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New Year’s festivities end in tragedy
Survivor to sue police Mr Vhutshilo Tshikororo, photographed at his vehicle. The rear window was shattered by bullets. By Elmon Tshikhudo The survivor of a mysterious shooting by the police on New Year ’s Eve, who was recently cleared by the court of any wrongdoing, said he would “not take the matter lying down”. Speaking to Limpopo Mirror at a car wash at Sibasa, where he was washing his car after it was handed back to him by the police, Mr Vhutshilo Tshikororo said he would never forget the incident which left his close friend, Musiiwa Makungo, dead. The incident happened at a spot not far from Thohoyandou Technical High
School. “We were in a celebratory mood at around 23:00, driving from Thohoyandou in Block F, when I noticed that we were be ing followed by an unknown vehicle after passing the school,” said Tshikororo. He said they had seen a car parked under trees in the dark just at the crossing to the school and they had not suspected anything. “All of a sudden, we could see that a car was chasing after us and I had to accelerate because I feared that we would be hi jacked,” he said. They then heard gunshots and the falling of broken glass behind them. “I realised that we were being shot at and
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saw that my friend was critically wounded. I stopped and the police hit me all over the body, and that was when I told them that they had shot my friend,” he said. According to him, the incident has left him traumatised, and there was no way that he would leave the matter as it stood. He intends to sue the police. “We are lawabiding citizens. These police do as they wish and shoot at innocent people. My friend is gone now for nothing.” - Continues on page 2
Tshikoro shows some marks that he sustained during the attack.
17 January 2014 By Elmon Tshikhudo
Mbilwi High still on top of their game
A minibus taxi, travelling from Musina to Johannesburg, got into trouble with the traffic police in Makhado (Louis Trichardt) on Sunday. Traffic officials were on duty next to the N1 when they stopped and searched the taxi. Upon inspection they realised that the taxi carried a total of 27 passengers (in photo next to taxi), 17 more people than its permit allows it to transport. The driver, who is a Zimbabwean, was deported and by Tuesday the traffic department confirmed that they were still waiting for the owner to come and pay the fine before his confiscated taxi would be released.
Mbilwi Secondary School, one of the best performing schools in the country, which continues to achieve excellent matric results year after year, will continue being the pride of the country, says Principal Cedric Lidzhade. He was speaking after the re lease of the 2013 Grade 12 results which saw the school improving from 99,3% to 99,8%. “There is no magic here. Hard work, dedication and support from different stake holders, including our traditional leader Thovhele Gole Mphaphu li, is what makes us tick and be the best.” He added that they had decided
to focus on the lower grades as they are the foundations for better results in Grade 12. “The lower grades should be taken care of. We have to instil love for subjects such as maths and science from an early age.” Lidzhade said the school had become synonymous with quality results, for which a foundation had been laid by his predecessors. “I was a pupil here. I know this school and we are just walking in the footsteps of those who came before us,” he added. The school has been producing a 100% pass for more than ten years. Last year, 478 wrote the matric exams and 378 got “bachelor
passes” and they had only one who failed. During Limpopo Mirror’s visit on Wednesday, which was the first day of the schooling calendar, it was busi ness unusual as educators were busy with their classes. MEC Rudolph Phala, who vis ited the school, accompanied by Thulamela Mayor Grace Mahosi, Thovhele Gole Mphaphuli and other officials from the Depart ment of Education, were only given a short time to address the pupils as they were rushing to classes. Sibasa Circuit, under which the school falls, also recorded better results, achieving an 88,4% pass rate in the 2013 examinations.
The MEC for the Treasury, Mr Rudolph Phala, is flanked by Thovhele Gole Mphaphuli, Thulamela Mayor Grace Mahosi and some of the teachers of Mbilwi Secondary. A report on the MEC's visit to the school will be published next week. Photo: Silas Nduvheni. By Kaizer Nengovhela
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promise bread and butter, while they are still failing to provide water. Mukona says she is tired of empty promises made by the politicians. "No water tanker has delivered water to the Tshitale area since 2012." The chairperson of the local Civic Association, James Deleki sa, has confirmed that community members are collecting water from the rivers with wheelbar rows. He says they are going to discuss the water crisis with the Vhembe District Municipality (VDM). The VDM´s spokesperson, Matodzi Ralushai, has said the crisis in some areas is caused by the theft of water pumps and the vandalizing of water taps. Ralushai says villages like Tshituni and Biaba have many illegal connections and it is af fecting other people's access to water. He further says that many water tankers are broken because of the terrible condition of roads in the Vhembe area.
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the rivers and some are buying water from businesspeople who have boreholes. One of the community mem bers, Segwadi Machaba of Ra mantsha in the Sinthumule area, says that although the shortage of water is now a general problem, the villages which are the hardest hit are in the Sinthumule/Kutama area. "We are only getting water from people who have boreholes and villagers are losing money every day as they have to buy water. Those without transport have to pay more than R7 for 25 litres of water. If you cannot buy water from those who have boreholes, you must be prepared to travel long distances with a wheelbarrow to collect water from Ravele village where one of the shop owners provides water to the community," said Machaba. Mashudu Mukona of Sereni in the Tshitale area says that she doesn't understand why politicians visit them during the night to canvas votes and
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For many of the province's residents Limpopo’s biggest dam, the Nandoni dam, remains a white elephant. Some communities around Thulamela, Mutale and Makhado last saw water coming from this source in June last year. Earlier this year, residents could be seen waiting patiently in line for water, but without any reward. Many describe the dam, which was completed in 2004, as nothing more than a picnic site where tourists can enjoy water sports. The communities of Mulen zhe, Dididi, Budeli, Mutoti, Khakhanwa and Mphego are close to the dam, but there is no water flowing through their taps. Villages that are slightly further away, but also suffering, are Sinthumule, Kutama, Vu wani, Tshitale and Nzhelele in the Makhado jurisdiction. The residents of these areas have to push wheelbarrows for several kilometres to fetch water from
(From page 1) Limpopo Mirror saw the vehicle at the carwash. Blood stains all over the passenger’s seat and a shattered back window are evidence of the traumatic experience. Tshikororo’s Corsa Lite was released by the po lice from the police vehicle pound after investigations did not produce any evidence to charge him with the
crime that the police claimed he was plotting to commit. Apparently, the police thought Tshikororo and his friend were planning to bomb ATM machines in Thohoyandou. Tshikororo said he was nowhere near the banks on that fateful night. The incident, which occurred on New Year's Eve, was kept a closely
guarded secret by the police. The surviving victim was also overwhelmed with fear until mem bers of the community intervened and advised him to tell his story to the world. Thohoyandou police spokesperson Const Avhafarei Tshio vhe confirmed the incident and said the police had acted on tip-off that there were people who wanted to
blow up ATMs at one of the banks in Thohoyandou. She confirmed that charges against Tshikororo had been dropped and that the Independent Police Investigative Unit (IPIU) was investigating charges of murder against the police. IPIU spokesman Moses Dlamini said they were investigating the case but no one had been arrested so far.
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Traditional healers burn their bones and opt to follow God Nwambarisa Mabasa could not stop talking about her new-found home in the church. She said that she had trav elled all over the country and also in African countries to heal people, but could not find peace within herself. "I am a traditional healer, but I am sick. I cannot move properly as I have a problem with my legs, but I cannot heal myself,” she said. She said she attended a service
Pastor Nashford burning some of the "medicine".
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run by Pastor Nashford at Maphophe where she saw miracles and decided there and then to change her ways and follow God. “During the service I felt very much relieved, and when the pastor prayed, I just felt like I should forsake everything and join his church,” she said. The other traditional healer, Ms Mphephu Chauke from Maphophe, also stated that she was sick “and could not help myself. Ever since I attended this man's service, I felt changed and I could feel the healing in me," she said. Pastor Nashford said his church was modelled on that of his mentor, Nigerian prophet TB Joshua. He is a former member of the Ap ostolic Faith Mission Church. “Since we start ed this service, we have seen God do wonders, with many who quit drinking. Many with different problems were helped and many sur rendered their lives to God. At the same time, we received negative comments, with some posting messages on Facebook that I am a devil worshipper. That has not stopped us as God continues to make changes in many people’s lives,” he add ed.
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Two elderly traditional healers in the Malamulele area shocked congregants on Sunday when they surrendered their bones, swords, medicine and certificates and decided to follow God. This was during a service con ducted by a young Pastor Nashford Chauke (26) of the Nashford Syna gogue Church for All Villages. Their tools of the trade were parad
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By Elmon Tshikhudo
Rotondwa crowned as Miss Vhembe A 19-year-old student, Miss Rotondwa Musitha of Makhado, was crowned Miss Vhembe during a beauty pageant at the Thohoyandou Town Hall a fortnight ago. She is in her second year of studying business administration at the Regenesis Business School. Twelve beautiful girls from the four municipalities in Vhembe vied for the title. Rotondwa went home with R12 000 cash, a cloth ing voucher of R10 000 from Sun Odds, a R12 000 clothing vouch er from P Designs and a clothing voucher from Venda Lover. The first princess, Gundo Nevhutanda (18) of Thohoyan dou, received R8 000 and the second princess, Vhuhwavho
Nemuramba (21) of Thohoyan dou went home with R6 000. Miss Personality, Lebo Maleka of Musina, went home with R1 000. “In 2010 I won the Miss Makhado FM and Miss Vhem be competitions, in 2011 Miss Valentine and in 2012 Miss Triegies," said Rotondwa. "I am looking forward to the day I will be representing this province in the finals of Miss South Africa,” she said. She thanks her parents, who encouraged her to participate in the beauty pageant. A former Miss Black Leop ards and Miss Phala Phala FM, Tovhowani Neluvhalani, was the main organiser of the contest. "I
was born in a very supportive family and my parents encour aged me to take beauty pageants very seriously. I decided to do something to contribute to de velopment of my community, and that is where the idea came into being." Neluvhalani thanks all the stakeholders who supported them during the contest. "I would like to thank the parents who trusted me and gave their children per mission to come and participate in the project. I will never forget Do Light Transport, Baloyi Attorneys, P Designs, Venda Lover, Sun Odds and Zukwa Clothing for their support,” she added.
