Jilted lover sets woman on fire


A KwaZulu-Natal-woman Xolile Manyaka (29) is currently in hospital in a critical condition after being set alight by her ex-boyfriend Zakhele Goodman According to Manyaka’s mother, Thenjiwe Mpungwa, the pair were not lovers anymore, but have a three-year-old child together. “Xolile had broken up with Zakhele, he just didn’t want ...

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Six injured after taxi crashes into bakkie and wall


Six people were injured on Tuesday morning after a minibus taxi crashed into a bakkie with so much force both vehicles smashed into a wall at the Umdoni Cresent in Westmead, Kwa-Zulu Natal. ER24 spokesperson Russel Meiring said when paramedics arrived they found a bakkie lying on its side against ...

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Scheme to hire murder ‘witness’ backfires


A couple who allegedly hired a witness to testify in favour of their son – who faced an attempted murder charge – applied for bail on Friday. The Bluff couple, Hannah and Dean Pillay, and the man they allegedly hired, Malusi Khumalo, stand accused of corruption and defeating the ends ...

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PICS: Man escapes unharmed as fire engulfs Winkelspruit home


A man – who was fast asleep when a fire broke out in his home in Winklespruit near Amanzimtoti – has escaped unharmed. The blaze caused extensive damage to the Stockdale Road home last night. Emergency services were called to the scene just before 9am. eThekwini Fire’s Dennis Govender says ...

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Pair bust with 35 skinned donkeys


Two people will face charges of cruelty to animals on Monday after being caught with 35 skinned donkey carcasses near Underberg in KwaZulu-Natal. Morena Kimanu Dlomo and Lati Makatso were arrested after the donkeys were found in a kraal 8km from the border between KwaZulu-Natal and Lesotho. It is alleged ...

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3 People injured in Pinetown collision


Three people sustained moderate to minor injuries when three vehicles collided on the M7 in Pinetown, Kwa-Zulu Natal. Reports from the scene indicate that a bakkie that was travelling towards Durban lost control, rolled and landed on the other side of the highway where it collided with two vehicles. The ...

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72 Human trafficking victims rescued by Hawks


Hawks members in Newcastle have saved 72 foreigners who were allegedly trafficked from Swaziland and Lesotho to South Africa for labour exploitation in one of the factories in Newcastle, KwaZulu-Natal. Members received information about foreign nationals who were kept in a certain factory in the area. A search warrant was ...

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Durban mom,son die in US


A FORMER Reservoir Hills family living the American dream in California has been devastated by the murder of a mother and her son this week – allegedly by one of their own. Artist Arlyn Pillay, 35, and his mother, Lulu (Gloria), 58, also an artist, were shot dead at their ...

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Two injured in wentworth crash


Two people have been injured one moderately so after the vehicle they were in collided with a wall on Tara Road near Andora Road in Wentworth on Friday evening. Just after 11pm Rescue Care Paramedics were called to the scene where they found a single vehicle had left the roadway ...

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Brakes on party street


Speedsters wanting to show off along Durban’s social hot spot, Florida Road, will have to do some brake-testing as they encounter speed humps. The safety move has been welcomed by business owners and residents. Florida Road’s Urban Improvement Precinct (UIP) team confirmed that after months of lobbying for traffic-calming measures, ...

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