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Durban dad plunges 10m from roof to his death

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Durban – A SHALLCROSS father will never get to see his youngest daughter matriculate or pursue a career in teaching.

Deena Dayalan Naidoo, 56, died after falling 10m from a roof at a warehouse in Bayhead, Durban, a week ago.

He sustained multiple injuries and died at the scene.

His brother, Raven, said the family was struggling to accept his death.

“My brother was a man of many talents. He was an all-rounder and could do anything in construction. He was self-taught.”

Raven said his brother was repairing the roof when the incident happened.

“The warehouse was 10m high. He generally wore safety gear, but on the day of the incident his safety harness was not attached.”

Raven believes his brother slipped while working and, as a result, fell from the roof.

“An ambulance crew that was nearby attended to him, but his injuries were too severe and he died. We are still waiting for the post-mortem results. But, according to the undertaker, his hands and legs were broken.”

Raven said his brother was dedicated to his job and worked hard to care for his wife, Pam, 50, and their five children aged between 18 and 28. He also had a grandchild.

“His wife is in a state of shock. They shared a close relationship. It is difficult for her to face the reality that he is gone.”

According to Raven, Naidoo was looking forward to seeing his youngest child matriculate this year. She is at Marklands Secondary School.

“Sara was provisionally accepted to study teaching. He was so proud because she could have become the first person in his family to go to university. He planned on taking out a loan to pay for her studies.”

Raven said the children were devastated.

“On the day of her father’s funeral, she had to go to school to write her English paper. Losing a parent when you are in matric is not easy.

“Sara, however, intends on doing her best to make her father proud.”

Naidoo was cremated on Wednesday at the Clare Estate Crematorium.

Police said an inquest into Naidoo’s death had been opened.

Source: POST

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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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