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[durban] - Off-duty cop identifies Mkhize as hijacker

Mkhize is on trial for the murder of Sukhraj’s daughter, Sadia, and of his accomplice, Siyabonga Bulose, who was also killed in the hijack attempt.

On Thursday, Malvern policeman Warrant Officer Hemant Raghoonundan identified Mkhize as the man he apprehended on the night of the hijacking.

Mkhize, 35, has …

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[durban] - Gay community stands up to PRM party

This comes after the Durban-based People’s Revolutionary Movement (PRM) said it wanted to be elected into the provincial and national parliaments so it could have a platform to fight for the banning of the rights of “gays and lesbians”.

The party, which claims to have more than 10000 members …

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[durban] - KZN man wins ShootOut award

“I am thrilled about having won the shark photography category of the prestigious World ShootOut. It puts South Africa firmly on the world map of underwater photography and will promote tourism to South Africa in the diving industry, more specifically shark diving which has become a very popular activity for …

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[durban] - Student body calls for weapons searches

Sasco provincial secretary Sduduzo Malinga said, “We have seen students being killed by other students. We have also seen students being violent themselves, and we think that’s a societal problem that requires the attention of society.”

This emerged when Sasco held a peace march on Thursday to highlight the …

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[durban] - Stats reveal decrease in number of rhinos killed

The Environmental Affairs Department has released statistics that showed a decrease of more than 255 rhinos being killed last year than in 2017, when 1 028 rhinos were killed. Last year’s figure stood at 769.

KwaZulu-Natal had the second-most rhinos killed in 2017 with 222, but KZN was also …

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[durban] - No budget for service delivery

Durban - Health and Education in KwaZulu- Natal continue to take a knock as money meant for these departments is diverted to the payment of salaries for izinduna (headmen).

The MECs for Finance, Belinda Scott, and Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs (Cogta), Nomusa Dube-Ncube, were said to have told the select …

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[durban] - Bodies of six people recovered in Durban Harbour blaze

Durban - The bodies of the six people that were reported missing after a fishing vessel caught alight at the Durban Harbour on Tuesday afternoon has been recovered.

National police spokesperson Brigadier Vish Naidoo said the bodies were recovered just before midnight on Tuesday evening.

Naidoo said three people are recovering …

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[durban] - Hawks withdraw warrant of arrest for #AjayGupta

Johannesburg - The warrant of arrest issued against Ajay Gupta has been withdrawn by Hawks.

Gupta was wanted in connection to corruption charges and the warrant meant he was a fugitive from justice and could face arrest if he entered the country.

Last year Duduzane Zuma appeared at the commercial crimes …

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[durban] - #SadiaSukhraj: State expected to close its case

Durban - The Sadia Sukhraj murder trial has been adjourned until Monday.

The State intends calling two more witnesses and is expected to close its case on Tuesday.

A total of 8 witnesses would have testified in the murder trial of Sibonelo Mhkize.

Mhkize has pleaded not guilty to charges of …

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[durban] - Lekota doubles down on #RamaphosaSoldOut claims

Johannesburg - Cope leader Mosiuoa Lekota refused to backtrack on his spy claims against President Cyril Ramaphosa and insisted that he did make incriminating claims against his fellow freedom fighters in 1974.

Ramaphosa appeared in Parliament on Thursday to respond to questions on his SONA address, but he spent time clarifying …

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[durban] - LETTER: A shining example of excellent service

Mkhupheka is evidently one in a million and deserves all the plaudits which come her way, and also deserves a suitable reward for her efforts.

Perhaps the government, and the Home Affairs Department in particular, could take her on a roadshow to demonstrate to other employees what true public service …

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