Man jailed after sangoma prescribes sex with donkey – Say no more!

An Eastern Cape man has been sentenced to 12 months’ imprisonment after he pleaded guilty to having sexual intercourse with a donkey. He was convicted of bestiality. The 23-year-old Ntando Thembalethu Mankungwini claimed in court he had been instructed by a sangoma to have sex with the animal. The sangoma told him he would be […]
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Farm land in Eastern Cape destroyed in fire

Seven farms, totalling 37 000 hectares, have been destroyed in veld fires at Barkley-East in the Eastern Cape. Firefighters and farmers are currently trying to fight the blaze, but are struggling to keep it at bay. Four farms have totally been destroyed by the fire and farm animals have been burnt to death. At this […]
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Probe exonerates Livingstone Hospital in death and maggots row

Livingstone Hospital investigations have found that nobody can be held liable for two shocking incidents in which a patient fell to his death from the fifth floor and maggots hatched in the wound of another. But the family of Zakes Mbeki, 29, who fell from the fifth story of the hospital early on Christmas morning, […]
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Robot-aided surgery now available in Eastern Cape Province

The first robot-assisted surgeries to treat prostate cancer in the Eastern Cape were performed by Netcare Greenacres urologists Dr Hannes Brummer and Dr Johan Coetzee this week following the installation of the Da Vinci Si robotic surgical system at the hospital. Similar robotic systems have been installed at Netcare hospitals in Cape Town, Johannesburg and […]
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Attack on doctors at public hospitals in South Africa sparks security concerns

The South African Medical Association (Sama), and its Eastern Cape branch, has condemned the lack of proper security at public hospitals in the province after a doctor was assaulted by a patient. Dr Archie Solombela sustained a fracture to his right arm and a general worker was also hurt during the attack by a psyciatric […]
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No doctor available – MEC left untreated at public hospital

Sport, recreation, arts and culture MEC Pemmy Majodina experienced what many Eastern Cape residents without medical aid go through everyday when she had to be rushed to a hospital almost 24km away, after there was no doctor on duty at the first public hospital. The flamboyant Majodina had to be driven to the Maclear Hospital […]
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Amcu criticize – Government not prioritising families of slain Marikan worker in terms of housing, education and skills development

The trust fund says if the victims of Marikana were important to the state much more assistance would have been given by now. JOHANNESBURG – The Marikana Massacre Amcu Trust Fund says the government is not prioritising the widows and families of the slain mine workers. The trust fund says if the victims of Marikana […]
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