Rain a blessing to farmers - Mathidi The heavy rains that are being about the massive savings that ers and negatively on others. experienced in most parts of are anticipated after the rains. “Those who have not prepared the Limpopo province have The president of the African their farms in time will not be come as a blessing to farmers Farmers Association of South able to prepare as the soil will and communities which were Africa in Limpopo, Mr Tshia be wet. hard hit by drought. neo Mathidi, hailed the rains, Water sometimes breeds dis In some areas in Vhembe saying that it was a sign of eases, which need to be con alone, rains of up to 90 mm were good things to come. ”Water trolled all the time. All in all, reported over the past week. In is life and as farmers we have rain is good as farmers will not some of the lucky areas, rains been struggling for a long time have to buy fodder any longer of up to 200mm were recorded with a drought that had forced because of the grass every over the Christmas and New some of our members out of where. It is good for us and it Year period. business. With the rains that are will yield good returns for us in Elsewhere, rivers were in forecast to be good in January the farming industry,” he said. flood and the road linking through to February, those who Meanwhile, heavy rains were Tswinga and Thohoyandou had have worked are sure of a good reported in the Thohoyandou to be closed after the bridge was harvest,” he said. area on Monday. The rainy washed away by the heavy wa He said the rains would im weather is expected to continue ters. Nandoni Dam has received pact positively on some farm well into February 2014. a lot of water from all over the catchment area and the Luvuvhu River is also overflow ing. This has been re ceived as good news all over the drought-stricken Vhembe region. Wa ter has been a scarce commodity in most parts of the Vhembe District, with some of the villages going for months without water to drink. Stock farmers were also not spared as they had to buy fodder and the rains came as a great relief for them. Crop farmers who had to spend lots of money on electrici Mr Tshianeo Mathidi, president of the African Farmers Association in ty for irrigation also Limpopo, is holding a filled rain gauge. In the background are hectares sighed with relief of maize, which will benefit from the rain.
Photographed during the event are, from left to right, Vhuhwavho Nevhuramba (second princess), Rotondwa Musitha (queen), Gundo Nevhutanda (first princess) and Miss Personality, Lebo Maleka.
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Mthembi court case postponed again There seems to be no end in sight of the Doris Mthembi saga. The troubled former wife of Thohoyandou businessman Mr Goddard Mugwena, who ditched him for former Muvhango actor Joe Ragwala, appeared in court
this week for the umpteenth time. Mthembi was sentenced to ten years' imprisonment in the Louis Trichardt Regional Court two months ago for making a false statement in an affidavit, claim ing Mugwena had kidnapped her at gunpoint and raped her. She is
at present serving her sentence in the Thohoyandou Correctional Centre at Matatshe. The other accused in the case are Ragwala, Vincent Phakula (28) and Moses Ntlenana (24). Magistrate J Coetzee postponed the case to 3 March. Mthembi's attorney had applied that the case be postponed, due to Mthembi’s illness. Mthembi and Ragwa la face many charges, among them conspiring to kill Mugwena in 2009. They allegedly hired two “hit men”, who are now their co-accused in the case. The case was last heard on 24 October 2013. So far, more than 10 witness es have already testified and the state has indi cated that it would call Joe Ragwala and Doris Mthembi, photographed during a previous 30 witnesses. Mr Vusi appearance in court. Segodi is prosecuting.
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Police on look-out for bogus colleges During the coming weeks, the Limpopo Police will work hand in hand with the Department of Education (DoE) to keep a watchful eye on students registering for their tertiary studies. Provincial police spokesper son Brig Hangwani Mulaudzi said this week that the police have noticed with concern the increase in more bogus Further Education and Training (FET) colleges in some of the prov ince’s bigger towns. Mulaudzi said that the police would compile a special investi gation team, with the help of the DoE, to monitor the upcoming A large number of people attended the recent New Year’s Eve event at the Khoroni Hotel and Casino. With the promotions coordinator, Ms Mashudu Muthuli (back), are Mr MS Maluleke and Mr Ms Netshithutluhi.
Ms Malyleke Mulalo, Mrs Lutlaga Emily and Mrs Tshivhase in a happy mood during the New Year's Eve festivities at Khoroni Hotel and Casino. With them is the promotions coordinator, Ms Mashudu Muthuli.
registration period of new stu dents. “We know that it is the season where some criminals want to prey on unsuspecting learners by promising them a brighter future, when in fact they are destroying their lives. We shall not allow this to happen and we will double our efforts, without fear, to uncover these crooks,” added provincial police commissioner Lt Gen Fanie Masemola. Masemola and Mulaudzi urged students, especially those who did not get accepted at legit imate universities, not to register
with a bogus FET out of desper ation. If foul play is suspected, students may contact the DoE’s toll-free number at 0800 265 266 to verify a college’s registration details or report a bogus one. “We want to ensure that those who appear to be running illegal and unregistered colleges are apprehended and receive pun ishment,” said Mulaudzi. He warned that those run ning FETs without the proper licencing and registration might receive punishment of 10 years’ imprisonment or a fine of R250 000, or even both.
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Man in court for possession of heroin A 48-year-old man recently appeared in the Musina Magistrate's Court in connection with a charge of being found in possession of illegal substances. Kennedy Mukunkha Manda briefly appeared in court on 9 January and his case was postponed to this week Thursday. Manda, a bus driver who originally came from Malawi, was arrested at Beit Bridge at about 10:30 on 19 December last year. This came after a detector dog handler of cus toms discovered a package of yellow and white tablets inside the bus. The official asked Manda if he knew anything about the package. "He allegedly responded that it was given to him by a Malawian person to de liver to another person in Johannesburg," said the spokesperson for Musina police, Const Dakalo Ramagwede. Ramagwede had since confirmed that the tablets were counted and found as 983 white tablets and
998 yellow tablets. The yellow tablets tested positive for brown heroin. "The total street value of the drug is about R19 million," she said. Manda appeared in court again on 16 January. The information on the outcome of his case had not been available at the time of going press.
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Akanani Rural Development assists poor families Families received groceries as part of the associ The Akanani Rural Development villages under the auspices of the ation's orphan and vulnerable children programme. Association brought a smile to the Makhado Municipality during the Most of the beneficiaries came from child-headed faces of at least 150 families in 14 festive season and New Year. families and could hardly afford to buy food for the festive season. "Our work is to bring a smile to the faces of those less fortunate in our communities," said Akanani's director, Mr Vicky Muvhali. "We spent more than R100 000 to purchase the items and prepare food parcels for the people in 14 villages." He added that the poverty relief programme is an on-going project. The association normally spends about R120 000 monthly to purchase food and distribute it to people. "The programme has run throughout the years," Muvhali said. At least 52 home-based caretakers and 14 community volunteers, who all get a reasonable monthly stipend, work at community field level and help the association in the selection of suitable candidates to benefit from the food programme. The 13-year-old Khuliso Mabatha, who lost both parents in 2005 and 2010 respectively, expressed his happiness after accepting a 50kg bag of mealie meal and groceries. "You are good people indeed; you made my Mr Steven Mabatha of Mashamba Village receives a bag of mealie meal Christmas enjoyable," said Khuliso. "You even from Akanani's Mr Vicky Muvhali. Also in the photograph are granny drove me home with the groceries in your car, Vho-Muofhe Mabatha and young Khuliso Mabatha. because I had no wheel barrow to ferry my food parcel and mealie meal from the collection point. Thank you very much, sir!" Mashamba Sanco's chairperson, Ms Rose Mudau, heralded the association as a bea con of hope for orphans and vulnerable children who would normally have spent the festive season without anything to put in their mouths. "The people at Akanani are doing praiseworthy work, which also de serves to be recognised by all people," she said. Akanani is situated in Shirley Village, Elim, and is mainly funded by Joyful beneficiaries receive food parcels as part of Akanani's orphans and vulnerable children the National Lotteries programme. Distribution Trust Fund.
