Shock as gospel stars Dumi Mkokstad & Thinah Zungu spotted with Sangoma who gives artists snakes

Popular gospel singers have been spotted hanging out with the Durban inyanga who is known as Dr Khehlelezi. That raised eyebrows for gospel fans and social media users who questioned their sudden friendship. Some even accused Thinah Zungu and Dumi Mkokstad of ukuthwala and having Mamlambo, but the artists defended themselves saying their relationship with […]

Bheki Cele on police killings – We are under attack

The search for the killers of two on-duty Kraaifontein police officers continues. The sergeant and a constable were out on patrol in Bloekombos on Sunday, when they were ambushed. Their deaths bring to six the numbers of officers who’ve been murdered in the country in just under two weeks. Police Minister Bheki Cele has reiterated […]

Hawks seize over R200k worth of heroin from Teddy Mafia’s storage facility

Over R200k worth of heroin has been seized at alleged drug kingpin Teddy Mafia’s storage facility in Shallcross. Yaganathan Pillay, known as Teddy Mafia, was shot dead in his Shallcross home on January 4. His alleged killers were thereafter beheaded and burnt in full view of the community. At the time KZN SAPS spokesperson, Brigadier […]

Water shutdowns are the start of Rand Water’s 5-year maintenance plan

State utility Rand Water is embarking on a five-year plan to replace faulty and ageing infrastructure across its nationwide network, says Rand Water spokesperson Justice Mohale. Rand Water has begun scheduled shutdowns of the supply of water to two metros on Wednesday with planned disruptions to supply expected to affect customers until Sunday. In the […]

eThekwini residents and these areas will be without water on Thursday

Umngeni Water has planned a 19-hour shutdown on Thursday on their raw water conveyance line to repair a failed scour valve. This will result in a 50% reduced treatment capacity from Durban Heights waterworks that supplies most areas in Durban. This shutdown will allow only 280 megalitres a day of water to be treated for […]

Security company warns of ‘blue overalls’ gangs targeting homes in Durban

“If workmen come to your property, make sure you know where they are from and ask for ID verification cards before you let them into your yard,” cautioned Blue Security community and media liaison officer, Andreas Mathios, following two robberies in Durban in which housebreaking gangs were disguised as workmen. He said residents needed to […]

Police officer dies after being shot by GBV suspect

Responding to a domestic violence case, two officers accompanied the victim home. But a shot was fired from the woman’s house in Welbedacht East in Chatsworth on Thursday last week, which struck Constable Mfihloyakhe Ndlovu (45) in the upper body, killing him. The shooter then ran out of the house, firing randomly. The other constable […]

Search for missing Durban actor after car found stripped in Eastern Cape

Friends and family have been appealing for the safe return of award-winning Durban actor Pranesh Maharaj. Maharaj, 47, has been missing since February 7 when he left his uMhlanga home to go to the shop to buy cigarettes. He was wearing black Chinos, a blue T-shirt and blue long sleeve shirt. His vehicle has since […]

Busy day at Durban north beaches after 2 non-fatal drownings

Two separate near-drowning incidents took place in Durban on Saturday afternoon, almost claiming the lives of three people, including a young child. At the uMhlanga Lagoon beach north of Durban, a 24-year woman swimming at an unprotected beach got into some difficulty. Netcare911 was contacted, while a member of the public saw the woman struggling […]

Kaizer Chiefs replaces Itumeleng Khune

Kaizer Chiefs have relieved Itumeleng Khune off his captaincy duties. Chiefs coach Gavin Hunt confirmed that defender Ramahlwe Mphahlele is now the team’s captain after his side lost 2-1 to AmaZulu in a DStv Premiership match at FNB Stadium on Wednesday. Khune has now conceded 12 league goals in six matches this season following the […]