www.limpopomirror.co.za (015) 516 1535/6/7 Fax: 516 1786 DSTV MULTICHOICE HD PVR DECODER • Built-in speakers • Screen size compatibility: 1016 - 7620 mm (40 - 300 “) • 2700 ANSI lumens • Record 150 hours of standard definition TV • Pause live TV programming • XtraView capability • Surround Sound capability • Favourite Channel Feature • Series recording NOW ONLY NOW ONLY 1 39999 3 49999 R R3,00 VAT Inc. (015) 516 1535/6/7 Fax: 516 1786 BENQ MS502 MULTIMEDIA PROJECTOR 800x600 R 11 January 2013 Year 23 Vol: 18 Shop no. 5 Madar Centre, next to the Post Office, Thohoyandou Tel: (015) 962 1008 Court halts installing of two chiefs Tshivhase stopped By Elmon Tshikhudo An application for an urgent interim interdict was granted in the Thohoyandou High Court in December 2012, stopping Thovhele Kennedy Tshivhase from installing two new chiefs in the Phiphidi and Ramulongo villages. The feud between different royal structures in Venda seems to be spreading and this case is one of several that are now being contested in the courts. On 28 December last year, the Makanga Royal Family and the Mafunzwaini Royal Family, together with two headmen, Muthuhathonwi Edison Nemakanga and Edzisani Phineas Mafunzwaini, approached the High Court. They asked that an interim interdict be granted to stop the installation of two new chiefs. In the affidavits filed in court, the parties argue that Thovhele Kennedy Tshivhase is continuing with plans to elevate two headmen, Jerry Tshivhase and Gumani Samson Ramulongo, to the status of Thovhele. This would mean they have jurisdiction over Headman Nemakanga and Headman Mafunzwaini’s areas. The installation event was, according to the court documents, planned for 29 December. In Muthuhathonwi Edison Nemakanga’s affidavit, he describes how they were informed of the decision of Kennedy Tshivhase by two “messengers” on 24 December 2012. Both Nemakanga and Mafunzwaini were against the elevation of a fellow headman to that of chief. They described Headman Jerry Tshivhase as a troublemaker and accused him of deliberately violating their boundaries in the past and carrying out activities in other headmen’s areas. Their pleas to Thovhele Kennedy Tshivhase to intervene and act against the irregular behaviour apparently fell on deaf ears. The two royal families discussed the matter and decided that they had no other option than to put up a legal fight to stop the actions. From the court documents filed it appears that the Department of Cooperative Governance, Human Settlements and Traditional Affairs was also not informed about the planned installation of new chiefs. In a letter sent to the two headmen, dated 27 December, the department distances itself from the actions and states that the proposed installation is not in terms of the Limpopo Traditional Leadership and Institutions Act. It further seems that the elevation of the status of the headmen may have had a price tag attached to it. In a confirmatory affidavit filed, Langanani Jackson Mafunzwaini describes how he tried to resolve the matter by speaking to the parties involved. He alleges that he had a telephone conversation with headman Gumani Samson Ramulongo on 25 December, asking him to reject the proposed appointment as “deputy Thovhele”. “… he responded by informing me that he would not, as he had already paid an amount of R30 000,” Mafunzwaini states in his affidavit. Thovhele Kennedy Tshivhase has been the subject of some controversy in the past months. - Continues on page 2 Mbilwi does it again! One of the country´s top performing schools, Mbilwi Secondary School, which has been producing excellent and quality results for years, continues to shine. The school, which has been producing a 100% pass rate for more than ten years and has been the first school to join the elite clubs of higher achievers in maths and science, attained the best 2012 Grade 12 results in Limpopo. In our photo, ecstatic high-performing pupils hoist up their principal, Mr Cedric Lidzhade, in appreciation of his good work and contribution towards their success. The photo was taken shortly after the announcement of the 2012 matric results. See a report on the school´s achievements elsewhere in the paper. CELEBRATING 2010 VW Scirocco 2.0 TSi Extras to the value of R80 000! 30 YEARS Visit our website for online specials www.pandl.co.za R369 995 *excl. on the road fee www.ayobmotors.co.za Tel: (015) 516 5175 C T 2 340 cellphones PLUS *Rules, Terms and Conditions apply Prize: Huawei G2101 GENERIC with R15 airtime R35100 FREE AIRTIME to be won Prices valid from 12 January to 16 February 2013. E&OE. We reserve the right to limit quantities. Cash and Carry while stocks last.