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Security boss ‘hit’ linked to underworld nightclub war in Cape Town

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Cape Town – The murder of Extreme Security Measures owner Tim Lotter could be linked to the underworld war to gain control over security at nightclubs as well as the prostitution and drug trade.

Lotter was killed in an apparent hit on Sunday evening on the corner of Basson and Frans Conradie drives.

Witnesses said they heard what sounded like a machine gun being fired. He was shot multiple times and the bakkie he was driving was riddled with bullets.

The perpetrator wearing a balaclava allegedly climbed out of a grey BMW and fired at the bakkie fatally wounding Lotter and sped away from the scene.

It was alleged that Lotter’s security company had ties with the underworld and that the Sexy Boys gang was behind this attack.

A source close to the probe said: “Prior to his death Lotter was allegedly linked to the nightclub security controlled by the Sexy Boys and other underworld figures.

“It is alleged he jumped ship and joined forces with rivals in the underworld and when the Sexy Boys got wind of it, decided to take him out. His move to rival underworld figures would have resulted in huge financial losses to the Sexy Boys.”

Lotter’s name was also mentioned during the trial of controversial businessmen Nafiz Modack, Colin Booysen, Ashley Field and Jacques Cronje who face charges of money laundering and extortion linked to the hostile takeover of security at city restaurants and nightclubs.

The charges are linked to an incident in December 2017 when they allegedly tried to extort R90000 from the Grand Africa Café at the V&A Waterfront.

State witness Radley Dijkers said last year in the Cape Town Regional Court that he was informed that security services at the café would be taken over by TSG, a security company linked to Modack and Booysen.

According to his testimony, Dijkers met Booysen and Grand Café manager Bruce Maxwell in 2018 to discuss the takeover of security.

However, after the meeting Extreme Measures took over the security.

Police spokesperson FC van Wyk said: “A murder case was registered for investigation and detectives are following up on all leads.”

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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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