Police Minister Bheki Cele concerned about the increase in people being killed in their homes

Police Minister Bheki Cele visited the relatives of six family members who were killed in the Nkanini area near Eshowe on the KwaZulu-Natal North Coast. Police Minister Bheki Cele has expressed concern about the increase in the number of people who are being killed in their homes. Cele visited the relatives of six family members […]

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 […]

Hawks raid homes of 18 eThekwini officials linked to R700 million corruption investigation

Members of the Hawks and other units combating corruption raided the homes of 18 eThekwini officials and service providers who may have had a hand in corruption and fraud to the tune of R700m. Hawks spokesperson Brig Hangwani Mulaudzi confirmed to SowetanLIVE’s sister publication TimesLIVE that the raids formed part of ongoing investigations into allegations […]

Over 100 KZN homes damaged by strong winds

More than 100 homes in northern KwaZulu-Natal have been damaged by heavy winds which ripped through the region on Monday night. The provincial co-operative governance & traditional affairs (Cogta) department said one person was injured and disaster management teams were providing support to more than 350 people in the greater Greytown area. Cogta MEC Sipho […]

Temporary shelter for Alexandra residents after fire destroys their homes

Temporary accommodation will be given to dozens of Alexandra residents who lost their homes in a shack fire on Thursday. Johannesburg Mayor Geoff Makhubo announced this during a walkabout of the area, while assessing the damage. Alexandra residents are trying to rebuild after a fire gutted more than 50 homes. Families say they have lost […]

Four people treated for minor injuries after KwaMashu fire gutted over 100 homes

Hundreds of residents who are homeless after a fire at the eNkanini informal settlement in KwaMashu, north of Durban, on Monday said they were now left with nothing but the clothes on their back. A fire, which broke out earlier on Monday, gutted over 100 dwellings in the area. Firefighters are still battling the blaze […]

Disaster as 100 KwaMashu homes in KZN go down in flames – Pictures

Paramedics have treated four patients for minor injuries. A fire has broken out at an informal settlement in KwaMashu A-Section, destroying approximately 100 residents in the process, confirmed the KwaZulu Natal Emergency Medical Services (KZN EMS). The KZN EMS spokesperson Robert McKenzie said upon arrival, paramedics treated four patients for minor injuries. McKenzie said firefighters […]

Watch: Disconnection sparks protests, homes and electrical boxes destroyed

On Wednesday night, unrest spilled onto the streets of Zinniaville, Rustenburg, in the North West province, resulting in electrical boxes being destroyed and homes being damaged. It’s alleged that tensions boiled over when the municipality swooped on illegal electricity connections in the area. According to Zinniaville residents, the informal settlement on the outskirts of town […]

About 100 homes damaged by heavy thunderstorm in Mpumalanga

The municipality has provided the affected families with food parcels and blankets. About 95 homes in a village in Mpumalanga were damaged after the area was hit twice by heavy thunderstorms in the past two weeks. Residents of KwaMdladla village in Nkomazi are left picking up the pieces after a second thunderstorm left a trail […]