Slain Pietermaritzburg man shielded grandchild during shootout

Durban – DESPITE an alleged attempt on his life a week before he was gunned down, a Copesville security co-ordinator believed the incident was a scare tactic. Subendran Mark Naidoo, 46, was shot dead outside his Indus Road, Pietermaritzburg, home on Friday morning, while reversing his car out of his driveway. He was on his… Continue reading Slain Pietermaritzburg man shielded grandchild during shootout

Phoenix mom and kids beaten up over soccer ball in neighbour’s yard

Durban – A Phoenix family was allegedly assaulted with mop handles and broom sticks after a dispute with neighbours over a soccer ball. Colonel Thembeka Mbele, a KwaZulu-Natal police spokesperson said the complainant, a woman, alleged that she was at her place of residence at Avalen Crescent with her children on Monday at 5.30 pm… Continue reading Phoenix mom and kids beaten up over soccer ball in neighbour’s yard

WATCH | Durban dad accused of killing own children cries in court

Durban – Sbu Mpungose limped into the Pinetown magistrate’s court on Friday, two days after he was caught hiding in bushes and arrested for the deaths of his four children. Mpungose is accused of murdering his children, Kuhlekonke, 4, Khwezi, 6, and Siphesihle Mpungose, 10, who were found hanging at their Wyebank home by their… Continue reading WATCH | Durban dad accused of killing own children cries in court

Amy-Leigh’s kidnappers dropped ransom demand to R6,000

Amy-Leigh de Jager’s kidnappers were prepared to settle for R1,000 to cover transport costs and R5,000 in cash, as the net closed in on them. This was revealed on Thursday by the child’s  grandfather, Martin Brouwer. Three suspects were arrested by police overnight in connection with Amy-Leigh’s  abduction, one being a teacher at her Vanderbijlpark primary… Continue reading Amy-Leigh’s kidnappers dropped ransom demand to R6,000

School teacher and ‘family friend’ arrested for Amy-Leigh’s kidnapping

One of the three people arrested for the abduction of Vanderbijlpark schoolgirl Amy-Leigh de Jager is a teacher at Laerskool Kollegepark. Two sources with intimate knowledge of the police investigation, who spoke to TimesLIVE on condition of anonymity, said that one of the suspects collared in a police swoop on Wednesday night was an employee… Continue reading School teacher and ‘family friend’ arrested for Amy-Leigh’s kidnapping

Arrests made in Amy-Leigh kidnapping case

Police have made three arrests in the case involving the kidnapping of Amy-Leigh de Jager from the Kollegepark primary school in Vanderbijlpark on Monday morning. Brigadier Vishnu Naidoo confirmed the arrest to TimesLIVE on Thursday morning. “We will issue a statement soon,” Naidoo said. The school shared on Facebook on Thursday that its management was… Continue reading Arrests made in Amy-Leigh kidnapping case

Durban dad kills his 3 children in cold blood, 4th child found hanging in tree

Durban – Durban police are on the hunt for a man who allegedly killed his three children and stepdaughter on Tuesday. The grim discovery of  the 16-year-old girl was made in a bush in New Germany, west of Durban where she was found hanging from a tree late on Tuesday night. Earlier in the day… Continue reading Durban dad kills his 3 children in cold blood, 4th child found hanging in tree

Johannesburg violence: 5 confirmed dead, 189 arrested

Johannesburg – Violence across Gauteng has now resulted in five people being confirmed dead with more than 180 people arrested as police and residents of parts of the province clash. Several areas in the province have been plagued by xenophobic attacks and looting since Sunday. Jeppestown residents on Tuesday rejected calls for peace from Police… Continue reading Johannesburg violence: 5 confirmed dead, 189 arrested

‘Car thief’ shot in the buttocks during high-speed chase in Durban

Durban – A suspected car thief was shot in the buttocks during a high-speed chase along the M13 on Tuesday.  Around midday, messages circulated on local neighbourhood watch groups about a group of men who tried to steal a car that was parked at a business parking lot in Gillits, in the upper Highway area. … Continue reading ‘Car thief’ shot in the buttocks during high-speed chase in Durban