Articles by Joseph Chirume

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Burned bodies of murder accused found in Motherwell

Grisly find on way to school

By Joseph Chirume - 20 April 2016
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Bleak future for Eastern Cape descendants of Karretjie people

They want better services, but municipality says they must move first

By Joseph Chirume - 14 April 2016
Photo of residents in Endlovini informal settlement in Colchester, near Port Elizabeth

No water, no toilets, no houses, no plan: Endlovini residents are “just desperate”

Officials only pay attention to us at election time, they say

By Joseph Chirume - 5 April 2016
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PE residents protest at delays in handing over houses

Construction company blames municipality

By Joseph Chirume - 31 March 2016
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Mayor beaten as municipal workers vow to continue strike

Baviaans municipality mayor hit with knobkierie

By Joseph Chirume - 22 March 2016
Men run in an athletics race

Sport changed my life, says prisoner

Athletics championship in Port Elizabeth brings together 500 prisoners

By Joseph Chirume - 2 March 2016
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PE refugee centre remains closed in defiance of court order

Applications from new asylum seekers should have been accepted from 9 February

By Joseph Chirume - 19 February 2016
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PE school shutdown suspended

Parents set deadline for provincial education department

By Joseph Chirume - 11 February 2016
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Fill teacher posts, demand Port Elizabeth parents

Parents keep schools closed in protest

By Joseph Chirume - 5 February 2016
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Gay activist attacked in Port Elizabeth tavern

Cape Town man says police refused to open docket

By Joseph Chirume - 27 January 2016
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Hefty fines for asylum seekers at Port Elizabeth refugee centre

Immigrants complain that officials humiliate them.

By Joseph Chirume - 19 January 2016

Robbers target foreign hawkers in Port Elizabeth

Foreign nationals trading in Motherwell, Port Elizabeth, live in fear following a spike in robberies in recent months. The traders say they are being targeted by criminals who rob them of their goods and then sell the loot to locals at a heavily discounted price. Most robberies happen in daylight.

Joseph Chirume - 16 November 2015

We’ll keep fighting, say Port Elizabeth protesters

Angry residents of an informal settlement in Port Elizabeth who took to the streets on Monday have vowed to continue with their protests until they are moved to better housing nearby.

Joseph Chirume - 16 September 2015

Big dreams for Port Elizabeth cooperative for people with disabilities

A Port Elizabeth cooperative run by people living with disabilities is looking for funds to launch a business.

Joseph Chirume - 10 April 2015