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Watch: Durban landlord allegedly shoots ‘trespassing’ tenant’s visitors

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Durban – A scuffle between a landlord and his tenant’s visitors has left two men nursing gunshots wounds. This after the landlord allegedly opened fire on the men on Sunday afternoon, in Montclair, south of Durban.

KZN EMS’ Robert McKenzie said they attended to two men both in their late 30s at around 14h30.

“One sustained a gunshot wound on the thigh, while the other had a gunshot wound in the lower abdomen,” he said.

Mckenzie added that “Both men were taken to hospital in serious but stable condition.”

It is alleged that the victims had visited the alleged gunman’s tenant when a quarrel ensued between the two parties.

According to a neighbour who spoke on condition of anonymity, the landlord and his daughter arrived to see two women in his yard.

“He asked them what business they had in his premises of which they told him that they were just leaving after visiting a tenant,” said the neighbour.

“The daughter told the women that they should not leave until they call the police because they were not believing their story,” added the neighbour.

According to the neighbour the women turned violent and demanded that they let them go to their car which waited outside.

“A scuffle ensued between the two women and the father and daughter on the other side, as the women tried to force to leave the premises,” he said.

Another motorist who spoke to TellitallSA but did not want his name to be published said he stopped about 30 metres before the scene when he saw the commotion.

“I saw three women and a man fighting on the road then I stopped a distance away, not wanting to be involved,” said the witness.

“Two men came out of the car to try and stop the fight,” he added.

According to the witness the men wanted to stop the fight but they ended up being involved as blows were exchanged between them and the landlord.

The landlord is alleged to have drawn his firearm and shot the two men and they fell to the ground.

The tenant whom the women had visited only identified as Collen, said he only came out after hearing gunshots and was surprised to see that two men had been shot.

Montclair SAPS attended the scene and arrested the alleged shooter and confiscated his firearm.

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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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