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Man kills wife in cold blood Relatives of the dead woman consoling each other at the scene where their loved one was killed.

There was blood everywhere. Nakisani’s lifeless body is being loaded into a government mortuary van.

Killed in cold blood Nakisani Tshivhula (24) who was killed by her husband on Reconciliation Day at Tshisahulu.

By Elmon Tshikhudo The gruesome killing of a young woman by her husband at Tshisahulu outside Thohoyandou marred the Reconciliation Day celebrations that were taking place countrywide. At the Tshivhula family of Lwamondo-Lukau a somber mood prevailed. Instead of the family joining the celebrations, they were plunged into deep mourning following the gruesome

killing of a family member, Nakisani Tshivhula. Tshivhula (24) was mercilessly killed by her husband at Tshisahulu at around 08:00 that morning. The man tried to commit suicide by slashing his neck with the same knife he used to kill his girlfriend. Details of the murder are still sketchy, as she was alone with her daughter aged five and her sister’s daughter aged ten at her sister’s house when the incident occurred.

It is said that the woman seeked refuge at her sister’s place after complaining about having problems with her husband. Rumour has it that the couple were going through a rough spell. They were supposed to have reconciled during a family meeting that was scheduled to take place the day of her death. It is alleged the woman recently got a new job in Thohoyandou, but the man did not approve of her job and wanted

her to stay at home. The news of her death spread like wild fire and within minutes people from the surrounding areas were gathering at the scene of the murder. At the scene were shoes and a pot full of meat that indicated that she was busy preparing a meal for the day at the time of her murder. A packet of dagga was also found in one pocket of the boyfriend’s jacket, suggesting that he could have been intoxicated during the commission of the crime. The dead woman’s brother-inlaw, Nnditsheni Budeli, said that he was at work in Thohoyandou when he received the bad news. He

narrated the events leading to the death of his sister-in-law. “There had been some problems between the two and the suspect went to the extent of locking my sister-in-law in his house for three days. On Thursday my daughter went to visit her and that is when she got the chance to escape from the house. “The husband followed her here, but I told him to go back home as we had to sit with them the following day and see how we could reconcile them. We did not know that he had another agenda, because he agreed to meet the following day. - Continues on page 2

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Electricity provided for 134 houses at Maelula village By Thendo Savhasa

In our picture, from left to right, are the councillor of Ward 9, Dominic Mahlangu, Anna Sithole (mother of the deceased), Joao Sithole (father of the deceased) and the Mayor of Lim 345, Joyce Bila handing over the groceries to the Sithole family.

Rather complain to ward councillor By Mbulaheni Ridovhona The Mayor of Lim 345, Joyce Bila, has urged community members to inform their ward councillors whenever there is a crisis in their communities, before they run to seek help elsewhere. She was speaking last week Friday during her visit to a family of a slain 17-year-old who was found dead and naked on the 10th of December in the Nkuzana RDP houses area. The family had been struggling to cover the burial costs, as there is no one working.

According to mayor Bila, the municipality is there to help whenever there are social problems and people should utilise it. “People should stop running to radio stations and other places seeking for help whenever there is a crisis, but they should first inform their ward councillors and ward committee members, because as the municipality we are there to help with service delivery and the social needs of our people,” she said. “As a municipality we have taken a decision to help the family with a tent, chairs and food that will be used during

the funeral,” she said. Elia Sithole (17) was found dead in the Njhakanjhaka area and it is believed that he was killed by local criminals who wanted his money and clothes. Joao Sithole (54), the father of the slain boy, applauded the mayor for the donations and indicated that she has helped him. “I would like to thank the mayor for donating food, a tent and chairs as I didn’t know where to start or what to do as I didn’t have money to buy and hire those things. May the Lord bless her and protect her in all she does,” said a teary father.

Zondimafumo’s project manager, Mr Mpfuno Mutshabi, tests the electricity at one of the houses.

The completion of another electricity project saw 134 houses being provided with an electricity connection at Ha-Maelula village a fortnight ago. According to the project manager of Zondimafumo (contractor), Mr Mpfuno Mutshabi, the co-operation and support from members of the community, ward councillor and traditional leaders made it easier for the project to be successfully completed before the given term expired. Eskom’s project manager, Mr Azwinndini Nelukalo, commended the contractor for implementing and maintaining Eskom’s safety standards. Nemukula furthermore congratulated the contractor for ensuring the safety of all the employees and maintaining “zero harm” throughout the duration of the project. The last transformer was switched on in the presence of Eskom representatives, ward committee members, the ward councillor, Head of Technical Services at Makhado municipality and the contractor’s representatives. Head of Technical Services at Makhado municipality, Mr Tshifhiwa Mamafha said: “As Makhado Municipality we are glad to have fulfilled one of the promises we had made to this community.” He further urged the community members to safeguard the public property and refrain from acts of vandalism.

No mercy for road traffic offenders that the district was leading in terms of the high number Motorists who break the of accidents recorded for the traffic rules will face the full period September to October, might of the law during this with 116 accidents. Lerule said festive season. it was up to every citizen to This was the warning from make sure that everyone is safe different law-enforcement on the road. agencies during the official Pastor Mukondeleli Nevhutalaunch of their festive sealu from the Vhembe Bus son operations held at the Association urged commuters Department of Education’s to make use of legal bus stops Saselemane circuit office on 19 to avoid accidents. December. Shonisani Mphuma, from Cllr Mavhungu Lerule, who Vhembe’s fire brigade, said that delivered the keynote address they will be working around the on behalf of Vhembe’s executive clock until early January this mayor, Cllr Florence Radzifestive season. lani, said that it was worrying Ndivhuwo Mashige from

Vhembe’s traffic department advised drivers to adhere to traffic rules to avoid accidents. She added that stray animals cause lots of accidents and advised pedestrians to be cautious when crossing the roads. From the South African Police Service, Nndanganeni Likhanya warned that they have allocated holding cells for any traffic offender on the road this December. Tshilidzi Nthambeleni from Vhembe District Management added to this by saying that they were ready to respond to any emergency call from all their stations.

Phillip Mudau, the dead woman’s uncle who also arrived at the scene was overwhelmed with grief. “This is a sad day indeed. It is happening at a time when people are solving and reconciling their differences. After all there is nothing that could not be solved in life. I am very touched as an uncle. Had I known maybe I could have done something to avoid this situation. We are very saddened as a family. If he did not love her anymore, he should have just let her go without killing her,” he said. Human Rights champion, Bardwell Mufunwaini of Mmunna Ndi Nnyi Men’s Forum (Who is the Real Man) condemned the killing. “This is a very sad day for all the people. We are here talking of reconciliation, but here is a man who

goes all out to kill his wife in the most gruesome way. It gives a bad name to all men and this is surprising that with so many campaigns by government and non-governmental organizations taking place, men are still the perpetrators of violence against women and children,” he said. Thohoyandou police spokesperson, Lt Col Mashudu Malelo confirmed the incident and advised people with differences to seek professional help and also confide in people who are close to them if they have challenges. “We have opened a murder case against the boyfriend. He is to face charges as soon as he recovers from hospital,” he said. Tshivhula will be buried on Saturday at Lwamondo-Lukau, her home village.

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Husband kills wife in cold blood - Continues from p1 “The guy phoned a neighbour and found out that the woman was alone at home and he sneaked there where he committed the ghastly murder. It looks like this guy knew there were no people around here and sneaked in unnoticed and killed her in cold blood,” he said. Budeli said it seemed as if the fight started inside the house as he found a bloodied knife under a sofa in the house. “It seems as if he stabbed her in the house, but she managed to run outside. She fell and that is when he took the knife she was using to cut the meat with and finished her up. We are so saddened as a family, and the children are traumatized as they have seen it all happening,” he said.

