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WEDNESDAY 9 OCTOBER 2013

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Enough of violence } Tladi Moloi

HUNDREDS of women, children and a few men took part in a peaceful march in support of no violence against Women and Children on Saturday morning. The march was organised by the Office of the Council Whip in the Dihlabeng Municipality. Regardless of the hot weather conditions on the day, the community members were accompanied by Sisi Nthombela, the MEC for Social Development, and Nomaindiya Mfeketo, the current Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly of South Africa. They drank water as they walked all the way to the police station with one aim in mind – to hand over their

THE face of the young boy tells the story. Enough. One of the young boys who took part in the peace­ ful march in sup­ port of no violence against women and children. Photos: Tladi Moloi

memorandum of grievances. The march was aimed at highlighting the continuous grievances which still affect women and children within the community as well as to highlight the high number of cases which involve the victimisation of women and children within the community. In their memorandum, they state that they believe that the government has enacted progressive laws which protect both women and children from all sorts of abuse and victimisation. The memorandum further states that within the community there is still an unacceptably high rate of rape and wife battery. “Since January statistics have shown that we have had 101 rape cases in the Bethlehem Magistrate’s Court. One out of four women are beaten by their partners. Most victims of rape experience it through their family members. Female children are often sexually abused and harassed on a daily basis. Enforcement of maintenance by defaulting fathers. Proper implementation of

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the child care act. Molestation of children by their immediate family members. Lack of access to information and resource. Inaccessibility of information technology to rural women,” the memorandum read. Lindiwe Makhalema, the council whip, says the high number of cases involving women and children victimisation is a true reflection that they have a serious problem in their society. “We have to go back to our culture were we used to live together like brothers and sisters,” she said. Brigadier Thandiwe Qhobosheane, the Bethlehem station commander, accepted the memorandum and said, “We as the police and the justice department will meet with other departments and read through the memorandum so that we can come up with joint feedback to give the community.” The Dikwankwetla Party of South Africa Women’s League also supported the march. For more pictures and a video visit our website: www.expressnews.co.za

ENOUGH: The members of the community who took part in the peace­ ful march in support of no violence against women and children.


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Malema confident of victory

} Tladi Moloi

JULIUS MALEMA, the Economic Freedom Fighters’ (EFF) commander in chief, is adamant that his new political party will be in government next year after the 2014 national elections. Malema said that during an interview with Express Eastern Free State during his recent visit to Qwaqwa. When asked how many seats he was targeting in parliament Malema said they did not target seats because the EFF would be in government next year. “Our benchmark is that we are the government in waiting. We don’t aim at seats. Those who aim at seats are the opposition. We are not the opposition. We’ll be the government next year. We can’t talk about seats. Whatever the number required to get government, that is the number we are targeting.” Malema said they wanted to be in power because the ANC had failed the people. He said it was time they changed the lives of South Africans.

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IN THE MAGISTRATE'S COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF WITSIESHOEK HELD AT PHUTHADITJHABA Case number: 129/2012 In the matter between: FREE STATE DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION PLAINTIFF and LETSEBA KOOS TOSA DEFENDANT NOTICE OF SALE IN EXECUTION (AUCTION) KINDLY TAKE NOTE THAT, in execution of a judgment of the above Honourable Court in the above suit, a sale to the highest bidder without reserve will be held in front of the Magistrate's Court Makwane, next to the Police Station, Makwane Village on Monday, 28 October 2013 at 10:00 on conditions to be read by the auctioneer at the time of the sale of the following property of the Defendant to wit: CERTAIN: ERF 289 PHUTHADITJHABA, DISTRICT HARRISMITH, PROVINCE FREE STATE and better known as ERF 289, PHUTHADITJHABA N, PROVINCE FREE STATE, measuring (280) square meters and held by Deed of Transfer Number TG186/1995QQ TERMS: 1. The sale is voetstoots and no special terms or exemptions other than those stated are believed to exist. 2. The sale shall be subject to the provinsions of the Magistrate's Court Act 32 of 1944 and to the rules of Court. 3. The successful bidder is required to pay 10% of the purchase price plus the Sheriff's charges being 6% (minimum R352,00) of the first R30 000,00 and thereafter 3,5% subject to a maximum of R9 655,00 with a minimum of R485,00 (plus VAT payable thereon) which deposit is to be paid in cash or by bankguaranteed cheque acceptable to the Sheriff/Auctioneer on conclusion of the bidding. IMPROVEMENTS: Yes, zoned for residential purposes with improvements thereon. Fixed property, five-room house consisting of 3 bedrooms, lounge, kitchen, bathroom and built with red face bricks and wire fenced. CONDITIONS: In terms of Regulation 20(3) of the Consumer Protection Act 68 of 2008, full conditions of sale, details of the advertisement, rules of this auction and description of the property may be inspected at the office of the Sheriff of the Magistrate's Court, Makwane, 24 hours before the auction and at the offices of the Plaintiff`s

