17:19 (GMT+2), Wed, Wednesday, May 27, 2015
Opposition parties in Nelson Mandela Bay have announced that they will be boycotting a special council meeting on Thursday for the election of a new mayor.
SAFA President Danny Jordaan is currently in Zurich, Switzerland, on Fifa related business and flies home overnight for the meeting - he has been nominated by the ruling party for the position of Nelson Mandela Bay mayor.
After the council meeting Jordaan is due to fl... read more
14:07 (GMT+2), Wed, Wednesday, May 27, 2015
Port Elizabeth police are searching for at least 5 armed men, who fired several shots at a group of men outside a house in Bethelsdorp on Wednesday morning.
Spokesperson, Captain Johan Rheeder says the attackers stopped their vehicle next to the group, jumped out and fired 20 shots in quick succession at point blank range.
He says three men, aged between 27 and 31, were killed instantly and a fourth, a 21-year old, was c... read more
10:49 (GMT+2), Wed, Wednesday, May 27, 2015
Family members of murdered school teacher Jayde Panayiotou made their first appearance in the PE Magistrate's court this morning where the bail hearing of her husband, Christopher continues.
The PE businessman is charged with orchestrating the abduction and murder of his wife last month.
The two families made no eye contact with each other and Jayde's sister was visibly emotional when the accused entered th... read more
10:29 (GMT+2), Wed, Wednesday, May 27, 2015
Eighty residents of a Retirement Village in Jeffreys Bay were evacuated and four people, including a staff member, were rushed to hospital in Humansdorp for treatment for smoke inhalation on Wednesday morning.
Police spokesperson, Warrant Officer Basil Seekooi, says a fire started out in the linen room at the village at about one-thirty on Wednesday morning.
It is believed that an electrical... read more
08:51 (GMT+2), Wed, Wednesday, May 27, 2015
Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality will hold a special council meeting to formally elect a new mayor following the announcement of Safa boss Danny Jordaan as the incumbent.
The Special Council meeting will be held at Nangoza Jebe Hall in New Brighton, Port Elizabeth.
The meeting will also elect the deputy mayor and chief whip.
The ANC has nominated Jordaan for the mayoral position after ousting 82-year-old Benson Fihla a... read more
08:12 (GMT+2), Wed, Wednesday, May 27, 2015
President Jacob Zuma says he will not bow to increasing pressure to release the Marikana report.
Tabling his budget vote in the National Assembly on Tuesday, Zuma said he would only release the report of the Farlam Commission of inquiry, once he had properly applied his mind to it.
He said the report will be released before the end of next month.
Zuma tabled his budget amid a silent but visible protest by MPs from the... read more
17:16 (GMT+2), Tue, Tuesday, May 26, 2015
When Christopher Panayiotou returns to the dock on Wednesday for the continuation of his bail hearing, he would have been behind bars for nearly a month.
He’s accused of orchestrating the abduction and murder of his 28-year-old wife Jayde.
His co-accused are Thando Siyoni, a bouncer at the Infinity club in Algoa Park, Port Elizabeth and alleged shooter, Sizwezakhe Vumazonke.
The hearing on Tuesday was dela... read more
15:52 (GMT+2), Tue, Tuesday, May 26, 2015
Six suspects from Mandela township in Mthatha will be appearing in the Mthatha Magistrate's Court on Wednesday on charges of the illegal possession of firearms and ammunition.
Police Lieutenant Colonel Mzukisi Fatyela sais the suspects aged between 25 and 35 were arrested on Monday afternoon on the R61 near Baziya on the way from Mthatha to Engcobo.
Fatyela says police reacted on a tip off from the public about... read more
15:21 (GMT+2), Tue, Tuesday, May 26, 2015
A teenage boy who was attacked by a free-roaming pitbull in Knysna on New Years Day will be financially compensated by the owner of the dog.
The 16 year old boy's legal team and the dog owner have settled the matter out of court.
The youngster was attacked by the pitbull while walking on Leisure Island.
He was badly bitten while trying to help a group of children who were being attacked by the dog.
... read more
13:54 (GMT+2), Tue, Tuesday, May 26, 2015
A man from Conville, George has been sentenced in the Thembalethu Regional Court to 48 years imprisonment for the rape and abduction of a 14 year old girl.
Fifty one year old Errol Borcherds was earlier convicted of abducting the teenager in Pacaltsdorp in April 2013.
He then drove his victim to a cemetery in York Street in George, where he raped her twice.
Regional Magistrate Eugenia Jacobs sentenced the accuse... read more
11:55 (GMT+2), Tue, Tuesday, May 26, 2015
Courtroom 26 of the Port Elizabeth Magistrate’s Court was packed to capacity this morning, ahead of the appearance of 28-year old Christopher Panayiotou, for the murder of his wife Jayde.
Panayiotou’s bail application is set to continue today, with both the state prosecutor, Marius Stander and defence advocate Terry Price to submit their heads of argument.
Algoa FM's Raahil Sain reports that the State sub... read more
10:33 (GMT+2), Tue, Tuesday, May 26, 2015
The Buffalo City Municipality is reporting a crisis at Needscamp in East London.
BCM spokesperson Keith Ngesi says community members have drained the small reservoir at Needscamp and have now started draining the 10 megalitre reservoir.
He could not give a reason for this form of protest action, which he described as sabotage, but said the matter had been reported to the police and political leadership. ... read more
09:25 (GMT+2), Tue, Tuesday, May 26, 2015
Port Elizabeth police have issued a warning to liquor store owners following a spate of robberies in recent weeks.
Police spokesperson, Captain Johan Rheeder, says three men, who were armed with rifles, robbed a Tops Liquor Store at Five Ways on Monday night.
He says the gang struck just before closing, fleeing with money and liquor.
Rheeder says one suspect was arrested and a firearm recovered.
... read more
07:16 (GMT+2), Tue, Tuesday, May 26, 2015
A group calling itself the defenders of the EFF constitution want party leader Julius Malema to step down while he sorts out his legal battle with the SA Revenue Service.
The group said in a statement yesterday that it does not want to head into the 2016 local government election campaign with a dark cloud hanging over them.
However, EFF spokesperson Mbuyiseni Ndlozi said the party would make no apology for standing be... read more
07:13 (GMT+2), Tue, Tuesday, May 26, 2015
A 35 year old suspect is due to appear in the Beaufort West Magistrate's court on Tuesday after being arrested at the weekend for dealing in drugs worth nearly four million rand.
Police spokesperson, Captain Malcolm Poje, says they were responding to a tip off and pulled over a truck en-route from Beaufort West to Cape Town on Sunday afternoon.
He says police discovered 56 bags containing dagga weighing a... read more