Kwazulu-Natal

Verulam mosque attack suspects to appear in court

The 11 people who allegedly attacked worshippers a Verulam mosque north of Durban last year, are expected to appear at the Verulam magistrate court on Monday. One worshipper- Abbas Essop, was killed and two others seriously injured when the Imam Hussain Mosque was attacked. The accused are also suspected to[…]

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KZN govt to decide on funeral for flood victims

Acting KwaZulu-Natal premier Sihle Zikalala says the provincial government will soon make an announcement regarding the funerals of the 67 victims of the floods in the province. He says rescuers are still trying to recover bodies. The province, where most of the deaths occurred after downpours led to flooding and mudslides, has heavy rain[…]

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Death toll rises to 51 in KZN floods

Parts of the Eastern Cape, especially Port St Johns, have also suffered flooding from the heavy rains. The death toll following the devastating floods in KwaZulu-Natal has risen to 51. The Weather Service is warning that the rains will continue over the province on Wednesday with the weather only expected to clear[…]

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13 killed in KZN church collapse as heavy storms hit province

Thirteen people were killed when part of a Pentecostal Church building collapsed on Thursday night in Dlangubo in KwaZulu-Natal, authorities have confirmed. This is thought to have been a result of perpetual rainfall in the northern part of the province, KwaZulu-Natal Emergency Medical Services spokesperson Robert McKenzie said. Tragedy struck[…]

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11 accused of KZN mosque attack, ISIS links receive bail

It was all smiles in the Verulam Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday after bail was granted to all eleven men accused of attacking a Shia mosque and placing several explosive devices in public places across Durban. Farhad Hoomer, Ahmed Haffejee, Mohamad Akbar, Iddy Omari, Mahammed Sobruin, Abubakar Ali, Ndikumana Shabani and[…]

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‘Do not provoke me’: Zuma warns detractors

Former president Jacob Zuma has “warned” those who continue to speak about him in public not to “provoke” him. Zuma told his detractors to keep quiet and discuss their own organisations, not him. “Not me, because I have things to say about their organisations, but I don’t want to do[…]

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