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Police Minister Bheki Cele appointed a taskteam to deal with all murder cases and promised to end what he termed “economic thuggery” during a Crime Imbizo held at the Klipgat Road Sportground in Mabopane recently. Cele was joined by Gauteng Community Safety and Liaison MEC Faith Mazibuko, and the South African Police

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Service (SAPS) leadership as they engaged the community of Mabopane on their crime concerns. This is the minister’s second visit in the area within a space of a month following the brutal killing of ward councillor Tshepo Motaung. A cryptic Cele said that they know who his killers are, but was mum on whether any arrests have been made.

Police minister dispatched a task-team to investigate violent crimes in Mabopane following the brutal assassination of a ward councillor

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Mabopane family seeks answers after infant’s death Parents looking for answers sorrounding his mysterious death

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t has been a year and half since the mysterious death of Baby Oagile, an infant from Mabopane, who died on 16 February 2020 just hours after he was born. His family is still desperately looking for answers sorrounding his mysterious death. By Tebogo Senosha The family is convinced that Oagile’s editorial@tshwanebulletin.co.za death was a result of negligence at

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Boekenhout Clinic. His parents say it has been an ongoing battle to access their son’s medical records. According to Baby Oagile’s mother, Tshiamo Mabiletsa, the nurses told her that she had given birth to a healthy baby boy whose only concern was his weight as he was deemed to be a little bit underweight and also to be diagnosed with Club foot.

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She said that nurses assured her that despite all these, her baby was completely healthy and all she needed was to wait for transport to be able to take the baby to hospital, this as a precautionary measure since she gave birth in a clinic. However, few hours later, there had seemed to have been complications as the family was informed by staff at the hospital two hours later, that they could not resuscitate the baby, which left the family confused as to what may have happened as the baby was declared healthy. The sad news prompted the family into believing that there was some medical equipment that was not at the clinic and possibly some negligence on the part of staff that handled their newborn baby which resulted in his death. Recalling the ordeal of the 16th February 2020, Oagile’s mother, Tshiamo Mabiletsa said, “The baby’s eyes were open and the baby was breathing, then the nurse took the baby and she was trying to put him in this other machine that was for warmth, so that machine kept switching on and off, so it’s like it was not working properly. Then she was like the baby is fine, however my concern was the baby’s weight, because the baby weighted 1.8kg and apart from that she said the baby had Club foot. As a precautionary measure, Mabiletsa was meant to be transferred to hospital, however the ambulances that kept arriving did not have incubators. But the nurse insisted that everything was under control as it was not an emergency and that they could wait for another ambulance which had an

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Abridged death certficate of the late Oagile Mabitsela whose death at Boekhout clinic still remains a mystery to his distraught parents incubator for the baby. “With that being said, outside was my mother with a car and also my partner who was also with a car, so if ever there was an emergency, there were ways to get to the hospital,” she added. Mabiletsa’s world came tumbling down just three hours later, when she was told that her son had unfortunately passed away and that the staff could not resuscitate him. In their quest to find answers, Baby Oagile’s parents have been trying to get copies of his medical records, however their efforts were fruitless as the hospital failed to provide them with the medical records. “I already had a name, everything was set. I have bought clothes, everything was just prepared. So I had to go to Labor Department in order to submit the death

Mabiletsa’s world came tumbling down just three hours later, when she was told that her son had unfortunately passed away certificate and when I got there, there were mothers holding their babies and I had just buried mine. So it’s not easy, “ said Mabiletsa, who was weeping uncontrollably. Oagile’s parents believe that the clinic is trying to cover up their negligence as according to the death notice, Oagile’s death notice was a stillborn. Tshepo Letswalo, who is Oagile’s father, believes that the baby was hurt by the staff at the clinic after he was born. “The way my son died, I feel my son was hurt, but why did they write that he

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was a stillborn? I may not speak English well, but I know stillborn is a child who did not live. “If it was the case, we could have accepted it, but the clinic has not been forthcoming with information about what really happened to our child,” said the grieving Letswalo. Responding to the incident, the Department of Health said in a statement that the matter was reported to the Serious Adverse Incidents Committee but remained tight-lipped on the outcomes of the investigations.

