2 more people killed at Glebelands hostel hours before ‘hitmen’ go on trial

Durban in the News: 2 more people killed at Glebelands hostel hours before 'hitmen' go on trial: Two men have been shot dead at the notorious Glebelands Hostel in Umlazi hours ahead of the first day of the trial of a police officer and seven alleged hitmen accused of conducting a scheme to force money from hostel residents. Fees Must Fall activist Bonginkosi Khanyile sentenced to 3 years house arrest: Fees Must Fall activist Bonginkosi Khanyile has been sentenced to three years house arrest and must undergo life skills … [Read more...]

8 Glebelands Hostel ‘hitmen’ conspired to form money collecting association, court hears

Durban in the News: 8 Glebelands Hostel 'hitmen' conspired to form money collecting association, court hears: Eight "hitmen" - including a police detective - accused of killing nine residents from the infamous Glebelands Hostel in Umlazi, allegedly conspired to form an association that controlled money collected at the hostel, the Durban Regional Court has heard. Get your popcorn ready for Durban International Film Festival + SA’s art festivals not to miss: With the Durban International Film Festival around the corner, whip out your … [Read more...]

Police nab alleged hitmen linked to political killings

Durban in the News: Police nab alleged hitmen linked to political killings: Six alleged hitmen have been arrested for various crimes, including taxi related incidents, police killings, ATM bombings, cash-in-transit heists, political killings, armed robbery and hijackings. Shembe leader to be buried on Sunday: Vela Shembe, the late spiritual leader of the Nazareth Baptist Church, popularly known as Shembe, will be laid to rest at his home in uMthwalume Sunday, says the church. Click HERE to submit your Durban and … [Read more...]

‘Illegal money’ makes it easy to pay hitmen, Moerane Commission hears

Durban in the News: 'Illegal money' makes it easy to pay hitmen, Moerane Commission hears: The availability of “illegal” money in the ANC-run Harry Gwala District Municipality, south of KwaZulu-Natal, makes it easy for corrupt local officials to pay hitmen to kill those fighting corruption, the Moerane Commission has heard. Click HERE to submit your Durban and Kwa-Zulu Natal news. … [Read more...]