Pietermaritzburg


Man burnt at KZN substation

2014-07-31 13:26

A man has been severely burnt at an electricity substation in Edendale, Pietermaritzburg.

On the Dot granted urgent order

2014-07-30 21:42

The KwaZulu-Natal High Court has granted an urgent interim order to Media24's distributors On the Dot to stop a dismissed worker from allegedly sabotaging its Pietermaritzburg operations.

Son: Farm attack left family traumatised

2014-07-29 21:13

The son of an aged Richmond farm couple spent a week in a psychiatric hospital after his parents and brother were tortured and killed, the KwaZulu-Natal High Court has heard.

Doctor sues over attack at resort - report

2014-07-27 11:08

A Johannesburg doctor is suing the KwaZulu-Natal wildlife department for more than R11m in damages after being attacked at a holiday resort in Kosi Bay, a report says.

KZN rapists jailed for life

2014-07-23 21:04

The KwaZulu-Natal High Court in Pietermaritzburg has sentenced two rapists to two life sentences each for rape and robbery.

Mental assessment for Pongola child murder suspect

2014-07-22 11:30

The man accused of kidnapping a toddler whose butchered body was later discovered in a church in Pongola, is to be sent for mental assessment, according to police.

Zuma’s nephew in land claim for 60+ farms

2014-07-21 08:50
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The nephew of President Jacob Zuma has launched a land claim targeting more than 60 farms in Impendle in the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands.

Five rhino poachers arrested in KZN

2014-07-20 20:40

Five rhino poachers - one left injured after a shoot-out - have been arrested at the Phinda Game Reserve, KwaZulu-Natal police say.

13 Nkandla officials charged with maladministration

2014-07-20 07:21
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Thirteen officials, some of whom sat on the committee that decided who to award the Nkandla refurbishment contracts to, have been charged in an internal disciplinary hearing.

Serial rapist receives life sentence

2014-07-17 21:54

The KwaZulu-Natal High Court in Mtunzini has sentenced a 32-year-old man to five life sentences and 45 years in jail for raping and murdering women.

Pongola pastor held over body parts, released

2014-07-15 13:29

A pastor held in connection with the discovery of the dismembered corpse of a 4-year-old boy at his church has been released, KwaZulu-Natal police say.

Man stabbed to death in Pietermaritzburg

2014-07-13 21:05

A man has been stabbed to death during a family gathering at a house in Pietermaritzburg, paramedics say.

KZN road worker killed on duty

2014-07-11 18:24

A road worker has died after being struck by a car in Ixopo, KwaZulu-Natal.

Man who burnt, chopped up ex out on bail

2014-07-11 08:10

Family and friends of a KwaZulu-Natal student who was strangled, burnt, chopped up and buried in a shallow grave last year, are angry that her alleged killer is out on bail.

ANC condemns burning of church, house

2014-07-10 20:14

The ANC in KwaZulu-Natal has condemned the burning a house, a church, and a court building in Ncotshane, Pongola, after a boy's body was found at the church.

KZN court set alight by angry residents

2014-07-10 11:39

The Ncotshane Magistrate's Court in Pongola has been torched by residents following the arrest of 15 people for setting alight a church where body parts were found.

Toddler’s body parts found in church, pastor held

2014-07-09 09:46

A pastor has been arrested for the murder of a 3-year-old boy after his body parts were found at a church in Pongola, KwaZulu-Natal police have said.

Shock after KZN mall stabbing

2014-07-08 09:26

Shocked relatives say a woman who was stabbed to death outside a KwaZulu-Natal shopping mall had called off her engagement to the man who attacked her before throwing himself off a bridge onto the N3 highway.

Alleged attacker jumps off bridge after killing

2014-07-07 20:20

A woman has been stabbed to death at a Pietermaritzburg mall, and her alleged attacker critically injured when he jumped off a bridge.

KZN dept send condolences to teacher’s family

2014-07-04 14:30

The KwaZulu-Natal education department has conveyed its condolences to the family of teacher Jetrina Biyela, who died after an asthma attack.

3 due in court for KZN killings

2014-07-02 14:37

Three men accused of murders in Mountain Rise are set to appear in the Pietermaritzburg Magistrate's Court.

House robbers panic, kill man

2014-07-01 09:01

A man has died after being shot at point-blank range when he and friends disturbed robbers on a farm in KwaZulu-Natal.

SIU delaying release of final Nkandla report - DA

2014-06-27 21:06

The DA says the Special Investigating Unit has been delaying the release of the final Nkandla report and trying to find a diplomatic way to present it.

Zulu king's speech praised

2014-06-25 19:12

Political parties have welcomed Zulu King Goodwill Zwelithini's speech, to mark the official opening of the KwaZulu-Natal legislature.

PMB jail ‘Houdini’ gets life + 59 years

2014-06-25 09:06

A farmer killer dubbed the Pietermaritzburg ‘Houdini’ because he escaped prison three times has been sentenced to life and an additional 59 years behind bars.

