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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24
MAY
3am

Newswatch @ 9am

Two suspects arrested in connection with the murders of two Durban cops are due to appear in court today. A third suspect who was wounded during a shootout with officers in KwaMashu yesterday is in hospital.
24
MAY
2am

Newswatch @ 8am

An economist says the Reserve Bank's decision to keep interest rates on hold was one that was taken with struggling consumers in mind. The repo rate has been left unchanged at 6.75%.
24
MAY
1am

Newswatch @ 7am

Seven children, who were among dozens of south coast protesters nabbed during the N2 demonstrations between Boboyi and Murchison are due in court this morning. More local and international news with Newswatch at 7am.
24
MAY
12am

Newswatch @ 6am

Prosecutors have challenged Jacob Zuma's claims that he has suffered severe and irreparable damage to his reputation due to the NPA's poor handling of his case. More local and international news with Newswatch at 6am.
23
MAY
11am

Newswatch @ 6pm

As police wait for post mortem results - - the family of a man who was found dead in a stream on the north coast - say they are shocked by his murder. Sakhile Chili's body was found by a search party in uMhlali on Tuesday night - after he was reported missing on Friday. It's understood the 28-year-old was last seen heading to his mother's house after visiting family.
23
MAY
10am

Newswatch @ 4pm

The Reserve Bank's Monetary Policy Committee has decided not to change the repo rate. It stays at 6.75 percent - meaning the prime lending rate remains 10.25 percent. Reserve Bank Governor, Lesetja Kganyago says this was due to international and local factors.
23
MAY
9am

Newswatch @ 3pm

Forty-seven people are in police custody following violent protests on the N2 between Bhobhoyi and Murchison on the south coast. There was unrest again last night after a provincial transport department representative addressed the community - which is understood to be unhappy about the state of roads in the area.
23
MAY
8am

Newswatch @ 2pm

Forty-seven people are in police custody following violent protests on the N2 between Bhobhoyi and Murchison on the south coast. There was unrest again last night after a provincial transport department representative addressed the community - which is understood to be unhappy about the state of roads in the area. Officials say protesters pelted police officers with stones - hitting one officer in the head - and leaving him with serious injuries.
23
MAY
7am

Newswatch @ 1pm

Former Transnet Engineer, Francis Callard has continued his testimony on the irregular locomotive tenders at Transnet. Callard has told the State Capture Inquiry that Transnet prices for 1064 locomotives between 2012 and 2014 were manipulated.
23
MAY
6am

Newswatch @ 12pm

A lawyer for the state has argued that former president Jacob Zuma should not be quick to squarely put the blame for his legal delays on the NPA. Zuma is arguing for a stay of prosecution and for charges against him dating back some 15 years to be dropped. He's accused of accepting kickbacks from French arms company, Thales, in a deal that is alleged to have seen the company score a lucrative multibillion Rand contract.
23
MAY
5am

Newswatch @ 11am

Detectives have arrested a 23-year-old man who allegedly killed an elderly woman at her home in Lamontville. The police's Thulani Zwane says the 67-year-old was at her home on Tuesday night when she was assault by a man with a sharp weapon and Sjambok. Zwane says she died later in hospital.
23
MAY
4am

Newswatch @ 10am

Three suspects linked to the murders of two metro police officers have been arrested in KwaMashu, north of Durban, this morning. 40-year-old Constable Nomasonto Mhlanga and 60-year-old Inspector Zephania Dladla were gunned down in Phoenix on Monday night, while guarding a ward councillor's home.

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