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Wanted suspect allegedly kills cop, critically injures another in KZN

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National police commissioner Gen Khehla John Sitole has ordered a manhunt for an alleged cop-killer, or cop-killers, after two Crime Intelligence officers were shot, one of whom died on Sunday.

In a media statement issued on Monday, police said the two officers, a captain and a warrant officer, whose names cannot be disclosed yet, were tracking a wanted murder suspect in the Nsuze area, in northern KwaZulu-Natal.

National spokesperson Brigadier Vish Naidu said the incident occurred at about 5pm on Sunday when they were both shot, “presumably by the same wanted suspect”.

“Both members were rushed to a local hospital. However, the warrant officer had passed on. The captain was admitted in hospital where he remains in a critical condition.”

Naidu said Sitole had ordered that the suspect/s involved must be tracked down and brought to book asap.

“I have ordered that the 72-hour activation plan be mobilised, which entails the mobilisation of critical resources such as the Hawks, forensic experts, Crime Intelligence and SAPS detectives to ensure that evidence, that could secure the arrest and successful conviction of those involved, is not lost,” said Sitole.

Two cases, one of murder and the other of attempted murder, are being investigated.

Naidu encouraged members of the public to download the MySAPSApp on any iPhone or android to have easy access to the police to, among others, provide tip-offs or provide information to SAPS Crime Stop by calling 086 00 10111.

“Callers may remain anonymous and all information will be treated in the strictest confidence,” he said.

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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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