Photographed after witnessing the successful testing of lights at Mudau’s house are, from left to right, Mr Nehemiah Madzhiga (Ward 30 councillor), one of the beneficiaries, Mr Mpfuno Mutshabi (Zondimafumo), Mr Tshifhiwa Mamafha (Head of Technical Services at Makhado municipality) and Eskom’s project manager, Mr Azwinndini Nelukalo.

VBS Mutual holds party for orphans a day with the children of the Thohoyandou Children’s The VBS Mutual Bank in Home, because some of these Thohoyandou has orgachildren have been abandoned nized a Christmas Party by their parents, while others for orphans and vulnerable were from poor and vulnerachildren of the Thohoyanble families.“We want to give dou Children’s Home on them hope so that they can Thursday. realise their dreams and (we The General Manager of want to) encourage them to Sales at VBS Mutual Bank, Mr regard education as a powerNtendeni Nemabubuni said ful tool to be used to defeat as a local bank they realise poverty and unemployment,” that there is a need to spend said Nemabubuni. By Silas Nduvheni

According to Nemabubuni, they handed over bags with educational materials like stationary, pencils and rubbers. The children also participated in games and there was a jumping castle. The senior administration officer of the Thohoyandou Children’s Home, Mr Tshifaro Ntsandeni said that they are thankful for VBS Mutual Bank for the support, which will go a long way in helping the children.

Staff members of VBS Mutual Bank in Thohoyandou and the Thohoyandou Children’s Home photographed after the Chrismas Party, which was organized by VBS Mutual Bank.

New chief takes reins at Mabvete village The deep rural village of Mabvete near Tshiungani in Musina was without a traditional leader since 2010, but things have changed for the better on Saturday when Chief Ntanganedzeni Phuravhathu was installed by Thovhele Ratshibvumo II Rambuda. Hundreds of people from all corners of the Niani areas, which included traditional leaders and well-wishers, attended the installation ceremony that was held at the


chief ’s kraal. Chief Ntanganedzeni Phuravhathu (39) succeeded his father, Chief Godzwana Phuravhathu who passed away on 31 December 2010. Chief Phuravhathu was installed with Mr Thivhilaeli Phuravhathu as ndumi, while Ms Mpho Phuravhathu was installed as khadzi. Thovhele Rambuda told the newly installed chief that he must treat his communities with respect, because he is a chief because of the subjects. “We now understand that the new chief will work as a link between his communities and the nearby Musina local municipality, for the delivery of services. We urge the communities in his village, Mabvete, to also give the newly installed chief the much-needed support,” said Thovhele Rambuda. One of the longest serving traditional leaders in Ha-Rambuda, Chief Nndweleni Nduvheni, applauded the installation of the new chief as another way of resolving some of the matters the communities battle with. According to Chief Nduvheni there is no one who has the right to dethrone the newly installed chief, except Thovhele Rambuda, who has the legitimate power to do so should he find it necessary.

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Thovhele Ratshibvumo II Rambuda (left) with the newly installed chief, Ntanaganedzeni Phuravhathu.

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Drive with care during rainy season By Tshifhiwa Mukwevho

Clemour Ngobeni, from The Voice SA fame, photographed during his visit to Zoutnet Publishers last Thursday. From the left to right are Elardus van Zyl, Kaizer Nengovhela, Mbulaheni Ridovhona, Amandea van Zyl, Clemour, Andries van Zyl (editor of the Zoutpansberger) and Anton van Zyl (Zoutnet owner and manager).

Clemour visits the newspaper office By Isabel Venter Last week, Zoutnet Publishers received a special visit from the one and only Clemour Ngobeni from The Voice SA fame. Clemour was promoting his upcoming local performance. The Red Carpet Music Concert on Christmas Eve will be held in Waterval as a way in which Clemour wants to thank his fans for their support over the past year. On Christmas Eve (24 De-

cember) Clemour will be sharing the stage with other guest artists from Johannesburg, Pretoria, Limpopo and Cape Town in his concert called The Night Before Christmas with Clemour. The event will be held at the Fountains of Life church at Ha-Chabani. “Since The Voice I have done a few shows in Johannesburg and even Cape Town, but never one at home. Waterval is my home and I decided to do the show here to say thank you for the support

I have received from my fans … imagine a live music show with a Christmas feel and songs … it’s going to be amazing,” said Clemour in an exclusive video interview with the Zoutpansberger/Limpopo Mirror. (Readers can watch this interview by logging on to our web page at www. When Clemour visited the newspaper he also performed a special Christmas song, especially for our readers. This video will also be featured on our website).

Lawrence Phalama and Annikie Phalama were married during a traditional wedding ceremony held at Makhitha on Saturday.

Miss Face of Courage crowned princess. The Miss Face of Courageous charity beauty In an effort to groom and nurture young pageant was started in order to find a leading talent, Miss Face of Courageous held its first person (ambassador) to represent the region ever beauty pageant competition two weeks and also to find hard-working people willing ago at Mandis Thembaluvhilo in Nzhelele. to engage in charity work.The pageant aims at Tshifhiwa Ramutumbu impressed the judges grooming girls from the ages of 4 to 22. The and she was crowned the overall winner. Phalale competition was initiated and organised by Ms Rinae was the first princess, while Takalani Pfariso Tshivhenga and Ms Phalale Mourine. Milky Ramarumo was crowned the second The aim of the pageant is to teach the young girls about charity. “They must learn how to help the needy people while they are still young,” said Tshivhenga. She further said that the pageant served as a way of teaching young girls to love and acknowledge their beauty. Tshivhenga told Limpopo Mirror that they can’t wait to do it again next year. “Although there were a few hiccups, next year’s event will be better than this one. We hope that everyone Newly crowned Miss Face of Courageous 2016 Tshifhiwa Ramutumbu continues to support (middle) poses for a photo with first princess Phalale Rinae (right) us to achieve that,” she and second princess Takalani Milky Ramarumo (left). said. By Mbulaheni Ridovhona

bakkie died after it had crashed into the Levubu river on 17 December. All occupants drowned and were only recovered the following day. They were two men and a woman.

The Limpopo police’s media centre has issued a public statement wherein they are appealing to members of the communities and drivers to take caution when driving across rivers and along wet roads. The police’s spokesperson, Brig Motlalefa Mojapelo, reminded residents in the province of the heavy rains which started falling a fortnight ago and said that such rains also damaged some roads. “Even when roads have not been damaged by rains, they sometimes get slippery due to rain or gravel which fall on the road from the side of the road,” he said. “We call on our people to exercise caution when crossing rivers and only cross at relevant places when it is safe to do so.” The three occupants of this bakkie died after it had crashed into the Meanwhile, three river. occupants of a white

