NEWS FLASH


While the ANC-led Eastern Cape Provincial Government is within its rights to seek a legal review of the Mandela Funeral Report by the Public Protector, the provincial government should be focussing its energies around what action it will be taking in regard to the issues raised in the report that have been well-exposed in this province since 2014. What is your clean-up action plan, Mr Premier? Even though all fingers …


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SPEAK OUT


THE report “Grandmother, 68, found raped and killed in her home” (DD, December 6) is a bitter pill to swallow, especially during the 16 days of activism campaign when we are all meant to reflect on the plight of women and children. This is the 19th year of the campaign, yet we continue to read these horror stories every day. We cannot sit back and rely on social institutions, churches …


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IN THE NEWS


DA PROVINCIAL bosses, in an effort to garner support in areas presided over by traditional leaders and forge relations with royals ahead of the 2019 general election, met with leaders of the Eastern Cape House of Traditional Leaders (ECHTL) in Mthatha yesterday. Party provincial leader Nqaba Bhanga, Bhisho Legislature leader Bobby Stevenson, MPLs Sanele Magaqa, Nosimo Balindlela and their provincial spokesman Mlindi Nhanha met the newly-elected ECHTL executive committee led …


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LATEST PRESS RELEASES


Another housing project, this time in Alicedale in the Makana Municipality, has been abandoned after the contractor claimed that he had not been paid by the Eastern Cape Department of Human Settlements. Unlike the ANC’s failed projects the DA is committed to the speedy rollout of housing in the Eastern Cape. We will not abandon the people. When I visited the town two weeks ago, I was shocked to find …


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A total of 43 police stations in the Eastern Cape do not have Victim Centres for people who have fallen prey to abuse and violence. In many towns, the police station is the only port of call for victims who cannot afford or are unable to go elsewhere. Victims of violence and abuse need privacy. A distressed and traumatised woman or child cannot be expected to talk about rape in …


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The Eastern Cape Provincial Treasury must conduct a forensic investigation into the Office of the Premier with regard to the circumstances relating to a payment of R171-million  to Liquid Telecom for the provision of broadband services to the Eastern Cape. I call on the MEC for Finance and Provincial Expenditure, Sakhumzi Somyo, to publically state whether or not the payment of R171-million to Liquid Telecom was made or not.  The …


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