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Daily Dispatch
On-the-spot fine bus brings BCM revenueBuffalo City Metro is warning motorists to pay their traffic fines or “face the
Daily Dispatch / Posted an hour ago
Buffalo City Metro is warning motorists to pay their traffic fines or “face the full might of the law”. ENFORCING THE RULES: A roadblock on the N2 . Picture: Facebook Spokesman Samkelo Ngwenya said: “This afternoon [Wednesday] the BCM traffic and... Read more
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Daily Dispatch
Buffalo City Metro beaches ready for holiday festivitiesBuffalo City Metro’s beaches are ready for their festive season holiday makers.
Daily Dispatch / Posted 17 hours ago
Buffalo City Metro’s beaches are ready for their festive season holiday makers. Buffalo City Metro’s beaches are ready for their festive season holiday makers.Picture: SIBONGILE NGALWA This was said by a representative of the national Department of... Read more
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Daily Dispatch
Music to ring in new yearpast three years, the event had grown tremendously and would be moving to a big
Daily Dispatch / Posted 18 hours ago
past three years, the event had grown tremendously and would be moving to a bigger venue. It was previously held at the Buffalo City Stadium. “Because of the number of people the event has attracted over the past three years, Buffalo Park... Read more
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Daily Dispatch
Minister pays tribute to late father with songmourners were high-profile politicians and business people including Bantu Holo
Daily Dispatch / Posted 19 hours ago
mourners were high-profile politicians and business people including Bantu Holomisa, Gugile Nkwinti, Mcebisi Skwatsha, Noxolo Kieviet and Xola Pakati. Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini walked in with Buffalo City Metro mayor Xola Pa... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Gauteng Bounce Back in Buffalo Cityhost union Border rule the B-Division roost after Tuesday's second round of the
AllAfrica.com / Posted yesterday
host union Border rule the B-Division roost after Tuesday's second round of the South African Under-19 Inter-Provincial in Buffalo City. After a loss and a draw in round one, Central Gauteng showed just why they can never be written off until the... Read more
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Daily Dispatch
Noise levels frustrate residentsSuburban residents have been venting their frustration over noise levels lately
Daily Dispatch / Posted 2 days ago
Suburban residents have been venting their frustration over noise levels lately, that despite notices published by Buffalo City Metro promising that noise levels from entertainment events would be controlled in line with the city’s by-laws. Suburban... Read more
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WQOW Eau Claire
Two killed in Buffalo County fire TuesdayBuffalo County (WQOW) - Two people are dead after a trailer house fire in Buffa
WQOW Eau Claire / Posted 2 days ago
Buffalo County (WQOW) - Two people are dead after a trailer house fire in Buffalo City, located in Buffalo County. Tuesday morning at 5 a.m., Buffalo County responded to the fire on Circle Drive along Co. 00. The entire trailer was on fire. One of... Read more
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WXOW 19 La Crosse
Two killed in Buffalo County fire TuesdayTwo people are dead after a trailer house fire in Buffalo City in Buffalo Count
WXOW 19 La Crosse / Posted 2 days ago
Two people are dead after a trailer house fire in Buffalo City in Buffalo County. Tuesday morning at 5 a.m., Buffalo County responded to the fire on Circle Drive along Co. 00. The entire trailer was on fire. One of the first deputies on scene heard... Read more
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Daily Dispatch
Season officially open for fun eventsBuffalo City Metro’s festive season fun has officially started as the city host
Daily Dispatch / Posted 2 days ago
Buffalo City Metro’s festive season fun has officially started as the city hosted its switching on of the lights events over the weekend. GET READY: Fireworks light up the sky during the official Opening of the Season celebrations at East London’s... Read more
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Daily Dispatch
Pothole damages stream of carsJ Picture: MICHAEL PINYANA The Dispatch fielded a number of calls from motoris
Daily Dispatch / Posted 4 days ago
J Picture: MICHAEL PINYANA The Dispatch fielded a number of calls from motorists, mostly taxi operators who wanted to sue Buffalo City Metro (BCM) for failing to fix the pothole, which they say has been there for the past two months. On Thursday... Read more
