Crime

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.  

“No thank you” say cops to million rand bribe

Two city police officers didn’t have to think twice when they turned down a million rand bribe each after nabbing an alleged drug kingpin with a huge consignment of drugs in his luxury car.

Residents fed-up with CBD crime

Living in fear after a series of vicious criminal attacks, residents in West Street in the city centre are pleading with the City and the police to clean up the area.

City becomes crime capital

An unwavering crime wave plaguing Pietermaritzburg has resulted in the city being ranked fourth in a global city-by-city crime index that relies on residents to participate in a series of surveys ranging from crime to the cost of living.

Cyber crime report awaited in Goddard case

Former school counsellor Darren Goddard, who is facing 10 charges of raping and sexually assaulting young boys at a city school, will have to wait a while longer to continue with his case as it was postponed on Monday pending a report from the Cyber Crime Unit in Pretoria.

Shock over couple’s murder

Neighbourhood in shock after Zimbabwean pastor and his wife shot and killed in early morning robbery.

Soni’s last stand

It was a dramatic showdown on the last day of the state’s cross-examination of a scorned Mountain Rise businessman accused of masterminding the murder of his close friend.
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