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okuthua Tetyana and Zilindile Tambo, two top figures in the South African Communist Party (SACP) in the Mbuyiselo Ngwenda District which covers the Nelson Mandela Bay area, have been suspended from the party. This announcement was made by SACP Provincial Secretary Siyabonga Mdodi. Mdodi said the decision to suspend the district’s Secretary and Chairperson respectively, for allegedly sowing divisions among the Reds and putting the name of the party in disrepute, was taken during a specially convened meeting of the Provincial Executive Commit-
According to Mdodi, the whole Mbuyiselo Ngwenda District Executive Committee had been disbanded and the PEC would in the meantime run the affairs of the district. “The PEC condemns in the strongest possible terms the attempts by members to disrupt the work of the SACP PEC Task team at Nango-
za Jebe Hall a few weeks ago,” said Mdodi, adding that a communiqué would be sent to ask those involved to give reasons why they should not be suspended. ANC Regional Secretary Zandisile Qupe said as members of the alliance they were not happy at all with the developments in the SACP
Mbuyiselo Ngwenda District but respect the autonomy of the party in dealing with its issues. Said Qupe, “We respect the decisions of the party and will work with whoever the SACP PEC deploys in the Nelson Mandela Bay region.”
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We respect the decisions of the party and will work with whoever the SACP PEC deploys in the Nelson Mandela Bay region.’ ANC REGIONAL SECRETARY ZANDISILE QUPE tee (PEC) in East London last Thursday. “The PEC, after careful consideration of the report, expressed a dim view on the conduct of Comrades (Nokuthula) Tetyana and (Zilindile) Tambo. The PEC shared a view that both the comrades have played a huge role in sowing divisions within the SACP, its membership and our revolutionary alliance,” said Mdodi. Mdodi claimed the duo openly defied the SACP Central Committee and PEC decisions with regard to the alliance relations. He would, however, not be drawn into explaining further. “We can’t say more on the allegations because they still have to face the movement’s disciplinary processes,” he said. Mdodi said the suspension decision was communicated to the the two comrades. During their suspension, Tambo and Tetyana would not be attending any SACP meeting nor would they be issuing statements on behalf of the party.
Stitch by stitch a group of unemployed Motherwell women are crafting a better future for them and their families. The Golden Stitches sewing cooperative was started by 10 unemployed women in Motherwell in 2002 and slowly but surely their commitment is paying off. Golden Stitches Sewing Cooperative Project Director Nobom Plaatjies (left) and Nom pumelelo Mentoor, a trainee, display their finished products. Full story on page 5. PHOTO:NCEBA DLADLA
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New Brighton police needs help to solve carhijacking case NCEBA DLADLA MEMBERS of the South African Police in New Brighton, Port Elizabeth are investigating a case of car-hijacking which allegedly happened at Mbilini Street, Kwazakhele on Friday March 7.
MEC Pemmy Majodina seen with Rev. Mzolisi Kongwane and Bishop Zandisile Magxwalisa at the Babs Madlakana Hall, KwaNobuhle last Wednesday. PHOTO: NCEBA DLADLA
K’Nobuhle crime concerns MEC NCEBA DLADLA THE latest South African Police Service (SAPS) statistics in KwaNobuhle, Uitenhage leave a bad taste in the mouths of peace-loving members of the community. This according to Social Development and Special Programmes MEC Pemmy Majodina who spoke during her Department’s Indaba which coincided with the Back to School Campaign. This was attended by other Government Departments, Nelson Mandela Bay Councillors, SASSA, members of the church fraternity and members of the public at Babs Madlakane Community Hall last Wednesday. The MEC said KwaNobuhle had changed for the worse from the progressive township it used to be and quoted some of the latest SAPS statistics from the beginning of the year. Among these were murders (4), attempt-
ed murder (28), sexual crimes (159), theft of motor-vehicles (70), assault GBH (520), robbery with aggravated circumstances (255), common assault (85), common-robbery (75) and Malicious Damage to Property (157).” The MEC lambasted the abuse of women and children that is a great concern in the area. Unlike the people of areas like eNkanini and eNdlovini (names that suggest doing things by force) as residents forcefully built their shacks and complained to the municipality for lack of infrastructure and amenities later. KwaNobuhle means a place of beauty that must always be preserved, said Majodina. She asked, “Why do you burn institutions that are aimed at making your life better - like clinics and libraries - when you complain for service delivery?” Majodina urged the residents not to destroy infrastructure and rather to nurture and preserve what they have.
