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Revenge killing? By Kaizer Nengovhela The body of a young man was found along a street in Tshakhuma on Sunday (12 September). The man had gaping wounds to the head, suggesting that he had been stabbed with a sharp object before he died. The man accused of his murder is in custody. According to Limpopo police spokesperson Brig Motlafela Mojapelo, an argument allegedly ensued between the victim, Rofhiwa Managa (28), and the suspect, Innocent Makondelele (25), after which Managa was stabbed several times in the head. Makondelele handed himself over to the police and told them that he had taken revenge on Managa for killing his

Model Busisiwe Nephawe is displaying a dress designed by local designer, Zwotea Rembuluwani. Rembuluwani (27), who hails from Matangari village, is quickly making a name for himself in the fashion industry with his sewing and designing skills. Read about him on page 3. Picture supplied.

older brother, Tshililo Makondelele, in September last year at a local tavern. Managa had been arrested for murder and was out on bail at the time of his death. Mojapelo warned the community against taking the law into their own hands. “We have opened a murder case,” he said. Makondelele appeared in the Vuwani Magistrate’s Court on 14 September, where the case was postponed to 29 October for further investigation. He will remain in custody. Managa’s death caused a great stir among the community, and after news of the discovery of his body had spread, a huge crowd gathered at the scene where he was found. A member of the community, who asked to remain

anonymous, said that they were tired of the crime in the area. “So many other crimes have been committed in this area, and the only way to stop this is to teach these criminals a lesson they will never forget,” he said. The father of the deceased, Mr Ronald Managa, said he had heard that a man was lying dead in the street. He rushed to the scene like everyone else and was shocked to find that the deceased was his son. “Our hearts are broken,” he said. “The man responsible for my son’s death will pay for it one of these days. God will answer me,” he said. Managa will be buried on Friday, 17 September, at Tshakhuma. The service starts at 06:00.

The Bad Bishop’s in town By Tshifhiwa Mukwevho Time Bomb Films has commenced with the principal photography for their dark comedy feature, The Bad Bishop Bishop, in the Vhembe District. Written by Blue Lloyd and directed by Joseph Muthaphuli, the film features a stellar cast, such as Vuyisile Mqwashu, Tebatso Mashishi, Kabelo Mashika, Bongani Gumede and Ngelekanyo Ramulondi, among other multi-talented actors. The Bad Bishop is about a group of misfits, led by a recently released con-

vict, who forms a thriving church with the sole aim of conning congregants. Bitter about the system and hungry for success, former convict Khaya Gumede teams up with his loyal friends and forms the Christ Revival Church. As their status grows, so do their bank accounts, lies, and abuse of power. The big question is: How long can Khaya and his friends maintain their elaborate wealth and luxurious lifestyles? That remains to be unveiled by watching the actual movie once it is released in 2022. (Continues on page 3)

Joseph Muthaphuli, director of the movie The Bad Bishop. Picture: Photogedzi.

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Univen student stabbed to death in taxi on his way home By Silas Nduvheni The police in Vuwani are investigating the murder of a first-year biochemistry student at Univen, who was stabbed to death while travelling home by taxi from Sibasa-Tshakhuma on Friday, 10 September. Limpopo police spokesperson Brigadier Motlafela Mojapelo said the police were on their daily routine patrol duties when they received a report about a passenger who had been stabbed to death in a taxi along the R524 public road near Lwamondo. The incident occurred at about 17:45. “They proceeded to the scene and, on arrival, found a white Toyota Quantum parked outside the tar-

mac road. The taxi driver pointed out where the deceased was lying in a pool of blood,” Mojapelo said. According to the driver’s statement to the police, other passengers had told him to stop, saying that someone had been stabbed inside his taxi. But because it was dark and, according to him, not safe to pull over, he could not stop immediately. He ultimately stopped at Zwikwengani crossing, where the lighting was better. Mojapelo said that, by the time the police arrived, only the taxi driver was left as everyone had fled the scene the moment the taxi had stopped. Police investigations will reveal the motive of and circumstances around the murder, once they have obtained more information about the incident from the

driver. The deceased, identified as Kone Nevondo (20) from Lwamondo-Tshishushuru village, just outside Thohoyandou, was certified dead by the emergency medical services. Mr Balanganani Shandukani of the South African National Taxi Council (SANTACO) Vhembe said that the council was investigating the matter. “We are surprised to hear that passengers are attacking and killing one another. Our job is to transport the commuters safely and we cannot accept passengers who act like criminals,” said Shandukani. Univen spokesperson Mr Takalani Dzaga said that they had received the news of the death of one of their students with great sorrow and that

the whole university community was deeply shocked by it. The deceased’s uncle, Pastor Thivhulawi Nevondo, said that the family members were in mourning. According to him, the incident seems to have been only a senseless robbery as Nevondo’s cellphone and schoolbag were also stolen during the incident. “We suspect that his attacker was just a hooligan who cut off his life in this cruel manner. We were hoping for a good future ahead for Kone,” said Pastor Nevondo. The police are appealing to anyone with information that can lead to the arrest of the suspect to contact Detective Captain Dzivhani on 015 961 7000 or the crime stop number 08600 10111.

Kone Nevondo (20), a first-year biochemistry student at the University of Venda, was stabbed to death inside the taxi he was travelling in last Friday afternoon.

Don’t fire MM, it’s a waste of tax money, reckons DA plea agreement, in which Maluleke pleaded guilty to all seven charges, The embattled municipal the hearing continued, with Malumanager (MM) of the Thulameleke opting to represent himself. As la Municipality, Mr Hlengani a mitigating factor, Maluleke was Maluleke, received support from portrayed as having a clean record an unexpected corner the past at the municipality and, under his week. The Democratic Alliance’s leadership, Thulamela had received councillor reckoned that fighting unqualified audit reports. He also for the MM’s suspension was not indicated that he had approved the worth the effort as his contract investment at VBS after political is about to expire and taxpayers’ pressure had been exerted. money would be wasted if the According to the plea agreement, matter ends up in court. Maluleke would have received a The Thulamela Municipality written warning as punishment for is under a lot of pressure to act his transgressions. The disciplinary against Maluleke for his involvecommittee, however, recommended ment in the VBS scandal. Under that Maluleke be suspended. This Maluleke’s leadership, the municcaused an impasse, as the council ipality invested R30 million in the seemingly did not know how to deal now-liquidated bank. Thulamela with this situation. did not lose money in the process, The DA councillor in the Thula­ as it called in the investment and mela Municipality, Thelma Marole, received interest of R682 000. said this week that her party was Project manager for the Mashau and Bungeni Labour-Intensive Programme Aluwani Mphanama explains to In July this year, Thulamela not in favour of suspending the the MEC for Public Works, Roads and Infrastructure, Namane Dickson Masemola (second from left) how the proMayor Mushoni Tshifhango was MM, albeit more of a pragmatic gramme for road maintenance will work, while the mayor of Collins Chabane Municipality, Moses Maluleke (far axed, following an instruction by approach. She said that Maluleke left), the mayor of Vhembe District Municipality, Dowelani Nenguda, and labourers involved in the project look the provincial executive committee was on record as saying that he had on. Photo: Silas Nduvheni. (PEC) of the ANC in Limpopo. This been pressurised by politicians of was in line with a forensic report on the ruling party to deposit money the VBS matter that recommended into VBS Bank. Maluleke also has action against all politicians and a fairly good track record as MM. September. continue to invest efforts and resources officials involved in the scandal. The Marole said that Maluleke was left By Silas Nduvheni The programme was launched to in addressing the situation that we are report also fingered Maluleke. The with two months of his contract and The MEC for Public Works, Roads address the poor state of roads in the confronted with, which concerns and report did indicate that political to suspend him now would simply and Infrastructure, Mr Namane Limpopo Province, exacerbated by affects the people of the province in pressure had been exerted on offibe a waste of taxpayers’ money. Dickson Masemola, has urged the heavy rainfalls and floods at the various ways in their socio-economic cials to invest with VBS bank. The secretary of the Econombeneficiaries of the roads maintebeginning of 2021, which had been a aspect of life,” said Masemola. On 26 July, Maluleke had to ic Freedom Fighters (EFF) in nance and rebuilding programme matter of great concern for a signifiWhile appreciative of the existing appear before a disciplinary comVhembe, Cllr Dunani Baloyi, said (labour-intensive road revitalisation cant period. challenges and dire financial conmittee, and he was charged with that his party had fought for the and job creation) around Mashau According to Masemola, about 240 straints, Masemola has been steadfast gross dishonesty, gross misconduct, removal of both the mayor and the and Bungeni in the Collins Chalabourers around Ha-Mashau and in exploring possible options, working or alternatively gross negligence. MM, because of their involvement bane Municipality to work hard in Bungeni areas in the Collins Chabane with the management and relevant Prior to the hearing’s taking place, in the VBS saga. The mayor had rebuilding the rain-damaged roads, Municipality will benefit from the proj- experts to try and turn the situation a plea agreement was concluded been removed, but much to the so that motorists and communities ect for the next three years or so. The around. With such a vision in mind, between the municipality and the surprise of the EFF, the MM was can travel safely. department will review the quality of the department will roll out Operation municipal manager. In spite of the still at the helm of the municipality. the work piloted in different municiLetsema Ditseleng, which forms part Baloyi said that the He was joined by the executive may- palities across the province. of the broader national initiative of EFF had heard that or of the Vhembe District Municipality, “We want to improve the roads for the S’hambaSonke Labour-Intensive the ANC caucus within Cllr Dowelani Nenguda, Makhado our motorists and communities. So, Roads Programme, to improve the the municipality was Mayor Samuel Munyai and Collins labourers will be hard at work mainstate and quality of the roads in the completely divided on Chabane Mayor Moses Maluleke at the taining and repairing our damaged province whilst creating much-needed the issue. launch of Operation Letsema Ditseleng roads. The department and its entity, jobs for poor and unskilled people in The convenor of the held at Ha-Mashau on Tuesday, 14 the Road Agency Limpopo (RAL), Limpopo. ANC Youth League’s Thulamela Sub-region, Mukhethwa Mulovhedzi, said that the youth league was not MAKHADO CARE GROUP IS A happy at all and “we ground,” he said. suspect. By Kaizer Nengovhela NON PROFIT ORGANISATION are more than ready to The suspect reportedly enAn uncle of the deceased, Mr go to court to chalWHICH ASSISTS WITH THE A 30-year-old woman from tered Nevari’s room, and after Azwidohwi Nndwamato, said lenge this report”. Tshabvuma was allegedly a while a heated scuffle ensued. the family was saddened by his CARE OF CANCER PATIENTS IN “We are not going stabbed to death by her According to Mojapelo, she was niece’s death. According to him, to rest as the young THE MAKHADO AREA boyfriend on Sunday night stabbed several times in the Nevari and the suspect had people. If the ANC (12th). head and chest. been dating for a few months doesn’t want to listen Police spokesperson Brig “We urge community but had experienced some to our pleas, we are goCONTACT DETAILS: Motlafela Mojapelo said the in- members to consult or engage problems. He said Nevari had ing to disturb the local cident occurred at about 19:30. with third parties, like elders wanted to end the affair, but Dr Casper Venter: 082 857 0022 government elections “We were alerted by members and social workers, traditional the suspect was not satisfied Dr Emil Gaigher: 082 892 8862 until they remove the of the community about the leaders and pastors when faced with the new arrangement. MM from the Thuincident, and when we arrived with problems, to avoid such Nevari will be buried on Jernay Mcleod: 083 403 5752 lamela Municipality,” The late Petunia Neat the scene, Ms Petunia Nevari incidents,” Mojapelo said. The Friday, 17 September, at 06:00 Angela Brennan: 082 902 6271 he threatened. vari. Photo supplied. (30) was lying dead on the police are still looking for the at Tshabvuma. By Kaizer Nengovhela

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“If you dream it, I can sew it” he realised that he had no interest in it whatsoever. “It was Among the greatest concerns not what I wanted to do. So, I faced by South-Africans changed direction for a course today is the scarcity of jobs in fashion design at Central that continues to be a major Johannesburg College, and my challenge for many people. mother was there to motivate That is why, when someone and support me. In the space – especially someone from a of two years, I had mastered rural area – manages to creall the fundamentals and comate a job for him- or herself plexities of the sewing art.” that may even benefit another Today, he works from his struggling person, a sense of studio at Matangari village, hope rises. which is fully equipped with his Zwotea Rembuluwani (27) sewing machines. from Matangari village fell in “I design in line with the love with fashion design when clients’ requests or likings to he was in high school. He had make sure that I fully satisfy watched his mother closely my customers,” he said. “There when she was at work in the are ardent clients, such as Thifconfines of their home. “She heli Tshikalange, who ensure was a fashion designer. I used that they order some things evto watch her work, and when ery month and even bring more she was not around, I would clients by way of referrals.” rush to her worktable and pracSo far, Rembuluwani has tise - obviously copying from managed to host fashion her own designs,” he said. shows at the Tshinakie Resort After school, he registered in Muhuyu, as well as in his for a course in business manown village, and both shows agement at Sedibeng TVET were very successful. Models College but dropped out when were paraded in his colourful, By Tshifhiwa Mukwevho

unique designs. “My designs are classy and trendy, and I also do a wide range of costumes, ranging from modern dresses to traditional wedding outfits,” he said. “My designs cater for both male and female fashion. I can design anything you can think of. If you can dream it, I can sew it.” Rembuluwani finds joy in the knowledge that his clients (of whom some are models who usually upload his creations on various social-media handles) are always happy with his work. “I always have happy customers who love my work,” he said. “I think it’s because of my dedication to what I do. I put absolute passion into it, and that’s what makes me the best fashion designer around.” Rembuluwani Zwotea is available on Facebook (Reyzwo Rembuluwani Zwotea), Instagram (@ reyzwo maninginingi), and Twitter (@reyzwo rsa) or Tel 067 086 6895.

