KZN police, with the help of a private security company have arrested three suspects for the murder of Ashver Sukwa, a Tongaat businessman who was stabbed to death during a robbery allegedly by his own truck driver and three accomplices.
The three also face charges of house robbery and attempted murder of Ashver’s elderly father who was hospitalised after the brutal attack.
“On Sunday at about 22h00 to 01h00 the team braved the rainy weather and conducted a mass search and penetration in the Ndwedwe area.
“Two suspects were arrested and R85 405-00 was recovered. One of the suspects was also found with a bloodied Okapi knife in his pocket,” said a source close to the investigation.
Members traced and arrested a third suspect in Upper Tongaat area.
Ashver was stabbed 35 times while his elderly father was brutally assaulted and left for dead by four suspects on Saturday morning.
It’s alleged that the victims opened the door for their truck driver who was supposed to transport some bananas to the market for their fruit and vegetables business.
Instead, the driver and three other people came in and attacked the father and son before robbing them of cash, a firearm and other items.
When employees arrived to work in the morning they found out that the place had been robbed and contacted their private security company.
Prem Balram of Reaction Unit SA (RUSA) said their officers were notified of the incident at around 4.45am.
“Officers penetrated the house and found blood on one of the beds. The 35-year-old was found on the floor wrapped in a bedsheet and blanket that was soaked with blood. Reaction officers unwrapped him so paramedics could work on saving his life, however it was discovered that he was stabbed at least 35 times and was declared deceased a short while later.”
The suspects had already fled the scene.
Police made a breakthrough on Sunday night when they followed up on information and arrested the three suspects.
It was not immediately clear if the truck driver was amongst the nabbed suspects.
Skeem Saam’s Koko Mantsha death dismissed as fake news
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.
Tweets and reports that Mme Lydia Mokgokoloshi has passed are FALSE
Nkoko Mantsha, as she is affectionately known to Skeem Saam fans, is alive.
The FB page reporting this is NOT an SABC creates page. pic.twitter.com/mGcpWASpqf
— Kgopolo (@PhilMphela) July 24, 2021
Watch: Thulani Dlomo an alleged ‘Zuma spy’, hands himself in
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.
Residents warned against consuming dead fish washing up at Umhlanga and Umdloti beaches – video
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.
“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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