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ZENZELE STRIKES AGAIN!

Protesters marching to the Ekurhuleni Municipal offices in Germiston. This year seems to be the year of service delivery protests with the number of protests in 2012 already outstanding the total for 2011. Vutha news’s journalist has covered yet again protests actions happening at Zenzele. Since last year complaints do not only seem to occur more often, but also seem to be getting increasingly violent. Last week in Zenzele furious protesters (young and old) burnt down tyres and put stones on the streets in protest against service delivery problems. They later marched to the Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipal

offices in Germiston to submit their memorandum to the MMC of Energy. This resulted after they were promised 80% of most work being done by the MMC of Energy Aubrey Nxumalo and the Ward Clr, Rita Dladla last year September and till this day most of them are still using paraffin stoves. To mention just a few of the matters raised amongst others were fixing of roads, the connecting of electricity in their area, building of a Library, schools and clinic in the section. Corruption allegations were made towards the Ward Clr, Rita Dladla.

Protestors allege that she sells RDP houses in the area. The Mayoral Spokesperson, Zweli Dlamini said they will look at the memorandum and take it through to the petitions department. He assured that this will be done within 48 hours. “We will get back to the residents within their required time. In terms of corruption, people must come forth with visible evidence. Or rather if one has a valid evidence, they must not waist time, they can go straight to the police to report the matter.” Any comments...

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MAN ARRESTED FOR ATTEMPTED MURDER AND POSSESSION OF UNLICENSED FIREARM

FATHER RAPES HIS OWN DAUGHTER A 48 -year-old man will soon appear before the Benoni Magistrates Court on charges of Rape. It is alleged that the suspect had repeatedly raped his 16 year old daughter for the Past six months. The child couldn’t handle the pressure of silence until she went to the doctor for help. Several tests were run including the pregnancy test on her and it was established that the girl

is five months pregnant. She alleged that the only person who had slept with her is her biological father. The suspect, who didn’t say a word when Etwatwa Police arrested him on Saturday night, is set to appear before Benoni Magistrate’s Court on Charges of Rape. Child is now taken for counselling and she is being placed in a safe custody until the rape case is finalised.

Most wanted gang member SCORPION

From Left : Constable Mapule Morema and Constable Eva Matloga Etwatwa POLICE are looking for this man (pictured above). This pursued after several women opening a case of theft under false pretence. It is alleged that this man on the picture is exchanging jewellery with bags. “He took several wedding rings from Etwatwa women each worth R8000 (eight thousand Rand) and disappeared,” said the Etwatwa Police Constable Timothy Masilela. The Incident happened on Friday the 13th of July 2012 midmorning at eMaphupheni, Etwatwa.

“Please be aware of him. He goes around carrying a hand held diverse to weigh the ring and tells people that the ring could sell over R10 000,” said Masilela. The police are advising the people not to give strangers their valuable items. A Case of Theft under false pretences was opened against him. Anyone with information that can lead to the arrest of the suspect is urged to call the nearest Police Station or Call an Investigating Officer Warrant Officer Peter Mathebula 073 231 5017.

Etwatwa Police have arrested a suspect (aged 31) on cases of attempted murder and being in possession of unlicensed firearm. It is alleged that the suspect had a intense argument Last Saturday night with three of his friends. He couldn’t handle the pressure of being insulted in front of his girlfriend. He pulled the firearm and fired several rounds. Three victims are being admitted in hospital after suffered a gunshots. Police were summoned on the scene but they had already found

BUSSINESS ROBBERS AT THE JAZZ CLUB

A chill cold Sunday night with jazz music at Marie’s place Motanyana Street in Daveyton ended badly, four suspects came in with fire arms and knifes and demanded car keys, Cellphone. Captain Alfred Nakana reported “no one was arrested two suspect were carrying knifes and others were carrying fire arm with their faces painted black. They first shot fire and demanded everyone to lie down but no one was injured , They fled away with an undisclosed amount of cash, cell phones, sound system, and alcohol including a blue polo VW registration no: TT8726GP.