Police spokesperson Constable Mncedi Mbombo said a 46 year-old male had stopped his White Colt Bakkie (with registration number BCR 497 EC. in the street. While he stood outside the vehicle chatting with his girl-friend they were approached by two unknown gunmen. “The two suspects forced the man and his girlfriend at gunpoint to lie down on
Brig. Phillip Salukazana gives the new police constables words of wisdom as they are embarking on the journey to fight crime. PHOTO:SUPPLIED
Police graduates join SAPS Uitenhage NCEBA DLADLA UITENHAGE Cluster Commander Brigadier Phillip Salukazana last week Friday welcomed a group of constables who graduated in Bhisho to their new work environment in the Uitenhage Cluster.
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the ground and demanded car-keys,” said Mbombo. After grabbing the car-keys, the suspects immediately drove off. Nobody was injured in the incident, according to Const. Mbombo. According to the complainant, there was a wallet containing about R900 in the vehicle. The man claimed to have lost other valuable items including a tool-box which carried a jigsaw, grinder, boring machine, electric saw and a car-jack - all to the value of R53 850. A case has been opened at the New Brighton Police Station. Const. Mbombo urged members of the community who might have seen anything on the said date to contact New Brighton Police Station or phone Crime stop at 0 086 10111.
According to police spokesperson Warrant Officer Gerda Swart, the event was aimed at celebrating a historical occasion to mark the fact that these young constables in blue had completed their police training
and that they were about to embark on their careers in the South African Police Service. “The men and women in blue were fully trained and 100% prepared to go out there into the communities to serve and to protect, and to do so with the utmost professionalism,” said W/O Swart. Brigadier Salukazana said, “We are extremely pleased about the additional manpower at our police stations. “And we believe and trust that these men and women will serve their country with dignity, pride and professionalism”.
Armed robbers of offduty policeman sought NCEBA DLADLA MEMBERS of the South African Police Service (SAPS) in Port Elizabeth are appealing to members of the community to come forward with information that could lead to the arrest and possible conviction of three suspects involved in a car-hijacking and armed robbery incident in Kwazakhele, last week. The incident involves an off-duty police officer stationed in Kwazakhele SAPS who last Wednesday was visiting relatives in Tonjeni Street. “When he (the officer) was about to start his vehicle to leave the house, he was approached by three unknown suspects, one with a firearm, who ordered him (at gunpoint) to lie down on the ground,” said police spokesperson Warrant Officer Thembi Gwe.
The suspects then searched the vehicle and took the man’s wallet, cellphone and house keys before fleeing the scene with his vehicle. The suspects abandoned the vehicle which was later recovered at the local hospital. No arrest had been made by Monday. Police were still looking for information. “We urge members of the community to come forward with information. This incident happened in broad daylight. We can’t believe that nobody saw anything,” the police spokesperson said. She added, “Police are members of the community who are working hard to protect community safety. We urge our people to fight lawlessness by reporting these perpetrators of crime. Information will be treated with confidentiality.” Anyone with information about the incident should please contact Kwazakhele SAPS on: 0041 408 7744 or call the Crime Stop number 0 08600 10111.
Help family find lost Jonguluntu NCEBA DLADLA JONGULUNTU Velleman of Ngwevana Street, NU9, Motherwell in Port Elizabeth left home on Saturday February 8 and has not been seen since. Velleman said he was going to Booysen Park, also in Port Elizabeth when he left. According to police spokesperson Warrant
Officer Dumile Gwavu, Velleman was wearing a black and white striped T-shirt, Nike takkies and a white hat at the time of his disappearance. Anyone with information about the whereabouts of Velleman are asked to contact Detective Constable Lungile Tshangela of Motherwell Detectives at: 041 462 0730 or Contact SAPS Crime Stop number 08600 10111.
