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Wanted criminal set alight The house that was thrashed by the angry mob who wanted the criminal to come out of the house.

Police and pathologists removing the body from the street where it was set alight. By Elmon Tshikhudo A movie-like scene developed at Maniini outside Thohoyandou when a wanted criminal ran to a house in the village and sought refuge there. The man, allegedly a notorious thug, was chased by a mob believed to be his home boys from Zimbabwe, who were fed up by his evil deeds. They chased him from Thohoyandou

and caught up with him at the village. It is alleged that the thug had last week stabbed another man to death at a tavern in town and residents of areas around Thohoyandou complained about his criminality and blamed him for an upsurge of crime in their areas. The man allegedly sought refuge at a house in the village and ordered the owner to get out and call the police.

After a fierce battle with the mob, the man was finally taken out of the house and attacked with an assortment of weapons before being set alight. It is also said that before he was hauled out of the house, the man stabbed a local man with a sharp instrument. The man who was stabbed resides in the village and seemingly did not understand what was going on when he accosted

the thug who was holding a big knife. The incident happened on Monday at around 16:00. Word had it that the man, a very notorious thug in the Sibasa and Thohoyandou area, had killed a person in Thohoyandou last week. He was also accused by the mob of being involved in many of the robberies in the area. The ugly scene also left the house he was hiding in full of blood and badly damaged with the roof windows and doors broken. House owner, Ms Sharon Nedzamba said she was in the house doing some house chores when the man came rushing in, ordering her to get out and to call the police. “It happened so fast that I did not think twice and rushed out with my children. Outside was a mob that was baying for

his blood and we just stood helpless at the street while the mob thrashed our house with the man refusing to get out of the house,” she said. Nedzamba said that she lost a lot during the incident. “There is blood everywhere in the house. All my furniture is broken, doors and windows are also broken and this cost thousands of rands,” she said. The injured local man was taken to the local hospital with severe injuries. A bystander who did not want to be identified said he saw the drama unfolding. “This man was fighting a big mob like a wounded lion. He was throwing stones and was wielding a big knife. He swore that he would not die alone and that he would kill two people before he could be killed,” said

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the bystander. A large group of locals, some of whom were intoxicated and swearing at police, had gathered in no time. They stood there until the body was collected at about 21:00. Residents say they will no longer tolerate crime in their area. “There is a lot of crime in this area and surrounding villages. If we do not stand up as a community and clean this area of crime, no one will.” They argue that police are not doing their work, “because criminals are arrested today and tomorrow you see them roaming the streets. This is the best medicine,” one villager said. At the time of going to press, Limpopo police spokesperson Lt Col Moatshe Ngoepe had not come back with comments on the incident.


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Pupil survives blades of murderers By Elmon Tshikhudo

The injuries to Andani Thovhakale's face, after he jumped from a moving bakkie.

“I used to hear of ritual murders from the deep rural Venda and it made me shiver. I never thought this could at any given time happen to me, but little did I know an attempt would be made on me.” These are the words of Andani Thovhakale (21) of Maniini, who escaped the sharp blades of ritual murderers by a whisker last Saturday evening. He is a pupil at one of the secondary schools and was walking alone from visiting friends at the nearby Muledane village when the incident happened. “It was around 21:00 and I was walking alone when a bakkie with five guys at the back and three in front approached me and stopped abruptly next to me near the bridge. They told me to get into the vehicle, saying they will take me home,” he said. He added that he was surprised to see that the bakkie took a turn towards Tswinga, away from his home. He said that he then overheard the men talking about cutting his

private parts and sensed something bad was going to happen to him. “These guys had knives and this gave me the fright of my life.” He said that he “chose the risk of throwing myself from the speeding bakkie. I imagined myself being cut alive and felt that it was better that I throw myself and die once rather than be cut piece by piece while still alive. Fortunately, I survived with severe injuries.” Showing the open wounds, Thovhakale added that he attempted to run to his village and that a neighbour then helped him to call the police after seeing his injuries. The police then took him to the hospital. He said he came into the open to warn others about the dangers of walking alone in the night. “It is not safe out there any more, especially for us who are still young. There are dangerous people out there who are ready to kill at any given time for money.” Due to logistical problems, Limpopo Mirror couldn't establish if any police investigation is underway.

R962 million available for Limpopo’s roads

ince, to upgrade 17.8km of the road with organizations of people living with D4 and D3745, from Matsakale-Aldisabilities to explore ways of increasing Roads Agency Limpopo (RAL) has ten-Shangoni-Kruger National Park in their participation in the various projreceived a major financial boost after the Vhembe District,” he added. ects being implemented. being allocated R962.1 million for He said that the upgrading and maintenance of the department acknowlprovincial roads infrastructure. edges that central to This was announced by the MEC of its plan is to deliver Public Works, Roads and Infrastructure, on its mandate to Mr Jerry Ndou, during his recent budimprove roads infraget speech in the provincial legislature. structure and road Referring to roads, Ndou said the safety. “That is why fact that the province has a backlog of we went all out to lob14 332km is of grave concern for both by for more funding government and the people. “Therefore, from private sector we must create a sense of hope and to ease pressure on responsibility for a better life for all, the provincial fiscus. through working with our communities Through these private and their representatives to understand sector partners, we where we are and where we are going raised R302 million,” with the roads network,” he added. he added. He added that nearly 42km of upNdou added that grading the major roads in the province RAL will spend R25 has been achieved, over 122km has been million of its allocarehabilitated, 254 971m² were resealed tion to employ local and 13km of upgrading access roads to labour during project public amenities such as clinics, schools implementation and and other public service stations has has set aside R115 also been completed. To improve riding million to support mobility in the province, 73km of road SMME’s and further has been re-gravelled and 91 164m² train 480 local of black top patching through pothole workers. repairs completed. He concluded that “We have been able, amongst other the Department shall The MEC of Public Works, Roads and Infrastructure, strategic economic routes in the provcontinue to liaise Mr Jerry Ndou By Mbulaheni Ridovhona

Rape suspect arrested while fast asleep The woman, however, refused to open, since it was still too early for A 27-year-old man was caught a visit. He then allegedly smashed at the scene of a crime, after he the window and forced open the allegedly raped a woman and fell burglar proof bars. He then enasleep on her bed at Waterval tered the house. last Sunday morning. According to the Waterval police It was reported that a resident spokesperson, W/O Foster Ramof Waterval, Vongani Chauke, arbau, Chauke then threatened the rived at the home of a 25-year-old woman with a knife and raped her. woman and knocked on the door “After raping her, he fell asleep,” at around 03:00. He identified Rambau said. “The victim slipped himself from outside the door. out of the house to report the matter to the police station.” The police arrived and found Chauke DRILLING TRUST still sleeping on the BOREHOLE DRILLING victim’s bed. It is suspected that he was IN THE LIMPOPO PROVINCE heavily intoxicated. Call us for special prices: Chauke appeared in 071 694 6880 the Waterval MagisWouter: 083 228 9359 / Leoni: 083 586 4788 trate’s Court and his Office: 071 694 6880 / 015 517 7210 / case was postponed Fax: 086 513 2756 to 10 May. He reE-mail: mains in custody. By Tshifhiwa Mukwevho

