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Armed men terrorise Durban family in home invasion

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Durban – A quiet evening at home turned into a nightmare when a Montclair family were terrorised by a gang of armed men last night (Wednesday, 10 April). The men ransacked the home and injured an elderly man, reports Southlandssun.

The daughter, who spoke to the SUN, said her 71-year-old father was sleeping inside the house on the couch and she was outside with her mother and friend when they heard the dogs barking at the gate. “My friend went to investigate and saw four men tampering with the gate. One of the guys saw him, went back to his car and came back with a gun and instructed my friend to open the gate. When I looked outside I saw another guy scaling the wall. We all went inside the house, we tried to lock the door but couldn’t and all four men rushed into the house,” she said.

The victims crouched on the ground except the father who they shouted at to press the panic button. As he got off the couch to do so, one of the intruders kicked him in the chest. “My dad then crouched. He sustained minor soft tissue injuries and he can’t move his arm fully, but he is okay now,” she added.

“The men were in and out of the house carrying anything they can find back to their car. They kept shouting at us, demanding to know the code for the alarm and the safe. They took all three car keys and cellphones. They took everything, the house was ransacked,” she said.

This was the first time the house was broken into or ransacked. “This case felt so isolated, we have never had problems here before.”

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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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