Car ripped apart in N4 collision
Edition 18, 09 February 2018, Week 06
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STORY BY: FARIRAYI KAHWEMBA
DESTROYED: One of the vehicles was ripped apart by the collision
In an incident that has left the community of Rustenburg shell shocked, five people were killed when a BMW collided with a bakkie along the N4 in Rustenburg. The accident occurred on the evening of 2 February at around 10h30 along the busy highway. Owing to the high speed of the two vehicles, the BMW was ripped apart into several pieces upon impact. Although the police are in the process of
investigating the actual circumstances leading to the accident, it is believed that the crash was caused by one of the drivers who had made an illegal u-turn along the N4. “Shortly after 11pm, paramedics from ER24 and other services arrived on the scene where they found the BMW ripped into several pieces,” Werner Vermaak of ER24 explained.
“The bakkie was found several meters away with severe damage. It is believed that the BMW had six occupants at the time of the collision. Two women and three men succumbed to their injuries prior to paramedics’ arrival on scene,” Vermaak added. A 23-year-old man – who survived the crash – was found on the scene with minor to moderate injuries. He later revealed that he was the front passenger in the BMW. “Paramedics assessed him but he later declined to be taken to hospital,” Vermaak explained. The driver of the bakkie also survived the accident, although the extent of his injuries could not be immediately confirmed. “The driver of the bakkie was treated and assessed by another service on the scene and later transported to a nearby hospital. “The exact circumstances surrounding the collision are not yet known. Local police and forensic services attended the scene and will investigate,” Vermaak concluded. In a statement, Bakwena Platinum Corridor Concessionaire – who operate that part of the N4 – expressed their horror and shock at the accident. Bakwena urged motorists to obey the rules of the road.
Petrol price relief for motorists The per litre price of all grades of petrol is now 30c cheaper from this week Wednesday, in a development that has provided South African motorists a small reason to smile. The latest decrease comes on the back of a sterling rand performance against the United States dollar. The price of both grades of diesel have declined by 17c a litre, illuminating paraffin (wholesale) and illuminating paraffin (Single Maximum National Retail price) 19c and 26c respectively and the maximum retail price of LPGas has decreased by 23c a kilogram. The rand was still trading at its lowest levels since mid-2015 on Monday and by 08:57 the local unit was trading at R12.08 to the greenback. The election of Cyril Ramaphosa as leader of the ruling ANC, together with global risk-on sentiment and
a weaker dollar fuelled the rand’s rally to under R12/$ for the bigger part of January. The energy department said in a statement that the rand appreciated more than 100c against the US dollar in the period under review, compared to the previous period, which led to a lower contribution to the basic fuel prices on petrol, diesel and illuminating paraffin by 52.85c, 54.66c and 54.88c a litre respectively. The average rand/US dollar exchange rate for the period 28 December 2017 to 1 February 2018 was 12.2029 compared to 13.2303 during the previous period, according to the statement. Reviewing the fuel price history during 2017, the Automobile Association last week said the year saw some of the highest fuel prices in the country’s history. If one should graph the exchange rate, it is “inescapable that almost all
sudden movements are associated with political events”. The AA therefore urged government to take a “more judicious approach to policy and governance” as rand weakness “affects poorer people disproportionately”. It highlighted the axing of former finance minister Pravin Gordhan and the sovereign credit rating downgrades as notable events affecting the rand and subsequent fuel prices negatively. December 2017 saw the petrol price reach an all-time record high of R14.76 a litre. “The downgrade and subsequent fuel price peaks reversed a declining fuel price trend and caused sustained high fuel prices in a low-growth environment. Businesses, already under margin pressures, had little option but to pass on their increased fuel costs to consumers,” the AA said.