In his studio, Zwotea Rembuluwani designs classy and trendy garments, ranging from modern dresses to traditional wedding outfits. Picture supplied.

Daughter’s row with boyfriend may have sparked the arson attack By Kaizer Nengovhela

ers arrived at the scene, they doused the flames. “This is a (type of ) disaster that we see on television, happening far from us. This time it was happening to our family! Luckily, no one was injured in the fire, and we have only God to thank for protecting us,” Mageza said. Mageza estimates the damage at approximately R1.3 million. The fridge, kitchen unit, beds, TV, cash, clothes, IDs, food, and furniture had all been destroyed by the fire. A plea was made to commu-

nity members and the business sector to assist the family with food, clothes, furniture and building materials. Mageza wants to repair the house, but this will likely not be an easy task. The police spokesperson, Brig Motlafela Mojapelo, said an arson docket had been opened and a 25-year-old suspect had been arrested on Monday, 13 September. The suspect appeared in the Waterval Magistrate’s Court on 15 September.

Residents of Elim-Makhongele were completely jolted when a five-room house and two vehicles burnt down in Section B last Tuesday evening (7 September). Owner of the house Ms Thembi Mageza said she could not believe her eyes when she saw her house going up in flames. “I felt like I was dreaming as I watched helplessly,” she said. The incident happened at around 20:15. Mageza accused her daughter’s boyfriend of setting her house and two cars alight. The man was apparently mad at Mageza’s daughter after they had had a fight. Mageza said she only became aware of the situation when she heard noises and glass breaking. “I heard noises coming from another room. I rushed there and found that there was a lot of smoke, and the house and two cars were on fire,” she said. “We tried to extinguish the fire while at the same time trying to call the police and fire-fighters, but the fire was very fierce,” she said. People from the village gathered at Onlookers watch helplessly as Thembi Mageza from the homestead but could do Elim-Makhongele Section B’s house and two vehicles burn to nothing. When the fire-fightthe ground. Photo supplied.

From left to right, Joseph Muthaphuli (director), Vuyisile Mqwashu (actor), and Blue Lloyd (writer) of The Bad Bishop. Picture supplied.

The Bad Bishop gets shot in Vhembe (From page 1) “The Bad Bishop touches on a universal subject of the so-called ‘fake prophets’ who take advantage of desperate people,” said filmmaker Joseph Muthaphuli, who was born and raised in Tshitereke village outside Thohoyandou. “However, our story is a work of fiction. As storytellers, we tell what is happening in society creatively. The film is not based on any pastor; we are merely interpreting what is happening in our communities.” The film is currently being shot, mainly in Louis Trichardt and around Thohoyandou, as Muthaphuli has a vision to create a sustainable

film industry in Limpopo. “My dream is to grow, develop and expose Limpopo’s local talent, be it actors or crew members, to the film industry,” he said. “Daily, I work hard to make this a reality. Right now, we have hired about 35% locals to work on the film set with experienced cast and crew members. Next time we shoot, some of these talents will be able to take on more responsible roles as there has been a practical skills transfer. Slowly but surely, we build the Limpopo film industry, one film at a time. Before we know it, we will tell our own stories in our own beautiful province.” While Muthaphuli says he is excited about the film and giving opportunities to film

graduates, he stresses that The Bad Bishop is meant to entertain the viewers. “We are not judging anyone who believes in these pastors or prophets, but we hope to entertain people with the story and trust that the viewers will have a light-bulb moment about the importance of searching and feeding one’s spirituality with the truth,” said Muthaphuli. As the world deals with the challenges of a global pandemic, Muthaphuli added that The Bad Bishop set was Covid-19 compliant. Readers can follow the film’s progress on Facebook (The Bad Bishop Film), Twitter (@ badbishopfilm), Instagram (timebombfilms), and YouTube (The Time Bomb Films).


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Zwanga shines at World Knowledge Olympiad hoyandou, but currently resides in Ferndale, Gauteng, with his Zwanga Murathi (14), a Grade parents. He said that he heard 8 pupil at Bryanston High about the competition and decidSchool in Sandton, Johannesed to enter. He is also an excellent burg, bubbled over with joy and rugby player at the school. “Since excitement after he was recently rugby was cancelled this year, I announced third-place winner decided to challenge myself and in the national World Knowlgive it a go, since I had no other edge Olympiad. extramural activities that kept me Zwanga is originally from Tho- busy,” he said. He said that he felt very nervous during the competition, since he was competing with learners older than him. “I felt so proud when I was announced third-place winner,” he said. “It gave me a lot of confidence to keep working hard.” The World Knowledge Olympiad is a longstanding national Olympiad for Grade 6 – 12 learners in South African schools. The aim of the Olympiad is to test the general knowledge of learners and encourage them to access appropriate media sources to expand their knowledge and understanding of the world around them. In so doing, learners develop 21st-century skills such as curiosity, self-driven learning, personal initiative and global awareness. Zwanga’s grade controller at Bryanston High, Mr Adam Zwanga Murathi, a Grade 8 pupil Maudsley, expressed his own at Bryanston High in Gauteng is joy at the pupil’s triumph. “I bursting with pride after he was am incredibly proud of his announced third-place winner in achievement and how he the national World Knowledge always gives his best in all asOlympiad. Picture supplied. pects at school,” Maudsley said. By Tshifhiwa Mukwevho

Missing woman’s remains get a proper burial never bothered to give a case number to case,” she said. the Mathebula family. When the mortal “Mavis left three children, Zacks (26), The skeleton of a 39-year-old woman, remains came back from the autopsy, Mulalo (18) and Elijah (13), in sorrow. Tirhani Mavis Mathebula of Xiganobody in the Malamulele Police StaThe youngest, Elijah, is still doing lo village who was secretly buried tion informed the family. We as organGrade 6 at Tshiseluselu Primary School,” behind her lover’s house, received a isation dug deep to get the information she said. Hobyane said that the suspect proper burial on Tuesday. until we found out that the bones were appeared to be a very kind man and not Mathebula, a mother of three, went already stored at the Tshilidzini Hossomeone whom one would suspect of missing without a trace in Novempital Mortuary. The entire community being a criminal. “I am happy that we ber 2015 when she was visiting her will be happy if the police can arrest the buried my sister at last, although the Mozambican lover at Basopa Village. suspect,” said Mabalane. bones were very few,” she said. The locals, together with the police, The deceased’s younger sister, Ms ElThe manager of Mbavhalelo Funeral searched for her without any success. A sie Hobyane, said they were concerned services, Mr Archibald Tshisikule, said missing-person docket was later opened about the fact that the suspect was that they decided to give a decent funerat the Malamulele Police Station. still walking around freely. “When the al to the Mathebula family as a way of The Mozambican boyfriend was ques- bones came back from the laboratory in ploughing back into the community. tioned by the police but was released Pretoria, police didn’t tell us. We got the The spokesperson for the police in because of a lack of evidence linking information from the Limpopo Show Limpopo, Brigadier Motlafela Mojapelo him to the case. Foundation. My sister was the firstborn said he would check with the MalamuThe case gained some momentum in the family of eight. Her mother, lele Police why they had not yet arrested in 2017 when one of the boyfriend’s Mphephu Maria Mathebula, died of the suspect. “He must be arrested as he neighbours told the Mathebula family a heart attack in 2020 because of this is linked with the case,” he said. members that he saw the suspect digging a pit behind his house during the night. The Malamulele police exhumed the remains of a skeleton found in the pit, and the bones were sent away to be analysed in Pretoria. The results only came back three weeks ago, seemingly confirming that they were those of the late Ms Mathebula. No communication occurred between the police investigating officer and the Mathebula family until the Limpopo Show Foundation (LSF) intervened. The managing director of the foundation, Mr Lytton Mabalane, said he first met with the new investigating officer of the case before organising a proper burial. “Mbavhalelo Funeral Services gave a helping hand for Mathebula to get a proper burial. They gave us the coffin, tombstone and transport,” he said. “My only worry is that the suspect is still walking free, although he had allegedly pointed out where he had Mavis Mathebula left behind three children, Zacks (26), Mulalo (18) and Eliburied her. The investigating officers jah (13). Photo: Godfrey Mandiwana. By Godfrey Mandiwana


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Bishop Netshamavu (101) dies at his home aged, a family member, Ms Rebecca Netshamavu, said she was still heartOne of the legends of the United Af- broken because she was relaxing with rican Federation Apostolic Church him (bishop) and his wife when he told (UAFAC), Bishop Isaiah Nngodiseni them he wanted to rest a bit. She furNetshamavu, died peacefully at his ther said they had seen no signal that home last Thursday and was buried that was his last moment. “He closed at Khalavha village on Tuesday. his eyes and died peacefully,” she said. Bishop Netshamavu died at the age Netshamavu was born at Vondo in of 101 at his house. Although he was February 1920. He was the thirdborn son of the late George and Elelwani Netshamavu. Back in his younger days, he did not go to a formal school as none existed in the area. The only school available for him was a traditional one, where he attended and graduated. In 1935, he was entrusted with the responsibility of looking after the late Mutangwa Jack Mandiwana’s livestock at the neighbouring Makanga Village. As a fearless herd boy, he was also used to hunting warthogs and kudus in the bush. In 1936, he was baptized by the late founder of the United African Apostolic Church (UAAC), Bishop Matsea Paulus Miriri, at Milaboni Village. In 1953, at the age of 33, his family moved to Khalavha after farmers forced them to vacate the Vondo area. In 1956, he established a Zionist type of a church near Lupalapata River - the first African church in Bishop Nngodiseni Isaiah Netshamavu the area, but the German miswas buried on Tuesday at Khalavha sionaries who had established a village. Photo supplied. By Godfrey Mandiwana

Lutheran church were not happy with the type of congregation he established. German missionaries were also not happy with the beating of African drums and the dancing style. Netshamavu migrated to Johannesburg where he did not stay long before crossing to Botswana. He was arrested in Botswana after failing to produce travel documents. The Botswana government pardoned him after discovering that he was a man of God. He was released and worked on the farms in Botswana, looking after the livestock. Netshamavu returned home to Khalavha with a Tswana-speaking wife, Maria, in 1974 and continued with his African church. They were blessed with six children, Petrus (deceased), Daniel, Stephen, Elelwani, Moses and Aaron. Netshamavu then got a job at a treated-poles and truss-manufacturing company that was situated on the banks of the Mutshundudi River at Matondoni, near the Tshivhase tea estate. He worked there until he retired. After retirement, his focus was on the church, and he was also included in the Tshivhase Royal Kraal’s decision-making panel. His wife Maria died in 2000 and he mourned her death for more than five years, until he married Gladys Ramulifho in 2006. The UAFAC’s Rev Mathews Mukhwakhwe described the late bishop Netshamavu as one of the legends of the African churches in Limpopo.

