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‚...

ANC councillors face BCM probe over funeral scandal

A new investigation committee has been established in Buffalo City Metro to probe two senior ANC councillors implicated in the Nelson Mandela funeral scandal. The...

Students boycott classes in Fort Hare stayaway

The first day of the academic year at the Fort Hare East London campus was marred with disruptions this morning. When DispatchLive arrived there...

Oscar comes out guns blazing

By ZINE GEORGE and MBALI TANANA Eastern Cape ANC boss Oscar Mabuyane took a tough stance yesterday, saying all forms of corruption should be rooted...

Pro and anti-Zuma protesters to face off outside Luthuli House

Supporters of President Jacob Zuma are set to square off with his detractors on Monday during a protest outside Luthuli House in Johannesburg. Black First...

Injured cop in medical bill fiasco

An Eastern Cape policewoman was transferred to a public hospital after she was involved in a car accident last year. This was not because Sergeant...

DA delivers birthday gift to monarch

The DA presented AmaXhosa King Mpendulo Zwelonke Sigcawu with a special birthday present – a pregnant heifer – as a sign of respect for...

Malema wants secret ballot for no-confidence motion against Zuma

EFF president Julius Malema has requested that the motion of no confidence against President Jacob Zuma on February 22 be held through a secret...

De Lille faces R5-million ‘bribery’ complaint by DA

Cape Town mayor Patricia de Lille says her lawyers will deal with a R5-million “bribery and corruption” complaint lodged against her by the Democratic...

Cables paint picture of mismanagement

The broadband project costing the Eastern Cape government more than R220-million and to which both the national Treasury and State Information Technology Agency (Sita)...

CFO must please explain or else …

Troubled Buffalo City Metro chief financial officer Vincent Pillay will be granted seven days to explain why he should not be suspended as a...

Top officials for ANC lekgotla

Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba and Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies are expected to be among the cabinet ministers who will descend on East...

A Mugabe fight-back would have led to a “bloody outcome”

Had former Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe tried to fight back during a military takeover that ultimately led to his removal from office‚ there would...

Villagers rushed to hospitals after eating toxic meat

A major health scare rocked Mpoza village last night when more than 50 people including 16 children from Mpoza village near Tsolo had to be rushed...

Mercedes celebrates roll-out of new model bound for Australia

The first locally produced Mercedes-AMG C63 V8, which is destined for the Australian market, rolled off the production line at the Mercedes-Benz South Africa...

Opposition parties bid to delay Sona rejected

The State of the Nation Address (Sona) will proceed as scheduled‚ despite requests by opposition parties for a postponement‚ parliament’s presiding officers said yesterday. “We...

Komani reels under power cuts

Sudden – and random – power outages in Komani have placed the jobs of hundreds of residents at risk as big industry in the...

BCM owed R1.29bn in rates by households

Households in Buffalo City Metro owe more than R1.29-billion in rates and services. And business, government and unnamed others, owe a further R800-million, bringing the...

Sexual harassment not limited to workplace

It could be a dirty joke, a caress on the arm, an unwelcome hug or a compliment on your appearance; but we all have...

Enoch Mgijima mayor denies stealing cow, ANC wants her to pay

A cow, its missing horns, skull and ears, and R12000, are at the centre of a controversy which is likely to result in the...

Jubilation as Pakati-led metro improves its audit

It was a day of applause and jubilation yesterday at a Buffalo City Metro council meeting as mayor Xola Pakati officially announced that the...

Martins shrugs off Gupta link

Deputy Minister of Public Enterprises Ben Martins yesterday sought to distance himself from the Guptas when he gave evidence before parliament’s portfolio committee on...

Learners left in lurch

A Class full of eager and anxious learner licence test writers were stood up by an Mdantsane traffic officer in charge of the test. Some...

‘Keep Chippa in BCM!’

Soccer fans made a racket outside a council meeting yesterday demanding that Buffalo City Metro council reverse its decision of no longer hosting Chippa...

Violence in Alfred Nzo over elections

Fourteen houses belonging to ANC members in the Alfred Nzo district were torched at the weekend because of how the party’s deployees were chosen...

Race abuse storm hits Cove Rock estate

Prominent Eastern Cape football boss Rodney Mashaya, who owns the East London-based ABC Motsepe League side FC Buffalo, has reported to police that his...

