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Husband face off Durban priest in love triangle battle over woman’s estate



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Durban – A Samsung Galaxy Note 3, Canon camcorder, jewellery, and insurance and policy documents are on the list of items that a sports official alleges are in possession of a catholic priest accused of having an affair with his late wife.

But no one seems to know the whereabouts of the main asset, a VW Polo Classic car.

Sello Mokoena and Father Alexius Madela are in a court battle over Mokoena’s late wife’s Nelisiwe’s estate.

Nelisiwe died earlier this year.

At the time of her death, the couple had been living separately and she allegedly was in a relationship with Madela.

Nelisiwe left her matrimonial home in 2008 and moved into a flat at Plantations Estate in Hillcrest, west of Durban, where Madela was a frequent visitor.

The Sunday Tribune learnt that in 2010, a letter signed by Nelisiwe addressed to Madela, nominated the priest as her sole beneficiary.

However, it was Mokoena who reported her estate at the Master of the High Court office in Pietermaritzburg and was granted executorship in February.

On Wednesday, both parties appeared at Pinetown Magistrates Court where Mokoena’s attorney asked the court to compel Madela to hand over the assets he allegedly removed from the deceased’s home shortly after her passing.

He also asked the court to grant a search and seizure warrant to recover the outstanding items.

Siyabonga Kunene, Mokoena’s attorney, said someone had to account for the missing items and the search would reveal much and locate the car.

“Mr Mokoena is not just an executor, he is an heir to the estate by virtue of marriage to the deceased,” he said.

Phiwa Duma, representing Madela, told magistrate Ismail Malek that her client had no knowledge of the car. She told the court the legal owner of the vehicle was a company in Johannesburg.

Speaking outside court, Duma said her client was opposing the matter as there was no truth in some allegations.

In previous weeks, the Sunday Tribune reported that two laptops, cellphones, a death certificate, a will and a car with both its keys had been returned to Mokoena by Madela.

Kunene said these items came from Nelisiwe’s friend through a court order.

Father Paul Manci, spokesperson for the Mariannhill Diocese of which Madela is a member, said the church was doing all that was required of it but that the church and court processes could not run concurrently.

“We as a church are not shielding Madela in any way. It would be an insult to us for anyone to say that we are not adequately dealing with one of our own.”

The matter has been postponed to next month.

Source: Sunday Tribune

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Look: 4 critically injured in tanker and bus crash on N3



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Four people have been injured and multiple others injured when a tanker truck, a bus and other vehicles were involved in a serious crash on N3 north just before the Hidcote off ramp in Mooi River.

Netcare 911’s Shawn Herbst said that paramedics responded to the accident scene at 15H42 on Monday afternoon.

“Netcare 911 with Nsele Ambulance Services Responded to a collision on the N3 Johannesburg bound in Hidcote KZN Midlands region.

Reports indicate that a bus, tanker and multiple cars were involved in a collision leaving four people critical and approximately fourty-four other patients with minor to serious injuries,” said Hersbt.

The fire and rescue services are currently on scene trying to extinguish the fire to determine if any deaths have occurred.

This is a developing story.

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Attorney Theasen Pillay found deceased in his Umhlanga Ridge apartment



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Durban – Lawyer Theasan Pillay, 47, from attorneys Theasan Pillay and Associates has been found dead in his apartment on Solstice road in Umhlanga Ridge on Friday morning.

Private security company, Reaction Unit South Africa (Rusa) reported that they received a call at 11h34 on Friday from a relative requesting assistance after he made the gruesome discovery.

Rusa officers and paramedics on arrival found Pillay in his bedroom.

He had suffered stab wounds to his arm and chest.

“It was established that Pillay left a suicide note at his offices in Umhlanga prior to leaving the premises this morning. His employees discovered the note and called him. During a telephonic conversation he assured them that he was fine and needed some time alone. They then informed his family and requested that they check on his well-being.

His brother proceeded to his apartment and gained access with a set of spare keys when he made the discovery,” said Rusa.

Pillay’s death is being investigated by the police and updates will be shared as soon as they become available.

This is a developing story.

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Leo Prinsloo guarded Kim Kardashian amongst other high profile people



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Pretoria – The hero guard, Leo Prinsloo, once served as a guard for former President Nelson Mandela, Prince Charles and even Kim Kardashian amongst high profile people, IOL has reported.

Deon Coetzee, MD of the Fortis Group said that Prinsloo has been in various security roles for more than 30 years now, with a 12 year career in the South African Police Special Task Force.

He had extensive training, including training with Abu Dhabi’s Anti-Terrorism unit.

In the SAPS Task Force, he was a head instructor of their lone operator training.

Prinsloo and Lloyd Mthombeni became a world topic when a video was shared on social media of them being shot at by robbers.

Coetzee said the two had been escorting a van that was transporting cellphones when they came under attack on the N4 freeway in Pretoria.

He said the modus operandi of criminals is to take out both the escort vehicle and the courier vehicle.

“In the video you see what was happening to the escort vehicle. Two vehicles with three criminals in each tried to take them and Leo took evasive action,” Coetzee said.


“The guard in the passenger seat, Lloyd Mthombeni, was just four days on the job when the incident happened,” he said.

Dash cam footage of the incident was shared thousands of times and quickly went viral on social media. The public has hugely been amazed by the bravery exhibited by Prinsloo who managed to keep his cool as bullets rained on his van.

News agencies across the globe covered the incident showing Prinsloo’s daring escape from the robbers.

Death threats

Meanwhile, Prinsloo has been placed under police guard following death threats.

Coetzee said they have had to step up security around him following the threats.

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