KZN cattle herder jailed for murder

2014-11-26 18:47

A 19-year-old cattle herder who shot dead a businessman during a robbery has been jailed for an effective 20 years by Judge Thoba Poyo-Dlwati in the KwaZulu-Natal High Court.

Hired 'witch hunter' jailed

2014-11-24 18:54

A 20-year-old hired killer who received R1 250 for murdering a suspected witch has been jailed for 22 years by the KwaZulu-Natal High Court in Pietermaritzburg.

KZN crime blackout - claim

2014-11-22 11:53

KwaZulu-Natal police reportedly are at the centre of a wide-scale public relations exercise in what appears to be a well-orchestrated media blackout to keep rampant crime out of the news.

Wreath-laying for Tongaat mall victims

2014-11-19 15:36

The inquiry into the collapse of the Tongaat mall, which claimed the lives of two people, has taken a break to lay a wreath on the site of the collapse.

Hoots for anti-Zuma banner

2014-11-18 10:24

A large banner hanging over a KwaZulu-Natal bridge stating "!!!Hoot!!! Zuma must go" has resulted in many rush hour motorists hooting in agreement, according to a report.

Man dies in Pietermartizburg crash

2014-11-17 11:00

A man has died when his car spun off the road and crashed into a tree in Pietermaritzburg, paramedics say

2 to appear for auditor Moepi's murder

2014-11-14 09:53

Two men implicated in the murder of forensic auditor Lawrence Moepi are scheduled to appear in the Johannesburg Magistrate’s Court.

Child abuse claims against KZN boarding house

2014-11-11 12:04

Horrific allegations of child abuse have been made against a boarding house in Pietermaritzburg, including one claiming that a 4-year-old girl was raped.

Woman killed, 7 injured in PMB crash

2014-11-09 10:28

A woman has been killed and seven other people injured after a car crashed into the side of a bakkie in Pietermaritzburg.

Councillor electrocuted while erecting posters

2014-11-07 10:07

A DA councillor has been killed while erecting posters for the by-elections in the Mpofana municipality in KwaZulu-Natal, the party says.

Maritzburg held by Celtic

2014-11-05 22:09

Maritzburg United have maintained their unbeaten run at home when they were held to a goalless draw by Bloemfontein Celtic.

Life sentences for KZN couple's killers

2014-11-03 21:44

Two men have been sentenced to life imprisonment for the murder of a Wartburg couple in the KwaZulu-Natal High Court.

Dad jailed for raping daughter, 7

2014-10-31 19:47

A father has been jailed for 18 years for raping his 7-year-old daughter, KwaZulu-Natal police have said.

Nun's 100th birthday wish comes true

2014-10-31 10:42

A nun has seen an elephant for the first time in the 81 years she has spent in South Africa, fulfilling her 100th birthday wish.

Rename highway after Meyiwa - NFPYM

2014-10-29 16:33

The National Freedom Party Youth Movement has called for the Mangosuthu Highway in Umlazi, KwaZulu-Natal, to be renamed after murdered Bafana Bafana captain, Senzo Meyiwa.

Family hospitalised after eating mushrooms

2014-10-28 14:44

A family of five in rural Nyuswa, KwaZulu-Natal, became critically ill after eating wild mushrooms, provincial emergency medical services says.

KZN mom recalls traumatic hijacking in court

2014-10-25 07:40

A young mother has recalled the hours-long trauma of a hijacking and robbery in the KwaZulu-Natal High Court in Pietermaritzburg.

KZN killer jailed for 20 years

2014-10-23 20:00

A Durban electrician who woke a sleeping woman and helped strangle and rob her has been jailed for an effective 20 years by Judge Jerome Mnguni in the KwaZulu-Natal High Court.

Tongaat mall businessman wants Sisulu apology

2014-10-23 14:07

Durban businessman Jay Singh wants Human Settlements Minister Lindiwe Sisulu to apologise for claiming that the ill-fated Tongaat mall is partially financed by her department.

Zuma backers must help needy - IFP

2014-10-20 22:00

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.


