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By Kaizer Nengovhela
Car crashes into pedestrians Three people, including two school pupils, were killed and seven injured when a vehicle crashed into a group of pedestrians at Send edza in the Nzhelele area last Thursday. The incident took place shortly after 14:00, when the pupils were on their way home from school. According to a spokesperson for the police, the parents of the children were busy cleaning the premises of Siloam Hospital as part of the Mandela Day celebrations when the accident occurred. According to eyewitnesses, the driver of the car lost control and ploughed into the group of people. Fulufhelo Tshiuda (16), a Grade 10 pupil at Mushaathoni Secondary School, and Gudani Cynthia Nenungwi (12), a Grade 3 pupil at Siloam Primary School, were killed instantly. While the people were rushing from the accident, the vehicle al-
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legedly knocked down and killed Mr Richard Munyai (39). Mr Eric Mutshinya, Richard’s brother, told Limpopo Mirror that the community was extremely shocked. His brother was a shoe repairer. He is survived by his unemployed wife and two children, Livhuwani (Grade 1) and Ishmael (Grade 5). One of the survivors, Khumbelo Phathela (16), says although she had received some counselling, it was very hard to forget what had happened. “While the pain from my minor injuries will fade in time, the scar on my hand will remind me of the tragedy. I will never forget this ordeal for the rest of my life.” Makhado Municipality Mayor Cllr David Mutavhatsindi expressed his condolences and appealed to motorist to obey the traffic laws. Brig Hangwani Mulaudzi, spokesperson for the Limpopo Police, said they had opened a case of reckless driving, culpable homicide and murder. The 21-year-old Mikovhe Ramuima of Tshavhalovhedzi appeared in the Thohoyandou Magistrate’s Court last Friday in connection with the case. The case was postponed to 27 August for a bail application. He is in custody. Last year in March, seven people died after a vehicle crashed into them while they were walking next to the road after a soccer match at Tshidzini Village. The driver is still on trial. The joint funeral service for the deceased will take place tomorrow (Saturday) at Life Christian Centre in Tshavhalovhedzi. It will start at 06:00.
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2 26 July 2013 By Tshifhiwa Mukwevho
Three murder suspects free There were muffled whispers which instantly grew into audible mur murs inside the courtroom when the magistrate made a short state ment that the prosecuting authority was withdrawing murder charges against three of the six accused in the Mutonga ritual murder case last Friday. The state withdrew the charges against Meshack Mkhwanadzi (20), Meshack Malange (22) and Shadrack Malange (22) on the basis that investigations could not link them to the crime. “There are no DNA tests which link accused number 3, 5 and 6 to the crime which the six accused are facing,” said the state prosecutor during the hearing at the Louis Trichardt Magistrate’s Court. Then soft whispers grew into murmurs inside the courtroom, from the dock (by the other accused) and from the gallery. The three men, along with Frans Madzive (54), David Mnisi (28) and Reynie Abraal (32), were being accused of allegedly removing Mr Phillip Bendzani’s genitals before setting him alight at Mununzu Farm outside Elim on 16 May, 2012. Accused number one in the case, Frans Madzive (55), told the court that his family, which consists of two
wives and 16 children, was living in abject poverty and an insecure abode in Elim while he remained in custody. The angry community had apparently burnt Madzive’s property in the early hours of 26 May 2012 in response to his arrest, after Bendzani was murdered. However, the court reminded Madzive that he was refused bail on 19 September 2012. Reynie Abraal, another accused, requested to see the DNA results, so that he could see with his own eyes how the three accused were not linked to the crime while he remained in custody, with a possibility of standing trial on a charge of murder. The court ruled, however, that he could only submit new evidence, if he had any, once the trial had started. Meanwhile, it has since emerged during the bail application that Madzive was the one accused of having devised the whole scheme to kill Bendzani because the deceased had allegedly been stealing conjugal pleasures with two of Madzive’s wives. The case was postponed to 25 October for the director of public prosecutions to consider the case for a trial in the High Court. Madzive, Abraal and Mnisi remain in custody.
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Somali businessmen living in fear after attack Somali shopkeepers around Thohoyandou, Maniini and surrounding villages are living in fear, following a spate of violent armed robberies at their businesses. The violent robbers not only robbed the owners of their cash and possessions, but they left some with scars that will be reminders for the rest of their lives. Some were hacked with pangas, while some were shot at with guns during the robberies. This has become a source of great concern to these businesspeople, who feel unsafe and that they are on their own, at the mercy of the criminals. At the weekend, a group of three armed robbers attacked a shopkeeper at Maniini just outside Thohoyandou, hacking him with pangas and hitting him with a big hammer on the head. Mr Omar Hassan (34), who was with his brother when the incident happened, is now nursing his injuries and a broken arm at the local hospital. His brother was lucky to have escaped injury. Unlucky Omar Hassan, who sustained serious injuries during an armed Hassan said that at around 03:00 on Saturday robbery at his shop at the weekend. morning they heard someone trying to break into their room, which is behind their shop. Before they could say or do anything, they were surprised by three men who had gained entry after breaking down the burglar door and the door leading to the room. The two brothers were attacked by the thugs, who demanded valuables like cell phones and cash, while one of them kept hitting them with a hammer and hacked them with a panga. At one stage, one of the brothers was also set on fire by the robbers. “I thought they were going to kill me, as they were so angry and they shouted at us, threatening to kill us if we did not give them money. They hit my brother with a hammer on his head and body and slashed his hands with a panga. There was lots of blood in the room, but they just didn’t stop,” said Mr Abdul Hassan. He said they took R1 000 in cash and six cell phones. “The ordeal lasted more than 30 minutes. Maniini community leaders look at the bloodied floor of the room where There was blood everywhere and all we did was the two businesspeople were attacked by thugs. to pray that they would not kill us. We are not safe here, even though we are law-abiding citizens and we are just trying to make an honest living. It seems the thugs are jealous of the good work we are doing for the community,” said Hassan, who will never forget the ordeal. He was admitted to the local hospital and is recuperating from his injuries. Meanwhile, the community at Maniini held a mass meeting at the weekend, where crime was at the top of the agenda. Representing the community policing forum, Mr Aluwani Matshitshi said criminals had taken over the village and did as they wished as they even threatened the leadership with death. “We have witnessed an upsurge of crime in this area, and it is good that the community has resolved to work with the police to root out all criminality in the area. We have many disused structures in the village which are now serving as havens for criminals. The sooner they are removed, the better our area will be,” he said. Thohoyandou police spokesperson Major Mashudu Malelo said the police were investigating a case of armed robbery. “No one has been arrested so far, and we are appealing for Abdul Hassan shows the burn marks he suffered when the thugs burnt those with information to please furnish it to the his shirt. police, so that we can crack this case,” he said. By Elmon Tshikhudo
Community teach alleged television thief a lesson An alleged thug, who thought he was smart enough and stole a tele vision set belonging to a villager and buried it behind his house, soon found out that he couldn’t hide from the mighty arm of the people. The man, who the community alleges is always in and out of jail, is alleged to have broken into a house in Bevula village in the Malamulele area, stealing a television set while the owner was away. The incident happened on Saturday evening, but the suspect was traced the following day. The owner of the stolen television set, Mr Samuel Shirinda, said he was away from home when the incident In shame, the alleged thief is chained to a tree happened. When he arrived at home at the chief´s home, waiting for the police to in the morning, he found unfamiliar tracks at his gate. “From where I was, pick him up.
I could see that the door to my house was wide open. On entering, I found everything upside down,” he said. He said he followed the tracks to the house of the suspected thief. He also notified the local traditional leader, Chief Eric Bevula. The suspect was questioned about the television and he led the community to the back of his house, where he dug up the stolen television. The community was tempted into taking the law into their own hands, but the swift intervention by the traditional leader saved the man from the mob. He was chained to a tree at the chief’s residence the whole day, while the leadership of the community tried to convince the police to arrest the suspect.
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“Government must root out corruption” Limpopo's new premier, Mr Stan Mathabatha, said his government must take it as their prima ry mission to root out corruption. During a media conference a day after his election, Mathabatha said people who served in government must be skilled, professional and disciplined. They must also “uphold the highest ethical standards to ward off any form of crime and corruption that could stain the image of government,” he added. He emphasised the need to focus on strengthening systems and control measures in government in an effort to enhance efficiency and effectiveness towards service delivery. According to him, he will not allow people to use state resources for personal enrichment. “This is taxpayer’s money. It is meant for nothing else but the improvement of people’s living conditions. We must reclaim the dignity and glory of Limpopo as the province of peace and prosperity,” he added.He referred to the fact that five departments of the Limpopo provincial government are under national administration and added that his government would work hard “to ensure that we restore the confidence and trust in how we manage our affairs, so that the national Cabinet can consider rescinding the decision to put our departments under administration,” he said. Premier Stan Mat habatha.
By Kaizer Nengovhela
The new Premier of Limpopo, Mr Stanley Mathabatha, took the official oath before Judge Dalson Mlambo during a ceremony at the provincial legislature in Lebowakgomo last Thursday. Politics
Stanley Mathabatha the new premier The former South African ambassador to the Ukraine, Mr Stanley Mathabatha (56), is the new premier of Limpopo. He was elected and sworn in on Thursday and on Friday he announced the new executive council of the province. This follows the resignation of Mr Cassel Mathale last Monday. In a major clean-up operation, Mathabatha has retained only two of the 10 MECs in the cabinet of Premier Mathale. The two are Dickson Masemola (education) and Dipuo Letsatsi-Duba (sports,
arts and culture). Masemola, however, is now the new MEC for public works and Letsatsi-Duba has moved to health. The eight MECs who were fired are Pinky Kekana (economic development), David Masondo (treasury), Norman Mabaso (health), Thabitha Mohlala (public works), Clifford Motsepe (human settlements), Jacob Marule (agriculture), Pitsi Moloto (roads and transport) and Florence Radzilani (safety and security). The members of the executive council are: Dikeledi Magadzi
(education), Dipuo Letsatsi-Duba (health), Dipuo Letsatsi-Duba (social development), Rudolf Phala (provincial treasury), Charles Sekoati (economic development, environment and tourism), Rosina Semenya (agriculture), Merriam Ramadwa (sport, arts and culture), Dickson Masemola (public works), Lehlogonolo Masoga (roads and transport), Joyce Mashamba (safety, security and liaison) and Ishmael Kgetjepe (cooperative governance and human settlement and traditional affairs).
