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Durban rock thrower jailed

Convicted rock-thrower Nkosinathi Mthalane, 27, has been sent to jail for 10 years following his confession before Durban Magistrate Anand Maharaj to having thrown rocks at cars to “chase away pain”. First published in Sunday Tribune Also read: On the trail of a rock thrower Mthalane pleaded guilty to six counts of attempted murder on Thursday.  He said he had thrown a rock from the side of the road at a VW Polo on the N3 near Tollgate Bridge on

Investigations Social and Justice issues

On the trail of a rock thrower

What does a rookie Roving Reporter do when briefed to find out about a suspected serial rock-thrower? Oh and yes, no one in the newsroom has his name or knows where he lives. First published in Sunday Tribune I’M ON THE trail of a man who police say dropped rocks, including one nearly the size of a soccer ball, onto cars on the N3, near Durban’s Tollgate Bridge. This was my first assignment and I am intrigued. Who was this man?

Emaphaleni Kethu Lembethe Social and Justice issues Training

Stepping into a ‘foreign’ world

Kethu Lembethe reflects on stepping out her comfort zone on her first Roving Reporters assignment – a visit to a transit camp in Clermont, Durban.

Emaphaleni Investigations Social and Justice issues Training

Under siege in Clermont

A ministerial housing project has gone awry in Clermont, Durban. Fifteen families who refuse to destroy their homes and move into a transit camp to make way for planned developments are under siege.

Investigations Social and Justice issues

Beyond the carnage: The life of Sanele Goodness May

Sanele Goodness May, the  man who was behind the wheel of the truck that killed 22 people last week, has a story that needs to be told. But right now, he is battling to speak, write Sibusisiwe Buthelezi, Bekhekile Kuphe and Fred Kockott.

Investigations Social and Justice issues Tale of Two Hijackers

Broken link in the justice chain

From a fight over a bicycle to body bags – this is the story of two hikackers, Vuyani “Vivi” Mthembu and his childhood partner in crime, S’phelele Shezi.