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Bay beauty crowned SA’s first princess

A radiant Rolene Strauss has been crowned Miss South Africa 2014 at a glittering ceremony held at the Sun City Superbowl earlier this week. The runners­up are Ziphozakhe Zokufa, originally from Port Elizabeth (1st Princess) and Limpopo’s Matlala Mokoko (2nd Princess). Should the reigning Miss South Africa be unable to fulfil her duties, Ziphozakhe will have to step up to the plate. Read more on page 6. PHOTO:SUPPLIED

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pposition against an additional levy of 1% on municipal taxes for the next three years to fund a metro police service is mounting with both the opposition party, the DA, and Nelson Mandela Bay Business Chamber strongly criticising the proposal. The Nelson Mandela Bay Metro Council heard last Thursday that to establish the metro police, for which a metro police chief has already been recruited, taxpayers would have to pay an additional levy on municipal taxes for the next three years. According to a report to the council, the proposed additional 1% levy for the new fiscal year

that begins on July 1, will push rates up by 10.5%. The next year taxpayers will have to pay 1.3% more and the following year an additional 1.5%. Over the same period the expenditure on a metro police service of R309,9 million will rise to R337 million and R362 million thereafter. The budget and treasury directorate pointed out it does, however, not include staff costs. The report emphasized that the implementation plan for the metro police is not based on potential revenue from fines because success with the collection thereof “is too erratic”. The item was withdrawn when the DA pointed out that there is no proper budgeting or job planning for such a service. It will now be tabled for approval at a special board meeting this week.

According to DA councillor Dean Biddulph their position is that there is more than enough money to fund this venture “by properly addressing operational efficiencies within the metro”. “Ongoing water losses and electricity theft amounting to more than R400 milion added to outstanding traffic fines of around R140 million would provide more than enough funding for the metro police force,” said Biddulph. On Monday the Nelson Mandela Bay Business Chamber president, Mandla Madwara, and CEO, Mr Kevin Hustler, issued an open call for the urgent reconsideration of the proposed one per cent hike towards the costs of a Metro police force. In the statement the chamber said that organised business can no longer condone “thro-

wing good money after bad” and implored the Metro to “cut its cloth according to its existing budget”. “The Goose that lays the golden egg – the rate payers – can no longer afford to carry unwarranted additional burdens. “We believe that business has a substantial case regarding the urgent provision of water and electricity infrastructure, and that the citizens of this Metro deserve priority attention regarding the housing backlog, the eradication of the bucket system, and road infrastructure. “Until infrastructure development and service delivery are demonstrable priorities, and the needs of the people of Nelson Mandela Bay are acted upon and effective solutions implemented, we say: ‘This far, and no further’.”

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Radio station hoping to bag all MTN Radio Awards NCEBA DLADLA THE grand total of 12 nominations that the Port Elizabeth based Umhlobo Wenene FM received for the MTN Radio Awards is a sure sign that this radio station is doing something right, said UWFM Station Manager Phumzile Mnci. In addition, the station is also proud of the fact that their Breakfast Show BEE co-host Putco Mafani will be inducted to the Hall of Fame together with other bright stars and luminaries that have left an indelible mark on the industry. “The nominations, including the ‘My Sta-

Upbeat about the prospects of UWFM is Station Manager Phumzile Mnci. PHOTO:NCEBA DLADLA

tion’ Award means there is something right that we are doing as the station. Mnci is not perturbed at all by the fact that they are competing against radio stations like Ukhozi FM and Lesedi FM who are also very popular. Like other Public Broadcast Service SABC Radio Stations nominated in the 2014 MTN Radio Awards, he was certain that Umhlobo Wenene’s content offered in the mothertongue isiXhosa, was at the cutting edge. “The MTN Radio Awards is the platform in the industry that recognises our professionalism, productions and staff (which includes the announcers and producers),” said Mnci. He added that the nominations are also confirming that UWFM is on the right track and rhythm with regard to international radio standards. “A panel of judges made up of experts from all over the country recognised our work as seen in these nominations. We hope to come

back with all those awards in which we’re nominated,” Mnci said. Don’t miss next week’s PE Express Indaba for Mphuthumi “Putco” Mafani’s radio broadcast journey. Umhlobo Wenene FM were also nominat­ ed in the following categories: . Breakfast Show Presenter – Putco Mafani . Breakfast Show – Eyondlayo Ekuseni . Community Project . Drama Programme – Ithini Na Lento? . Music Show – Umculo We Jazz . News and Actuality Producer - Laphum’ikhwezi - Babalwa Louw . News Bulletin Reader – Dikeledi Mbanga . Radio Documentary – Long Walk to Freedom . Sports Commentator – Mthuthuzeli Scott . Weekend Radio Show – Ukholo Nengqiqo