“The longer you stay in power the more you adjust to wrong things. The ANC has overstayed its welcome. We are almost 20 years into our democracy, but many of you are unemployed and some have given up on getting jobs,” he said. Malema said people should not vote for the DA because it was not a solution. “The DA is a white ANC and the ANC is a black DA. They are pushing for the same policy. They both built toilets without shelters. The DA in Cape Town and the ANC did the same in Moqhaka. “If the ANC was forced to go for a coalition government, the party would surely go for the DA. They will not go with the party that proposes that idea, they would prefer to be the ones to propose it to the DA. Why? They are all serving one master. Who is the master? The master is the white monopoly on capital,” said the outspoken Malema. Malema said the EFF policy would not be found anywhere else because it included the redistribution of land without compensation, na-

attorneys referred to below during ordinary business hours. All interested persons are advised to become fully acquainted therewith and with the property before the sale. This notice is published in terms of, inter alia, Regulation 20(2) (b) of the Consumer Protection Act 68 of 2008, and access to the latter regulations can be obtained on URL at www.thedti.gov.za Registration as a buyer is a prerequisite subject to specific conditions, inter alia: (a) Directive of the Consumer Protection Act 68 of 2008. (URL http://www.info.gov.za/D ownloadFileAction?id=99 961) ((b) FICA legislation i.r.o. proof of identity and address particulars. (c) Payment of a registration fee of R500 in cash or bankguaranteed cheque. (d) Registration conditions. Advertising costs at current publication rates and sale costs according to court rules apply. DATED at HARRISMITH this 1st day of OCTOBER 2013. Attorney for Plaintiff BALDEN VOGEL & PARTNERS INC 49b WARDEN STREET, HARRISMITH 9880 PO BOX 22, HARRISMITH 9880 PHONE 058°622°1035 Ref: GP ROSSOW/bm/FDC 1/0550 To: THE SHERIFF OF THE MAGISTRATE'S COURT MAKWANE Next to Police Station MAKWANE VILLAGE TEl. 058°713°2660

130: BALDEN, VOGEL & VENNOTE ING /INC GEREGTELIKE VERKOPING: VRYSTAAT ONTWIKKELINGSKORPORASIE / TM LESABANA IN THE MAGISTRATE'S COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF WITSIESHOEK HELD AT PHUTHADITJHABA Case number : 1349/1996 In the matter between: FREE STATE DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION PLAINTIFF and TSOKOLO MARTIN LESABANA DEFENDANT NOTICE OF SALE IN EXECUTION (AUCTION) KINDLY TAKE NOTE THAT, in execution of a judgment of the above Honourable Court in the above suit, a sale to the highest bidder without reserve will be held in front of the Magistrate's Court Makwane, next to the Police Station, Makwane Village on Monday, 28 October 2013 at 10:00 on conditions to be read by the auctioneer at the time of the sale of the following property of the Defendant to wit: CERTAIN : ERF 777 PHUTHADITJHABA, DISTRICT HARRISMITH, PROVINCE FREE STATE and better known as ERF 777, PHUTHADITJHABA N, PROVINCE FREE STATE, measuring (280) square meters and held by Deed of

