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Pinetown driver shoots hijacker dead, another killed in Hillcrest robbery

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A motorist has shot and killed a man and wounded another, while they were allegedly trying to hijack him in Pinetown.

The police’s Thulani Zwane says the man had been sitting in his car at the corner of Anderson and Josiah Gumede Road on Monday morning when he was approached.

“It is alleged that the two suspects attempted to hijack him by threatening him with a knife. The victim allegedly pulled out his firearm and allegedly shot at one suspect and he died instantly,” Zwane said.

Zwane says the second wounded suspect fled and is still on the run.

The incident took place just a few hours after a suspected robber was shot dead in a gun battle with police in Hillcrest.

Police say two patrolling officers stopped outside a shop on Sunday night, unaware that a robbery was in progress at a nearby tavern.

One of the officers was accosted by three fleeing suspects and robbed of his pistol.

The officers pursued them as they sped away.

The suspects abandoned their getaway vehicle during an exchange of fire, and tried to flee on foot.

One of the robbers was killed, the second wounded while the third was later arrested.

Police say liquor and cigarettes believed to have been stolen from the tavern were recovered from the vehicle – along with an unlicensed firearm.

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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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