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Another Cape Town woman, Courtney Pieters’ sister, goes missing

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Cape Town – Another woman has disappeared in the Western Cape – this time 17-year-old Mikayla Pieters, the sister of slain toddler Courtney Pieters.

“She was last seen on Saturday (August 31) at 16:30, leaving Delft in an Elsies River taxi,” police spokesperson Lieutenant Colonel Andrè Traut said in an appeal for help.

She was wearing navy blue jeans and a pink top at the time she was last seen.

Anybody who has information that can help the police and her family find her, can contact Sergeant Christina Meyer on 083 497 9928 or Crime Stop on 08600 10111.

Courtney Pieters was 3 years old when she disappeared from her home in Elsies River.

After a lengthy search, which included neighbours and volunteers scratching through rubble, her body was found in a shallow grave in Epping Industria in May 2018.

Mortimer Saunders was sentenced to two life terms for her murder and rape.

News of Mikayla’s disappearance comes after the brief appearance of Kyle Ruiters in the Bellville Magistrate’s Court for allegedly killing and chopping up Lynette Volschenk at her flat.

Earlier on Monday, a man also appeared in the Wynberg Magistrate’s Court in connection with the disappearance of University of Cape Town student Uyinene Mrwetyana. He has been charged with murder, rape and defeating the ends of justice.

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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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