Taxpayers to foot the bill of Metro Police Continued from page 1 “Our city faces major challenges. Introspection is needed, as well as firm and decisive leadership to the benefit of all in Nelson Mandela Bay”. According to the statement the Chamber does not believe that the proposal of an additional one per cent increase towards the funding of a Metro police force is a priority. “We call for strategic leadership that reflects an understanding of the socio-economic challenges faced by the citizens of this Metro to restore business confidence, and to encourage confidence in our city’s long-term growth. “As the Nelson Mandela Bay Business

Chamber, we view the call by the city of an additional one per cent increase as counterproductive and in conflict with the required understanding of the strain business and the ordinary citizens are under. “While there may be a strategic requirement for the need for the Metro Police Force, we call on the city leadership to find common ground and put ideologies aside in the spirit of transparency and consultation. The Nelson Mandela Bay Business Chamber objects to the proposal on behalf of organised business, and believes strongly that, among other things in light of service delivery protests, it is unacceptable to divert funding in such a way. Departments should not

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IDP public participation meetings that are upcoming to voice their dissatisfaction. “From our side, we will be interacting with all parties and the administration in an effort to identify areas where operating efficiencies and sufficient savings can be identified to fund the proposal. In addition, the DA will be holding public meetings of its own to engage residents directly on the Budget and Integrated Development Plan (IDP),” said Biddulph. ) Ratepayers can brace themselves for a property rates increase of 9.5% for the coming financial year. This increase was noted in the council agenda for the draft budget which has yet to go out to public participation.

High Court metes out heavy sentences THE Port Elizabeth High Court meted out heavy sentences to six men last Friday (March 28) for crimes which included murder, attempted murder and armed robbery. Unathi Wana (33), Mlungisi Patrick Ntsume (37), Madoda Dopla Nube (38), Luyanda Njokweni (37), Xolani Edward Nanto (37) and Vukile Ngcangisa (50) were found guilty on the 20th of March 2014 in the same court. Lonwabo Neti (28), also from Port Elizabeth, was acquitted on all 17 charges. According to Port Elizabeth Police spokesperson, Warrant Officer Dumile Gwavu, the sentences follows a botched robbery on November 8, 2011 in which 6 suspects were killed. Members of the Police’s CIU received a tip-off that there were plans to rob a bakkie which carried 25 litres of Platinum and which belonged to a company named Brink. “A total of 13 men attacked the bakkie and once they realised that the police were present they began to fire shots at the members,” said Gwavu, adding that police retaliated. Consequently, six suspects died during the shoot-out. Gwavu said three suspects were arrested at the crime scene while four were arrested at a later stage. Wana received 30 years’ imprisonment for robbery with aggravating circumstances,

unlawful possession of a fully automatic firearm, unlawful possession of ammunition, attempted murder and six counts for murder. Ntsume was sentenced to 33 years’ imprisonment for robbery with aggravating circumstances, unlawful possession of (a) firearm(s), unlawful possession of ammunition, attempted murder and six counts of murder. Nube was sentenced to 23 years’ imprisonment for robbery with aggravating circumstances, attempted murder and six counts of murder. Njokweni received 25 years’ imprisonment for robbery with aggravating circumstances, attempted murder and six counts of murder. Ngcangisa was sentenced to 27 years’ imprisonment for robbery with aggravating circumstances, attempted murder and six counts of murder. Nanto received the lightest sentence as he would serve six years’ imprisonment for robbery. “I would like to commend those members who worked tirelessly to ensure that those who were involved in this crime were exposed, confronted by the might of the law and ultimately faced the consequences of their actions. We thank the courts for a job well done,” said Eastern Cape Provincial Commissioner Lieutenant General Celiwe Binta.


