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FIVE robbery suspects and one innocent bystander died during crossfire between members of the SA Police and 13 suspects ambushing a security vehicle in Burman Road, Deal Party yesterday. Two suspects were seriously injured while the other two were arrested uninjured. Police spokesperson Brig. Marinda Mills reported yesterday that at about 11am, the 13 suspects, travelling in three vehicles, a blue Bantam, White Toyota Hilux and

White Polo, opened fire on a security vehicle transporting metals from the Port Elizabeth Airport to a business in Deal Party. Members of the Police responded quickly and returned fire, killing five males. The injured suspects were taken to Livingstone Hospital where they are receiving treatment under police guard. Two innocent bystanders were caught in the crossfire and one male died on the scene while the other was injured and rushed to Livingstone hospital. Riaan Marais of Die Burger reported that Daniell Claasen, foreman

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INDABA NEWS•NUUS WEDNESDAY, 9 NOVEMBER 2011

Kwazakhele residents finally counted SNCEBA DLADLA

KwaZakhele resident Nomsimelelo Kwetana is making a point while a patient Statistician General Pali Lehohla (right) and other officials are listening attentively. Photo: Werner Hills

IT took a lot of pleading and bowing down from Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) Chief Director Pali Lehohla on Monday to change the stance of Kwazakhele residents who refused to be counted by Stats SA officials until their demands for houses and electricity were met. But after long discussions and much persuasion by Stats SA, they agreed to be counted. “They agreed on condition that Stats SA withdraw enumerators in the area and bring external ones,” said Stats SA Media Liaison Officer Sivuyile Mangxamba late on Monday. The community of Qaqawuli Squatter camp in Ward 16 of Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Municipality sang and toy toyed while demanding that Stats SA address them in a dilapidated hall near their houses or leave them alone. The residents said they had lost faith in their councillor Xola Sabani and Exec-

utive Mayor Zanoxolo Wayile and that they were not going to take part in the census unless president Jacob Zuma came to address them himself. Community members claimed that they had never seen development in their area since they settled there. “There has been no service delivery in this area since 1987 when we came to settle here. We want proper houses. We want water and electricity. Our grandparents and parents are dying hoping to see the change that never comes. This we told our committee but it (the committee) is now changing tune. Down with them - asibafuni (we don’t want them),” said a resident Nomsimelelo Kwetana. Another resident, Khayalethu Ngcai, said they were counted in 1996 as well as 2001 but never saw change. “We don’t have a problem with Stats SA. We want to be counted. We’ll be counted and can even count ourselves - without pay. It is only that we have lost faith in Councillor Xola Sabani and mayor Wayile.

They came to us only before elections and never came back. Now we ask you to go to president Zuma and say we are desperate for help. It is either that or we won’t be part of this census circus,” said Ngcai. A committee member, Simphiwe Mketile, denied allegations that they were sell-outs. He said they took the original stance before Census 2011 started in earnest only to be convinced later that Stats SA is not involved in service delivery - but is collecting the data in order to assist government and other agents of change with information. “We accepted that Census continue. And Stats SA bought us a loudhailer (with speakers) which we used to call residents into a meeting where we asked them to allow counting to continue,” said Mketile. Stats SA coordinator Nobuntu Mpetsheni said that when this community complained the enumerators were not from their area while they were being ravaged by unemployment and poverty, Stats SA decided to train 30 local residents who joined their employ at R600 per person. .

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OR more than three years Wessel Jordaan has been making music for patrons at the Boardwalk Complex next to Hobie Beach.

