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  1. Long jail terms for KZN child rapistsRead the original story w/Photo

    22 min ago | Iol.co.za

    A 27-year-old man has been sentenced to an effective 20 years imprisonment by the Pietermaritzburg Regional Court for the rape of a six-year-old girl. KwaZulu-Natal police said on Wednesday that the court had convicted and sentenced Sphamandla Shange of Taylors Halt area to an effective 20 years imprisonment for the rape.

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  2. Not guilty plea in Greytown heistRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | Iol.co.za

    Seven men, charged with a brazen cash-in-transit robbery of nearly R4 million in Greytown, pleaded not guilty to a plethora of charges on Tuesday. Ayanda Sishi, 32, Sphezela Ntuli, 30, Basopha Ntuli, 27, Shelezile Mahlaba, 39, Mjabuliseni Ntuli, 33, Siphiwe Khuzwayo, 35, and Myekeni Buthelezi, 26, pleaded not guilty to charges of theft of a motor vehicle, robbery with aggravating circumstances, three counts of attempted murder, malicious damage to property and the unlawful possession of semi-automatic firearms and ammunition.

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  3. KZN murder accused misses court againRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | Iol.co.za

    A man charged with murder following an altercation on a Pietermaritzburg road, failed to turn up in court again on Tuesday after allegedly falling off his bicycle and suffering concussion. Ian Williams, 38, is alleged to have shot Tyron Terry dead a day after an argument related to an alleged road rage incident.

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  4. Fitness test report not availableRead the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | Iol.co.za

    Members of the KwaZulu-Natal legislature are outraged that they have yet to receive a copy of the commission report into the Road Traffic Inspectorate's illfated fitness tests. On Tuesday, transport committee members were briefed by Transport MEC Willies Mchunu on the implementation of the recommendations made by the commission - almost a year after the premier received the report.

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  5. .com | Nkandla committee agreed it was a swimming pool - Anc MPRead the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago | News24

    The ad hoc committee on Nkandla had unanimously agreed that the swimming pool at President Jacob Zuma's home was not a fire pool, ANC MP Thandi Mahambehlala said on Wednesday. She was addressing DA leader Mmusi Maimane who earlier said he refused to call the facility a fire pool because it was an insult.

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  6. Kriel set to lead LionsRead the original story w/Photo

    8 hrs ago | Iol.co.za

    Livewire flank Jaco Kriel, middle, will lead the Lions against the Sharks in their only Currie Cup warm-up game. Livewire flank Jaco Kriel will lead the Lions against the Sharks in their only Currie Cup warm-up game on Friday.

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  7. Jazz festival aims to unite South AfricansRead the original story w/Photo

    9 hrs ago | Iol.co.za

    SHOWCASING a distinctive taste of African jazz is the annual Pietermaritzburg Jazz Festival at the Golden Horse Casino, Hotel and Entertainment. And more importantly, the fest carries a vital message which is to grow, strengthen and unite all Africans.

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  8. Pieter-Steph in surprise Sharks returnRead the original story

    Yesterday | RuggaWorld

    While all eyes have been on the recovery of Springbok captain Jean de Villiers in Cape Town, Springbok lock Pieter-Steph du Toit has quietly been going about his rehabilitation with the Sharks in Durban. . by Lloyd Burnard - Sport24 While all eyes have been on the recovery of Springbok captain Jean de Villiers in Cape Town, Springbok lock Pieter-Steph du Toit has quietly been going about his rehabilitation with the Sharks in Durban.

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  9. .com | MKMVA in KZN out in the coldRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday | News24

    The ANC's military wing Umkhonto we Sizwe Military Veterans Association in KwaZulu-Natal on Sunday said it had been left out in the cold by the party. The veterans in the Moses Mabhida region were speaking during a regional general council in Edendale in Pietermaritzburg where it launched "Before the Wicket Falls", a programme aimed at uplifting its members before President Jacob Zuma's term ends.