‘ZUMA MUST GO BY FRIDAY’

The ANC’s national working committee has mandated the party’s top six officials to tell President Jacob Zuma to resign before the end of this...

MECs, mayors, chief whip face the chop

A major provincial cabinet reshuffle and troika shake-up in at least four Eastern Cape municipalities is on the cards. These include Mnquma, Enoch Mgijima in...

Businessman faces drug charges

Well-known Berlin businessman Simphiwe “Chizama” Qwememe, 49, appeared in the Mdantsane Magistrate’s Court yesterday to face four counts of dealing in drugs. Qwememe, known by...

LISTERIA HITS BCM

Listeria bacteria, which cause the food-borne listeriosis disease has been identified in Buffalo City Metro (BCM).   -  “For the full story get a copy of...

Traffic in a jam over firearm training

Hundreds of Eastern Cape provincial traffic officers who work on national roads, have no competency certificates to carry firearms and others have no bulletproof...

Lecturers at college on go-slow over their salaries

Lecturers at Buffalo City TVET College (BCC) are on a go-slow because, a union says, they are demotivated as a result of the poor...

Locals fume over ‘ruined’ sports field

Residents of Glenmoore village in Peddie are in dispute with Ngqushwa municipality and the contractor responsible for a sports facility that has been closed...

Burnt bodies of missing pilot, assistant found

By MALIBONGWE DAYIMANI and LISEKHO MADIKANE The charred bodies of the missing Gonubie pilot John Patrick Waterson, 59, and his technical assistant Gerald Murahwi were...

Golf grip canes help blind

A Golf club grip, a length of aluminium piping, nylon tips and some reflective tape are all it takes to make white canes for...

JUST IN: State capture terms of reference revealed

President Jacob Zuma has published the terms of reference for the state capture inquiry‚ paving the way for an investigation into allegations surrounding the...

Chaos as taxi bosses occupy Calata House

There was drama at the ANC provincial headquarters yesterday when 50 taxi bosses occupied Calata House and demanded to be paid for ferrying ANC...

Scandal! actor Sandy Mokoena has died

By Chrizelda Kekana and Kyle Zeeman Scandal! actor Sandy Mokwena‚ popularly known as Bra Eddie died on Wednesday night‚ TshisaLIVE can confirm. Details around the actor’s...

Search underway for missing aircraft and owner

A search and rescue mission is underway for a Gonubie man whose light aircraft went down in the Wild Coast area in the early...

Police ordered to pay R560k for unlawful arrest‚ detention of a...

The police minister has been ordered to pay R560‚000 in damages for the unlawful arrest and detention of a young man who was Grade...

ADM employee guilty of theft after R400k wrongly deposited

An accounting blunder by the Amathole District Municipality (ADM) resulted in an employee, who worked as a plumber, receiving just over R400 000 into...

Cops probed after assault of mother

Four Fleet Street policemen are being investigated by the Independent Police Investigative Directorate (Ipid) for police brutality after they allegedly assaulted a 36-year-old Mdantsane...

Taxi bosses invade ANC headquarters as pay row erupts

More than 50 Eastern Cape taxi owners today stormed the ANC's provincial headquarters in King William's Town demanding outstanding payments. The irate taxi bosses claimed...

Mass call to rescue EL’s zoo animals

Thousands of wildlife lovers, many from Buffalo City, have signed a petition to rescue the bears, lions, a tiger, wolves, a jaguar, chimpanzees and...

Councillors in BCM may receive 6% salary boost

Buffalo City Metro councillors are in line to get salary increases of up to 6%, backdated to July last year. At a special meeting today...

Winnie Madikizela-Mandela in hospital for kidney infection

Winnie Madikizela-Mandela was admitted to hospital at the weekend with a kidney infection - but is expected to make a full recovery. According to her...

Mbalula promises Kagiso community he will deal with corrupt cops

Police Minister Fikile Mbalula has made a promise to the community of Kagiso near Krugersdorp on the West Rand to clamp down on corrupt...

EC ‘cannibal’ found unfit to stand trial

The man dubbed the Port St Johns "cannibal" was told today that instead of facing trial for allegedly killing, dismembering and eating some body...

Saved from traffickers

The Hawks and their international law-enforcement counterpart Interpol have rescued a 22-year-old Eastern Cape woman at the OR Tambo International Airport, in Johannesburg late...