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U’hage woman falls victim to identity theft
opens an account we look at the ID and the address and then refer the person to our credit department, which verifies whether the person’s employers confirm certain information we ask about the person.
UITENHAGE woman, Ntomboxolo Tiyo, is worried that someone is using her lost identity document (ID) to commit fraud. Tiyo (43), of Gunguluza Area 10, in KwaNobuhle is an unemployed mother of two who receives a disability grant and child support grants for her school-going children. She was astounded to see that R381 was deducted on 1 January this year. Tiyo lost her ID on 14 November last year. She applied for a new ID on 4 January. Tiyo enquired from the Social African Social Security Agency (SASSA) and discovered that someone opened an account at Joshua Doore in KwaNobuhle using her ID. “I was supposed to get R1 760 and was instead paid R1 379,” she told PE Express Indaba. Joshua Doore officials showed Tiyo the signed contract alleging she bought a bread bin, kettle, steam iron and folding chair among other houshold appliances. The addressed supplied was, however, not Tiyo’s, as it was in Motherwell. Police later discovered that the address was that of a vandalised and unused house. “I don’t know how this could have happened. When someone opens an account we look at the ID and their address and then refer them to our credit department which verifies if the person’s employers confirm certain information we ask about the person,” said Joshua Doore’s Parra Mongo.
Ntomboxolo Tiyo showing off a contract she allegedly signed to purchase kitchen appliances in December. Photo: NCEBA DLADLA
Mongo added that in the case of social grant recipients, like Tiyo, they usually phoned SASSA and after speaking to the person who opened the account, SASSA gave consent that the account can be opened. A disgruntled Tiyo reported the matter to police and after consultation with the furniture shop the debit order was cancelled. There was however, no case opened according to police spokesperson Lt Col Priscilla Naidu. “We won’t be able to investigate the matter because in our records there is no case of theft or fraud opened,” said Naidu. The police spokesperson found it rather strange that SASSA could give out information about anyone on the phone resulting in money to be deducted in the bank. “The woman must open a case and in our view Joshua Doore should too, otherwise how are they going to account for the stock that was given out,” said Lt Col Naidu.
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Community stands up for boy after father dies NCEBA DLADLA KAMVELIHLE residents are up in arms against a woman they claim has kicked out the 17-year old son of her late boyfriend from his home. The residents claim they no longer want to see Noleti Limba-Diniso (42) at the house in Canzi Street. The house belonged to the late Andile Gumenge (45) and, according to residents, Noleti was his Masihlalisane (live-in-lover). Speaking to PE Express Indaba amid singing and toy-toying last Wednesday the residents said: “Away with Noleti. We don’t want her in our community. She is dangerous!” Residents also accuse Noleti of bringing her current boyfriends to the late man’s house. They accuse her of not giving the child his own house-key and that the boy’s Grade 9 school work has been adversely affected. “The life of this young boy became hell since his father died in May last year. He does not get food, is locked out of the house and the worst was when she accused him of attempted rape and had him arrested,” a family friend Nosipho Maswana said. She accused him of calling her names, while she is the one that is calling the boy names, added Zukiswa Jim, who is the late Andile’s cousin. Noleti, on the other hand, who admitted to have been married to Diniso once, claims to have been
Andile’s common-law wife. “And the Gumenges know about that,” she said. Noleti admitted to having a “decent boyfriend” but denied that they sleep together at Gumenge’s house which according to her is now hers anyway. Noleti instead, accuses her stepson of being disrespectful and the residents of entering in a matter that does not affect them. “We have been watching Noleti destroying the life of the young boy and we now say, enough is enough,” said Bering Sefali, a community church pastor. “We called her, as a mother, asking that they try to find ways to live together in peace and harmony but she refused. Instead, she had the boy arrested and we as the community went out of our way to pay R300 for his bail,” said Sefali. Police spokesperson Warrant Officer Thembi Gwe confirmed that the boy was arrested for contravening a Protection Order. According to Gwe, his bail was paid and he is expected in court again on 1 March. “I am still waiting for Andile’s monies to be paid out. I had planned to assist his son whom I love. But now that they have exposed me, there won’t be peace. I won’t give him a cent. I won’t return to the house for my safety, but I’ll sell it. It is my house anyway, the Gumenges accepted me as their daughter-in-law,” said Noleti. Andile’s mother, Nothobile Gumenge (73), said from her home in
