The bail hearing for the six men accused of the murder of slain ANC political activist, Musawenkosi “Maqatha” Mchunu, has been adjourned to next Tuesday.
A second man linked to kidnap suspect Asif Muhammad handed himself over to police on Tuesday morning.
A plot to kidnap children of high profile businessmen in Pietermaritzburg was foiled over the weekend. The suspect, a Pakistani businessman, living and working in Pietermaritzburg, appeared briefly in the magistrate’s court on Monday morning.
A spate of residential robberies has Northdale residents concerned for their safety.
An all-women gang posing as domestic workers and ransacking suburban homes in the city has been nabbed.
The family of slain ANC activist Msawenkosi Maqatha Mchunu have hired their own team of lawyers and want bail denied for the six suspects in the killing of their family member.
The life of heartbroken Pietermaritzburg mother, Maythree Singh, is at a standstill since the murder of her son Akesh Singh two years ago, on the day he was meant to be ordained as a pastor. Singh was allegedly shot by his brother-in-law, Neville Naidoo, at the Stork Road home they shared. Naidoo is on the run from police since October last year.
ANC activists turned out in their hundreds to court this week demanding that the suspects arrested in connection with the murder in May this year of ANC activist Mswawenkosi “Maqatha” Mchunu be denied bail. Protestors said they knew all along that Mchunu’s murder was from “within” as he had been a fierce voice against corruption and maladministration at both Msunduzi and uMgungundlovu municipalities.
uMgungundlovu Deputy Mayor Fucwana Zungu says she is deeply hurt by the arrest of her son, Gift Zungu, and her nephew, Msunduzi councillor Nkosinathi Gambu, both implicated in the murder of ANC activist, Msawenkosi “Maqatha” Mchunu in May this year.
An Orient Heights family is still in shock after an accident almost claimed their lives over the weekend.
As Women’s Month draws to a close, a mother has spoken of living in fear of her daughter’s foul temper and physical abuse which has forced her to seek refuge at a neighbour’s home.