Suthentira Govender Senior reporter

Suthentira Govender is a seasoned reporter with more than 20 years' experience in print and more recently digital journalism. During her 18 years at the Sunday Times, she has cut her teeth as a reporter under the guidance of experienced newshounds. She has a passion for telling provocative human interest stories, enjoys unpacking research and loves the occasional quirky story to delight and entertain audiences and readers.

Suthentira Govender Senior reporter
'I just didn't want to die': Mayhem takes heavy toll on kids caught in crossfire

Twelve-year-old Bandile Ngobese's heart pounded when she and her family found themselves in the midst of mayhem as looters ran riot and police fired ...

Suthentira Govender Senior reporter
Durban 'superhero' joins cleanup effort after unrest

When Justin Walter saw the mess in an industrial area north of Durban he decided it needed a super effort to clean it up.

Suthentira Govender Senior reporter
KZN health facilities are returning to normal, says MEC

The KwaZulu-Natal health department says hospitals, clinics and community health centres are gradually returning to normal after a week of unrest, ...

Suthentira Govender Senior reporter
Armed men demand security contract from owners of looted Umlazi mall

In the same week the Philani Valley Mall was looted and vandalised, armed men claiming to belong to a local business forum demanded a contract to ...

Suthentira Govender Senior reporter
Belgian independent power producer to stay put in SA despite unrest

A Belgian renewable energy company, with several projects in the pipeline, has vowed not to exit SA in the wake of unrest and uncertainty.

Suthentira Govender Senior reporter
Durban’s frail and elderly go hungry after looting and violence

The dire situation has prompted appeals for donations for those unable to queue outside shops for hours

Suthentira Govender Senior reporter
Durban bakery to probe inflated bread prices, some as high as R40 a loaf

BB Bakeries will launch an investigation into inflated bread prices which Durban residents claim they have been forced to pay by the company's truck ...

Suthentira Govender Senior reporter
Phoenix man was crushed to death by taxi rushing to loot mall: eyewitness

A speeding minibus taxi allegedly ploughed into and killed a Phoenix man while he was discussing wanton looting in his area with neighbours a week ...

Suthentira Govender Senior reporter
Durban residents barter goods over WhatsApp after unrest

Eggs for a bottle of wine, a tube of toothpaste for a carton of milk or perhaps some tomatoes in exchange for dog food?

Suthentira Govender Senior reporter
N3 to reopen between Gauteng and KZN but motorists must proceed with caution

Law enforcement authorities have given the all-clear to fully re-open the N3 between Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal.