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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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An 18-year-old woman from Louis Trichardt, Ndivho Makhwanya (middle, seated) was crowned Miss Beauty in Christ. Flanking Ndivho are Caroline Mashala (left) and Selaelo Mahasha (right).

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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.

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