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Transport MEC must intervene in NMB Taxi Strike

May 25th, 2021

The Democratic Alliance welcomes the arrest of seven protestors involved in the taxi strike that brought Nelson Mandela Bay to a standstill today. The DA is challenging Transport MEC, Weziwe Tikana-Gxothiwe, to intervene and address the grievances raised by the taxi associations. SAPS must also bring the full might of the law to bear against these illegal protests. It is simply unacceptable that the lives of residents of Nelson Mandela …


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DA condemns violent taxi protest in Makhanda

May 25th, 2021

The DA condemns, in the strongest possible terms, the violent service delivery protests, spurred on by taxi associations, that are currently ripping through the heart of Makhanda. The South African Police Service (SAPS) must immediately put boots on the ground to save residents from the total anarchy they are being subjected to. Violent protests are spreading across the province, which are stretching SAPS resources. Yesterday, 24 May 2021, the taxi …


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Where are the bank cards, MEC?

May 25th, 2021

Nearly two months into the new financial year and the Eastern Cape Department of Social Development has still not distributed the controversial bank cards to needy beneficiaries. Where are the bank cards MEC, and who are the beneficiaries? Show us the list! The Department decided to issue people in the province with bank cards pre-loaded with R1 500 cash, after failing to spend more than R141 million entrusted to them …


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Latest arrests reveal an Education Department in crisis

May 20th, 2021

The shocking report of four senior officials, who allegedly defrauded the Department of R59 million meant for purchasing textbooks for pupils, has revealed an Eastern Cape Department of Education (EC DoE) in crisis. The charges, dating back to 2014, have revealed just how deep and far back the rot within the Department has spread, with top leadership, including the former Superintendent General (SG) Mthunywa Ngonzo implicated in the fraud. Alongside …


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Cop killers must be brought to justice

May 20th, 2021

The huge increase in the number of SAPS members murdered, revealed recently in the latest quarterly crime statistics, must be condemned in the strongest terms. According to the latest figures, in the Eastern Cape, seven SAPS members were murdered between January and March 2021, compared to the one SAPS member murdered in the same period in 2020. During this period a total of 24 police officials were murdered in the …


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