Wanted: Police search for two men, following local teenager’s death

"Newcastle SAPS explains that the teenager’s lifeless body was found on 17 September 2021 at approximately 3 pm."

Have you seen 4-year-old Asimdumise Phungwayo?

"KZN police spokesperson Captain Nqobile Gwala explains that the Bergville police need help to locate little…

Northern KZN duo acknowledged for their efforts during social unrest

"KZN Police duo, Major General Phumelele Makoba and Brigadier Francis Bantham, were both recognised by the…

Massive manhunt after multiple police attacked in KZN and GP

"Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal police have mobilised the 72-hour Activation Plan as several police officers were attacked…

Missing person: Have you seen Tsepo Themba Gaoboihe?

"Ingogo Police are appealing to the community in assisting them to locate 34-year-old Tsepo Themba Gaoboihe."

SAPS now to keep blue lights on to help prevent crime

"With the country holding world-leader status in various crimes, the SAPS launched a concept to heighten…

Decomposed body found in a storage room on Ayliff Street, Newcastle

"Newcastle SAPS are searching for the family of a deceased man whose decomposing body was found…

Blunder, as over 96 800 violent offenders released without DNA samples taken

"In an answer to a parliamentary question from the DA, the Minister of Justice and Correctional…

In 3 months, murder jumps by 66% and rape 72%—Cele’s stats shock SA

"Police Minister Bheki Cele took centre stage on Friday, 20 August 2021, delivering the intensely concerning crime…

Bheki Cele gives his facts on Phoenix situation

"Police Minister Bheki Cele, alongside KwaZulu-Premier Sihle Zikalala, held a media briefing on Tuesday, 3 August 2021,…

Police officer dies on N11, after suspects jump roadblock

"In the early hours of Monday morning, 19 July 2021, a police officer passed away due…

Newcastle family deals with violent, crazed man says police failed them

"Following a kaleidoscope of unbelievable events unfolding, Newcastle's South African Police Service (SAPS) was approached to…

Off-duty cop catches burglars red-handed in Ekuvukeni business

"Action stars come and go, but committed police are revered for life. An example of this…

Nigerians storm Newcastle SAPS, after drug dealer allegedly overdoses

"According to sources, the incident occurred at approximately 4 pm, after a Nigerian man was arrested…

Accountability time, Newcastle SAPS and petty crime addressed

"After publishing various articles pertaining to the increase in petty crime throughout Newcastle and addressing the…

SAPS Forensic labs backlogged by 208 291 cases—Cele apologises

"Cele admits that currently, the National backlog at the forensic laboratories stands at 208 291 cases…

Newcastle Missing Person: Have you seen Ai Liu?

"According to the police, Ai Liu was last seen in the Industrial area on 30 April…

Osizweni SAPS smash out drug busts totalling over R350k

"The team from Osizweni SAPS appear to be continually making headlines for the right reasons. This…

Officers deliver baby outside a police station, using Google

"Taking place on Monday, 19 April 2021, Police spokesperson Colonel Donald Mdhluli explains, a member of…

Inside the world of Newcastle K9 Search and Rescue unit

"When it comes to searching for missing people in water, Sergeant Holloway explains, "We use dogs…

Ithemba Security and SAPS respond to stabbing and fatal shooting in town

"Ithemba Security explains their armed response team received information regarding a stabbing at an Allen Street…

Police seize dagga valued at R2 million following a car chase

"This follows the team of law enforcement officials responding to information regarding a vehicle suspected of…

Over 30 000 vehicles pass through Newcastle over Easter weekend, no arrests for drunk driving

Khumalo enthuses, “For the first time in ages, there were no arrests for drunk driving.”

