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“The SAPS Pietermaritzburg detectives’ services are investigating a case of possession of dagga. At about midday, two municipal security guards were doing foot patrols in the Jika Joe informal settlement when they came across a shack where three men were sitting and folding newspaper parcels. Upon noticing the guards, two of the men got up and fled,” said Naicker. He said that the other suspect was subsequently apprehended. Naicker said that the municipal security guards found various plastic bags of dagga which weighed approxi-
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Two swift arrests for cops TWO suspects have been arrested in connection with a double hijacking, shooting and robbery that took place in the city last week. Last Friday morning, members of the SAPS Pietermaritzburg Tracking Team made a breakthrough in the investigation of the two cases. Police arrested the first suspect, a 21–year–old male, at a shop in Pietermaritz Street. That afternoon, they arrested the second suspect, also aged 21, in the St. Chads area in Ladysmith. On 27 November, police responded to a report of a shooting along Prince Alfred Street. Upon their arrival, the body of Sandile Hadebe (36) was found lying on the ground outside his house. He had sustained a gunshot wound to the back. Police believe that Hadebe was returning home from work and was confronted by two unknown men, one yielding a firearm, as he was opening the gate to his home. The men demanded the keys to his vehicle, however an altercation ensued and it is believed that Hadebe threw the keys away from him. The armed suspect then shot Hadebe in the back, fatally wounding him. The suspects unsuccessfully tried to push the
vehicle onto the road and then fled on foot. A resident saw the suspects and contacted the police. Within an hour of this incident, police received another call about a shooting along Watt Lane and when they arrived, found Bongani Mthethwa (37) lying on the side of the road. He sustained a gunshot wound to his stomach and was transported to a hospital outside the city when he is in a stable condition. It is believed Mthethwa and a friend were sitting in his car when they were confronted by two unknown men, one armed with a firearm. It is alleged that the suspects forced them out of the car and demanded the keys. Itisfurtherallegedthatwhen Mthethwa handed over the keys, the armed suspect fired a shot, hitting Mthethwa in the stomach. Both suspects then got into the vehicle and fled. The suspects were then spotted in the Northdale area and abandoned the car and fled into the nearby bushes when they noticed the police. Police believe that the two incidents may be linked. The suspects have been charged with the murder and attempted robbery of Hadebe and will be back in court on December 10. – Supplied.
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MSUNDUZI Municipality Executive Committee (Exco) members clashed again last week, over whether or not the municipality should financially support the UkhoziFM event to be staged in the city. Maritzburg Fever first reported on a clash which occurred recently amongst Exco members on whether or not the municipality should financially support a gospel music festival to the value of R90 000. The organizer of the event, Big Fish Music, had approached the municipality for financial support as it was planning to run public awareness campaigns on HIV/AIDS during the event. Last week, Democratic Alliance (DA) memberMerganChettyquestionedwhycouncil now has to pay R1,1 million to support Ukhozifm Nyus’ivolume music festival which is due to take place in December in the city. Ukhozifm Nyus’ivolume is a summer campaign which aims to spread the word among the youth of being more responsible over the festive season, while still enjoying themselves. Both Chetty and DA’s Msunduzi caucus leader Bill Lambert, questioned why the municipality has to support the event when there are streetlights that need to be fixed and grassneedingtobecutinotherpartsofthecity. “We have to do what we were elected to do. We should be more responsible and people should get value for their money,” said Chetty. “If we had that kind of money I would say let’s do it. But we don’t,” said Lambert. National Freedom Party (NFP) member Ntokozo Bhengu supported the event, but requested that the amount be adjusted. “I understand that the event will market the city and many people will attend, however R1,1 million is a lot of money to be paid out,” said Bhengu. Acting deputy municipal manager for community services, Nomonde Gwabeni, said that the event will help to change the image of the city as it will help showcase what the municipality has achieved. Municipal manager’s representative, Skhumbuzo Mpanza, said that service delivery has qualitative and quantitative means. He said that Ukhozifm has a major influence on the population of Pietermaritzburg and advised that the amount be reduced.