Woman’s body found in Mutshundudi river

were taken along to the Tshilidzini government mortuary, where they The discovery of the body of Ms positively identified her. Annah Mandiwana floating in the Circumstances around her death Mutshundudi River has left the are still very sketchy, but informabaffled family with many question provided indicates that she left tions. her home, telling her children that Mandiwana, a resident of she was going for a walk. Brother Ha-Tshifura, went missing on of the deceased Mr Tshovhewaho Sunday afternoon. The gruesome Mandiwana said they were condiscovery was made later that same fused and shaken. “We knew she day at around 18:00, when a young had problems, but she never shared man spotted the body floating them with us. We did not expect her in the water. He notified other to die in this terrible manner. She community members, who in turn was a very reserved person, and we called the police. just wish she had talked to us. MayDivers also arrived at the scene be we could have done something to and the body was help her,” he said. fished out of the Mandiwana’s water. News of the funeral will be held discovery of the at Ha-Tshifura on body spread far Friday, 17 Septemand wide, and in a ber. short space of time Limpopo police many curious comspokesperson Brig munity members Motlafela Mocrowded around japelo confirmed the scene. The pothe incident. “The lice had to cordon cause of her death the scene off. is still unknown, The late Annah MandiwaMandiwana’s but all will be na’s body was found floating revealed by the grief-stricken in the Mutshundudi River family, who had ongoing police last Sunday afternoon. Pho- investigation,” he been keeping a to supplied. vigil at the scene, said. By Kaizer Nengovhela

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The man accused of murdering his mother in Matangari-Tshiumoni village with a broomstick on 5 September after she “hid” their food in her room, appeared in the Thohoyandou Magistrate’s Court on Monday, 13 September. The deceased, Caroline Tshivhangwaho Khomola (58), was asleep on the said night when her son, Mukhethwa Tshivhase (28), returned home in the early morning hours and demanded food from his mother. He allegedly accused her of hiding their food in her bedroom and allegedly became so angry at her that he picked up the broomstick and started assaulting her with it. The mother tried to run away but collapsed at the gate. She was taken to Donald Fraser Hospital where she was certified dead on arrival. The case was postponed to 29 September to allow the family members to give their statements. Tshivhase already has a criminal record for previous offences. He was remanded in custody until his next appearance.


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Crocs protect “Zalawi” bridge over Limpopo to charge at them. According to Limpopo police spokesperson Brigadier Motlafela Mojapelo, shots had to be fired at the feisty reptiles to scare them off. The police requested the assistance of the army, and the makeshift bridge was demolished on Monday (13 September). Mojapelo said no arrests had yet been made regarding border jumpers who made use of the bridge. When Limpopo Mirror visited Beitbridge border last month the (mostly Zimbabwean) youths, who call them-

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The South African National Defence Force (SANDF) had to be called in after the police in Musina found themselves confronted by crocodiles during an attempt to demolish a wooden bridge that had been built illegally across the Limpopo River by smugglers. The makeshift bridge, built some three kilometres west of the main border (Beitbridge border), had been used by illegal immigrants from Zimbabwe to usiness cross into South Africa irectory to purchase groceries, electrical appliances, fuel and other basic commodities needed in Zimbabwe. After a meeting Your 1 Stop Paint & Wool Shop by Zimbabwean and South African security Cnr Rissik & President Str, LLTT Tel: 015 516 2606 agencies two weeks ago, a decision was AN EXTERIOR FINE-TEXTURE taken to just destroy FINISH FOR WALLS & TRIMS the bridge. However, • Enviro Care SAPS members were • 15 year exterior guarantee rudely interrupted • Optiflex - stretch & dirt resistance and prevented from performing this task by • Colour Smart - advanced colour technology a number of snapping crocodiles who started


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work with the health department and inform the communities that the vaccine can reduce the rate of infection of the virus,” he said. Nethengwe hopes that traditional medicine can also play a part in treating patients infected by the coronavirus. However, people must visit their medical practitioners first.

A senior traditional leader and member of the National Parliamentary Committee of the House of Traditional leaders, Thovhele Vudzidzhena Nethengwe, said that traditional leaders had a vital role to play in the awareness campaigns to inform communities about the importance of getting vaccinated. Nethengwe applauded the government’s vaccination programme. He said that, although it had started at a slow pace in the rural communities, they were hard at work now to fasttrack the programme. He said that national parliamentary committee members had met and discussed the outbreak of the virus with the Deputy President, David Mabuza, and former health minister Dr Zweli Mkhize, who told members that the government was open to their suggestions. “We can call community gatherings in our traditional authority council halls or in the Thovhele Vudzidzhena Nethengwe said that traditional leadchief ’s kraal to properly inform ers had a vital role to play in encouraging communities to get vaccinated. Photo: Silas Nduvheni. them about government’s

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Vha Bisha keeps House music alive Entertainment “Those who thought that House music was on its way out, should think twice,” says Phumudzo Nthatheni, a local musician from Khubvi village, better known as Vha Bisha Bisha. Local House music star Phumudzo Vha Bisha Nthatheni has released his third album, titled Heritage.

The prolific music star has just released his third album, titled Heritage, and to consolidate his loyalty to the House genre, he has decided to keep it local and make sure that it continues to survive. Vha Bisha says the six-track album is his gift to his fans who have been supporting him in his music career spanning more than 10 years now. “It is important to make my fans happy because they are the ones who made me what I am today. They have been by my side through and through, even when music evolved and so many various modern genres started to emerge. This is the best gift I could offer them, as they have demonstrated what true loyalty is all

about.” Heritage (title track), How could you, A ri edeli, Vhutshilo, Yekela u ku khala and Kha vha rendwe, will make House music lovers reach for their dancing shoes. Look out for the album in online digital music stores. “Judging by the positive feedback from my fans, I have no doubt that the album will make its way through the tough music industry. It is already a household beat in public places like local drinking holes and in public transport. It is also fulfilling to hear that some of the songs from this album had also been receiving airplay on various radio stations within the first week of its release,” he said. Vha Bisha is an accomplished musician who cut his teeth in the Living Waters International Christian Church band in Khubvi village, and has worked with experienced artists such as Wanga Mukwevho, Brothers in Love and Shaman Worship. He is available on Facebook (Phumudzo Bisha Nthatheni) and on mobile number 071 333 9605 (WhatsApp).

“You are Wired for Success” By Tshifhiwa Mukwevho In a time when the world is faced with many pressing social challenges, Petrus Mamuhohi’s book, You are Wired for Success, may come as a blessing for many. In this easy-to-read-andunderstand motivational book, Mamuhohi shares stories of courage from some of the giants “who rose up from the ashes to glory”, such as Chillyboy Rathando, Rapson Rambuwani, Prudence Nemamilwe-Mphephu, Dr Hulisani Tshabuse, Selby Mukwevho, and Thomani Gomba. “They had not always been where they are today. It was through determination and hard work that they defied their own disabilities,

albinism, poverty, inadequate education and marginalisation in order to achieve success,” he said. What the author aims for with this publication is to stir up hope and enable possibility-thinking. He also put together some winning strategies that might be of great assistance as readers pursue success. As founder and senior pastor of Good News Discipling Church at Mandiwana village, Mamuhohi believes in life without limitations and desires to see every person discovering and unleashing their full potential. “This is the kind of passion that makes me see possibilities of greatness in every human,” he said. Mamuhohi, who has helped many people in different spheres of life, including ministry, leadership, music, business and education, to realise their dreams believes that You are Wired for Success comes at the right time. “In a society that is being harassed by a damaging scarcity of jobs wors-

ened by the Covid-19 pandemic - creativity and innovation are a dire need,” he said. “The feeling of hopelessness is fuelling the devastation that is already at its climax.” However, he reminds people that the current generation is not the first to go through challenging times. “Others had faced their own devastating predicaments in the past, and conquered,” he said. “Some of them are still with us today. They are our role models who inspire hope in us to rise above the circumstances surrounding us.” You are Wired for Success is available at local book outlets or directly from the author and retails at R150. Mamuhohi can be reached on 083 656 3892 or 060 664 1317.

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Pastor Rufus Maphula is back with another inspiring book victim’s fault, bullying and its repercussions and good jokes for your health. After a six-month hiatus, Pastor Rufus Maphula The 47-year-old resident of Lwamondo village has made a comeback with another inspiring in the Tshishushuru area published his first book, book, Principles for Youth Success. Accordtitled Muswa a re na vhuyo (a youth with destiny) ing to Maphula, the book is fast becoming a Volume 1, way back in 1995. Following the book’s best-seller even though it has been on the book- success, Maphula was compelled to publish shops’ shelves for about three weeks only. Volume 2 the following year. For reasons only The book is 198 pages long with 21 chapters. known to himself, Maphula disappeared from the Some of topics covered in the book include guide- publishing scene for almost three decades after lines for choosing a marriage partner, excuses that publishing his first two books, until he resurfaced young people make that stop them from achieving early this year. their youthful aspirations and dreams, underAbout the new book, Maphula revealed that standing the true meaning of life, rape is never the Principles for Youth Success is dedicated to all the By Frank Mavhungu

young people who are determined to make it in their encounters. He said that after reading the book the youth would discover the true meaning of becoming who God designed them to be and that they too could make it in life despite their present condition. According to him, his wife Dr Angie Maphula, had contributed towards the publication of his new book. Pastor Maphula is no ordinary author. He is a youth counsellor, mentor and coach as well. For more information regarding the book, Maphula can be reached on 0762172933/ 0682683666 or or

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DJ Ray rides the air waves By Kaizer Nengovhela Marubini “DJ Ray” Siphugu from Gogobole in the Sinthumule area has just started his own online radio, called Matsila Online Radio, and he is very excited about the new journey ahead of him. His passion for radio and the desire to share his wisdom with the nation have propelled him to seek exposure and airtime on many radio stations - with no luck. But this determined go-getter did not despair. He took every rejection as a blessing and was adamant that nothing would silence him. He continued broadcasting to his followers through his Facebook account; often from his car, which he had converted into a mini studio. DJ Ray realised that, where there is a will, there is always a way and so, with the help of the community, he started his own online radio station with DJ Khakhathi Mawela from Sereni, known as ‘Rambo la Dongi’. The radio station initially started out as MZ Radio, but they decided to change the name to Matsila Online Radio. This is one of the few online radio stations in the Vhembe area. He believes in nurturing talent, but most im-

portantly, in empowering the youth. The station now serves as a bridge between the community and their traditional leaders and boasts 12 programmes, presented by local talents, which run daily. DJ Ray himself presents the Afternoon Drive Show from 16:30 to 17:00 weekdays. He said that many other online radio stations existed, but that his was unique. “It’s an ‘online community radio station’ where listeners are catered for with all kinds of community issues and happenings,” he said. When he is not behind the microphone, DJ Ray works at Vhembe TVET College at Mashamba Campus. He believes that the current situation in South Africa and abroad posed by Covid-19 can only be eliminated if the country reaches herd immunity, so he urges the youth and all eligible people to get their jabs. Follow DJ Ray on Facebook (Siphugu marubini Rams), Instagram Marubini ‘DJ Ray’ Siphugu has started his own on(maru123) or contact him on 066 211 line radio station, called Matsila Online Radio. Photo 6315. supplied.

A new novel about a loving father By Tshifhiwa Mukwevho Nicolus Matotoka, author of the best-selling self-help book on love, Keep Love Burning, in 2015, has made a comeback with even more literary delights. His latest offering, a novel titled All This Time – Good things were right under my nose highlights nose, the topic of fatherhood and he says that this was exactly the kind of story he had planned on writing for a long time. Nicolus Matotoka with his latest literary offering, All This Time – Good things were right under my nose. Picture supplied.

“This is the kind of a book I have been yearning to read myself since I became a parent in 2016,” he said. “My main concern was who was going to tell me what to do when my daughter, Faith, needed guidance. I wanted someone to guide me through parenthood, but that didn’t happen. I wanted to be that kind of a father I envisioned in my mind – a super dad!” Matotoka, who resides at Tshikwarani village in the Kutama area, does not brood about his own biological father’s absence in his life but believes that for fathers to be involved in the upbringing of their sons and daughters is paramount. “In the story we see a father who puts his daughter’s care first,” he said. “This single dad receives an important invitation to attend a business meeting in Cape Town, but

when he gets a notification from his daughter’s school informing him that the daughter is not doing well, he cancels the Cape Town trip. This shows how much he cares for his child.” Matotoka paints a beautiful picture of a father who is able to raise a child by himself. “Such fathers exist, but they are not given a voice in our literature,” he said. “I wanted to show the world that a man can raise a child by himself too – even a girl child, for that matter. I know that this I something many people might find difficult to understand, but that is the kind of father I always wanted to be.” All This Time – Good things were right under my nose is available in bookstores or directly from the author. The book costs R165. For more information, call Matotoka on Tel 076 092 4178.

