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Vet charged with cruelty By Andries van Zyl In what looks set to become yet another high-profile case for the Louis Trichardt SPCA, a state veterinarian, who is also a deputy director for animal health in the Vhembe region for the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF), recently appeared in court on a charge of animal cruelty. Dr Tambudzani Albert Rhangani, a state

The dog was eventually euthanised, more than 12 hours after it had been shot in the face. In this screen capture of a video taken at the scene, the bullet’s entry wound can be seen halfway between the top of the nose and the dog’s eyes. Image: Louis Trichardt SPCA.

veterinarian from Sibasa who also runs a private practice after hours, appeared in the Mutale District Court on 2 December on a charge relating to a violation of the Animals Protection Act, Act 71 of 1962. Rhangani had allegedly caused a dog unnecessary suffering by shooting and wounding it. After wounding the dog by shooting it in the face, the dog fled and Rhangani allegedly made no attempt to find it and put it out of its misery. The case relates to an incident at Mulodi village in Mutale on 13 November 2019. The help of a community-service veterinarian on a 12-month contract with the DAFF was called in by a local dog owner who said his dog, a large Boer Mastiff (Boerboel) crossbreed, had bitten his son and the dog was suspected to be suffering from rabies. The dog owner also stated that he used to be able to handle the dog, but that he could not touch the dog at that time without its trying to bite him. The dog owner gave the community service veterinarian verbal consent over the telephone to euthanise the dog as he and his family were feeling threatened by it. Upon arriving at the dog owner’s home, nobody wanted to restrain the animal for it to be euthanised and as the community-service veterinarian did not have a dart gun, blow dart, catch pole or pole, he asked Dr Rhangani for assistance. They agreed to return to the dog owner’s home after 17:00 that day. The community service veterinarian returned to the dog owner’s home at 17:00 and he noticed that the dog was outside the yard but then managed to sneek back into the yard. He phoned Dr Rhangani, who was still en route, and told him to be cautious and to rather dart the dog from the safety of his vehicle. Upon arrival, Dr Rhangani allegedly walked up to the gate of the dog owner’s house. The community-service veterinarian said he saw the dart gun’s case open on the back seat of Dr Rhangani’s vehicle and approached him with the medicine needed to dart and immobilise the dog. According to the community-service veterinarian, the dog saw Dr Rhangani and approached him cautiously. When the dog was

about a metre to a metre-and-a-half away, Dr Rhangani suddenly produced a pistol and shot the dog in the face. The dog howled and jumped backwards, fleeing the premises. Dr Rhangani then instructed the family members to go find the dog. The dog could not, however, be found and the community-service veterinarian allegedly asked Dr Rhangani what they should do next. He said he was told by Dr Rhangani to leave the dog as it would probably die from the gunshot. The community service veterinarian was, however, not so sure that the gunshot had been a fatal one. The next morning, he got a call from the dog owner telling him that the dog had returned and was still alive. The community-service veterinarian returned to the scene, where he found the dog and finally managed to euthanise it. Samples of the dog’s brain were sent to the state laboratory to be tested for rabies. (Contd on P2)

Dr Tambudzani Rhangani will have to appear on a charge of animal cruelty again on 19 March this year. Photo: Facebook.

An X-ray taken of the dog, showing the bullet in its neck. The bullet entered the nasal cavity, passed through the nasal bones and muscle of the head and neck and stopped near the fourth cervical vertebra in the neck. Photo: Louis Trichardt SPCA.


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Covid-19 hou uitdaging vir begrafnisondernemers in Deur Denise van Bergen Covid-19 hou ‘n groot bedreiging vir ons almal in. Mense van alle rasse en klasse loop die gevaar van blootstelling aan hierdie onsigbare massamoordenaar onder ons, en daarom is dit ‘n kwessie van lewe en dood om die nodige voorsorgmaatreëls te tref om onsself én ander daarteen te beskerm deur die dra van mas­ kers, gereelde ontsmetting en die handhawing van veilige distansies. Terwyl meeste van ons in staat is om ‘n leefwyse aan te kweek wat voorkomend teen die coronavirus mag wees, het sommige mense egter geen ander keuse as om hierdie gevaar in die gesig te staar nie - mediese personeel, die polisie, onderwysers, versorgers by ouetehuise en kinderhuise, om maar ‘n paar op te noem. Begrafnisondernemers val ook onder dié groep. Hulle is immers die “herberg” vir die slagoffers wat die stryd teen hierdie gevreesde virus verloor het, en vir hulle is dan ook spesiale voorsorg- en gesondheidsmaatreëls ingestel wat gehandhaaf moet word. Die Zoutpansberger het met ‘n paar begrafnisondernemers in Louis Trichardt gaan gesels

om te hoor watter uitdagings die pandemie in sy mees onlangse gestalte vir húlle inhou. Gerda Nagel van Mosaïek Begrafnisdienste sê dat hulle vanaf die begin van Januarie heelwat besiger is ná hierdie tweede golf van Covid-19 infeksies, in vergelyking met verlede jaar. Hulle kan ‘n maksimum van 10 lyke op ‘n slag akkommodeer, en om die dilemma van oorvol yskaste te vermy, probeer hulle om verassings so spoedig moontlik te reël. “Meeste mense wat weens Covid-19 gesterf het en na ons gebring word, word veras,” verduidelik Nagel. “Wanneer ons die lyk ontvang, word dit in twee lyksakke toegemaak en onmiddellik in ‘n deeglik-ontsmette houtkis geplaas, wat dan verseël en in die yskas gebêre word. Die kis word nie weer oopgemaak nadat hy verseël is nie; geen besigtiging vind plaas nie. Hy word dan binne 2-3 dae - net soos hy is - na die krematorium gestuur vir verassing.” Hulle uitdaging, sê Nagel, lê daarin wanneer families hul geliefdes eerder wil begrawe. Omdat die begrafnisprosedure langer neem (soms tot ‘n week), beteken dit dat ‘n lyk langer geakkommodeer moet word, wat nie net ‘n gebrek aan spasie mag veroorsaak nie, maar ook gesond-

Gerda Nagel van Mosaïek Begrafnisdienste op Louis Trichardt sê dat die huidige Covid-19 gesondheidsregulasies baie streng toegepas word en dat ontsmetting ‘n konstante oefening by ‘n begrafnisonderneming is. Foto verskaf.

