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Six initiation deaths last week - EC health department

2015-06-28 22:31

A total of six people have died this week in connection with the current initiation season, the Eastern Cape health department has said.

Police constable in dock after two colleagues shot

2015-06-27 15:41

A police constable will appear in the Sterkspruit Magistrate’s Court on Monday on charges of murder and attempted murder of two of his colleagues.

Boxer wins fight of his life - to give mom a prosthetic leg

2015-06-25 13:46

A young boxing champion's pledge to use his prize money to pay for a prosthetic leg for his mom touched not only her heart, but also caught the attention of a charity trust and its wealthy founders.

Teen could lose his penis after botched circumcision

2015-06-23 16:27

Health authorities are stepping in after an Eastern Cape teen faces losing his penis after a botched circumcision.

Doctor, hospital refuses to treat rape victims

2015-06-17 22:26

A doctor from Saint Barnabas Hospital in Libode and the hospital itself are being investigated after they allegedly refused to treat rape victims in two separate incidents, the Eastern Cape health department says.

Buffalo City mayor finally takes office

2015-06-11 17:03

A new mayor for the Buffalo City Metro has finally been inaugurated, a day after it was scheduled to happen.

5 killed after taxi overturns in Eastern Cape

2015-06-09 10:04

Five people were killed when their minibus taxi overturned on the R58 between Aliwal North and Lady Grey, Eastern Cape traffic authorities have said.

ANC intervenes in Buffalo City, replaces mayor

2015-06-06 14:05

The ANC has intervened in the Buffalo City metro, replacing its mayor and her deputy who are facing fraud and laundering charges over misuse of funds meant for Nelson Mandela's funeral in 2013.

Mandla Mandela to appeal assault conviction after getting R10 000 fine

2015-06-03 12:42

Mandla Mandela, the grandson of late former president Nelson Mandela, is appealing both his sentence and conviction for assault.

Man, 52, jailed for raping 7-year-old niece

2015-05-28 09:04

A man has been sentenced to life imprisonment for raping a 7-year-old relative in 2010, Eastern Cape police say.


Four Eastern Cape circumcision deaths reported

2015-06-28 18:15

Four initiates have died from circumcisions thus far this season, the Eastern Cape health department says.

Circumcision school cuts across race for two friends

2015-06-25 17:03

Not even initiation school could separate two Hudson Park High School teens in East London - despite one being white and the other black.

Couple arrested for defrauding church of R7m

2015-06-24 09:26

An East London couple will apply for bail after being arrested on 53 counts of fraud and 123 counts of money laundering for allegedly defrauding a church.

Man gets life for raping, killing 14-year-old girl

2015-06-18 08:47

A man has been sentenced to life in jail for the kidnapping, rape and murder of a 14-year-old girl from Willowvale, Eastern Cape, police say.

Snowfall warning for Eastern Cape

2015-06-17 14:23

A snowfall warning has been issued for the Eastern Cape, the South African Weather Service says.

Swearing in of Buffalo City mayor postponed

2015-06-10 17:08

The scheduled swearing in of Buffalo City Metro’s new mayor and deputy on Wednesday, was postponed by 24-hours.

ANC makes changes in Eastern Cape ‘to meet elections targets’

2015-06-07 07:03

The African National Congress is pulling out all the stops to ensure it retains the Eastern Cape’s two metros, Nelson Mandela Bay and Buffalo City, after next year’s local government elections.

Man arrested for murder in Centane

2015-06-06 14:05

A 26-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the murder of another man in Centane, Eastern Cape police say.

Burgersdorp Boer War monument defaced

2015-06-02 15:23

A statue commemorating townsfolk who died fighting in the Anglo-Boer War, unveiled in 1908 by General Koos de la Rey, has been vandalised in Burgersdorp.

Rhino survives horrific attack by poachers

2015-05-25 19:44

Wildlife veterinarians are treating Hope, a wounded rhino whose horns were cut off by poachers.

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