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SABC Combo to strategise during KNP breakaway weekend Phalaphala FM, Munghana Lonene and Thobela FM will be broadcasting live from the Kruger National Park (KNP) on 22 to 23 September as part of Heritage and Tourism Month, which also forms part of the SABC Limpopo Combo team’s building and planning strategy. Phalaphala FM’s programme manager, Ms Sharon Ravele, said that the workplace had not been the same since the outbreak of the Covid pandemic and that colleagues hardly socialised or had face-to-face interaction with each other anymore. Working from home and hosting virtual meetings have now become the norm, but they leave little or no room for in-person interactions. For this reason, SABC Limpopo Combo are taking some of their permanent staff members on a retreat to introduce new engagements and uplift the team spirit and rebuild good working relations. During this retreat, the SABC Limpopo Combo staff will get to socialise with each other, have strategy briefings, and participate in team-building exercises with other staff members. The team-building sessions will also serve as a strategic planning session for the three stations. Covid regulations will be adhered to at all times. “As per the latest address by the president, we are still within the limited number of people allowed to gather both outdoors and indoors. Each staff member will be wearing a face mask, sanitise hands regularly, and adhere to social distancing.” Ravele said that culture was one of the main human tools that should not be left behind during the process of transformation. She encouraged people to preserve their culture, describing it as the “wealth of the coming generation”. “We must be proud of who we are, instead of being copycats of other peoples’ cultures. We must learn to love and appreciate our history, tradition and morality, because they form the basis from which a strong nation develops. Our indigenous languages should also be preserved for the benefit of the young generation and the community at large,” said Ravele. “As public broadcaster, we are firmly committed to the code of conduct of public service and therefore promise to serve our people with loyalty, respect, dignity and integrity. We shall put listeners first in carrying out our duties,” she added. Phalaphala FM presenter Tico Liphadzi from the Dzia Orowa show will be broadcasting from KNP during those two days.

“Let us not change our culture,” says young author Phophi Ndou By Bernard Chiguvare Culture is something that must be passed on from generation to generation lest we lose our identity as African people, says Phophi Ndou, a resident from Mauluma Zone 4 village who has authored a book titled Murafho wo vhilinganaho (the messed-up generation). According to Ndou, the African youth of today are abandoning their cultural ways more and more for what they call “modernisation”. “Girls should have children from at least the age of 20. I believe one is mature enough then to be responsible for an offspring,” she said. “A woman should also wear a decent dress or clothing that covers her body. This really is to maintain one’s integrity, value and respect.” With these and other traditional beliefs in mind, Ndou has penned the book down in only three months. During her primary and secondary school days, Ndou used to write her own speeches for debate competitions. This passion for writing developed over time and she was later inspired by her late brother, Vusani Malvin Rathumbu, and Pastor

Mashudu Peter Makhado to write a book. “The message in Murafho wo vhilinganaho is all about the bad lifestyle that dominates the 21st century generation. All that was known as taboo back in the days had suddenly turned into normal life,” she explained. “The main purpose of this book is to remind the youth of today of the bright side of life and to live peacefully, like in the olden days.” Ndou studies online for her first year in law with the University of South Africa. She is also a full-time student of plant production at Madzivhandila College of Agriculture. In her spare time, she continues to write and is busy writing two more books that might be published next year. Phophi Ndou, author of Murafho wo vhilinFor book sales she can be contacted on ganaho (the messed-up generation). Photo 063 658 6083 or emailed at Shalomphosupplied. A copy costs R160.

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“If we destroy the trees, we will be left with nothing to be proud of” Ndou. The event was organised by Addressing community mem- Musina Municipality, De Beers bers and stakeholders during Venetia Mine and the Departthe Arbor Month commemo- ment of Forestry, Fisheries and ration ceremony held in Masi- Environment. Proceedings si last week Thursday, Cllr started with a clean-up camBig Ndou of Musina Municipaign, followed by the planting pality said they were seriously of indigenous trees and concerned about the problem concluded with an educational of deforestation in Musina, awareness campaign, addressed especially in the rural areas. by various guest speakers. “That is why we decided to Cllr Ndou urged commucome here to raise awareness nity members to take care of on the importance of trees and trees to reduce the impact of how they assist us in creating deforestation. “What makes us a healthy environment,” said even more worried is that some

of our community members go to the extent of cutting down indigenous trees that are very scarce in our area. This enormous damage to our environment will seriously affect future generations in a very negative way,” he said. “We are blessed in our area because of the various endangered species that promote tourism. But, if people continue to destroy these protected tree species, we will be left with nothing to be proud of in the near future.” Ndou pointed out that trees are important because they absorb harmful toxins in the atmosphere and release oxygen. “Besides that, we need trees because they provide us with food and medicine. Trees also provide us with shelter and act as a shield against strong winds that can destroy our homes. Imagine how ugly our environment would look without trees. This simply means that trees are a very important component of our daily lives that we must protect at all costs.” The manager responsible for parks and recreation in Musina Municipality, Rendani Kutama, said the municipality would continue to host this kind of event to ensure that people were fully educated on the importance of trees. “It gives us pleasure to note that the people who were invited to this event responded positively, and we hope that they will share the knowledge they gained here today with their family members and various Cllr Big Ndou from Musina Municipality leads community mem- stakeholders in their areas,” Kutama said. bers in planting trees during the Arbor Month commemoration ceremony held at Masisi last week. Musina News

On 30 August, during a function at the Vodacom ITC centre Makhado, Biaba, Dzanani, seedlings and SAWIF memberships were handed over to 100 women who will be embarking on their farming business. In the photo, at the back, from left to right, are Mulondo Mamidza (beneficiary), Dora Francis (Vodacom acting marketing manager), Pitsi Legodi (SAWIF representative), Rotshidzwa Mufamadi (beneficiary) and Matete Magdeline (SAWIF treasurer general). In front are some of the beneficiaries. Photo: Maanda Bele.

Vodacom helps local unemployed young women to become farmers and play a significant role in food security and poverty alleviation. Secondly, we see this programme as a tool to lift the youth from the shackles of unemployment across the province.” Vodacom will pay the SAWIF membership fee for more than 100 young unemployed women in Vhembe to give them a start in their farming businesses. Secondly, Vodacom will sponsor the young women with seedlings to start planting vegetables and macadamia-nut trees. SAWIF is a national organisation of women in farming with a presence in all nine provinces and helps to open and create new markets for women farmers. In 2019, Vodacom Foundation, in partnership with the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and SAWIF, launched the Women Farmers Programme to assist in the transformation of South Africa’s smallholder agricultural segment and create a more inclusive agricultural economy for women. The programme introduces women farmers, especially those from underprivileged backgrounds, to technology as an effective tool in agricultur-

Social upliftment To commemorate this year’s Women’s Month, Vodacom Limpopo Region has partnered with South African Women in Farming (SAWIF) to assist more than 100 young unemployed women based in Vhembe to enter the agricultural sector. Limpopo has a high unemployment rate among the youth, and hopefully initiatives such as this one will help in resolving the issue over a period of time. In 2020, Limpopo had an unemployment rate of 44% because of high job losses in the province. Lelethu Nkula, executive head for consumer business units for Vodacom Limpopo region, says: “As a telco with deep South African roots, we have a responsibility to use our resources and core capabilities in ICT to respond to some of the pressing socio-economic problems facing society today. By creating opportunities for young people to enter the agricultural sector, we are hoping to kill two birds with one stone: inspire more young people to enter the agriculture sector

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al business. Two years later, the programme has gone from strength to strength. Vodacom has invested more than R6.3 million in digital literacy training, and extended the programme to four more provinces, including Eastern Cape, KwaZulu-Natal, Free State and North-West. Vodacom has more than doubled the number of women farmers trained through the programme. Currently, more than 1 300 women farmers from rural areas have been trained in digital literacy. According to the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization, women, on average, comprise 43% of the agricultural labour force in developing countries, yet they receive only a fraction of the resources, agricultural training and information compared to men. By eliminating the gap between men and women in gaining access to agricultural resources, yields on women’s farms can be raised by 20-30% and agricultural production in developing countries increased by 2.5-4%, which could in turn reduce the number of undernourished people by 12-17% or 100-150 million people.








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Five months later there is still no news about Khumbelo By Maanda Bele More than five months have passed since Khumbelo Mabala (27) went missing at Ha- Tshikhudo in Dzanani. Local police, community members, the South African Youth Against Crime (SAYAC), and other structures have combed the Tshikhudo mountain several times since May this year in search of the missing man, but with no luck. Last month, his clothes were found on the mountain, adding to Khumbelo’s concerned family’s pain. Not giving up on their search, community members and SAYAC went on a searching spree again last week and found a rockpile that looked like a grave not far from where the clothes had been found. The members of the search party were quick to separate the stones, with the hope that they might find something that could link them to Khumbelo, but still found nothing. Khumbelo’s mysterious disappearance has ignited a feeling of foreboding among the residents of Tshikhudo village, who fear that it might be related to a ritual murder. Tshifhiwa Mudau, one of the residents, said that he longer felt safe and was afraid that he could be the next victim. “I have known this village to be very peaceful. Issues like people disappearing without a trace is something we hear only on the radio; something that happens to other villages, not here in Tshikhudo. Now we fear to go out at night because they might also take us,” Mudau said. Khumbelo’s mother, Catherine Tshikumbana, said that the last time she had seen him was when she had left the house to do some odd jobs at a nearby village. She had told him that she was leaving for work, and he had promised her that

he would not leave the house. “He said that I would find him home as usual when I knock off from work. But when I returned home later, he was nowhere to be found. I am so worried about him,” she said. The family reported him missing the following day and have been searching ever since. “What could he be wearing, what is he eating and where is he sleeping as we speak? We had hoped to find him alive, but now chances are almost zero. What makes matters worse is that we probably won’t even find his remains if he is dead. How can we give him a decent funeral without his remains?” The Siloam police appealed to anyone who might have information regarding Khumbelo’s whereabouts or what may have happened to him to contact the investigating officer or their nearest police station.

Dr Sam Kaheru of the education section of the University of Venda (Univen) addressed learners and educators of Nndamuleleni Secondary School in Ha-Mutsha village on Friday, 10 September, as part of the Arbor Day celebrations. Learners and educators were encouraged to continue planting trees and looking after the environment for the sake of future generations. In the photo, Edzisani Mulaudzi (Makhado Municipality’s parks and cemetery facilitator, seated on the left) and Mpho Shoroma (Thohoyandou Botanical Garden, seated right) help to plant a tree at Nndamuleleni Secondary, while learners and educators show their excitement. Photo: Silas Nduvheni

I Can Sing Gospel announces the top vocalists By Tshifhiwa Mukwevho

Khumbelo Mabala (27) of Ha-Tshikhudo in Dzanani has been missing since May this year.

The10 vocalists who have gone through to the final round of the I Can Sing Gospel competition stand a chance to walk away with their share of R250 000 in prizes. This prestigious gospel music competition is the brainchild of Newie Nthabalala and Newie Music Ministry Academy. Prizes for these finalists include a recorded live audio single, recording a music video for the single, one night’s stay at a five-star hotel, a three-year record label deal, multiple vocal training sessions from Newie Music Ministry Academy, registration with all necessary music bodies, a professional photographic portfolio (three hours), artist profile package, submission of the single to TV and radio stations, and full exposure in the music industry. “The aim is to find people with real singing talent and help them achieve their goals of becoming stars in the music industry,” Newie said. “The purpose is to uplift them, give them worldwide exposure and make their dream come true. I Can Sing Gospel can help in getting them started, then sustain and monitor their music journey for the coming three years.” In the top 10 finalist are (in no specific order) Hope Ramabulana (16), Lerato Mehlape (25), Amanda Netshifhefhe

(30), Rinae Singo (28), Hlazana Sindile (22), Tshidino Thendo (33), Fikile Precious Makondo (27), Kholofelo Mudau (26), Khahule Prosper (18), and Zukile Nkosi (22). The overall winner will also win an additional R5 000 in cash. “The winner will be the face of I Can Sing Gospel Limpopo Season, and this will be our Limpopo gospel star,” she said. Newie is an accomplished gospel

artist, well known for songs such as Ngangoho vha Murena, U Mudzimu e ethe, and U Mudzimu wa Madembe na vhutolo. For more information about the competition, please contact 072 649 1647 or search “I Can Sing Gospel” on social media platforms. A final date for the competition has not been set yet, but dates for other major events in this competition will be released soon.

