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Deceased newborn boy dumped with trash in Glenwood

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Durban – It was a grisly sight for a motorist when he discovered a newborn baby boy dumped in a rubbish bag on a pavement in Glenwood on Tuesday.

Rescue Care Paramedics were called to the scene by concerned residents at about 12:45pm after seeing the baby in the packet. “Rescue Care Advanced Life Support paramedics arrived on the scene to find the little baby boy had unfortunately already succumbed to his injuries. The body was then handed over to the SAPS who will be investigating further.

“Paramedic Ceron Meadows was the paramedic who declared the little boy deceased and expressed her concern in the rise in babies being dumped in Durban. Meadows urges all mothers to seek help and assistance if need be. Rescue Care paramedics have responded to multiple calls of this nature recently,” said Rescue Care operations director, Garrith Jamieson.

A Blue Security officer also responded to the grisly scene and Blue community and media liaison officer, Andreas Mathios said one of the company’s clients was alerted to the incident and contacted the company to investigate at the scene in Bulwer Road at around 12.20pm.

“Our officer arrived at the scene and found the foetus lying in a black rubbish bag on the pavement. Despite rumours that the foetus was still alive, paramedics who attended the scene declared the baby dead,” Mathios said.

Mathios said the foetus had allegedly been aborted and dumped at the scene. Police spokesperson, Col Thembeka Mbele, confirmed the incident and said an inquest docket is being investigated at Umbilo SAPS.

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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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