Wessel depends on these patrons – and his voice – to put food on the table, as this is his only income. So every morning he leaves his home in Arcadia and heads to Hobie Beach, where he sits in front of the KFC, plucks his guitar’s strings and sings from his heart – with the ocean as his background. But Wessel’s luck has changed and soon his regular spot will be empty when he heads for the City of Gold, Johannesburg, to share his talent with the rest of the country. He has been offered the opportunity of a lifetime – to be the opening act for Nkiyase Mondlana, well-known kwaito, Afropop, house and Afro-jazz artist, on her upcoming tour, Weekend Night Jazz With Nkiyase. The tour starts on November 20 and runs until January next year, visiting different towns around South Africa. “This is a dream come true and an amazing feeling knowing that I will be performing on a stage in front of lots of people. I still can’t believe it,” Wessel said with a

huge smile on his face. He was discovered by Nkiyase herself recently, when she was grabbing a bite to eat at one of the restaurants at the Boardwalk Complex. She was in the Eastern Cape to promote her tour. According to Mongezi Chirwa, Public Relations Officer at Monyetla Communications and Events, which represents Nkiyase, the rest of the team then joined Nkiyase to listen to Wessel perform. “We saw potential in the guy and we decided we wanted to give him a chance, so we asked him whether he would like to open for Nkiyase on her upcoming tour,” Chirwa explained. Wessel, who was a bit sceptical in the beginning, was beside himself with joy and agreed to go to Johannesburg to meet up with the team from Monyetla and get ready for the tour. He leaves for Johannesburg this week. Chirwa also explained that if Wessel did well on the tour and the public showed a liking for him, Monyetla could add him as one of their clients. And there might just be an album on the cards for Wessel as well. In the meantime, Wessel is asking for help from the Port Elizabeth public in the form of clothing. “I don’t have many nice clothes and I can’t go on stage not looking presentable,” Wessel pleaded. Phone him on 0078 547 9348 if you can help.

Financial know­how training for Mandela Bay residents NCEBA DLADLA THE importance of knowing how to handle finance was explained to Nelson Mandela Bay residents during the financial literacy workshops organised by Liberty Group in conjunction with Small Enterprise Development Agency (Seda), last week as part of the former’s commitment to social responsibility . The workshops, targeting Voluntary Counselling and Testing (VCT) candidates and social grants recipients, were held at Kwazakhele Day Hospital in Mavuso Street, Kwazakhele on Monday, Tuesday and Friday and at the Starport Building in Govan Mbeki Avenue on Wednesday and Thursday to benefit cooperatives. Basic financial knowledge and tools were used to teach those who were previously excluded from the financial and banking sector, through a series of activities that helped them grasp the importance of knowing that business needs money - cash-flow to survive, said Seda Information Officer Yoliswa Xundu.

The importance of saving more rather than spending more was emphasised in the workshops. Xundu believes from the interaction, questions and answers that came after the workshops, they can safely say, people were satisfied. According to Xundu, the attendees showed interest in knowing how to handle finance but whether they are disciplined enough to put that knowledge to good use depends entirely on them. “Knowledge is one thing of course, and applying it is another,” Xundu told PE Express Indaba. Xundu said Seda welcomes people who have business ideas and those who are already operating but want to grow their businesses. “People already in business and those who want to start their small business operations come to our offices for assistance. Through our Business Advisor we first conduct an assessment to see the strength and weaknesses from which a recommendation is made to ensure the viability of the business,” said Xundu, adding that they were happy to work with Liberty Group that helped ordinary South Africans make informed decisions on the basic financial planning principles.

Wessel Jordaan will tour the country as opening act for Nkiyase Mondlana. Photo: TANYA VAN ZYL

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Vusumzi Apolos, Nonki Dondashe and Mandla Mbatha were among the traditional dancers from African Drumbeat who recently welcomed 56 travel agents from Belgium and the Netherlands. The travel experts were the guests of the East Cape Parks and Tourism Agency and came to experience first hand what the Eastern Cape has on offer as a holiday destination. A documentary on their Eastern Cape visit will air in 2012 in the Netherlands. Photo: African Drumbeat


