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Teen, stabbed during a robbery, dies in collision as family rushes him to hospital



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Cape Town – A Belgravia teen has died after first being stabbed in the chest on Saturday night during a robbery in Athlone, and then being hit by an alleged speeding motorist.

The family of Darren Sergio Andrews, 17, were hit by an alleged speeding motorist while rushing the bleeding teen to hospital.

Uncle Keenen Andrews, 32, says the Grade 11 learner from Belgravia High, who lives with his grandparents, came under attack after an argument shortly after 8pm.

“He went to a shop in Vygieskraal informal settlement to buy cigarettes and a witness told us that as he turned around he broke a guy’s cigarette and there was an argument,” Keenen explains.

“They robbed him and stabbed him. The two stab wounds were skrams, but the one was in the centre of his chest.

“When I got there, there were few people, I thought ‘no, man, I can’t wait for an ambulance’.”

Darren’s uncle and his 76-year-old grandfather, Reginald, carried the teen to his grandfather’s car to rush him to hospital.

Keenen says they were travelling along Johnson Road flashing their hazards, but tragedy struck once more when they approached the Hood Road intersection.

“On the corner where the mosque is, the robot was amber and we got a few seconds to get over on the other side,” he says.

“This guy comes speeding and hits us.

“He caught us on the side the car spun and bah, against the pole.

“I tried to resuscitate the boy, but I got hurt in the impact.

“I went through the windscreen and the car is a write-off.

“I didn’t want to give up on Darren because I lost his mother six years ago and I promised her I would look after him,” the crying uncle says.

He says Darren was declared dead on the scene, while his grandfather suffered injuries to his legs.

Police spokesperson, Captain FC van Wyk, confirms the incident and says an inquest case docket has been opened and the outcome of the post-mortem is awaited to establish what led to the teen’s death.

“It is alleged the male was stabbed and on his way to hospital he was involved in a vehicle accident Saturday at around 8.20pm in Athlone.”

Keenen says he doesn’t know what happened to the other motorist as he was focussed on Darren.

“It was too deurmekaar, I don’t even know what happened to the other guy. Darren was a good laaitie and a good student.”

Source: IOL

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Skeem Saam’s Koko Mantsha death dismissed as fake news



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



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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