“Bakwena Platinum Corridor Concessionaire, the operator of the N1N4 routes, extends its sincere condolences to the families of those who were involved in a fatal accident on the N4 at the Helen Joseph interchange. “Preliminary reports indicate that the cause of the crash was due to an illegal u-turn which involved two vehicles and regrettably resulted in five fatalities. “As the safety of all roads users is our utmost priority, Bakwena works very closely with all the relevant authorities. “In an effort to curb illegal u-turns, Bakwena has implemented various additional safety measures, including additional signage and solid yellow lines in order to assist authorities to enforce the law. “Every fatality on Bakwena operated routes, is one fatality too many. The wellbeing of motorists using the N1N4 route is of paramount importance to Bakwena so we encourage road users to obey the rules of the road at all times and to never take chances,” said Liam Clarke, Commercial Manager of Bakwena. Bakwena also thanked the authorities involved for their swift attendance on the scene. Motorists can contact 0800 Bakwena (0800 225 9362) should they need any assistance.
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09 February 2018
18 years in jail for rape The North West Provincial Commissioner Lieutenant General Baile Motswenyane welcomed a life and 18 years imprisonment sentence handed down to Simon Albert Malaka (24) by the Brits Regional Court last week where the accused was found guilty on charges of rape, kidnapping and robbery. Malaka’s sentencing came after he was found guilty for raping, kidnapping and robbing a 21-year-old woman in May 2015. It was disclosed during the trial that the victim was walking from Brits to Oukasie informal settlement when Malaka approached and threatened her with a screwdriver. He then dragged her under the bridge where he raped her. The accused raped the victim again along the railway line. It was reported that Malaka then forced the victim to go with him to his residential place where he also raped her. The victim screamed for help and the accused’s sister came in an attempt to rescue her.
However, the accused dragged the victim to the bushes and walked towards Letlhabile where the victim was raped in the bushes. The accused then tied the victim with a rope and took her cellphone and a purse containing bank cards. The victim managed to untie herself and went to Letlhabile police station to report the matter. Following a thorough investigation, the accused was found hiding at Rabokala village and was arrested on Wednesday, 17 February 2016. He was denied bail and has been in custody until his sentencing. Malaka was sentenced as follows: Life imprisonment for three counts of rape, 15 years imprisonment for kidnapping and three years imprisonment for robbery. The Provincial Commissioner lauded the investigating officer, Detective Sergeant Legwale and everyone who contributed towards attainment of the conviction. She said that those who commit crimes against women and children will be shown no mercy.
Kgosi Maselwane buried The body of the late chief of the Bakwena Ba Modimosana Tribe in Mmatau village – Kgosi Godfrey Letukile Maselwane – was buried on 3 February. The chief, who was also a former councillor of the Moses Kotane Local Municipality, passed away in January. Kgosi Godfrey Letukile Maselwane was enthroned on 8 August in 2009 as the traditional leader of Bakwena Ba Modimosana Tribe in Mmatau village. Kgosi Godfrey Letukile Maselwane has
also served as the councillor of the Moses Kotane Local Municipality Council from 2000 until 2006 wherein he was deployed as the Portfolio Head of Health, Disaster Management & HIV/AIDS. A memorial service of the late Kgosi Maselwane was held on 1 February at the Mmatau Tribal Hall. “Mayor Diale has conveyed deepest condolences to the Maselwane family and may his soul rest in peace,” Moses Kotane Local Municipality spokesperson Beauty Makganye said.
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ILLEGAL: Police recovered illegal drugs during the operation As part of reasserting the authority of the state, Operation Fiela II was launched in the province by the MEC for Community Safety and Transport Management, Dr Mpho Motlhabane on 2 February in Klerksdorp. The launch was attended by the Executive Mayor of Matlosana City Local Municipality, Councillor Maetu Kgaile. The operation is aimed at addressing maintaining law, order, peace, security and stability as well as to reclaim the space or areas controlled by criminals and to create a conducive environment for all people in South Africa to participate in social and economic activities. The operation was launched through a multi-disciplinary parade formed by various joint law enforcement role players including provincial and local government structures. In her welcome address, the North West Provincial Commissioner indicated that the operation commenced just after the end of Operation Back to Basics: Safer Festive Season and that it will continue until the end of July 2018. Upon delivering his address, the MEC for Community Safety and Transport Management, Dr Mpho Motlhabane said that it is the responsibility of all
role players to ensure that the authority of the state is reasserted through integrated operational plans focusing on the six pillar approach that amongst others includes communication mobilisation and social services, safety and security, and Legal and regulatory framework. The MEC also handed a mobile Community Service Centre (CSC) to the Cluster Commander of Klerksdorp, Major General Pretorius. The CSC will be used to take policing services to the remote areas within the cluster. The operation’s mainly crime intelligence driven actions that started in the early hours, led to the arrest of four suspects for drug related crimes and three for illicit mining. Another 26 suspects were brought to book for various offences during a suspect raiding that preceded the operation. During a roadblock that was held along Klerksdorp-Ventersdorp road, 190 vehicles were stopped and searched while 18 traffic fines worth R20 900 were issued to motorists. Four Second-Hand Goods businesses were closed for operating without licences while one shebeen was also shut down. A total of 30 undocumented persons were taken in for processing. The operation also led to confiscation of various drugs, three cell phones, 821 tyres, 243 mag rims, spades as well as cash. The North West Provincial Commissioner, Lieutenant General Baile Motswenyane indicated that the operation will continue at other parts of the province to stamp the authority of the state and ensure that members of the community are and feel safe.