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Kwanobuhle man arrested for raping girl (14) KWANOBUHLE residents are up in arms against a 60 year old man accused of raping a 14-year old girl about two weeks ago. The mother of the complainant, whose name cannot be mentioned to protect the identity of the child, saw her child struggling to walk and was somewhat subdued, and wanted to know what happened. “My child told me there was nothing wrong. I saw there was, so l promised to beat her if she did not tell me,” said the mother, adding that only last week Thursday did the child finally tell her what happened. The man, a neighbour known to the Grade 7 pupil, asked her to go and buy airtime for him at a nearby spaza shop. When she returned, he allegedly grabbed her, locked her inside the house, undressed her and then raped her. Speaking to PE Express Indaba the child corroborated her mother’s statement adding that the man threatened to kill her if she told anyone. “I want him to be punished for what he did to me,”she said.

The furious woman (32) met the accused man’s wife and was threatened for making false allegations against the man. The wife also allegedly called the girl names and threatened to “sort you out if you are sleeping with my husband behind my back” according to the mother. The neighbours were furious. But they trusted that the law would take its course. “This is bad. We cannot stay with someone who does things like this to our children. If this is true, the man must leave this place, “ said one resident who preferred to speak anonymously. But Vukile Xelo (54) would have none of it. He said, “We hear the man is as old as I am. A parent. How can he do something like this? If it’s true, he must be arrested.” Police spokesperon Warrant Officer Basil Seekoei said the man was arrested for allegedly raping a 14 year-old girl. “We are still busy with investigations but can confirm that the man was arrested and had his bail application denied,” said W/O Seekoei.


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Two men arrested in ATM NCEBA DLADLA TWO suspects are expected to appear in court today facing a charge of malicious damage to property after they were found in an ATM. The men were arrested by members of the South African Police Service (SAPS) KwaZakhele on Monday for damaging an Absa ATM situated at the Salamntu Garage. According to Port Elizabeth police spokesperson Warrant Officer Dumile Gwavu, South African Police Service

KwaNobuhle residents are seen with Const. Kiambu Kamba in the street where the alleged rape of the 14-year old school girl took place. Residents claim they trust the law would punish the perpetrator. PHOTO:NCEBA DLADLA

members at Kwazakele responded to an alarm that went off at an ATM at the garage at around 3.51pm. “While the police were still securing the scene, they noticed two men, 18 and 20, who were inside the machine,” said Gwavu. Stones and a screwdriver were recovered at the scene. Experts from the bomb squad, as well as fingerprints experts and the Dog Unit,were summoned to the scene . No explosives are suspected to have been used and no money had been taken from the machine. The two men were arrested for malicious damage to property.

A MAN (23) who told the owner of a motor-vehicle he was driving that he was hijacked at gunpoint and the money he collected taken, was arrested by Motherwell police last Tuesday. According to police spokesperson Warrant Officer Dumile Gwavu, a case of car-hijacking was opened for investigation after the man told police that a White Mazda Midge he was driving on Sunday, March 23 was hijacked in Xhama Street, Motherwell. “On Monday, March 24 the vehicle was spotted by KwaDwesi police in Uitenhage Road around 3.20 pm with two suspects (aged 23 and 19) in it. They were arrested for allegedly being in possession of a hijacked vehicle and were expected to appear before the magistrate at New Brighton Court last Wednesday,” said W/O

Gwavu. During the police investigations however, it emerged that the car was never hijacked. According to Gwavu, the car was given to the 19-year old man for the purpose of making money as a Jikeleza taxi in the area. The 19-year old did not bring back the car at the time agreed upon. “Because he did not have the money to give to the real owner of the car, the 23-year old man decided to open a false case of hijacking,” said W/O Gwavu. He said the 23-year old would appear in court soon to face charges of perjury. The police appealed to members of the community not to open cases which they know do not exist.– NCEBA DLADLA


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Family Health Days bring free health care to communities REPORTER SOUTH Africans will receive free access to health screenings, counselling services, measles inoculations and polio screening during the Rotary Family Health Days (RFHD) that launches today at the LoveLife Centre, KwaNobuhle. The RFHD initiative aims to increase access to family health care services and will run over a three-day period from April 2 to 4 at 145 sites across the country. RFHD will also provide families with HIV/AIDS testing and counselling, Tuberculosis (TB), diabetes, hypertension screening and other Diseases services. The initiative has enabled access to over 65 000 people in South Africa since its inception in 2013. The RFHD initiative is a unique collaboration between government, the private sector and civil society to facilitate healthier and happier families. At the launch event, Health Minister

