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HEMEC for the Department of Health in
the Eastern Cape, Scelo Gqobana, has
promised to add 17 nurses in clinics in
the Mbhashe Locality Municipality.
Gqobana made this announcement during the
tre in the Idutywa area last week. He promised that
the department would make sure that it brings doc-
tors and an ambulance to the area.
TheDepartmenthad spentR70 million tobuild the
health centre whichwas handed over to the commu-
nity. According to the MEC, the centre was built to
ensure that people go to dignified and clean institu-
tions to receive medical attention.
Clinics which are built in the rural areas must
be the same as those built in urban areas. Today we
want to say to the people, Here is the facility you
must use it. The dignity of the people of Mbhashe
is worthmore than themoney we spent to build this
clinic, he said.
He told people to never be afraid to report any sort
of ill treatment they receive from the institution. He
insisted that nurses should always wear their name
badges so as to be easily recognisable by patients
so that itwould be easy to report them.Gqobana said
no nurse is allowed toworkwithoutwearing a name
He said the clinic that was used before was not
in a good condition. In fact, I am not happy about
the number of doctors who are operating in these
clinics that areunderMbhashe.When I visited these
clinics, patients told me that they had to hire vehi-
cles because there are no ambulances.
One of the community members, Andile Sangqu,
said the department had brought a change for the
better in their lives because now doctors would be
available in their clinic as promised by the MEC.
We hope that nurses will deliver better services
now because the Department is promising to add
more staff, he said.
MEC Scelo Gqobana and King Zwelonke Sigcau during
the official opening and hand over of Dutywa Commu
nity Health Centre last week.
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BUTTERWORTH Police Officials and com-
munity members from the Eugene Informal
Settlement in Butterworth attended aNation-
al Police Day (NPD) event held in their area,
where police engaged with the community in
the hope of building trust between them and
Police Spokesperson, Captain Jackson
Manatha, said community members had the
opportunity to raise complaints that were ad-
dressed by Lieutenant Colonel Tammie Xak-
we who represented the acting station com-
mander of Butterworth police station, Briga-
dier Mzimasi Vukani.
There were more compliments for than
complaints against the police. Lt Colonel
Xakwe urged community members to work
together with their sector managers and if
they were not satisfied they should not hesi-
tate to contact the office of the station com-
mander, said Captain Manatha.
He said they chose that specific area for
their event as it is an area that is faced with
a high crime rate. There were incidents
where young children were raped and wom-
en dumped new born babies. Babalwa.Ndlan-
Community members who attended a
National Police Day at Eugene Informal
AMATHOLE District Municipality (ADM)
has informedmembers of thepublic, inpartic-
ular residents of Qawukeni and Middledrift
communities, that water supply had been re-
In Qaukeni, a new connection from the
mainpipeline to the existingpipelinewas con-
structed. Effective from the January 17, water
supply in the area was restored.
This comes after ADMs rapid response
team discovered technical glitches with the
water treatmentworkswhich supplywater to
the Qawukeni community.
Three major pipe bursts also occurred on
the bulk-line, causing outages in the Middle-
drift and surrounding areas such asMbizana,
Njwaxa and Amathole Basin villages.
On January 18 repairs were effected ensur-
ing restoration of water on January 23. A full
es was completed on the January 24. During
these disruptions an alternative water supply
was provided throughwater tankers to all the
In a statement, the Amathole District Mu-
nicipality said it would like to apologize to all
the residents of the affected villages for the in-
convenience caused by these disruptions to
the water services.
ADM reassures the affected communities
that the intervention was sustainable while
is due to begin towards the end of this year.
This project will include a complete over-
haul and upgrade of the water treatment
works, upgrading of certain bulk pipelines
and pump stations.
Amathole DistrictMunicipality restores water supply
POLICEarrested three armed robbery suspects
atMboyaVillage inWillowvale within an hour
after a business was robbed.
It is alleged that a female tavern owner (33)
was busy working in the tavern when three
armed men burst into the place and aimed two
pistols at her while demanding money.
Police Spokesperson, Captain Jackson Man-
atha, said they were shown where the money
kie and no shots were fired.
The victim them phoned theWillowvale po-
liceandgave themafull descriptionof theToyo-
ta bakkie. Police saw the vehicle on the road to
Willowvale townand stopped it. Three suspects
aged 23, 34 and 42 were arrested, said Captain
According to Captain Manatha, police recov-
ered unlicensed firearms with seven rounds of
ammunition from the 42- year-old suspect and
five rounds of ammunition from the 23-year-old
Headded that anundisclosedamount ofmon-
ey was also recovered and tobacco. The Toyota
also confiscated.The 23-year-old and42-year-old
suspects had been charged with business rob-
bery, possession of fire arms and ammunition
whilst the 34-year-old suspect had been charged
with business robbery.
Robbery suspectsarrested inWillowvale
February 6, 2014
CENTANE police visited two Junior Secondary
Schools at Qina Village after pupils were attacked
by hooligans (non- schooling boys) while returning
home after school.
In an effort to come up with a solution they visited
Qina Junior Secondary School and Hlanganani Jun-
ior Secondary School and met with parents and pu-
According to police Spokesperson, Captain Jack-
son Manatha, they visited these schools after it was
reported that pupils were being attacked by non-
schooling boys after school hours.
It is alleged that some of the pupils were left criti-
cally injured by the attacks andwere unable to write
their final examinations last year, said Captain
He said at the meeting it was agreed that the tradi-
tional leaders would assist the sector commanders
and communitypolicing officers in conductingmeet-
ings where community residents and youth would
be addressed and encouraged to work together with
the police to fight hooliganism in the area.
Captain Manatha said that while it was not clear
why these pupils were attacked, they suspect that it
might be related to faction fightingwhich is still con-
tinuing in the area, and where boys from certain vil-
lages were not allowed to cross to Qina Village.
Spokesperson for the Department of Ed