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Speeding motorist arrested for allegedly killing on-duty metro cop

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The family of a traffic policeman run over by a speeding motorist have revealed that he was a father of two children left devastated by his tragic death.

James Kolo, a Rand West City traffic department officer, was killed on duty over the weekend and police have arrested a suspect.

Family representative and cousin Malerato Kolo, said: “This is very painful for the family, he wasn’t sick or anything and we expected him to come home.”

Malerato said the family was not sure of what happened leading up to his death.

“What we were told by the police and his colleagues is that he was on duty when it happened, and that the suspect had been arrested,” said Malerato.

According to Rand West City spokesperson Tshidiso Tlharipe, Kolo died after being hit by a speeding vehicle on the R41 between Randfontein and Leratong Hospital.

“The driver of the vehicle has been apprehended and a case has been opened,” said Tlharipe.

Kolo was a husband and father of two, and had been a traffic officer for more than 20 years.

Rand West City Local Municipality’s executive mayor Brenda Mahuma described Kolo as an officer with a deep understanding of theory and practice of his work, and commended him for his long service.

“We celebrate the fact that we were blessed with so rare a gift of a fellow community member who was a genuine friend, trustworthy colleague, and a disciplined officer who surrendered his life for his job,” she said.

The city expressed condolences to Kolo’s family.

The mayor was expected to visit the family on Monday and formally convey her condolences. The city also advised that regulations guiding the conduct of funerals should be observed by community members who will be visiting the family of the deceased.

“We remind communities that the coronavirus is real, and let’s all practise safety measures,” said Mahuma.

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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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