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Violence rocks PE

Violent protests rocked Port Elizabeth’s northern areas on Monday.

On Monday areas – including Gelvandale and Bethelsdorp – were ablaze over the closure of 33 schools due to a lack of teachers.

Talks between angry residents, principals, the Eastern Cape … Read the rest

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White flight from South Africa

A total of 95 158 whites have left South Africa since 2011, according to a new Statistics SA report released on Thursday.

According to the 2015 mid-year population estimates, in the same period 1 067 937 Africans and 40 929 … Read the rest

Dispensary Health Care Primary Clinic at Nkandla.

Grossly inflated Nkandla exposed

Contractors and Public Works officials responsible for the security upgrades at President Jacob Zuma’s private residence should pay back the money that had been wasted because of grossly inflated prices and also face prosecution, said the parliamentary ad hoc committee … Read the rest

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Six held after teen kidnapped and raped

Six men have been arrested in Qwaqwa after they allegedly kidnapped and raped a 17-year-old girl, Free State police said on Thursday.

Sergeant Mmako Mophiring said the incident took place at Mangaung village in the Maboshoane section on Wednesday evening.… Read the rest

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MK denies plot to murder PRASA chairman

The uMkhonto weSizwe Military Veterans Association (MKMVA) has denied claims of a plot to execute Prasa chairperson Popo Molefe.

Molefe has opened a case of conspiracy to commit murder, claiming someone wants him dead.

The rail agency’s chairperson alleges that … Read the rest

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KZN premier’s bodyguard shot dead

Premier Senzo Mchunu’s bodyguard has been gunned down, heightening tensions in the ANC in KwaZulu-Natal and raising fears it could lead to further bloodshed.

Xolani Nkosi was found dead with multiple bullet wounds in Empangeni at the weekend, fuelling conspiracy … Read the rest

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Latest farm murder victim savagely attacked

The 77-year-old white man who died in a Bethlehem hospital on Sunday following a farm attack was severely beaten by his attackers, Free State police said.

“This incident apparently happened last night [Saturday] on the farm Rondekom,” spokesperson Annelie Wrench … Read the rest

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Policeman caught in farm attack

Two black men, one an employee of the South African Police Service (SAPS), were arrested for a farm attack after a farmer was left for dead on his Kareebosbult farm in Coligny, North West police said on Thursday.

Colonel Sabata … Read the rest