PMB woman found strangled inside her locked car

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A 41-year-old Pietermaritzburg woman was found dead in her car in Alexandra Park on Monday evening. The woman who has been identified as Kavitha Nerputh, was allegedly strangled to death. The Witness newspaper reported that Nerputh had allegedly been strangled with the cord of a cellphone charger and was alive when police found her, but… Continue reading PMB woman found strangled inside her locked car

Watch | KZN Traffic cop caught ‘stealing’ a cellphone

Durban – The KwaZulu-Natal Department of Transport is investigating a case in which a Road Traffic Inspectorate official was caught on CCTV stealing a cellphone at the weekend. The incident happened at a Nandos outlet in Pietermaritzburg. Department spokesperson Kwanele Ncalane said, “Our team have been to the Nandos store where the incident happened. An… Continue reading Watch | KZN Traffic cop caught ‘stealing’ a cellphone

Man arrested for shooting at cops during murder investigation

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A 33-year-old man has been arrested for shooting at police officials while they were investigating a murder in Plessislaer, KwaZulu-Natal, over the weekend. As part of the investigation, the officers were in Pata, Pietermaritzburg, searching for a suspect wanted for the murder of Menelisi Mnikathi, 42, who had been stabbed in Maqeleni, Imbali. “He sustained… Continue reading Man arrested for shooting at cops during murder investigation

KZN factory worker’s fingers amputated in grinding machine

A factory worker in Mkondeni, Pietermaritzburg has lost four fingers in a freak accident at his workplace. Netcare 911’s Shawn Herbst said paramedics responded to reports of an industrial incident at a factory in Mkondeni Pietermaritzburg at 09H18 Friday morning. Reports from the scene indicate that an adult male factory worker got his left hand… Continue reading KZN factory worker’s fingers amputated in grinding machine

5 KZN cops amongst suspects nabbed for colluding with tow truckers

Five police officials are among eight suspects who are this morning expected to appear before the Pietermaritzburg Magistrate’s Court on corruption charges. In a statement, the Hawks said the suspects, aged between 30 and 50, were arrested on Friday for allegedly colluding with private ambulance services and tow truck companies. “The eight were arrested on… Continue reading 5 KZN cops amongst suspects nabbed for colluding with tow truckers

KZN 10111 call centre workers arrested for tipping off certain ambulance services

Durban – The Hawks have arrested members of the 10111 call centre in Hilton who were allegedly tipping off certain ambulance services and tow truck drivers about incident scenes in exchange for hundreds of thousands of rands in kickbacks. Seven call centre operators were arrested on Thursday along with the head of a prominent private… Continue reading KZN 10111 call centre workers arrested for tipping off certain ambulance services

Kidnapped KZN victim dies after being forced to jump off a bridge

Pietemaritzburg – Two men were forced to jump off a bridge after allegedly being kidnapped in KwaZulu-Natal on Sunday. According to police, a case of kidnapping was opened at Mountain Rise police station, Pietermaritzburg, after two people were allegedly kidnapped at a tavern. Police spokesperson Lt-Col Thulani Zwane said the men were forced into a… Continue reading Kidnapped KZN victim dies after being forced to jump off a bridge

Man shot dead execution style in Pietermaritzburg

Durban- A man has died after being shot execution style in Pietermaritzburg. The incident took place along Victoria Street earlier today. Netcare 911’s Shawn Herbst says the man sustained a gunshot wound to his head. “The man was assessed by paramedics and showed no signs of life. He was declared dead at the scene,” said… Continue reading Man shot dead execution style in Pietermaritzburg

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