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Enoch Mgijima ANC say they can turn it around ANC councillors in the embattled Enoch Mgijima Municipality yesterday rejected cooperative governance and traditional affairs MEC Fikile Xasa’s plan to place the struggling Komani-based council under administration. The ruling party used its majority in council to reject the plan, saying plans were afoot to turn the mun fortunes around. A total of 41 councillors rejected the plan, while nine approved it. …


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THE contest to govern Buffalo City Metro’s ward 27, encompassing Gonubie, took a different turn this weekend when the DA took a door-to-door approach while the ANC protested its own candidate by burning election posters. The ward, which includes Mzamomhle, Gonubie West, Gonubie North and Quenera North, will undergo by-elections on November 2 due to former ANC councillor Bhelekazi Mabandla resigning. Mabandla was told to resign by her party after …


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CRITICALLY ill people have had to walk seven flights of stairs for medical attention as Port Elizabeth’s Provincial Hospital lifts stood still for weeks after the Department of Health fell behind in paying companies to repair them. In one incident towards the end of last month, a cancer patient allegedly died while being carried up seven flights of stairs on a stretcher. Eastern Cape health spokesman Sizwe Kupelo confirmed on …


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  MPs visiting Sassa offices and paypoints across the Eastern Cape has lashed out at the poor conditions of most facilities. On Friday, leaking, blocked toilets and old inaccessible structures welcomed DA MP and shadow minister of social development, Bridget Masango, in Tsolo, near Mthatha. She was accompanied by Eastern Cape shadow MEC for social development, Kobus Botha and member of the Eastern Cape Legislature Veliswa Mvenya. As they inspected the social development office nearby, the three DA officials were shocked …


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FORMER Eastern Cape DA Youth leader Anathi Majeke of Duncan Village has been sworn in as Buffalo City Metro’s new proportional councillor. Majeke, 27, has filled the vacancy created when Jan Smit died of a heart attack in July. Majeke is not new to leadership – at just 23 she was a branch chairwoman of then Ward 19, now Ward 8. The same year she was elected as the BCM …


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