Some of the residents who claim Noleti Diniso is not welcome back in the area. Port Alfred that she hadn’t had any peace since her son died. “I don’t
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Arts & Entertainment Performing are (front from left) Devon van Rooyen, Wayne Kallis and Khanya Matomela, and (back from left) Andrew Warneke, Sherid van Rooyen and John Dickin. Photo: SUPPLIED
DJ Mthi shines on CT trip NCEBA DLADLA NELSON Mandela Bay’s deephouse DJ Mthi HD was at the J&B Met in Cape Town doing what he does best on the Vinyls at the weekend. Mthi was playing as part of the Soul Housing Project at the Grand Daddy Hotel in Long Street, with Deejays Xee, Jacob, Snake and SoulJaz Pros on Friday. He ended the day playing at the Jade Lounge, Green Point at what is referred to as the Glenvilet Fridays with the likes of DJ Fistas Maxwell, Thibotazz and Odwa until the wee hours of the morning. It was not the first time that DJ
Mthi whose full-name is Mthiwekhaya Gqamane visited the mother-city but as usual he found the audiences “fresh, excited and very accommodative,” he said proudly. Said Mthi: “The Western Cape audiences are not very exposed to my sound, but every time I play there, they enjoy it. In this trip too, it was the same. They loved it.” You can catch DJ Mthi at Umhlobo Wenene FM during DJ Pastor Nozewu’s Music Programme Jiver Mzantsi every Saturday where he has a slot from 11.15pm to 11.45pm and during the Corporate Thursdays at Cubana, Humewood from 8pm till late. Mthiwekhaya Gqamane aka DJ Mthi Photo: SUPPLIED
Salute to Rodriguez at Old Grey IN the wake of a massive resurgence of interest in the folk icon Rodriguez created by the Oscarnominated documentary “Searching for Sugarman”, Centrestage presents its own twonight only salute to Rodriguez at Old Grey this weekend on 8th and 9th February. “Finding Sugarman” is headed up by Wayne Kallis, along with a new-look line-up which introduces drummer Devon Van Rooyen and bassist Andrew Warneke to the Centrestage fold and reacquaints fans with percussionist John Dickin in the 6-man ensemble. Sherid Van Rooyen plays guitar and Khanya Matomela plays keyboards in the band. Despite being completely unknown in his home country, the music of Mexican-American Rodriguez was extremely popular in South Africa in the 70’s and 80’s as
its poetic, anti-establishment lyrics, which touched a chord with the troubled youth, came to serve as anti-Apartheid anthems. In 1969, many believed that his initial album Cold Fact would secure his reputation as one of the greatest recording artists of his generation. Instead the album bombed and the Rodriguez seemingly disappeared into obscurity, even being subject to rumours that he had committed suicide by setting himself on fire onstage and other imaginative tales. The album took on a life of its own when a bootleg recording found its way into our own South Africa. Banned by the Apartheid government, the album became a nationwide phenomenon over the next two decades, and the soundtrack to a resistance movement of liberal African youth. The Searching for Sugarman doc-
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umentary tells the story of two South Africans who set out in the 1990s to find out the truth behind this elusive and shadowy legend. In doing so, they uncovered the humble construction worker who had no idea he was a superstar! Once contact was re-established for the first time, subsequent tours to South Africa in 1998 and 2003 were arranged and Centrestage had the rare privilege of staging the sold-out concert in Port Elizabeth themselves. With Rodriquez now scheduled to perform in Johannesburg and Cape Town in February under the banner of Big Concerts, the PE salute will afford local fans a chance to enjoy Rodriguez’s entire known repertoire being performed live by a top group of local musicians. Tickets for the show can be purchased through Computicket at R120 each, with block bookings of 8 costing only R100.
