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15 years in jail for Durban man who burnt his manager to death

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Durban – A man who set his work colleague alight following an argument has been began serving his 15 year jail term.

Ricardo Naidoo, 44, was convicted of the murder of Rogers Naidoo’s in the Durban Regional Court.

The incident took place 18 month ago. .

Naidoo had been doused with thinners and set alight at the industrial cleaning company in Prospecton, south Durban, where they worked.

Moments later, he called his wife pleading for help. He was taken to hospital and spent two weeks in the intensive care unit. He was treated for severe burns and smoke inhalation.

He died two weeks later in hospital.

Naidoo’s widow Cheryl said they would have celebrated their 26th wedding anniversary.

“Instead of celebrating I am mourning his death,” said Naidoo.
Ricardo fled after the incident but was arrested in August last year as he crossed the border from Zimbabwe into South Africa.

For Cheryl and her three children, aged between 24 and 19, it was little comfort.

“That was not justice being served. He robbed us of our life. He will be with his family again. What about us?

“It has been over a year that my husband was killed, but our wounds are still fresh. It is like it happened just yesterday.

“His killer and his family tried to apologise but it is too late. What was done to my husband was unforgivable.

“My children and I are struggling financially, as he was our breadwinner. We are also emotionally drained as if our hearts were ripped out of our chests,” she said.

Cheryl added she and Rogers had plans for the future.

“I sometimes cry but also laugh when I think back to all our conversations. I spent most of my life with him. We we were looking forward to growing old together and taking care of our grandchildren.

“He was the type of husband that lived for his family and children. He would never raise his hand against anyone. He was a humble, caring and loving person.

“Why did he have to die in such a cruel way? His killer should have been given a life sentence for the crime.”

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Skeem Saam’s Koko Mantsha death dismissed as fake news

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Koko Mantsha, the popular Skeem Saam character acto, real name, Lydia Mokgokoloshi is not dead.

Social media is awash with news of her death which seems to have been fuelled by fake news sites aiming to profit from unsuspecting lovers of the 80 year-old veteran actress.

Lydia Mokgokoloshi, has appeared in many television shows including Muvhango and Bophelo ke semphego.

Mokgokoloshi was born on 27 September 1939, in Polokwane, Polokwane Local Municipality, Capricorn District Municipality, Limpopo.

She is most famous for acting as Koko Mantsha the grandmother of Katlego Pietersen (Patrick Seleka) in the soap, Skeem Saam.

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Watch: Thulani Dlomo an alleged ‘Zuma spy’, hands himself in

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Thulani Dlomo, the axed former SSA top spy and former SA ambassador to Japan has handed himself over to police on Friday.

Dlomo’s lawyer Philani Shangase said that he handed himself over at his own will at the Durban Central Police station on Friday.

He said Dlomo was not arrested but wanted to clear his name following media reports.

Dlomo was being interviewed by police officers at 17h00 on Friday.

“He has denied all wrong doing,” Shangase said.

Dlomo was suspected to be one of the instigators of the unrest in KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng.

This is a developing story.

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Residents warned against consuming dead fish washing up at Umhlanga and Umdloti beaches – video

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The eThekwini Municipality has sent out a warning to residents against collecting and consuming dead fish and crayfish that have washed up on the beaches of Umhlanga and Umdloti, north of Durban.

The public has been asked to refrain from fishing, surfing and swimming on the beaches after a video of the dead fish on the beaches emerged on social media.

The municipality said it was investigating what caused the marine life to die.

“It is considered serious and can affect one’s health if collected and consumed.”

According to reports, run-off water and chemicals reached the ocean through storm water drains after firefighters battled a blaze at a chemical plant at Cornubia started by looters on Tuesday.

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“The public is advised to refrain from all recreational activities, including fishing or surfing, bait collection and picking up of dead species in this area,” said the municipality.

“Collecting or harvesting of any marine living resource in the area is temporarily prohibited until the cause is determined and the threat has abated.

“Authorities are investigating the source of the pollution and cleanup companies are trying to contain the spill.”

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