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Robbers shoot bystander while fleeing from Glenwood business robbery scene

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Durban – Armed robbers shot and injured a motorist outside a business premises in Glenwood following a business robbery on Thursday morning.

Blue Security community and media liaison officer Andreas Mathios said five suspects forced their way into the business premises in Davenport Road at around 5.20am.

“The suspects forced open a security gate to enter the business premises and fled with televisions. The suspects spotted a motorist who happened to be sitting in his vehicle which was parked nearby, and opened fire on him. It is unclear how many shots were fired, but at least one shot hit the motorist who managed to drive his car to a nearby petrol station to get help,” Mathios said.

“ER24 paramedics responded to the scene and stabilised the victim before transporting him to hospital,” Mathios said.

Umbilo SAPS attended the scene of the crime.

In a separate incident in Glenmore at around 6.50am this morning, three armed suspects hijacked a motorist outside a property in Grosvenor Road. “The motorist left the key in the ignition and got out of his vehicle to open the driveway gates, but as he was in the process of opening the gate three armed suspects arrived in a Khaki Toyota Yaris. They held him up at gunpoint and robbed him of his wallet before fleeing in his vehicle. No injuries were reported,” Mathios said.

Mathios advised residents to be vigilant when leaving their properties and arriving home.

“Residential driveways are a prime hotspot for hijackings so it is important to always be alert when pulling up outside your property. Always stop parallel to the verge so that you can make a quick getaway if any suspicious vehicles approach you. If you notice any suspicious individuals loitering near your property rather take a drive around the block and contact your security company and the police for assistance if the suspects do not move on,” Mathios said. Blue Security

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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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