Calm in Pietermaritzburg as Former President Jacob Zuma skips court

Unlike in the past when former president Jacob appeared before the Pietermaritzburg High Court for his long-running corruption trial, on Tuesday morning the provincial capital was calm. This was as Zuma and his large entourage of security team and supporters were not present. That was in anticipation that the matter would be postponed to May […]

Residents warned of another Sassa scam in Pietermaritzburg

The South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) has issued a warning to Mafunze residents in Pietermaritzburg following a scam in which beneficiaries were tricked into swapping their cards with dummy cards. According to Sassa, certain individuals have been going door-to-door asking beneficiaries to produce their Sassa cards, and then swapping them for dummy cards that […]

Residents protest over power outage in Pietermaritzburg

Several protests against an electricity outage took place in Pietermaritzburg on Monday morning. Msunduzi Municipality said a substation had blown up resulting in power outages in several areas. “It is being attended to … Our technical team has been working around the clock to restore power in these affected areas. We apologise for the inconvenience […]

N3 near Pietermaritzburg closed due to smoke from dumpsite

The fire at the dumpsite had started on Monday night, but by Thursday, it had caused so much smoke that visibility on the roads had been severely impaired. The N3 highway near the Market Road off-ramp in Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu-Natal, was closed in both directions on Thursday morning due to thick smoke that came from a […]

2 young girls allegedly raped by 14-year-old boy in Pietermaritzburg

Police are investigating the rapes of two young girls aged one and five. It’s alleged that a 14-year-old boy s.e.xually assaulted the children in Pietermaritzburg. The teen has been placed in the care of a family member while a social worker assesses him. The police’s Thembeka Mbele: “We can’t arrest the 14-year-old but he is […]

Community helps apprehend murder suspects after shootout near Pietermaritzburg

Six suspects who robbed a tavern and murdered a patron in the KwaMnyandu area of Pietermaritzburg on Saturday have been apprehended with a community’s help following a shootout with police. According to one of KwaZulu-Natal’s police spokespersons, Captain Nqobile Gwala, the patron was murdered at about 7 pm. “Without uttering a word, a 24-year-old man […]

Two dead, 40 injured in Pietermaritzburg, Potchefstroom crashes

Two people were killed and 11 injured in a crash involving a bakkie and a taxi in Potch, while 29 people were injured when a taxi overturned in Pietermaritzburg. Almost 30 people have been injured when a taxi rolled over in Hela Hela outside Richmond, Pietermaritzburg on Saturday. The cause of the accident is still […]

Three injured in Pietermaritzburg crash

KwaZulu-Natal: At 08H04 Saturday morning Netcare 911 responded to reports of a collision on Oribi Road near Oribi Airport in Pietermaritzburg. Reports from the scene indicate that a bakkie and car were involved in a collision. Medics assessed the scene and found that three people had sustained moderate to serious injuries. The patients were treated […]

Pietermaritzburg families burying their loved ones at home as cemeteries fill up

Pietermaritzburg families are resorting to burying their loved ones in their rural homes because the city is running out of space in cemeteries. Mountain Rise Cemetery has no space available. Msunduzi municipality spokesperson Thobeka Mafumbatha said the municipality was now using any available space including road reserves and pathways in the cemetery. eThembeni Memorial Park, […]