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  1. .com | CCTV footage of murder accused shown in courtRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | News24

    CCTV footage of murder-accused Brian Treasurer near the scene where Dr Bhavish Sewram was shot dead was shown in the Pietermaritzburg High Court on Friday. In the June 2013 clip, Treasurer is seen parking his car near the scene, walking a distance, then hurrying back to his car and driving off.

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  2. Accused bragged he killed 15 peopleRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | Iol.co.za

    A witness in the murder trial of Brian Treasurer has testified that the former policeman claimed to have killed 15 people. Pastor Thamsanqa Mkhize on Thursday confirmed he was related to Treasurer's coaccused, Mfaniseni Nxumalo, and was aware that Nxumalo worked for Treasurer building a creche in Copesville.

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  3. .com | Slain KZN principal kept threats a secretRead the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | News24

    Pietermaritzburg It appears as though Villa Maria Primary School principal Nokuthula Magwanyana didn't tell anyone that her life was in danger, not even her husband. Sbongiseni Magwanyana told News24 on Friday that his wife had never mentioned that someone wanted to kill her.

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  4. Security provident fund cheatsRead the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago | Iol.co.za

    Some of the country's lowest paid security guards are being robbed of R1.5 billion, over five years, by their bosses who are failing to pay over provident fund deductions and instead pocketing the money, according to the fund. The Private Security Sector Provident Fund - which administers the pension money deducted from the salary of guards - is now going after the more than 8 000 non-compliant security companies countrywide, calling their actions "exploitation" and "downright fraud".

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  5. Shock over principal's murderRead the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago | Iol.co.za

    It was an emotional day, filled with tears and trauma at the Villa Maria School in Bishopstowe near Pietermaritzburg on Thursday, when Education Department officials broke the news to pupils that their principal, 45-year-old Nokuthula Magwanyana, had been murdered. The Education Department's Sihle Mlotshwa confirmed that trauma counsellors would be sent to the school to help staff and pupils deal with the tragedy.

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  6. Council squabble over Gwala splurgeRead the original story w/Photo

    8 hrs ago | Iol.co.za

    Opposition parties are livid over the eThekwini Municipality's plans to splurge R210 000 on a memorial lecture commemorating the life of ANC and SACP struggle stalwart Harry Gwala. The amount is part of R3.8 million budgeted for a series of programmes organised by the city's parks, recreation and culture unit.

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  7. .com | Neighbour allegedly hacks granny to death in KZNRead the original story w/Photo

    8 hrs ago | News24

    Vuyelwa Mavundla, 68, was allegedly attacked by her neighbour while she was on her way to fetch firewood at a nearby forest in Wartburg. The incident happened a day after the body of Villa Maria Primary School principal Nokuthula Magwanyana, 46, was discovered in Bishopstowe, Pietermaritzburg, on Wednesday.

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  8. .com | Family of slain KZN principal devastatedRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | News24

    Durban Two weeks ago Nokuthula Magwanyana, 46, was allegedly told to step down from her position as the principal of Villa Maria Primary School in Pietermaritzburg - or else. Fearing for her life, she allegedly reported the threats to the police, but on Wednesday afternoon Mgwanyana's lifeless body was discovered along Table Mountain Road in Bishopstowe.

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  9. .com | Hitman taken to sangoma for 'cleanse'Read the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | News24

    A hitman who shot dead Pietermaritzburg doctor Bhavish Sewram was trembling badly as he was driven to a traditional healer to "cleanse" him. It is alleged that hitman Sabelo Dlamini was in the car with Mfaniseni Nxumalo, driver Brian Treasurer and a pastor.

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  10. It's a sweet 16, but who'll go further?Read the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Iol.co.za

    We have seen the Top 16 of Idols SA and while it is not the best of all time, it will make for a great season. Last week had a lot of ups and downs with regards to who made the cut and who didn't.

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  11. Fraud trail leads to KZN employeeRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Iol.co.za

    The provincial government will soon be re-imbursed most of the half-a-million rand allegedly stolen from its coffers by an employee. It is alleged that a Department of Agriculture, Environmental Affairs and Rural Development employee had used government order forms and forged signatures to have nearly R500 000 paid into a bank account.

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  12. Murdered loner's true identity revealedRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Iol.co.za

    Police are still on the hunt for a suspect or suspects who murdered a 65-year-old woman who was found dead in her Umbilo flat last week. The Daily News has learnt that the woman, who was known as Molly to her neighbours, was actually Marie Thorpe, an award-winning author.

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  13. Weapon matched to slain doc's bodyRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Iol.co.za

    The gun found in possession of murder accused Mfaniseni Nxumalo matched the bullet head retrieved from the body of slain doctor, Bhavish Sewram, according to an expert witness. Forensic analyst Izak van Straten was testifying on Wednesday on ballistics in the trial of Nxumalo and his co-accused, former policeman Brian Treasurer.

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  14. Mediation for tow eye officialRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Iol.co.za

    The manager of the Pietermaritzburg High Court may be able to wriggle out of a legal bind after being charged with theft. Bhekumuzi Mtshali appeared briefly in the city's district court on Wednesday, charged with stealing a tow eye cover last month off a BMW parked at the Liberty Midlands Mall.

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  15. Principal hacked to deathRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Iol.co.za

    The principal of Villa Maria School in Bishopstowe near Pietermaritzburg was hacked to death in Table Mountain Road on Wednesday. Nokuthula Magwanyana, 45, had left her school and was travelling home to Pietermaritzburg at about 4pm when she was attacked.

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  16. .com | Principal hacked to deathRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | News24

    Police are trying to piece together the mystery surrounding the murder of a principal who was found hacked to death in her car on the Table Mountain Road on Wednesday afternoon. It is suspected that Villa Maria Primary School principal Nokuthula Magwanyana was killed by a group who had been trying to intimidate her into resigning.

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  17. South Africa: Santam Unlocks R1.1 Billion in BEE SchemeRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | AllAfrica.com

    Santam, South Africa's largest short-term insurer, said on Wednesday it has unlocked a combined value of R1.1bn for participants in its broad based black economic empowerment scheme. At its interim results presentation Santam [JSE:SNT] said the unwinding of its Emthunzini B-BBEE scheme, will have a minimal impact on its black ownership.

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  18. Doc murder: witness describes killingRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | Iol.co.za

    A man testified in the Pietermaritzburg High Court on Tuesday that when he heard three gunshots on the evening doctor Bhavish Sewram was murdered, he looked in the direction they came from and saw a man in the middle of the road walking in his direction. Keith Naidoo said that the man, wearing a striped hooded top, then walked casually towards a footpath and once he reached it, started to run.

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  19. Cop in criminal record mix-upRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | Iol.co.za

    An officer with the Road Traffic Inspectorate claims she has a criminal record for no reason and has turned to the Pietermaritzburg High Court to have it expunged after failing to get the criminal record centre to do so. On Tuesday, she asked for an order directing the minister of police to correct her record, but the case was adjourned to next month.

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  20. .com | 50 shots at ceilingRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Aug 25 | News24

    A wall splattered with blood below a gaping hole in the ceiling where two Copesville men tried to escape gunmen on Sunday night. But the determination of his killers to see him dead was evident in the more than 50 spent shells found at the scene, the result of shooting that went on for about 15 minutes on Sunday night, according to witnesses.

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