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Kucocwa izitalato neendawo zoluntu kwiProjekthi yeEPWP NCEBA DLADLA ICEBO likarhulumente wePhondo leMpuma Kapa ngenkqubo ye-Expanded Public Works Programme okanye i-EPWP ngokufutshane, yenza umahluko omkhulu ekulweni nedlala phakathi koluntu. Iilokishi zoluntu kubandakanywa namaziko akhoyo ahlala ecocekile ngeli lixa abasebenzi aba befuna umnconwana wokugxotha inxele likaKhetsekle. La maqela acoca isitalato, amabala, izikolo, iityalike, iipaka zokudlala abantwana namangcwaba phakathi kwezinye iindawo. Abantu abakwi-EPWP ubabona bethe bhazalala mihla le benxibe ii-ovalolo ezi-orenji bephethe imitshayelo, iiharika, iipeki bekwaqhuba neekiliva besilwa nongcoliseko olukhoyo kwiindawo zoluntu. Abahlali bakwa-Ward 43 kwaNobuhle eTinarha nabo bayaxhamla kulo msindleko karhu-
lumente. Le mvaba ithene muku neqela elithile ebelonwabile livum’ingoma ngethuba licoca isikolo iMagqabi Primary izolo (uLwesibini) yababuza ukuba baziva njani besebenza phantsi kwezi meko zokunqongophala kwetsokhwe? “Sichulumancile kuba siyaphangela yaye siyamkela. Singena ngoMvulo ukuya ngolwesiHlanu ukuqala ngentsimbi yesi-8 ukuya ngecala emva kwentsimbi yesi-4 evekini,” kutsho uLuzuko Booi ongumsebenzi. OkaBooi uthe yena neqela lakhe baqale ukuxelengel’ inyama phantsi kwe-EPWP ngenyanga kaJanuwari beya kubamba de kube ngoJulayi. “Siyavuya kuba asifumani nje umnconwana, siyamkela, Ikhulu lerandi (R100) ngosuku,” utsho egcoloda lo kaBooi. Oku kwenza umahluko kumakhaya ethu. Ndim ndedwa ophangelayo ekhaya. Sonke sixhomekeke kule mali. Sifundisa nabantwana,” kutsho uNomaJwarha Ngqondi ongumama wabantwana ababini.
Some of the EPWP workers with Magqabi Primary School principal Siphiwo Hoho (standing on the right). Some are former pupils of the school. PHOTO: NCEBA DLADLA
Artists from all over world for One Blood REPORTER THIS month Nelson Mandela Bay will be abuzz with international artists from a variety of genres, to raise funds and awareness for the NPO “Artworks for Youth”. Among them are US Hip Hop artist Jean Grae, Australian Slam Poetry Champion Luka Lesson and New York Hip Hop photographer Mike Schreiber. “Artworks for Youth”, which operates in the Joe Slovo township, was founded by John Lombardo to provide free after school visual art instruction, mentoring, and academic support to under-served students. The common goal is to use art, performances and music as educational tools to uplift under-privileged kids and in the process enrich the country with young creative minds. From March 18 to 22 the international artists will join forces with local artists for a series of events which includes a panel discussion, a photo exhibition, a poetry evening and the One Blood music festival. The series of events will start with a photo exhibition by New York-based Mike Schreiber entitled “True Hip Hop” at Art EC at 5.30pm on March 18. Local photographers will also be showing their work. On March 20 Luka Lesson, a renowned poet and two-time slam championship winner from Sydney, will headline a poetry evening hosted at Art EC. Academically Luka holds a first-class honours degree from Monash University and has taught side-by-side with Indigenous educators and staff at the Centre for Australian Indigenous Studies. The free event which starts at 6pm also
features the thought-provoking Ntsika Tyatya and Lelethu “Poeticsoul” Mahabehlala who are both making their own waves locally and nationally. The week’s events will end with the One Blood festival on March 22, starting with a procession held at Joe Slovo by Artworks for Youth at 10am. The NPO and the children will be showcasing their third annual procession. Using large scale puppetry, music, visual art and performance to address a social issue of the learners’ choosing, their focus this year is “Education is a Right”. The procession will wind its way through the streets of their suburb whereafter the children will take taxis to town and march from the taxi rank to the Grand Hotel with their puppetry through Govan Mbeki Avenue. At the Grand Hotel the children will perform with Jean Grae as an opening act of the 5th edition of the One Blood Music Festival which will be taking