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Police decry role of alcohol in East Cape road accidents

THREE people died in East London and one in Mthatha in a horror weekend on the province’s roads that also saw a taxi driver arrested after his blood alcohol level was found to be seven times above the legal limit.

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ANC notes DA threat to rural votes

The ANC in the Eastern Cape has admitted its rival, the Democratic Alliance, is making inroads into rural areas, the party’s historical stronghold.

lAugust 2011 – First year health sciences student Sihle Nyantsa stabbed on WSU NMD campus.

lApril 2014 – Rhodes University student Amanda Tweyi shot and killed.

lApril 2014 – Sandiso Mfihlo stabbed in the neck and died on the scene in NMD during election celebrations.

lJuly 2014 – Dutch student Jurrien Wissink, at Stenden University hospitality school in Port Alfred died after birthday celebration drinking.

lJuly 2014 – WSU student found dead with a bullet wound to his head in a Southernwood flat, allegedly after he left a local pub.

lSeptember 2014 – Anda Mhaga, 28, murdered by a fellow student last weekend at the Nelson Mandela Drive campus.

Sasco calls for booze ban

RADICAL student organisation Sasco has made a far-reaching proposal to stop violence on campuses – a total ban on booze at all university campuses.

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FIRE AND ICE: More snow and rain will be on the way

WHILE heavy snow falls yesterday caused havoc on Eastern Cape roads, gale-force winds fanned a fire through a township.

A snow covered Hogsback on Friday morning. picture: Karen Welsh

Snow falls in SA

Snow fell in many parts of the country on Friday, the South African Weather Service said.

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Bhisho must account for embarrassing scandals

THE past few months have been an embarrassing precursor to Women’s Month for the Eastern Cape government. The province has recently been rocked by a plethora of scandals relating to sexism and nepotism which have left women at the receiving end of callous maltreatment and abuse.

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Treasury head reappointed amid fund claims

Questions remain over Mandela funeral scandal THE official in the middle of the Nelson Mandela funeral scandal has been rewarded with another five-year contract as head of the Eastern Cape treasury department.

George Lord from Vincent has offered a reward for the return of stolen WW II medals. Picture: MARK ANDREWS © DAILY DISPATCH

Valuable World War 2 medals stolen

TEN valuable World War 2 medals awarded to naval officer Lieutenant George David Lord were stolen in a burglary at an East London home last week.

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