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Flashing teacher EXPOSED!

Kailene Pillay

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forty-something Midlands teacher who was found guilty of exposing his genitals to a group of 14-year-old girls just outside St Anne’s Diocesan College in Hilton was given a five year suspended sentence last week. Ashley McNicoll (43) of Summit Road, Hilton pleaded guilty to what he described as ‘an accident’. In his own statement to the court, McNicoll explained how he had been for a jog on Tuesday, July 16. As he sat on the curb, he noticed a group of about 20 girls also jogging along the school boundary in Church Lane. “I pulled my shorts to one side and closed my legs until the complainant and her group of friends passed me. I then opened my legs widely exposing my genital organ,” said McNicoll in his statement. He returned to the school three days later, on Friday July 19, where he was identified by one of the girls and apprehended by the school’s headmaster, David Arguile, together with a parent and security guard. McNicoll pleaded with the court ‘to have mercy when imposing sentence’ and admitted that his actions were ‘wrongful, unlawful and intentional’. According to headmaster

Arguile, both learners and teachers were upset and angry by the incident. This is the first time the school has experienced something like this, said Arguile. Although McNicoll is a teacher, Arguile said he was not known to St Anne’s.

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“The school took appropriate action in apprehending the culprit and ensuring that a charge was laid. We then left it to the law to take its course. Parents have supported the school’s actions,” he said. In his statement, McNicoll said that he was a teacher living in China and would be returning there in August. It is understood that he is married and that his wife lives in China. Regional Magistrate ZW Ngwenya in sentencing McNicoll to five years imprisonment suspended the sentence for five years on condition that the accused does not commit a similar offence during the period of suspension. The accused has no previous convictions or pending cases. He was found guilty of “exposure or display of or causing exposure or display of genital organs to a child (‘flashing’)” in terms of the Sexual Offences and Related Matters Act 37 of 2007. The public prosecutor in the case was S Twala. The accused was represented by N. Binessarrie through Legal Aid. McNicoll's mother said afterwards "he was just running and stopped to have a wheeze. He suffered terribly in prison." He is currently away on holiday.

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MRF speaks out on funds Kailene Pillay

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he Msunduzi Rates Forum (MRF) said this week that the funds collected from ratepayers since 2009 are ‘safe and sound’ and the account has not had a single withdrawal in all its years. This came after Public Eye published an article last week on a war of words that erupted between the National Union of Residents’ and Ratepayers Association of South Africa (NURRA) and the MRF. The following questions were posed to the MRF who refused to answer in last week’s publication. According to the civic group, ‘it was not a case of refusing but rather a case of insufficient time to answer’. This week, the group answered the questions. Q: How much is being held in the trust? A: “Just a little over R90 000.” Q: When was this money collected and for what purpose? A: “The money was collected to challenge the municipality on

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the valuations in a court of law. It was collected since August 2009. A list of all those who paid is available and receipts were given to each person with a copy kept for our records.” Q: Why hasn’t it been used? If the MRF have been trying to find a lawyer since then, what is wrong with Pietermaritzburg lawyers? A: “Some lawyers in Pietermaritzburg have agreed to assist us however they have stated that payment to senior council such as advocates etc. will have to be made. This amounts to more than what we have already collected therefore we cannot go ahead with court proceedings as yet.” Q: How many members does the MRF have?

A: “Although we do have a lot of support, there are only 15 members in the working committee of the MRF.” When was the last AGM held? “We meet every Tuesday without fail. Since we were unsuccessful in getting other members, those that are present here are quite happy with the chairperson being Babs Sithapersad.” Q: Does the MRF have a constitution and is it properly constituted as a NPO? A: “Yes it does have a constitution and it is not run as an NPO.” Q: Can we see minutes of previous meetings? A: “Yes.” (Minutes have been viewed by Public Eye) Q: Have the finances of the MRF been audited? If so, when and by whom? A: “Finances have been audited by ESP Consulting in 2010. Since there were no changes to the funds since then, it did not warrant for a re-audit.”


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letters to the editor

Lest we forget our pioneer educationists

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abu Baijoo (The Witness, July 25) triggered me into recalling the efforts of Indians in Pietermaritzburg. The Baijoo, K.P.Maharaj and Maney families made significant contribution to early education. The late DR Singh made a important gift to education in the years gone by. Absenteeism was foreign in his school both for learners and educators. He rode a bicycle to school and many would recall that he fetched learners

from home to school, even providing them with uniforms. The late AD Lazarus, LM Naidoo, and SK Maharaj were all involved in the upliftment of education. My late father devoted his life to education and the community. Age never deterred him. It would be a late but worthy gift to Pietermaritzburg to see the Allandale Primary School return to its original name of Baijoo and Maharaj Primary School, together with its monogram.

The Woodlands Secondary School was relocated to Mysore Road. It must be no burden to acknowledge philanthropists. WA Lewitt Primary School is proudly named after Mrs Lewitt whose love and care for education is honoured. Similarly, Peter Hey Road acknowledges the contribution of a principled human being. What effort is made to record stalwarts in South Africa’s history? Ramesh Chandra Deeplaul Perth, Western Australia.

