The recently held local government elections might have been over but it's all systems go. Just weeks after stating they would scrap off the assistant mayor position, the ANC led Amathole district municipality is seeking a political adviser to new mayor Nceba Ndikinda. The position, advertised in the Dispatch on Monday, comes with an all-inclusive salary package of between R1m and R1.5m.
Taxi drivers who have a tendency of forcing passengers out of private cars could soon find themselves in trouble with the law. Taxi operators in Ntlaza near Libode have been forcing passengers out of private cars and into their taxis. This has reportedly been happening since last week.
Imagine running away from a sheep only to land in the same house as a lion. This is exactly what happened to one woman and it ended in tears. According to the Dispatch, business woman Nokwanda Maguga-Patocka was having marital problems with her husband. She then moved out of their marital home in Beacon Bay, East London and returned home.
They say when two elephants fight, it's the grass that suffers. But what do you get when a taxi driver and a business man clash? Well that is the script that played in a violent road rage incident on East London's North-East Expressway. Video footage from the scene shows Tony van der Lingen pushing taxi driver Solomon Mzobanzi over a barrier and chasing him with a screwdriver.
A young teenager who was accused of witchcraft went the extra mile and took her own life in the most painful of ways. Lathitha Nako was targeted by bullies at Bhisho High School, the Grade 10 pupil felt her life had become unbearable. She relayed the agony of being ridiculed in front of classmates after failing a test, as well as of being accused of witchcraft by other pupils, in a voice note to her friend and a message to her cousin.
The rate at which men are being kidnapped throughout South Africa for ransom has become a cause for concern. Another South African woman has gone to the media pleading for the release of her husband. The woman, who did not want to be named out of fear for her safety, told the Dispatch her husband and father of five, Sibulele Phatho-tambodala, 40, a Transnet employee, had been taken, allegedly by three men from a gathering in France village in Lusikisiki, on Saturday.
In a hard-hitting announcement from Lindiwe Sisulu even as nevertheless heading the water, sanitation and human settlements portfolio earlier than Thursday’s cabinet reshuffle. Moved her to tourism that talked of “orchestrated marketing campaign” by intelligence sellers within the eastern Cape this is demoralising her body of workers as instances lodged with police are “deliberately stalled”.
A top local government official who was recently suspended has decided to throw in the towel by resigning altogether. Hanna Myirhakazi Ntshingila served as the Eastern Cape office of the premier (OTP) CFO and chief director before her suspension. Her resignation follows her suspension in September pending a disciplinary process.
The ANC's attempt to reclaim control of the severely divided OR Tambo district municipality from "rogue elements" in the Eastern Cape province has been thwarted. The suspension of two district municipal councillors who were among the so-called "18 recalcitrant councillors" recalled by the province earlier this year was overturned by the party's national disciplinary committee
This morning, South Africa woke up to shocking news after it was revealed that a 50 year old pastor was arrested arrested in a rural Libode village for marrying a 15-year-old girl in what has been described as ukuthwala (forced marriage). But the young bride came out guns blazing saying she was in a happy relationship with the pastor.
Drug addicts have caused major heart ache to a couple. Ben Shunmugan and his wife, Valdez, told the Dispatch on Sunday that they were sleeping in their one-roomed shack on Wednesday at about 3.30am, when their 1998 green, limitededition Audi A4 2.6 Quattro was set on fire.
Imagine fleeing a sheep only to find yourself in the same house as a lion. This is exactly what occurred to one woman, and she burst out laughing. According to the Dispatch, Nokwanda Maguga-Patocka, a businesswoman, was having marital issues with her spouse. She then returned home after moving out of their married house in Beacon Bay, East London.
Six people were injured in Seven Fountains on Sunday night, one of them seriously, after a mob targeted “outsiders” in apparent retaliation for a stabbing after a drunken fight. Police reinforcements moved into the area early on Monday and a case of attempted murder has been opened.
Envision fleeing from a sheep just to land in a similar house as a lion. This is by and large what befallen one lady and it finished in tears. As indicated by the Dispatch, money manager Nokwanda Maguga-Patocka was having conjugal issues with her better half. She then, at that point, moved out of their conjugal home in Beacon Bay, East London and got back.
South Africa's high unemployment rates were highlighted this past week and they paint a grim picture. Khanyisa Sigebetu, 28, lost her job in the hospitality industry in March 2020. But the resident of Malizole village in Lusikisiki, who graduated in 2017 with a diploma in building from the Mangosuthu University of Technology, looked for a way to turn her life around.
While many people aspire for change in the face of the Eastern Cape's deteriorating towns, the incoming administration's work after the municipal elections will be enormous. Corruption, mishandling of funds, maladministration, and political instability have all been cited as serious roadblocks for some municipalities, resulting in service delivery gaps.
The Minister of Human Settlements, Water and Sanitation Lindiwe Sisulu has made an accursing charges against the African National Congress secretary-general Ace Magashule.Sisulu told the public ANC that the cops and commonplace legislators were concealing the water defilement at Amatola Water.In a letter dated 3 February that she shipped off Ace Magashule, Sisulu said that she had attempted everything she could to manage defilement in the commonplace water authority.
The Minister of Human Settlements, Water and Sanitation Lindiwe Sisulu has made a damning allegations against the African national Congress secretary-fashionable Ace Magashule.Sisulu told the national ANC that the law enforcement officials and provincial politicians had been protecting up the water corruption at Amatola Water.In a letter dated three February that she sent to Ace Magashule, Sisulu stated that she had attempted all she may want to to deal with corruption within the provincial water authority.
In an unimaginable act of bravery, a group of villagers in Port St Johns (PSJ), risked their lives on Wednesday by jumping into floodwaters to help pupils trapped on the other side of a flooded low-lying bridge. In a widely-circulated video clip, also sent to the Dispatch, the group from Ntsonyini village can be seen first using a steel pole to try to pull the children across the raging Dangwane River.
Just when you thought the Ace Magashule drama was the only drama in politics this week, there was more drama in Southernwood on Friday when fraudster and former Buffalo City Metro ANC branch chair Zolani Xego barricaded himself in his flat and allegedly threw boiling water at police.Six years of appeals had come to an end and a 15-strong force finally took Xego in to start serving his eight-year jail sentence — stopping only to charge him in court for allegedly assaulting them.