Northdene armed robbery victim succumbs to his injuries in hospital

A Durban pensioner whose dog was also shot while trying to protect him during an armed robbery in Northdene, south of Durban, died in hospital on Friday. The 70-year-old and his pitbull, Hunter, were shot when gunmen descended on the home on Tuesday night. Rescue Care paramedic Garrith Jamieson confirmed the man died on Friday… Continue reading Northdene armed robbery victim succumbs to his injuries in hospital

Convicted killer Moegamat Rafiek Hayners hit-and-run case moved to higher court

Cape Town – Moegamat Rafiek Hayners who was convicted on two counts of culpable homicide on Thursday will be sentenced in the Regional Court where can be handed more jail time after Magistrate Khaleed Parker said his maximum of three years was not enough. “You drove like the devil was chasing you,” Magistrate Khaleed Parker… Continue reading Convicted killer Moegamat Rafiek Hayners hit-and-run case moved to higher court

Pinetown boy’s soccer dream dashed after being raped by ‘coach’

Durban – A young Pinetown boy with dreams of playing professional soccer had his hopes dashed when a fake coach who promised him stardom allegedly raped him instead, KwaZulu-Natal police said. The 25-year-old man allegedly promised the boy and his family he would play for South Africa’s coveted Premier Soccer League (PSL) junior teams if… Continue reading Pinetown boy’s soccer dream dashed after being raped by ‘coach’

Man shot dead on busy Pinetown street

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Durban – Police are investigating a shooting incident in which a 25-year-old man was killed on a busy street in Pinetown, west of Durban, on Tuesday. It is understood that the man, a bystander, was shot by members of a security company who were chasing smash-and-grab suspects. Police spokesperson Col Thembeka Mbele said the police… Continue reading Man shot dead on busy Pinetown street

Homeowner and his dog shot in Malvern house robbery

Durban – A homeowner and his dog have been hospitalised after they were shot during a house robbery in Malvern last night. Blue Security spokesperson Andreas Mathios said four men wearing balaclavas entered the house on Montgomery Road. “The resident’s wife was in the lounge which is an open plan to the kitchen. She heard… Continue reading Homeowner and his dog shot in Malvern house robbery

Durban police bust ivory dealers with 17kg of elephant tusks

Durban police nabbed two suspected rhino horn and elephant tusk dealers in the Point area during a sting operation on Monday. The men, aged 35 and 56, were found in possession of tusks weighing 16.88kg worth around R300 000, police spokesperson Brigadier Jay Naicker said on Tuesday. “Two men suspected of dealing in rhino horns… Continue reading Durban police bust ivory dealers with 17kg of elephant tusks

Top cop arrested 102 suspects, recovered 56 vehicles in one year

Warrant Officer Severiano Blundin has done it again. The Port Elizabeth police officer has, for the second time, won the police’s national award for his commitment and dedication to fighting crime across the province. And this time around, Blundin, 33, also walked away with a new car. He won the national Tracker Award and the… Continue reading Top cop arrested 102 suspects, recovered 56 vehicles in one year

Two Pietermaritzburg prison officials found dead in their residence

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Durban – The Department of Correctional Services in KwaZulu-Natal has been shocked by the incident which led to the deaths of two married officials in Pietermaritzburg. The officials were declared dead after a shooting in their residence at Pietermaritzburg prison. “It has been reported that there was a gun shooting with a private firearm at… Continue reading Two Pietermaritzburg prison officials found dead in their residence

Alleged Durban cop killer arrested while boarding bus to Joburg

Durban – A suspect in the murder of a police constable in Durban this past week was arrested when he attempted to board a bus from Pietermaritzburg to Johannesburg, police confirmed on Sunday. “The suspect was arrested [on Saturday night] in Pietermaritzburg while attempting to board a bus to Johannesburg. The suspect spotted the members… Continue reading Alleged Durban cop killer arrested while boarding bus to Joburg