Siblings charged for harbouring fugitive

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Bluff siblings appeared in the Durban Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday for allegedly harbouring a fugitive allegedly involved in several Wentworth murders. The suspect, Jerome “Junior” Moolman, an alleged notorious Cape Town gangster, also appeared in court on Wednesday. Ryan Ashley Isaacs, 33, and his 41-year-old sister Lindré, face a charge ...

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Thieves strike Umhlanga Business center again

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As another business robbery strikes at an uMhlanga shopping center, security precaution becomes a priority for local business owners. At 1 am on Wednesday, a gang of five armed suspects held a security guard up at knife point and broke the window of a telecommunications store in an uMhlanga shopping ...

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Stolen pit bull injured in dog fight

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Rocky the pit bull, who had been stolen from his home in Phoenix last week, was found on Tuesday and is currently being treated for wounds to his legs. He was found in KwaMashu by his owners and Animal Rescue KZN after they received a tip off. Five boys were ...

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Terror at testing grounds

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A terrifying experience at the Mkondeni testing grounds on Tuesday has not deterred a Pinetown driving school instructor from returning there. Michelle Forsyth told The Witness on Wednesday that she was sitting on a wall while waiting for one of her students to be tested when three men came up ...

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Prisoners break out of moving car in morning traffic

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Police are searching for a group of prisoners who escaped from a Department of Home Affairs transport vehicle at the Mooi River Toll Plaza in the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands on Thursday morning. It is not immediately clear how many escaped, however initial reports put the figure at approximately nine. It is ...

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Ten injured in Umgeni Road taxi collision

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Ten people were injured on Umgeni Road when a taxi collided with a car near North Coast Road in Durban this morning. At approximately 6.30am paramedics from ER24 and other services arrived on the scene where they found the taxi off the road into nearby trees. Ten people were found ...

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School taxi in horror crash ‘was overloaded’

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Four school children died on their way to school when a taxi collided with a bus in Ntuzuma this morning.
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The driver of a taxi in which 4 children died and 16 others were injured in Ntuzuma, Durban, on Wednesday, allegedly sped past a taxi association checkpoint, to avoid being fined for overloading. Speaking to the Mercury at the scene of the accident, chairman of the Ntuzuma Taxi Association Velaphi ...

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Cop kills robber, fails to save son’s life

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A Durban policeman failed in his attempt to save his son who was killed during a home invasion. The suspected house robber was killed after he was found having stabbed the policeman’s son in their home in Newlands West in the early hours of Tuesday morning. Police spokeswoman Thembeka Mbele ...

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Robbers disguised as cops terrorise Durban

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Ruthless criminals are now targeting police at home, making off with firearms, uniforms, bulletproof vests and handcuffs, which they’re using to carry out other crimes. A week after a Chatsworth constable, his pregnant wife and their children were held at gunpoint in their home by five robbers, a Reservoir Hills ...

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Woman’s decomposing body found in her car in Shallcross

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Horror find as family member discovers woman’s decomposed body in broken vehicle in Shallcross On Monday, 9 January 2017, Chatsworth SAPS recovered a decomposing body which was found in the backseat of a vehicle from Davaram Street, Shallcross. The body was identified yesterday as Vijayalakshmi Moodley (45), the victim was ...

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