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Transfer Number TG17/1994QQ. TERMS: 1. The sale is voetstoots and no special terms or exemptions other than those stated are believed to exist. 2. The sale shall be subject to the provinsions of the Magistrate's Court Act 32 of 1944 and to the rules of Court. 3. The successful bidder is required to pay 10% of the purchase price plus the Sheriff's charges being 6% (minimum R352,00) of the first R30 000,00 and thereafter 3,5% subject to a maximum of R9 655,00 with a minimum of R485,00 (plus VAT payable thereon) which deposit is to be paid in cash or by bankguaranteed cheque acceptable to the Sheriff/Auctioneer on conclusion of the bidding. IMPROVEMENTS: Yes, zoned for residential purposes with improvements thereon. Fixed propoerty, five rooms house, consisting of 3 bedrooms, lounge, kitchen, bathroom and built with red face bricks and wire fenced. CONDITIONS: In terms of Regulation 20(3) of the Consumer Protection Act 68 of 2008, full conditions of sale, details of the advertisement, rules of this auction and description of the property may be inspected at the office of the Sheriff of the Magistrate's Court, Makwane, 24 hours before the auction and at the offices of the Plaintiff`s attorneys referred to below during ordinary business hours. All interested persons are advised to become fully acquainted therewith and with the property before the sale. This notice is published in terms of, inter alia, Regulation 20(2) (b) of the Consumer Protection Act 68 of 2008, and access to the latter regulations can be obtained on URL at www.thedti.gov.za Registration as a buyer is a prerequisite subject to specific conditions, inter alia: (a) Directive of the Consumer Protection Act 68 of 2008. (URL http://www.info.gov.za/D ownloadFileAction?id=99 961) ((b) FICA legislation i.r.o. proof of identity and address particulars. (c) Payment of a registration fee of R500 in cash or bankguaranteed cheque. (d) Registration conditions. Advertising costs at current publication rates and sale costs according to court rules apply. DATED at HARRISMITH this 1st day of OCTOBER 2013. Attorney for Plaintiff BALDEN VOGEL & PARTNERS INC 49b WARDEN STREET, HARRISMITH 9880 PO BOX 22, HARRISMITH 9880 PHONE 058°622°1035 Ref: GP ROSSOW/bm/FDC405/2/AT 16838 To: THE SHERIFF OF THE MAGISTRATE'S COURT MAKWANE Next to Police Station MAKWANE VILLAGE TEl. 058°713°2660

JULIUS MALEMA, the Economic Freedom Fighters’ commander in chief. tionalisation of mines, free, quality housing and education, anti-corruption, sanitation, accountable government and leadership, industrialisation, investment in the African economy and building state capacity in order to eradicate tenders because they outsourced things that should be done by the state to the private sector. He said the youth had looked at their policies and realised that there was potential in the party. He said they also realised that their future could look better. Industrialisation, nationalisation and the country would create more jobs. “We want land and mines. Land made the people who they are, if they did not have land, they wouldn’t have had the best education and best facilities because they all came from the land. We are in this state because we don’t have the land,” he said. He said their leadership was genuine and it would liberate people from the state of poverty. “The EFF does not pretend to be caring whereas everybody else is sleeping with white landowners for the means of production,” he said. He said the ANC had brought shame to the people of South Africa and that was why they were walking like a defeated nation. He added that even 1994 had not brought glory to South Africans as they remained defeated.

Photo: Tladi Moloi

“We are even worse off than in 1994. At least before that year we knew we were defeated. When we say we want the land we want to restore your confidence. No one can tell you that you cannot have a farm. Children of Afrikaners have inherited this stolen land. “Most of them have not been to school. No one asks them how they will maintain a farm without any education. When we say they should give the land back to the blacks they say they are not educated. But truth be told, black people are the ones working there,” he said. “Anybody who is fighting with the Boers, they say that person is a problem. They are saying there should be reconciliation and peace. What peace before we get what belongs to us? There will never be reconciliation and peace without justice. Justice must happen first. What is justice? What has been stolen from you must be returned, then you can forgive them. Then we can say to them we forgive you. We’ll say to them: ‘We don’t want you to leave with nothing, take this portion.’ We are failing to do so because they are still holding on to what belongs to us. “They should give us back the mines and farms.” To listen to the audio clip, log on to www.express-news.co.za or expresspaper.mobi.

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Local writer wins literary award } Tladi Moloi SIPHIWE JOSEPH GAMBU has a knack for writing. This was evident when he scooped an award at the MNet Literary Award ceremony, recently held in the Maslow Hotel in Sandton, Johannesburg. Gambu, who hails from Lusaka Village in Qwaqwa, won the best South Sotho debut novel after his novel Leqotjhane had been nominated in two categories. He was nominated in both the best debut novel published in 2012 and the best novel in African languages. “I was impressed that my novel contended in two categories even though I did not win both of them. That meant a lot to me and it was also proof that I had been on the right track,” he said. In all, six novels reached the final stage in the category which was claimed by Gambu. There were two English novels, one Zulu novel, two Afrikaans novels and one Sotho novel. He said he knew that he would come home with something on the day even though the competition had been tough. Gambu said he believed in what he had written and added that other authors had failed to attract readers to their themes. “I looked at the previous winners’ books and profiles before entering the competition, and their style of writing gave me strength to enter the competition. “I am not criticizing them, but as a reader it might take some time to get the theme of the novel, and that could become boring,” he said. Gambu started writing in 1995, but his first poetry book titled Mathumisa was published in 2009.