By: Xoliswa Mbata A home of safety situated at Mina Nawe Section in Daveyton accommodates sixty young children and twenty children residents are permanently staying in the home. Mrs Belina Tshabalala the founder and manager of this safety home were pleased with the surprise visit made by the Daveyton SAPS and Ithemba crew members. They came with gifts and brought love to the children at home. This was part of the Daveyton Saps members pledging their 67 minutes. They donated clothes and toys to the

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the suspect ran away just after the scene. The police continued with their investigation which led them to a house in Barcelona informal settlement where they found the suspect. “We have arrested the suspect, in his possession found the firearm which presumably was used in an attempted murder,” said the Police Constable Timothy Masilela. The Suspect will appear before the Benoni Magistrate Court on Charges of Attempted Murder and Possession of Firearm.

By: Xoliswa Mbata Wrong-turn gang members have been out on parole are doing it again, terrorising the

BANDANISILE HOME OF SAFETY CHILDREN RECEIVE LOVE

children at Bandanisile home of safety. Constable Connie Moalusi said their duty

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as SAPS is to keep the com munity safe and protected. “It is God’s will to give love

community at Chris Hani and Mkhalazenke section in Daveyton. Three gang members are behind bars in connection with various cases robberies, rape etc, Daveyton saps are looking for one notorious gang member known as Scorpion in connection with same cases. Captain Alfred Nakana said “we as police we will make sure that community member will never be terrorised by gangsters’ again in our townships, the main man gangster Scorpion is there most notorious man who is out the killing people . SAPS are pleading to the community to come forward with the information of this terrorist. The police are looking for him. Please report when you see him to your nearest police station. Any comments...

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u n c o n d i t i o n a l l y. C o m i n g here today is showing our love to these children and to pledge our 67 minutes. It is not a mistake but it is that we are here.” Mama Lisa from Ithemba crew said, “We are so blessed to be here and give love to our young children on this special day at Bandanisile home.” She thanked Mama Belina for allowing them to pledge their 67 minutes and for opening her arms and heart to the young future leaders. Mama Belina thanked everyone Daveyton SAPS and Ithemba Crew for coming and for bringing forth the gifts.


Friday 27 JULY 2012 Legal Wise in Benoni has helped improve the lives of these children by donating blankets in this cold season. These kids are part of the Resegofaditswe after Care for kids attending at Kgalema and Madingoane Intermediate Schools in Daveyton. The Centre was started in 2009 but fully operated in 2012. “This centre caters for offender Vulnerable Children (OVC) in the school,” said the school teacher Mr Malebane Kwena who is also the deputy chairperson of directors for the centre. One of the Care givers in the Centre,Penny Grace Natis, said before admitting these children in to the centre, they first do the Home visits to make sure these kids are needy. “We check if their parents are still alive and their home conditions. If we see that really these kids have no one to help them, we refer them to our Child and youth worker who will also take

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every week days from 14H30 to 15H30. They have Arts and Culture and Sports activities. Anyone who wants to offer their helping hand to this Centre can contact Mr Malebane Kwena on 083 361 1519.

No drop in taxi prices

Resegofaditswe After Care children after receiving their blankets. them to the Social Development for further assistance.” The Centre has many needs and is asking for more donations. “We are appealing to other businesses to play a

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conscious role in the centre. We need electric appliances like stoves, Fridges and food supply to sustain this centre. Kwena thanks the Legal Wise on behalf of the Centre

for donating blankets to the centre. He also thanks Pick’n Pay in Daveyton Mall and the Emlangeni at Majuteng for their helping hand in the centre. The Centre is open

A drop in petrol price does not permit a decrease in taxi fares, the Benoni Taxi Association (BTA) Public Relations Officer Mr D.M Rambau told Vutha News. “If we were based on petrol and we look at the history, we’d be charging customers a lot of money by now,” he said. “The bottom line is that we have never been pushed by the petrol price to increase the taxi fare.” Rambau told Vutha news that they look at things like tyres, car services, spares and consults with the

