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KZN taxi boss gunned down, pupils wounded in shooting

A KZN taxi owner was shot dead near the Amatikulu Bridge, on the R102, just north of Durban on Wednesday afternoon.

IPSS Medical spokesperson, Paul Herbst, said emergency teams were alerted to the incident.

He said the body of the deceased was found approximately 80m from his bullet-riddled vehicle.

“Once they arrived at the scene, paramedics declared the man dead. He sustained multiple gunshot wounds to the head,” he said.

Provincial police spokesperson, Captain Nqobile Gwala, said the shooting took place just after 4:30pm.

“A 40-year -old man was stationary in his vehicle when he was fatally shot by unknown suspects who were travelling in a vehicle. Two pupils that were in the vicinity also sustained injuries and were rushed to hospital. Charges of murder and attempted murder have been opened for investigation by Nyoni SAPS,” she said.

In September, two alleged hitmen were nabbed for the murder of Inteke Taxi Association chairperson, Eric Mdabe. Mdabe, 41, was shot dead while sitting in a car with another person on April 23.

In June, five taxi owners were killed in a matter of days. The shootings once against sparked fears over renewed taxi violence in the region.

In June, three men were shot while parked along the R102 bridge near Duffs Road. The men were allegedly wanted in connection with a murder in KwaDabeka. One of the men died at the scene.

KZN taxi boss gunned down, pupils wounded in shooting

KZN taxi boss gunned down, pupils wounded in shooting

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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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