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Moorton teenager takes her own life

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‘I love my Ravi Daddy and please forgive me’. These were the heart-wrenching and chilling final words etched in a two page suicide note from a Moorton teenager, who ended her life on Friday.

Fifteen-year-old Nazeera Sheik Adam, who was described by her loved ones as a bubbly and caring child, had shown no signs of depression, however, her family believes that it is what caused her to commit suicide by shooting herself in her head.

Speaking to the Rising Sun in the comfort of his home, her devastated uncle, Ravi Reddy, who took in Nazeera four years ago after her biological mother had tragically passed on said the teen was the most wonderful and loving child anyone could ask for.

“My wife and I treated her as our own baby even though she was my wife’s sister’s child. We loved her as if she was our own and we are still trying to fit the pieces together and find a reason as to why this loving and beautiful child would kill herself. She was the daughter we always wanted and she was taken away from us so soon,” said an emotional Reddy.

Family members believe that it was Nazeera’s mother’s untimely death that drove her to depression.

“We suspect that she wanted to be with her mother, who would have celebrated her birthday on the Thursday before Nazeera took her life,” he added.

According to the traumatised family, Nazeera had searched for YouTube videos on how to use a firearm for the first time.

It is still a worrying mystery as to where she got the gun from.

Explaining the final moments leading up to the death of his niece, Reddy said, “We are busy renovating our house and the builders were breaking tiles in the kitchen. Even though the noise was so loud in the kitchen, we heard a terrible sound coming from upstairs. My wife and I then upstairs and upon our investigation, we also smelt something burning.”

His wife found Nazeera lying on the side of the bed in their bedroom.

“This was not only tragic but a shock to the family,” Reddy stated.

Growing up in abject poverty, the pupil was forced to miss two years of school. However, she had performed exceptionally well and was looking forward to high school next year.

Despite living in a Hindu home, Nazeera was free to practice her religion and was a Muslim by faith. She was laid to rest on Friday at the Shallcross Crematorium

An inquest docket is being investigated at Chatsworth SAPS.

Cluster communications officer of the eThekwini Inner South, Cpt Cheryl Pillay said police found a suicide note at the scene, which was seized.

First responder at the scene, Sivan Subramodey from Amawele Emergency Services said the teen was declared dead at the scene.

SOURCE;RISING SUN CHATSWORTH

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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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