperson, Constable Mncedi Mbombo says the DA members were sitting in a meeting in their office in Njoli street, when the suspects, armed with with firearms, entered the room.
He says they demanded cell phones and bank cards.
Mbombo says several shots were fired by... read more
08:26 (GMT+2), Sat, 06 February 2016
PORT ELIZABETH, February 5 (ANA) – The Port Elizabeth High Court on Friday dismissed an application for the discharge of the case against two people accused of the murder of Walmer Country Club manager Gerrie Hoekstra.
Sherwin Leander and Karen van der Merwe’s defence attorneys brought the application in terms of section 174 of the Criminal Procedure Act on Monday, claiming the state’s case was so weak i... read more
08:15 (GMT+2), Sat, 06 February 2016
A former estate agent and wife of a DA councillor has pleaded guilty in the Port Elizabeth Commercial Crimes Court to theft involving close on 900 thousand rand.
Forty-three-year old Yvette Greyling, the founder and manager of Just Letting in Uitenhage, is the wife of DA Councillor, Francois Greyling, from the Despatch area.
She's accused of stealing more than 880-thousand from her clients’ rental accounts betw... read more
15:54 (GMT+2), Fri, 05 February 2016
PORT ELIZABETH, February 5 (ANA) – A former estate agent and wife of a DA councillor pleaded guilty in the Port Elizabeth Commercial Crimes Court on Friday to theft involving close on R900,000.
Forty-three-year old Yvette Greyling, the founder and manager of Just Letting in Uitenhage, cut a forlorn figure in the dock on Friday. Her husband, Francois, is a DA councillor for the Despatch area.
Greyling is accused of ... read more
15:14 (GMT+2), Fri, 05 February 2016
George Mayor, Charles Standers has been suspended, pending an investigation by the DA's Federal Executive Committee. This comes after Stander's wife Estie laid an assault case against him late Monday evening.
The DA gave Stander 24 hours to explain why he should not be suspended and received his feedback on Thursday afternoon.
In the meantime James Selfe from the Federal Executive Committee, tol... read more
14:22 (GMT+2), Fri, 05 February 2016
There is currently a water supply outage in the Bisho CBD, which is caused by the low level of Amatola Bhisho Main Reservoir, which provides bulk water supply to BCMM’s Bisho water tower.
Amatola Water had a pipe burst and pump break down earlier this week, which resulted in no water in Sweetwaters, Golf Course, Bisho and Surrounding areas.
The pipe burst was repaired and completed by Amatola Water at 4am yesterday... read more
11:13 (GMT+2), Fri, 05 February 2016
A 68-year-old man died, following a suspected spinal injury he sustained while swimming in the surf with friends in Still Bay.
National Sea Rescue Institute spokesperson, Craig Lambinon said Teyo Smit was rescued from the surf by friends and family who immediately performed CPR while raising the alarm.
Lambinon said despite CPR efforts by NSRI and EMS paramedics, Smit died at the scene.
"NSRI medics continued the... read more
09:31 (GMT+2), Fri, 05 February 2016
Elite crime busters, the Hawks, on Friday said a second man allegedly involved in a shooting that left four people dead and another seriously injured has been arrested in Port Elizabeth.
Hawks Spokesperson Brigadier Hangwani Mulaudzi said the deadly shooting incident occurred on Saturday evening.
“The 26-year-old suspect was arrested at his home in Helenvale on Thursday morning,” said Mulaudzi.
He said the... read more
17:48 (GMT+2), Thu, 04 February 2016
PORT ELIZABETH, February 4 (ANA) – A nine-year-old girl has given a tearful courtroom account of how she pleaded with her father not to stab her mother at their Motherwell home in Port Elizabeth in October 2013.
The girl, who allegedly watched her father stab his estranged wife to death, was under cross-examination in the Port Elizabeth High court on Thursday. She testified via a video link-up.
The state alleges th... read more
17:10 (GMT+2), Thu, 04 February 2016
CAPE TOWN, February 4 (ANA) – The South African National Editors’ Forum has slated as “unacceptable” remarks made by Economic Freedom Fighters’ leader Julius Malema in which he targetted and threatened journalists employed by companies owned by the controversial Gupta family.
In a statement issued on Thursday, SANEF said: “We have noted with concern the dangerous remarks made today by EFF... read more
14:40 (GMT+2), Thu, 04 February 2016
A Port Elizabeth woman is due to be discharged from the Christiaan Barnard Memorial Hospital in Cape Town on Friday after a lifesaving kidney transplant from a living donor who came all the way from Australia to donate her kidney.
59 year-old Felicity Zieseniss received a kidney last week from long-time friend and former Port Elizabethan, 54 year-old Kathy Ward (nee McGillivray) who now lives with her husband and children i... read more
13:33 (GMT+2), Thu, 04 February 2016
The George Mayor, Charles Standers is on leave until the 11th of February after a case of assault was opened by his wife, Estie on Monday.
Conville Police are investigating a case of domestic violence after an alleged incident took place at the couple's home in Lavalia on Monday night.
It is alleged that the politician assaulted his wife in front of their six year old daughter.
In the meantime Standers... read more
13:22 (GMT+2), Thu, 04 February 2016
Two men appeared in the George Magistrate Court on Wednesday, three months after the decomposed body of the 34 year old Ilse Lindoor was found in a bag in George.
The men, aged 27 and 35, were arrested and will remain in custody until a formal bail application.
The body of the victim, who lived in Pacaltsdorp, was found on 12 October last year by pedestrians in the Saasveld bushes.
Her hands and feet... read more
11:26 (GMT+2), Thu, 04 February 2016
At least one person was killed after severe storms hit the north-eastern parts of the Eastern Cape on Wednesday night.
Preliminary reports from disaster teams indicate that people were also injured, and homes and infrastructure damaged, when heavy rains, accompanied by strong winds and hail hit the Mount Frere and Mount Ayliff areas on Wednesday night - leaving a trail of destruction along the way.
Spokesperson for... read more
10:50 (GMT+2), Thu, 04 February 2016
The Department of Social Development has initiated a national audit of drug and alcohol rehabilitation centres to ensure compliance and adherence to norms and standards.
The department said government was aware of a number of unregistered centres in operation.
“South Africa has a number of treatment facilities owned by government, the non-governmental sector as well as the private sector. The Prevention of an... read more