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Hello high school >> Mixed emotions as the Grade 7 class of 2013 bid farewell to their teachers and friends NICOLE JOHN
CHOOLS close today and with that, the festive season officially begins. No more traffic to contend with, fetching children from school or attending sports and other extra– curricular activities. Children all over are excited to begin their December holidays, and put the year of hard work behind them as they look forward to enjoying time at home. Maritzburg Fever spoke to a few pupils at Gateway Christian School who have completed their final year of primary education. Mixed emotions filled the air at their final assembly as they bid farewell to their teachers and friends who they have shared the past seven years with. “I am ecstatic about the new challenges that face me next year. I can’t wait to meet new people and make new friends,” said Bongeka Sokhela. Excited about entering into a new phase in her life and being treated as a young lady and no longer a “little girl”, Nomvelo Zuma said that she feels mature enough now to know how to handle herself at high school. The boys also shared the same sentiments. Luwazi Philison said entering
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high school means starting to mould his future and, with five years left of school, it is up to him to make the most of it and ensure that he has a good future. “I am happy and sad that I am leaving because I will miss my friends and the school, but I am excited to meet new people,” said
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>>firstname.lastname@example.org THE local committee for the Motsepe Foundation would like to place it on record that the application forms for financial assistance to help local cooperatives and businesses are not for sale. This comes after the committee has received reports that there are people who have been selling these application forms to the public. Snqobile Ngqulunga, who is the local chairperson of the Motsepe
Foundation, and who is also the foundation’s funding committee secretary, said thatformsarereadilyavailableatdifferent public outlets in the city, including the Bessie Head Library, the City Hall and the Freedom Square taxi rank offices. “These people claim to be part of the Motsepe Foundation finance committee. We want to make it clear that these application forms are not for sale and at no point in time were the forms ever for sale. If you are applying for funding from the Motsepe Foundation in the Msunduzi area, the only way in which you can do that is
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libraries and other institutions of learning and development. Project co–ordinator Juanita Chitepo, said that initially, the project was only aimed at pupils in school, however they realized that by educating teachers on the benefits of the project, it will have a lasting effect and a wider reach. “I divided the workshop into three parts; firstly theory which they can take away with them and read at their leisure, secondly I taught them about the effects the right brain has on reading and writing and lastly I taught them how to transfer the knowledge to the students,” said Chipeto. Speaking to Maritzburg Fever, Zandile Zitha a Grade six teacher at Panorama Primary School, said that she found the workshop very interesting and informative. Another local teacher from Glenwood Primary, Lungile Zondi, echoed Zitha’s sentiments. “This workshop has been very informative. I just wish it could have been more than one day then I would be able to learn more,” she said.
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>>email@example.com THE fourth annual Midlands Bee market and T20 festival will be held on Saturday, 14 December at Lynwood Club and Linpark High School. It is one of the biggest fundraisers for the Maritzburg Cricket Club (MCC) which was established in 1884. The funds raised are used to develop young and upcoming cricketers with the use of the KFC mini–cricket program. They
are also used to maintain the home ground at Linpark High School and two practice nets at the adjoining Lynwood Club. MCC also host 12 boys from Tabitha Ministries and provide them with cricket coaching every Tuesday afternoon. The market has grown from strength to strength and this year, is set to be the biggest ever with a record number of stands already confirmed. Various items ranging from artisan beads, canvas art, fashion accessories, clothes,food,handbags,homeandgarden
Q & A with Pierre Buckley NICOLE JOHN
ARITZBURG Fever sat down for a question and answer session with Mr Gay Pietermaritzburg, Pierre Buckley, before his public meet and greet at the Bessie Head Library recently. Q: How many siblings do you have? A: I have one brother and three half sisters. Q: Where are you currently working or studying? A: I am a public relations graduate and am currently completing a Bachelor of Arts in politics and communications. I also own a clothing store at Rosehurst Cafe’ called Vintage Rose. I am very involved in provincial politics and am on the board of the Gay and Lesbian Network and Pietermaritzburg Children’s Home. Q: Where did you grow up? A: I was born in Pietermaritzburg but schooled in Johannesburg. I moved back home when my parents died and have been living here for
seven years now. Q: What do you enjoy doing in your spare time? A: I love talking, so I enjoy socializing. I am also involved in a lot of community work. Q: What are your New Year resolutions? A: I have been writing a book for a few years now and I hope that it getspublishedsoon.Iwouldalsolike tobeinvolvedmoreinpolitics.Ithink 2014 is going to be an interesting year. Q: Who is your greatest inspiration and role model? A: My inspiration is Nelson Mandela and my role model is my mother.ThehardestthingIhavehad to deal with is losing my mother but when I think about her, it motivates me to work harder. Q: When did you come out as being gay? A: I never really came out. I have always been me so people knew. Society moulds you to do the norm so I dated girls when I was in school but something
just never felt right. The realization came when I was 19. Q: Where do you see yourself in five years? A: I see myself as a humanitarian andlivingoutmymantraof“inspiration for our integration”. If I am not involved in politics at a public office, then I see myself at an NGO helping other people. Q: What would you like people to remember you for? A: My humility. Pierre Buckley at the recent meet and greet at the Bessie Head Library. PHOTO: NICOLE JOHN
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Harding and Mooi River – and will compete in round robin T20 matches for the coveted ‘Eve Bowman Trophy’, currently held by Mooi River. There will also be KFC mini–cricket for the little ones which will be facilitated by MCC. Entry is free and secure parking is available. For more information on the Midlands Bee Market, contact Anne Rautenbach at 072 7295 811 and contact Rob Hardwick at 073 5952 966 for the T20 Festival.
