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12:26 (GMT+2), Sun, Sunday, December 21, 2014
PE woman's body found in her Walmer house Port Elizabeth police are puzzled after the body of a 57-year old woman was found in her Walmer house. WO Alwin Labans says Dora Gerber's grandchild reported to the police that she had'nt seen her grandmother for almost two weeks. He says when police arrived at the house, they had to break down the door to gain access. She was found lying on the floor with a stab wound to the head. Labans says there was no sign of ... read more
12:24 (GMT+2), Sun, Sunday, December 21, 2014
PE boy killed after being hit by a car Port Elizabeth police are investigating a case of culpable homicide, after a 5-year old boy was hit and killed by a motorvehicle in Arcadia on Saturday. Spokesperson, WO Alwin Labans says the child was riding his skateboard in a street, and was hit by a vehicle. He says the driver of a VW Polo was arrested at the scene for driving under the influence of alcohol. The 47-year old man will appear in court tomorrow.... read more
08:18 (GMT+2), Sun, Sunday, December 21, 2014
Eastern Cape roads claim several lives At least 6 people were killed in a head-on collision on the N6 between Queenstown and Cathcart in the Eastern Cape on Saturday evening. Provincial traffic spokesperson, Tshepo Machaea says 5 people were killed instantly in a VW Golf, and an infant later died in hospital Meanwhile, one person was killed and several others injured in a head-on collision between a bakkie and a minibus on the R61 between Ngcobo and Mthatha o... read more
07:16 (GMT+2), Sun, Sunday, December 21, 2014
Somalian shop robbed for a second time in PE Port Elizabeth police are searching for three armed suspects, after a Somali-owned shop in Motherwell was robbed for the second time in less than a week. Spokesperson, Constable Mncedi Mbombo says two Somali nationals were busy offloading groceries from their vehicle on Saturday, when three men demanded money from them. They took airtime, cigarettes, a pair of new shoes and an undisclosed amount of cash and fled on foot... read more
12:35 (GMT+2), Sat, Saturday, December 20, 2014
Four arrested after Eastern Cape bank robbery A bank robbery in Lusikisiki was revealed to be an apparent inside job, when two bank clerks, along with two other accomplices, were arrested for the crime. Eastern Cape police spokesperson, Lt-Col Mzukisi Fatyela says police received a call of a bank robbery on Friday and when they got there, the robbers were gone. He says police viewed CC-TV footage, and later arrested two staff members who were inside the bank at the ... read more
12:33 (GMT+2), Sat, Saturday, December 20, 2014
Penguin festival launched at Cape St Francis The Southern African Foundation for the Conservation of Coastal Birds, SANCCOB, launched a 10 day penguin festival in Cape St Francis on Saturday morning, with the release of 6 rehabilitated penguins back into the sea. The festival will include a number of events and activities for the whole family and all proceeds will go to SANCCOB. Based in Cape St Francis, next to the iconic Seal Point Lighthouse, the penguin rehab... read more
08:52 (GMT+2), Sat, Saturday, December 20, 2014
Body of missing Gauteng man washes up at Jeffrey's Bay The body of a 20-year old man was recovered, after it washed ashore at Kabeljaauws, Jeffrey's Bay on Saturday morning. The man went missing while swimming at Main Beach in Jeffreys Bay on Tuesday evening. The NSRI says the man, who was originally from Gauteng, was apparently caught in rip currents. Spokespeson, Craig Lambinon, says a surfer had gone to assist, but the man had disappeared under the water before the sur... read more
12:33 (GMT+2), Fri, Friday, December 19, 2014
PE mayor honoured as a 'Living Legend' Nelson Mandela Bay Executive Mayor Benson Fihla, has been honoured as one of the province's Living Legends. An exhibition entitled Life and Times of Ben Fihla officially opened on Wednesday at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Art Museum and will be on display until January 18th. Fihla, who spent 14 years on Robben Island and also escape execution in 1964, says he has a unique opportunity to know what others have to say ab... read more
12:16 (GMT+2), Fri, Friday, December 19, 2014
Missing Uitenhage boy found alive after two friends tragically drown  Uitenhage police say they've located the third child who was reported missing after a group of children jumped into the Lapland River to escape a swarm of bees. Police spokesperson, Warrant Officer Gerda Swart, says the child had been admitted to hospital for treatment for bee stings. She says he has been discharged and is recovering at home. Meanwhile, Swart says police divers have recovered the bodies of two b... read more
08:59 (GMT+2), Fri, Friday, December 19, 2014
Hartenbos father sentenced for assaulting his baby  The father from Hartenbos man who abused his four month old baby boy in 2012, has been jailed after being found guilty of attempted murder . The man was sentenced on Thursday. Regional Magistrate Daniel Bok says the 28 year old accused is guilty of attempted murder. He pleaded that he was temporarily insane when he assaulted his baby boy in August 2012. A pediatrician testified during the trial that the victim will... read more
07:04 (GMT+2), Fri, Friday, December 19, 2014
Suspect arrested in connection with toddler stabbings  A 33-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the stabbing and wounding of two small children and their mother in Dobsonville, Soweto. Police spokesperson, Warrant Officer Kay Makhubela says he will appear in the Protea Magistrate's Court on Friday. She says two boys, aged two and three, and their 20-year-old mother were attacked during a robbery in their home on Tuesday night . Two men were believed to... read more
16:07 (GMT+2), Thu, Thursday, December 18, 2014
Knysna Municipality’s water restrictions still in place Statement released by Knysna Municipality: Only a week into the holiday season and Knysna’s demand for water has increased significantly. Although the town is not facing a crises at this stage, if water usage is not mitigated the town could face a problem. The municipality urges residents and seasonal visitors to use water sparingly and responsibly especially during the warm summer season. The municipality’s ... read more
14:43 (GMT+2), Thu, Thursday, December 18, 2014
Mossel Bay robber gets 15 years  A Mossel Bay man has been sentenced to an effective 15 years imprisonment for robbery. Thirty year old Ricardo Moolman robbed six victims over a period of a few months. All the robberies occurred in the Mossel Bay area. Moolman was found guilty on all six charges of robbery and sentenced to 15 years behind bars.... read more
14:10 (GMT+2), Thu, Thursday, December 18, 2014
Suspect arrested following gang shooting in PE  Port Elizabeth police have arrested a 21-year-old man following a suspected gang-related shooting in Helenvale. Police spokesperson, Warrant Officer Alwin Labans says the victim, also 21, was sitting with friends in Voysen Street when the alleged shooter arrived. He says there was an argument between the two and shots were fired. Labans says the victim was hit in the legs and admitted to hospital. The suspect... read more
12:47 (GMT+2), Thu, Thursday, December 18, 2014
Stowaway drowns at PE port  A Tanzanian national has drowned after allegedly jumping into the water in the Port of Port Elizabeth to escape security personnel. Police spokesperson, Warrant Officer Alwin Labans, says a second foreign national was taken into custody. He says the incident took place on Thursday night. Labans says the victim was 25 years old. Its suspected that the pair may have stowed away on one of the vessels in the harb... read more
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