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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.

Daily Dispatch

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.

Daily Dispatch

New technique helps find the cancer early

Centane ‘epicentre’ of oesophagus tumours THE Eastern Cape has one of the highest rates of oesophageal cancer in the world.

Daily Dispatch

Petrol card fraud costs E Cape health millions

MEC vows to crack the syndicate THE cash-strapped Eastern Cape department of health has lost millions of rands in a petrol scam by officials in its emergency services division.

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