“I was impressed that my novel contended in two categories even though I did not win both of them. That meant a lot to me and it was also proof that I h a d b e e n o n t h e ri g h t track.” – Siphiwe Joseph Gambu Thus far the dedicated author has published six books in total and he said he was looking forward to more. He said he was inspired by the likes of veteran Khotso Peter David Maphalla and Jim Mokoena who had both made their mark in the writing industry. Maphalla is best remembered for his books Kabelwa Manong, Tahleho, Botsang le Bihla and more, while Mokoena wrote Seya foka sefete and Kgelekanyo tsa kajane. Both writers hail from Qwaqwa. “I was happy to be at the event, not to mention winning the award, because that gave me a chance to shake hands with various publishers from across South Africa,” he said. Gambu concluded and said winning the award had sent a strong message to the readers that South Sotho is a strong language. He attributed his success to the Metjodi Writers’ Association for the guidance and support this organisation provided to authors.

SIPHIWE JOSEPH GAMBU with his award.

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NEWS THE House of Glory Global Church Out­ reach team donated clothes to the Reitu­ metsi Crèche for dis­ abled children at Bohlokong, Bethle­ hem, at the hando­ ver of the donation. Photo: Tladi Moloi

Team helps crèche } Tladi Moloi CHILDREN of the Reitumetsi Crèche for Disabled Children in Bohlokong, Bethlehem, received an early Christmas present from the House of Glory Global Church Outreach Team. The outreach team visited the crèche on Saturday to donate clothes. They also bought snacks, sweets and cake for the children and they spent the whole day with them. According to Sibongile Nkosi, chairperson of the House of Glory Global Church Outreach Team, they have adopted the crèche. She said they had been donating

money to the crèche on a monthly basis. “We requested the members of the church to give their unwanted clothes so that we could give it to the kids, which they did. Some even bought new clothes and we were happy with the support that they gave us,” she said. Nkosi said that besides the crèche, they had also helped other community organisations in the past. “We identify a needy institution every month and assist where we can,” she said. Thabiso Mofokeng, owner of the Reitumetsi Crèche, welcomed the donation.

He said he was overwhelmed with the support the church had given him. “The church has given us R5 000 every month and the money has helped us a lot. “We have many challenges because I have been doing everything out of my own pocket,” he said. Mofokeng said they would love to see businessmen assist them. “We have many children and some of them live far from the crèche. We need a bigger place and a means of transport because I have to collect the children every day because some of the parents cannot afford to pay for transport,” he said.

Think before big decisions HUGE decisions are looming for South Africa’s senior learners – whether in gr. 9 or matric– and the best way to deal with decisions with long-term consequences is not to panic, but rather to get as much information as possible to inform one’s course of action, an education expert says. “This is a time of the year for big decisions to be made by young people who are generally not necessarily ready to make decisions that have such long-term consequences,” says Dr Felicity Coughlan, director of the Independent Institute of Education which provides higher education on more than 20 registered campuses in South Africa. Matric pupils have only a few days left to apply for access to most public universities, while gr. 9 learners need to make their selection of subjects for the National Senior Certificate examinations they will write in three years’ time. For both these groups, the decision of what they want to do after school can seem a mountain too high to climb, but it is necessary for them to take a step back, calm down, and get as much information as possible to make the best decision possible. “This is a time for measured action,” advises Coughlan. “These choices are daunting because they have long-term consequences, particularly in a country such as ours where space within the higher education sector is limited. However, these consequences are not necessarily as dire as the hype often suggests. As long as the decisions that need to be made now are made based on as much information as you can possibly access, you can mitigate the limiting effect of wrong decisions down the line.” For both gr. 9 and gr. 12 learners, the IIE suggests that they spend time investigating the websites of public and private post-school institutions to get a quick understanding of what courses are on offer and what their entry requirements are. “It is important that you look beyond what you already know, as even if you are sure about what you want, looking at other options will do no harm and will, at the very least, confirm your choice. However look at programmes and institutions you have not considered before – look at fields that you have heard very little or perhaps even nothing about. We suggest you

