News24 | The year that was: These stories made headlines in the Eastern Cape in 2023

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Eric Songwiqi, Siya Kolisi’s first rugby coach and retired principal of Emsengeni Primary School in Zwide, Gqeberha, where the Bok captain started his schooling career.

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From hit murders at a university, the controversial release of former first lady Marike de Klerk’s killer on parole, the tragic loss of Africa’s first woman to navigate a submarine, and the miracle of a kidnapped baby reunited with his mother, these are the stories that caught readers’ attention in 2023:

University of Fort Hare hit murders 

Ten people were arrested in connection with the murders of two staffers and the attempted murder of three others at the University of Fort Hare.

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