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Watch: Polokwane municipality employee locks himself in a truck, run over a cop, and smashes many cars

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A video of an incident in which a Polokwane municipality employee locked himself inside a truck and ran over a law enforcement officer before crashing the truck against a building has surfaced online.

The employee identified as 36-year-old Walter Madubanya had apparently been told that he would not be promoted as expected which forced him into a fit of rage.

Madubanya allegedly drove the municipality truck over a municipal law enforcement officer several times and damaged seven vehicles.

His 55-year-old victim, a law enforcement officer was taken to hospital after sustaining serious injuries. He sadly succumbed to his injuries in hospital.

The unfortunate incident happened at the municipality’s premises in Ladanna on 07 August 2020.

“He was allegedly in possession of a dangerous weapon and threatened anyone who came closer. When other employees tried to find out what was going on, he suddenly started jerkingly driving the truck,” Limpopo police spokesperson Brigadier Motlafela Mojapelo said.

In the video, the truck being driven by Madubanya can be seen swerving across the premises hitting several cars on its path before it eventually crashes into a wall.

Seven vehicles parked on the municipality’s premises, including two police vehicles, were damaged during the ordeal.

In yet another unfortunate development during the same ordeal, Madubanya was allegedly shot point-blank when he got trapped after crashing the truck.

Another video shows the suspect immobilised in his truck wreck but a police officer allegedly shoots him before advancing towards him.

Madubanya is expected to appear in Polokwane Magistrate’s court after being denied bail on his first appearance.

He is facing murder and seven counts of malicious damage to property.

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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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