East Coast Radio Newswatch

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East Coast Radio Newswatch is the independent Durban-based radio station's news team. We are KwaZulu-Natal’s trusted news source with a focus on local, breaking news. Our bulletins run from 6am until 6pm, Monday to Friday. On weekends and public holidays you can catch our news updates from 7am until 12pm. © East Coast Radio.

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20
MAY
11am

Newswatch @ 5pm

Proceedings have wrapped up for the day in the Maritzburg High Court where former President Jacob Zuma is applying for a permanent stay of prosecution on corruption charges linked to the arms deal. Zuma's senior counsel, Advocate Thabani Masuku said the application is not an attack on the NPA - but rather a defence of Zuma's rights. Masuku argued that the NPA had breached constitutional process.
20
MAY
10am

Newswatch @ 4pm

The Catholic Archdiocese of Durban has condemned the attack on a bus carrying Durban worshipers in Egypt yesterday. Parishioners from Wentworth, Toti and the Bluff were among those on pilgrimage when the vehicle was bombed in Giza. They had been travelling with Father Mike Foley from St Francis Xavier Catholic Church on the Bluff. Father Brett Williams is the chancellor of the Durban Archdiocese.
20
MAY
9am

Newswatch @ 3pm

Police are hopeful they'll make more arrests in connection with the murder of two men in Adams Mission - inland of Toti at the weekend. Two men - aged 21 and 30-years - were kidnapped and assaulted by a group of men. The victims had been accused of theft and house-breaking.
20
MAY
8am

Newswatch @ 2pm

The Catholic Archdiocese of Durban has condemned the attack on a bus carrying Durban worshipers in Egypt yesterday. Parishioners from Wentworth, Toti and the Bluff were among those on pilgrimage when the vehicle was bombed in Giza. They had been travelling with Father Mike Foley from St Francis Xavier Catholic Church on the Bluff. Father Brett Williams is the chancellor of the Durban Archdiocese.
20
MAY
7am

Newswatch @ 1pm

Two people have been killed in a head-on collision on the R-612 in Dalton - near Maritzburg this morning. Medics say they arrived at the scene to find firefighters trying to douse the wreckage. ER24's Russel Meiring says one man sustained severe burn wounds and was declared dead at the scene. An elderly man from the second vehicle was critically injured. Meiring says he died after being cut free.
20
MAY
6am

Newswatch @ 12pm

Former President Jacob Zuma believes the corruption charges against him are politically motivated. Zuma and his legal team are in the Pietermaritzburg High Court today - arguing for a permanent stay of prosecution. Advocate Muzi Sikha-khane argued Zuma has been treated improperly due to alleged bias and political influence.
20
MAY
5am

Newswatch @ 11am

Our international relations department says at least two of the 28 South Africans hurt in a bomb blast - in Egypt remain in hospital. Management at the St Francis Xavier Catholic Parish on the Bluff has confirmed that Priest - Father Mike Foley - was on pilgrimage with a group of parishioners from Durban who were on the bus.
20
MAY
4am

Newswatch @ 10am

The search for a tourist, presumed to have drowned while swimming at a beach in Umhlanga Rocks, is continuing this morning. Rescue teams suspended their search for the Congolese man yesterday afternoon due to bad sea conditions.
20
MAY
3am

Newswatch @ 9am

The 400 National Assembly members -- who'll take their seats in South Africa's sixth democratic Parliament -- will start with registrations today and a rehearsal, so that they're prepared for this week's swearing-in ceremony.
20
MAY
2am

Newswatch @ 8am

KZN Transport officials say they are still trying to locate the families of six people who lost their lives in the double-vehicle crash in Umzinto. 11 other people were hurt when the two cars collided on the R612 on Saturday afternoon.
20
MAY
1am

Newswatch @ 7am

It has been confirmed that some South African tourists were hurt when a bomb blast hit a tour bus near Egypt's famed Giza pyramids.

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