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FIRE: 60 SHACKS DESTROYED, 100 PEOPLE DISPLACED

Inferno claims boy (8) VELANI LUDIDI

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shack fire in Pholile Informal Settlement in Nomzamo, in the early hours of Saturday 3 March, claimed the life of an eight year-old boy. Residents believe the inferno, which left more than 100 people displaced and destroyed 60 shacks, was started when a refrigerator exploded. The entire Helderberg was left in darkness on Friday as a result of a fire at an Eskom substation in Firgrove. “When the electricity was finally restored, a refrigerator exploded and caused the fire,” said resident Siphosethu Ngqwetha, who works in the construction industry. “I am paid in cash and my salary was under my bed, but I lost it all when I was forced to evacuate my home to escape the flames.” Captain FC van Wyk, provincial police spokesperson, confirmed firefighters were called to the scene at 00:20. “After the fire had been extinguished, they discovered the burnt remains of an eightyear-old boy,” he said. The mother of Bukho Ngqiya was overcome with emotion and could not speak to City Vision the morning after the fire. It is believed that the fire started at their home. The boy’s sister Zikhona (32) believes her brother died of smoke inhalation. “The electricity came back and there was a big bang,” she said. “Bukho was the first to wake up and he ran to the kitchen. I took my 11-month-old child to the kitchen, where I saw Bukho lying on the floor. I called out his name, but he did not respond,” she recalled. Theo Layne, Fire and Rescue Services spokesperson, confirmed municipal firefighters responded to the fire. “Sixty structures were destroyed and approximately 100 people were displaced,” Layne pointed out. This is the second blaze in Pholi-

A man is seen digging in the ground after a fire that ripped through Pholile Park Informal Settlement on Saturday 3 March. PHOTOS: VELANI LUDIDI

RIGHT: Unidentified residents of Pholile Park Informal Settlement with a toddler look despondent after a blaze that gutted 60 shacks and left about 100 people displaced on Saturday. le informal settlement this year. In January, City Vision reported on a fire that destroyed 45 shacks and left 130 homeless (“Blaze guts 45 homes”, 18 January). At the time, it was believed the fire had been caused by illegal electricity connections. Four-year-old Imakhe Dywili of neighbouring Masakhane Inform-

al Settlement was killed when he was electrocuted on Thursday 18 January (“Four-year-old electrocuted”, City Vision, 25 January). In July last year, a nine-year-old boy was electrocuted after he allegedly held a live wire in his hands in Pholile Informal Settlement. The two incidents occurred mere metres apart.

Mwezi Lugwayi, a community leader, said this incident could have been avoided if electrification of the area had started as promised to the community by the City of Cape Town last year. “This can never feel right, as the loss of a child is very painful. People also lost their grant money in this fire. The company hired to

start with electrification of the area is finalising details and is expected to start sometime this month. “The sooner they start, the better for the community,” said Lugwayi. Van Wyk confirmed an inquest docket has been registered for further investigation. . Read more on page 3.

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Hysteria about listeria MZWANELE MKALIPI South Africans are still in shock following minister of health, Dr Aaron Motsoaledi’s announcement of the origins of the listeriosis disease outbreak on Sunday. He named polony and other processed meats as being dangerous for consumption. At least 180 people are believed to have died from the disease since its outbreak in January last year. More than 940 cases have been reported to date. City Vision took to the streets to pulse readers on their views on the potentially deadly disease and possible financial losses.111111

NOLITHA LUBHELWANA said: “This is very confusing, because if you have polony in your fridge and have been eating it without being sick, what must you do now? I can’t just throw it away. I know that I will not buy from Enterprise and Tiger Brands after all this. We make lunch for our children with polony and viennas. This is very hard.”

NTOMBOXOLO NQWILISO said: “I know there are different chicken brands, and there are those that are affected. When I heard about this disease I didn’t panic because I had no money. If I had money I would go and buy polony, I love it! This disease doesn’t scare me at all.”