Newie Nthabalala, founder of the I Can Sing Gospel competition. Photo supplied.

MAKHADO LOCAL MUNICIPALITY Tel: (015) 519 3000 Fax: (015) 516 1195 Private Bag X2596 Louis Trichardt 0920

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Community members diging up what looked like a grave in the mountain. Photo: Maanda Bele.


ABSA fraud accused to get new legal representative into accounts linked to themselves. Both were arrested in September The two former ABSA bank last year and the case was transofficials who stand accused of de- ferred to the Specialised Commerfrauding the Limpopo Provincial cial Crimes court. Government out of R25 million The case has been postponed for appeared in the Specialised Com- a second time for Mudzanani to mercial Crimes court in Giyani on get new legal representation, as his 13 September. lawyer withdrew from representing him. Each is faced with six charges Walter Mashau (26) allegedly of theft and six charges of fraud. connived with his co-employee, Mudzanani was released on Fhatuwani Mudzanani (27), to R10 000 bail and Mashau on transfer money from two governR2000 bail. They will appear in ment departments’ bank accounts court again on 14 October. By Kaizer Nengovhela



61 of 2021

Panel of service provider for supply and delivery of protective clothing for Makhado local municipality employees for the period of three years

File No. 8/3/2/1819 Notice No. 127 /2021

62 of 2021

Panel for provision of additional security services for the remaining period ending September 2023

File No.8/3/2/1820 Notice No. 128/2021

63 of 2021

Panel of service provider for supply and delivery of SS60 and CAT65 bituminous emulsions for the period of three (03) years

File No.8/3/2/1821 Notice No. 129/2021

64 of 2021

Panel of service provider for supply and delivery of oils for mechanical workshop for the period of three (03) years

File No.8/3/2/1822 Notice No. 130/2021

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Panel of service provider for supply and delivery of 25 kg cold mix asphalt and 30kg LBS filler for the period of three (03) years

File No. 8/3/2/1823 Notice No. 131 /2021

Closing date for above mentioned bids has been changed from 24 September 2021 to 01 October 2021 at 12:00pm

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Criminal charges laid against Madimbo Clinic nurse and Department Clinic at around 05:40, the gates were closed. They had to plead with the security guard manning the clinic gates to call a nurse, but the guard refused, insisting that the nurse on duty would only start work at 07:00. Ndou eventually gave birth to her baby, standing next to the neighbour’s bakkie. When at last the nurse attended to the mother and baby, they were transferred to the Donald Fraser Hospital. Sadly, the baby died the next day. The baby’s parents, as well as eyewitnesses who were at Madimbo Clinic that morning, claim that the child died because it had dropped to the ground

during delivery. DA Limpopo Spokesperson for The Democratic Alliance (DA) in Health Risham Maharaj said the DA Limpopo has laid a criminal charge of was determined to ensure a transparent culpable homicide against the nurses investigation and accountability for the and a charge of criminal negligence uncaring manner in which the mother against the Limpopo Department had been treated. “There should never of Health at Musina Police Station, have been a scenario in which a pregfollowing the death of a baby that was nant mother is denied entry and a baby delivered outside Madimbo Clinic in is born outside the gates of a clinic that Mutale. is meant to be operational.” In the early morning hours of According to Maharaj, another sick Wednesday, 1 September, Alice Ndou patient was denied entry to the clinic of Domboni village went into labour. that same morning and “kept outside A neighbour rushed her to the nearest waiting for medical attention” for an clinic. When they arrived at Madimbo hour and a half because staff allegedly said they only opened a 07:00. The sick woman was transported to the Donald Fraser Hospital (which is about 90 km away) with Ndou and her baby, where she died that evening. The DA believes that good-quality healthcare in rural areas needs to be prioritised to ensure rural communities of their dignity and access to healthcare. Limpopo Department of Health spokesperson Neil Shikwambana confirmed both these incidents and said that the department was still investigating the circumstances surrounding the incidents. He said that the clinic Former Phalaphala FM current-affairs producer Owen Ofhani Muebi and Tumelo Ramatdid not operate for shila tied the knot on Saturday, 11 September at Mphadzha village. Photo: Kaizer Nengov24 hours, but worked hela. on a call system. The By Bernard Chiguvare

nurses sleep at the clinic premises and when a patient presents to the facility with an emergency, they are expected to wake up and assist them. The nurse was suspended the same day that the incident occurred by the Limpopo Department of Health, who also conveyed their sincere sympathies with the parents of the child to the media. Yet, according to the family, the depart-

ment never even offered assistance with the funeral, nor did the family receive even a word of condolence from them. “This is disturbing,” said Kesina Ndou, grandmother of the deceased baby. “My heart really hurts. I still cannot believe the behaviour of the nurse at the clinic. If she had offered assistance, the baby could have been alive today.”

Alice Ndou gives birth outside Madimbo Clinic. Photo supplied.


Applications are invited from Grade 12 learners who are currently studying Physical Science, Mathematics and Commercial Subjects. Applicants must be the bona fide residents of Makhado Municipality and enrol for any of the following fields : 1. Civil Engineering 2. Electrical Engineering

3. Information Technology 4. BCOM in Accounting

5. Real Estate (Property Valuation and Town Planning) 6. Built Environment

Application forms can be obtained from Makhado Civic Centre Registry, Mayor’s Office, Ward Councillors, Social Workers and Regional Offices such as Dzanani and Waterval. The application forms will be available as from October 2021. All enquiries must be directed to Ms M G Mushavhela and or Ms T R Phaweni at the following numbers: 015 519 3002 / 3187. All applications must be directed to the Municipal Manager , Makhado Municipality, Private Bag X2596, LOUIS TRICHARDT , 0920 and must reach the above office not later than 16H00 on or before the 31 December 2021. NB : PLEASE NOTE THAT YOU ARE REQUIRED TO SUBMIT YOUR FINAL MATRIC RESULTS AT THE MUNICIPALITY TO QUALIFY FOR ASSESMENT, FAILURE WHICH WILL BE DISQUALIFIED. Please attach the following documents with your application form: 1. Certified copies of South African identity documents of parents/guardian 2. Provisional Confirmation of application at University or TVET Colleges 3. Affidavit confirming indigent status

4. Proof of income of parents/guardian 5. Letter from Ward Councillor and or Principal or Traditional Leader

NB: Applicants must ensure they sign a Record Register at the municipal offices when submitting the application form.

Tel: (015) 519 3000 Fax: (015) 516 1195 Private Bag X2596 Louis Trichardt 0920 Civic Center, 83 Krogh Street, Makhado. Date of publication: 17 September 2021. MR KM NEMANAME, ACTING MUNICIPAL MANAGER

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Muvex brings FOTYA award home Due to a delay in Covid-19 test results, Muvhango could unfortunately not leave “This is overwhelming indeed,” said the country in time to attend the award the humble young CEO of Muvex ICT, ceremony where, in his absence, he was Khuliso Excellent Muvhango. He was announced joint winner in the under-30 responding to the news that he had won category, together with Erick Chiyota. the FOYA (Founder of the Year) Africa Each had won a trophy, certificate and an Entrepreneur of the Year 2021 award. undisclosed amount of cash. The prestigious annual event was held Muvhango said the awards had already in Nairobi, Kenya, on 3 September this brought a lot of exposure to his fast-growyear. Muvhango, an IT guru from Nzhelele ing company, known for its educational Tshavhalovhedzi, invented a ‘digital class- gadgets. “When this competition startroom’ to help learners attend class from ed a few months ago, we were only a wherever they are and, at the same time, little-known company,” he said. In the make education “fashionable” for learners. competition, they were competing against The idea was born in light of the Covid-19 big companies doing business with the pandemic that is causing so much disrup- government, whose exposure was far tion to the school calendar. greater than theirs. By Maanda Bele

Young IT guru Khuliso Excellent Muvhango with the FOTYA (Founder of the Year Award) Africa Entrepreneur of the Year 2021 award. Photo supplied.

“This is a milestone for us, and we will not be doing any justice if we do not thank you guys (Limpopo Mirror) for putting us on the map. Today we are known all over the continent and our client base has increased,” Muvhango said. Muvex ICT had initially come up with this innovation to help learners during these difficult times, but their project has opened new doors – not only across the African continent but the rest of the world. “Our credibility has improved tremendously, strengthening the bond we have with our clients. Our representing the country so well means a lot to us, and we shall continue to do well for the sake of our communities,” Muvhango said.

Makhado Council ready to sell off 849 stands in online auction the second round for properties unsold during the first round. The Makhado Municipality Properties purchased during intends to sell 849 vacant the auction must be developed residential and business within three years from the stands by public auction. date of signing the Deed of The stands are in two newly Sale, with the provision that the established townships, just council may allow an extension south of Pretorius Street in of a further two years. If the Louis Trichardt and adjacent purchaser fails to complete to Tshikota Extension 1. The the development within the auction is scheduled to take prescribed period, the propplace between 24 September erty will revert to the council “The online auction without compensation to the (09:00) and 27 September (09:00). platform enables pro- purchaser for any improveThe sites will be sold via an spective buyers to bid ments on the property. online auction, and Tirhani Persons interested in online against each bidding will have to register Auctioneers has been appointed to handle the entire process. other from the com- and pay the registration fees Among the stands on auction are refundable). These fort of their offices or (which are 10 sites already zoned for fees are R10 000 for residenhomes.” business, as well as five sites tial stands and R50 000 for zoned as Residential 2, which business stands. The registrawould be suited for hightion forms must be submitted er-density units such as flats. Mr Kent Nemaname, before close of business on Dr Tirhani Mabunda, the Makhado Municipality’s Thursday, 23 September. director of Tirhani Auctioneers, acting municipal manager, The stands on sale will have explained that an online aucsaid that the auctioning of the reserve, or minimum, prices. tion is a transparent, auditable vacant stands will be based on “Although you may be the ‘High and convenient method to sell open-market values. “Apart Bidder’ for a Lot, note that if such stands. “The online aucfrom raising much-needed the reserve is not met, there is tion platform enables prospec- funds for engineering service no commitment from the seller tive buyers to bid online against projects within the newly estab- to sell. The sellers shall be eneach other from the comfort of lished townships, the disposal titled to instruct the auctioneer their offices or homes,” he said. of the vacant stands will create to accept a lower bid,” says The system acts as an invisible opportunities for people in and Mabunda. auctioneer and regulates the around Makhado Municipality The unsold lots from the bidding process, with each lot to build dwellings and establish first auction will be disposed sequentially closing at a given businesses,” he said. of during a second auction, time. “Bid prices are updated in The auction will be conduct- scheduled for between 28 Sept real time as bidding progresses ed over two consecutive rounds. (09:00) and 30 Sept (09:00). and the highest bidder wins at Buyers will be restricted to For more information and the close of the bidding process, buying one stand per registo register for the bidding prosubject to pre-determined tered natural or juristic person cess, please visit https://www. reserve prices,” he added. during the first round. No Assistance will be provided restrictions will apply during bw68383. By Anton van Zyl

to first-time online auction users (including those who are computer illiterate) through information booths, workshops, and selected estate agents. Bidding centres will also be established in the vicinity of Makhado Municipality to assist members of the public wishing to participate in the online auction.