"Yes I do," were the words of Rendani Muswobi when he married Fhulufhelo Sithole of Tshikwarani. The well-attended traditional wedding was held at Tshikwarani a fortnight ago. By Elmon Tshikhudo
Crafford the new deputy principal Renowned academic Prof Jan Craf- same university. ford, who was recently appointed Univen principal, Prof Peter Mbati, deputy vice-chancellor: academic said they were thrilled to welcome of Univen, said he regarded his Crafford to the university's executive appointment as an honour and he management team. "Considering the felt greatly humbled. wealth of experience that Prof Craf “It is an honour to be offered the ford brings with him, I have no doubt position and I look forward to the that he will drive the university’s exciting challenge of this new role. I academic agenda to the next level.” am committed to driving the academic Mbati also called on members of agenda of the university during the the university community and other period of my employment,” he said. stakeholders to give Crafford the Crafford's appointment follows support he requires in order for him on the heels of yet another major to succeed. appointment, the uni versity's registrar, Prof Edward Nesamvuni . Crafford is an aca demic of note, with ser vice spanning almost 30 years. He takes over the position left by Prof Xikombiso Mbhenyane, who left the university at the end of last year. He has been an associate professor in zoology and dean of the School of Mathematical and Natural Sciences at the Prof Jan Ernst Crafford. (Photo supplied)
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17 January 2014 By Phathutshedzo Luvhengo
Dopeni resident allegedly terrorises his family A 30-year-old man, Mr Benedict Ramafhi, caused shock waves in Dopeni in December when he allegedly tried to kill his sister’s children and his mother. The incident happened on December 12 at Dopeni in the Nzhelele area. It left the family of the accused man terrified and living in fear. The man allegedly stabbed his four nieces and his mother after a quarrel with his sister over the whereabouts of a cell phone. He was initially involved in a fight with his sister, Ms Ndifelani Ramaru, that morning and allegedly stabbed her. She was admitted to the hospital and later discharged. According to preliminary reports, the suspect went back home later that night and asked the young ones if anyone had seen his sister. Apparently he realised that his sister
was not at home and he could not find the phone he was looking for. Phathutshedzo Mashavha (16) de scribed the incident as the worst nightmare of her life. She told Limpopo Mirror that the man tried to search for her sister’s phone and when he did not find it, he started quarrelling. “When he came back home during the night, my grandma was asleep and my aunt was not around. He asked me who had taken the phone, and when I told him, he said that he should just kill the entire family and get arrested,” she said. The girl described how the man then woke up his mother and took R1 800 from her. He then used a pick axe to hit the five family members over their heads before fleeing. Londani Netshiombori (4), Ompha Netshiomori (2), Rendani Ramafhi (12), Phathutshedzo Mashavha (16), and his
mother, Johanna Ramafhi (74), were injured during the attack. The youngest child, Ompha, was seriously injured and was transferred to Polokwane Hospital the following day. Two of the children were admitted to Siloam Hospital, but have since been discharged. The suspect, Benedict, was arrested by the police after a massive search in the area that lasted for three days. Siloam po lice spokesperson W/O Edward Tharaga confirmed the incident. “We have opened five counts of at tempted murder. The suspect has already appeared in the Thohoyandou Magis trate’s Court and was remanded in cus tody,” he said. W/O Tharaga appealed to community members not to resort to violence when Phathutshedzo Mashavha (16) shows the wounds she sustained during trying to sort out domestic problems. the night of terror.
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R1 000 bail in Weipe “pellet gun” case A 27-year-old man recently appeared in the Musina Magistrate’s Court in connection with a murder case which allegedly happened near the boom gate at Weipe in Musina. The case against Arifani Phanuel Khakhu was postponed to 13 February for further inves tigations. According to the spokesper son for the Musina police, Const Dakalo Ramagwede, a group
of men were standing near the gate discussing soccer. The men allegedly heard the sound of a pellet gun about them and looked around to see what had happened. “The owner of the gun said that he had put his pellet gun against the fence pole while dis cussing soccer with the others,” said Ramagwede. “When he checked, he found the deceased lying on the ground.” It is alleged that one of the
men, who also happens to be the deceased’s long-time friend, had been holding the pellet gun and that he might have “accidentally shot his friend”. The police were notified about the incident, and Khakhu waited for the police to come and arrest him. The owner of the pellet gun is not implicated in this case. The deceased was later identi fied as Tshedza Ndou (27). Kha khu was granted R1 000 bail.
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By Tshifhiwa Mukwevho
Local comedy worth watching Happiness at this time of the year is when you know that the gift of a locally made comedic movie brings laughter in people’s hearts. Tshovhilingana 9 was released on 30 November last year, and the makers of this film and movie lov ers agree that the project is worth watching. “Last year was amazing in many ways,” said the scriptwriter and director, Khathutshelo “Tenden ya” Mamphodo. “Our audiences are happy that the project has improved in picture, sound and story quality.” He reveals that they are now cap turing professional audio for the first time on their sets and have improved from DV to high-definition broadcast camera. Just like with previous Tshovhil ingana projects, the storyline for Tshovhilingana 9 is diverse. The main character, Mr Bundu, played by Ntambudzeni Rasendedza, is a foolish and unemployed villager. “Mr Bundu is a dishonest and lazy man,” said Mamphodo. “His efforts to fend for his family are always below par. The little money he ever gets does not last, as he squanders it on friends and showing off.”
The Tshovhilinga project stands as the most popular local comedy, and the secret behind this project’s success might also be attributed to talented actors who work together to create such a stunning project each year. Mamphodo states that, as local film makers, the biggest challenge was that they had little knowledge of filmmaking and lacked proper equipment when they did the first project in 2005. “Another challenge was a lack of trust from potential cast members,” said Mamphodo. “People used to think we were out of our minds, be cause there was nothing like it (movie making) in Venda.” He conceptual ised the idea of Tshovhilingana after listening to his father’s traditional song by the same name. “Piracy is still a thorny issue because this year, in Thohoyandou alone, we have 100 people selling fake Tshovhilingana DVDs,” he wor ries. “They team up and are overpow ering us when we try to stop them.” He urges members of the community to refrain from buying pirated DVDs, saying: “Stop piracy before piracy stops us from making movies.”
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Singing against crime and teenage pregnancy
The Amazing Grace Assembly Church in Madombidzha recently donated gardening tools to special schools around the Sinthumule area. Photographed during the presentation are, from left to right, Sister Rose Kusuman (Carmel Special School), Cllr David Davhana, Pastor Thomas Liremi, Lavhelani Ramabulana (Tshilwavhusiku Razwimisani Special School) and Pastor Violet Liremi.
The young ones who attended the Fhatulusha Community Educare Centre in Tshiozwi graduated late in December last year.
A 51-year-old woman of Tshi- of delinquency and stay away According to Maumela, she kuwi village, Mrs Martha Mau- from connections and associa also uses her own money to mela, says that the fight against tions which encourage teenage buy fabric to sew clothes for crime and teenage pregnancy pregnancies. the members, so that they look is possible. “When I composed the song neat and presentable when they Equipped with her love for Ni do disola (You will regret), I perform. singing and the ability to com had the little ones in mind,” she One of the youths in the group, pose songs, Maumela recruited explains. Victor Makgati (15), says joining youths from her village and start “The song is about disrespect the group has helped him stay fo ed a choir. She sets aside a few ful children who move around cused at all times. “I know of our hours to teach the youths to sing stealing, abusing substances and peers who now look like old men and gives them vocal training at mugging people in our villages. with battered faces because they least twice a week. They are our children and they are abusing alcohol,” Victor says. “We are very happy because need message-filled songs to “But it’s our duty to pull other we travel to places like Wa discourage them from commit youths away from wrongdoing terpoort to present our music ting crime and act as if they were and convince them to join us in to people who appreciate what bosses among us.” the group.” we do,” Maumela says. “Yes, it normally takes us hours and hours of training and rehearsing before we can think of accepting invitations to perform.” Maumela has indi cated that she would like to thank the parents and guardians of all the children who take part in the group for entrust ing their children to her. “Their parents are also thankful because all we do is sing and thereby stay away from all kinds of mischief,” she told. She further indicates that the group is like an institution of mor al regeneration, where youths also interact among themselves on Mrs Martha Maumela (back row, third from left) started a youth group how to deal with issues to encourage youths to stay away from mischief.
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17 January 2014 13 By Tshifhiwa Mukwevho
Vuu and municipality disagree about land ownership The small community of Vuu in the Vuwani area has been at loggerheads with the Makhado Municipality about ownership of the land on which the community is currently living. This is adversely hampering service delivery to the community of about 5 000 residents. The municipality says that the land rightfully belongs to the municipality after it was proclaimed and further main tains that the Vuu community is living on the land illegally. On the other hand, the chief of the Vuu community, Vho-Nelson Ramathithi, said that they hadn’t invaded the land. “We only came back to the place of our ancestors,” said Ramathithi. “This place Ms Ndanduleni Ramela and Vhakoma Vho-Ester Manavhela, on their is literally marked with lots of evidence from the time of our ancestors who first way to buy water and fill their bottles at Vuwani, some 2 km away.
lived here on this mountain.” He added that the matter of the land was in the hands of the courts, and that his feeling was that the municipality should provide water to residents while the court was still deciding on the case. “My people – who are all legal citizens of this country – need water,” he said. He is worried that the office of the municipality is rejecting the Vuu community and calling them illegal occupants. “The Makhado Munic ipality and their allies claim that this land has been proclaimed and so on,” he said. “Whom did they consult with during the proclamation process? And who facilitat ed the process? Did they visit this place and check for the evidence which shows that this is the place of our ancestors?” The spokesperson for the Makhado
Municipality, Mr Louis Bobodi, respond ed to our media inquiry. “Those people invaded the land; in other words, they are living on that land illegally,” Bobodi said. “They should engage us only on the issue of water and we will see how best we can provide them with water. They have a right to clean water, whether they are living on that land legally or illegally. We can only give them water - only water.” The community’s representative, Mr Thabelo Nalana, said that they would visit the municipality once again and engage them not only on the issue of the unavailability of water. “We also need electricity in this dark and bushy village,” said Nalana. “We need services in this village; after all, we are the voters who vote for the leadership of this country.”