Get ready for Western Music Festival Africa. Some artists have already released more than three albums, but have never performed for How many residents in the Vhembe district an audience bigger than 100 people.” have ever watched, Dr Malinga performing He indicated that there was a large number of live on stage? If not, start to gear up for the talented artists in the district and it hurts to see First Western Music Festival on 26 Decemthem ending up in the street or their work being ber at the Ali & Adolf The Island Resort in pirated. Muraleni. Some of the artists who will perform at the Community members around Sinthumule and festival are Dr Malinga, DJ Lulo Cafe from Kutama will have the privilege to experience the Metro FM, Fizzy, Prifix, DJ Rabs Vhafuwi, talent of one of the giants of music performing at Khakhathi & Friends, Mlatirho, Irene Mawela, their doorstep. Bellafonte, P/Postman, Dafro, Humbulani RaAccording to the organiser, Mr Austin Ramagwedzha, Thora-Thora, Makhadzi, Ceephomaru, several popular artists will perform this nix, Bennerman and many more. year. He said the festival is aimed at providing a Tickets are available at R120 per person and development platform for the growing number the gate tickets will be R150, but the price of VIP of local artists seeking opportunities. tickets is R650. The gates will open at 11:00 and “We see the event as contributing to social security will be very strict. cohesion and nation building, while entrenching our African identity through musical performances,” he said. “Our main aim is not to make profit, but to market our province and show our talent.” Ramaru said that the festival aims to expose the untapped talent so abundant in the communities served by the organisers. “The festival will provide the province with an opportunity to unify its citizens and its neighbouring countries to celebrate the rich cultural heritage and to promote tourism in the province, elevating the level of growing excitement among young adults, emerging business individuals, students and tourist enthusiasts.” He stated that the vision of the festival was mainly to allow local artists a platform at a mainstream level. “Very little is going on with regard to the promotion of Venda artists in South Bellafonte. By Kaizer Nengovhela

The Elias Resort at Tshirolwe was official opened last Friday by Khosikhulu Vho-Toni Mphephu Ramabulana. Photographed during the opening are, from left, Cllr Tebogo Mamorobela, Khathu Ramovha, Khosikhulu Vho-Toni Mphephu Ramabulana, Vhembe Executive Mayor Cllr Florance Radzilana, Dr Stanley Radzilani and Kirsten Nematandani.


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Masindi’s legal team to appeal against judge’s decision By Anton van Zyl The legal team of Masindi Clementine Mphephu intend to appeal against the decision of Judge Makgoba to dismiss the case in which they challenge the appointment of her uncle, King Toni Mphephu Ramabulana, as king of the Vhavenda. The case eventually made it to the Limpopo High Court in Thohoyandou last week. The presiding Limpopo Judge President Ephraim

Masindi Clementine Mphephu (Photo: Kaizer Nengovhela)

Makgoba was critical of them approaching the court, questioning whether they have exhausted all other avenues to resolve the dispute. He dismissed the case, but gave no reasons. He promised to supply reasons for his ruling, but these would probably only be available in the new year. Masindi’s legal representative, advocate Alan Dodson, tried his best to convince the judge that the case should be heard. The case focusses a lot on the practice of male primogeniture, which Dodson argued should be declared unconstitutional, because it unfairly discriminates against the rights of women. Masindi is the only child of the late King Dimbanyika Tshimangadzo Mphephu, who died in a car crash in 1997. Her uncle, Toni Mphephu Ramabulana, is the half-brother of her late father. Both are sons of the late Chief Patrick Mphephu. In 2010, the Mphephu Ramabulana Royal Council held a meeting to decide who the new incumbent will be. This meeting followed the announcement of the Nhlapo Commission that the kingship of the Vhavenda resides in the house of the Mphephu Ramabulana family. The Royal Family had to decide, based on certain criteria, who the incumbent should be. The recommendation to the President was that it must be Toni Ramabulana. In 2012, this decision by the Royal Council was confirmed by President Jacob Zuma when he announced that Toni Mphephu Ramabulana will be the new king of the Vhavenda. During last week’s court hearing, advocate Dodson tried to convince the court that Masindi was unfairly discriminated against when this decision was made. Apart from the fact that she was discriminated against as a woman, he argued that the procedures followed were flawed. Dodson referred to minutes of the royal council meeting where a member, David Mphephu, stated that a woman cannot be considered for

the position of king. Masindi’s legal team also questioned the validity of the committee that made the decision, arguing that various parties were excluded from the process. In their original application that served before the court, the applicants asked that the court rule on 17 questions, which include matters of jurisdiction, the periods of prescription and the applicable review processes to be followed. The court was also asked to determine whether the President’s decision to acknowledge Toni Mphephu as king of the Vhavenda should first be challenged and whether the legislation was in place to make it a lawful decision. Judge Makgoba was not convinced that the issue of male primogeniture was central to the case. He pointed out that in Venda custom there seems to be no problem with women assuming senior roles. He also wanted to know why other avenues, such as the Commission on Traditional Leadership Disputes and Claims were not followed. Advocate Dodson argued that, for various reasons, the applicable legislation and processes made this impossible. He also argued that President Zuma, as head of State, created an expectation with his announcements that a fair and transparent process would be followed when he announced that the new commission will investigate and advise as to who the incumbent would be. The Nhlapo Commission made no recommen-

dation as to who the new incumbent should be, only saying that it should be from the Ramabulana clan. The Commission on Traditional Leadership Disputes and Claims took over from the Nhlapo Commission, but passed the decision-making function to government. When Judge Makgoba dismissed the case last Wednesday he ruled that each party should pay their own cost. On Thursday Masindi’s lawyer, Johann Hammann, said that they will seek permission to appeal the ruling. Papers were filed to that effect in the Thohoyandou division of the Limpopo Court on Thursday. Hammann said that their appeal will focus on the procedures that were not followed when a new incumbent was announced. He said legislation must be effected in a transparent manner and processes should not be closed to certain parties. “We were only officially informed in 2013 of the decision that the royal council took in 2010,” he said. The spokesperson for the Royal Family, Mr Jackson Masungwairi, did not want to comment on the outcome of the case this week. He said that it would be more proper to do this after they had received the reasons for the judge’s decision. He did, however, welcome the ruling of the court. On a question of whether the Royal Family will now go ahead with the crowning ceremony, he said that it is not on the immediate agenda.

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Ndivho crowned as the Miss Beauty in Christ winner their beauty. “A lot of young girls really Several young women were love pageants, but can’t enter honoured during the Miss because they are not comfortBeauty in Christ pageant able showing off their skin, or which was held at Avkhom not feeling safe because of the Hotel in Thohoyandou on 16 people who will be drinking alDecember. cohol and doing all sorts of bad Miss Beauty in Christ is a things in the vicinity,” said the beauty pageant that endeavour organiser, Selokela Lekoloana. to empower young girls living He stated that the pageant in and outside of Thohoyandou. was also a platform for winning The organisers had noted that souls to the Kingdom of God in most young girls loved pagan entertainment way. “The Bieants but had to travel to big ble says we must go and preach cities for exposure. Some of the the Gospel of God, win souls local girls, said organisers, were in all different spheres of the not confident enough to exude world,” he said. There are a lot

of spheres such as education, politics and economics. But we chose to bring Jesus Christ into the world of pageant!” An 18-year-old Ndivho Makhwanya from Louis Trichardt was crowned Miss Beauty in Christ queen, while Caroline Mashala (21) was named 1st princess, and Selaelo Mahasha (16) second princess. The official sponsors of the pageant were COLANA, EveRob Photography & Events, Vhembe Academy of Arts and Music, Salvation for Christ International Ministries and Lukies Travel and Conferences.

police’s media centre, the two victims were then escorted at gunpoint towards the flooding Ritavi river and forced to cross. Fantini managed to swim across the river while Ngonyama allegedly got swepted away. The police was notified and, assisted by community members, then launched a massive search for the victim who could not cross the river. The search comprised the search-andrescue unit and divers from Thohoyandou, the K9 squad, the local police and community members. The police quickly issued a

public statement where they appealed to communities in the area to refrain from taking the law into their own hands following the incident. Meanwhile, the search-and-rescue unit and divers managed to recover the body of Maswanganyi in the river on 18 December. “We appeal to members of the community to assist us with information which could lead to the identification and arrest of the two suspects who are still at large,” Brig Mojapelo said. “We urge residents to assist in tracking down these merciless criminals.”

