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Hate speech bill delayed for more submissions

Durban – More time has been allocated to the public to make submissions on the proposed new law to stop hate crimes and hate speech, the department of justice said on Wednesday. “The department of justice and constitutional development is pleased to announce that due to public and stakeholder interest, …

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DUT Student wielding slingshot in court

A student arrested for using a slingshot at a protest at the Durban University of Technology (DUT) is expected to appear in the Durban Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday. Bonginkosi Kh‎anyile has been charged with incitement to commit public violence, illegal gathering, possession of explosives and dangerous weapons, obstructing traffic and …

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Woman arrested for husband’s murder

A woman has appeared in court for allegedly ordering a hit on her husband. Kwazulu-Natal police spokesperson Colonel Thembeka Mbhele said Thokozile Mhlongo appeared in the Ntuzuma Magistrate’s Court on a charge of murder on Monday. The 46-year old woman allegedly hired a middle man, 28-year-old Zamani Gasa, who has …

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eThekwini Metro cop shot dead in Umlazi

‎An eThekwini Metro Police officer has been shot dead, police said on Wednesday. Police spokeswoman Thembeka Mbhele confirmed the shooting incident saying that the officer was found in his car on Tuesday evening in Durban’s Umlazi township. She sa‎id the 36-year-old officer was found in his car in Q-section in …

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KZN man arrested for unlicensed firearm

A man was arrested by Ladysmith K9 unit officers for possession of unlicensed firearm in the Burford area of Ladysmith, KZN police said In a statement, police on Tuesday said: “On Monday afternoon, Ladysmith K9 unit officers followed up on information that they had received about an unlicensed firearm. “The …

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