NEWS FLASH


The DA in the Eastern Cape condemns in the strongest terms the killing of five members of the SAPS in Ngcobo in the early hours of yesterday morning. We offer our sincere condolences to the families of these policemen. My colleague, in Parliament, Zakhele Mbhele MP (DA Shadow Minister of Police) and I visited the Ncgobo Police Station this morning to gather the facts about how such criminal acts can be …


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SPEAK OUT


The front page article “Bhisho’s R80 000 bursary blunder (Weekend Post, 20 January 2018) refers: The Department of Education in the Eastern Cape has committed a grave injustice by not publically recognising the achievement of Heather Diogo. Every learner who writes the National Senior Certificate examinations, whether they go to a government- or a private school, deserves to be treated equally as they all wrote the same examination. It is also …


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IN THE NEWS


  Ramaphosa was part of Zuma’s ‘crew’, says Trollip NEWLY sworn-in President Cyril Ramaphosa will not be able to turn around South Africa’s fortunes as long as he is still surrounded by his predecessor Jacob Zuma’s people. This was the view expressed by DA federal chairman in the Eastern Cape, Athol Trollip on Friday. Meanwhile, the party’s leader in the Eastern Cape, Nqaba Bhanga, has boldly proclaimed that the DA …


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LATEST PRESS RELEASES


Teachers and pupils at Bhongweni Primary School are forced to work under dire conditions. The DA in the Eastern Cape calls on the MEC for Education, Mandla Makupula, to intervene at Bhongweni Primary School in Bhongweni Township, East London where dire working and learning conditions have left pupils and teachers feeling despondent. After a recent oversight visit to the school, I found that there are four zinc structures, two wooden structures built by …


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The DA demands that the MEC for Transport, Weziwe Tikana, provides reasons why her department has neglected to provide a large number of provincial traffic officers in the Eastern Cape with uniforms and why their overtime claims have not been paid. I was shocked by the poor working conditions our traffic officials have to put up with when I did oversight visits to traffic departments recently. Feelings of despondency and …


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The overgrown grounds of the Zanempilo Clinic in Mzamomhle in Gonubie are so appalling that members of the Democratic Alliance assisted staff and patients by cutting the shoulder- high, overgrown grass recently. Clinics are the lifeblood of our state healthcare services and the first point of call for those whose health depends entirely on the services provided by the Eastern Cape Department of Health. I am shocked by the overcrowding …


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