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Chatsworth teen killed for his cellphone

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Durban – A Chatsworth family is distraught after their son was killed resisting a robber.
Kyle Premlall, 19, was stabbed in Welbedacht as he made his way home from a tuckshop on Sunday.

Community activist and family friend Roger Chinsamy said Kyle was approached by a man who demanded his cellphone. Chinsamy said Kyle resisted and was stabbed in the chest.

Neighbours helped transport him to RK Khan hospital where he later died, Chinsamy said. “He was a very nice guy, and close to my family. He and my grandson were friends.”

Niven Premlall said he was deeply hurt by his son’s murder. He said Kyle, who had wanted to become a teacher, was a humble person who would never hurt anyone, and was a good child.

The father of three said his 9- and 4-year-old daughters were grieving the loss of their brother.

Premlall said one of the fondest memories of his son was a braai held last year to celebrate when he passed his matric.

The distraught Premlall said he wanted justice to be served and that the death penalty should be reinstated.

“Crime is too high in the country,” he said.

Police spokesperson Captain Nqobile Gwala said a case of murder was opened at Chatsworth police station. A 21-year-old suspect was arrested and charged with Kyle’s murder, she said.

The man appeared in court on Tuesday and was remanded until his next appearance on July 30.

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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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