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Phoenix Bloods Gang boss killed in apparent tow-truck dispute

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Durban – Phoenix Blood gang leader Kalvin Periasamy was shot dead at close range at the Gateway Shopping Mall parking lot on Thursday, police sources have confirmed.

According to police sources, the 36-year-old tow-truck and minibus taxi owner appears to have been shot in the back of the head as he made his way to his car after exiting the gym at the Gateway shopping centre.

Periasamy was a well known underworld figure in Durban and at the time of his death was standing trial for alleged drug dealing.

Durban North police are at the scene and have not released a statement on what occured yet.

While its too early for police to find the motive behind his death Periasamy had become embroiled in a tow truck dispute recently.

Allegations are that his tow trucks had been creeping into the Durban Central Business district towing territory.

Periasamy had been warned several times to remove his tow trucks.

Periasamy was known for conducting a reign of violence in Phoenix.

Periasamy was shot more than once on his head.

A gruesome picture of his body lying on the floor, between two parked cars, is being widely circulated on social media.

Blood poured out from a wound to his head. A pool of blood is around his body.

Glen Naidoo, KZN VIP Unit private security company spokesperson, said they were dispatched to the mall. He confirmed one person had died from gun shot wounds.

“The crime scene has been closed off to the public. We expect people to converge on the scene in their numbers out of curiosity,”Naidoo said. Daily News

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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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