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Robbers send man to a water grave By Tshifhiwa Mukwevho The heartlessness of two unknown criminals caused them to force two friends into a flooding river after robbing them of their money at gunpoint on 17 December. It is alleged that the suspects confronted the victims, Mr Desmond Fantini (28) and Tebogo Ngonyama (19), when they were on their way home and robbed them of R310 in cash. The incident took place at Maswanganyi village, According to information provided by the Limpopo

Arsenal donate points to Oscar Stars By Kaizer Nengovhela Madombidzha Arsenal donated valuable MMK Administrator league points to Ma­ khitha Oscar Stars, when they lost 2-1 on Sunday at the Makhitha grounds. The absence of the Arsenal’s playmaker, Ritshidze Matodzi, was evident from the onset as there was no one to win and distribute balls from the middle of the park to the goal poachers. Thabelo Mavhetha of Stars was reprimanded with a card for dangerous play on Gift Rambuwani six minutes into the game. Stars were the first to effect a change to their starting eleven. They replaced Gift Rambuwani with Lennox Mabila in the 17th minute.

Arsenal missed a fortune five minutes later. Their striker, Doctor Khodobo caused an upset when he shot aimlessly from close range. Basel broke the deadlock in the 58th minute. Stars’ fast forward, Leavy Machaba, won the ball just behind the centre line and ran towards the right corner from where he dished up a square pass to Sydney Luvhengo. He beat the Arsenal keeper, Olly Ngwana, with a ground cutter to give his side a 1-0 lead. Stars introduced Lucky Funyufunyu and Khulani Maringa for Mpho Mathivha and Awelani Ravuku, respectively. Arsenal responded by replacing Thakhani Makhuvha with Takalani Matshela. Stars increased the tally in the 67th minute. Lennox Mabila blasted in a rocket, following a square pass from Fhumulani Mulibana. Arsenal’s solitary goal came in the 69th minute when Phumudzo Mafukata beat the keeper with a volley. Olly Ngwana of Arsenal was booked for an infringement on Itani Selota towards the end of the game.

Lovebirds Vhutshilo and Dineo Lalumbe of Tshakhuma held their traditional wedding at the Levubu Agricultural research Centre last weekend. The two are employees of the Legal Aid Board in Gauteng. In the picture Dineo shows how she will respect her husband by ceremoniously bowing down.


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Tshakhuma farm gets new lease on life with Univen partnership

Cllr Mavhungu Leruli Ramakhanya, who is the acting Vhembe district mayor, said the reopening of the farm and the partA unique partnership agreement nership between Tshakhuma community between a community-owned farm and Univen was one of the best things to in Tshakhuma and the University of have happened in the district this year. Venda, may save many jobs and may “The partnership that has been forged also turn these troublesome farms into between the university and the comproductive food-producing units again. munity will not only contribute to the The Tshakhuma Community Farms economic development of our district, made the headlines the past year for but would also ease the burden of unthe wrong reasons. These farms, given employment. More so this would ensure back to the community by government food security,” she said. through the land restitution programme, Traditional leader, Chief Mukandanfell in disarray. Most of them collapsed galwo Madzivhandila, said that they have due to lack of finances and what others been battling for some time and their say is a lack of proper management. approaching the University of Venda for Many jobs were lost and workers have assistance was a step in the right direcstopped working and have taken their tion. “We are looking forward to a long employers to the CCMA. lasting and good working relationship One of the farms, the Tshakhuma with the university. As for the other farms Barotta Farm, may have a more positive - we have ambitious plans in the pipeline story to tell. The University of Venda’s that we cannot divulge now. Soon all the business wing, the Univen Innovative farms will be up and operating and all Growth Company, recently signed a part- workers will get their jobs back,” he said. nership agreement with the community UIGC chairperson Patjane Moloisowning this farm. The farm, which proane said they are very excited about the duces bananas and macadamia among partnership. “It does not end here. As a others, was lying idle for some time. company we are looking at other business The partnership was officially launched opportunities like mining. Here we will at the farm on Thursday, 8 December. be happy if we could start processing Among those who witnessed the historic some of our produce,” he said. partnership were Univen principal, Univen principal, Professor Peter Professor Peter Mbati, Chief Mukandan- Mbati called on partners to come on galwo Madzivhandila, Cllr Grace Mahosi board to ensure the success of the who represented Thulamela municipali- venture. He said academics and researchty, Cllr Mavhungu Lerule of Vhembe and ers will be involved in the farm while UICG Chair, Patjane Moloisane. students will also benefit as they will get Speaking during the official opening, practical training there. By Elmon Tshikudo

Some of the dignitaries pose with pupils from the Dimani Agricultural School who came for the official opening.

Barrota staff, the Univen principal, the Vhembe and Thulamela mayors and other officials showing off the produce from the farm.

CHRISTMAS MESSAGE MESSAGE TO ALL THE RESIDENTS OF MAKHADO MUNICIPALITY DURING THE 2016 FESTIVE HOLIDAYS BY THE MAYOR OF MAKHADO MUNICIPALITY - CLLR S.M SINYOSI On behalf of the Council of Makhado Municipality, I wish to extend sincere wishes to all the residents of Makhado Municipality and beyond. The festive season is almost upon us again, and it is a time to be merry in the company of loved ones and friends. 2016 was a special year, marking the 3rd chapter of free and fair local government elections in South Africa. The trust bestowed on us by the electorate of Makhado during the past elections, clearly reminds us the leadership collective, of the urgency to act with speed and diligence in providing quality and basic services to all our people. Over the past hundred days (100), the Council has compiled a Strategic Plan for the next Five Years of Service Delivery. We have handed over three (3) completed roads, seven (7) electrification projects , held 3 public participation meetings (Imbizos) and placed 110 interns on workplace and integrated learning programs funded by LGSETA and the Department of Higher Education. We can do better if we work in partnership to advance human and social progress of our people. These accomplishments would not have been possible without the dedication and hard work of our staff, labour unions, traditional

leaders, civil society organisations, private sector, and members of the community. Our goal is to achieve a Clean Audit by the year 2018. We congratulate, the newly elected members of the Ward Committees, who are charged with the mammoth task of strengthening people centred and participatory governance in our Municipality. As we prepare to unwind, relax and celebrate, it is important to pause for a moment and remind ourselves of the value of life and families that depend on it. Let us not drink and drive. I f you are tired please stop and rest. We appeal to truck drivers, taxi and bus drivers en route to the Beit Bridge border and other destinations to follow all traffic rules and to avoid speeding and overtaking in barrier lines. Let us be safe on the roads, enjoy responsibly, and welcome 2017 with shared enthusiasm.

