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Robbers threaten to suffocate infant in Chatsworth home invasion

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Durban – Robbers threatened to suffocate an 8-month-old baby during a home invasion in Kharawastan, Chatsworth on Wednesday morning if the family did not give into their demands. 

According to Siven Soobramoney from Amawele Emergency Services they received a call at around 5am about the home invasion. 

“There were three people in the home including an 8-month-old baby. 

“Three robbers entered the property and assaulted the victims and threatened to harm the infant. 

“The baby and mother were gagged and tied. The parents were assaulted with a gun and the father was also kicked and punched. 

“The robbers placed a pillow over the baby as a threat for the family to give them everything.”

He said when paramedics arrived on scene the family were traumatised. 

Soobramoney said they sustained minor injuries. 

“The father who suffers from asthma was given oxygen.”

According to a source, the robbers gained entry after jumping the wall and breaking into the home. They also fled the scene with money, jewerelly, cellphones, a TV and a bakkie.

Police spokesperson, Lt Colonel Thulani Zwane confirmed the incident.
“During the early hours of this morning, the family members were sleeping in their house when they were attacked by unknown suspects. They were allegedly tied up and robbed of their household appliances. The suspects fled the scene in the family’ vehicle. Later it was found abandoned at Umlazi area.”

A case of theft of a motor vehicle and house robbery has been opened. POST

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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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