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4 26 July 2013 By Tshifhiwa Mukwevho
Police exhume child’s body at Ha-Khakhu The community of Ha-Kha been improperly buried by her had not spoken with the grandkhu Thondoni was abuzz last grandmother. mother of the deceased, but they week Thursday when news The tip-off alleged that the had consulted her elder sister. spread of the discovery of the child had been put in a refriger- “We will wait for the postmorbody of a 17-month-old girl. ator for three days before being tem results from the police. The toddler was allegedly put buried in the yard behind the We don’t want to confuse her in a refrigerator for three days house. (grandmother) as we fear that before she was buried outside The chairperson of the she might even commit suicide,” the house. sub-council in the village, Nn- he said. “We are shocked, this is The 17-year-old mother was dondeni Nepfumbada, said they awful,” he added. apparently not there when the incident happened. She had left her child in her mother’s care. When the police exhumed the body of the child, community members were gathering around the scene and many were openly asking questions such as: “Was it a ritual murder? Why was the body first put in a refrigerator?" and "Why did the grandmother A member of the forensic pathology service inspects the body of the child. not report the matter to the authorities immediately if the child had died a natural death?” The Siloam police opened an inquest docket and are investigating the case. “No arrests have been made and we are awaiting the postmortem results," said the Siloam police spokesperson, W/O Edward Tharaga. According to the police, they had received an anonymous tip-off from the community that there was a child Community members stand by and watch as the body of the 17-monthin the village who had old girl is exhumed by the police last Thursday.
Winners from Vhembe who won prizes during the Young Aspirant Farmer of the Year competition. From left to right are Aluwani Tshifhango, Julius Muhovha,Takalani Siphungu, Emmanuel Mudau and Ntsedzuluseni Makumbane. By Kaizer Nengovhela
Top farming award for young Emmanuel A young farmer from Tshiozwi, Emmanuel Mudau, received a top award during the Limpopo Young Aspirant Farmer of the Year awards held at the Ranch Hotel near Polokwane two weeks ago. Mudau won the category for Household Production with his chicken-farming venture. For his achievement, he received R40 000 in prize money. Mudau started farming with European indigenous chickens in his backyard at Tshiozwi village. The birds are specifically bred for meat and hatching eggs. The business started in 2008 when
he received his first batch of Buff Orpington chickens from a breeder in Nelspruit. According to Mudau, he found that this specific breed of chicken is perfect for the market he wanted to reach. He decided to buy an incubator to breed his chickens effectively after realising that when the Buff chickens breed on their own, it leads to infections and the process is very slow. He even uses a sonar device which detects the infections and sex of chickens while the eggs are in the process of hatching. He is also very meticulous about the type of food that the
birds are allowed to eat and what food supplements, such as vitamins, are necessary to ensure good health and growth. Mudau hopes to acquire a bigger space to produce more chickens soon and he also wants to experiment with other breeds. Metz Primary School in the Mopani district was named the winner in the category for primary schools, with Magau Primary School in second position. The winner received R40 000 and the runner-up R30 000. The overall winner of the competition, Reliance Ntike of Patience Wellness Centre, won R150 000 .
Youth of Musina benefit from initiative Eight young people from Mu sina are benefitting from the National Rural Youth Service Corps (Narysec), which is the brainchild of the Department of Rural Development and Land Reform. The programme runs for two years and the youth from Musina have completed their first five months of training in Kimberly. Established in September 2010, the Narysec’s main goal is to recruit and equip indigent rural youths with skills sufficient to enable them to perform community service in their own
communities. One of the beneficiaries of the initiatives is Sharon Madzibedi, who says the initiative has assisted her to improve her life. She says they gained different skills while they were in Kimberly. “Among the skills we obtained during their first five months are combating HIV/Aids through spiritual and ethical conduct, basic self-defence and entry into the public-service orientation programme.” She says during the course of the two years, they will acquire more skills on basic adminis-
tration, project administration, basic budgeting, construction, agriculture, disaster management or related programmes. According to her, they will be receiving a stipend of R1 320 per month throughout the twoyear period and may migrate to better employment or business opportunities earlier. Musina Mayor Carol Phiri stated that the government was happy to note that this initiative would “go a long way in addressing issues of poverty and unemployment, especially among the poorest of the poor in our communities.”
A member of the forensic pathology service lifts the body of the child, who was buried next to a house in Ha-Khakhu Thondoni.
Community members of Ha-Khakhu Thondoni, who were on the scene when the police exhumed the body of a 17-month-old child.
Four members of the Musina Youth who are benefiting from the Narysec initiative.
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In the spirit of Mandela Day on 18 July, Ridgeway Independent School launched a project to donate most of their library books to needy schools in the area. At the same time, they requested their students and parents to donate books for use in the school library. “Our wish is to collect at least 167 new books for our library,” said Ridgeway’s principal, Ms Magriet Swanepoel. Pictured in the library is the Grade 3 class.
Khoroni Hotel Casino Convention Resort made two institutions exceptionally happy by donating R5 000 worth of groceries on Mandela Day. The donations were made to Tshiawelo Primary School in Vuwani and the Khakhanwa Drop-in centre. The institutions feed 220 children on a daily basis. According to a spokesperson of Khoroni, they were met with wonderful smiles and the children and staff at the institutions were overwhelmed with joy in receiving the donations. “They danced and sang songs, include a happy birthday song, wishing Tata Madiba a very happy birthday,” she said. In our photo are children and staff of the Khakhanwa Drop-in Centre with Khoroni staff. Photo supplied.
The 74-year-old Mrs Jabu Bheka is all smiles after her sight as been restored. She was one of the 11 patients selected to form part of the Zoutpansberg Private Hospital’s Mandela Day Project to remove cataracts and have new lens implants free of charge. She lost one of her eyes more than 20 years ago, and was left with 5% sight in her remaining eye. After her operation last Thursday, she was able to walk out of the hospital on her own.
Ms Rachael Mamphiswana of Thengwe-Phalama village in Mutale was the lucky winner of an Ellerines promotional competition. She received a cheque of R20 000 during an event at the Sibasa branch of the store on Friday. In our photograph, she receives her cheque from the manager of the branch, Mr Patrick Netshikulwe (left). Ms Dorah Nemaranzhe of Ngovhela recieved food parcels to the value of R300 during the same event. Photo: Silas Nduvheni
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8 26 July 2013 By Elmon Tshikhudo
Minister applauds job creation initiative The Minister of Rudal Devel under construction and has been The minister expressed satisopment, Gugile Nkwinti, has funded to the tune of R30-mil- faction with the way the project urged rural communities to lion. The project comprises a was going. “During my visit in emulate the Masia and Mutsila top-class amphitheatre, with a the area in 2009, the community, communities that initiated de cultural village, a library with a through the Masia Development velopmental projects in order playing area for children, an area Trust, submitted project proposto fight unemployment, poverty for relaxing, a study room and als identified by the community,” and ignorance. a computer information area, a he said. Both the Masia and Kwinti recently opened newly computer centre with 50 com- Matsila communities fall under completed chicken coups, with puter desks, food stalls, markets, Thovhele Mbangiseni Masia. a combined capacity to house an administration block with The chief said the projects dealt 10 000 layers. Extensions to the eight offices and a boardroom, with challenges rural communiproject also include cultivators, guard room, bulk services, road ties faced on a daily basis, “such silage cutters, boom sprayers, work parking and platform and a as unemployment, illiteracy, lack bush cutters, additional fencing, palisade fence. of access to facilities and others.” a bakkie with a trailer, chicken houses, feeds, Rural Development Minister Gugile Nkwinti unveils a plaque marking the opening of the vegetable livestock medicines, garden at Matsila. Also in the photo are actress Florence Masebe and traditional leader Chief fertilisers and farming Livhuwani Matsila. tools. Everything is funded by his department. “Other communities should take a leaf out of this book. The two communities initiated the projects and we just formed a partnership with them because they fit in with the government’s programme of fighting unemployment and poverty,” said the minister. The minister was accompanied by Sports Minister Fikile Mbalula and Water Affairs Deputy Minister Rejoice Mabudafhasi. They went on site visits of projects as part of Mandela-month celebrations. Reaping the fruits of their labour, Vhembe District Mayor Tshitereke They visited a sports Matibe, Minister Gugile Nkwinti and Deputy Minister Rejoyce centre at Masia, which is Mabudafhasi pick some of the ripe tomatoes at one of the projects.
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Members of the SANDF in Musina exchanged their weapons for working tools when they cleaned a notorious crime spot area near the Lesley Manyathela Stadium as part of their Mandela Day celebrations.
