Woman, 5 children die in gruesome stabbing orgy


An Inanda woman was 11 weeks pregnant when she was murdered in her home, allegedly by her relative, who lived with her and her family. Her five children were apparently chased into the bathroom, where they were brutally stabbed to death, with a total of 78 wounds. These post-mortem findings ...

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KZN parties lay charges against racist Durbanites


The ANC and the DA have both opened cases against two KZN residents. Dawie Kriel and Will Mac Gibbon made racist comments on social media about the Hindu community during the Diwali celebrations at the weekend. In some of the posts, Hindus were called idol worshippers and told to go ...

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Two arrested in connection with murder of Phoenix man


Police have arrested two suspects following a drive-by shooting in which an elderly man was killed in Phoenix, north of Durban. Seventy-one-year-old Abdool Khalik was hit on the head and died at the scene. The police’s Thulani Zwane says the teenage suspects were arrested shortly after they fleeing the scene. ...

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Pupil stabbed 12 times protecting family home


A tenacious teenager, studying for his school exams, put up a brave fight when confronted by an armed intruder who broke into his home through the bathroom window and threatened to kill him – all for an iPad. Keaton Odayan, 16, of Mountview, Pietermaritzburg managed several times to overpower his ...

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Mayville man bust for heroin stash

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Yesterday, 01 November 2016, at about 19:00, Cato Manor Crime Prevention members were patrolling around Bonela area when they received information of a man allegedly dealing in drugs. The members then proceeded to Hardcome Place in Bonela, Mayville, and found a 63-year-old man. The members requested to search the premises ...

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Cop killed as robbers hit 4 Boxer stores


Four Boxer retail stores were robbed in the early hours of Tuesday morning with one of the robberies claiming the life of a police officer. According to police spokesperson Lieutenant Colonel Thulani Zwane, the officer was killed in the Ixopo CBD while conducting patrols. Officers received a report of a ...

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Glenwood man jailed for child p_orn


Before sentencing a Glenwood man to five years in jail for 48 counts of creating child po_rnography and a further 48 counts of possession of child po_rnography, the magistrate had a few choice words for him. “In this day and age one cannot view children as objects of pleasure. Even ...

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Phoenix man killed in drive-by shooting


In a Drive by shooting on Daleview drive in unit 2 Phoenix in what apparently was the intention to shoot a youngster left a 71 year old man shot dead. The deceased was on his way to a local mosque when the incident occurred. This incident could be drug / ...

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Rip current sweeps holiday maker into sea


A holiday-maker from Pretoria got into difficulty at Clarke Bay beach late this afternoon after he became stuck in a rip current and was swept out to sea. The man was spotted by a member of public who alerted KDM lifeguards and IPSS Medical Rescue. The two lifeguards, Xolani Ngubani ...

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Former UKZN student leader in US jail for murder


While some student leaders face the prospect of spending Christmas behind bars, one of their former leaders who made Durban’s Westville campus ungovernable in the early 2000s is set to spend his sixth Christmas behind bars. However, it won’t be for student protests, but rather his conviction for two murders ...

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