Nomvethe brace lifts Birds

2014-11-26 22:24

Siyabonga Nomvethe has struck twice to help struggling Moroka Swallows snatch a late PSL victory over Maritzburg United.

KZN tornado has experts bemused

2014-11-25 10:21

The weather office is neither confirming nor denying a tornado near Vryheid recently, as some speculate whether footage of the twister was real.

NFP leader on the mend after op

2014-11-24 08:53

National Freedom Party president Zanele kaMagwaza-Msibi may be discharged from hospital next week after undergoing successful surgery, according to a report.

Poacher launches appeal bid

2014-11-20 19:43

An Empangeni taxi driver, who killed a rhino in the iMfolozi game reserve, has appealed against his conviction and sentence.

High Court approves rapist's sentence

2014-11-19 05:00

High Court judges in Pietermaritzburg have approved the 25-year prison term previously handed to a man convicted of kidnapping and raping a 13-year-old boy.

Two sentenced to life for Underberg murder

2014-11-17 16:28

The KwaZulu-Natal High Court has sentenced two men to life imprisonment for the murder of Underberg forester Daniel Knight.

Plug pulled on Zwelithini’s R300m project

2014-11-16 12:47

Arts and Culture Minister Nathi Mthethwa has pulled the plug on construction of a R300m cultural precinct near Zulu King Goodwill Zwelithini’s Enyokeni Palace in northern KwaZulu-Natal.

High court upholds KZN murder conviction

2014-11-13 17:40

Two KwaZulu-Natal High Court judges in Pietermaritzburg have upheld the conviction and sentence imposed on a man whose girlfriend died in hospital after being beaten.

ANC want CCTV cameras installed at KwaMashu

2014-11-10 18:46

CCTV cameras should be installed and regular police raids conducted at KwaMashu hostel to curb violence, the ANC in KwaZulu-Natal says.

R55m bridge for Umsinga - Zuma

2014-11-08 18:06

A bridge would be built over the Tugela River at uMsinga to connect the Mashunka and Ngubo communities, President Jacob Zuma says.

Cop in dock over KZN road rage shooting

2014-11-06 12:38

A policeman has appeared in court in connection with the alleged road rage shooting of a KwaZulu-Natal man, who remains in a critical condition in hospital.

Man shot in KZN road rage attack

2014-11-05 13:19

A KwaZulu-Natal man is in a critical condition after the driver of a car shot him in the stomach and then sped off in an apparent road rage attack.

KZN rapist gets life behind bars

2014-11-03 17:49

A man has been sentenced to one life term and 15 years imprisonment by the Pietermaritzburg Regional Court for the rape of one girl and the sexual assault of another, the NPA says.

Ixopo farm attackers jailed for life

2014-10-31 14:12

Two Durban men have been jailed for life, plus 23 years, by the Pietermaritzburg High Court for the murder of an Ixopo farmer.

Court hears of dramatic Greytown arrest

2014-10-29 19:08

Three alleged murder and robbery accused were captured in the home in which a Greytown builder was overpowered, trussed and fatally stabbed the KwaZulu-Natal High Court has heard.

Underberg farm murder accused acquitted

2014-10-28 21:45

A man charged with the murder and aggravated robbery of Underberg forester Daniel Knight and the assault of his partner has been acquitted of all charges.

Pair get life sentences for killing elderly couple

2014-10-25 13:33

Two men convicted of killing an elderly couple have been sentenced to two life terms each, KwaZulu-Natal police say.

Secret nuclear deal talks held in KZN

2014-10-24 09:25

Twenty of Vladimir Putin’s top nuclear experts have pitched for South Africa's biggest-ever deal - with an estimated R1 trillion price tag - at a secret meeting in the Drakensberg, The Witness reports.

DA welcomes KZN municipal manager suspension

2014-10-23 15:23

The DA in KwaZulu-Natal has welcomed the suspension of Mtubatuba municipal manager Siyabonga Ntuli, pending a probe into allegations of tender fraud.

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.

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