Mthatha


Mthatha taxi violence leaves commuters stranded

2017-03-29 07:45

Minibus taxis have been banned from the busy route between Mthatha and Port St Johns for six weeks following taxi violence, leaving commuters stranded.

Mandela school in Mvezo is ‘broke’

2017-02-26 06:10

The R100m Nelson Mandela School of Science & Technology in Mvezo is broke, and the Eastern Cape education MEC wants its school governing body disbanded.

Mandla in R100m school row

2017-02-05 00:00

Mandla Mandela, chief of Mvezo in the Eastern Cape, stands accused of interfering in the running of the Mandela School of Science and Technology.

Eastern Cape teen duo working to build a beverage empire

2016-12-25 14:09

A conversation about the state of South Africa’s economy led Mthatha-based teens Khanya Mngqibisa,16, and Thando Phantsi, 17, to become entrepreneurs by starting their own bottled water business.

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.

 

Acting king’s mum: Don’t insult judiciary

2017-03-19 06:02

Buyiswa Majiki, a high court judge in Mthatha in the Eastern Cape and mother to acting abaThembu king Azenathi Dalindyebo, has dismissed as an insult to judges allegations that she interfered with her son’s case.

Mvezo villagers need Instagram

2017-02-12 06:01

While villagers of Mvezo celebrated the news that their chief, Mandla Mandela, and his fourth wife, Rabia Clarke, are expecting a baby, there was a subtle allusion that the royal family had kept them in the dark.

Mandela’s war on booze

2017-01-29 06:01

Tavern owners in Mvezo are operating under pressure, with their chief, Mandla Mandela, trying to shut down their businesses because he wants no alcohol “on his land”.

Mthatha couple's killers get life in jail

2016-12-15 13:06

Two men who were found guilty of murdering a young couple whose bodies were found dumped at Mthatha Dam have been sentenced to life in jail, says the NPA.

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.

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