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The smoke engulfed warehouseFireman Zaheer Kahann suffered heat exhaustion in Monday's city building inferno and displays his heat damaged helmet. Picture: Mark WingSmoke engulfed warehouseBerg Street closed to trafficCBD Fire closes Berg Street

Hijacked dogs: Owner offers R10 000 reward

Joe Naidoo’s two miniature dachshunds, Skippy and Zoe, meant the world to him. Each day the two would wait at the front gate for him to return from work and he would often take the pair on drives to the shop or to visit friends. Naidoo’s heart was broken on Thursday when both Skippy and…

Brave firemen risk lives to quell city blaze

The blazing inferno that engulfed a CBD building earlier this week nearly cost a brave city fire fighter his life after he was overcome with noxious smoke and suffered burns to his back and shoulders. Senior fireman Zaheer Kahann together with several of his colleagues responded to the early morning downtown emergency at the Auto…

Witness tells of fatal lion attack

An eyewitness described how he saw the lion lunge at the American tourist, biting her through the open vehicle window. Johannesburg Lion Park operational manager Scott Simpson told the Fourway’s Review newspaper that a witness said they had been driving behind the American tourist and her private guide and both of them had their windows open….

Lion attack could have been prevented

Despite numerous explicit warnings from the tour guide, the American tourist disregarded his plea and wound down her window. The tourist, was killed yesterday at the Lion Park, near Lanseria, Gauteng. The park’s spokesman Scott Simpson told the Roodeport Record that the woman and her male companion was driving in Camp Two with their vehicle’s…

SA sport’s minister tweets his support for Caitlyn Jenner

Mbalula Fikile, SA sport’s minister, tweeted his supported for Caitlyn (Bruce) Jenner. Following her big reveal from Bruce to Caitlyn, Jenner’s change on the cover of the Vanity Fair magazine had the world abuzz. Jenner’s Twitter account broke the world record for the fastest growing Twitter account. After just two tweets, #Caitlyn Jenner began trending…

Pedestrian dies in Edendale accident

A pedestrian was killed on Sunday evening on Edendale Road, Pietermaritzburg. It is believed the pedestrian was crossing the road when he was hit by the vehicle. ER24 paramedics, upon arrival at the scene, administered CPR, but the man had already sustained fatal injuries. The driver of the vehicle sustained minor injuries in the collision and…

Breaking News: Video of CBD fire

A firefighter, battling an uncontrollable blaze at a warehouse in the Pietermaritzburg City Centre this morning, has been taken to hospital suffering dehydration. Firefighters have been trying to put out the fire at the Auto and General Trimmer’s warehouse on 420 Hoosen Haffejee (Berg) street since 6am this morning. Fireman in charge of operations at…

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Slow traffic on N3 from Pietermaritzburg to Ashburton

An accident on the N3 near the Umlaas Road off-ramp between Pietermaritzburg and Durban has caused slow-moving traffic. There are high volumes of traffic on the N3 today and forecasted for the weekend as a result of the Comrades Marathon and the Royal Show. The Comrades will be run on Sunday from Durban to Pietermaritzburg…

Breaking News: Clive-Derby Lewis granted medical parole by Pretoria High Court

Political prisoner Clive Derby-Lewis who served 21 years in prison for killing South African Communist Party head Chris Hani, has been granted medical parole. Seventy-nine year Derby-Lewis, diagnosed with cancer, brought an urgent application for his parole, after he was initially refused parole.  
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Aunt sentenced for raping 14-year-old nephew

As South Africa get’s ready to observe Child Protection Week from Sunday, three horrific incidents, in KwaZulu Natal in the past week, suggests a lot more needs to be done. On Thursday, a Phoenix, Durban woman was sentenced to 18 years in prison for repeatedly raping her teenage nephew. She began sexually abusing him in…
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