MUVHIGO WA MVELELO DZA TSEDZULUSO YA ZWA VHUPO MAGA A U SHELA MULENZHE HA TSHITSHAVHA VHUPO HO KHETHEAHO HO DZINGINYELWAHO ZWA IKONOMI KHA MIMASIPALA YAPO YA MUSINA-MAKHADO KHA TSHIṰIRIKI TSHA VHEMBE KHA VUNDU ḼA LIMPOPO NOMBORONDAULI. 12/1/9/2-V19 NOMBORONDAULI YA NEAS.: LIM/EIA/0000793/2019 ṰHALUTSHEDZO YA THANDELA: Vhupo ho Khetheaho ha zwa Ikonomi ha Musina Makhado (MMSEZ) (SOC) vhu khou dzinginya mveledziso ya Vhupo ho Khetheaho ha zwa Ikonomi (Siani ḽa Tshipembe) kha Mimasipala Yapo ya Musina-Makhado kha Tshiṱiriki tsha Vhembe kha Vundu ḽa Limpopo. EnviroXcellence yo nangiwa nga Musina-Makhado SEZ (SOC) Ltd, sa vhashumi vha tsedzuluso ya zwa vhupo (EAP) hu u itela u khwinisa mvetomveto ya muvhigo wa mvelelo dza tsedzuluso ya zwa vhupo, zwi tshi elana na madzinginywa o ṱanganedzwaho u bva kha maanḓalanga a vhaḓivhi hu tshi katelwa na vhathu kana zwiimiswa zwine zwa kwamea na u vha na dzangalelo (I&AP’s). Mvelelo dza tsedzuluso dza zwa vhupo dza u thoma dza thandela iyi dzo thomiwa nga Delta BEC u thoma kha khumbelo ya EIA u swika kha u swikiswa ha Muvhigo wo Fhelelaho wa Mvelelo dza Tsedzuluso ya zwa Vhupo (EIAR) kha Muhasho wa Mveledziso ya Ikonomi, Vhupo na Vhuendelamashango wa Limpopo (LEDET). LEDET yo sengulusa muvhigo na u humbela mafhungonyengedzedzwa. EnviroXcellence Services (EXS), sa khampani ntswa yo nangelwaho u vha EAP, yo khwinisa EIAR nga mafhungo o humbelwaho nahone i ḓo fhedzisela nga maga a u shela mulenzhe ha tshitshavha u itela u swikiswa ha EIAR kha LEDET. U ya nga Khethekanyo ya 24 na 24D ya Mulayo wa Ndangulo ya Vhupo ya Lushaka (NEMA) (Mulayo wa nomboro ya 107 wa 1998) sa zwe wa khwinisiswa, mveledziso iyi yo topolwa sa mushumo une wa nga vha na mvelelo kha zwa vhupo nga nḓila i tevhelaho: NḒIVHADZO YA MUVHUSO YA NOMBORO YA 1, GNR 983 YA 04 NYENDAVHUSIKU 2014 Mishumo ya 9 (i)(ii);10; 13;14; 24 (ii); 25; 28 (ii);67. NḒIVHADZO YA MUVHUSO YA NOMBORO YA 2, GNR 984 YA 04 NYENDAVHUSIKU 2014 Mishumo ya 2; 11; 15 (i); 25; 27 (ii). NḒIVHADZO YA MUVHUSO YA NOMBORO YA 3, GNR 985 YA 04 NYENDAVHUSIKU 2014 Mishumo ya 1; 2 (ii)(b)(d); 3; 4(i);10;12 (ii)(iv);14 (i). U SHELA MULENZHE HA TSHITSHAVHA Miṱangano ya tshitshavha i ḓo farwa fhethu hu tevhelaho nga maḓuvha o tiwaho: #


Fhethu na Tshifhinga


Ho shumiswa zwileludzi zwa vhudavhidzani (NGO’s & Madzangano a Vhadzulapo)

I&AP dzo ḓiṋwalisaho

Musumbuluwo 27, Khubvumedzi 2021

Ho shumiswa zwileludzi zwa vhudavhidzani 10h00-13h00 14h00 – 17h00


Zwiimiswa zwa Muvhuso (Mihasho ya Muvhuso / Pharastetala)

Ḽavhuvhili, 28 Khubvumedzi 2021

Ho shumiswa zwileludzi zwa vhudavhidzani 10h00 – 12h00 14h00 – 16h00


Vhaṋe vha Ndaka ya SEZ

Ḽavhuraru, 29 Khubvumedzi 2021

R525 Lekkerlag 14h00 – 16h00


Vhupo ha Musina na Makhado

Ḽavhuṋa, 30 Khubvumedzi 2021

Tshipise (Forever Resort) 10h00 – 12h00

Madzangano a re na dzangalelo na a kwameaho – vhaṋe vha mavu vha tsini 5.

Khoro dza Lushaka

Mudavhini wa Ṱano wa Makhado 14h00 – 16h00 Ḽavhuṱanu, 01 Tshimedzi 2021

Holoni ya Tshitshavha Dzanani 10h00 – 12h00 Holoni ya Tshitshavha Waterval 14h00 - 16h00 Mudimeli Village Tshifhinga – Tshi ḓo khwaṱhisedzwa


Zwitshavha zwa kha Vhupo ha Musina

Swondaha, 02 Tshimedzi 2021

Luvhanḓeni lwa Ragibii Musina 10h00 – 12h00

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Makonde Home Defenders promoted to SAB League the edge of the box. The ball went far wide. Makonde Home DefendHome Defenders could ers will be campaigning have taken the lead in the under the banner of the 16th minute. Their fast SAB League when the forward, Itani Nemafhoactivities for the new honi, was brought down season start next month. within the penalty box. They beat Vhutalu Instead of awarding a Mountain Rangers 1-0 in penalty to Defenders, the their promotional playreferee did the unexpected off match at the Khubvi by awarding a free kick to Benjie’s Grounds on Mountain Rangers. Sunday to secure a place Home Defenders did in the higher division. not lose their fighting Home Defenders spirit despite all the odds. deserved to win from the Instead, they continued onset, but their strikers let to fight collectively. A them down by shooting defender for Mountain aimlessly from close Rangers, Tshimangadzo range. Maswine, handled the ball Mountain Rangers within his own penalty soon realized that it was box. not their day when their This time around the lethal striker, Talifhani referee did not hesitate Munyamela, went loose to award a penalty to from the left wing and Defenders. Their veteran unleashed a volley from player, Mukovhe Makana, By Frank Mavhungu

Witness Makungo of Home Defenders protects the ball while Anwani Ratshothe of Mountain Rangers pulls him back from behind. Photo: Frank Mavhungu.

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A R MADIA ATTORNEYS. LIQUIDATION AND DISTRIBUTION ACCOUNTS IN DECEASED ESTATE LYING FOR INSPECTION. In terms of sec�on 35 (5) of the Administra�on of Estates Act no 66 of 1965, no�ce is hereby given that copies of the liquida�on and distribu�on accounts (first and final, unless otherwise stated) in the estate specified below will be open for inspec�on of all persons with a interest therein for a period of 21 days from the date of publica�on hereof, whichever may be the later, and at the offices of the Masters of the High Court and

BENJAMIN MLOCHE ATTORNEYS NOTICE TO CREDITORS IN TERMS OF SECTION 29 (1) OF THE ADMINISTRATION OF ESTATES ACT 66 OF 1965 In the deceased estate of late MALULEKE HLAYISEKA PAULOS Id Nu 670614 5636 086, Date Of Death: 23rd July 2021, Estate No: 002007/2021, Last Address: House 70B, Kremetart, Giyani Township, Mopani District, Limpopo Province. All persons having complaints and claims against the above estate are called upon to contact the appointed Executrix within thirty (30) days of the publica�on of this no�ce. The name of the Executor/Executrix is as follow: TSAKANI MARIA MALULEKE, Iden�ty Number 690718 0303 083 and the name of the agent is as follows: BENJAMIN MLOCHE ATTORNEYS. Office No: 02, Sec�on A, Vahlave Complex, Giyani Township, Mopani District, Limpopo Province, P.O.Box 6395, Giyani 0826. Telfax: 015 812 0189 / Cell: 071 630 1831 REF: 015/2021EST/M

LIGEGE AND ASSOCIATES INC. NOTICE IN TERMS SECTION 35 (5) OF ACT 66 OF 1965 The First and Final Liquida�on and Distribu�on Account in the Estate of the late PEPETE NGWAKWANA JOHANNAH of ID No. 650911 0369 083 of Musina, Limpopo Province, who died on the 17-11-2020, Ref No. 1186/2021 Master’s Office: Thohoyandou will be open for inspec�on for a period of 21 days from date of publica�on at the Master’s offices. Should no objec�on be lodged with the master’s office during the specified period, the executor will proceed to make payments in accordance with the said account. Signed at Thohoyandou on this the 13th day of September 2021 LIGEGE AND ASSOCIATES P.O Box, 1381 Phangami

0950. TEL: 015 962 0509, EMAIL: info@ligegeand Ref: Est 1186/2021

MABIRIMISA CONSULTING & PROJECTS (PTY) LTD NOTICE FOR CONSULTATION FOR A MINING PERMIT APPLICATION AND ENVIRONMENTAL AUTHORISATION ON CERTAIN PORTION OF REMAINING EXTENT OF THE FARM GREATER GIYANI 891 LT, SITUATED IN THE MAGISTERIAL DISTRICT OF MOPANI IN LIMPOPO PROVINCE DMRE REFERENCE NUMBER: LP30/5/1/3/2/ 11588 LP No�ce is given in terms of sec�on 27 of Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Act of 2002 (Act 28 of 2002), Regula�on 41 of the Environmental Impact Assessment Regula�ons published in Government No�ce R 982 of 08 December 2014, under Sec�on 24(5) of the Na�onal Environmental Management Act, 1998 (Act No. 107 of 1998) as amended. In terms of Sec�ons 24 and 24(D) of the Act, as read with Government No�ce Regula�on 982 of 08 December 2014 as amended, an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA). The project triggered Lis�ng No�ce 1(BAR & EMPr): Listed ac�vity 21 and 27. Competent Authority: Department of Mineral Resources & Energy (Limpopo Region) Commodity: Silica Sand (silica), Silica Sand (General) and Sand General Applicant: Pahluma Trading Enterprise CC Size: 4.9 Hectares In order to par�cipate in this Process, or to obtain further informa�on, please contact MABIRIMISA CONSULTING AND PROJECTS(PTY) LTD, Mr Mabirimisa S.E Address: P.O. Box 10640, Klerksdorp 2570. Cell: 082 752 1754. Fax: 086 5579 215. E-Mail: mabirimisa consul� A Dra� BAR and EMPr will be released for a 30 days’ comments period from 17 September 2021 excluding holiday.

MADALA PHILLIP ATTORNEYS NOTICE IN TERMS OF SECTION 35 (5) OF THE ADMINISTRATION OF ESTATES ACT 66 OF 1965 Kindly be informed that the First and Final account in respect of the late NEMAVHOLA KHUKHUNA WILSON ID No: 310701 5134 083 shall lie for inspec�on at the Master of the Limpopo High Court Thohoyandou for a period of 30 days calculated from the date of this publica�on. Dated at Thohoyandou on this the 13th day of September 2021 MADALA PHILLIP ATTORNEYS, Executrix

A�orneys, House no 801 A, Block P-East, Pfunzo Street, Thohoyandou, 0950 CELL:081 269 4329 Ref: MAD/NEMAVHOLA / EST/005/2021

MADZHIGA ATTORNEYS INC IN THE MAGISTRATE’S COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF MAKHADO HELD AT LOUIS TRICHARDT Case no: 735/2020 In the ma�er between AVAX SA 222CC (Execu�on Creditor) and MAMPHODO MUSHASHA CPA (Execu�on Debtor) NOTICE OF SALE IN EXECUTION In execu�on of a judgment of the Magistrate’s Court of Louis Trichardt, in the above men�oned ma�er, a sale will be held at Plot 13, Cnr N1 and R578 Rondebosch, 3 Mile Traffic Circle, MakhadoLouis Trichardt, on the 30th day of September 2021 at 11h00 of the under men�oned goods of the Defendant: 1 x Agromaster Boom Spray Dated at Thohoyandou on the 07th September 2021 Plain�ffs A�orney: MADZHIGA ATTORNEYS, C/O TAMBANI MATUMBA ATTORNEYS, 39 Songowzi Street, Louis Trichardt, 0920. Tel: 015 969 1314 Fax: 086 510 4064 Ref: MKE/CIV/ CPA/101/2020

MUKHELI ALUWANI ATTORNEYS NOTICE TO CREDITORS IN TERMS OF SECTION 29 (1) OF THE ADMINISTRATION OF ESTATES ACT 66 OF 1965 In the estate of the LATE: NDONYANE THIVHULAWI ELIAS I.D NO: 630311 6075 088 of Muledane, who died on 2021-08-27 and was married to Ndonyane Thivhakoni Eunice of ID NO: 660512 1098 081. Estate number 2000/2021 Master’s office: Thohoyandou. Persons having claims against this estate are called to lodge their claims within 30 days from date of publica�on. Signed at Thohoyandou on this the 10th/09/2021. Name and Address of Executor or Authorised agent MUKHELI ALUWANI ATTORNEYS, Matodzi Phungo House, Office No: 06, 01st Floor, Opposite Park Lane Butchery, Near Thulamela Taxi Rank, Thohoyandou, 0950, REF: MA/57/DE/02/ NDONYANE T.E

