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The superintendent-general of the Eastern Cape health department, Dr Thobile Mbengashe

Health boss steps in to solve drug fiasco

WITH a growing crisis in the supply of chronic medicine in the province, the superintendent-general of the Eastern Cape health department, Dr Thobile Mbengashe, had to intervene personally on Monday to ensure patients received epilepsy medication.

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.

HORRIBLE FATE: Siyabonga Solomoni spends most days locked up inside his small Duncan Village room. The 28-year-old also has chains on his ankles as a form of
restraint Picture: MARK ANDREWS

‘Help us free our son from this illness’

Fearful parents have to chain up son in room. TWELVE years ago, Siyabonga Solomoni was a 16-year-old pupil with a bright future.

Health MEC Sicelo Gqobana

Health slaps defaulting doctors with ultimatum

Bursary holders given Friday deadline over work. THIRTY-SIX doctors who failed to honour their bursary agreements have been given an ultimatum – return to work or pay up.


Bhisho lashes education, health heads

Two still silent over 2011-12 millions misspent HEALTH and education heads were kicked out of a Bhisho financial watchdog committee meeting yesterday for being illprepared.


Mandela’s darkest hour – a national disgrace

WE ARE relentlessly told by the powers that be about the importance of respect and dignity. We must respect the Presidency. We must uphold the president’s dignity. We must denounce any assault on such things.

MEETING: Nelson Mandela’s grandchildren, relatives and Public Service Minister Lindiwe Sisulu, right, arriving at the Mthatha Airport

Madiba would want ‘life to go on’

AS SENIOR ANC members and family of former president Nelson Mandela continued visiting him in hospital yesterday, International Relations and Cooperation Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane said life must go on.

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Mental health policy is falling short in practice

HE APPEARS silently in the doorway, an uneasy presence. Matted hair, bare feet, and the thick, musty smell of weeks unwashed. His torn clothes hang off his skeletal frame.

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