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The CHOC Christmas House, built by the Maritzburg College art boys and their teacher Jackie Cook, is part of the campaign “Countdown to Christmas with CHOC” and was launched at Just Boutique’s Christmas Market recently. Pictured are (from left) Chilufya Pikiti from CHOC with Isabella and Samuel Edmonds. The CHOC Christmas House has moved to the Cascades Lifestyle Centre. Check out Maritzburg Fever’s Facebook page for daily winners of the surprises behind each door. See the Facebook Advent calendar with the 24 prizes donated by local businesses at http://a.pgtb.me/DFFMlf.
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St John’s DSG recently held their annual speech day, headmistress Linda Stoffberg’s final speech day before she retires at the end of this year. Jeremy Sabine (ex-headmaster at St Mary’s DSG and ex-board member of St John’s) was the guest speaker (from left) Sr Belinda Kidgell, Jessica Kidgell (dux), Nigel Kidgell and Sarah Kidgell.
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Playing their part in taking care of the environment, each St Nicholas primary grade successfully adopted a spot within the school where they could grow vegetables or other forms of plantation. This was a joint effort from pupils and teachers as they had to ensure that their gardens were well looked after. Pictured is an example of what has been growing in some of the beautiful gardens. The pupils have since enjoyed making salads and delicious meals from their very own plantations (from left) Andile Mpanza, Luyanda Lamula, Sne Mlaba and Andile Dlamini.
The 2013 National Consumer Studies Olympiad winner (from left) Cassandra Mayer, with Dr Charlyn Vosloo, chairperson of the olympiad. Mayer achieved the top position nationally and Epworth was the top school in the olympiad which was written by 4500 pupils from around the country.
Carter pupils selected for KZN midlands youth choir Carter High School pupils attended the KZN Midlands Youth Choir auditions recently at St Anne’s High School and (from left) Caylyn Reddy, Asanda Mthethwa and Cecilia W’Emedi were selected to join the choir. PHOTO: SUPPLIED
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TENNIS THE Midlands Mascor tennis tournament will be held at Epworth School from 9 to 12 December. The closing date for entries is 7 December. The eight, 10 and 12 age groups will be played on 9 and 10 December and the 14, 16 and 18 age groups will be played on 11 and 12 December. The entry fee is R200 per person, which allows you to play singles and doubles. The tournament will start at 8am daily and finish around 5.30pm. Inquiries: Derek Brown at 083 228 9243. NITE MOUNTAIN BIKING EVERY Wednesday and Thursday night at Bushview Bike Park from 5.30pm. Inquiries : Gill at 072 665 7442. CANOE POLO PRACTICES are held every Monday and Wednesday from 6pm to 8pm at the UKZN swimming pool. All men, women and chil-
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>> Three players selected for KwaZulu–Natal inland cricket teams
T a capping ceremony held at the PMB Oval recently, three Carter High School pupils, Vaughn Manuel, Alana Marais and Joshua King, were selected to represent KZN inland cricket teams. Carter sports co–ordinator, Ismail Kajee, was also selected to be in charge of the U17 team jetting off to Stellenbosch in December. Kajee is a Cricket South Africa level three coach and is renowned for his exemplary guidance on the cricket field. Manuel was selected for the KZN inland U19 Coke Week side, which will take place in Durban in December. Marais was selected for the KZN inland U19 girls division and will be jetting off to Cape TowntoparticipateinthefestivalinDecember. King was selected for the KZN inland U17 team who will be playing in Stellenbosch in December. Principal, Ashwin Ramgoolam, was thrilled with the pupils whose success marked a historic event for Carter High School.