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Vuwani residents join Zuma must fall protests By Elmon Tshikhudo Residents of Vuwani, whose area was merged with areas of Hlanganani and Malamulele to form the new municipality entity, Lim345, are blaming President Jacob Zuma for their woes. The residents, whose area has suffered losses amounting to more than half a billion rand when schools and other properties were set alight and damaged during violent protests last year, have on Friday joined the countrywide chorus that Zuma must be removed as president of the country. The residents say Zuma is taking sides in the Vuwani stalemate, by keeping quiet as if nothing was happening, but he took an active interest when the people of Malamulele were protesting to have their own municipality.

Speaking on condition of anonymity, residents said Zuma had visited the area of Malamulele during the height of the protests and promised them that government would intervene. “Soon after that, the Demarcation Board ruled in favour of the people of Malamulele. He can do the same here, but because he is corrupt to the core, he is selling the people of Vuwani out,” they added. “The honourable thing he can do is step down and maybe a new president would be interested in solving this problem,” said a community member. Community leader and Pro Makhado Task Team spokesman, Mr Nsovo Sambo said the residents have vowed to continue with a shutdown until their problems are solved. The shutdown will resume after the Easter holidays.

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Livhuwani Abigail Netshithuthuni (20). Photo: Limpopo SAPS Communications.

The Levubu Police needs assistance in locating a missing young woman. Livhuwani Abigail Netshithuthuni (20) went missing during the early morning hours on Saturday, 21 February. Unfortunately, nobody saw her when she left her home, or how she was dressed. She was a Grade 12 pupil at the Maligana Secondary School in the Mashau village. Anyone with information that might assist the police in finding Livhuwani, should contact W/O Solly Mukhola at Tel 082 469 1260 or 082 414 5859, their nearest police station or the crime stop number at 0860 01 0111.

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The suspect, Vongani Chauke.

As a way of strengthening the relationship between ward committees, councillors and the Community Development Workers (CDW’s), the Thulamela local municipality recently hosted its first ward committee conference. The conference was held at the Thohoyandou Indoor Sports Centre and, according to a spokesperson for the organisers, the main aim of the event was to motivate the workers to speed up services to its communities. It also gave an opportunity for ward committees to became acquainted with the municipal plans and forthcoming developments. Thulamela Municipality has 41 wards and all of them have ward

committee members. More than 400 ward committee members, councillors and traditional leaders attended the event. The Speaker of the Thulamela Municipality, Cllr Humbulani Mulovhedzi told the committee members that they are the tools for improving service delivery. She further said ward committee members serve as a channel of communication through which communities can inform the municipal council about their needs, wants and their problems. A ward committee member, Mr Mawela Phosiwa described the conference as very informative. He said that they will go back to their respectively communities and share all the information that they have gathered from the conference.


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“Do not use funerals to fuel division” - Pres Zuma “It is wrong to use funerals of deceased comrades or memorial services to get at your political

enemies,” Pres Jacob Zuma said on Saturday, during the unveiling ceremony of the tombstone of the late

By Elmon Tshikhudo

minister Collins Chabane at Xikundu. Addressing thousands of ANC supporters, Zuma said people who are dead are no longer speaking for themselves. “Yet there are those who have started a wrong culture of using funerals to perpetuate ANC division.” He said he was happy that did not happen at Xikundu. Zuma described Chabane as “my son, my younger brother.” He narrated how Chabane was recruited into Umkhonto we Sizwe with others including the late Peter Mokaba. He added that the late Chabane had the qualities that fitted his role as an MK cadre impeccably. “He had unique qualities and was quiet,” said Zuma. He said that Chabane grew up in the ANC and grew up to become “a giant amongst giants” of the party. White doves are let off into the skies by the family during the unveiling of Several speakers praised Zuma for the tombstone. attending the unveiling ceremony at a time he was under attack from several quarters. Hosi Lwandlamuni Nwamitwa, who represented Vatsonga Machangana, said that the president is a man of the people, who is always available when they request a meeting with him. Chabane’s tombstone was unveiled at the Xakani burial site near Magomani. Zuma was accompanied by Premier Chupu Mathabatha, cabinet ministers Joe Maswanganyi and Faith Muthambi, as well ANC treasurer general Premier Stan Mathabatha (left) and President Zuma during the unveiling of the late Collins Zweli Mkhize. Chabane's tombstone.

The impressive tombstone of the late Collins Chabane.

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vehicles and, as far as possible prevent unnecessary waiting periods Visitor management is a vital at gates”, said Mr William Mabasa, part of ensuring the best possiSANParks’ acting head of commuble experience for all visitors to nications. Kruger National Park over the Pre-booked day visitors must coming Easter Weekend from 13 ensure that they arrive within the to 17 April. time slots, as per their reservation. With this in mind, South AfriArriving outside the booked time can National Parks (SANParks) slot, will be regarded as non-booked reminded day visitors to the Kruger and therefore will not receive National Park (KNP) that daily preference. These bookings can be quotas will once again apply at the changed as well through SANParks entrance gates. Visitors are urged to Reservations offices if for some make pre-bookings for their visits reason one decides to do so. prior to their arrival and there are Mabasa also reminded visitors three time slots, namely 06:00 to to read the permits which they 08:00, 08:00 to 10:00 and from receive at the gates, because all 10:00 onwards. the rules and regulations of the “The day visitor quota for the park are clearly stipulated on these park is a management tool to main- documents. “Please do not bring tain the carrying capacity of the liquor with you because the alcohol park and is always in place through- ban on public areas in the Park is a out the year, though we turn to permanent rule which is enforced emphasize during long weekends at all times. Other park rules are and holidays because of the volume intended to ensure a safe and enof visitors we usually get during joyable experience and hence must those times,” said SANParks in a be adhered to at all times whilst press release. Visitors will be able to in the park with special emphasis book up to 80% of day visitor quota on adherence to speed limit and per gate via SANParks reservations littering,” Mabasa advised. offices and online at www.sanparks. Day visitor pre-bookings are org. Pre-booked day visitors will get subject to a non-refundable bookpreference over non-booked day ing fee of R38 per adult and R19 visitors at the gate. per child. Day visitors who have “For busy periods, such as the pre-booked will still be required to Easter Holidays, we aim to better pay conservation fees or use a valid manage the volumes that we expect, Wild Card to enter the Park. The as well as our visitors’ expectations. conservation fee for SA residents The three different time slots are is R76 per adult and R38 per child aimed at improving the spread of between ages 2 to 11. Nature Conservation

Leaders and members of the Uniting Reformed Church marched from Muromani to Madombidzha last Sunday as part of a traffic awareness campaign. According to Pastor Steven Sinthumule they prayed for a safe Easter season. “As we pray let us be mindful of the threats that we have, which include road conditions, stray animals, road closures, motorists’ behaviour, aggression, speed, drunken driving and criminal elements.”

