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  1. 'Police to deal with Zuma warrant of arrest'Read the original story w/Photo

    9 hrs ago | Iol.co.za

    KwaZulu-Natal police on Sunday could not give an update on whether a warrant of arrest had been delivered for President Jacob Zuma's eldest son Edward relating to a maintenance case. The Sunday Independent reported that a warrant of arrest was out for Edward Zuma, 39, who had allegedly failed to maintain a child.

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  2. .com | Zuma's son dodges arrest warrantRead the original story w/Photo

    11 hrs ago | News24

    President Jacob Zuma's son, Edward Zuma, has managed to evade arrest for the past seven months after failing to respond to several subpoenas to appear in court for child maintenance. According to the Sunday Independent , the warrant of arrest was issued on 23 June by the Pietermaritzburg Maintenance Court and had to be served by police in Durban North where Edward lives.

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  3. Zuma's son evades arrest warrantRead the original story w/Photo

    12 hrs ago | Iol.co.za

    Durban - A warrant of arrest is out for Edward Zuma the eldest son of President Jacob Zuma for allegedly failing to maintain a love child. The 39-year-old is alleged to have failed to respond to several subpoenas to appear in court for child maintenance.

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  4. .com | 7 quirky stories of the weekRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | News24

    In a week dominated by looting in Soweto, Guptagate, Sunette Bridges, Eskom, AFCON, national key points and Jackie Selebi, News24 rounds up some of the lighter and quirkier stories you may have missed. After last week's furore about Cape Town naming a major road after former president FW de Klerk, many were a little surprised to hear that there's already a street named after him .

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  5. In court for calling worker a 'baboon'Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday | Iol.co.za

    A Pietermaritzburg businessman accused of hurling racial insults at his employee appeared in the Pietermaritzburg Magistrate's Court on Thursday. It is alleged that repeatedly called his employee, Jabulani Tshabalala, a baboon.

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  6. Accused cop's van confiscatedRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | Iol.co.za

    A Pietermaritzburg policeman, accused of being part of an 11-member gang that plagued parts of KwaZulu-Natal by stealing cars, had his personal vehicle confiscated by the Asset Forfeiture Unit on Thursday. Members of the Hawks Unit swooped on the home of Mduduzi Zondi and his wife, Nokulunga, where they seized a Nissan Navara valued at R48 400.

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  7. Spraypaint case investigator slammedRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | Iol.co.za

    The investigating officer in the case of two men charged with the attempted murder of a Malawian man who was spray painted after being beaten, faced the wrath of a magistrate on Thursday. Constable Sikhumbuzo Ngcobo, who was testifying at the bail application of the two accused at the Pietermaritzburg Magistrates Court, was lambasted by magistrate Ashin Singh for not ascertaining whether the victim, Bilaz Asan, was in the country legally.

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  8. .com | Road RageRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | News24

    This morning on my way home after night shift, in Pietermaritzburg, riding my scooter, I was turning right out of a shopping centre, and waiting for a gap in the traffic. As I was concentrating on trying to turn right, in the busy traffic, a delivery bike rider, came up behind up, then pulled up next to me, close to me, on my right, and smiles at with a cheesy grin.

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  9. .com | Spray paint victim beaten with axes, toolsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 22 | News24

    A man was beaten, stripped naked before a five-litre tin of paint was emptied over his head and then his body was spray-painted with a pressure applicator, the Pietermaritzburg Magistrate's Court heard on Thursday. The two men are charged with attempted murder of a Malawian man who was spray-painted white head to foot.

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  10. Spray paint attack recounted in courtRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 22 | Iol.co.za

    A man was beaten, stripped naked before a five-litre tin of paint was emptied over his head and then his body was spraypainted with a pressure applicator, the Pietermaritzburg Magistrate's Court heard on Thursday. Shadrack Wayne Naidoo, 28, and Avikar Lutchman, 27, are accused of the aggravated assault and attempted murder of Bilaz Asan on January 7. Asan was allegedly beaten with axes and tools, stripped naked and spraypainted with white enamel paint with the use of a compressor.

