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Suspects Killed In Shootout With Police And Security Officers in Durban

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Durban – Two suspects were killed and a third was arrested following a dramatic chase and shootout on the M7 highway on Wednesday morning.

Working on information received, a joint operation was conducted between the South African Police’s Crime Intelligence unit, Provincial Task Team and the Marshall Security Special Operations Team.

The suspect vehicle was spotted travelling southbound on the N2 national highway and officers began following it onto the M7 towards Pinetown, where the vehicle turned off towards Queensburgh.

Noticing that they were being followed, the suspects jumped the traffic light, fleeing back onto the M7 towards Durban and a highspeed chase ensued with the suspects opening fire on the pursuing officers.

In the haste to evade arrest, the driver lost control of the vehicle, colliding with a member of the public and coming to a stop. Three suspects alighted from the vehicle firing shots at our officers who returned fire, fatally wounding two men and injuring a third who attempted to flee and was arrested by the SAPS. Their accomplice managed to evade arrest, fleeing on foot into a nearby area of dense bush.

The SAPS K9 unit was called in to assist with a search, however, the suspect remains at large.

The injured suspect was treated and stabilized on scene by paramedics, before being taken under police guard to a nearby medical facility for further care.

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No member of the public was injured in the collision.

Further investigation revealed the suspects to be in possession of two unlicensed firearms and live ammunition.

The vehicle was confirmed to have been taken in a recent hijacking in the Scottburgh area of the KwaZulu-Natal south coast.

The suspects have been linked to several cases of serious and violent crimes including hijacking and house robbery across the greater Durban area of late.

A search of their vehicle found them to have been in possession of a police radio as well as gloves and balaclavas and information received indicates that the suspects were on route to conduct a possible hijacking.

The scene was secured and handed over to the South African Police Services for further investigation and processing. Source: Marshall 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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