place from 1pm until 11pm. The Festival will feature Jean Grae, Luka Lesson, Cape Town band D’versCT and artists from Mandela Bay such as Asanda Mqiki (Jazz), Rob Thompson (Blues), Skank N Roots (Reggae), and Umle, as well as local Hip Hop artists Schaik, Jbux, Hishaam and Adon. Headliner at the One Blood Festival, Jean Grae, is an international Hip-hop artist and the daughter of Abdullah Ibrahim. For the first time since its inception in 2010 the One Blood Music Festival will have a cover charge of R60 in order to raise funds in favour of Artworks for Youth. Tickets for the festival are limited and can be bought at the Art EC community gallery in Bird Street between 8am and 5pm or booked at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Tukani is among the Top 40 Under 40 in the Bay INDABA REPORTER FROM running her business from her mother’s lounge to moving into her own office space, and being named as one of the Top 40 Under 40s in Nelson Mandela Bay, are among the accomplishments that Puneza Tukani can already put behind her name at the young age of 27. Pumeza is the CEO and Operations Manager of Bluworld Bookkeeping and Consultancy Services. She was recently announced as one of the finalists in the Top 40 Under 40 awards run by the Nelson Mandela Bay Business Chamber. The awards are a celebration and recognition of young business talent in the Eastern Cape as nominated by business chamber members, stakeholders, partners and the public. She got her kickstart in the business world from The Hope Factory and she attributes
this success in part to the guidance and mentorship she received after joining The Hope Factory’s programme in 2012. Her business mentors at The Hope Factory, Sherri Jeacocks and Tursuis Ruiters, worked tirelessly with this young entrepreneur focussing their attention on teaching her to grow her company’s balance sheet as well as helping her with her time and selfmanagement skills. Tukani says that this mentorship experience is invaluable and the practical aspects that she learnt including business management were eye-openers for her. She says, “The Hope Factory has helped me to understand and learn how to run my business. I am still working with them as they help me to pave the way to prosper further.” And prosper she has. In 2013, the SA Youth Council (SAYC) in Nelson Mandela Bay appointed her as its Treasurer. And, in the next five years she plans to expand her business and open more branches in the province.
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Needy metro pupils receive school uniforms from MEC Majodina NCEBA DLADLA SOCIAL Development and Special Programmes MEC Pemmy Majodina was in Nelson Mandela Bay last week to hand out school uniforms to children coming from poor homes. This was part of the Department of Social Development and Special Programmes’ Annual Back to School campaign.
Of the 334 needy pupils identified from Port Elizabeth townships like Zwide, Kwazakhele and Motherwell including Walmer/Gqebera as well as KwaNobuhle and Despatch, 102 received their school uniforms at Babs Madlakane Community Hall in KwaNobuhle, on Wednesday amid great fanfare. The uniforms of the remaining 232 pupils were sent to their homes on Thursday. According to the Department’s spokesperson Gcobani Maswana, this charitable
gesture by the MEC during Human Rights Month was part of government’s plan to reach out to children in need, to create an awareness on Children’s rights and to promote community participation on issues affecting children. Furthermore, this gesture which saw about a hundred families getting food parcels and groceries, was also aimed at fighting poverty and deprivation by uplifting the living conditions of the children of the province.
MEC Majodina explained that the Special Programmes part of her department was focusing on the development of family units while their partnership with the Education and Health Departments completes the SHE “that is loving and caring.” The MEC knows hunger and deprivation. She told the gathering, “I was an orphan who grew up in the rural areas.” She assured the children that the caring government knows about their plight and would continue to support them.
