Southernwood man, 50, accused of raping minors

A 50-year-old Southernwood man has been arrested for allegedly raping an undisclosed number of minor girls in the East London suburb. There was drama in...

Ex-cop ‘one of Bartlett’s kidnappers’

One of grandmother Denise Bartlett’s two accused kidnappers is a 45-year-old former police officer in the dog unit. Komani police spokeswoman Captain Namhla Mdleleni yesterday...

R3m damages for handicapped girl

A child who was left severely handicapped, both physically and mentally, due at least partly to the negligence of staff at two major provincial...

‘Everything is off. He has to go’ – ANC NEC gives...

The ANC’s national executive committee has decided to recall President Jacob Zuma as head of state‚ with no deal and an ultimatum. The final decision...

Zuma must resign, says ANC NEC

ANC President Cyril Ramaphosa led a delegation of the party's top officials to deliver news to state President Jacob Zuma that he has to...

Six teachers in sex with pupils scandal

The Eastern Cape department of education is investigating six teachers, including a school principal, who have all been accused of sleeping with pupils. The allegations...

Amatole official’s mother dies after long illness 

Amatole regional secretary Terris Ntutu mourns the death of his mother who passed away Saturday evening following a long illness. Ntutu said their mothers passing...

BCM needs R7.5bn to fix ailing roads

Buffalo City Metro needs more than R7.5-billion to fix its ailing road infrastructure. In a report presented by councillor Ncedo Kumbaca to the mayoral committee...

Bhisho, ANC fight Matatiele’s move to KZN

The Eastern Cape government and the ANC have questioned the terms of a coalition agreement made by their national structures in 2016, saying there...

New coin and banknotes for Mandela’s 100th birthday

South Africans can expect a new coin and banknote issue with former President Nelson Mandela’s face on it later this year. The South African Reserve...

Paramedic witnesses son’s killing during robbery

A senior health official watched in horror as robbers shot and killed his son during the early hours of yesterday. Mthatha emergency services district manager...

Wait another day – Ramaphosa tells SA

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa believes the future of President Jacob Zuma will be resolved at the ANC national executive committee (NEC) meeting on Monday...

EC residents find man’s body at bottom of a cliff

Mbizana residents this weekend discovered the body of a man who is suspected to have been missing for almost a month. According to provincial department...

Give Zuma the security and benefits he wants – in prison‚...

President Jacob Zuma can get all the security and benefits he is entitled to – in prison‚ says the Democratic Alliance. The DA said on...

ANC NEC to meet on Monday in Pretoria

The ANC has scheduled a special national executive committee (NEC) meeting for Monday. It is expected to start at 2pm at St George Hotel in...

Lotto dissenter gets boot over Buyel’Ekhaya ‘funding’

A Lotto dissenter who refused to approve a funding application for Buyel’Ekhaya Music Festival and an unknown charity organisation was suspended from his job. National...

Artists irate over money owed them: BCM blames ‘bureaucratic’ processes

Scores of Eastern Cape artists who performed at Buffalo City Metro (BCM) entertainment events over the festive season – including the official switching on...

Mandela centenary celebrations kick off in Mthatha

The Nelson Mandela Centenary celebrations kicked off in Mthatha at the Nelson Mandela Museum this afternoon. The afternoon was filled with hearty conversations and reflections...

Festival in R6m funds scandal: NPO’s Lotto money went to...

A non-profit organisation (NPO) tracked down to an empty house in Gonubie was awarded over R6-million from Lotto which later landed up in the...

Estina scandal officials must pay: Mkhwebane orders premier to take action

Public protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane has ordered ANC secretary-general and Free State premier Ace Magashule to act on government officials implicated in the Gupta-linked multimillion-rand...

Zuma waiting game continues …

The ANC top six were forced to cancel a trip to Cape Town yesterday as pressure mounts on the ruling party to settle the...

Mandela’s grandson urges Ramaphosa to realise Madiba’s call for a free...

Zwelivelile Mandla Mandela has urged ANC president Cyril Ramaphosa to use the celebrations of his grandfather Nelson Mandela’s release from prison on February 11...

No bail for alleged drug dealer: Berlin suspect has national network...

Berlin drug-trafficking accused Simphiwe “Chizama” Qwememe, who was arrested after R300 000 worth of Mandrax tablets were seized at a Rocklands Farm, told court...

Sterkstroom granny found locked in a house

Komani police have found the Sterkstroom granny who was abducted by two armed men who robbed her home on Tuesday. She was locked in...

ANC postpones Qunu visit

The state of the nation address was not the only major event postponed this week. The ANC has also postponed its visit to the...