Remembering ‘Prof’ Sobukwe’s life This year marked the 40th anniversary of the death of the true struggle icon, a son of the soil. Robert Mangaliso ‘Prof’ Sobukwe was one of the sons of Azania who was often referred to as the ‘defy of the undefiable’. He came through the ranks of the oldest political movements of the ANC and at that time was part of the vibrant youth league. Sobukwe parted ways with the ANC after realising the struggle was being diverted and was not focussing on the true emancipation of the people’s lives. Sobukwe, born and bred in Graaff-Reinet in the Eastern Cape stood firm in fighting for freedom and the right of people to call their soul their own. In today’s political scheme we have leaders who are not selfless but all hell-bent on making sure that their personal gains come first.

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Thembile Ndabeni We are fast losing those leaders like Prof who wanted nothing less than the total and absolute freedom of our people. He had a vision about a United States of Africa (USA) from Cape Town to Cairo, and Morocco to Madagascar. As we salute Prof this year we pray that the soil and sand dunes of our beloved Africa can produce a myriad of many such true leaders like him who will lead us.

We long for those true leaders who see the people’s needs come first. We need leaders who will serve our nation with great humility; who will sacrifice their souls so that each person in Azania feels completely free. We hope and pray that all the true African leaders like Prof, Nelson Mandela, Steve Biko, Chris Hani, Zephania Mothopeng, Jeff Masemoela and many others are watching over us and singing in one voice that they paved the way and it is up to us to carry on the fight and make sure we remain free. In conclusion let me say again that Sobukwe’s blood shall continue to flow through the mountains and valleys, the dusty streets and every corner of this land until we can claim that we are totally free. Izwe Lethu!

NONTOBEKO TIBILI said: “This is very scary. Although I love viennas, I decided to stop eating them. i must be very cautious and wait until viennas and other processed foods are safe to eat, before I buy them again. PHOTOS: MZWANELE MKALIPI

JEANETTA JOOSTE said: “I first heard about this message through Whats­App, and when I got at home I was shocked to see this on television. I know many people who love viennas, russians and chicken. As someone who sells these products, which people come and buy from my tuckshop, I haven’t noticed any change. There was only one lady who came and asked me if I knew about the listeriosis, and she left. So my business continues as usual.”

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Amabhaca cultural group entertains elders at their party on Saturday 3 March at Lwandle Community Hall. PHOTO: MZWANELE MKALIPI

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estern Cape MEC for Human Settlements Bonginkosi Madikizela, on Sunday afternoon, visited the family of the eight-year-old boy who died in a shack fire on Saturday in Pholile Park Informal Settlement. Madikizela’s visit was to see how the family was doing and to update residents on the electrification of the area. “Before I came here, I asked for a report from the City of Cape about the electrification of this area,” he said. “Talks with the owners of the land have been going on for so long this place should have long seen progress.” Madikizela said it was high time he met with all the stakeholders and come up with a solution for the area, because waiting for Sanral to sell the land to the City might take too long. “I heard the challenge here that causes the fire is lack of electricity,” he said. “As the MEC, I also heard that the family is struggling financially and we will try to help to bury the child.” Ndimphiwe Magwede, the family’s spokesperson, said as the family they are happy with the MEC’s visit and promises. “We did not know where we were going to start for the preparations of the funeral because we are struggling,” he said. “He has restored our hope because there is something we will get no matter how small it is.” Nosipho Soginga (29), a resident, said there is little hope if they will ever receive electricity in Pholile. “Pholile is not new,” she said. “We have been here over 10 years, and these ministers always come here to make promises. We will see if something happens now that he was here. But we have lost faith, our people have been dying as a result of these illegal connections.” This is the second child to die in Pholile this year as a result of these connections. So Jongidumo Maxheke, ward councillor, said he welcomes the MEC’s visit. “The City played its role,” he said. “Material arrived in time and the people were given something to eat. We have to pull up our socks for the electrification to begin.”

Voters: update your details Voting stations across the country will be open on Saturday 10 and Sunday 11 March from 08:00 to 17:00 to update voters’ rolls for the 2019 national elections. This follows a court ruling that voters’ rolls must contain the correct address of every voter. Voting stations will be open to: . register new voters; . re-register voters who have moved since they originally registered; and . obtain address details of voters whose addresses are missing or wrong. Young people over 16 should also register, even though they may only vote after they have turned 18. Voters should take along their barcoded identity document, smart card ID or temporary ID certificate. Proof of residence is not required. Registered voters can check where they are registered by sending an SMS with their ID number to 32810. They can also update their details online on www.elections.org.za/ MyIEC.

