Stanger woman loses husband, daughter, 9, and parents in horror car crash

Durban – A Stanger mother was inconsolable after she was told four of her family members, including her 9-year-old daughter, had died in a car crash on the R74 on Saturday. Daffanee Moodley, 33, was a passenger in a BMW driven by her husband, Seeran Moodley, 35, an IT specialist. Their children, Adelle, 9, and… Continue reading Stanger woman loses husband, daughter, 9, and parents in horror car crash

Mowat Park High rocked by sexual misconduct, principal and teacher suspended

A Mowat Park High School teacher who allegedly passed comments about learners’ bodies in class, peeped underneath their skirts and made advances on them on social media has been suspended. According to the school’s governing body (SGB), the principal at the girls only school was also suspended after being accused of not acting after receiving… Continue reading Mowat Park High rocked by sexual misconduct, principal and teacher suspended

Chatsworth police station closes again after staff test positive for Covid-19

The Chatsworth police station, south of Durban, has closed after staff members tested positive for Covid-19 again. Police spokesperson Brig Jay Naicker said the station has been closed temporarily after staff tested positive for Covid-19 on Friday. In May the station closed for decontamination after a constable contracted the coronavirus. Naicker said on Monday that… Continue reading Chatsworth police station closes again after staff test positive for Covid-19

KZN health department opens probe into case of ‘fake’ medical intern

The department of health in KwaZulu-Natal has confirmed that it is investigating allegations of a “bogus” medical student who worked at hospitals across the province. “I must also indicate that we are conducting our own investigation within the department and as soon as we are able to speak to the matter, we will do so,”… Continue reading KZN health department opens probe into case of ‘fake’ medical intern

Local fisherman loses consciousness in water and drowns at Umkomaas Beach

A fisherman drowned near Amanzimtoti on Friday afternoon after he reportedly lost consciousness in the water, according to the National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI). Nicki Gibson, NSRI Rocky Bay deputy station commander, said the unit received a report of a drowning in progress at Umkomaas Beach at around 14:00 on Friday. The crew went to… Continue reading Local fisherman loses consciousness in water and drowns at Umkomaas Beach

PMB family devastated as mom dies after contracting Covid-19 in hospital

Leela Moothelal, left, with members of her family. Supplied Patricia Moothelal

Pietermaritzburg – A KwaZulu-Natal family is reeling after their 75-year-old matriarch went into hospital for a kidney-related issue, only to contract Covid-19, allegedly after admission, and died. Leela Moothelal, 75, described as a bubbly, infectious, vital cog in her family in Pietermaritzburg, was admitted to Netcare St Anne’s Hospital for kidney stones and tested negative… Continue reading PMB family devastated as mom dies after contracting Covid-19 in hospital

Hawks raid Hillcrest and Waterfall homes for eThekwini officials in R200m saga

Durban – The Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (Hawks) along with the Assets Forfeiture Unit swooped on the houses of various municipal officials who are believed to be involved in corruption worth an estimated R200 million. The Daily News confirmed the raids happened simultaneously at least at three properties during the early hours on Thursday.… Continue reading Hawks raid Hillcrest and Waterfall homes for eThekwini officials in R200m saga

Richards Bay powerless following substation fire

Parts of Richards Bay was left without electricity after a fire broke out at the Hercules substation on Thursday morning. A transformer burst into flames, affecting the power supply in the city and surrounds. Spokesperson for uMhlathuze Municipality, Mdu Ncalane says the cause of the blaze is unknown at this stage. He says technicians have… Continue reading Richards Bay powerless following substation fire

No load shedding for the rest of the week, says Eskom

JOHANNESBURG – After days of rolling blackouts, Eskom said it’s managed to restore faulty generation units and can shelve load shedding for the rest of the week. However, stage two power cuts will still continue until 10 pm on Thursday. South Africans have been battling seven consecutive days of load shedding as Eskom battles to… Continue reading No load shedding for the rest of the week, says Eskom