Bizana, Eastern Cape

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Bizana
Bizana is located in South Africa
Bizana
Bizana
 Bizana shown within South Africa
Coordinates: 30°51′04″S 29°50′17″E / 30.851°S 29.838°E / -30.851; 29.838Coordinates: 30°51′04″S 29°50′17″E / 30.851°S 29.838°E / -30.851; 29.838
Country South Africa
Province Eastern Cape
District Alfred Nzo
Municipality Mbizana
Area[1]
 • Total 24.13 km2 (9.32 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 7,974
 • Density 330/km2 (860/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[1]
 • Black African 98.5%
 • Coloured 0.6%
 • Indian/Asian 0.3%
 • White 0.2%
 • Other 0.4%
First languages (2011)[1]
 • Xhosa 90.3%
 • Zulu 3.2%
 • English 2.8%
 • Other 3.8%
PO box 4800
Area code 039

Bizana is a town in the Eastern Cape province of South Africa. It is the seat of the Mbizana Local Municipality.

Bizana has a provincial hospital, named St Patrick's Hospital. [2]

1986 bombing[edit]

On 18 April 1986, two people were killed and several others injured when a bomb, set up by Phumzile Mayaphi, exploded at the Wild Coast Casino in Bizana. Mayaphi was charged and found guilty of murder and sabotage, and was sentenced to death on 12 May 1989. The African National Congress denied responsibility for the attack.

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