Zuma ‘does not understand blacks who vote for the DA’

President Jacob Zuma says he does not understand black people who choose to vote for the Democratic Alliance (DA). Zuma made the statement at the...

ANC BCM mayoral candidate Xola Pakati’s step-son found dead

Police have recovered the body of the step-son of ANC Buffalo City Metro mayoral candidate Xola Pakati. Police spokesman Captain Mluleki Mbi said the body...

When your mother is an ANC candidate and you are an...

The Economic Freedom Fighters has welcomed the immediate dismissal of a deputy presiding officer who it says was caught trying to rig the elections...

Tru-talent search for local stars

Youth radio station Tru FM is back with a mission to unearth new and raw talent in the province. The station kicked off its latest...

Soccer coach allegedly kills wife, kids before turning gun on himself

An East London soccer coach allegedly shot and killed his wife and two children before turning the gun on himself. The man, believed to be in...
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WATCH: Mbeki takes tough stance on ANC

In what was one of the most heated Daily Dispatch dialogues in a while, Moeletsi Mbeki went for the jugular, declaring that ANC officials...

God said whites are superior‚ says lodge owner

Sodwana Bay Guest House owner Andre Slade insists that he is not racist‚ but claimed at the same time that “God’s word” said whites...

BCM ANC’s top PR list candidates: Pakati is top

By Dispatch Reporter BCM's  deputy mayor and ANC’s DR WB Rubusana's regional chairman Xola Pakati came up at the top of the party's PR list candidates for the...
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WATCH: We asked Mbeki to vote for EFF – Malema

As the race to win the hearts and minds of voters draws to a close ahead of the elections‚ Economic Freedom Fighters’ leader Julius...

BREAKING: SABC axes another four journalists

The SABC has fired all eight of the journalists who expressed concern at events‚ including not screening visuals of violent protests‚ at the state...

ANC sends its big guns to BCM

By ASANDA NINI and ZINE GEORGE The national executive committee (NEC) of the ANC descended on Buffalo City Metro (BCM) yesterday afternoon to embark on...

New private hospital for Mthatha

A NEW 100% black-owned private hospital is set to open its doors in Mthatha next month. Mthatha Private Hospital is owned by a young Qokolweni-born...

Two Selborne College teenagers die in tragic accident

A tragic accident involving five Selborne College teenagers left two Grade 10 pupils dead and three injured. According to transport department spokesman Ncedo Kumbaca,...

BCM warns of water cut

Residents from Mdantsane, Reeston and coastal rural areas in Buffalo City Metro (BCM) are likely to face a 12-hour water outage today as supply...
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WATCH: South Africa pays tribute to Gugu Zulu

The Nelson Mandela Foundation has confirmed that race car driver Gugu Zulu has passed away while attempting to climb Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania.  [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DA_39ApJ7oY]

Mabala Noise mum on Julius Malema’s claims that artists got paid...

Mabala Noise has maintained its silence after accusations by EFF leader Julius Malema that the entertainment company had paid artists no less than R5...

Sterkspruit Civic Association launches its election manifesto

By SIKHO NTSHOBANE Bensovale College in Sterkspruit has been turned into a sea of red as hundreds of members, mostly from rural villages, continue to swarm...

Khanya Mkangisa confirms she’s single -and hating it

It might be complicated but it seems that Eastern Cape born actress Khanya Mkangisa’s relationship status is currently single. Khanya is one of the hottest...
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‘Bride snatching’ still alive and well

When youngsters hit their teens, greater freedom of choice is something most take for granted. Many choose a partner to hang out with, go on to...

Two traffic officials up for selling licences

Two traffic officers and a driving school instructor, arrested on Tuesday and charged with selling fraudulent learners’ and drivers’ licences , were remanded in custody...

Eastern Cape bigwigs make SA’s rich list

PE-born Saki Macozoma is still region’s top earner with R676m in investments. AT LEAST five high-profile businessmen and women with Eastern Cape roots have made it...

Electricity bill shock for BCM

A new, higher electricity price has Buffalo City Metro (BCM) residents in a rage, with many saying the city sneaked tariff increases through the...

Union members in EC face risk of being evicted

COSATU-aligned union members sympathetic to the federation’s former general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi are on the verge of being evicted from their offices in the...

Popular DJ is leaving Umhlobo Wenene FM

Popular radio host Luyanda Gidane, affectionately known as “Luks”, is leaving Umhlobo Wenene FM (UWfm) for trufm. Trufm station manager Thobeka Buswana said Gidane’s two...

