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because of the bad roads,” said Benya. He said after resigning as a worker from fter battling to get a gravel road Eskom in five years ago, he thought it for half a decade, the community might be good to consider fighting for his of Ndenxe location, Butterworth, community. “I have been at loggerheads say it has given up on speaking with the Mnquma local municipality for to Mnquma local municipality, a very long time. What have we done in which, on “countless occasions has failed Ndenxe to be neglected like this,” he said. to listen” to their concerns. Ndenxe said the municipality has been Ndenxe, like many rural locations, has promising to build the gravel road but to never had a gravel road in their existence. no avail. “There only road that they have The community constructed is a complained that 1km gravel access their livestock are road to our area getting into danger which has not asbecause of the donsisted us in anygas in the area. thing,” he said. Cars and our livestock Nosiphelo MshIkamva has in weshwe has had slip through when it is possession of docuher cow broken ments detailing an wet. Cars cannot access its leg in Januamount of R126 ary this year. She 768.00 paid by Mnour area because roads said the cow was quma municipality then slaughtered to Eagle Ukhozi are bad. People with because there was Transport, a conno way it could struction company. cars who are working survive. A local engineer “I would like to elsewhere had to told the Ikamva see this road in that if a gravel road think otherwise before good order because has never be conour livestock are in structed, it will cost returning in our area danger,” Mshweshabout R450 000.00 we told Ikamva per kilometre. because of the bad LaseGcuwa. “If they accepted Community leadsomething less roads er Mphuthumezi than R200 000.00 Benya said the for 1 km of a gravel never constructed road, this means road in the area poor workmanhas been giving ship,” said the them problems for engineer. a while. Mnquma municipality infrastructure “Cars and our livestock slip through Heavens Ngovela said he is not aware that when it is wet. Cars cannot access our area the community of Ndenxe is complaining because roads are bad. People with cars about lack of road. “If that is true then I who are working elsewhere had to think will speak to their councillor on Ward 8 to otherwise before returning in our area hear this,” said Ngovela.

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Victory: From left Post Office branch (Butterworth) manager Veliswa Ntungwa, school principal Chris Mdingi, pupil Siphokazi Ndamase and Siphokazi's father Sivuyile during the handover of R5 000 cheque to Siphokazi who became the Post Office Letter Writing competition provincial winner. For a full letter turn to page 6.

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young pupil from Butterworth High School said had it not been for the support she had received from both her parents and teachers, she should not have became the provincial winner for the annual Post Office Letter Writing competition. Recently Post Office officials visited Siphokazi Ndamase’s school to present her with the R5


000 cheque. Her school also received a cheque of R15 000. Ndamase, 15, said she thanked God for the wonderful opportunity bestowed to her. “I cannot even express my gratitude I am speechless. I thank all people around which made me an overall winner for the province,” said the grade 10 pupil. The competition dubbed “What Olympic Games Mean To Me” started in February this

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year and was targeting pupils who are at school from senior phase to senior secondary. Cheryl Kemp, Post Office provincial communication specialist, said: “I have a belief that the competition was not easy. We wanted to give pupils a chance to think.” Kemp said the competition ran between February and March this year and that the money donated to the school is part of their corporate social investment. Ndamase said besides getting courage from both her teachers and parents, the efforts for writing mainly came from her. “I had to think on my feet which included researching,” said the young woman from Mangqabakweni, Mount Frere but living in Msobomvu, Butterworth. Kemp said Ndamase is not only the provincial winner but also number three countrywide in terms of the content of her letter. “Her letter will also go and compete with189 countries in


Switzerland, later this year, during the Universal Postal Union eliminations,” said Kemp. Ndamase’s father, Sivuyile Ndamase, could not contain his emotions during the handover in the school. He said: “I love Siphokazi. She has a positive thinking and is and fast thinker.” Asked what she is going to do with the money, Ndamase said: “I will fix the money with Post Bank and take it after two years. It will help me at tertiary level.” Ndamase’s letter, written for the competition, reads in parts: “It is not about how you come out in life and face the world, it is not about your wealth, it is not about being well known, for winning, it is all about the spirit you have that pushes you forward to achieving your goals.” Butterworth High School principal Chris Mdingi said he is “deeply humbled by the achievement that Ndamase has done for the school.”


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our dangerous prisoners escaped custody while being escourted from Ngqamakwe police station to Wellington prison in Mthatha. Police in the Eastern Cape are on the manhunt for the four dangerous prisoners after the incidence on May 24. The four prisoners Ntlantla Mvoko, 23, Sonwabile Makhongo, 25, Menzi Zekane, 19 and Zwelithini Gibeni, 24, were arrested and are facing charges of armed robbery and illegal possession of unlicensed firearms. Police say Ntlantla is a

close relative of infamous political prisoner Sakhi Mvoko, who is serving three years imprisonment on armed robbery. It is alleged that they overpowered two police officers, disarmed them and drove off with the police vehicle which was later found abandoned along the N2 at Thanga Location just outside Butterworth. It is further alleged that a middle-aged woman motorist was shot at and in that process her car allegedly hit a pole and she died instantly. The four

awaiting trial prisoners then managed to hijack a Black Audi from another motorist and escaped without firing any shots. The Audi was later found abandoned near Mbhashe. Provincial Commissioner, Lt Gen Celiwe Binta, urged the members of the community not to try and apprehend these prisoners as they are extremely dangerous. Binta said they should report to the nearest police station or contact Captain Nyaniso Ndakaza on 082 474 2853 or 08600 10111.

attended a boxing tournament that was staged at the university on May 19. They slept at the university and on the morning of the attack the lady was accompanying the boyfriend when they came across the two men.” One of the two men allegedly drew a knife and stabbed the boyfriend. It is further alleged that the same man stabbed the girlfriend and dragged her to a nearby bushy area where he raped her. “It is not clear why the girl did not run away

as the second man was not armed and did nothing according to her. The stabbed boyfriend was rushed to Butterworth hospital,” Manatha added. Rape and attempted murder cases have been opened by Msobomvu Police and no one has been arrested yet. “We appeal to any one who might have information about the crimes to contact Msobomvu Police Station @ 0474920 180 or Crime Stop 08600 10111,” said Manatha.