Aaron Motsoaledi, will be joined by RFHD partners including Rotarians For Family Health and Aids Prevention, Inc. (RFHA), The Coca-Cola Africa Foundation, SABC, Caxton, PEPFAR partners, the Centres for Disease Control and USAID, to promote family health care and create awareness around the importance of health screening. “As part of the Department of Health’s mission to improve the health status of South African citizens through the prevention of illnesses and the promotion of healthy lifestyles, we are proud to be a part of this initiative. We aim to consistently improve the healthcare delivery systems in this country and we feel that RFHD is the perfect vehicle to assist us in this effort,” explained Health Minister,Motsoaledi. The RFHA, acting as civil society, facilitates the partnerships and coordinates the programme roll-out. Coca-Cola is the primary sponsoring partner and provides RFHA with mobilization and media support.

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Elderly and disabled celebrated Human Rights NCEBA DLADLA ABOUT 100 elderly people and those living with disability were treated as VIPs at the Human Rights Celebration at Nangoza Jebe Community Hall in New Brighton, Port Elizabeth last Friday.

do when experiencing human rights violations. Warrant Officer Gwe told PE Express Indaba that members of the community must realise that the elderly were assets in their communities as they have wisdom and knowledge that must be used to benefit the young. “It is also important that they know their rights and what to do and where to go to report abuse. SASSA also gave them information on how to apply for social grants,” said Gwe. The VIPs were treated to lunch after the speeches.

The event was organised by the New Brighton Police Station’s Victim Support Centre otherwise known as the White Door of Hope Centre. “As March is Human Rights month the White Door of Hope decided to invite elderly and disabled people of New Brighton to be taught about their Human Rights,” said Warrant Officer Thembi Gwe. She said there were currently many cases of gross violation of the elderly’s rights especially by members of their own families. Some of these were not even reported. W/O Gwe said representatives from the SAPS, Justice and Social Development Departments, including SA Social Security Agency (SASSA), took turns to teach elderly and vulnerable members in society about Captain Ngangamsha and Colonel Wolmarans were at the Human their rights and what to Rights event in New Brighton. PHOTO: SUPPLIED


Community leaders recognised by Bronx SOUTH Africa’s original street style footwear brand, Bronx Men’s Shoes, has recently launched a campaign, which focuses on recognising great South African men and their extraordinary commitment to making a difference in their communities. Michael van Roodt, Eugene Makhene, and Thulani Madondo are just some of these men. Michael van Roodt,grew up in gang-ridden Hanover Park on the Cape Flats and life has not changed for the youth since he was young. Wanting to make a change in his community and keep the kids off the streets and out of gangs, Van Roodt pursued his dreams and has recently been appointed director of Self-Help Manenberg, an independent non-profit organisation that focuses on developing fully functional families within the community. The NPO offers an after-school programme, where the children are given meals every day and are involved in activities and sports. Makhene, who lives in Alexandra, said he had not noticed a change in the filthy streets since he was a child. Knowing that it would affect the people of his community psychologically if they continued to live in this depressing environment, Makhene took the situation into his own hands and founded the Helping Hands Community project in April 2013, where the community imembers are motivated to tidy up their streets together every Saturday.

Pictured are Thulani Madondo, Eugene Makhene, and Michael van Roodt.


Makhene has been a great influence amongst his community, and a visible difference in how clean the streets are in just eleven months can be seen. Madondo recognizes that South Africa’s future lies in the hands of its youth. In 2007 he started the Kliptown Youth Programme, an organisation that uses education to change mindsets and break the cycle of poverty amongst the youth of Kliptown. This programme gives children the opportunity to participate in after school-curricula in Maths, English and Science. In the seven years since launching, the programme has achieved a 100% pass rate with their children. They are able to feed over 400 children two meals a day and they have built classrooms and office facilities for their organisation. Madondo’s organisation has also changed the outlook of the people living in Kliptown and brought a sense of pride and support within the Kliptown community. This Bronx campaign was launched to show that there are ordinary men in our country who are interested in uplifting their communities and making a difference. And all three men hold true to the campaign’s slogan of “Great Men in Good Shoes”. Bronx will run the campaign over the course of this year, in search of “Great Men in Good Shoes” throughout the country. People have the opportunity to nominate themselves or other great men who are making a difference in their communities. For detailed information on how to nominate someone or to enter, visit The chosen winner will receive R6 000 and a year’s supply of Bronx shoes. Bronx has also agreed to donate up to R50 000 worth of shoes to charities across the provinces that see a decrease in their crime rates, in the hope that people will work together to improve the community and our country. Bronx has also agreed to donate up to R50 000 worth of shoes to charities across the provinces that see a decrease in their crime rates, in the hope that people will work together to improve the community and our country.


