‘Debt made me sell baby’

2015-12-01 11:32

Wiping away tears that streamed down her cheeks, a pretty 20-year-old woman said yesterday that a R24 000 debt was behind her decision to advertise her ­19-month-old son for R5 000 on the ­Internet.

Drug accused had policewoman lover

2015-12-01 11:21

An alleged Pietermaritzburg drug dealer and his policewoman ­girlfriend are both in hot water after a major drug bust on Friday.

‘Hold trial or pay up’

2015-12-01 11:07

If businessman Rajivee Soni’s murder trial is adjourned until next year, the defence could try to recover the costs of the adjournment from the state.

Imbali horror crash trial postponed

2015-12-01 11:01

32-year-old Lungile Princess Mthimkulu appeared briefly in the regional court yesterday charged with culpable homicide in connection with the deaths of eight primary school children in Imbali in an accident on January 28.

City parish under siege

2015-12-01 10:44

An abandoned substation on the St David’s Church grounds has become a haven for drug users and the parish now wants it demolished.

Delays in issuing certificates hold training graduates back

2015-12-01 10:27

Delays in issuing of certificates and diplomas have left Umgungundlovu Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) College graduates in despair.

Gumtree baby-selling mom pleads guilty

2015-11-30 16:17

A 19-year-old Pietermaritzburg mother has pleaded guilty to selling her 19-month-old son for R5 000 after placing an advert on Gumtree.

Stolen bag secretly returned to owner Back in her hands

2015-11-30 14:24

Possibly any woman’s worst nightmare ended in smiles for a local teacher when her stolen handbag was mysteriously returned to her doorstep two days later.

Saving water matters

2015-11-30 09:44

In a bid to keep Msunduzi safe from water shortages, the municipality has embarked on a vigorous awareness campaign that will cost more than R250 000.

United against fracking

2015-11-30 09:42

A diverse group of environmentalists took to the streets in Howick on Sunday to demonstrate against climate change.


Msunduzi on alert as residents brace themselves for scorching heat

2015-12-01 11:25

Brace yourself. It’s going to be a scorcher.

Singing for Dlamini-Zuma

2015-12-01 11:16

Though the ANC can deal with any member who stirs the 2017 succession debate and effectively shut them up, they have no say over the lyrics of popular songs that enter the fray.

Miscreants with laser lights putting flights at PMB Airport in danger

2015-12-01 11:04

Laser lights have recently become a danger for aircraft leaving and approaching the Pietermaritzburg Airport.

Attack on cops highlighted in court

2015-12-01 10:59

A state prosecutor highlighted the serious consequences of attacks on police officials in a case where two local officers were assaulted while trying to make an arrest last year.

Msunduzi ecstatic after receiving clean audit

2015-12-01 10:36

Msunduzi Municipality finally received the clean audit they have long been waiting for and all parties are ecstatic at the news.

Man who gave child R5 after raping her sentenced to 18 years

2015-11-30 18:45

A KwaZulu-Natal man who presented his 8-year-old rape victim with R5 for her silence has been sentenced to 18 years in prison, police say.

Under-spent budget in KZN ‘insult to the poor’

2015-11-30 14:24

The provincial government’s R4,44 billion under-spend in its budget allocation in the 2014/15 financial year came under fire in the legislature during the debate on the adjustments bill.

Job offer to ‘shut up’ cop

2015-11-30 14:24

In an alleged bid to “shut her up”, a higher rank was handed to the officer who complained about a controversial promotion involving KZN police’s top brass.

Health manager accused of private use of state vehicle

2015-11-30 09:42

The Department of Health is investigating a senior emergency services manager for his alleged private use of a state response vehicle.

3 killed in shoot-out with police were members of notorious gang

2015-11-30 09:42

Three more gunmen involved in a brazen shoot-out with police in Greytown, and allegedly responsible for a spate of police killings and robberies, have been shot dead.

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