By Mashudu Netsianda
Bathing boy (13) killed by crocodile In a splash, he was gone! river, a huge crocodile emerged under the water. A 13-year-old boy from from the river and grabbed Wil Zhanero said Willard’s brother Mwenezi village outside Beit lard,” said Zhanero. Willard’s made a desperate dash to the Bridge was killed and his body 15-year-old brother watched village to call for help. Police was never recovered after being helplessly as the reptile closed its from the sub-aqua team were snatched by a crocodile while he jaws around his body and whirled later called to the scene and they was bathing. Police spokesperson down the river and disappeared failed to retrieve the body. Chief Insp Peter Zha nero said the incident Notice occurred last Thursday in the crocodile-infested Mwenezi River. The victim was identified as Willard Sandani of The Makhado public library will library will be closed due to “spring Mwenezi village. not be operational next Saturday cleaning” that will take place. “Willard and his (25 January). The library will be fully op brother were bathing According to a media release erational again on Monday, 27 The Vuu community’s representative, Mr Thabelo Nalana, addressed the residents during the and, while he was stand by the Makhado Municipality, the January. community’s meeting on Saturday. ing on a rock in the
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Relatives of Mr Christian Malila Ndou break down at the scene of the helicopter crash.
Beit Bridge pilot killed in helicopter crash in Zim A Gauteng-based Beit Bridge businessman, Mr Christian Malila Ndou, was killed on Sunday morning, when his Robinson R44 helicopter crashed and burst into flames in a mountainous area outside Gwanda town in Zimbabwe. The incident occurred between 07:00 and 07:30 in a bushy area. When the victim’s relatives arrived at the scene of the horrific crash, they man aged to identify the deceased and wept uncontrollably. A man, believed to be his son, went berserk and ran away from the crash site before police apprehended and consoled him. Police spokesp erson Sr Assistant Commissioner Charity Cha ramba con firmed the in
cident, saying they were still investigating the cause of the crash. She said they suspected Ndou could have been thrown out of the helicopter when it developed a fault and overturned mid-air before it crashed and caught fire. “The helicopter’s propellers cut his body into pieces and his dismembered body was found almost 30 metres away from the scene. Some remains were found up to 50 metres away from the crash site. Poor visibility may also have caused the tragedy,” she said. Ndou, who ran a successful security company in Gauteng, farms in the Limpo po province and Beit Bridge and was fly ing alone at the time the accident occurred. When Limpopo Mirror arrived at the scene, police were seen gathering his remains from the bushy area on a hilltop. Local residents who witnessed the helicopter flying above Gwanda town
moments before it crashed said the pilot had circled above the town as if he was looking for a space to land. Ndou was flying his four-seater aircraft alone from Bulawayo to Beit Bridge. “The helicopter circled for some mo ments and I thought it was going to land somewhere in town before it headed southwards. It could have developed a mechanical fault,” said an onlooker. “The helicopter was flying very low and it made some terrible sound,” he added. Mr Henry Raymond Hollins, a local resident who also owns a helicopter, said it was strange that the helicopter had crashed. “A Robson R44 rarely crashes and I really wonder what could have happened,” Hollins said. Local civil aviation officials are still conducting investigations into the tragedy.
By Elmon Tshikhudo
Ramudzuli still gone
The burning helicopter, photographed shortly after the crash.
When the whole country was celebrating the festive season, the Ramudzuli family of Mapate outside Thohoyandou were trying to figure out what could have happened to a beloved member of their family. Mr Avhasei Ramudzuli (35) disappeared on 22 November 2013 and has never been seen since. The family has searched everywhere but with no success. He was last seen wearing a pink-and-white shirt and green trousers. He was not wearing shoes at the time of his disappearance. Anyone with information regarding his where abouts can contact Const Rembuluwani Net Mr Avhasei Ramudzuli, who has been missing since last year. shivhambe at 071 511 1213.
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By Tshifhiwa Mukwevho
CPA believes in unity to achieve more The beneficiaries of the Mamphodo Mishasha Begwa Communal Property Association (MMB CPA) can benefit from job creation on the CPA’s farm later this year. This information emerged during the distribution of food parcels for the festive season and new year to beneficiaries. “We will cultivate cash crops, such as spinach, cabbages, toma toes, butternuts and more,” said the deputy secretary, Vho-Dolly Ralubuvhi. “We will also supply and make these products available to mem bers of the public and the fresh produce market.” The deputy chairperson, Mr Samuel Ramurembiwa, made a
call for unity and cooperation among the beneficiaries. Ramurembiwa is part of the newly elected committee in the CPA who strongly believes that the committee must stand united and work hand in glove with the beneficiaries. “We understand that we don’t have to undermine or ignore the beneficiaries’ input in making decisions on the farm,” he said. Beneficiaries were also given land orientation, so that they may get to know about their land. At the moment, the MMB CPA raises operational funds through the leasing of land to cattle owners who need pastures for their livestock, game farming and house rentals.
“Things are starting to look brighter now, and once we have secured funding, we will initiate projects that will be part of job creation.” One of the beneficiaries, Ms Mercy Thwalima, said that she was happy now that the CPA was seemingly taking a new direction with the new committee. “All that we want is job creation, so our children could have some employment,” she said. “When things are finally on track and the farm starts gen erating enough money from its projects, then the introduction of a bursary scheme will be necessary. This bursary scheme will assist the youths to further their studies.”
Coveted award for Marcus Mundalamo The long music walk by famous Tshivenda artist Marcus Mundalamo finally paid off when he won the award as best Tshivenda traditional artist or group of the year. This was during the 2013 edition of The Annual Tshivenda Music Awards (Tshima) recently held at the auditorium of Christ Worship House. He received a trophy and R10 000 cash. The prestigious event was attended by the Khosi Khulu of the Vhavenda, Toni Mphephu Ramabu lana, Thovhele Gole Mphaphuli, Ms Merri am Ramadwa, MEC for Sport, Art and Culture, the executive mayor of the Vhembe District Municipality, Cllr Tsh itereke Matibe, mayors from the different local municipalities and rep resentatives from the Department of Art and Culture. “It felt like I was just starting my career all over again. I am so hap py to have been named the best after being pit ted against the best. This Marcus Mundalamo. shows that I am making
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Vhangoma people celebrates their cultural day A large group of Vhangona people celebrated their cultural day with singing and dancing at the Mapungubwe heritage site on Saturday. The Vhangona people, who also called them selves Vho ngwani wa po, Tshidza tsha po and Ntangi wa kugala, among others, said celebrating their cultural day at Mapungubwe was part of priding themselves on being people who originated in Mapungubwe. According to Mr Robert Rakhadani, spokesper son of the Vhangona, they want to celebrate their cultural day annually at Mapungubwe. “We are trying to mobilize all Vhangona peo ple to come together as one nation and to revive our young people not to forget their culture and tradition. We have a sense of belonging because Mapungubwe is where Vhangona originated,” said Rakhadani. Rakhadani said it was the wish of the Vhango na to work as a united people, so that they might understand developmental changes taking place in the country. He added that they were also working closely with the Land Claims Commission “to reclaim our rights of the land of Mapungubwe”. Thovhele Tshidziwelele Nephawe said he was happy to celebrate the day with his people.
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Professorship in Greek for Dr Risimati Hobyane A scholar from Nkavele village near Malamulele, Risimati Hobyane, has just been promoted to the position of senior lecturer at the North West University (NWU). The 37-year-old Hobyane now plans to focus on his new appoint ment as professor in theology at the Theological School of Reformed Churches in South Africa and Fac ulty of Theology of NWU – Potchef stroom Campus. “I would also like to focus on establishing myself as a researcher and to publish both nationally and internationally,” he told Limpopo Mirror on Tuesday. Prof Hobyane is lecturer in New Testament, focusing on Greek. He started schooling at Hangal akani Primary School in 1983 and went on to matriculate in 1994 at Nghezimani High School. “But I rewrote matric in 1995 in order to achieve university admission,” he added. In 1996 he had a ‘gap year’ due to financial problems. He enrolled for his teacher’s diploma in 1997 at Giyani College of Education, specialising in maths, chemistry and physical science. He has an immense love for the ology as well as the Greek language. His academic credentials speak volumes. In 2006, he completed his Masters Degree in practical
theology. The following year saw him being appointed as a lecturer in Greek in the faculty of theology of the NWU (Potchefstroom Cam pus). “In the same year I was also ordained as a minister of the Word in the Reformed Church Promosa of the GKSA,” he explains. It also was in 2007 that he en rolled for a BA Hons in Greek. “In 2009, after an extensive examina tion, I was awarded masters status in Greek,” he recalls. “I immediately enrolled for a PhD in Greek.” In all these years, Dr Hobyane had been participating in national congresses of the LXXSA (Study of Septuagint in SA) where he was also delivering papers. He subsequently published few national articles. In 2012, he achieved his D Litt in Greek. His thesis, A Greimassian Analysis of the book of Judith, was accepted unanimously by all ap pointed examiners, with only minor changes. At the age of 34 then, Dr Hobyane was (and still remains) the youngest and only the second black South African scholar to achieve a D Litt in Greek. While serving as a pastor and lecturer at the NWU, Dr Hobyane served in the committee of deputies of ecumenical relations within the Reformed Churches in South Africa and abroad, travelling to countries like the USA, Canada and East Af rica. He believes that any young person, by the grace of God Al mighty, is capable of achieving be yond what he has done. Loko misava yi ku hoxetela hi maribye, tshika ku rila, kambe u teka maribye yalawo u aka swin’wana swa nkoka e vuton’wini byan wena hi wona (When life throws you with stones, stop cry ing about it; rath er take them up and build some thing valuable out of them),” he advises. He is married to Rendani Hob yane and has been blessed with two children, Vunene (7) and Muhluleri Dr Risimati Synod Hobyane. (5).
