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Eastern Cape

EC traditional leader ‘jumped gun’ on Mbeki
By LULAMILE FENI Traditional Affairs Reporter THE Congress of Traditional Leaders of South Africa (Contralesa) believes that a senior traditional leader in the province, Nkosi Ngangomhlaba Matanzima, has jumped the gun by pronouncing in public the...

Emotions flow at first Highgate memorial service
By ANELISA NGCAKANI EMOTIONS ran high yesterday when the survivors of the Highgate Hotel massacre gathered to commemorate the shooting for the first time in public. They met at the same hotel in East London yesterday in a ceremony attended by PAC...

Icasa to hold EL hearing for TBN licence renewal
By NICOLETTE SCROOBY Leisure Reporter THE Independent Communications Authority (Icasa) will hold hearings into the extension of the broadcasting licence for the Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN) in East London on Friday. The licence of the Chris...

MY KINDA TOWN | East London
Russell Sparg – Up the river with God’s paddle RUSSELL Sparg is a partner at Sondelani Teamsports, who manufacture and supply wholesale sports kits, apparel and equipment. Why East London? Apart from my family and friends who live here, I live...

Royal Houses mourn death of Princess Madikizela
By LULAMILE FENI Traditional Affairs Reporter AMAMPONDO and AbaThembu Royal Houses are mourning the death of one their senior members, Princess Mildred Mantsundu Madikizela, who died over the weekend. Princess Madikizela, 74, died of complicati...

EC workers sing support for Zuma
By LULAMILE FENI WHILE the ANC in the Eastern Cape is vocal in backing President Thabo Mbeki to serve a third term as the party’s president, yesterday’s Workers’ Day celebrations in King William’s Town portrayed another view. Cosatu, SACP members...

Three killed as EC drunk-driving arrests escalate
By LUBABALO NGCUKANA Mthatha Bureau AN ON-DUTY police officer was killed on the R61 between Libode and Mthatha when his van collided head-on with a Toyota Corolla in the early hours of yesterday morning. Three people died including the police s...

Cops nab six in Beacon Bay burglary
BEACON Bay detectives recovered stolen property worth about R25000 and arrested six people suspected of being involved in a break-in at an East London farm at weekend. Captain Stephen Marais said yesterday four of the suspects were arrested at ...

Hospital crisis as pharmacists quit
By NTANDO MAKHUBU Health Reporter PATIENTS from Frontier Hospital in Queenstown had to be turned away or referred to Frere Hospital in East London following the resignation of five pharmacists from the hospital last week. The five handed their res...

Pig farmers’ relieved as swine fever abates in EC
By THANDUXOLO JIKA EASTERN Cape pig farmers can put their minds at rest as the fatal viral disease, swine fever, has been finally brought under control by agricultural authorities in the province. But the Eastern Cape department of agriculture ...

Family burial dispute goes back to court
By LUBABALO NGCUKANA Mthatha Bureau TWO families who are at loggerheads over rights to bury a man who died in February this year will present their cases in the Mthatha High Court today. This comes after the case was postponed on Monday after it...

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