One dead several injured in bluff collision


One person has died and five have others injured, one critically so after a collision on the M4 South before the M7 Bluff offramp in Durban this morning. Around 04:30am this morning Rescue Care Paramedics responded to the serious collision on the M4 South. On arrival they found that two ...

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Rock-throwing warning for Durban freeway

Smashed: This vehicle parked in Symphony Way had its windscreen smashed with a brick. Picture: Cindy Waxa.

Authorities have urged the public to report incidents of objects being hurled on to vehicles after a KwaMashu man reported that a rock was thrown at his windscreen on the N2 highway on Monday. Mduduzi Nxumalo, told The Mercury on Wednesday that he had been driving on the N2 under ...

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Woman assaulted, strangled in home robbery


A 60-year-old woman was left fighting for her life after she was assaulted and strangled during a violent home invasion in Durban North. Marshall Security’s Kyle van Reenen said the private security company was called to the scene, in Sylvania Place, in Umgeni Park, on Tuesday, after the woman’s son ...

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Turning tables on dog snatchers


Relieved that her pet pit bull, Rocky, has been saved from the clutches of a suspected dogfighting syndicate, Phoenix woman Jayshree Moodley is on another mission – to ensure other “captured” dogs are released. Speaking to POST a few days after her three-year-old dog was found in KwaMashu after he ...

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Two prosecutors hospitalised after accused attack them in court


Two KwaZulu-Natal prosecutors are recovering in hospital after they were attacked in the Scottburgh Regional Court by 22 awaiting-trial prisoners who apparently became angry at yet another postponement of their case. Police spokesman Lieutenant Colonel Thulani Zwane said that he was aware of the incident which took place on Monday, ...

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Anger over pork casing on mutton sausages


“This has really opened my eyes. When I e-mailed them (Makro) I saw they weren’t solving the problem and they were saying that what they are doing is correct as long as it is 75% mutton. But it’s not right, it should say on the front ‘contains pork’ especially for ...

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Robbery victim kills suspect


At approximately 18:10 yesterday afternoon members of Reaction Unit South Africa were dispatched to a service station in Phoenix – KwaZulu Natal after receiving reports of a fight in progress. Upon arrival an individual was found lying unresponsive on the floor. He suffered life threatening injuries during the fight & ...

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‘No kugas allowed’ sign causes stir

a board that states no ford kugas allowed. pic SABC facebook

Mystery surrounds how a controversial sign barring Ford Kugas ended up at the main entrance of an upmarket complex in George on Sunday. Some residents of the L’Azur complex in Wilderness were caught by surprise when welcomed by the sign which read: “No Ford Kuga cars allowed inside these premises”. ...

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Dad killed in tragic freak accident


He had been happily washing his car and the next thing he was dead, said a neighbour of Joseph Monauna, 48, who died when he crashed a bicycle into a wall. Sunday’s incident has left his family and neighbours in Isipingo’s Lotus Park traumatised. Althash Govender, Monauna’s neighbour, said he ...

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Caregiver who assaulted elderly woman found guilty


Former Lily Kirchmann caregiver Ncediswa Mkenkcele has been found guilty on all five counts relating to the horrific beating of 84-year-old Hope Shepherd. The ruling was made a short while ago in the regional court of the East London Magistrate’s Court. Mkenkcele was on trial for the January and February ...

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