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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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Watch: Teddy Mafia’s son-in-law targeted in Shallcross drive-by shooting

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Kesavan Isaac Naidoo, the son-in-law of slain alleged Durban drug boss “Teddy Mafia” has survived a brazen attempted assassination on Wednesday, his family confirmed.

The incident took place at about 10am in Shallcross, south of Durban.

Naidoo, 41, is the son-in-law of Yaganathan Pillay – also known as Teddy Mafia.

He was shot twice in a daylight hit on Table Mountain Drive. The incident was captured on CCTV.

“Isaac was shot in both legs and his driver was shot in the hand. Both of them survived. They’re in hospital,” he said.

Read also: Alleged Durban drug kingpin Teddy Mafia killed, suspects beheaded

Pillay said Naidoo was in the back seat while his wife was in the front. The shooting, seen in the footage, takes place moments after they open the doors of their vehicle to get out.

In the footage, a white vehicle can be seen driving along Table Mountain Drive before it is stopped, partially blocking the left hand side of the road. Thirteen seconds later, Naidoo’s vehicle, a white Toyota Fortuna, pulls up.

The back passenger door of the Fortuner is opened, but it is not clear from the footage who the person was who opened it or if they got out of the vehicle.

Naidoo’s wife is seen getting out of the front passenger side of the vehicle and walks towards the rear of the SUV.

Suddenly, four men alight from the stationary vehicle, three of them drawing firearms and running towards the Fortuner, firing multiple shots. The fourth man stands next to the white car.

As the bullets are fired, Naidoo’s driver accelerates and drives past the other vehicle. Naidoo is presumably in the vehicle as it speeds away, but this could not immediately be confirmed.

Pillay said Naidoo was doing “OK”.

Police have been approached for comment, and this story will be updated.

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Facebook Down, Instagram and WhatsApp also offline

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Facebook is currently experiencing an outage impacting its family of sites including WhatsApp and Instagram.

Most Facebook users are seeing an error message that says ‘This site can’t be reached.’ On Instagram, the error message shows as a 5xx Server Error message.

The outage is impacting users on both desktop and mobile.

“We’re aware that some people are having trouble accessing our apps and products,” Andy Stone, policy communications manager at Facebook, tweeted on Monday. “We’re working to get things back to normal as quickly as possible, and we apologize for any inconvenience.”

Facebook Messenger and Oculus are also experiencing outages.

The first reports on DownDetector.com started around 5pm.

According to The Verge, the issue is likely related to a DNS issue. When Slack experienced an outage last week, it was also related to DNS issues.

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Husband killed, wife critical as robbers open fire during Joburg home invasion

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A home invasion on Sunday night left a man dead and his wife fighting for her life after they were shot by robbers in Randpark, Johannesburg.

Emer-G-Med private emergency services paramedics found the man had sustained fatal gunshot wounds and he was declared dead.

His wife was also shot several times and was stabilised before being taken by ambulance to a nearby hospital for treatment.

Reports from the scene indicated there were several armed assailants.

Police are investigating the incident.- TimesLIVE

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