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Ben Nyathi toddlers graduate NCEBA DLADLA SCHOOLS should introduce interesting things like extra-mural activities and graduation ceremonies to keep children in school, said Education Department District Director Dr Nyathi Ntsiko. Speaking at Ben Nyathi Primary School’s Grade R graduation ceremony and prize-giving held at Nangoza Jebe Community Hall in New Brighton last Wednesday, Dr Ntsiko thanked the teachers and parents of this school from Maqubela Street in KwaZakhele for giving their children “a good foundation.” “It is a good foundation that helps people to become what they desire in life. All of us, who are wearing academic regalia today, are a result of a good foundation that was laid,” said Dr Ntsiko. A product of Cowan High School in New Brighton, Dr Ntsiko, who holds Masters and PhD Degrees in Maths and Science, asked the gathering that included staff, members of the School Governing Body (SGB), parents and invited guests to take note of what happens in the life of a growing child. “They (children) face so many chal-

lenges as many things happen in their lives. Some fall by the wayside and never continue with education to pass matric and beyond,” said Dr Ntsiko. “While children have rights, parents and teachers should teach them responsibilities too. Teach them the golden rule - do unto others, as you would have them done unto you,” said Dr Ntsiko. He said parents should not discourage children who want an education. While lack of facilities is sometimes an impediment, people putting their hearts into something were more

likely to achieve it. Dr Ntsiko said people should stop retiring at 21, 26 or 35 years - when they graduate from university. Instead, he said, they must find it in their heart to study further to achieve more in life. School principal Mazotsho Dukwe, who was praised for his vision and good leadership, said it was incumbent upon the school to ensure that quality learn-

The young graduates from Ben Nyathi Primary School with their principal Mazot­ sho Dukwe (seated on the right), guest speaker Dr. Nyathi Ntsiko (seated left) and Bishop Sandile Jika who delivered opening devotions. Photo: Nceba Dladla

ing and teaching took place in the school named after a person who was an educationist, philanthropist and defender of the weak and poor. Kids who excelled in drama, debate and sports like rugby, soccer, netball, swimming, hockey and cross country as well as those who were top achievers and most improved in their academic life, were awarded certificates.

Enter for our Christmas front page baby 2011 THE Port Elizabeth Express is once again looking for a baby to grace the front page of our last edition of the year – our Christmas edition on Wednesday, December 21. Four winners will be chosen – one for each edition of the PE Express, namely Southern, Metro and Northern and PE Express Indaba. The competition is open to all babies who are younger than one year old on December 25 and who are in other words

celebrating their first Christmas. Parents can enter any photo taken by themselves or any professional photographer. Special open days have been made available by pageant photographer, Pro Design Photographers, to enable parents to get professional photos of their babies at a much reduced price. No bookings are necessary on these open days, which will be held at Pro

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PE Express Indaba Ombud IN accordance with to the editorial policy of the PE Express Indaba, we invite readers to comment on mistakes in the newspaper and shall correct significant errors as soon as possible. Send info to the ombudsman of Media24’s Community Press, George Claassen, at george.claasen@media24. com or call him at 0 021 851 3232. Readers can also contact the SA Press Ombudsman at 0 011 484 3612/8 or e-mail ombudsman@presscouncil.org.za.

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A Jazz evening with Mojazz NCEBA DLADLA MORE jazz will be on offer when Mojazz band struts its stuff in a Jazz Evening Concert at the Nangoza Jebe Hall in New Brighton, Port Elizabeth on Friday November 18. To make this a night to remember, an Internationally acclaimed New Brighton-born Feya Faku will be featuring and blowing the horn in support of abakhaya (hommies). More fun is on the menu as the St George’s brass band, the hiphop ensemble Hard Tell and the much-travelled African traditional dancers Uphondo Lwe-Afrika will give performances to entertain the audience in sup-

port of Mojazz. Evergreen Motherwell-based band Mojazz will be raising funds for a trip to Paarl, in the Western Cape where they are invited to perform on November 26. “We are preparing for a trip to the Western Cape where we’ll take part in the Nederburg Concert in Paarl on 26 November,” said Mojazz band manager Lennodia Petersen. “This is a huge event and a platform that will surely expose the best of what we have in the metro,” said Petersen, adding that she was very grateful for the great Faku and local bands who will be doing it in support of their trip to Cape Town The show starts at 7pm. Admission at the door is R50.