TRAFFIC JAM DURING RUSH HOUR

Vutha News 3 SANCO members before a decision of increasing the prices is made. “Plus again we take long before we increase our prices.” He said the BTA takes about two years before increasing their prices. He said the petrol prices decrease does not warrant in anyway a decrease from the taxis. “Some taxi owners pay close to R11 000 a month on their quantum taxis, they also pay their drivers on a weekly basis and the money they make is really not enough to cover all these things,” Said Rambau. “Daveyton and Etwatwa taxis are still at low cost compared to other places,” he said. “We will not be able to decrease (the taxi fare) but we will continue to meet our customers halfway,” Rambau concluded. Dineo molefe travels by taxi from Daveyton to Benoni everyday. She told Vutha news that the decrease of petrol price means nothing. “I don’t see any need of people complaining and wanting the decrease in taxi price. If people are complaining then they should buy their own cars and stop troubling our taxi drivers. I don’t have any problem of paying R10 single trip to town. That’s nothing compared to other taxi associations prices.” Martha Masemola on the other side thinks taxi price should decresase. “Pretoria taxis have gone down, I think we should also have R0,50 cut from the money we are paying now. I also want to benefit from the petrol cut price.” RESIDENTS SUGGEST WAYS IN WHICH THE TRAFFIC DEPARTMENT CAN CHANGE THIS HECTIC TRAFFIC?

From Left :Mahlatsi Sekhaolelo, Daveyton Mall ‘Mascot’ and Daveyton Mall Marketing Manager Lunga Mahlangu “I hope that we will be able By: Jabulani Skhosana to do more for these kids in Kids living in Daveyton had December. Mahlangu said fun holidays at the Daveyton there are a large number of mall recently and Vutha News kids always wanting to join was graced with the invite to them every year. “We are albe part of this memorable ways hoping to help out as event. All disadvantaged many kids as possible. She kids around Daveyton were also said most of these kids called together by the Davey- come from disadvantaged ton Mall management to have families and they come here fun, get toys and cooked for. for food and entertainment This initiative happens annu- and Mahlangu prides herself ally during June and Decem- that Daveyton mall has never ber school holidays. “Disney failed to cater. One of the loworld” was the theme of this cal organasation in Daveyton year’s fun holiday and all kids Collision entertainment was t who attended played Disney also there to assist with face correctors games and they panting of the kids. Mahlatse all went home with Disney Sekhaolelo who was recently toys. Daveyton Mall’s mascot signed as the Face of Colliwas present during the day sion Entertainments said she to entertain the kids with his enjoyed the chance she got to dance. The marketing man- play with the little ones faces. ager of Daveyton Mall Lunga “I am so happy to see a smile Mahlangu said she is passion- on these young ones faces ate about working with kids. after painting their faces.

LEBOGANG MALATJIE “I personally think other roads leading to Daveyton need to be utilized or a new entrance /exit must be opened. We are always late whether we live home early.”

The daily Traffic that frustrates Daveyton residents. By: Xoliswa Mbata The daily travel in Johannesburg is ranked one of the world’s worst, with more than half of road users reporting increased stress levels this year, an IBM study reveals. Daveyton in Esihlahleni is one such place were commuters driving to work or school spend much time on the road. During rush hours from 06H30-09H00 in the morning and again in the afternoon from 15H00 until 19H30, the traffic is hectic and intense if there is no traffic officer. Some of Vutha public transport users say this

is a huge challenge for them because it causes late arrivals at their workplace and even at school. It has been said that traffic during rush hour causes unnecessary accidents in the township especially in the Main entrance of Daveyton (Heald Street). NhlanhlaMathebula, a local driver says the problem is not the mode of transport but the road itself. “Our roads are not in good condition. Since 2009 our roads have been restructured and fixed but other sections and townships are still not in good standard. I travel from Daveyton to springs every

day and it affects me heavily. Every morning when I think of the traffic that occurs in Sesifikile Mall and Esihlaleni Daveyton entrance it makes my head spin.” Abraham Mokoena, a Taxi driver from Daveyton to Benoni says two ways lane can make traffic go away. He thinks that traffic light won’t change this condition but a two ways lane road will make space and traffic will decrease. “I think extended roads between Sigalo and Heald Street will be agreat solution. Our roads must be enlarged.”