Queenstown responded to a report about these four kids being sexually abused by their own father. Provincial police spokesperson Capt Ernest Sigobe said it is also alleged that these victims are his three sons and also his four year old daughter. “All of them have been removed are now housed in a place of safety in

Queenstown,” said Sigobe. Police provincial Commissioner Lt Gen Celiwe Binta has commended the Queenstown Family Violent and Sexually Offences Unit members for their “sterling performance for acting immediately when the incident was reported to the police.” The man has since before court and the case continues.

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wo students from Walter Sisulu University, Bika campus at Butterworth, were attacked on May 20 after they were spotted by two men near campus. It is alleged that the two, a girlfriend and a boyfriend, were from WSU campus as the 23 year old girlfriend is residing in the university campus while the boyfriend is renting a room outside campus. Police spokesperson Capt Jackson Manatha: “It was established that the two had

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20-year-old son had a misunderstanding with his 55-year-old father at Ntlangano Location, Ngoma Village, Willowvale on May 20, and the son was then killed by dad. It is alleged that the son drew a dagger knife and attacked his father. “It is

further alleged the father overpowered his son and took the knife. He then stabbed his son to death,” said police spokesperson Capt Jackson Manatha. The case was reported to the police and the father was arrested and he has since appeared before court.


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he security company for AbaThembu king Buyelekhaya Dalindyebo said the expelled ANC youth league leader Julius Malema was going to be embarrassed had he visited Bumbane Great Place outside Mthatha during his recent visit in the province. Malema was to visit the king before addressing Walter Sisulu University (WSU) students in Mthatha. On arrival Ikamva LaseGcuwa was greeted with seven highly armed Caculama Security Services guards who said that everyone was welcomed to enter except Malema. The director of Caculama is Ronnie Matshaya, former bodyguard to OR Tambo and an MK soldier. Upon greeting the security guards and journalists, Dalindyebo referred to Malema as an ingada (wild cat) saying he must not be allowed to enter. It is understood that Malema was in Mthatha to launch the Friends of the Youth League, a project aimed at having him remain relevant and having a platform to speak. Malema denied knowledge of the launch saying he was invited to address the Friends of the Youth League. An entourage of vehicles transporting Malema and also expelled league’s secretary Sindiso Magaqa turned back on the way to Bumbane Great Place. The king’s spokesperson Pumla Matshaya, Ronnie’s sister, said the king cannot be allowed to be used by a “lost generation like Malema”. “The King, His Majesty, would like to welcome all people in his land but not people like Malema who want to settle their political scores,” said Pumla. Ronnie said they were instructed by

Barred: An armed security guard standing at a gate in Bumbane to prevent Malema from entering the palace. King Buyelekhaya Dalindyebo in navy suit looks on with other armed guards. Picture: Sithandiwe Velaphi

the king and his advisors to prevent Malema from entering the palace. “The king is very close to the ANC and we know what is happening to Malema currently and we cannot allow amakhwenkwe (boys) like Malema to seek political fortunes to the king,” said Ronnie. Ronnie also said that he trained the

king to become an Umkhonto WeSizwe soldier years ago in Angola. “Where was Malema in that time? Had he came here (king’s palace), we were going to show him what the war is like because he does not know it,” said Ronnie. In WSU, Mthatha campus, Malema told students that he has been used like

a “condom” by the ANC. “Those of you who used condoms would know how good it is when it is still with you, but after finishing you just throw it in the dustbin,” said Malema. The provincial executive of the ANC YL also distanced itself from the formation of the Friends of the Youth League.

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Letter to Natalie du Toit

“What Olympic Games Mean To Me,” writes Siphokazi Ndamase


am writing this letter with an inspired heart or an inspiration inside me about how important or what Olympics Games mean to me. It is a privilege to write this letter to you despite all the Olympians I could’ve chosen to write this letter to. I have been inspired by the life challenges you have faced throughout your whole life. It is an amazing opportunity to write to you, out all those who admire you, I get the chance to express my own point of view on what Olympics Games mean to me. You know, having to grow up in improper settlements where you dream big when you Olympians playing on television, pushes me forward on what I want to achieve in life. Your well-know motto: “Be everything you want to be,” gives hope to children who grow up in hopeless places, who when they have huge dreams, their dreams tend or seem to fade away after a long time of suffering, giving up almost everything. These are the challenges people in our everyday lives face. It is not about how you come out and face the world, it’s not about your wealth, it’s not about being well-known for winning but instead it’s all about the spirit you have that pushes you forward to achieving your goals. It’s about how much effort you put in what you want to achieve in life. As a very young girl of 8 years I was still in the edges of life whereby my parents and grandparents made every decision for me, but as I grew

up I started choosing and making my own decisions for myself. I started off choosing swimming as a sport I wanted to participate in at my school. I chose this sport just for the fun of it. By the time I wasn’t aware of any life challenges in the decisions I made. A competition was held at my neighbouring school and I started getting worried and nervous. It inspired very much that when at home I read a magazine article about you I had spirit to play this game with confidence. Olympic games at the time, were just games with a fancy name “Olympic” and as I grew to understand what they mean I soon called myself an Olympian too. We played these games because of the skills and abilities we had just as to participate in sports but with all the opportunities people get when travelling across the world and earning medals and trophies, they become life to them. As I look back to the history of Olympic games, it has been known for many years and many people made a living when they played Olympic games. Olympic games meant life back then as they still do nowadays so the ancient history of the Olympic games has still got an effect on the games played today. This is the drive-through of the individuals who have always set aside a huge dream of becoming Olympians including me. Olympic games have indeed proven to people out there that even the lives of young

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This has been so cruel

Mnquma local municipality should have told the Granny evicted from her house because what they did recently is so cruel. I am referring to mama Nommikise Mdingana who was forcefully removed from her house in Cuba, Butterworth, by local sheriff. Asanda Sese, East London.

