Missing person apparently seen in Tsakane

Ms Nobuhle Bantuni (46) who was reported missing in Kwa-Mashu SAPS (KZN), in August 2020 is suspected to be in Tsakane, so the SAPS is appealing to anyone who might see her in Tsakane or anywhere to come forward. Apparently, she was seen around Tsakane on Monday 2020-08-17, unfortunately police officers couldn’t locate her residential address. However they are now appealing to the community members to provide her residential address. Her family members are worried and eagerly looking for her. According to the investigations conducted by the SAPS, it is…

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Zamani backyard dwellers occupy land forcefully

The Zamani community in Duduza, ward 98, who chose to remain anonymous, are keen on occupying land forcefully as the ward Councillor of Zamani, Tefo (Thabo) Patrick Motaung does not seem to consider the cries of community. A few days before the President announced that we are shifting to level 5 lockdown restrictions last year March 2020, the SANDF from Marievale Military Base in Nigel was present in Zamani. “We as the Duduza Backyard Dwellers were aware of the lockdown and thought that the soldiers came to monitor us in…

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A Kia bakkie plunged into a truck trailer on N12 highway

On Wednesday during the day around 12 o’clock, a Kia K2700 plunged into a side of a truck trailer on the N12 before Edenvale, the Kia driver was traveling alone and he was seriously injured. The machanic of the truck who was inside the truck when accident happened told Ekurhuleni News that, “I told the driver to pull over on the side so that I can check if the truck is still operating fine, when we were about to pull over on the side, suddenly the trailer was shaking and…

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A woman denied from seeing her child

Abasha Hawa Hendricks (19) who was married to Jose Antonio Losper (38) says that her ex-husband (Antonio) is refusing to grant her access to see her son. “At first Antonio was all loving and caring; he did not show any signs of abuse. We loved each other and decided to get married, not knowing that I’m marrying a monster. His mother was against the relationship from the word go, but because I was blinded by love, I carried on and married him still,” said Abasha. She then got pregnant and…

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Sibikwa arts centre delivered a petition to the City of Ekurhuleni

The Sibikwa Arts centre members along with the parents, learners and the stakeholders of the facility, led by the artistic director of the centre, Felis Clots, , delivered a petition to the Ekurhuleni Head Office in Germiston. The Sibikwa Arts centre is based in Benoni (Actonville) and has been operating for 33 years. They have been operating under the ANC led Metro for approximately 25 years. During that period the metro has only assisted them 3 times. The underlying issue is that there’s a granting aid which is not provided…

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TAMPERING WITH ELECTRICITY SUPPLY NETWORK CAUSES OUTAGES

The winter season is fast approaching and the city is facing an increase in power interruptions in some areas due to the higher demand for electricity brought on by the colder weather. Illegal connections and meter bypass also add to the supply demand. Occurrence of overload tripping is higher during peak hours between 05h00 and 7h30 in the mornings and from 17h00 to 20h00 at night during the winter season. Currently, the city is intensifying the means to fight the scourge of illegal connections by continuously identifying and monitoring hot-spot…

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A 20-year-old male from Tsakane is missing

Siphamandla Themba Sibanyoni from the old Maswazini section in Tsakane has been missing from 9 April 2021. Siphamandla was last seen at his home in Tsakane. He is mentally challenged and was last seen wearing a white t-shirt, blue jeans and green sneakers. “We looked for him almost everywhere. Our family, friends and neighbours have been very helpful in this situation and we’re grateful. We have looked for him in Nigel, Tsakane, Springs and Brakpan so far and we have opened a missing person’s case at Tsakane police station. It’s…

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MMC MMOKO CALLS FOR BY-LAW COMPLIANCE AMIDST VIRAL VIDEO OF LAW ENFORCEMENT OPERATION

The Member of Mayoral Committee for Community Safety, Cllr Phaladi Mmoko has noted the video that went viral on social media showing the Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Police Department (EMPD) removing a wall fence outside a property in Vosloorus. MMC Mmoko has emphasised the importance of businesses and residents complying with the City’s by-laws in relation to their conduct and erecting structures on their properties. “The By-law enforcement operation carried out in Vosloorus on Sunday, 25 April 2021 was part of our daily operations as the EMPD to ensure compliance. This follows…

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Fallen activists commemorated in Thokoza

Community members of Thokoza took their time to pay homage to their fallen struggle activists, by cleaning their graves which are based in Thokoza cemetery ( known as Schoeman cemetery)on freedom day(27th of April, 2021). All the graves that were cleaned belonged to the fallen struggle heroes and heroines who sacrificed their lives during the political war that occurred in the Thokoza Township, from 1990-1994, on the iconic Khumalo street. One of the programme organisers, Mandla Ncube(51-year-old) residing in Everest section at Pula street 3371, who is also a survivor…

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Langaville residents threaten to strike, unless roads are tarred

Tsakane residents and taxi drivers operating in Langaville extension 3 and 6 are threatening to picket if the department of transport fails to build tar roads in their area. Thabiso Mbeko said that the informal roads are threatening the livelihoods of the community. “Ambulances take forever to arrive because the roads are terrible.” Said Mbeko Taxi drivers said that they have been pleading with the government to build roads but till to date they have not built them. “We have lost thousands of rands because of these gravel roads and…

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