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Al Jama-ah wants to restore the dignity of South Africans and eradicate corruption

Ganief Hendricks is the founder and leader of Al Jama-aha, a political party intended to uphold Muslim rights and interests in SA Well-known bouncer arrested for allegedly murdering neighbour local government elections Al Jama-Ah wants to promote a better understanding of our community’s culture and practices in a multicultural and pluralistic society

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he Al Jama-ah Political Party Tshwane Chief Whip candidate Zane Alli, should he be elected to the top seat, says his vision for the city is for the people to have dignity, eradicate corruption, tackle poverty especially finding practical ways to feed the elderly and needy. Zane Alli I am 52 years old and a father of four children was born in Pretoria is standing for the Chief Whip candidacy for Tshwane a hotly contested metropolitan. . Alli said “My vision for the city is for our people to have dignity. We have to get eradicate corruption. It is vital that to us to tackle the poverty especially finding practical ways to feed the elderly and needy. We need to create a safe and enjoyable environment for our underprivileged students to study for that’s our future. There are many problems but they are none that's impossible to fix. We need dedicated people who put the people's needs before theirs.” “There are many problems that need urgent attention but we will concentrate on feeding schemes and education, a lot of people have been disappointed by empty promises made politicians.I am the Chairman of a welfare organization that feeds 500 families monthly. It is done totally voluntarily. I got my passion for helping the underprivileged from my dad who is late but was involved in the same organization for 30 years,” Alli said. The Al Jama-ah Political Party was established in 2007 by its Party Leader, Ganief Hendricks , that instead of finger pointing, Muslims could play a sincere and positive role, contributing to the transformation of post-Apartheid South

Africa, for the benefit of all South Africans. Mogamadlocal Ganief newsEbrahim Hendricks is the founder and leader of Al Jama-aha, a political party intended to uphold Muslim rights and interests in South Africa. He is a member of the National Assembly and has served as an MP since 22nd May 2019. The Constitution of South Africa supports the system of a multi-party democracy, as opposed to a single party state. According to The African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM), domination of one political party in South Africa will be detrimental to freedom in South Africa. What is best for South Africa is a diversity of political parties with competing policies. Al Jama-Ah wants to promote a better understanding of our community’s culture and practices in a multicultural and pluralistic society, by not sacrificing our own value system, maintaining our identity, sharing not only our faith, but by how much and what else we have to offer in transforming and restoring balance. Al Jama-Ah has great potential to tackle the many social challenges facing the country. South Africa is a nation in the making, and its people have come to accept that we are a multicultural and diverse society.

Ganief Hendricks is the founder and leader of Al Jama-aha

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well-known bouncer was arrested together with his friend by the Rietgat SAPS following an alleged beating which led to a murder of his neighbour who is alleged to have stolen a television set in Block GG. Preliminary investigation suggests that the deceased together with his friend who is fighting for his life at hospital, were forced to get into a vehicle driven by the alleged bouncer who was with his friends on Thursday. It is alleged that they were taken to a veld outside the Rietgat's precinct where they were both beaten until the deceased could not respond anymore and they poured him with water but could not move, scream or say anything but remained numb. Upon realizing that he was not responding, the suspects threw him MAYORAL CANDIDATE: Sindile Amina Ngubane into the boot of a VW Golf 6 they were driving and drove back and dropped off the deceased in that lifeless state together with his friend and they went for a hiding upon realizing that the unresponsive man could be dead. Subsequently, a witness noticed the vehicle as it was dropping off the victims and called the police but a swift response by the police found that the deceased had already passed on,hence the perpetrators fled the scene and went to a hiding place. After the suspects were informed that they were sought by the police they reemerged days later in the company of their lawyer to hand themselves in. They were arrested and charged with murder and kidnapping. The Rietgat SAPS Station Commander, Brigadier Molatelo Maphoto lauded the community members who worked with the police in putting pressure to the suspects to end taking a decision of handling themselves up to the police. He further send a clarion call to the perpetrators that they run but they can't hide. "If we are looking for you, we will exhaust all the resources at our disposal to ensure that you are behind bars and do your time for all the criminal deeds that you always evaded," said Brig Maphoto. The suspects are expected to appear Al Jama-ah Political Party Tshwane Chief before the Soshanguve Magistrate's Whip candidate Zane Alli Court in due course.


