Emotions run high at Westville crime indaba

Westville public meetng concerning crime. 

Tensions ran high at a public meeting in Westville on Monday night to address the recent surge in violent crime in the area, with community policing forum chairman Mike Myers saying that the current Westville SAPS management was not equipped to deal with the situation. “Crime is out of control ...

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One child dead after taxi and car crash


At 7am today, a taxi and motor vehicle collided on the corner of South Coast road and Blamey road, Durban killing one child (7) and critically injuring another (4). It is alleged that the children were getting a lift to school, when the taxi crashed into the side of the ...

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75-year-old man injured after an apparent hijacking


A 75-year-old man is in a serious condition this morning after an apparent hijacking on Pioneer Road in New Germany, KwaZulu-Natal. ER24 paramedics were dispatched to the scene at approximately 09h12 after reports were received of a man that had been shot numerous times. Upon arrival, paramedics found a man ...

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Jailed prison boss attacks pregnant warder

Ex-Pietermaritzburg prison boss Russel Ngubo (left), as seen in 2004, is serving 25 years for the kidnapping and murder of IFP leader Nash Ngubane in 1995, and for murdering Amon Mshengu 11 days later. He is said to be receiving preferential treatment at Westville prison. PICTURE: Mark Wing.

Controversial prisoner Russel Ngubo has been accused of assaulting a pregnant female warder at the Sevontein Correctional Facility near Pietermaritzburg. The alleged attack, which happened on Wednesday, has angered warders who are threatening to down tools until Ngubo is transferred to another prison. They claim Ngubo has been terrorising them ...

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Fire breaks out in shop leaving several injured.


Approximately 15 people have been injured this morning when a fire broke out in the kitchen area of a shop in a mall on Arbour Road in Amanzimtoti, KwaZulu Natal. ER24 paramedics, along with Metro Fire Services, arrived on the scene and were lead to the shop were the incident ...

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Man caught selling suspected stolen goods on Gumtree

Gumtree logo. Picture: Twitter/@gumtreecoza

A security company posing as buyers caught a suspect allegedly selling stolen goods on classifieds website Gumtree. Investigators from Enforce Security Services, along with Durban North SAPS and their field squad, set up a sting operation to nab a man who is understood to be involved in breaking into homes ...

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30 People injured after a bus and vehicle collided


Approximately thirty people including four policemen have been injured after a bus and a vehicle collided on Prince Mcwayizeni Drive in Umlazi Durban today. Rescue Care and EMRS Paramedics responded to the accident where a bus and a police vehicle had collided. On arrival they found that two of the ...

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Teen freed after being trapped in trafficking scam


A group of alleged human traffickers are believed to have lured a KwaZulu-Natal teenager to Gauteng with the promise of a job, only to forcefully feed her drugs and use her as a pro_stitute. Police rescued the 18-year-old in the early hours of Sunday from a Randburg house where it ...

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