KwaZulu-Natal lost 253 teachers to Covid-19

KZN lost 253 teachers to Covid-19, the KZN MEC Kwazi Mshengu said during the release of the province’s results on Tuesday morning. Mshengu said he presented the results with a heavy heart, having lost 253 teachers and 38 non-teaching staff due to Covid-19 related illnesses. “The 2020 NSC results are dedicated to our frontline soldiers […]

More than 15 000 health workers vaccinated as SA’s Covid-19 death toll hits 49 000

Health Minister Zweli Mkhize says 15 388 healthcare workers have been vaccinated in the country since the 80 000 Johnson & Johnson doses arrived last week. South Africa kicked off its mass vaccination programme last week after 80 000 J&J vaccine doses touched down. In phase 1 of the vaccination programme, only healthcare workers in […]

KwaZulu-Natal sees rise in murders, house robberies and hijacking

KwaZulu-Natal saw a rise in murder, attempted murder, carjacking, and house robberies. This was revealed in the latest crime statistics for the period October 1, 2020, to December 31, 2020. A total of 136 more people were murdered in KZN, bringing the total to 1 437. Police also recorded a 13% increase in attempted murder […]

Police officer fatally wounded while attending domestic violence case in Chatsworth

A Durban policeman who was responding to a domestic violence case in Chatsworth has been shot dead. According to KZN police spokesperson, Colonel Thembeka Mbele, the incident took place in Welbedacht East on Thursday morning at around 9.30 am. “Two members proceeded to Welbedacht East with the complainant to attend a domestic violence issue. “On […]

KZN man gets 18 years behind bars for raping teenager

A KZN man who raped a teenager while she had been walking home was jailed for 18 years. Frans Magwagwa, 24, from Nazareth, was convicted and sentenced in the Pinetown Magistrate’s Court recently for raping the 14-year-old girl in October 2018. Police spokesperson Colonel Thembeka Mbele said: “At around 3am, a 14-year-old female was walking […]

Son arrested for allegedly stabbing father for refusing to give him money

This weekend KZN police arrested a 20-year-old after his father was fatally stabbed following an altercation over money. According to KZN police spokesperson Colonel Thembeka Mbele, the incident took place in the Bottlebrush Informal Settlement in Chatsworth. “It is alleged that an altercation occurred (after) the son had demanded money. The father refused, which resulted […]

Durban worker electrocuted while working on light pole

A man was electrocuted while working on an electrical pole in Manor Gardens on Friday morning. “KZN VIP medical paramedics arrived on the scene to find that a male in his late twenties had been working on an electrical pole when he was electrocuted. SAPS Search and Rescue was called to the scene to assist […]

Alleged gang member arrested at beach in bullet-riddled car

A 21-year-old alleged gang member was arrested in a bullet-riddled car at a Durban beach for the illegal possession of a firearm and ammunition. According to KZN police, at around 6.30 pm on Sunday, detectives from the provincial Organised Crime Investigation arrested the suspect along Anstey’s Beach in the Bluff. Police spokesperson Colonel Thembeka Mbele […]

Shocking muthi found in KZN man’s yard, all people’s missing underwears were inside a pot

His family was troubled by a witch doctor for several years. But Mandla Ngidi (34) from Woza Willage in Maphumulo, KZN is now hopeful better days are coming for them. This after inyanga Ncane Mkhize from Vosloorus, Ekurhuleni visited the family on Saturday, 6 February, and dug up several items in the yard. The items, […]

It was nice and hot: Inside Jacob Zuma and Julius Malema’s tea meeting at his Inkandla home – Photos

EFF president Julius Malema finally visited his long time enemy former president Jacob Zuma and had an urgent tea meeting at Zuma’s home at Nkandla, north of KZN. Arriving with a chopper Malema was accompanied by EFF former chairman advocate Dali Mpofu, mayor of Ekurhuleni Mzwandile Masina, EFF spokesman Vuyani Pambo, and ANC senior member […]