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Pics: Man sprays bullets on plush uMhlanga home

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Durban – Police are on the hunt for the occupant of a white BMW who riddled a plush uMhlanga home with bullets on Herrwood Drive on Sunday morning.

Lieutenant Colonel Thulani Zwane, a KwaZulu-Natal police spokesperson, said the complainant alleged that on 25 August 7:30 am he was in his Herrwood Drive home with his family when an unknown man parked his vehicle outside his property.

“The man drew a firearm and fired several shots towards their house. The man then got in his vehicle and drove away. The complainant later noticed that the windows and wall were damaged. Charges of malicious damage to property and discharging of firearm were opened at Durban North police station for investigation,” Zwane said.

The owner of the home could not be reached for comment.

Houses in this area range from R4 million.

Kyle Van Reenen, Marshal Security spokesperson, said they received a call that an armed robbery was in progress on Herwood Drive.

He said 12 shots were fired at the house.

No injuries were reported.

Bullet holes can be seen on several windows on the home. Source: Ethekwini Secure Facebook

Bullet holes can be seen on several windows on the home. Source: Ethekwini Secure Facebook

Bullet holes can be seen on several windows on the home. Source: Ethekwini Secure Facebook

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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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