Seeing-double!

Seeing double!

Durban Girls’ High School has 5 sets of twins, all starting out in Grade 8 this year. All the very best to these young ladies. Seen are Jaquiline and Sabrina Isaac, Amber and Raven Lax, Zandile and Zanenhlanhla Ntombela, Unathi […]

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Cyclists targeted in robberies

Police have urged cyclists to please be careful when riding during the early hours of the morning and late in the evening, as a number of theft cases have been opened at Durban North SAPS involving cyclists. Durban North SAPS’ […]

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Road rage takes a turn for the worse

By Janine Moodley A seemingly minor vehicle collision between a car and a public transport bus, took a turn for the worse, when a 33-year old man and his 65-year old mother were arrested for a severe case of road […]

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Shooting at Newcastle Mall: One arrested

Mall pledges to reinstate legal taxi rank   Police arrested a suspect last week Thursday, following a shooting at Newcastle Mall, as taxi violence resurfaced in the town. The incident was prompted by a group of taxi operators who were […]

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Workers escape blaze at Marburg factory

Several factory workers managed to escape unharmed after a fire broke out at a factory in Marburg, a suburb of Port Shepstone, on the KZN South Coast, recently. “The cause of the fire is not known at this stage. After […]

 

Marching for better working conditions!

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uThukela District KZN EMS staff took to the streets of Ladysmith this morning, 30 January, to voice their discontentment in a peaceful protest against the Department of Health.

“We have had enough,” said one of the KZN EMS officials, who preferred to remain anonymous. According to the official, since 2012 they have been asking the department to correct their salary level. “Some of us take home so little, while others on lower levels or less years, get more,” claimed the official.

For more, grab a copy of the next issue of the Ladysmith Herald.

Twelve injured in M4 crash

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Twelve injured in M4 crash

Twelve people sustained various injuries when a taxi and car collided on the M4 Durban- bound, before Victoria Embankment, on Monday, 26 January at about 7am.

According to Rescue Care Paramedics Operation’s Director, Garrith Jamieson, when their paramedics arrived at the accident scene, they found that a minibus taxi had collided with a car on the busy freeway. “A total of 12 people had sustained various injuries. More ambulances were called to assist with transporting the injured. After all the injured people had been stabilised at the scene, they were rushed to various Durban hospitals for the further care that they required,” said Jamieson.

He also explained that it is still unclear as to how the accident occurred. “At this stage it is unclear what caused the collision, however, SAPS were on the scene and will be investigating further,” stated Jamieson.

Seeing double!

Seeing-double!

Durban Girls’ High School has 5 sets of twins, all starting out in Grade 8 this year. All the very best to these young ladies. Seen are Jaquiline and Sabrina Isaac, Amber and Raven Lax, Zandile and Zanenhlanhla Ntombela, Unathi and Anele Makhasi, as well as Alexandra and Maxine Oosthuizen.

Former Ladysmith businessman gets two life sentences

Former Ladysmith businessman and resident, 51-year old Rudolf Struwig, was handed two life sentences on Thursday, 29 January 2015, at the Pietermaritzburg High Court, for orchestrating the killing of two farm workers.

In June 2004, Trevor Ndlovu was gunned down at a Howick farm and died later at Grey’s Hospital, Pietermaritzburg. The second victim, Mandla Masango, was killed on a Balgowan farm in October 2004. The hired killer, Lucky Mlanfeni, pleaded guilty in 2009 to both murders and he was handed a life imprisonment sentence.

It was discovered during the course of the trial and subsequent investigations, that Struwig, an organiser of farm security, had paid Mlanfeni R5000 to commit the murders. Struwig, whose bail was revoked after he was convicted on Tuesday, stared straight ahead during sentencing.

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Storm rips through Action Homes

'Tombie', a local resident of Action Homes, sits and cries after losing her home in the devastating storm that swept through the area

‘Tombie’, a local resident of Action Homes, sits and cries after losing her home in the devastating storm that swept through the area

Over 20 homes were destroyed, with two people sustaining injuries, when the walls of their homes collapsed during a devastating storm that ripped across the rural area of Action Homes along the R616, in Bergville.

Ward Committee member of the area, Nomvula Khumalo, said that the municipality disaster management team will be working in the area to ensure that relief is given to those who suffered losses in the storm.

For the full story, get your next edition of the Ladysmith Herald…

Officials attend to “freak accident”

Emergency officials responded to an accident scene in Greyville on Sunday night where a black BMW X5 overturned. It is unclear what led to the overturning, however, an official at the scene told The Weekly Gazette reporter that the driver lost control of the vehicle while rounding a bend. No serious injuries were reported.

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Patient killed in hospital: Investigation launched

Addington Hospital has launched a full scale investigation into a murder that occurred at the hospital last week.

It is alleged that Bonginkosi Shongwe hit Khayelihle Ngubane (32) over the head with a fire extinguisher.

Ngubane was asleep at the time and died. Ngubane was admitted to hospital for injuries sustained when he allegedly tried to commit suicide by jumping from a window.

He was being treated for arm and leg injuries at the time of his death.

Shongwe, who is believed to be mentally unstable, appeared at the Durban Magistrate’s Court on Friday, 23 January.

Still dressed in his blue hospital attire, he requested that he respond to the judge’s address in English.

When Magistrate Vanitha Armu questioned whether he had family present at court, Shongwe pointed to the court clerk, claiming she was his aunt.

Shongwe was remanded into custody pending his next court appearance and made hand gestures when escorted down the stairs. He is due back in court next week.

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