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Man shot dead, woman injured as gunman opens fire on couple in Durban

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Durban – A man sitting in a car was shot dead and his female companion wounded when a gunman opened fire on them in Glenwood on Wednesday night.

Blue Security community and media liaison officer Andreas Mathios said the circumstances surrounding the shooting, which took place in Glenwood Drive at around 6.45pm was unclear at this stage.

“The man was allegedly sitting behind the driver’s wheel inside his vehicle, which was parked outside a property in Glenwood Drive. He was chatting to the woman who was allegedly also sitting next to him inside the vehicle,” Mathios said.

“A suspect allegedly approached the vehicle and opened fire on the man sitting in the vehicle, fatally wounding him, ” Mathios said.

“The woman jumped out of the vehicle and ran into the property screaming for help but the suspect then opened fire in her direction, critically wounding her.

Netcare 911 paramedics attended the scene of the crime and transported the injured woman to hospital in a critical but stable condition,” Mathios said.

“Paramedics declared the driver of the vehicle dead at the scene. Circumstances surrounding the shooting remain unclear at this stage. Police are investigating the case,” Mathios said.

Mathios said at least shots were fired during the incident.

Mayville Police attended the scene of the crime.

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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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