State vet charged with animal cruelty (Contd from P1) Astonishingly, after everything the dog had been subjected to, it tested negative for rabies. “I do not have a problem using a firearm to shoot a dog with rabies, but I do have a problem with the manner in which he did it. My case is based on his using a firearm and wounding and maiming the dog without killing it. If the dog were killed with one

shot, there would be no case, because the animal did not suffer. In this case, the animal suffered immensely,” said senior inspector Lawrence Khodobo of the local SPCA, who brought the charges against Dr Rhangani. Upon enquiry, Ms Mashudu Malabi, liaison officer for the Director of Public Prosecutions in Polokwane, confirmed the case against Dr

Rhangani. She added that the case had been postponed until 19 March this year for further police investigation. The newspaper also asked both the provincial and national office of the DAFF for comment on the incident and whether they were aware of the charge against one of their senior members. At the time of our going to press, they had yet to respond.

heidsrisiko’s rondom die coronavirus inhou. Sy knap is. Volgens hom is hulle vinnig besig om uit sê dat die huidige gesondheidsregulasies baie kiste te hardloop. streng toegepas word en dat ontsmetting ‘n Mureri sê dat hul grootste uitdaging nie is konstante oefening vir ‘n begrafnisonderneming om ‘n lyk by die hospitaal te gaan haal en na die is. Weggooibare oorpakke word gedra wanneer onderneming te vervoer nie. Wanneer iemand iemand weens Covid-19 gesterf het en na die weens Covid-19 gesterf het, word die lyk dadelik onderneming gebring word. deur hospitaalpersoneel in ‘n lyksak toegemaak. AVBOB Begrafnisdienste op Louis Trichardt Hul bekommernis ontstaan wanneer ‘n lyk by ‘n se bestuurder, Sylvester Maponyane, beaam dat residensiële huis gaan haal moet word, omdat besigheid aansienlik toegeneem het vanaf die hulle dan nie weet wat die oorsaak van dood begin van Januarie. Hy sê dat hulle tussen 7 en was, en of die persoon moontlik aan die corona16 Januarie altesaam 24 Covid-19 verwante lyke virus beswyk het nie. Hierdie gevalle, sê hy, word moes akkommodeer, en hoewel dit hierdie week (as voorsorgmaatreël) dan as ‘n Covid-19-geval stiller is in vergelyking met verlede week, hul hanteer. yskaste steeds feitlik vol is. Die rede hiervoor, sê Maponyane, is vertragings as gevolg van begrafnisdienste. Volgens hom dring sommige families aan op ‘n datum vir ‘n begrafnis wat hulle pas, wat dikwels beteken dat die lyk vir langer geakkommodeer moet word. Intussen raak die yskaste oorvol. Hulle poog tans om elke dag ten minste vier tot vyf begrafnisse per dag te reël om spasie te skep. Maponyane sê dat, ten spyte van streng voorsorgmaatreëls wat gehandhaaf word, hulle meeste van die tyd in vrees leef dat hulle die virus mag optel. Dis hoekom hulle seker maak dat hulle genoeg weggooibare oorpakke, hand­skoene, gesigmaskers, en ont­ smettingsmiddels in voorraad het, en vertrekke op ‘n weeklikse basis deeglik ontsmet. Makhado Begrafnisondernemers het dieselfde toename in besigheid ervaar vanaf die begin van die jaar. Hulle kan Volgens Sylvester Maponyane, bestuurder by AVBOB Begrafnisdientot 20 lyke op ‘n slag ste op Louis Trichardt, het besigheid in dié bedryf vanaf die begin van akkommodeer en die die jaar aansienlik toegeneem met die tweede golf Covid-19 infeksies, bestuurder, Ronnie en is voldoende akkommodasie vir hulle by tye ‘n groot uitdaging. Foto Mureri, sê dat spasie verskaf. daar tans ook baie

Undertakers fear for their lives amidst second wave of Covid-19 deaths By Bernard Chiguvare “This coronavirus has made our work much more difficult. As I leave home to go to work, I am not sure I will return Covid-19-free,” said Magreth Morongwa Madzima from Lethaha Funerals & Memorial Stones in Musina. Madzima (51) has been working as an under-

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taker for more than 18 years, but now she feels her work has become a danger to herself and to her family. “We normally keep deceased bodies for almost a week. Now we cannot go beyond two days, and some of our customers refuse to collect the bodies within two days. Others insist that we open the coffins for body viewing, but we cannot do that. All of this is a challenge to us as funeral undertakers.” Madzima said that their fridges were getting full because most of their customers from Zimbabwe did not collect the bodies of their loved ones in time. However, in a public notice issued by Limpopo MEC for Health Phophi Ramathuba on 13 January this year, funeral undertakers are instructed to ensure that the mortal remains of people who die of Covid-19 are not touched. As a means of protecting herself from the virus, Madzima said that she has to take extra precautions. “I have already taught my children that they must not in any way come near me before I’ve taken a bath. It was difficult during the first days, but now they are used to it,” she said. Madzima suggests that the government visit funeral parlours and assist in fumigating all buildings, and for moral support too. During a virtual meeting with funeral undertakers in the province on 11 January, Ramathuba said she believed that they were key stakeholders in the fight against Covid-19. “Their [funeral undertakers’] full commitment and involvement in the fight against the virus at this stage is crucial,” she said later in a media statement.


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Bekende oud-weermagman en boer van Soutpansberg oorlede Deur Andries van Zyl Die oud-weermag- en boerderygemeenskap van die Soutpansberg het die afgelope week met hartseer verneem van die dood van die alombekende Barries (Gerhard) Barnardt. Die 66-jarige Barries is verlede Woensdag, 13 Januarie, in die Medikliniek in Bethlehem oorlede vanweë lewerversaking. Hy het sowat ‘n jaar gelede na Bethlehem verhuis waar sy vrou, Antoinette, reeds woonagtig was om naby haar kinders te wees. Voor dit het Barries van 1985 tot einde 2019 met Bonsmara beeste geboer vir Pieter Erasmus en Seuns in die Bandelierkop-omgewing. Terselfdertyd het hy ook self met Bonsmaras geboer, onder andere op die familieplaas Aras. “Hy was eerstens ‘n boer in murg en been,” het Antoinette gesê.

