Murder accused threatened to kill me, ex-lover tells court

A 34-YEAR-OLD East London man who had an affair with murder accused Bulelwa Ndudula, 46, yesterday told a judge she threatened to shoot him...

WATCH: At 117 granny Boniswa is oldest person alive

Possibly the oldest person in the world, Boniswa Paulina Jevu, celebrated her 117th birthday at her Mdantsane home last Monday. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VhJr9m-Dbw8&feature=youtu.be The Tsolo-born lady believes the...

No lectures as WSU students call for guards to go  

Academic activities at the Walter Sisulu University’s Mthatha campus have ground to a halt as students demand the removal of a security company they...

Former ANCYL leader arrested rape, assault

Former ANC Youth League leader in Buffalo City has been arrested by police for allegedly raping and assaulting a prostitute. The man, in his...

Head-on collision leaves one dead‚ five injured

One man was killed and five other men injured in a head-on collision on the R554 in Vanderbijlpark on Sunday afternoon‚ paramedics said. ER24 spokesman...

Gwede asks SA to tackle racism amid ex-Bok storm

South Africans need to come together and fight against racism mentality and racism whenever it rears its ugly head, ANC national chairman Gwede Mantashe...

No tenders for R600m project

BY BONGANI FUZILE and TYLER RIDDEN Premier Phumulo Masualle has roped in private investigators to probe the work done on 21 of the 58 road...

‘We were used,’ say shareholders: Vaduba fails to reply to allegations

By BONGANI FUZILE and TYLER RIDDIN An established East London company, Vaduba Investments, has been accused of using their black staff members to allegedly obtain...

WSU students assaulted by guards

Two Walter Sisulu University students were admitted at Mthatha Regional Hospital on Thursday night after allegedly being assaulted by Fidelity security guards in two...

‘We were used,’ say shareholders

By Bongani Fuzile and Tyler Riddin An established East London company, Vaduba Investments, has been accused of using their black staff members to allegedly obtain...

Spirituality influences art

Rastafarian Hogsback sculptor Luyanda Mayekiso credits the Bible and marijuana for inspiring his quirky vases and teapots that he produces in the small mud...

Eastern Cape DA leader Mvenya quits party

DA's senior Eastern Cape leader Veliswa Mvenya resigned from the party this morning. She is the third senior party member to resign from the...

ANC leader accused of assaulting taxi driver

Police are investigating a case of assault after a taxi driver accused Eastern Cape ANC heavyweight and soccer boss Xolile Nkompela of slapping him...

Bound youth ‘pushed over cliff alive’: Sobbing mom helped out of...

One of the two Reeston youths who were killed, allegedly by a mob of seven men from their area in March, was alive, his...

BCM spends R91m to secure new vehicles

In a bid to fast-track service delivery Buffalo City Metro has spent R91-million on a brand new fleet of vehicles for its staff and...

E Cape loses 45 000 jobs

A total of 45000 jobs were lost in the Eastern Cape between March 2017 and March this year This is an increase of 3.4% in...

Top cricket official’s daughter hurt in car accident

The daughter of senior cricket official is battling for her life at Life St Dominics Hospital in East London. Tshibase Lubabalo, 23, the daughter of...

BREAKING: Hawks swoop on “false sick note” doctor

An East London doctor accused of dishing out false sick notes was arrested by the Hawks this morning. The doctor, who cannot be named until...

Mlibo set to bounce back at legislature

THE ANC at the Bhisho legislature will vote in favour of Mlibo Qoboshiyane as the new deputy speaker when the house sits at 10am...

No bail for uncle accused of rape

A Reeston man who allegedly raped his nineyear-old niece while walking her to school on April 13 was yesterday denied bail by the East...

FIVE-DAY POWER OUTAGE

Wheelchair-bound Nonthuthuzelo Mqokozo has not been able to move for days because the electric battery for her chair has run flat due to a...

Judges’ joy as daughter admitted

Eastern Cape Judge President Selby Mbenenge and his long-time friend Judge Bantubonke Tokota together admitted Mbenenge’s daughter, Nontlahla Mbenenge, as an attorney in the...

BCM has no budget to clean toilets‚ says official

Residents of Duncan Village D-Section in East London use buckets to relieve themselves because the communal toilets are blocked‚ and they empty the buckets...

Barcelona fail to arrive at OR Tambo Airport as scheduled after...

The highly anticipated arrival of Spanish giants FC Barcelona has been delayed by about two hours and they are only expected to touch down...

ANC shuts door to criminal record holders

Nobody with a criminal record would make it onto the ANC’s nomination list, the party announced yesterday. ANC provincial secretary Lulama Ngcukayitobi said this rule...