Youth in Business Breakfast Debate
Women craft better future stitch by stitch
WELL-KNOWN local businessman attended a Youth Breakfast Business Debate which was held by the Young Women’s Manyano of Elliot Memorial Congregational Church in KwaNobuhle on Sunday. Panelists who injected hope into the unemployed youth in the church included businessmen Mkhuseli Jack, Mandla Madwara, and political economist from NMMU, Dr Ntsikelelo Break. Successful businessman Jack said, “You must start somewhere, even if it is selling eggs. What you need to do more is to work hard and do it right.”
According to Political Economist Ntsikelelo Break, many young people were grappling with getting funding from government and were therefore reluctant to put an x in ballot boxes. “The youth forms the biggest sector of our population, and the government must introduce anti -poverty strategies to try to help and help the youth. The government must encourage the youth, train them and impart knowledge about business so they can be independent,” said Break. Mandla Madwara said: “The church can’t keep on funding you. You must learn to sustain yourselves because we can’t always pledge and donate to churches.
STITCH by stich a group of unemployed Motherwell women are crafting a better future for them and their families. The Golden Stitches sewing cooperative,was started by 10 unemployed women in Motherwell in 2002 and has seen tremendous growth in the recent past, thanks to the commitment members displayed. Golden Stitches has, however, not been without problems as success is not achieved overnight. According to its Project Director, Nobom Plaatjies they were 10 unemployed women when they started the cooperative in 2002 today they are six. “Our hope was to help put food on the table for our families and to educate our chidren. But because money was not coming forth, some of us fell by the wayside,” Plaatjies said. The patience and commitment of those who remained behind had, however, paid off as the Department of Social Development and Special Programmes Department agreed to fund them in 2009. The Department also facilitated their move to the current premises at the Place of Safety in NU2, Motherwell. “The Social Development Department bought us machinery, materials and office
equipment. And that made a big difference,” said Plaatjies. They now offer six monthstraining to the unemployed who need skills for employment or need to start their own businesses. “Since we started, we have trained over 500 people (including men) who are now either employed or have started their own businesses,” said Plaatjies. They initially targeted women for training but realised that there were also young people who, though some had passed matric, were unemployed and in need of the skills Golden Stitches was imparting. They charge R350 for the training which is payable on registration. “We charge this minor fee for the training because people, most of the time, do not attach value to the things they receive for free,” said Plaatjies. Asked whether they experienced any challenges Plaatjies said some schools did not support them even though they only add R20 mark-up to the prices shops in town use. Not having working capital is also a problem and when the Social Development Department asked them to make school uniforms for poor children during the Back to School Campaign, it became a problem. “But, we’ll grow eventually and overcome this. Our major goal is to build a factory one day,” said Plaatjies boldly.
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INDABA | WEDNESDAY 12 MARCH 2014
‘A healthy body houses a healthy mind’ NCEBA DLADLA NOTHING makes Nomathamsanqa Matiwane feel better than the way she looks.
Working out is Nomathamsanqa Tammy Matiwane. PHOTO:NCEBA DLADLA
Matiwane (30) of Sydenham is a body builder and member of the Sydenham Sports Development School at the Old Badger Building in Summer Road, Sydenham. She trains under the watchful eye of renowned physical conditioner and sports mad Billy Louw. “When I came to this gym I was too fat. I was wearing a size 38. But look
at me now, I wear a size 28,” said a glowing Matiwane, popularly known as Tammy to her friends. She does not know how much she weighed when she started training at the club almost two years ago, Matiwane said she certainly wanted to lose weight. The bug, however, bit her and since deciding to join the Body Building Club, she has not looked back. “I found in the club a caring trainer in Billy and I do not regret ever taking the decision to join body duilding. I feel so healthy and confident now that I want to encourage especially other fe-
males to join in the fun,” said Matiwane proudly. Matiwane warned that losing weight should not be seen as a sign of sickness. “Many people do not want to lose weight for fear of being labelled as sick or suffering from a certain disease. This is wrong! I want to inspire other ladies to come and train and look well,” she said. Louw agreed. “The sad reality is that we in South Africa are the second fattest nation in the world. “We need to exercise to shed the fat for healthy and positive living,” he said.