As boer het hy op alle vlakke van die boerderygemeenskap ingeskakel. Nie net het hy gedien as voorsitter van die Bandelierkop Boerevereniging nie, maar ook vir lank as veiligheidsvoorsitter van die Soutpansberg Distrikslandbou-unie. “Hy was altyd baie betrokke by veiligheid. Tyd was nooit vir hom ‘n kwessie nie en boere se veiligheid op plase was altyd vir hom ‘n prioriteit gewees,” het Fritz Ahrens, voorsitter van die Louis Tri­ chardt Boerevereniging gesê. Barries sal net so goed onthou word vir sy jarelange verbintenis tot die eertydse Soutpansberg Kommando waarvan hy vanaf 1976 tot 2006 lid was, onder andere as regiment-sersant-majoor (RSM). Barries se laaste bevelvoerder by Soutpansberg Kommando, luitenant-kolonel Ben Wolff (afgetree), onthou hom as ‘n baie harde werker. “Hy was toegewyd in sy pligte as soldaat en altyd ontsettend be-

trokke by die kommando. Jy kon altyd op Barries staatmaak. Hy was veral lief vir parades en het dit baie geniet,” het Ben gesê. Hy het namens alle oud-kommandolede hulle meegevoel met Antoinette en familie uitgespreek. “Hy was ‘n man met soveel talente,” onthou Antoinette haar man. As kerkman het Barries vir lank as aktiewe lid van die NG Kerk Soutpansberg se kerkraad gedien. Later sou hy ook aktief inskakel by die Louis Trichardt Moe­ dergemeente. “Sy gesondheid het die laaste paar weke geweldig agteruit gegaan. Hy het geen krag meer oorgehad nie. Dit was net te veel vir sy liggaam,” het Antoinette gesê. Hy is op 11 Januarie in die Medikliniek opgeneem. ‘n Roudiens vir wyle Barries vind eerskomende Vrydag, 22 Januarie, om 10:00 vanuit die NG Kerk Bethlehem Efrata-gemeente plaas. Plaaslik kan belangstellendes so 10 minute voor die tyd inskakel op die gemeente se Facebook-blad (NG Kerk Bethlehem Efrata) om na ‘n regstreekse uitsending van die diens te kyk. Wyle Barries word oorleef deur sy vrou Antoinette, kinders Juanette Malan, seun Hercules, susters Estie en Sanmarie, aangetroude familie en vier kleinkinders. “Ek wil graag dankie sê aan almal vir hulle oproepe en SMS’e met woorde van vertroosting. Ek was Duvenhage van Louis Trichardt wat Vrydag, regtig verstom daaroor. 15 Januarie, in die ouderdom van 77 jaar Wees verseker dat ons oorlede is. as familie dit uit ons Haar dogter Susara het vertel dat haar ma op 15 September verlede jaar ‘n beroerte gehad het. harte waardeer,” het ‘n Paar dae later is daar blase aan haar voete op- Antoinette gesê. gemerk wat stukkend gegaan het en haar voete het begin swart word. Sy is toe met gangreen gediagnoseer. Tannie Kleintjie het egter nie op die medikasie om die gangreen te stop gereageer nie en op 30 Desember is sy in die Zoutpansberg Privaathospitaal opgeneem. Vrydag [15de] het hulle haar teater toe geneem om die linkerbeen te amputeer. Die operasie was ‘n sukses, maar toe hulle haar van die teater na ‘n saalbed oorplaas, het sy ‘n hartstilstand gekry waarna sy oorlede is. Wyle tannie Kleintjie is op 14 Maart 1943 in die destydse Potgietersrus gebore waar sy haar skoolloopbaan voltooi het. Ná skool het sy by die poskantoorsentrale in die eertydse Pietersburg begin werk waar sy haar man, Gert Duvenhage, ontmoet het. Die liefde het geblom en op 9 November 1963 is die twee in Potgietersrus getroud. Kort daarna het hulle na Louis Trichardt verhuis. Die egpaar het vier kinders, Ansie (Olwagen), Susara (Venter), Theo Duvenhage en Thea (Stander) groot gemaak. Nadat Theo, die jongste, gebore is in 1973, het die egpaar in Julie 1973 na Ermelo verhuis. Tannie Kleintjie en oom Gert het in September 2004 by Susara en haar man Lance op Hazyview gaan bly. Oom Gert is egter kort daarna oorlede en in 2006 het tannie Kleintjie saam met Susara-hulle na Louis Trichardt verhuis. Sy het tot en met haar dood by haar dogter gewoon. “Sy was ‘n liewe mens gewees. Nooit kwaad gebly nie en het altyd die goeie in almal raakgesien. Sy het baie naby haar Here geleef,” het die familie gesê. ‘n Roudiens het reeds Woensdag vir wyle tannie Kleintjie op Louis Trichardt vanuit die NG Kerk Louis Trichardt-gemeente plaasgevind. Sy sal Saterdag by haar man op Ermelo begrawe word. Tannie Kleintjie word oorleef deur haar vier kinders, broer Izak (Sakkie) Scholtz, suster Maud Myburgh, 13 kleinkinders en 11 agter­ kleinkinders. Die familie het hul dank uitgespreek teenoor almal vir hulle woorde van vertroosting en ondersteuning in hulle tyd van hartseer. Die familie het ‘n spesiale woord van dank gerig aan Susara, Lance en Lara wat vir bykans 17 jaar na tannie Kleintjie omgesien het, dr. Emile Gaigher, ds. Corné Burger, ds. Jan Pretorius, die personeel van die Zoutpansberg Privaathospitaal, Maud wat altyd bereid was om te help en Tobie en Elize du Plooy vir die hulp en bystand in hierdie moeilike tyd.

