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  1. South Africa: Eric Mtshatsha Passes AwayRead the original story w/Photo

    11 hrs ago | AllAfrica.com

    Mtshatsha who was the President of SAFA's Umgungundlovu Region in KwaZulu-Natal died in the early hours of Saturday, 25 April 2015 in Pietermaritzburg. "It has not been a good start to the year for football in general.

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  2. 18 injured in KZN crashesRead the original story w/Photo

    13 hrs ago | Iol.co.za

    KwaZulu-Natal Emergency Services' Spokesperson, Robert Mckenzie says in the first accident, twelve people were injured when a minibus taxi overturned on the R74, also known as Old Dundee Road, near Greytown in Pietermaritzburg. Mckenzie says the taxi had rolled about four metres down an embankment.

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  3. .com | Cops probing Pietermaritzburg court bomb scareRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | News24

    KwaZulu-Natal police on Friday were investigating a bomb threat made at the KwaZulu-Natal High Court in Pietermaritzburg earlier in the day. Earlier on Friday, a News24 correspondent at the scene said authorities were called after a threatening call came through at 09:20.

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  4. Hopewell suspects freedRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | Iol.co.za

    Two people, arrested in Thornville for allegedly dealing in drugs and possession of drugs worth R400 000, were released on Thursday after their case was not enrolled at court. The Daily News has established that the case was not enrolled at the Pietermaritzburg Magistrate's Court because the drug analysis and chain of evidence reports were not available.

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  5. Cash heist murder trial startsRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | Iol.co.za

    The trial of three men charged with the slayings of a Richmond policeman and a security guard during a botched cash heist, has finally begun. Thulani Doncabe, 40, Siboniso Mpanza, 20, and Sandile Shongwe, 34, pleaded not guilty to a number of charges against them, opting to remain silent and not disclose their defence at this stage of the trial.

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  6. Foreign-owned shop burned in VerulamRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | Iol.co.za

    Despite government campaigns to quell xenophobic attacks and King Goodwill Zwelithini's imbizo in which he called for peace and protection of foreign nationals, a shop belonging to a foreigner has been burnt in Verulam, north of Durban. An Ethiopian man, Hibtmu Eyobe, narrowly escaped death when his brother's shop in Parkgate was set alight while he was sleeping inside.

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  7. .com | Gang in court after members killed in shoot-outRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | News24

    An alleged gang are on trial for the murders of three of their members who were shot dead in a shoot-out with the police and security guards in a failed robbery of a bank in Richmond in 2014. They also face two further murder charges, one of SA Police Service Sergeant Thamsanga Zondi, who rushed to the bank during the attempted robbery, and Securicor's Sicelo Phungula, who was shot by a robber as he was about to feed R300 000 into the ATM.

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  8. .com | Bomb scare at high court in PietermaritzburgRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | News24

    "The fire and rescue teams are here, as well as sniffer dogs. Most of the staff are standing outside," he said.

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  9. Charity gives hope in face of xenophobic despairRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Apr 23 | Mail & Guardian

    The Chatsworth camp is one of four set up in KwaZulu-Natal to accommodate displaced foreigners. These are people with lives but they have been put on hold.

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  10. Stay away from SA, tourists toldRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Apr 23 | Iol.co.za

    Thousands of potential tourists have been formally warned by their own governments against visiting South Africa following a spate of violent xenophobic attacks in the country. Botswana's government has become the latest to caution its citizens against travelling to South Africa, joining a long list which includes authorities in China, Israel, the UK and Zambia.

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  11. KZN cops seize drugs worth R400kRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 22 | Iol.co.za

    Members of the police's Pietermaritzburg Public Order Police Task Force arrested two suspects and seized over R400 000 worth of drugs during an operation in Thornville in KwaZulu-Natal on Wednesday. Provincial police spokesperson Major Thulani Zwane said: "Members received information about drugs in the area and carried out a follow-up operation.