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Daily Dispatch
Pakati’s Christmas cheer bowls over young patientsBuffalo City Metro mayor Xola Pakati on Friday spread the Christmas cheer to ch
Daily Dispatch / Posted 4 days ago
Buffalo City Metro mayor Xola Pakati on Friday spread the Christmas cheer to children who will be spending Christmas in the metro’s hospitals. FESTIVE CHEER: BCM mayor Xola Pakati, left, brings some early Christmas cheer to Thandeka Pantsi’s... Read more
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Daily Dispatch
BCM signs off on two major postsBy MAMELA GOWA and ADRIENNE CARLISLE Two top vacant positions in the Buffalo C
Daily Dispatch / Posted 5 days ago
By MAMELA GOWA and ADRIENNE CARLISLE Two top vacant positions in the Buffalo City Metro have finally been filled by the city council this week. Two top vacant positions in the Buffalo City Metro have finally been filled by the city council this... Read more
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Daily Dispatch
R5.5m for Metro festive concertsA total of R5.5-million will be spent on entertaining thousands of Buffalo City
Daily Dispatch / Posted 5 days ago
A total of R5.5-million will be spent on entertaining thousands of Buffalo City Metro residents this month, with R3-million approved by the council this week for the procurement of national and local artists. Although on Wednesday the council... Read more
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Daily Dispatch
Teacher sacked for sex abuse of pupilphysically assaulting a pupil last year. Corporal punishment cases this year we
Daily Dispatch / Posted 6 days ago
physically assaulting a pupil last year. Corporal punishment cases this year were recorded in the Alfred Nzo East district, Buffalo City Metro, Chris Hani, Sarah Baartman and the Nelson Mandela Bay Metro districts. All the cases that took place... Read more
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Daily Dispatch
BCM jacks up workforce for holidaysBuffalo City Metro has reinforced its workforce to ensure the city is ready to
Daily Dispatch / Posted 6 days ago
Buffalo City Metro has reinforced its workforce to ensure the city is ready to accommodate bumper festive season crowds. Buffalo City Metro has reinforced its workforce to ensure the city is ready to accommodate bumper festive season crowds.... Read more
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Daily Dispatch
#MandelaFuneral scandal: Big guns ordered to explainheadquarters, Calata House in King William’s Town, to answer about the Nelson M
Daily Dispatch / Posted 6 days ago
headquarters, Calata House in King William’s Town, to answer about the Nelson Mandela funeral funds scandal. Masualle, Buffalo City Metro executive mayor Xola Pakati, OR Tambo mayor Nomakhosazana Meth and King Sabata Dalindyebo mayor Dumani... Read more
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Daily Dispatch
Mapisa-Nqakula mourns dadthe good tata did so she can find comfort. This will help her be strong to be t
Daily Dispatch / Posted 7 days ago
the good tata did so she can find comfort. This will help her be strong to be the pillar of strength for her family.” Buffalo City Metro council speaker Alfred Mtsi said the elderly Mapisa, who was 96 when he died, contributed greatly to sport... Read more
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Daily Dispatch
ANC bosses summon Masualle over Madiba funeral scandalthe spending of the money and the report fingered the provincial government hea
Daily Dispatch / Posted 7 days ago
the spending of the money and the report fingered the provincial government headed by Masualle, the mayor Xola Pakati-led Buffalo City Metropolitan, the OR Tambo district municipality as well as the King Sabata Dalindyebo local... Read more
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Daily Dispatch
Miss Berlin November ready to make an impactby giving them maximum exposure through strategic partnerships,” she said. Com
Daily Dispatch / Posted 8 days ago
by giving them maximum exposure through strategic partnerships,” she said. Coming from a disadvantaged background, the Buffalo City College student said she was humbled to have won the pageant. “The challenges and triumphs I’ve endured fuel my... Read more
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Daily Dispatch
BCM donates more vacant land for Breidbach housingMore than 100 vacant serviced sites owned by Buffalo City Metro in Breidbach wi
Daily Dispatch / Posted 8 days ago
More than 100 vacant serviced sites owned by Buffalo City Metro in Breidbach will be donated to the Eastern Cape department of human settlements in an effort to speed up housing delivery in the protest-prone area. More than 100 vacant serviced sites... Read more
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Daily Dispatch
