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Two 13-year-old Pretoria boys found brutally murdered near small dam

The bodies of two 13-year-old boys, who were brutally murdered, were found near a small dam in Cullinan, Tshwane, on Wednesday.

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The details of the killings are not being released out of respect for the boys’ families.

The bodies of two 13-year-old boys, who were brutally murdered, were found near a small dam in Cullinan, Tshwane, on Wednesday.

It is unclear how they were killed. Gauteng department of social development spokesperson Thabiso Hlongwane told News24 that details of the killings were not being released out of respect for the boys’ families.

The two friends, Phontso Kwenaite and Lungani Hopyane, were last seen playing together on September 1 in Mamelodi East. Their clothes and shoes were found next to the dam.

On Tuesday, social development MEC Thuliswa Khawe condemned the “senseless killing of two teenage boys whose bodies were discovered last Wednesday”.

“As a department, we condemn the absurd killings of these two innocent boys who did not deserve to be killed like that.

“We have dispatched our social workers from the Tshwane region to offer the two families psychosocial support.

“We pray for the two families to find comfort and healing during this difficult time. We also hope that the police can apprehend the culprits and sentence them to the longest term in jail for the heinous crime.”

On Friday, social development officials picketed outside their offices, dressed in black, in an #EnoughIsEnough awareness campaign about the killing, rape, and violation of women and children.

Cullinan police spokesperson Constable Connie Moganedi referred News24 to provincial police spokesperson Captain Kay Makhubele, who could not be reached for comment.

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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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