use institutional websites for this, as they are the best place to find lots of information about a variety of fields - all in one place,” says Coughlan. Once a learner has concluded their research, it is time to look at what results are required for entry to courses, to determine whether their goal is realistic. “There is a difference between a goal and a dream. We could all dream of being vets or rocket scientists, but this is only a realistic goal if we know what we need to achieve to access this line of study and if we can detail what we are going to do to achieve what we need. “If your answers – even to yourself – are vague about what you will need to do, then you are definitely chasing a dream and not a goal,” Coughlan says. She suggests that learners choose subjects that open doors: ) Hold on to Mathematics as long as you possibly can, but don’t place yourself at risk of not achieving an NSC at all if all the indicators are that you will in fact be better served with Maths literacy. ) Base this choice on facts: Your performance and the need for Maths to achieve your goal (as opposed to a dream). ) Choose subjects that stretch you and choose at least one you love or are very good at. ) Ask more than one person for advice but make a goal-based decision. The same structured decision-making should inform learners’ choice of where to study: ) Your dream may be to study engineering at one of the “big five” institutions and there is no reason not to aspire to this if you are doing really well in Maths and Science and all your other subjects. ) If your performance isn’t stellar, then begin to chase a goal that is more within your grasp – either by way of a different course or a different institution, or both. ) Remember that there is both a public and a private sector – keep your options open by considering both in relation to your goals. “Big decisions loom, but the anxiety of making them can be mitigated by chasing goals and not dreams. Doing so means you will make solid decisions that will have more managed and manageable consequences, because the match to the things that you will do to achieve your goals will already be in place,” says Coughlan.

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Strut their stuff YOUTH of the Mafube Local Municipality took part in a fashion show during the recent Free State Social Development 2013 Young Community Developer of the Year Awards which were held at the Falesizwe High School in Frankfort.


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THE gr. 12 learners of the Baken Park High School at their recent matric dance which was held at the Loft Guest House in Bethlehem.

Learners attend first-ever matric ball } Tladi Moloi

IT was a historical moment for both the school and the matriculants of the Baken Park High School when they had their first ever matric dance. The event took place at the Loft Guest House in Bethlehem. This is the school’s first gr. 12 class and these learners are reaching for the top. They promised themselves and their teachers to achieve a 100%

pass rate. Lea Mokoena, the head girl, said it had been overwhelming to be part of the event. She said the matriculants should work hard so as not to disappoint their teachers and parents. “I have been in school for 12 years and today I feel like I have made it to the top. And it is finally paying off,” she said. Ntefeleng Mathe, the function or-

ganiser, confirmed that it had been the first ever function and added that it had been difficult, but that in the end through the hard work of her team they had made it. She said this event should motivate gr. 11 learners who would be in gr. 12 the following year. “The learners are happy and enjoying every moment. They have promised us that all of them are going to pass,” she said.

ROBERT MINE and Noxolo Mlangeni.

NOLWAZI MBELE and Thokozani Mthimku­ lu. Photos: Tladi Moloi

DUMISANI MBELE and Tshepiso Molakeng.


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They know not what they are doing MY dear readers, I salute you all. I felt like praying before deciding to share my frustration with you. My chronometer read 02:45 43” on a Monday when I woke up to write this piece. I am writing about two things hoping that the culprits will look at themselves. I would really love it if they can change, but I know change is a big word for our people especially when told to do so. If I have to write this column every week believe you me, I’ll be always complaining about the men and women in blue, my dear friends, police officers, but this time let’s talk about them and the Ntsu High School. I was disappointed on Saturday during the Domestic Violence, Children and Women Abuse