TINYIKO NDLOVU “Our roads are not in good condition for starters, and we can’t change the fact that most accidents occur in such areas where roads are not in good condition. The department must focus on restructuring our roads.


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FREE WAYS HAVE BEEN UNDER CONSTRUCTION BEFORE THE 2010 WORLD CUP, HOW DO YOU FEEL ABOUT THE PROLONGED PROCESSES?

Olwethu Mnxaibi:

Gift:

Charity Mdaka:

Sibusiso Zwane:

Mbali Khumalo:

Wiseman Mthembu:

It has been four years now and I see no progress. They were supposed to be done by now.

I don’t think they will finish any time soon. One minute they do the gilloly’s road, one moment they do Benoni snake road. Why can’t they do one place and finish, do another one and finish it as well.

I was happy but now my mood has changed. I am angry and disappointed. It’s been five years now. I’ll be happy if they can finish it off this year.

N12 is one of the busiest road it will take time to finish the work we need to be patient.

We really needed our roads to get constructed. I think the delayed process comes from mismanagement because by now, everything was expected to be done.

I like the fact that our roads are getting extended, but the process is too long and the traffic during rush hours is caused by this. It is very bad and other people lose their jobs because of this.

Coal burning affects Vutha especially in winter Naphtali Ratshitanga Coal burning is a common factor that South African townships use to keep warmth throughout the winter. A pattern that has been used and passed on from generationto-generation. The wrong doing of coal burning are subsequently relative to Air pollution, which is the most common type of pollution and very dangerous. Smoke in general, is made up of chemicals and fossils that when burnt out, these becomes dangerous not just to pollution and people health, these has got potential to affect aspects as climate change, change in the oxygen we breathing as well. The change in the oxygen not only affects human lives, but other species as animals and trees. As one walks into the townships at the early hours of sunset, a dark cloud covers the atmosphere, for drivers it becomes hard for them to manoeuvre though their head lights are on. For residents these leaves long term side effects were health is concerned. Mkhalazenke is one of the areas that used a massive supply of coal burning. In the past years, it had been found to be difficult to

live within the area due to the smoke inhalation that was endured. James Ndalo, one of the residents, acknowledges that the recent electrical supply in the area has lead to a decrease of coal stoves in the area. Though there is electricity supply, a majority still find it hard to adapt to electricity as the coupons are relatively inexpensive. DR Modiba, attests the fact that inhalation of coal burning smoke, becomes harmful to the body which thus lead to a variety of disease as Asthma. It is also proven that constant inhalation may also lead to facts as disturbance in once mental capacity, thus leading to issues as confusion, fainting and might place one in a comma as well. Symptoms that one can look in relation to them being affected by disease that may arise from coal burning might be in line with lack of breath, headaches, and itchy red eyes. Before one can consult a doctor, it is advised that they check themselves from home to see if they do have the symptoms. If one has suspicion that they are affected to a stage were the problem has escalated,

it is best to consult with a health practitioner. For any information people can consult DR M.D Modiba in his doctor’s offices in corner Eisleen and Gumede.

Etwatwa Customer care centre now opened This as the new state-of-theart Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality Etwatwa Customer Care Centre (CCC) opens its doors to address service delivery needs of residents at close proximity to the community. The multi-million rand service centre is one of the 20 municipal Customer Care Centres in the region – a concept unique to the Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality – which offer the citizens customer convenience and

a one-stop-service at one’s doorstep .“The customer care centre concept is based on our residents’ needs and our constitutional mandate to ensure that they receive the quality service that they deserve at all of our centres,” said the Metro’s spokesperson, Sam Modiba. The Customer Relations Management services offered at the Etwatwa CCC include: Public Participation/ Ward committee Support, Registration of Indigents, Health Inspectors’ services, Availability of Community

Development Workers, Payment of municipal services, Building Control (Plans submission), City Planning (Land use enquiries), Licencing (Renewals), EMM social workers’ services and etc. The centre will operate between 08:00 to 16:30 daily from Monday to Friday. Modiba urged residents to take care of this facility and recognise it as an asset built for their convenience saying: “The centre must be cherished, well-kept and maintained by all users at all times.”

