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

Soni’s new legal team want to recall witnesses

High Court judge Jacqueline Henriques will rule on Thursday whether the new legal team of murder accused Rajivee Soni may recall witnesses who already testified.

Illegal hunting hits Tala Game Reserve

Illegal poaching is spreading through the province like a plague, with a prominent game reserve right on Pietermaritzburg’s doorstep being the latest victim to fall prey.

Diwali celebrations come under attack

Criminal charges have been laid against a man who went on a racist rampage on social media denigrating the Indian and Hindu community over the use of fireworks during Diwali.

Alleged paedophile should not have been employed by school

Alleged serial paedophile and former primary school counsellor Darren Goddard should not have been employed at the city school now at the centre of a damning child rape scandal, according to the South African Council for Educators (SACE).