Residents of the Kutama area, who are affiliated to the Com munity Work Programme at Madabani stadium, eventually received their monies from the Seriti Institute last week. This came after the national poverty-alleviating organisation, Seriti Institute, had reportedly failed to pay about 90 affiliated workers for several months. “Some of the workers got all their outstanding monies, but there were others who got half their pay,” said Ward 24’s Cllr Motlatso Selepe. “But senior officials at Seriti Institute’s offices in Johannesburg promised to finish paying all outstanding monies
by Friday.” Workers were very angry a fortnight ago after Seriti Institute had failed to make payments into workers’ accounts. The workers gathered at the desolate stadium to raise their concerns about monies which the organisation still owed them. “We will see that we take action, so that the district manager of Seriti Institute, (Medupi) Phalane, hears our voices,” said one angry worker. However, Cllr Selepe calmed down the angry workers and reminded them that he had since forwarded a letter of grievance and notification to the relevant stakeholders, who would then
deal with the case. When contacted, Seriti Institute’s district manager, Mr Medupi Phalane, had no comment. However, the reporter then contacted the head office in Johannesburg, who subsequently liaised with Phalane. Some hours later, Phalane called to say he was ready to comment. “Co-ordinators didn’t submit duty registers and that’s why workers were not paid on time,” he said last Tuesday. “For those who haven’t received all their wages or anything, they will get their monies once we have received the duty registers and bank statements.”
Mapula Maltjie (34), Ivy Ramovha (29) and Humbulani Khumela (27) said all they needed was their money. Musina FM presenters helped to pack the files of patients at the Messina Hospital.
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from Tshaulu shines in Thailand Earthwatch supports local primate project Student Ifa Tshishonge from Tshaulu village urged came from, but what mattered was how each one The Durham University Pri mate and Predator Project is enjoying local participation of Earthwatch teams this year through a Community Fellow grant from Earthwatch Inter national. The Primate and Predator Project, which was established in 2011, is based at Lajuma Research Centre in the western Soutpansberg Mountains. The project aims to increase the understanding of the ecology and the status of biodiversity within the Soutpansberg mountain range and to develop strategies to mitigate human-wildlife conflict and enhance the conservation potential of the region. The project works in partnership with the Earthwatch Institute, which recruits international volunteers for short periods throughout the year. These volunteers contribute to the project, both physically and financially. In 2013, the project was given the opportunity to invite local people to join the Earthwatch
teams as Community Fellows. A grant of 15 local people who would not normally be able to join the Earthwatch expedition was received. Thus far, eight local people have benefitted from funded placements on the Earthwatch teams. The local participants have included University of Venda and University of South Africa students, staff from research centres in Limpopo Province, and young people completing conservation-based internships. The volunteers helped with camera trapping, scat analysis, primate data collection and vegetation sampling. All the volunteers have the opportunity to go to local schools to participate in an environmental education day through Eco-schools. This is an integral part of all Earthwatch teams and the children love meeting Earthwatch volunteers from all over the world. This time, however, the children worked with international volunteers
and also with people who were from the same community as them and who spoke their language. This was an inspiring experience for them. During previous Eco-schools days, the children learnt a lot and gained a great deal but perhaps never felt like they could relate too closely to the volunteers. This time they met Earthwatch volunteers who were local and who had gone on to achieve amazing things such as PhDs and jobs in conservation. The children and their teachers found this very inspirational and meeting them has possibly helped the children realise that they too can achieve so much. The Community Fellow opportunities have helped local participants to gain a great deal. They commented on the amount of information they learned about nature and conservation, as well as how to apply scientific methods. It was also a wonderful cultural exchange between local and international participants. One local volunteer commented: “We didn’t have time to do everything that needed doing, which leaves the gate open for a second visit to Lajuma.” The Primate and Predator Project staff are looking forward to working with further participants this year that will benefit just as much from Three of the Eathwatch volunteers, busy assessing their camera trap the Community Felfootage. Photo: Caswell Munyai. low grant.
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young people not to blame their disadvantaged background for their failures, but rather to prepare for success. The third-year LLB student at the University of the Free State recently visited the Mahasarakham University in Thailand for 11 days as part of a global leadership camp. He said the leadership camp, which started on June 24 and ended on the 4 July, had taught him new perceptions of the world. The global leadership camp is an initiative by the Mahasarakham University in Thailand and it is held annually. Student leaders from various cultural and socio-economic backgrounds are taught leadership skills through activities such as public speaking workshops as well as debates on global issues like the preservation of culture and the environment. Ifa was awarded a scholarship after he applied through the Free State University and he was the only person in Africa who attended the event. He acknowledged that he passionately loves his community and he would like to inspire other young people from his area. “As a young person from a rural village, when I initially went to university, it was a new world to me,” he said. He said he learnt that it did not matter where one By Tshifhiwa Mukwevho
wanted to reach their goals. “No situation is permanent unless we want it to stay that way,” he said. “Teenage pregnancy, crime, alcohol and drug abuse should not be the centre of our lives,” he added.
Ifa Tshishonge delivers a speech at the Mahasarakham University, which he visited as part of the global leadership camp.
In court for theft Lovemore Chauke (26) and Ngorima Nyashi (23) recently appeared in the Dzanani Mag istrate’s Court in connection with a series of housebreaking and theft cases, which happened in the Mphephu policing area. Their case was postponed to 13 August, pending further investigations. The two men are facing 12 charges of housebreaking and theft. Their arrest comes after the Tshilwavhusiku police task team pounced on the suspects at Madabani village in the Sinthumule area on 14 May. The two, along with two other accomplices, namely Kudzani Sandi (26) and Monalisa Maunze (43), were linked to numerous crimes of housebreaking and theft in the Mphephu and Tshilwavhusiku policing areas. It is alleged that they had been targeting houses with plasma television sets, which they then removed and transported to Zimbabwe. According to the police, the syndicate was terrorising the communities of Thohoyandou, Tshitale, Waterval, Musina and Makhado areas between January 2012 and May 2013. Maunze was arrested after a successful trap was set via a cell phone conversation. All four accused have 15 similar cases pending in the Tshilwavhusiku Magistrate’s Court. Lovemore Chauke They remain in custody. (26).
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LIMPOPO MIRROR By Elmon Tshikhudo
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Muthambi is a natural entertainer Doctor’s rape case postponed ITshibulebule went to sleep early on Friday night Phathutshedzo Tshibulebule Muthambi. about several of the nicknames that people The trial of Limpopo doctor Justice Mulaudzi, who is charged with the rape of four women, including three patients, was postponed to September 18 by the Sibasa Regional Court on Monday. The postponement follows a request by the defence after an expert gynaecologist, Prof Greta Dreyer from the University of Pretoria, had given evidence of the patient/doctor relationship. Dreyer was cross-examined by the State, represented by Adv Christopher Dreyer, while
Mulaudzi is being represented by Adv Essau Ngwana. Unlike in the past when the court used to be filled to capacity during his appearance, this time there were few people in the small court room. The defence needed time to consult with their client, following the evidence by the gynaecologist. The case has been set for 18 and 19 September, after the State indicated that it was no longer going to call any more witnesses. Mulaudzi, the clinical manager at Hayani Hospital, is alleged to have raped two of his patients during consultations at a private practice at Ha-Makhuvha, outside Thohoyandou. The incidents are alleged to have taken place two years ago. The Malamulele case was opened while Mulaudzi was working as a doctor at the Malamulele Hospital in 2006. The case, which was subsequently withdrawn at the time, due to a lack of evidence, was reinstated after members of the community complained that it had not been properly handled. Mulaudzi (43), of Makwerala Extension near Thohoyandou, is a well-known figure in the area as well as a Dr Justice Mulaudzi. respected church man.
to make sure that I woke up early on Like millions of radio listeners, I thought call him. “My nicknames are countless. I Saturday morning. This was my effort he was a giant figure when I heard his get nicknames from my fans almost every not to miss my important 06:30 Satur voice on the radio, but alas – how wrong I day. The names range from Khotsi a Juday morning appointment. With little nior, to Tshipuku – to name but a few.” Tshibulebule Muthambi is traffic early that Saturday morning, I asked him how he became involved a celebrated radio drama I approached Thohoyandou and in radio drama acting. He said: “I heard headed north until I arrived at a from a friend two years ago that there character, comedian, T-junction which leads to the famous were auditions at Phalaphala FM studios performing musician and nat and I decided to try my luck. I couldn’t Donald Fraser Hospital. After about five minutes’ drive, I believe it when I succeeded among ural entertainer. saw a directional sign on my left for hundreds of people who also auditioned Seasoned journalist Tshitereke Village and I immediately for the role of Tshibulebule. Since then, Wilson Dzebu spent knew that I was not lost. I then took a I have never looked back.” dusty street just after the first bus stop 30 minutes with him to find About how he found himself in the as directed and proceeded until I arrived music industry, he said: “I just decided out the secrets of his success. last year that I can do something that at the home of the Muthambi family. That was where I met the famous was! The 22-year-old plays Tshibulebule, will entertain my fans and the only weapon SABC Phalaphala FM drama character, a famous character with mental illness to use was my voice. I went to the studio comedian and performing musician, on Phalaphala FM’s soapie, I khou kh- and recorded my single, Rithelela, and it idzhana. was an instant hit. “We will have to stick to The song created a lot of vibe and the the 45-minute interview as bookings for my performance came from agreed. There is an event at all over the country. I’m now working Tshakhuma at 10:00 where I on another album, called Nthengeleni, have been booked as a pro- which will be released in due course. gramme director. I will then Since I started promoting it last month, proceed to Madombidzha, music maniacs vow that it is going to be where I will entertain guests a hit and that encourages me to finalize it as a comedian in another very soon.” event. This evening at 19:00, And what does the future hold for him? I’m going to Malamulele “I strongly believe that there is still much where I will be performing to be done to nurture the arts among our at a music festival. I have to people, especially the youth. My future travel back after the festival plan is to open a drama school and music because tomorrow we are studio to assist in the development of recording more episodes of I talent – especially for young people in khou khidzhana at Phalapha- the rural areas.” la FM’s studios,” he said While we were still talking, his cell while ushering me to a gar- phone rang and, shortly after answering it, den chair. I then understood he turned to me and said: “I have to rush Phathutshedzo Tshibulebule Muthambi, famous that Tshibulebule is truly a to another event as I told you before.” He radio drama character, musician, comedian and very busy man. then went into his house to prepare himself natural entertainer. He seems not to bother after saying goodbye.