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Live DVD recording for PE songstress Nombongo NCEBA DLADLA PORT ELIZABETH Gospel diva Nombongo Siyona will be recording her live DVD at Nangoza Jebe Community Hall in New Brighton on Saturday, November 26. Nombongo, of Algoa Park, will feature the popular Pastor Solly Mahlangu from Johannesburg whose celebratory song “Obrigado” is receiving much airplay on national radio and television as well KZN’s teen gospel star Siphamandla Cetsh-

wayo. This live DVD recording of Nombongo’s fourth album “Fun’igama likaJesu” meaning “Call the name of Jesus” features 13 tracks. Gospel music lovers will remember the 15-year old Siphamandla as the guest star featuring in track number 5 “Be Still” in Hlengiwe Mhlaba’s live DVD recording of the album entitled “Mhlekazi.” It is the first time for both artists to visit these shores and the promoters, ADA Gospel Music and Events Management Company believe fans will approve.

Local Gospel Diva Nombongo Siyona will record her live DVD at Nangoza Jebe Hall in New Brighton, Port Elizabeth, this month. Photo: Supplied.

Takalani Sesame Muppets to visit PE INDABA REPORTER SOUTH Africa’s much-loved Muppets from Takalani Sesame will be part of Sanlam’s 2011 road show visiting the Eastern Cape. Takalani Sesame is fun, innovative programming that allows children to celebrate their childhood through learning, playing, laughing and dreaming. Over the past 11 years, the award-winning Takalani Sesame has provided South Africa’s children with educational, fun, en-

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Locally born international Jazz Star Feya Faku in PE NCEBA DLADLA NELSON Mandela Bay Jazz music lovers can look forward to jazzing it up at the Feya Faku Jazz Show at the Red Location Museum in New Brighton this Saturday (November 12). It promises to be a night of good music and fun as the award-winning Red Location Museum celebrates five years since its construction. The internationally acclaimed New Brighton born and Cape Town-based trumpet and flugel horn player will be demonstrating once again what he has learnt throughout the years playing and recording his music abroad. This University of Natal graduate, who studied Jazz music, never forgets to state during interviews that he grew up listening to jazz music in the township, and for him New Brighton will always be home. Feya, aka Fezile Faku, has been inspired by the likes of Duke Makasi and Barney Rachabane among other South African great jazz musicians. He has shared the stage with such international giants as Abdullah Ibrahim, Winston “Mankunku” Ngozi, Pat Matshikiza and Bheki Mseleku, among others. Feya has given his fans beautiful sounds in his albums Homage and Tacit which he recorded in the Netherlands and South Africa respectively. The show starts at 6pm and admission is R50 at the Red Location Museum.

Good news for Nelson Mandela Bay wannabe gospel stars NCEBA DLADLA ARE you a Nelson Mandela Bay resident who believes you have vocal chords that can make you the next Gospel Star? The Department of Sport, Recreation, Arts and Culture (DSRAC) in partnership with the Eastern Cape Audio Visual Centre brings to Eastern Cape residents and gospel groups an opportunity to show what they are made of in a gospel talent search scheduled to take

place this month. The search has already started in the Alfred Nzo District Municipality on Saturday, November 5 and will be in the Nelson Mandela Metro on Saturday, November 26. “The purpose of this talent search is to identify musical groups with reasonable potential to be nurtured and assisted further to play a meaningful economical role in the creative sector within the Eastern Cape province,” said DSRAC Spokesperson, Malehlohonolo Mlabateki. This talent search programme, according to Mlabateki, will be differ-

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Let there be light...Help Braille teacher Jimmy Xipula of Motherwell, Port Elizabeth get Jaws computer software to help the blind. Photo: Nceba Dlad­ la

