When protection orders fail women

2015-11-30 08:05

After enduring 16 years of physical and emotional abuse at the hands of the man who once claimed she was the love of his life, Mapule Badi* called it quits.

When you’re a victim of domestic abuse, leaving him is easier said than done

2015-10-30 00:00

A reader shares her story, expressing why, for a long time, she was too scared to leave her abusive relationship.

Lovers’ tiff ends in murder, suicide bid

2015-10-26 10:04

A lovers' quarrel has ended in tragedy after a man shot his girlfriend and then turned the gun on himself.

Mom shot by cop dies after 2-week fight for life

2015-09-27 13:43

A Strand mother who clung to life after she was gunned down by her detective boyfriend in a murder suicide two weeks ago, has died.

Nurse in hot water for attempted murder of surgeon

2015-09-16 10:13

A Pietermaritzburg theatre sister has appeared in court in connection with the attempted murder of a general surgeon, who also found himself in the news earlier this year over a “pub brawl”.

Suspected grenade killer hands himself in

2015-09-03 09:39

A former Air Force colonel who allegedly killed his wife with a hand grenade is set to appear in the Durban Magistrate’s Court.

No bail for accused widow

2015-08-07 10:38

A judge has refused to grant bail to convicted murderer Thenjiwe Griffiths, who is serving a life sentence for the 2006 murder and robbery of her husband, Allan Lewis Griffiths.

Frying pan murderer sentenced to 12 years

2015-06-26 12:54

A 21-year-old man has been convicted and sentenced to 12 years imprisonment for the murder of his ex-girlfriend in March last year.

‘I saw him attack my mum’

2015-06-07 18:21

Barbra Nkuna is both glad and devastated. The 21-year-old from Alexandra in Johannesburg is happy because she escaped almost certain death this week, but she is distraught because her mother, Anna Nkuna, wasn’t so lucky.

Alex police shooting victims named

2015-06-04 10:23

Gauteng police have released the names of the police constable who killed his wife and four other people at the Alexandra police station while she was trying to lay a domestic violence charge against him.


I am going to sort myself out, says man jailed for strangling girlfriend

2015-11-19 16:31

Shortly before being sentenced to a lengthy prison term, a Cape Town man apologised to the parents of the girlfriend he strangled two years ago.

Acid murder case weak, says man’s attorney

2015-10-28 10:27

The evidence against a man accused of forcing his ex-girlfriend to drink battery acid, is “far from devastating”, his attorney says.

KZN police make 290 sexual offences, family violence arrests in a month

2015-10-07 11:12

KwaZulu-Natal police have made 290 arrests and secured 47 convictions relating to sexual offences, family violence and child protection in just one month.

Online petition for acid attack victim

2015-09-16 11:18

Lifeline Pietermaritzburg has started an online petition after a staff member died as a result of being forced to drink battery acid last month.

Woman in court for stabbing boyfriend to death

2015-09-08 11:16

The case against a 20-year-old Mpumalanga woman who allegedly stabbed her boyfriend to death during an argument has been postponed, and she has been released on a warning.

Man on trial for battery-acid death of girlfriend

2015-09-02 09:48

A KwaZulu-Natal man has appeared in court on a murder charge, after he allegedly forced his girlfriend to drink battery acid.

Murder accused DJ to continue testifying

2015-08-07 05:26

Former DJ Donald Sebolai, who is accused of killing his girlfriend last year, will continue testifying in his trial.

Nurse watches as mother-in-law is gunned down

2015-06-12 11:06

A Durban trauma nurse says she watched as her mother-in-law was shot dead at her Cowies Hill home during a lovers' quarrel.

Man gets 23 years for murder of girlfriend, child

2015-06-04 14:18

A 29-year-old man has been sentenced to 23 years in prison for the brutal murder of his girlfriend and her young child, Limpopo police say.

Third person dies after Olifantshoek fire

2015-06-02 09:16

A third person has died after being badly burnt following a fire at the house of the speaker of a Northern Cape municipality, who was doused in petrol and set alight in her bed over the weekend.

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