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Two arrested after body found in Verulam churchyard

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Two arrested after body found in Verulam churchyard

Durban – Two suspects have been arrested and are set to appear in court after a body was found in a churchyard in Waterloo, Verulam, KwaZulu-Natal police have confirmed.

Police spokesperson Colonel Thembeka Mbele said that on October 5, at around 11am, the body of a 37-year-old male was found at the church. The man had stab wounds on his head and body.

“A case of murder was opened at Verulam police station and two suspects aged 23 and 27 were arrested. They will appear in Verulam court soon,” said Mbele.

According to Prem Balram, director of Reaction Unit SA, they received numerous calls from residents reporting the murder.

“Upon arrival at the Nazareth Baptist Church, a body was found lying on the ground with multiple lacerations and open wounds to the head.

“The man was declared deceased by paramedics. The locals identified the man as a resident in the area.”

In a separate incident, an 11-year-old KZN girl was found dead in a bedroom in her home. The girl, Owethu Mdlalose, had multiple stab wounds.

Police have asked for anyone with details on the whereabouts of a 22-year-old man, Thamsanqa Surprize Cele, who may have information relevant to the case, to come forward.

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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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