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11:42 (GMT+2), Sat, 30 April 2016
Five die in horror George accident A three-year-old boy from George and his sister of just one-year and three months were among five victims of a horror accident on the R404 towards Herolds Bay early Saturday morning. Police spokesperson, Captain Malcolm Pojie, said one person survived the accident after getting out of a stationary car to call for help after they had run out of petrol. "We are investigating a culpable homicide following an incident t... read more
08:20 (GMT+2), Sat, 30 April 2016
Pic: Supplied Police in Walmer, Port Elizabeth, have arrested 45 people in a 48-hour anti-crime operation. Police spokesperson, Colonel Priscilla Naidu, said the crime blitz in Walmer township this week was conducted by SAPS crime intelligence ,Walmer Police, Public Order Police, PE K9 unit, the Tactical Response Team as well as local detectives. She said they conducted cordon and search operations, netting suspects for crim... read more
07:31 (GMT+2), Sat, 30 April 2016
EC ANCYL defends Zuma in the midst of another controversy PORT ELIZABETH, April 29 (ANA) – The African National Congress Youth League in the Eastern Cape defended President Jacob Zuma on Friday and insisted that there were no charges or indictments against him. This follows the High Court in Pretoria judgment to set aside the 2009 decision of then acting National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) head Mokotedi Mpshe not to proceed with the prosecution of Zuma on 783 corruption cha... read more
16:05 (GMT+2), Fri, 29 April 2016
From left: Zoliswa Mathana (BCM Council speaker) Mayor Alfred Mtsi and Xola Phakathi Deputy Mayor at the SAMWU strike Media Briefing at the City Hall Friday. The Buffalo City municipality and the South African Municipal Workers Union reached an agreement on Friday following a two-week strike by municipal workers.  The strike, which hampered service delivery, was reportedly over union demands for back-pay of two years as a result of delays experienced in the job evaluation process. Buffalo City Mayor, Alfred Mtsi, released details of the agreement Friday after the second ... read more
10:57 (GMT+2), Fri, 29 April 2016
ANC hits back at DA over appointment of former Correctional Services boss PORT ELIZABETH, April 29 (ANA) – The African National Congress (ANC) in the Nelson Mandela Bay has “dismissed with contempt” Democratic Alliance (DA) criticism of the appointment of former Correctional Services boss Linda Mti as the metro’s head of safety and security. The former World Cup 2010 security boss will ultimately be at the helm of heading up the city’s much anticipated metro police s... read more
08:53 (GMT+2), Fri, 29 April 2016
DA slams NMB municipality for failure to fill 1700 vacant posts  Over 1,700 potential job opportunities in Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality are vacant. This revelation followed recent parliamentary replies, according to the Democratic Alliance in the Eastern Cape. DA Caucus leader, Retief Odendaal  slammed Nelson Mandela Bay Executive Mayor, Danny Jordaan, on Friday,  for withholding services from residents in Nelson Mandela Bay. Odendaal said the failure of the metro to f... read more
08:43 (GMT+2), Fri, 29 April 2016
PE man arrested for possession of drugs A 53- year-old Lorraine man is expected to appear in court early next week on drug related charges. Port Elizabeth police spokesperson, Colonel Priscilla Naidu, said Mount Road Crime Prevention Unit Warrant officer, Shaun Wait and   Port Elizabeth's Flying Squad Warrant officer, Deon Fourie and Gerhard Van der Merwe acted on information received on Thursday, about possible drug activities at a house in Trevor Stree... read more
08:36 (GMT+2), Fri, 29 April 2016
Civilian doctor arrested for committing multiple sexual assaults on SANDF members The South African National Defence Force confirmed that a civilian doctor has been arrested by Oudtshoorn police and charged for alleged acts of sexual assault at the SA Army Infantry School in Oudtshoorn last week.     The civilian doctor was conducting his community service at the Unit`s sickbay.  He appeared in court in Oudtshoorn on Thursday and was granted bail. The SANDF said the doctor faces charg... read more
12:25 (GMT+2), Thu, 28 April 2016
Roll-out of Metro Police force postponed The first phase of the four million rand Nelson Mandela Bay metro police force roll-out programme has been postponed to mid May This, after Executive Mayor, Danny Jordaan announced earlier in March that the Metro would have it's first police force on the 30th of this month. Acting Municipal Manager, Johan Mettler, says the two-week delay is due to practical issues, and anticipated lengthy consultations regarding the ... read more
09:55 (GMT+2), Thu, 28 April 2016
EL teen killed in hit-and-run East London police are investigating a case of culpable homicide, after a 13-year-old boy was killed in a hit-and-run on Wednesday. Spokesperson Captain Mluleki Mbi says the boy was cycling on Voortreker Road in Highgate, when he was hit by a vehicle. He died at the scene. Mbi says the driver was allegedly travelling from Mdantsane to East London. He says the driver didn't stop at the scene, but reported the ac... read more
06:56 (GMT+2), Thu, 28 April 2016
Five arrested following abalone bust in Port Elizabeth Port Elizabeth police have arrested five suspects in Kensington for the illegal possession of abalone.  Colonel Priscilla Naidu says members of the police's K9 Unit were on routine patrols, when they received information of suspicious activity at a house in Byron Street on Wednesday afternoon. She says the police members went through the neighbour's property and then entered through the back of the house.&nb... read more
10:23 (GMT+2), Wed, 27 April 2016
Charges withdrawn in Boswell animal cruelty case Charges against two circus owners and an employee from the well known Brian Boswell Circus have been withdrawn in the Port Elizabeth magistrate’s court. On Tuesday the matter was taken off the court roll due to a lack of evidence against the three. Jane Boswell, her daughter Georgina, and elephant handler David Marais were facing a string of charges for allegedly beating, chaining, confining and not providing suf... read more
14:57 (GMT+2), Tue, 26 April 2016
Luxury cruise ship on extended stay in Port of PE The luxury cruise ship the MSC Sinfonia is on an unplanned extended stay in the Port of Port Elizabeth as it waits out heavy sea conditions.  It remains moored in Port for a third straight day after arriving in the city on Sunday en route from Durban to Cape Town.  MSC Cruises says on its Facebook page that the 250 metre long vessel diverted to PE because of heavy seas and bad weather. It was forced to cance... read more
11:43 (GMT+2), Tue, 26 April 2016
Picture of Izra A woman from Brandwag, who is accused of cultivating dagga, will appear in the Great Brak River Magistrate's Court on Tuesday.  The suspect, Sharon Price is however accusing police of shooting her 11-year-old pitbull, Izra during the dagga raid in March.  Correspondent Louise Karsten reports that the Garden Route SPCA has since completed an autopsy on Izra, after being killed by a warrant officer from the l... read more
07:52 (GMT+2), Tue, 26 April 2016
SANDF soldiers still missing at sea The South African National Defence Force has confirmed that two soldiers, who went missing at sea off the Eastern Cape coast more than a week ago, are still missing. The two Defence Force members went missing, while off-duty and swimming at Second Beach in Port St Johns on April 16.  It is believed they got into trouble when sea conditions changed drastically. The SANDF identified the two as 48-year old Staff Ser... read more
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