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How many times have we heard people say that they have been in and out of the system so often that one more time won’t matter? This always makes me sad. People shouldn’t just assume that because they’ve spent time in jail, that they aren’t worth more than going back. People mess up. They make mistakes. This is especially common in youth. People, especially young people, make dumb choices that sometimes result in jail. That doesn’t mean that they should give up on themselves. People can change. They can learn. Pictured aside are the Ex-convicts of armed robbery, Murder, Rape, position of unlicensed fire arm, hijacking and a few other things. After spending many years in prison, they learned that they wanted out, and never wanted to go back. Now, at their late 30’s and early 40’s, they are out and never went back to jail. By: Naphtali Ratshitanga As the marathon draws to an end, Learners, educators and parents share the common goal of reaching the finish line. Though it has been weary and tiring, hard work that took approximately six months to complete, these students finally get to eat the fruits of their hard labour. Lesiba Secondary school under management of renowned, Mrs H.R Mathathe, has by far enjoyed tremendous amount of joy in been the cream of the pack. In the past years it has been the key leader in producing good results within the pent of schools within its district, Mrs Mathathe confirm the fact that it takes a trio for good results to be achieved, the learner, the parent and the school. Although seasons get dark along the way, learners challenge patterns turn to differ as each comes from different background. To develop the student stretches as far as giving them educational support, Lesiba and Hulwazi are key instrumental role players in ensuring that the This institution was formed in 1981 by the wits council of churches under the leadership of Mrs Getrude Ntaka, who had love of the community and aim to protect and promote human rights. This institution conducted a workshop at mbikwa cindi hall to empower the community about the bill of Rights, limitation and responsibilities and services rendered by our Daveyton magistrate court. This event was funded by foundation for human Rights and was attended by remarkable people and amongst others were Ms Nokuthula Ntshangase from the department of justice and

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From left: Eugene Bheki Dladla AKA ‘Rover’, Jerry Mokoena and Donald ‘Madona’ Mohlala AKA (Mokoni). They have turned their lives These are amongst others while they were in prison. sation goal is to develop around after a few dumb members of Ama-Africa The Organisation has 12 people for the people. “We choices and they are teaching Youth and Community of members. Seven (7) of them want to see the youth being and sharing to other young- South Africa (AFRIYOCO- are out and only five (5) are developed. We don’t want sters about their experiences. MOSA) which they started still in prison. The organi to see young people ending

Prelim exam preparations learner’s emotional aspects are reached as well. The likes of feeding schemes that are within the schools, ensures

want just an ear, also helps develop the learners learning capabilities. Zandile Mabizela likes the fact that the

cutting down of some of the house duties during the exam period can help the learner, providing a quiet studying

the channels that schools are getting support to ensure that their learners are ready for the upcoming exams. These

developing of the learner is essential in producing good results. It is also suggested that from the parental side,

environment also contribute to the learners well being. The SIP (school improvement programme) is one of

programme assists these learners by means of providing extra lessons, these are mainly done after classes

Hulwazi matric learners. that the learners do not study on an empty stomach. The aspect of availability of educators to learners, who

Etuka legal resources and development centre

Etuka management Ms Thembi Mabena, Percyval Mabena, Ms Nokuthula Ntshangase, Mr Stephen Thekiso, Ms Lulama Radebe.

constitutional development, Ms Thembi Mabena who

empowered the community about the procedure to lodge

Ms Thembi Mabena, Percyval Mabena, Ms Nokuthula Ntshangase, Mr Stephen Thekiso, Ms Lulama Radebe, Hazel Mashinini, Getrude Madonsela, Kgomotso Maroga, Tshepo Madiba

the complain at small claim court. She indicated that

small claim court handle dispute below R12000. The

Vutha News 5 up like us we are trying by means to make the youth of Ekurhuleni change their minds,” said the organisation co-ordinator Jerry Mokoena. They are currently going around the schools of Benoni, Wattville and Daveyton to motivate school kids not to engage in any crime scenes. The only challenge they have is money. “We travel from our homes to schools and we are shot of money because we are all not working. We also need computers and printers to type and print our proposals and letters. We normally use the internet café and it is costly for us, Jerry said.” They are appealing to the community, business owners and anyone who might have interest in what they do and willing to donate to contact Donald Mohlala on 0767900238 or Jerry Mokoena on 0728628876.