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SA’s first princess is home for the holiday REPORTER AFTER being crowned first princess in this year’s Miss South Africa pageant, Ziphozakhe Zokufa (22) from Port Elizabeth, flew straight back home to celebrate with her family and friends. Rolene Strauss has been crowned Miss South Africa 2014 at a glittering ceremony held at the Sun City Superbowl and Limpopo’s Matlala Mokoko was crowned second princess on Monday night. According to Zokufa, the experience she

Ziphozakhe Zokufa of Port Elizabeth was crowned first princess in the Miss SA pageant on Monday night. PHOTO:SUPPLIED

gained from her participation in the pageant is invaluable. “I’ve never expected the personal growth I’ve gained during the course of the competition. I’ve grown so much and can’t wait to implement all of it in my daily life,” said Zokufa. Although this was her first go at the prestige Miss SA-title, this Bay beauty is no stranger to wearing a crown. Zokufa was Miss Port Elizabeth Teen in 2009, Miss Eastern Cape Teen 2009, Miss Nelson Mandela Bay 2009, New Face International winner 2009, Miss Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University 2011 and Miss Mamelodi Sundowns Eastern Cape 2012. According to her this year’s competition in the Miss SA pageant was extremely stiff. “I think it was the strongest group in a very long time and any one of the 12 finalists could have walked away with the title.” Zokufa matriculated at Hill College in PE in 2010 and says that most of her friends and family still live here. “PE will always be my

home. Everyone I love lives here.” After the holiday she will go back to Cape Town, where she studies television production and does modelling. On her profile on the official Miss SA web page, Zokufa says, “There are so many opportunities for young girls and women out there and I would encourage each and every one to make use of them. Do what you can with what you have instead of waiting for ‘the right time’”. According to her it is very important for every young person to know why they are pursuing a certain career. “You need to know why you do what you are doing and you need to know yourself.” Besides modelling, she loves music. “I have a collection of instruments that include the drums, piano, clarinet and guitar and sometimes I write my own compositions. I love travelling, photography and videography. I have recently been introduced to kite-surfing and would love to take that up.”

Bay has big plans for International Film Festival NCEBA DLADLA NELSON Mandela Bay will soon become the centre of global attraction in much the same way as big cities like Toronto, New York, London and Paris. This is according to the MEC for Economic Development, Environmental Affairs and Tourism, Mcebisi Jonas, who was speaking at a media briefing in the PE City Hall about the planned launch of an International Film Festival in the Bay “We are currently speaking with international players and specific details will be made available when we officially launch the global film festival that will be based in Nelson Mandela Bay,” said Jonas. His department has been looking for a turnaround strategy for the two Eastern Cape metro municipalities (Buffalo City and Nelson Mandela Bay) to become the gateway for provincial economy. To do this they would improve the drive to create inward investment throughout the metro by building an industrialised pro-

gramme. Furthermore they would link the local infrastructure and the logistics including the rail road between Nelson Mandela Bay, the city of Johannesburg and the Northern Cape with the manganese smelter at Coega IDZ. “The Nelson Mandela Bay Film Festival will create jobs and make this a vibey city with life,” said MEC Jonas. Nelson Mandela Bay Deputy Executive mayor Chippa Ngcolomba said the metro welcomed the partnership with Jonas’ department with excitement. “We acknowledge this important announcement by the MEC and would like to see that we reach the milestones as we continue with our development agenda,” said Cllr Ngcolomba.

Announcing big plans for an international film festival in Nelson Mandela Bay were MEC Mcebisi Jonas (left) and Deputy Mayor Chippa Ngcolomba at the PE City Hall last week.


