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Girl, 11, escaped unscathed after legs stuck in a washing machine

2019-10-13 22:35

A 11-year-old girl escaped unscathed after her legs were stuck for an hour inside a washing machine at her home in Edendale, KwaZulu-Natal.

'This cannot continue', says AMCU after another fatality at Sibanye-Stillwater

2019-10-13 18:58

Another fatality has occurred at Sibanye-Stillwater's Thembelani shaft in Rustenburg, according to the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union.

Suspect shot as KZN police intervene in stabbing and robbery

2019-10-13 17:57

A suspect was shot and injured during a confrontation with the police in Umlazi, KwaZulu-Natal, as police intervened when three men were allegedly robbing and stabbing a man on Saturday.

 
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CAUGHT:  KwaZulu-Natal police have nabbed two men in connection with a string of robberies throughout the province. (SAPS)

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Limpopo woman dies after crocodile attacks her while crossing river on her way to church

2019-10-13 17:57

A woman from Mokwete village near Jane Furse, Limpopo, has died after being attacked by a crocodile while crossing the Lepelle River from Tsimanyane village to attend a church service in the neighbouring Kolokotela village.

Off-duty JMPD officer among three patrons shot dead at Joburg tavern

2019-10-13 17:29

An off-duty Johannesburg Metro Police Department has been killed along with two others in a shooting at a tavern in Vlakfontein, Johannesburg.

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Police captain cuts weekend short, drives 300km to catch wanted murder suspect

2019-10-13 16:57

Captain Simon Motolla was attending a wedding more than 300km away when he drove back to the capital city to help capture a wanted murder suspect who had been on the run for over a year.

8 people, including 2 children, dead in horrific head-on collision in KwaZulu-Natal

2019-10-13 14:56

Several people have died when a Porsche, allegedly travelling at a high speed, lost control and crashed into a Toyota Fortuner along the N11 near Ladysmith in KwaZulu-Natal.

Driver seriously injured in freak excavator accident

2019-10-13 12:40

In a freak accident, a driver of an excavator sustained serious injuries after heavy construction vehicle fell into a landfill on Olifantsfontein Road in Clayville.

EXCLUSIVE | Expert finds no acceleration in last 5 seconds before Watson's car hit pillar

2019-10-13 09:20

A preliminary report completed by a private investigator hired to look into Bosasa boss Gavin Watson’s car crash has found that there was no significant acceleration for around five seconds before he hit a concrete pillar.

WATCH: Gunmen rob KZN service station of cash and cigarettes

2019-10-12 18:27

The footage of the robbery shows three suspects searching a cash register while the shop's employee lies on the floor.

KZN motorist sentenced to 10 years cleared of killing 2 cyclists following appeal

2019-10-12 12:46

Omesh Ramnarain was convicted of two counts of culpable homicide, for the deaths of cyclists Richard da Silva and Jarred Dwyer, in the Durban Regional Court in May 2018.

DA FedEx has 'extensive engagement' on draft report on election showing

2019-10-11 18:36

After the DA's federal executive had an "extensive engagement" on the draft report on the organisational review panel after its poor showing in the 2019 general elections, the party warned against the "unauthorised dissemination" of the report, saying it will not be commenting on its contents.

Mbalula calls for peace in Eastern Cape taxi industry

2019-10-11 17:18

Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula, who was addressing various taxi associations in the province, called for tolerance and unity among operators.

Judge rubbishes Survé's claim that he is Gordhan's pal

2019-10-11 17:01

A Western Cape High Court judge has taken the unusual step of making a public statement to deny a claim made by businessman Iqbal Survé that he is a friend of the DA and Minister of Public Enterprises Pravin Gordhan.

Amy’Leigh kidnapping: Family welcomes bail judgment, 4th accused abandons bail bid

2019-10-11 16:35

The family of six-year-old Amy'Leigh De Jager has welcomed the Vanderbijlpark Magistrate's Court's ruling in the bail application of the three people accused of kidnapping her, saying the little girl will at least be relieved.