Vodacom Unlimited party in PE VODACOM Unlimited keeps hosting the hottest club events around the country and the next stop on the unlimited tour is at Balizza Night Club in Port Elizabeth. As Varsity students start preparations for the year ahead, Vodacom Unlimited will be there to ensure one last massive party before it’s all work and no play. On Friday, February 8, Vodacom Unlimited and Balizza will host The Goode Doctor AKA Roger Goode, who will be bringing his party karate skills to the dance floor. With his cutting edge song selection and lively interaction with the crowd, Roger has become a pioneer
of great music and knows good music when he hears it. Added to the lineup is DJ Milkshake, known for his mixing skills on a multicultural level and providing party goers all-round great entertainment – Milkshake’s specialty is hip hop and R&B, but he is also known to spice it up by taking great tunes from music across all genres; this makes DJ Milkshake popular with music lovers and party animals from all walks of life. It’s going to be a big one, so join Roger Goode and DJ Milkshake, live at Balizza Night Club on Friday, February 8. Tickets are available at the door and cost R30. Doors open at 9pm.
Let us work together to ensure an HIV free generation
HIV/Aids is a disease that, although preventable, is still ravaging the people of the metro. The average age in which South Africans die has decreased over the past years from 70 to 54 with males and 56 with females, of which HIV/Aids has played a major role in bringing about this decrease. I wish to share with you (people of Nelson Mandela Metro) some of the things that the Department of Health is doing in order to prevent the spread of HIV and manage it so that it does not kill you. What is the department doing to prevent the spread of HIV • The Department of Health is providing education through television, radio, newspapers, billboards, street banners, posters & pamphlets, journals, awareness campaigns, debates & talk shows, etc. • It is providing condoms, both male and female condoms free of charge. • For HIV positive pregnant women the department is providing among others, Prevention of Mother To Child Transmission services, to ensure that the baby is not infected by the mother. What is the department doing to help people manage HIV in order to prevent Aids. • The Department of Health is providing education through television, radio, newspapers, billboards, street banners, posters & pamphlets, journals, awareness campaigns, debates & talk shows, etc. • Testing services are provided free of charge to test for HIV and blood for CD4 Count if tested positive. • Nevarapine is provided free of charge to HIV positive women during labour to prevent child infection. • Antiretroviral treatment is provided free of charge What must you do as community members? • Always use protection, i.e, condom to prevent the spread of HIV • Test for all diseases including HIV on regular basis, i.e, every six months. • Take your treatment regularly and never stop without the doctors advice • Eat healthy • Exercise regularly at least 30 minutes three times a week Call line: 083 378 2248 • Do not abuse alcohol, tobacco, drugs/substances Comments / queries: District Manager's Office: th Let's talk again on the 20 January publication. email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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INDABA NEWS•NUUS WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2013
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School News / Iindaba Zesikolo
Kamvelihle learners believe education is key to liberation NCEBA DLADLA THREE Port Elizabeth girls are determined to overcome the hardships they face in life by studying hard for a better future. The trio, Abongile Layiti, Siphosethu Ngcukana and Ntomboxolo Bokoyi of Kamvelihle Township near Motherwell, believe education is the key to success. They are pupils at James Jolobe High School in Motherwell. “I’d like to become a doctor to help sick people, especially those suffering from HIV/Aids,” said Abongile who is in Grade 11. According to Abongile, HIV/Aids is the biggest killer of humanity and requires a more concerted effort in the fight against it. Siphosethu who is in Grade 9 would like to become a journalist. “I’d like to know more about our politicians like president Jacob Zuma and what they are up to. I like to write and take photos and I think South African politics are interest-
James Jolobe High School learners from left, Abongile Layiti, Siphosethu Ngcukana and Ntomboxolo Bokoyi believe in education. Photo: NCEBA DLADLA
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come a doctor to help sick people, especially those suffering from HIV/Aids ing to write about,” said Siphosethu. As far as Ntomboxolo is concerned, poverty that is ravaging humanity is the biggest cause for concern. This Grade 9 learner wants to do something about it. “I’d like to become a Social Worker to deal with people’s needs like social grants and school uniforms for children. I see so much poverty around,” said Ntomboxolo. The trio are also involved in sport. They all partake in the school’s netball team while Ntomboxolo is also a member of the school choir.
Sports activity revived at schools NCEBA DLADLA
the children to continue to do so. “Sports is about discipline so let us encourage pupils to take part in sports,” said Tom. The MEC commended parents who were there to support their children. “I studied at this school. It used to be involved in sports, especially athletics, during the years when Mr Mnyanda was the principal here. We’d like to bring back those memories,” said Department of Education District Director Dr Nyathi Ntsiko. Sipho Hashe Combined School principal, Sisa Dlula, thanked the MEC and promised to continue encouraging sports activism in the school as part of its rich history.
