Pietermaritzburg


State: Farm killers should get life sentences

2014-10-22 20:11

The two men who murdered Ixopo farmer Peter Hackland in his home qualified for life imprisonment on two counts - he was killed during a robbery and they acted with common purpose.

Warriors pace chase perfectly

2014-10-19 18:22

The Warriors have finally broke their duck for the season as they snuck home to beat the Dolphins in a One-Day Cup nail-biter.

Wet weather spells disaster for north KZN farmers

2014-10-18 08:42

Efuyeni farmers in the northern KwaZulu-Natal will never recover from the destruction of their herds, chairperson Mthembiseni Thusi says.

3 plead not guilty to murder, stokvel theft

2014-10-13 15:32

Three men have pleaded not guilty to charges of murder and the theft of R9 000 stokvel money and other goods.

MEC dispatches team after KZN shoot-outs

2014-10-12 19:07

Community safety MEC Willie Mchunu has dispatched a team to look into the two shootings that left 14 people dead in Ladysmith at the weekend.

Five die in KZN accident

2014-10-11 22:45

KZN emergency medical services, as well as other paramedics, have helped several people after a crash involving three vehicles.

Cop kills woman, self

2014-10-11 13:11

A policeman has shot and killed a policewoman before turning the gun on himself, KwaZulu-Natal community safety says.

Alleged sex pest caught in meeting trap

2014-10-11 07:16

A man's belief that a woman he allegedly sexually assaulted would willingly meet him again led to his arrest, the KwaZulu-Natal High Court in Pietermaritzburg has heard.

KZN municipality's money stolen in cash heist

2014-10-10 15:18

Money belonging to the Abaqulusi local municipality has been taken in a brazen cash-in-transit heist staged outside the municipal offices in KwaZulu-Natal.

15 held after men set alight in KZN mob attack

2014-10-08 17:20

Fifteen people allegedly involved in setting two men alight in the Ezinketheni informal settlement near Copesville, Pietermaritzburg, have been arrested.

3 electrocuted in KZN

2014-10-07 19:30

Two men and a youth have been electrocuted near Tongaat in KwaZulu-Natal.

13 cops convicted of fraud

2014-10-07 12:44

The prosecution has asked for harsh prison sentences to be imposed on 13 KwaZulu-Natal policemen convicted of fraud relating to lodging false claims.

Ngobeni should be fired - DA

2014-10-05 16:50

Allegations about KwaZulu-Natal police commissioner Mmamonnye Ngobeni's dealings with businessman Thoshan Panday should see her fired, the DA says.

Guard sits outside as robbers ransack house

2014-10-02 13:07

A KwaZulu-Natal man says he hid inside his bedroom while three robbers stormed into his home - while his security company sat outside, apparently too afraid to enter.

Dad who sexually assaulted teen with spear denied bail

2014-10-01 10:00

A KwaZulu-Natal man accused of raping his teenage daughter and inserting a heated spear into her genitals earlier this year has been denied bail.

Hluhluwe gets better fences

2014-09-30 21:38

The KwaZulu-Natal government has agreed to urgently secure a game reserve after predators killed and mauled several people.

Hundreds queue to see Zuma in KZN

2014-09-30 12:38
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People have formed long queues in Pietermaritzburg to see President Jacob Zuma, who is visiting Imbali township as part of a presidential imbizo.

Tongaat mall engineer to testify

2014-09-26 17:09

The engineer who designed the structure of the Tongaat Mall in KwaZulu-Natal will testify before the commission investigating the building's collapse, which left two people dead.

Man gets 25 years for rape, murder

2014-09-24 07:55

A KwaZulu-Natal man has been sentenced to 25 years in jail by the Nongoma Regional Court for raping and killing his girlfriend.

Police mum on KZN Hawks head’s return

2014-09-22 10:18

Police would not confirm or deny that suspended KwaZulu-Natal Hawks head Major-General Johan Booysen would return to work after an internal inquiry reportedly cleared him.

ATM bombers jailed for 22 years each

2014-09-18 15:20

Three ATM bombers have been each sentenced to 22 years imprisonment by the KwaZulu-Natal High Court in Madadeni.

5 in court for burning man to death

2014-09-17 21:07

Five men who allegedly killed a man by assaulting and burning him have appeared in the Mtubatuba Magistrate's Court, KwaZulu-Natal.

Nkandla architect asks others to join forces

2014-09-16 11:03

Embattled Nkandla architect Minenhle Makhanya, who is being sued for R155m by the state, has invited others implicated in the project to join legal forces.

Madonsela warned to leave Zuma alone - report

2014-09-15 10:19
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Public Protector Thuli Madonsela was warned in a traditional song at Khulubuse Zuma's wedding over the weekend to leave President Jacob Zuma alone, according to a report.

Heavy goods truck overturns, crushes LDV

2014-09-15 05:00

Two men have died and another man has been injured after a heavy goods truck towing a container overturned and landed on top of a light delivery vehicle, Pietermaritzburg paramedics say.