“Do you know what it means?” Letter Johan, Louis Trichardt, writes: “We are welcoming the junk status. When the economy rises again, it will be held by us,” Collen Maine, ANC Youth League President, told supporters in front of Luthuli House on Friday, 7 April 2017. We can make fun of Mr Maine seven days a week, but does he know what he is saying? And who is the “us” he is talking about? Because of junk status the SA government will no longer be able to borrow money from reputable institutions that offer low interest rate repayments. Much like being listed on a credit bureau, these

sources will decline further loan applications. However, there are many shady companies and countries that will be willing to lend us funds, but these loans are often coupled with extremely high interest rates. They also require collateral in terms of things like land, mines, natural resources, etc. Should we default on repayments, they will lay claim to the land, mines or resources and if we want to continue borrowing (like we always do), the government will give our land and mines to these companies or countries. Ever wondered how much land and how many mines Zimbabwe still really own?


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New leader for Makonde-Thongwe Traditional leadership “Dzembe lo vhuyelela mufhinini” (the hoe has been fitted back to its original handle). These were the words of the senior traditional leader of Makonde village, Musanda Vho-Edward Ravhura, implying that things have gone back to normal. He spoke during the inauguration of Nthuseni Ravhura Marubini

as the new junior traditional leader (Vhakoma) of Makonde-Thongwe on Saturday. Thongwe is a sub-village of Makonde under the senior traditional leadership of Musanda Vho-Edward Ravhura. History has been recorded, as Thongwe did not have an inaugurated junior traditional leader after the death of the incumbent, Marubini Andries Ravhura in 1970. Petrus Mphedziseni Maru-

Senior traditional leaders, Edward Ravhura of Makonde (left) and Thinawanga Mmbangiseni Randima of Khubvi (right) congratulate Nthuseni Ravhura Marubini shortly after he was installed as junior traditional leader of Makonde-Thongwe.

bini Ravhura was appointed to act until he also passed on in 1997. Ntakuseni Marubini Ravhura, commonly known as Tsolela, then acted in the position until his death in 2006. Since 2006, Tsolela’s sister, Fulufhedzani Marubini, has been acting until the Ravhura Royal Council decided to inaugurate Nthuseni on Saturday. During the event, which was attended by traditional leaders, representatives of community structures and hundreds of villagers of Makonde, Mulaifa Marubini was announced as ndumi and Joyce Midiaifani Marubini as khadzi. Musanda Vho-Edward Ravhura advised the new junior traditional leader to focus on community development, as Makonde has been declared an economic nodal point of the Thulamela Municipality. “Make sure you work with community structures to bring development in this sub-village. Your 300 households still need recreational facilities, a high school, a clinic and electricity supply extensions. Please, make sure that you take good care of the poor and the vulnerable so that God can bless you abundantly.” Much to the delight of the guests, Musanda Ravhura quoted from the book of Proverbs, chapter 31, verse 3 to the new junior traditional leader which reads: “Don't spend all your energy on sex and all your money on women; they have destroyed kings.” He continued: “If you don’t read that verse on a daily basis, you are creating a recipe for disaster throughout your reign as a junior traditional leader.” He urged the new leader to respect his subjects and stay away from corrupt activities. “A good leader serves his subjects with distinction and never involves himself in corrupt activities. Treat all your subjects equally and serve them without discrimination. This will make your ancestors happy and your subjects will also respect you in return. Try to resolve all the petty issues with your council and only come to me to give reports and to elevate complex issues that you cannot resolve.” When accepting his new role, Nthuseni agreed that he will follow in the footsteps of his forefathers. “I will rule my subjects with fairness and I will always consult my council and the family whenever I take decisions. I will work hard to bring more development to this village,” he said.

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Law enforcing officers ready for traffic increase nya and different structures in the bus and taxi industry attended The portfolio head of communi- this year’s Easter season launch ty services in the Vhembe Disof operations during an event at trict Municipality (VDM), Cllr the Faith Assembly International Tshitereke Matibe has urged the Church in Tshikombani village law enforcement officers to be last Friday. more vigilant during the Easter During the event, traffic offirecess and to deal severely with cers, members of the SAPS, fire road users who drink and drive, brigade, emergency management overload vehicles and those and disaster management services who operate without operator also pledged that they will be out certificates. in full force and punish all who “Several unannounced joint will not obey the rules of the road. operations will be performed by Representing the VDM’s taxi the police and traffic officials and council, Mr Seth Tshithukhe said we will honour a zero-tolerance those drivers found not obeying policy. We call on road users to be the rules of the roads should be patient to one another, not harass punished accordingly. other road users and follow the He mentioned that during the correct following distances.” 2016 Easter holiday, taxi drivers Matibe, Thovhele Vele Kutama, in the area “got clean slates in the head of Thulamela traffic and terms of accidents and want to licensing, Mr Zachariah Nesane, maintain the same record this Cllr Mavhungu Lerule-Ramakha- year.” By Silas Nduvheni

Cllr Tshitereke Matibe (front) and Thovhele Vele Kutama present safety pamphlets to one of the drivers on the Tshikombani-Siloam road. The head of traffic and licencing of the Thulamela Municipality, Mr Zachariah Nesane (far left), Mr Jackson Ramabulana and Cllr Mavhungu Lerule-Ramakhanya (in the back) look on.


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Putuma and Sabata’s fans beg for more By Tshifhiwa Mukwevho The live-recording performances by two highly talented singers, Putuma Tiso and Sabata Masoka, left fans begging for more. The event recently took place at The Father's House Ministries International in Mutale. Hundreds of music lovers attended the event. The audience's warm response only attested to the fact that people love live music. “I was really overwhelmed by the audience's response to my music,” said Putuma, who hailed from Ebesuthwini in Port Elizabeth. She was the first artist to ascend the stage. She sang in English, Xhosa and Tshivenda. When she sang Yehova nga vha rendiwe, and Ebenhezer, the fans got to their feet and joined in song. The event was characterised by splendid choreography, quality sound and reverberating voices. Both Putuma and Sabata had decided to record their respective albums in the Vhembe district, after they had noticed that hundreds of fans were travelling all the way from Limpopo to Gauteng and other parts of the country to attend their shows. “Some people always travelled from this side of the country to attend my shows in other provinces, but I thought it was good for me to come to them.”

