Crime

“Road-rage” cop maintains he acted in self-defence

Murder accused Thobelani Khuzwayo is adamant that the shots he fired in a road-rage incident did not cause the death of Kavlin Naidoo in 2014, instead blaming the hospital’s alleged failure to adequately treat Naidoo.

ATM robbery foiled by quick-thinking security boss

Quick thinking and a keen eye for danger was all it took for local director of KTT Security, Bevil Carey, to nab an ATM card thief before he could get away last Thursday at a Manchester Road shopping centre.

Copesville cab driver attacked next to police station

For most residents, finding refuge near a police station means safety but for 49-year-old Copesville cab driver, Siva Pillay, this was not the case when he was attacked by four armed men last Friday at around 9 pm. 

Suspected drug dealer back in court

Alleged drug dealer, Moses Mncwabe, will remain in custody after his bail application in the Pietermaritzburg court was adjourned on Wednesday.  

Community activist in court again

Pietermaritzburg community activist and businessman Suniel Beharie was once again hauled to court today for trying to apprehend suspected criminals.

Residents urged to retrieve recovered stolen items

Mountain Rise Police have urged residents from the Mountain Rise, Bishopstowe and Prestbury areas to view recovered stolen items amounting to R1 million. These items were recovered in a raid on Saturday. 

“Massage” con-woman sent to jail

A Pietermaritzburg con-woman who preyed on pensioners offering them healing through massage therapy and then ransacking their houses has been sent to jail for 15 years.

Daylight robbery

A video of a brazen thief stealing a car battery in a busy parking lot in broad daylight has surfaced and is being circulated to serve as a warning for car-owners to be vigilant when parking their cars.
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