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PICS | House robber killed in high-speed chase, shootout on N2 near Sibaya

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Durban – A house robbery suspect was killed in a shootout during a high-speed chase on the N2 near Sibaya on Friday afternoon.

Reaction Unit South Africa (RUSA) received a call from Tracker requesting assistance in stopping a Toyota Rav that was taken during a home invasion in Stanger.

“The vehicle was travelling South on the N2 and was being pursued by several law enforcement agencies,” said RUSA spokesperson, Pram Balram.

“During the chase the suspects opened fire on first responders who returned fire at the getaway vehicle.”

The suspects rammed into a pursuing Toyota Hilux bakkie and a VW Amarok.

The gunmen lost control of their vehicle which veered off the highway and crashed into a tree in the center median.

The robbers continued firing as they crossed the northbound carriageway on foot.

“One suspect was shot and killed while his accomplice fled into a bush adjacent to the highway,” added Balram.

A 9mm pistol with an extended magazine was found next to the deceased.

The RUSA Robinson R44 helicopter was called out and conducted an aerial search of the area however the remaining suspect is still at large.

A first responder suffered minor injuries after a bullet pierced through the door of his VW Amarok bakkie and struck him on his side.

The bakkie was shot multiple times during the chase.

The vehicle was taken in a House Robbery in Mtunzini north of KZN earlier today.

“KZN Road Traffic Inspectorate, SAPS, Tracker and security personnel are currently searching the area for the outstanding suspect,” said Balram.

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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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