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WATCH: Westville attempted ‘hit’ captured on Dash Cam



Durban – Police are still searching for a gunman who attempted to kill a Westville resident while he was driving along the M13 in Westville on Thursday.

The Westville resident who has been identified as Ravi Chetty,49, survived an apparent hit on his life when a gunman opened fire with a rifle towards his car on the M13 in Westville.

Dashcam footage from a car travelling behind Chetty’s white Mercedes captured the moment as it took place.

From the footage you can see a car overtake Chetty’s vehicle on the two way road, with many bends.

A hand appears out of the car holding onto what appears to be a rifle.

A burst of gun shots can be heard.

Chetty, who had been driving, slammed on the brakes.

A car behind narrowly avoids slamming into the back of his car.

A man appears to have jumped of Chetty’s car and ran into the bushes alongside the road.

He has not been identified and was not injured in the shooting.

The vehicle the shooters use slows down and then drives off.

A man and woman walking on the pavement about 50 meters away stop when they heard the salvo of gun shots.

The bullets struck Chetty on his arm and face.

The road was closed while police conducted their investigations on Thursday.

Chetty formerly of Sydenham owns minibus taxis in Sydenham and Overport.

In November 2011, Chetty was shot 13 times at close range in the parking lot at Suncoast Casino and Entertainment World.

According to KZN police spokesman, Captain Thulani Zwane, security guards nabbed three suspects who tried to escape after the shooting.

When police arrived and searched the men they found three 9mm pistols.

Two of the men were sentenced in the Durban Regional Court for attempted murder as well as possession of an unlicensed firearm and ammunition.

Chetty is also a fitness fanatic and participated in several Iron Man challenges in Durban.

Chetty could not be reached for comment.

Westville police have opened an attempted murder docket for investigation.

Source: Daily News

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Skeem Saam’s Koko Mantsha death dismissed as fake news



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



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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