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Ga-Rankuwa residents frustrated by muddy roads By Tebogo Senosha Ga-Rankuwa residents were left fuming and frustrated, this after contractors dug up their streets and left them in a muddy mess. The trenches in their streets were dug up as part of a project to tar the roads and install stormwater drains in Zone 4. However, the trenches have been particularly frustrating for motorists, who have not been able to drive in or out of their yards because of them. The trenches were dug in various streets following the recent rain falls in the area. Expressing their frustrations, Ga-Rankuwa residents blasted MMC for Roads and Transport Dikeledi Selowa and her provincial counterpart Transport MEC Jacob Mamabolo, for bringing service delivery which was inconveniencing them as it was then impossible for them to access their own yards due to flooded and muddy roads. According to the unhappy residents, the roads became extremely worse after heavy rainfalls as the ground at entrances to yards had been eroded, and they hoped the problem would be dealt with urgently. Although they appreciated the city’s efforts to build and construct good roads for them, they did not rule out the fact that they were seriously compromised as they then had to park their cars in the streets or in other people’s yards after the rain flooded the trenches, leaving their cars vulnerable as they were not parked in their own homes. Pub owner Louis Sekgora said: “My business has not done well because my clients cannot drive here. This is now affecting my livelihood and I can only imagine the frustration of those residents who have had this inconvenience much longer.” Selowa inspected the work as construction vehicles filled the trenches and made the engineers assure residents that by the end of Monday they would have cleared the flooded areas and made the roads drivable. She further said that they were building about 5km of roads and stormwater infrastructure because the area had not had it. The area had a bit of a slight high water table and the ground soil was very muddy and moist. A 3.5km of stormwater infrastructure had been laid and it was just compacting the ground back together.

“I visited the area to ensure all safety precautions were followed to avoid instances of children being injured in the areas where work was under way and to also ensure that the process of providing a service did not negatively affect the community. “The contractor had to compact the ground in three stages before tarring it, and the contractor was willing to make

its construction camp site available for parking to residents who were unable to drive into their yards during construction,” said Selowa. Mamabolo said the residents approached him about the issue over the weekend, when a team from the provincial government was maintaining and fixing the roads. He said,”We agreed that the engineering methodology and

approach used were flawed because trenches had been dug in many areas and left open, while it took workers 60 days to complete work along a 200 metre stretch of road. This was in addition to needing to test the soil, which took 14 days. “The workers should not dig up so many areas and leave trenches open as this created an insecure environment for children and motorists”.

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Mrs Universe semi-finalist collaborates with Hammanskraal Foundation By Letlhogonolo Mosete info@citystar.co.za

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ubvafhi Khavhadi, A Mrs Universe Africa semi-finalist has chosen Dineo Foundation which has two centres based at New Eesterus and Stinkwater in Hammanskraal, as the Organization that she will be collaborating with for her outreach programmes. Speaking on her choice, Mubvafhi said “I chose The Dineo Foundation because of the various courses they are involved with that encourages financial literacy in the youth. I have a passion for financial literacy especially within the previously disadvantaged communities as that is a gateway towards financial freedom and a step towards eradication of systematic poverty” As a person who studied Accounting and works in the financial sector, Mubvafhi will be advocating for financial literacy

especially for young women and those from previously disadvantaged communities in particular. The founder of Dineo Foundation, Ms Dineo Baloyi, a young black woman from Hammanskraal expressed her gratitude for being handpicked by the Mrs Universe Africa semi- finalist. “It is exciting when women come together for a good cause, there is a saying that says ‘when women come together they do incredible things’. Also when people want to transform and empower others they need to be embraced for their efforts and we welcome the collaboration,” said Baloyi Dineo foundation was formed in 2016 with a vision to stimulate and uplift dynamic young minds, and has over the years enjoyed exponential growth and support from various organisations and entities that are as passionate about empowerment and development as they are. Mubvafhi will be embarking on a promotional tour which will include tv appearances, radio and newspaper interviews and profiles.

ARTS & CULTURE Dineo foundation was formed in 2016 with a vision to stimulate and uplift dynamic young minds. Mrs Universe Africa semifinalist has chosen Dineo Foundation which has two centres based at New Eesterus and Stinkwater in Hammanskraal.

