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By Kaizer Nengovhela
Tshivhase pupil tops the provincial list
A car for Ntsundeni “Hard work pays,” said Limpopo’s top Grade12 pupil, Ntsundeni Ndou (18) of the Tshivhase Secondary School. He obtained seven distinctions and received 100% for geography and physical science. His other distinctions are in Tshivenda, English, life orientation, life sciences and mathematics. During the official announcement of the province’s results at the Ranch Hotel outside Polokwane on Tuesday, Ntsundeni also received a brand new Toyota Etios from the Department of Education. He encouraged pupils who had failed the exams to work very hard and not to give up. “Your knock-down is not your knock-out,” he added. He said that they should just study more and play less. He said that he came from a disadvantaged community, but “I dreamed big and worked hard and
here I am today”. Ndou said that he used to study for more than 10 hours a day. “People may think that I am intelligent, but I am not,” he said. Ndou said that there were many companies that wanted to finance his
the Witwatersrand. His father, Mr Johannes Ndou, said that Ntsundeni was the pride of his family, Tshivhase High and the community of Mukula. He praised his son for his dedication. He said that
“I dreamed big and worked hard and here I am today” studies and he was expected to choose one. “No matter where you come from, hard work will always be rewarded,” he added. Ntsundeni is going to study mechanical engineering at the University of
Ntsunde spent most of the time doing school work and he also helped other pupils with their school work. During the announcement of the results, the MEC for Education, Ms Dikeledi Magadze, said that the de-
The best matriculant in the province - a jubilant Ntsundeni Ndou.
partment continued to make strides forward. She said pupils should know what they wanted from life and should take decisions that they would not regret later. The Vhembe District senior manager of education, Dr Gerson Rambiyana, said he was pleased with the commitment shown by pupils and teachers. He urged them to work extra hard in order to improve the results of the Vhembe district. “It is up to you to make us proud. Only hard work will make you achieve the best in life,” he said. He congratulated all teachers, pupils, parents, unions, principals and traditional leaders with the success of the Grade 12s
this year. “We managed to obtain 80,6% and is the top district in the province and one of the top 10 districts in the country,” he said. As usual, Mbilwi High School was the top school in the province. Limpopo Mirror will publish a report of their success and of other individual accomplishments in next week’s edition.
More photos of official announcement of matric results on page 2
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10 January 2014 By Kaizer Nengovhela
“Hard work pays” - says top pupil
By Tshifhiwa Mukwevho
Seven distinctions for young Mulweli One of the matriculants who achieved seven distinctions in last year’s exams, Mulweli Yolanda Mafukata (18), attributes her success to hard work and a belief in her own ability. Mulweli, accompanied by her proud parents, drove all the way from Makhado to Polokwane for the provincial matric prize-giving ceremony, which was held at The Ranch Hotel on Tuesday. “I am very glad that I have made it!” beamed Mulweli. “It had been my goal to go to Polokwane for the provincial matric awards. I was able to achieve my goal through focus and knowing what I wanted to achieve.” A pupil at Mopani Intermediate School near Musina, in the Soutpansberg North Circuit,
Mulweli achieved distinctions in Tshivenda, Physical Science, English, Agricultural Sciences, Life Science, Mathematics and Life Orientation. She further attributed her success to the support she got from people who believed in her. “These are my parents, Dr Abel and Florence Mafukata, my siblings, my principal, Ms Tshilidzi Mabirimisa, and my teachers.” “Muthu u vha zwine ene mune a divhona e zwone (A person only becomes what she or he visualises about himself or herself),” she added. “So, I visualised my successful matric results while working hard, and went on to make it.” An internationally acclaimed motivational speaker and pastor,
Dr Abel Mafukata, congratulated his daughter and explained that she is a hard worker. “We were not surprised when we got an invitation to attend the prize-giving ceremony,” said Mafukata. Mulweli’s parents also extended their gratitude to the school’s principal, Ms Mabirimisa. “She worked extremely hard and kept on pushing Mulweli to score seven distinctions and to become the best learner in the province for agricultural sciences,” said Mafukata. Mulweli has been accepted to study Chemical Engineering at the University of Pretoria. “I was awarded a full bursary by Exxaro mining company, because of my good academic record,” she said.
Mr Gordon Ferns of Limpopo Toyota and MEC Dikeledi Magadze present the key of the new car to the top pupil in Limpopo, Ntsundeni Ndou. (See story on p1)
Louis Trichard High School’s top pupil, Sipho Mbadaliga, photographed with his parents, Mr Vincent and Mrs Tshimangadzo Mbadaliga. He obtained seven distinctions (accounting, physical science, maths, Thsivenda, economics, life orientation and English first additional language).
Mulweli Yolanda Mafukata (18) got seven distinctions. The Department of Education rewarded her with a laptop, a certificate and a trophy. Entertainment
“Respect nature” pleads BlackJahman
Khuthadzo Tshiovhe of Patrick Ramaano received distinctions in mathematics, physical science, life sciences, geography, Tshivenda, Ivha Maisha of Mbilwi High obtained seven English and life orientation. distinctions.
The cream of Mbilwi High, who all passed with flying colours are, from left to right, Ivha Maisha, Unarine Rambani, Muelelwa Mabuke, Vhonanai Tsanwani, Mr Thendo Mapholi (teacher) and Rendani Budeli.
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By Elmon Tshikhudo
One dead, 12 injured in New Year stabbing spree at Tshikunda The incidents, in which the victims in most instances confirmed being accosted by two men wearing blue overalls, have left the community seething with anger. Instead of spending the day celebrating, the whole community came together and met at the local sports grounds. All the victims, some still in bandages, gave accounts of their ordeal at the hands of the two alleged thugs. After the meeting, the angry community members marched off, chanting protest songs, to the local satellite police station, where cases were opened.
Reliving her ordeal at the hands of the two young men, Ms Lutendo Ndou (18), who suffered severe injuries after being stabbed in the stomach, hand and back, said she would never forget what happened on the fateful night. The girl from Tshikunda said she was going home in the company of her brother from a local restaurant after buying cool drinks at around 23:00. “We had not gone very far from the café and my brother was walking behind me when the two men appeared from the dark and demanded a phone from me. I shouted to attract
Angry community members chant protest songs en route to the local satellite police station.
the attention of my brother, but one of the assailants, whom I recognized as a former school mate, stabbed me before they ran away. My brother ran after him and he was finally arrested,” she said. She said her sister took her to the hospital, where she received treatment and was released. “These guys really spoiled my day. We had prepared to celebrate the New Year together as a family, but all that changed as we had to deal with the unusual situation. I just wish that they are all arrested and face the full might of the law; they must answer for their actions,” she said. Community leader Cllr Mulalo Rammela called for calm and urged all to exercise maximum restraint, saying they should give the law enforcement agencies a chance. “This is a very sad incident, especially because it happened at a time when people were supposed to be celebrating. This is the first of its kind in our area. We have had isolated incidents in the past where people were mugged or even stabbed, but not in such numbers as we have witnessed in one night.” Thohoyandou police spokesperson Const Avhafarei Tsiovhe confirmed that a murder case has been opened.