‘Ihlazo elenziwe nguMnquma municipality’ Imbi into eyehlele umama waseCuba futhi ilihlazo. Umntu omdala ngoluhlobo (72 years)

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people who dream big. I see you Ms du Toit in TV, magazines and newspapers and I see a bright future ahead of me. I read articles about you and I get inspired. I listen to your international speeches as you also quote your motto and I again the spirit to move forward. I see you reach for that finish line in the pool and “boom” I dream even bigger. I see you holding those gold medals with a smile on your face and I see that narrow path straightening up for the achievement of my goals. I see that amputated leg of yours swim rounds and rounds in the water and I pull up to push down and brush off the dust of my fears. It is not every day that you choose to

have a dream. It is indeed everyday that you build / create a positive attitude of living the dream you have chosen. It is not every day that you aim to inspire many other individuals out there. It is indeed that the people who inspire you aim to make a difference in every individual’s life out there. Well- known Olympians can and are changing the lives of young South Africans. Olympics is not about winning those gold, silver and bronze medals respectively, it is not about competing to win, it is not about fame therefore, it is about the strong passion inside each and every individuals heart that aims to ,make a difference and give hope into one’s heart. That, in my own opinion is what Olympic games mean to me. I earnestly treasure or put to treasure the life challenges that give me hardship on achieving my goals, but that treasure shall not last because the passion that drives me forward and the spirit that makes me to move across the narrow path of playing. Olympic games is much greater and especially with the inspiration I have from you. Olympic games mean a lot to me. I hope that you will be honoured and touched by my emotions, expressions that come from deep down in my heart, leaving a space for me to understand what Olympic games truly mean to me. Thank you. Your Sincerely

Siphokazi Ndamase

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t seems the country is feeling the economic punch two years after the collapse of world economic centres. Price hikes seem to be the order of the day in the past four months starting with petrol, electricity, food and now water. What seems to be the problem is that it looks like there is no close solution to this and the effect will be felt by ordinary citizens in the next two, three years if the words of the finance minister Pravin Gordan are to go by, when he said that South Africans should brace themselves for more taxing period and should consider saving in the future. The spiralling out of violent crimes with rape seemingly becoming a tool of concern nationally continue to leave shiver up my spine as on daily basis we hear of such acts which shows that the criminals are prepared to violate our security and sanity at any cost. The question that still lingers in my mind is until when? with children young as 6 months, the elderly and mentally challenged continuing to suffer. I therefore hope with recent crime prevention summit held in Butterworth, government, commu-

nities and business will hold their hands together to fight this cancer that looks spreading nationwide taking no prisoners on its way. On a more brighter and positive note, we congratulate all those who took the podium in different institutions getting their graduate qualifications this shows hard work pays off. Lastly, we introduce to you our new cartoonist Thabo Mondreki to the team and hope he gives us food for though. To our readers enjoy this edition, continue visiting our facebook page for daily news updates, and keep those letters and invites rolling. A la prochaine!

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High Blood Pressure during Pregnancy

igh blood pressure in women during pregnancy is a common problem in our area. It may lead to terrible complications in women and their unborn babies. How do we know if someone develops blood pressure problem during the pregnancy? Blood pressure is checked during the pregnancy visits to the clinic. That is why it is important to visit the clinic as soon as you suspect that you might be pregnant and continue clinic visits regularly through the pregnancy. Sometimes abnormality in the urine is detected, which indicates the issues related to blood pressure. Why is high blood pressure during pregnancy dangerous? High blood pressure during pregnancy requires special care because of various risks such as ‚‚ fits in women which may lead other complications ‚‚ liver and kidneys problems ‚‚ collection of fluid in lungs as well as swollen legs and hands ‚‚ decreased blood flow to placenta reduces the baby’s oxygen supply and slows down baby’s growth ‚‚ placental abruption when placenta prematurely separates from the uterus. In such cases the woman might have a heavy bleeding and the baby may stop receiving oxygen and die ‚‚ early delivery in cases of severe blood pressure problems ‚‚ increased risk of heart disease and blood pressure problems later in life What are the types of high blood pressure problems during pregnancy? High blood pressure may be present before pregnancy or develop during pregnancy. Women with gestational hypertension (high blood pressure in pregnancy) develop high blood pressure after 20 weeks of pregnancy. This problem goes away after baby is born. Women with chronic hypertension have blood pressure before 20 weeks of pregnancy. Sometimes chronic hypertension or gestational hypertension leads to preeclampsia. This is a serious condition that develops after 20 weeks of pregnancy What is important to know about preeclampsia? Dangerous signs of pre-eclampsia include headaches, changes of vision such blurred vision and flashing lights, tummy pain, swelling of hands, feet, face (swelling can be normal). Women who develop pre-eclamspia are admitted to the hospital and treated. Sometimes women are given medication to control blood pressure and their babies delivered early. Why women develop pre-eclampsia? Despite of much research in this area we do not know for sure why some women develop this disease. We know that women younger than 20 and older than 40 have higher risk of developing this disease. We also know that women who had pre-eclampsia in previous pregnancy and have family history of pre-eclampsia have high risk of developing it again. Women who are overweight are at high risk of the disease as well as women who have diabetes. Women who have twin pregnancy are also at a higher risk of pre-eclampsia. It was noted that many more women develop pre-eclampsia in areas where they do not get enough calcium in their diets. So if women do not eat food rich in calcium such as cheese, milk, yogurt, broccoli, spinach, oranges she may be at increased risk of pre-eclampsia. Is the anything women can do prevent pre-eclampsia if they had it in the past? We are interested in finding out whether increased calcium in the mother’s diet before

and during pregnancy can improve the outcomes of pregnancy. We are doing a study at Frere and Cecilia Makiwane Hospitals to investigate this problem. Women who agree to participate in the study will be given one tablet to chew every day until they become pregnant, and for the first 5 months of their pregnancy. Half of the women in the study will be given tablets which contain calcium, a natural ingredient in foods such as milk that poster.pdf 1 12/05/2011 11:24:46 a.m.

you may normally eat. The other women in the study will be given tablets which are very similar but which will provide no extra calcium. Neither you nor we will know which of the two types of tablet you are on. The effect of calcium on the blood pressure and health, and the health and growth of your baby will be measured at the clinic and at the time of the birth. We ensure that women receive the food supplements which are known to improve

the outcome of pregnancy, such as iron, folate, and calcium in the second half of your pregnancy. Once women decide to participate in the study they will need to visit Frere or Cecilia Makiwane Hospital every 3 months until they have the baby. If you have had high blood pressure in pregnancy before and are not pregnant now, and if you are interested to take part in this study please contact our team on 0737777753.



