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Eastern Cape gang attacks homestead with AK-47 and shotguns, steals one chicken

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There is no question people are desperate for food, but attacking a Qumbu homestead with an AK-47 assault rifle for the sake of a lone chicken seems a bit excessive.

The siege, allegedly by four armed men on the Qotira homestead in the early hours of Sunday, has landed them behind bars, reports DispatchLIVE.

Eastern Cape police spokesperson Capt Dineo Koena said the AK-47 and two shotguns were seized during an operation conducted by Qumbu police at Kalankomo on Wednesday morning.

“On May 3 there was a shooting at the homestead about 5.45am. A chicken was stolen and no-one was injured,” Koena said.

“In the early hours of Wednesday three 17-year-old boys were arrested for possession of two shotguns. A 23-year-man was arrested after he was found with an AK-47.”

The four will appear in connection with the chicken heist in the Qumbu magistrate’s court on Friday.

They are charged with attempted murder and possession of unlicensed firearms. The firearms will be sent for ballistic testing.

District commissioner Maj-Gen David Kanuka said: “Let’s not give criminals space to breathe, let us suffocate them and make them feel us.”

Koena’s statement did not make any mention of the chicken’s fate.

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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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