Woman killed while shielding her children from hail of gang bullets

A young Cape Town mother has been hailed a hero after she died while shielding her two young children from a hail of gang bullets on Tuesday afternoon. The heartbroken parents of Shameema Doherty, 26, say she made the ultimate sacrifice as she shielded her seven-year-old son and four-year-old daughter as heartless gangsters opened fire […]

2 killed after Ekurhuleni City bus crashes into Boksburg Civic Centre

Two people have died after a City of Ekurhuleni bus crashed into the Boksburg Civic Centre on Tuesday. City of Ekurhuleni spokesperson Zweli Dlamini said that the bus knocked over two women before crashing into the Civic Centre and coming to rest. Dlamini said that the bus was empty and had not hit the local […]

2-year-old toddler among four people killed in Thembalethu home fire

Four people have died in an informal dwelling fire in Thembalethu, in George, on Monday. Two women, a man, and a two-year-old toddler were discovered on the scene all burned beyond recognition. Thembalethu police have opened an inquest docket. The police’s Christopher Spies said: “Emergency personnel responded and discovered the remains of four occupants on […]

Family of Durban gay man killed in apparent hate attack seek justice over his murder

The family of a 34-year-old man from Ntuzuma in eThekwini who was brutally murdered in a suspected hate crime last week said that they wanted justice. Sphamandla Khoza’s body was discovered in a ditch near his home last Monday. He was last seen alive at a neighbour’s house where he was allegedly attacked following an […]

Easter weekend: 47 people killed in KZN

KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) authorities say the Easter weekend period has been fatal on provincial roads. Speaking during a media briefing at the Mariannhill N3 Toll Plaza on Monday, KZN Transport MEC Peggy Nkonyeni revealed that 47 people had been killed from 1 to 4 April, saying this was “quite unfortunate”. “Most of them are due to […]

More than 100 killed on SA’s roads during Easter long weekend

At least 105 people lost their lives in road accidents in four provinces over the long Easter weekend. Of the total deaths, 47 people died on KwaZulu-Natal’s roads, 30 road users were killed in Gauteng, 21 occurred on Western Cape roads and seven people died in accidents in the Eastern Cape, according to traffic authorities. […]

Dying man confesses to how he killed his girlfriend’s 9-year-old daughter, Tariro Jonasi

The body of a nine-year-old girl who had been kidnapped was found in the Klein Modder River in Botshabelo, Free State on Friday. Police spokesperson Colonel Thandi Mbambo said the events that led up to the discovery of little Tariro Jonas’ body started on 7 March. The child’s mother reported to the police that her […]

Cape Town baby twins, mother and dad killed in fire tragedy

Baby twins and their parents were killed when a shack in a yard in Cape Town’s Delft South went up in flames on Saturday night. When the City’s fire services arrived, the shack was already destroyed. However, as they tried to extinguish the flames, they came under attack from some residents. The City’s fire services […]

Easter weekend: At least 30 people killed on Gauteng roads and 6 in WC

The Gauteng traffic police said that at least 30 people died on the province’s roads this Easter weekend. It’s understood that most of these fatalities were as a result of drunk driving, unsafe overtaking and excessive speed. With holidaymakers taking advantage of the Easter long weekend, officials said that all major routes and freeways leading […]

Well-known pastry chef and confectionist killed in drag race

At least five people have died this Easter weekend on Cape Town roads including a well-known pastry chef and confectionist who was killed during an apparent drag race. Melyssa La Vita, 30, was the owner of her cake and confectionery business called “The Cake Fairy by Melyssa” and was based in Strandfontein. City of Cape […]