PRESS RELEASES


To filter the latest press releases according to individual MPL's simply click on the relevant button below.

DA ramps up fight against corruption with Tender Watch

August 26th, 2021

The Democratic Alliance in the Eastern Cape Legislature has ramped up the fight against the rampant corruption in the province, with the launch of a new hotline that will enable whistleblowers to provide tipoffs that will be followed up and acted on. Today I was accompanied by the DA Leader in the Eastern Cape Legislature, Bobby Stevenson, MPL, and DA EC Shadow MEC for Finance, Retief Odendaal, MPL, in launching …


Read More


Government fails to stem jobs bloodbath in Eastern Cape

August 24th, 2021

The Eastern Cape provincial government has failed to stem the tide of the jobs bloodbath across the Eastern Cape, as a further 66,000 jobs were lost in the three months between April and June. The latest unemployment statistics show the province’s unemployment figures have shot up 3.3% quarter on quarter, from 43,8% to 47,1%, the worst in the country. The province’s expanded unemployment rate has reached a staggering 53%! Even …


Read More


Horror bus accident highlights Health Department Air Ambulance failure

August 24th, 2021

The terrible loss of life because of the horror bus accident at the Kei Cuttings last week has brought into focus the failure of the Eastern Cape Department of Health to secure the services of an air ambulance service, after terminating the contract of the Red Cross Air Mercy service at the end of July. Despite the assurance that Black Eagle Ambulance Services would start operating from 1 August this …


Read More


Eastern Cape bleeds as damning quarterly crime stats released

August 20th, 2021

The skyrocketing increases in violent crime in the Eastern Cape are a real cause for concern. Our province is bleeding as residents are being slaughtered, raped and abused. The crime statistics for the first quarter of the 2021/22 financial year, between April and June, released by National Police Minister, Bheki Cele, paint a dismal picture of runaway crime. There were 1020 people murdered in the province in three months, a …


Read More


Worrying trend in attacks on Hankey farmers

August 20th, 2021

The second attack on farmers in the Hankey area in as many weeks should be sounding alarms, and police should be pulling out all stops to bring these assailants to justice. The first attack saw A 72-year-old farmer shot in the leg during a shoot-out with attackers on his smallholding on Wednesday last week [11 August 2021]. The assailants fled the scene and no arrests have been made. Last night …


Read More