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Suspect charged with Senzo Meyiwa’s murder

Zanokuhle Mbatha, who was arrested in Nongoma, KwaZulu-Natal, on Wednesday, has been charged with the murder of Senzo Meyiwa. The 25-year-old, who is believed to be the man with dreadlocks in the Identikit police drew up this week, was picked […]


Robbery Kingpin Nailed

A CRACK team of PMB investigators nailed a prolific business robbery kingpin in a night-time take-down after a pursuit across two provinces. The man is allegedly responsible for a spate of heists and a double-murder in the Eastern Cape. His […]


Duo sentenced to life for rape and robbery

TWO men have been sentenced to life imprisonment for raping and robbing a woman at Eston last month. Provincial police spokesperson Colonel Jay Naicker said Eric Baphelele Makhanya (36) and Msawakhe Tasolo Ndlovu (36) pleaded guilty in the Pietermaritzburg High […]


Bangladeshi businessman kidnapped in Northdale

A 24-YEAR-OLD Pietermaritzburg-based Bangladeshi businessman is missing after he was kidnapped at his brother’s shop in Northdale on Sunday morning. However, The Witness understands that one suspect has been arrested and is expected to appear in court this week. Jasim […]


Poachers’ brazen attack

IN the most brazen attack yet on South Africa’s dwindling rhino population, poachers darted and dehorned three female white rhinos in the popular Tala Game Reserve at Umlaas Road in broad daylight on Saturday. The poachers escaped undetected with their […]