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Two suspects killed, 11 held following shootout with police in KZN

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Durban – Two suspects have been killed and 11 others arrested following a shootout with police in Nkandla on Friday morning.

In the early hours of this morning police officers from Nkandla and surrounding areas where mobilised after intelligence was received of a possible robbery in the area.

At 01:30, police officers intercepted three vehicles used by the suspects.

There was a shootout between the suspects and the police officers which resulted in two suspects being fatally wounded.

One of the suspects’ vehicle overturned as they attempted to flee, resulting in four sustaining minor injuries whilst a fifth was seriously injured and is in hospital under police guard.

A total of eleven suspects were arrested by police.

Five Firearms with ammunition were seized from these men.

Police also seized explosives that were found in their vehicles.

Three vehicles have been impounded pending further investigation.

The suspects aged between 29 and 49 will be charged with attempted murder, possession of explosives as well as illegal possession of Firearms and ammunition.

They will be profiled to establish their involvement in other violent crimes within the province.

The suspects are expected to appear in the Nkandla Magistrate’s Court on Monday.

The Provincial Commissioner, Lieutenant General Khombinkosi Jula has welcomed the firm stance taken by police in that Cluster.

“There is no place for thugs in this Province and criminals must expect police to fight back if they shoot at our men and women in blue.

We call on all law abiding citizens to stand up and join police in eradicating crime within this province,” he said.

The suspects’ car crashed when they attempted ton flee. Picture Supplied

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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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