Motherwell’s Jimmy needs computer software for the blind

NCEBA DLADLA COMPUTER skills and knowledge are essential these days for anyone no matter what their chosen career or whether they can see or not. “But a computer is useless for the blind without the software known as Jaws,” said Port Elizabeth lad Jimmy Xipula (26) who is blind. Jimmy, who lives in Sobuza Street, Motherwell, teaches braille to assist three other blind people at his home - through a government programme known as Kharikude. Jimmy matriculated from Khanyisa School for the Blind in Port Elizabeth in 2007 and obtained a Computer Certificate at Optima College in Pretoria, a Marketing Management Certificate (N4) and Call Centre Certificate at Pioneer College in Worcester. He is now asking for assist-

ance to obtain the necessary computer software which costs between R13 000 and R14 000. “This is my biggest problem right now. I am asking for assistance – if anyone can buy me this software, my life could be complete,” appealed Jimmy. “This is not only for me. I am going to teach other blind people computer skills so that they are not left in the dark,” said Jimmy. His concerned mom Nozuko (53) said Jimmy, the third of five children was not born blind. According to Nozuko Jimmy first lost his left eye through injury when he was 9-years old. At 12, he lost sight in his right eye too. “I am a single parent who has never been to school. I am unemployed and a cancer sufferer who survives on a social grant. Their father died eight years ago,” said Nozuko. According to his mom, Jimmy is a keen student and thirsty for knowledge. If he knows something, Nozuko said, Jimmy always wants to teach others.


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Focus is on form and function with all-new Ford BETTIE GILIOMEE WHEN looking at photos of the good old eighties and the fashion of the decade, I often wonder what people would think of someone going to work or a social event today dressed in what was regarded as high fashion then. Same with cars. When I first saw the beautifully curved backside of the all-new Ford Focus’s predecessor a few years ago, I thought it was extremely sexy. Comparing this to the sporty, athletic yet stylish backside of the all-new Ford Focus, launched in June, one cannot help but be amazed at how one’s taste changes or that one ever could have liked the old shape. The car test-driven for this week’s Express on Wheels from a mom’s taxi perspective, is the new Ford Focus 1.6 Trend 5-door hatch – the Trend being the higher spec model in the range and the Ambiente the lower spec.

Exterior “Kinetic design” is Ford’s name for what it has done to the body of the car. The most recent Fiesta is also an example of this design philosophy. The strong, downward sloping lines in the front, create an impressively aerodynamic body shape, and a big, bold 3-part grille dominates the front. But it is the backside that impresses the most. The hatch models have a sporty rear spoiler to accentuate the look. From the bottom, the back section perks up, while from the roof the back strongly slopes downwards with rounds and angles in all the right places - not too round or too angular - almost like an athlete crouching at the starting blocks.

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sion cushions one well on the bumpy bits.

Key features Standard safety features include dual front and side airbags, curtain airbags, ABS with EBD and EBA, and ESP with Traction Control. Also standard are a manual air conditioner, trip computer (including distance to empty, average speed and temperature), radio and CD with 6 speakers, steering wheel audio controls, USB port and Aux port for easy iPod connection, Bluetooth with Voice Control, cruise control with speed limiter, 4-way adjustable steering column, 4-way adjustable driver’s seat including height adjustment, front and rear power windows, rear seat with 60/40 split and remote central locking.

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The all­new Ford Focus. Photos: QUICKPIC

Interior The new Ford Focus’s designers took the ultra-modern, sporty yet classy look on to the inside. A cockpit-style interior features a stylish centre console wrapped around the driver. But it’s here that I think they went just a tad overboard and it is perhaps too much of a “cockpit” for those that are technically retarded – like me. Being a mom, I am all about practicality and easily-accessible buttons under my fingertips, but the Focus has just too many - which can become a bit confusing if you are not a technically-minded person with pianist fingers and a pilot’s licence. It took me quite a while to get used to where the buttons I need to use most were situated. The steering wheel has two fourway controls. One of them works the sat-nav and audio system, and the other the on-board computer. There

are also buttons on the bottom left of the wheel for the cruise control and on the bottom right for the Bluetooth. I usually like steering-wheel controls, but the controls I use most often, the audio controls and the Bluetooth controls, I found to be difficult to reach and use. Not to mention all the controls on the centre console for the radio and CD player, the phone keypad, another four-way control, a volume wheel and the controls for the airconditioner!

