Detective shot dead in alleged hit, hijacked motorist killed in KZN

A captain from the Umkomaas detective unit in KwaZulu-Natal was gunned down in an alleged hit while on his way to work on Thursday morning, police said. According to reports, the 55-year-old captain was approaching a speed hump on the M14 in the Roseneath area, a small township near Umkomaas, when the suspects opened fire. […]

KZN Municipalities pay back millions to Eskom

Mthonjaneni Local Municipality has been commended for settling its R6.9 million debt with Eskom, thereby averting the interruption of electricity supply to communities. The King Cetshwayo District municipality is among three in the province to have settled money owed to the power utility. eDumbe Municipality paid its outstanding R6.2 million, and Abaqulusi R36.1 million. KZN […]

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. […]

6-year-old dies after being struck by lightning in KZN

A six-year-old girl has died after being struck by lightning at her home in Madiba Village in the Maphumulo local municipality. The young girl had been playing in the yard on Tuesday when the incident occurred. KZN MEC for Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs (Cogta), Sipho Hlomuka has expressed his condolences to the Manqele family […]

Zulu King Goodwill Zwelithini skips opening of KZN legislature

For the first time since the dawn of democracy in 1994, Zulu King Goodwill Zwelithini, will not open the KwaZulu-Natal legislature as per the institution’s decades-old tradition. The king, who is diabetic, is currently indisposed and was admitted at one of the provincial hospitals early this month after his perennially troublesome glucose levels unexpectedly shot […]

KZN, Gauteng and WC Education MECs laud 2020’s top-performing matrics

The Western Cape, KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng provincial governments have lauded their top-performing matrics for helping place the provinces in the top four provinces in the country. The overall matric 2020 pass rate is 76.2%, down 5.1% from the 2019 pass rate. Gauteng achieved a pass rate of 83.8%, Western Cape 79.9%, and KZN 77.6%. Education […]

University of KZN distances itself from matric upgrade centres

The University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) has distanced itself from ‘Matric Upgrade Centres’ which surface every year, at the time of the release of National Senior Certificate results. UKZN warned that it is no way affiliated to these centres, and urged students to be cautious. “On their various social media platforms, these centres seek to portray […]

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, […]

KZN cops kill 3 taxi hitmen after gun battle

KwaZulu-Natal police have shot and killed three alleged taxi hitmen who opened fire on a taxi full of passengers on Friday. According to police, a taxi with passengers was travelling from Bridge City in KwaMashu to Umzinyathi at around 5.30 pm when the driver noticed another minibus taxi following him. Police said that when the […]

2 missing KZN girls found alive

Two KwaZulu-Natal girls, aged 5 and 6, who were reported missing, have been found. Police said the girls, Zanamuhla Mchunu and Sambulo Mchunu, of Mtubatuba, had gone missing on Wednesday. KZN SAPS spokesperson, Colonel Thembeka Mbele, said both were found in a bushy area near their home. “After an exhaustive search by various units of […]