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Police constable kills wife, turns the weapon on himself amid divorce

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He came speeding , after the gatewas opened he just went in there and shot her By Tebogo Senosha editorial@tshwanebulletin.co.za

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olice Constable, Ronald Masango allegedly shot and killed his estranged wife, 32 year old Tshepiso Loate recently, who is from Kgabalatsane just outside GaRankuwa, after a heated argument in their room. According to the owner of the rooms in Zone 6 where the pair were renting, he was alerted to a shooting incident that took place at his rooms just before 7am the previous week. While narrating the ordeal that took place in his rooms, the landlord recalled arriving at the rooms after hearing gunshots and finding 3 x 9mm cartridges outside and a projectile on the steps. It was also revealed that the couple were going through difficult times and had a lot of problems that they were dealing with and were heading for a divorce. “The couple had a lot of problems

and were going through divorce. But the guy is selfish, why did he have to kill Tshepiso. He could have just ended his life and left her,” these were the words of a neighbor who wished to remain anonymous.

“The couple had a lot of problems and were going through divorce. According to a police officer close to the case, “On arrival, the owner found a female victim lying on the floor with gun wounds. “On the bed, he found Constable Masango, dressed in his uniform, bleeding through the mouth. Next to him was a service pistol.” It is also alleged that after shooting dead his wife, Masango then resorted to turning the weapon on himself, ending his life instantly. Another neighbor said, “That guy was driving a VW Polo and he came speeding, after the gate was opened he just went in there and shot her. They were arguing for some time and then we heard gunshots.” RIGHT : Police Constable, Ronald Masango allegedly shot and killed his estranged wife, 32 year old Tshepiso after a heated argument, turns the weapon on himself

Mabopane residents unhappy with ward demarcation, barricade IEC offices By Letlhogonolo Mosete editorial@tshwanebulletin.co.za

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ard 21 residents in Mabopane say they will approach the courts if their dispute with the Independent Electoral Commission of SA (IEC) pertaining to their demarcation affecting at least 750 residents is not resolved. Two entrances to the IEC offices head offices in Centurion were barricaded by angry residents who demanded to have an audience with the commission’s chief electoral officer, Sy Mamabolo, pertaining to the removal of their names from a voters roll in Ward 21 to Ward 12. Led by Julius “Jomo” Rapholo, who is also contesting the election as a Ward 21 independent candidate, he said they wouldn’t accept reasoning from the IEC that it was impossible for changes to be made on the voters roll at this stage. “We want the IEC to make sure that all these residents vote where they stay, as is prescribed by the Electoral Act. If it’s impossible for them to do that we will seek constitutional intervention. “We cannot sit back and watch the IEC telling us that this is impossible. We will go to the Constitutional Court because our constitutional rights are being contravened," he said. Rapholo said the residents’ presence at the IEC was a first step of seeking recourse and “if they cannot do justice to what we demand then it means we will be preparing an affidavit to go to court”. According to him, the violation of the rights was enshrined in the

LOCAL NEWS There are 750 people in our area in tshwane designated by the IEC to vote in an altrernative ward Electoral Act 73 of 1998, Section 8, subsection 2, which stipulates that “every person must vote where he or she is ordinarily a resident”. “There are 750 people in our area in Tshwane designated by the IEC to vote in an alternative ward without having given the IEC their correct details of where they stay,” he said. He said should the dispute not be solved “the results of the election cannot be fair”. He rubbished suggestions that the voters roll was affected by the ward demarcation process. “The area was never affected by the demarcation; it has been consistent since the first municipal election after the demarcations were pronounced in 2000. We visited the IEC in August and we alerted it of this problem. During the recent voter registration weekend most people went for re-registration and the IEC system declined to change their details,” he said. He cited that there was still a

situation where a mother and the child in the same ward would vote in the different wards, “which shows that there is something wrong with the system the IEC is using”. They said that should the commission fail to address their dispute they would file a court application, challenging the constitutionality of being forced to vote in a ward where they were not residents. “When you say I must vote in Ward 12 as a resident of Ward 21, you are violating my constitutional right. The Electoral Act says I must vote where I stay. “So why must I influence the decision of somebody where I am not staying? It is like taking people from KwaZulu-Natal to come and vote in our area. It means the IEC cannot pronounce that they can host the free election if such a discrepancy exists.” At the time of publication, the IEC was yet to respond to a request for comment.

