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Durban policeman calls private security to arrest suspects who scammed him

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Tarmac scammers, if located please inform the nearest police station or call 10111

Well, not for this Verulam policeman, when he found the people who scammed him of R9000, he called Reaction Unit South Africa (RUSA) and they didn’t disappoint.

Now five suspects reported to be Zimbabwean Nationals are behind bars after RUSA and the victim nabbed them at an Engen garage in Verulam.

RUSA reported that they received a call from the victim cop after he saw the suspects and rushed to the scene. Five suspects were arrested and have been detained by police.

RUSA reported that all the five suspects where found in a white Izuzu bakkie.

A second complainant approached Officers at the scene and identified two of the men who had scammed him of R7000 last week at his Phoenix home.

The Modus Operandi of the suspects were to put up posters at robots and visit clients at their home to measure up for quotation.

They would then quote cheap and request a deposit immediately to start the work. They will then drop of 2 or 3 workers to start digging trenches or the driveway in preparation for tarring or concreting.

They usually request a large deposit and leave to purchase material. When they fail to return, the client questions the workers on site who explain that they have no knowledge of who brought them to site and claimed to be employed as casual labour for the day.

They then leave the tools which is usually two spades and walk to a nearby tuckshop to purchase food and flee the scene.

It’s either a tarmac, carport, fencing, building scam

According to RUSA the suspects used a white Izuzu bakkie and a white Mercedes Benz in their crime spree.

Victims of similar scams are encouraged to contact Phoenix SAPS.

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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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