ANC councillor in court after spatcouncillor has appeared in court on charges of robbery and intimidation after a
Daily Dispatch / Posted 8 days ago
councillor has appeared in court on charges of robbery and intimidation after a noisy, near-physical fracas at the party’s Buffalo City Metro regional offices last Wednesday. Buffalo City Metro ANC ward 20 councillor Ntombizodwa Gamnca, 35, is... Read more
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Daily Dispatch
PP says charge #MandelaFuneral fraud accusedof rands earmarked for the funeral arrangements of the late statesman Nelson Ma
Daily Dispatch / Posted 9 days ago
of rands earmarked for the funeral arrangements of the late statesman Nelson Mandela. Also listed in the report are Buffalo City Metro councillors Sindiswa Gomba, Luleka Simon-Ndzele, chief financial officer Vincent Pillay, as well as former... Read more
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Daily Dispatch
Residents take a standthe house, at number 20 Tottenham Road, is according to a November 2017 Windeed
Daily Dispatch / Posted 9 days ago
the house, at number 20 Tottenham Road, is according to a November 2017 Windeed property database, owned by a Buffalo City Metro Housing Department employee, a senior official in the department’s project management office. The... Read more
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Daily Dispatch
AN UNFOLDING SCANDAL6: Premier Noxolo Kiviet’s cabinet resolves that ECDC will finance Mandela memo
Daily Dispatch / Posted 9 days ago
6: Premier Noxolo Kiviet’s cabinet resolves that ECDC will finance Mandela memorials and funeral logistics. December 11: Buffalo City Metro council resolves to set aside R10-million for Mandela memorials. December 13: BCM pays R5.98-million to... Read more
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Daily Dispatch
‘Charge Madiba fraud accused’of rands earmarked for the funeral arrangements of the late statesman Nelson Ma
Daily Dispatch / Posted 9 days ago
of rands earmarked for the funeral arrangements of the late statesman Nelson Mandela. Also listed in the report are Buffalo City Metro councillors Sindiswa Gomba, Luleka Simon-Ndzele, chief financial officer Vincent Pillay, as well as former... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Province Misappropriated Millions for Mandela Funeral - WatchdogParks and Tourism Agency incurred irregular expenditure of R500 000 and fruitle
AllAfrica.com / Posted 10 days ago
Parks and Tourism Agency incurred irregular expenditure of R500 000 and fruitless and wasteful expenditure of R970 000. Buffalo City Municipality improperly procured the services of, and paid, service provider Victory Tickets 750 CC almost R6m... Read more
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Daily Dispatch
Mkhwebane wants SIU to help recover lost Mandela funeral fundsinto the money spent on the funeral led to the arrest of a number of politician
Daily Dispatch / Posted 10 days ago
into the money spent on the funeral led to the arrest of a number of politicians and businesspeople‚ including former Buffalo City Metropolitan (BCM) municipality mayor Zukiswa Ncitha‚ former deputy mayor Temba Tinta‚ former council speaker... Read more
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Daily Dispatch
Ex-ECDC official vows to fight publiic protector findingstwo months ago written to public protector contesting the finding. She did not
Daily Dispatch / Posted 10 days ago
two months ago written to public protector contesting the finding. She did not respond. I provided documents.” Former Buffalo City mayor Zukiswa Ncitha declined to comment. “I have not seen the report yet so I cannot comment on something that... Read more
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Daily Dispatch
Mkhwebane to demand action against officials in ‘Mandela funeral millions scandal’laid to rest. The investigation implicated Pumlani Mkolo‚ former secretary of
Daily Dispatch / Posted 10 days ago
laid to rest. The investigation implicated Pumlani Mkolo‚ former secretary of the Dr RW Rubasane region (formerly known as Buffalo City Metro)‚ who was fingered as the alleged mastermind of the scandal. His then girlfriend‚ Zintle Nkuhlu‚ allegedly... Read more
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Daily Dispatch
EL Central Local FA honour their starsto play football but to also have meaning in their lives.” EL Central has an o
Daily Dispatch / Posted 10 days ago
to play football but to also have meaning in their lives.” EL Central has an ongoing dispute with SA Football Association Buffalo City after they were disbanded as a legitimate football association by SAFA BCM. The matter has since been elevated... Read more
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Daily Dispatch