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  12. .com | Son jailed for hacking his abusive dad to deathRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 22 | News24

    An enraged son who hacked his father to death with a panga was jailed for an effective 10 years by the KwaZulu-Natal High Court in Pietermaritzburg on Wednesday. Acting Judge P Singh said there were compelling reasons to deviate from the prescribed sentence of 15 years for a first offender.

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  13. Doorbell Gang suspects granted bailRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 22 | Iol.co.za

    Four alleged members of the so-called "Doorbell Gang", who are said to have stolen goods and cash worth millions of rands have been granted bail. John Williams, 43, Mlindelwa Dlamini, 43, Lorraine Williams, 30, and Ramitha Dhera, 44, were each granted bail of R2 000 at the Pietermaritzburg Magistrate's Court on Tuesday.

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  14. Court for xeno casesRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 22 | Iol.co.za

    The murder of a Bangladeshi shop owner in Pietermaritzburg is being investigated after the man allegedly responsible was arrested and appeared in court on Tuesday. Copesville informal settlement resident, Phoka Mofokeng, 33, is accused of killing Shofiqul Alam Amunir, 32, on April 12 in Edendale at the Machibise location, around a week after the xenophobic attacks broke out in the streets of Durban.

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  15. The #NedbankGreenMile Brings Carnival to the ComradesRead the original story

    Wednesday Apr 22 | PR Log

    PRLog - April 22, 2015 - PIETERMARITZBURG, South Africa -- Prepare for a Camperdown make-over as the iconic #NedbankGreenMile transforms the grey and dusty streets into a road running celebration on Comrades Day, 31 May. Nedbank has been a proud major co-sponsor of the "world's ultimate human race" since 2002 bringing fun and flair to the only official spectator point along the route in a grand, enormously entertaining, eco-friendly Green Mile withan electrifying parade of colourful characters, carnival-style floats and more. Aptly themed 'Comrades Carnival' in celebration of the 90th Marathon, the 2015 #NedbankGreenMile is the only official spectator point along the up-run's 87-km route.

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  16. .com | Anc KZN councillor disciplined for bid to stop graftRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 22 | News24

    A Harry Gwala district municipality councillor has incurred the wrath of his party by trying to prevent what he describes as wide-scale "looting of public funds". Instead of supporting Mandla Ngcobo's efforts, the ANC disciplined him for sowing division within the party, prompting his resignation as speaker of the southern KwaZulu-Natal municipality at a council meeting in March.

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  17. Health Department to pay for negligenceRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Apr 21 | Iol.co.za

    A mother hugged her 10-year-old son at court on Monday when she learned that the Department of Health had, after a long battle, accepted 100 percent liability for his medical condition as a result of negligence by staff at Pietermaritzburg's Northdale Hospital. Humaria Raman sued the Department of Health for R16 million after her son, Raheem, was born with cerebral palsy in 2004.

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  18. Family calls for end to eZakheni feudRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Apr 21 | Iol.co.za

    One of two families from eZakheni near Ladysmith who have been in a bloody feud for more than 30 years wants the killing to end. The Mabasos and the Gamedes have been at each other's throats since the 1980s and nobody can remember how the fight, which has claimed many lives, started.

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  19. State fails to seize Ramlutchman's assestsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Apr 21 | Iol.co.za

    The state has once again failed to get its hands on the assets of corrupt Richards Bay businessman Ishwarlall Ramlutchman. In a reserved judgment handed down in the Pietermaritzburg High Court on Monday, Judge Daya Pillay and Acting Judge Piet Bezuidenhout found that the state had failed to prove the value of the benefit Ramlutchman had received by defrauding the provincial Department of Public Works.

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  20. The real black-ona 'black violence in South AfricaRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Apr 20 | Spiked

    This trumped-up PR exercise was met with an opposing march by local protesters, one of whom was quoted as saying: 'Our government doesn't listen to us, and that's why we're doing this.' Police used rubber bullets and teargas to disperse counter-protesters and several arrests were made.

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