Councillors ‘out of touch’ with city needs

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ommunity services chairperson Manilal Inderjit (Exco, Msunduzi Municipality) displayed a very careless attitude by stating that while other recreational facilities will suffer, the R6 million set aside for the upgrading of the Alexandra Pool is necessary. The vandalised Berg Street Swimming Baths is an example of the neglect of our municipality of

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its own asset. The pool in Hoosen Haffajee Street served the schools in the area and the city’s children after school and week-ends. Presently, the unfortunate children have to walk to Alexandra Pool as it is closest. City councillors are out of touch with the truth; they will dress up the city hall entrance with road works while pot holes in residential areas are ignored. The

Berg Street pool is about 48 years old and if the city acted quickly a few thousand rands would have saved this pool; now, R1 million is needed. It is impressive to spend R6 million to update the Alexandra Park at the expense of the former townships where not a single pool exists. U.E. RAWAT Northdale


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‘Clean’ comedian Carvin will have you in stitches

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Starnite 2013 music and fun at the Sabha Hall

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balance of peace of mind and value for money. This is what anyone wants when buying a car, especially a pre-owned car," concludes David Porteous, Executive of Avis subsidiary Avis Car Sales. The Avis Group lives by the statement: "People are more important than cars." Every vehicle is subjected to stringent quality and roadworthy testing prior to being made available for sale. The Avis Wizard Management System ensures that the kilometers traveled are reflected with complete accuracy. Avis Car Sales knows how important this purchase will be to you and your family. Every team member of the Avis Group has made a promise to try harder to exceed your expectations at every interface, creating the perfect match and making your life easier. Visit us at 104 Boschoff Street, Pietermaritzburg or phone us on 033 345 4430.


Breastfeeding Awareness Week The benefits of breastfeeding B

reastfeeding has many benefits for both baby and mother. Not the least of these benefits is enhanced mental and physical development of the child, enhanced health of both mother and child, and emotional bonding between mother and breastfed baby. In a study of more than 17 000 infants followed from birth to six and a half years, researchers concluded from IQ scores and other intelligence tests that prolonged and exclusive breastfeeding significantly improves cognitive development. Another study of almost 4 000 children showed that children who were breastfed had significantly higher scores on a vocabulary test at 5 years of age than children who were not breastfed. And the scores were higher the longer they had been nursed at the breast. Preterm infants with extremely low birth weight who received breast milk shortly after birth improved their mental development scores at 18 months when compared with preterm infants who weren't given breast milk. In a later study, researchers found that the higher scores held at 30 months, and that the babies who received breast milk were also less likely to be hospitalized again because of respiratory infections. Breastfeeding may also protect your child from future obesity. An analysis of studies shows that breast-

feeding reduces a child's risk of becoming overweight as a teen or adult. This, experts suggest, is because breastfed babies are better at eating until their hunger is satisfied, leading to healthier eating patterns as they grow. Breast milk contains less insulin (which promotes fat formation) than bottle-feeding formulas. Breastfed babies also have more leptin in their system, a hormone that researchers believe plays a role in regulating appetite and fat. Compared with breastfed babies, formula-fed infants gain weight more rapidly in the first weeks of life. This rapid weight gain is associated with later obesity.

Benefits for the mother include reducing her stress levels and risk of postpartum depression. Women who don’t breastfeed, or who stop breastfeeding early, have a higher risk of postpartum depression. Breastfeeding also triggers the release of the hormone oxytocin which promotes nurturing and relaxation, and may reduce risk of some types of cancer. Numerous studies have found that the longer women breastfeed, the more they're protected against breast and ovarian cancer.

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IMMUNISATIONS Done by our Quali¿ed Sister (SA Nursing Council Registered) The following vaccines are available at 6 weeks, 10 weeks, 14 weeks and 9 months at a minimal fee.

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Midlands Medical Centre Breastfeeding Awareness Day

• Chicken Pox (Varilix) - Optional • Trimovax (Measles, Mumps & Rubella) • Infanrix, Prevenar Rotatrix, Hepatitis A & B *9 months and 18 months are done only on Friday afternoon and Saturday morning.

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idlands Medical Centre (MMC) Private Hospital takes pleasure in inviting new and expectant mothers to a Breastfeeding Awareness Day on Friday 16 August from 9am to 2pm in the Maternity Ward on the 4th Floor (Block A). RSVP Kavith Harrilall Tel: 033 341 5169 or e-mail kavith.harrilall@midmedic. co.za

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Midlands Medical Centre (MMC) Private Hospital fully supports Breastfeeding Awareness Week

We acknowledge the important role that breastfeeding plays in maintaining good infant nutrition. In keeping with this year’s theme, “Close to Mothers”, we would like to encourage Mums and inform them that there is always support available from professional healthcare providers.

