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11:30 (GMT+2), Mon, Monday, October 20, 2014
Chinese nationals back in court for  Three Chinese national arrested in connection with a murder at a PE restaurant are expected back in court on Monday. It's understood that the case against them will be postponed to next week for a formal bail application. The three were arrested in connection with the murder of 37-year-old Zhi Duan Huang in the Jade Gardens Restaurant about two weeks ago. Meanwhile, police spokesperson Captain Sandra Janse Van R... read more
10:49 (GMT+2), Mon, Monday, October 20, 2014
Department denies 'preparing   The Correctional Services department has denied reports that it had already prepared a cell for paralympian Oscar Pistorius at the Kgosi Mampuru prison in Pretoria. Department spokesperson, Mthunzi Mhaga says any insinuation that they have prepared a cell to incarcerate anyone who has not yet been sentenced to a jail term, is both malicious and irresponsible. Eye Witness News reported that a cell had already been... read more
07:15 (GMT+2), Mon, Monday, October 20, 2014
Lobby group not happy with light sentence on farmer   South Africa's largest bird conservation lobby has lashed out at what it says is the light sentence imposed on a farmer who poisoned 46 threatened Cape vultures. Last Thursday, Armand Aucamp, was fined R10 000 after pleading guilty to lacing a sheep's carcass with carbofuran, a powerful insecticide. Forty-six Cape vultures ate the sheep and died in December last year. Aucamp, who lives in the Eastern Cape, also... read more
06:17 (GMT+2), Mon, Monday, October 20, 2014
Numsa EC Metal workers union, Numsa in the Eastern Cape, says its aware of pending efforts to have the union suspended by Cosatu. Numsa says some Cosatu affiliates will try and use the federation's Central Executive Committee meeting this week to either force an illegal suspension or expulsion of NUMSA from COSATU. Spokesperson, Castro Ngobese, says Numsa will resist any attempts from any quarters to separate NUMSA from the 2.2 m... read more
12:40 (GMT+2), Sun, Sunday, October 19, 2014
Mango to participate in PE Airshow Low cost airline Mango will participate, for the first time, in the Baywest Port Elizabeth Airshow on Saturday 25 October shortly after 10:00am. The airline’s new generation Boeing 737-800 is set to wow spectators when flanked in formation by the Silver Falcons at the event. In addition, Mango will be hosting a Career Day at the event to provide information to learners on careers and opportunities within the avia... read more
12:34 (GMT+2), Sun, Sunday, October 19, 2014
Armed robbery at PE petrol station Port Elizabeth police are searching for two armed suspects, following a robbery at a petrol station in Humerail in the early hours of Sunday morning. Spokesperson, Capt Sandra Janse van Rensburg says the robbers fled the scene with cellphones and an undisclosed amount of cash. No-one was injured during the robbery. ... read more
12:32 (GMT+2), Sun, Sunday, October 19, 2014
PE teenager hit and killed by vehicle Port Elizabeth police are investigating a case of culpable homicide, after a teenager was hit by a vehicle in Gelvendale late on Saturday afternoon. Capt. Sandra Janse van Rensburg says the 15-year old boy was riding on his bicycle in Gail Road, when the accident happened. She says he died on the way to hospital. No arrests have been made.... read more
09:50 (GMT+2), Sat, Saturday, October 18, 2014
PE suspect arrested in Kimberley for robbery A 33 year old suspect from Port Elizabeth has been arrested in Kimberley for robbery. Northern Cape police say the robbery allegedly occurred in Hadison Park on Thursday, when the driver of a silver VW Polo forced a Mercedes Benz off the road. Three men jumped out of the Polo and pulled a 55-year old woman out of her vehicle. Passing motorists witnessed the incident and stopped to assist. They apprehended one of ... read more
16:47 (GMT+2), Fri, Friday, October 17, 2014
R70 million approved for Walmer Township Provincial Planning and Treasury has approved expenditure totalling R70 million by the Eastern Cape Development Corporation in Walmer Township, Port Elizabeth. Metrominute reports that R50 million has been allocated to Walmer for electricity to improve on the capacity of the transformers that keep overloading due to illegal connections. An additional R20 million has been approved for stormwater in Walmer Township to avoi... read more
16:40 (GMT+2), Fri, Friday, October 17, 2014
Father sentenced for the rape of daughter A 66-year old man has been sentenced to 25 years imprisonment by the Tsomo Regional Court for raping his 10 year old daughter. The incident took place on Christmas Day 2011. It later emerged that the father had raped his daughter six times prior to his wife catching him red-handed. The accused was then charged with seven counts of rape. The investigating officer, detective constable Simo Potelwa, of the Butterworth... read more
15:19 (GMT+2), Fri, Friday, October 17, 2014
East London taxi driver in court for overloading A 27-year old East London taxi driver has appeared in court after he was arrested for overloading his vehicle with learners from Hudson Park High School. Police Captain Stephen Marais says Masixole Mameza was arrested on Thursday on a charge of overloading. Marais says he was granted bail of R300 at a nearby police station Provincial Traffic spokesperson, Tsepo Machaya, says the driver was arrested by provincial traff... read more
15:14 (GMT+2), Fri, Friday, October 17, 2014
Mystery over discovery of body near Bluewater Bay Port Elizabeth police have found the body of a man buried in a hole amongst bushes along the N2 near Bluewater Bay. Police Captain Sandra Janse Van Rensburg is at the scene and says its too early to say if the body is that of 37-year old Chinese national Zhi Duan Huang. She's also asked that the public not stop at the crime scene as the area is becoming extremely conjested. "At this time we cannot speculate if t... read more
14:09 (GMT+2), Fri, Friday, October 17, 2014
Hartenbos toddler to be removed from his foster home The little baby boy from Hartenbos who was so severely abused that he will never be normal again, has had to be removed from the foster home that he was placed into in Pretoria recently. The child was four months old when he was assaulted by his 28-year-old father. Correspondent Louise Karsten reports that he is now two and a half years old. The father of the baby is accused of attempted murder after his infant son ... read more
14:00 (GMT+2), Fri, Friday, October 17, 2014
Oscar Pistorius to know his fate on Tuesday State Prosecutor Gerrie Nel concluded the State's heads of argument in the Oscar Pistorius trial on Friday, saying the court must take society into consideration when deciding on an appropriate sentence for the paralympian. Nel has asked that Pistorius be jailed for a minimum ten years for killing Reeva Steenkamp as the negligence displayed by the accused bordered on intent. "The minimum term that society will be h... read more
13:47 (GMT+2), Fri, Friday, October 17, 2014
US Civil Rights leader Jesse Jackson arrives in East London US Civil Rights icon, the Reverend Jesse Jackson, has arrived in East London, where he will be attending this weekend's SA Traditional Music Awards. The Awards ceremonies will take place at the East London International Convention Centre. Eastern Cape Arts and Culture MEC, Pemmy Majodina told a media briefing that Jackson will be taken on a tour of Duncan Village before there is a motorcade parade down Oxford Street. ... read more
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