Six die in a brutal police station attack at Ngcobo Police Station in the Eastern Cape

The chairperson of the portfolio committee on police has called for CCTV cameras to be installed in police stations across the country following the killing of five police officers and a soldier this morning.

Francois Beukman said the installation of the cameras would be an urgent implementation of police station safety which was in line with strong recommendations made by his team.
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Afrikaans-speaking parents in Eastern Cape threaten to close school

On Monday, about 80 disgruntled parents, learners and community members attempted to close Sandisulwazi Secondary School in Paterson, Eastern Cape. The protesters are demanding a teacher to teach Afrikaans as a subject.

Sandisulwazi has nine teachers, eight of whom are Xhosa-speaking and one English-speaking. There are 303 learners at the school, 65 of whom are Afrikaans-speaking.
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The African way – 50 pupils in taxi with room for 15

A driver who transported 50 pupils in a 15-seat taxi was arrested in the Eastern Cape.

The 33-year-old taxi driver was caught in KwaDwesi, Port Elizabeth at about 07:00 on Wednesday, with more than three times the legal number of occupants in his taxi.
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#FARMATTACK: Elderly Couple Attacked On Their Smallholding Outside Humansdorp – Eastern Cape

Three thugs attacked an elderly couple on their smallholding outside Humansdorp during the early hours of yesterday morning.
According to police, an 82-year-old man and his 65-year-old wife were attacked inside their house – about 4km outside Humansdorp – shortly after midnight. The smallholding is next to the R102 which leads from Jeffreys Bay to Humansdorp.
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Dead woman ‘gives birth’ in coffin

A rural community in the Eastern Cape is stunned and baffled after a dead woman gave birth inside a coffin. The bizarre “coffin birth” has left some people crying witchcraft after a deceased 33-year-old mother of five‚ Nomveliso Nomasonto Mdoyi‚ of Mthayisi village near Mbizana‚ gave birth. This was discovered by funeral parlour staff 10 […]
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DA member baked cake for ANC birthday bash

Of all the stories about the ANC‚ this one has got to take the cake. As it turns out‚ the ruling party sought help from a member of the opposition to help it celebrate its 106th birthday in East London in the Eastern Cape on Saturday. Nadine Taylor from East London raised eyebrows on social […]
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Eastern Cape farmer dies weeks after brutal attack

The family of farmer Riaan Scheepers from Alexandria in the Eastern Cape said this evening that Scheepers had died after a weeks-long battle to stay alive following a savage beating from robbers at the farm he managed late last month. A message from his daughter Bianca Scheepers shared on WhatsApp‚ states: “Papa went to a […]
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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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