Ride A mom’s taxi these days is often also the family car, so the true test was how the Ford Focus performs on the open road. And for this test the road to and in Port Alfred was chosen - a road full of contrasts - excellent double lanes on some parts and terrible, winding, bumpy roads on other stretches, not to mention pothole

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capital Port Alfred. The result: the Focus not only proved to be the ideal city slicker that looks as good as it performs, but a very willing and able performer, no matter what the road demands. It has sufficient power for comfortable overtaking, and a comfortable drive for the whole family. Those in the back have enough leg room and clever storage spaces for their drinks. It corners and grips well, steers and acts quickly on the driver’s commands. It feels sturdy and well connected to the road, while the suspen- Buttons aplenty on the Ford Focus steering­wheel.

AutoZone opens its 100th wholly­owned retail store in KwaNobuhle

INDABA REPORTER AutoZone, the largest privately owned automotive parts retailer and wholesaler in Southern Africa, has opened its 100th wholly-owned retail store in KwaNobuhle, Uitenhage. The company has a footprint of 10 wholesale branches, 89 retail branches and 48 member-owned franchise branches. With four more wholly owned retail stores planned to open before December, AutoZone will have a Southern African footprint of 149 stores spanning South Africa, Namibia, Swaziland and Zimbabwe. AutoZone’s wholesale, retail and member-owned branches are supported by a base of more than 688 local and international suppliers and an active product range of more than 75 000 parts. One of AutoZone’s key strategies is to address South Africa’s emerging, underserved markets where there is a need for an comprehensive range of quality automotive spares at competitive prices, easily accessible to our fast-growing customer base. AutoZone provides major brands such as AUTO-LEK and ACSAMAG as well as in-house brands such as Ampro, Eco-Tech, Auto Kraft, AutoZone Chemicals, Eddies Spares, Elpar and FEMO. AutoZone will make its technical support team available to the branch where technical experts will

assist with queries related to AutoZone products and parts. They will answer any technical queries seven days a week, from 7am to 7pm daily. The technical team will recommend road safety and maintenance tips, assist with cost-saving ideas and useful hints to ensure road safety. They offer troubleshooting assistance over the phone in dealing with car problems ranging from changing a fan belt to helping with engine components. The KwaNobuhle branch will make available AutoZone’s DIY booklets providing hints and tips on checking and replacing the fan belt, installing spark plugs, maintaining the cooling system and wiper blades. The booklets also cover replacing the oil and the oil filter, replacing ball joints, rod ends, battery, brake pads and brake drums among other car maintenance DIYs. For more information contact AutoZone on toll free: 0800 200 990 or visit our website www.autozone.co.za

At the AutoZone KwaNobuhle opening were Monde Mhletywa (president of the Nelson Mandela Bay Football Association), Anthony Towell (AutoZone), Kyle Young (AutoZone) and Willie Kruger (AutoZone), Capt Zuzekile Ncwana (SAPS) and David Sesinyi (UDTA Taxi Association). Photo: Supplied


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MOFA League score update SELBY MADIKANE THE Motherwell Football Association’s (MOFA) league games drew large crowds to the NU9 Stadium. The results were as follows: Premier league results: . Highland Spurs 3-2 Liverpool . Young Destroyers 2-0 Lion Stars . Shining Stars 1-2 Real Strikers . Tomorrow Stars 3-1 Movers . Young Romans 0-1 Young Madrid Super League results: . Royal Bucks 2-0 United Stars . Manchester 2-0 Motherwell United . MUBS 2-1 Cosmos . Stone Breakers 2-1 Tomorrow Stars . Shining Stars 2-2 Camper United

ZAFA league games thrill SELBY MADIKANE THE boys were separated from the men when Zakhele Football Association Premier League and Super League matches were played at the Wolfson Stadium and at Dynamo’s fields.

