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Gunmen open fire on car killing child, man in Cato Ridge

A two-year-old girl and a man have been shot and killed in a hail of gunfire in Cato Ridge, between Durban and Pietermaritzburg.

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Durban – KwaZulu-Natal police say the victims were two of eight occupants in an vehicle travelling along Nagle Dam Main Road on Tuesday.

SAPS spokesperson, Thembeka Mbele says they were driving over a bridge near the local clinic when three suspects entered the road.

“They fired several gunshot towards the vehicle. There was an exchange of gunfire. Two occupants in the vehicle, a two-year-old girl and as well as a 40-year-old man were fatally shot.”

“The suspects fled the scene to the nearby bushes and the police are still at the scene. The K-9 [unit] is still searching for suspects in the area,” she said.

Meanwhile, paramedics say when they arrived on the scene, they found the toddler and the man slumped in the Toyota Fortuner.

ER24 spokesperson, Russel Meiring says when paramedics arrived on the scene, they found the victims slumped in the vehicle.

Meiring says they showed no signs of life and were declared dead at the scene.

“A short time later, medics were informed that six other patients, that had been in the vehicle at the time of the shooting, had been transported privately to a nearby clinic.

“At the clinic, medics assessed the patients and found that a 3-year-old was in a critical condition, while five adults had sustained minor to moderate injuries.”

“Once treated, the child was airlifted by the AMS Medical Helicopter to a nearby hospital while the five adults were transported by ambulance to a nearby hospital,” he said.

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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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