TWELVE Township schools in Nelson Mandela Bay received sports kit from the MEC for Sports, Recreation, Arts and Culture, Xoliswa Tom, at Sipho Hashe Combined School in KwaZakhele, Port Elizabeth last week Tuesday. The aim of this service delivery initiative from Sports Minister Fikile Mbalula, according to MEC Tom, was to revive sports activism in the youth of South Africa as part of the Back to School Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) Legacy Program. The tour to the township which involved Afcon Diski Dancers and the Mascot Takuma was also intended to garner the support of fans to buy tickets for the Afcon tournament which was being played on our shores, said MEC Tom. The MEC delivered 12 full boxes of soccer, rugby and netball kits to a very excited Sipho Hashe Combined School as well as Mdengeentonga, Khulile, Elufefeni, Coega, Jarvis Gqamlana, Ebhongweni, Inkqubela, Dumani, David Vuku, Seyisi and Charles Duna Primary Schools. “This is a fulfilment of the promise Minister (Fikile) Mbalula made to revive sports in schools,” said Tom, Sport Recreation Arts and Culture MEC Xoliswa urging teachers to go Tom (third from left) and SRAC District Director out of their way to fulfil Ntombekhaya Makaza (second) give sports kit to their “calling” in teach- Coega Primary School teachers Eddie Danster(left) Photo: NCEBA DLADLA ing and empowering and Nombulelo Nciya.
Mandela Bay District Sport, Recreation, Arts and Culture Assistant Manager Eado Suka and the mascot Takuma. Photo: NCEBA DLADLA
Experience of a lifetime for Mandela Bay player escorts NCEBA DLADLA
Mandela Bay Player Escorts were on duty in an Afcon Quarter match between Ghana and Cape Verde.Photo: SUPPLIED
ABOUT 22 Nelson Mandela Bay boys and girls between the ages of eight and 12 had the once-in-a lifetime opportunity of participating in the Orange Africa Cup of Nations Tournament as player escorts in matches played at Mandela Bay stadium. They had the honour of escorting the likes of Asemoah Gyan (Ghana), Seydow Keita (Mali) and Dieumerci Mbokani of the Democratic Republic of Congo, among others. “The children coming in the Escort Player Programme for the Orange Africa Cup of nations were part of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) regulations and were drawn from the bank’s employ-
ee network - from South Africa as well as other parts of the continent such as Ghana, Lesotho, Malawi and Mozambique,” said Maanda Nematandani, M-Sport Marketing Communications Officer, adding that the programme was sponsored by Standard Bank. As part of the Standard Bank’s long-standing support of United Against Malaria (UAM) - a social awareness project that is also officially supported and endorsed by CAF - each player escort shirt carried the UAM branding on a sleeve. According to Nematandani, UAM is a partnership of football teams and heroes, celebrities, health and advocacy organisations, governments, corporations and people who have united to win the fight against malaria.
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NMB hosts third place Afcon game on Saturday NCEBA DLADLA THERE is still good Orange Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) football awaiting Eastern Cape football lovers, according to Nelson Mandela Bay South African Football Association (Safa) president Mzimkhulu Fina.
Fina was referring to the game to be played at Nelson Mandela Bay stadium on Saturday 9th February for the third place between the losers of the 2013 Afcon Semifinals which is being played today. Burkina Faso will play against Ghana in the first semi-final while Mali will entertain Nigeria at Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban today. The winners will compete in
the final for the coveted Afcon Cup. Burkina Faso pipped Togo 1-0 at Mbombela Stadium in Nelspruit while Nigeria surprised Ivory Coast with a 2-1 defeat. Mali beat Bafana Bafana 3-1 on penalties after the 1-1 draw in regulation time and the 30-minute a side extra time in Durban. Both games were played at the weekend. “The biggest disappointment
was the defeat of Bafana Bafana to Mali in a dicey penalty shoot-out,” said Fina. Despite Bafana’s loss, Fina was optimistic that football lovers from the Bay and province will still come in numbers to support whoever comes to play here - like they did during the round-robin matches, he said. “Bafana Bafana might have lost.
