Hitchhiker arrested after principal’s murder

GUN

Eshowe detectives have arrested a 23-year-old hitchhiker in connection with the murder of a school principal from that area. Colonel Thembeka Mbele said on Monday morning school principal, Busisiwe Nzuza, offered a lift to a hitchhiker from Empangeni towards Eshowe. “While on the way near Nkwalini, the hitchhiker allegedly produced ...

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Rhino poachers arrested again

Deon Van Deventer

Two convicted rhino poachers linked to the “Boere rhino Mafia” have been arrested again, this time after allegedly tossing a rhino horn from the window of their speeding bakkie while being pursued by police. The two brothers, Deon and Nicolaas van Deventer, now thought to be living in the Tolwe ...

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Tragic end to vicious prank

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A young Port Elizabeth schoolboy was severely injured at the weekend when a firecracker exploded in his face after it was offered to him by three young men as a “cigarette” and then lit. The three brothers from Summerstrand – the sons of a police colonel, all in their 20s ...

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Hammer gang hits jewellery store at Hilton hotel

HILLTON

Armed with 10-pound hammers and crowbars, a gang of bandits smashed their way through a jewellery store window at the Hilton Hotel in Durban on Sunday morning and fled with R20 million in gold and diamonds. The gang members, who all wore balaclavas and gloves, held up a security guard ...

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Watch : Dogs being stolen out of back yard

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Please be on the lookout for these group of boys in phoenix. They steal dogs from homes, this dog was stolen from old phoenix yesterday. The incident happened in broad daylight, in full view of passing traffic. The suspects break the fence of the home, fasten a leash around the pitbull ...

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Rainbow Chicken on a knife edge

P1 building at Rainbow chicken in Hammarsdale with big loggo which reads "Imagine life without Rainbow Chicken"
PICTURE BONGANI MBATHA

One of South Africa’s biggest chicken producers is selling 15 of its 25 farms in Hammarsdale to stay afloat after fighting years of dumping by importers. Because of the cutbacks Rainbow Chicken, renamed RCL Foods, is retrenching 1350 workers from the end of the month. Mike’s Chickens (Limpopo), a family-run ...

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Abandoned baby found in Durban

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At 08h10 on Monday morning Netcare 911 paramedics were called to the Commercial Towers Building for a newborn baby boy that was found in a rubbish bin on the second floor toilet. Paramedics arrived and found the newborn wrapped in two black plastic bags and then dumped into a rubbish ...

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‘Drug pusher’ busted with heroin in her va_gina

DRUGS

Police say an alleged drug pusher has been caught red-handed with heroin in her va_gina. The 34-year-old woman was nabbed with 17 units of the drug shoved up her private parts. Members of the Philippi Police Station, headed by station commander Colonel Dennis Ables, carried out an operation at 6am ...

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Heavy rains claim lives of children and brave rescuer

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Two children died and three were injured when heavy rains in the north of the province caused a wall to collapse on them as they slept. The bodies of Muzi Sithole, 7, and his stepsister Bitumelo Khanye, 10, were pulled from the rubble in an outbuilding of their home in ...

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