11:03 (GMT+2), Thu, 08 October 2015
Police have arrested seven suspects on the R-72 road between East London and Port Alfred.
Police spokesperson, Lieutenant-Colonel, Mtati Tana, said the arrests came after a police patrol spotted an open truck on the road in the early hours of Wednesday morning.
He says the truck had been robbed of its goods.
Tana says police followed up on information and arrested the suspects, aged between 18 and 29, while goods wort... read more
09:03 (GMT+2), Thu, 08 October 2015
Eastern Cape police have arrested two suspects for business robbery in Alicedale.
Spokesperson, Captain Mali Govender says the two men were allegedly also involved in a farm attack in Addo on Tuesday.
A 33 year old victim was robbed and stabbed on Monday by two men wearing balaclavas. The man was punched in the nose when he tried to escape and stabbed in his right hand when he tried to fight back.
The suspects took ca... read more
08:39 (GMT+2), Thu, 08 October 2015
Two residents from George will appear in the city's Magistrate Court on Thursday for a bail application, after they killed a baboon with a sharp object.
The men allegedly assaulted the baboon last week near a holiday resort in George.
The George Municipality condemned the incident, as three wild animal monitors were recently appointed to deal with baboons causing havoc in the area.
Authorities had... read more
08:36 (GMT+2), Thu, 08 October 2015
Eastern Cape Cooperative Governance MEC, Fikile Xasa, has expressed his shock at the violence which rocked Stersktroom in the troubled Inkwanca Municipality.
This, after six people were arrested when supporters of mayor, Luleka Ghubula and those supporting former mayor, Mthandazo Qamn-gwana, clashed in the town on Tuesday.
The violence then spread, leading to an attack on Ghubula's home and the torching of Qamn-gwana... read more
07:39 (GMT+2), Thu, 08 October 2015
A 32 year old Grahamstown man will appear in court on Thursday in connection with the death of a nine month old baby.
Police said the baby, who was strapped to his mother's back, died when the man allegedly assaulted the woman during an argument last Friday.
Police spokesperson, Captain Mali Govender, says the man, who had been on the run since then, was handed over to police by relatives on Wednesday following ... read more
17:26 (GMT+2), Wed, 07 October 2015
Nelson Mandela Bay Executive Mayor, Danny Jordaan, and the Mandela Bay Development Agency, on Wednesday launched the the inner-city security programme to much fanfare.
On display at Vuyisile Mini Square were Municipal and SAPS security vehicles as well as "a strong force of 62 additional foot officers, several vehicle patrol units as well as a specially trained canine unit been deployed crack down on crime as part of t... read more
15:43 (GMT+2), Wed, 07 October 2015
The former boyfriend of a Knysna woman has pleaded guilty in the Western Cape High Court to murdering the woman's mother.
Twenty-year-old Kyle Maspero pleaded guilty on Wednesday to killing the 39-year old Rosemary Theron in March 2013.
Maspero attacked Theron from behind while her 18-year-old daughter, Phoenix Racing Cloud, hugged her mother.
Phoenix is serving a 15 year sentence in terms of a plea agreement in w... read more
15:02 (GMT+2), Wed, 07 October 2015
Political rivalry in the Sterkstroom in the Eastern Cape boiled over on Tuesday leading to an attack on the home of the mayor of the Inkwanca Municipality, Luleka Ghubula.
According to police the home former mayor Mthandazo Qamngwana, was also torched as supporters of the two clashed in the streets of the town at around lunch-time on Tuesday.
Three houses in total were attacked and set alight.
Police spokesperson, Lie... read more
14:46 (GMT+2), Wed, 07 October 2015
At least one child had died when the roof a derelict building in Highfield Street collapsed on Wednesday afternoon.
Police spokesperson, Warrant Officer Alwin Labans, says a group of boys were busy removing bricks from the building to sell, when tragedy struck.
He says the entire building collapsed.
Labans says at this stage they do not know how many other children may be trapped beneath the rubble.
He says th... read more
12:20 (GMT+2), Wed, 07 October 2015
Port Elizabeth police have arrested two men in connection with another gangland shooting spree in the city's Northern Areas.
Two people were wounded, one an innocent by-stander, when gunmen fired numerous shots at a man standing in Deverill Street in Helenvale, early on Tuesday night.
Fifty-three-year-old Selinda Jacobs was wounded, while a 26-year-old man, who was the intended target, managed to flee the volley of s... read more
12:12 (GMT+2), Wed, 07 October 2015
Police say no foul play is suspected in the death of a well-known Port Elizabeth restaurateur.
The 42-year-old man was found by an employee in the upmarket Wicker Woods restaurant just after eight on Wednesday morning.
Police spokesperson, Warrant Officer Alwin Labans, says the man sustained a gunshot wound to the head.
A 9mm pistol was found on the scene.
An inquest docket will be opened.
... read more
07:42 (GMT+2), Wed, 07 October 2015
The Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality says three beaches have been accorded Blue Flag status by the Wildlife and Environment Society of South Africa.
These are Humewood, Hobie and King's Beach
Portfolio committee chairperson, Andiswa Mama, says the Blue Flag awards is a huge achievement for the the Metro, but work continues at other beaches like Wells Estate to achieve the same status.
The announcement was made in H... read more
07:28 (GMT+2), Wed, 07 October 2015
A 32 year old man is expected to appear in the Somerset East Magistrates Court on Wednesday on a charge of murder.
This follows his arrest on Monday afternoon after the body of a woman was found at Belklaar farm near Cookhouse earlier in the day.
The 39 year old Belinda Olivier has sustained multiple stab wounds.
She was found dead in her bed.
Cradock Cluster Commander, Brigadier Madoda Zamkana has praised hi... read more
16:51 (GMT+2), Tue, 06 October 2015
The City of George will be hosting the first Eden Independent Film Festival at the end of this month.
The Cape Film Commission says the three-day Festival is supported by the National Lotteries Commission and the City of George which has a signed an agreement with the Commission to assist in developing the film industry in the George and the Eden District.
CEO, Denis Lillie, says the Eden Independent Film Festival ... read more
15:04 (GMT+2), Tue, 06 October 2015
The KwaNonqaba police in Mossel Bay are still searching for the mother of a new-born baby found in a sewerage pipe last Friday.
This horrific site greeted municipal workers who were called out to assist with a clogged pipe.
They then found the body of the baby girl.
Its believed that the child's mother may be living in one of 25 homes in the vicinity of Umtata-Singel Street.
Anyone who may have information on t... read more