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Verulam mom shot dead at point blank in front of teen son

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Durban – A 42 year old woman was shot and killed in the presence of her 16 year old son in Hazelmere, Verulam on Tuesday afternoon.

According to RUSA Verulam Operations Centre, they received a call from a resident in the area reporting the shooting around 14h46.

Members of Reaction Unit South Africa were dispatched to the scene and upon arrival the body of the victim was found covered in a blanket on an unpaved driveway.

She was assessed by Medics and found to have sustained a gunshot wound to her head which resulted in her death.

According to the deceased’s son his unemployed mother had disembarked from a taxi near their home coming from a shopping trip in Verulam.

He went to where she had gotten off and helped her carry some of the goods she had purchased.

As they walked towards their home he noticed an unknown man walking behind them. Without warning the suspect drew a firearm and fired two rounds.

One bullet struck the woman above her left eye. Her son fled on foot while the suspect casually walked away and got into a red unknown vehicle which sped off.

The motive for the shooting is unknown at this stage. A spent 9 mm cartridge was recovered at the scene.

According to the Grade 10 learner his unemployed brother was shot and killed before he was dumped in a river in Oakford, Verulam in May this year. His hands and legs were bound with rope. The motive for his murder was also not established.

Police are investigating further.

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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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