Tshwane Major appeals for calm amidst councillor’s death By Tebogo Senosha Following the brutal murder of ANC councillor and candidate Tshepo Motaung, Tshwane Executive Mayor Randall Williams has called for peace and calm, this after community members of Mabopane took to the streets in the township, demanding answers and the arrest

Health Sciences University beefs up security after alleged sexual assault

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he SefakoMakgatho H e a l t h Sciences University in Ga-Rankuwa says it will bolster security efforts after a female student reported to have been sexually assaulted on Sunday. Students have since embarked on protest action on campus, forcing the institution to temporarily suspend academic activity. Protestors are demanding the perpetrators be arrested. They accuse security personnel of being involved. It’s understood the student was on her way to buy groceries when she had been sexually assaulted at an off-campus university residence in the Pretoria CBD. Sefako-Makgatho Health Sciences University spokesperson Dr Eric Pule says university management is investigating claims that security personnel may be involved. ‘When it comes to the matter that some stuff must be removed, that matter is being investigated by management, looking at whether the allegations are true or not. “The matter is being investigated by the police as well as our internal security services to check all party protocols were followed to ensure our students were safe.” The sexual assault survivor has been taken to hospital for medical attention and psychological support. of whoever took the life of Motaung. The angry mop blocked the M21 road and further vowed to intensify the protest in the township until the killers of Motaung were brought to book. It is alleged that the body of Ward 22 councillor was shot with at least 20 bullets, his uncle sustained gun wounds while the nephew escaped unharmed, in what is suspected to be politically motivated and linked to the party’s recent councillor candidate selection process. Reacting to the protest, Tshwane Executive Major, Randall Williams condemned the killing of councillor Motaung, labeling the ordeal “criminal and barbaric act”.

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ACDP Tshwane mayoral candidate promises to deliver By Letlhogonolo Mosete

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ontesting across 107 municipalities the African Christian Democratic Party’s Tshwane mayoral candidate Ronald Morake, has vowed that should votes swing in his favour, a breath of fresh air will fill the Tshwane municipality corridors and issues such as load shedding, unfinished projects, Hammanskraal water crisis will be a distant memory for residents of Tshwane. The prospective Mayor of Tshwane hopes to make a positive impact should he be elected in the upcoming elections on 1 November 2021. He promises to bring openness and accountability with local government’s issues such as lack of service delivery specifically with local primary health care. The ACDP’s vision and mission for Tshwane is to bring about a region with a strong economy to boost the employment of the immediate community and provide financial assistance to small businesses. Furthermore, the aim is to revisit all police and metro appointments to alleviate corrupt law enforcement and curb illegal action within the Tshwane law enforcement bodies. Lastly, the Christian party vows to aid in ensuring better use of state resources such as allowing registered farmers to utilize state land for agricultural farming and food security, with no land expropriation. The party is strongly against mandatory vaccination and is prepared to assist any civilian who is victim to workplace prejudice and unlawful termination of employment. We believe in freedom of choice, therefore citizens of South Africa cannot be restricted to use public facilities, purchase food, or attend schools due to forced vaccination Morake who is a staunch Christian has served as a committee member for Atteridgeville Saulsville Entrepreneur Association and Pretoria Metropolitan Builders’ Forum. He also served and founded the Lotus Garden Pastors Association. The married father of two boys mentions Karate, bodybuilding and music amongst his hobbies, His educational background includes a Diploma in Construction Management and many certifications. He has worked as a professional architectural draughtsman for 35 years. “The current administration has failed to address load shedding, cable theft; they have failed to have professionals deal with cable theft. Employment opportunities are scarce, our roads and infrastructures are

dilapidated,” said Morake. Morake further said “People have complained about unfinished projects i.e. clinics, sports facilities, high rates billing, waste collection and corruption and we intend of fixing those wrongs. Also the issuing of church sites has been a dismal failure by the City of Tshwane.” The prospective Mayor of Tshwane hopes to make a positive impact should he be elected