Zuma exit talks ‘nothing to do’ with Mandela rally events

The ANC has vehemently denied that the withdrawal of the ANC’s top six from events leading up to the Nelson Mandela centenary celebrations was...

Running out of water

The Eastern Cape government needs R7.7-billion to deal with what it calls one of the worst droughts ever experienced in the province. This was presented...

Life Esidimeni families want R1.5m each for constitutional damage

On top of the R200‚000 compensation for emotional shock‚ psychological injury and funeral expenses from the State‚ Life Esidimeni families want each claimant to...

Hue, cry over proposed BCM name changes

BCM’s residents have been invited to have their say on geographical name changes at several venues within the metro throughout the month. A notice in...

Six hate crimes that shocked South Africa

The Hate Crimes Working Group (HCWG) has called on government to fast track passing the Prevention and Combating of Hate Crimes and Hate Speech...

ANC orders EC to create thousands of new jobs

The ANC wants the Bhisho government to prioritise several multibillion-rand development projects this year, which will see thousands of jobs created once construction starts. These...

Pupils ill from school’s filthy loos

Some 340 pupils from Funeka Primary School near King William’s Town have missed two weeks of the new school year. This comes amid outraged protests...

Principal investigated over use of school funds

The department of education is investigating claims that a Ngcobo school principal mismanaged school funds. Thembeni Senior Primary principal Nomfundo Ntshwabulo has been accused of...

[LISTEN] Mashatile: We were going to fire Zuma after Wednesday’s NEC...

The ANC had planned to dump President Jacob Zuma as the head of state after Wednesday night’s now-cancelled national executive committee meeting. https://soundcloud.com/user-282045290/mashatile-we-were-planning-on-firing-zuma-after-wednesdays-nec-meeting This is according...

Businessman accused of forging UFH VC’s signature out on R10 000...

A Mthatha businessman was yesterday granted R10 000 bail after appearing in court on charges of forgery. He is accused of faking University of...

Search on to find kidnapped Sterkstroom woman

Komani police are searching for two men who robbed a Sterkstroom family and kidnapped a 71-year-old woman at their home on Tuesday. Komani police spokeswoman...

ZUMA TO GO

By MOIPONE MALEFANE, NGWAKO MODJADJI and THABO MOKONE A last-minute deal has been struck between President Jacob Zuma and ANC president Cyril Ramaphosa. Zuma has agreed...

Man shoots himself in front of cops‚ daughter’s dead body found...

The shock of watching a man commit suicide had scarcely worn off when police made the grizzly discovery of the body of his 14-year-old...

‘Firestorm’ ex-wife finally in dock

The Mdantsane woman who allegedly shot and killed her ex-husband before setting his girlfriend alight finally made it to court yesterday. She could not be...

Zuma ‘agrees to go’

President Jacob Zuma will resign as soon as a list of preconditions has been finalised, in a deal struck on Tuesday between Zuma and...

ANC NEC cancelled. Is this the end for Zuma?

The ANC has cancelled a meeting of its national executive committee that had been scheduled for Wednesday, following a day of discussions between Deputy...

Presidency: Claims that Zuma will replace Ramaphosa ‘preposterous’

The Presidency has lashed out at the South African Communist Party over allegations it made on Tuesday that President Jacob Zuma was planning on...

JUST IN: State of the nation address postponed

Parliament’s speaker Baleka Mbete announced on Tuesday that the state of the nation address has been postponed. Mbete said: "We've decided to approach the president...

SA loves me, insists Zuma

By MOIPONE MALEFANE and NEO GOBA A defiant President Jacob Zuma told the ANC’s top six officials he remained popular with the public and therefore...

ANC orders Bhisho to probe broadband deal

The ANC has instructed its deployees at the Bhisho legislature to establish an ad hoc committee which will investigate the multi-million broadband tender. The controversial...

King seeks apology for killing of Hintsa

AmaXhosa King Mpendulo Zwelonke Sigcawu is a step closer to leading a delegation to visit Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II, where he hopes she will...

De Lille threatens legal action against DA

Patricia de Lille’s running battle with the Democratic Alliance leadership has flared up once again‚ with the under-fire Cape Town mayor on Monday threatening...

ANC to meeting on Wednesday to decide Zuma’s SONA fate

The ANC's powerful decision-making National Executive Committee (NEC) will meet on Wednesday to discuss the "management of the transition between the 5th and 6th...

WATCH: Four take-away nuggets from Malema on Monday

Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader Julius Malema has vowed that the party will do everything possible to prevent President Jacob Zuma from delivering the...

BLF hands over list of demands to ANC‚ as violence mars...

Black First Land First’s (BLF) “Hands Off Jacob Zuma” march came to a halt after they delivered a memorandum to the ANC on Monday‚...