 

Zuma backers must help needy - IFP

2014-10-20 22:00
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The IFP says President Jacob Zuma's backers should rather donate money to the needy than attempt to bail him out.

Maritzburg dim Stars

2014-10-18 22:55

Goals by Mondli Cele and Terrence Mandaza and Kurt Lentjies gave Maritzburg United the three points as they beat Platinum Stars.

Two convicted of killing farmer

2014-10-18 06:15

Two Durban men have been convicted of killing Ixopo farmer Peter Hackland and assaulting his daughter, the KwaZulu-Natal High Court in Pietermaritzburg has ruled.

Show respect, tolerance on roads - Peters

2014-10-13 09:02

Transport Minister Dipuo Peters has sent her condolences to the families of the 14 people who were killed in two shootings and an accident in Ladysmith, urging tolerance and respect on public roads.

Five people gunned down at KZN carwash

2014-10-12 17:48

Five people have been shot dead at a car wash in Ladysmith, after a shooting earlier in the day caused an accident that killed a further eight people, police say.

Fire corrupt principals - IFP

2014-10-11 14:15

KwaZulu-Natal school principals found to have inflated student enrolment must be fired, the Inkatha Freedom Party says.

PMB biker sets world record

2014-10-11 08:34

Double-amputee Bushy McKelvey has raced into the Guinness World Records after covering an incredible 3 257.5km on a motorbike in 24 hours.

KZN man sentenced to life for rape

2014-10-10 19:13

The NPA says a man found guilty of rape has been sentenced to life imprisonment by the Greytown regional court.

Truck driver to plead to 24 culpable homicide charges

2014-10-10 14:03

The Swazi national whose lorry ploughed through a Pinetown intersection killing 24 people will plead to 24 charges of culpable homicide on 24 October.

Alleged robbers burnt to death in mob attack

2014-10-07 20:47

Two men have been burnt to death by residents of Ezeketheni informal settlement, Pietermaritzburg.

Real zebra crossing on N3 highway

2014-10-07 12:44

Traffic on the N3 near Pietermaritzburg ground to a halt as a zebra sauntered onto the highway and then wandered off, seemingly oblivious to the commotion it caused.

Body of KZN teen dumped in garden

2014-10-06 20:04

A 15-year-old girl has been found dead in a garden in Ndwedwe, KwaZulu-Natal.

4 patients die in Nkandla accident

2014-10-03 12:11

Four female patients died after an emergency medical services bus was involved in an accident in Nkandla, KwaZulu-Natal health MEC Sibongiseni Dhlomo says.

Date set for first Nkandla disciplinary hearing

2014-10-01 21:05

The first disciplinary hearing against public works department officials allegedly implicated in wrongdoing in upgrades to President Jacob Zuma's Nkandla home will take place in late October.

Zuma commits to fixing problems in Pietermaritzburg

2014-10-01 07:03
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President Jacob Zuma says government will fix problems brought to his attention during his visit to Imbali, Pietermaritzburg, the presidency says.

Zuma gets big welcome in KZN

2014-09-30 15:46

President Jacob Zuma has received a rapturous welcome wherever he went in Pietermaritzburg's Imbali township.

Tongaat mall test results 'mind-boggling'

2014-09-29 17:44

Test results on a column similar to one that collapsed in the Tongaat mall are "mind-boggling", according to the man leading the commission of inquiry into the collapse.

Newborn found in taxi rank toilet

2014-09-24 16:31
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A newborn baby has been found alive in a toilet at a taxi rank in Pietermaritzburg.

4 killed in KZN crash

2014-09-23 11:00

Four people have been killed after the bus they were travelling in went down an embankment on the M25 near KwaMashu in KwaZulu-Natal.

Man gets life for raping girl

2014-09-19 14:41

A man convicted of raping a 10-year-old girl in Mpumalanga township in KwaZulu-Natal has been sentenced to life imprisonment, police have said.

SA has become an angry country - Zelda

2014-09-18 10:45
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Nelson Mandela's former personal assistant Zelda la Grange says she is worried that South Africa has become an angry society, and that people don't follow Mandela's example of respecting others.

KZN rape accused has 1 in 600 billion DNA

2014-09-17 18:12

A condom found at a gang rape scene showed an alleged rapist's DNA was so rare it would occur only once in 600 billion people, the KwaZulu-Natal High Court in Pietermaritzburg has heard.

Woman, 24, denies raping husband

2014-09-16 09:12
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A KwaZulu-Natal woman has appeared in court after her 28-year-old husband reported her to police for allegedly undressing him while he was asleep and performing sexual acts.

Nkandla landscaping cost R16m

2014-09-15 08:11
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More than R16m was spent on plants, paving, lighting and irrigation at President Jacob Zuma's Nkandla home - with R1.6m spent on trees alone, according to documents.

Zuma's nephew Khulubuse weds Swazi princess

2014-09-14 10:26
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President Jacob Zuma's nephew, Khulubuse Zuma, has married one of his four fiancées, Swazi princess Fikisiwe Dlamini, in Nkandla.

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