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Tip-off leads to Sosh drug dealer’s arrest By Tebogo Senosha editorial@tshwanebulletin.co.za The Tshwane Metro Police Department (TMPD) members were commended for their stellar work in ridding local streets of drug and substance abuse, as well as criminal activities, this after they conducted a series of sting operations on daily basis which yielded great results. In their continued efforts to keep the local streets safe and drug free, the TMPD Tactical unit have managed to nab several suspects, recording several successes in a day. The TMPD Tactical unit’s applausable work was evident when the members of the unit acted promptly after receiving a tip-off about a person who was selling drugs from his home in Soshanguve. Upon receiving the tip-off, members of the TMPD planned a joint operation and attended to the tip-off. They went to the premises where they found a male suspect and while searching the premises, they were able to find drugs (cat) in zip locks and blocks. After finding the drugs in the suspect’s home, the members continued searching until they found an unlicensed firearm which tested positive for another case in Rietgat. After all their findings, TMPD members were able to arrest 27 year old male for possession of drugs and

By Letlhogonolo Mosete Corruption, laziness, inept investigations, arrogance from officials, shoddy work and a place to just certify documents are some of the grievances levelled by community members against police officials at Loate Police Station in Winterveldt

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LOCAL NEWS Drugs and firearm were foung in Soshanguve possession of an unlicensed firearm and ammunition. On the same day, other members of the same Unit recovered livestock on the R80 Mabopane Highway. The livestock was reported stolen at Rooiwal. The TMPD Drug Unit and 3 sector 2 regional members arrested one Nigerian male for dealing in drugs in the Sunnyside area. He was found in possession of drugs

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known as cat and crystal meth. The Tactical Unit also recovered a truck that was reported to have been hijacked in Sinoville. They found the truck abondoned at N1 southbound between R21 interchange and Botha Avenue. Amongst these successes, several fines were issued during road operations to motorists who were in violation of traffic

rules. “Well done to the TMPD members for their hard work and dedication. Gratitude also goes to the community members who work together with the Police by reporting criminal activities,” said TMPD in a statement. Members of the public were encouraged to report any crime to the nearest SAPS or TMPD at 012 358 7095/6

EFF joins Winterveldt community march against alleged police corruption during an EFF led march. EFF regional secretary Obakeng Ramabodu led protesters outside the police station’s gate, after their local members discovered that people had various grievances arising from problems with the station. Ramabodu and the EFF's ward candidate councillor Esther

Masanabo brought people with stories about how they were allegedly denied adequate assistance at the station. Masanabo said: “We need to build strategic and working relationships with the cohesive components of the state, particularly the police. It is within that context that, today, we are here at Loate Police Station

to submit a memorandum on behalf of the residents. “During engagements with communities, we have heard various reports of criminal activities that happen within the communities but remain unattended to, or the suspects are simply let loose without facing the might of the law.”

She said the station should give the community its crime statistics, and updates on investigations and cases, especially on matters relating to gender-based violence, child abuse, house robberies and housebreakings, which are common crimes in the area.

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Pensioner to receive fully furnished house courtesy of the Mashawana Foundation

needed.’’ Said by the founder and chairperson of Collen editorial@tshwanebulletin.co.za Mashawana Foundation While beaming with gratitude and happiness, Mr Thabethe A 73-year-old man Joseph could not believe what was Thabethe from Soshanguve happening as he was getting Block MM will soon move a better living condition. His out his shack into his new living condition was so much home, as building gathers disturbing, he was living in momentum nearing the an environment that does not rafters courtesy of the Collen have water, electricity and Mashawana Foundation. ablution. Thabethe was identified by “I’m very much grateful the Regional Chairperson of for your generosity and ANC Kgosi Maepa, ANC humility; I have been living Councillor candidate of Ward in this condition for years. 33 Jasca Aphane, and ANC I have been applying for an branch leaders doing door to RDP house like any other door campaign assessing the member in my community living condition at ward 33 but unfortunately have been and they spotted his disturbing unlucky. I have so much joy and unhealthy environment. in my heart as I’m getting Mr. Collen Mashawana a proper house to better my who is the founder and living condition,’’ Said by the chairperson of Collen Mr. Thabethe. Mashawana Foundation The ANC branch leaders of sprung his team to action ward 33 after assessing the and immediately acted on the situation of Mr. Thabethe situation by gracing the old they have realised that there man with groceries, clothes is a need of immediate and a temporal shack while intervention. waiting for his house to be “We were doing door to built . door here at ward 33, after He also urged with the ANC’s spotted the Mr. Thabethe branch leader to intervene is disturbing shack, and we such matter not only for Mr. made a request on social Thabethe but for everyone media asking for assistance who is in a disadvantaged and we tagged the Collen situation. Mashawana Foundation to “We are here to demolish this assist where they can. But old shack, we don’t want any fortunate enough, they did sign of remembrance of his more than what we expected previous living condition, and for that we are very much for now we are building this grateful,’’ Said by the one of shack for temporary so that he the ANC member and who is can be safe in terms of weather a member of the community, changes. We are not part of the Niniza Mokau. political but an organisation The community was pleased that is always willing to help about how Collen Mashawana those who are need. I’ve been Foundation intervened with hurt by the living condition of the situation and what was this old man, and I am asking most pleasing is that they did myself how can a person not only promise to improve live like this, while having the living conditions of Mr. neighbours who do not offer a Thabethe, but they were helping hand. I am asking you much impressed with the members of theANC and also standard house being built members of the community for him, that will come with to unite and never be afraid fully furnished furniture. to call for help when it is

