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13:11 (GMT+2), Thu, 26 November 2015
J/Bay constable shot dead by her husband An off-duty police constable in Jeffreys Bay has been shot dead by her security guard husband who then turned the gun on himself. The incident happened at the Strelitzia Street home early Thursday morning. Police spokesperson, Warrant Officer Gerda Swart, says its alleged that the 36-year-old female constable was off-duty when she was involved in a heated argument with her security guard husband. "Shots were hear... read more
11:44 (GMT+2), Thu, 26 November 2015
Little Brak River crime victims remembered during 16 Days campaign The Little Brak River community in the Garden Route will dedicate the 16 Days of Activism campaign in memory of three teenagers who were killed in the area this year. They released balloons and lit candles during a ceremony on Thursday at the Powertown Community Hall.  The three teenage victims, Elouise Witbooi (15), Bonique Jansen (15) and Lesley-Ann Maya (17) were all learners at the Great Brak River Secondary Sch... read more
10:52 (GMT+2), Thu, 26 November 2015
Young man wounded in PE gang shooting A young man from Port Elizabeth's Northern Areas is recovering in Livingstone Hospital after being shot in Ritchey Street in Helenvale Wednesday night in another suspected gang-related shooting. Police spokesperson,Captain Sandra Janse Van Rensburg, says the 20-year-old man was crossing a road when two men, whom he knows, started firing shooting at him.  She says the victim was hit in the arm and knee. J... read more
08:58 (GMT+2), Thu, 26 November 2015
R36 000 worth of abalone seized in PE Two bags of abalone were seized by Tactical Task Force and Department of Agriculture Forestry and Fisheries officials near the Anchor on Port Elizabeth's Marine Drive on Wednesday night. Tom Schwartz of the Tactical Task Force said the bags contained 204 unshucked abalone - which are still in their shells and 20 shucked abalone.  The value of the abalone is roughly R36 000. Schwartz said they responded to a t... read more
08:52 (GMT+2), Thu, 26 November 2015
14 year old girl found after falling into canal in Kirkwood Community Members  found the body of a 14 year-old girl who fell into an irrigation canal at Moses Mabida location at Kirkwood on Monday.  Police Warrant Officer Gerda Swart said the body of Asemahle April was found at around 9 o'clock on Wednesday, some 15 kilometres from where she had fallen into the canal.  A large search operation was conducted by various role players since the report was received ... read more
17:15 (GMT+2), Wed, 25 November 2015
AG paints grim picture of EC finances The Auditor-General Kimi Makwetu has painted a grim picture of the state of finances in the Eastern Cape. Releasing his audit report for the 2014 / 2015 financial year on Wednesday, Makwetu called on the province's political leadership to set the tone by dealing decisively with those responsible for non-compliance with legislation and the prescripts of supply chain management in particular. He said while irregular ex... read more
15:12 (GMT+2), Wed, 25 November 2015
Two killed in PE Gang violence in Port Elizabeth's Northern Areas continues to claim lives. Police spokesperson, Captain Sandra Janse Van Rensburg, said a man was killed when a lone gunman opened fire on a BMW in Glendenning Street in Schauderville, early Tuesday night. She identified the victim as 28-year-old Ryan Stafford. One other person in the car was wounded. Police believe they know who the shooter is but no arrests... read more
12:08 (GMT+2), Wed, 25 November 2015
PE lifeguards go on strike Municipal lifeguards have gone on strike at three of Port Elizabeth's main beaches, Kings Beach, Humewood and Hobie - over the issue of non-payment of salaries. Former word councillor and avid water sports enthusiast Stanford Slabbert says he was alerted to the problem this morning when he noticed that no lifeguards were manning their posts.   Slabbert told AlgoaFM news that bathers were obviously now at risk as... read more
09:45 (GMT+2), Wed, 25 November 2015
Department of Social Development launches 16 Days of Activism Social Development MEC Nancy Sihlwayi, officially launched the 16 Days of Activism on no violence against Women and Children at the Bhisho Legislature on Tuesday. She told ALGOA FM News that this year marks 24 years of this campaign.  Sihlwayi said this year's focus is on education and fighting drug abuse.  She added that more still needs to be done, as there continues to be increasing cases of rape of c... read more
09:39 (GMT+2), Wed, 25 November 2015
EC police nab two for murder and rape A 23-year-old woman will appear in court in Port Elizabeth on Wednesday on a charge of murder. Police  Constable Mncedi Mbombo, said the woman was arrested for allegedly stabbing a 53-year-old woman to death. He said the incident happened on Monday night in Kwazakhele. Mbombo says the two women were involved in an argument when the younger woman stabbed the older woman to death with a fork. Meanwhile an Easter... read more
15:28 (GMT+2), Tue, 24 November 2015
NMB taxi industry calls for the implementation of the IPTS The taxi industry in Nelson Mandela Bay has lashed out at the Municipality for apparently failing to meet a deadline to implement the Integrated Public Transport System. The industry has been sitting on the sidelines while a high-level investigation is underway into the IPTS programme. Addressing a media briefing on Tuesday, on behalf of the taxi industry, the CEO of Laphum'ilanga Transport Services, Gregory Rockman,... read more
13:43 (GMT+2), Tue, 24 November 2015
Quick action by PE SAPS sees suspects behind bars Four suspects are due to appear in the New Brighton Magistrate's Court in Port Elizabeth on Wednesday on charges of kidnapping and attempted murder after being apprehended in a high speed police chase through the city Monday night. Police spokesperson, Captain Sandra Janse van Rensburg, says a 33 year-old electrical contractor was working at a sub-station in Commercial Road at around 6 pm when he was confronte... read more
11:33 (GMT+2), Tue, 24 November 2015
Christopher Panayiotou  back in court Murder accused Christopher Panayiotou appeared briefly in the Port Elizabeth magistrate's court on Tuesday  after magistrate Abigail Beeton insisted he be present to hear arguement by his defence council for access to the State's case docket. Defence council Terry Price and Alwyn Griebenouw say they need the docket so that they can prepare another bail application for their client Panayiotou, who is accused ... read more
07:24 (GMT+2), Tue, 24 November 2015
Mossel Bay cop sentenced to 5 years for taking bribes A corrupt Mossel Bay police official who took bribes totaling R65 500, over a period of three years, to issue false clearance certificates for vehicles that had not been inspected, was jailed for five years on Monday. Daniel Fortuin, 59, appeared in the Bellville Specialised Commercial Crime Court, before magistrate Sabrina Sonnenberg, and pleaded guilty to charges framed in terms of the Prevention and Combating of Corrupti... read more
07:18 (GMT+2), Tue, 24 November 2015
Williams and Nelson Mandela Municipality part ways, amicably Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality's Acting City Manager, Mzwakhe Clay has confirmed that Communications Director, Roland Williams will be leaving the employ of the Municipality at the end of this month. Williams has been in the job for the last 14 years and told AlgoaFM News that he and the municipality have been in  discussions, and agreed to part ways in an amicable way. "We are not allowed to divulge the d... read more
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