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Girl, 13, arrested in connection with murder of her Tongaat grandmother

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KwaZulu-Natal police have confirmed that the person arrested on suspicion of murdering a Tongaat woman is her 13-year-old granddaughter.

The 63-year-old Fairbreeze resident was found bludgeoned to death in her home on Monday.

At the time, police said that the woman’s grandchild claimed she was hanging clothes on the line outside when she heard her grandmother’s screams.

The girl said she ran inside the house to find a man, armed with a hammer, attacking her granny in the house.

She claimed she tried to intervene, but the man pushed her out of the house and locked the door.

The teen told police she then ran to the neighbour’s house for help, but by the time she got back to the house, it was too late.

KZN police spokesperson, Thembeka Mbele says detectives who launched an intense investigation found that the girl’s statement did not add up.

“It can be confirmed that a 13-year-old suspect was arrested yesterday [Tuesday] for murder. It was after the intensive investigation and with the assistance of the suspect’s mother.”

“She is due to appear in court possibly tomorrow [Thursday], although for now, it cannot be confirmed. She is in custody,” she said.

Meanwhile, sources close to the case say the child confessed to her mother.

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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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