• Infant dies after two KZN nurses ‘refused to help’ patient in labour

    Infant dies after two KZN nurses ‘refused to help’ patient in labour0

    Durban – Two nurses have been suspended after allegations that they failed to help a woman in labour at a Durban state facility. Health MEC Nomagugu Simelane-Zulu said on Tuesday that she welcomed their “immediate suspension”, after the alleged incident at St Mary’s hospital in Mariannhill on Friday. “The woman, who was eventually assisted by

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  • Northdene armed robbery victim succumbs to his injuries in hospital

    Northdene armed robbery victim succumbs to his injuries in hospital0

    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

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

    Pinetown boy’s soccer dream dashed after being raped by ‘coach’0

    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

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  • Man shot dead on busy Pinetown street

    Man shot dead on busy Pinetown street0

    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

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  • Homeowner and his dog shot in Malvern house robbery

    Homeowner and his dog shot in Malvern house robbery0

    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

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  • Durban police bust ivory dealers with 17kg of elephant tusks

    Durban police bust ivory dealers with 17kg of elephant tusks0

    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

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