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Phoenix dad killed in bike crash

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Nitesh Ramjith of Montmore Place in Stanmore sustained life-threatening injuries when his bike crashed into a tree and passed on in hospital.

KZN VIP Medical and Response and Reaction Unit South Africa (RUSA) were dispatched to the accident scene. RUSA boss, Prem Balram, said, “Reaction Unit South Africa (RUSA) were called out to scene on Rydalvale Drive at about 6:50am and found a private ambulance service in attendance. The biker was stabilised on scene and transported to hospital. The impact of the accident was quite intense causing the rear wheel of the Honda CBR to separate on impact.”

A Phoenix family has been plunged into the throes of mourning after a 33-year-old husband and dad was killed tragically in a bike accident on Rydalvale Drive on Sunday morning.

said, “It is alleged that the driver of the motorcycle lost control of the bike and crashed into a tree. He was stabilised on scene but transported in a critical condition to hospital. Sadly, it was determined that the patient succumbed to his life-threatening injuries at hospital and passed on.” Phoenix Community

Policing Forum chairman, Umesh Singh, said, “This is an absolute tragedy so close to the start of the Christmas season. We urge roadusers to exhibit extreme caution on the roads and be mindful of other roadusers during this busy season. Accidents occur in the blink of an eye and tragedies snatch loved ones away in a heartbeat. A family is grieving their loved one and we sympathise with them at this heartwrenching time. Motorists, cyclists and pedestrians are implored to be safety conscious at all times in all situations.”

SOURCE CHATSWORTH TABLOID

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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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