O R Tambo take Tshwete trophyLondon Picture: SISIPHO ZAMXAKA The runners-up, Nelson Mandela Bay Metro, fini
Daily Dispatch / Posted 12 days ago
London Picture: SISIPHO ZAMXAKA The runners-up, Nelson Mandela Bay Metro, finished with 63 points, and third place winners Buffalo City Metro got 41 points. Amathole District Municipality closed with 39 points in fourth position, Chris Hani... Read more
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Daily Dispatch
Metro steps up effort to fix gaping holes in city roadsFrustrated motorists in Buffalo City Metro can expect some relief from pothole-
Daily Dispatch / Posted 13 days ago
Frustrated motorists in Buffalo City Metro can expect some relief from pothole-filled roads as a R109-million project to maintain roads, stormwater drains and bridges kicks into high gear. ESSENTIAL WORK: Residents can expect some relief from the... Read more
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Daily Dispatch
R100k table with Cyril causes stirand the public on the eve of the vital provincial general council (PGC) which s
Daily Dispatch / Posted 14 days ago
and the public on the eve of the vital provincial general council (PGC) which saw 600 ANC branch delegates arrive in Buffalo City yesterday. In the letter, Ngcukayithobi sets a top ticket price for mayors to sell to friends at R3571. Mayors... Read more
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Daily Dispatch
JUST IN: Eastern Cape firmly behind Ramaphosa for presidentto Ramaphosa was Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma with 89 nominations. The other preside
Daily Dispatch / Posted 14 days ago
to Ramaphosa was Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma with 89 nominations. The other presidential nominees were Zweli Mkhize with 10 votes, Mathews Phosa with three nominations in Buffalo City as well as Lindiwe Sisulu who was voted for in Sar... Read more
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Daily Dispatch
BCM have point to prove againThe second edition Steve Vukile Tshwete Games are in full swing at various venu
Daily Dispatch / Posted 14 days ago
The second edition Steve Vukile Tshwete Games are in full swing at various venues around East London and the Buffalo City Metro soccer team looks to go for a hattrick after winning the tournament for two years in a row. The games that are set to... Read more
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Daily Dispatch
Free Wi-Fi bonanza for BCMFree Wi-Fi is being rolled out in Buffalo City Metro. After much talk of turnin
Daily Dispatch / Posted 15 days ago
Free Wi-Fi is being rolled out in Buffalo City Metro. After much talk of turning the metro into a “smart city”, the Daily Dispatch can today confirm that the first three free Wi-Fi hotspots are up and running, with 25 hotspots due to be activated by... Read more
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WGRZ-TV Buffalo
BPD officer indicted on assault chargesJury on multiple charges in connection with an alleged assault of a suspect. H
WGRZ-TV Buffalo / Posted 15 days ago
Jury on multiple charges in connection with an alleged assault of a suspect. Hassett, 32, was scheduled to go on trial in Buffalo City Court on Thursday. Hassett was indicted on the following charges: two counts of third-degree assault, official... Read more
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Daily Dispatch
Bathers locked out of Joan as workers fight over payescorted out of Joan Harrison swimming pool yesterday, after which staff locked
Daily Dispatch / Posted 15 days ago
escorted out of Joan Harrison swimming pool yesterday, after which staff locked themselves inside the public facility until Buffalo City Metro management attended to their grievances. More than 60 bathers, including shocked children, were escorted... Read more
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Daily Dispatch
Now let the Games beginwill be battled out by the various regional teams in both the men’s and women’s
Daily Dispatch / Posted 15 days ago
will be battled out by the various regional teams in both the men’s and women’s divisions. On the local front the Buffalo City teams will be hoping for a lot of support and to utilise their homeground advantage against the other teams... Read more
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Daily Dispatch
End of the road for upgradesGood news in sight for those tearing their hair out trying to get through the B
Daily Dispatch / Posted 16 days ago
Good news in sight for those tearing their hair out trying to get through the Buffalo City centre – the roadworks along Fleet Street are due to come to a halt in three weeks’ time on December 14.Ongoing upgrades along Fleet Street have caused havoc... Read more
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Daily Dispatch
