The Institute of Security Studies says the 1.5 one million rounds of ammunition stolen during last week’s looting in Durban could already be in the hands of criminals. The ammunition was looted from a shipping container at a depot in Prospecton in the south of Durban. Senior Researcher at the[…]
Community vaccine sites opened in Durban on Monday after unrest shut most healthcare facilities last week. The eThekwini municipality said the city’s primary healthcare facilities, including mobile services, would be operational. “Community vaccination sites will also be opened. Residents who are eligible to receive the Covid-19 vaccine are encouraged to[…]
Running battles between police and protesters continued overnight in Alexandra, north of Johannesburg, and Tembisa in Ekurhuleni. Police had their work cut out as they fired rubber bullets in an attempt to disperse the violent crowds, determined to get their hands on whatever they could from local malls and shops. Gunshots echoed[…]
Embattled former eThekwini mayor Zandile Gumede and 21 other accused are expected to appear before the Durban High Court for a pre-trial hearing Monday. The charges stem from 2017 Durban Solid Waste tender amounting to over R400 million. Spokesperson for Gumede’s supporters, Ntando Khuzwayo says although supporters will be out[…]
Police are searching for two people who shot a patient in the head and killed him at a Durban hospital, while the health department re-evaluates its security measures after the incident. The armed men entered Clairwood Hospital in Mobeni at around 18:30 on Friday, said police spokesperson Captain Nqobile Gwala.[…]
Police are investigating the death of a couple on Durban’s beachfront. Two bodies were discovered by a passer-by who was collecting pieces of scrap paper and bottles. According to reports, one of the bodies still had a knife lodged in the chest area. READ: Rape suspect linked to Hess double murder[…]
Durban Westville correctional facility has come under ministerial scrutiny after the emergence of two videos showing inmates openly doing drugs and being given weapons by officials, who instigate them to fight. The Ministry of Justice and Correctional Services said on Saturday that the videos were “shocking” and they had launched[…]
A case of arson was registered at the Durban police station following an arson attack on the Faizane Mariam Masjid on Monday morning. It is suspected that the attackers poured petrol on the building and fled the scene after setting it alight. Images on social media showed the inside of[…]
At least two people are believed dead after being shot at the Durban Magistrate’s Court. Reports state a man was angered when his wife showed up at a divorce hearing with her boyfriend. The shooter then opened fire on them, before shooting himself. The man allegedly survived the shooting. This[…]
Three people at a masjid in Verulam in the north of Durban in Kwa Zulu Natal were attacked by unknown suspects on Thursday afternoon. According to sources, three men walked into the Imam Hussain masjid, pulled out knives and slit the throat of one of the victims. It’s believed the[…]
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