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Search for murdered man’s family after body discovery in Chatsworth

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Durban – Police are searching for the family of an Indian man whose body was discovered in Crossmoor, near Chatsworth on Saturday.

The man, believed to be in his fifties, was found lying in a bush on Lilac Street.

Police spokesperson Captain Nqobile Gwala said he was found with a gunshot wound to his mouth. According to a source, the man had a handcuff on one hand.

Said Gwala: “The body was discovered by a passer-by at around 10.30am. The deceased was wearing a red shirt and black shorts. SAPS Chatsworth is investigating a case of murder. Anyone who can assist police in identifying his next of kin can contact SAPS Chatsworth on 031 451 4267 or alternatively call Crime Stop on 08600 10111.”

Pastor Selvan Govender, a member of Chatsworth Shield, a local watchdog committee, said he saw the body.

“In my opinion, because of the handcuffs, this was not a case of hijacking but a hit on this person’s life. He was taken into the thicket and shot, possibly while on his knees. When I saw his body, he was on his back,” said Govender.

“We will be on the lookout for suspicious activity and work closely with police.

We urge people to come forward with information about the deceased,” he said. Sunday Tribune

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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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