“Hy was altyd baie betrokke by veiligheid. Tyd was nooit vir hom ‘n kwessie nie en boere se veiligheid op plase was altyd vir hom ‘n prioriteit gewees”

Tannie Kleintjie was ‘n liewe mens wat altyd naby aan die Here geleef het Deur Andries van Zyl Familie en vriende het die afgelope week swaar afskeid geneem van tannie Kleintjie

Wyle tannie Kleintjie Duvenhage (77). Foto verskaf.

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Wyle Barries (Gerhard) Barnardt (66) soos baie van sy oud-weermag- en boerevriende hom sal onthou as soldaat en boer. Hy is op 13 Januarie in die Medikliniek in Bethlehem vanweë lewerversaking oorlede. Foto verskaf.


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Ekhard Dreyer, hoofseun van Laerskool Louis Trichardt. Foto verskaf.

Dede Bessong, hoofmeisie van Ridgeway Kollege. Foto verskaf.

Lee-Ann Bothma, ‘n Graad 9-leerling van Hoërskool Louis Trichardt. Foto verskaf.

Ettienne Wolmarans, Graad 12-leerling van die Zoutpansberg CVO. Foto verskaf.

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Jonél Wepener, ‘n Graad 12-leerling van die Zoutpansberg CVO. Foto verskaf.

sal ook dan vergader oor die pad vorentoe. Die direktiewe van die Departement van Basiese Onderwys wat Vrydag ontvang word, behoort duidelikheid te gee oor hoe skole te werk moet gaan,” sê Adendorff. Sake wat bespreek gaan word in die vergade­ ring is onder meer hoe om handboeke en skrifte beskikbaar te stel, die moontlike maniere hoe om onderrig vroeër op aanlynplatforms aan te bied asook die bespreking en besluitneming van die hersiene Covid-19 protokol (Standard Operating Procedure). Adendorff verseker die gemeenskap dat alle moontlikhede ondersoek word. “Ons poog om ons ouers ingelig te hou en so gou as moontlik antwoorde te hê. Sodra ons die nuwe direktiewe ontvang, sal ons ons werksprosedure met die ouers deel,” sê sy. Mnr. Theo Muller, waarnemende hoof van Hoërskool Louis Trichardt, noem dat die bestuur ook op 25 Januarie vergader, waarna hulle die besonderhede vir die opening sal finaliseer. Ekhard Dreyer en Caitlynn Crafford, hoofleiers van Laerskool Louis Trichardt, het gewaag om een en ander oor hulle skool te sê. “Alhoewel ons almal weet hoe gevaarlik Covid-19 is, is dit nog steeds teleurstellend dat ons nóg twee weke moet wag om skool toe te gaan. Laerskool Louis Trichardt se regulasies word streng gehandhaaf, en meer druk word nou op ons geplaas om ons akademiese jaar suksesvol te voltooi. Tog is ek positief dat ons ook hierdie struikelblok sal oorkom,” sê Ekhard. Caitlynn voeg by dat die meeste kinders van vakansies hou. “Gewoonlik kan ons nie wag dat die vakansie begin nie, maar wat nou te lank is, is te lank of sal ek sê, wat te erg is, is te erg. Ek het myself voorberei vir ‘n heerlike lang Desember-/Januarievakansie, maar om nou te hoor die vakansie is met nog twee weke verleng, is nou een te veel! Dit is egter baie belangrik

dat ons ons gesondheid eerste stel. Daarom wil ek vir elke Triegie by Laerskool Louis Trichardt sê: ‘hou moed, wees veilig en geniet die vakansie, want as ons eers gaan begin werk, gaan daar beslis nie meer sulke lekker lang vakansies wees nie’,” sê Caitlynn. Vir Ettienne Wolmarans, Graad 12-leerder by ZCVO, is die gedagte vreemd, aangesien hy nuut in die omgewing en skool is. “Ek het verlede jaar vanaf Randfontein na Louis Trichardt getrek. Ek het reeds einde verlede jaar deel van die Zoutpansberg CVO-skoolgemeenskap geword,” sê hy. Die skool het reeds op Maandag, 18 Januarie, met aanlynklasse begin. “Ek is sover baie tevrede daarmee. Dit is te danke aan die onderwysers wat die werk onverbeterlik verduidelik. Dit is baie makliker as wat ek verwag het. Ek is bekommerd oor my matriekjaar wat begin met aanlynklasse, maar met die Here aan ons kant en die moeite wat ZCVO insit, glo en vertrou ek dat ons almal, nie net die matrieks nie, ‘n uitstekende jaar sal hê,” sê Ettienne. Dede Bessong, hoofmeisie van Ridgeway Kollege, was ietwat teleurgesteld toe sy verneem dat sy Graad 12 aanlyn moes begin. Gelukkig het sy besef dat dit nie veel anders as die aanlynklasse van 2020 sou wees nie. “Ek is reeds vertroud met Google Classrooms en Zoom en ook hoe om myself te dissiplineer sodat ek nie opstaan en gaan TV kyk nie!” sê sy. Dede is egter van mening dat sy baie graag eerder by die skool sou wou wees, omdat dit ‘n baie beter leer-omgewing is. “Tuis is dit byvoorbeeld onvanpas as ‘n driehoeksmeting-probleem opgelos moet word en iemand is besig om na NCIS ‘n paar meter verder weg te kyk! Ek weet egter dat dit vir ons eie beswil is om tuis te bly. As dit is wat ek moet doen om te help keer dat die virus verder versprei, dan is ek gewillig.” Dede voeg by dat sy effens onrustig daaroor is dat die grendeltyd selfs verder verleng kan word, wat kan beteken dat skoliere