Learn about Hospice Home care sisters of Helderberg Hospice will visit Nomzamo Clinic on Wednesday 14 March to spread the news of the availability of palliative care to residents of the Helderberg. The community is urged not to miss the visit, where they will gain valuable information. For more information, call 021 852 4608 or visit www.helderberghospice.org.za.

Western Cape MEC for Human Settlement Bonginkosi Madikizela comforts the mother of an eight-year-old boy who died in a shack fire in Pholile Park Informal Settlement. PHOTO: VELANI LUDIDI

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ONCE YOU HAVE SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETED THE PROCESS AT THE ABOVE VENUE, YOU WILL BE ISSUED WITH: • A home composting container • All the necessary information

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Senior citizens from Lwandle and surrounding areas came out in their numbers to enjoy themselves at Lwandle Community Hall on Saturday. PHOTOS: MZWANELE MKALIPI

Some of the elderly people who were pampered during a party in Lwandle Community Hall on Saturday.

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lderly citizens from Lwandle and surrounding areas got together under one roof to enjoy a meal at Lwandle Community Hall on Saturday 3 March. The event was organised by the Ward 96 councillor Jongidumo Maxheke, to bring the senior citizens together to help them forget about their daily struggles and let them socialise with one another.

They were treated with a three-course meal, drinks and a dance performance by cultural groups. Speaking on the day, Maxheke said he wants to highlight and emphasis the role important role which senior citizens play in the community. “We want to reaffirm that we have not forgotten them. As leaders, we shall be doing an injustice to forget the role they have played in the community. We want to bring

them together, socialise with them and help them to forget about their daily stress,” said Maxheke. “I want to thank you for the part you played in my role as a councillor. In 2021, I will no longer be the councillor in this area, so I have to thank you while I still can. Thanks to you all,” he told those present. One of the residents, William Ponase (69), expressed his appreciation. “We thank him for not forgetting who

voted for him. These old people here are the ones who voted for him,” said Ponase. Another resident, Mzwandile Tokwe (68) said: “We are very excited to be all under one roof as old people. This is not the first time, so we really appreciate it. Not many people think of us as old people and you find many of us locked in our homes with no one to care for us. So to spend a day like this with other residents is very nice. We all enjoyed it.”

Council officials to assist with listeriosis The City of Cape Town’s environmental health practitioners will assist with the recall of products following National Government’s announcement that the source of the listeriosis outbreak has been identified. Investigations have identified the Enterprise production plant in Polokwane, Limpopo as the source. The Enterprise processing plant in Germiston, Gauteng and the Rainbow Chickens processing plant in Sasolburg, also in Gauteng, have not been definitively implicated. However, as a precaution their products are also being recalled as the listeria pathogen is detected, but not the strain that is the cause of the current outbreak, says Jean-Pierre Smith, Mayoral Committee member for Safety and Security. Smith says the National Department of Health has released a cautionary notice indicating that persons at risk of listeriosis should not consume polony, viennas or other processed meats from these plants. He says: “Shops have been requested to withdraw Enterprise and Rainbow Chickens products and consumers may return these products to most large retailers for a full refund. In the event of a recall, the manufacturer notifies the public via the media and also interacts through the supply chain route with their merchandisers, retailers, and so on. The communication channels between the major retailers and wholesale outlets are usually very well established. “One can already see the notices they have put up, and the fact that the products were removed from the shelves almost im-

mediately. It is the smaller shops such as general dealers, house shops and spaza shops that are more difficult to reach.” Smith says many wholesalers do communicate with their smaller customers via electronic media and that will also assist. “The City’s environmental health practitioners will visit smaller outlets, to establish if they are aware of the recall and record volumes of product being kept on site. This information can then be used to aid the recall and ensure that the identified products are removed from the shelves. Smith said City Health will also visit fast food outlets and other food traders and continue with its educational and awareness campaign around personal hygiene, food safety and other risks to human health. Over the past year, there have been 948 laboratory-confirmed cases of listeriosis in South Africa, and 88 of these have been reported in the Cape metro. Listeriosis is a serious disease caused by the bacterium Listeria monocytogenes. It is transmitted to persons through the ingestion of contaminated food products. City Health also reminds the public always to keep the five food safety rules uppermost in their minds, namely: . keep clean: wash your hands before handling food; . cook food thoroughly; . separate raw food from cooked food; . make sure that cooked food is kept at an appropriate temperature; and . use safe water to wash non-cooked food and only use pasteurised or boiled milk products.


