Botched home invasion leaves robber, victim dead


A suspected house robber was killed after he and a group of other men forced their way into the home of a police officer in Newlands West in the early hours of Wednesday morning. Police spokesperson Colonel Thembeka Mbhele said an off-duty officer was roused by his screaming son. “The ...

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Speedster’s vehicle impounded after being clocked at 235km/h


A 31-year-old man was caught doing 235km/hour on the N2 in northern KwaZulu-Natal on Tuesday. The speedster was arrested by Road Traffic Inspectorate officers and is due to appear at the Mtunzini Magistrate’s Court on the North Coast. According to an RTI officer‚ the vehicle was impounded immediately. The arrest ...

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Update : Pupils killed on way to school


Back-to-school high spirits were crushed when a horrific accident resulted in the death of eight pupils, this morning.   Four children have been killed and approximately 20 others injured this morning after a bus and taxi collided on the Ingcebo Road ion the Ntazuma area in KwaZulu-Natal. ER24 paramedics, along ...

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Man injured whilst inspecting vehicle


A 40 year old man suffered injuries after his vehicle fell on him while conducting an inspection for a leak. Reaction Unit South Africa received a call from a resident in Phoenix seeking assistance after her husband was trapped under a vehicle. Reaction Officers & Paramedics responded to the scene ...

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Scamsters rob shoplifters


Two shoplifters were robbed of their valuables by scamsters outside a supermarket in the Verulam CBD a short while ago. Members of Reaction Unit South Africa were informed that the women were met by two female con artists as they were about to enter the store. The scamsters informed them ...

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Robbers strangle pensioner in Tafta Park cottage

DURBAN 09-01-2017
TAFTA killing as the police were there to take statements.
Picture by: S'bonelo Ngcobo

A 79-year-old pensioner has been murdered in her cottage at Tafta Park in Bellair, Durban. The attack on Angela Croucamp has shocked, scared and saddened her friends and neighbours at the west Durban Tafta estate, as well as staff in the wider Tafta family. “This is a dreadful way to ...

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Double business robbery suspect arrested


Newcastle police officers traced and arrested a suspect on Monday who they allege is behind business robberies in Ladysmith and Ezakheni. Police spokesperson Colonel Thembeka Mbele said the 24-year-old man was arrested based on information gathered by the Ladysmith crime intelligence unit. “The suspect was being sought by Ladysmith as ...

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Pregnant woman who died in N2 crash to be buried today


A pregnant KZN woman who lost her life in a collision in the Umgababa area on the south coast on Sunday – will be laid rest today. 22-year-old Sonali Sewbran was 36-weeks pregnant, and had been traveling to Southport in Port Shepstone with her fiance’ – when their vehicle collided ...

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