The new Eastern Cape law bringing safety and sanctity to the traditional male initiation ritual has already resulted in nine traditional surgeons being convicted. One was jailed for 17 years. The Eastern Cape House of Traditional Leaders (ECHTL) and stakeholders expressed happiness at the flurry of prosecutions since June this year under the Customary Male Initiation Practice Act.
An alleged rape and murder suspect who used Facebook to lure his victims from several towns in the Eastern Cape appeared in the Qumbu Magistrate’s Court on Monday. The 28-year-old man was charged with four counts of rape‚ three counts of murder and three counts of robbery with aggravating circumstances. His alleged victims were from East London‚ Alice‚ Mthatha‚ Tsolo‚ Ntabankulu and Mount Fletcher. The case has been postponed to November 13 for a formal bail application. Related
Sprigg Street in central Mthatha turned into war zone this morning when police exchanged gunfire with robbers. Police said a security guard and a robber were injured and one person was arrested‚ but another managed to escape. Two vehicles were damaged during the incident‚ which took place just after 8am. “Three men entered a grocery store and demanded cash at gunpoint‚” said police spokesman Lieutenant-Colonel Mzukisi Fatyela. “They managed to take cash but someone raised the alarm.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
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Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
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Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
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Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
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Exact case matching or punctuation
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A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".