Vanishing graves in West Bank cemetery upset mourners

The state of Buffalo City Metro’s West Bank cemetery is upsetting many of the suburbs’ residents. When the Daily Dispatch visited on Monday not only...

Tutu ‘distressed and brokenhearted’ over Gaza massacre

Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu has added his voice to the chorus of condemnation of the deadly attack by Israeli forces in Gaza on Monday...

We can prove the Guptas scored from dodgy dairy project: NPA

The National Prosecuting Authority says it has more than enough evidence to show that Gupta-linked companies benefited corruptly from the alleged Estina Dairy Project...

Five WSU students held in drug bust

Five Walter Sisulu University students suspected of cooking and distributing drugs on the university's Zamukulungisa site in Mthatha were arrested last week. The  arrests followed...

BREAKING | De Lille bounces back as Cape Town mayor

Patricia de Lille has been reinstated as mayor of Cape Town. Announcing his decision in the High Court in Cape Town on Tuesday‚ Judge Patrick...

Eskom body search outcry

Eskom in the Eastern Cape is investigating claims that its security personnel body- searched eight staff members, five of them women, while looking for...

Afriforum not acting against Malema over land policy — Nel

Afriforum-funded prosecutor Gerrie Nel said he is supporting “proper” redistribution of land but was against changing of the constitution for the expropriation of land...

Mkhize misses the point: He trivialised our grievances, says Keiskammahoek

Eastern Cape residents who have taken to the streets complaining of poor service delivery do not necessarily want services delivered – what they want...

Ex-premier Balindlela ditches DA for ANC

Former Eastern Cape premier Nosimo Balindlela has dumped the DA and rejoined the ANC. In a shock move revealed in a statement by DA Eastern...

De Lille could be back as Cape Town Mayor today

The City of Cape Town could have its first mayor who is not backed by a political party on Tuesday. The Cape Town High Court...

Hijackers are no match for EL Flying Squad in crackdown

Police and thugs exchanged gunfire on Buffalo Pass in a weekend of mayhem in which four cars were hijacked. Police arrested eight suspected carjackers. Separately, as...

SA withdraws ambassador to Israel following Gaza Strip attack

The South African government has withdrawn its ambassador to Israel following a deadly attack in the Gaza Strip in which more than four dozen...

Pupils’ behaviour irks principals, cops

East London police, along with a number of school principals, have urged parents with high school children to keep their children in check. “Inappropriate” behaviour...

BREAKING: Balindlela dumps the DA to rejoin the ANC

Former Eastern Cape Premier Nosimo Balindlela has dumped the DA and rejoined the ANC. In a shock move, revealed in a statement by DA Eastern...

School tour ends in tragedy

A school sport tour turned into tragedy after two pupils drowned at the Eastern Beach on Saturday night. The pupils, whose identities have not been...

Billboard love a trending feeling

When the love bug bites, you want everyone out there to know it. This is what happened to Nhlanhla Nxumalo, 35, an electrical technician who...

Angry Mzamomhle residents set Gonubie Main Road alight

Gonubie residents woke up to a fiery surprise on the Main Road this morning as angry Mzamomhle residents set the road alight with burning...

R4bn to revamp Eastern Cape health facilities

The Eastern Cape department of health has announced it will spend R4-billion in the next three years on the refurbishment of provincial hospitals and...

Unease at the battle of wills

The husband of a former Sanlam employee, who drafted wills for clients, will inherit his stepfather’s valuable Gonubie home despite the fact that his...

It may be too late for Cyril to stop the Zuma...

The African National Congress is its own worst enemy. Presented by the breakthrough in December with a chance to rescue itself from decline‚ it...

Two Lady Frere learners drown in an East London beach

Two high school pupils from Lady Frere have been confirmed dead after they drowned on the early hours of this morning at the Eastern...

JUST IN: Legendary photographer Sam Nzima has died

Sam Nzima, the veteran photographer who took the iconic image of Hector Pieterson during the 1976 Soweto uprising, has died. He was 83. Nzima's son, Thulani,...

Mayor’s ‘son’ scores top BCM job

Questions have been raised about the controversial appointmentof a 27-year-old graduate, who publicly claims to be the “son” of Buffalo City Metro mayor Xola...

What new MECs will offer

Premier Phumulo Masualle this week announced a major shake-up to the provincial executive, roping in four new MECs who make their debut as political...

Drama in mid-air – ‘I began imagining my own funeral’

A SA Express passenger on a flight from East London to Johannesburg has described how people cried‚ prayed — and even laughed — as...