Let the Tshwete Games begintournaments, will begin today. With the department of sport, recreation, arts
Daily Dispatch / Posted 16 days ago
tournaments, will begin today. With the department of sport, recreation, arts and culture (Dsrac) in partnership with Buffalo City Metro (BCM), South African Local Government Association (Salga) and Eastern Cape Sport Federation (ECSF) hosting... Read more
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Daily Dispatch
Residents’ struggle for RDP homesFrustrated residents in a Buffalo City Metro township yesterday complained to D
Daily Dispatch / Posted 16 days ago
Frustrated residents in a Buffalo City Metro township yesterday complained to DA parliamentarians of their years-long struggle to acquire RDP houses. TALK TIME: DA MPL in the Bhisho legislature Sanele Magaqa speaks to Unit P residents Picture:... Read more
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Daily Dispatch
Hawks arrest ANC heads for Madiba funeral fraudTHE ruling ANC was reeling in embarrassment last night after its top echelon in
Daily Dispatch / Posted 17 days ago
THE ruling ANC was reeling in embarrassment last night after its top echelon in Buffalo City Metro (BCM) was arrested and charged with money laundering and fraud. Those arrested yesterday include BCM’s executive mayor Zukiswa Ncitha, deputy mayor... Read more
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Daily Dispatch
Fleet Street upgrade comes with nasty inconveniencesome of who claim they have to sit in traffic for up to 45 minutes to travel le
Daily Dispatch / Posted 17 days ago
some of who claim they have to sit in traffic for up to 45 minutes to travel less than a kilometre. Samkelo Ngwenya, Buffalo City Metro spokesman, said: “Motorists are advised that due to ongoing Fleet Street upgrades, the road section... Read more
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Daily Dispatch
Murder accused in bid for plea bargainMurder accused Buffalo City Metro coastal sanitation manager Alfred Herman Buch
Daily Dispatch / Posted 17 days ago
Murder accused Buffalo City Metro coastal sanitation manager Alfred Herman Bucholtz is seeking a plea bargain with the state. Murder accused Buffalo City Metro coastal sanitation manager Alfred Herman Bucholtz is seeking a plea bargain with the... Read more
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Daily Dispatch
Owners out in cold as illegal occupants ‘hijack’ RDP homessoon after, it was vandalised. When they saw how the house had been left witho
Daily Dispatch / Posted 17 days ago
soon after, it was vandalised. When they saw how the house had been left without doors and windows, the family approached Buffalo City Metro’s housing department pleading with them to allow them to move in and fix the house on their own. “We even... Read more
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Daily Dispatch
EL Port buoys China delegationChinese delegation was led by the Yubei district mayor, Tang Chuan. The munici
Daily Dispatch / Posted 20 days ago
Chinese delegation was led by the Yubei district mayor, Tang Chuan. The municipality has a twinning agreement with Buffalo City Metro. Cross-questioning Botes during his presentation, Chuan asked what kind of funding – both private and... Read more
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Daily Dispatch
Desperately under-resourced cops warn farmers of festive stock theft spreeas business capital and pensions by small-scale owners, are being plundered, es
Daily Dispatch / Posted 20 days ago
as business capital and pensions by small-scale owners, are being plundered, especially in King William’s Town, Mthatha and Buffalo City. A police source said the Bhisho police stock theft unit, which works with 14 police stations, has only two... Read more
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Daily Dispatch
BCM’s Chinese ‘twin’ Yubei reciprocatesA 10-member Chinese delegation arrived in East London yesterday, following a tw
Daily Dispatch / Posted 21 days ago
A 10-member Chinese delegation arrived in East London yesterday, following a twinning agreement between Buffalo City Metro and Yubei district. MUTUAL BENEFITS: BCM mayor Xola Pakati, third left, and members of the mayoral committee Ncedo Kumbaca and... Read more
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Daily Dispatch
Mkolo’s ‘funeral fraud’ trial to begin next yearMati. The state announced yesterday it would try the trio separately from the
Daily Dispatch / Posted 21 days ago
Mati. The state announced yesterday it would try the trio separately from the other seven co-accused, namely former Buffalo City Metro mayor Zukiswa Ncitha, her former deputy Temba Tinta, former council speaker Luleka Simon-Ndzele,... Read more
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