Articles by Mkhuseli Sizani

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Bethelsdorp residents tell police station commander his cops work with gangs

Station commander says he knows of the policemen who are friends with gangsters and are dealing in drugs and tik

By Mkhuseli Sizani - 20 November 2019

“Even the rats don’t feel safe in this school”

Port Elizabeth school battles gangs, neglect

By Mkhuseli Sizani - 13 November 2019
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Burst water pipe left for three weeks in Port Elizabeth

“People come and wash their cars here while we suffer in my house,” says elderly resident

By Mkhuseli Sizani - 7 November 2019
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Initiation school mired in filth

Illegal dumping is compromising Xhosa traditional practice at a school in Govan Mbeki

By Mkhuseli Sizani - 7 November 2019
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“Urine streams down the taxi rank”

Toilets at Govan Mbeki Taxi Rank in Port Elizabeth have not worked for three months, commuters say

By Mkhuseli Sizani - 6 November 2019
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Parents close down Port Elizabeth school

Protesters demand better infrastructure and security

By Mkhuseli Sizani - 6 November 2019
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Another child drowns in Addo canal

Police have found the body of 11-year-old Olwenene Maqanda

By Mkhuseli Sizani - 30 October 2019
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Land occupation named after Mayor Bobani erupts in protests

“He said we can rebuild our shacks and live here. He promised to give us toilets, water and electricity”

By Mkhuseli Sizani - 29 October 2019
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Thugs scare municipal workers away from broken township drains

Drain in Soweto-on-Sea took months to fix

By Mkhuseli Sizani - 28 October 2019
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Kliprand residents furious at council’s broken promise

PE protesters block roads, burn tyres

By Mkhuseli Sizani - 11 October 2019

Mystery stream has flooded PE township for 20 years

No-one knows where the water comes from

By Mkhuseli Sizani - 9 October 2019
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Kirkwood residents fume while municipality and province blame each other for lack of housing

I have never lived in a proper house, says Xoliswa Ntsilathana

By Mkhuseli Sizani - 20 September 2019
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Addo canal claims more lives

Five-year-old boys drown, bringing the number of deaths this year to seven

By Mkhuseli Sizani - 3 September 2019
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Despatch housing project halted by “political tensions”

A group of residents have occupied a housing project site in a protest against their ward councillor

By Mkhuseli Sizani - 30 August 2019
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115 households in Despatch left in the cold while municipality and Housing Development Agency shift blame

“Every morning I wake up and sit on that cement foundation just to get the sun”

By Mkhuseli Sizani - 29 August 2019
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“My RDP house has robbed me of my legs”

Official says Nomvula Frans’s home will be prioritised to make it suitable for her disability

By Mkhuseli Sizani - 27 August 2019