Sabata featured Thapelo Molomo, while Putuma featured acts such as Rebecca Malope, Benjamin Dube and Ndivhaleni Musetha. “I enjoyed sharing the stage with Putuma,” Ndivhaleni said. “She is a great performer and a highly talented singer.” Putuma confessed that Benjamini Dube was his father in the music fraternity and that she had taken courage and inspiration from his music. However, Dube praised Putuma and said that she was an excellent singer whose talent will take

her to great places.” Putuma had previously wowed the attention of the many established artists who hired her to do backing vocals for them. Soon she had earned herself much respect from music lovers across the country. She then travelled to European countries and China because of the high demand for her music and performances. Her albums are Putuma (2010, jazz genre) and Jesu Dwala (2016) Sabata started his music in the church as a young boy and went on to join the multi-

award winning group Joyous Celebration 4 in 1999. In the group, he honed his vocal skills and proved his worth. “I have three previous albums but I had always wanted to do a live recording DVD,” said the resident of Bizana in the Eastern Cape. “I chose Venda to be my host for the project. People love my music and I wanted to honour them by recording the album here.” His previous albums are Umnqamlezo (2004), Ngizoqhubeka (2007) and Izethembiso (2010).

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Arts & Culture festival at Nzhelele The wedding song queen, Makhadzi.

Gogo Naledzani Tshirembe.

By Kaizer Nengovhela The annual Easter arts and culture festival will be staged at The Elias Resort in the Nzhelele area from Good Friday till Easter Monday. The festival will focus on traditional dancing, music, visual arts activities and literature sessions. According to one of the organisers of the event, the festival aligns itself with the objectives of the Vhembe district towards improving the quality of people’s lives and creating economic opportunities for the community. It also intends to honour artistic achievement in the district. Traditional dances, such as tshifasi, malende, tshigombela and tshikona will be demonstrated, and it is also expected that the story telling part of the festival will be very popular. Artists that will participate in the event will include Colbert Mukwevho, Makhadzi, Naledzani Netshirembe, Malondolo, Takie and Rofhiwa, Worship House, Mizzophyll, DJ Jones and several DJs from Phalaphala FM. The organiser, Mr Lucky Tshilimandila said it is important to preserve culture, as it builds permanent responsibility and a clear understanding of history. He said arts have been used in many societies as a communication tool for many topics that need to be addressed.


Colbert Mukwevho.

Hudoduba Buse Easter Festival


unite for peace By Tshifhiwa Mukwevho

Many local music lovers will attend the Hudoduba Buse Easter Music Festival at different venues around Vhembe this weekend. Events where the festival will be staged are Muledzhi (13th), Duthuni Lasvegas (14th), Madombidzha Skyvovo (15th) and Ha-Tshisele Madzhiga (16th). According to the spokesperson for the organisers, Ms Merriam Thinadzanga, some of the artists who will perform during the event are Mahempe and Ounah from Botswana, Mazwale, Ramzeey, Prifix, Moque Slender Boy, Meskay, Galah Bishop, Malwelavanda, DJ Mimmz and numerous local upcoming stars. Thinadzanga said that the festival aims to reach into the deep rural areas and discover young musicians “who were trapped by poverty, unemployment and lack of exposure.” The organiser also describe the event as contributing to social cohesion and nation building, “while entrenching our African identity through musical performances.” She added that the festival offers an excellent opportunity for talented youth in the rural communities to get a platform to perform. Some of the artists have already released more than three albums, but have never performed live during music festivals. The gate will open at 18:00 and the entrance fee will be R30 per person. The security will be very strict, Thinadzanga added.

A team of prominent reggae singers and other musicians will hold a concert on Friday (14th) with the purpose of promoting the genre under the theme Reggae for peace, love and harmony. This is a free-entry concert which will feature live music from some talented reggae artists such as Judah, Jah Soldiers, Sivhara Mulaudzi, Chris Thiba, Lufuno Munzhelele, Tony Mukosi and Lutendo. The group Jah Soldier is a former winner of the Tshivenda Music Award for the anthemic song Nndededze. According to Lufuno Munzhelele, an organiser of the event, Vhembe is known as the home of reggae music in South Africa, “so we are carrying the flag high. People must come and enjoy.” Munzhelele, who had just released a single, showcased his live reggae music at the SA Indies Music Week in Johannesburg earlier this year. The concert, which will be held at Sidou Tavern along the Punda Maria Road, promises to be the mother of all reggae concerts that has ever taken place in Vhembe district. Munzhelele added that they are organising the event as a token of appreciation for their die-hard fans. The event will start at 17:00.

The station manager of Phalaphala FM, Mr Freddy Sadiki has urged motorists to be cautious during the Easter holidays and to obey the traffic rules. “The Easter holidays are upon us and once more the country waits with abated breath to see how many road fatalities will be recorded. As it is a time for family and friends to come together, we seem not to learn from our past experiences. This is so because we do things the same way and expect different results,” he added. On behalf of Phalaphala FM management and staff, Sadiki wishes the all the best during these Easter recess and to be patient “and exercise emotional intelligence”. Sadiki added that as a loyal broadcaster, the station will be the ears of the listeners and update them what they need to know. “We also wish all the Christians, who will

be on any pilgrimages, safe trips and hope that you return from your destinations safely. If we put our minds and efforts together, we can conquer the demon which terrorizes us on our roads”. He insists that communities should consider their safety during the break and mentioned that accidents often occurred after people had consumed alcohol during these times. “It is always safe to spend wisely and to look after yourself. “Let us all reach out a little further to those around us. Let us look for those who might need that extra helping hand. I extend my warmest regards and best wishes to everyone. May the spirit of this wonderful Easter holiday be with you and your loved ones throughout the holiday”. He also said that the listeners should not miss the true meaning of Easter as it is a time of togetherness and goodwill.


Mahempe from Botswana.