Camper United drew 2­2 with Shining Stars at the Motherwell Football Associ­ ation’s (MOFA) league games. Photo: Selby Madikane

Imidlalo yebhola phantsi kwe­PEEFA eVeeplaas SELBY MADIKANE IBINGUMBO noMxesibe kumabala aseVeeplaas ngethuba amaqela ebhola ekhatywayo phantsi kwe-Port Elizabeth East London Football Association (PEEFA) ebambene ngazo ngemihla 29-30 ku-Okothobha. Itsho phantsi iRising Stars ngethuba itywatyushwa yi-Young Teenagers 8-1. I-Young Idols izibethele iReal Stars 4-1 ukanti kuwona mdlalo ubutakis’iintlantsi iMilan ibhungce kwi-Hillside ngo-4-3. ISollar Stars izibonakalisile nangona iwe phantsi 3-2 kwi-United Brothers ngelithuba belungekho uxolo kwi-Peace Lovers edimbele umgodi abafiki iThembisa United. Ubungaphika ukuba iBlack Arrows iyafika kwiPremier League xa ingomba iYoung Strikers 5-1. IYoung Aces inqunqele egoqweni iYoung Bucks 7-1 ukanti iBlack Chiefs isaduliswe ngakhona yiReal Hunters eyibethe 2-1. Ezinye iziphumo ze-PEEFA: * Black Chiefs 5-3 Real Stars * United Brothers 8-1 Thembisa United * Milan 13-0 Young Strikers * Real Aces 3-0 Rising Stars * Peace Lovers 3-0 Mighty Birds Peace Lovers FC (in the picture) did not show peace when they hammered Thembisa United 5­0 at Veeplaas * Young Teenagers 5-1 Hillside Stadium at the weekend. Photo: Selby Madikane. * Black Arrows 0-1 Real Lion

In the first game Happy Stars drubbed Young Neighbours 5-0. Zamazama drew 2-2 with Golden Brothers, while Santos redeemed themselves earning a hard fought 3-2 victory over Continental Express. Dynamos outclassed Power Lads by 4-0 and Peace Lovers were held to a goalless draw by Eleven Angels. Premier league results: . Brazil Brothers 3-3 United Comrades . Ghetto Eleven 6-1 Leeds United . Happy Stars 7-0 Leeds United . Golden Brothers 3-0 Peace Lovers . Young Neighbours 1-1 BUBS . Seven United 2-1 Dynamos . Power Lads 0-1 Ghetto Eleven . Santos 2-1 Eleven Angels . United Comrades 5-4 Continental Express . Brazil Brothers 1-2 Zamazama Super league results: . Eleven Master 0-3 Burning Flames . City All Stars 3-1 Real Strikers . Vutha Celtics 1-1 Dynamos . NUBS 0-1 Fast Eleven . Young Demonstrators 3-1 Island City . Ghetto Eleven 0-5 Juventus . Moonlight City 0-2 Mazeppa . Black Eagles 1-1 Ford Pirates

Loyal Everton supporter donates soccer kit SELBY MADIKANE IT was smiles all around when loyal Everton supporter, Wonga Qakamfana, recently donated kit to the team at a function in Zwide. The generous donation consists of soccer jerseys, shorts, socks, shin guards, goal keeper gloves and soccer balls. Qakamfana said he was worried about high crime rates, especially among the youth. “I want the youth to be committed to playing sport.

Nowadays there are lots of opportunities for youngsters”. He said he wanted the Zwide youth to refrain from doing crime. “Youth in sport is youth out of court,” said Qakamfana. Everton’s president, Mzikayise Quntu thanked Qakamfana for lending a helping hand to the less fortunate community. He said the kit would most certainly boost the team’s morale. Club secretary, Solomzi Quntu praised ZWIFA and SAFA Nelson Mandela Bay for re-admitting Everton. Zwifa president, Ayanda Magwada commended Qakamfana for his generosity.