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DA targets deep rural Transkei change. In Nyandeni we have eight branches since the last local government elections whilst in Mzimvubu area we have three councillors who voted in by people of the area. “I was also invited by my councillors to welcome new members who had moved from the ANC, UDM all from different wards also launched a branch. What is important is that we have started our road to 2016, we know service delivery challenges and we will continue to helping our people, resolving queries and they are hoping the DA is the only party that we rescue them” said Mvenya. United democratic movement president Bantu Holomisa said “the constitution of our country guarantees the right to freedom of association, so our people are free to join any political party of their choice; equally, political parties have the right to campaign in all nine provinces”.

LISTENING CAREFULLY: Provincial Leader Athol Trollip and Constituency leader Veliswa Mvenya addressing members during freedom day celebrations in Nyandeni. Photo Supplied

NEW MEMBERS: Veliswa Mvenya with new members from ANC, UDM who joined the DA. Photo Supplied



he provincial democratic alliance is eyeing building more influence in the areas of the former Transkei by making its existence felt after visiting Nyandeni’s ward 25 and Mzimvubu local municipality on freedom day 27th April. Veliswa Mvenya provincial DA constituency leader said “we chose the area because people have been taken for granted by the leading party for a long time so it is their freedom to join the DA”. The DA is not making inroads, not campaigning but there to visit our members where there over 700 people all our members from different wards said Mvenya. Mvenya said that, we have seen is that the area suffers from the same situation of lack of services such as roads, water, electricity and that since the ANC won majority here the councillors are holding the voters in utter contempt and so people want

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Africa Day Celebrations (May 25)


frica Day is the annual commemoration on May 25 of the 1963 founding of the Organisation of African Unity (OAU). On this day, leaders of 30 of the more than 32 independent African states signed a founding charter in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.[1] In 1991, the OAU established the African Economic Community, and in 2002 the OAU established its own successor, the African Union. However, the name and date of Africa Day has been retained as a celebration of African unity in the now new African Union formerly OAU. Find quotes from some of the leading African leaders of past, present on what this day meant, means and what it should be.

Jomo Kenyatta (Kenya): "You and I must work together to develop our country, to get education for our children, to have doctors, to build roads, to improve or provide all day-to-day essentials." Jomo Kenyatta, first president of Kenya, from an Independence Day message to the people, as quoted in Sanford Ungar's Africa, the People and Politics of an Emerging Continent, New York, 1985. "Our children may learn about the heroes of the past. Our task is to make ourselves the architects of the future." Jomo Kenyatta, first president of Kenya, from an address given on Kenyatta Day, as quoted in Anita King's Quotations in Black, Greenwood Press 1981.

Kwame Nkrumah (Ghana): "Common territory, language and culture may in fact be present in a nation, but the existence of a nation does not necessarily imply the presence of all three. Common territory and language alone may form the basis of a nation. Similarly, common territory plus common culture may be the basis. In some cases, only one of the three applies. A state may exist on a multi-national basis. The community of economic life is the major feature within a nation, and it is the economy which holds together the people living in a territory. It is on this basis that the new Africans recognise themselves as potentially one nation, whose domination is the entire African continent."Class Struggle in Africa" "Africa is one continent, one people, and one nation. The notion that in order to have a nation it is necessary for there to be a common language, a common territory and common culture has failed to stand the test of time or the scrutiny of scientific definition of objective reality... The community of economic life is the major feature within a nation, and it is the economy which holds together the people living in a territory. It is on this basis that the new Africans recognise themselves as potentially one nation, whose dominion is the entire African continent. “Class Struggle in Africa.” Nkrumah is the first president of an independent Gold Coast known as Ghana, Africa’s first independent country. Peter Abrahams (South Africa): For myself, I would say the day of unity has

arrived when Coloureds and Indians have enough faith in the Africans and their capacity for leadership as to join, as individuals, the African National Congress and make that the one organisation for non-Europeans. It would then be both national and African. Or are there non Europeans who object to being called Africans? -Peter Abrahams, Drum, July 1952. We aim, politically, at government of the Africans by the Africans, with everybody who owes his only loyalty to Africa, who is prepared to accept the democratic rule of the African majority, being regarded as an African. We guarantee no minority rights, because we think of individuals and not groups. --Policy and Program of the P.A.C. of Azania, Dar Es Salaam, December 1972 Sekou Toure (Guinea): "People are not born with racial prejudices. For example, children have none. Racial questions are questions of education. Africans learned racism from the European. Is it any wonder that they now think in terms of race after all they've gone through under colonialism?" Ahmed Sékou Touré, first president of Guinea, as quoted in Rolf Italiaander's The New Leaders of Africa, New Jersey, 1961 Patrice Lumumba (Democratic Republic of Congo): “… Our wounds are too fresh and too painful still for us to drive them from our memory. We have known harassing work, exacted in exchange for salaries which did not permit us to eat enough to drive away hunger, or to clothe ourselves, or to house ourselves decently, or to raise our children as creatures dear to us.” Lumumba is the first independence president of Congo assassinated in 1964. Kwame Toure (GuineaConakry): "Unless we raise our minds to the level of consciousness where we have an undying love for our people, where we're willing to shed our blood like Huey Newton did, for our people, we will not survive, and we will not survive!" - Free Huey Rally 1968 "Because that has been the dilemma of the black man (African) in this country. We have always tried to be Americans first and black people (African) all the way down the end. And that's why we catching hell the way we catching it today. Black Power is the coming together of black people to fight for their liberation by any means necessary." - Black Power Speech. A civil rights movement leader from the United States of America who