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  11. Underberg kidnap trial delayed againRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 22 | Iol.co.za

    The trial of five Pakistani nationals and two KwaZuluNatal policemen charged with the kidnapping of Underberg businessman Mohsin Patel was again delayed at the Pietermaritzburg Regional Court on Wednesday, to the dissatisfaction of the presiding magistrate. Since then, the trial has failed to get started, following several adjournments related to the hiring and firing of legal counsel by the Pakistani nationals.

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  12. .com | Spray-paint attackers to apply for bailRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jan 21 | News24

    Two men charged with the attempted murder of a Malawian man who was beaten and then spray-painted white from head to toe, are to apply for bail in the Pietermaritzburg Magistrate's Court on Thursday. Shadrack Wayne Naidoo, 28, and Avikar Lutchman, 27, are accused of the aggravated assault and attempted murder of Bilaz Asan on 7 January.

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  13. Man denies role in copper theftRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jan 21 | Iol.co.za

    A foreign national alleged to be part of a copper cable theft syndicate pleaded not guilty to five charges against him in the Pietermaritzburg Regional Court on Tuesday. Joseph Zito Bila, 26, is charged with theft, malicious injury to property, money laundering, escaping from lawful custody and contravention of the immigration act.

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  14. .com | KZN reckless driving appeal dismissedRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 20 | News24

    The reckless driving conviction and sentence imposed on a driver who hit a travelling train at a level crossing was upheld by the KwaZulu-Natal High Court in Pietermaritzburg on Tuesday. Judges Isaac Madondo and Johann Ploos van Amstel rejected Divesh Ramphol's appeal against the conviction and sentence handed down by the Scottburgh Magistrate's Court in 2013.

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  15. Gang terrorises beer hall patronsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 20 | Iol.co.za

    It is alleged that at least a dozen gang members stormed into the bustling beer hall armed with pangas, knob-kieries, knives and axes and, without warning, began attacking people in the chaotic crowd. A witness, Eric Chonco, said he heard women screeching and saw blood flying.

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  16. Rocky Bay crash driver's appeal failsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 20 | Iol.co.za

    The reckless driving conviction and sentence imposed on a driver who hit a travelling train at a level crossing was upheld by the High Court in Pietermaritzburg on Tuesday. Judges Isaac Madondo and Johann Ploos van Amstel rejected Divesh Ramphol's appeal against the conviction and sentence handed down by the Scottburgh Magistrate's Court in 2013.

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  17. Blair and Fay ready to tackle Australia's ultimate mountain bike challenge in 'The Snowies'Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jan 19 | PR Log

    Elite riders Andy Blair and Jenny Fay are set to race the inaugural four-stage Snowies Mountain Bike Festival in February 2015. PRLog - Jan. 19, 2015 - CANBERRA, Australia -- The big names are getting on board for Australia's ultimate mountain bike experience in the Snowy Mountains in 2015 including two of Australia's best with Andy Blair and Jenny Fay ready to challenge four stages across two days in rugged mountain terrain in the hunt for a huge $10,000 prize purse.

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  18. KZN murder accused get R2 000 bailRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jan 19 | Iol.co.za

    Two men charged with the execution-style killing of a Pinetown man last month were granted bail at the Pietermaritzburg Magistrate's Court - to the horror of the victim's family. Vinodhan Ashwin Chetty, 31, and Emmanuel Manikum, 18, were each granted R2 000 bail by Magistrate Ntsoaki Khahane on Friday.

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  19. Celebs sharpen up for MasterChefRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jan 17 | Iol.co.za

    In a few weeks, TV viewers will see their favourite celebrities battle it out in the kitchen in the first MasterChef SA Celebrity edition, all to raise money for charity. The Saturday Star caught up with some of the contestants to find out who is confident and who's crying over the chopped onions.

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  20. Off-duty officer makes firearms bustRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jan 16 | Iol.co.za

    That was the attitude of Pietermaritzburg policeman Lieutenant-Colonel Mmeli Ngubane, the commander of the Tactical Response Team in the city, who single-handedly recovered two illegal rifles and arrested a suspect on Thursday - even though the policeman was off duty. Ngubane received a phone call from a concerned member of the community at 5am, about a suspicious-looking vehicle driving around an area close to Camperdown.

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