Here is your traffic update of the N3. Plus, Police to use drones and body cameras

"Therefore, Law enforcement will now be upping its game this weekend, with Mbalula explaining that his…

Newcastle police investigate copper and tyre theft in town

"The first case involves a man found with suspected stolen property on 22 March 2021. The…

Man faces hundreds of years imprisonment for using stepdaughter as a sex slave

Police spokesperson Colonel Thembeka Mbele explains the child from Neptune Rise in Riet River, near Verulam,…

Man sentenced to 75 years imprisonment, after shooting rampage at Khazin’s Shisanyama

"What was meant to be an evening of enjoyment turned into a bloody affair after a…

Warning graphic images: Ithemba Security and Police arrest three suspects for livestock theft

"Notifying the Bergville SAPS Livestock Unit, the security company and police promptly put a plan into…

Madadeni police call on community’s assistance, have you seen Nkosingiphile Shabangu?

"Captain Mandlenkosi Nkosi, the spokesperson for Madadeni police, explains Shabangu was last seen on 6 February…

To combat crime, Amajuba District Municipality revitalises Community Safety Forum

"On Tuesday, 23 March 2021, at the Amajuba District Municipality's Council Chambers; the Amajuba District Municipality,…

Former police captain’s skeletal remains go missing in Standerton, found in Newcastle

"Engelbrecht was reported missing in October 2020, and a search was launched to find him."

Introducing Lt Col Gerhardt Neethling Osizweni Police’s new Station Commander

"I am a jovial person, a real people's person, and I care about the community. My…

Burglaries continue to escalate in Newcastle, SAPS points out hotspots

"Police spokesperson, Lizzy Arumugam declares the SAPS has identified five areas in town, where burglaries are…

Local mother searches for missing daughter, can you help?

"Putting on a white T-shirt, black trousers and her Adidas takkies, she left the house at…

Man arrested for over R1 million in counterfeit goods while travelling towards Newcastle

"Police spokesperson Captain Nqobile Gwala explains that the man was arrested on Sunday morning, 14 March…

Police embark on a manhunt after prisoners escape from holding cells

"Police spokesperson Brigadier Leonard Hlathi explains that three of the escapees have been rearrested while three…

9 most-wanted South Africans on Interpol’s list 2021

According to the Interpol red list, the following South Africans are currently wanted on a series…

COVID-19 temporarily shuts down Newcastle Police Station

Despite this, SAPS Corporate Communications and Liaison Officer Lizzy Arumugam explains the community will still be…

Estcourt bookkeeper sentenced for 555 counts of fraud—Hawks comment

Estcourt Regional Court passed judgment on 41-year-old Fungai Desire Makunde on Tuesday afternoon, 23 February 2021,…

NKZN man wanted for murder, have you seen him?

The police are still searching for the culprit and require Newcastillian's assistance in locating him. Arumugam…

Mass gate motor theft in Newcastle, police identify hotspots

SAPS Corporate Communications and Liaison Officer Lizzy Arumugam explains, with the dramatic spike in the crime,…

Three alleged taxi hitmen killed by police

The incident took place at 5.30 pm, while a taxi with passengers was travelling from Bridge…

Police hammer down on sex offenders and drug dealers

"A total of 438 suspects were arrested by detectives from the FCS Unit for various cases…

Missing 56-year-old man’s case ends in tragedy

"Prior to the man going missing, he allegedly offered two hitchhikers a lift."

Local scrapyard manager and three men arrested for stolen cables

"Further insight into the case revealed this was not the first time the Newcastle based scrapyard…

Suspect arrested for Newcastle businessman’s brutal murder

"The suspect was arrested in Fouriesberg, close to the Lesotho border after the police received information…

Local police confiscate 135 parcels of heroin—is the drug’s demand growing?

"SAPS Corporate Communications and Liaison Officer, Lizzy Arumugam, elaborates on the pressing issue, highlighting the drug…

What if all police get COVID-19? Newcastle SAPS clarifies

"Due to the seriousness of the situation, SAPS Corporate Communications and Liaison Officer, Lizzy Arumugam stresses…

36 people arrested for non-compliance of regulations

"It is essential to highlight, that according to the Disaster Management Act, a person convicted of…

Ladysmith policewoman takes on four armed men

"Realising they would not overcome the determined officer, the suspects fled in separate directions."