Hospital saga, state proceeds with charges

The case against the former accountant of a top city hospital charged with suspected fraud of over R2 million was not withdrawn by the State but bail conditions were relaxed.

Sentencing adjourned in road-rage trial

The much-anticipated conclusion of the road-rage trial of Thobelani Khuzwayo was halted yet again yesterday with an unforeseen adjournment at the Pietermaritzburg Regional Court after Magistrate Muntukhayise Khumalo called in sick.

Remove the settlement, say irate residents

Irate residents of Sirkhod and Privet roads who neighbour the Park View informal settlement have lodged petitions for the removal of the settlement as they say it is the cause of the increased crime in the area.

Massive Copesville dagga bust

A large quantity of dagga valued at about R10 000 was recovered recently when dedicated Mountain Rise policeman, Sergeant Stanton Padayachee, intercepted a man allegedly carrying two pink packets that he believed contained drugs in Copesville.

Christmas without mummy

With families preparing to enjoy the holidays and celebrate the festive season, the family of murdered Northdale woman Vanessa Arlene Pillay are preparing for Christmas without their mum but hoping that they will finally get to know what happened to her and lay her to body to rest.

Drug threat – parents urged to be vigilant

Just two months since it was launched, a SAPS special project has already delivered several blows to the illicit drug trade in Pietermaritzburg but warns that drug dealers are increasingly targeting children.

Family reels from second tragedy

Police are investigating the death of a former Pietermaritzburg woman after her body was found in a cupboard in her Sandton apartment. Her death comes shortly after her father, prominent local businessman Morgan Naidoo, was found murdered last year.

Unlucky escape for housebreaking suspect

Pietermaritzburg’s wanna-be Houdini’s attempted escape from a police station first floor window thwarted by stationary police vehicle.

Vanished without a trace – hubby charged with murder

Police have arrested and charged a Northdale, Pietermaritzburg man for the alleged kidnapping and murder of his wife even though at this stage they haven’t located the murder scene or the woman’s remains.