Alleged Isis ‘mastermind’ in Durban allowed to travel to China for business

Durban – A man accused of terrorist-related activities in Durban and having links to the Islamic State has had his bail conditions relaxed, allowing him to travel out of the country. Farhad Hoomer, who is accused of orchestrating an attack at the Imam Hussain Mosque in May last year which resulted in the death of… Continue reading Alleged Isis ‘mastermind’ in Durban allowed to travel to China for business

Heroic beachgoer hospitalised after helping struggling swimmers

Durban – A heroic swimmer who assisted a group of swimmers who had gotten into difficulty in the surf of a KwaZulu-Natal beach has been hospitalised after he, too, found himself in trouble in the water. Netcare 911 spokesperson Shawn Herbst said paramedics, emergency services and the National Sea Rescue Institute responded to reports of… Continue reading Heroic beachgoer hospitalised after helping struggling swimmers

First cops on the Gavin Watson crash scene describe what they saw

The first two cops to arrive on the crash scene of Gavin Watson details when exactly the accident occurred and what happened in the minutes following the crash, writes Mandy Wiener. The sworn statements of the first two Ekhuruleni metro police officers to arrive on the scene of Gavin Watsons fateful car accident, sheds new… Continue reading First cops on the Gavin Watson crash scene describe what they saw

Man accused of killing Bluff woman found dead in police cells

Durban – One of the men accused of killing Bluff resident Delores Ireland, 77, has been found dead in the holding cells at Brighton Beach police station on Friday. Police had been rounding up detained people in the holding cells when they came across the accused. Police sources have confirmed that he died but the… Continue reading Man accused of killing Bluff woman found dead in police cells

Police find decomposed body of elderly Bluff woman wrapped in carpet

Durban – Police have confirmed a case of murder has been opened after the decomposed body of a 77-year-old woman was found in Bluff. According to Metro spokesperson Parbhoo Sewpersad, the victim was found with her hands tied and showed signs of being strangled. Sewpersad said members from Durban Search and Rescue responded to the… Continue reading Police find decomposed body of elderly Bluff woman wrapped in carpet

Lone survivor from Durban shootout which left 9 robbers dead appears in court

Durban – Xolani Xulu hobbled into the dock on Monday to face attempted murder charges following a shootout with police which left nine people dead at the weekend. The 29-year-old, who had a bloody bandage wrapped around his left arm, appeared in the Durban magistrate’s court. Xulu was arrested on Saturday in Isipingo, south of… Continue reading Lone survivor from Durban shootout which left 9 robbers dead appears in court

IPID probing killing of 9 armed robbers in Durban shootout

Durban – SAPS watchdog, the Independent Police Investigative Directorate (IPID), is investigating the deaths of nine alleged armed robbers who were killed during a shootout with police in Durban on Saturday. The nine were part of a group of 15 men who, according to IPID, intended to rob Jeena Wholesalers in Durban. It is alleged… Continue reading IPID probing killing of 9 armed robbers in Durban shootout

Cellphones and dagga confiscated in Durban Westville prison raid

Durban – A raid at the Durban Westville Prison on Friday, attended by Minister of Justice and Correctional Services Ronald Lamola resulted in the confiscation of several cellphones and dagga slopes. Lamola said the raid on the prison in KwaZulu-Natal was part of an ongoing effort to curb the smuggling of contraband by offenders and… Continue reading Cellphones and dagga confiscated in Durban Westville prison raid

Watch: Nine suspects killed in shootout with Durban cops

Durban – Nine suspects have been confirmed dead and one arrested following a shootout with police in Isipingo, south of Durban. It is alleged that the suspects had planned to rob a business premises but when they arrived police were on standby at the scene and a shootout ensued. KwaZulu-Natal police spokesperson Nqobile Gwala explains,… Continue reading Watch: Nine suspects killed in shootout with Durban cops