langer tuis sal moet bly. Sy is dankbaar dat hulle onderwysers die ekstra myl loop om seker te maak dat hulle gereed is vir aanlyn-onderrig wat Woensdag, 20 Januarie, ‘n aanvang geneem het. “Ek bid dat die aantal gevalle en sterftes afneem. Behalwe hiervoor het ek nie regtig enige ander bekommernisse nie,” sluit Dede af. Lee-Ann Bothma, Graad 9-leerder van Hoërskool Louis Trichardt, is van mening dat dit onnodig is dat die skole eers later gaan oopmaak. “ ‘n Nuwe jaar, nuwe graad en nuwe werk vereis dat kinders meer aandag gaan nodig hê en dit plaas onnodige druk op hulle. Werk, take en toetse moet nou in ‘n beperkte tyd gedoen word. Ek dink dat skole Zoom en ander aanlynklasse moet inbring. Aan die ander kant moet ons ook in gedagte hou dat Covid-19 nou baie erg is in ons provinsie, en moet ons die veiligheid van studente en onderwysers in ag neem,” sê sy. Nog twee matriekleerlinge van ZCVO het openhartig oor die situasie gesels. “Soos verlede jaar is ons weereens uit die normaal - of altans dit wat soos normaal voel - geruk. Die skole heropen, maar tog nie.” Só sê Jonél Wepener. Sy sê dat sy sekerlik namens elke matriekleerling dié jaar praat. “Daar is tóg wel ‘n bekommernis dat dit ons toekoms kan beïnvloed. Die aanlynskool is beslis beter as geen skool, maar niks vervang kontakklasse/-skool nie. Die beste wat enige leerling nou kan doen, is om hoopvol te bly en net hul beste te gee. Ons gaan beslis ‘n interessante matriekjaar beleef en geskiedenis maak,” sê Jonél. Jonél se klasmaat, Christiaan de Jager, stem saam dat hierdie ‘n belangrike en moeilike jaar is. “Ek glo dat die Here ons veilig in sy hand sal dra. Die aanlynklasse is goed, maar ek verkies om liewer skool toe te gaan. Dit was ‘n goeie besluit dat die skole eerder later begin, want dit beskerm ons leerders teen die groot pandemie,” sê Christiaan.

Christiaan de Jager, ‘n Graad 12-leerling van die Zoutpansberg CVO. Foto verskaf.

Waarnemende hoof by Laerskool Louis Tri­ chardt me. Irene Adendorff. Foto verskaf.

Caitlynn Crafford, hoofmeisie van Laerskool Louis Trichardt. Foto verskaf.

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• Afrikaanse Protestantse Kerk (LTT) Tshirululunistraat 28, Sondag 09:00, Tel: 015 516 2272 • Afrikaanse Protestantse Kerk (Musina) Cass Straat 16, Sondag 09:00, Tel: 015 534 2126 • Agapé Gemeente (LTT) Sondae: Afrikaanse diens om 08:30 insluitend Peuter-, Kinder- en Tienerbedieninge. Sundays: English service at 10:30 including Toddler-, Children- and Teen Ministries, Past. Sampie van Niekerk, Tel: 015 516 3725 or 082 926 9538

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• AGS Levubu Enkeldoring E21, Sondag 09:00, Past Bennie en Annemarie Malan, Tel 084 277 2081 of 074 625 9942.

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93 Burger Street (Maranatha Centre), Sunday 09:30 & Wednesday 18:00, Past Benjamin Sithole, Tel 083 532 9492/ 015 516 2275 • Anglican Church / St Marks (LTT) 128 Munnik Street, Sunday 10:30, Rev Robbie Novella, Tel: 015 516 5165 • Baptist Church (Musina) Corner of Whyte & Limpopo Street, Sunday 09:30, Rev Paul Richardson, Tel: 015 534 0479 or 082 446 1728 • Baptist Church / Baptiste Kerk (LTT) 1st Sunday of the month combined morning service (English/Afrikaans) 10:00. Rest of the month English morning service 08:30. Afrikaans morning service 10:00. Evening services combined 18:00. Prayer meeting/Bible study Wednesday 18:00. Ds. Johan Marais 015 516 2714. • Catholic Church (LTT) Corner Burger & Jeppe Street, Mass times: 1st Sunday 10:00 - 2nd, 3rd and 4th Sunday 17:00, Father Frank Gallagher, Tel: 015 516 0566 / 082 664 1393 (Catholic Church Musina, Tel: 015 534 2085) • Chapel of Grace Church Sunday 09:00 - 11:00 at Forestry 165 in Louis Trichardt (temporary)/ Siloam/Nzhelele Past Oke Tel 083 461 6455. • Corpus Christi Christian Church Corner Tarentaal and Tuva Street (Makhado Park, Extension 8), Sunday service 09:30, School of Ministry at 13:30 on Sundays. Pastor Peter Thovhakale Tel 082 691 9943. • St Peters Church (LTT) 33 Breda Street, Sunday 09:00, Tel: 083 377 0984 (Iain Purdon), 084 404 0050 (Soekie Bierman)

Die Soutpansberg Kofukan Karateklub oefen elke Woensdag vanaf 18:00 tot 20:00 by die Emmanuel Christian School net buite Louis Trichardt. Die klub se Musina-tak oefen Maandae ook vanaf 18:00 tot 20:00. Vir meer inligting, skakel Tommy by tel. 083 346 6600.

• Hervormde Gemeente Louis Trichardt (Musina & Alldays) H/v Stubbs & Forestryweg, Louis Trichardt, Sondag 08:30, Alldays (09:30 elke tweede Sondag). Kontak ds. Susan Oosthuizen by tel. 082 629 9851 vir meer inligting. • Hervormde Gemeente Zoutpansberg (LTT) H/v Stubb & Forestry, Elke tweede Sondag om 08:30, Dr. B.J. van Wyk, Tel: 082 828 5711 • Hervormde Kerk Zoutpansberg: Geloofsbond van Hervormde Gemeentes (LTT) H/v Stubb & Forestry, Sondag 10:15, Ds. Ronel Eckard, Tel 072 122 7956 • Hervormde Kerk (Geloofsbond Musina) H/v Van Zyl & Celliersstraat, Sondag om 09:00, ds. Eddie Eckard, Tel: 015 534 2519 of 082 958 9095, Kerkkantoor 015 534 2756. • Lede in Christus Kerk (LTT) Joubertstraat 29, Sondag oggenddiens 09:30, evangeliediens om 18:00. Past. Louis Schoeman, Tel: 015 516 0521 / 082 465 8774 • Lewende Woord Louis Trichardt Sondag erediens 10:00 te 49 Rissikstraat. Senior past. Andrew Bezuidenhout (071 078 1631) en past. Jan Wilkins (071 161 9254). • Levubu Christelike Gemeente (Hatfield) Sondag 09:00 & 18:00, Past. Craig Whitcomb, Tel 015 583 0134 of 084 400 8937 • Lewende Hoop Bedieninge (Louis Trichardt) Plaasgemeente, Sondagdiens 09:30, skakel Susan (076 812 4013) vir meer inligting. • Methodist Church (LTT) 79 Munnik Street, Sunday 09:00 (English service) 10:00 (Multilingual service), Past. Alan Molyneux, Tel. 082 428 7980. • NG Kerk (Levubu) Perseel 316, Sondag 08:30, Ds. Petrus Kriel Tel: 015 583 002 / 082 898 2081

