Crime

Teen mom throws baby into river

A search for a six-month-old baby girl ended in tragedy yesterday afternoon after she was found dead at the Msunduzi River on Woodhouse Road after the 19-year-old mother threw the infant over the river bank on Tuesday at around 3pm.

Baby snatched in CBD

A teenage mum has been left emotionally traumatised after her two-week-old baby was allegedly stolen by a helpful woman who offered to help carry the infant while she walked to the Ematsheni taxi rank after a day of Christmas shopping.

Elderly Scottsville woman attacked

An elderly Scottsville woman was badly injured after she was attacked at her Scottsville home, allegedly by the gardener she had hired, at around 8am yesterday.

PMB on lookout for charcoal Audi

Residents of Pietermaritzburg were warned to be on the lookout for a charcoal Audi on Tuesday after a break-in on Ireland Road, Montrose.

Teen beaten to death during celebration

A 17-year-old celebrating the end of the school year with friends, died after he was allegedly beaten to death by two men on Friday evening, not far from his home in Esigodini, Edendale.

Partygoers trash Ashburton 

An Ashburton house, used as an entertainment venue and  known to revellers as the “White House”, has earned the ire of residents in the once peaceful area. 

Heroic patrolman stops blanket thieves

Less than a week after he was forced to fight off three alleged drunken men in Hayfields during a routine patrol, Derrick Mtholo, 40, of PMB Security, caught four security guards red-handed while they were attempting to steal blankets from a factory in Pelham last Thursday.

Guard survives drunken racist attack

A private security guard employed to help keep a city suburb safe found himself in a late-night fight for survival with a trio of drunken men from the area who viciously assaulted him while subjecting him to racial abuse.

Whoonga menace –  a growing risk to city

A Pietermaritzburg businessman and founder of several community crime watch groups says pressure must be put on the municipality to establish a special security unit to rid the streets of whoonga-addicted criminals who are posing a growing threat to safety.
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