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Sumbandila shows anything is possible A Daimler Brand
Seventyfive women in 35 five cars, three coun tries in four days –the annual Cash and Rocket Charity Race geared up for a riproaring start as a convoy of elite cars raced across Europe to raise $250 000 for three charities in Africa. Limpopo-based educational support and scholarship programme Sumbandila was one of them. The co-founder of Ridgeway College (Makhado / Louis Trichardt) and Sumbandila, Leigh Bristow, received the invitation through British-based funders, Marwyn Investments. She promptly found herself in the company of influential women like Swedish-born model Jodie Kidd, American actress Patricia Arquette, ex-wife of Rolling Stones icon Ronnie Wood, Formula-One driver’s wife Maria del a Rossi and many others. The Cash and Rocket race was split over three legs and entailed a scenic route from Barcelona to Rome via France and Florence. “It is difficult to describe the experience,” said Leigh, “I can only describe it as both magnificent and surreal.” The race kicked off on 13 June in Barcelona. The drivers arrived in Cannes later that evening. Adorned in white designer gowns, they dined on the island Fort Royal, the supposed prison that held the real Man in the Iron Mask who inspired the 1998 film, starring Leonardo Decaprio and French-born actor Gerard Depardieu. The next day, Leigh, in a blood-red vintage Aston Martin, crossed the border into Italy across the vast Pyrenees Mountain range. They were greeted by a police escort as the convoy of red cars arrived in the ancient city of Florence. The drivers dined at the private residence of renowned Italian designer Roberto Cavalli and rubbed shoulders with guests like opera singer Andrea Bocelli. “We left Florence the next day and nothing could have prepared me for our entrance into the glorious city of Rome,” said Leigh. When the convoy entered Rome, the Maserati, Ferrari and Fiat flags were flying proudly to the applause and adoration of the crowd. As they drove past the Colosseum, Leigh climbed into the backseat of the Aston Martin and raised the Sumbandila and Ridgeway flags in the city of gladiators. “This trip not only raised money for Sumbandila, it also raised the profile of Sumbandila and Ridgeway College,” said Leigh. Each representative from one of the three charities was given the opportunity to address the audience on the gala night. Leigh stood up for Ridgeway College and Sumbandila and the disadvantaged and impoverished children who are afforded an Notice
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A year later and “Mandela” house is still a slab The overarching aim of the 67 minutes on Mandela Day is to embrace the values of Tata Madiba through acts of charity and kindness and to inspire individuals to take action to help change the world for the better. It also seeks to empower communities everywhere and aims to bring happiness to the underprivileged. There is a family at Makhuvha village, under the auspices of the Thulamela municipality, who feel betrayed by and always have bad memories about this day. A year ago, construction started on the dream house for the family of Salphinah Ramashia (49). The nine members of the family are packed like sardines into a collapsing rondavel and they have been waiting for a house for many years. When the construction for their house started on Mandela Day 2012, it was the gift of a lifetime. The house was a donation from the contractors who were building the local Makhuvha Stadium, in conjunction with the Thulamela municipality. Bricks, sand and concrete are a stark reminder of a house yet to be built.
The family saw their dreams becoming a reality when the foundation was laid. The foundation was built amidst great fanfare, with Thulamela municipal councillors, officials, traditional leaders, contractors and many community members taking part. A year after the foundation was laid, only a concrete slab stands as reminder of the shattered dreams the family had. This is not the first time that Lady Luck has avoided Salphinah Ramanyimi. In 2004, her application for an RDP house was approved, but she could not get the house as she was attending a family bereavement. This did not dampen her spirit and she applied again in 2012. She could not believe it when her application was approved. But as construction was about to start, she was identified as being an emergency case, whereupon contractors offered to build her a house. The house was earmarked for completion in a month. Now Ramanyimi feels betrayed. “My ancestors have forsaken me. How on earth can I miss two chances to get my RDP house? When the businesspeople
offered me a house in honour of Mandela, I thought my prayers were answered. I thought this time around it was for real as it was associated with the name of Mandela. Now I have lost all hope of ever getting a house,” she adds. Ramanyimi says the family has no source of income and they only depend on grants, which makes life unbearable for them. “My health is deteriorating because of this problem, and I have no means to get out of this mess. The municipality and the contractors have denied me the right to have a government house. They just wanted to use Mandela’s name to impress the forces that be, by making false promises,” she said. The senior traditional leader of the area, Thovhele Gole Mphaphuli, said he had thought all along that the house had been completed a long time ago. “It would be very unfortunate if people used Mandela’s name to gain fame at the expense of the poor. From now on, I will be monitoring the progress of the house because if it cannot be completed, the government will be failing this poor woman,” he said. The local traditional leader, Chief Makwarela Elvis Makhuvha, said he had received a report and enquired from the municipality. “Ever since I enquired, there has been progress; materials like sand and bricks have been delivered and I have been given an assurance the building will start soon,” he said. Mr Ronald Makhadi, the manager for sport, arts and culture in Thulamela, confirmed that there were problems with the building. “Our contractors, who pledged to build the house, had challenges which led to the delay. I can now confirm that we had a meeting with all of them and they have indicated that it will be completed in three weeks,” Makhadi said.
Second album for Manyalo Singer and dancer Ntovhedzeni Mabila, one of the bestkept se crets to have come out of rural Tshavhalovhedzi village in the Nzhelele area, says the successes of her latest offering have given her a boost to do even better in music. The 25-year-old Manyalo Mamatobetsa, as she is known in the music industry, released her second album, Mazwale, a fortnight ago. Even though the album is self-marketed, it has sold many copies since its release and has been receiving a lot of airplay from different radio stations around the country. Mamatobetsa is also taking her music to the people through promotions. She is on a tour of towns in Vhembe to promote her new album. Her debut album, Johannesburg, was released in 2010 and contained disco music. It took her three years to come up with a different sound altogether. She now sings about marriage issues and she terms her music Tsa Manyalo, loosely translated as “wedding songs”. “I started very young at school, but over the years I have been maturing in this dog-eats-dog industry. My recent album is a sign of maturity both musically and as per-
son, and I am excited at the turn of events. Since its release, my phone has never stopped ringing. The demand for my album is so high that it has encouraged me to work even harder to make my next album better,” she said. She added that she sang about personal experiences “and what I see happening in my vicinity. I also give advice here and there through my music, and by the look of things, I will continue singing this type of music as it is proving very popular,” she said. The 10-track album was recorded at DMC Studios at Siloam in the Nzhelele area. Those having problems in getting her music and bookings for performances can call her at 072 467 9601. Limpopo’s “Manyalo” Mamatobetsa, who is making her mark in the music industry.
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CoAL “to develop” local communities Coal of Africa Limited (CoAL) is determined to work with the communities to develop an area which is sustainable and in a method that is sensitive to the environment. This was the opinion expressed by Mr Mashudu Ramano, the chairperson of the stakeholders’ engagement committee, during a function held on Saturday at Sharrie Lodge on the Huntleigh Farm. Mr Ramano promised that they were going to bring development to the communities. “We want to develop an environment that will be inclusive and responsive to the developmental needs of members of the communities,” he said. During the function, CoAL was introducing the Greater Soutpansberg Project to land claimants and royal councils. Community members, com-
munal property associations (CPAs), and royal councils from the Mamuhoyi, Nemamilwe, Sithagathaga, Ha-Musekwa, Lishivha and Tshivhula communities attended the event. According to Ramano, mining is a very complex, capital-intensive activity which requires the co-operation of many stakeholders, which are communities, shareholders, financial institutions and government at local, provincial and national level. He said that without all the relevant parties working together properly, mining became a difficult activity. CoAL partnered with a Black Economic Empowerment (BEE) company, Rothe, and formed a committee, Mbeu yashu (our seed). "Mbeu yashu is a committee that will be liaising with all the stakeholders about the progress of the project
and will ‘cement a foundation of trust' with all the parties involved in the running of the mine," he said. During the meeting, some of the CPA members from the communities complained and said that they were not consulted when the BEE and the research process had been finalised. Mr Samuel Rasilavhi from Ha-Lishivha CPA said that they were not welcoming the investment in their area and that it would not benefit the communities. “They just came here to snatch away our wealth without benefiting the communities,” he said. The community liaison officer, Mr Lovemore Tshivhula, disagreed and said that the whole process was not yet finalised and they were still going to meet with all the communities separately.
Photographed during the event are the executive mayor of Vhembe District Municipality (second from left ), Cllr Tshitereke Matibe, and the chairperson of Rothe investment and a member of stakeholders engagement committee, Mr Mashudu Ramano (left), with some of the community leaders.
Juius Malema’s house, which went on auction. By Kaizer Nengovhela
Makhokha buys Julius Malema’s house The Flora Park house in Polokwane of the ex pelled leader of the ANC Youth League, Julius Malema, was bought by a local investor. The house was sold during an auction on Tuesday for R1.4 million to Tshimangazo Makhokha of Dopeni Village. Makhokha is one of the directors of Khoza Development Properties that deals with town planning. He said afterwards that he wanted to use the house as offices for the business. He said he was a proud ANC man, but did not have any relationship with Julius Malema. He said he had been differing with Malema for quite a long time. “I have a small plot, farming goats and pigs at Dopeni village. I’m a people’s person. I have already helped so many disadvantaged families in burying their next of kin around Nzhelele,” said Makhokha. "I was expecting to buy the house for around R1.2 million, but then other bidders chased Tshimangadzo Makhokha bought Julius up the price," he added. Julius Malema’s properties Malema's house for R1.4 million. were seized by the Asset Forfeiture Unit (AFU) in March this year to help settle his unpaid tax bills. In February this year, some of Malema’s goods were auctioned off in Polokwane but only collected about R60 000. In May this year, Malema’s Sandton house was auctioned off for R5.9 million. In June his tomato and cabbage farm was sold for R2.5 million.
