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12:11 (GMT+2), Sat, Saturday, May 23, 2015
Unknown man killed by train in East London Police in East London have opened up an inquest docket following the death of an unknown man who was killed by a train. Police Spokesperson Warrant Officer Hazel Mqala says the incident happened on Friday afternoon when the man reportedly ran over the tracks. She says police were alerted when passersby spotted the body. Mqala says he is believed to be in his thirties but was so badly mutilated by the train that they w... read more
09:50 (GMT+2), Sat, Saturday, May 23, 2015
Two arrested following armed robbery in PE Police in Port Elizabeth arrested two suspects following an armed robbery at a business in Sydenham on Friday morning. Spokesperson Captain Sandra Janse van Rensburg says four men entered a shop in Uitenhage road, pretending to be customers, when one pulled out a firearm demanding cash. The Complainant was taken to the back of the room, before the suspects fled with an undisclosed amount of cash. Immediately thereafte... read more
16:50 (GMT+2), Fri, Friday, May 22, 2015
MEC Weziwe Tikana welcomes speedy probe into fatal train crash Eastern Cape Transport MEC, Weziwe Tikana, has welcomed the speedy probe into this week's fatal train accident at Peelton near King Williams Town. She says the investigating team of the Railway Safety Regulator was led by CEO Nkululeko Poya. Two employees of the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa, Piet Baloyi and Yingwani Shivambu, were killed when a Transnet Freight Rail train collided head-on with a Shosholoza... read more
16:30 (GMT+2), Fri, Friday, May 22, 2015
Youth invade Algoa FM airwaves on 16 June Algoa FM has given the youth in their broadcast area the opportunity to serve as presenters, producers and newsreaders on 16 June. The project was started by the station in 2014 and the positive response received, from both the youth partaking and the listeners, has prompted the station to repeat this Youth Invasion. “We did a call for entries in April, interviewed and selected the crème of the crop to takeover... read more
16:21 (GMT+2), Fri, Friday, May 22, 2015
Off-duty cop arrested for false bomb threat An off-duty Port Elizabeth policeman, who allegedly blackened his face, has been arrested for threatening to detonate an explosive device in a branch of Absa Bank. Police spokesperson, Captain Sandra Janse Van Rensburg, said the 38-year-old man entered the bank in Greenacres Shopping Centre and allegedly indicated to the bank personnel that he will activate an explosive device if his demands were not met.&nbs... read more
13:25 (GMT+2), Fri, Friday, May 22, 2015
EL school principal suffers heart attack while jogging Teachers and learners at East London's Port Rex Technical High School are mourning the passing of principal, Arthur Pederit. Fifty-seven-year-old Pederit is believed to have suffered a heart attack while jogging in Sprigg Street in Cambridge. Deputy principal, Dennis Fairlamb, says they were shocked when they heard the news on Friday morning. He said Pederit had been the headmaster of Port Rex for the past 14 year... read more
13:10 (GMT+2), Fri, Friday, May 22, 2015
Danny Jordaan addresses media after being sworn in as metro councillor Nelson Mandela Bay's newly appointed Mayor, Danny Jordaan, says he is not a puppet. Jordaan was speaking at a media briefing on Friday after he was officially sworn in as a metro Councillor along with soon to be Deputy Mayor Biks Ndoni and ANC Chief Whip, Litho Suka. The ANC will also effect changes in the Mayoral committee, including restructuring several Directorates, as it looks to hold onto the Metro in next year... read more
11:53 (GMT+2), Fri, Friday, May 22, 2015
Still no sign of missing Cookhouse toddler A little girl from Cookhouse in the Eastern Cape is still missing, 13 days after disappearing from Bongweni Township. Three-year-old Leanne Adams was last seen on Saturday the 9th when she was playing with children from the area. Police spokesperson, Warrant Officer Elmarie Lotz, says there's no new developments in the case. Leanne was wearing a pink track suit pants with green stripes, a blue jacket, a pink cap a... read more
11:48 (GMT+2), Fri, Friday, May 22, 2015
Five escapees from Groenpunt re-arrested The Department of Correctional Services says five of the seven inmates who escaped from the Groenpunt Correctional Centre near Vereeniging early yesterday morning, are back behind bars. The spokesperson for the Correctional Services Ministry, Logan Maistry, says one prisoner was rearrested on Thursday while on his way to Sasolburg. He says four others were arrested in Deneysville in the Free State on Friday morning. T... read more
11:34 (GMT+2), Fri, Friday, May 22, 2015
EL train accident blamed on human error Human error may have played a role in this week's collision between two trains at Peelton near King Williams in which two people were killed. They were Prasa employees, Piet Baloyi and Yingwani Shivambu. Several other people were seriously injured, including a train driver and an assistant who jumped off the train just before the crash. The Rail Safety Regulator says the preliminary report into the accident will b... read more
10:17 (GMT+2), Fri, Friday, May 22, 2015
Undertaker dies while transporting a body A funeral service is being held today for an undertaker from George, who died last weekend behind the wheel of a hearse, while he was transporting a body. Fifty eight year old Louis Meltz from Doves Funeral Services suffered a heart attack in Nelson Mandela Boulevard, drove across the middle man and crashed through a fence of a church in Conville.  Doves manager, Riana Roozendal says Meltz will be sorely missed. ... read more
10:13 (GMT+2), Fri, Friday, May 22, 2015
Alleged rapist abandons bid for bail A man who appeared in the Mossel Bay Magistrate's court on Thursday for a bail application, after he allegedly raped three young girls, indicated that he did not want to apply for bail.  The 25 year old suspect therefor remains in custody.  The man allegedly locked the three victims inside a room in the Asla Park neighbourhood a few weeks ago, and raped each of them twice.  Two of the girls are thir... read more
08:45 (GMT+2), Fri, Friday, May 22, 2015
Thousands flock to opening of Baywest Mall Several thousand shoppers flocked to the newly opened Baywest Mall on the outskirts of Port Elizabeth on Thursday. The 1.7 billion rand mall is a joint venture between Abacus Asset Management and Billion Group. The aim is to extend the development to what they say would be a city within a city, with the future introduction of residential, retail, business and light industry nodes on a 320 hectare site. Baywest Mall Ge... read more
08:22 (GMT+2), Fri, Friday, May 22, 2015
Double murder outside East London Mdantsane Police are investigating two cases of murder, following the discovery of the bodies of two men not far from each other near the Grinaker Dam outside East London on Thursday. Police captain Mluleki Mbi says one of the victims had a gunshot wound to the head and the other had stab wounds to the body.  Both men are estimated to be in their 40's.   A firearm and a knife were found next to one of th... read more
07:58 (GMT+2), Fri, Friday, May 22, 2015
Panayiotou: Shock revelations in court read IO's full affidavit here The bail hearing of PE murder accused Christopher Panayiotou has been postponed to next Tuesday. The state and defence will then present heads of argument to Magistrate Abigail Beeton, who received five affidavits from the state in opposition to Panayiotou's application. Here is the full affidavit from Investigating Officer Rhynhardt Kanna Swannepoel... ? RHYNHARDT SWANEPOEL, state in English under oath, &... read more
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