Man caught with marine species A collaborative effort by the police and Customs Dog Detection Unit at Kopfontein Port of Entry led to the arrest of a 28-yearold suspect in the evening of 19 January. The suspect was arrested after a truck he was driving from South Africa to Botswana was searched at the Port of Entry. The search that was conducted with detection dogs, led to the discovery of different marine species. They include:468 live crabs (27 of them were found already dead), 3 x 20 kg boxes of Red Snapper fish, 1X 20 kg Spanish Sardine (Silver fish), one 5kg plastic bag Dried Oysters,
one 5kg plastic bag small White Sea snails, one 5kg plastic bag of mussels, seven 20kg boxes Squid, one 5kg plastic bag Giant Black Sea Snail, one 20 kg box Shrimp Prawns, one 20 kg box Prawns, one 20 kg box Tuna fish and one 5kg plastic bag Clams The suspect appeared in the Zeerust Magistrates’ Court on 22 January on charges of Contravention of Marine Resources Act, Act 18 of 1998 Sec 13 (1) , Sec 58 and Regulation 27 (1) (F): Possession and Exportation of Marine live products without a valid permit. The police’s Directorate for Priority Crimes Investigation (DPCI) is investigating the case.
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09 February 2018
Mdluli appointed SAMA chairperson VISION: “We are the best energy hub and ecotourism destination in Southern Africa”
MISSION: “To invest in a constituency of talented human capital who are motivated and innovative to build a sustainable economy in the field of energy, minerals and eco-tourism for the benefit of all our communities”
The Recording Industry of SA (RiSA) has appointed Ntuthuko Mdluli to the position of chairperson of the SA Music Awards (SAMA). She will also serve as Vice Chairperson of RiSA. As a SAMA Chairperson, Mdluli will oversee the smooth running of the prestigious music awards. She brings with her a wealth of experience and expertise in the local music space having been at the helm of a few projects and managed some careers. Mdluli said she was ready for the challenge. “I’m humbled and honoured that so much responsibility has been placed on me. I don’t take this vote of confidence in my abilities lightly. I will work with the team to ensure that we deliver a memorable SAMA24 we can all be proud of.” RiSA CEO Nhlanhla Sibisi welcomed the news: “We are overjoyed to have Ntuthuko Mdluli take over the SAMA24 reins as the Chairperson. It’s also significant to note that she is the first woman ever to occupy this position in the history of the SAMA. She has done well for herself and for the industry and we look forward to her contribution towards the success of SAMA24.” Mdluli, a vocalist in her own right, is a Central Johannesburg College graduate in National Diploma in Music Technology and Popular Music. She was the founding member of Jaziel
Waterberg District Municipality is an equal opportunity employer subscribing to the Employment Equity Act, and hereby invites applications from suitably qualified persons toher fill the under-mentioned post (Women and Disabled Study. People are encouraged to apply): Music Development Music Productions in 2005.In capacity
INFRASTRUCTURE DEVELOPMENT as Commercial and Operations Director, Mdluli developed and implemented TECHNICIAN CAPITAL PROJECT - LEVEL 06 strategies for 944 brands as Normal Jaziel SALARY: R325 per annumsuch | BENEFITS: Municipal Employee Benefits | REF: PF-TECHCO/02/01/2018 Brothers, Tsoakae, Nathi, Bongi & plus a minimum of 2 years experience in Civil Engineering. REQUIREMENTS: •BTech/National diploma in Civil Engineering Collin and Lesego was the driving within the district ensuring that the project is implemented within KEY PERFORMANCE AREAS:.She •Manage project implementation the scope, time budget their •Co-ordinate specific project related requirements associated with the delivery of basic services in areas force behind multiple large-scale under the District Municipality •Manage performance of service providers against the signed SLA •Monitoring processes related projects. tocollaborative checking the conformity / compliance of capital projects and other technical related projects / plans •Manage the formulation of specific tender documents as well as controland contractual obligations •Disseminate functions and operation information She contracts was aandMarketing, Promotions on outcomes, current developments, problems and constraints •Co-ordinate specific administrative and reporting requirements Label with Manager at Sheer Sound. associated the key performance