Bheki Cele concerned about police killings in KZN

Police Minister Bheki Cele believes that police in KwaZulu-Natal are under siege. Speaking on the tail end of his two-day visit to KZN, Cele said four police officers had been gunned down over the past week. Two officers were killed in a hail of bullets while travelling near Taylor’s Halt, just outside Pietermaritzburg, last weekend. […]

Jacob Zuma’s long-awaited day in court finally set

Former president Jacob Zuma and French arms dealer Thales will finally go on trial in May. The corruption case against the two came before Judge Nkosinathi Chili, sitting in the KwaZulu-Natal High Court in Pietermaritzburg, briefly on Tuesday morning. The accused were not in court but were represented by their legal teams. The case was […]

KZN govt condemns killing of 2 cops who were ambushed

The KwaZulu-Natal provincial government has on Monday condemned the brutal killing of two of its police officers. The two officers, a man, and a woman, were shot dead in the Taylor’s Halt area in Pietermaritzburg on Saturday night. KZN police spokesperson Colonel Thembeka Mbele said that Sergeant Makhosaze Mdlangathi, 33, and Sergeant Mfikelwa Mtolo, 36, […]

Zuma Foundation accuses State of violating former president’s rights

The Jacob Zuma Foundation has taken a swipe at the State, accusing it of abusing the courts and violating the former president’s rights. Zuma and French arms company, Thales, are expected to appear at the High Court in Pietermaritzburg on Tuesday, but his foundation claimed that the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) was not ready to […]

KZN forex company director facing 194 counts of fraud

A Pietermaritzburg-based forex trader has been arrested and is set to face 194 counts of fraud and theft at the Durban Specialised Commercial Crimes Court on February 26. Prince Nkosinathi Mazibuko is alleged to have conned over 40 people an amount of up to R735,000 through his forex company Born Rich Group. He allegedly conned […]

ANC stalwart Meshack Radebe has died

Former KwaZulu-Natal Agriculture MEC Meshack Radebe has died. The ANC’s KwaZulu-Natal provincial secretary Mdumiseni Ntuli confirmed that Radebe died in hospital on Saturday. “We were informed by the family at about 09:00 that he died in the early hours of the morning.” He said the party was going to visit his family in Pietermaritzburg and […]

Year 2020 not for former president Jacob Zuma

The year 2020, has not been a pleasant one for former stateman Jacob Zuma – but his battles are far from over. On Friday, Zuma was dealt a heavy blow when the second-highest court in the land ruled against him. The Supreme Court of Appeal in Bloemfontein dismissed, with costs, an application he had lodged […]

2 men arrested after R1.5 million mandrax tablets found in their possession

Two men were bust in Hilton in KwaZulu-Natal for dealing in hard drugs after 30,000 mandrax tablets were allegedly found in their possession, a Hawks spokesperson said on Friday. Captain Simphiwe Mhlongo said officers attached to the Serious Organised Crime Unit of the Hawks in Pietermaritzburg and Crime Intelligence officials arrested Zolile Zikalala, 40, and […]

Heartless Uncle pours boiling water on a 17-month-old child

THE provincial Department of Social Development is investigating allegations that a man poured boiling water on a 17-month-old child. According to Social Development MEC Nonhlanhla Khoza, the child is fighting for her life at Northdale Hospital in Pietermaritzburg. Khoza said the child’s mother had an argument at the weekend with the child’s uncle, who allegedly […]

Fire rips through Maritzburg informal settlement

Emergency services have been battling to contain a fire that broke out at the Jika Joe informal settlement in Pietermaritzburg on Wednesday. It is unclear how the fire started, however, the Msunduzi municipality said in a statement that the fire would affect power supply to neighbouring areas as it was burning in the vicinity of […]