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The body of a 10-year-old girl was found in the abandoned house of Qibirha

Woolmer police are investigating the murder of a 10-year-old girl. Google © Street View / Google Maps / Taken 2022 Residents of the Walmer site in Gqeberha discovered the body of a 10-year-old girl in the home of a vandal. Police say the victim suffered burns. Her name will be revealed once the official identification … Read more

‘Nobody feels safe’: Humansdorp residents fear for their lives after 5 people were killed in one week

This is one of the streets in Marcus’ generation, Humansdorp, known for shooting incidents. Several shootings in Humansdorp in the Eastern Cape have claimed five lives – Four of them are teenagers – last week. Locals say they fear for their lives. A school has been closed to ensure the safety of pupils. Exhausted residents … Read more

Statues of Mandela beacon of hope for the poor – Ramaphosa at its unveiling in the Eastern Cape

President Cyril Ramaphosa at the unveiling of one of the statues of Nelson Mandela at the Bhunga Building outside Mthatha. Supplied: Eastern Cape Government. President Cyril Ramaphosa urged South Africans to emulate the good deeds of Nelson Mandela. The government unveiled two statues of Madiba on Tuesday as part of Mandela Day celebrations. Ramaphosa described … Read more

Gqeberha murder accused Johnny Baartman is still waiting in bed at Fort England Psychiatric Hospital

Johnny Baartman is still waiting for a bed at the Fort England Psychiatric Hospital in Makanda. Photo: Candice Bezuidenhout Gqeberha ex-teacher who confessed to killing his ex-wife is still waiting in bed for pPsychological assessment. Johnny Baartman will be admitted to Fort England Psychiatric Hospital in Makanda once a bed is secured. His case has … Read more

Blame the health of the Eastern Cape, says union that secured 45 workers paid R67m to sit at home

The department decided to transfer the workers without any consultation with the unions and employees. The Eastern Cape Department of Health is reticent about its decision to continue paying the salaries of 45 doctors Workers who have been sitting at home for two years. They worked at Orsmond TB Hospital in Kariega, which closed two … Read more

Eastern Cape mass shooting: Five accused appear in court

Six days after the mass shooting that killed six people in KwaNobuhle just outside Gqeberha, five men appeared in court in connection with the incident. The defendants face charges of murder and attempted murder. The case has been adjourned to later this week for consultations with lawyers. Almost a week after the mass shooting that … Read more

More than 60 million salaries have been paid to staff at the Eastern Cape hospital, which has been closed for two years

Orsmond Tuberculosis Hospital in Karega has been closed to patients for nearly two years. According to the DA, the Orsmond Tuberculosis Hospital in Kariega has been closed to patients for about two years. Despite this, the hospital’s medical staff continued to receive their salaries of R67 million. The 45 staff were allegedly refused allotment to … Read more

Three have been arrested for the gruesome murder of an Eastern Cape shopkeeper and her assistant

The general store owner, Zuleika Jantana, was kidnapped along with her employee when the store was robbed. Three people have been arrested in connection with the killings of an Eastern Cape shop owner and her assistant. The dismembered bodies of Zoleka Gantana and Kholosa Mpunga, burned beyond recognition, were discovered on Friday. The arrests were … Read more

The Eastern Cape shop owner and his assistant are found dead and burned beyond recognition

The general store owner, Zuleika Jantana, was kidnapped along with her employee when the store was robbed on Saturday night. Zoleka Gantana, a general store owner, and her employee, Kholosa Mbunga, were found dead. The couple went missing following a robbery at the Jantana store in Nasirha, outside east London, last Saturday. The bodies were … Read more

Major breakthrough as Eastern Cape police have arrested five people for the mass shooting in Kwanupulle

Forensic investigators at the crime scene. Photo by Lulama Zenzile/Netwerk24/Gallo Police have arrested five people in connection with a mass shooting that left six people dead in Kwanupule, Karega. It is believed that the shooting was drug related. The Eastern Cape Police Commissioner described the arrests as a major achievement. Eastern Cape Police made a … Read more