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LOCAL NEWS Collen Mashawana together with Joseph Thabethe lay a brick on his new home in Soshanguve

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RIGHT : Tlheki Ramushu (17) MIDDLE : Alex Lephale (18) LEFT : Boipelo Mahlangu (19)

Madiba Cosmos’ youngsters aim for the sky

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hey say dynamites come in small packages, this as nowadays the future is put entirely in the youths’ hands. Fresh from junior ranks, Soshanguve Extension 2 based side, Madiba Cosmos’ Under 19 players Alex Lephale, Tlhleki Ramushu and Boipelo Mahlangu who were recently promoted to the first team were living proof that age is indeed just a number. Currently doing their trade in the Soshanguve Local Football Association(SOLFA)’s Super League under the guidance of experienced mentor, Shadrack Mathonsi, the trio have wowed the coach in the two matches that they have played thus far. Despite SOLFA’s newly changed rules which require all Super league teams to have Under 19 players in all their starting line ups as a means of forcing teams to invest in young players and to make sure that grassroots football remain

alive, coach Mathonsi expressed his intentions of building his team around young players despite the Association’s intervention. “It’s an honour working with these young boys, I have always been a fan of giving young players a chance and with the players I have I believe we can go far. I said it before that my job is to build a team for the future based on a new generation of players,” said Mathonsi, who further heaped praise on the progress the Under 19 players have made so far, also commending their work rate at training. Boipelo Mahlangu who is one of the Under 19 players have enjoyed some game time since joining the senior team, bagging a moral-boosting assist in their league opener against Army Joe Roman Stars away in Block P. Mahlangu revealed to Tshwane Bulletin that he has been receiving nothing but love and support from his team mates, further adding that he appreciated it and would continue to work hard to help the team this season. “The environment has been good and I am enjoying every moment with the

team. I am willing to fight for the team and with the players we have I believe we can win the league this season”. Alex Lephale who has proven to be a beast in the middle of the park, aged just 18 said that he was also delighted by the set up of the team, adding that, “It has been a good experience so far since my arrival at the club. I don’t think there’s anything I can complain about”. Lephale also alluded to the fact that training sessions were different from his previous club, “What I have enjoyed most is the coach’s training sessions, the coach make them fun and enjoyable for us as players”. 17-year-old Thleki Ramushu who joined the team a week leading up to the first league game had fitted like a hand in glove since his arrival, quickly adapting to the club’s culture and making the leftback position his own. After an impressive man-of-thematch display in his debut against Amy Joe Roman Stars away from home, Ramashu was rewarded with another starting berth last week where he played the entire 90 minutes of the game. ‘Madorra’ as he is affectionately

known, refused to be complacent and said despite having impressed in his first two games, there was still a lot to learn, insisting that he would only get better with time as there was always room for improvement. “I can’t say much but the boys have been good to me and I like being here. My aim is to help the team gain promotion and lift my first ever trophy as a player,” he said. Madiba Cosmos have won one and lost one in their two league games and in both of the games the three players featured on the starting eleven . Despite having started the 2021/2022 Super League season on a high note after dismantling Amy Joe Roman Stars 3-1, Cosmos were handed their first league defeat by an on-form Pretoria City on home soil, losing by a goal to nil, and dropping to seventh position on the log standing. Cosmos would be looking to redeem themselves when they pay visit to archrivals Sosh Movers in what was regarded as a ‘derby match’, and a ‘must-win’ for the Extension 2 outfit.


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