The ushering in of the New Year at Tshikunda outside Thohoyandou was marred by attacks on people by thugs. At a time when the world was celebrating and ushering in the new year, two young men in the village allegedly decided to do the opposite and embarked on a spree of stabbing and killing people for no apparent reason. The spree ended with one of the victims dead and more than 12 others nursing severe injuries. The deceased has been identified as Mutshutshu Nemakanga (17), also of Tshikunda.
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10 January 2014 By Victor Hlungwane
By Isabel Venter
Homes set alight following witchcraft allegations The homes of two families were set alight by an angry mob, following the disappearance of a five-yearold boy. This follows after a local sangoma allegedly identified the owners of the homes as suspects and some community members wanted to take the law into their own hands. Matimu Mathebula disappeared last Sunday while playing with another boy outside his home in Mapuve village, just outside Giyani. After he disappeared, the whole village went on an intensive search, assisted by the police, but without success. Matimu's father, Mr Wilson Mathebula (34), told Limpopo Mirror that he afterwards visited a traditional healer, asking for help in tracing the boy. The sangoma allegedly showed him in a mirror the two suspects who had killed Matimu. According to Matimu Mathebula (5) disappeared last Sunday Mathebula, he paid the sangoma R300
for the information. On Friday, members of the community gathered at the local playground and started accusing two local residents, claiming that they had something to do with Matimu's disappearance. They accused the men of killing the boy for muti purposes. From what could be established, an angry mob proceeded to the homes of the accused and burnt down the houses and some vehicles. One of the accused, Jabulani Chabalala, went into hiding and is still fearing for his life. He said this week that the people who had burned down his house were simply jealous because he was progressing in life. “They would have killed me for nothing if they had found me. The person whose child went missing is also a relative of mine and I'm still stunned about their decision,” said Chabalala. He said he lost a three-room house, two bakkies and furniture, as well as some other property. Provincial police spokesman Brigadier Hangwani Mulaudzi condemned the incident and appealed to residents in the village to work together with the police and to search for the missing boy. “We have already arrested three suspects and we are expecting to arrest more very soon on charges of arson and malicious damage Community members burned down the house and vehicles of the two people identified by them to property,” said Mulaudzi. as suspects. By Mashudu Netsianda
Stray lions attack domestic animals at Beit Bridge Beit Bridge villagers at Tshikwalakwala area near the Zimbabwe-South Africa border are living in fear, following reports that another pride of stray lions has surfaced in the village. According to villagers, the lions have so far killed 12 cattle and 10 donkeys in the last four months. They suspectedly originated from the Kruger National Park. The local ward councillor, Enock Ndou, confirmed the latest development to Limpopo Mirror, saying villagers in the affected areas were losing donkeys and cattle to the lions. “We have a serious problem of stray lions, which have descended on Tshikwalakwala and surrounding areas.
Last week, the lions killed three donkeys," said Ndou. Ms Molly Chauke, a local villager, said that they continued to endure "the pain of losing our livestock. This problem has been going on for years and there seems to be no end in sight.” Ndou added that the issue had since become a perennial problem and "we are appealing to the relevant authorities to address this problem as a matter of urgency before villagers lose their lives.” Beit Bridge is a drought-prone district and local farmers largely rely on cattle ranching as the major economic activity.
Local policeman allegedly implicated in Musina robbery A policeman from the South Af- the shop suspected foul play and rican Police Service in Makhado pulled over a patrolling police (Louis Trichardt) is facing serious vehicle. When the police went to criminal charges, after he alleged- investigate, they found the three ly misused police resources to aid suspects in the shop with a plastic and abet suspected robbers. bag full of money. When they quesAccording to information sup- tioned the men, they found that their plied by the police, Sgt Funanani documentation was fraudulent. The Edwin Bugana (40) assisted three warrant of arrest was allegedly not suspected thieves by supplying them even signed by a magistrate but by with identification documents which a station commissioner. enabled them to introduce themThe three suspects, after allegedly selves as members of the police’s trying to bribe the police members special unit against organised crime, on the scene with the “confiscated” the Hawks. Bugana, who is a Local money, then tried to elude arrested Criminal Record Centre (LCRC) and fled from the scene, with two of official, allegedly also supplied the them managing to escape. Mphosuspects with a warrant of arrest. shomali, after his arrest, implicated It is suspected that Bugana made Bugana as the fourth suspect. use of his issued police camera Bugana and Mphoshomali’s case and computer to manufacture these was postponed until this year, and documents. they appeared in the Musina MagFollowing a botched robbery on istrate’s Court for a bail application the day before Christmas, Bugana on Monday, 6 January. Both were gave himself up at the Musina police released on R5 000 bail each. station. Mulaudzi confirmed that BuTogether with one of the three gana's camera and computer were suspected thieves, the 38-year-old seized as evidence to investigate the Rudzani Victor Mphoshomali, he claims made against him. Bugana, had to spend Christmas and New as an LCRC official, is responsible Year's day behind bars. The other for evidence collecting and the two suspects involved have yet to photographing of crime and accident be arrested. scenes. Provincial police spokesperson His and Mphoshomali's cases Brig Hangwani Mulaudzi confirmed were postponed until 18 February, the incident this week. According pending further police investigation. to him, Mphoshomali and two other suspects pretended to be members of the Hawks and “searched” a business in Musina. Arriving in their “official” police vehicle, they accused a Musina businessman of money laundering in his shop. After searching the shop, they then allegedly seized several thousand rands in different currencies. In happier days. Sgt Bugana, who has been A female hawker implicated as part of a suspected robbery gang across the street from in Musina, working at a crime scene.