Gospel show to help fight child abuse THAMSANQA MBOVANE GOSPEL artist Asanda Stokwe (31) will host a Religion Against Child Abuse Gospel Show which will coincide with her DVD shoot entitled “The Best of Asanda” this coming weekend. The show will take place at Babs Madlakane Hall in KwaNobuhle township on Saturday, 5

April from 2pm. The event will feature groups like Sino M, Mbasa, Mzi B, and many more artists. Admission will be R50 for adults while kids’ entrance fee will be R20. Asanda said she is calling upon all “beautiful South Africans” to come together and fight against the scourge of child abuse, as that was what the show’s aim would be all about. She has shared the stage with national artists such as Benjamin Dube, Lord Comforters, Khanyisa, and many more popular singers. She said, “The Best of Asanda album will combine the two previous albums which were consecutively released in 2007 and 2011. “Basically I started singing at an early age as a soloist in 2003. Today I attend Gospel Church Of Power under Bishop Nolight Dapula.” “Without the support of many other churches in the community I would not be where I am today”. Gospel Singer Asanda will shoot a DVD this weekend. PHOTO:THAMSANQA MBOVANE

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Arts Council for Nelson Mandela Bay NCEBA DLADLA NELSON Mandela Bay will soon have its own Arts Council to look after the interests and development of local artists. This is thanks to the hard work behind the scenes of local artists who first established the Mandela Bay Arts Council Interim Committee to ensure that local artists are awarded the recognition they deserve. “All roads lead to the Athenaeum in Port Elizabeth this Friday April 4 for the Arts Conference,” said local facilitator Monde Ngonyama. According to Ngonyama, the local interim arts council is structured in a way that would make it possible for the arts in the metro to grow. This is thanks to a concerted effort by those who were interested in the growth of the local industry. “We want to take this industry forward. We cannot solely depend on government to

practise our arts. We want to help local artists do things for themselves just like other councils such as the Sport Council,” said Martin Pram who is the Interim Structure’s Programme Coordinator. Those involved in the creative industry like musicians, filmmakers, directors, producers, actors, thespians and fashion designers were urged to join this moving wagon as this is just the start, according to Pram. “We cannot be ashamed for a call to reclaim the centre as artists. A good story to tell without the support of arts, is a story from a book that has missing pages,” said Ngonyama. He mentioned the Municipality’s Department of Arts and Culture, MBDA, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, the PE Opera House, artists and some local councillors who opened their doors for artists to utilise their resources in preparation for this historic move.


April 2, 2014 Indaba

Ace the super sub helped Bush Bucks win ANELE Ace Msimango helped his side Bush Bucks to go home with three points from the hands of Red City in their NEBFA Sedgars Premier League game played at Chevrolet Stadium on March 30, 2014. However, Bucks coach Mlungisi Wara Ngani introduced Ace into the fray in the place of Bathembu Punguzwa in the sec-

ond half when both sides were deadlocking. The presence of Ace was highly appreciated by Bucks’ supporters as he registered his name on the score sheet twice. City Lads rubbed salt into the wounds of PE Sundowns which they beat 1-0 following their 2-1 loss to Boast Pirates a week ago. Following their 1-0 defeat to Roaring Tigers, Stinging Bees shared a goalless draw with Dodgers. – SELBY MADIKANE Other NEBFA Sedgars Pre­ mier League results: *Amakhosi 2-2 Boast Pirates *Roaring Tigers 1-0 City Defenders *Black Stars 0-2 Winter Rose *Real White City 0-2 Eastern Jumpers

Bush Bucks striker demonstrates his skills while Amakhosi defender is about to neutralise him. PHOTO:SELBY MADIKANE


Express in fight against relegation A CATFIGHT ensued between Continental Express and BUBS at Wolfson Stadium on 29 March, with the former winning the contest 2-1 in their bid to avoid relegation in the ZAFA Njeya Investments Premier League. Express and BUBS gave a good account of themselves as both sides lie on the uncomfortable zone of the premier league table. BUBS and Express are third and fourth on the league standings respectively. Anele January and Ndikhokele Nohoyeka pulled a goal apiece for Express. Following their 1-0 loss to Young Professionals, Dynamos succumbed 1-0 to the league leaders Young Romans. The secondplaced leading side NUBS maimed the second from the bottom of the league standings Santos 3-0. The thirdly-placed Young Professionals defeated the fifth-placed XI Angels 2-0. – SELBY MADIKANE Other ZAFA Njeya Investments Premier League results: *Juventus 0-2 Brazil Brothers *Seven United 4-1 Golden Brothers *Zamazama 3-1 Ghetto XI

Young Professionals defender Ayanda ‘Ace’ Bambiso tries to get past NUBS player.