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Local museum scoops award MZWANELE MKALIPI

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wandle Migrant Labour Museum won an award at the Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport Awards for promoting social inclusion. The glitz and glamour event took place at the Bay Hotel in Camps Bay on Saturday evening. The Kasi Museum was a joint winner with University Stellenbosch Museum, which is being run by founder of Lwandle Museum, Bongani Mgijima. The excitement was written all over the face of museum manager Masa Soko for this accolade. “We as the museum are extremely happy,” she said, excitedly. “To us this is a validation that the work we do is taken note of. To be recognised and receive an award of this nature, encourages us to do even more. “I have three spaces left in my cupboard – they also need to be filled with awards. Even when we were informed that we had been shortlisted, we were very happy. To us this meant that our motivation was very strong,” said Soko, who admitted she was “shocked” to have been shortlisted with Stellenbosch University. “No one wants to lose, so it was scary to be in the same group as the university and eventually winning. This shows that we have grown as a museum and we can come head to head with any other museum in the province. “I was so excited I did not even wait to hear our name being called; we jumped to the stage.”

The Lwandle Museum has in the past won awards such as Best Tourist Attraction (2008), Best Museum in the Western Cape (2009) and Best Museum (2014). Soko said the museum won as the results of two programmes they run, namely “Youth Connect” and “Theatre Fridays”. “We want to thank Kasi Vision, City Vision’s predecessor, because that is where we got most of our material to present for these awards,” she said. “A big thank you also to the community for always supporting us whenever we come up with a new programme. Our numbers are growing each week and it is the community’s response and participation that got us here.” Soko promised that the museum will always strive to present programmes that “appeal to the community”. Anroux Marais, MEC of Cultural Affairs and Sport, said on the evening: “All nominated and awarded here this evening have played a pivotal role in responding to the hopelessness South Africans collectively felt at one point. “At a time when we are faced with a climate of protests, cultural differences and negative news, the promotion of our cultural expressions have and will continue to be a supporting tool to incorporate a mutual understanding of and respect for our unique backgrounds. “The awards bestowed on deserving nominees provide an opportunity to showcase the assortment of the cultural landscape of the Western Cape and those who work hard to make this possible.”

Sergeant Mthokozisi Gama addresses learners of Rusthof Secondary School on issues of bullying on Monday 5 March.

Police address learners on bullying MZWANELE MKALIPI Lwandle police address learners about bullying in class and elsewhere on the school premises on Monday 5 March. Sergeant Mthokozisi Gama, Lwandle police spokesperson, addressed Rusthof Secondary School learners on the issue. Gama said local police launched the campaign in response to the many incidents relating to bullying, reported to the police. “Learners were informed of four types of bullying: physical – threatening or causing injury to a person or property,” he explained. “Verbal bullying is about teasing, insulting, ridiculing and humiliating others. “Social bullying is rejecting, excluding, isolating and treating inferior and, lastly, cyber bullying is using digital medium to purposefully harm someone.” Gama said the impacts of bullying were shared with learners; it can lead to death, learners dropping out of school and school gang fights.

“Police indicated that many of these cases are left unreported either by learners and parents to school officials or to the police,” he said. “Police encouraged learners to report such incidents rather than take matters into their own hands, which always lead to them being arrested. “Police appeal to learners to keep their criminal record clean, as this might have a huge negative impact on their lives in future. Learners were also asked not to tarnish the image of the school by engaging in such criminal activities after school.” Gama said the men and women in blue also indicated they are aware of people who use or bully learners into selling drugs for them. “Some even stand outside the school premises selling drugs,” he said. “Such people need to be reported to the police. “This awareness campaign will be also be taken to other schools in the Lwandle policing precinct, with a view to ensuring safety within school premises.”

Social services looking for aunt and father of baby

Nolubabalo Dlangalavu, Anele Kalipa, Masa Soko and Zizipho Somtsewu with the award the museum won on Saturday at the Department of Cultural and Sport Awards.