Ndou said although there were no reports of human deaths, the animals were now a posing a threat to children, particularly those travelling long distances to school. Over the years, villagers have been encountering a similar problem. At the beginning of last year, villagers at neighbouring Shashane village lost more than 20 cattle and several donkeys to the lions. By Isabel Venter In the same year, elephants had descended on Shashane and Tshamaswiswi, where they destroyed crops. In May 2010, the elephants also killed three people, among them a pregnant woman and her three- Since the beginning of December year-old toddler. 2013, at least 70 people died on Limpopo’s roads in a total of 98 accidents. These figures were made available by the Road Traffic Management Corporation (RTMC) of South Africa. Of these fatalities, 20 people were killed in the Vhembe district. The manager of the Makhado Fire Station, Mr Jack Ramalatso, confirmed the figures, adding that of these 20, nine lives were lost in road accidents in and around Makhado (Louis Trichardt). The station responded to a total number of 49 motor vehicle accidents. Compared to the previous year, 2013 saw an increase of three more deaths on local roads. Compared nationally, Limpopo had reported the third-lowest number of deaths. Kwazulu Natal and Gauteng reported the most accidents, 205 and 156 respectively. “But even though we can be glad about our figures,” said Ramalatso, “one life lost is still one too many.” The RTMC reported two major accidents in Limpopo. On 6 December, King Toni Mphephu Ramabulana recently attended the Uselwa ceremony (the first fruit ceremony) at the royal kraal nine people were killed on the N11 of King Goodwill Zweletini at Nongoma. This is an ancient ceremony, celebrated by the Zulu amabutho (regiments) between Middelburg and Groblersdal. with the Zulu King in the form of prayer and thanksgiving to the Almighty for the preservation of the nation. In our Five more people were killed on 22 photo are the two kings in conversation. Photo supplied December on the R579 between Nebo
70 People killed on roads and Jane Furse. Ramalatso also referred to a local accident, in which a whole family was killed. This accident was not noted as major by the RTMC, who classifies a major accident as one in which five or more people are killed. On 6 December, the Tshigodime family of Siloam was killed on the N1 north near the Witvlag turn-off. The youngest member of this family of four was six months old. The RTMC said the contributory factors to road accidents during the festive season included dangerous overtaking, speeding, bad weather and driving under the influence of alcohol. From the beginning of December, according to the RTMC, an estimated 986 people were arrested nationwide for drinking and driving and reckless driving. In Limpopo, a driver was released on R2 000 bail for driving 171km/h in a 120km/h zone. The Limpopo MEC for Roads and Transport, Mr Lehlogonolo Masoga, expressed his sympathy with families who lost loved ones in road accidents. He said that he was saddened by the rate at which lives were lost in the province. He visited several bereaved families during December.
10 January 2014 5 By Tshifhiwa Mukwevho
Enthusiastic evangelists pass course
Chillyboy Rathando (left) and some of his workers, busy unblocking the sewer in Thohoyandou. By Kaizer Nengovhela
Disabled man an inspiration to many A disabled man from Mauluma village, Chillyboy Rathando (37), is an inspiration to many other people also living with disabilities. Rathando doesn't depend on his disability grant. He owns a company that offers various services, including plumbing, fumigation, snake catching and cleaning. During December, he came to Thohoyandou residents’ rescue when he unblocked the sewer system after raw sewage started to overflow into various places in town. The unbearable smell was making life extremely unpleasant for residents. Rathando says the fact that
he has a disability does not cause him to sit back and depend on his disability grant. “I registered my own company for snake catching, fumigation and cleaning in 2004. Now I employ more than 30 people to clean toilets and fix sewers. We also catch bats and snakes and we can poison cockroaches and ants," he says. “Some people think I can’t do the job because they judge me as a disabled person, because my legs are malformed. These people, however, are the disabled ones when it comes to catching snakes. Last year, I caught a big cobra hiding under the counter at the Nzhelele Supermarket,”
he relates proudly. “People don’t call me Chillyboy for nothing. When snakes see me, they go to sleep!" says Chillyboy and adds that he learned how to catch snakes from Corrie Snyman, a farmer near Musina. “As part of my social responsibility programme, I have donated school uniforms to disadvantaged kids at Mphego Primary School and a satellite dish to Khakhu Secondary School,” he says, adding that he also paid the tuition fees for some 20 FET college students and helped build a four-roomed house for a poor grandmother with five children in Vuvha village.
“A duck looks smooth and but never swindle money out of gained a lot of courage, confiunruffled on top of the water, them!” he added. dence and direction in life under but there is a lot of activity One of the foremost theolo- the leadership of Dr Fitzgerald happening underneath to keep gians and motivational speakers Dzivhani, who facilitates the it on the water.” in Vhembe, Dr Moses Rathan- evangelism courses in the AHM Dr Lufuno Thivhafuni used do, called on all people at the School of Evangelism. “The kind this symbol of hard work when ceremony to start leading a life of a father figure in your life helps he was addressing a group of of genuine humility and never shape your character for either students who had just graduated allow themselves to be led by bad or good,” he said. in theology courses. Nearly wrongful pride and greediness. Dr Dzivhani said that a nation 30 evangelism students from “Human life is like a seed – you without the knowledge and love different parts of Vhembe grad- may not know what is encoded of God was at war with itself. uated during an event held at inside it,” he added. “That seed “Our children turn into murderthe House of Royals Church at will amaze you once it is planted ers, thieves, rapists and cruel Biaba-Nzhelele recently. and watered well.” creatures only because parents “Charisma without character The representative of the grad- have failed to instill the fear and leads to catastrophe,” Thivhafu- uates, Mr Phathutshedzo Dz- knowledge of God in them,” said ni told the people. He said that ivhani (30), said that they had Dzivhani. there must be order within the life of every person who ministers to people. “The time of becoming a pastor because you are hungry is coming to an end,” he said. He warned the newly graduated evangelists not to use clever words to squeeze their audience to give them money on the basis that they are teaching them the Word of God. "I am not saying it's wrong to accept gifts from people The 2013 graduates of the AHM School of Evangelism are seen in the photo whom you taught with (seated, from left) Dr Lufuno Thivhafuni, Ms Lufuno Matsila, Mrs Lerato the Word of God, Dzivhani and Dr Fitzgerald Dzivhani.
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Mr Percy Mabunda (second from left) from Giyani recently received a Master of Philosophy (MPhil) Degree (Environmental Management) from the University of Stellenbosch. With him are his father, Mr Morris Mabunda, his sister, Ms Pelinab Mabunda, and his mother, Ms Tinyiko Elizabeth Mabunda. Photo supplied.
The directors, management and staff of the Zoutpansberg Private Hospital in Makhado (Louis Trichardt) congratulated Mrs Shonisami Davhana on the birth of her healthy baby girl, Murunwa Makhado, on Christmas Day 2013. She was born by normal delivery at 00:37 on the 25th. Little Murunwa weighed 2.74kg. She is welcomed and supported by EN Snyman and EN Rabali, the midwife.
Mishumo Mulivha (17) and Khuliso Munyai (20) were crowned Mr and Miss Mutale SAPS during a ceremony that took place shortly before The Takalani Children's Home at Siloam recently awarded children achiever's certificates and threw a birthday party for Christmas in the Mutale Town Hall. Photo: Silas Nduvheni 39 children during the centre's family day. Pictured are the children, with some guardians and visitors.