and result indicatorsShe of the functionality. developed a flair for theOFintricacies around DEPARTMENT SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT AND COMMUNITY SERVICES music publishing and became invested ADMINISTRATION ASSISTANT in ensuring that artist’s rights relative to DISASTER CENTRE MODIMOLLE - LEVEL 09 publishing and royalties are protected. She SALARY: R214 128 per annum | BENEFITS: Normal Municipal Employee Benefits | REF: ADMINA/02/2018 believes that artists don’t get what they REQUIREMENTS: •Grade 12 plus a minimum of 2 years experience in a municipal environment •Sound computer knowledge (MS should be PowerPoint) getting because a lack of Word, Excel and •A valid Code of C1 driver’s licence. information about their rights. This has led COMPETENCIES AND SKILLS: •Must have good interpersonal relations, strong office administration and communication skills •Time management and basic financial administration. to her continued fight for transparency KEY PERFORMANCE AREAS: •Control the administrative requirements associated with the section •Monitor the consolidation, and extensive regulation. processing and presentation of functional information •Be involved in the day-to-day office management of the section •Co-ordinate meticulous approach Known for her the administrative dimension associated with the processing of the section’s related queries and complaints •Manage the general office (including the control of the section’s resources) •Organise and arrange meetings, conferences, workshops, to environment operations, Mdluli’s obsession etc. for the section (logistics support) •Manage the diaries of staff in the section •Responsible for making copies and distribution with •Liaise high quality output has secured thereof with internal and external stakeholders with regard to meetings, workshops, etc. •Handle internal and external correspondences services to the section, data capturing and updating information on the system •Develop and the artists •Render undertyping her guidance maintain a proper filing system for the section. multiple national and international CLOSING DATE: 22 FEBRUARY 2018 AT 15H00 accolades. All applications must be submitted on an official Waterberg District Municipality application form that is downloadable on Mdluli has been instrumental in our website: www.waterberg.gov.za and must be accompanied by a detailed CV, originally certified copies of qualifications, developing andolderimplementing ID, driver’s licence (not than three months) and covering letter that indicates the position you are applying for and must be sent by projects post to: Thefor Acting Municipal Manager, Waterberg District Municipality, Private Bag X1018, Modimolle, incubation recording 0510 or hand deliver to Waterberg District Municipality, Harry Gwala Street, Registry Section, Room 27. artists working on projects such Faxed and e-mailed applications and those applications not made on an official application form will not be considered. as the Soul City andbackground Soul Buddyz Qualifications, employment checks and security vetting will be done for all short-listed candidates. Talent Show, the Matatiele Youth Further enquiries may be directed to Ms Dare P. Makibelo, tel. 014 718 3367 during office hours. Development Program, the Should you not be contacted within 90 days of the closing date, please accept that your application has to Dream Talent Development been unsuccessful. Correspondences will be entered into with shortlisted candidates only. The Waterberg HIGH: Ntuthuko Mdluli Project andDistrict theMunicipality Scatech Solar reserves the rightFLYING NOT to fill the advertised post. L.G. TLOUBATLA - ACTING MUNICIPAL MANAGER www.ursonline.co.za
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Youth unemployment – the curse and the solution STORY BY: THABO MAKWAKWA It is with great sadness and pain that I pen this article to all South Africans, telling them of a matter which they already know of, the youth unemployment crisis. And my worry is that those in power are too “preoccupied” with very important meetings, spar treatments, gala dinners, and of course looting government resources meant for the poor. They are too busy with their commitments to notice the damage being done to us, the young people and the youth of this country. Government’s noisy rhetoric on its initiatives aimed at bettering the lives of the youth is like popular deep house beats with no lyrics. They adopt policies after policies with no clear implementation strategy and no evidence showing