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Pitbull shot dead after mauling girl (13) in Durban

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Durban – A teenager is in a serious condition after she was attacked by two pitbulls while walking on Stanley Copley Road near Crocus Road in Sydenham on Monday afternoon.

It is alleged that the 13-year-old girl was walking along Dr RD Naidu Drive when she was mauled by the pitbulls.

According to eyewitnesses, the community tried to get the dogs off the young girl using bricks and other items but it could not let its grip off her until a policeman, who was driving pass, arrived at the scene and shot the dog dead.

Rescue Care’s operations director, Garrith Jamieson said the girl sustained serious injuries and needed Advanced Life Support to stabilise her at the scene before being rushed to a nearby hospital for the further care she required.

“A SAPS officer witnessed the incident, stopped and assisted until medics arrived at the scene. One pitbull was shot and collapsed and died a short way up from the scene while the second one ran away,” he added.

Communications officer of Sydenham SAPS, Cpt M Lazarus said, “We are currently trying to trace the next of kin of the young girl,” he added.

He has urged dog owners to always keep their pets locked inside the premises to avoid such incidents.

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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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