Articles by Mkhuseli Sizani

Psychiatric hospital seeks interdict against SANCO and NEHAWU

Urgent application brought by Life Esidimeni Care Centre in Kirkwood after incident on Tuesday

By Mkhuseli Sizani - 5 June 2020

Covid-19: Union accused of “storming” hospital, putting staff and patients at risk

NEHAWU concerned about safety protocols at Kirkwood psychiatric hospital

By Mkhuseli Sizani - 4 June 2020

Why is our relocation not taken as seriously as Covid-19, asks informal settlement leader

“Normal relocations will resume when things have gone back to normal” says PE councillor

By Mkhuseli Sizani - 1 June 2020

“Arrest all of us,” say Westville residents after torching of alleged drug house

Residents say they have complained about the activities at the house without success to police

By Mkhuseli Sizani - 26 May 2020

Immigrant spaza shop owners asked for “donations” to protect them from criminals

This is extortion, say police

By Mkhuseli Sizani - 20 May 2020

Man dies in first shack fire at relocation site in PE

Households relocated to Jaagvlakte serviced sites in February have been waiting ever since for electricity and water to be connected

By Mkhuseli Sizani - 15 May 2020

Covid-19: Desperate workers end Working for Water strike

Offices of the Gamtoos Irrigation Board, shut down since 11 March, reopened on Friday to process Covid-19 relief funds

By Mkhuseli Sizani - 13 May 2020
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Covid-19: PE clinic closes after a nurse dies and 11 staff test positive

Unions question Eastern Cape Health’s plan for staff at health facilities

By Mkhuseli Sizani - 11 May 2020
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Youths grab toilets meant for people with disabilities

Two bucket toilets shared by 22 “disabled households” in Vastrap informal settlement

By Mkhuseli Sizani - 8 May 2020
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Cookhouse residents refuse councillor’s offer of paraffin and wood

The community of KwaNoxolo township say they will accept nothing short of electricity

By Mkhuseli Sizani - 7 May 2020
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Covid-19 relocation of elderly and disabled people disrupted by residents in Port Elizabeth

Vastrap residents demand priority for Jaagvlakte sites

By Mkhuseli Sizani - 6 May 2020
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Covid-19: Banned from collecting firewood, grandmother cooks over a fire of plastic bottles

“The food tastes horrible and the smoke makes us cough,” says Mona Sias of Cookhouse

By Mkhuseli Sizani - 30 April 2020
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Police close immigrant-owned spaza shops “for their own safety”

“Police are only concentrating on road blocks” complains shop owner

By Mkhuseli Sizani - 17 April 2020
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Covid-19: Township residents protect spaza shops from looters

Whoever loots these shops will get the people’s justice, warns Port Elizabeth resident

By Mkhuseli Sizani - 15 April 2020
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Covid-19: Patients turned away as PE clinic runs out of water

Ward councillor blames decaying municipal infrastructure for burst water pipe

By Mkhuseli Sizani - 15 April 2020
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Covid-19: Meat vendors stripped of their livelihood

“We understand the coronavirus is dangerous. But our children are hungry at home”

By Mkhuseli Sizani - 14 April 2020