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“Your skill is your employer” To start afresh in a new country is no easy task, especially if you have no funds to start you off. A father of three from Zimbabwe, however, proved that a bit of initiative and a lot of hard work will take you a long way. Back in 2013 the economic situation in his home country, Zimbabwe, was not the best, to put it mildly. When the 53-year-old resident of Masvingo heard more stories of the glittering gold in Mzansi, Tias Godlho decided to trek down south. When he arrived in Sibasa. Much to his dismay, he found that life was not much different from back home. There were no job opportunities as promised by others who had portrayed South Africa as a land of milk and honey. “After my arrival, I moved around hoping to get a job,

but could not get one. Out of frustration and despair I sat down and nearly thought of going back home in Zimbabwe. I did not have money and that is when it clocked in my mind that am sitting on a treasure as I could carve anything from wooden spoons, knives, dusters and brooms from reeds. I started immediately and the rest is history,” he said. Godlho believes that part of his success came about from making his products easily accessible and affordable. “I don’t charge that much and this makes business sense for me. To tell you the truth, I have never gone to bed hungry since I started. I make enough money that I even send something back to my family in Zimbabwe,” he said. His words of advice for those with skills are not to sit down and wait for employment. “Your skills are your employer and if one does it on a large scale, this could also create jobs for others,” he said. Asnath Madzhie, who is Godlho’s regular customer, praised the hard-working sculptor, saying his works are unique in many respects. “This man has proved that no one needs to sleep on an empty stomach in this country. We have all that is needed to sustain ourselves in this country and there is no excuse for turning to crime for a living. I always buy my brooms from him and I will support him because he is a good example in the community,” she said.

Mvelaphanda’s little ones graduate The little ones of Mvelaphanda Community Crèche at Tshiozwi recenty “graduated” and they are ready for the “big school” next year.

Wooden spoons bring food on the table for Godlho. He urged others not to sit down and lament, but to stand up and do something to improve themselves.

HIV/AIDS education for pensioners By Ndivhuwo Musetha The Department of Health and Social Development in the province will start with an HIV/ Aids-awareness campaign for the elderly next year. This was revealed by the MEC for the department, Dr Phophi Ramathuba, during an exclusive interview with Limpopo Mirror last week during World Aids Day celebrations. Ramathuba said the department came up with the idea after concerns raised by elderly people, especially grannies, during a pensioners’ parliamentary sitting, held at the Ngoako Ramathlodi Sports Complex in Seshego a few months ago. “During that sitting, grannies said they were concerned that we were leaving them behind in our HIV/Aids programmes. The grannies said they wanted to attend workshops about this deadly disease, so that they can know more about it as they are always exposed to it.” Ramathuba added that some of the grannies said that they looked after their grandchildren who had been orphaned by this deadly disease. “They said some of the orphaned children were also HIV positive and they, the grannies, did not know how to look after them. As a result, some of these grannies ended up being infected when they were taking care of the children, like cleaning wounds using their bare hands,” she added. The MEC also mentioned that the grannies said they were also exposed to the disease because they also sometimes became rape victims. She urged all community members to help in correcting the false belief that one can be cured from HIV/Aids by raping children and grannies. She added that there was a need to implement an educational programme that would focus on men who raped grannies and children, thinking that they would be cured from Aids.


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“Maheni school dangerous” For five long years the impoverished rural community of Maheni in Thulamela have waited for the completion of new class rooms, which were meant to ease congestion in classes. The project is still unfinished, after the contractor allegedly absconded from the site. The community has done all in its power and in the book to see to it that the remaining work is completed, but it has not borne fruits. This has badly affected the nearly 300 pupils at the school where there is no adequate space for them in classes. The unfinished infrastructure is also posing a danger to the same learners as corrugated iron from the classes is sometimes blown away by the wind. The toilets that were to serve the learners were also left uncompleted and open toilet pits pose a danger as the learners could fall inside and drown as it is the rainy season. The local traditional leader, Chief Tshitereke Nemaheni

said they were very excited when the construction was started in 2011. “We had high hopes that our children would no longer study under trying conditions as we could see it was a state of the art school in our standards as a rural community. We were surprised when the contractor left before completing the work and since then there has been no activity at the school,” he said. “We have done everything to make follow-ups with the department, but all we got were promises that were never fulfilled. We are at a cul de sac, not knowing what to do next. Our community is very angry to such an extent that we nearly did not vote during the recent local government elections. It took some energy to convince them to vote,” he said. Nemaheni further indicated that if government does not respond and finish the building they would be left with no option but to withdraw their children from the school. “This place is no longer safe for our

children. He said that MEC Jerry Ndou visited the school and promised that it would be completed, but nothing has been done so far. SGB chairperson Beauty Manyatshe said that when they took over last year, their first mission was to make a follow-up with the department of education but so far it is only promises. “We are very worried about the situation. This project has taken a long time and we now feel that our government does not care for our children. Our children are not safe and we just hope by opening time next year, the school would be completed,” she said. Limpopo education department spokesperson, Dr Naledzani Rasila said they have not received any complaints about the project. He advised the leaders to contact the infrastructure personnel at their circuit office for clarity. “This has not come to our attention and our advice is that if there are challenges, the circuit will escalate it to the district and then to us if necessary,” he said.

Several issues pertaining to service delivery were discussed during a recent meeting between Mayor Mihloti Muhlope of Musina and senior traditional leader Thovhele Vuzidzhena Nethengwe of the Thengwe dynasty. The meeting recenlty took place at the Thengwe Royal House, outside Tshilamba. The visit formed part of the mayor’s mission to interact with traditional leaders who have been included into the new demarcation boundaries of Musina. Thovhele Nethengwe is one of the five senior traditional leaders who were officially allocated seats on the council of Musina Municipality, giving them the same powers to participate in council meetings as councilors. The other senior traditional leaders allocated seats are Chiefs Hanyani Tshikundamalema, Avhatendi Rambuda, William Mutele and

Elon Manenzhe. Prior to August 3, Musina did not have any traditional leaders officially sitting in and participating in council meetings. Following the new demarcation and disestablishment of Mutale, the municipality inherited approximately 50 villages to form part of Musina. Thovhele Nethengwe said it was an honour for him to have been visited by the delegation from Musina Municipality. “This is a clear indication that the municipality takes traditional leadership very seriously. Our tradition also dictates that no one can bring development to our land without introducing themselves to the traditional leaders. This is the beginning of a good working relationship that will benefit both the municipality and our traditional council.” Muhlope said the visit had paved a way to create a

platform for the municipality to engage traditional leaders on issues related to service delivery. “Traditional leaders are one of our main stakeholders, because a huge portion of land in our municipality belongs to them. It is important to take them on board, so that we can have a common understanding of community development initiatives. The fact that we have allocated them seats on our council is a clear indication that we are ready to work with them.” Muhlope said the municipality aimed to address communication challenges by enabling traditional leaders to understand, negotiate and take part in decision making that affected their communities. “Communication is a key tool for development and social change, especially in a municipality with a lot of rural villages and farms like ours.”

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Chief Tshitereke Nemaheni (with jacket) and Royal Council secretary, Mr Rudzani Nelufule, looking at the open pit toilet which they say are a danger to the children.

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Showing the damage at one of the blocks at the school are from left Chief Tshitereke Nemaheni, Vhavenda Vho Solomon Nemaaheni and Royal Council secretary, Mr Rudzani Nelufule.

