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THURSDAY April 2, 2015 |0 047 050 4430 | www.isoexpress.co.za | isoexpress.mobi | firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com | Previously known as the Isolomzi Fever EDITOR: BETTIE GILIOMEE
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CORES of residents from Ncihana
West in Elliotdale marched to the
ANC Constituency Office to de-
mand answers about the outcomes
of their grievances they sent to the
MEC for Local Government and Traditional
Affairs Fikile Xhasa regarding the firing of
Chief Bangisile Manduluka.
ChiefMandulukaallegedly received a letter
from Xasa in December last year stating that
he must step down as the chief of the area.
When they marched to this office last week
they were carrying knobkieries and sticks,
demanding to see Xasa. Anger was written all
over their faces as they shouted at police offi-
cials who were monitoring the situation.
At the constituency office, police officers
had to close the gate to make sure that the an-
gry crowdcouldnt enter thepremises, but lat-
er the gate was opened and residents got in-
side the office, still demanding to see Xasa.
One of the community members, Kwedini
Mtukuse (50), said after their chief was asked
to step down by theMEC, it was hard for them
to receive services.
If the communitymembers go to HomeAf-
fairs for instance, they dont get help if they
are carrying a letter signed by Manduluka.
We can say we dont have a chief in our area
and this is really killing us because it is pain-
ful, said Mtukuse.
He said they handed over their grievances
to Nomvuzo Tayi in the Constituency two
After they were told that their delegate
would need to return the following Monday,
residents forced their way inside the offices
and started vandalising it, throwing out sug-
ar, pulling downdrawers from the cupboards,
breaking themicrowave oven and destroying
pamphlets that were in the office.
Police had to call for back-up, since the situ-
ation was becoming worse and too much for
them to handle.
Mnyamezeli Manduluka said they were
very disappointed about the way their prob-
lem was handled.
Our children dont get social grants, be-
cause we dont have a chief to sign our docu-
ments. We are not happy, because our chief
is sitting at home even though we chose him.
We want Xasa to give us answers.
Chief BangisileManduluka (40) said hewas
not happy aboutwhatwas happening. He said
the situation could lead to creating different
camps within the community.
I want this issue to be resolved urgently,
because my community is suffering. Xasa did
not consult me she only sent a letter stating
that I must step down which didnt give rea-
sons why, said Manduluka.
King Zwelonke Sigcau made it clear that
Mandulukawas not a chief but a headmanun-
der the late Chief Manzezulu Mdabuka. Sig-
cau stated that the two (Manduluka andMan-
zezulu) went to the Mthatha High Court
where Mdabuka told the Court the reasons
why Manduluka didnt have the right to be a
The late Manzezulu approached the High
Court, hewon inCourt.Mandulukamust stop
misleading people because he was not re-
moved by the MEC. The MEC followed the
outcome of the Court, said Sigcau.
Express emailed questions to the Spokes-
person for LocalGovernment andTraditional
Affairs, Mamkeli Ngam, since calls placed to
him went unanswered.
Express wanted to know if the MEC was
aware of the accusations.
If yes, were community members informed
about it and is there any Chief who can assist
them for the time being since Manduluka is
Questions were also asked about possible
solutions to the problem.
Instead of answering the questions, Ngam
only emailed a cover page for indictment to
Community members march to the Elliotdale Constituency Office. PHOTO: BABALWA NDLANYA
Residents singing and chanting on the premises of the Constituency Office.
PHOTO: BABALWA NDLANYA
A cupboard that was vandalised by community members who demanded to see MEC Fikile Xasa.
PHOTO: BABALWA NDLANYA
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OPERATION Paseka, a National Operation
aimed at ensuring that all people in the
Eastern Cape are safe and feel safe during
the Easter holidays, will be operational in
full force this long weekend.
One of the key strategies is to increase
police visibility in public places in order
to discourage perpetrators of crime from
committing criminal activities. All the
SAPS components are involved in the Oper-
ation in order to effectively impact on the
objectives of the operation.
Operation Paseka commenced on March
1 and will run until April 30, focusing on
the following six (6) pillars:
Crimes against women, children and
Reduction of serious and violent proper-
ty crimes i.e. trio crimes
Crimes depending on police actions for
detection i.e. liquor, drugs, firearms and
Enforcement of safety at sport and recre-
Since the beginning of Operation Paseka
to date, 2 660 suspects have been arrested
for crimes ranging from murder, assault
with intent to do grievous bodily harm
(GBH), robbery with a firearm, robbery (ag-
gravating), driving under the influence of
liquor and possession of illegal firearms.
A total of 25 illegal firearms have been
confiscated. All the firearms have been
sent for ballistic testing to determine if
they had been used in the committing of
The operation will intensify during the
Easter Weekend as Arrive Alive will also
deploy more traffic officials on national
roads and cities, including rural areas,
along the Coast and on major roads from
towns and cities. All roads in the province
will also be closely monitored to detect any
criminality during the holiday period.
The community is urged to bear with the
road blocks which may seem an inconven-
ience, as these efforts are done to ensure
The Eastern Cape Provincial Commis-
sioner, Lieutenant General Celiwe Binta,
assured all the Eastern Cape communities
and visitors that SAPS members will be de-
ployed in all priority areas to ensure the
safety of all people.
We will be out in full force and we will
not tolerate any form of criminality. All our
support systems are in place and we are
ready to respond to any eventuality, she
OperationPaseka in full force for Easter
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TwoWalter SisuluUniversity (WSU) staff-
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Department of Accounting senior lectur-
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