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Mandela memorial suppliers’ bank accounts to be frozen

Various suppliers linked to the Nelson Mandela memorial scandal will have their bank accounts frozen.


Jazz legend set to inspire creative genius in youth

AWARD-winning saxophonist McCoy Mrubata’s dream is to see the younger generation learning more about music and keeping the spirit of jazz alive in South African townships.

Author of Transkei Run, Michael Taljaard.

BIG READ: The Transkei Run (and competition!)

 FOR 27-year-old East Londoner Michael Taljaard, July was a very good month as he had his book, The Transkei Run and the Times of High Strangeness, published by Penguin Books.


Pitbulls: family speaks out

THE family of a 45-year-old East London woman mauled to death by pitbulls last week said they were battling to come to terms with her tragic death. Michelle Pook, the sister of Haidee Pook who died in the early hours of Friday morning after three pitbulls tore into her at a Baysville house,


Pitbulls kill woman

A QUIET East London suburb is reeling in shock after a 45-year-old woman was mauled to death by pitbull terriers.

INSPIRATIONAL SOUNDS: Local gospel band, Chosen.

Chosen launches second album tomorrow

GOSPEL group Chosen will be at John Bisseker Hall tomorrow where they will be launching their second album Believe.

74 year old Krebe Mpukumpu (middle) from Cambridge Location was a happy man when social workers and in-mates from Wesbank Correctional Facility came to help him mend and paint his home. Flooring, doors and windows were fixed/replaced as part of the 67 minutes for Madiba. Picture: MARK ANDREWS © DAILY DISPATCH

PHOTO GALLERY: Eastern Cape goes all out for Mandela Day

HUNDREDS of Eastern Capers joined the world in honouring Nelson Mandela by doing charity work as part of the “67 Minutes” campaign today.

A policeman was killed this afternoon (July 15) when a runaway trailer smashed into the vehicle he was travelling in on the R72 towards East London. Two of his colleagues and a number of other travellers were rushed to hospital. Picture: STEPHANIE LLOYD.

Runaway trailer kills cop, injures more

An Eastern Cape police officer died in a freak accident this afternoon on the R72 near the East London airport when a run away trailer slammed into his car.

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