PESULO LEGAL PRACTICE NOTICE TO CREDITORS IN TERMS OF SECTION 29 (1) OF THE ADMINISTRATION OF ESTATES ACT 66 OF 1965 All persons having claims against the undermen�oned estate must lodge it with the Executor concerned within 30 days from date of publica�on hereof. Estate number: 1862/2021 Surname: MAILA Names: MULATEDZI PETRUS,

Date of birth: 1969/04/03 Id No: 690403 5809 083 Last address: House No 831, Nancefield, Elias Matshivha Street, Musina, 0900 Date of death: 2021/07/12, Master’s Office: Thohoyandou Names and Surname of surviving Spouse: Maila Ntshengedzeni Leyneth Date of birth: 1971/05/05 Id No: 710505 0340 082 Signed at Thohoyandou on 06th day of September 2021 Name and Address of Executor or Authorised agent: Maila Ntshengedzeni Leyneth, House No 831, Nancefield, Musina, 0900 Name of Adver�ser: PESULO LEGAL PRACTICE, 20 Irwin Street, Musina, 0900 Tel: 015 534 1401 Email: info.advpesulo@ Ref: EST1862/2021

SCHOONRAAD ATTORNEYS NOTICE OF SURRENDER OF ESTATE OF A DEBTOR’S ESTATE SECTION 4(1) of THE INSOLVENCY ACT NO. 24 OF 1936 No�ce of surrender of a debtor’s estate in terms of Sec�on 4(1) of the Insolvency Act No. 24 of 1936 as amended. No�ce is hereby given that applica�on will be made to The High Court Of South Africa (Limpopo Division), Polokwane on 14 October 2021 at 10h00 or as soon therea�er as the ma�er can be heard of the acceptance of the surrender of the estate of: Name: PAUL JACOBUS DU PLESSIS (ID NO. 641019 5099 08 5) Occupa�on: Workshop Manager Name: ISEBELLA SARAH LOUIZA DU PLESSIS (ID N.O. 760617 0107 087) Occupa�on: Stock Controller Address: c/o Chaley Riverlands, Albasini Dam, Elim, Married In Community Of Property and that the Statement

of Debtor’s Affairs will lay for inspec�on at the office of the Master of the High Court Polokwane as well as Magistrate Court Makhado for a period of fourteen (14) days from and including 17 September 2021. Signed at Polokwane on this 9th day of September 2021 LEBEPE & ASSOCIATES, A�orneys for the Applicant, 30 Voortrekker Street, Polokwane, P.O. Box 4493, Polokwane, 0700 Tel: 082 433 7257 Email: office@lebepelaw. Ref: D772/21

LEGAL NOTICE In terms of Regula�on 56 of the Children’s Act 38 of 2005 as Amended, you are hereby kindly requested to publish the following details in your publica�on: The Department of Social development in Vhembe District, Musina sub-district, is reques�ng anyone with informa�on regarding the whereabuts of biological father of: Mpho Saleelo Munyai born on 2004.03.31, he is the child of the late Authalia Mulatedzi Munyai who was residing at Matswale Ext 10 . To contact Social Worker Mudau M.S at Musina DSD Nancefield clinic, Tel: 015 533 1553 or 071 425 3599, during office hours (07h30 16h30) and or fax: 015 534 3292.

you are hereby kindly requested to publish the following details in your publica�on: The Department of Social development, in Vhembe District, Musina sub-district (Masisi Magistrate office) is reques�ng anyone with informa�on regarding the whereabouts of biological father of Mamphadeni Daphney Vhulenda born on 2007.11.20 currently residing at Gumbu village, Musina to contact Social Worker Luula P.P at Masisi Magistrate office on 060 820 5523 during office hours (07h30 – 16h30) or fax 015 534 3292. To our knowledge the reported family of the child is the late Mamphadeni Dzulani Lena of Gumbu village, Musina.

LEGAL NOTICE In terms of Regula�on 56 of the Children’s Act 38 of 2005 as Amended, you are hereby kindly requested to publish the following details in your publica�on: The Department of Social development in Vhembe District, Musina sub-district, is reques�ng anyone with informa�on regarding the whereabuts of biological father of: Boykie Van Rooyen born on 2004.08.21 and Kidiboni Lili Van Rooyen born on 2007.07.19. They are children of the late Takalani Sinnah Van Royen who was from Nzhelele, Tshikuwi. To contact Social Worker Mudau M.S at Musina DSD Nancefield clinic, Tel: 015 533 1553 or 071 425 3599, during office hours (07h30 16h30) and or fax: 015 534 3292.

LEGAL NOTICE In terms of Regula�on 56 of the Children’s Act 38 of 2005 as Amended,

LEGAL NOTICE In terms of Regula�on 56 of the Children’s Act 38 of 2005 as Amended, you are hereby kindly requested to publish the following details in your publica�on: The Department of Social development in Vhembe District, Musina sub-district, is reques�ng anyone with informa�on regarding the whereabuts of biological father of: Tshisaphungo Sipho Jerry born on 2009.08.04, and Tshisaphungo Khuthadzo born on 2019.04.01 The children are of the late Tshisaphungo Livhuwani Pre�y who was residing at House No. 4173/74 Matswale Phase, Musina. Contact Social Worker: Ndlovu G.M at Musina DSD Nancefield Clinic, Tel: 015 533 1553 / 079 577 5492) during office hours (07h30—16h30) or fax: 015 534 3292.


LIQUIDATION AND DISTRIBUTION ACCOUNTS IN DECEASED ESTATE LYING FOR INSPECTION. In terms of sec�on 35 (5) of the Administra�on of Estates Act no 66 of 1965, no�ce is hereby given that copies of the liquida�on and distribu�on accounts (first and final, unless otherwise stated) in the estate specified below will be open for inspec�on of all persons with a interest therein for a period of 21 days from the date of publica�on hereof, whichever may be the later, and at the offices of the Masters of the High Court and Magistrates as stated. Should no objec�on thereto be lodged with the Masters concerned during the specified period, the executors will proceed to make payment in accordance with the accounts. Estate number: 1645/2021 Surname: SINGO Names: TSHIFARO MARGARET Id No: 590202 0424 083 Last address: Stand 1740, Shayandima Magistrates Office: Thohoyandou. Master’s Office: Thohoyandou Signed at Thohoyandou on10th day of September 2021 A R MADIA ATTORNEYS, House No 403, P-East, Thohoyandou 0950 Tel: 015 962 3001 Email: armadiaa�orneys Ref: EST1645/2021

Magistrates as stated. Should no objec�on thereto be lodged with the Masters concerned during the specified period, the executors will proceed to make payment in accordance with the accounts. Estate number: 651/2021 MAINGANYE Names: NYADZANI AGNES Id No: 420823 0155 082 Last address: House no 2222, Zone 3, Shayandima Township Magistrates Office: Thohoyandou. Master’s Office: Thohoyandou Signed at Thohoyandou on10th day of September 2021 A R MADIA ATTORNEYS, House No 403, P-East, Thohoyandou 0950 Tel: 015 962 3001 Email: armadiaa�orneys Ref: EST651/2021

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NOTICE OF ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT Notice: Notice is hereby given in terms of regulation 41(2)(c), 2014 of the National Environmental Management Act of the intention of Dzata Properties is proposing to establish new Namerc Fuel Depot and expansion of two Namerc Fuel Station sites within Collins Chabane and Thulamela Local Municipalities in Vhembe Districts, Limpopo Province. Project Description: The proposed projects will entail the establishment of New fuel depot and associated infrastructures. The expansion of two existing filling stations. The volume capacities are as follows: Area


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Can Merwe United Ladies stop Lacoste Morning Stars? By Frank Mavhungu

The pace setters, Lacoste Morning Stars FC. Photo: Frank Mavhungu.

After a break of two weeks, the teams affiliated to the Limpopo Stream of the Sasol Women’s League will be back in action this weekend. The question that remains unanswered is whether Merwe United Ladies will have enough strength to stop the skyrocketing Lacoste Morning Stars, with whom they will battle it out for league points at the Merwe Stadium in the Malamulele area on Saturday afternoon. Morning Stars are currently shining on top of the log with 27 points accumulated from 11 outings. Should they manage to collect four points from their

three remaining fixtures, Morning Stars will have secured a place in the promotional playoffs to the Hollywood Bets Super League. The other title chasers, Chippas United Ladies, will play in front of their home crowd. They will host Tshandama Young Stars at the Makhuvha Stadium. Chippas brutally walloped Young Stars 5-1 in their first-round league match at the Tshandama Grounds about three months ago. Real Mighty Ladies will undertake a journey to Phalaborwa. Their match against Sealene Ladies will be staged at the Lulekani Stadium. Should they fail to collect the maximum against Sealene, Real

Mighty Ladies will have only themselves to blame. Sealene are languishing at the bottom of the log with five points. Sisters FC will host Botlokwa Ladies at the Nwamitwa grounds outside Tzaneen. Mandebele Happy Fighters will entertain University of Limpopo Ladies at the Zebediela Grounds. Skimzozo FC will visit FC 50 Stars Ladies at the Seshego Stadium. The match that is expected to attract a huge number of spectators will be between Kanatla Ladies and Seven Stars Ladies at the Mahwelereng Stadium in Mokopane. Copper Belts will host Capricorn Sports Development at the Moletjie Grounds outside Polokwane.

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Ravies and Tshiulungoma in two thrilling draws By Frank Mavhungu

In their Thulamela Local Football Association League match played at the Tshiulungoma Grounds on Saturday, Ravies FC and Tshiulungoma FC shared the glory with a 1-1 draw. Ravies and Tshiulungoma played to another 1-1 draw in their second-round league match at the Maniini Block K Grounds the following day. Their Saturday game was characterised by wasted scoring opportunities. The home side was dictating the terms for the better part of the first half. They threatened to score nine minutes into

the game. Their overlapping midfielder, Lufuno Mudau, caused an upset after receiving a neat pass from Humbulani Siligana inside the penalty box. Instead of relaxing on the ball and trying other possible ways, Mudau chose to unleash aimlessly. The ball missed the target by inches, much to the fans’ disappointment. The visitors from Maniini village demonstrated some signs of commitment in the dying minutes of the first half. Ravies were the first to effect change to their starting 11. They replaced Talifhani Mphaphuli with Rotondwa Netshifhefhe in the 55th

minute. The replacement was not good enough to stop Tshiulungoma from taking the lead four minutes later. As if they were hypnotised, the Ravies’ defenders watched from a distance as Kagiso Mushiane went loose from the right corner and beat the keeper with a ground cutter. The game turned ugly for a while as the players started to demonstrate their rough skills. The referee normalised the situation by quickly flashing four yellow cards. Ravies found the equaliser through Talifhani Netshivhodza in the 78th minute. The keeper of Tshiulungoma, Shumani Nemalegeni, mishandled the ball and Netshivhodza, who was watching closely, tapped the ball into the empty net.

Manavhela Fighters and Maebane Sport Academy to replay yet again By Kaizer Nengovhela The disciplinary committee (DC) of the Makhado Local football Association has ruled that the match between Manavhela Real Fighters and Maebane Sport Academy must be replayed yet again after the match was abandoned twice. The DC hearing took place on Sunday (12th) at the association’s office in Louis Trichardt. The two teams are contesting for the title of champion in their stream in the Makhado Local Football League. During the first clash, played on 29 August at Manavhela, the match had to be abandoned. The referee who was officiating this

match, Mr Khangala Ralutanda, was allegedly assaulted by Academy supporters, who accused him of being biased when Fighters scored a goal to take the score to 3-2. The first case was heard by a disciplinary committee (DC) on Friday, 3 September, and the DC recommended that the match be replayed on Sunday 5 September at the Tshiozwi Grounds. This match also ended in chaos. With 15 minutes left in the match and the score on 1-0, Fighters’ supporters stormed onto the pitch to stop the match. The supporters claimed that they were not satisfied with the DC’s decision to have the match replayed, especially in light of

the seriousness of the assault charges. During the DC hearing on Sunday, the finding was that the match should be replayed again at Madombidzha on Saturday. The DC also had to rule in a dispute between Mudimeli Bombers and Munaco Ratas. This match was played at the Gadabi Grounds on 21 August, with Munaco leading 2-0 when it ended. The two teams lodged protests, alleging that improperly registered players were used. The DC ordered that this match also be replayed at the Vhulaudzi Grounds on Saturday. The two teams are fighting for promotion to the Safa Vhembe SAB league.