By Kaizer Nengovhela

Phalaphala FM Easter Message

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ANC members questioned amid allegations of inciting violence By Tshifhiwa Mukwevho Five men and a woman, all members of the ANC, were apprehended and taken in for questioning on Monday at around 04:00. Five of the members formed part of the executive committee of the Vleifontein Community Task team. They are Mr Simmy Netshifhefhe, Ms Irene Madumi, Mr Happy Mudau, Mr Timothy Molefe, a member who couldn’t be named since he was not available, and the chairperson for the Samson Phophi ANC branch, Mr Vincent Mahladisa. The questioning session followed the task team’s meeting which was held on Sunday at around 15:30. Mahladisa said that the team had met to discuss issues of service delivery. “During the meeting, we had taken a resolution of effecting a vote of no confidence against the current ward councillor, Mr Vincent Malivha,” he said. Malivha is councillor for Ward 20, and Mahladisa had preceded him. According to Mahladisa, Malivha had

failed to report to the ward branch and community at large. “Before closing our meeting, we had agreed on briefing the community about the decision which was taken by the task team,” he said. “The briefing was scheduled for Wednesday.” Mahladisa and the other five members of the task team were shocked when they were awakened by the police officers on the doorsteps of their houses in the early hours of the morning. “They said that they had come to call me in for questioning regarding the previous day’s meeting,” Mahladisa said. The questioning was conducted at the Makhado police station, where at least four police officers questioned all five individuals separately. “I told them what had transpired during the meeting,” Mahladisa said. “They said that there were allegations that one of the people who attended the task team’s meeting said that the Makhado Municipality’s Vleifontein satellite office needed to be burnt down. I refuted the statements or allegations

in question.” He said that, even if there had been a member who happened to suggest the move to burn government property, as the ANC branch chairperson, he would not have allowed that to take place. “I told the police that we are resuming with the meeting of informing the community about the resolution of a motion of no confidence against the ward councillor,” he said. “We have also informed the police that they were welcome to monitor our next meeting on Wednesday if they suspected any mischief.” He added that it was sad and disturbing that the police had acted on false information. In future, the police should gather enough evidence on any allegations before they could take a step of coming and arresting people. All six were released late on Monday, after the questioning. However, the provincial police’s spokesperson Lt-Col Moatshe Ngoape declined to comment and said that the police officers were still gathering information about the matter.

MEC Onica Moloi joins pastors dancing a song by Lufuno Dagada during the prayer service.

Local communities unite in district’s prayer day By Elmon Tshikhudo Sports Arts and Culture MEC, Ms Onica Moloi, has urged churches in Vhembe to help fight the scourge of xenophobia, racism and tribalism. She was speaking during the Vhembe District municipality’s first prayer day held at the Univen Stadium on Saturday. The prayer day was an initiative of Vhembe’s executive mayor, Cllr Florence Radzilani and her management team. Moloi said that there are chal-

lenges in their day to day work which need the intervention from God. “We are here to seek God and to consecrate our district to God. Whatever we will plan with Him we shall succeed,” she said. She said that the different churches can help to unite the nation and eradicate social imbalances. King Toni Mphephu-Ramabulana commended the mayor of the district for having come up with the idea. “We are happy that we have leaders who care; leaders (who) believe and fear God.”

Serial rapist and murderer gets life terms in prison Limpopo is heaving a sigh of relief following the sentencing of the convict. Tshelani Edward The recent long Risimati (35) was sentenced to ten life terms by jail sentence for a the Limpopo High Court in Thohoyandou on ten murderer and serial counts of rape, one life term for murder and 15 rapist, handed down years for robbery with aggravating circumstancby the Limpopo High es. The crimes were committed between 2012 Court in Thohoyanand 2015. dou, has left residents Risimati killed Rofhiwa Nephawe (34) in May sighing with relief. 2015. He further raped ten women aged between Released: Mr Simmy Netshifhefhe, Mr Vincent Mahladisa, Ms Irene Madumi, Mr Happy Mudau and Mr Timothy Even the SAPS in 34 and 86 at Mavunda, Habengwa, Tshaulu, Molefe. Mashau, Mutale and Dumela in the Vhembe district. He attacked his victims in their fields All cases reported in the Thohoyandou Policing District only while busy ploughing during the day and then Statistics supplied by TVEP raped and robbed them. In only one incident he Thohoyandou Victim Empowerment Programme attacked and raped the victim in her house. Domestic Violence The long sentences were welcomed by the Total number of sexual assault cases for 2017 in 2017 against: Provincial Police Commissioner Lt-Gen Nneke Ledwaba, who said it would serve as a deterrent Age under 13 for other criminals. Ledwaba also commended the detectives who worked around the clock in Teenagers (13 - 17 years) their endeavour to remove criminals from the Age 13-17 streets. He assured all the residents of the province Children (Under 13 years) that the police are determined to fight all the crimes affecting women and children without Age 18-59 mercy or compromise. He also congratulated members of the community for the reliable Adults (I8 - 59 years) information they gave to the police which led to this arrest and conviction. By Elmon Tshikhudo

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The new Nkavi Primary, Mahlambane Ndlovu Primary and Butsoleni Primary schools were recently opened during a ceremony at the Joseph Rhangani Secondary School. The MEC of Education, Mr Ishmael Kgetjepe, officiated during the ceremony. He urged the communities to stop setting schools alight during protests, because it is harming the future of the youth. Photographed at Nkavi Primary School in Mhinga village are Hosi Cedrick Mhinga (left) and MEC Kgetjepe.

The National Portfolio Committee on Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs have met with the traditional leaders in the Vhembe region a fortnight ago and discussed the traditional and Khoisan leadership bill. The bill is aimed at recognizing the Khoi-San communities. According to Mr Richard Mdakane, chairperson of the committee, the currently bill recognizes the headman, senior traditional leaders, principal traditional leader and the king, but the Khoisan communities are not yet recognized. Some of the traditional leaders who attended the event, said they find it strange that the event took place in Vhembe, as there are no Khoisan members who live in Vhembe. In our photo are some of the traditional leaders who attended the event in the Thohoyandou Town Hall. Photo: Silas Nduvheni.

Raliphaswana Primary School in Nzhelele recently played host to a ceremony to hand over school uniforms to seven different schools. Cllr Germinah Rashamuse has been donating uniforms to disadvantaged pupils for the past 10 years. This year she decided to go the extra mile by donating uniforms to more than 80 pupils from different schools. Rashamuse says by giving to the community she feels honoured, because she grew up in that same area. “The more progress I see, the more I become motivated to give,” she added. In our photo are some of the pupils who received school uniforms.

Photographed during the event are, from left to right, Mr Abraham Munzhelele (headmaster of Raliphaswana Primary School), Cllr Mabunese Ndou (Makhado Municipality), Cllr Germinah Rashamuse and Ms Livhuwani Raliphaswana (chairperson of the Royal Council).

