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17:27 (GMT+2), Mon, Monday, July 28, 2014
EC police mourn loss of one of their own Port Elizabeth police have identified the off-duty policeman who was shot dead while sitting in his private car in Motherwell. He was the 31-year-old Constable Devin Hatting of the Mount Road police station. Police spokesperson, Captain Andre' Beetge says he died at the scene. It is believed that Hattingh had been escorting a furninture delivery truck to the township when he was shot on Monday afternoon. Beetge say... read more
13:09 (GMT+2), Mon, Monday, July 28, 2014
No money for PE Beachfront maintenance  A report to be submitted to the Sport, Recreation, Arts and Cultural Services later this week states that structures along Kings Beach walkways and Hobie Pier in Port Elizabeth are not being maintained due to a lack of funds. The report points out that at Hobie Pier some 99% of lights are out of order and balustrades are eroded. It says there is a commitment from the Electricity and Energy Directorate to carry out ... read more
12:52 (GMT+2), Mon, Monday, July 28, 2014
Detectives to investigate  Eastern Cape police have dispatched a team of detectives to Mzamaba in the former Transkei to investigate the mob murder of three members of one family and the torching of their homestead. Provincial police spokesperson, Colonel Sibongile Soci, says about ten people from the Lugwijini Location at Mzamba, near Mbizana, attacked 29-year-old Ayanda Nomaqhiza at a tavern. When his 72-year-old father, Julius, tried to i... read more
11:00 (GMT+2), Mon, Monday, July 28, 2014
Colchester Primary closed over teacher shortages  Parents of learners at Colchester Primary have decided to close the school until the Eastern Cape Education Department appoints two teachers to fill vacant posts at the institution. Piecy Tamboer, of the school governing body, says one post has been vacant for the past two years while another teacher retired recently. She told Algoa FM News that as a result of the teacher shortage, some children are unsupervised d... read more
10:34 (GMT+2), Mon, Monday, July 28, 2014
Rhodes students drown during fishing trip  Two students from Rhodes University drowned at the weekend in the Thomas Baines River outside Grahamstown. Police captain John Fobian says the students had gone fishing on Saturday when their boat capsized. A first year student managed to swim to safety and was admitted to hospital with near-drowning symptoms. Fobian says a search and rescue team found the bodies of the other two students on Sunday. They... read more
07:22 (GMT+2), Mon, Monday, July 28, 2014
Another fatal gang shooting in PE's northern areas  A 28-year-old man was killed in a suspected gang-related shooting in Helenvale, Port Elizabeth, on Sunday. The victim has been identified as Monique Kiviets. Police Warrant Officer Alvin Labans says the incident happened in Shamoi street and that Kiviets appears to have tried to intervene in a fight between 3-other men, in which a 24 year-old was stabbed in the neck. Labans says Kiviets was shot 6 times by tw... read more
11:48 (GMT+2), Sun, Sunday, July 27, 2014
PE man killed in gang shooting Port Elizabeth police are searching for two suspects, following a gang-shooting in Helenvale on Sunday morning. Spokesperson, WO Alvin Labans says a 28-year old man died at the scene, after he was hit 3 times in the upper body. He says the victim confronted the suspects, after his 27-year old friend was stabbed in the neck during an argument. Labans says 6 shots were fired at the victim. He says the suspects are kn... read more
11:47 (GMT+2), Sun, Sunday, July 27, 2014
Four prisoners escape from Barkley-East jail Civil rights organisation AfriForum has requested the National Commissioner of Correctional Services, Zach Modise, for an urgent internal investigation at the Barkley-East Prison in the Eastern Cape. This, after four prisoners, including two murder suspects arrested for the murder of farmer Sarel Pretorius in January 2014, escaped on Saturday. Head of Community Safety at AfriForum, Ian Cameron says their absence was only... read more
12:08 (GMT+2), Sat, Saturday, July 26, 2014
Two suspected copper thieves arrested in PE Port Elizabeth police have arrested two suspected copper thieves in Deal Party. Spokesperson, Capt. Sandra Janse van Rensburg says two members from Mount Road police station were on their way to work on Saturday morning, when they saw two men walking in Old Grahamstown Road, carrying copper pipes and wire. She says the police members pulled over and questioned the suspects. Janse van Rensburg says it was established t... read more
16:35 (GMT+2), Fri, Friday, July 25, 2014
SAMWU members march to East London City Hall More than 200 SA Municipal Worker's Union Members employed by the Buffalo City Municipality marched down Oxford Street to East London City Hall on Friday afternoon. At City Hall, they presented a memorandum to BCM Chief Whip Sangweni Matwele, who promised to take their grievances to Council and report back to them within ten days. Nkosinathi Nombila, Samwu's regional secretary for the Amathole region, said they're cal... read more
16:14 (GMT+2), Fri, Friday, July 25, 2014
Kwelera Nature Reserve declared EC's first national botanical garden Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa has formally declared the Kwelera Nature Reserve outside East London as the Eastern Cape’s first national botanical garden in terms of a notice published in the Government Gazette. The formal declaration follows the signing of a memorandum of agreement with the Eastern Cape Parks and Tourism Agency in March 2012. In terms of the agreement, the reserve will remain under the... read more
15:31 (GMT+2), Fri, Friday, July 25, 2014
Question marks over funding for Chippa United Sport, Recreation, Arts and Culture MEC Pemmy Majodina has told the Bhisho Legislature that there are no funds in her budget for newly promoted Premier Soccer League outfit Chippa United. Replying to questions during the debate on a report on her budget as to whether R21 million had been made available over three years as part of the relocation costs of Chippa United from the Western Cape to Port Elizabeth, the MEC said no ... read more
15:24 (GMT+2), Fri, Friday, July 25, 2014
East London police appeal to public for information East London police are appealing to the public for information on a hit-and-run accident on the N-2 on Tuesday in front of Life Beacon Bay Hospital. Captain Stephen Marais, says a man in his fifties, was hit by a car which failed to stop at the accident scene. He has appealed to anyone who may have information on the driver and the vehicle to contact the Beacon Bay police. Marais says all information will be treated c... read more
14:58 (GMT+2), Fri, Friday, July 25, 2014
 Armed robbery suspects arrested in East London East London police have arrested four men suspected of being involved in recent armed robberies in Mdantsane. Police captain Mluleki Mbi says they recovered three 9mm pistols, mandrax tablets with an estimated street value of R3000, two laptops, a plasma TV, digital camera, MP3 play station and Computer speakers. Captain Mbi says they received valuable information from the community to help nab the suspects. They fa... read more
14:24 (GMT+2), Fri, Friday, July 25, 2014
Hundreds protest in PE against Israeli aggression in Gaza Hundreds of people from civil society organisations and trade union federation Cosatu, under the banner of the Palestine Solidarity Alliance, held a protest outside the offices of the SABC in Port Elizabeth on Friday. They called for an end to Israel's aggression in the Gaza Strip. "We are here to protest for what is going on in Palestine it is a war that has been waged against those people. We are standing with our... read more
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