The Department of Social Development in Somerset West requests anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of the maternal aunt and father of a two-month-old baby to contact social worker, Zoleka Beqezi. The child’s maternal aunt is Nontuthuzelo van

Rooyen and father Sotomela Siphelele. Van Rooyen was last seen at 26770 Linda Street, Asanda Village. Anyone with information can contact Beqezi on 021 840 3500/3525 during office hours from 07:30 to 16:00.

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Message against playground crime MZWANELE MKALIPI

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oung boys and girls spent the past Saturday doing something different than usual as they were all competing on the field at Lwandle Sports Complex. Primary schools from Lwandle and surrounding areas had teams competing on the netball and soccer fields during the tournament of Sport Against Crime. The tournament was organised to keep children occupied instead of roaming the streets and in the process find themselves with the wrong crowd and doing bad things. The games also allowed leaders to pass a message to the young ones while doing what most children love doing – playing. Siyabonga Macaula, Lwandle Community Policing Forum (CPF) chairperson, said: “As you may know the community of Lwandle is faced with many challenges such as gang fights in schools. This is where young ones are engaged in fights. As Lwandle CPF we felt it is important to make them realise that there’s more that they can do rather than getting involved in crime.” He said they used sport as a tool to communicate that message to the young ones. Vincent Daniels, Sport Against Crime South Africa president, told City Vision the day was the most “beautiful” for schools, the CPF and the community of Lwandle. “On the day we kept children busy throughout and this will ensure that the crime rate goes down. If we continue on this path with all the stakeholders involved, it will be easy for children to report who sells drugs and does crime in their areas. People that do crime are in our midst and children also witness crimes, and we want them to know the wrongs of committing crime.” Daniels said he was amazed by the level of talent displayed on the day, and promised that in future they will try to bring profes-

Fans came out in numbers to watch a soccer match organised by Sport Against Crime South Africa in Lwandle on Saturday 3 March. See more photos on page 7. PHOTO: MZWANELE MKALIPI sional teams to look into the talent. Sergeant Mthokozisi Gama, spokesperson for Lwandle police, said: “We support the soccer and netball tournament which was collectively sponsored and organized by Sport Against Crime, Secure Rite Security

and Lwandle CPF. Such events do not only enhance our children’s talent but also keep children off the streets.” Gama said these extramural activities assist the police in fighting and preventing crime in the Lwandle policing precinct.

“They also assist in shaping our children’s mindset and allow them to focus on both school work and sport. The police would like to express our appreciation to all the organisers and participants for making this tournament such a success,” said Gama.

Uber driver arrested for housebreaking JAMEY GORDON The long arm of the law caught up with an Uber driver believed to have been involved in two separate burglary incidents reported in Gordon’s Bay last week. The 36-year-old man from Delft was arrested at Khayelitsha Police Station while reporting a case of hijacking, after one of the targeted homeowners pursued his suspects to where the abandoned vehicle was recovered in Nomzamo. According to a Gordon’s Bay police spokesperson, the burglaries reportedly occurred at Rhus Street and Chapman Avenue in the Mountainside residential area in the early hours of last Thursday (1 March). Veronica Jones recalled her family home in Chapman Avenue being targeted at 04:30. She said the burglars gained entry through her son’s bedroom balcony door by means of a window that had been left open while he was asleep. She further recalled being alerted to the intruders after friends visiting from America heard a noise coming from the upstairs lounge above their bedroom and, on investigating, saw a man jump over the internal wall. “As I peered out the window, I saw a man in the street holding our 65-inch flat-screen TV above his head and another climb the wall onto the neighbours’ property, from which an unknown bakkie pulled away,” recalled Jones. “I immediately alerted the neighbourhood watch and Gordon’s Bay Security, while my husband quickly got dressed, grabbed his firearm and jumped in his bakkie to chase after the men.” Jones said her husband spotted a suspicious vehicle driving around in the area, which suddenly sped off. In a chase, he allegedly followed the vehicle into Nomzamo where five men abandoned the running vehicle in a cul-de-sac and fled on foot.