Domestic help told to get disability grant after attack

Nonceba Thelma Mantshiyane – a domestic worker who lost her right arm after being mauled by her employer’s pitbull terrier – will be better...

Le Petit to head into Cow Shed

Popular East London eatery Le Petit with its stolid fittings will vanish this week to be replaced with a fresh new concept – The...

Rhodes students protest half naked against rape

Dozens of Rhodes University students protested half naked yesterday to make a poignant point against the rape culture they say pervades the university. They formed a...

Two killed in accident on R72

By Tiso Black Star Group DIGITAL Two people were killed and another two seriously injured when a truck and bakkie collided on the R72 outside...

Eastern Cape police shoot four alleged robbery suspects

Eastern Cape police last night shot four alleged robbery suspects. The suspects were shot dead outside Lusikisiki while they were traveling to Margate. They were wanted...

Why many young people won’t vote – just when their vote...

Many young South Africans are disillusioned by politics and corruption‚ and won't be voting in next week's local elections‚ a study released on Wednesday...

R3bn more claims hit hospitals

By MKHULULI NDAMASE The Mthatha Hospital Complex is being sued for more than R3-billion in medical negligence cases. In the year from last April to this...

Events plan to boost tourism

In A bid to grow the city’s economy Buffalo City Metro (BCM) has identified event hosting as one of the key strategies to increase...

Residents halt special needs school project

The construction of a special needs school in Haven Hills, Amalinda, was brought to a halt before contractors could lay the first brick.  Building for...
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Watch: ‘We’ll take our votes to the DA‚ finish and klaar‚’...

They didn’t want their faces to be seen‚ but weren’t scared to have their voices heard. A group of disgruntled bandanna-wearing African National Congress supporters...

Congregants spruce up overgrown cemetery

Armed with weed-eaters, rakes, pangas and chainsaws, almost 100 men, women and children of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints cleaned up a...

Malema pokes fun at Zuma for losing to IFP at his...

Julius Malema has mocked President Jacob Zuma’s failure to take over the Inkatha Freedom Party-run municipality in his homestead Nkandla after expressing confidence that...

Zuma should pay more than R7m for Nkandla upgrades: Treasury

Tiso Black Star Group Digital The National Treasury has recommended that President Jacob Zuma pay back R7.8m for non-security upgrades at his private Nkandla residence. In...
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WATCH: Opposition parties boycott state of the metro address

Disgruntled opposition parties from the Buffalo City Metro council yesterday boycotted the state of the metro address at the Abbotsford Christian Centre, where mayor...

Trawlers depart for home

By MIKE LOEWE Three guilty Chinese skippers who slipped unnoticed out of East London port on Thursday turned off their vessels’ tracking devices soon after...

Umhlobo Wenene DJ Saba in critical condition after accident

Popular Umhlobo Wenene FM DJ Saba Mbixane is fighting for his life in Mthatha’s Nelson Mandela Academic Hospital after he had to be airlifted...

BCM guard shortage raises alarm

Security at some of Buffalo City Metro’s key buildings has been called in to question after it emerged there was a shortage of close to...

WATCH: Schools rocked by fight videos

https://youtu.be/fqPIypuB4SoTwo prominent Port Elizabeth schools have been rocked by cellphone footage of vicious playground brawls, prompting an investigation by the Eastern Cape Department of...

Infighting could cripple EFF

By SIPHE MACANDA Internal squabbles within the Economic Freedom Fighters in the Eastern Cape are threatening to deter the party’s campaign strategy for the local...

Defence minister comes to her former school’s rescue

Charity begins at home and this was proven yesterday when the minister of defence visited her former high school in Cacadu (formerly known as...

Morgue’s decaying neglect

Overgrown grass, unkempt storage rooms, blood splatters on walls and corpses on the floor were some of the horrendous scenes that greeted the Daily...

WATCH: Mayor held in R6m fraud bust

Amathole district municipality (ADM) mayor Nomasikizi Khonza has been arrested by the Hawks for alleged fraud involving more than R6-million of taxpayers’ money. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j03TejbPh9c] Khonza was...

Healers can’t resist calling

“YOU can never run away from the calling of becoming igqirha (a sangoma).” Those were the bold words of prominent Eastern Cape sangomas who shared...

Artists battle for fame and fortune

Local artists will this weekend battle it out for a lucrative recording deal and a R20 000 cash prize at the grand finale of...

Top EL school teacher held for sex charges

A teacher at a top East London primary school has been arrested for alleged rape and sexual assault. The 64-year-old man, who cannot be named...

West Bank’s truck menace

Official silence has greeted the noisy complaints of residents of East London’s West Bank suburb over grain trucks which have clogged the streets. A car...