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King William's Town - The Hawks were on Monday investigating the death of another police officer, who was killed in a suspected vehicle hijacking, in the Eastern Cape at the weekend. The officer's body was found on a field next to the R67 between Fort Beaufort and Seymour on Sunday while President Jacob Zuma was paying homage to slain officers during the South African Police Service National Commemoration Day in Pretoria. Comment?
Small steps: Four schools' fight for transport succeeded but thousands of schoolchildren in the Eastern Cape will still have to walk up to 30km a day to and from school to get an education. On July 20 Bathini Dyantyi got a phone call from the principal to say that after a five-year battle, his three children would finally get transport to school, starting the very next day. Comment?
A Grahamstown High Court judge on Monday denied an application by Christopher Panayiotou, the man accused of masterminding the murder of his wife Jayde, access to statements by three key State witnesses. Panayiotou's defence team had applied for the matter to be heard in Grahamstown in the hopes of getting away from the media frenzy which has surrounded the case. Comment?
The defence counsel for Christopher Panayiotou, the man accused of masterminding the murder of his school teacher wife, on Monday brought an application before the High Court in Grahamstown to gain access to the statements of three key State witnesses. One of the statements is that of Panayiotou's lover Chanelle Coutts, while a second statement belongs to that of the State's key witness Luthando Siyoli, who was allegedly tasked by Panayiotou to organise the killing of Panayiotou's wife Jayde in April. Comment?
Three-year-old Roxanne Stuurman, who has been missing for almost a month, was reunited with her mother Portia early on Friday. Police spokesperson Captain Sandra Janse van Rensburg said the family violence, child protection and sexual offence unit had been following all possible leads since June 10 when Roxanne was reported missing at the Algoa Park Police station. Comment?
Stolen tobacco products valued at R100,000 were recovered and a robbery suspect was fatally wounded during a shoot-out with SA Police Service members in Fort Beaufort, police said on Thursday. "SAPS members received information about a hijacking of a BAT truck in Keiskammahoek at about 11pm. Comment?
Oregan Hoskins, president of the South African Rugby Union , on Wednesday applauded the life bans handed down to three players of the Fort Beaufort Barbarians Rugby Club for physically assaulting a referee. The trio - Edmund Gunn, Clayton Bantom and Hyron Burgess - were found guilty of assaulting referee, Llewellyn Loots, at a pre-season tournament in the Eastern Cape town of Bedford on 28 February and were sentenced by an Eastern Province Rugby Union disciplinary committee. Comment?
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