Crime

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.

No arrest yet in Bellevue murder

Police investigations continue into the gruesome murder of 64-year-old Bellevue resident Maria Greyling that took place on July 13. 

Further UKZN arrests could be imminent

The University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) has taken decisive action on irregular admissions of students by serving letters of intention to suspend 18 members of staff, one of whom has already been dismissed.

Soni turns the tables on Professor

Murder accused Rajivee Soni yesterday accused a key state witness of lying that he had been offered R100 000 to kill Dr Bhavish Sewram alleging instead that it was the doctor who had offered the state witness cash to eliminate him (Soni).

Brave car guard saves the day

A security guard at the Polly Shorts Pick n Pay centre went beyond his call of duty, hanging onto the window of a getaway car, in an attempt to stop three men who had robbed a shopper.
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