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three minutes before exhaustion forced her to stop. After exercising twice a week for three years, she now has the energy to work out on the bike for 20 minutes, walk on the treadmill for 15 minutes and push 60 pounds on the leg press machine. “Martha recognized that she was losing ground physically and needed to exercise,” says George

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Fraser, owner of the club where Martha belongs. “We gradually lose strength as we age, and we need strength to be functional, prevent injuries and enjoy life.” While some seniors such as Mrs Chetty are turning to strength training to slow the aging process, increase energy levels, improve muscle strength and strengthen bones in the fight against osteoporosis, the percentage of adults that lift weights declines with advancing age. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) analysed the results of the 2001 National Health Interview Added Health Benefits Strength training can not only keep an older person fit, but it can also reduce the side effects of chronic diseases such as osteoporosis or diabetes. “Our research has shown that strength training can have a remarkable impact on the lives of

seniors,” “There are documented cases of individuals who required a cane to get around, but after strength training they no longer needed those items for mobility.” Strength training can also improve seniors’ insulin sensitivity and glucose metabolism, according to the CDC. Mary Ann Smith, the senior wellness director at a San Jose, CA, athletic club, agrees that strength training can make the difference between medical management and lifestyle management of Type 2 diabetes. Contours Express Helps Seniors Get Strong and Healthy! • Senior-friendly atmosphere • User-friendly equipment designed just for women • Affordable rates • One-on-one training Inserted by Fameeda Kikia (Contours Express Raisethorpe).

Physio Home Care

hysio Home Care is a developing physiotherapy practice at the Raisethorpe Mall in Pietermaritzburg. The Home Care division of the practice focuses on a physiotherapist treating you in your own home. Our goal is to deliver quality physiotherapy in the comfort of your home and at your convenience. The benefits of this concept are seemingly endless. Here are a few: During your session you have the undivided attention of the physiotherapist. You don’t waste your time sitting in reception rooms. No hassle for transport, irritation of traffic and looking for parking. Be comfortable, relaxed and focussed in your own home. Early hospital discharge possible, with rehabilitation continuing in your own home. We provide follow-up services following your discharge from hospital. This means that should you have an early discharge or you do not feel completely rehabilitated we are the perfect people to monitor, treat and assist in your recovery. We would like to alleviate the stress

of finding time to go to a physiotherapist by having a physiotherapist come to you. Physio Home Care is equipped with some of the most innovative mobile treatment devices and we adopt a “hands on” approach which includes massages as a treatment technique and for relaxation. Should you wish to utilize our services, you will be consulted by a physiotherapist registered with the Health Professionals Council of South Africa (HPCSA) and one who has more than five years of clinical experience. This consultation will take place at your home. A full assessment will be provided and a treatment plan will be discussed with you before we start with treatment. Please keep in mind that physiotherapists registered with the HPCSA are first line practitioners and it is therefore not necessary to have a doctor’s referral for a physiotherapy consultation. We are looking forward to assisting you. Contact Merlin Naidoo (Registered Physiotherapist) on 033 387 1281 or 083 779 7522 or e-mail manaidoo@yahoo.com for a consultation at your home.


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ur certified laser therapist has completed her training course underwritten by the South African Department of Health - Radiation Control and passed with distinction. All laser treatments are performed using FDA/CE approved high-end medical laser systems, giving you maximum results in minimum time, all within controlled and safe parameters. Treatments include 70 diode laser fat removal, which melts excess fat cells, contours the body, tightens the skin, improves elasticity, removes channel obstructions, provides lymphatic treatment and promotes the body’s metabolism. The body sculptor and far infra-red (FIR) sauna boosts circulation and drainage and treatment areas include double chin, the stomach, underarms, hips, biceps, thighs, baby bulges, the back, buttocks and male breasts. Ultrasonic cavitation using soundwave technology, vacuum and laser in a single session is per-

fect for body sculpting. The VE light technology therapy combines the advantages of optical energy and radio frequency to remove deep wrinkles, freckles, dark age spots and pigmentation. It can also tighten skin, assist in facial lifting, permanently remove hair, cure acne, rejuvenate the skin and remove broken veins. We offer three methods of hair removal; IPL; VE Light (combination IPL & RF) and the specialized 808 diode laser which will remove even fine hair, grey hair etc with its patented calibration suitable for all skin colours including black skin types. This is an evolution in hair removal and is guaranteed. We have clients who have been going to other clinics from as far back as 2005 but achieved their desired result in just two treatments at Mohini Madam. We also do laser tattoo removal, birthmark removal, and treat hair loss and balding with excellent results using the latest laser treatment.

Come in for a free consultation and browse through our testimonials. Delighted clients express their opinions about Mohini Madam Laser Clinic in comparison with various other clinics. Reassuring you, that in choosing Mohini Madam, you have made the perfect choice. Please feel free to call for an appointment at any time. Rest assured we are unique and world class with no other clinic as equipped as Mohini Madam Advanced Cosmetic Laser Clinic in KZN. Our hours are Monday to Friday: 9am to 5.30pm. Saturday: 9am to 3pm. We are closed on Sundays and Public Holidays . Mohini Madam Cosmetic Laser Clinic, 575 Chota Motala Road, Raisethorpe, Pietermaritzburg. Tel: 033-3970775/99 or Fax: 0866871042. e-mail: info@mohinimadam. co.za, web: www.mohinimadam.co.za

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