Crime

Man shot and killed over cracked windscreen

A local truck driver was shot dead at a Midmar Crushers quarry gate last Tuesday by a man whose car’s windscreen was cracked by a stone he believes flew from the truck.

Dogs savage brazen robber

With fate working at its best, a Scottsville Extension pensioner is thanking her lucky stars that her grandson had recently left his two pitbulls to live with her.

Calm restored after taxi shoot-out

An amicable resolution has been reached between the rival Pietermaritzburg and Howick Taxi Associations after a Wild West shootout in the lower city centre on Friday that saw one person shot dead and another injured.

Students a target during exams

A brazen robbery on Saturday at a student communal home on Chapters Road, housing eight female students, has highlighted that criminals are still targeting students in the Scottsville precinct.

Alleged gang trial adjourned

There has been another adjournment by the Pietermaritzburg High Court for the trial of alleged members of the notorious “Williams’ gang” that held a reign of terror in Oak Park and surrounding suburbs.

Outrage over latest murder

President Cyril Ramaphosa on Monday vowed he would not allow KwaZulu-Natal to become the killings fields of South Africa and appointed a national government ministerial team to get to the bottom of political murders in the province.
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Family man’s life ruined by judicial mistake

Imprisoned wrongfully for a crime he did not commit,a 60-year-old man who is suing the State for R300 000 said his incarceration deprived him of crucial years with his family– including preventing him from attending his wife’s funeral.

Notorious Scottsville gang nabbed

A notorious gang who reigned with terror in the Scottsville area and among university students was nabbed over the weekend

Michaelhouse robbery accused denied bail

Two of the men accused of robbery at Michaelhouse on March 19 were denied bail last Wednesday, with the magistrate saying they were not to be trusted after lying to their legal aid attorney about their previous convictions.
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