By Tshifhiwa Mukwevho
51-Year-old suspect allegedly commits suicide A 29yearold Madombidzha cattle farmer had his trust in the police restored last week when the stock theft unit of the Makhado SAPS cluster informed him that his missing herd of cattle had been
recovered. Police investigations revealed that a herd of 38 cattle rightfully belonging to Mutheiwana Phadziri was sold to different bodies during an auction at Bandelierkop on 24 July. The stock
Mutheiwana Phadziri´s cattle were sold during an auction.
theft unit followed up on a lead and went to the suspect’s home in Madombidzha Zone Two last Monday (15 July), but did not find him. When they returned the following day, they found the 51-year-old male suspect hanging from the roof’s rafters with a rope around his neck. Provincial spokesperson for the police Col Ronel Otto said that the suspect was identified as Samuel Mudzhadzhi, who was also on parole after serving 15 years in jail for similar crimes. “An inquest docket was opened at the Tshilwavhusiku police station. The postmortem will reveal the cause of Mudzhadzhi’s death,” said Col Otto. She further stated that the cheque which was supposed to be handed to the suspect for the cattle sold at the auction was confiscated. Phadziri’s cattle went missing while at a grazing camp late last month. He tried to search for the missing cattle on the farms at Bandelierkop and in the Sinthumule and Kutama areas, thinking that they might have roamed into those areas, but could not find them.When speaking to Limpopo Mirror in our previous story, he warned whoever might have stolen his cattle that they would have to face the wrath of the gods unless they returned his livestock. “People will suffer the pain that the gods might inflict on them,” he had said then. Maine Vho-Mbilivhili Neluvhola indicated that when a person purchased catt
Staff members of Phalaphala FM, Toshgill Ralithata (right) and Thiko Liphadzi (third from right), busy clearing the bush at Siloam Hospital. It was during the radio station´s participation on Mandela Day. Vhembe District Municipality
PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN IN TERMS OF SECTION 45 OF THE SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT POLICY THAT VHEMBE DISTRICT MUNICIPALITY SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT POLICY IMPLEMENTATION REPORT FOR THE PERIOD 01st APRIL 2013 TO 30th JUNE 2013 IS AVAILABLE FOR PUBLIC INSPECTION. The information will be available at the municipality cashier’s office and our website www.vhembe.gov.za For any enquiries contact Supply Chain Practitioners of Vhembe District Municipality at telephone number (015) 960 2000. MR M.T MAKUMULE MUNICIPAL MANAGER
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R6,2m sports centre for Malale village A lot of progress has been re corded at the construction site of a state-of-the-art sports cen tre at Malale village. Musina Municipality has put aside R6,2 million to finance the project. The sports centre was developed after consultation with the local people, who raised the problem of a shortage of sports facilities in their area. The multipurpose court, which will cater for netball, tennis, volleyball and basketball, is 100% complete. The palisade fence around the property is also complete. The ablution facilities are 95% complete and the preparations for the soccer pitch are at an advanced stage. A local soccer player, Hulisani Munyai, said that, upon completion, the project will help to improve the standard of sports
The completed multi-purpose court at Malale Sports Centre.
in the area. He said some of the young people in the village resorted to criminal activities because they had nothing to do after school. “Young people are always lingering up and down the streets, because there is nothing that keeps them busy. We also believe that the number of young people who engage in drugs, alcohol and criminal activities will be lowered after the completion of the project. We really thank Musina Municipality for listening to our plea by providing us with this facility. We will make sure that it is kept clean and safe at all times.” Musina Municipality’s communications manager, Mr Wilson Dzebu, says the municipality views recreational facilities in a very serious light. “Sport is very important - not only to kids, but
for adults as well. When you play sports, you meet so many people you probably wouldn't if you didn't play. Sport isn't only fun, it keeps you in shape too. You improve your agility, endurance, and overall strength.” He adds that sports keep people healthy and also bust stress. “When you exercise regularly, your heart and lungs work effectively and this decreases the chances of heart disease. Many sporting codes are played in teams and this inculcates values and skills like leadership, communication, and sacrifice. Hence, sports serve as an avenue for meeting new people and making friends, as people of similar likes and dislikes come together to achieve a common goal. This can enhance the social life of a person.”
Soccer tournament during Makhado Show This year’s Makhado Annual Show will be hosted over four days, from 1 until 4 August. The show will kick off next Thursday with a mayoral parade through the streets of Makhado (Louis Trichardt). It will consist of the mayoral entourage, drum majorettes, bikers and the SAPS’s brass band. In terms of stalls and exhibitions, visitors can once again look forward to a wide variety. On Thursday and Friday, schools
pupils will have the opportunity to gain more knowledge on possible future careers by visiting one of the many government and parastatal exhibitions. There will also be commercial stalls which promise a “shop until you drop” experience with a good variety of food stalls, as well as a pub for the thirsty. As for entertainment, the show will focus on family entertainment with fun rides and a merrygo-round.
The SAPS’s dog unit will also entertain visitors, while the threeday musical experience includes local, national and international acts. The show will also create a platform for various sporting codes, such as a soccer tournament and magusheshe (car spinning) among others. As ever, security will be tight with no stone to be left unturned to ensure the public is safe and protected at all costs.
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LEGALS Makhado Local Munic ipality Notice for rezoning/ Change of Land Use It is hereby notified that application has been made by Alfred Muvhu lana Munyai on behalf of the registered owners for the amendment of the zoning and use of land on Erf 1351 Ha MANGILASI (Nesengani area Vuwani) from business 1 to business 2 general dealer (hardware). The application and the revate documents are open for inspection at the office of the senior manager. Planning and development, Makhado Local Municipality; Vuwani offices, for 28 days from 29 July 2013. Objection to the application must be lodged with or made in writing to the municipal manager, Vuwani Municipality, for a period of 28 days from 29 July 2013. Address of authorised agent: Po box 310, Shayandima, 0945.
Tel: 071 449 3156, Fax no: 086 608 1018, email address: alfredmunyai@ webmail.co.za NOTICE TO CREDITORS IN DECEASED ESTATE Of Late Hlengani Mackson Chauke, Id No: 6202185802085, Date of Death: 05th April 2013.Estate no: 910/2013. Last Address: Stand No: 252, Muchipisi Village district of Vembe. All persons having complains and claims against the above estate are called upon to contact the appointed Executrix within thirty (30) days of the publication of this notice. The name of the Executor is as follow: Hlamalani Annah Maluleke and the name of the agent is as follows: NOEL CHAUKE ATTORNEYS, OFFICE NO: 228,OLD MUTUAL BUILDING, P O BOX 1422, GIYANI 0826, TEL: 015 812 1574, FAX: 015 812 1575, REF: CH/MN/105/13EST
NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR PERMANENT PARK CLOSURE AND SIMULTANEOUS SUBDIVISION AND REZONING OF PORTION 1 OF ERF 321 MALAMULELE-A TOWNSHIP IN TERMS OF SECTION 67 OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT ORDINANCE, 1939 (ORDINANCE 17 OF 1939) AND TOWN PLANNING AND TOWNSHIPS ORDINANCE, 1986 (ORDINANCE 15 OF 1986). We, Landmark Consulting, being the authorized agent of the owner of the property mentioned below hereby give notice in terms of Section 67 of Local Government Ordinance 17 of 1939 to close the park and further simultaneously subdivide and rezone Portion 1 of Erf 321 Malamulele A in terms of Town Planning and Townships Ordinance, 1986 (Ordinance 15 of 1986), from “public open space” to “institutional”. Particulars of the application will lie for inspection during normal office hours at the office of the Manager: Land Use Management, Office 354, 3rd floor, Hensa Towers Building, 20 Rabe Street, Polokwane for a period of 28 days from 26 July 2013. Objections to or representations in respect of the application must be lodged with or made in writing to the Land Use Manager at the above address or at Private Bag x 9485, Polokwane, 0700 within a period of 28 days from 26 July 2013. Address of agent: Landmark Consulting, P.O. Box 3756, Tzaneen, 0850, Tel: 015 307 3758 and Fax: 015 307 305 XITIVISO XO KOMBELA KU PFALELA MAKUMU PHAKA, IVI YI PANDZIWA LESWAKU KU TA CINCIWA MATIRHISELO YA XIPHEMU 1 XITANDI XA NOMBORO YA 321, EKA DOROBA RA MALAMULELE-A KU YA HI SECTION 67 YA LOCAL GOVERNMENT ORDINANCE 1939 (ORDINANCE 17 OF 1939) NA TOWN PLANNING AND TOWNSHIPS
