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KZN family suspicious after girl falls off balcony to her death

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The block of flats in Manaba from which Bronwyn Eloff 8 (insert) fell to her death.

Just three days before Christmas, eight-year-old Bronwyn Eloff of Margate plunged three storeys to her death from a block of flats in Manaba near Margate on the KwaZulu-Natal South Coast.

Her grandfather, Jan Eloff described Bronwyn as a fun-loving, outgoing and bubbly child, adding that her death had been a terrible shock to the family, South Coast Herald reports.

Speaking to the Herald, Jan said Bronwyn was playing with two friends a block of flats in Garrick Avenue on Saturday, December 22 when the tragedy occurred.

Police spokesman, Sergeant Sibu Ncane said Margate police were alerted and responded to the scene at about 4pm.

The girl and a man fell from the balcony of the residence. They were taken to hospital, where the young girl died from head injuries.”

It is believed the 25-year-old man, who had apparently tried to save the young girl, suffered a broken hip.

Sgt Ncane confirmed that Margate detectives had opened an inquest docket.

Jan said the incident has ‘raised many questions’ and the family was awaiting the results of the police investigation.

While he feels what happened was indeed an accident, he said he questioned how the child could have slipped and fallen over the glass balcony balustrade which is more than waist high.

He added another point was that Bronwyn was petrified of heights, and couldn’t be lifted more two feet off the ground.

“We assume she toppled over backwards as she landed on her back,” said the distraught grandfather.

Bronwyn Eloff, who attended Suid Natal Primary, died after falling from a balcony.

He thanked the staff at Netcare Margate Hospital for all they had done to try and save Bronwyn’s life.

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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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