March in Dihlabeng to the Bethlehem Police Station. I could not believe it when the station commander, Thandiwe Qobosheane, turned the members of the media away when we asked for a copy of the memorandum. She, however, acted innocent and said this had been the first time she had accepted a memorandum and did not know if she had to make copies for us. An old man, who seemed old to me and with a low rank, was very influential in denying us a memorandum and said the media had no business with the police. I looked at him and laughed. The question that came to my mind at that time was if the police liked to make themselves look like fools. I thought he could have asked

others if he could make a copy for us. I remember another official who could not draft an affidavit and who had said to me in his 20 years in the police fraternity he had never drafted that kind of affidavit. Yet, the brave man had a constable rank on his shoulder proudly saying 20 years. Come on, man. I thought to myself: “That is why you’re still a constable.” He reminded me of an old school boy who was 25 years old

in gr. 10. We called him Boss. One day a teacher asked him to write down the names of people who talked while the teacher was not in class. He said: “Hey, stop making noise. You don’t talk when the teacher is not in class. That is why you don’t last in this class.” When he said that he had been in that class for four years. So my advice is the following: When a memorandum has been read in public you can give a copy to members of the media because it is in the public interest. People who were not there would like to know the contents of the memorandum. Commander, I hope you and your people read and understand this. If you need more information my office is open Monday to Friday from 08:00 to 17:00. I thank

you for reading this. Now let’s shift our focus to Ntsu. I attended a matric examination prayer at the new Dihlabeng Hall sometime last week with all the matrics in Dihlabeng in attendance. I thought it was a time for everyone to be down on their knees praying to God to guide them during the upcoming national examination, but instead Ntsu learners were busy. They were walking up and down, making a terrible noise. Some arrived after the keynote address had been delivered regardless of them being released early from school. To them it was like an ordinary school day, a day to play and make noise while the teacher was not in class.

Association hosts meeting THE South African Occupational Health and Safety Association, Free State, will hold its monthly meeting on 17 October at 13:30. The meeting is free and takes place at the Free State Residential Care Centre, Rayton, Bloemfontein. Dr André Roos of the University of the Free State (UFS) will discuss ergonomic hazards

and the associated injuries and how they can be prevented. In addition the Federated Employers’ Mutual Assurance Company Ltd (FEM) will talk about the effects of ergonomic injuries. For bookings and information call Johan van Wyngaard on 083-534-2377 or Johan Dempers on 083-6798-554 or go to fsbranch@saiosh.co.za.

Star athlete takes the title

THE athletes who came home with medals from the City to City Marathon. They are from the left, front: Hlohlewe Mohlambe and Mthuthi Makhonza; back: Lazarus Mokoena, Odwa Mbovana, Lucas Koao, Mokete, Fillip Mokoena, Abraham Sibeko and Mokete Miya. Photo: Supplied

Bhm runners excel at City to City } Tladi Moloi THE Bethlehem based athletes came home with eight medals after they took part in the recent City to City Marathon which was from Pretoria to Johannesburg. They had collected four silver medals and bronze. They participated in the 50, 21 and 10 kilometres respectively. Lucas Koao,

Mokete Miya and Hlohlewe Mohlambe contested in the 50 kilometres race and according to Miya he could have won the race if he had remained consistent throughout the race. He said there was a time where he had opened a 17 kilometre gap with between himself and the other athletes, but he was beaten when it mattered the most. “I started the race with a high

pace and I should have reserved that for the last bit. I could not believe when the winner passed me, because the last time I looked back there was no one behind me,” he said. Lazarus Mokoena, Fillip Mokoena, Mthuthi Makhonza and Abraham Sibeko competed in the 10 kilometre race, while Odwa Mbovana competed in the 21 kilometre marathon.

MAPASEKA SITHOLE (13) has been chosen as September’s SuperSport Let’s Play Sport Star of the Month for Express Eastern Free State. This talented athlete excels and specializes in the 100 m and 200 m track events. Mapaseka began her athletics journey in gr. 3 and has since gone on to compete in numerous athletics meetings. The passionate athlete dreams of becoming one of the fastest female athletes in the country. She took part in the Transnet and cluster meetings where she won gold in the 100 m and 200 m events. At the Transnet relay meeting she also came first and received a gold medal. Mapaseka competed at provincial level in 2012 and obtained a silver medal. She believes hard work is the key to success. Send your sports star nomination for school learners between

the ages of 6 and 18 today (nominations received before the 20th of each month will be included in that month’s selection). You can email your nomination to supersport@zpr.co.za or fax it to 086-552-4922. For more information contact Lynne or Juanré at Z PR on 051-522-9574.

