Articles by Johnnie Isaac

Mixed reaction to Malema’s parliamentary performance

Capetonians who voted for the Economic Freedom Fighters have mixed feelings about the performance of Julius Malema during his first week in parliament.

Pharie Sefali and Johnnie Isaac

News | 24 June 2014

Metrorail strike called off

Cosatu in the Western Cape has called off its planned strike against Metrorail fare increases on train services in the province. Last week, Cosatu had said the strike was imminent following the breakdown of talks between the trade union federation and Metrorail Western Cape.

Johnnie Isaac

Brief | 23 June 2014

Metrorail strike looms

Thousands of Western Cape Metrorail commuters could be left stranded following an announcement of a strike pending by the Congress of South African Trade Unions.

Johnnie Isaac

News | 20 June 2014

Pastor accused of rape granted bail

The Khayelitsha pastor accused of rape has been granted bail at the Khayelitsha Magistrate's Court.

Johnnie Isaac

News | 17 June 2014

Bail for pastor accused of rape to be decided tomorrow

Themba Mathibela will learn tomorrow if he has been granted bail. The Khayelitsha pastor is charged with rape.

Johnnie Isaac

News | 16 June 2014

Pastor’s victims feared he had supernatural powers

The Khayelitsha pastor accused of rape preyed on needy and vulnerable members of his congregation, the court heard during the bail hearing of Pastor Themba Mathibela.

Johnnie Isaac

News | 10 June 2014

Calm returns to Ocean View after violent protests

Calm has returned at Ocean View following violent protests, which erupted on Thursday over the Mountain View Housing Project.

Johnnie Isaac

Brief | 2 June 2014

Scuffles at bail hearing for Khayelitsha pastor accused of rape

There were scuffles at the Khayelitsha Magistrates Court on Thursday as members of the public refused to leave the bail hearing of Themba Dumisani Mathibela, the pastor of Living Word Tabernacle Church, who is accused of rape.

Johnnie Isaac

News | 31 May 2014

Congregants demonstrate in support of pastor on rape charge

Supporters and accusers of a pastor accused of rape demonstrated outside the Khayelitsha Magistrates Court during his bail hearing yesterday.

Johnnie Isaac

News | 27 May 2014

Suspected ATM robbers beaten severely in Mfuleni

Two men suspected of ATM fraud were severely beaten and stoned in a mob attack at the taxi rank in Mfuleni on Wednesday afternoon.

Johnnie Isaac

News | 22 May 2014

ANC hands out t-shirts to voters in queues - parties cry foul

GroundUp witnessed ANC officials handing out t-shirts to people waiting to vote in Mfuleni. This happened at several polling stations. ANC officials actively canvassed voters to support the ANC.

Johnnie Isaac

Brief | 7 May 2014

IEC official fired in Mfuleni

An Independent Electoral Commission official working at the ward 108 voting tent in Mfuleni has been dismissed after disappearing for more than an hour without reporting.

Johnnie Isaac

Brief | 7 May 2014

Strike at popular Khayelitsha radio station

Programming returned to normal at Khayelitsha’s Radio Zibonele Community Station on Sunday following two days of disruptions due to a strike by the majority of the station's staff.

Johnnie Isaac

News | 5 May 2014

Porta potties hit Bishopscourt

Following a campaign in Constantia earlier this week, the Ses’khona People’s Rights Movement took their protest against portable toilets to Bishopscourt today.

Johnnie Isaac and Nathan Geffen

Feature | 30 April 2014

Enkanini’s “field of death”

Residents of Enkanini informal settlement in Khayelitsha say they have taken it upon themselves to deal with thugs that are terrorising the community.

Johnnie Isaac

News | 14 April 2014

New owners accuse provincial government of shoddy development

Dream homes have become nightmares for several residents of a government-housing development known as Fountainhead. Situated in Blue Downs the development is a joint partnership of the Western Cape Department of Human Settlements and Motlekar Cape.

Johnnie Isaac

Feature | 31 March 2014