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  10. MEC confirms pupil's dagga expulsionRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday | Iol.co.za

    The MEC for Education, Peggy Nkonyeni, has confirmed the decision of Maritzburg College to expel a schoolboy who was caught twice in possession of dagga, after being pushed by a high court ruling to decide on the matter. Her spokesman, Sihle Mlotshwa, said on Friday that the MEC decided that it was in the best interest of the Grade 11 pupil and the school for him to be removed and "placed elsewhere in the district".

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  11. Demo didn't douse Nkandla flamesRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday | Iol.co.za

    Public Protector Thuli Madonsela has threatened to go to court if she is not allowed to appear before the parliamentary ad hoc committee on Nkandla to defend herself from ANC allegations that she had misled the country on security features at President Jacob Zuma's homestead. Responding to written questions from Independent Media on Sunday, Madonsela said the committee was free to decide who it wanted to appear before it, but legally she should be given a chance to testify.

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  12. .com | Zuma secure in Nkandla bunkerRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jul 26 | News24

    The cellphones would always be charged and ready, there would be a mini closed-circuit TV control room, places to sleep, and food and medical supplies. This is what the police had initially planned to put into a safe haven, which was later turned into a bunker, to be built at President Jacob Zuma's home in Nkandla when the controversial R246m project was started.

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  13. .com | Internal police memorandum on Nkandla misinterpreted: officialRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jul 26 | News24

    People have misinterpreted an internal police memorandum that appears to show an instruction by President Jacob Zuma regarding his Nkandla homestead, a police official told media on an official tour on Sunday. "If you read the letter, that talks about the SA Police Service, it's talking about his residence.

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  14. ANC uses Nkandla tour to sow doubtRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jul 26 | Iol.co.za

    Did we witness the ultimate ANC "coup d'etat" to subvert opposition and public attacks on President Jacob Zuma's semi-private Nkandla residence this week? All fingers pointed to further and cleverly conceived deliveries in the campaign to bury the Public Protector Thuli Madonsela's report, Secure in Comfort. The ANC members in the ad hoc committee on a Nkandla excursion were delivering crucial shots trying to discredit Secure in Comfort.

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  15. .com | Stupidity and greedRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jul 26 | News24

    I've always maintained that the downfall of most people can be attributed to only two things: stupidity and greed. After reading the story of the 80-year-old Pietermaritzburg pensioner, who was scammed for almost R20, 000 into buying a new electricity meter, I once again realised that scammers and conmen have no heart.

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  16. Commonwealth officials pleased with DBNRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jul 25 | Iol.co.za

    Even with Friday's gloomy weather in Durban, the local 2022 Commonwealth Games bid committee still put on a great display for Commonwealth Games Federation officials. During a walkabout with city officials at one of the proposed playing venues for the Games - Durban Collegians Bowling Club - 26 federation members from Europe and Oceania said they were very pleased with the progress.

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  17. Kids locked in car: parents avoid chargesRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 24 | Iol.co.za

    Two sets of parents, who left their young children unattended in parked vehicles while shopping at Pietermaritzburg malls, look set to avoid justice. In the most recent case, on Wednesday, a couple, whose names are known to the Daily News, allegedly left their three-month-old baby alone and strapped in his car seat while they went shopping at Cascades Centre.

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  18. The Only Issue in 2016: The Legacy of 1776Read the original story

    Friday Jul 24 | Dissident Voice

    At this site I have already reviewed scholarship and recent history with which I would otherwise seek to illustrate my position. For the sake of brevity I will refrain here from submitting the entire indictment again.

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  19. .com | Rising costs complaint after delay in kidnapping caseRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 24 | News24

    The trial of seven men charged with the July 2013 kidnapping of Underberg businessman Mohsin Patel was again delayed on Thursday amidst defence complaints that the accused are being burdened by escalating legal costs. Lawyers acting for the men expressed dismay when handed a wad of documents by the state yesterday including "new" statements taken by police that they will now have to study and consult their clients about before trial.

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  20. .com | I hope you're happy now you've been inside Nkandla - Edward ZumaRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 24 | News24

    Durban "I hope you are all happy now that you have been inside Nkandla," said President Jacob Zuma's son, Edward Zuma, on Friday. On Wednesday the committee visited the president's private residence in northern KwaZulu-Natal, viewing the family kraal, swimming pool, cattle enclosure and the visitors centre.

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