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Controversy surrounds Thulamela Taxi rank project Hawkers, commuters and taxi owners who thought they would enjoy the use of the new multi-million-rand Thohoyandou Public Transport Intermodal Facility next to Eskom’s offices will have to wait a little longer. This is contrary to promises by the Thu lamela mayor, Cllr Grace Mahosi, who, during a visit to the new facility last year,
said it would open for use before the end of 2013. Phase One of the project, the first of its kind in the province, with state-ofthe-art facilities, was started in 2011 and was envisaged to be completed by 2012. The facility, which has offices for the taxi association, a recreational area for drivers, a security manning area, toilets, parking for taxis, stalls for hawkers, shops and an
attractive water feature next to the stalls, is believed to be one of the best devel opments to have come to Thohoyandou. The delay in the opening has sparked rumours that all is not well at the project, with some saying that there are technical errors in the building that could lead to the building collapsing at any given time. This was met with a big “No” from the mayor and contractors, who referred to it as a malicious rumour. Rumours flying around are that there are problems, which would need in excess of R20 million to rectify and it seems there is no money. “There is no way it will open any time soon, unless they come up with the money,” said one of the workers, who wanted to remain anonymous. When asked for comment, Thulamela municipality spokesperson Mr Ndwamato Tshiila said the project was an initiative of the provin cial department of roads and transport. Limpopo Mirror contacted Limpopo Roads and Transport spokesperson Mr Jimmy Machaka, who Thulamela Mayor Cllr Grace Mahosi (third from left) and members of her executive council confirmed that there are some are shown the new facility. The facility is now regarded a white elephant as the community problems with the project but could not elaborate. has been awaiting it opening since 2012. By Kaizer Nengovhela
“Dysfunctional” school’s results improve dramatically Ozias Davhana High School’s matric performance has improved drastically from the 33% they obtained in 2009 to a 94.3% pass rate last year. The school was previously known to be “dys functional” for many years. Last year’s pass rate of 94,3% is the school’s highest since they opened their doors in 1990. In May 2012, the school programmes were not going well as there were conflicts between two principals that shared one office, causing confusion among pupils, teachers and parents. The problem reached its climax last year when parents locked the school’s gates, seeking the Department of Education’s intervention. In an interview with Limpopo Mirror, the principal, Mr Morris Chauke, said that they had worked much harder to change the culture of the
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It remains to be seen whether Black Leopards will manage to stand against all odds and emerge victorious in their league match against African Warriors at the Puthaditshaba Stadium in the Free State on Sunday afternoon. Leopards must win the match at all cost in order to remain in the league title race. They are currently lying in the fourth spot with 23 points, seven behind the pace setters, Chippa United, who have played a match more than Lidoda Duvha. Apart from the fact that Leopards desperately need the points for the match, the two sides have unfinished business. Leopards want to exact revenge for the 1-2 de feat they suffered at the hands of Warriors at the Seshego Stadium in their first-round league match five months ago. When asked about their state of readiness for the match, the Leopards coach, Mr Kostadin Papic, said that all his charges were razor sharp. He indicated that the mood is good in the camp after beating the Democratic Republic of Congo’s national team in their friendly match last Thursday. Witbank Spurs will host Sivutsa Stars, whom they will meet at the Puma Rugby Stadium in Witbank on Sunday. Jomo Cosmos and Milano United will meet at the Makhulong Stadium in Thembisa. Thanda Royal Zulu will undertake a journey to Cape Town, where they will lock horns with
Maebane Aces United played Mphidi of Mabilu scored his centre line and passed it to the their hearts out to hold Mabi- team’s third goal. advancing Ramunna Makhokha. lu FC to a 3-all draw in their Velaphi Mphaphuli of Unit Ramunna passed it back to Limpopo Dairy league match ed scored the equaliser when Mphaphuli, who was on target at Madodonga on Sunday. he received the ball from the again. The match started at a fast pace, with both sides threatening to be the first to hit the target. Mabilu opened the scoring in the 10th minute. United’s keep er, Minijaar Masipa, was left flat-footed by Matome Masipa. Unit ed missed a fortune in the 17th minute, when a header by Lufuno Luvhengo went a little wide. The half-time score was 1-0 in favour of Mabilu. The match turned lukewarm early in the second half. This was influenced Doctor Ratshibaya of United (right) tries to shield Musiwa Nthulane by the fact that both (left) and Tshivhade Nthulane (back) from reaching the ball. sides were holding onto the ball for too long. United then scored through Velaphi Mp haphuli. He received a neat pass from Mashudu Nkomo and released a powerful shot from the edge of the box to bring the score to 1-1. After the goal, the match flowed at a high pace. In the 54th minute, Mabilu's Tshivhade Nthulane grabbed his second goal, after he headed in a free kick by Thato Mothegedela. United equalised when Doctor Ratshibaya tried his luck from out side the box. The cele Murwa Mavula (right) tries to control the ball, while Sandi Baloyi is bration was, however, ready to attack. cut short when Khuliso
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Match called off The NFD match between Black Leopards and Roses United, which was supposed to have been played at the Old Peter Mokaba Stadium on Sunday, did not take place. The match was called off following a request by Roses United. United requested the postponement of the match, due to domestic problems relating to the ownership of the team. The match will now be played on a date and venue still to be announced by the league. Chippa United are now leading the pack. This follows their 3-0 victory over Blackburn Rovers last Friday. Vasco da Gama collected maximum points in their home match against Santos FC. The goal which earned Vasco da Gama the points came via Lawrence Sefako three minutes into the last half. Thanda Royal Zulu registered their second vic tory by beating Witbank Spurs 3-2. Royal Zulu are still languishing at the bottom of the log with only 10 points from 15 outings. Sivutsa Stars suffered a 1-3 defeat at the hands of Baroka FC. Baroka moved two steps up the log following the result. They now have 22 points in their league account. Milano United shared the spoils with FC Cape Town at the Grassy Park Stadium in Cape Town. They played to a 2-2 draw. Milano United, who have been leading the pack from the beginning of the season, moved to the second spot after the draw. Maluti FET College played to a 2-2 draw with African Warriors at the Charles Mopedi Stadium in Phuthaditshaba, Free State. Jomo Cosmos lost 1-2 to United FC at the Moruleng Stadium in Rustenburg.
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TORS SECTION 29 In the Estate of late Ndanduleni Alfred Makuya (ID No:590304 5998 08 5) who was married in customary marriage to Nyamunelwa Annah Mudau (ID No: 640413 0040 080), who died on the 09th December 2008, Master’s Reference Number: 2502/2013. Creditors and Debtors are hereby called upon to submit their claims and to pay their debts within 30 days as from date of this advertisement. Dated at Mutale on this the 8th day of January 2014. Nefale M.I. Attorneys, Attorneys for Plaintiff, Office No: 94, Thohoyandou, Limdev Building, P.O. Box 35, Mutale, 0956, REF: NEF/ EST/M04 Notice to Debtors and Creditors Section 29 of the Administration of Estates Act 66 of 1965. All persons having claims against the undermen tioned estate must lodge it with the executrix con cerned within 30 days (or as indicated) from date of publication hereof. Estate No: 713/2013, Master’s Office: Limpopo High Court, Thohoyandou. Surname: Nemadzhilili, Christian Name: Tshavhungwe, Date of Birth: 1939/06/04, ID No: 390604 0493 08 7,Last Ad dress: Makwarela Township, Thohoyandou, Date of death: 2013/02/24. Mafanedza Violet Ramathaga, Makwarela Township, P.O Box 3887, Thohoyandou, 0950.
