05:59 (GMT+2), Mon, Monday, April 27, 2015
An identikit has been released by the PE detective team of a person of interest and possible suspect in the murder of ms Jayde Panayiotou. Any person who knows him and his whereabouts to please contact their local police station or the Kabega Park police in Port Elizabeth.
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11:45 (GMT+2), Sun, Sunday, April 26, 2015
The Sarah Baartman heritage site at Hankey in the Eastern Cape has been vandalised.
Uitenhage police spokesperson, Warrant Officer Gerda Swart, says they received a report from a community member on Saturday that a group of people had been seen at the gravesite.
Swart says it was established that paint had been daubed on a commemmorative plaque at the Sarah Baartman memorial.
A case of malicious damage to property and... read more
12:21 (GMT+2), Sat, Saturday, April 25, 2015
Its been a black Saturday on Eastern Cape roads with 11 people killed in separate accidents on opposite sides of the province.
On the T29 near Mqanduli, south of Mthatha, the driver of a bakkie transporting mourners to a funeral lost control of his vehicle which overturned.
Two people were killed instantly, and 14 others were critically injured.
And at around 4-30 on Saturday morning in the Karoo, nine people were... read more
07:54 (GMT+2), Sat, Saturday, April 25, 2015
Children’s rights activists have expressed their shock after a prominent George dentist was released on bail after allegedly sexually assaulting a 12-year-old boy during a sleepover at his Harolds Bay home earlier this month.
This just more than four months after he was convicted and sentenced to four years under house arrest for performing sexual acts on a minor.
The 43-year-old man, who cannot be named until he h... read more
16:24 (GMT+2), Fri, Friday, April 24, 2015
Port Elizabeth police have arrested two suspects following an attempted business robbery at an Engen garage in Motherwell.
Police spokesperson, Warrant Officer, Dumile Gwavu, says one of the suspects threatened a security guard with a firearm late on Thursday night, and demanded that he open the shop in order to access an ATM machine.
Gwavu says police arrived at the scene and warning shots were fired.
The suspects fl... read more
15:39 (GMT+2), Fri, Friday, April 24, 2015
The Chairperson of the Select Committee on Economic Development and Small Business, Eddie Makue, has voiced overall satisfaction with economic development in the Nelson Mandela Bay Metro.
Members form the National Council of Provinces have been on a week long oversight visit to the metro.
Speaking to Algoa FM News on Friday, Makue said there was indeed a good story to tell as far as job opportunities and training for you... read more
14:53 (GMT+2), Fri, Friday, April 24, 2015
Police have released pictures of jewelry taken from slain Riebeeck College teacher, Jayde Panayiotou, as the investigation into her murder continues.
She was reported missing from her residential complex on Tuesday morning, and her body was found near Kwanobuhle outside Uitenhage on Wednesday morning.
Police say in a statement that they are releasing pictures of the jewelry, in the hope that someone recognises it.
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12:45 (GMT+2), Fri, Friday, April 24, 2015
A 35 year old King William's Town suspect has been arrested in connection with the kidnapping and rape of a 19-year old Dutywa high school learner.
Police Captain Jackson Manatha says the victim was lured by the man last weekend after initially striking up a conversation with him on Facebook.
She was forcibly taken to his home at Mount Coke, King William's Town where she was raped.
The suspect was arrested on ... read more
12:37 (GMT+2), Fri, Friday, April 24, 2015
The case against a couple who are accused of being part of a syndicate that distributed images of babies being abused has been postponed in the Port Elizabeth Magistrate's Court.
The 33 year-old man and 22 year-old woman from Westering, appeared in court on Friday and are alleged to be part of an international child pornography ring that distributed footage of the torture, rape and murder of babies and newborns.
The ... read more
11:58 (GMT+2), Fri, Friday, April 24, 2015
A man from Port Elizabeth was tied up, threatened with a knife and robbed in his home in Providentia in the early hours of Friday morning.
23 year-old Robert Brewis is a computer programmer in the city.
He was only discharged from hospital two days ago after a surgical procedure and says he battled to fall asleep last night.
Brewis told AlgoaFM new that he eventually fell asleep on the coach around 2am, only to be awa... read more
09:03 (GMT+2), Fri, Friday, April 24, 2015
Parents and learners from the John Walton Secondary School in Uitenhage closed the school again on Friday morning.
That's in protest against a lack of teachers.
Teachers and learners were seen standing outside the locked school gates.
Parents and learners closed the school last Wednesday, and held a protest march to the offices of the Department of Education in Uitenhage on Thursday.
They say there's a shor... read more
07:51 (GMT+2), Fri, Friday, April 24, 2015
More than 70 South Africans from all over the country took part in a march in rememberance of slain Riebeeck College teacher Jayde Panayiotou in the UAE city of Al Ain on Friday morning.
Expat Carol-Anne Poisat organised the march as a show of solidarity with all victims of crime in South Africa.
She says the walkers were also joined by a group of cyclists and held a moment of silence for Jayde and for all South Afircans w... read more
16:37 (GMT+2), Thu, Thursday, April 23, 2015
Eastern Cape Human Settlements MEC, Helen Sauls-August and the mayor of the Amathole District Municipality, Nomasikizi Konza handed over a new fully furnished home to a destitute family in Bedford on Thursday.
Department head, Gaster Sharpley told Algoa FM News that the family of Ayolise Ntetho, a 9 year-old boy who was born without legs, were the beneficiaries of the house.
Sharpley said the department decided to assist... read more
16:27 (GMT+2), Thu, Thursday, April 23, 2015
Port Elizabeth police are searching for 3 armed men who robbed a man of a substantial amount of cash on Thursday.
Spokesperson, WO Alwin Labans says the 34-year old victim was confronted by the suspects after withdrawing money at an ATM in Commercial Road.
The suspects forced the man into his vehicle, and demanded that he withdraw more money at other ATM's.
Labans says he then stalled his vehicle at an off ramp on... read more
16:23 (GMT+2), Thu, Thursday, April 23, 2015
Eastern Cape Premier, Phumulo Masaulle, has condemned the attack against slain Uitenhage teacher, Jade Panayiotou.
He was speaking at a march against Xenophobia at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University in Port Elizabeth on Thursday.
The popular Riebeek College Girl’s High School teacher was allegedly abducted outside her home at Stellen Glen residential complex in Deacon Road, Kabega Park on Tuesday morning.
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