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Pietermaritzburg, South Africa Newswire

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  1. Clerk's theft sinks businessRead the original story w/Photo

    13 hrs ago | Iol.co.za

    A Pietermaritzburg mother of three, who was largely responsible for the closing down of Kay Makan Electronics, one of the province's oldest and most popular companies, pleaded guilty to stealing more than R1 million during her time as an employee. Delene Singh, 33, pleaded guilty to theft at the Pietermaritzburg Regional Court on Monday, and confessed to stealing R1 031 473 from Kay Makan Electronics between 2008 and 2011, while employed as an accounts clerk.

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  2. .com | Staff member steals more than R1m from companyRead the original story w/Photo

    16 hrs ago | News24

    A staff member's theft of just over R1m from an electronics supply chain caused the company's four businesses to close and for its 70 staff to be retrenched, it emerged in the Pietermaritzburg Regional Court this week. Mother-of-three Delene Singh pleaded guilty to the theft of R1.031m, although she only benefited by R400 000 because a colleague who discovered the thefts shared the proceeds.

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  3. .com | Heartless hoodwinker steals car after wooing woman on WhatsAppRead the original story w/Photo

    17 hrs ago | News24

    According to police sources, a woman known only as Ms Machesa, reported her vehicle stolen at the Pietermaritzburg police station in Loop Street on Sunday. According to the woman's statement, she started chatting to a man on social chat service WhatsApp in May this year.

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  4. .com | 'It's Marikana all over again': Gunmen open fire on striking driversRead the original story w/Photo

    17 hrs ago | News24

    This was the sentiment of striking Willowton Logistics employees who watched four of their colleagues being shot in cold blood by unknown gunmen in Mountain Rise during the early hours of Monday morning. Two men, identified as May Mofokeng, 45, and Alfred Malinga, 32, were shot dead and two others, Themba Mvelase, 50, and Christian Masisi, 45, sustained critical injuries from gunshot wounds when an unknown number of gunmen attacked eight men sleeping in their vehicles on a field near the Mountain Rise police station.

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  5. .com | KZN headmen threaten to boycott local elections unless they get salariesRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday | News24

    Frustrated izinduna [headmen] in KwaZulu-Natal are again calling on government to honour its promise of paying them a monthly salary or they will boycott next year's local government elections. "We told them in our meeting, last week Thursday, that if they do not pay us, this time we will embark on a march and even worse, we will disrupt next year's elections.

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  6. No bail for rat poison accused momRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday | Iol.co.za

    The woman accused of trying to murder her two children by lacing their porridge with rat poison has been denied bail. Pietermaritzburg Magistrate M Boikhutso on Friday found it would be in the best interests of 20-year-old Slindile Mtolo, and her two sons who survived the attempt on their lives, if she remained behind bars until the finalisation of her case.

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  7. Minnaar raises the flag for SARead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jul 5 | Iol.co.za

    Greg Minnaar is a man for the grandest of occasions, and as South Africa was celebrating a great moment in Utrecht, the man from Pietermaritzburg gave the Rainbow Nation more reason for joy when he became the most successful downhill rider in history. Minnaar took his 18th UCI World Cup victory on Saturday, winning in Lenzerheide, Switzerland, for his second win of the year.

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  8. Cecil RhodesRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jul 4 | The Free Dictionary

    De Beers was established with funding from NM Rothschild & Sons Limited in 1887 An ardent believer in British colonialism, he was the founder of the southern African territory of Rhodesia, which was named after him in 1895. South Africa's Rhodes University is also named after Rhodes.

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  9. .com | Picture: Man in shock after car crashes into his homeRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jul 4 | News24

    A man is being treated for shock after a driver who apparently lost control of his car in Kwapata, Pietermaritzburg, fell down an embankment and crashed into the man's home, paramedics said. The 31-year-old driver was travelling on the Kwapata main road before veering off the road.

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  10. Three dead after truck veers out of controlRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jul 4 | Iol.co.za

    Three people were killed in a collision after a lorry ripped up almost 500 metres of a crash barrier on the N3 near Hammarsdale on Saturday morning. KwaZulu-Natal Road Traffic Inspectorate spokeswoman Zinhle Mngomezulu said that after the lorry, which was heading towards Durban, had ripped up the crash barrier it went across the centre median into the north-bound traffic where it collided with a Mercedes Benz.

