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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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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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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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Westville Prison guards attacked as violence flares up in the facility

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Durban – A number of prison warders have been injured in Westville Prison after violence flared amongst inmates.

Information reaching TellitallSA suggests that a fight broke out amongst the prisoners. The prison guards were injured when they were trying to control the situation.

Reports elsewhere say that inmates had revolted against the guards but this could not be immediately confirmed.

A Twitter user neighbouring the facility tweeted hearing continous sirens from the correctional facility.

Images of bloodied guards have been circulating on social media and those who live in close proximity to the maximum prison report that the siren at the jail has been going on.

At this point, it is yet unclear what took place but even the visibility of helicopters around the prison can be seen from a distance.

Westville Prison located in Westville, is one of the largest prisons in South Africa and the only prison located in the Durban area.

Former president Jacob Zuma had initially been expected to serve his 15 month jail sentence at Westville prison.

However, he surrendered to Estcourt Correctional Centre a few minutes before his deadline to submit himself at a police station or correctional centre.

This is not the first time inmates at Westville Correctional Facility had been involved in a brawl with warders.

In August 2020, several prison wardens were stabbed by inmates in what was called a “security-related incident” by the department of correctional services (DCS).

DCS spokesperson Logan Maistry confirmed the incident.

“It is reported that a group of offenders attacked officials with sharpened objects after morning meals had been served. At this stage we can confirm that seven officials and one offender sustained injuries and are receiving medical attention. The situation has been quickly attended to, and working conditions are back to normal.

“An investigation is underway and further details will be provided in due course.”

The DCS has not provided comment on the latest incident. This is a developing story.

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