Lion City drew with Royal Bucs in SAB Regional league clash SELBY MADIKANE SAFA NELSON Mandela Bay SAB Regional League long-awaited game between Lion City and Royal Bucs which ended in a 1-1 draw, which was played at Motherwell NU 2 Stadium, produced some fireworks. Both sides looked to have come to the game well prepared and showed character and determination. Mawabo Zondani pulled a goal for Bucs while Siphesihle Yster Bongo came up with City’s goal.

However, Bongo could have sealed the game but his first touch on the ball let him down in the front of the goals with only the goalkeeper to beat to make the score 2-1. SUBS should give thanks to Island City whose defender Enzio Toring and wing Hess Navine conceded needless goals for Bucs. Island City young striker Keldriano Goliath, who had an outstanding game, came up with his side’s only goal. Zusakhe Sali banged in SUBS’ goal to make the final score 3-1 in favour of SUBS.

Other SAFA NMB SAB Regional League results : *Tomorrow Stars 2-1 Camper United *Fairview Rovers 2-0 Sunrise Development *Peace United 0-2 Callies *Acemates 2-1 Showvillage *Motherwell Academy 4-3 Hotspurs *Despatch Pioneers 0-2 Highland Spurs

SUBS striker Vuyisani Masumpa is delayed by Island City defender Mkhuseli Mpemvana. PHOTO:SELBY MADIKANE

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NCEBA DLADLA ONE of Boxing South Africa (BSA)’s approved national title fights involves female boxers from Nelson Mandela Bay. BSA acting CEO Loyiso Mtya asked local promoters to consider women national championship fights between champions and challengers and the fights for vacant titles in their tournaments for this boxing calendar year starting this April. One of those is a vacant national junior lightweight title fight between Nomampondomise Xotyeni of KwaNobuhle and Nozipho Bell from Walmer. Even though Bell is also approved to fight against Northwest Province-based Tsolo born champion Ndobayini Kolosa, her fight against Xotyeni, according to boxing pundits,

makes business sense. Female boxing promoter Gladys “Noforty” Tsenene is hoping to pull it off around the end of April and should that fail to happen, promoter Sibongile Nkebe wants to do it in June. This would be a grudge battle as the duo locked horns in June 2013 in a fight . Bell, then a debutante, won via a stoppage in the opening round. “This would be a good match-up between a boxer (Xotyeni) and a puncher (Bell),” said BSA Nelson Mandela Bay Manager Mthunzi Mapitiza. Though Bell won in the first fight, Mapitiza believes Xotyeni would be wiser the second time around. “It will be a good fight which Xotyeni would win. She is a better boxer. I think she’ll prove the first loss a fluke,” said Sibongile Nkebe. “Xotyeni will use her experience and win the fight. Bell is a puncher and that’s all she’s

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got,” said Ntemi Frans, another boxing trainer. Bell’s trainer Mzwandile Sidina on the other hand believes they would do the same (that is KO Xotyeni) any time the duo met. He said, “We could do the same thing anytime. While we do not underestimate Xotyeni and work hard in the gym for any eventuality, the public should know we could still knock her out.” Meanwhile boxing licensees are reminded that the relicensing period expired on Monday March 31 for the 2013/2014 annual period. The fees for all late re-applications for registration include a penalty amount of 10% more on all licence categories. “Only new applicants are excluded from this penalty,” said BSA acting CEO Loyiso Mtya.

SELBY MADIKANE TOP-CLASS football was produced when New City Stars played to a 1-1 draw with Golden Chiefs during the NODEFA VW Community Trust Premier League spectacular game at Jabavu Stadium on March 29, 2014.

IT APPEARED as if Shining Stars did not show respect to the hosts Gal City which they thumped 4-0 at their own home ground – Gal City Sports Fields on March 30, 2014.