took self imposed exile to Africa after the independence of Ghana on invitation by Kwame Nkrumah. Malcolm X (United States of America): "Without education, you're not going anywhere in this world." "Education is our passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to the people who prepare for it today." "Look at yourselves. Some of you teenagers, students. How do you think I feel and I belong to a generation ahead of you - how do you think I feel to have to tell you, 'We, my generation, sat around like a knot on a wall while the whole world was fighting for its hum an rights - and you've got to be born into a society where you still have that same fight.' What did we do, who preceded you? I'll tell you what we did. Nothing. And don't you make the same mistake we made...." A civil rights movement in the United States of America who fought for African American rights assassinated in 1963. Professor Robert Mangaliso Sobukwe (South Africa): “We are fighting for the noblest cause on earth; the liberation of mankind….there is only one race, the human race. Multiracialism is racism multiplied.” “The wheel of progress revolves relentlessly and all the nations of the world take their turn at the field-glass of human destiny. Africa will not retreat! Africa will not compromise! Africa will not relent! Africa will not equivocate! And she will be heard! Remember Africa!” First Pan Africanist Congress of Azania (PAC) President. Steve Bantubonke Biko (South Africa): "You are either alive or proud or you are dead, and when you are dead, you can't care anyway." "In time, we shall be in a position to bestow on South Africa the greatest possible gift—a more human face." "Tradition has it that whenever a group of people has tasted the lovely fruits of wealth, security and prestige it begins to find it more comfortable to believe in the obvious lie and accept that it alone is entitled to privilege." Leader of the Black Consciousness Movement currently known as Azapo brutally killed by apartheid police in 1978.

Thabo Mbeki (South Africa): "to lead from the front. Our role and responsibility is not just to promote discussion... Our aim must be to achieve meaningful and sustainable change." We will continue to count on your unwavering support and commitment to working with leaders of our continent in bringing about the desired renaissance of Africa. South Africa’s second president and an AU / UN negotiator in African conflict head of the Thabo Mbeki African Leadership Institute based in WITS. Nelson Mandela (South Africa first president): "I have fought against white domination, and I have fought against black domination. I have cherished the ideal of a democratic and free society in which all persons will live together in harmony with equal opportunities. It is an ideal which I hope to live for, and to see realised. But my Lord, if needs be, it is an ideal for which I am prepared to die." Nelson Mandela, defence statement during the Rivonia Trial, 1964. Also repeated during the closing of his speech delivered in Cape Town on the day he was released from prison 27 years later, on 11 February 1990. "Never, never and never again shall it be that this beautiful land will again experience the oppression of one by another…" Nelson Mandela, Inaugural Address, Pretoria 9 May 1994. "We are not anti-white, we are against white supremacy … we have condemned racialism no matter by whom it is professed." Maya Angelou (African Poet) “Out of the huts of history's shame I rise Up from a past that's rooted in pain I rise I'm a black ocean, leaping and wide, Welling and swelling I bear in the tide. Leaving behind nights of terror and fear I rise Into a daybreak that's wondrously clear I rise Bringing the gifts that my ancestors gave, I am the dream and the hope of the slave. I rise I rise I rise.” NOTE: The quotes from this page are put in no particular order and are not the reflection of the paper but a reminder to celebrate Africa day.

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bantwana abaninzi abakhula ngaphandle kootata babo, naye ukhuliswa kulonina ngunina khulu u Nosingile Teketa, u Mamzongozi, intombi yase Nkelekethe, encedisana no mama wakhe u Nokhonto Teketa, nohlale emkhuthaza ngelithi “Ikamva lakho lisezandleni zakho”. Ezinkqubo aziqhubayo kulonomathotholo, zisondele kakhulu kuye, njengoko ebengumdlali webhola ekhatywayo odumileyo nowaziwayo engingqini yakhe esakhula, ebizwa ngelika Jabu Pule, ukhuphele olothando lwakhe kwinqkubo ethi Ezemidlalo, utsho ekhuthaza abantu ukuba bazise iinqkubo zabo zemidlalo e Khanya fm. Uthi “Ikhanya indinike inyhweba yokuba ndisasazele abantu bakuthi imidlalo yebhola ekhatywayo ngelixa lendebe yehlabathi, mhla ndisasaza umdlalo owawuphakathi kwe Bafana Bafana ne Paraguay ndandisasaza ziqengqeleka ngezidlele iinyembezi”, kanti naye uhlala phakathi kwabantu, izinto ezininzi ezibehlelayo ziyamehlela naye. Usihlafu’amanyama yinkqubo enomahluko ngendlela esondele ngayo kuye ngo ba uthi, “kwandiselula ndandikhuthazeka

yinkqubo ka Saba Mbixane wase Mhlobo wenene ethi Siwel’ithukela, kanti ke nokutya kwakwantu yeyonanto ndisayithanda nanamhlanje,iinkobe, umgqusho, ndibalantoni ,ndide ndiqhulwe apha emsebenzini ngokuba ndikuthanda okukutya, nesinxibo sakwantu silibhongo kum ndisafuna ukusivatha xa kuyiwe emisithweni. Yayiliphupha lam ndisakhula ukuba ngenye imini nam ndingaze ndiqhube inqkubo efana nale ngokuba indim nje kwayona. Le inqkubo yona inje ngosana lwam, ndibangathi ndikwelinye ilizwe xa ndisenza yona, ndiphenjelelwe mpela ngabaphula phuli abathi bandit-

salele umnxeba besithi simi ngeenyawo simamele lenqkubo, ingakumbi landawo ka (Ndingum Afrika ndiyazidla ngesiduko sam) ngoba kaloku ongazaziyo isiduko sakhe ikamva lakhe limfiliba”. U Malixole uphuma kwikhaya elibambeneyo lakwa Xhosa eMangwevini, koo zulu, ooTshangisa, into zooSikhomo, ooRhudulu, uthi ke naxa kukho imicimbi kwelikhaya babuya bonke kwindawo ngendawo abaxelenga kuzo badibane kuqhutywe umcimbi ngokubambisana, uthi ke “Nathi bafundileyo na kakade sikhulula izihlangu sihambe ngeenyawo phantsi, sembathe iingubo zethu zakwantu kude kuyokuqatyeliswa umcimbi lowo, yonke lento ndiyayithanda ke mna”. OOntanga ndini ebekhula nabo elalini yakhe u Malixole bambona njengomntu ophumeleleyo njengoko engowokuqala ukubangumsasazi ophuma khona, kodwa uthi udlelana kakuhle kakhulu nabo, nakubeni bembona njalo. Magqiyazana akowethu, ngxe, ngoba kaloku lenzwana nakubeni ingekazimanyi ngeqhina lomtshato, kodwa sele ithathiwe. Uqukumbele ngelikhuthazayo kwabaselula nabatsha wathi “Zazi ukuba ungubani na wena,hlonela abadala, zazi ukuba ufuna ukubayintoni ebomini, nangakumbi imvelaphi yakho mayingakubambezeli ngokubanguwe onako ukuziweza ufikelele kuwo amaphupha akho, isikolo sona ke sibaluekile ngoba imfundo ikuvulela iingcango”.


