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Twist in Suncoast beach murders as cops now probe murder-suicide



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Durban – Police detectives have dealt a blow to conspiracies that a man and woman found dead near Suncoast beach were murdered by criminals.

The body of Kresen Chandiah, 24, was found next to Fathima Bee Bee Muhammad, 50, on the sand dunes near Suncoast Beach on Monday, 18 November 2019.

Both sustained multiple stab wounds to their upper bodies.

The knife used to kill Chandiah was embedded in his chest.

Their bodies were found by a passerby, who had been collecting plastic and cardboard along the sea shore.

The victims were both were from Montford in Chatsworth.

Both were in a relationship.

Initially, KwaZulu-Natal police spokesperson Brigadier Jay Naicker said two charges of murder were opened at the Durban Central police station for investigation. He said police were alerted to the double murder at about 4pm.

On Monday, Naicker said an inquest and murder docket has been opened.

“This is as a result of evidence gathered during the course of the investigation as well as the post mortem conducted last week,”he said.

Muhammad’s cellphone was taken during the alleged attack.

News of the murders quickly spread on social media, with gruesome and graphic images circulating of the dead couple, who had lived close to one another in Chatsworth, lying in the sand.

In one image, what appears to be a knife can be seen protruding from Chandiah’s chest.

During an interview with the Daily News, Muhammad’s uncle Farouk Sayed believed that this was a case of a murder-suicide.

The family had heard that the knife used in the murder had been taken from Chandiah’s home.

Muhammad had two children aged 28 and 10.

Chandiah worked in a shoe factory in Chatsworth and as a tiler.

Source: Daily News

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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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