But, we are happy with what the coach (Gordon Igesund) is trying to do with the boys. They are currently playing good football and it can only become better. This will motivate fans to watch and support football more,” said Fina adding that he also hoped attempts will be made to have Bafana Bafana come to play at Nelson Mandela Bay stadium soon.
Under 13 football national tournament opens for registration PE EXPRESS INDABA REPORTER THE Nestlé MILO Champions Tournament makes its return for yet another exciting year, as nationwide registrations for 2013 officially opened from January 14 until February 28. Nestlé South Africa, in association with the South African Schools Football Association (SASFA), will embark on a national journey to find South Africa’s youngest football champions in the sixth consecutive year of this under-13 tournament. During the past few years that Nestlé and SASFA have enjoyed this partnership, the tournament has recognised five national school champions from Limpopo, Gauteng and the Eastern Cape. In addition, the tournament has awarded close to R1,5 million in prize money to provincial and national champions of the tournament between 2008 and 2012. One of the biggest accomplishments of the tournament is that since 2008, it has reached approximately 280 000 children across the country. Another tournament milestone is that in 2010, South Africa became the first country to host the first edition of the MILO African Champions Tournament – which now occurs every two years. In fact, SA’s 2011 champions, Nkunzimbini Primary School, had an opportunity, through this tournament, to travel to Ghana for a once-in-a-lifetime five-day trip, where they participated in the MILO African Champions Tournament against other MILO champions from Nigeria, Kenya, Sierra Leone, Liberia and Ghana. “One of the most important things about this tournament is that it gives Nestlé a platform to educate the youth on the significance of eating healthily and of living a
healthy lifestyle. Nestlé and SASFA are proud of the increased access to sport and opportunities that this tournament has provided over the years. We look forward to an exciting 2013 tournament,” stated Kelly Wainwright, Nestlé South Africa’s Marketing Manager for Dairy. The Provincial Championships for 2013 are set to take place from May, with specific dates to be announced at a later stage. This year’s prizes include R10 000 for each of the nine would-be Provincial Champions and an ultimate prize of R150 000 for the potential National Champions. Last year’s winners, Sada Senior Primary School, made history by becoming the third school from the Eastern Cape to win the tournament and walk away with R150 000. The school utilised their winnings to buy sporting equipment for their athletics team and to build a soccer field at the school. “The money that our young men won in the MILO Champions Tournament has been a great help and we are very proud of how well our boys played,” stated Principal Luthando Magolodela of Sada Senior Primary School. “The way in which last year’s winners utilised the prize money certainly proves just how important and necessary a programme such as this is. “It is very rewarding to know that every time these children get on the field to compete against one another, they have a worthy goal in mind – to improve sporting facilities in their schools. “We are very proud of all the participants and we say to all the communities, teachers and parents – continue to support your children in this amazing venture, their future is bright,” said SASFA President, Mandla “Shoes” Mazibuko.
Confident camp, Makhosonke Zwengu (right) and manager Ntemi Frans are looking past the Masixole Botile fight on 9 March. Photo: NCEBA DLADLA
Is Zwengu taking a risk fighting Botile?
NCEBA DLADLA MAKHOSONKE Zwengu is taking a big gamble in challenging Masixole Botile’s Eastern Cape Middleweight title, said the latter’s handler Caiphus Ntate. Highly rated South African Middleweight contender, Zwengu, and EC champion, Botile, will square off over 10-rounds in the main bout of Andile Siqwepu’s Andile Boxing Promotions bill at Babs Madlakane Community Hall on Saturday 9 March. Boxing South Africa (BSA) has approved Zwengu of KwaNobuhle in Uitenhage as the mandatory challenger of the title held by Christopher Buthelezi of KwaZulu Natal owing to the boxer previously in the spot, Peter Mashamaite’s, long inactivity. “My boy has been promised a fight for the SA title in December, but that fight fell through on the eleventh hour. So we are taking a warm-up fight against Botile - just to keep busy before we get a crack at the
national crown,” said Zwengu’s handler Ntemi Frans with confidence. According to Frans, fighting Botile, of Walmer in Port Elizabeth, for the provincial title was their best bet. He said, “We want to keep busy, sharpening our skills and building our confidence by beating Botile, considering that we beat him fair and square in our first fight in Port Alfred in February 2010.” “They are making a huge mistake. This is a big gamble that they will live to regret. Botile has gained a lot of experience since his previous encounter with Zwengu. We’ll take the fight as an elimination to the national title. Amaxesha ngamanye (these are new times) and it’s our time to shine,” said Ntate. Both boxers fought against former EC champion Leon Mriba of PE in their last fight. Zwengu knocked Mriba out in three rounds more than a year ago while Botile stopped him in six rounds on 17 December last year for the EC title.