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  11. Headmen pay talks stoke angerRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 3 | Iol.co.za

    The two-session meeting between KwaZulu-Natal Premier Senzo Mchunu and representatives of Ubumbano Lwezinduna - KwaZulu-Natal's headmen - over pay expectations has stoked more anger among the latter as their demand has not been met. The headmen want their standardised annual salaries of more than R84 000 as per President Jacob Zuma's proclamation last week.

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  12. PMB takkie killing accused denied bailRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 3 | Iol.co.za

    The men accused of killing a Copesville, Pietermaritzburg, resident for a pair of takkies worth R60 have been denied bail. Msawenkosi Zandile, 20, Sibongile Gcina, 20, Linda Mkhize, 19, and Sifiso Ntombela, 18, are charged with the murder and robbery with aggravating circumstances of 24-year-old Michael Jody Thomas.

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  13. .com | Winterton farmer's killers can appealRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 3 | News24

    Four gang members convicted of torturing and killing a Winterton farmer were granted leave to appeal their convictions and sentencing by a judge in the High Court in Pietermaritzburg on Friday. On Thursday he sentenced all four men to life in jail for torturing 67-year-old Mohamed Engar so cruelly while robbing him and his family that he died in hospital six days later.

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  14. 'Rattex mom' sent for mental checkRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 3 | Iol.co.za

    The 20-year-old woman who admitted to trying to kill her two sons by lacing their porridge with rat poison, has been referred for mental assessment to a district surgeon. Slindile Mtolo had applied for bail last month, so she could continue to receive her social grant and support the children.

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  15. .com | Gaza help not overRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 3 | News24

    University of KwaZulu-Natal academic, theologian and activist Clint le Bruyns says the mission to Gaza is not over and the delays have only made him more determined and stronger. Le Bruyns is part of a team of activists from around the world who are attempting to bring aid to the people of Gaza.

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  16. .com | 11-year-old girl on bicycle dies after being hit by carRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 3 | News24

    Pietermaritzburg An 11-year-old girl was killed after she was hit by a vehicle in Copesville, Pietermaritzburg, on Friday morning. "It is understood the driver did not notice the young girl cycling in the middle of the road," ER24 spokesperson Russel Meiring said.

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  17. Judge slam cruel farm killersRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 3 | Iol.co.za

    The conduct of four men, sentenced to life imprisonment for the murder of a Winterton farmer, whom they had also burnt with an electric iron along with his wife, was described on Thursday as cold, callous and cruel. Pietermaritzburg High Court Acting Judge Anand Maharaj said the men exhibited sadistic tendencies when they inflicted pain on Mohamed Engar, 67, and his wife, Razia, 58, on December 5, 2013, at Noodhulp farm where Engar ran a milling business.

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  18. .com | Happy ending for dog-napped duo Zoey and SkippyRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 3 | News24

    In what has been described as a "gazillion to one chance", a Pietermaritzburg family have been reunited with their two beloved dogs after they were dog-napped in a car stolen in Clarendon on May 28. Devan Naidoo was overjoyed after being reunited with his dachshunds on Tuesday, 34 days after they went missing along with his car which was stolen from Roberts Road. Naidoo said that on Tuesday, he and his father Jayce went to the SPCA in a desperate bid to find the dogs.

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  19. .com | Copper thieves caught in the actRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 3 | News24

    Heeding the pleas of the community, the Combined Action Team took down a syndicate of copper thieves on Wednesday night after an intelligence-driven operation. Members of the community gathered at the Mountain Rise police station during a Community Policing Forum meeting a few days ago, and aired their frustrations at a spate of cable thefts in the Northdale and Raisethorpe areas.

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  20. .com | Bloemfontein councillors - Meetings after meetingsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 2 | News24

    The SA Local Government Association, which represents thousands of councillors across the country, recently called for greater equality between the payment of municipal councillors, MPs and MPLs. This could mean that your local councillor could earn around R1.3m a year.

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