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“Hard times will not kill me” By Tshifhiwa Mukwevho

A group of about 30 women from Vhembe recently received free courses, aiming to promote confidence and guidance in their respective careers. This comes after the Surf School of Shine (SSOS) assisted them with career planning, identifying necessary skills that can help them in career search and to explore career options. The event took place at the Khoroni Hotel. In our photo some of the women show the products that they had received during the event. Photo: Silas Nduvheni

Girls at the Andries Mugaguli Secondary School, Lwamondo High School, Dzondo Combined School and Tshifhumulo Primary School outside Thohoyandou recently received sanitary pads from the Keep a girl child in class campaign. The founders of the campaign are Lufuno Munyai, Phumu Luvhimbi and Avhaathu Liguvhu Nemaguvhuni. People interested in joining the campaign can phone Munyai on 072 990 1801, 073 846 3627 or 078 508 1424. In our photo, pupils of Andries Mugaguli Secondary School and Lwamondo High School expressed their joy after receiving the gifts. Photo: Mbulaheni Ridovhona

had to create one. So, he used the little funds that he had to buy stock such as belts, hair combs, sunglasses and wallets. “I started selling those worthy items to commuters in the taxi rank,” he said. “The response was great; I couldn’t believe it when I made more money than what I was getting at the bakery.” Mudau enjoyed the success and flourishing of his business in the first four years before business got slack around 2012. “While the opening of the Elim Mall came as a blessing to others, for some of us it came as a hard blow to our small

businesses,” he said. “People no longer flock to Louis Trichardt like they used to do then. There’s also this other issue of the drought which has been with us for years here in South Africa. People now use all money to buy food, because they can’t plant some food at homes due to a lack of rain. But, yes – I say this – hard times will not kill me.” Mudau said that he still manages to make some money, and with that his family is able to survive. “When you have food in the home and the children are going to school, what else do you want?”

“Be content with the little that you have and then continue to work hard and see if your hard work will not pay off.” The words of advice come from a 44-year-old hawker in Louis Trichardt, Mr Muvhango Mudau. He said that he had learned the secret to a happier life when he became a hawker in the town. “I believe in hard work and hard work pays off in many different ways,” he said. “You may not get a lot of money from the kind of work which you do, but if you have learned to appreciate and be content with the little that you have, then you’ll have peace of mind.” A resident of Phiphidi village, Mudau arrived in Louis Trichardt in 2000 and got a job at a bakery. Unfortunately, seven years later, the bakery closed business and Mudau was left without a job. “I felt so frustrated when I looked for employment and couldn’t find any,” he said. “I had a family that depended on me for livelihood and I thought I was failing them as a man.” He realised that since he was not getting any job offers from people or companies around town, he Mr Kulani Tshabalala buys a belt from Mr Muvhango Mudau.


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Another school burns in Vuwani By Elmon Tshikhudo During last year’s shutdown, which was blamed on the incorporation of parts of Vuwani into a new municipality, the area suffered losses close to half a billion rand when unknown attackers torched more than thirty schools and other properties. For months, there was a lull in the area with traditional leaders locked up in talks with government. They made new submissions to the Municipal Demarcation Board, which was subsequently rejected. This angered the community who immediately effected a

total shutdown two weeks ago. So far sporadic incidents of violence have been reported in the area. At this stage two people had been arrested for malicious damage to property and inciting violence. Last Thursday, the community of Vyeboom had a rude awakening. Fire was detected at Tshirunzanani Primary School. Limpopo police spokesperson, Lt-Col Moatshe Ngoepe said that the police received a call and rushed to the scene, only to find that books in cupboards in a class, the administration block, classes in another block and bags of cement

were set alight. “We have since, through our task team, launched a massive manhunt for the suspects. The motive and suspects are unknown and no arrest has been made so far. Police investigations are still continuing,” he said He further indicated that the situation in the area is relatively quiet at this stage except for this isolated incident. Ngoepe urged those with information to phone Lt-Col Dyson Nkuna at 082 445 or the nearest police station or use the crime stop number 0860010111 or the SMS crime line 32211.

Tshitereke Stars too good for Utd Brothers nity to dictate terms within the Brothers’ danger area. Tshitereke Citizen Stars are in a Stars were awarded a free kick in celebratory mood following their 3-0 the 25-metre area in the 27th minute. victory over Ngudza United Brothers Talifhani Matange beat the keeper with in their MTG and PIB KO Competia volley from the set piece. Instead of tion match at the Makhuvha SK New moving out of their own danger area Look grounds on Sunday. and take the game to the opponents, The Stars from Tshitereke village took Brothers continued to play defensive the game to the opponents from the first football. whistle. Brothers committed suicide Emmanuel Nemukula of United by playing defensive football from the Brothers was reprimanded with a card onset, forgetting that they had nothing for dangerous play three minutes into to defend. the last half. He tackled Rolivhuwa That gave Citizen Stars the opportuMaphuphe from behind and the referee By Frank Mavhungu

was lenient enough not to let him see red. Stars increased the margin in the 65th minute. Mulalo Ramakuela hooked in a loose ball following a scramble within the box. Stars started to display their dribbling skills in a bid to frustrate Brothers. The Stars were awarded a penalty in the 84th minute. This came after Mulalo Ramakuwela was brought down within the box. Lutendo Radzivhoni, who came on as a substitute for Ndamulelo Nkhumeleni, blasted in a rocket to bring the final score to 3-0.

Percy Rasikhanya of Mates (left) and Zwivhuya Makhado attack the ball.

1-0 Victory for Mates By Kaizer Nengovhela Madombidzha Try Again narrowly beat Tshiozwi Mates 1-0 in their Makhado Mayoral Cup quarter final match at Ravele grounds on Sunday. Mates took the game to Try Again in the first 20 minutes. Their speedy forward, Baldwin Mbadaliga let them down by shooting aimlessly at the goal post. Mates tried to rectify their mistake soon afterwards. Their diminutive kingpin, Tumelo Mamorobela, beat the offside trap, but lost possession with keeper Zwivhuya Makhode at his mercy. Try Again played defensive football in the first half and allowed their opponents to spend a lot of time within their territory. The referee flashed the first yellow card in the 30th minute.

Nzumbululo Silidi of Citizen Stars controls the ball while Makhado Musiiwa of United Brothers attempts to intercept from behind.

Langanani Ramabila of Mates was reprimanded for a dangerous tackle on Tshepiso Kganakga. The only time when Try Again came close to scoring was when Gift Mukhesiwent broke loose from the left flank and shot wide from close range. At that stage, the game was 34 minutes old. As one of their many ways to search for goals, Try Again introduced Tshianeo Funzani for Nhlenhle Maguga. The goal which separated the boys from the men came in the 84th minute. Try Again were awarded a penalty after Brighton Sebola handled the ball within his own penalty box. Khathutshelo Raulinga scored from the white spot. Late in the game, Mates should have equalised, but Tebogo Mohale’s ground cutter hit the woodwork and bounced back into play, much to the disappointment of the team’s fans.

Lufuno Matange of Citizen Stars chases the ball.

