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Full coverage of the Enyobeni Tavern tragedy

Enyobeni theft accused deny stealing from the dead

The three men accused of stealing from the dead Enyobeni tavern tragedy victims have defended themselves, claiming ...

By Ziyanda Zweni

Crackdown on Buffalo City drinking holes

Following the recent deaths of 21 children at Enyonbeni Tavern in Scenery Park, drinking holes across the city with ...

By Sithandiwe Velaphi

State to oppose bail for Enyobeni ‘robbers’

The bail application of three men accused of stealing from Enyobeni tavern victims as they lay dead on the floor and ...

By Ziyanda Zweni

Three accused of stealing from Enyobeni tavern victims to appear in court

Three men arrested in connection with stealing from the Enyobeni Tavern tragedy victims will appear before the East ...

By Ziyanda Zweni

Four due in court for theft of Enyobeni victims

Four men, including a teenager, are expected to appear before the East London magistrate's court today facing charges ...

By Ziyanda Zweni

BREAKING | Four arrested for 'stealing from the dead' at Enyobeni

Police have arrested four people accused of stealing from the Enyobeni tavern tragedy victims in Scenery Park, East ...

By Vuyolwethu Sangotsha

LISTEN | Enyobeni families struggle with lack of concrete forensic ...

Daily Dispatch senior reporter Sithandiwe Velaphi speaks to Daron Mann about the effect on the victims'  families ...

By Luke Charter

LISTEN | ‘They robbed us while the children were ...

A survivor of the Enyobeni Tavern tragedy has told how he was robbed while lying trapped between the bodies of ...

By Sithandiwe Velaphi

BEHIND THE NEWS | Waking up to tragedy

In the early hours of Sunday morning, members of the Daily Dispatch team awoke to frantic phone calls and messages. An ...

By Luke Charter, Bongani Fuzile, Sithandiwe Velaphi, Vuyolwethu Sangotsha and Aphiwe Deklerk

BEHIND THE NEWS | More questions than answers about Enyobeni tragedy

It’s 10.46 on a Tuesday outside the Cambridge police station hall and I am updating the newsdesk that it should be ...

By Sithandiwe Velaphi

Enyobeni tavern tragedy: Here are 5 things you need to know about methanol

Traces of the toxic chemical methanol were found in the bodies of 21 teenagers who died at Enyobeni tavern in Scenery ...

Parents seethe over Enyobeni lab delays

A preliminary report into what might have led to the deaths of 21 young people at Enyobeni Tavern in Scenery Park on ...

By Sithandiwe Velaphi

LISTEN | Enyobeni: Authorities unclear how methanol entered bodies of ...

Families continue to have many unanswered questions about the deaths of their loved ones at the Enyobeni tavern in East ...

Families of Enyobeni victims still waiting for ...

The families of the 21 children who lost their lives at Enyobeni Tavern in Scenery Park are still waiting to learn ...

By Andisa Bonani

IN PICTURES | Empty coffins, tears at Enyobeni ...

Mourners gathered in Scenery Park in East London on Wednesday for the funeral for 21 teenagers who died in the Enyobeni ...

By TIMESLIVE

WATCH LIVE | East London tavern tragedy victims ...

Mourners, including President Cyril Ramaphosa, have gathered in Scenery Park, East London for the mass funeral for 21 ...

By TIMESLIVE

BREAKING | WATCH | Cele: Medical expert to speak ...

Family members of the 21 youngsters who recently died at Enyobeni tavern have started to at the Scenery Park Sports ...

By Andisa Bonani

Enyobeni tragedy — stop pointing fingers, ...

Children’s rights activist Petros Majola has appealed to people to stop blaming the 21 young people who died at ...

By Sithandiwe Velaphi

‘The village failed Enyobeni tavern children’

Border-Kei Chamber of Business says the Enyobeni Tavern tragedy reflects a greater societal problem and that ...

By Sithandiwe Velaphi

Police slam Enyobeni tragedy speculation

Eastern Cape police have warned against speculation on the cause of deaths of the 21 youngsters who died at Enyobeni ...

By Vuyolwethu Sangotsha

No objections to granting licence to Enyobeni tavern, liquor board says

The Eastern Cape Liquor Board (ECLB) said no objections were received over their decision to grant a liquor licence ...

By Sithandiwe Velaphi

Enyobeni tragedy: Happy ending to mom’s frantic search after missing ...

After going to a state mortuary with the families of the victims, a heartbroken Scenery Park mother’s frantic search ...