ABC Motsepe newcomers optimistic their playing,” he said. He said that the team would be one of The new Vhembe-based ABC the best teams in the province Motsepe team, Blackpool FC, and be playing in the PSL are committed to becoming league within three years. the best team in the Limpopo Musandiwa explained that Province. the secret of success for the The former chairperson team lay in the utilisation of of Mikhado FC, Mr Itani the young stars. He said that Musandiwa, bought the status the players were training hard, from Venda Football Academy and they were dedicated and (VFA). VFA were playing in the committed. SAFA Limpopo ABC Motsepe He said the Nzhelele area league before buying their had an abundance of talent. GladAfrica league status. Several top-class players came Musandiwa said he had from this area, including bought the team for the former Mamelodi Sundowns Nzhelele area’s people. “I have and Moroka Swallows defender seen a lot of young boys who Luvhengo Mungomeni, former have potential, and I want to Kaizer Chiefs player Richardt help them to lift the standard of Lishivha, and Rudzani Ramud-

zuli, the former Orlando Pirates striker. The former Black Leopards and Dynamos keeper Mashudu Mamphitha also hails from this area. Musandiwa appealed to the people of the Nzhelele area to support the team. The team’s coach is the former Mikhado FC and Venda Football Academy coach, Mr Abel Makhubele. The team will use Rabali Stadium as their home ground. Vhembe will have five teams playing under the auspices of SAFA Limpopo ABC Motsepe League, namely Mikhado FC, Ablex FC, Munaka FC, Vondwe XI Bullets and Blackpool FC.

unearth soccer talent in disadvantaged rural areas. “We cater The annual Mabena Soccer for all teams from the different Tournament’s first matches municipal areas, but we will kick off this weekend. The spread to other municipalities tournament was launched because the tournament is last Sunday at Mashamba. growing very fast,” Rambau Tournament organiser Ms continued. “Local soccer fanatMercy Rambau said that ics will agree with me that this R100 000 had been budgeted is one of the highest-paying for this year’s tournament. A to- soccer tournaments locally. We tal of 16 teams have registered will continue to empower local to partake. teams, so that we can build a This is the sixth year the healthy nation, while at the tournament is being held and same time keeping the youth Rambau said the prizes had off the streets this festive seaimproved considerably. “The son. Soccer players should take winning team goes home with a this tournament very seriously whopping R25 000, a floating because we have invited protrophy, soccer kit and gold fessional soccer teams to come medals. The runners-up will re- and scout for players during the ceive R15 000 in cash, a soccer games.” Saturday’s fixture are as kit and silver medals, while the follows: Masakona Young Tithird- and fourth-placed teams gers vs United Artists at 08:00, receive R7 000 and R4 000 Mukondeni Shooting Stars respectively,” she said. vs Bokisi Scientists at 10:00, The tournament aims to Mariadze Real Stars vs Magau

United at 12:00 and Mukondeni United vs Tshianangani at 14:00. Sunday’s matches are as follows: Tshivhuyuni Two For Joy vs Muwaweni Lucky Stars at 08:00, Polokwane FC vs Mashamba United at 10:00, Dipeni FC vs Makhitha Oscar Stars at 12:00 and Mashamba Soccer Academy vs Sambandou United Professionals at 14:00.

By Kaizer Nengovhela

Local Mabena tournament boasts with prize money of R100 000 By Kaizer Nengovhela

Mercy Rambau, organiser of the annual Mabena Soccer Tournament. Photo supplied.

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Mudinda Marengwa of Tshiulungoma hooks the ball while Talifhani Netshivhodza of Ravies is on his heels. Photo: Frank Mavhungu.

Weekend to forget for Limpopo’s GladAfrica Championship teams The Thohoyandou side is still to win a league match Last weekend was a bad one this season. They shared the for the teams campaigning spoils with their opponents in under the banner of the their first two matches before GladAfrica Championship donating points to TS SportLeague. They all donated ing at the Old Peter Mokaba significant league points to Stadium in Polokwane last their opponents. Saturday. Although they were playing Tshakhuma Tsha at home, Black Leopards Madzivhandila (TTM) lost could not stop TS Sporting FC their second league match from collecting the maximum in a row. They suffered a 0-2 points at their expense. The defeat at the hands of JDR visitors from MpumalanStars at the Soshanguve Giant ga had to wait for the 78th Stadium outside Pretoria. minute to score the goal No goal was seen during that earned them three vital the first half. The home side points. broke the deadlock through Jonathan Rapetsoa gave the Ishmael Wadi in the 60th ball the final touch, following minute. Malebogo Modise a heart-breaking scramble scored the second six minutes within the box. before the referee blew the Lidoda duvha dropped final whistle. TTM are now lyto the 13th spot on the log ing in the 12th position on the standings after this defeat. log after their poor showing in By Frank Mavhungu

the two matches. Venda Football Academy (VFA) was almost sure of a goalless draw with Free State Stars when Moeketsi Sekola broke their hearts with a goal from the penalty spot in the dying minutes of the game. The game was played at the Goble Park Stadium in Bethlehem. VFA are perched in the 10th spot with four points accumulated from the three matches played to date. The other Limpopo-based side, Polokwane City, are battling to come to terms with the 1-2 defeat they suffered at the hands of Platinum City Rovers at the Olën Park Stadium in Potchefstroom. City Rovers are leading the pack after winning all three matches they have played so far.

Fast XI just too strong for Brothers By Kaizer Nengovhela Mukula Fast XI were slightly too good for Vondwe United Brothers when they beat them 1-0 in their Thulamela Football promotional league match played at the Makonde Grounds on Sunday. Fast XI were promoted to the SAFA Vhembe SAB league after the victory. Fast XI took the game to their opponents from the onset, giving the defenders of Brothers no time to breathe in the first 10 minutes. Nduvho Tshikovhele of Fast XI was a marvel to watch and he performed spectacularly. As the match progressed, United Brothers changed their pattern and played some entertaining football from behind, but their strikers fumbled at the goal finish. Brothers took 26 minutes to realise that it was not their day. Their front runner, Rovuwa Munyai, could not live up to his reputation as a natural striker, because he was tightly marked by Milingoni Takalani. In the 40th

minute, Brothers’ slender left flank, Ndivhuwo Mudau, miskicked the ball within the box. The game was 44 minutes old when Fast XI took the lead. Khamusi Rabali dished a precooked pass to Nduvho Tshikovhele, who moved three steps forward before unleashing a half volley. The half-time score was 1-0 in favour of Fast XI. Brothers abused countless scoring opportunities in the opening minutes of the second half. Unarine Mavhedzhe unleashed prematurely, instead

of moving a few steps towards the opponents’ keeper, Rudzani Avheani. Solly Munyai of Brothers s should have equalised two minutes later, but his shot was palmed away by the opponents’ keeper. Brothers made two replacements and introduced Rolivhuwa Nemanashi and Tshedza Singo for Ndivhuwo Madzunye and Avhatakali Ravele respectively. The replacements did not change the complexion of the game, as Fast XI continued to fight like a possessed team.

Thanyani Bohwana of Mukula Fast XI with the ball, with Ndivhuwo Madzunye running for cover.


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Benny’s Care promoted to Safa Vhembe MMK league in the 27th minute. Siyaphela Malulesele’s volley hit the Benny’s Care Soccer Academy crossbar and bounced across was promoted to the Safa the goal line. Vhembe MMK AdministraUnited introduced Given tors League after walloping Makhwiriri, Ompha RathiMadombidzha Chris United dili and Tendani Rambau for 4-2 in their Makhado Local Doctor Sikhwivhilu, Zwivhuya Football Association proMushaathoni and Mashudu motional match played on Leaka respectively. Benny’s Sunday at Madombidzha. continued to play like a united Benny’s took the lead in the team. They found the third goal 10th minute when Keiven Ma- six minutes before the referee, hangwahaya beat the off-side Mr Mendula Sadiki, blew the trap and scored easily. Chris half-time whistle. United retaliated seven minutes United created some promlater. Tebogo Sethabane scored ising moves from behind in the the equaliser after receiving a opening minutes of the second well-cooked pass from Doctor half, but their strikers let them Sikhwivhilu. down by shooting aimlessly. Benny’s took the lead again Their overlapping midfielder,

Oscar Ramantswana, had his chance in the 55th minute. He received a neat pass from Cedrick Tambani and shot wide from just outside the box. United were rewarded with a goal in the 67th minute. Tendani Rambau was on target, following a mix-up within the box. United lost cohesion in the middle of the park after the goal. They were severely punished, and Benny’s made the score 4-2. Their fourth goal came via George Mochele, whose close-range ground cutter was too hot for the United keeper, Ayanda Ramabulana, to handle. In the second match, Benny’s played to 1 all draw against Mubva All Stars.

By Kaizer Nengovhela

An extravaganza of soccer this weekend at Thohoyandou Stadium preparations for next Tuesday’s league encounter against TTM, which will also be staged at the The Thohoyandou Stadium will be a hive of Thohoyandou Stadium. activity this weekend. Four GladAfrica ChamVFA will entertain Jomo Cosmos at the same pionship League matches will be staged there venue in one of the four league matches that will within a space of five days. The first match to be played next Wednesday, 22 September. be staged there will be between Tshakhuma Only one match will be played on Friday afterTsha Madzivhandila (TTM) and Platinum City noon. Cape Town Spurs will host Uthongathi FC Rovers on Saturday afternoon. at the Parow Park Stadium outside Cape Town. Although City Rovers are the newcomers in The other fixtures for Saturday are: Hungry the league, they have already proven beyond Lions vs Jomo Cosmos, JDR Stars vs Cape doubt that they really mean business. Rovers Town All Stars and TS Sporting vs University of are still to drop a league point to date. They are Pretoria FC. shining on top of the log after winning all three Next Tuesday’s fixtures are Cape Town Spurs matches they had played so far. vs Hungry Lions, University of Pretoria vs Cape TTM’s interim communications and marTown All Stars and Uthongathi FC vs Platinum keting manager, Livhuwani Madzuhe, was City Rovers. optimistic that they were going to change the Rovers’ fortunes on Saturday. “We are going to spoil the party,” he said. TTM are still in mourning, following their 0-2 defeat at the hands of JDR Stars at the Soshanguve Giant Stadium in Pretoria last Saturday. Venda Football Academy (VFA) will host Polokwane City at the same venue on Sunday afternoon. Just like TTM, VFA and Polokwane City will be fighting with the aim to restore their pride after losing their matches last weekend. VFA lost 0-1 to Free State Stars at the Goble Park Stadium in Bethlehem, while Polokwane City failed to stop Platinum City Rovers, to whom they lost 1-2 at the Olën Park Stadium in Potchefstroom. Black Leopards will visit Richards Bay FC at the Umhlatuze Sports Complex in Richards Bay on Saturday. Lidoda duvha will not waste any TTM’s interim communications and markettime after their game against Richards Bay. Ining manager, Mr Livhuwani Madzuhe. Photo: stead, they will fly back home to start with their supplied.

Maindis Ladies ready to stop the University of Johannesburg FC

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By Frank Mavhungu The struggle to lift the league trophy and to escape the relegation axe at the end of the season will continue among the teams affiliated to the Hollywood Bets Super League this weekend. Whether Maindis Ladies will be able to make a comeback and make the University of Johannesburg FC pay for their 0-3 defeat against Coal City Wizard last weekend remains to be seen. According to the assistant coach of Maindis Ladies, Ms Rhulani Mathebula, most of the players who were not available in their last four matches will be available for their crucial match against UJ FC that will be played at the Giyani Stadium on Saturday afternoon. She said that Sophy Magoro, Lucy Twala, Kamogelo Nakana and Rahab Mabina had watched their last four matches from the grandstand because of injuries. Should she be given a chance tomorrow, Sophy Magoro is expected to form a good combination with Xiluva Tshabalala and Molepo Rapatsa at the forefront. The other Limpopo-based side, First Touch FC, will also enjoy the home-ground advantage when they host Durban Ladies FC at the Seshego stadium. Tomorrow’s match will be the second for First Touch in a row. They lost 1-3 to Durban Golden Ladies at the same venue last Saturday. First Touch must win the match at all costs to keep their hopes to finish their league programme among the top eight teams alive. First Touch are currently lying in the fifth position on the log standings. Thunderbirds Ladies will play against Bloemfontein Celtic at the Cape Town Stadi-

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