The Hollywoodbets Makhado branch recently donated a full soccer kit to the Zamenkomste Football Club. The club started 26 years ago and currently boasts with a squad of 30 players. The players are between 16 and 25 years of age. Hollywoodbets Makhado also donated a full kit to the club in 2016. The managing director of the club, Mr Steven Mathivha thanked Hollywoodbets for the continued support. “The new kit will help our team when playing games because we will have an extra kit to use. We thank you Hollywoodbets for this donation!” he said. Photo supplied

The Vondwe Community Crèche outside Thohoyandou recently received a food voucher donation of R10 000 from the local Shoprite branch. The crèche caters for 60 children. Anyone who can help the Vondwe Community Crèche with donations can phone the principal, Ms Freda Ndou at 072 011 0047. Ms Ndou is photographed with the voucher. Photo: Silas Nduvheni

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Man United in next round By Frank Mavhungu

Ngwenani Manchester United are through to the next round of the MTG and PIB KO Competition. They beat Lunungwi United 5-2 at the Makhuvha SK New Look grounds on Sunday. The youthful Manchester were unstoppable in the first 20 minutes of the game, but their strikers failed to make use of their chances. They squandered their first scoring opportunity in the 9th minute. Nndwakhulu Mavhungu received a neat pass from Rembuluwani Marandela and ran straight to the keeper before unleashing a ground cutter from inside the box. The ball missed the target by inches, much to the disappointment of the team’s fans. Manchester took the lead in the 24th minute. Thinavhuyo Khuvhe was brought down within Lavhelesani Nenngwekhulu of Lunungwi is the box and the referee did not hesitate to point focused on the ball. at the white spot. Aluwani Tshivhase converted the penalty. United approached the second half with more confidence, initiating some promising moves from the centre of the pitch. Manchester replaced Rembuluwani Marandela with Mpho Mukwevho as one of their many ways to neutralize the opponents. United found the equalizer four minutes before the final whistle. Rabelani Mulaudzi headed home after a scramble within the box to bring the full-time score to 1-1. The winner was determined through a penalty shoot-out. Manchester United converted four of their chances via Mpho Mukwevho, Ronetshedza Nemavhola, Mulisa Mathada and Phathutshedzo Madzula while Lunungwi’s strikers scored only once Emmanuel Mulaudzi of Manchester (left) pushes Ndivhuwo Netfrom the spot. sianda of Lunungwi away in their battle to win the high ball.

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Easter tournament promises fun The first matches in the Sinthumule Kutama Easter Challenge will be played on Friday (14th).

According to the organisers, all the Sinthumule villages participating in the event will play at the

By Tshifhiwa Mukwevho

Muraleni United Brothers grounds on Friday. The fixtures are: Ravele vs Gogobole (09:00); Tshiozwi vs Ramahantsha (11:00); Madombidzha vs Magau (13:00) and Muraleni vs Madabani (15:00). The Kutama villages play at the Manavhela Black Aces soccer fields. They are Muduluni vs Midoroni (09:00); Tshikwarani vs Makhitha (11:00); Tshikota vs Zamenkomste (13:00) and Manavhela vs Masakona (15:00). All winning villages will then move on to the next matches which are scheduled to take place at the Vhuilafuri Stadium on Saturday (15 April). The semi-final and final will take place on Sunday at Vhuilafuri Stadium. The champions of the event will go home with R10 000, a new soccer kit, a floating trophy, 30 gold medals and hampers from the sponsor. The clash between the U/15 team of Mabaleng Development and the Sinthumule Kutama Squad will precede the final match on Sunday. The match will start at 13:00 and the winners will receive a trophy, medals and hampers. At least four villages from the Kutama and Sinthumule areas would vie for the cash prize, In the photo with the soccer floating trophy are (from left to medals and a trophy in the netball matches. The right) Mr Chester Malotsha, George Maphala, Steven Livhalani, netball will be played at the Vhuilafuri Stadium Max Sikhutshi, and Takalani Tuwani. and will start at 11:00 on Sunday. The general secretary of Mamu Community Development, Mr Jafter Mamugudubi, said that he appreciates the nature of support which the organisation continued to receive from sponsors, communities and other different stakeholders. “This time around all arrangements are in place for a more developed and funfilled tournament,” he said. Former Bafana Bafana player, Jerry “Legs of Thunder” Sikhosana, will again attend the tournament to scout for fresh talent for Gauteng-based soccer Photographed with the netball trophy are (from left to right) Tshilidzi Siwada (Firefly Butchdevelopment acadeery), Mbuelo Mabannda (Hollywoodbets), Jafter Mamugudubi, Eddie Gouveia (Firefly Butchmies. ery) and Selby Mukwevho (Selby Hair Salon).

Victory for Tshatshingo By Frank Mavhungu Tshatshingo Potholes secured a place in the next round of the MTG and PIB KO Competition by beating Tshipako Hotspurs 3-2 at the Khubvi Benjies grounds on Saturday. The game was evenly contested with both sides creating and squandering obvious scoring chances. Hotspurs were the first to knock on the opposition’s door. They initiated some promising moves from the middle of the park in the 14th minute, but their right winger, Sipho Netshiunda, shot straight to the stranded keeper from close range. Potholes were forced to effect an early change to their starting line-up. Their overlapping

midfielder, Rihangwele Mamala, sustained a knee injury and he was replaced with Thavha Netshidzivhe. Hotspurs missed a fortune in the 78th minute. Lutendo Netshithuthuni tried his luck with a half volley from the edge of the box and the ball missed the goal mouth by a whisker. The winner was determined through a penalty shoot-out as the scoreboard was still asking for the numbers when the referee, Mr Eric Munyai, blew the final whistle. Potholes converted three of their five chances through Dakalo Tshikosi, Tshenzhelani Maboho and Tshifhambano Ramudingani while Hotspurs scored via Vhulenda Mulibana and Shandukani Munyai.

Vhulenda Mulibana of Hotspurs kicks the ball while Rihangwele Mamala of Potholes (right) blocks the way.

Tshiombo XI Securitas out of knock-out ished in a square pass from Madilonga Mukwevho to give his side an early lead. Tshiombo XI Securitas will not take Securitas tried hard to get an equaliser, part in the next round of the MTG but Gorillas were still leading 1-0 when and PIB KO Competition. They were the teams adjourned for the half time break. Gorillas continued to press hard in the opening minutes of the last half. A defender of Securitas, Rolindela Thanyani, handled the ball within the box and the referee was prompted to award a penalty to Gorillas. Murendeni Ramarumo shot straight to the keeper from the white spot. Securitas did not stop fighting even after conceding a second goal in the 65th minute. The second goal for Gorillas came via Thendo Sikhwama. He forced his way through the defence of Securitas and blasted in a rocket from inside the box. Securitas reduced one later in the game. They were awarded a penalty after Muano Nemuramba was brought down within the box. Alufhiwi Ramashia made no mistake from the spot. Madilonga Mukwevho of Gorillas (right) and Alufhiwi Ramashia of Securitas chase the ball. By Frank Mavhungu

booted out 2-1 by Mutshenzheni Gorillas at the Khubvi Benjies grounds on Saturday. Gorillas opened their account in the 10th minute. Ronewa Munyai fin-

Lutendo Netshithuthuni of Hotspurs (left) and Rihangwele Mamala of Potholes are focused on the ball.