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TENDER NO. 47 OF 2013 SUPPLY, DELIVERY, INSTALLATION COMMISSIONING AND MAINTENANCE OF NEW LEAST COST ROUTING SYSTEM AT VARIOUS SERVICE POINTS OF MUNICIPALITY FOR A PERIOD OF THREE (03) YEARS Suitable service providers are invited to tender for the Supply, Delivery, Installation and Commissioning and Maintenance of New Least Cost Routing System at Various Service Points of Municipality, for a period of 3 years. Bidders are requested to bid as per specification attached to the bid documents that will be obtainable from 22 January 2014 at the Procurement Office No. B043 upon payment of a non-refundable amount of R200.00 A compulsory briefing session will be held on 24 January 2014 at 11:00 at Council Chamber, Civic Centre, Ground Floor, No 83 Krogh Street, Makhado. Completed bid documents signed by a duly authorised person, sealed in an envelope clearly marked“Tender No. 47of 2013: Supply, Delivery, Installation Commissioning and maintenance of New Least Cost Routing System at Various Service Points of Municipality for the period of three (03) years:” must reach the undersigned by depositing it into the tender box at the foyer of the main entrance to the Civic Centre by not later than 12:00 on Friday, 07 February 2014 when all tenders received will be opened in public in the Executive Committee Chamber, First Floor, Civic Centre, No. 83 Krogh Street, Makhado. The Municipality is not bound to accept the lowest or any bid and reserves the right to accept any part of a bid. Bids must remain valid for a period of ninety (90) days after closing date of submission thereof. Submitted tenders will be evaluated on 90/10 score points & functionality. Bids which are late, incomplete, unsigned or submitted in pencil or by telegraph or facsimile or electronically by e-mail, or not having the following documents attached for evaluation or not complying with the tender specifications, will not be evaluated and will be disqualified: • Original valid Tax Clearance Certificate • A certified copy of Company Registration Certificate • Certified copy/copies of company owner(s) ID Book(s). • BBBEE Certificate (For Preferential Points) All technical enquiries can be directed to Acting Director Mr N.C Kharidzha or Mr Z E Tharini at (015) 519 3000, while procurement enquiries should be directed to Mr Ramabulana M at (015) 519 3044 or 3129. Civic Centre 83 Krogh Street Makhado Notice No: 173/2013 File No: 8/3/2/1164
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TENDER NO. 46 OF 2013 TENDER NO. 46 OF 2013: MEDICAL SERVICES, OCCUPATIONAL MEDICAL THERAPIST: MAKHADO MUNICIPAL EMPLOYEES FOR THE PERIOD OF THREE YEARS
VACANCY Bil Music looking for a potential marketing officer. Must have a minimum requirement of a marketing diploma and valid drivers licence, related experience in music business will be highly recommended, starting salary R24k per year plus sales commission. E-mail CV’s to: mbula1122@ gmail.com Enquiries Mr Nemauluma: 082 936 7870
NOTICE TO DEBTORS AND CREDITORS SECTION 29 In the Estate of late Nenzhelele Khaulani Phanuel (ID No:590305 5175 087) who was a bachelor, who died on the 12th December 2013, Master’s Reference Number: 2583/2013. Creditors and Debtors are hereby called upon to submit their claims and to pay their debts within 30 days as from date of this advertisement. Dated at Mutale on this the 8th day of January 2014. Nefale M.I. Attorneys, Attorneys for Plaintiff, Office No: 94, Thohoyandou, Limdev Building, P.O. Box 35, Mutale, 0956, REF: NEF/ EST/M02
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Suitable service providers are invited to tender for the Medical Services, Occupational Medical Therapist: Makhado Municipal Employees. Bidders are requested to bid as per specification attached to the bid documents that will be obtainable from 22 January 2014 at the Procurement Office No. B043 upon payment of a non-refundable amount of R200-00. A compulsory briefing session will be held on 24 January 2014 at 10:00 at Council Chamber, Civic centre, Ground floor, No 83 Krogh Street, Makhado. Completed bid documents signed by a duly authorised person, sealed in an envelope clearly marked “Tender No. 46 of 2013: the Medical Services, Occupational Medical Therapist: Makhado Municipal Employees for the period of three years:” must reach the undersigned by depositing it into the tender box at the foyer of the main entrance to the Civic Centre by not later than 12:00 on Friday, 07 February 2014 when all tenders received will be opened in public in the Executive Committee Chamber, First Floor, Civic Centre, No.83 Krogh Street, Makhado. The Municipality is not bound to accept the lowest or any bid and reserves the right to accept any part of a bid. Bids must remain valid for a period of ninety (90) days after closing date of submission thereof. Submitted tenders will be evaluated on 80/20 preference points. Bids which are late, incomplete, unsigned or submitted in pencil or by telegraph or facsimile or electronically by e-mail, or not having the following documents attached for evaluation or not complying with the tender specifications, will not be evaluated and will be disqualified: • • • •
Original valid Tax Clearance Certificate A certified copy of Company Registration Certificate Certified copy/copies of company owner(s) ID Book(s). Attach Proof of registration with professional Body such as : General Medical Council (GMC), Health Professional Council (HPCSA) • BBBEE Certificate (For Preferential Points) • Attach proof of registration as Occupational Health Safety Practitioner All technical enquiries can be directed to Acting Director Corporate Services MR N.C kharidzha or ADV. Makhado M.M at (015) 519 3000, while procurement enquiries should be directed to MR Ramabulana M at (015) 519 3044 3129. Civic Centre 83 Krogh Street Makhado Notice No: 170/2013 MR I.P. MUTSHINYALI File No: 8/3/2/1163 MUNICIPAL MANAGER
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Soccer League Logs Deadline: Tuesday 12:00 No handwritten logs will be accepted MAKHADO MUNICIPALITY Tel: (015) 519 3000 Fax: (015) 516 1195 Private Bag X2596 Makhado 0920
ALL INTERESTED SERVICE PROVIDERS ARE HEREBY INVITED TO SUBMIT WRITTEN QUOTATIONS AND DELIVER THEM TO MAKHADO MUNICIPALITY’S TENDER BOX. QUOTATION NO.
COMPULSORY BRIEFING SESSION
Request of quotation (RFQ) for the Drilling and Fully Equip Borehole at Makhado Town Swimming Pool
Tuesday; 21 January 2014 at 24 January 2014 10H00 at 12H00 (Makhado town swimming pools ( Anderson street and Breda street))
Request for Quotation (RFQ) for the Supply and Delivery of Fencing Material
24 January 2014 at 12H00
Request for Quotation (RFQ) for the Supply and Delivery of Cleaning Material
24 January 2014 at 12H00
Civic Centre 83 Krogh Street Makhado Notice No: 01/2014 File No: 8/3/2/1
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Please Note: 1. Specifications of the quotations and MBD 6.1 and MBD 4 can be downloaded from the municipal website: www.Makhado.gov.za or a hard copy can be obtained from Supply Chain Management office B043, Civic Centre, No.83 Krogh Street, Makhado Municipality 2. 2. For more information, enquiries must be directed to Ms TP Ntsieni or Mr M Ramabulana at 015 519 3179/3129 during office hours.
Phungo All Stars to face Rospa United After losing against Joe’s Express at the Makwarela Stadium last weekend, Rospa United are geared to collect the maximum league points at the expense of Phungo All Stars, with whom they will meet at the Eltivillas grounds tomorrow afternoon. Should they give away points to their opponents again tomorrow, Rospa United will be out of the league title race. Two of United’s key play ers, Ndumeliso Mabulele and Mashudu “Tlolo” Mashapha, were not training with the team for unknown reasons for the past two weeks. The duo watched last weekend’s game against Joe’s Express from the Makwarela Stadium’s grandstand. Rumour has it that the two had requested transfer letters from the club. None of the club officials could confirm that. The former Rospa United play maker, Marks Munyai, will be playing against his former team mates. Munyai left the United camp early this season in search of greener pastures. Joe’s Express must continue to deposit league points into their league account in order to remain in the league title race. They will host Mighty FC at the Makwarela Stadium tomorrow. Bellevue Winners will fight for league points against Mose setjane All Stars at the Nkow ankowa Stadium in Tzaneen. Giyani Hotspurs will travel to Polokwane.
APPLICATION FOR ENVIRONMENTAL AUTHORISATION FOR A WASTE MANAGEMENT LICENSE FOR THE WASTE DISPOSAL FACILITIES OF THE MUTALE LOCAL MUNICIPALITY IN THE LIMPOPO PROVINCE OF SOUTH AFRICA INVITATION TO REGISTER AND COMMENT The Mutale Local Municipality hereby gives notice, in terms of Regulation GNR 543, published under the National Environmental Management Act (NEMA, Act No. 107 of 1998), of its application for a Waste Management License for the Gundani Landfill Site in accordance with the National Environmental Management: Waste Act (NEM: WA, Act No. 59 of 2008) in order to comply with legislative waste disposal requirements. PROPONENT: Mutale Local Municipality. LOCATION: The waste disposal facility at Gundani falls within the Mutale Local Municipality in the Limpopo Province and is situated near the town of Gundani. WASTE LICENSE APPLICATION PROCESS: The National Department of Environmental Affairs, on behalf of the Mutale Local Municipality has appointed SRK Consulting to undertake the required application for a waste license and associated stakeholder engagement process as follows: • A Basic Assessment (BA) will be undertaken in terms of Part 2 of GN R. 543 of the NEMA, for submission to the competent authority, in this case the Limpopo Department of Economic Development, Environment and Tourism (LEDET). EXEMPTION APPLICATION: In terms of Public Participation, exemption from the following Regulations have been applied for, due to the strict deadline of 31 March 2014, set for documentation to be submitted to the competent authority for decision-making: GN R. 543 (1)(a); GN R. 543 (1)(b); GN R. 543 (56)(7) and 56(8). Should exemption be granted, commenting periods will not fall away, but only be shortened. PUBLIC COMMENT INVITED: Stakeholders are invited to register as Interested and Affected Parties (I&APs), to obtain more information and submit concerns and comments, by contacting the following personnel at the Public Participation Office: Annerine Prinsloo Postal Address: P O Box 35290, Menlo Park, 0102 Tel :+27(0)12 361 9821 Fax: +27(0)12 361 9912 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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They will lock horns with The Dolphins at the Seshego Stadium. Lephalale Young Killers will have a date with Winners Park at the Mogol Stadium in Lephalale. Dynamos must win their match against Ray Pillars in order to move out of the relegation quagmire. They will meet at the
Nwamitwa grounds. The match between Basel FC and Blue Rocks will be played at the Nkowankowa Stadium in Tzaneen. Basel are still to win a league match this season. Sunday will also see Modimolle Aces host Magezi FC at the Ephraim Mohale Stadium in Modimolle.