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and weekends, learners get to interact with educators were they do not understand, particularly within the maths and sciences. The initiative is supported by the Gauteng department of education and private sectors. The SIP has assisted learners as Tshepo Mashego and Koketso Machete from Hulwazi Secondary School, whilst Mr Mkhombo, Hulwazi’s Principal also confirm that it has helped much of his learners in understanding most of what was taught. Ayanda Mkwanazi a student from Lesiba, has enjoyed the same benefits of the SIP and confidently says she and her fellow matric classmates are ready for the exams. The African proverb, it takes a village to raise a child now gets tested the community of Daveyton now joins hands in the securing the future of matriculants within the society. The term school gets to be overlooked as these learners shall not be distinguished by the uniform they wear nor the school they attend, but by the end result they strived dearly for, the blood, the sweat and the tears. former PR CLR Wilson Mathebula and Ms Lulama Radebe from Thuso ya Sechaba spoke about restorative justice, environment in prison. How inmates are being empowered through skills development and education, she emphasised that offenders are being corrected through reintegrated programmes and gangsters is still a challenge in most prisons. She told the community not to discriminate the ex-convict but they should accept them back in the society if they show remorse for their actions and should be absorbed in local economic development.


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Etwatwa residents celebrating Mandela Day in style.

Project director: Lindi hlonhwane

Freedom day students from Thembelihle primary school

Precious Ndlovu student from Thembelihle primary school

67 minutes pledge for TATA Mandela!! By: Xoliswa Mbata FAR-EAST RAND HOSPITAL together with EKURHULENI EAST COLLEGES, hosted a very special 67 minutes pledge campaign that was held at FAR-EAST RAND HOSPITAL on Mandela’s day. This campaign was made possible by both parties with their long term relationship. The hospital managing team thanks the EEC for pledging their time on this day and always being there to do community work at the hospital. Deputy Principal for academy Dr Groenwaart en

couraged the learnerss to do community service during their school holidays “He said this campaign should not end

here and the relationship between the two parties must continue feather more. Dr Victor Elam gave wise words

Madiba Day Extravaganza

to the learners about how important it is to share and do things out of love and heart, he emphasised that

67 minutes of mandela day Sandisiwe Madotyeni

By: Refiloe Manaso The Madiba magic is an annual event celebrated to honour Tata Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela’s birthday. The event was aimed at making a difference in the lives of others. It involved organisations such as Rashuma Droping centre, Mfumo Networking solutions, 24/7 Motor Biking. The Madiba Magic held at Tshepo Themba Centre in Etwatwa East gathered people and spend the better part of the day with Orphans,

vulnerable children and Poor families. Mapule Mdau, the Organizer of Rashuma Dropping Centre said they provide nutrition and home visit for the poor families and Orphans. Glen Mabunda, the MD of Mfumo Networking solutions said “this day reminded him of HumanityUbuntu.” He said the purpose of celebrating this day is to help people who are in need and this can only happen when they give to the needy because ‘umuntu wu muntu nga bantu’ meaning ‘a person

is a person because of others’”. Orphans, venerable children and poor families were spoiled on Mandela day. They were served with food, drinks and some wrapped gifts. “We wanted to show these people that we love and appreciate them,” Mdau said. The programme director, Nico Sibanyoni said that he was pleased with the smooth running of the programme. He said seeing all the children smiling & been content brought a smile on his face.

being on the event and pledging his time it’s not their will but God’s will. People came in numbers to support

this campaign. Maponya 911, Lectures and students from five branches of EEC and Far-East Rand Hospital staff members the likes of Dr Modisane, Dr Mtshali, Dr Buda and CEO Dr Mogalabe painted the hospital passage, kitchen and cleaned the yard. Kasi ground music gave extravagance performance, later the Doctor’s and Lectures visited the newly born babies that were born on Mandela day and gave them food parcel.

