Durban on lockdown as residents protect the streets in the dark

ANA FILE PHOTO DURBAN -We have a lockdown. Tonight, almost 1000 men and women across Durban will take to the streets from 8pm to 10pm in a region-wide operation to “lock down” the city. Entrances and exits to suburbs, as well as intersections, will be manned and patrols will be intensified in a show of... Read More

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  • Eskom to implement Stage 2 #Loadshedding on Saturday

    File picture: Ayanda Ndamane/African News Agency (ANA) Johannesburg – Eskom will continue with load shedding overnight and on Saturday, the power utility confirmed on Friday evening.  This as Stage 2 is currently underway until 11pm, where the power utility will switch to Stage 1 until 9am on Saturday.  “Stage 2 load shedding will be implemented... Read More
  • #Elections2019: Over 26 million voters eligible to vote

    Picture: Sharon Seretlo JOHANNESBURG – The Electoral Commission of South Africa (IEC) on Friday said 26,756,898 voters are eligible to cast their votes in the May 8 national and provincial elections. This follows the certification of the voters’ roll. The IEC in a statement said the voters’ roll was certified and published on its website... Read More

DA youth leader to lay assault charges after attack at SABC debate

File picture Pretoria – Gauteng Democratic Alliance (DA) Team One spokesperson on youth Pogiso Mthimunye will lay charges with police after he was allegedly assaulted by African National Congress supporters at an SABC radio station debate in Pretoria on Friday night. “Last night [Friday], while attending an election town hall debate hosted by Motsweding FM,... Read More

Thoriso Themane murder accused teens to remain in custody

File photo: Independent Media Polokwane – Seven teenagers arrested in connection with the murder of Thoriso Themane will remain behind bars after their case was postponed on Friday. The accused appeared at the Polokwane Juvenile court where their case was postponed to April 2 and 3 for formal bail application.  All seven will remain in... Read More

Nathi Nhleko’s former chief of staff facing fraud charges

File Image/ANA DURBAN – A former senior government employee, who once had a security clearance that allowed him access to some of the country’s top-secret information, has found himself on the wrong side of the law. Leon Abednigo Mbangwa, 55, appeared in the Durban Specialised Commercial Crime Court on charges of fraud on Tuesday. He... Read More

Suspected KZN cop killer tried to flush gun down toilet

Durban – A MAN wanted for the murder of a KwaZulu-Natal policeman tried to dispose of a gun thought to be the murder weapon by flushing it down a toilet. The suspect’s desperate attempt to get rid of the gun, believed to be one of the weapons used in a shooting spree that left a... Read More

What’s going on with the UK economy?

Image caption Is the UK economy too hot, too cold, or just right? More than 1,000 days since the referendum, and with the clock ticking down to 29 March, the path of Brexit remains unclear. Ahead of the 2016 vote, the Treasury warned that leaving could damage the economy. And yet, for all the political... Read More

The grieving mum helping underprivileged students

Image copyright Liverpool Hope University Image caption Novlet Nicholson collected her daughter’s posthumously awarded first-class degree The start of university life can be an expensive time, especially for those students from less privileged households. One mother, whose daughter was killed by a drug-driver shortly before graduation, is on a mission to help young people from... Read More

How Great Escape veteran Alan Bryett was foiled in 1944

A former RAF flight lieutenant has described the “shattering” moment he realised his attempt to flee a World War Two German prison camp in “The Great Escape” was thwarted. It is 75 years since the audacious getaway which saw 76 servicemen break out of the Nazi camp. It was later immortalised in the 1963 Hollywood... Read More

Newspaper headlines: Cabinet ‘coup’ and speedboat killer ‘to return to UK’

By BBC News Staff Image caption Prime Minister Theresa May is at the mercy of a “full-blown Cabinet coup”, with senior ministers seeking to replace her with her deputy, David Lidington, according to the Sunday Times. The paper says senior ministers agreed the prime minister must announce she is standing down, warning that she has... Read More