Magqabi Primary School athletes off to nationals NCEBA DLADLA TWO pupils from Magqabi Primary School in KwaNobuhle, Uitenhage will be representing the Eastern Cape province in the National Schools Athletic Championships to be held in Johannesburg next week. Rambo Mngcayiya and Latiti Mbombela participated with their school-mates, Thulani Nqekeza, Nkundla Cuba, Yamkela Matomane, Thimna Sali and Lungiswa Pinyana as members of the Nelson Mandela Bay District Athletics Team which took part in the provincial championships at the Walter Sisulu University (WSU) of Technology in Mthatha last
week. “Mgcayiya took the first position in the Walk event. This he has been doing in the Zones, Districts and Regional competitions. We hope he’ll also be doing it during the national finals,” an upbeat teacher and coach Phindiwe Bulo-Thethiwe said. She was also hopeful that Mbombela, who took part in the 1200m track event and came second in the provincial finals, will bring home a medal from the national championships. “We want to thank the school principal, members of staff and the SGB for the support we received since we started with these games,” said BuloThethiwe. She also thanked all her athletes for
their commitment and dedication. “Hard work helped us achieve this feat as we trained every day from Monday to Friday in the morning and after school,” said Bulo. “We are very proud of their success. They have put our school on a higher pedestal,” said a visibly elated principal Siphiwo Hoho. According to Hoho, Magqabi Primary School was known for doing well both in academics and extra-mural activities, thanks to the commitment of the teachers and their pupils. “We encourage every child to take part in sport, arts and music. We identify and nurture children’s talents and make sure they succeed in what they are doing,” said Hoho proudly. Proud Magqabi Primary School principal Siphiwo Hoho (right) and teacher/coach Phindiwe BuloThethiwe flank the athletes with Rambo Mngcayiya and Latiti Mbombela showing their medals.
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Rain stops NEBFA Sedgars Premier League games SELBY MADIKANE NEBFA Sedgars Premier League games could not resume on Sunday, owing to water-logged fields as a result of rainy weather conditions. Roaring Tigers’ spirit was very high when they humiliated 3-0 the high riding Bush Bucks who let their supporters down. The hopes of collecting the silverware in NEBFA Sedgars Premier League
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NMB turns 20 local boxers professional NCEBA DLADLA NELSON Mandela Bay is turning 20 amateur boxers (including one female) professional after a successful sparring test held at Caiph’s Camp in Sydenham, Port Elizabeth on Sunday. There were 25 male and one female boxing hopefuls who turned up for the much publicised test under the watchful eye of Boxing South Africa (BSA), the professional boxing control body and its Open Boxing (Amateur)
counterpart, South African National Amateur Boxing Organisation (SANABO). “Only six failed from among 26 amateur boxers who wanted to start careers in the professional ranks,” said a delighted (BSA) Nelson Mandela Bay Service Provider, Mthunzi Mapitiza. Mapitiza said his team, consisting of Ndumiso Fina (Boxing Manager), Mazizi Vumazonke and Caiphus (who both represented SANABO) agreed on being very strict when passing boxers in the lighter divisions. “It’s because competition in those divisions
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Motherwell High Schools rugby tournament in full swing SELBY MADIKANE LOCAL community member and the ANC Ward 54 former Councillor and PR Councillor Sobantu Madlavu decided to join hands with Motherwell High Schools with the aim of reviving the sport of rugby. According to Motherwell High Schools President Mthuthuzeli Yoyo, the tournament has revived rugby which seemed to have been extinct. Yoyo said, “We are extremely delighted that the game of rugby is played again. Our schools show great enthusiasm. The support is also tremendous as the members of the community come in their droves to watch our thrilling games at James Jolobe High School grounds on Wednesday and on Friday afternoons. The tournament has already started with a points system and will end in a knockout system. On behalf of the Motherwell High Schools Rugby Committee, I would like to thank Mr Madlavu for the role he has played so far.
We have no financial means but this tournament makes a big difference to our schools.”
SELBY MADIKANE SUPPORTERS were sent into raptures when their side Highbury crushed Cloud Nine 4-2 during their SAFA Eastern Cape Second Division game at Gelvandale Stadium last Friday evening. Highbury’s neighbours Real City and Morning however, dropped valuable points in their games. City squandered their easy chances in front of the goals of Tembu Royals who beat them 2-0.
