A first half strike by Thabiso Kutumela gave Maritzburg United a 1-0 win over AmaZulu in the KZN derby at Harry Gwala Stadium this evening.
AmaZulu did not pose much of a threat to the hosts who have now secured their first maximum points of the New Year.
The Team of Choice jump to 6th on the Absa Premiership log with 27 points while AmaZulu remain 3rd from bottom.
In the other match, Stellenbosch beat fellow strugglers Baroka 1-0 at Athlone Stadium.
Waseem Isaacs scored the winner for Stellies in the 50th minute to give the Cape Side their 5th win of the season.
By Ofhani Munyai