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UBathabile uphil’ ngegazi lenkosi Bathabile Phikela wase Ndanabakazi (36) eGcuwa no cula umculo wokholo owaziwa ngelika bathabile ozimesele ukukhulisa isakhlono semculo kule ngingqi yase Gcuwa, kwiphondo kunye nozantsi afrika jikelele. Ikamva lase Gcuwa lithe lanethuba lodliwane ndlebe nalomculi emveni kwenye yekhonsathi zakhe. Uqale nini ucula? Ndiqake ngonyaka ka 1994, kodwa ndirekode okokuqala ngonyaka ka 2005 eKapa apho ndiye ndahlala khone ixesha elide. Yintoni eyenze uye eKapa? Ngenxa yemeko ezizinzima apha kwiphondo kuye kwanyanzekeka ndiye kwele ntalanzi nalapho ndithe ndakwazi ukurecoda icwecwe lam lokuqala eithi Ungaluchaza uthi yiyiphi intlobo yomculo le yakho? Ngu mculo we gospile kodwa unento nesintu (Traditional gospel). Usebenzisane nabani oyi producer? Ndinga balula u Patrick Jack we 24/7 records eKapa apho uSiphiwo Mtshali owaziwa kakhulu ngo Zamani kwi generations a rekoda khona naye kunye neqela ekuthiwa iYouth in Action. Yintoni ekutsale emculweni? Umculu usegazini apha kum kuba undinceda ndisinde kwizinto ezinitsi ndiphila ubomi obucocekileyo. Ndiwuthanda kakhulu umculo usegazini

apha kum . Kuyavakala ukuba uthe waphumelela indebe kulo nyaka uphelilileyo? Indebe ndathi ndayiphumelela kuphiswano lwabaculi balengigqi yase Mathole nebithe yaququzelelwa ngu masipala omkhulu i Amathole district municipality kunye nesebe lezemidlalo nenkcubeko apha empuma koloni kunyaka uphelileyo. Apho ndathi ndaphumelela ibest Gospel Traditional song. Amacwecwe akho ngoku? Ase mabini okwangoku kodwa ndithe ndawadibanisa ndenza iMp3 ngenxa yemfuno zabaxhasi bethanda ingoma ezthile kwicwecwe lokuqala. Inkxaso kubantu? Inkulu kakhulu, kakhulu ingingqi yaseMnquma, Mbhashe kunye neBhayi enye yendawo ekuthi kuthengwe amacwecwe amaninzi. Uthini nge Piracy (Ukukotshwa komculo ngokungekho mthethweni)? Ibuhlungu kakhulu into yokukotshelwa umculo. Thina sisa qalayo kuba

nzima kakhulu kuba lento yenza kubenzima kuthi ukufumana amathuba kwinkampani ezinkulu kuba ziyavala zibethakala yile meko. Siyacela kubantu bohlukane nalo mkhuba kuba kukutya kuthi singabanye abantu. Uwuthengisa njani umculo wakho? Ahamba okwe barns okanye ama apile andina nkampani endithengiselayo. Ndiphuma mna ndiyo kuzithengisela nto leyo eyenza umceli-mngeni kuba asikwazi kubona nzuzo kwaye sidleka imali eninzi. I DVD? I fotwe kulonyaka ophelileyo ukusuka ngo Janywari yaze yagqitywa ngo disemb, kwaye iyathengwa kakhulu kuba abantu abanininzi bayandazi. Kuyanyanzeleka ukuba ndihambe ndiye kwindawo ezifana noBhayi, Monti kangangokuba umculo wam uyathengwa nako marhawuti noSwazini. Yiyiphi eyona ngoma uyithandayo?

Ndizithanda zonke, kodwa ke ikhona eth’ Jeremiah masigoduke. Ithi xa idlala ndibone abalandeli bam beshukuma. Imiceli mngeni nenxaso? Incinci inxaso esiyifumana kuburhulumente, kunzima uku rekoda kwaye akukho mali ijonene nabaculi abasakhulayo, kwaye sitsalwa imali ezinkulu xa sifuna ukwenza

Public Responds to Blood Donation Call


he East London Branch of the South African National Blood Service sent out a May Day call to all donors to donate at the Berea Blood Donor Centre on 15 May. According to the organisation this was a means to invite the public to donate more and keep blood stocks up to 2320 per month. “During the month of May the organisation visited schools collected large units of blood but May being the beginning of the flu season it was challenging to getting the right stock as many donors could not donate due to ill health” said Rene Vice of the South African Blood Service. Vice said “to ensure sufficient blood stocks throughout the country excluding other provinces, the SANBS needs to maintain 5 day blood stock and if we fall below this level, a warning or appeal is issued to the community”. Butterworth was also a major

donor this year when 20 units were collected at Walter Sisulu University campus on 25 April, 20 units at Butterworth High School in March and 16 units via Butterworth Lions Club at Butterworth Country club. “This shows definitely shows that the area supports blood donations” said Vice. To make the May Day Blood Drive a bit more interesting, all donors who registered on the day were entered into a lucky hamper draw, which was won by donor Freddie Mentoor. Bhasela Yalezo a regular blood donor for the past two years who is now based in Butterworth from East London said “I feel very proud to be a donor as it makes me feel a true citizen of the country by helping others”. “The reason for donating blood is to save someone’s life. People must be unselfish to help save someone because you will never now when you will need it” said Freddie Mentoor winner of the May day blood drive.