Stars on top in shoot-out By Frank Mavhungu

have been a goal. The referee did the unexpected when he flashed a yellow card at a time when everyone thought he would give Davhana his marching orders. The halftime score was 0-0 at half time. In the second half, Nndwambi Ramovha of Lotavha and Thabiso Sikhwari of Stars scored for their respective teams.

Ramantsha Lotavha FC were booted out of the Makhado Mayoral Cup by Sinthumule Dangerous Stars at Ravele on Sunday. The match ended in a 1-1 draw and Stars clinched the victory 6-5 following a penalty shoot-out. Shortly after the start of the match, the players of Lotavha realised that it was going to be a difficult day when their leading goal scorer, Tshepo Mathivhela, fumbled at the goal finish. Mathivhela committed another blunder a little later. This time around, he failed to connect Mpho Maelekano’s square pass. Pfano Davhana, Stars’ centre back, was lucky to get away with a yellow card. He obstructed Tshililo Devhula at the edge of the box in a one-onone situation, denying Thabiso Sikhwari of Stars (left) and Matome Devhula what could Serakalala fight for possession of the ball.


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Four local teams to play in Victra Easter Games By Frank Mavhungu The Victra Easter Soccer Tournament will take place at

Vhufuli Gooldville on Saturday. Tshitereke Young Masters, Tshitereke Citizen Stars, Domboni FC and Gooldville

Citizen Stars’ playmaker, Rotondwa Maphuphe.

Young Tigers will battle for top honours in the event. The champions will receive R3 500, a floating trophy, a soccer kit, gold medals and two soccer balls. The runners-up will receive R1 800, a soccer kit, silver medals and two soccer balls. The third placed side will receive R750 and two soccer balls while R650 and two soccer balls are awaiting the team that will finish in the 4th spot. Cash prizes and trophies will also be presented to the top goal scorer and the best player of the tournament. The fixtures are: Gooldville Young Tigers vs Tshitereke Citizen Stars (09:00) and Domboni FC vs Tshitereke Young Masters (11:00). The winners of the two matches will meet in the finals later in the afternoon.

A large number of people attended the recent official opening of the sports fields at Muduluni Primary School. It was funded by the National Lottery Commission. According to the principal of the school, Mr Joseph Maphaha, the facilities are part of the community’s effort to keep the youth busy in a constructive way. Photographed during the event are from left Vhamusanda Vho-Peter Kutama, Mr Joseph Maphaha, Thovhele Vho-Vele Kutama, Ms Christina Ramovha (circuit manager), Cllr Jane Gabara and a member of the SGB.

Arts and Culture soccer tournament By Kaizer Nengovhela Four teams will participate in the Arts and Culture tournament on Easter Monday. The event will take place at the Rabali Stadium. The tournament winners will receive R10 000, a trophy and gold medals and the losing team in the final will receive R7 000 and silver medals. The teams who lose in the first round will receive prize money of R3 000 each. Mikhado FC will play against Anel Real Vikings at 10:00. Rabali Pull Together will meet Tshakhuma Tsha Madzivhandila at 12:00. The winners will play in the final at 16:00. The Vhembe Masters and Mahosi a Venda will meet in a friendly match before the finals. The organiser, Mr Lucky Tshilimandila, said that it is important for future stars to be identified at grassroots level. He applauded the sponsors for helping to identify the talent in the region. He described sponsor as “a selfless and caring community developer.” According to him, it is painful to see that many business people keep all their profit for themselves, without thinking of ploughing anything back into the community. He said most of

the soccer stars of yesterday are now penniless and some were even taking “ordinary jobs, after a life of glory.”


Deadline: Tuesday 12:00 No handwritten logs will be accepted Absa Premiership Played Won Draw Lost 22 12 6 4 20 12 5 3 22 10 9 3 21 9 10 2 19 10 5 4 22 8 6 8 22 5 12 5 22 6 8 8 21 6 7 8 22 5 8 9 22 5 8 9 21 4 11 6 22 5 7 10 22 5 7 10 22 4 8 10 22 3 9 10

Team Cape Town City Bidvest Wits Kaizer Chiefs Supersport United Mamelodi Sundowns Golden Arrows Polokwane City Maritzburg Utd Platinum Stars Chippa United Bloem Celtic Orlando Pirates Ajax Cape Town Free State Stars Highlands Park Baroka FC

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Against Points 21 42 16 41 19 39 13 37 11 35 30 30 25 27 26 26 22 25 24 23 21 23 33 23 31 22 29 22 37 20 32 18

Pupils from different schools photographed with the kits and balls they received from the Prof Nevhutanda Foundation during the opening of the sports fields at Muduluni Primary School . Makhado Workers Teams Team Played Won Draw Lost Makhado LTT Memorial FC 6 5 1 0 Makhado Spar F.C 5 4 0 1 Kutama-Sinthumule Corr 6 3 2 1 Makhado Municipality 6 3 1 2 Makhado Correctional Cen 6 2 2 2 Shoprite & Checkers FC 5 1 0 4 Transnet 4 1 0 3 Makhado SAPS FC 6 0 2 4

For 24 16 15 8 14 5 5 10

Against Points 9 16 8 12 10 11 5 10 14 8 16 3 8 3 24 2

SAFA Vhembe: Masters League Team Played Won Draw Lost Mulenzhe Masters 32 23 4 5 Stamina Free Masters 30 23 4 3 Madzahisi Masters 34 22 3 9 Goodville Masters 30 21 5 4 Saselemani Masters 31 21 3 7 Mathule Masters 31 18 6 7 Table Newcomers Masters 32 17 7 8 Jerome Masters 30 17 5 8 Itsani Masters 29 17 3 9 Shayandima Masters 29 17 0 12 Dzwerani Masters 31 16 3 12 Duthuni Masters 30 14 4 12 Tshivhungululu Masters 31 14 4 13 Havhavha Masters 32 13 6 13 Mount Riders Masters 32 11 1 20 Tsia Mutsha Masters 31 8 3 20 Tshipako Masters 29 7 5 17 Lwamondo Utd Masters 31 8 1 22 Vuwani Masters 31 5 2 24 Makhuvha Masters 30 4 2 24 G.Eleven Masters 31 3 2 26 Nesengani Masters 31 3 1 27

For 178 119 166 117 128 120 96 117 101 118 79 109 82 113 112 74 79 73 59 36 26 57

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