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• Volle Evangelie Kerk Ebenhaeser (Musina) H/v Turner & Watsonstraat, Sondag 09:00 & 18:00, Past. Jimmy Venter, Tel: 082 920 4493 • Veritas Gemeenskapskerk (LTT) Groblerstraat 80, Sondae 09:00, dr. Philip Venter, Tel. 083 444 7672

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• NG Kerk Soutpansberg (LTT) H/v Stubbs & Andersonstraat, Sondag 09:00, ds. Etienne van Staden (083 274 3227), Kerkkantoor 079 116 1700.

• New Covenant Kerk/Church (LTT) 115 Krogh Street, Sondag 09:00 en 18:30, Louis Trichardt, André van Niekerk, Tel 015 516 5305 or 082 926 7313

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Louis Trichardt Gimnastiekklub sal op Maandag, 1 Februarie, hulle weeklikse oefensessies hervat. Maandae en Woensdae vanaf 13:00 tot 14:00 sal die voorskoolse kinders (meisies en seuns van drie tot vyf jaar oud) oefen. Ook op dié dae oefen die beginner meisies vanaf 14:15 tot 15:15, Vlak 1 en 2 meisies vanaf 15:15 tot 16:30 en die Vlak 4 en 5 meisies vanaf 16:30 tot 18:00. Op Dinsdae en Donderdae oefen die beginner seuns en alle vlakke van 14:15 tot 15:30. Vlak 2 en 3 meisies oefen op hulle beurt weer vanaf 15:30 tot 16:45 en die Vlak 4 en 5 meisies vanaf 16:45 tot 18:15. Vir meer inligting oor meisiesgimnaste, skakel Elzabé Stewart by tel. 082 566 3493, Riekie Steyn by 082 484 1392 of Iné du Plessis by 072 367 7005. Vir inligting oor die seuns, skakel Christiaan Nel by tel. 079 525 3013 of Nadine Bezuidenhout by 082 390 6849. Elize Pretorius kan geskakel word vir inligting oor die voorskoolse kinders. Haar nommer is 081 888 1371.

• NG Kerk (LTT) Erasmusstraat 23, Sondae: 09:00 oggenddiens & kinder- en kleuterkerk; 10:15 kategese; 08:30 Braambos; 10:30 Soekmekaar; 11:00 Waterpoort en Bandelierkop(1x pm); en 14:00 Kutama Sinthumule Gevangenis; ds. Jan Pretorius (079 881 9673), ds. Corné Burger (073 759 0451), Kerkkantoor 015 516 3902.

• NG Kerk (Musina) Ds. Henricostraat, Sondag 09:00, ds. André van Rooyen, Tel: 082 468 7640 / E-pos: ngkmsa@lantic.net of alvanrooyen@gmail.com

Entries are open for the SPCA Louis Trichardt’s popular golf day on Saturday, 27 February, to be hosted at the Soutpansberg Golf Club. Entry into this four-ball alliance scramble drive competition is R2 500 per team, which includes a free gift for each player. T-box sponsorships start at a R1 000. “Are you ready to come and have a ball at our annual SPCA golf day?” asked the SPCA team. For more information, phone Alicia (084 900 5332), Lesley (071 545 5194) or Antjie (083 563 1010).

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• Evangelies-Gereformeerde Kerk (LTT) LTT Lodge-saal (Hlangananistraat), Sondagoggend erediens 08:00, kontak ds. Herbie Lyon Tel: 082 906 0288

• Gereformeerde Kerk (Musina) Wilsonlaan 1, Sondag 09:30, Ds. Hannes Lee, Tel 081 043 0910 of 015 534 2253.

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• Emmanuel Christelike Kerk (LTT) Koraalboomstraat 3, Sondae 09:00 & 18:00, Jeug Vrydae 19:00, Past. Andries van Heerden, Tel: 015 516 4282 / 083 357 1658

• Gereformeerde Kerk (LTT) H/v Anderson & Songozwistraat, Sondag 09:00 en 10:45, leraar ds. Innes Nagel, Tel. 082 701 5602

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• AGS El-Shaddai (Musina) Watsonlaan 17, Sondag 10:00 en 18:00, Past. Boetie Visser, Tel: 015 534 3361 / 084 456 6959

• All Nations for Jesus Christian Centre (LTT)

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Die Louis Trichardt Shukokai Karateklub oefen elke Maandag en Donderdag vanaf 17:30 tot 19:15 by die stoeisaal in Louis Trichardt. Vir meer inligting, skakel sensei De Wet van Wyk by tel. 083 654 8869.

• AGS Charisma (LTT) Munnikstraat 70, Sondag 09:00 & 18:00, Past. Leonie Meyfarth (084 219 4406), Tel 015 516 0486 (kerkkantoor)

Saturday, 23 January

WEEKLY DAM LEVELS According to latest available information from the Department WEEKLIKSE of Water Affairs and Forestry as on Monday, 18 January. DAMVLAKKE Dams/damme:

18/01/2021 11/01/2021

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1 Petrus 1:1-9 etrus rig sy brief aan die “vreemdelinge van die Diaspora” en dui daarmee die Christene uit die heidennasies aan wat verspreid in Pontus, Galasië, Kappadosië, Asië en Bitinië, provinsies in die noorde en weste van wat ons vandag ken as Turkye, woon. Dit is gelowiges wat verspreid is omdat hulle die naam van Jesus Christus as Here bely. Die drie aspekte wat Petrus in vers 2 van die Drie-enige God se verbintenis aan hulle uitspel, is baie bemoedigend en eintlik al genoeg om vandag oor na te dink: Hulle is uitverkies volgens die voorkennis van God die Vader: God die Vader het van ewigheid af ‘n verhouding met sy mense begin. Die Griekse woord wat hier gebruik word dui duidelik op dat dit ‘n voorafkeuse van God was. Hy het van die begin af geweet Hy gaan ons kies. Dit was nie ‘n tydelike bevlieging nie, maar deel van sy ewige karakter soos wat ons in Psalm 93 sien. Hierdie besluit het ook plaasgevind op grond van sy eie genade, nie op wat ons sou doen nie. Petrus maak hier melding van wat Paulus ook sê in Efesiërs 1. Op grond van dit wat Christus sou doen, het God ons vir Hom gekies. En hieroor kan ons net juig en bly wees. Heilig gemaak deur die Gees: Op grond van hierdie verkiesing skenk die Here ook aan ons sy Heilige Gees sodat ons gelei kan word in heiligmaking. Dit beteken dat God ons deur sy Gees lei om elke dag te groei in geloof en gehoorsaamheid. Ons hoor hier die eggo van wat die Here Jesus vir sy dissipels belowe as hy in Johannes 14:18 sê dat Hy ons nie as weeskinders agterlaat nie, maar dat Hy die Gees sal stuur. Die Here verbind Homself aan ons deur aan ons sy Gees te gee wat ons leer en lei. Deur die bloed van Jesus Christus besprinkel: Hier loof Petrus vir God omdat ons deur die werk van Christus gereinig is en skoongewas is van ons sonde. Dit beteken dat ons voortdurend met God in verhouding kan staan. Is dit nie merkwaardig nie? Die Here het vooraf ons gekies, daarom het Hy sy Seun vir ons laat offer om ons te reinig, en daarom gee Hy vir ons sy Gees om ons daagliks te lei in ons gehoorsaamheidslewens. Dan is dit nie vreemd dat Petrus hier uitbars in ‘n lofsang nie. En dan sê hy iets merkwaardig. Hy sê dat ons moet bly wees oor beproewings. Beproewings is met ander woorde iets wat ons beslis te wagte kan wees. Maar hy stel dat daar ‘n baie spesifieke doel met hierdie beproewings is. Beproewings wys die egtheid van ons geloof. As ‘n mens se geloof die toets deurstaan, dan is dit die moeite werd, dan beklemtoon dit die kosbaarheid daarvan. Maar daar is nog iets meer opvallend wat Petrus hier sê. Ons gaan ‘n onverganklike en onbesmette erfenis kry, deur hierdie beproewings deur, omdat God ons daarvoor deur sy krag bewaar. Omdat God ons gekies het, omdat Jesus Christus ons Verlosser en Saligmaker is, omdat die Gees ons daagliks lei, bewaar God ons ook deur tye van beproewing. Daarom word ons in hierdie tye ook geroep tot volharding, want ons volharding wys ons liefde vir ons Here Jesus Christus, in wie ons glo. - Ds. Hardus Lee (Gereformeerde Kerk Derdepoort)

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A shower and thunderstorm, humid.

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Hierdie is die huis wat ek gebou het Oom Willie Agenbacht van Louis Trichardt het verlede week ‘n voëltjienes op die grond sien lê. Hy het dit opgetel en die fyn konstruksie van die nes het hom inspireer om die volgende te skryf en in te stuur:

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y huis staan nie op ‘n duur standplaas in ‘n spogbuurt nie. Dit is ook nie deur ‘n bekende argitek ontwerp, of deur ‘n meesterbouer gebou nie. Die boumateriaal kom nie van uitgesoekte winkels in die dorp nie. Daar is ook nie water, elektrisiteit of ‘n telefoon na my huis toe aangelê nie. Dit het ook nie deure, baie vensters, of ‘n indrukwekkende dak nie, want ek is maar net ‘n klein voëltjie en my huis het eintlik glad nie ‘n dak nie.

wyd oor my kinders om hulle te beskerm en hulle sit styf teen my lyfie sodat ons mekaar warm kan hou, terwyl ek maar bang is dat die wind dalk ons huis kan wegwaai. Wanneer dit lig word en die wind bedaar, kan ek gaan kos soek en sorg dat hulle magies vol kom.

Ek weet ongelukkig nie wat die mens my noem nie. Ek is ook effens huiwerig om te sê ek het my huis self gebou, want baie sal dalk nie beïndruk wees nie, maar hierdie is my huis en hier maak ek my kinders groot. Elke grassie en blaartjie wat hier ingeweef is, het ek sorgvuldig uitgesoek en ingevlieg na my bouperseel, hier hoog in die boom. Met net my snaweltjie en een pootjie tot my beskikking, was dit harde werk, maar ek het elke grassie versigtig ingevleg en my uiterste bes gedoen om ‘n stewige en veilige huis vir my kinders te bou. Sommige nagte is dit maar koud as die wind so baie waai, of dit reën. Dan sprei ek my vlerkies

Oom Willie Agenbacht (links) en die nessie (bo) wat hy opgetel het.

Hierdie week, 25 jaar gelede in die

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Hierdie week, 25 jaar gelede, het die stof nog nie gaan lê rondom die besluit van die destydse provinsiale regering om Kutama en Sinthumule in te sluit by die nuut-gevormde Groter Louis Trichardt Oorgangsraad nie. Die raad se aankondiging dat die besluit weer na die Appèlhof verwys gaan word, het in daardie stadium die munisipale verkiesings wat vir 27 Maart geskeduleer was, in gevaar gestel. Die weer is altyd nuus, veral wat reën betref. Op die voorblad van 19 Januarie 1996 word berig van uiters goeie reënneerslae oor die streek – sommige plekke wat toe reeds meer as 300mm vir Januarie ontvang het. Soortgelyk die situasie rondom ‘n sikloon aan die ooskus van Afrika wat tans aan die ontvou is, is die reën toegeskryf aan die stertkant van ‘n sikloon in die Mosambiekkanaal. Mondi Saagmeule het in daardie stadium reeds meer as 300mm vir Januarie gemeet, met die destydse Ben Lavin Natuurreservaat wat 180 mm gemeet het. In die algemeen is neerslae van meer as 100mm aangemeld. Wyle tannie Ella de Bruin so foto het daardie week op die Zoutpansberger se voorblad gepronk. Sy het amptelik as oudste inwoner van die Soutpansberg op 8 Januarie van daardie jaar haar 104de verjaarsdag gevier. In daardie stadium het sy meer as 100 nasate gehad, waarvan 84 nog gelewe het.