Phungo’s playmaker, Marks Munyai.
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Narrow 1-0 victory for Joe’s Express Football proved to be a cruel sport at the Mak- vision League match. warela Stadium last Saturday. Rospa United, Although two of their key players, Ndumeliso who dominated the better part of the game, Mabulele and Mashudu “Tlolo” Mashapha, were finally went down 0-1 in their Safa Second Di- not part of the team, Rospa United were by far the better side when it came ball possession. On the other hand, Joe’s Express fought it without their killer-striker, Thembisani Nevhulamba, and their left back, Lucas Mashau. Mashau’s place was taken by Nndateni Netshitadi. Netshitadi was the first player to go into the ref eree’s book. He tackled Kenneth “Mabena” Lesia from behind and the referee, Mr Edgar Simba, was quick to produce yellow. Realizing that there was no stability in their midfield, the coach of United, Mr Benjamin Mhlaba, decided to effect an early change to the starting lineup. Deon Chauke came on for Karabo Lanaga. The coach of Express, Mr Edwin Ramphabana, reacted by introducing Dzivhuluwani Simba for Hymer Munyai in a bid to strengthen their shaky midfield. The United striker, Kenneth “Mabena” Lesia, Mashudu Noko of Joe’s Express controls the realized that it was not his day when he missed a ball. sitter towards the end of the first half. He re ceived a neat pass from Rolivhuwa Mukwevho in the 25-meter area and forced his way through the defence of Express before unleash ing a half-volley. The ball hit the side netting for a goal kick. Unit ed continued to press hard in their search for the much-needed goal, but things continued to work against them. Tshifhiwa Mmboi, the United skipper, was booked for a late tackle on Pfariso Mukoma in the 74th minute. The goal which separated the boys from men came in the 86th minute. Pfariso Mukoma scored, fol lowing a square pass by Rofhiwa Mabila. Express played de fensive football for the Shorene Ndwambi of Rospa United (closest to camera) hooks the ball, remaining part of the while Dakalo Ratshitanga of Express blocks the way. game. By Kaizer Nengovhela
New soccer kit for Tshitale’s youngsters The station commissioner of the SAPS in Tshitale, Lt Col Mavhungu Madavhu, said there was no better way to unite and strengthen the community than using sports. She said this when she re ceived a soccer kit from HBE Transport at Mashamba Village last Friday. Madavhu said there had been a decrease in criminal youth ac tivities in the Tshitale area since the launch of the Youth Against Crime project. She mentioned that the youths were engaged in several activi
ties meant to keep them “off the streets. "With the cooperation from other community stake holders, we engage the youths in different crime-prevention activities, including sports tour naments.” The managing director of HBE Transport, Mr Reckson Mashamba, said it touched his company after learning that the youth were playing soccer without proper sports attire. He said the young ones were a true example. He commended them for keeping themselves fit. "You are not only winding up time by
playing soccer. You are keeping your bodies healthy and you must remember that a healthy body has a healthy mind.” One of the youths, Hlulani Hangwani, called on other youths from other areas to follow suite in the war against crime. "Life has improved in our area since we started working with the SAPS. I encourage others to do the same because we have solid testimony that it works. I enjoy the project and we have already seen the positive results it brought to our community."
During the handing over are, from left to right, Const Rudzani Lukhwa, CPF Alfred Museisi, Hlulani Hangwani, Reckson Mashamba (donor) and Lt Col Mavhungu Madavhu (Tshitale Station Commissioner).
Disappointing draw for Pat Mates Tshiozwi Pat Mates have only themselves to blame for their failure to beat Gogobole Bucs in the Limpopo Dairy match played at the Tshiozwi grounds on Sunday. The well-attended match ended in a 2-2 draw. Mates could have wrapped up the match during the first half, were it not for their strikers. Fhulufhelo Mulaudzi squandered two obvious chances during
the first 15 minutes. He received a marvellous pass from Doctor Masingi and shot wide with only keeper Moses Mukwevho to beat. It was not surprising that the Bucs scored the first goal. Midfielder Lutendo Nndwambi supplied a neat pass to find Elelwani Marubini, who had no problem in putting the ball into the back of the net with a powerful shot. The shot gave Mates’ keeper, Andries Masingi, no chance. Mates blundered by playing aerial balls from behind, instead of cooling it down and dishing telling passes to their front runners. Fulufhelo ”Rio” Ramabu lana scored the second goal of his team, to make the half-time score 2-0. In the second half, the local boys came with a new pattern and scored in the 49th minute via Murendeni ”Mabogi” Tshida da. He received an excellent pass from Mbavhalelo Thathaisa and did not waste any time to place a shot in the far corner. Mates replaced Doctor Masingi with Mpho Malema and continued to put pressure on the lads from Gogobole. Murendeni Tshidada completed his brace when he scored his team’s second and the equaliser in the dying minutes. Victor Mulaudzi of Bucs was red-card Takalani Bakali of Bucs (with the ball) attempts to beat ed for a second bookable offence. Mpho Malema.
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Team Thula M2 Jerome River Bank Phaphazela Bayern Muni Muledzhe Shooting Star Matsakali Sky Rangers Khakhanwa United Stars Shigamani FC Gidja Mhandini Shikundu Manchester Lombard Power Rangers Budeli Real Voltures Matsika Shooting Stars Dumasi All Stars Omega Line Fc
MMK Funeral Service League: A Draw Lost Played Won 8 6 2 0 9 5 2 2 8 4 3 1 9 4 3 2 9 5 0 4 8 3 4 1 9 3 3 3 9 2 3 4 7 2 2 3 8 2 2 4 8 2 1 5 6 1 2 3 7 1 2 4 7 1 1 5
For 14 16 17 13 12 11 21 7 10 8 14 5 9 9
Against Points 6 20 13 17 12 15 13 15 13 15 7 13 9 12 9 9 10 8 10 8 21 7 8 5 14 5 21 4
Team Gaba Union Fighters Mukula Young Santos Tshidzini Happy Fight Dolphins FC Tswera Young Masters Musasenda Big XI Tshifudi XI Experience Khubvi Dangerous D Vondwe XI Bullets Phandulaluvalo FC Marula XI Ngwenani Man UNTD Tshidimbini Brave Lion Mashishi Spurs Mukula Avalon Tshaulu Ghetto Boys Fc Makonde Home Defence Vhufuli Pull Together
MMK Funeral Service League: B Draw Lost Played Won 9 6 2 1 8 6 1 1 9 6 1 2 8 5 2 1 9 4 4 1 9 4 4 1 6 4 1 1 9 3 2 4 8 3 2 3 8 3 2 3 7 3 1 3 7 2 3 2 9 2 2 5 9 0 5 4 8 1 2 5 7 1 1 5 8 1 1 6 8 1 0 7
For 13 25 22 12 16 14 7 15 3 5 13 9 11 6 6 7 9 5
Against Points 5 20 4 19 8 19 7 17 12 16 11 16 3 13 15 11 3 11 7 11 10 10 10 9 16 8 14 5 15 5 14 4 31 4 13 3
Team United Artists Maranzhe Hungry Lion Shonisani Fc Ngwenani Young Chiefs Makovha All Stars Vhembe FET College Themba Sunrise Riders Thembaluvhilo 7 Stars Tshififi Fc Dididi Fly Swallows Maha Fly Gunners Lufule Fly Bombers Mutoti Young Aces Polokwane United Mphego Real Rovers