THE MOFA Build It Premier League race is still on with Valencia gunning for honours.
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*Coselelani 3-5 Motherwell High *Mfesane 6-5 Masiphathisane *James Jolobe 0-3 Vulumzi February 26, 2014 *Vulumzi 8-0 Coselelani *Motherwell High 0-15 Masiphathisane *Mfesane 3-0 Ndyebo *Douglas Mbopha 3-0 James Jolobe February 28, 2014 *Coselelani 0- 24 Masiphathisane *Douglas Mbopha 3-17 Vulumzi *Ndyebo 5- 14 Motherwell High *James Jolobe 20-0 Mfesane March 5, 2014 *Douglas Mbopha 17 -0 Coselelani *Motherwell High 28-0 Ncedo *Vulumzi 0-7 Masiphathisane *Ndyebo 0-0 James Jolobe March 7, 2014 *Ncedo 5-13 Coselelani *Ndyebo 7-3 Vulumzi *Douglas 3-5 Motherwell High *Masiphathisane 5- 7 James Jolobe
Highbury crushes Cloud 9 The goals of Royals came courtesy of Real City defender Onesimo Maxengwana (own goal) and Chuma Dukada. Royals’ goalkeeper Zakhe Xhoxho pulled up top class saves to deny City goal scoring opportunities. Royals’ brothers Chuma and Sanele Dukada as well as Masonwabe Memani were threats to City’s defence with their defender Mandisi Flara keeping City’s strikers at bay. City’s wing Siphelele Jonas put immense pressure on Royals’ half back. Morning Stars trailed 3-1 to Angavu Stars in Queenstown.
Valencia in race for MOFA Premier League title SELBY MADIKANE
The full results of the tournament:
Motherwell High School player is tackled by Douglas Mbopha High School player.
ers were undoubtedly, of good quality!” he said. Caiphus Ntante agreed, making mention of Kudu Schoeman as, “one heck of a Junior Heavyweight to watch in Nelson Mandela Bay.” All the qualified boxers were expected to register for their licences on or before March 31. They have passed their HIV/Aids and Hepatitis B tests. Two of them, however, were expected to get clearance-letters from the medical specialists, one for an eye problem and the other for a heart problem.
However, Valencia demolished the beleaguered Young Ideas 3-1 in their bid to win the most prestige premier title at Motherwell NU 11 Grounds on March 9, 2014. Milan Stars supporters praised their side who took three points from Tomorrow Stars in their game which ended in 2-1. The trouble and worries are not yet over for the relegation-threatened Manchester United who shared the spoils 2-2 with Liverpool. the Young Madrid- Highlands clash which ended 1-1 kept the fans on their feet. Crystal Palace brimmed with confidence when they played to a 1-1 draw against the most unpredictable Young Tigers. Other MOFA Build It Premier League results:
*Real Aces 0-0 Lion Stars *SUBS 2-0 Tottenham Spurs *Crystal Palace 4-2 Young Romans Rain disrupted other MOFA Build It Premier League games which according to the Match Secretary will be played on the date which will be announced very soon.
Gal City holds Saders to a draw SELBY MADIKANE GAL City FC played their hearts out when they held ZWIFA Premier League reigning champions Real Crusaders 1-1 in their premiership at Gal City grounds on Saturday. Morning Stars thrashed Golden
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Kuyasa United defeated the high riding Manchester City 2-1 in their thrilling game. ZWIFA First Division results:
*Rolihlahla XI 6-0 Shining Stars B *Hungry Lions 0-5 Young Killers *Umanyano Stars 3-0 Manchester City B *Camper United 5-2 Zwide Celtics B *Strikers United 2-0 Everton
Other SAFA EC Second Division results: *Mthatha Bucks 0-2 Cacadu United *JB Milan 1-2 FC Buffalo *Champion 1-2 Tornado FC *OR Tambo Cosmos 2-2 Matta Milan *Kokstad Liverpool 1-1 Red Stars
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