Pietermaritzburg, South Africa Newswire

Pietermaritzburg, South Africa Newswire

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  1. Chainsaw attack on DA motorcadeRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Iol.co.za

    The jamboree that characterised the DA's election campaigning in Pietermaritzburg on Saturday was dampened when a man wielding a chainsaw charged at a vehicle the party's mayoral candidate Mergan Chetty was seated in, which was part of a cavalcade. "I shouted at him and asked him what was wrong," he said, adding a DA flag from the vehicle got tangled in the chainsaw, causing it to seize.

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  2. Teachers barred for supporting abuse accusedRead the original story w/Photo

    16 hrs ago | Iol.co.za

    An emotionally charged week for Pietermaritzburg parents rocked by the arrest of a school counsellor for allegedly sexually abusing pupils aged between 5 and 11, ended with the suspension of several teachers. The teachers, who were suspended pending an investigation by the Department of Education, are alleged to have supported the accused counsellor at his appearances in the Pietermaritzburg Magistrate's court over the past two weeks.

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  3. Man with chainsaw charged at DA candidate's carRead the original story w/Photo

    17 hrs ago | Iol.co.za

    A man wielding a chainsaw allegedly charged at a vehicle DA mayoral candidate Mergan Chetty was seated in on Saturday that was part of a cavalcade campaigning for the local government elections in Pietermaritzburg. Chetty said when the 75 car motorcade arrived in the ward, the road was blocked with bricks and stones to prevent them from entering.

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  4. .com | Avoid N3 toll route due to snow and sleet, KZN Ems urges motoristsRead the original story w/Photo

    19 hrs ago | News24

    Many people claim income inequality is one of the causes of social upheavals we hear about and see every day - a wrong and misleading assertion, says Phumlani Majozi . Pietermaritzburg - Motorists have been advised to avoid the N3 toll route as light snow flurries and sleet were starting to fall in high-lying areas, KwaZulu-Natal Emergency Medical Services spokesperson, Robert McKenzie, has warned.

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  5. Man survives after being hit by trainRead the original story w/Photo

    20 hrs ago | Iol.co.za

    A man survived being hit by a train train in Morcom Road in the Prestbury area in Pietermaritzburg on Sunday morning, escaping with only minor injuries, KwaZulu-Natal paramedics said. Upon assessment it was found that he sustained minor injuries.

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  6. 12 ANC candidates gunned down in election hellRead the original story w/Photo

    23 hrs ago | Iol.co.za

    The road to the August 3 local government elections has been bloody for the ANC. The party has already lost 12 councillor candidates and ordinary members this year, allegedly as a result of infighting.

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  7. The heartbreaking form young people are having to fill inRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | The New Zealand Herald

    From a distance, it's an average form like a million others. Black and white, photocopied, the type of thing you might fill in if you were renewing your insurance or applying for a rental apartment.

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  8. .com | KZN man hit by train, escapes with minor injuriesRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 21 | News24

    Many people claim income inequality is one of the causes of social upheavals we hear about and see every day - a wrong and misleading assertion, says Phumlani Majozi . Darryn August was stabbed and thrown from a train on April 25th while he was trying to stop a robbery.

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  9. .com | Pietermaritzburg man shot, brother assaulted in armed robberyRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday | News24

    A man was shot and his brother assaulted during an armed robbery at a house in Northdale, Pietermaritzburg on Saturday morning, KwaZulu Natal police have confirmed. "At gunpoint they took a TV, hard drive, airtime and an undisclosed amount of cash.

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  10. Call for witnesses after deadly resturant assaultRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday | Iol.co.za

    A pre-wedding party that went horribly wrong has left a Hillcrest man grieving for his father, his wedding postponed, and a culpable homicide case for police to investigate. Marco Paulo wants justice.

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  11. Steep medical scheme increases comingRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday | Iol.co.za

    Medical scheme members should brace themselves for steeper-than-usual increases next year, because the two largest medical schemes in the country have reported an unexpected increase in claims. In separate presentations at a conference in Cape Town this week, the chief executive of the administrator of the largest open medical scheme in South Africa and the principal officer of the country's largest restricted scheme revealed that their schemes are facing higher-than-usual claims, particularly hospital claims.

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  12. 'He had big dreams'Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 22 | Iol.co.za

    A matric pupil who died saving young lives during the fire at the Lakehaven Child and Youth Care Centre has been hailed a hero by his school principal. Minenhle Ngcobo, 20, rescued four children during the blaze before he was overcome by the fire, which claimed the lives of seven others last Thursday.

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  13. No bail for alleged girlfriend killerRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 22 | Iol.co.za

    The man charged with the rape and murder of his 61-year-old girlfriend was denied bail at the Pietermaritzburg Magistrate's Court on Thursday. The man, who cannot be named until he has pleaded to the rape charge, told the court at his bail application that he intended pleading guilty to the murder, but would deny the rape, claiming that his girlfriend - Premawathie Ramdhin - consented to the sexual act.

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  14. .com | We are coming for you - Ramaphosa warns assassins killing KZN candidatesRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 21 | News24

    Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa addressed a crowd of about 1000 at a mini rally in Folweni, south of Durban, on Thursday. Durban The ANC is coming for you.

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  15. .com | Hubby killer now sorry, ready for jailRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 21 | News24

    It's not our fault why the lack of entrepreneurial risk is excluded in the general characteristics of young people in SA, writes Zareef Minty . Pietermaritzburg - A woman admitted in the high court on Wednesday that she plotted her late husband's murder last month to claim his funeral policies.

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  16. Jailed teacher cleared of rapeRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 21 | Iol.co.za

    A former teacher from Richards Bay, who spent the past three years in prison serving a life sentence for rape, has to start rebuilding his life after his conviction and sentence were set aside because of new evidence. The teacher, 45, of Empangeni, who cannot be named because the alleged victim is a relative, was released from Qalakabusha Prison earlier this month.

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  17. Rapid response key to successRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 21 | Iol.co.za

    This was the recommendation of Dr Jade Caris Mogambery in her paper presented at the International Aids Conference on Wednesday. Mogambery, who works at Grey's Hospital in Pietermaritzburg, studied HIV Associated Neurocognitive Disorders - , which - HIV positive patients may get because the virus invades the central nervous system.

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  18. Seven bodyguards for KZN prisons officialRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 20 | Iol.co.za

    Tensions are running so high in the KwaZulu-Natal Correctional Services Department that the province's acting deputy commissioner is being protected by seven bodyguards. Deployed in January and sent to KZN by head office in Pretoria to intervene in the turmoil in Pietermaritzburg, Lucky Mthethwa is the department's Durban area commissioner, doubling as the KZN acting regional deputy commissioner.

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  19. Kevin Pietersen to play for Sunfoil Dolphins again in South Africa's Ram SlamRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 20 | Daily Mail

    Former England batsman Kevin Pietersen will continue his Twenty20 globetrotting in the 2016/17 Ram Slam after agreeing a return to the Sunfoil Dolphins. The Pietermaritzburg-born 36-year-old, who has not played professional cricket since April due to an injury sustained while on Indian Premier League duty, has signed a deal to play five group matches for the Dolphins.

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  20. Pietersen re-signs for DolphinsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 20 | Sky Sports

    The 36-year-old impressed for the franchise in the Twenty20 event last year and has signed a deal to play five group matches for the South African team, who represent the KwaZulu-Natal province. Pietersen will turn out in the second half of the round-robin stage and will also be involved if the Dolphins manage to reach the knockout phase.

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