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Alpha Alarms security guard found dead in Isipingo

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Durban – A security guard was found dead with a gun shot wound to his head in Isipingo, south of Durban on Saturday

Lieutenant Colonel Thulani Zwane, a KwaZulu-Natal police spokesperson said Saiershen Pillay,20, was found dead with a gunshot wound to the head on River mouth beach Road in Isipingo beach.

A case of murder was opened at Isipingo police station for investigation.

His employer Alpha Alarms and the management and staff paid tribute to Pillay.

On the companies website they wrote.

“We salute our slain Alpha member who was called to rest. It is an honour and a privilege to have been in the company of such a passionate and dedicated crime fighter such as Saiershen who loved the task of protecting and serving the vulnerable and defenseless in the community,” it read.

“In the short period that he was employed at Alpha Alarms, he impacted many lives with his zeal for crime-fighting and his ideal to make communities safe for residents. We mourn the loss of Saiershen as a valued Alpha Alarms member and we honour the memories shared in his company. Your memory lives on in our hearts,”Alpha Alarms added.

Craig Coldron, a security reaction officer south of Durban, said we all still so shocked and still can’t believe the news.

“To the Pillay family and friends of this great young and talented man who always was eager in what he did for his family, friends, colleagues and ex members who all knew him. A sad day for the Bluff in losing such a wonderful and caring person who enjoyed life and also was passionate about what he did. Even had the pleasure working with you at PT Alarms and also ET Rapid Response. Rest in peace,”Coldron said.

Pillay’s funeral will take place on Tuesday between 10 am and 3 pm at his home in Tara Road. He will be cremated at the Clare Estate Crematorium.

Source: Daily News

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N2 Kei Cuttings bus accident leaves 27 dead

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At least 27 people have been killed in a bus accident on the N2 at Kei Cuttings between East London and Butterworth in the Eastern Cape on Monday afternoon.

The death toll has been revised from earlier reports which indicated that 10 people have died.

Eastern Cape transport department spokesperson, Unathi Binqose, says the number of the deaths could increase as more people were still trapped inside the wrecked bus.

A large number of search and rescue personnel, traffic officers, firefighters and paramedics are on the scene.

Binqose said the death toll is likely to increase as search and rescue personnel plan to flip the bus over to see whether more people are trapped underneath.

The accident took place on the notorious section of the N2, known as the Kei Cuttings, north of the Kei River, which is known for its perilous twists and turns.

Binqose said the driver of the bus is among those who died.

The driver is believed to have lost control of the long-distance passenger bus before it plunged 200 metres down a steep embankment.

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“He lost control just before he could cross the river on the last curve,” said Binqose.

Chief director of clinical support services for the health department, Kidwell Matshotyana, told TellitallSA that 22 people were stable and did not want to go to hospital.

“In terms of the injured people, we have five patients admitted at Frere Hospital and one at Life St Dominic’s Private Hospital [both in East London],” he said.

The department will arrange transport for the 22 people, who don’t want to go to hospital, to the nearest town. They will be given accommodation.

The bus is understood to have been transporting passengers from Cape Town.

Hospitals and emergency services in the area and further afield were offering help with triaging patients.

He said the police had the grim task of going through the luggage to find identity documents, in order to begin informing the next of kin of the tragedy.

The department would also work with the bus company to establish a contact centre for worried families checking up on people who were on the bus, and those details would be announced later.

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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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