“My husband waited at the car until police arrived on the scene,” Jones said. “Property believed to have been stolen was recovered from the vehicle, but unfortunately it wasn’t ours.” Among items looted from their home was a drone worth tens of thousands of rands, a brand new Apple Mac laptop and a Canon camera belonging to the overseas couple whom they had persuaded to visit. Jones explained that one of the visitors, a former South African citizen, moved to the States because of the country’s high crime rate. “For this reason, we moved from Johannesburg to Gordon’s Bay two and a half years ago,” she said. “However, with crime in the area becoming a nightmare, we are left feeling very despondent.” According to the police spokesperson, the items recovered from the vehicle, a Nissan Almera, are believed to have been stolen in the burglary at Rhus Street, and include a flat-screen TV and its remote, a duvet, clock and picnic set. The spokesperson added it was later confirmed the car is an Uber vehicle, which the owner had tracked to its current location and arrived on the scene to investigate. According to the owner, the Uber vehicles are tracked every hour. On Thursday morning, he tracked the vehicle at 07:25 and learnt of its location in Nomzamo. The owner said the vehicle driven by the suspect, who was employed by him for the past month and a half, was supposed to be in Cape Town. The driver, Alex Swataki, was arrested on charges of housebreaking and theft at Khayelitsha Police Station later that day. The police spokesperson said Swataki claimed to have been hijacked on the N2 before the Baden Powell turn-off. He appeared in Strand Magistrate’s Court on Monday 5 March. The case was postponed to tomorrow (Friday 9 March).


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Sport scores against crime MZWANELE MKALIPI

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t was a fun-filled day at Lwandle Sports Complex on Saturday 3 March when sport was used to communicate the message about the dangers of crime. Soccer and netball were the winners on the day as primary schools and local teams battled it out on the field on the day. The event were organised by Sport Against Crime, the community policing forum and the police, to name just a few. All the stakeholders had a word or two to the participants about crime and urged them to alert the police when crime is increasing in their neighbourhood.

Teachers from different primary school at the Sport Against Crime event in Lwandle.

Solomon Qatyana Primary School battled it out against Umqophiso Primary School during the Sport Against Crime game in Lwandle. PHOTOS: MZWANELE MKALIPI

A game full of action in the final between Solomon Qatyana and Umqophiso primary schools.

Children also enjoyed themselves at Lwandle Sport Complex on the day.

The netball game between Solomon Qatyana and Umqophiso primary schools was a battle which was won by Umqophiso.

The under-13 team of Umqophiso Primary School was the winners of the netball on Saturday.


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Benny aims high for H’berg LFA VELANI LUDIDI

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ewly elected Helderberg Local Football Association (LFA) chairperson Mzukisi “Benny” Madondile is promising the people of Strand a team that will play in an upper league before his term ends in five years’ time. Benny, as he is also known by the public, is not new to soccer in Strand, having played for Mighty Pioneers and is currently CEO of All Stars. “I am excited about the position,” he told City Vision, “and in the back of my mind I know it requires a lot of hard work, loyalty and ethics.” Benny is ready for the position, as he had played soccer and held a management position here before. But he will need support from the community to carry his mandate, through. “My ambition is to have a team from the area playing in the Castle League and develop more young players,” said Benny. “I cannot do this without the help of the community. Parents must not just send children to play soccer, but should come and watch them when they play.” Benny said the LFA struggled to have a team in professional league due to lack of support. “Other LFA teams combine and

send a strong squad for promotion play-offs, hence they manage to win,” he said. “I want teams here to support each other too.” He also reminded the community that by virtue of being a registered player in the Helderberg LFA, SAFA can pay out R10 000 towards your burial should you die while a registered player. Former chairperson Linda Pistoli was elected deputy chairperson of Safa Cape Town. The list of new board members includes well-known radio personality and juniors coach Lunga Smile (secretary), Siya Ndikholo (treasurer) and deputy chairmen Thembalethu Gophe and Themba Ngxovu. Sandile Nongawuza, Ricardo Daniels, Masonwabe Tshanyela, Yanga Ncaphayi and Ryan Kallis are additional members. Siyabonga Gilini said the association has faith in the new chairperson. “He is not new to local football and I believe he can bring us what we want – a team in a better league. We will give him all the support he needs to take us forward.”

Newly elected Helderberg LFA chairperson Mzukisi “Benny” Madondile wants the league represented on a higher level. PHOTO: VELANI LUDIDI

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