Many people from Chris Hani extension 3 received much needed goods on Mandela day. This happened after Pastor Nomathamsanqa Krweqane of Methodist church who also working for Umhlobo wenene fm visited the township to contribsute her 67 minutes. She spent her 67 minutes at three different houses. She was accompanied by two church members, Pastor Zukiswa Ndaku and Fundiswa Pasimeni. They were touched by the situation of Adam Momakwe who

is living in a house with no food and electricity. Adam received toiletries and his house was also cleaned up. On the other side, Merriam received a wheelchair which was used by Nomathamsanqa’s late mother. Merriam is suffering as she can barely move from her bed. Nomathamsanqa took the opportunity to spread the message of Ubuntu. She said people must not suffer whilst there are people living around them. She advised that we help each other. “Helping someone is not about taking money from your own pocket. It is about asking for

donations from other people and asking for useful things they can use like money, food and clothes. I wish this will not end today but be a continuation even if it’s not Mandela day. People must always give something to those who don’t have”, she said. Fundiswa Pasimeni spoke for everyone. She said she is happy this happened. “Thank God he answered our prayers. It was our dream to help but not knowing how.” Families that were visited were also treated with free lunch. Any comments...

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VUTHUMLILO FIRING DAVEYTON

Friday 27 JULY 2012

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Spain lost to Wonders FC

Back row: Mandla Mosang, Manqoba, Ntombizodwa Mazibuko, Kabelo Khutsoane and Godfrey Moseki. Front row: Fredy ‘Small’ Mabena and Themba Skosana. Vuthumlilo FC is a new football club in Daveyton. Their aim is to develop young boys and girls of Daveyton and make them stay away from alcohol and drug abuse. Pictured above is the newly elected Team Committee. Ntombizodwa Mazibuko, the co-ordinator of the team said she is very excited to be elected as the only woman in

the committee. “Most women are not interested in sportsespecially soccer but I have since been interested in sports when I was a child”. She said she is looking forward to coordinate all the club’s games and tournaments. Ezekiel Mosana, the founder of the club said he wants to see the talent in Daveyton being discovered. “Jabu Mahlangu

formally known as Jabu Pule should not be the last football player from Daveyton, youngsters must also be discovered”. The Club has been in existence for 6 months. It was started this year January and they are in need of funds. Anyone with interest of helping the team grow and donate, you can call Ntombizodwa Mazibuko on 072892 5744.

Spain played against Wonder stars fc (senior team) at Nomathamsaqha park at Marivate recently. Spain FC

started playing with ABSA FC and the score was equal. It later played with Wonder Stars and it lost the game

during the penalties. Wonder stars won 5-4 to Spain.

to be tough and not to take things for granted.” “I run the 100m and 200m tracks. My fastest laps were 10:32 on the 100m track at the South African championships in 2009, where I won the bronze medal, and on the 200m track

with 20:64 in 2008 at South African Student Championships, where I won the silver medal,” proudly says Nkoane. He has run at major events across the world and the all Africa Games. Nkoane’s greatest ambition

for 2012 is to compete in the in the London Olympics as an individual athlete. He counts his grandmother, his former coach and his parents among the people who inspire him and have had an influence in his life. Lehlohonolo is cur-

rently studying and training at the University of Tshwane. He is a true example to all the peeps from Vutha that anything is possible if you work hard and stay dedicated.

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DAVEYTON ATHLETE STAR Lehlohonolo Nkoane, who is taking the world by storm on the athletics track and hoisting the South African flag high, is a 23 year old athlete who grew up in a small township in Wattville and later relocated to Daveyton. He

started running when he was a little boy with his friends in the streets. “Back then I never used to take it seriously. I was just having fun with my friends like other kids,” says Nkoane. “Life wasn’t always easy for me, but it taught me

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