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Notorious Glebelands Hostel gunmen sentenced to 31 years in jail

JOHANNESBURG, December 13 – The Durban Regional Court sentenced 31-year-old Mawethu Maquthu to 15 years imprisonment for murder, five years on two counts of attempted murder at the notorious Glebelands Hostel, in Umlazi, Durban. Police said Maquthu was in addition slapped with a five-year-sentence for the illegal possession of ammunition, a similar sentence for the possession of […]

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Alleged leader of Glebelands hostel “hitmen” seeks top advocate

PIETERMARITZBURG, September 3 – Former police detective Bhekukwazi Louis Mdweshu, who is accused of leading an organised crime syndicate at Glebelands Hostel, is again seeking the services of top criminal advocate Jimmy Howse. The so-called ‘Glebelands Eight’ made their first brief appearance at the Pietermaritzburg High Court on Monday since the case was moved from […]

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Glebelands man gunned down

JOHANNESBURG, July 31  – The Independent Community Activist for Human Rights & Social Justice said on Tuesday that community members had reported that a resident of Block 48 in KwaZulu-Natal’s notoriously violent Glebelands hostel had died in “a hail of bullets” at the area’s Chiefs Tavern. Independent Community Activist for Human Rights & Social Justice […]