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KZN teens in court for allegedly holding e-hailing taxi driver at gunpoint

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Two teenagers who requested a ride from an e-hailing taxi driver and then allegedly hijacked him appeared in the Ntuzuma Magistrate’s Court.

The suspects aged 16 and 18 faces charges of carjacking and possession of an unlicensed firearm and ammunition.

The case was remanded until January 21 and they were remanded in custody.

According to KZN police the alleged incident took place on January 13 at 20:25pm.

“An e-hailing taxi driver received a request trip from Musa Dladla to Inanda area.

“He proceeded to the mentioned place where he noticed two males who flagged him down. The driver picked them up as they requested him to do so. One passenger sat in the front seat while the second passenger sat at the back seat.

“While he was driving to Inanda, he was allegedly pointed with a firearm by the suspect who was at the back and was ordered to drive them to Lindelani area and not to Inanda as they requested.

“As they were driving towards Lindelani, the driver saw a police patrol van who stopped them. The driver informed the police officers of what happened and the officers searched the suspects.”

Mbele said police found a firearm on one of the suspects and four rounds of ammunition on the other suspect.

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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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