Teen critical after falling from train in Pietermaritzburg

PIETERMARITZBURG - A 15-year-old teenager suffered multiple, critical injuries after apparently falling from a train in Napierville, south of Pietermaritzburg in KwaZulu-Natal on Saturday afternoon, paramedics said.

ER24 paramedics arrived on the scene at 1.15pm to find the boy still lying on the tracks, ER24 spokesman Ross Campbell said.

"He'd …

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Dusi oil spill: Clean-up of rivers could take ‘years’

The ecological disaster - one of the worst of its kind to have happened in the province - began on Tuesday when about 1600 cubic metres (1.6 million litres) of fatty oils and caustic soda poured out of the Pietermaritzburg factory into the Msundusi River, just below the N3. The toxic …

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Zuma's relative shot twice in the face by 'jealous' lover

Police allege Silindile Zuma, 30, was shot twice in the face by Mbuzeleni Mpungose, 33, when she told him she wanted to end the relationship.

Mpungose made another brief appearance before Vanitha Armu at the Durban Magistrate’s Court this week.

State prosecutor Calvin Govender asked for the matter to …

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Durban cleric relives 12-minute 'horror' hijacking

Hafiz Talha Kazi, 27, from Durban North, had just finished a guest sermon at the Musjid Soofie Saheb when five armed men shoved him into his car.

Speaking from his home on Saturday, Kazi said he was still a little shaken but rather optimistic as he relived his traumatic experience …

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KZN truckers want companies to stop hiring undocumented immigrants

On Friday, drivers attended a meeting arranged by Employment and Labour Minister Thulasi Nxesi and his deputy Boitumelo Moloi, at the Royal Hotel, in the CBD, but complained such meetings were a waste of time because there was nothing new.

Siphesihle Muthwa of the National Truck Drivers Foundation told Nxesi …

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Blacklisted companies still get eThekwini contracts

Meanwhile, the 13 companies that were supposed to be blacklisted from doing any further work with the city, because they were implicated along with Sithole, continue to receive contracts and payments.

There is also no word on the progress of her mandatory disciplinary hearing, which was supposed to start in …

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Umdoni officials yet to be disciplined for corruption

Reports by Auditor-General Kimi Makwetu, the provincial Department of Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs (Cogta) and the municipal public accounts committee implicated several senior officials, including former municipal manager Xolani Luthuli.

The reports followed investigations into several projects deemed problematic by the council. They included loss of funds at the …

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Andile Mpisane airs family's dirty laundry

Andile Mpisane on Thursday accused his businessman father Sbu Mpisane of lying, cheating, slandering and gossiping.

Triggered by the ownership dispute of the Royal Eagles Football Club, which is owned by his parents who are going through a divorce, the 18-year-old took to Instagram to air the family’s dirty …

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