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Safety crusader shot in home attack

Pietermaritzburg resident and community safety crusader Anesh Singh (51) narrowly escaped death but is in a critical condition in hospital after he was shot in his home in the early hours of Tuesday morning.

Lengthy jail sentence for road rage killer

Convicted road rage murderer, former policeman, Thobelani Khuzwayo has been sentenced to 15 years imprisonment for killing Kavlin Naidoo three years ago.

Local Zim residents relieved over Mugabe’s departure

Pietermaritzburg is home to many Zimbabweans who settled here either after fleeing their country or in search of a better life. In the wake of long-standing former president of Zimbabwe, Robert Mugabe, finally stepping down from his post after mounting pressure by the Zimbabwean army, these expatriates who have found a home away from home in South Africa have shared their views on the matter.

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The case against the former accountant of a top city hospital charged with suspected fraud of over R2 million was not withdrawn by the State but bail conditions were relaxed.

Linking hearts across the globe

The children of Pietermartizburg stood together breaking down racial and religious prejudices to show the world that Truth, Peace, Justice and Love for all is what they want.

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.
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