Articles by Sibahle Siqathule

Unemployed young men fix the roads the municipality cannot manage

Taxi association says the R61 from Lusikisiki to Flagstaff is potholed and dangerous


19 August 2020

Prison riot in Lusikisiki

Awaiting trial inmates say their “rights are grossly violated” by the Covid-19 lockdown regulations


12 May 2020

Covid-19: Port St Johns mostly ignores mayor’s call for total shutdown

With eight confirmed cases, mayor hoped to “break the chain”


21 April 2020

Covid-19: Lockdown life in crowded Lusikisiki

Villagers who come to town to shop have to wait hours for taxis to take them home


18 April 2020

Lusikisiki drowning in rubbish and sewage

“I’ve got used to the smell of sewage but my customers have not,” says food stall owner


11 March 2020

Family of six no longer has to survive on one old age pension

Mayor and government intervene to help Flagstaff family get IDs, social grants and a better home


13 August 2019

If this is freedom then I don’t want it, says 80-year-old Flagstaff granny

No IDs, so no social grants: family survives off grandmother’s pension


10 May 2019

Declare disaster zone, pleads flood victim in Port St Johns informal settlement

“The municipality promised us RDP houses in a safe place, but more than five years later we’re in the same situation”


29 April 2019

Villagers want authorities to build a wall to divide them

Residents in Zitha and Sicamba in the Eastern Cape have been feuding since last year


11 April 2019

Immigrant shop owners targeted by criminals in Lusikisiki

Hawkers’ Association fears immigrants will leave: “The consequences will be terrible for us all”


12 March 2019

Picket against bad treatment at Lusikisiki clinic

The TAC held a protest at Xurana clinic which they say is losing patients in “droves”


1 March 2019

Support for men accused of vigilante murder in Lusikisiki

“We are waging a war on crime”


22 November 2018

“Criminals rule this village”

Flagstaff residents demand better policing and tougher action


9 November 2018