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R1 million in dagga found in Pinetown house


A massive stash of drugs was discovered in a New Germany house on Sunday, January, 15. Litres of benzine, magic mushrooms and a hefty 15o kilograms of compressed dagga were found in the house as authorities swooped in to search the premises. Hawks members along with ethekweni Inner South Crime ...

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Drug den bust in New Germany


Hawks members, eThekwini Inner South Crime Intelligence, Shongweni K9 and Durban Metro Police conducted an operation in New Germany near Pinetown. Members received information about a man who was dealing in dagga and cannabis oil in the area. Members kept observation and a search warrant was obtained. On Sunday, 15 ...

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Toddler twins severely burned in Durban North house fire


This morning Netcare 911 and the fire services responded to a house fire in Durban North. Exact detail to the cause of the fire is still speculative and will form part of the police investigation. Paramedics arrived at the scene and found that whilst the fire department was attending to ...

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Ballito near drowning leaves three in hospital


Netcare 911 paramedics, specialised rescue and another private service was called to a beach known as Granny’s pool in Ballito for three people that was being rescued from the surf. Reports from the scene indicate that the three people were swimming when they were caught in a strong current, members ...

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Mystery cloaks SA couple’s death in Texas


Mystery surrounds the death of a South African couple whose bodies were found in their Texas home. Although Houston police have not officially released their names, friends and family of Dalene and Hardus Scheepers have already expressed their shock on social media at the Secunda couple’s deaths. According to a ...

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Robbers hit NWJ Musgrave Center

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The notorious “hammer gang” has struck six jewellery stores in KwaZulu-Natal in two weeks. At least five gang members‚ one armed with a pistol and four others‚ break into the store with hammers grabbing whatever they can before making their escape in a getaway car. These are the stores from ...

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SA woman ‘killed Dutch lover with acid’


Berlinah Madikeledi Wallace (47), originally from Sebokeng in Gauteng, is facing a murder charge in England after she allegedly attacked her 29-year-old Dutch ex-boyfriend with sulphuric acid in that country. Mark van Dongen died of his burn wounds, which covered 83% of his body, early in January, after enduring 15 ...

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Sky is no limit for SA’s top spaceman


The sky is no limit for Durban-born scientist Dr Valanathan Munsami, as he takes up the post of chief executive at the South African National Space Agency (Sansa). Munsami, 48, who was born in Clairwood and raised in Chatsworth, was appointed last week to succeed Dr Sandile Malinga. Honoured by ...

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Child mauled to death by 2 Pit Bull dogs in Durban


At 17h10 on Saturday Afternoon Netcare 911 and provincial paramedics responded to Helmsley Grove in the Cato Manor area of Durban for a child that had been attacked by two Pit Bull dogs. The exact detail to the incident and preceding events is still speculative. Paramedics arrived at the family ...

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Teen in suicide bid over school ID battle


A Durban teenager’s hope of being classified as “alive” will soon come true – but it took a near-death experience for it to happen. The thirteen-year-old girl is recovering in hospital after she tried to commit suicide earlier this week because she could not register for high school as she ...

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