Crime

Shock arrest expected in school abuse scandal

A senior former educator with close ties to the school guidance counsellor accused of raping and sexually abusing little boys is facing imminent arrest. The man’s arrest and indictment is expected to send shockwaves through the local education fraternity.

Gruesome mob death for petty thief

A 21-year-old drug addict who resorted to petty theft and burglary to fund his craving for whoonga has suffered a brutal agonizing death at the hands of a mob in the city with the entire ordeal having been recorded on cellphone.

Calls for CAT to continue

Moves are afoot to lobby the top brass of the SAPS to extend the lifespan of the Combined Action Team (CAT), as community members believe that the initiative has borne fruits over the past and helped stem the tide of crime in Pietermaritzburg.

Soni’s defence applies for discharge of case

Local businessman, Rajivee Soni who was charged for the murder of city doctor Bhavish Sewram in 2013 has applied for a discharge of the State’s case against him in the Pietermaritzburg High Court on Monday.

City malls boost festive season security

Shopping centres throughout the city have doubled up on security for the festive season in anticipation of a spike in criminal activity.

Sought after suspects apprehended on high way

The apprehension of five notorious armed robbery suspects caused traffic to come to a stand still on the South bound N3 just outside Pietermaritzburg this afternoon.

Appeal for SPCA donors to assist SAPS

The uMngeni SPCA has appealed to donors, whose donations were not paid directly into the society’s official bank account to come forward with any information to assist in their investigation and the retrieval of stolen funds.

I was ashamed of what I did to the doctor

The murder trial of Rajivee Soni has been adjourned until Friday when ex-cop Sugen Naidoo will be cross-examined by Soni’s defence.

Dramatic development in school sex abuse scandal

Police investigating several cases of alleged child abuse and rape at a city school have now expanded their probe into the possible involvement of another senior educator at the school

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