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2 dead in shoot-out between KZN police, suspected robbers

A dramatic shoot-out between police and a gang of suspected armed robbers in Newlands West in Durban left two gunmen dead and a third wounded. Police spokesperson Colonel Jay Naicker said officers had been on patrol when they received a report of a “suspicious motor vehicle” on Briardale Road. “When …

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Durban taxi strike fizzles out

Motorists in Durban are in for some respite as late night talks between minibus taxi bosses and city officials staved off another day of blockades and protest action. On Tuesday, irate taxi drivers and owners implemented rolling blockades on the city’s main arterial route, causing major traffic congestion. Later, hundreds …

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UKZN investigation fails to reveal statue culprits

A University of KwaZulu-Natal investigation has failed to reveal the culprits who defaced a statue of King George V. The university confirmed on Tuesday that the culprits who defaced the statue, situated at UKZN’s Howard College campus, had not been identified. The defacement of the statue came shortly after a …

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Nxumalo, Gumede go into battle again over eThekwini chair

eThekwini Mayor James Nxumalo is likely to face his opponent Councillor Zandile Gumede as the pair battle for the highly contested eThekwini regional chairmanship position. The ANC in KwaZulu-Natal has confirmed that the eThekwini region will reconvene its sixth elective conference on Saturday. ANC spokesperson Sicelo Khuzwayo said the party …

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Crowd gearing up for Malema speech in Durban

Thousands are expected to turn out for an EFF Freedom Day rally at Inanda near Durban on Monday. A large police contingent is also on high alert as party supporters start to trickle into the John L Dube Stadium. People clad in vivid red regalia have already begun streaming into …

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EFF claims ‘political sabotage’ in KZN

The Economic Freedom Fighters believes the party is being politically sabotaged after it claimed the eThekwini Municipality cancelled its Freedom Day rally scheduled to be held at the John Dube Stadium in Durban. However, eThekwini spokesperson Tozi Mthethwa said the stadium has been made available to the EFF. “The stadium …

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Stage set for 2015 SA Surf Lifesaving Champs in Durban

The country’s top surf lifesavers converge on the Suncoast Pirates Surf Lifesaving Club this weekend for the 2015 South African Surf Lifesaving Championships, with the Masters paving the way for the juniors and seniors with the SA Masters Championship title deciders on Thursday. With the mercury expected to hit the …

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Two men seriously injured in Durban collision

Two men were seriously injured in a motor vehicle collision on the Queen Nandi Drive bridge in Durban on Thursday. Paramedics and firefighters used the jaws of life to free one of the men, who had been trapped in the wreckage of his vehicle. Crisis Medical spokesperson Kyle van Reenen …

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