By Vuyolwethu Sangotsha

WATCH | East London artist writes tribute song for children who died in ...

Schoolchildren in Scenery Park, East London, organised a white T-shirt candlelight march to Enyobeni tavern and ...

Catherine White
Video journalist

BREAKING | Generator fumes 'highly unlikely' as cause of death at Enyobeni ...

A senior official told Daily Dispatch that media reports identifying generator fumes as behind the deaths were ...

By Sithandiwe Velaphi

14-year-old Enyobeni survivor speaks of trauma after witnessing peers die

“I wish I didn’t lie to my parents.” These are the words of a 14-year-old girl from East London who had told her family ...

How did Enyobeni tavern get a licence?

Enyobeni tavern, where 21 teenagers died, should never have been granted an operating licence according to municipal ...

By Aphiwe Deklerk and Sithandiwe Velaphi

WATCH | Sombre mood at Enyobeni tavern tragedy prayer meeting

Bereaved parents and families in Scenery Park, East London, gathered for a prayer meeting on Monday after the deaths of ...

BREAKING | Generator fumes 'highly unlikely' as cause of death at Enyobeni ...

A senior official told Daily Dispatch that media reports identifying generator fumes as behind the deaths were ...

By Sithandiwe Velaphi

14-year-old Enyobeni survivor speaks of trauma after witnessing peers die

“I wish I didn’t lie to my parents.” These are the words of a 14-year-old girl from East London who had told her family ...

‘That could’ve been me years ago’ — Karabo Ntshweng on underage clubbing ...

"We are failing the kids. My heart is so heavy. I wanna go home," said musician Msaki.

By Constance Gaanakgomo

Tavern tragedy | 'There was a strange smell - and ...

Grieving East London teenagers, who were among the partygoers at Enyobeni tavern in Scenery Park, have given ...

By Asanda Nini, Aphiwe Deklerk , Sithandiwe Velaphi and Luke Charter

Enyobeni Tavern tragedy | what we know so far

In the early hours of Sunday morning, East London awoke to the shocking news that a large group of youths had died at ...

By Luke Charter

Royal House of Mandela calls for alcohol ban after Enyobeni tavern tragedy

Inkosi Zwelivelile Mandla Mandela said alcohol exacerbated many underlying social ills.

East London tavern survivor, 17, who lost two friends ‘rose from the dead’

A 17-year-old who survived the Enyobeni tavern tragedy says she “fainted for three hours and when I woke up I could ...

By Vuyolwethu Sangotsha

Five East London tavern victims still not identified

Five bodies from the East London tavern tragedy have not yet been identified, the Eastern Cape health department ...

By Vuyolwethu Sangotsha

WATCH | Bheki Cele breaks down at Enyobeni Tavern ...

The police minister said what he witnessed inside the tavern was horrifying.

Owner of East London tavern 'devastated' after ...

The owner of the Enyobeni tavern in Scenery Park in East London where at least 17 patrons inexplicably died in the ...

Premier calls for tavern's closure after patrons die

Eastern Cape premier Oscar Mabuyane has called for the East London tavern where 18 patrons died on Sunday morning to ...

By Aphiwe Deklerk

'She drew her last breath crying for help': EL tavern survivor relives ...

A survivor has told how a dying victim begged her to save her life as the young patrons made their way out of ...

By Vuyolwethu Sangotsha

BREAKING NEWS | 22 killed in East London nightclub

Twenty-two people have been found dead at an East London nightclub. The horrific scene unfolded in the early hours ...

By Luke Charter

Owner of East London tavern 'devastated' after ...

The owner of the Enyobeni tavern in Scenery Park in East London where at least 17 patrons inexplicably died in the ...

Parents demand access to bodies of 22 found dead at East London tavern

Police are refusing parents access to the bodies of their children after they were killed in an as yet unknown ...

By Luke Charter

They danced until they died: Bheki Cele on Enyobeni tavern deaths

“They were dancing and when they collapsed they were just pushed away from the dance floor and left to die.”

Parents must also take accountability, says Cele after tavern deaths of 20 ...

Police minister, Bheki Cele on Sunday did not hold back when he lashed out at community members of Scenery Park in East ...

By TIMESLIVE

Stampede ruled out after 21 teens die in East London tavern

Police minister Bheki Cele has brought a high-powered investigation team to probe the deaths of 21 minors at the ...

By Aphiwe Deklerk, Asanda Nini, Vuyolwethu Sangotsha and Luke Charter

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