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Durban teen shaken after being pulled into alley in rape attempt

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Durban – Two Durban teenager girls were left shaken on Monday after one was threatened and the other was nearly kidnapped.

On Ninth Avenue in Morningside, a 13-year-old girl was allegedly pulled in one of the alleys by two men in blue overalls who tried to rape her. 

According to the Morningside Crime Watch, they threatened her if she told anyone that they would come back for her. 

The Berea Community Policing Forum came to her aid and provided counselling. A case has been opened at the Berea police station. Police said the matter was sensitive and could not divulge information.

The teenager’s mother said her daughter said one of them had a gun and when she asked what they wanted, they put a hand over her mouth.

“They called her a piece of rubbish and said they were sent by someone her daughter knew and whoever that was, said they could do whatever they wanted to do to her, while fiddling with her skirt,” the mother said.

She said luckily she made her daughter wear one of those thick waist high tights, which made it difficult for them to sexually assault her, then they let her go.

The mother said her daughter only noticed when they had let her go and drove off that they had come in to cars and not one like she had initially thought.

“She came to me and when I noticed that something was wrong, she said ‘Mommy’ and broke down and cried,” she said.

“She’s not doing well, she doesn’t want to eat. All she wants to do is bath and sleep.”

She said she did not know where the attack came from and she did not know whether she was coming or going.

It is alleged that yesterday at midday, there was an attempted kidnapping on parkington Grove in Greenwood Park, north of Durban.

The vehicle used was apparently a white Tata Indica with tinted windows, occupied by two men. The vehicle had stopped and one of the men got out and attempted to push a high school girl into the vehicle, but she was able to break free and get away.

Kyle Van Reenen, a spokesperson for Marshall Security,  said the girl managed to break free and get away from the men.

“We responded and made contact with the victim who was left shaken up and traumatized. We were alerted to an incident in the Greenwood Park area. We advise the public to be aware of their surroundings at all times. They must not walk with headphones on as this can be distracting. The matter is being investigated further by the police,” Van Reenen said.

Ward 34 councillor, Ashok Maharajh, asked which kidnapping the Daily News was referring to because there were so many happening.

“I’m stunned, this is getting out of hand,” Maharajh said.

“There are a lot happening and in the last three months I’ve been hearing hearing about a number of abductions.”

He said young women and children were being pulled into vehicles and abducted for unknown reasons.

However, he said he was happy with the visibility of Metro Police in the area.

Source: Daily News

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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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