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Metal dealer unfairly tarnished, says family

The family of an arrested Raisethorpe scrap-metal dealer says they have been unfairly tarnished as “the source of all metal-theft crime in the area”.

Deadly escape from reality

It is not very difficult to spot a street child addicted to glue. The Public Eye ventured onto the streets to meet some of these children, many of them familiar faces to motorists and pedestrians

Ambulance siren saves robbery victims

Two dim-witted criminals fled the scene of a business robbery in the city centre last week upon hearing the siren of an ambulance, thinking it was police on their way to apprehend them.

Businessman’s massive fine

A city businessman who allowed rooms at his bed and breakfast establishment, situated next to a high school to be used by prostitutes, was slapped with a R250 000 fine.

Evidence outstanding in RAF fraud case

The case against former Pietermaritzburg policeman, Mohammed Ebrahim, has been adjourned for crucial evidence to be submitted.

Scrapyard dealer nabbed in sting operation

Allandale scrap yard owner nabbed for buying stolen goods. Hundreds of stolen taps, water meters, copper cables and brass ornaments discovered at scrapyard.

No answers for anguished father

Father of former accused hopes victim’s dad can find peace. “The justice system is not for us,” said an anguished and hopelessly frustrated Steve Naidoo after the state on Monday withdrew charges against Christopher Subbadu for the rape and murder of his only daughter, Litisha Naidoo.



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