ORDINANCE, 1986 (ORDINANCE 15 OF 1986). Hina va Landmark Consulting, tani hi vayimeri/ vathoriwa va n’winyi wa xitandi lexi tsarisiweke laha hansi, hi mi nyika xiviko ku ya hi Section 67 ya Local Government Ordinance, 17 ya1939 ku pfalela makumu phaka leswaku yi ta pandziwa ivi xiphemu xo sungula xa nomboro 321 eka doroba ra Malamulele-A xi ta cinciwa vutirhiselo bya xitandi lexi xi hlamuseriweke hi ndlela leyi landzelaka ku suka eka “ndhawu ya vuhungaselo” ku ya eka “ndhawu ya tidyondzo ta vukhongeri”. Vuxokoxoko bya xikongomelo lexi byi ta kumeka loko munhu wun’wana na wun’wana a lava ku nyika mavonelo kumbe swivilelo hi mayelano na xikombelo hi nkarhi wo tirha ehofisiniya mininjhere wa: Land Use Management, Office 354, 3rd floor, muako wa Hensa Towers, 20 Rabe Street, Polokwane eka masiku yo ringana 28 ku sukela hi ti 26 July 2013. Swivilelo mayelano na xikombelo lexi swi fanele ku vikiwa hi ku tsala, swi yisiwa eka mininjhere wa: Land Use Management eka vundhawu lebyi tsariweke ehenhla kumbe eka poso leyi: Private Bag x9485, Polokwane, 0700 eka masiku ya 28 ku sukela hi ti 26 July 2013. Adirese ya vayimeri/vathoriwa: Landmark Consulting, P.O. Box 3756, Tzaneen, 0850, Tel: 015 307 3758 and Fax: 015 307 3050. NOTICE TO CREDITORS IN DECEASED ESTATE In the Estate of the Late:Mualusi Mbengeni David, Estate Number: 1496/2013, Identity number: 630402 0173 084, Last Address: TshamulungwiVillage, Date of Death: 2013-05-23. All persons having claims against the abovementioned are called upon to lodge their claims with the undersigned within Thirty (30) days as from date of this publication thereof hereof. MADALA PHILLIP ATTORNEYS, Office No. 84, Limdev Building, Thohoyandou, 0950. Notice in Terms of Section 35 Kindly be informed that the First and Final Liquidation and Distrubution Account in respect of the Estate of the late: Name: Khazamula An dries Chauke, ID No: 3202185124087, Estate No: 309/2013, Last Address: Malamulele, Lim popo Province. Will be open for inspection for a period of twenty one (21) Days at Malamulele Magistrate’s Court and at the offices of the Master of Limpopo High Court, Thohoyandou from the date Specified or from date of publication hereof, whichever may be later. Ramavhale Attorneys, Office No 20, First Floor, Limdev Building, Tho hoyandou, Tel/Fax: 015 962 6369, Ref” RAM/C/ EST/02/13
Notice to Creditors Deceased Estate Estate late: Chief Munyadziwa Alpheus Netshimbupfe, Id No: 5109085160087, Estate No: 1510/2013. All persons having claim against the above mentioned estate are required to lodge their claim with the undersigned within 30 days after the date of application hereof. Name and Address of agent: S.O Ravele Attorneys, 15 De venish Street, Box 1666, Makhado, 0920, Tel: 015 516 2823, Fax: 015 516 2825, Ref: S.O Ravele/ JN/LR/EST1004 THULAMELA LOCAL MUNICIPALITY NOTICE FOR REZONING/ CHANGE OF LAND USE It is hereby notified that application has been made by Tshilidzi Nelwamondo on behalf of registered owners for the amendment of the zoning and use of land on Erf 1103 Thohoyandou F from Residential 1 to Residential 2 for Town Houses. Particulars of the application will lie for inspection during normal office hours at the relevant office of: 5066, Thohoyandou, 0950 for a period of 28 days from 26 July 2013. Thulamela Municipality, Senior Manager Development Planning, Room 334, Private Bag X Objections to the application must be lodged with or made in writing to Manager: Development Planning; Room 334, Private Bag X5066, Thohoyandou, 0950, or Should no comments and/ or objections be received as set out above, the municipality will assume that you are in support of the application and may approve the proposed land use rights. Address of authorized agent: P O Box 15153, Flora Park, 0699, Tel: 0833582670. Dates on which notice will be published: 26 July 2013. MASIPALA WA THULAMELA NDIVHADZO YA U SHANDUKISWA HA KUSHUMISELWE KWA MAVU Vha kho u divhadzwa uri huna khumbelo yo itwaho nga Nelwamondo T, o imela muiti wa tshanduko yo bulwaho afho ntha ya Erf 1103 Thohoyandou F, uri huvhe ha vhubindudzi. Vhane vha takalelea u vhala ngaha khumbelo iyi, manwalo aya akhouwanala ofisini ya minigere muhulwane wa kudzudzanyele na mvelaphanda, MasipalawaThulamela, Thohoyandou.Manwalo aya ado wanala lwa tshifhinga tshiedanaho maduvha a 28 ubva khaduvha la u thoma la u andadziwa ha khumbelo iyo yo bulwaho afho ntha. Vha ne vhavhana mbilaelo na iyi khumbelo vhanwalele masipala waThulamela kha Diresi itevhelaho, P O box 5066, Thohoyandou, 0950. Mbilaelo dzi do tanganedzwa lwa maduvha a 28 ubva kha u andadzwa ha iyi khumbelo. Diresi yaf eme yo itaho khumbelo ino ndi P O box 15153, flora park, 0669, Thingo 0833582670
MAKHADO AMENDMENT SCHEME 74 MAKHADO TOWN PLANNING SCHEME, 2009 AMENDMENT SCHEME 74 I, Tshilidzi Nelwamondo being the authorized agent of the owner of Erf 3248 Makhado Ext 10 Township measuring 1400 metre sqaure, hereby give notice in terms of Section 56 of the Town Planning and Townships Ordinance, 1986 (Ordinance 15 of 1986), that I have applied to the Makhado Municipality for the amendment of the Makhado Town-planning Scheme, 2009 in operation by the rezoning of the property(ies) described above, situated at Makhado from 26 July 2013 Particulars of the application will lie for inspection during normal office hours at the relevant office of: Director: Development and Planning; Makhado (Louis Trichardt), 0920 for a period of 28 days from 26 July 2013. Objections to or representations in respect of the application must be lodged with or made in writing to above or be addressed to: (at the relevant office) The Municipal Manager: Private Bag X 2596, Makhado (Louis Trichardt), 0920. Should no comments and/or objections be received as set out above, the Municipality will assume that you are in support of the application and may approve the proposed land use rights. Address of authorized agent: Physical address: 40 Jubilee Creek, Bendor, Polokwane, 0699 Cell: 0833582670 MAKHADO AMENDMENT SCHEME 74 Ndivhadzo ya u Shandikisa Kushumisele kwa Mavu nga Town Planning and Townships Ordinance, 1986 (Ordinance 15 of 1986),Vhakho u divhadzwa uri huna khumbelo yo itwaho nga Nelwamondo T, o imela muiti wa tshanduko yobulwaho afho ntha ya Erf 3248 Makhado, Makhado Municipality uri huvhe ha dzinndu dzo tanganelaho. Vhane vha takalelea u vhala ngaha khumbelo iyi, manwalo ayo akhou wanala ofisini ya minigere muhulwane waku dzudzanyele na mvelaphanda, Masipalawa Makhado, Manwalo aya ado wanala lwa tshifhinga tshiedanaho maduvha a 28 ubva la u thoma la u andadziwa ha khumbelo iyi. Vha ne vhavha na mbilaelo na iyi khumbelo vha nwalele masipala wa Makhado kha Diresi itevhelaho, Private Bag X2596, Makhado (Louis Trichardt), 0920. Mbilaelo dzido tanganedzwa lwa maduvha a 28 ubva khau andadzwa ha iyi khumbelo. Diresi ya feme yo itaho khumbelo ino ndi P O box 15153, flora park, 0669, 40 Jubilee Creek, Bendor, 0699. Thingo 0833582670 THULAMELA LOCAL MUNICIPALITY NOTICE FOR REZONING/ CHANGE OF LAND USE It is hereby notified that application has been made
by Tshilidzi Nelwamondo on behalf of registered owners for the amendment of the zoning and use of land on Erf 1101 Thohoyandou F from Residential 1 to Residential 2 for Town Houses. Particulars of the application will lie for inspection during normal office hours at the relevant office of: Thulamela Municipality, Senior Manager Development Planning, Room 334, Private Bag X 5066, Thohoyandou, 0950 for a period of 28 days from 26 July 2013. Objections to the application must be lodged with or made in writing to Manager: Development Planning; Room 334, Private Bag X5066, Thohoyandou, 0950, or Should no comments and/or objections be received as set out above, the municipality will assume that you are in support of the application and may approve the proposed land use rights. Address of authorized agent: P O Box 15153, Flora Park, 0699, Tel: 0833582670. Dates on which notice will be published: 26 July 2013. MASIPALA WA THULAMELA NDIVHADZO YA U SHANDUKISWA HA KUSHUMISELWE KWA MAVU Vha kho u divhadzwa uri huna khumbelo yo itwaho nga Nelwamondo T, o imela muiti wa tshanduko yo bulwaho afho ntha ya Erf 1103 Thohoyandou F, uri huvhe ha vhubindudzi. Vhane vha takalelea u vhala ngaha khumbelo iyi, manwalo aya akhouwanala ofisini ya minigere muhulwane wa kudzudzanyele na mvelaphanda, MasipalawaThulamela, Thohoyandou. Manwalo aya ado wanala lwa tshifhinga tshiedanaho maduvha a 28 ubva khaduvha la u thoma la u andadziwa ha khumbelo iyo yo bulwaho afho ntha. Vha ne vhavhana mbilaelo na iyi khumbelo vhanwalele masipala waThulamela kha Diresi itevhelaho, P O box 5066, Thohoyandou, 0950. Mbilaelo dzi do tanganedzwa lwa maduvha a 28 ubva kha u andadzwa ha iyi khumbelo. Diresi yaf eme yo itaho khumbelo ino ndi P O box 15153, flora park, 0669, Thingo 0833582670 THULAMELA LOCAL MUNICIPALITY NOTICE FOR REZONING/ CHANGE OF LAND USE It is hereby notified that application has been made by Tshilidzi Nelwamondo on behalf of registered owners for the amendment of the zoning and use of land on Erf 33A Malamulele A from Residential 1 to Business 1 for Shops and Offices. Particulars of the application will lie for inspection during normal office hours at the relevant office of: Thulamela Municipality, Senior Manager Development Planning, Room 334, Private Bag X 5066, Thohoyandou, 0950 for a period of 28 days from 26 July 2013 Objections to the application must be lodged with or made in writing to Manag-
