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  • Ingquza Hill mayor dies of Covid-19

    The mayor of Ingquza Hill Local Municipality in the Eastern Cape, Bambezakhe Goya, 63, has died of Covid-19. Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma said she was deeply saddened...

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    The mayor of Ingquza Hill Local Municipality in the Eastern Cape, Bambezakhe Goya, 63, has died of Covid-19. Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma said she was deeply saddened by his death. Goya became the mayor of the municipality in 2018 after the ANC recalled Jongintaba Pat Mdingi. The mayor of Ingquza Hill Local Municipality in the Eastern Cape,...
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  • About 50% of Eastern Cape residents who died at home had Covid-19

    Nearly half the number of people who died at their homes were found to have had Covid-19 in the Eastern Cape, Provincial Health Department acting...

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    Nearly half the number of people who died at their homes were found to have had Covid-19 in the Eastern Cape, Provincial Health Department acting superintendent-general Sibongile Zungu said on Wednesday. “We tested 363 bodies and at this point almost half were positive,” Zungu said. She made the statement when she was briefing the health...
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  • Zuma finds cure for Covid-19

    Ex-president Jacob Zuma’s nephew, Khulubuse Zuma, has ventured into a new business of selling a medicinal concoction he claims cures Covid-19. The businessman, who had...

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    Ex-president Jacob Zuma’s nephew, Khulubuse Zuma, has ventured into a new business of selling a medicinal concoction he claims cures Covid-19. The businessman, who had interests in mining and government tenders, has surfaced as a new distributor of a concoction called Galela Oil. The concoction is currently being used by some people in the Eastern...
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  • Health worker caught red-handed stealing PPEs

    Since the Covid-19 outbreak, health workers in the Eastern Cape have downed tools on many occasions, demanding personal protective equipment. Over the weekend, a worker...

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    Since the Covid-19 outbreak, health workers in the Eastern Cape have downed tools on many occasions, demanding personal protective equipment. Over the weekend, a worker was nabbed for allegedly trying to steal eight boxes of PPEs. Eastern Cape health spokesman, Sizwe Kupelo, said: “A security guard at Frontier Hospital in Komani caught a contract worker...
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  • Five men arrested for gang rape and murder of EC teen

    Police have arrested five men in the Eastern Cape, believed to be linked to local gangs, in connection with gang rape and murder of a...

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    Police have arrested five men in the Eastern Cape, believed to be linked to local gangs, in connection with gang rape and murder of a teenager. The 14-year-old girl disappeared last Monday – her body was found in a bushy area on Thursday. Patronicia Jordaan is believed to have been gang-raped before she was stabbed...
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  • EC police seize liquor worth around R1 million and tavern owner fined R10k

    A tavern owner in Thornhill, Eastern Cape, was fined R10 000 for selling alcohol on 31 December 2020 and police seized liquor from his establishment...

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    A tavern owner in Thornhill, Eastern Cape, was fined R10 000 for selling alcohol on 31 December 2020 and police seized liquor from his establishment with an estimated value of R1 million. Police spokesperson, Colonel Priscilla Naidu said the tavern owner was bust contravening the Disaster Management Act during operations conducted by the police in...
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  • 120 of latest 171 matric markers infected with COVID-19 are from EC

    The Department of Basic Education said over 170 markers who were due to mark matric exam papers, have tested positive for the Coronavirus. More than...

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    The Department of Basic Education said over 170 markers who were due to mark matric exam papers, have tested positive for the Coronavirus. More than 1,600 markers nationwide pulled out of the marking process which began a week ago. Many of those who pulled out were from Gauteng and cited, among others, ill-health and fear...
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  • 938 matric exam markers withdraw from marking across 5 provinces

    Provincial education departments had to make last-minute changes as nearly 1 000 markers pulled out of marking matric exam papers in five provinces. At least...

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    Provincial education departments had to make last-minute changes as nearly 1 000 markers pulled out of marking matric exam papers in five provinces. At least 938 matric exam script markers had to pull out of the process because of bereavements in their families and Covid-19 infections in Gauteng, Mpumalanga, Limpopo, Eastern Cape and Western Cape....
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  • Man arrested for allegedly raping 13-year-old EC girl

    A 24-year-old man is expected to appear in court on Thursday after allegedly raping a 13-year-old Eastern Cape girl. He was arrested on Wednesday near...

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    A 24-year-old man is expected to appear in court on Thursday after allegedly raping a 13-year-old Eastern Cape girl. He was arrested on Wednesday near the PRD Building in Mthatha while on his way to East London, police spokesperson Captain Khaya Tonjeni said. “It is alleged that the suspect forcefully took a 13-year-old minor and...
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  • EC initiates’ murder case postponed to 14 January

    Three suspects appeared briefly at the Tsomo Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday for the murders of three initiates in Jojweni Village in Tsomo in the Eastern...

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    Three suspects appeared briefly at the Tsomo Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday for the murders of three initiates in Jojweni Village in Tsomo in the Eastern Cape on Saturday. Eastern Cape police spokesperson Captain Khaya Tonjeni said the case was postponed to 14 January for a bail application. The initiates, between 19 and 20-years-old, were found...
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