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Spring Day at Monument

Monument Primary School’s learners and staff, together with a few parents, had a spring in their step as they heralded in the start of the season of flowers, fun and sunshine. These fun-loving individuals joined in on Spring Day, 1 […]

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#Cameron’s Quest of Kindness

For the last two years, Cameron, a young lass of Ladysmith, has approached local businesses and wholesalers, requesting donations for a care package for rape victims, both women and children. Cameron was empowered after seeing a group of teenagers, who […]

Durban-Day

Ready to rock Durban!

The Arrows (pictured), Jimmy Nevis, BlackByrd, Mafikizolo, Gangs of Ballet, Freshly Ground, The Parlotones, Khuli Chana and Mi Casa will share the stage for this year’s Durban Day, on Sunday, 7 September at the People’s Park from 12noon. With all […]

Accused, Devan Govender, in the dock at the Durban Magistrates Court.

Metro cop charged with premeditated murder granted bail

Devina Haripersad Durban North resident and metro police officer, Devan Govender, accused of premeditating his girlfriend, Rosemary Bell’s, murder, was granted bail set at R10 000 by magistrate Vanita Armu at his bail application today, 28 August. Represented by attorney, […]

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Driver arrested in high speed chase

On Friday, 22 August 2014 a driver was arrested in the Besters area after causing damage to a patrol vehicle and fleeing the scene of a collision. According to police reports, at about 8pm, Road Traffic Inspectorate members were conducting […]

 

Pedestrian killed on N11

A Sharaj paramedic at the scene where a pedestrian was killed

A Sharaj paramedic at the scene where a pedestrian was killed

A case of culpable homicide is under investigation by Ladysmith SAPS, after a pedestrian was killed along the N11 on Friday, 29 August 2014. It is alleged that the pedestrian was crossing the road, when he entered directly into the path of a vehicle travelling towards Ladysmith. Sharaj ambulance services were called to the scene to attend to the pedestrian. However, the pedestrian was pronounced dead at the scene, due to the serious injuries he sustained in the accident.

Two gunned down on R103

Ladysmith detectives are investigating a case of murder, after two people were brutally gunned down in their vehicle along the R103 in Roosboom on Thursday, 28 August 2014, at about 10:30pm. According to Captain Charmaine Struwig, spokesperson for Ladysmith SAPS, it is alleged that a vehicle drove past the bakkie and opened fire on the occupants within. “Two occupants who were seated at the front of the bakkie died at the scene,” added Captain Struwig. One of the deceased was identified as 35-year old Thokozane Emmanuel Gamede. The second deceased has not yet been identified. The motive for the killing is unknown at this stage.

Spring Day at Monument

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Monument Primary School’s learners and staff, together with a few parents, had a spring in their step as they heralded in the start of the season of flowers, fun and sunshine. These fun-loving individuals joined in on Spring Day, 1 September, as they engaged in a Spring Walk to mark the beginning of Spring. What a fun and healthy way to welcome a new season!

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#Cameron’s Quest of Kindness

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For the last two years, Cameron, a young lass of Ladysmith, has approached local businesses and wholesalers, requesting donations for a care package for rape victims, both women and children. Cameron was empowered after seeing a group of teenagers, who supply their SAPS rape crisis centers with care-packages. This year, she decided to set a goal and would like to make up 50 care packages and donate them to the four police stations within her area.

Being brutally raped is already a traumatic ordeal to deal with and then reliving the tale, when arriving at the police station, can add to the horrific situation. The care package is made up to allow the victims to find a little peace and restore some of their rights, which were ripped from them by their attacker. These care packages will be stored at the stations and handed to the victims, when police have finalised their paperwork. The care package will help make a small difference in the already painful challenge of taking the first steps to recovery.

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Standard Bank users left stranded  

Spring Day did not get off to a flowery start for many Standard Bank patrons when the bank’s system crashed this morning. Irate patrons took to social media sites of express their views via Facebook and Twitter. Reports claimed that the bank experienced technical difficulties. Standard Banks ATM, internet banking and POS were all offline.

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