Ear-biter settles assault case

2015-04-16 12:28

A lawsuit arising from a fight between two men during which half of one man’s ear was bitten off and the other man suffered broken teeth and a broken thumb, has been settled out of court.

Don't blame King Goodwill for xenophobia - expert

2015-04-15 19:55

King Goodwill Zwelithini is not to blame for the recent xenophobic attacks in KwaZulu-Natal, says a cultural expert.

SPCA man 'stung to pieces' rescuing dogs from bee attack

2015-04-15 14:50

A KwaZulu-Natal man says he is grateful to the SPCA for saving the lives of two of his beloved dogs after a swarm of bees attacked them, killing his three other dogs.

Passengers flung out as swerving bus crashes

2015-04-15 07:58

Two people have been killed and 24 injured after a bus rolled near Pietermaritzburg, paramedics say.

Mom gets suspended sentence for strangling toddler to death

2015-04-13 21:03

A single mother who strangled her two-year-old paralysed child to death, has been handed a five year suspended sentence by the KwaZulu-Natal High Court in Pietermaritzburg.

4 shot dead in Ladysmith village

2015-04-11 14:45

Four people have been shot dead in eZakheni, Ladysmith, in an attack that might be related to a village feud, KwaZulu-Natal's community safety department says.

4 killed after lorry smashes into bakkie

2015-04-09 21:16

Four people have been killed when a lorry collided with a bakkie on the R617 north of Kokstad.

Dog rescued after 2 days of torture

2015-04-09 15:29

A dog in Pietermaritzburg has been rescued by the SPCA after being stuck in a snare for two days.

Contractors inspect EFF house in Nkandla

2015-04-07 16:25

The woman living in the controversial EFF-donated house in Nkandla has confirmed that contractors came to inspect her house that is busy falling apart.

Malema vows to rebuild donated Nkandla house

2015-04-06 16:04

EFF leader Julius Malema says a house the EFF donated to a woman living in Nkandla before last year's elections will have to be demolished because of poor workmanship.


Pair busted with 300 Mandrax tablets

2015-04-15 22:40

Two men have appeared in the Umzinto Magistrate's Court after 300 Mandrax tablets were allegedly found in their vehicle.

Woman critical after being hit by garbage truck

2015-04-15 15:55

A 60-year-old woman is in a critical condition after being run over by a garbage truck in Pietermaritzburg.

Pietermaritzburg CBD at a standstill as looting spreads

2015-04-15 13:45

The Pietermaritzburg CBD has come to a standstill after looters ransacked foreign-owned shops, forcing owners to close doors in fear of further xenophobic attacks, The Witness has reported.

Relief as ordeal over Mr Cat ends

2015-04-14 14:43

After months of fighting, the owners of a 15-year-old cat have come to an agreement with a KwaZulu-Natal retirement village, and are allowed to keep their beloved pet.

KZN cops close in on 'Doorbell Gang'

2015-04-13 10:27

A high-speed chase has led to the arrest of a key member of one of Pietermaritzburg's most notorious gangs, and the recovery of over R1m worth of jewellery and electronics.

KZN trio convicted for murders, rapes

2015-04-10 18:58

A man who tried to start a relationship with a woman he raped, was one of three men found guilty of murder, robbery, rape, and kidnapping by the KwaZulu-Natal High Court in Pietermaritzburg.

Rural school kids need transport, says advocacy group

2015-04-09 20:34

Advocacy group Equal Education has called on the KwaZulu-Natal education department to provide transport facilities, especially for learners in the rural areas.

Appeal by rapist who disembowelled girl dismissed

2015-04-07 20:39

The KwaZulu-Natal High Court in Pietermaritzburg has dismissed an appeal by a man found guilty of the raping and disembowelling a 9-year-old girl in May 2012.

Taxi driver jumps out before crash that killed two

2015-04-06 16:57

A taxi driver whose brakes failed is a coward for jumping out of the moving vehicle to save himself, traffic authorities have said.

KZN man stabbed to death with broken bottle

2015-04-06 10:48

A man has been stabbed to death with a broken bottle during a brawl in Pietermaritzburg, paramedics say.

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