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Durban businessman killed in Umhlanga nightclub brawl over ‘stupid argument’

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Keegan Naidoo, 38, a Durban businessman killed during a shootout.

Durban – A Durban businessman was shot dead when he tried to intervene in a brawl at the Palm Boulevard in Umhlanga yesterday.

Keegan Naidoo, 38, the owner of Durban Licencing, a business which licensed newly purchased vehicles, was at a restaurant and night club when a fight broke out between two groups of people.

Naidoo rushed to the scene because his relative was involved, in the altercation. Naidoo was shot and died in hospital on Saturday morning.

His brother-in-law, Daven Moodley said Naidoo rushed to where the incident occurred to assist his relative.

“It was just a stupid argument, a relative bumped into someone and that’s what started the altercation. He went to check on what was happening, and he was aggressively approached by a group of 12 men who all had firearms. The guys who shot him are a notorious gang, they are known for many shooting cases,” said Moodley.

Another family member, Angelisa Pillay, said Naidoo’s death shocked the family.

“He was the glue that kept everybody together, he had a heart of gold,” she said.

Three others were injured in the bust-up and among (them) was a security guard who was apparently trying to calm the situation.

SAPS spokesperson, Colonel Thembeka Mbhele said three pistols were recovered from the scene.

“Four men had a dispute at the Palm Boulevard and a shoot-out ensued. They all sustained gunshot wounds and were taken to the hospital for medical attention.

“A 38-year-old victim succumbed to his injuries on arrival. Durban North police are investigating a case of murder and three counts of attempted murder,” said Mbhele.

Naidoo is expected to be laid to rest today at Shri Mariamman Temple Hall in Mount Edgecombe. Sunday Tribune

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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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