KZN teenager sentenced to 15 years in jail for raping 12-year-old boy

A KZN teenager who raped a 12-year-old boy has been jailed for15 years. Sifiso Nkatha, 18, was convicted and sentenced in the Durban Regional Court this week. Police said the incident took place on June 19, 2018. The victim was playing with his friends when he was called by the accused, who was 15-years-old at […]

Durban men jailed for 155 years for hijacking spree

The Durban Regional Court has sentenced two men who went on a hijacking spree in the Montclair, south of Durban to 155 years collectively behind bars. The men, Sphamandla Sithole and Sizwe Mkhungo carried out their reign of terror in August 2018. According to the National Prosecuting Authority, their crime spree beagan when an e-hailing […]

More arrests expected in 2010 Fifa World Cup corruption case

The four accused in the 2010 Fifa World Cup tender fraud case – among them controversial Durban businessman Thoshan Panday and former KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) police commissioner Mmamonnye Ngobeni – can expect company in the dock at their next court appearance. The case briefly came before the Durban Regional Court on Monday, when it was postponed […]

18 years in jail for man who set girlfriend on fire for asking him to make space in bed

A man has been sentenced to 18 years in jail for dousing his girlfriend in petrol and setting her alight. He was apparently annoyed that she asked him to move over in bed to make space for her and their children. The Durban Regional Court sentenced the man to an effective 18 years in prison […]

Maskandi musician Phuzekhemisi in court for killing his friend

Legendary maskandi artist Phuzekhemisi pleaded not guilty to murder in the Durban Regional Court yesterday. “I don’t understand the charges. It’s not like I randomly shot him. We were fighting over a gun,” Phuzekhemisi, whose real name is Zibokwakhe Mnyandu, said. He also faces a charge of handling a firearm while under the influence of […]