whether the so-called initiatives are bearing fruits in the lives of the youth. South Africa is failing to improve the lives of its youth, leaving them exposed to catastrophic activities such drug abuse, prostitution, criminal activities and absolute poverty. The high unemployment rate is at its highest peak and continues to increase as economic growth fails to improve. Our country is embarrassingly failing to acknowledge the signiﬁcance of economically empowering the youth, if they cared, they would surely do something to change their actions and direct their energy towards ﬁnding lasting solutions to this challenge. Around 3.3 million of the youth in South Africa are unemployed, although some may be hopeful in breaking the cycle unemployment, others will most deﬁnitely not make it. This means that thousands of the youth will resort to extreme harmful measures in efforts to try and make a living, they will go as far as stealing, if not killing for basic material things such as a smart cell-phone. This number will add to the criminals who terrorise our people in our cities, townships and villages. An article written by Ariana De Lannoy indicated that “life’s chances are determined by the quality of education”, many share the same sentiment including myself. However, in the few past years, this has become quite an opposite as young graduates ﬁnd it hard to become part of the active economic population of this country. Their uneducated peers tease and make fun of them for remaining in the same standard as them, even after having studied and graduated in colleges and universities. Basically, there is a very thin line between an unemployed graduate and someone who is not a graduate as they are all economically broke and unemployed. Every parent’s wish is to see their children do well academically and for their kids to ﬁnd proper employment, but when all fails, a feeling of loss and disorientation take its toll and a sense of hope fades. Youths from poor or low-income families are more likely to suffer the most as they deal with
the effects of unemployment, anxiety and depression overcome them as they struggle to crack the labour market and have the means to support themselves and their families. South Africa’s economic growth depends on political solutions. The solution A Commission of enquiry into unemployment A commission must be established; the commission must be tasked with a responsibility to determine the unemployment causes, challenges and ﬁnd solutions to the problems. The commission must provide direction into ﬁnding longlasting solutions to youth unemployment, with the help of policymakers, models must be developed and a monitoring system should be set up to ensure implementation of the policies and models developed. The commission must consist of scholars, economists, traditional, religious and political leaders and youth representatives. Economic growth South Africa’s economic growth depends on political solutions. Failure by the government led by the ANC to tackle corruption in government and StateOwned Enterprises undoubtedly causes economic decline, political instability and lack of trust in the government by investors. This means that there is very little willingness to address the state of corruption by government oﬃcials that continue to plunder resources meant for economic development of the youth and the people of South Africa. Amendment of the constitution Social transformation cannot be fully realised without an amendment of the constitution to allow for a true untwisted economic prosperity, equality and justice for all. Particularly on the debate around the expropriation of land without compensation. Such amendments must be made with a clear vision to create a healthy economic environment, build industries and create jobs for the youth. Local industries Local manufacturing companies must be built and local products must be promoted. Imported goods that can be locally produced must be reduced to support the local environment. This must be done with a goal to strengthen the local industry and to ensure job creation. Macroeconomic policies targeting youth employment must not be reduced to mere rhetoric, willingness and action from all parties must be seen and felt by those affected. We all have a responsibility to pursue the question of who is failing the economy and the youth. We must always be in search of answers to the challenges we face, we must know who presides over our government, departments and all other economic sectors which continuously fail the youth.
