Manhunt launched for Durban cop killer

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Police have launched a manhunt for a gunman who shot and killed a police officer in Lindelani, outside Durban, on Monday night. Police spokesperson Colonel Thembeka Mbhele said the incident occurred shortly before midnight while officers were on patrol. “Three officers in a vehicle had been patrolling the streets in ...

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Two-year-old girl drowns in pool


A two-year-old girl has drowned this morning in a pool at a home on Andries Pretorius Road in Pietermaritzburg. ER24 paramedics, along with SAPS Search and Rescue, arrived on the scene at approximately 11:15 and were lead to the child. Paramedics immediately assessed the child and found that she showed ...

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Hospital speaks out on alive ‘deceased’ in morgue saga

The table where mortuary officials perform post-mortems on those who have been brought into the police facility.

Following media reports of a 28-year-old crash victim who was declared deceased but was still alive in a morgue fridge at the Phoenix Mortuary, board member at Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Hospital (MGMH), Mervin Reddy, spoke to the Tongaat & Verulam Tabloid in an attempt to explain the series of events ...

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Family baffled by Stellenbosch student’s murder


A Durban family is trying to figure out how their daughter’s killer gained entry into what they thought was her secure fourth floor apartment, in Cape Town’s affluent suburb of Sea Point. 20-year-old Robyn Pearce – who was a student at Stellenbosch University – was found stabbed to death in ...

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Latest on child kidnappings on Durban malls


Authorities have tried to allay public fears that there may be a syndicate trying to kidnap children at Gateway shopping mall. This emerged after a post circulated on Facebook claiming that a roadblock on the M4 on Monday afternoon was set up to warn people to avoid shopping malls because ...

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Police search for missing Toti man (18)


Amanzimtoti SAPS would like to make an appeal to the members of the community with regards to a missing person, Criss Stapleberg (18).   He left his place of residence in Entombeni Drive, Amanzimtoti on Wednesday 7 December at about 16:30 and he never returned. He was dressed in a ...

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PICS: Guards save wounded monkey and her baby


Security guards in Verulam attended to an emergency of a different kind at the weekend when they had to rescue an injured monkey and her baby on Sunday. Reaction Unit South Africa (Rusa) spokesperson Prem Balram said the monkeys had been rescued from a residential complex. “Reaction officers were called ...

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Multiple injuries after minibus taxi and truck accident


Eleven commuters have been left injured, two critically so, in a collision involving a heavy duty vehicle and a minibus taxi at the intersection of Wicks Road and the R102 in Verulam, north of Durban earlier today. The cause of the collision is unclear, however reports from the scene suggest ...

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Three injured in collision near Pavilion off-ramp


Three people have been injured after two vehicles collided on the N3 west bound just after Pavilion offramp in Westville just after 10am this morning. Rescue Care Paramedics arrived on the scene to find that two vehicles had collided before one overturned coming to rest on its roof in the ...

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