BURSARIES SCHEME: 2014 ACADEMIC YEAR INVITATION OF APPLICATIONS FOR BURSARIES The Limpopo Department of Economic Development, Environment and Tourism is committed to supporting education and addressing the skills gaps by offering bursaries in the field of studies relevant to the core function of the department. The bursary scheme is for students who wish to study on a full time basis and priority8is given to the following fields of studies: Hons in Environmental Sciences, Diploma in Nature Conservation, Hons in Economics or Econometrics, Diploma or Degree in Industrial Engineering, Diploma / Degree in Mechanical Engineering, Diploma in Tourism Marketing, Degree / Diploma in Business Management or Entrepreneurship. The bursary covers Registration & Tuition fees, Accommodation and Meals. To be considered for bursary, a student must obtain the minimum requirements of admission to Bachelor’s degree or must have completed his/her junior degree. Application forms are obtainable from Head Office (Polokwane) 20 Hans Van Rensburg Street (Evridiki Towers) and all district offices i.e. Capricorn, Sekhukhune, Mopani, Vhembe, Waterberg and Multi- purpose centre at the Municipalities. Duly completed applications forms should be forwarded to: Acting Senior Manager, Human Resource Development, Private Bag X9484, Polokwane, 0700 or hand delivered to the above mentioned addresses or at District Offices. The application forms should be accompanied by certified copies of the following: • ID • Academic Record • Final end of the year results (for current grade 12 pupils) • Proof of income (parents/guardian) • Acceptance letter from a tertiary institution in South Africa • Copy of junior degree or diploma (if applying for Hons) Enquiries should be directed to the following: DISTRICT
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By Elmon Tshikhudo
Excitement as students receive tools of trade Students who completed their skills development training at Mvelaphanda Skills Development at Tshisahulu were on cloud nine when a local hardware chain store
recently donated tools of the trade to them. Buildware and Hardware Building Company, or BUCO, in Shayandima handed over tools of the trade such
“Go out there and make a difference in your communities,” said Mr Dirk Steenkamp (left). He handed tools to Mvelaphanda Community Skills director Ms Esther Mushaathama (second from left), who presented the tools to the students. Also in the picture is BUCO’s assistant manager, Mr Shadrack Hlungwani. Agriculture
as grinders, circular saws, hand saws, drills and other equipment to the school, which were handed to the students. Mr Dirk Steenkamp, the branch manager in Shayandima, said they had a long-standing relationship with the local communities where they contributed towards initiatives that were community driven from time to time. “This is not our first initiative. We have taken it upon ourselves to develop communities that support us. We have assisted in the building and renovation of schools and we will continue to maintain this relationship with the surrounding communities,” he said. He said they had a relationship with Mvelaphanda as they were training people in their own industry. “As they complete their studies, most of them cannot even afford to buy tools of the trades they have studied. We felt we should intervene and give them a good start. They should not move around asking to be employed. The tools that we gave them are a good start for their own businesses,” he said. On behalf of Mvelaphanda Skills Development, Ms Esther Mushaathama, the founder of the school, said they were overwhelmed with happiness in finding a partner like BUCO, who had the interest of the community at heart. “We encourage others to support BUCO as they have the interest of the people they are serving at heart and always plough back into the community,” she said.
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be prohibited. Avocado growers are advised to ensure that their fruit meets the required maturiity standard before picking. For the cultivar Fuerte, fruit moisture content must be 80% or less. Reputable avocado packhouses are all able to carry out the necessary maturity testing. Inspectors will be testing avocado maturity on the national fresh markets. Growers should be sure that their avocados are properly mature before harvesting to ensure that they do not run the risk of their fruit’s being prohibited from being sold. For further information on maturity testing, the Subtropical Growers Association (SUBTROP) can be contacted on telephone 015 307 3676.
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By Tshifhiwa Mukwevho
No proper house for struggling family A mother and her three children have been without a roof over their heads ever since their four-roomed RDP house collapsed during a storm in 2010. The incident happened during the night of 25 October 2010 in Munzhedzi village, near Elim, when the unemployed Ms Suzan Gadisi (45) and her children were fast asleep. “I reported the matter to the local satellite office of the Makhado Municipality in
Vleifontein immediately after the incident,” she said. An official visited her home to assess the damage in the same week and recorded the damage. “He said he would take the matter to the municipality to see that my house was rebuilt, but I have been waiting since that time,” said a disappointed Gadisi. After a year of fruitless waiting, she decided to report her case to the Makhado Municipality. “They are not helping
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soon appear in court, facing armed robbery charges,” said Ngwenya. He said Chinounye had boarded the haulage truck earlier in the day, along with other four people who were travelling to Beit Bridge. “When they got to a rail level crossing, about eight kilometres out of the border town, the suspect opened his bag and pulled out a pellet gun, which he allegedly pointed at the driver, ordering him to surrender all the valuables in his possession. “It was also reported that he had ordered another male passenger to search everyone in the truck and surrender all the valuables to him. It is alleged that he took R3 600, US$210 and five cell phones,” Ngwenya said. Ngwenya said that, soon after committing the alleged offence,
the suspect ordered the truck driver to pull off the road, so that he could disembark. In the process, the driver effected a citizen’s arrest with the assistance of the other victims in the truck. “Some motorists who were passing by noticed the fracas and joined in. They teamed up to disarm Chinounye and later handed him over to the police. A further search was conducted, resulting in the recovery of six more cell phones which had been stolen from different people,” said Ngwenya. He urged motorists to avoid offering lifts to strangers to avoid the recurrence of such incidents. Ngwenya said police were involved in crime-awareness campaigns along major roads, following an increase in highway robberies.
either,” she worried. All three her children, aged 27, 25 and 15, are currently living with relatives because there is no place to stay at their home. Gadisi lives in a tiny shack, which is also riddled with holes, so that anybody can see outside from inside the shelter. “I live in fear that this shack can fall on me at any moment. My life is a misery,” she said. Ms Gadisi’s neighbour, Mr Joseph Muvhumbe, said Gadisi’s situation was heartbreaking. “Last year, new RDP houses were built at Munzhedzi village and the Vleifountein area, but nothing was allocated to the homeless family,” said Muvhumbe. “Is this what Gadisi voted for? Shame on you, Makhado Municipality, for trampling on people’s human rights.” Makhado Municipality spokesperson Mr Louis Bobodi indicated that neither the municipality nor the Vleifontein office had received a report of the disaster from Gadisi. However, he added that Ms Gadisi’s name has now been submitted to the provincial department which deals with housMs Suzan Gadisi sits in front of her tiny shack and looks for comfort ing matters to consider from the Bible. her problem.