Speaker of the National Assembly, Baleka Mbete, told South Africans that the State of the Nation Address (SONA) scheduled to take place on Thursday, 8 February has been postponed. The announcement was made during an urgent press briefing outside the National Assembly on Tuesday afternoon. Mbete was joined by Chairperson of the National Council of Provinces Thandi Modise. Mbete told journalists the decision was made after her office had been informed that President Jacob Zuma was writing to parliament to request a postponement. She said a new date for the State of the Nation Address would be communicated soon. The Speaker said her office was involved in discussions with Head of Government
The announcement was made during an urgent press briefing outside the National Assembly on Tuesday afternoon. Mbete was joined by Chairperson of the National Council of Provinces Thandi Modise. Business, Cyril Ramaphosa, who is also the President of the African National Congress, and other political stakeholders whose concerns had all been taken into account ahead of this decision. This announcement comes in the wake of a press briefing by Julius Malema, on Monday, where he stated unequivocally, that there would be no State of the Nation Address on Thursday.
Mmusi Maimane meets with King Goodwill Zwelithini DA leader Mmusi Maimane has called for more engagement regarding the issues surrounding the Ingonyama Trust. Maimane was speaking on Sunday after his historic first visit to King Goodwill Zwelithini’s home in Nongoma, northern KwaZulu-Natal. Maimane led a delegation which included the newly elected DA leadership in KZN. The delegation also presented the king with five cows. In a meeting with the king, a number of issues were discussed, including the contentious issue of the trust. “I am here to introduce to the king the leadership that got elected in this province. They have come to share that we must engage with the Ingonyama Trust about land. I am happy that Judge Ngwenya (Jerome) showed us that this is not a question of state land. This is the question of what is right, (about) the land that has been here, and we must discuss justice in that issue,” Maimane said. Maimane presented the monarch with several head of cattle as a gesture of goodwill‚ saying that it was the greatest
privilege to have an audience with the king. “We need to see development in rural communities and ensure that young South Africans from the rural areas are able to get a decent education‚” he said. “We must engage with Ingonyama Trust and we must engage about land. This is not a question of state land‚ but rather one of land which is from here and what is right and just. “I have come here to honour the lineage and heritage of this royal house and we will continue to recognise your majesty and the role he plays in society.” Zwelithini said that it was the first time in history that the DA had come to “introduce itself”. “Most political parties are making sure that they are known to his majesty these days‚” he said. Zwelithini said that the Zulu nation had played a role in shaping the history of the country‚ even predating the current political dispensation. “We do not exist as a kingdom at the behest of any political party. While I acknowledge you are a leader of the official opposition‚ but to me when I look at you‚ you are my son.”
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Economic forum unlocks provincial economy An economic forum hosted by North West Premier Supra Mahumapelo went a long way in creating an enabling environment for people living outside urban areas to play a signiﬁcant role in developing the provincial economy. The second Villages Townships and Small Dorpies (VTSD) Economic Forum held in Mmabatho – in partnership with the Department of Finance, Economy and Enterprise Development (FEED) – succeeded in bringing together investors and emerging businesspeople under one roof. The forum was held in line with the provincial government’s policy of developing sectors such as agriculture, culture and tourism as well as the arts as a way of diversifying the economy which – at the point – largely relies on the mining industry. The forum also encouraged the youth
to venture into self-employment projects instead of always looking to secure formal jobs. Diplomatic representatives from Botswana, Mozambique and Angola were also present during the two-day forum, which was also held to market the North West to the rest of the region and continent.