WATCH LIVE | Amy’Leigh kidnapping: Judgment to be delivered in bail application

2019-10-11 09:45

Tharina Human, Pieter van Zyl and Laetitia Nel, three of the four people accused of kidnapping 6-year-old Amy'Leigh de Jager, are expected to appear in the Vanderbijlpark Magistrate's Court for judgment in the bail application. Watch live.

eNCA evasive over appointment of Kanthan Pillay as news boss

2019-10-11 14:14

eNCA (DStv 403) is remaining silent over the alleged appointment of Kanthan Pillay, founder and leader of the Capitalist Party of South Africa, as the TV news channel's news boss following the death of Ben Said.

Malema linked to another company that had a VBS loan - report

2019-10-13 13:30

A "fraudulent" application for a home loan with the defunct VBS Mutual Bank has reportedly cast light on a slush fund, allegedly used to channel money to the EFF or its leader, Julius Malema.

Former Boks coach's niece resigns over alleged sexual affair with Bishops boy - reports

2019-10-13 10:21

The teacher who resigned amid allegations of a sexual relationship with a pupil at the Bishops Diocesan College in Rondebosch is the niece of former Springbok player and coach Nick Mallett, according to reports.

'They are stealing our future' - How state capture affects its faceless victims

2019-10-12 17:55

While the commission of inquiry into state capture delves deeper and deeper into the web of capture, sourcing the culprits between factional battles, those who were most affected by the crimes believe they are being sidelined.

Limpopo residents make big stink over burst sewerage pipe

2019-10-12 07:29

Residents of Praktiseer outside Burgersfort in Limpopo say they are vulnerable to diseases such as cholera and malaria as they are still waiting for a proper sewage system to be installed.

Owner of Carletonville nursery school, employee appeared in court

2019-10-11 20:54

The owner of Ninnies Neurons crèche and her employee who was caught on film violently assaulting minors, appeared separately in the Oberholzer Magistrate's Court on Friday.

Stats SA sets record straight after community threatens staff member for speaking to child

2019-10-11 19:54

Stats SA has asked community members not to jump to conclusions while their staff conduct mini-census field work, following a threat to one of their staffers who was accused of child trafficking when speaking to a minor in Langa, Cape Town.

Toddler recovering after being stabbed in head at birthday party

2019-10-11 16:58

The family of an 18-month-old toddler, who was stabbed in the head at a birthday party in Cape Town, has questioned whether they were not informed of a change in the date of the accused's court appearance because they are foreigners.

WATCH | Truck ploughs into at least 20 parked cars at KZN mall

2019-10-11 15:37

Police have opened a case of reckless and negligent driving after a truck driver lost control and crashed into about 20 cars parked at Flanders Mall in Mount Edgecombe, KwaZulu-Natal. Watch.

Gupta extradition: Here are the 7 other countries SA approached for mutual legal assistance

2019-10-11 14:38

The seven countries approached for mutual legal assistance, in an attempt to have the Guptas extradited to face state capture allegations, have been identified.

High Court: Both Jacob Zuma and NPA 'complicit' in long corruption trial delays

2019-10-11 13:35

The National Prosecuting Authority and former president Jacob Zuma are equally complicit in causing a near eight-year delay in bringing charges against Zuma to court, the KwaZulu-Natal High Court in Pietermaritzburg has found.

Dozens of Eastern Cape school upgrades abandoned

2019-10-11 14:14

Contractors have abandoned more than 50 major school upgrade projects in the Eastern Cape after government departments failed to pay them on time.

Zuma has a case to answer to - DA comments on dismissal of stay of prosecution bid

2019-10-11 12:43

The DA has welcomed the decision of the KwaZulu-Natal High Court in Pietermaritzburg to dismiss former president Jacob Zuma’s application for a permanent stay of prosecution, maintaining that there is a case he has to answer to.

We haven't been 'given the opportunity to defend' ourselves at Zondo commission - Gavin Watson's nephew

2019-10-11 12:19

Jared Watson, the nephew of deceased Bosasa boss Gavin Watson, says the family is frustrated because the judicial commission of inquiry into state capture has not yet granted implicated persons permission to cross-examine certain witnesses.

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