More than 1000 suspects arrested in Kwazulu-Natal

SAPS_badgeKwaZulu-Natal police have embarked on a number of operations for the past five days starting from 26 November 2013 to 1 December in preparation for the Festive Season. These operations included stop and search, roadblocks, cordon and search, tracing of … Read the rest

Another farm murder rattles KZN farming community

law4A crowd of 350 farmers, farmworkers and others from the rural community protested outside the Himeville Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday, as three men appeared for the grisly murder of timber contractor Daniel Knight last week.

The protest was held just … Read the rest

Man raped his step-daughter ‘to heal her’

childrape3A 60-year-old man has been jailed for life by the Pietermaritzburg Regional Court for raping his teenaged step-daughter, KwaZulu-Natal police said on Wednesday.

The man was sentenced on Tuesday for raping his daughter for eight years, said Colonel Jay Naicker.… Read the rest

Five blacks steal R1 million worth of copper cables

copper-wireFive men were arrested in Inanda on Saturday for possession of suspected stolen copper, KwaZulu-Natal police said.

Captain Thulani Zwane said police acted on a tip-off which led them to a house in Esikebheni where copper cables were found.

“The … Read the rest

KZN man gets 5 years for statutory rape

rape7A 22-year-old man has been jailed for five-years for a statutory rape by the Empangeni Regional Court, KwaZulu-Natal police said on Thursday.

The man was sentenced on Wednesday for raping his 14-year-old girlfriend in Ngwelezane area, said Captain Thulani Zwane.… Read the rest

KZN father gets 10 years for raping his daughter

baby_rapeA man has been sentenced in the Verulam Regional Court to 10 years’ imprisonment for raping his daughter, KwaZulu-Natal police said on Wednesday.

The 64-year-old man pleaded guilty and was sentenced on Monday, Captain Thulani Zwane said.

The man raped … Read the rest

Contractors destroy Anglo-Boer heritage sites

While the United Nations top tourism body predicts that tourists visiting Africa will triple by 2030, our very own municipality is turning a blind eye to the destruction of vast numbers of Anglo-Boer War sites.

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Mkhize resigns as KZN premier

KwaZulu-Natal premier Zweli Mkhize announced on Thursday that he was stepping down as premier of the province.

The ANC’s chairman in the province Senzo Mchunu was sworn in as acting premier by KwaZulu-Natal Judge President Chiman Patel in Durban.

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Black mother takes out insurance hit on her sons

blackhouseA black mother from KwaZulu-Natal was arrested in Gamalakhe, Port Shepstone, for allegedly trying to hire a hitman to kill her two sons, police said on Wednesday.

The woman allegedly approached a relative, who had recently been released from prison, … Read the rest

ANC councillor assassinated in KZN

ANC_logowallAn African National Congress councillor has been shot dead in Ulundi, KwaZulu-Natal police said on Monday.

“We can confirm that an ANC councillor was shot dead at his home on Sunday at 7pm,” Lt-Col Vincent Mdunge said.

He said a … Read the rest

Mob justice in KZN: suspected burglar killed

Four people have been arrested for allegedly killing a suspected burglar in Panorama Gardens, Pietermaritzburg, on Sunday morning, KwaZulu-Natal police said.

A 27-year-old man was found dead with multiple injuries in a drain after he was apparently caught trying to … Read the rest