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10 January 2014 11 By Mashudu Netsianda
Border extremely busy during holidays
Happy Fighters’ two-goal hero, Hlawulani “Zakazaka” Rikhotso, is being congratulated by the team’s caretaker coach, Mr Oriel “Zingo” Ndleve (left) and the technical advisor, Mr Richard Mabasa, after the game. By Frank Mavhungu
Zakazaka steers Happy Fighters to victory Hlawulani “Zakazaka” Rikhotso was a marvel to watch when his team, Kurhuleni Happy Fighters, beat Mulima FC 2-1 in their MMK Funeral Services League match at the Kurhuleni grounds on Sunday. Zakazaka scored a brace in the match. It was evident from the onset that Fighters were playing in front of their home crowd, as it was difficult for the visitors to win the ball in the middle of the park.
Ntsuxelo Makhubela of Happy Fighters (right) and Marvin Gabara of Mulima fight to win the high ball.
Fighters made their intentions clear nine minutes into the game. The volley of their left flank, Excellence Maluleke, missed the goal mouth by inches. Mulima gained momentum as the game progressed. The only time they threatened to score in the first half was when Vongani Manyike went loose from the left corner and shot wide from close range. The home side opened their account in the 29th minute. Zakazaka Rikhotso received a neat pass from Seuntjie Kheisana and unleashed a half-volley from the edge of the box. The keeper of Mulima, Pride Manyike, watched helplessly as the ball hit the back of the net. Happy Fighters enjoyed their 1-0 lead until the proceedings for the first half came to an end. Happy Fighters used all their substitution chances earlier in the last half. They replaced Kheisani, Nkateko Maphophe and Mangaliso Masangu with Mpho Sotshaya, Charles Chauke and Matimba Ntsumelo respectively. Happy Fighters increased the margin in the 59th minute. Zakazaka Rikhotso tried his luck from outside the box with a long ground cutter.The ball went past under Mulima keeper Pride Manyike’s armpit before hitting the woodwork and crossing the goal line. Fighters’ second goal was an insult to the visitors. They started to play entertaining football thereafter. Their consolation goal came in the 78th minute via Thabelo Tshikweta. He forced his way through the defence of Fighters and finally beat the keeper with a volley.
The number of travellers who passed through the Beit Bridge Border Post during the festive period shot up to more than 600 000 surpassing the previous season’s 524 511. Zimbabwe’s assistant regional immigration manager in charge of the border post, Mr Charles Gwede, said they handled 646 779 travellers on both exit and arrivals sides between 1 December and 2 January. The highest number of travellers was recorded on 21 December, when immigration officials cleared 36 130 travellers on both entry and exit sides. On the departure side, the highest number was recorded on January 2 when 15 324 people left Zimbabwe. Gwede said most of the travellers that they cleared were Zimbabweans working in South Africa who had visited home for the Christmas holiday. Gwede attributed the increase in the
number of travellers to the South African documentation exercise, which saw many Zimbabweans working in the country acquiring permits. “Many of our people staying and working in South Africa are now documented after they acquired authentic permits during the regularisation exercise in that country, hence they can now travel freely”. Unlike in January last year, the border was less congested. “We did not encounter major challenges this time, despite an increase in the number of travellers compared to previous years. This is partly because of a phenomenal shift in movement trends, coupled with our decongestion strategies. We harmonised our operations with our South African counterparts, which is precisely why we managed to arrest congestion. Once there is congestion on either side
of the border, it automatically affects movement on both sides,” said Gwede. He said the movement of travellers, especially Zimbabweans working in South Africa, was spread out as people travelled earlier compared to the previous years, a development that also contributed to a reduction in congestion. Zimbabweans constitute the highest number of travellers using Beit Bridge Border Post. Last year during this time, the border was characterised by long, winding queues of cars, which stretched for more than 10km on the road leading to the port of entry and, in the process, disrupting the smooth flow of traffic in Beit Bridge. Beit Bridge Border Post handles about 8 000 travellers daily, with the figures doubling up during peak periods such as the festive period.
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10 January 2014 13 By Silas Nduvheni
By Tshifhiwa Mukwevho
Local woman launches clothing brand Fashion lovers, friends and supporters clapped hands and ululated when a 28-year-old woman, Ms Phophi Mudau, launched her clothing brand at an event held at Tshedza Conference Centre a fortnight ago. She had always wanted to make an indelible mark in the clothing industry with her designs, and that's why she incepted Pdesigns SA as a clothing
brand. “The launching marks the beginning of a historic clothing brand,” explained a Matanda-born woman. Fashion design became this young woman's love after she had explored the fashion industry and experimented with Tshivenda- and XiTsonga-influenced fabrics. “I have come up with my taste of style which has also proved to appeal to many people,” said Phophi, who has
Ms Phophi Mudau.
a degree in mining and survey from the University of Venda. “My dream is to have the PDesigns SA brand in mayor clothing stores across the country. Even though small businesses of youths like me always suffer from a lack of capital, I know that, with willing donors and supporters, the light will finally shine brighter.” Phophi wishes for more aspirational designers to be motivated by what she has so far managed to achieve. “There are so many fashion design schools in Vhembe, but graduates from these institutions end up doing nothing in life,” she said. She started out as an image consultant, where she shopped for people, folded and altered their clothes. "All brands started in small counties or villages by individuals who had a vision," she said. "They only branched to other places after some time. People in Vhembe are highly talented and are at a stage to make things happen independently.” She said that for her work to get recognised, she made a dress for herself and wore it at a friend's wedding ceremony. After the wedding, orders flooded her home-based office. PDesigns SA's launch event was made possible by benevolent businesses who offered donations. "They include Nestlé in Makhado, Foschini and Tshedza Saloon, while Gwala Security provided security services during the event," said Phophi. Nestlé's sales manager, Mr Simon Nthangani, said that his company was willing to plough back into the community. "We will continue to support the youth where we can," he said.
Qualified audit opinion for Makhado For the first time in 10 years the Makhado municipality has received a qualified opinion audit from the auditor general (AG). This ends several years of receiving a disclaimer from the AG, but it is not yet a clean audit, a goal that the municipality has set itself to achieve within a year. Mr Gerald Odendaal from the AG's office in Limpopo announced the findings during the final municipal council meeting held last year. The AG audited the council's financial statements as at 30 June 2012 and the state-
ments of financial performance, statement of changes in the net assets and the cash flow for the financial year 2012/2013. Mr Odendaal said the finding was a huge improvement on previous years. He warned the municipality, however, to strive for a clean audit in the next financial year and to sort out the few remaining problems. “There were issues we were not satisfied with, which include the contingent liability as well as the financial and management performance,” he said. Mr Odendaal told the council
to include the integrated development plan (IDP) achievements in the performance report. “You will need to indicate on the performance report if you have achieved your IDP targets” he said. The municipal mayor, Cllr David Mutavhatsindi, had commended the chief financial officer and the municipal manager for their contributions. Cllr Mutavhatsindi said that the AG report proved that the current leadership was committed to rendering quality service to the people.