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T’s and C’s apply. South Africa won the Test series but a little slower than usual. mighty India at Centurion on Sunday Judge’s decision is final. where the visitors claimed a massive Amla then got himself in an ugly position India’s determined win of the third Competition ends 19 Feb. nine-wicket victory to take a two- to a back-of-a-length delivery from “dead rubber” Test certainly seems to nil lead in the six-match ODI series Bhuvneshwar Kumar and edged behind have marked a turning point of this tour. Thulani Mbenge (left) Photo Credit: Nick Lourens The hosts are plagued by injuries to after bowling the Proteas out for a for 23. billbatsmen will be IBO Cruiserweight their (20) feet for mostout of the eight a Headlining Current WBC International Strawweight their twothe best and do not have Mexican Diego Cruz over 10 rounds in When deonKock holed pulling miserable 118 runs, which they went spectators Champion Kevin Lerena from the Smiths the welterweight division. This fight could Champion Deejay Kriel will kick off 2018 rounds. on to chase in just more than 20 overs. long hop from Chahal (5-22) it was the spinners that can trouble the Indian as he did in 2017 by taking on Eastern Kriel will also have the best possible sparring Boxing Gym who will put his title on the line potentially not go the distance with both Once again it was the Indian wrist- start of a collapse of three wickets falling batsmen in the same way that Chahal Cape boxer Magusha. This time, in South Africa with Hotbox Gym stable against Ukrainian Dmytro Kucher, who hasn’t boxers being heavy hitters. STORY BY:Xolisa FARIRAYI KAHWEMBA and Yadav have terrorised the hosts. spinners that were home team’s undoing without a run being scored. Magusha will step into the ring as current mates IBO Strawweight Champion Simphiwe been in the ring since losing to German Marco Mbenge boasts 10 KO’s from 12 starts and In May Markram 2015, he travelled the Ajax Platinum Stars winger Riyaad Aiden (8), thewith 23-year old After the last ODI, Faf du Plessis told us as Strawweight Yuzvendra Chahal and Norodien Kuldeep Khonco as well as former WBA and IBO Huck in November 2016. South Africans will enjoys dominating his opponent early in a SA Champion after defeating Cape Town U19 who team to read Germany to could betook justcombined what the doctor ordered in at the press conference theloss Proteas stand-in captain can’t a googly, Yadav figures of 8-44 to Kucher from histhat close to contest. Siphamandla Baleni in December last Strawweight Champion Hekkie Budler. This remember compete in the Ergenzingen Tournament, their fight to avoid the dreaded chop to will not be picking two spinners washas outthe thepotential very next ballthe in fight exactly the Ilunga decimate feeble batting line up. “Junior” Makabo back in 2013. in any However, Cruz will be the highest ranked bout to be of the year in Easta London. where they were by Mexican the leagues. home games and next match boxer as well as the most experienced that same fashion as eliminated he was Golden caught on the On Thelower sellout Supersport crowd’s the undercard will bethen 2014 the Commonwealth in another action packed Gloves However, Kriel will fancy his Park chances after night The player – who is on a six-month loan side Guadalajara in the semi-finals. Tabraiz Shamsi replaced boundary after pulling a Yadav long hop. disappointment at the embarrassing loss Champion Mbenge will face thus far. This is definitely a defeating Magusha last year by a unanimous bill taking place on 03 March at Emperors bronze medalist and current SA all-rounder from Orlando Pirates – scored two goals on Norodien, however, was named Player of Mbenge who take that on step up in class for Mbenge. decision an absolute slug festbythat Andile “Tulz” Phehlukwayo in a will line-up Dave Miller (0) was then caught at slip Thulani will be in further compounded thehad fact Palace. debut for Platinum Stars in their 3 – 3 draw the Tournament, and caught the attention the match was over straight after the as he went forward a bit too hard at a already looked a batsman short. of various European clubs (including AFC with Chippa United. tossed up top-spinner from Yadav. 