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Traditional leaders say no to illegal dumping By Kaizer Nengovhela Traditional leaders from around the province highlighted the problem of illegal dumping of especially disposable nappies in villages, during a recent two-day Natural Resources Management Capacity Building Programme that was held at the Matsila Guest House. Former Premier of KwaZuluNatal Dr Zweli Mkhize urged traditional healers not to chop down indigenous trees for herbs. He also encouraged poor communities to start community bakeries, brick making and other projects in order to create jobs. “Traditional leaders should work hand in hand with ward councillors to ensure better service delivery and people should stop vandalising properties. The burning down of more than 20 schools in the Vuwani area was a shining example of what needs to be ended in terms of vandalism. As leaders of the communities, traditional leaders should unite the people and stop tribalism, so we all work towards the development and bettering of our society,” Mkhize said. The director of the Vuvha-based Dzomo la Mupo Project, Mphatheleni Makaulule, said traditional leaders should stop the deforestation that is rife in villages. This deforestation, she explained, contributes to the communities' being left without a source of water because springs and wells dry up as a result of deforestation. “We have built a nursery of indigenous trees and we want to plant them on the banks of the rivers, schools, traditional leaders’ offices, and in townships, ” Makalule said. Chief Livhuwani Matsila said most of the rivers were polluted by disposable nappies which

then flowed down the rivers to dams, causing a health risk to all the communities. The contamination of drinking water in the dams may lead to a cholera outbreak, which is of grave concern to the traditional leaders, while mosquitoes coming from the waste may cause illness such as malaria. He said it was the responsibility of traditional leaders and the community to embark on an Adopt a River Programme, a clean-up campaign where all dumped nappies and waste should be removed from

rivers and dams. The workshop is a flagship project supported by the Department of Environmental Affairs, with a vision to inculcating a culture of responsibility and accountability for the management of natural resources among traditional leaders as primary and chief land users in rural areas. It is a three-year programme and the implementing agent appointed by the Department of Environmental Affairs is Livhuwani Matsila and Associates.

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Hulisani Muloiwa

Hulisani Muloiwa counts among a group of excellent presenters at Phalaphala FM and her work continues to impress radio listeners. Muloiwa will soon be presenting SABC 1’s Koze Koze live. The broadcast will take place on the 5th of January 2017. The Koze Koze Radio Meets TV slot is a show that kicks off each night’s programming. In the slot a Phalaphala FM presenter will present his/her Top Ten playlist and introduce each music video. The talented, expressive Muloiwa started her radio career some nine years ago at the community radio station, Univen Radio. “My love for radio grew even stronger when a community radio station was built in my vicinity in the late 90s and brought radio so much closer to the people.” She explained that she had started her radio journey in community radio and allowed the experience to ground her as the excellent, hardworking presenter that she has become today. Muloiwa always saw a radio presenter in herself, and she always heard a radio voice each time she spoke or sang. “I used to record myself, using a cassette player and pretending to be a news reader and presenting a music show,” she said. She indicated that she had always been very much in love with radio. “And I am glad God granted my wish,” she said. She started her career as a presenter at Univen Radio, “But my dream became a

reality in 2007 when I joined PhalaPhala FM,” said the presenter, who also boasts very good singing capabilities. She has been an all-rounder since then, presenting the graveyard shift, a breakfast show, and death notices and reading news. “I present Nne na Vhone, which is a magazine and content-driven programme,” she said. “Nne na Vhone caters for men and women and focuses mainly on health, social, and educational issues. Muloiwa’s versatility has allowed her to present different programmes at the station. Today she presents Nne na Vhone between Monday and Friday from 09:00 to 12:00. According to the listeners, she is already a force to be reckoned with. “I always make sure that I do my homework by researching my topics in order to excel at my duties. I find radio work to be very interesting and challenging, especially when it comes to interacting with the listeners,” she said. Muloiwa wants to empower young women, so that they do well in business. “I love young women who have a clear vision of what they want, regardless of where they come from. I’m planning several seminars with women to help tackle issues they face every day. I want young women not to be afraid and to know how to deal with problems head-on,” she said. Muloiwa said that it was important to know God. “Follow your heart and go to church regularly.”

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The first ever poetry session in the Vhembe district had attracted poets and poetry lovers from all corners of the district. At least three established poets from Gauteng joined the sessions at the Thulamela Main Library and participated in a feast of poetry. The quality performances and quality material proved that the district had instantly become a home of the spoken word. A young poet, Arehone Matambele, recited a sterling poem entitled A Pain for a Gain, to critical acclaim and acceptance by audience. “It was a great honour to procure a platform from the Nwala Writers Club as we had to converse through poetry,” she said. “Poetry is the best method I

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use to pour out what is inside me. And through this art of poetry, I desire to succour, apprise and spread the gospel.” Another poet, Aniki Nefale recited a poem challenging the mantra “united we stand, divided we fall”. Her poem, Untitled, tackled issues of hatred and the ugliness which continues to be the order of the day. Three poets, Gin Daily, Ezra Selulu and Anga Mamfanya, travelled all the way from Gauteng, to come and share the stage with Vhembe poets. The spokesperson for the Nwala Writers Club and publisher at Vhakololo Press, Tshifhiwa Given Mukwevho, said that youths possessed far much greater talent and performance skills than what he had thought of them when he

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first walked into the hall. “Not that I underestimate the youths’ talent and capabilities,” he said. “Sometimes you just look at all the quiet faces and you think that all about them ends in the quietness of their faces. Their voices, as poets, are amazing.” Mukwevho said that, having travelled the world and performed on international stages, he could surely confess that the poets here in Vhembe district were as talented and skilful as poets from other parts of the world. “All they need is continued support and mentorship from supportive organisations such as Nwala Writers Club, to ensure that their poems are developed into publishable material,” he said.

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Tshakhuma residents will wrap up 2016 with a drama and music festival scheduled to take place at Tshisimani Campus Main Hall. The 2nd Annual Drama and Music Festival for Tshakhuma community is scheduled for 31 December and it will start at 10:00. The organiser of the event, Tshidino Ndou, said he was excited about the success of the previous event held at the Apostolic Faith Mission earlier this year. He added that the first event had paved a smooth path for the second festival to grow to considerable proportions. “The main objective of the festival is not just to entertain the community, but to help young people by honing their musical and acting skills and teach them how to create businesses in the arts,” he said. Local drama groups will

also entertain the attendees with new, authentic performances. The director had also invited some professional actors and actresses to come and motivate ambitious and up-and-coming actors and actresses. The guest speakers would among others include Susan “Fheli” Ravuku, Mulisa Tshidaho, Godfrey Musubi, Thivhulawi Mabada, Joel Mulaudzi, Boko Simango and Cllr Ntavhanyeni Munyai. “They will all share essential tips with young people,” he said. “This year we have two secret artists who will be unveiled during the festival.” One of the artists billed to perform, Mavutha, said he has a surprise for his fans. “I have two surprises for my followers and I would like to urge them to come in numbers,” he said. Mavutha is a local artist groomed by Tshid-

ino. He shot to fame with his controversial house song Ndo fara mudifho, which was released in 2008 under Vhadino House Group. Local artists lined up to perform include the likes of Khakhathi & Friends, Humbulani Ramagwedzha, Jininka, Sikheli Junior, Zwido, Tshidino Ndou, Mavutha, Ras Mulweli, Bashy Jah Bless, Rofhiwa Gabara, Small G, Phumu Gee, Ravhalusani Ratshitanga, Thabelo “Lady TH” Mathuga, Lutendo Munyai, Mash B, The Prince, Tendani “LadyT” Mushasha and Purenation Pantsula. Tshidino said that the event moved to Tshisimani Campus because it was necessary to take the event to an educational place. For more information about the festival please contact the organiser on 073 612 0155 or visit www. . By Elmon Tshikhudo

