Articles by Thamsanqa Mbovane

Leaders of Bobani land occupation flee settlement

“We called them the Mugabes because they refused to step down”

By Thamsanqa Mbovane - 8 July 2020

Old age home staff protest after patient deaths

Staff refused to work after 11 of them tested positive for Covid-19 at a home in Uitenhage

By Thamsanqa Mbovane - 7 July 2020

Police fire stun grenade at workers protesting in PE

Three people were arrested during the scuffle on Monday

By Thamsanqa Mbovane - 29 June 2020

New occupation in Uitenhage named Covid Village

Municipality says it is still considering whether to formalise the housing or to follow legal processes for removal

By Thamsanqa Mbovane - 19 June 2020

Uitenhage stylist uses his hair to protest against Covid-19 lockdown

“What have we done?” asks Onele Cembi

By Thamsanqa Mbovane - 15 June 2020

Residents clash with land occupiers in Uitenhage

Municipality says land is earmarked for beneficiaries of de-densification programme

By Thamsanqa Mbovane - 12 June 2020

People who have recovered from Covid-19 say they are stigmatised

“No one visited our house anymore. So we left Port Elizabeth”

By Thamsanqa Mbovane - 12 June 2020

Mothers say they are not receiving child maintenance payments during lockdown

New payment system at Department of Justice is blamed by protesters

By Thamsanqa Mbovane - 9 June 2020

Many learners sent home from “unprepared” schools, while others return

“Things have changed a lot”

Bernard Chiguvare, Buziwe Nocuze, Mkhuseli Sizani, Joseph Chirume, Nompendulo Ngubane, Thamsanqa Mbovane - 8 June 2020

Covid-19: Workers at Kromberg & Schubert down tools

Employees demand factory cleaned and colleagues tested after worker tests positive for Covid-19

By Thamsanqa Mbovane - 4 June 2020

“I am going to buy wine that may last me a month”

Consumers stock up on booze as alcohol sales reopen

By Thamsanqa Mbovane and Bernard Chiguvare - 1 June 2020

Angry mob parades 18-year-old “thief” through Uitenhage streets

“I beat her by myself instead of the crowd doing it” says father

By Thamsanqa Mbovane - 27 May 2020

Protesters bring road project to a halt in KwaNobuhle

They believe unemployed youths from their ward are being sidelined

By Thamsanqa Mbovane - 20 May 2020
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Covid-19: “One day I will get my own food parcel”

Hungry KwaNobuhle residents wait all night for food

By Thamsanqa Mbovane - 12 May 2020
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Staff at Uitenhage hospital picket over Covid-19 concerns

Health department appeals for protests to stop

By Thamsanqa Mbovane - 7 May 2020
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Covid-19: The message is in the hair

Uitenhage hair stylist “writes” with his dreadlocks

By Thamsanqa Mbovane - 7 May 2020