WATCH:Shark scare at Salt Rock Beach


It was like a scene straight out of Jaws that played out at Salt Rock Beach, north of Durban on Sunday. A shrill whistle from an attentive lifeguard followed by frantic hand action to scores of swimmers enjoying the sea to get out of the surf as someone spotted what ...

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No grief for six shot dead in whoonga den

AMALUNGU omndeni wakwaKubheka eGeorgedale lapho kusocongwe khona abayisithupha besendlini

They lived fast and recklessly and when news of their murders spread through the Georgedale community, near Hammarsdale, hardly anyone grieved. Six people – four men and two women – were shot dead by five armed men on Friday night, soon after 9pm. The victims, Siphelele Kubheka, 37, Hlengiwe Dubazana, ...

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I’m no gold digger, says dead businessman’s lover


A Durban woman said she was not a “gold digger” when she made a legal bid to get her half of her common law husband’s multimillion-rand estate recently. Thusmine Mohamed, 30, lived a life of opulence courtesy of her partner of nearly 10 years, businessman Avichund Bisnath. A luxurious uMhlanga ...

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Banned surgeon accused of botching op


A Dutch doctor alleged to have botched two previous surgeries at the Ngwelezana Hospital in Empangeni is back at the operating table – allegedly resulting in a man losing his leg last week. Dr Robert Muller, who was banned from performing vascular surgeries in the Netherlands, was authorised by hospital ...

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‘He displays no remorse for his crime’

protest outside Mag Court forthe killer of Anna
Pic Terry Haywood

Anneline Pillay’s family studied her alleged murderer carefully in the Durban Magistrate’s Court on Friday. They said the suspect, Tyrone Pillay, who was Annelene’s former boyfriend, appeared to show no remorse. “He displays no remorse for his crime. We all watched what he did on the CCTV footage. And now ...

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Teen declared dead is finally going to school


The Durban teenager who tried to commit suicide because a birth certificate bungle kept her out of school is going to class on Monday. But her mother has lost faith that Home Affairs will keep its promise to help her daughter, 13, get a birth certificate after she was mistakenly ...

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Six shot dead in Georgedale house


Six people have been shot dead by five armed men in a house in Georgedale near Durban, KwaZulu-Natal police said on Saturday. The shooting happened on Friday night shortly after 9pm, Colonel Thembeka Mbhele said. “The men knocked at the door asking for someone by the name of Siyanda,” she ...

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Cops nab two of their own with counterfeit cigarettes

FILE PHOTO -  Cigarettes are seen during the manufacturing process in the British American Tobacco Cigarette Factory (BAT) in Bayreuth, southern Germany, April 30, 2014. REUTERS/Michaela Rehle/File Photo

Four people, including two police officers, were arrested on Friday, for being in possession of counterfeit cigarettes valued R180 000, in Mtubatuba along the N2 near Nkodibe turn off, KwaZulu-Natal police said. “South African Police Service were conducting a roadblock on the N2 when they attempted to stop two vehicles ...

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Hijackers get a rude shock


A GLENWOOD mother evaded an armed carjacker and his accomplice, both of whom were arrested as they tried to flee yesterday. Neighbours and a security officer nabbed the men as the mother-of-two ran from her car, screaming, after having been held up at gunpoint. The woman, who did not wish ...

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Durban’s dry nights


LARGE parts of eThekwini Municipality will again endure water cut-offs, after a brief reprieve over the festive season. And it doesn’t end there – longer shut off hours, possibly from 7pm to 6am – are on the cards as residents are failing to conserve the 15% use as mandated by ...

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