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starts at home. I could have done it somewhere else, but felt that home was best and this would allow my peers to After years change their mindset and see that great things happens in towns. Everything is possible with of working in the shadows of others and many collaborations, son of the soil dedication,” he said. and master poet Owen Muebi of Duthuni Muebi said he was overwhelmed with outside Thohoyandou finally came out of happiness looking at the support he got from his cocoon and released his debut solo CD, the community and fellow artists. “I am very Tshelede. excited and motivated and I can now promise The much-anticipated CD was launched the best to come. I have also realised that as amidst fanfare at the Duthuni ACZ a few a united front, artists from this area have a weeks ago. In attendance were many artists bright future,” added Muebi. who came to support him, local traditional About his son, Bono, Muebi said: “The boy leader Chief Nnwaamato Ligege, government is a wonder. He recites all my poems, even representatives, traditional leaders, pastors some that are very old which I have forgotten and community members. about. He is a great poet with a bright future Young Bono Muebi stole the limelight from ahead of him.” Well known poet Nduvhuho his father when he collaborated in the track Mabonyane, better known as Dzomo la Venda Vhutshilo na Lufu. The seven-year-old Grade in the entertainment arena, also performed 3 learner at Tshusahulu Primary School left during the launch. He commended Muebi for the fans eating from the palms of his hands having thought of home for his launch. “We with an electric performance that will stay in are here as one to support Muebi during his the minds of many for a long time. launch. As artists, we are very motivated to Muebi, an SABC presenter who is also a see one of us coming up with such powerful nominee in the Mapungubwe Arts Awards project. We are also very impressed by the 2016, said he launched his solo album at home unity displayed by all the artists who came to to inspire the youth in his village. “Charity support one of us,” he said.


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All set for a “rich” festive Ramzas tournament very seriously because we have invited professional soccer teams to come and scout for players during the games.” During the toss and tournament launch that took place at Makonde Shopping Complex last Saturday, it was revealed that the first group will play this Saturday (24 December) at Dzimauli Tshakhumba soccer field. Phandulaluvalo FC will lock horns with Jackliffy FC at 09:00. Makuya Junior Aces will play against Musasenda Big V at 11:00. Boys will be separated from men when Lukau FC battle for supremacy with Khubvi Dangerous Drakies at 13:00. The final game for the day will be between Ngwenani Young Chiefs and Matangari Rising Stars at 15:00. The second group will play on Sunday 25 December at Makonde ground, situated near the stadium which is under construction. Matangari High Aims will play against Mutale Viking at 09:00 followed by Vondwe United Brothers and Mukula Young Santos at 11:00. Rambuda Young Fighters will play against Ficus FC at 13:00 while Mulodi Freedom Birds will Some of the club representatives eager to take the trophy home after play Muvuma FC at the games. They were captured shortly after the toss and tournament 15:00. launch. The annual festive Ramzas Knockout Soccer Tournament kicks off this weekend (Saturday 24 December). A local businessman and main sponsor, Mr Lucky Ramano from Matangari village, outside Thohoyandou has put aside R200 000 to organize this year’s tournament. A total of 16 teams have registered for the tournament. Ramano said this is the fourth year the tournament is being held. He added that the prizes have improved from those offered in the previous years. “Position one will go home with a whooping R25 000, a floating trophy, soccer kit and a ball. Position two will receive R15 000, a soccer kit and a ball while position three

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Magezi give away more vital points historic score. Milano United were brutally walloped 1-6 at The NFL rookies, Magezi the Princess Magogo Stadium FC, are fast becoming the in Durban. Amazulu’s goals league’s laughing stock. came via Siyabonga Nomvete They failed to collect full (brace), Mabuthi Kanyeza (hat points in their match against trick) while the last one was Cape Town All Stars at the an honour to James Maseko. Parow Park Stadium in Cape Lawrence Steyn scored MilaTown last Friday evening. no’s solitary goal. They played to a goalless The University of Pretoria draw. shared the spoils with MthaMagezi are still languishing tha Bucks at the Tuks Stadium at the bottom of the log with in Pretoria. 11 points accumulated from 15 FC Cape Town came back matches, but the team’s head from a 1-2 deficit and beat coach, Mr Shepherd Murape, Mbombela United 3-2 at the is optimistic that his side NNK Rugby Stadium. As if will bounce back and escape they were going to bury the relegation at the end of the home side alive, Mbombela season. United scored two early goals Amazulu FC collect full within the first 20 minute points at the expense of through David Mkwanazi Milano United and in the and Freddy Dlamini. FC Cape process also registered a Town pulled one back three By Frank Mavhungu

minutes before the half time whistle. Ben Shongwe and Thomas Seokela scored the equalizer and the winner respectively in the dying minutes of the game. After losing their last two matches, Witbank Spurs made amends and beat Real Kings 1-0 at the Puma Rugby Stadium in Emalahleni. The goal which earned Spurs three vital points came via George Ndaonde from a penalty. Thanda Royal Zulu extended their lead on the log by beating Stellenbosch FC 1-0 at the Coetzenburg Stadium in Stellenbocsh. Jomo Cosmos were too strong for Santos, whom they beat 1-3 at the Olen Park Stadium in Potchefstroom.


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Teams try to win R30 000 Tuesday, December 27. The Dolphins FC will play Cash prizes totaling against the winner in the R30 000 will be distributed preliminary round match to the teams that will take in the first semi-final match part in the Makhuvha Annual which is scheduled to kick off at Soccer Tournament (MAST). 09:00. A local derby between Five teams from Makhuvha Makhuvha Up The Ants and and the surrounding areas will Makhuvha All Stars will follow battle it out for top honours at 11:00. A friendly match bein this year’s tournament. The tween Magaraba FC and a team five teams which are gearing that will be booted out in the up for the annual event area: preliminary round stage will Makhuvha All Stars, The Dolkick off at 13:00. The winners phins FC, Makhuvha Up The in the semi-final matches will rub each other’s shoulders in the final which is scheduled to start at 15:00. According to one of the organizers for the tournament, Mr Owen Mundalamo, the soccer tournament will be presided by a fun run that will start at 06:30 from Goodmabama Chief ’s kraal and end at the SK New Look ground. Makhuvha Community Development Foundation (MCDF) will sponsor the tournament. More information regarding the tournament can be obtained by phoning Mr Mundalamo on 0823739013 or the MCDF chairperson, Mr Mashudu Matidze on 0828506654. One of the tournament organisers, Mr Owen Mundalamo. By Frank Mavhungu

Ants, Matatshe Lager FC and Domboni FC. The tournament was officially launched during a ceremony at the Makhuvha Up The Ants grounds last Friday. The toss was also conducted during the ceremony. Domboni FC and Makhuvha Lager will meet in the preliminary round match at the Makhuvha SK New Look grounds tomorrow. The semi-finals and final will be played at the same venue next

Powerlines hammer Magau United By Kaizer Nengovhela Zoutpansberg Powerline not only deposited maximum points into their MMK Administrator league account, but also registered a historic victory. They hammered Magau United 7-1 on Sunday at Madabani. United were down and out from the onset. Power-

line scored their first goal via Pfarelo Nelwamondo, after he received a neat pass from Jayson Maisha and beat the keeper with a close-range shot. Nelwamondo was on target again in the 10th minute after forcing his way through the defence of United. Early in the match Mpho Mulaudzi of United was warned with a card. He was

Ronewa Sadiki of United with the ball, with Calvin Tshivhula running for cover.

The organiser for the Gwamasenga U/15 and U/12 teams, Mr Thendo Phophi, displays some of the soccer boots. He is flanked by Mr Bram Van Wyk (left), Kenneth Neluvhalani (second from right) and Mr Donald Chiloane.