MMK Funeral Service League: C Draw Lost Played Won 7 6 1 0 8 5 1 2 6 4 1 1 7 3 3 1 8 3 3 2 6 3 2 1 7 3 1 3 7 2 3 2 6 1 3 2 6 2 0 4 7 1 2 4 6 1 2 3 6 1 0 5 3 0 2 1 6 0 2 4
For 17 17 8 12 11 16 8 12 9 7 4 3 4 3 7
Against Points 1 19 9 16 6 13 8 12 7 12 6 11 11 10 7 9 11 6 12 6 15 5 14 5 14 3 4 2 13 2
Team Rockers Fc Maweja Takers Fc Mutandani Pull Together Univen Fc FCKK Thohoyandou Develp Tshakhuma RO Untd Ramukhuba Young Bros Gwamasenga Untd Bros Shayandima Disco 5 Tswinga Peace Makers Mahematshema Fly Birds Ramukhuba Fc Shayandima S Stars Duthuni Untd Bros
MMK Funeral Service League: D Draw Lost Played Won 7 6 1 0 7 5 1 1 7 4 1 2 8 3 4 1 9 3 2 4 7 2 4 1 7 2 4 1 8 2 4 2 7 2 3 2 7 2 3 2 7 2 1 4 9 1 4 4 8 1 2 5 6 1 1 4 4 0 1 3
For 14 15 13 8 8 9 8 6 7 6 9 6 7 10 2
Against Points 4 19 6 16 7 13 5 13 11 11 8 10 8 10 7 10 6 9 6 9 14 7 15 7 11 5 12 4 8 1
Team Mpheni Home Def Muraleni Untd Bros Western Stars Makhitha Oscar Stars Makhitha Lyarunga Fc Tshikwani Stone Brc Madombidzha Arsenal Zamenkoste Fc Tshiozwi Dynamos Madodonga Fc Tshikota Chelsea Elim Mabedengwa Untd Zoutpansberg Powerline Vleifontein United Fc Zamenkoste Untd Bros Mailaskop Pull Together Bennys Care Academy
MMK Funeral Service League: E Draw Lost Played Won 7 5 1 1 6 5 1 0 7 5 1 1 5 5 0 0 9 4 1 4 5 3 2 0 5 2 3 0 6 2 2 2 7 2 2 3 8 2 1 5 6 1 2 3 7 1 2 4 7 1 2 4 5 1 1 3 7 1 1 5 7 1 1 5 2 0 1 1
For 19 19 13 11 15 9 6 8 11 8 5 14 13 7 9 4 2
Against Points 6 16 8 16 2 16 1 15 18 13 4 11 3 9 7 8 11 8 21 7 8 5 18 5 20 5 11 4 17 4 12 4 6 1
Team Muziafera Blue Eagles Mulima Fc Mukondeni Ratanang Kurhuleni Happy Fight Bofulamato Fc Mashamba Soccer Acad Mashamba Benf Untd Phadziri Fc Vyboom Fc Basani Arrow Chiefs Wayeni Sea Robbers Lwelani Fc Tshiphuseni All Stars Sundani City Rovers Guvhungwa Young Figh Tshiovhani Airlines Lambani Giant Killers Ma-Indies Express Fc
MMK Funeral Service League: F Draw Lost Played Won 8 7 1 0 8 6 0 2 7 4 3 0 7 4 2 1 7 3 3 1 8 3 3 2 7 3 2 2 8 3 2 3 8 3 2 3 6 3 1 2 7 3 1 3 9 2 2 5 7 1 4 2 7 2 1 4 8 1 3 4 7 1 2 4 8 1 2 5 7 0 0 7
For 19 14 17 8 6 9 9 9 9 12 10 10 5 9 5 6 5 2
Against Points 0 22 6 18 7 15 4 14 3 12 8 12 3 11 10 11 19 11 6 10 12 10 10 8 6 7 12 7 13 6 11 5 14 5 19 0
Team Mauluma Black Mamba Nzhelele United Stars Rabali Pull Together Tshivhilidulu H Lion Matsa Northern Stars Seven Untd Bros Murunwa Hot Chillies Tshiendeulu New Castle Mamvuka Real Vultures Nzhelele Y All Nations Tshifhire N Bros Vhulaudzi Untd Bros Maelula New Mates Shanza Continentals
MMK Funeral Service League: G Draw Lost Played Won 6 5 0 1 8 4 3 1 6 4 1 1 7 3 4 0 7 4 1 2 6 3 3 0 7 3 1 3 7 3 1 3 5 2 1 2 5 1 2 2 5 1 1 3 7 1 1 5 6 0 1 5 6 0 0 6
For 12 8 17 10 12 13 7 5 8 4 5 6 4 2
Against Points 2 15 2 15 3 13 2 13 9 13 6 12 7 10 8 10 7 7 5 5 11 4 17 4 20 1 14 0
Team Muswodi Happy Fight Mutele Mountain Rang Igwe Fc Mabvete Peace Makers Matshema Hungry Lion Matswale Fc Ramuedzisi Youth Stars Lwathudwa Black Movers Tshiilamusi Super Eagl Musina United Lovers Fc Dzhanguluvhe Fc Mbodi Pine Stars Folovhodwe Stone Brea
MMK Funeral Service League: H Draw Lost Played Won 8 7 1 0 8 6 1 1 5 4 1 0 8 4 1 3 7 4 1 2 5 3 0 2 8 2 3 3 5 2 2 1 6 2 2 2 7 2 1 4 6 1 2 3 7 1 1 5 6 1 1 4 8 0 2 6 4 0 1 3
For 15 15 7 14 11 5 2 6 6 4 6 6 5 4 1
Against Points 5 22 6 19 1 13 9 13 9 13 3 9 5 9 4 8 7 8 8 7 9 5 10 4 11 4 16 2 4 1
Team Lukau Fc Rambuda Young Fight Ficus Fc Mulodi Freedom Birds Muledzhi Fire Boys Tshibvumo Young Stars Shambandou Untd Prof Mutshenzheni Gorrilas Maheni Deloted Vult Tshikundamalema Waterf Thenzheni Liverpool Lukau Hot Aces Konanani Fc Thengwe Flying Peace Mangaya Living Comm Tshandama Try Toge Mapuloni High Landers
MMK Funeral Service League: I Draw Lost Played Won 10 8 1 1 8 5 3 0 9 5 2 2 8 4 3 1 8 4 2 2 8 4 2 2 9 4 2 3 7 4 0 3 9 4 0 5 8 2 4 2 8 3 1 4 9 2 3 4 8 1 3 4 7 1 2 4 6 1 0 5 8 0 3 5 8 0 3 5
For 21 18 14 15 11 11 11 13 9 15 12 9 11 9 6 6 5
Against Points 5 25 8 18 8 17 4 15 7 14 8 14 9 14 15 12 14 12 14 10 15 10 13 9 18 6 13 5 11 3 15 3 19 3
National First Division Draw Lost Played Won
Team Milano United AFC Chippa United Santos African Warriors Maluti FET College Vasco Da Gama Witbank Spurs Black Leopards United FC Sivutsa Stars Baroka FC Blackburn Rovers Jomo Cosmos Roses United Thanda Royal Zulu FC FC Cape Town
Team Rabali Peace makers Kokwane Footprint Tshirenzheni Peace makers Sendedza Black uhuru Tshirolwe Preston Brothers Matidza Arsenal Luvhalani Sunshine Pirates Mabirimisa Powerline Matsa Super Players Tshituni Pitco Pirates Tshituni Manchester United Tshituni Motherwell
13 13 13 12 13 13 13 13 13 13 13 13 12 13 13 13
9 7 5 5 4 7 5 5 4 3 5 3 3 2 1 2
2 4 7 1 4 3 4 5 5 7 3 2 6 6 3 4
2 2 1 6 5 3 4 3 4 3 5 8 3 5 9 7
Nzhelele Football Association league Log Played Won Draw Lost 7 6 0 1 7 5 1 1 7 5 1 1 7 4 2 1 7 3 2 2 7 2 3 2 7 2 3 2 7 2 4 1 7 2 5 0 7 1 4 2 7 2 4 1 7 1 6 0
23 21 13 16 18 13 13 21 22 10 13 13 9 10 7 11
For 14 18 24 11 11 11 14 10 4 10 8 6
8 11 7 19 24 9 14 16 14 10 16 21 9 12 23 20
29 25 22 16 16 24 19 20 17 16 18 11 15 12 6 10
Against Points 4 19 8 16 6 16 5 13 8 11 13 8 16 8 13 7 14 6 16 5 17 7 19 3
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By Frank Mavhungu
Victory for Rockers Rockers continued to pave their way up the log by beating Gwamasenga United Brothers 1-0 in their MMK Funeral Services League match at the Gwamasenga grounds on Sunday. United’s front runners, Ipfi Muthubi and Lesley Khomola, did not live up to the fans’ expectations as they were tight ly marked. United Brothers threatened to score in the 11th minute. Muthubi won the loose ball in the 35meter area and unleashed a volley just outside the penalty box. The ball missed the target by inches, Rendani Sadiki of United Brothers controls the ball, while Rotondwa much to the disappointment of the team’s Kutame of Rockers challenges him from behind. fans.
The visitors from Makwarela knocked on the opponents’ door three minutes later. Emmanuel Neswiswi tried his luck from the edge of the box. United’s keeper, Rudzani Mmbengeni, stretched to the limit to execute a brilliant save. Rockers were awarded a free kick in the 28th minute. Pfarelo Lifhiga headed home to put his side ahead. Hulisani Thanyani of Rockers was booked for a dangerous tackle on the United captain, Ntambudzeni Mundalamo, in the 35th minute. Munda lamo retaliated by hitting Thanyani with a fist on the head. Mundalamo was lucky not to see red, as he was given a mere tongue lashing.
Rendani Malange of Rockers was also lucky to escape with a yellow card after obstructing Alugumi Mulaudzi towards the end of the first half. United Brothers introduced Rendani Sadiki and Fhumulani Mudau for Moses Makungo and Maxwell Makatu respec tively early in the last half. Fhatuwani Nemusumani of United Brothers found himself on the wrong side of the law by tackling Mulisa Tshivhi from behind. He was reprimanded with a card. United Brothers were reduced to 10 men in the 84th minute. Fhumulani Mudau saw red for tackling Emmanuel Neswiswi from behind.
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