SRC president is not a registered student, says Walter Sisulu University

2016-11-18 07:26

The credentials of Walter Sisulu University Mthatha Campus SRC President Luyanda Chiliza are under scrutiny after it emerged that he is not a registered student.

Electrocution of endangered Cape vultures probed

2016-03-30 18:02

Eskom and the Endangered Wildlife Trust are investigating the electrocution of around 49 endangered Cape vultures on power lines in the Eastern Cape over the weekend.

Man jailed for 25 years for raping girl, 13

2015-07-14 12:35

A 31-year-old man has been sentenced to 25 years in prison for raping a 13-year-old girl, Eastern Cape police say.

10 teens hospitalised after botched circumcisions

2015-06-17 17:03

At least 10 Eastern Cape teenagers have had to be hospitalised after botched circumcisions during their initiation rituals, the provincial health department says.

Water disruptions in Eastern Cape

2014-09-29 16:24

Butterworth and surrounding areas in the Eastern Cape were without water, the Amathole district municipality has said.

Thousands gather for Mandela service

2013-12-08 10:49

About 6 000 people have gathered for a prayer service for former president Nelson Mandela in Mthatha.

'Smelly' teacher awarded R20k

2013-11-24 09:03

Eastern Cape teacher Viola Bikitsha has been awarded R20 000 after the Mthatha High Court found her school principal had violated her dignity after telling her she smelt like a dead dog.

Man kills wife, self

2013-01-27 13:43

An Eastern Cape man has shot and killed his wife before turning the gun on himself after an argument at their Elizweni home, outside Mthatha.

Failed resurrection causes stink

2012-09-15 18:34

The body of a man who claimed he would be resurrected after death has sparked complaints from his family's neighbours in Tsolo, near Mthatha, say officials.

Eastern Cape nurses sentenced over drugs

2012-06-29 18:14

The Eastern Cape health department says 12 nurses have been sentenced in the Mthatha Regional Court to ten years' imprisonment or hefty fines for fraud.


Woman dies in Butterworth house fire

2016-11-13 14:21

A 65-year-old woman has died in a house fire after neighbours in her village failed to quell the blaze, Eastern Cape police say.

Child dies in Eastern Cape bus accident

2015-07-24 16:30

A child has died after a bus overturned on a dirt road in Libode, Eastern Cape, the provincial health department says.

Eastern Cape street vendor held up with toy gun

2015-07-01 14:03

Two men have been arrested for allegedly holding up and robbing a Butterworth street vendor with a toy gun.

Protesting pupils burn down Willowvale school

2015-06-10 12:27

Pupils protesting in the Mpozolo township in Mendu Village, Willowvale, have allegedly set their school alight and burnt it to the ground.

Nun, 82, killed in horror ECape hijacking

2014-06-17 10:53

Eastern Cape police discovered the body of a hijacked and kidnapped 82-year-old nun in Nangeni.

Young and old remember Madiba

2013-12-08 10:28

Young and old are paying tribute to former president Nelson Mandela in the Eastern Cape, visiting both his home in Qunu and the Nelson Mandela museum.

Patrons kill shebeen owner

2013-06-02 14:28

A shebeen owner has been beaten to death by fighting patrons at Tsolo, outside Mthatha.

Infant among 6 dead in head-on collision

2012-09-15 22:33

Six people, including a 4-month-old baby, have been killed in a head-on collision near Mthathay, say Eastern Cape police.

E Cape health not in crisis - dept

2012-06-30 07:27

The Eastern Cape health department has denied claims that it was unable to maintain medical equipment at state hospitals in the province.

2 boys under the age of 10 held for rape

2011-11-26 16:24

Two boys under the age of 10 are expected to appear in the Mthatha Magistrate's Court after allegedly raping a six-year-old girl in the Ngangelizwe Township in Mthatha, police say.

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