Successful year for Mavu Sport By Frank Mavhungu

Mavu Sport Development wrapped up their programme for the year by staging a tournament at the Khubvi Benjies ground last Saturday. The tournament was presided with a gala dinner which was held at the Khoroni Hotel on Friday evening. Speaking to the invited guests at the gala dinner, the founder member of sport development, Mr Kenneth “Brother” Neluvhalani, revealed that his organisation has achieved a lot since its inception five years ago. According to him they have managed to train 50 coaches who are currently coaching different sporting codes in 20 schools. He stated that, even though their focus area

engaged in a heated debate with the referee over one of the match official’s decisions. Nelwamondo scored the third goal for Powerline nine minutes before the end of the first half to bring the half-time score to 3-0. Ronewa Sadiki of United gave his team a bit of hope when he initiated a solo move from the 25-meter area before beating the keeper with a half-volley. Powerline introduced Lambert Mulaudzi and Lutendo Seebeng for Calvin Tshivhula and Leornard Vhengani respectively. Dovhani Maemu scored the fourth and fifth goal in quick succession. Leonard Vhengani scored the sixth for Powerline with a long-range ground cutter. He received a great pass from Lerato Moobe and tried his luck from outside the box. Dovhani Maemu completes his hat-trick when he scored his team’s seventh goal three MFS Soccer Tournament minutes before the final whistle spokesperson, Adv Nkhangweni blew. Ramugondo.

was Limpopo Province way back in 2011, they are now operating in five provinces, Limpopo, Gauteng, Mpumalanga, North West and Free State. Mr Neluvhalani further stated that a number of local schools are benefiting through the exchange programme with their counterparts from the Netherland. He further revealed that his organisation has produced a number of sport achievers in the past five years. Some of their products include the well-known cyclist, Justice Makhale, Dumisani Chauke (television sports analyst) and Muzi Maluleke (body builder). Makhale represented the country four times at international cycling races while Maluleke is rated among the top ten body builders in the world.

Mr Neluvhalani expressed his disappointment about the fact that Justice Makhale was not getting the recognition he deserves locally and nationally, despite all his achievements. Mr Neluvhalani handed over eight pairs of soccer boots and two mountain bikes to Mr Thendo Phophi and Justice Makhale respectively at the gala dinner. Mr Phophi is the organizer for the Gwamasenga U/15 and U/12 teams. The president of the SAFA Vhembe Regional Association, Mr George Kubayi, appealed to the board of directors for Mavu Sports Development to assist them in developing football at schools level saying it was an area they were failing to reach as a regional football association.

All systems go for MFS tournament By Frank Mavhungu The Makavhini Lwathudwa sports ground in the Niani area will be the centre of attraction on Friday and Saturday. This is where the much-awaited Mphephu Funeral Services (MFS) Soccer Tournament will be staged. The tournament was officially launched during a ceremony held at the Makavhini Lwathudwa grounds last Friday. A local ladies soccer team were presented with a soccer kit during the ceremony. According to the spokesperson for the tournament, Adv Nkhangweni Ramugondo,

eight teams from Manenzhe village and the surrounding areas will battle it out for the championship. The quarterfinal matches will be played on Friday (23rd), while the semi-finals and final will be seen on Saturday. According to Adv Ramugondo, the champions will take home a cash prize of R4 000, a floating trophy, soccer kit and gold medals. The runners-up shall be presented with a cash prize of R3 000, silver medals and a soccer kit. The third and fourth placed teams will receive cash prizes of R2 000 and R1 000 respectively.

Teams to compete for R90 000 prize-money By Kaizer Nengovhela Teams participating in the annual Sinthumule/Kutama Community Sport Development’s soccer and netball tournament festive challenge will share R90 000. The tournament will also cater for U/15 development teams. The senior soccer tournament will include 32 teams and the matches will take place between 25 December and 1 January 2017. Mr Elvis “Parks” Phathela, public relations officer of Sinthumule/Kutama Community Sport Development, said that it was important for future stars to be identified at grassroots level. He

applauded the sponsors for helping to identify the talent in the region. He thanked the sponsors, Premjee& Sons, Bruzar group, Prof Nevhutanda Foundation, Obby Moseboa, African Hardware, Timbercity, Magwala and Marindi Funeral Scheme. The winner of the competition will receive R15 000, a floating trophy, a new soccer kit and gold medals, while the runner-up will receive R10 000, a soccer kit and silver medals. The team that will finish in third position will go home with R5 000, bronze medals and a soccer kit. The team ending fourth will bank R4 000 and a soccer kit. Teams ending from 5th to 8th

position will get R1 000 each, while teams ending from position 9 to 16 will receive R800 each. The 16 teams that lose in the first round, will pocket R500 each. The champions of the netball competition will get R1 500 and a netball kit, while the runners-up will get R1 000. The chairperson of the Makhado Local Football Association, Mr Takalani Maphaha, defined football as a good tool to fight unemployment and poverty. He stated that the government alone cannot address the high rate of unemployment. The teams are getting ready for the tournament. From left are: Alert The finals will be played at Vhuilafuri Madima, Matodzi Malotsha, Matamela Mahlamela, Joseph RaphadStadium on the 1st of January 2017. ana, Matodzi Maruli and Brighton Muvhali.


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Black Leopards maul Royal Eagles By Frank Mavhungu Black Leopards gave their loyal supporters a memorable Christmas in the form of league points when they crushed Royal Eagles 2-1 at the Thohoyandou Stadium on Saturday. Lidoda duvha took the game to the Kwazulu-Natal side from the first blow of the whistle, but their strikers were unlucky. Their Zambian speedy forward, Mwape Musonda, realized that it was not his day in the 14th minute. He intercepted a back pass and unleashed a volley from the edge of the box. The ball missed the target by inches, much to the fans’ disappointment. The visitors gained momentum with time. Their lethal striker, Ntandoyenkosi Ngubane, was brought down within the box in the 24th minute. That prompted the referee, Mr Anwar Alexander, to award them a penalty. Sedwyn George, the team’s top goal scorer, made no mistake from the white spot. This did not kill the Leopards’ original fighting spirit. They continued to fight like a team, with their midfielders, Ben Musaka and Morgan Shivambu, dishing out some telling passes to the strikers. The home side found the equalizer nine minutes before the half time whistle when Morgan Shivambu Mwape Musonda of Black Leopards (right) and Pilot Mthembu of finished in a rebound following a heart-breaking Royal Eagles wrestle to win the ball. scramble within the box. The Eagles’ right back, Teshes Van Heerden, was warned with a card for tackling Ben Musaka in an illegal way. The second half saw Black Leopards create numerous promising moves from the middle of the park in their search for the winning goal. Their The organisation’s general By Tshifhiwa Mukwevho efforts did not pass without a reward as they took secretary, Mr Jafter Mamuthe lead in the 64th minute. Morgan Shivambu All matches which were supgudubi, said that the organising completed his brace after the Eagles’ keeper, Joslaini posed to have been played in team would set a new date Mayebi, mishandled the ball. the Mamu Community Sports which would accommodate Both sides effected two changes in the last half, Development tournament on every person who wants to be but that did not change the complexion of the game Saturday, were postponed inpart of the event. as Leopards continued to dominate. The Leopards definitely due to unfavourable Mamugudubi can be reached keeper, Aubrey Mathibe, was warned with a card for weather conditions. on 082 536 6309. faking an injury in the 78th minute.

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Black Leopards chairman, Mr David Thidiela, congratulates the team’s coach, Mr Jeff Losciuto, after the game. Ad designed by Zoutnet Publishers

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23 December 2016 - Limpopo Mirror  
23 December 2016 - Limpopo Mirror