Photographed shortly after the council meeting are, from left to right, Mr Isaac Mutshinyali (municipal manager), Ms Jay Masite (chairperson of the Audit Council and Performance Committee), Makhado Mayor Cllr David Mutavhatsindi and Mr Gerald Odendaal from the auditor general's office in Limpopo.
From left are Mr Iqbal Ahmed, Ms Meriam Ramadwa (MEC for Sport, Arts and Culture), Mr Daniel Magwala and the president of Makhado LFA, Takalani Maphaha. By Kaizer Nengovhela
A team of PDesigns SA models posed for pictures immediately after the launch. Crime
Woman (25) attacked and raped at border The SAPS at Musina have opened a case of rape, after a 25-year-old woman was raped in the bushes in the vicinity of Beit Bridge on 3 January. The incident took place at around 23:30, when the victim and her friend walked into the nearby bushes to relieve themselves. An unknown man grabbed the two ladies and demanded that they give him money. According to the spokesperson for the Musina police, Lt Peter Mudau, the women were very afraid and shocked, so that the complainant handed the suspect the R500 which she had in her
possession. "The suspect ordered the complainant to undress and raped her," said Mudau. "After raping her, he took her wallet and passport." Mudau said that the complainant couldn't identify the suspect as the incident happened in the dark. In another, unrelated case, a man and his wife received the shock of their lives when two male suspects invaded the room they were sleeping in at a local lodge on 29 December 2013, at about 01:30. The men threatened to shoot the couple, along with their eight-
year-old child, if they refused to give them valuables and cash. "One was holding a firearm and another was holding an okapi (knife), threatening the family," Mudau said. According to Mudau, the suspects started to search the room and took two cellphones, R5 100 in cash and car keys. They then allegedly ran out of the room and fired two shots in the air as they ran away. "We ask members of the community to help us with information which could lead to the identification and arrest of the suspects in these cases," Mudau said.
Soccer guru Daniel Magwala honoured The MEC for Sport, Arts and Culture, Ms Meriam Ramadwa, was also present when soccer guru and former Safa West president Daniel Magwala was honoured for his contribution to the development of local soccer. The function took place on Saturday at Ravele. Magwala was honoured by the Sinthumule/Kutama Community Sport Development committee. Ms Ramadwa urged local sport people not to underestimate the importance of their work. She mentioned that football had become the number one sport in the world in terms of participation and spectators. "It is a sport which has the power of creating a good climate between business and people," she said. Ramadwa also honoured other people and organisations who contributed towards developing the community. She singled out Dr Phumudzo Machaka, Tanganani Driving School, MTG Funeral, Maseakhole Constructability and Projects and Dr Eddy Mudau, who are all at the forefront of developing the local youth.
"Despite the difficult economic conditions, we still find companies which are prepared to share their takings and support development," she said. Mr Daniel Magwala said the award would motivate him to work even harder in developing sport. "I am so excited. I have other awards, but this one is very special in that it is from the very distinguished Sinthumule/Kutama Community Sport Development," he said.
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Musangwe alive and well in Dzata
Arsenal and Stars in a thrilling draw Madombidzha Arsenal gave Madombidzha Western Stars a tough time when they played to a goalless draw in their Safa Vhembe MMK Insurance League match at Madombidzha on Sunday. The score was not a true reflection of the game as it was characterised by squandered opportunities. Although both sides had missed a number of
chances, Stars had more regrets, especially after the introduction of their killer striker, Munonoka, late in the second half. Two players of Stars went into the referee's book in the opening minutes, but they continued to fight as an organised team. The two players who were cautioned with cards for rough tackling were Jonas Ndou and Bennet Mamaila. The scoreboard was
still blank at half time. Both sides effected some changes to starting teams late in the second half and Arsenal’s replacements performed strongly as they were all over their opponents. Mutangwa Matodzi caused an upset among the fans when his long-range volley missed the target by inches. Dakalo Nwanamidwa also committed a similar blunder.
Phumudzo Mafukata of Stars (left) attacks, while Sipho Mutalane tries to dive over the ball.
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The Musangwe boss, Mr Patrick Ramarada said they had decided to conduct weekly tournaments after realizing that people were still thirsty for more action after the festive Musangwe tournament. "The tournament at Dzata thrilled people in such a way that they needed more action, even after it was declared closed. We then invited different stakeholders to a meeting where we agreed to start with the Saturday tournaments." Ramarada further invites men who are interested in Musangwe to come and join them. "We are planning to make this sport a big event and we want everyone to participate. If we get sponsors in the near future, we will reward the fighters to strengthen their fighting spirits. Maybe one day,
the government will make this sport legal." One of the fighters, Thuso "Ngwazi" Ramukakati, said he would not give up the sport because it was the one he enjoyed most. "Some say it is a primitive game, but I don’t agree with them because it is like other games. It is meant to promote friendship because we bear no grudges after the fight, even if one is defeated. This is the game of our forefathers and we will never stop following in their footsteps." In the senior category, Taima Munyai and Steve "Time Bomb" Nditwani were the first to enter the ring. The referee was forced to stop the fight in a bid to save Ndiwtani’s life. In another fight, Thuso “Ngazwi” Ramukakati beat Mpho Nekokwane.
King Toni Mphephu Ramabulana (left) presents the trophy for the overall champion, Taima Munyai, while the Musangwe boss, Mr Patrick Ramarada, looks on. Munyai also went home with R3 000 cash. By Tshifhiwa Mukwevho
Hundreds of people gathered at the Dzata Museum on 28 December, to attend the King Toni Mphephu Ramabulana Indigenous Boxing (Musangwe) finals. More than 30 bouts took place during the tournament. It was attended by many chiefs around Vhembe, as well as the MEC for Co-operative Governance, Human Settlements and Traditional Affairs, Mr Ishmael Kgetjepe. King Toni Mphephu Ramabulana has pledged his undivided support for the sport. He stated that was committed to preserving the Venda culture and felt bound to lend a helping hand to Musangwe, as it forms part of the Venda culture. He praised the organisers for bringing back the forgotten cultural sport.