Let us teach one another peace } JOHAN JOHANNES RADEBE, Harrismith, Kutlwanong: STAND tall and be short, nevertheless Wisdom from wells of living waters Shall recite peace through valleys of Harrismith. For the dawn shall reveal cordial particles of humanity; There goes the sun shining so bright in ecstasy; Calling upon human dynamics to conduct harmony within peace; Oh! Peace no one on earth can shake. Indeed! Passive voice tells active

voice that, I’m the future voice; Let me to commence, Remember, this sense is common. In my memory, history shall declare my thesis. Oh, Sir Harry Smith, after you the town was born; The nation gathered together in harmony to Rejoice before your name Harrismith. Tell as you’ve told that you’re the city of Peace, so let the mountain recite breezing Oxygen through people’s souls; let the conjunction

Of human nature to bless you, though shall not discriminate. O! Passive voice tells active voice that I’m the future voice, Let the nation learn much from your history; Let me recite poems of ecstasy about your Character, even Major Henry D. Warden can testify. Indeed! Let Platberg to display faith that eternally blesses the glory Of the Lord. Behold, and hold your peace, still you shall be always; Speak your cognizance. O! Lord of knowledge, let us teach one another peace.

MAPASEKA SITHOLE (13) has been chosen as September’s SuperSport Let’s Play Sport Star of the Month for Express Eastern Free State.

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EXPRESS EASTERN FREE STATE, WEDNESDAY 9 OCTOBER 2013

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Still no win for Jomo Cosmos THE Maluti FET College secured their second win in the National First Division, while Jomo Cosmos are still without a win this season. Santos 0-0 Black Leopards. Black Leopards held on for a goalless draw with Santos on Friday. Leopards had to play the last 10 minute with 10 men when Edgar Manaka got a red card. Santos could not utilize their numerical advantage, however, and the teams drew. Blackburn Rovers 2-3 Maluti FET College. It was a fivegoal thriller at the Mthatha Stadium on Saturday. The visitors got their first win of the season with Pako Mahaabo scoring the first goal, Malefetsane Rankati the second and Thabang Rammutsoe the third. Rovers’ goals: Sanele Mabaso and Phelelani Gcaba. Vasco da Gama 0-0 Sivutsa Stars. Vasco hosted Sivutsa Stars at Parow Park on Saturday. The home side were looking to bounce back from last weekend’s defeat to Thanda

LUYOLO NOMANDELA chases the ball with an Amazulu player during the Telkom Knockout Tournament on Satur­ day at Goble Park.

Free State Stars in quarterfinals } Tladi Moloi

‘It was not easy for the boys, especially after the long break we had. This is one of the com­ petitions where we have been doing well and we hope to conti­ nue in this way.’ – Steve Komphela

FREE STATE STARS have marched through to the quarterfinals of the Telkom Knockout competition after beating the on-form Amazulu 2-0 Saturday afternoon at the Goble Park Stadium. Danny Venter and Basit Adam scored the two goals for Ea Lla Koto. The Bethlehem-based side should have won the game by a bigger margin, but Tapuya Kapini was stubborn between the posts regardless of being beaten twice in the end. Steve Komphela, the Stars mentor, admitted that Kapini had been the difference between them and the opponents. He said they would have won by a

greater margin had it not been for the on-form Kapini. “There was a time when I felt we should have been 1-0 up in the first half, but Kapini kept the score level,” the coach said. “He was at his best and I thought he should have won the Man of the Match award, but in the end I am happy that my player won the award.” Komphela was pleased with Ea Lla Koto's performance, considering they had not played a match for two and a half weeks. “It was not easy for the boys, especially after the long break we had. This is one of the competitions where we have been doing well and we hope to continue in this way.”

Royal Zulu but it was not to be as the game finished goalless. Roses United 0-0 Jomo Cosmos. Another disappointing result for Jomo Cosmos, who played to a fourth draw this season. United FC 0-1 Witbank Spurs. Peter Mubayiwa’s firsthalf goal secured Spurs their first victory away from home this season. The win moves Spurs level with United on the log, on seven points. African Warriors 2-0 FC Cape Town. African Warriors beat bottom of the log FC Cape Town, with Nkosinathi Myeni opening the scoring for the home side before Bonginkosi Nxumalo secured the points. Thanda Royal Zulu 1-1 Chippa United Thanda Royal Zulu scored a late equaliser to secure a draw against Chippa United. Carl Finnigan opened the scoring for the Chilli Boys ) Milano United’s match against Baroka United was postponed until 23 October. – KickOff.com


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