51 for Shamsi bowled only three overs and lunch break. Orlando Pirates coach Micho Sredojevic Ajax). went for 18 runs. 4 and South Africa were in a right mess. In awhile most fashion, the lunch On 4 April 2015, after a lengthy contract said thefarcical club would miss the services South Africa could gamble by asking JP Duminy (25) and debutant Kaya interval was taken when India were of the winger, his stint at Platinum Stars dispute, Norodien finally made his first “THIS IS THE FIGHT THAT WILL SET LERENA ON HIS WAY. HE CAN’T AFFORD TO LOSE, ESPECIALLY WITH THE DIVISION ON FIRE.” to produce green-top Zondo (25) appearance then managed Proteas’ groundsmen 117/1,guarantee requiringhim just more two runs victory whenthe he featured would gamefor time and professional KEY PLAYER: Riyaad Norodien Expectations massive on countries, including sub-Saharan Africa Ukraine’s DmytroStars. Kucher wickets but, afterare all thus the controversy only respectable of 49 runs, has – a ludicrous that at least during a 2–1 loss topartnership, Platinum would develop hissituation skills. month later, he scored first “Norodien, we One (via SuperSport), France, Turkey, the former world titlepitches, challenger, decided that preparation for his surrounding the Test series that but Zondo soon fell as he skied his a Chahal helped the going bars tothere sell a [to few Stars], more pints professional goal, a close-range header, shall miss him for these six months whoseem has very mixed with top company, Algeria, Bahrain, Djibouti, Egypt, Iran, title thefight doesn’t likely. delivery IBO in an Championship attempt to stimulate of beer. Moroka Swallows. because he interesting has been a master creating Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, against Junior Makabu, against Kevin on March It 3 is fighting also taken for granted that the Enzo ICC flagging run rate. IndiaLerena were relentless It will be to see in how many against He followed it up by scoring against Orlando the atmosphere and spirit in the team,” Libya, Malta, Morocco, Oman, Qatar, Macarinelli and Marco Huck. will take placewent at high expects limited overs surfaces to keep five wickets for aaltitude paltry in locals return for the sixth and final ODI, as the last Pirates in the next game on 9 May (also the Sredojevic said. Saudi Arabia, Syria, Tunisia, United Kucherviewers isn’t coming justwith for the payday. television happy true and 19 runs. Johannesburg. which is at the same ground. “But coming back after his long lay-off last game of the season). He received a pass He wants to emulate countryman Arab Emirates, Serbia and Montenegro. Kucher, who only arrives in early high-scoring pitches. had lasted 32.2 overs The pathetic performance by South South Africa through injury, I think it will help him over from a goal-kick, juked two defenders and “These developments are very exciting,” Usyk, the world for premier February, a full month ahead The Oleksandr Proteas will be desperate one was still 90 minutes until of Africa showed the extent to which and as there the next few months to get some playing blasted the ball past Brighton Mhlongo for said promoter Rodney Berman. “Firstly, cruiserweight champion, by snatching time, had intended to set up camp of their batsmen to come off in the the scheduled lunch break, India put the team depends on its middle-order his second career goal. time and come back stronger.” Kucher isn’t coming for the payday – a version of the world title. in Cape Town, only to discover that third ODI at Newlands on Wednesday. their pads on and came out to quickly stalwarts, captain Faf du Plessis and AB De Sa – who coached Norodien during his Norodien was selected to represent South It helps, too, thatdefinitely he is training with he’s coming to win, and Lerena knows Joburg’s air of would cause Farhaan Behardien deserves makeat a the mockery ofrarefied this target. de Villiers, both outbe ofhoping action Africa 2015 Africa U-23 Cup Nations tenure at Ajaxwho Capeare Town – will Usyk, who himself is preparing for him problems come fight time. an opportunity to put his hand up for aa this. And it’s gratifying to see the Rohit Sharma (15) was the only casualty with finger injuries. that the winger plays a key role in helping in Senegal, where the top three teams bout against Mairis Briedis later interest from international markets. Hethe will2016 trainSummer outRabada of Harold Volbrecht’s performance. as he for hooked Kagiso badly to goodmajor India skipper Kohli won the toss qualify Olympics. the team to avoidVirat relegation. playedgym in three games (against Senegal, Born Kensington, Cape Town, “This is the fight that will set Lerena and, more, Liubov Indiathis onmonth. the other hand will be starting Morkel at fine leg. what’s Shikhar Dhawan and in elected to bowl first on aNorodien typically He Algeria). South Africa finished signed with local clubbatting Ajax Cape Town as a Zambia Meanwhile, an indication of the ering fight’s on his way. He can’t afford to lose, Abravitova, Ukraine’s ambassador to fancy their chances of administ (51 notand out) and Virat Kohli (44*), who to friendly Centurion surface. third overall, qualifying formade theall of youngster. was named Academy Player in especially with the division on fire.” is reflected in the TV of sales South Africa, will be picking up goodappeal old fashioned 6-0 whitewash a must be place starting to enjoy this tour, Hashim He Amla and the out-of-sorts Olympic tourney in Rio de Janeiro. of the Year in 2012. with broadcasts purchased for multiple African News Agency (ANA) expenses. mistakes at they chased up hiding. Quinton de Kock got off to a sluggish but no suchhis
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