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Montford dad dies after being brutally assaulted by cops in front of his daughter(6)

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Durban – Last Tuesday, a six-year-old Montford girl watched in horror as her father was allegedly brutally assaulted while handcuffed in his home by police officers.

On Wednesday, the little girl had to relive the horror after she was told that her dad has passed away.

The family of 32-year-old Regan Naidoo have lodged a complaint with the Independent Police Investigative Directorate as they believe that police brutality led to the death of their loved one.

According to Naidoo’s family, they were told by police that he was hungry and they bought him a pie, which he choked on and later died at the RK Khan Hospital.

An independent post-mortem was conducted by the family and they are awaiting results.

Speaking to journalists, Naidoo’s distraught wife, who is six months pregnant said, “Regan was a humble and kind person and he was loving father to our six-year-old daughter. My family and I hope and pray that justice is served because he did not deserve to die in such a cruel and unfair manner.”

Naidoo worked as an alarm technician and was the sole bread winner of his family.

Close relatives are appealing to IPID to speed up the investigation as the family needs closure. Naidoo was laid to rest, last Thursday.

National spokesman of IPID, Moses Dlamini confirmed that the incident is being investigated.

“The police alleged that the deceased died on the way to hospital, however, witnesses claimed that the deceased was assaulted. An investigation is currently underway. No arrests have been made,” he added.

Police minister, Bheki Cele, contacted Naidoo’s family after he was informed of the incident.

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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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