Durban – Durban police are on the hunt for a man who allegedly killed his three children and stepdaughter on Tuesday.
The grim discovery of the 16-year-old girl was made in a bush in New Germany, west of Durban where she was found hanging from a tree late on Tuesday night.
Earlier in the day the body of her siblings, aged four, six and 10 were found hanging in their home in Wyebank.
The mother was left reeling last night when police broke the sad news to her.
It is suspected that her husband, who she is in the process of divorcing, killed the three children she had with him, and abducted her teenage daughter from a previous relationship from school.
Police spokesperson, Colonel Thembeka Mbhele said: “The 16 years-old-girl was also last seen with her father after fetching her from school in Durban. A search was also conducted and her body was found hanging in the bushes in New Germany. Police are still searching for the suspect. A Murder case has been opened in Pinetown”.
The children’s mother, a teacher, left her Wyebank home for work in the morning, with her husband saying he was going to find another place to live.
On her way to work she stopped at the police station to report an argument they had had the night before.
She told the officers the argument had been “intense” and, suspecting something “bad” might happen, she needed to alert the police.
Later, while shopping for new padlocks, she received a call from her children’s school, saying that their father had come to fetch them.
The school called her because the children had always used school transport and had never been fetched by their parents.
The woman rushed to the school, but the children had already gone. She then drove back to the police station and asked officers to accompany her.
A neighbour said she received a call from the mother around 3pm, asking her to check if her children were at home.
The neighbour saw the children getting into the house and then heard loud music being played.
The gate was locked and the neighbour, unable to get into the house, called the mother and updated her on the developments.
A few minutes later the mother arrived with the police, who broke the lock on the gate and got in.
They found two children murdered in one room and the third in another room.
The youngest was 4 years old and in crèche while the others were in grades R (6 years) and 5 (10 years).
The mother then rushed to fetch her eldest child from school, but was told on arrival that her stepfather had already fetched her.
Neighbour Cheryl Govender said she was devastated by the incident.
“We are shell-shocked and devastated by this incident,” she said.
A neighbour who would not be named said the incident had shocked her.
“Her children used to travel with my grandkids to school,” she said.
The neighbours described the husband as a quiet person who was polite, and the couple seemed to be in a loving relationship.
The man is yet to be arrested.
Source: Daily News
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
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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.
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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.
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