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Missing Southern Cape woman’s body found floating in the sea

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Cape Town – Southern Cape police along with search and rescue volunteers from the National Sea Rescue Institute recovered a body of a woman at Herold’s Bay on Saturday afternoon.

Police believe the body is that of Heidi Scheepers, who went missing earlier this week when she failed to arrive at home.

On Thursday, police recovered the body of Scheepers’ two-year-old son, Hugo, who had been missing with his mother and sister since Wednesday night.

The 35-year-old Scheepers reportedly lived close to the Voëlklip beach where she, her six-year-old daughter Cuzette and two-year-old son Hugo went missing after going for a walk on the beach at about 6pm on Tuesday.

Her husband, Ettienne Scheepers, alerted the authorities when they failed to return home after a trip to the beach in Herolds Bay.

Scheepers had driven to the beach in a charcoal VW Caravelle TDI minibus, with the registration CAW66036.

Speaking to IOL on Saturday, Southern Cape police spokesperson Captain Malcom Pojie said the woman’s body was spotted floating in the sea and reported to the NSRI and the police by a member of the public.

“The body was recovered by the NSRI as well as members of the forensic pathology services,” said Pojie on Saturday.

He said the body was recovered at about 1.45pm. Police had opened an inquest docket and a post-mortem would be conducted next week to determine the cause of death.

Pojie also said police would conduct a formal identity verification process to determine the identity of the recovered body. The search for the little girl continues.

Source: IOL

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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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