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Police shield Mantashe from angry EC crowd

ANC heavyweight Gwede Mantashe was quickly surrounded by armed police officers when a rally took a volatile turn yesterday.

NEW VOTER: First time voter Mqoqi Lindokuhle with a friend registering yesterday at Mzingisi Junior Primary School

Army, police called in to control hotspots

E Cape wants highest voter registration THE army was called to Sterkspruit at the weekend as the ruling party embarked on a last-minute bid to stave off voter registration protests.

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Residents burn ANC T-shirts as Kiviet speaks

MORE than 100 heavily armed police with water cannons and armoured vehicles were on high alert on Friday as residents burnt ANC T-shirts less than 100m from where premier Noxolo Kiviet addressed a small crowd.

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State departments to ditch troubled Sterkspruit

A NUMBER of Eastern Cape government departments plan to leave Sterkspruit for Aliwal North 83km away due to the volatile situation in the town.

MAN OF ACTION: UDM leader Bantu Holomisa addresses Sterkspruit residents yesterday Picture: LULAMILE FENI

Holomisa vows to take up Sterkspruit’s cause

UNITED Democratic Movement (UDM) leader Bantu Holomisa said he would help Sterkspruit residents take their dream of becoming a stand-alone municipality to the Constitutional Court.

FIGHTING CRIME: Public Protector Thuli Madonsela Picture: FILE

Thuli says Sterkspruit report near completion

PUBLIC Protector Thuli Madonsela said she expected a provisional report on the investigation into allegations of corruption and nepotism in Senqu Local Municipality by June.

MAKING HISTORY: DA leader Helen Zille in Sterkspruit yesterday  Picture: LULAMILE FENI

Zille sets DA sights on Sterkspruit

THE Sterkspruit Civic Association (SCA) distanced itself from the visit by Democratic Alliance leader Helen Zille and Eastern Cape leader Athol Trollip who were in town yesterday.

POLARISED: Sterkspruit residents and police face off as the Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Minister Richard Baloyi prepares to address them at Bensonville College  Stadium in Sterkspruit yesterday. Picture: LULAMILE FENI

Sterkspruit boos Baloyi

STERKSPRUIT residents will have to apply to the Municipal Demarcation Board for their own standalone municipality.

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