Wonga Qakamfana presents soccer kit to Everton skipper, Peter Oliver and Makayise Quntu (far right) with them are Everton secretary, Solomzi Quntu (far left) and ZWIFA president, Ayanda Magwada. Photo: Selby Madikane


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A Bafana match for Nelson Mandela Bay NCEBA DLADLA BAFANA Bafana arrived on Monday in Nelson Mandela Bay for their game against Africa’s best, the Ivory Coast, at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium on Saturday. Kickoff is at 3.15pm. This friendly match, in honour of former president Nelson Mandela, forms part of Bafana coach Pitso Mosimane’s preparations for the 2013 CAF Africa Cup of Nations Competition and the FIFA World Cup qualifiers in 2014. Head coach of the team known as The Elephants, Francois Zahoui, will possibly be without leading goalscorer Didier Drogba, but will be bringing their best players to this game including Didier Zokora and Gervais Yao Kouassi otherwise known as Gervinho. Mosimane arrived with the squad of 28 including his foreign legion. Kaizer Chief’s Siphiwe Tshabalala

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will captain the team. It is, however, on the new recruits George Lebese, Musa Bilankulu, Granwald Scott, George Maluleka and Nelson Mandela Bay’s Siyabonga Nontshinga that Mosimane will pin his hopes of not only scoring goals on Saturday but building on the solid squad to represent and give a very good account of South Africa in the world’s best football showcase. WIN! WIN! WIN! Absa Bank, sponsors of the PSL, is giving away 10 tickets for PE Express Indaba readers to the game between Ivory Coast and Bafana Bafana at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium on Saturday. To enter for the competition, simply register on our website and click on the “competitions” button. Follow the simple instructions to enter and answer the question: Which Bank is giving away the tickets to the Bafana Bafana vs Ivory Coast game on Saturday? The competition closes at 10am on Thursday, November 10. Winners will be drawn by automated system and will be notified by email on Friday.

Arriving at the Port Elizabeth Airport on Monday are Bafana Bafana players Reneilwe Letsholonyane (left) and Siyabonga Sang­ weni, both geared for a friendly match against Ivory Coast at Mandela Bay Stadium on Saturday. Photo: Carlie Norval

Real City beats Red City in SAFA clash SELBY MADIKANE REAL City earned a sweet victory of 1-0 over Red City during their SAFA Nelson Mandela Bay Castle Regional League clash at Motherwell NU9. Both sides gave a good account of themselves, keeping fans on their feet for the largest part of the game. It was Real City’s striker, Sakhile Nkewana who scored the only goal of the game. Other SAFA NMB Castle Regional League results: Tomorrow Stars 0 - 2 Highland Spurs, Real Aces 1 - 1 Crystal Palace, Camper United 0 - 4 Aspen, Showville 0 - 1 Morning Stars, Royal Bucks 5 0 Lion City.

NCEBA DLADLA BOXING SA Award winning female boxing promoter Gladys “Noforty” Tsenene, head of Rainbow Boxing Promotions is satisfied that the SA Mini-flyweight title fight she promoted at the Raymond Mhlaba Indoor Sports Centre in Motherwell, Port Elizabeth at the weekend was a success, although people of the metro did not support the show. There were few fans who witnessed East London’s Eastern Cape Mini-flyweight champion Siviwe Ntsiko KO 2 defending champion Tsepho Lefele of the Free State who boxes out of Gauteng. In the other bouts, all over four rounds; Mzoxolo Dyani KO’d 1 Wele Mpolongwana; Mzwabantu Dabaza beat Siyabonga Blou on points; Asindiso Mancam beat Thembelani Mbebe on points; Xolani Mcotheli stopped Unathi Nelani TKO 2; Nwabisile Cholani stopped Unathi Stokwe TKO4 and Gcobani Nyathi beat Anelisa Gungqisa on points. Tsenene, who footed the bill out of her pocket (without sponsorship) was hoping the Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality and the DStv Mbuyekezo Boxing Channel who canned the fight for their TV show will come back to her for support. “We were hoping Nelson Mandela boxing fans would come in droves to support the SA title fight. It was a huge event, I am happy that it was a success but disappointed that people did not come,” said Tsenene.

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