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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SA journalist kidnapped in Syria


South African photojournalist Shiraaz Mohamed has been kidnapped in Syria. Humanitarian aid organization, Gift of the Givers, says Mohamed was kidnapped four days ago – while on his way to the Turkish border. His kidnappers told Gift of the Givers staff that they wanted to clear up a misunderstanding with ...

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Na_ked pics for cash scam


Nearly 200 victims have come forward in the “na_ked pics for cash” scam that was blown wide open this week, with targets in a widespread national extortion racket speaking out. Most of the victims are from KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng. SA Community Crime Watch (SACCW) sounded the alarm and yesterday the ...

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Capitec client loses R11 000 in SIM swap fraud


A Fin24 user was left disappointed after Capitec was unable to pay back money that was stolen from her account. Portia Mchunu writes: “On the 22-12-16 I was working night shift and when I finished in the morning I noticed on my Capitec App that R100, R4 900 and R5 ...

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Stabbed Durban gran on the mend


A Phoenix pensioner who was stabbed in the chest by armed robbers in her home early on Thursday is recovering in hospital. Seventy-four-year-old Ratha Harrinarain, a dressmaker, was asleep in her Palmview home when two armed men accosted her. Her daughter, Prenisha Lakhan, said Harrinarain had left the house keys ...

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Another pupil dies in taxi crash


Another pupil was killed and multiple people injured in a taxi accident at the corner of Marianridge Rd and Adam’s Rd this afternoon. The 12-year old child was declared dead on the scene of the taxi accident. The child was fatally hit as the taxi veered off the roadway colliding ...

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Teen killed in Bluff bike collision


A teen was killed today when his motorbike smashed into an armco barrier on Bluff road just after 3 pm this afternoon. Rescue Care paramedics arrived on scene to find the 19-year-old motorcyclist in a critical condition. Advanced Life Support Paramedics from Rescue Care and EMRS worked together to resuscitated ...

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Fatal crash kills MEC’s driver


A police VIP driver for Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs MEC Sihle Zikalala was killed in a car accident in northern KwaZulu-Natal on Thursday night. According to a statement released by the department, Bongani Maduna was with Sergeant Kwenu Mabaso when the vehicle they were travelling in overturned on ...

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Family still in the dark


The family of well-known forensic accountant investigator Sandile Mlotshwa (44) are searching for answers after he was found dead in Durban just before Christmas Day. The Mlotshwa family, from Scottsville, said they are “completely distraught” and have been left in the dark about the circumstances regarding his death. Mlotshwa’s brother, ...

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