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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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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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