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.

Missing woman’s family want closure

Emmaline Pillay, the sister of missing woman, Venessa Arlene Pillay, knows that her sister Venessa Arlene Pillay, who disappeared without a trace in July, is no longer alive but will continue searching for her remains until the end of November for the family’s peace of mind.

Family reels from second tragedy

Police are investigating the death of a former Pietermaritzburg woman after her body was found in a cupboard in her Sandton apartment. Her death comes shortly after her father, prominent local businessman Morgan Naidoo, was found murdered last year.

Vanished without a trace – hubby charged with murder

Police have arrested and charged a Northdale, Pietermaritzburg man for the alleged kidnapping and murder of his wife even though at this stage they haven’t located the murder scene or the woman’s remains.

CBD house of horror – suspect denied bail

The foreign national who allegedly raped a 12-year-old girl in a run-down West Street house will remain in custody after his application for bail was denied.

Child’s rape ordeal at house of horror

A mother’s frantic late-night search for her 12-year-old daughter ended a day later at a house in West Street where she found the terrified young child hidden under a mattress after being raped by a foreign national.

R10 Million seized at Cape Town International Airport

A 38 year old male from Pietermaritzburg was apprehended on Wednesday at the Cape Town International Airport trying to board a plane to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) with two suitcases filled with money estimated at over ten million rand.

Old grudge’ behind St Ives punch 

A long-standing feud between two Midlands men culminated in the death of Pieter Coetzee, the Pietermaritzburg Regional court heard on Monday.

SAPS warn against licence plate theft

Vehicle owners in the Alexandra Road precinct have raised concerns over a recent crime trend that includes the theft of licence plates from vehicles in the area.