Wat omgewingsnuus betref, het die munisipaliteit aangekondig dat hulle dringend sou kyk na die probleem van blou-ape in Louis Trichardt. Dit het gevolg nadat meer as 100 mense ‘n petisie onderteken het dat die diere besig was om ‘n probleem in die dorp te word. Vandag is die blou-ape steeds ‘n gereelde gesig in die dorp by besighede en wonings. Op die sportfront het besoekers die jaarlikse Louis Trichardt Ope Gholftoernooi oorheers en al die trofeë ingepalm.

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High Court orders former PIC officials to pay back “VBS loot” to Vele companies, Vele Investments, served as conduit to channel Slowly but surely the long money to Nesane and Magula. arm of the law seems to be When Vele Investments was reaching the people who liquidated, the joint liquidators took part in the looting of set about recovering the money. the now-defunct VBS Mutual On Monday, the case served in Bank. The two officials delthe High Court in Pretoria and egated by the Public Investboth Nesane and Magula took ment Corporation (PIC) to a hiding. serve on the VBS board were Nesane and companies he instructed by the High Court is involved in (such as Azimbo on Monday to repay R11,2 Lodge CC), were instructed million and R12,2 million to pay R5,6 million to the respectively to their former liquidators. On top of that, the “blesser”, Vele Investments. court imposed a further penalty Ernest Nesane and Paul in terms of the Insolvency Act Magula, the two former PIC of R5,6 million. Interest of 7% officials, were appointed to per annum will be applicable, safeguard the R350 million calculated from the day of investment of their employer judgment. while they served on the VBS Magula received a similar board. Instead, they seemingly punishment. Apart from the looked the other way, allowing R6,1 million that he needs to the bank to effectively be run as repay to Vele’s liquidators, he a ponzi scheme. Between Nowas also slapped with a R6,1 vember 2015 and March 2018, million fine and 7% interest. Nesane pocketed R16,64 milThe two companies that are lion and Magula R12,89 million linked to him are Hekima in illegal cash payments, loans, Capital Pty Ltd and Investar and benefits. Connect Holdings Pty Ltd. One of the VBS-affiliated At the time of our going to By Anton van Zyl

press, no certainty existed on what steps are currently being taken to recover money from the dozens of other people implicated in the Motau report. This report was compiled by advocate Terry Motau and the law firm Werksmans, per instruction of the SA Reserve Bank, after the problems at VBS started surfacing. Some of the names include that of the caretaker king of the Vhavenda, Khosikhulu Toni Mphephu Ramabulana and his legal advisor, Paul Makhavhu. Thus far, nine people have been arrested in connection with irregularities at VBS Mutual Bank. The bank’s former CFO, Philip Truter, pleaded guilty to the charges against him last year and was sentenced to seven years’ imprisonment. Truter had admitted to receiving R5 million in stolen loot. Seven of the people implicated in the VBS fraud are scheduled to appear in the Palm Ridge Magistrate’s Court next Tuesday (26th).

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Local taxi ranks to be disinfected any money. “We are very cautious of this second wave Last week, President Cyril Ramaphosa of Covid-19, and we are very strict here at our addressed the nation again about the latest taxi rank,” said the rank marshal, who then lockdown regulations and he encouraged continued to check whether commuters were citizens to avoid the three Cs: closed spaces, wearing their masks properly. crowded places, and close contact with Edwin Tshangwani, chairperson of the others. On Saturday, we paid a visit to two of Musina-Louis Trichardt Taxi Association, said: the local taxi ranks to see whether drivers, “We are doing all we can to make taxi ranks commuters, and vendors adhere to the and our commuters safe from Covid-19. We regulations. sanitise our taxis after every trip and make “I am aware that crowded places like taxi sure all commuters are sanitised as they get ranks could be Covid-19 super-spreading areas, into taxis. All drivers have to have a bottle of but really, this is my workplace,” said *Moriya, sanitiser, in case they pick up a commuter on a fruit vendor at the taxi rank at the Shoprite the way. Strictly no entry in any of our taxis if complex in Louis Trichardt. For the past five one is not wearing a mask.” years she has been supporting her family by Tshangwani is making a plea to government selling fruit at the taxi rank. Three of Moriya’s to make more sanitisers available to the taxi children live with her, while the other two are industry, as a high demand exists for it in this being looked after by her mother at her home industry. in Zimbabwe. Limpopo Transport and Community Safety Explaining how she tries to keep herself safe MEC Mavhungu Lerule-Ramakhanya has from contracting or spreading the virus at her initiated a programme to disinfect facilities at place of work, Moriya said, “I have to make taxi ranks in an effort to contain the spread of sure I wear a facemask that covers my mouth Covid-19. This follows reports of increasing and nose. I carry a bottle of sanitiser whesevcases of Covid19 among taxi operators and er I go. I sanitize every time money changes drivers, which pose a serious health risk to hands.” Her small bottle of sanitiser was on a public-transport users. table at her stand. The programme is aimed at ensuring At the Musina taxi rank, commuters who that taxi operators, drivers, queue marshals, intended to travel to Polokwane were being commuters, and cleaners, among others, addressed by the rank marshal. “Please pass understand the health protocols and the need through this place for sanitization. Wear your for behaviour change. The MEC will launch masks properly; it must cover the nose and the disinfection programme in at least one taxi mouth.” Commuters were sanitised and direct- rank in each district. ed to where they could get taxis travelling to The fumigation programme of local taxi Polokwane. ranks is arranged as follows: The Zoutpansberger followed them to Makhado Shoprite complex taxi rank is to be observe the process. Before boarding the taxis, disinfected on 22 January 2021 at 09:00 and some commuters decided to first buy fruit Thohoyandou Spar taxi rank on 22 January from vendors at the taxi rank. The vendors all 2021 at 14:00. sanitized the commuters before exchanging * Not her real name. By Bernard Chiguvare

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