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Bontle Tigers set to continue where they left off SELBY MADIKANE WALMER community club Bontle Tigers Ladies Rugby Football Club made a vow to their supporters that they would continue where they left off last season in the Eastern Province Rugby Union B-Section League. Tigers President Nomatemba Gum said they would like to collect silverware for their supporters who rallied behind them through thick and thin last season. “We are aiming high this season. We do not want to let down our supporters. Last season things were going well in our camp and we want to assure our community that we are going to be a lot better than last year. The spirit is very high in the team and everybody works extremely hard,” said Gum. Tigers head coach Mongezi Cwilana shared the same sentiments as his president. “I am happy to have a team that is so dedicated and disciplined. I want to warn our team about complacency. They should forget about the previous games but stay focused in order to achieve more,” said Gum. Tigers catapulted into fame when they won the Youth Day Tournament, Mayoral Cup and Teams Friendly Tournament Cup as well as a Youth Day Tournament Award Shield in 2012 Season.
Bontle Tigers LRFC players showing their trophies. Their officials are head coach Mongezi Cwilana (far left), President Nomatemba Gum, Deputy Presidents Thandiswa Nhose and Nkosinathi Ngxangane (far right). Photo: SELBY MADIKANE
Birds share the points with Celtics
Thrilling games in NEBFA Sedgars League FANS in their droves recently converged at Chevrolet Stadium to watch NEBFA Sedgars League thrilling games. Dodgers fans were embarrassed when their side was severely punished 4-0 by PE Sundowns. PE United proved why they were once a NEBFA top side when they edged out Boast Pirates 1-0. Stinging Bees played their hearts out but only managed a 3-3 draw with City Lads.
snatched an all-important 3-2 win over Major Chiefs, with Real Crusaders working hard to emerge winners by 1-0 over Soweto Angels. It appears as if Morning Stars are having a poor season following their recent bad results. This time around they lost 3-0 to Strikers United. In the ZWIFA First Division Real Dodgers trounced Everton 5-1 while Swartkops United beat Young Stars 4-3.
IT was crunch time when Zwide Football Association (ZWIFA) Marina Sea Salt Premier League games took place at Zwide Celtics ground recently. Little Birds played to a 2-2 draw against Zwide Celtics in their electrifying game. The newcomers Young Killers made their presence felt when they
Real City FC drew 1-1 with Island City FC.
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Tomorrow Stars beaten by Morning Stars
SELBY MADIKANE TOMORROW Stars fans whimpered when their side, despite giving a good account of themselves, lost 3-2 to Morning Stars in their SAFA Nelson Mandela Bay SAB Regional League match at Motherwell NU 9 Stadium.
The rookies Island City redeemed themselves when they drew 1-1 with Real City in an exciting game while Real Aces lost 4-1 to Royal Bucs who whacked them 17-0 in their first round game. The high-riding Bay Stars earned an outright victory of 5-1 over Crystal Palace.
Little Birds drew 2-2 with Zwide Celtics.
Stone Breakers broken by Demos in ZAFA First Division Dodgers striker and Roaring Tigers defender chase the ball. Photo: SELBY MADIKANE
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SELBY MADIKANE IN the battle of ‘Goliath and David’ Stone Breakers were hammered 6-1 by PE Demonstrators in a Zakhele Football Association (ZAFA) First Division League match played at Dynamos grounds recently. XI Masters earned a hard fought 1-0 win over Royal Blues, while Sunrise and Brazil Brothers played to a 2-2 draw. Black Eagles were un-
touchable when they drubbed Everton 5-2 while Young Professionals devastated Major Stars 3-0. Dynamos drew 1-1 with United Brothers, with City All Stars collecting three points from Fast XI who did not honour the game.
XI Masters beat Royal Blues 1-0. Photo: SELBY MADIKANE