er: Development Planning; Room 334, Private Bag X5066, Thohoyandou, 0950, or Should no comments and/or objections be received as set out above, the municipality will assume that you are in support of the application and may approve the proposed land use rights. Address of authorized agent: P O Box 15153, Flora Park, 0699, Tel: 0833582670. Dates on which notice will be published: 26 July 2013. MASIPALA WA THULAMELA NDIVHADZO YA U SHANDUKISWA HA KUSHUMISELWE KWA MAVU Vha kho u divhadzwa uri huna khumbelo yo itwaho nga Nelwamondo T, o imela muiti wa tshanduko yo bulwaho afho ntha ya Erf 33A Malamulele A, uri huvhe ha vhubindudzi. Vhane vha takalelea u vhala ngaha khumbelo iyi, manwalo aya akhouwanala ofisini ya minigere muhulwane wa kudzudzanyele na mvelaphanda, Masipala waThulamela, Thohoyandou. Manwalo aya ado wanala lwa tshifhinga tshiedanaho maduvha a 28 ubva khaduvha la u thoma la u andadziwa ha khumbelo iyo yo bulwaho afho ntha. Vha ne vhavhana mbilaelo na iyi khumbelo vhanwalele masipala waThulamela kha Diresi itevhelaho, P O box 5066, Thohoyandou, 0950. Mbilaelo dzi do tanganedzwa lwa maduvha a 28 ubva kha u andadzwa ha iyi khumbelo. Diresi yaf eme yo itaho khumbelo ino ndi P O box 15153, flora park, 0669, Thingo 0833582670 Thulamela Local Munic ipality Notice for rezoning/ Change of land use It is hereby notified that application has been made by Alfred Muvhu lawa Munyai on behalf of the registered owners for the amendment of the Zoning and use of land portion 2 on Erf 88 Shayandima Ext 1. From “Business 1 to Business 2”/ Which is Mahaneng Land investment cc, ck no: 93/07361123. For Genec Majestic Wines and Spirits Merchants who are liquor distributors at Shayandima Township, with Security shift workers rooms. The application and the relevant documents are open for inspection at the office for the senior manager: Planning and development, Thulamela Local Municipality; First Floor, Thohoyandou, for 28 days as from 29 July 2013. Objection to the application must be lodged with or made in writing to the Municipal Manager, Thulamela Municipality, Private Bag X5066, Thohoyandou, 0950, for a period of 28 days from 27 August 2013. Address of authorized Agent: P.O Box 310, Shayandima, 0945 (071 449 3156) Fax No: 086 608 108, email address: alfredmunyai@ webmail.co.za
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Three suspects were recently arrested by the Mara Police in connection with cable theft. They appeared in the Makhado Magistrate´s Court last Tuesday and their case was postponed to 23 August for a bail application. They remain in custody. The three accused are flanked by two police constables. From left to right in our photo are Const Tshifhiwa Luvha, Phineus Nkosi (31), Thompson Chimanga (29), Joseph Maposa (28) and Const Khuliso Mukatuni.
In a move to empower and enable the youth in Vhembe and Greater Letaba to take control of their own lives in the struggle for peace, human rights, justice and self-reliance, Umtapo Centre in Makhado (Louis Trichardt) organised a workshop from 9 to 13 July. At least 19 schools were represented during the workshop at Manavhela Ben Lavin. According to Makhado Umtapo's director, Nomiki Yekani, the facilitators created a conducive environment for learners to actively participate in the learning process. The training also aimed to unravel deep-seated psychological issues that affect children and young people in schools. These challenges range from rape and abuse to substance abuse and other ills of society affecting children in families and communities. Pictured during the workshop are (from left to right) Vhutshilo Delekisa, Lawrence Monyahi, M u k h e t h w a Mathebula, Tshepo Mahladisa, Dorcus Mukwevho and Eullenda Chauke (front, kneeling).
NOTICE OF A PUBLIC MEETING This serves as a notice of a public meeting for all the residents of Lufule 1 & 2 which is arranged as follows: Date: Sunday 28th July 2013 Time: 07H30 Venue: Lufule Headman’s Kraal Agenda: Demarcation of residential sites at Lufule The aim of this public meeting is to inform the community about the following: To take a resolution on giving part of the land under the control of the Mphaphuli Traditional Authority for the purpose of demarcating 500 residential sites for the residents of Lufule 1. The demarcation of these sites will be done in terms of the Communal Land Rights Act of 1994. The following community structures are invited to the public meeting: • • All members of the community Lufule; • Members of the Mphaphuli Traditional Council • Members of the Thulamela Local Municipality • Members of all political parties; • Members of civic organisations; • Members of all non-profit organisations, and • All people who have an interest and concerned about the development of Lufule. It is important that all members of the Lufule community to be part of this public meeting. All queries related to this meeting can be directed to: Mr Titus Masuku. Umsebe Development Planners. Tel: (013) 752 4710 Fax: (013)752 2970 Date published: 28 June 2013
Nedbank and SAfm donated building material and educational toys to day-care centres in Tshifudi and Tshiombo as part of their Mandela Day activities. Chief RRT Mathoho (centre) of Tshiombo village is flanked by Rhulani Lehong, portfolio manager strategic national projects and staff volunteerism at Nedbank and some of the Nedbank staff members who took part in the activities at Lunungwi Community Pre-school. (Photo supplied) NOTICE OF THE DMR ACKNOLEDGEMENT (ACCEPTANCE) OF MINING RIGHT APPLICATIONS GENERAAL PROJECT Applications and Applicants: Coal of Africa Limited (‘’CoAL’’) and Rothe Investments (Pty) Ltd (“Rothe”), joint owners MbeuYashu, advise that applications have been submitted and acknowledged (administrative acceptance) by the Department of Mineral Resources (“DMR”) for a Mining Right for the Generaal Project. The Generaal Project comprises the properties listed below and an application for a Mining Right has been submitted for each of the group of properties (held per Prospecting Rights). It is envisaged that these rights will be transferred and consolidated in terms of Sections 11 and 102 of the Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Act, 2002 (Act no. 28 of 2002) (“MPRDA”) into a single Mining Right for the Generaal Project. Location: The Generaal Project is situated 35 km north of the town Makhado and 70 km south of Musina in the Musina and Makhado Local Municipal areas, Vhembe District, Limpopo. Notice is hereby given of Mining Right Applications submitted and acknowledged (accepted) in terms of the MPRDA and the public participation process to be embarked on. Property Description:
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NDIVHADZO YA MUTANGANO WA GUTE Ndivhadzo ya mutangano wa vha dzulapo vha shango la Lufule 1&2 u dovha nga ndila i tevhelaho: Datumu: Swondaha ya dzi 28 Fulwana 2013 Tshifhinga: 07H30 Fhethu: Lufule Headman‘s Kraal Ma ambiwa: U tsheiwa ha zwitenntsi zwa vhudzulo lufule Ndeme ya mutangano uyu ndi u divhadza vhathu vha shango zwitevhelaho: Unekedzwa tshipida tsha shango nga fhasi ha ulaulwa nga Mphaphuli Traditional Authority hu u itela ndivho ya u tsheiwa ha zwitentsi zwa 500 zwa vha dzulapo vha Lufule 1 zwi zwi do itwa ho sedzwa mulayo wa pfanelo dza shango, u ne wa pfi Communal Land Rights Act of 1994. Hu kho rambiwa mirado I tevhelaho: • • Mirado yothe ya shango la Lufule • Mirado yothe ya Mphaphuli Traditional Council • Mirado ya Thulamela Local Municipality • Mirado yothe ya dzangano la polotiki • Mirado yothe ya Civic organisations • Mirado yothe ya zwi imiswa zwo di imisaho nga zwothe • Na vhathu vhothe vha no takalela u vha tshipida tshau bveledza vhupo u vhu kha shango la Lufule. U vha tshipida tsha mutangano u yu ndi zwa ndeme nga maanda. Mbudziso malugana na mutangano uyu vha nga kwama vhathu vha tevhelaho: Mr Titus Masuku. Umsebe Development Planners. Tel: (013) 752 4710 Fax: (013)752 2970 Date published: 28 June 2013
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26 July 2013 21 By Tshifhiwa Mukwevho
Money withdrawn without knowledge
Hlungwani views his village from his balcony. By Tshifhiwa Mukwevho
Gaz’lam builds his own skyscraper "If you can dream it, you can build it," were the words of Walt Disney many, many years ago. Some people tend to take his advice very literally and they go out and build their dreams. One such person is the 51-year-old Gezani Hlungwani from Mbhokota, who is build ing his own skyscraper using wooden poles. When Gezani, affectionately known as Gaz'lam in the village, started building his four-story "flats" some of the villagers sneered at him. “People said I was crazy and accused me of smoking too much ganja,” Hlungwani said. When finished, the big house will boast at least 12 rooms, with three bathrooms. He started building his "Tanahiweshe Jerusalema" some two years ago, but it will take some time to complete the house. “Building a structure of this nature takes more time as the artist has to strive for the best,” he explained. Gaz'lam said that "Tanahi-
weshe" meant that anyone who wanted to be his visitor was welcome. “But if you come to misbehave, I'll give you a kick in the butt, because I had never invited you in the first place,” he warned. Hlungwani said many people come to stare at his flat in wonder. Some even say that the structure resembles a piece of work which is beyond the ability of any human hand. “I work during the day and not at night, so I have no tokoloshe which helps me build my 'Tanahiweshe Jerusalema',” he said. “From the age of 8 or 10, I had always dreamt of building a tall house, using timber. Now, this is a dream come true.” He added that his biggest challenge was the lack of timber. A certain forester had promised him a hectare or so, but changed his mind after some time. “People still fail to acknowledge true art in this country,” grumbled Hlungwani. Hlungwani is the son of the in-
ternationally acclaimed sculptor, Jackson Hlungwani, who passed away at the age of 87, on 20 January 2010. “I am proud of being the son of Jackson Hlungwani, a man who travelled to Germany and Japan because of his work. From him I learnt how to carve wood into artistic creatures and other objects,” he said while grabbing a wooden sculpture of the World Cup. “You see, here I have added a 'leaf ' and a 'stand' to the cup. A 'leaf' only means a slice of life. We all need life and to 'stand' together, and not war and crime.” Hlungwani's neighbour, Tirhani Makhubele, is one of the villagers who usually chills out on the fourth storey of 'Tanahiweshe Jerusalema' on sunny days. “There's lots of fresh air up here,” she said while relaxing on an old car seat. “We pride ourselves on Gaz'lam; he is our celebrity. Many people from all over the province come here to take pictures of 'Tanahiweshe Jerusalema'.”