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The buzz around the Bin Five of the 2013 UKZN Impi side working with former All Blacks head coach John Mitchell (third from left) at camp on the Pietermaritzburg campus are (from left) Wayne Le Roux, Sanele Malwane, Sanele Mweli, Andre Greyvenstein and Zwela Zondi. PHOTO: JONATHAN BURTON
>> The new UKZN Impi head coach is working with hopefuls over four camps heading into the new Varsity Shield season JONATHAN COOK
HE impetus of former All Blacks head coach John Mitchell is creating its own momentum. The new UKZN Impi head coach, and his battery of highly regarded assistants, are working with the hopefuls over four camps heading into the new Varsity Shield season. New Zealander Mitchell, who was assistant coach of Sir Clive Woodward’s 2003 Rugby World Cup winning side in Australia, also steered the then newly formed Perth–based franchise the Western Force through the choppy waters of the Super Rugby competition. He also more recently piloted Johannesburg–based team the Golden Lions to victory over the Sharks in the Currie Cup final. “Mitch” clearly relishes a challenge. NowlivinginDurbanandcommentating on SuperSport, Mitch, whose roots are in club rugby – he played for Waikato for 11 years – has sparked massive interest in Cinderella rugby university UKZN with his astonishing
decision to accept the post of head of rugby, and has gathered around him a stellar cast of Impi assistant coaches. Mitch’s knowledge will brush off on these men and thereby contribute much to the PMB rugby community at school level. Apart from Merchiston and MaritzburgCollegeproduct,2007RWC–winning flyhalf Butch James who wants to put something back into a city that has given him so much, Mitch has brought in Maritzburg College and Michaelhouse directors of rugby Ryan Strudwick and Ryno Combrinck, young Pelham Primary director of sport and highly regarded rugby coach Dylan Campbell, as well as – on a KZN club level – Voortrekker head of rugby Shawn van Rensburg (forwards coach) and Nic Haswell to oversee the growth of the sport. Biokineticist Bryce Jackson and head of player recruitment Shane le Breton, both Maritzburg College products, and local detective Wayne le Roux, the Impi manager, are also integral members of the brains trust. The evening buzz around Frans Vorster’s Sin Bin Pub and Restaurant,
the newly revamped social focal point of UKZN Maritzburg Rugby Club at the Peter Booysen Sports Park rugby stadium off Golf Road in Scottsville, has been exciting to witness this week. Thiswasattheconclusionofaday’s training at the first of four camps engineered by the meticulous Mitch, as the likes of Wayne le Roux, Sanele Malwane, Sanele Mweli, Andre Greyvenstein and Zwela Zondi work out in the hope of being included in the final UKZN Impi squad that will contest the 2014 Varsity Shield season, which kicks off at the end of January. Mitch’s weekly work blocks focus on correct preparation, team culture, individual belonging, improved continuity and professional standards – all keys to match–winning performance. Among primary areas of focus are gym work (upper body and legs), speed and agility, dietary requirements and the all–important aspects of teamwork. And what would rugby be without the team braai? It promises to be a fascinating season.
Connecting with nature through hiking NQOBILE MTOLO
>>firstname.lastname@example.org A GROUP of friends who have been hiking the Pietermaritzburg and Midlands reserves for the past three years, are calling for Pietermaritzburg residents to join them during the Mkhambathini Table Mountain hiking trail on 8 December. The Mkhambathini Table Mountain hiking trail takes about three hours to complete. One of the organizers, Nhlaka Mdunge, said that the hiking experience will enable a more personal connection with nature as there are a lot of tourist attractions on site. “We started hiking in 2010 and we really enjoyed it. People’s lives are consumed with stress and going
Hiking costs R100 per person and lunch will be served. On December 8, transport will leave the City Hall parking lot at 6am and people are encouraged to arrive on time. For more information, contact Mabo Mdluli at 072 686 0712. to Table Mountain once a year gave us a breather, and steer ed our attention away from everything and towards nature. Busy schedules mean that many people do not get time for physical exercises so for those people, webelievethathiking will be an added, healthier activity which we hope they will continue doing in the future. We really had an
amazing experience and this time around,wewantthepublictobepart of this adventure,” said Mdunge. Mdunge said that another objective is to expose the public to beautiful landmarks and tourist attractions. “If you stand right at the top of Table Mountain, you see the whole of Pietermaritzburg. The trail also enables site seeing of the Msinsi Game Reserve and Albert Falls. There will be no music – only hikers and nature.” Interested individuals or groups are urged to bring their own sunscreen, water, hiking gear and sunglasses. “They should not forget to bring with them a sense of humour,” said Mdunge with a laugh.
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