Articles for Thamsanqa Mbovane

Another Kariega leader shot dead

Two shootings one year apart have unnerved the community


News | 12 September 2023

Protesters support vigilante taxi drivers outside KwaNobuhle court

Five “jikeleza” drivers charged with attempted murder


Brief | 4 September 2023

Community Work Programme workers upset over R3,700 a month earning limit

Workers say they must submit bank statements for three months and are fired if they earn above this limit


News | 25 August 2023

Protesters force city councillors to walk through sewage

Kariega residents divert Mandela Day convoy


News | 24 July 2023

Five trucks torched in Gqeberha protests over the past month

Protesters demanding electricity and water stone and burn trucks, but municipality say the torchings are purely criminal


News | 21 July 2023

Furious residents confront Kariega officials after child drowns in sewage

“You only come to us when our children die,” deputy mayor is told


Brief | 17 July 2023

Truck torched in Gqeberha electricity protest

Chaos on busy Addo Road


Brief | 13 July 2023

Teenagers march in Kariega for better sexual and reproductive health services

Partners in Sexual Health director says while government has made some progress, the challenge is in the implementation of its policies


Brief | 11 July 2023

Nelson Mandela Bay residents protest high water bills

Water Crisis Committee leader says the municipal billing system is flawed


Brief | 29 June 2023

Kariega clinics closed after staff robbed at gunpoint

Eastern Cape health department says five incidents at different clinics have left staff and patients traumatised


Brief | 27 June 2023

Coal truck torched in Gqeberha electricity protest

Protesters were demanding the electrification of about 3,000 shacks


Brief | 23 June 2023

Gqeberha shack dwellers protest after electricity disconnected by RDP home owners

Residents of Baloyi informal settlement say two transformers installed in March have never been connected


Brief | 22 June 2023

Shack dwellers protest in support of Nelson Mandela Bay’s DA mayor

Mayor delivered over 300 chemical toilets that are cleaned every second day, a protester tells ANC representatives. “All you want to do is loot,” says another.


News | 25 May 2023

Ward councillor’s office torched in Kariega protest

Parts of KwaNobuhle without electricity since Friday


Brief | 24 May 2023

Nelson Mandela Bay mayor suspects cable theft as “an act of sabotage”

Power was restored on Monday night to about 50,000 residents following days without electricity


Brief | 23 May 2023