Young Makhadzi’s songs unite families S i n g e r N d i v h u d z a n n y i the streets. “Any man or wom- was still trying very hard to get 'Makhadzi' Ralivhona (17) has an who gets married must first her voice heard, she received created a persona for herself, understand that marriage or a a meritorious mention by the which has also earned her a cult serious relationship needs com- Makhado Municipality’s mayor, status within the short space mitment,” she says. Cllr David Mutavhatsindi, during of just 18 months - something “Or else the matter will end up an imbizo at Mudulini village. which is the envy of many mu- in court where the prosecutor is “That young girl Makhadzi is sicians and singers. likely to tell the man to pick up among the artists whom the muMakhadzi’s fourth album is his jacket and leave the house nicipality must support by invitaptly titled Muhwalo uya nn- which he shares with his wife ing her to sing during our events demela (Vol 4). On this latest and children.” for pay,” said Mutavhatsindi. offering, she tackles issues of Makhadzi composed and proA resident of Mashamwomanhood and the problems duced all the songs on her album. ba-Tshivhangani, Makhadzi which every woman faces in She is still young but her lyrics passed her Grade 11 at Integrated this world. are inspirational in that they High School in Mukula last year. On the title track, a disgruntled encourage listeners to have good She is currently in Grade 12. She woman tells an estranged hus- relations with all people. composed and produced all the band that the baggage he has left Some time last year, when she songs on her album. behind is too heavy on her. “Why do you give me your baggage and deny me love?” sings Makhadzi. She explains that only selfish men could do that. “But my aim of singing this song is to remind estranged husbands and dads that their wives and children need them most.” Ni Rhandzile loyu na loyu highlights a very serious situation where a woman finds herself in a dilemma, because she is in love with two different men. She is not sure which one to choose one in her life. In Mutshutshisi, the singer reprimands a man who gets married when he still has his heart and Makhadzi represents the youth who prove that dabbling in education eye on all the skirts in and talent at one and the same time is possible.
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By Frank Mavhungu
Stars and Ace Stars in a draw Sambandou United the Ramzas champs InSeven their MMK Funeral Services League match baluvhilo Seven Stars rose to the occasion and Sambandou United Professionals, better known as Sapro, were crowned the champions of the Ramzas Soccer Tournament at the Makonde Stadium last Saturday. They beat Lukau FC 9-8 in the final. The winner was determined through penalty shootout after a 2-2 draw at the end of regulation time. Sapro were presented with R10 000 and a floating trophy during a ceremony that was held at the stadium shortly after the final. Lukau FC went home with The player of tour R5 000. The third-placed Finament, Mulisa Nes cus FC received R2 000. thitongwe.
Makuya Try Again, who finished in fourth position, received a cash prize of R1 000. United Professionals and Lukau FC also received soccer kits. Jerry Mpofu of Ficus FC received the top-goal-scorer award and Mulisa Netshitongwe of United Professionals was the player of the tournament. His team-mate, Thabelo Nenungwi, was the goalkeeper of the tournament. The winners of the individual awards each received a trophy. Eleven teams, Tshibvumo Young Stars, Mashishi Spurs FC, Rambuda Young Fighters, Sambandou Seven Hunters, Tshitavha Arsenal, Thengwe Flying Peace, Lukau Hot Aces, Makuya Try Again, Ficus FC, Lukau FC and the champions, Sambandou United Professionals, took part in the tournament. During the post-match presentation, the sponsor, Mr Lucky Ramano, revealed that he will continue to sponsor the tournament in coming years.
The best keeper, Thebelo Nenungwi, photographed with his trophy. He is flanked by the local ward councilor, Mr Jeffrey Gundula (right), and Mr M Ramano from the sponsors.
at the Tshivhulani grounds on Saturday, Them- held Makovha All Stars to a 1-1 draw. All Stars started the game like a house on fire, with their midfielders distributing some telling passes to the goal poachers. It took All Stars seven minutes to find the net. They were awarded a free kick just outside the penalty box. Rhulani Chauke unleashed a ground cutter from the set piece. The keeper of Seven Stars, Avhafunani Phedziseni, missed the ball and Permission Munwana, who was standing in the perfect scoring position, converted the rebound to put his side ahead. Realizing that All Stars were all over them, Seven Stars effected two changes to their starting line-up in the 18th minute. They introduced Azwimpheleli Ramala and Walter Livhebe for Peter Makhwanya and Lindelani Makuya Gudani Makhado of Seven Stars (left) and Permission respectively. That was the turning point Munwana of All Stars fight to win the ball. of the game. Seven Stars started to fire on all cylinders, with the Stars from Makovha village running around like headless chickens. All Stars neutralized the home side by abandoning their positions and packing themselves at the far back. They were, however, lucky not to concede a penalty. Murunwa Masikhwa of Seven Stars was reprimanded with a card for a continued argument with the referee. The score was still 1-0 at half time. Seven Stars came back from the half-time break with more self-confidence. A scramble within the penalty box in the 64th minute gave rise to Seven Stars’ equalizing goal. Khuliso Bulannga hooked the loose ball in. Gudani Makhado of Seven Stars was Ramudzuli Bulannga of Seven Stars (left) and Azwi also booked for swearing at the referee Netsianda of All Stars wrestle to win the loose ball. late in the game.
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Khuliso Bulannga of Seven Stars makes a sharp turn with the ball, while Tsanwani Munyai of All Stars pulls him from behind. Letter
“Shocked state of once beautiful town”
s someone who was born and raised in the Makhado area but currently lives in Gauteng, I could not help but notice the appalling state of roads and water supply in the area. I recently bought two properties in Makhado - A decision I am now regretting when I read articles of poor service de-
livery dating back a few years. I support all efforts by different pressure groups to help alleviate the situation. As a young person growing up in Tshikota in the 70s and 80s, I had dreams of seeing positive changes in my beautiful town which suffered from some of the worst racial divisions and inequalities. I
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10 January 2014 17 Fixtures
By Frank Mavhungu
Matanda Seven Stars win Taki Soccer Challenge at Rabali Matanda Seven Stars were crowned the Taki Soccer Challenge champions on Sunday, 29 December. The final of the competition was staged at the Rabali Stadium and Stars beat Rabali Liverpool 3-2. The team received a cash prize of R5 000, a floating trophy and gold medals during a ceremony shortly after the final. Rabali Liverpool received a cash
prize of R3 000 and silver medals. The teams booted out of the competition in the semifinals, Dopeni Mighty Comrades and Sangoma Black Robbers, were each presented with R1 000. Liverpool’s way to the final went via Sangoma Black Robbers, whom they beat 6-5 in the semifinal. The semifinal matches were staged at the same venue the previous day. Eight teams, Vhulaudzi United Brothers, Mavhunga Home Sweep-
ers, Sheshe Bushbucks, Mauluma All Stars, Sangoma Black Robbers, Dopeni Might Comrades, Rabali Liverpool and Matanda Seven Stars, took part in the tournament. During the ceremony, one of the organisers, Mr Takalani Rabali, after whom the tournament is named, indicated that he was impressed in the manner in which the tournament was run. He revealed that the tournament will become an annual event. According
to him, the number of teams to participate in the tournament and the sponsorship will increase with time. The tournament is sponsored by Rabali Transport and Signature Restaurant. Apart from the R10 000 which they used in sponsoring the tournament, Rabali Transport also donated school uniforms to the value of R40 000 to138 children from the local Rabali Resource Centre last week.