LIFE SAVERS: Above from left to right: Lyn Kennedy (Donor Attendant); Xolelwa Mkhethi (Donor Care Officer); Mr Freddy Mentoor; Mr Vaughan Thorndike (SANBS East London Donor Committee Chairman) and Debbie Pitcher (Clinic Supervisor). Picture Supplied


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MAY 2012


Sassa clamping down grant fraud By Zizo Ntuku


he Department of Social Development with South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) is fighting corruption amongst their employees and social grant beneficiaries, leading to the implementation of a biometric based payment system. Social grant beneficiaries are expected to re-register at their pay points. Re-registration will be done in two phases: the first phase started on 1 March and will continue until May. This phase is targeting the “Sekulula clients”– Sekulula refers to a debit-card based transactional account that allows social grant recipients access to grants electronically at ATMs. To date, a total of 878 000 (88%) of Sekulula beneficiaries have re-

registered. The Department of Social Spokesperson for SASSA Mr Development will work closely Luzuko Qina said: “At this stage with Home Affairs to verify the our main focus is capturing the child’s identity and find out if beneficiaries on the biometric the recipient of the grant is the system and mother of the they must child. The imbring their plementation of SASSA brandthe biometricThis will help ed cards to based system the pay points will allow the the department with identity department to ensure that documents. verify if benefiHe further ciaries are still money is said: “We will alive or dead on capture one a monthly basis. rightfully paid to finger for This will help identificathe department the right recipient tion and need ensure that to know the money is rightbeneficiary’s fully paid to the previous method of payment. right recipient. No one will be There is no need for people to registered without the required go to their respective branches, documents. where they applied for social Promise Nursing College stugrants.” dent Vuyiseka Gidi said: “This

is good news to me, because it means that I will no longer have to travel home whenever it’s time to get the child support grant. This means fraudsters will get caught which is good because many people who depend on social grants don’t benefit while these criminals enjoy money that they are not supposed to get.” Mrs Nokhanyo Bongoza, a mother of three children from Idutywa said: “I only heard that we have to re-register, but if when and where I don’t know yet. I think this registration is a good move from Social Development as it will fight corruption and hold the criminals that get money illegally from the system. Hopefully next month I will register and get this new card people are talking about.” The second phase will kick off from 1 June and run to 31

December. This will be a live verification period, where all grant recipients in the country will have to go the SASSA offices where they registered for fingerprint and voice verification. Babies' footprints will also be taken. Beneficiaries will be given a SASSA-branded smartcard that works as a cash card, can be used at any ATM and enables beneficiaries to get access to their money anywhere in the country. SASSA officials will conduct home visits for beneficiaries over 75 years of age and those who are unable to walk or are in hospital. For more information or enquiries, SASSA or CPS can be contacted toll free on 0800 60 10 11 or 0800 600 160 or go to their nearest SASSA offices. The deadline for re-registration is 31 December. – WSU-SNA

UMongameli Local business kutyelelo eGcuwa gathers with Amathole Sithandiwe Velaphi


Uphuhliso: Ikumkani yamaXhosa uZwelonke Sigcawu, inkulumbuso uNoxolo Kiviet kwakunye noMongamel’ uJacob Zuma emasimini eThanga Umfanekiso: Sithandiwe Velaphi Sithandiwe Velaphi


Mongameli uJacob Zuma ukhuthaze amafama aseMpuma Koloni ukuba angakhe “nakanye” afake ipolitiki xa eqhuba imicimbi yezolimo neyezophuhliso. UZuma ebethetha kutshanje eGcuwa emva kokutyelela amasimi akwilali yaseThanga, ngokuyinxalenye nephulo lakhe iMasibambane Rural Development Initiative. Injongo yeliphulo kukuxhobisa abantu basezilalini ngeendlela zokuziphilisa. Eliphulo liqale eShowe KwaZulu Natal, kwaye liqhutywa nguZuma njengosihlalo walo. UZuma uthi kubalulekile ukuba abantu basezilalini bazenzele izinto ngokunokwabo, bangalindeli urhulumente.

“Kodwa into endiyicelayo kukuba kungaliwa kweliphulo, kuba xa nisenza njalo, nakulenza lingaphuemeleli,” utshilo uMongameli. UZuma uphise ngeeteletele ezisixhenxe kwakunye neenkomo zesiNguni ezilishumi kumafama aseThanga. “Into esiyithethayo kukuba apho sithe saya khona kufuneka sishiye into khona ukuze abantu bashiyeke benento yokwenza,” utshilo uZuma. UZuma uthi uyathanda ukubona abantu bezisebenzela. “Kuxa sisebenza nzima apho sinakuthi sibone impumelelo,” utshilo. UKhanyisa Filtane, umfama waseThanga uthe: “Siyavuya kakhulu ngotyelelo lukaMongameli. Sifuna asincedise ngezinto zokunkcenkceshela kuba utya amanzi

kakhulu umhlaba wethu.” Ephendula kuFiltane uMphathiswa wemicimbi yezamanzi nezendalo kuzwelonke uEdna Molewa, nobepheleke uZuma, uthe: “Ukuncedisa amafama alapha eGcuwa sithe sakhupha imali ekwizigidi ezibini zeRandi (R2m), khon’ ukuze kuthengwe izixhobo zonkcenkceshela.” Abanye abaphathiswa abathe bapheleka uZuma ibinguThulas Nxesi wemisebenzi yoluntu, uGugile Nkwinti wophuhliso lwamaphandle kwakunye noTina Joemert Petterson wezolimo. Ikumkani yamaXhosa uMpendulo Zwelonke Sigcawu kwakunye nenkulumbuso uNoxolo Kiviet, kuquka nabaphathiswa bephondo, bathe babayinxalenye nalomsitho

mathole District Municipality held media breakfast with local business in a bid to find common understanding of the fraternity’s concerns and issues. The session was held at Belle’s Place in Zithulele near Butterworth. Amathole is made up of Mnquma, Mbhashe, Ngqushwa, Nkonkobe, Great Kei, Nxuba and Amahlathi local municipalities. The local business raised a number of frustrations ranging water, roads and unconducive environment for their businesses. Thobile Ndwandwa of Mr Pan-

elbeaters in Zithulele said: “I am concerned that Amathole District Municipality has chosen to neglect us in terms of business opportunities. However I am not fighting, instead I want you (Amathole) to conduct business with us here.” Lulama Maseti of Mnquma Nafcoc urged the municipality to consider the local business above anything when opportunities come up. Maseti said this is essential for local economic growth. Amathole municipal councillor Phumzile Bili told the audience that the municipality is keen to work with the local business and this will happen into a foreseeable future.