Playing in front of spectators who came in their droves, both sides brimmed with confidence and the results were a fair reflection of the game. Kabah United Brothers (KUBS) also disrespected the reigning champions Imbabala Young Stars which they narrowly beat 3-2. It was a grueling task when Really Rangers shared the spoils 2-2 with Jamaican Stars. Despite going down 3-2 to Stokes United, City Friends showed that they were a force to be reckoned with. In the seven goal thriller XI Stars won 4-3 over Young Callies. Manchester United punished Young Pirates 2-0 while Black Aces slipped 3-1 to City Style.

Stars, which remain the undefeated side in ZWIFA Premier League, set their eyes on the prestige league trophy. Any stranger who watched the game between Stars and City would think that Stars were playing in their own back yard. Stars’ goals came courtesy of Tsepo Ncholu, Anele Irie Ntile, Zolani Makunga and Xolisani Adams. Kuyasa United drew 0-0 with Real Crusaders in their exciting game. Other ZWIFA Premier League results:

Zwide Celtics player is chased by Little Birds player. PHOTO:SELBY MADIKANE *Zwide Celtics B 0-2 Jumbo Chiefs *Manchester City B 1-0 Upper United *Rolihlahla XI 3-5 Strikers United *Camper United 3-1 Umanyano Stars *Everton Aces 2-6 Young Killers

Sheriff attached points from OR Tambo Cosmos SELBY MADIKANE LUKHANYO Sheriff Rasmeni banged in four goals when Real City battered OR Tambo Cosmos 4-0 in their ABC Motsepe Eastern Cape Second Division game at Motherwell NU 2 Stadium on March 29, 2014. The home-side City meant business right from the start of the game. Siphelele Gwenu Jonas, who is on top of his form, created a golden opportunity which Sheriff used to score City’s opening goal in the half of the game. Sheriff could have scored his second but he missed an open net with his side footing shot going wide from the goals after he rounded two defenders and the goal-keeper. The halftime score was 1-0 with the hosting side leading. In the second stanza City midfielders Siyabulela Chippa Tshewana and Nkosiyethu Rama Ndzelani made matters difficult in the centre of the field, thus winning almost every ball from their counterparts. Gwenu, who was highly instrumental for City, mesmerized the de-


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fence of Cosmos. Sheriff was also untouchable in so much that he scored three goals in the second half to make the fulltime score 4-0 with City taking the three maximum points. Sheriff missed a penalty which was saved by Cosmos goalkeeper. With eight minutes left, Referee Luyanda Tshula abandoned the game when the Cosmos goalkeeper claimed that he could not see properly owing to the bad light of the stadium flood lights. According to the referee assessor, all the three match officials stated that they could control the game despite the claim of Cosmos goalkeeper who saved the penalty under bad lights. Other ABC Motsepe EC Second Division re­ sults:

*JB Milan 0-2 Kokstad Liverpool *Umtata Bucks 1-0 Tembu Royals *Angavu Stars 5-0 Cloud 9 *Matta Milan 2-0 Red Stars *Tornado 2-0 Morning Stars *Cacadu United – FC Buffalo game did not resume since FC Buffalo played against Kaizer Chiefs in Nedbank Cup on last Wednesday.

Black Aces and Young Pirates players go for the ball. PHOTO:SELBY MADIKANE

Three teams’ battle in Build It Premier League A MOFA Build It Premier League battle hots up between three teams as some teams appear to have been left behind in the race for taking the honours. Over the past weekend Ikamva Movers and Valencia have 51 league points each with Movers having a better goal difference while Young Madrid have 50 league points. Apparently, Movers’ goal difference was boosted by the 15 goals they scored in their double header against three goals they conceded. Movers humiliated Young Tigers 7-1 in their first game and they outclassed the beleaguered Lion Stars in their 8-2 victory. Valencia beat Shining Stars 2-1 in their first game and they defeated the brave Highland Spurs 2-1in their second game. Young Madrid overcame Shining Stars 2-1. Following their recent poor performances, Shining Stars should avoid no losses other than collecting maximum points in order to defend their title which appears to be at stake. – SELBY MADIKANE Other MOFA Build It results:

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Real City defender Mvuyisi ‘Fly’ Mbopota averts danger while OR Tambo Cosmos forwards Lotiso Biyana and Hlanganisa Mtyapi arrive late. PHOTO:SELBY MADIKANE

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