The captain of Rabali Liverpool, Mpho Manyoro, receives his team’s cheque from By Frank Mavhungu Mr Takalani Rabali (sponsor) while Mr The captain of Matanda Seven Stars, Tsumbedzo Tharaga, receives his F r e d d y P h a t h e l a team’s trophy from Mr Freddy Phathela from Makhado LFA (right) from Makhado LFA and the sponsor, Mr Takalani Rabali (left). (right) looks on.
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After vanishing from big-time football for about five years, Mr Ephraim Singo has been recalled to serve in the provincial technical committee of Safa. The decision to recall Singo was reached during a meeting at the Capricorn District Municipality Chambers three weeks ago. Singo was voted out of office in 2009. Singo, or Makhanda as he is widely known, continued to serve as member of the Safa Vhembe technical committee after a vote of no confidence in 2009. His appointment implies that he will serve as the referees’ selector for the Safa Second Division in Limpopo. In an interview, Singo revealed that he has set some short- and long-term targets for himself. He stated that it would give him pleasure A teacher from Manaledzi, Ms Nyadzawela Sadiki, recently bought a new soccer kit for the newly if they managed to produce at least 20 referees formed development team, Makhado Park FC. She handed the new jerseys over to the team that can officiate in the PSL by 2018. He further during a ceremony shortly before Christmas. Photographed during the event are, from left to indicated that there were 12 Limpopo-based referees in the PSL when he left office in 2009. right, Matodzi Sadiki, Rotondwa Mpilo (coach), Ms Sadiki and Takalani Mudziwa. “The number dropped year after year and now there are only four professional referees in the province,” he said. His short-term plan is to increase the number of referees who are officiating in the SAFA Second Division from 40 to 80 before the end of the current season. When asked about his plan to fight corruption in the refereeing fraternity, Singo indicated that he was going to fight any form of corruption in all possible ways. He sent a chilling warning to all corrupt referees, saying their days were numbered. Singo stated that he was concerned about the fact that there is a huge shortage of referees in the other districts. He cited Waterberg and Sekhukhune, who have only three SAFA Second Division refs each, as an example. Vhembe has 14 referees, while Capricorn and Mopani have 12 and eight match officials respectively.
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More points for Black Leopards After a break of three weeks, it will be business as usual for the affiliates of the National First Division this weekend. It remains to be seen whether Black Leopards will continue from where they left off against Jomo Cosmos before going for the festive holidays when they host Roses United at the Old Peter Mokaba Stadium on Sunday afternoon. Lidoda Duvha are now one of the close contenders for the league championship after winning four league matches in succession. They are now lying in the fourth position on the log with 23 points, six behind the pace setters, Milano United FC. Roses United and Black Leopards shared the spoils, following a goalless draw in their first-round league match at the Moruleng Stadium in Rustenburg five months ago. The defence of Roses United must keep a close eye on Leopards’ killer strikers, David Zulu and Meshack Maphangule, or else they will not know what will have eaten them on Sunday. In the other match that will also be played on Sunday, United FC will host Jomo Cosmos at the Moruleng Stadium in Rustenburg. In the five matches that will be played tomorrow afternoon, the struggling Thanda Royal Zulu will be lucky if they manage to hold Witbank Spurs to a draw. Although it will be a home fixture, Thanda’s chances of collecting the maximum points are slim when one takes into account the fact that they had won only one league match to date. The match will be played at the Unhlathuze Sports Complex in Richards Bay. The Cape Town derby between Vasco da Gama and Santos will be staged at the Parow Park Stadium in Cape Town. Vasco da Gama and Santos are both contesting the league title. Vasco da Gama are lying in the third position while Santos are perched in the fifth. Maluti FET College will host African Warriors at the Charles Mopedi Stadium in Phuthaditjhaba. Milano United will take on FC Cape Town at the Wynberg Stadium in Stellenbosch. The match between Sivutsa Stars and Baroka FC will be played at the Kabokweni Stadium in Nelspruit. Chippa United will take on Blackburn Rovers at the Philipi Stadium in Cape Town in the only match that will be played this evening, starting at 19:30. Second division
Rospa vs Express Makwarela Stadium will be the place to be tomorrow afternoon. That is where the much-awaited Safa Second Division League match between Rospa United and Joe’s Express will be staged. Both Rospa and Express are close contenders for the league title. Rospa will pin their hopes on their captain, Mashudu “Tlolo” Mashapha, and Kenneth Lesia for goals. Lesia watched his team’s last two matches from the grandstand, due to injury. Express have reason to believe that their strikers, Thembisani Nevhulamba and Rendani Madega, will make sure that the United keeper, Emmanuel Mukwevho, suffers the pain of watching more than one ball going beyond his reach tomorrow. Mighty FC will fight for league points against The Dolphins at the Peter Mokaba Athletics Stadium this evening. Dynamos will undertake a journey to the Malamulele Stadium, where they will battle it out with Basel FC. Basel are still to deposit a point into their league account so far. Basel signed a number of good players after the Thidiela family took over as the new owners of the team last month. Ray Pillars will host Modimolle Aces at the Seshego Stadium. Ray Pillars are a hard nut to crack in their own backyard. Lephalale Young Killers will travel to Polokwane to honour their fixture against Magezi FC at the Peter Mokaba Athletics Stadium. Killers had been blowing hot and cold in the last few matches. Phungo All Stars will travel to Mokopane for their match against Mosesetjane All Stars at the Mahwelereng Stadium. Giyani Hotspurs will rub shoulders with Great North FC at the Giyani Stadium and Winners Park will enjoy the homeground advantage in their match against Bellevue Winners on Sunday.
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Muraleni the Magwala champs Muraleni United were crowned champions of the Daniel Magwala Soccer Challenge, when they beat Madombidzha Try Again 1-0 in the final match at the Ravele grounds on Saturday. Although they are campaigning in a lower division, Try Again did not show any sign of respect to their elder brothers. They matched them pound for pound in all departments but lacked proper experience at the goal finish. The bulldozer-striker for Try Again,
Londy Musiamo, continued to give the United defence a headache, despite the fact that he was marked by two men. Musiamo realised that it was not his day when he missed a sitter after receiving a beautiful pass from Ronewa Nemakhavhani 10 minutes into this tough game. Phathuthshedzo Livhalani of United hesitated for too long to unleash the ball before he was dispossessed by the opponents’ defender, when he was left with only keeper Rendani Maduwa to beat.
The second half was characterised by wasted chances on the part of the strikers of Try Again. They later introduced Dakalo Nwanamidwa, but Lady Luck was not on their side as they continued to waste more chances until the final whistle. United squandered a number of chances in quick succession. They were awarded a corner kick in the 85th minute. Khumbelo Rakhavha headed home the only goal of the match after a corner kick taken by Muvhulawa Rambuda.
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