Local gurus: Businessmen Lulama Maseti, left, and Ntabenkosi Ndongeni at business breakfast organised by Amathole. Picture: Sithandiwe Velaphi


MAY 2012



A letter to School teacher

Dear Bass. I am apology to u, I’m leave garden boy job bcos u not taking my money up, and u r send me up, down with full wheelbarrow, u not for the know is how heavy. I’m enough count countin, and you pay me makinati fustek, 1 more thing when bass is go to him job, me sala eat his wife, ya u must like it madam ass wen she show me and me and Madam we do dog style, cat style evn yo style Bass Madam teacher me and wen I put ma soseji MADAM cry AAAH . Two more thing bass, last born of u. . . The boy son, is for myself, ask madam. I’m go now! I leaved for god nvr came back here u abuse. And u mak me sleep in Small house for car, what him call it ... mmm, ya, Garage. Bye Bye Bass. I’m stop writin’ letter. I put Pen Away.......................

Dear Teasher Please I do not you gived my children 2 over 10 in the English ezam. I have look at the thing she write and everything correct well. So what is the why that u now gived her 2 over 10? I teash her English everyday and she has know it well. So please what is the why for little mark? What is the why Hee? Yours

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Getting Rocked by Dj Gideon @ WSU’s great hall, Dj Luanda, Dj Slyzo (Algoa FM), Joni (Cape Town), and Slaka (Durban), Siyaroski during the fresher’s ball.

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Honey Dew Modelling Agency in association with Deborah Grooming Club host Lukhanyo Modelling 21st June 2012 Photo Shoot and briefing session held @ Lilitha Guest House opposite Butterworth police station 11h00 am. 16 – 18 July 2012 Rehearsal @ Msobomvu community hall time 15h00 – 17h00. NOTE Transport will be provided. 20th July 2012 Main event Butterworth Town Hall @ 1pm! Contestants arrive @ 11 am. After party at the hall after the show till 03h00 featuring Tru – FM Dj’s, and East London Dj’s Jigga, Crazy tul’s and Dj Tul’z and many more. Contact us @ 073 802 8743 or visit our website: honeydewmodels or facebook page honeydewagency144.

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Sad: Social development’s Nozuko Cungcu, left, looks up to Thato Seleke who delivered his plight of being the drug addict during Child Protection Week in Ndabakazi. Picture: Sithandiwe Velaphi



by Sithandiwe Velaphi

Rights, responsibilities E

verybody seems to reiterate that with every children rights bestowed, there should also be responsibilities. This was during the launch of Child Protection Week (May 27-June 03) in Ndabakazi, Butterworth, recently. The launch was organised by the department of Social Development and Special Programmes in the Amathole District. “The area was chosen as a result of Human Trafficking of whereby young girls become victims of prostitution especially during weekends as the area is along the N2. Speakers on the day were young people who have been victims testifying about their experiences and also


MAY 2012

The area was chosen as a result of Human Trafficking of whereby young girls become victims of prostitution especially during weekends as the area is along the N2. Speakers on the day were young people who have been victims testifying about their experiences and also youth will be given a chance to interact and engage the survivors as a way of sensitizing them about the problem

youth will be given a chance to interact and engage the survivors as a way of sensitizing them about the problem,” said Xolisa Mgwatyu, departmental spokesperson in the Amathole. Nozuko Cungcu, department’s Mnquma coordinator: “I like children and I want them to be protected but on same side I also want children to respect the elders and always obey to their good deeds.” Nonceba Matsha, coordinator at Siyakhana Youth Outreach and Education urged teachers to always stay close to pupils, for right reasons. Matsha said: “Teachers are the people who identify problems besetting children so easily and that are the reason I am saying they continue to play that role.” Former drug addict, Thato Seleke, who encouraged other young people to stay out of drugs, reminded that young people need to consult their parents when having problems. Seleke said the youth must voice out their concerns. Seleke said he used to smoke the super glue. He added that the glue has robbed him of his chance for education.

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utterworth regional soccer league hosted a match between girls from Thuthura Village, Centane , and their team is known as Rose FC and the girls team from Ceru Village Butterworth and their team is Boiling Water FC. The league was played at Ceru grounds in Butterworth on May 6. The match was won by Rose FC and the score was 2- 0. Both goals were scored by

Sandiswa Zibhodi and the supplier was sensational midfielder Aphiwe Manatha. As this is a new trend where girls are playing soccer, parents are urged to support the games and young ladies will stay away from taverns. The match was poorly attended but we hope more fans will come in numbers in the coming games. Centane last produced the best soccer team in the late 70s when Musketeers FC was playing in the Transkei Premier Leage.

Boxing thrills Butterworth

Punch: Siviwe Jonas, right, from Scenery Park fights with Butterworth’s Yamkela Jijingubo. Both boxers drew on points Sithandiwe Velaphi, reports


sizwe Boxing Promotions hosted another boxing tournament in Walter Sisulu University in Butterworth on May 19. Boxing fans converged on the campus to be part of history as the former Transkei held the South African title fight for the first time. The tournament saw

four bouts that involved women. Johannesburg-based Rita Mrwebi, who hails from Mthatha, performed very on her way to making her first defence of the SA female welterweight title by stopping Shayvonne Pattison. Isizwe boxing promoter Prince NtsikaYezwe Sigcawu said another title is coming in Msobomvu on July 08.

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Rose FC posing up

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