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Eastern Cape community protests after foreign national’s body found

Jansenville residents are up in arms after the alleged murder of a foreign national at the Jansenville bricks field last night, 1 April. According to Councillor Mandy Deyzel the suspected murderers have been arrested and are currently detained at the Graaff-Reinet police station.

At present Jansenville residents are blocking the bridge on the edge of town that leads to the R75 between Jansenville and Gqeberha to demonstrate their discontent.

Eastern Cape community protests after foreign national’s body found

Deyzel says the Public Order Policing Unit (POPS) has been called in to contain the situation and reopen the road but in the meantime, road users travelling on the R75 from Graaff-Reinet to Gqeberha will have to make use of alternative routes.

The shortest available alternative route is via the R63 to Somerset East and via the N10 from Somerset East to Gqeberha. This will add about 50 kilometres to the travelling distance. The Advertiser will publish more on the murder of the foreign national as soon as information becomes available.

In other news – Siya Kolisi buys his father a house next to the sea in Gqeberha

South African rugby union player, Siya Kolisi’s father Ray was recently interviewed following the Springboks victory at the 2023 Rugby World Cup tournament in France.

Siya Kolisi

During the interview, Ray Kolisi shared that his 32-year-old rugby star son bought him a new house last year. “He bought me a house last year in March in Bluewater Bay, next to the sea,” he said. The Springboks made history in France in October last year when they became the four-time winners of the Rugby World Cup. Read More