3 Eastern Cape men sentenced to 5 life terms for rape

Detectives from the Eastern Cape are being praised for securing the conviction and sentencing of three rapists to five life terms and 20 years’ imprisonment. In a statement, provincial police spokesperson Captain Khaya Tonjeni said the detectives’ hard work had paid off as the men were sentenced earlier this week. Tonjeni said the three rapists, […]

Eastern Cape police commissioner condemns killing of 4 people at Kwazakele tavern

No arrests have been made in connection with the killing of four people at a tavern in Kwazakele, in the Eastern Cape over the weekend. The province’s police commissioner, Liziwe Ntshinga, has condemned the murders and has urged the community to come forward with any information that could help with the case. Police spokesperson Priscilla […]

Eastern Cape man arrested after teen he was in relationship with found dead

Police detectives in the Eastern Cape have arrested a 37-year-old man in connection with the murder of a teenage girl near Qonce. Police said the suspect was apprehended on Thursday night. The man was believed to have been in a relationship with the minor. He’s believed to have fled after the 15-year-old girl’s body was […]

Eastern Cape ANC expecting pushback after suspending 5 corruption-accused PEC members

The African National Congress (ANC) Eastern Cape provincial executive committee (PEC) on Tuesday said it expected a push back after suspending five of its members this week. Provincial secretary Lulama Ngcukayitobi announced that former Health MEC Sindiswa Gomba and former Buffalo City Mayor Zukiswa Ncitha were among those suspended from the party. The two are […]

Officials happy with Eastern Cape COVID-19 vaccine rollout

In the Eastern Cape, 15,000 frontline workers have been vaccinated in just over a month. The province has 392 active COVID-19 cases — the lowest in the country. Health authorities say the vaccination programme is running smoothly. “At this point, it’s working like well-oiled machinery,” said Sibongile Zungu, the province’s acting Superintendent-General. “We did struggle […]

Former Eastern Cape health MEC not worried over fraud and corruption case

Axed MEC of Health in the Eastern Cape Sindiswa Gomba made the comment outside the East London Regional Court on Friday, saying she was “not worried” over the fraud and corruption charges she’s facing. Gomba briefly appeared on charges relating to the R10 million fraud and corruption case involving the funeral of late former President […]

Chief Diko II hailed as great and humble leader at Eastern Cape memorial service

Sentech’s chief executive officer said the company had lost a great and humble leader in Chief Madzikane Thandisizwe Diko II. Mlamli Booi addressed mourners virtually at the amaBhaca chief’s memorial in the Eastern Cape. Diko, who was President Cyril Ramaphosa’s spokesperson Khusela Diko’s husband, died last Sunday after a short illness. He was part of […]

Search for missing Durban actor after car found stripped in Eastern Cape

Friends and family have been appealing for the safe return of award-winning Durban actor Pranesh Maharaj. Maharaj, 47, has been missing since February 7 when he left his uMhlanga home to go to the shop to buy cigarettes. He was wearing black Chinos, a blue T-shirt and blue long sleeve shirt. His vehicle has since […]

6 perish in Eastern Cape house fire

Six people were killed in a house fire in Mqanduli, the Eastern Cape, early on Friday. Neighbours heard people inside the house screaming for help as it was engulfed in flames and called emergency services, according to a spokesperson for the King Sabata Dalindyebo Municipality. Sonwabo Mampoza said the fire was so fierce, the flames […]

Eastern Cape premier appoints acting Health MEC

The fraud debacle around the late Nelson Mandela’s funeral has claimed the head of the Eastern Cape’s Health MEC. Premier Oscar Mabuyane has fired the scandal-ridden Sindiswa Gomba. Xolile Nqata has been appointed the acting Health MEC in her place. Gomba is accused of involvement in fraud, corruption and money-laundering related to Madiba’s 2013 funeral. […]