 

Dad of farm killer apologises to victims' family

2014-07-31 12:05

The father of one of three youths sentenced to life for a brutal farm attack in which three family members were killed, has apologised to the victims' family in court.

Trio get life for Richmond farm murders

2014-07-30 17:03

Two men and a teenager have been handed life sentences by the KwaZulu-Natal High Court for killing a Richmond farming couple and their adult son.

6 killed in KZN collision

2014-07-28 07:21

Six people, including four children, have died and eight others are injured after two cars crashed in northern KwaZulu-Natal, paramedics say.

3 hijackers killed in dramatic N3 shoot-out

2014-07-24 10:06
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Three suspected hijackers were killed during a heavy gun battle with police following a high-speed car chase on the N3 in KwaZulu-Natal, according to a report.

Woman dies, another wounded in KZN shooting

2014-07-23 09:14

A woman has been shot dead and another wounded in a shooting in KwaZulu-Natal, paramedics say.

Pongola pastor found locked in car boot

2014-07-21 09:53

The Pongola pastor who was arrested but never charged for the murder of a 4-year-old child, has been found severely dehydrated after being locked in the boot of his car for at least three days.

Suspect alleged to be last seen with murdered boy

2014-07-20 22:27

The 23-year-old man arrested in connection with the murder of a Pongola boy was allegedly the last person to be seen with him, the KwaZulu-Natal safety department has said.

Man held over boy's dismembered body

2014-07-20 18:31

A man is expected to appear in court in connection with the discovery of the dismembered corpse of a four-year-old boy at a church in Pongola, KwaZulu-Natal police say.

Man killed chasing after hat on highway

2014-07-19 19:20

A man seen running across a highway to pick up a fallen hat has died after being hit by a car, KwaZulu-Natal paramedics say.

Killer teen mom jailed

2014-07-16 22:00

A young mother who admitted to stabbing her 7-month-old baby to death has been sentenced to in effect six years' jail by the KwaZulu-Natal High Court in Pietermaritzburg.

Stolen jacket leads to mass stabbing attack

2014-07-14 09:18

A KwaZulu-Natal man has died and six relatives are hurt after a mass stabbing incident which started over a stolen jacket, according to a report.

More bones found on Pongola pastor's property

2014-07-11 22:25
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More bones have been discovered in the yard of a Pongola pastor who was earlier arrested following the discovery of a dismembered corpse of a four-year-old boy at his church.

Residents who torched church out on warning

2014-07-11 13:15

Fifteen Pongola residents, arrested for public violence after torching a church where the body parts of a child were found, have been released on warning.

SIU accessed Nkandla months after probe launched

2014-07-10 20:15

The SIU's report on upgrades at Nkandla has been delayed in part because investigators only gained access to the property more than six months after the probe was launched.

Girlfriend-killer found guilty in private prosecution

2014-07-10 13:09

A man has been found guilty of murdering his girlfriend nine years ago, after her family succeeded in getting him convicted in a private prosecution.

13 KZN municipalities bypass tender procedures

2014-07-09 17:22

Thirteen of 61 KwaZulu-Natal municipalities bypassed normal procedures when procuring goods and services during the 2012/2013 financial year.

Maritzburg hold onto Komphela

2014-07-08 20:30

Steve Komphela will remain at the helm of Maritzburg United for two more seasons, the PSL club has confirmed.

Bakkie driver appears over deadly crash

2014-07-07 20:20

The man accused of the murder of five children after his bakkie plunged into a dam has appeared in the Greytown Magistrate's Court.

Driver due in court for deadly bakkie crash

2014-07-07 08:35

A 24-year-old man accused of the murder of five children after his bakkie plunged into a dam is due to appear in the Greytown Magistrate's Court.

Kokstad municipality staff embark on protest

2014-07-04 13:08

Staff at the Kokstad municipality have embarked on a protest, the KwaZulu-Natal co-operative governance and traditional affairs department says.

KZN premier gets traffic cop deaths report

2014-07-02 06:29

KwaZulu-Natal premier Senzo Mchunu has received a report from the commission of inquiry into the deaths of eight applicants for traffic officer jobs.

Boy traumatised after horrific find

2014-06-30 10:08

An 11-year-old boy is struggling to sleep after making the grisly discovery of a decapitated human head over the weekend.

Zulu king questions amounts spent on izimbizo

2014-06-25 22:15

Zulu King Goodwill Zwelithini says a lot of money currently used for izimbizo can be channelled to helping the most vulnerable of KwaZulu-Natal's citizens.

Woman gets life for mother-in-law's murder

2014-06-25 16:24

A woman who arranged her mother-in-law's murder has been jailed for life in the KwaZulu-Natal High Court Pietermaritzburg.

Speeding biker's conviction set aside

2014-06-24 20:58

A Margate motorcyclist's conviction for speeding at 190km/h and his R12 000 fine have been set aside on appeal in the KwaZulu-Natal High Court in Pietermaritzburg.

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