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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.

Man hit by bakkie on N3

2014-09-10 08:31

A man died after he was hit by a bakkie on the N3 near Cedara, paramedics said on Wednesday.

Man dies after being stabbed on PMB street

2014-09-06 09:34

A man died in a Pietermaritzburg hospital after he was stabbed in Church Street, KwaZulu-Natal paramedics have said.

Prefects: Initiation 'in boy's best interests'

2014-09-04 10:30
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Prefects at a leading KZN school who “tortured” a 14-year-old boy in an initiation ritual have apologised to the boy, and claim to have “acted in his best interests”.

Tortured pupil claims R2.5m

2014-09-03 11:47

A 14-year-old former pupil of a KwaZulu-Natal school who was allegedly ritualistically tortured by prefects is demanding a multimillion-rand settlement.

Judgment reserved in bishop's case

2014-09-01 21:39

The KwaZulu-Natal High Court has reserved judgment in a case about restoring a former bishop to his role and authority.

Man found guilty in KZN of serial rape

2014-08-29 19:17

A serial rapist has been found guilty by the KwaZulu-Natal High Court. The man is guilty of 12 counts of rape.

Court hears details of 3 axe murders

2014-08-28 19:39

Dressed in black and using a cellphone light, a man allegedly entered a rondavel and axed a woman to death, a KwaZulu-Natal court has heard.

Team of Choice thump Chippa

2014-08-26 21:39

A debut goal from Mike Mohammed has helped Maritzburg United beat Chippa United in their PSL encounter at the Harry Gwala Stadium.

Serial rapists start 'slowly', court hears

2014-08-26 19:59

Serial rapists usually start "slowly", in one or two incidents, and if they escape detection and gain confidence they rape repeatedly and often brazenly, a forensic pathologist has testified.

EFF holds municipal manager hostage

2014-08-26 08:16
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EFF members have been criticised after storming the office of the Greater Kokstad municipal manager and saying they're “sick and tired of corrupt councillors and managers”.

DA wants full-scale probe into KZN gang-rape

2014-08-21 12:08

The Democratic Alliance called for a full-scale investigation into the alleged gang-rape of a high school girl after a matric dance.

Toddler killed by bus

2014-08-18 16:52

A 3-year-old girl has died after being hit by a bus near a bus depot in Verulam, KwaZulu-Natal.

Man killed in KZN crash

2014-08-16 17:26

A man has been killed and three other people injured when a bakkie overturned on a dirt road in Pietermaritzburg.

 

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
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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.

Man fined R10 000 for animal abuse

2014-09-11 17:41

A man has been found guilty in the Vryheid Magistrates Court on charges of animal cruelty, and sentenced to 12 months imprisonment or a fine of R10 000.

Forensic auditor's killer nabbed

2014-09-08 14:54

The killer of forensic auditor Lawrence Moepi has been arrested in KwaZulu-Natal after nearly a year on the run.

SA woman has key role in Ebola battle

2014-09-05 12:08

A KwaZulu-Natal woman working for MSF has a key role in co-ordinating the two main players in Sierra Leone’s war on Ebola.

Politician's nephew killed by muggers

2014-09-04 08:49

KwaZulu-Natal DA leader Sizwe Mchunu has expressed his sadness after his late sister's son was stabbed to death for his cellphone and wallet.

Man deflated after sex party turns out to be a scam

2014-09-02 09:39
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A Gauteng sex party enthusiast is fuming after he and two women drove to KwaZulu-Natal for a pleasure party that allegedly turned out to be a scam.

Car crashes through KZN mall, injures man

2014-08-31 21:16

One man has been injured after a vehicle crashed through a shopping centre in Pietermaritzburg, paramedics say.

Mooi River mayor removed - report

2014-08-29 12:08

The ANC has declined to confirm reports that it has sacked the Mooi Mpofana local municipality mayor following protests over the past week.

Cop loses murder conviction appeal

2014-08-26 21:06

A police constable has lost an appeal against his conviction in a KwaZulu-Natal court for killing his wife, but got his sentence reduced.

Sangoma jailed for life for rapes

2014-08-26 19:59

A male sangoma has been sentenced to life in jail by the Pietermaritzburg Regional Court for raping two teenage girls.

Four arrested for drugs in KZN

2014-08-23 07:10

Four men have been arrested in separate cases for possession of drugs in Ladysmith and Ezakheni in KwaZulu-Natal, police say.

Man held for Bryanston stabbing

2014-08-19 18:23

A man has been arrested in Pietermaritzburg in connection with the stabbing of a woman in Bryanston, Johannesburg.

Nkandla architect fights back

2014-08-17 14:19

Architect Minenhle Makhanya will serve notice in the KwaZulu-Natal High Court in Pietermaritzburg to oppose a R155m civil claim lodged by the Special Investigating Unit, it has been reported.

Farmer's widow angry killer didn't get life

2014-08-15 10:43
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The widow of a man who was murdered on a farm in KwaZulu-Natal last year says she is shocked that his 21-year-old killer did not get a life sentence for the "vindictive and cruel" murder.

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