A 45-year-old Elim lady re plained. that they were investigating Ms ceived the shock of her life Mkhari then rushed to the Mkhari's case. “In the meanwhen thousands of rands were nearest Standard Bank branch while, Ms Mkhari's bank card withdrawn from her bank ac in Makhado and reported the has been cancelled and a new count without her knowledge case. According to Mkhari, they one was issued to her,” Singh on 10 July. immediately blocked her account said. “The investigations should At 09:54, Ms Hleziphi Loret and promised to investigate the be complete within five working Mkhari was sitting in the gallery matter. “They said they would days.” at the Louis Trichardt Magis- get back to me after three days,” When Ms Mkhari was contacttrate's Court when she received she said. ed on Tuesday (23rd) she said a string of SMSes notifying her Standard Bank's media liaison that Standard Bank had promised of a R399.80 food purchase at officer, Kershia Singh, confirmed to refund her within eight hours. KFC in Tzaneen, some 107 km away. As if that was not enough, shortly thereafter, a second SMS message informed her about a R2 000 transaction which had just been made at an ATM. “I almost screamed at the top of my voice, which would have disturbed the proceedings as well,” said Mkhari. “Seeing my hard-earned money disappear like that was not anything I had expected to see happen. I had my bank card with me.” She adds that she last made a withdrawal of R500 at 15:45 at Elim only a day before. She maintains that since she started using her Standard Bank account, she was never able to swipe the card when making purchases. “I am still shocked and surprised at how somebody else could buy things using my account while my card could never Ms Hleziphi Loret Mkhari holds a bank card and a transaction statement be swiped,” she com- which shows that her money was withdrawn in Tzaneen. Church
Annual assembly of Jehovah’s Witnesses Jehovah’s Witnesses from all over Limpopo will gather in the Jack Botes Hall in Polokwane on Saturday, 27 July, for their annual one-day assembly. The programme theme “Safe-
guard your Conscience” will demonstrate how a well-trained conscience can be of great benefit. The programme will start at 09:40. Members of the public are invited and each one brings
his own Bible along. Entrance will be free and there will be no collections. Hannes Wood can be contacted for more information at 083 361 6696.
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Hlungwani with the World Cup sculpture.
Gezani Hlungani chills out with his neighbour, Tirhani Makhubele, at ´Tanahiweshe Jerusalema´.
The process of IDP/BudgetReview for 2013/14 is due to commence in July 2013 and will be concluded in May 2014. Municipality System Act No of 32 of 2000, Section 34 requires effective participation of various municipal stakeholders in the IDP / Budget Review Process for 2013/14 Financial Year. We hereby invite the following stakeholders register to participate in the IDP/Budget Review: Traditional Leaders, Organized Business, Women Empowerment Organizations, Youth Formations, Associations for People with Disability, Tertiary Institutions, Senior Citizens Forums, Moral Regeneration Movement, Ward Committees, Civic Associations, Community Tourism Association, School Governing Bodies, Hospital Boards, Hawkers Associations, Print and Electronic Media, Community Development Workers, Development Fora,Religious,Farming, Sports, Arts and Culture Bodies, to enlist their particulars for membership in the IDP/Budget Representative Forum of Thulamela Municipality All written notification may be sent to the Municipal Manager, Thulamela Municipality, Private Bag X5066, Thohoyandou 0950 or hand delivered to Manager: Public Participation Office number SS49 during Office hours, on or before 12 August 2013 For more information contact Mr. Mbedzi RI or Mr. Mabija K at telephone number: 015 962 7500 during office hours MR MATHIVHA M.H. MUNICIPAL MANGER Thulamela Municipality Civic Centre Old Agriven Building Thohoyandou 0950
22 26 July 2013 Tourism
By Kaizer Nengovhela
Correctional Services to build classes The management of correc tional services last Monday spent their 67 minutes of goodwill in honour of former president Nelson Mandela in cleaning up the premises of Khogonyane Primary School. The officials were led by the regional commissioner for Limpopo, Mpumalanga and
North West, Commissioner Alfred Tsetane. The school has dilapidated classrooms, with numerous cracks and holes in the floor. Tsetane said that they were happy that the officials had shown a spirit of nation building by being part of this initiative. “Besides the celebration of Madiba’s birthday, we encour-
age people to continue giving back to their communities to fight against hunger, unemployment and underdevelopment.” He said that they chose Khogonyane because there was a need for classrooms and other proper facilities. He promised that his department would also build classrooms and toilets.
From left to right during the cleaning of the yard are: Rendani Munzhelele (Vhembe department of education), Anna Mathelemusa (principal), Tshiamangadzo Kutama (chairperson of SGB), Comm Alfred Tsetane, Mashudu Makatu (circuit manager of Soutpansberg West) and Tebogo Mokoena.
Correctional services officers, led by Comm Alfred Tsetane, clean the yard.
Zimbabwe to exhibit at Musina Show The relationship between South Africa and Zimbabwe will be strengthened when the two countries jointly showcase their tourist attrac tions, economic muscles and cultural diversity during the Musina Annual Show which started yesterday (Thursday 25 July) at the Musina Showground. The show ends tomorrow (Saturday 27 July). Well-known artists who will perform during the show include Zahara, Rebecca Malope, Colbert Mukwevho, DJ Comlexion and Dr Malinga. The show follows the recent visit by representatives from the Zimbabwe Tourism Authority, who were marketing their tourism destinations in the border town of Musina. The relationship is due to the fact that the Musina Municipality in South Africa and the Beit Bridge District Rural Council in Zimbabwe signed a twinning agreement of friendly
relations and cooperation on 29 October 2004. The relationship is also aimed at strengthening relations and co-operation in areas around service delivery, economic development, tourism and corporate governance. Musina Mayor Carol Mapiri said the twinning agreement aimed to help South Africa and Zimbabwe in the development of modern and efficient administration and organisations at central, regional and local level, with the structures, human resources and management skills needed to implement the same standards as friendly states. “Our twinning agreement provides the framework for administrative and political networking to understand each other better. The other main feature of our twinning agreement is the direct exchange of specific experience legislation implementation.” She said since the twinning agreement had been signed in 2004, there had been many benefits for both parties. “This includes exchange of experiences and knowledge based on equal-level communication between the two councils. We also share the best practices in public administration, knowledge of political administrative systems, training and improving professional capacity, sharing ideas in organisational practices and culture, improvements in managerial styles, better communication and co-ordination between and within the two councils.” The Beit Bridge area manager of the Zimbabwe Tourism Authority, Bertha Mutowemba, said the working relationship between the Musina Municipality and the Beit Bridge Rural District Council was so important because it promoted cooperative governance. “The twinning agreement also specifies that we will work together to promote tourism and this is exactly what we are doing.” Musina Municipality spokesperson Wilson Dzebu says up-and-coming entrepreneurs will also have a splendid time to market their small businesses to the public during the annual show. “The show also provides an ideal platform for small business to network with government institutions, companies and other organizations which may consider appointing them as service providers. We have also roped in well-known Zimbabwean band Zozo and Sengere Superbeat to share with South Africans the Zimbabwean rhumba beats.” Colbert Mukwevho is one of the big names The entrance fee is R50 for adults and R30 for whowill perform during the Musina Annual children under 13 years. The gates open at 08:00 Show. daily. By Tshifhiwa Mukwevho
Two youths sing for the fatherless Social workers and youth developers would sider recording my own album after seeing me on agree that South Africa is ravaged by painful stage,” said Ras Mulweli. and frustrating situations where boys have to In his album titled Arali vhe hone, he addresses grow up without biological fathers to guide them issues such as the relationship between a parent through life. So, the respective voices of “Ras and child. He also criticises older men who entice Mulweli” Sithubi (19) and Vhutshilo “Born younger girls into relationships by using money. wise” Khumari (20) are a true motivation for the “It’s surprising how these older men run after fatherless to remain strong and focused in life. schoolgirls,” he complained. “They have got their These two young men sing about issues that lives already: a house, children, work and pets to affect everyone who has to grow up without one look after. It’s obvious that they have no room for or both of their parents. little girls.” Poet Bornwise was raised by his maternal He says that “sugar daddies” run away immedigrandmother, whom he regards as his godmother, ately when the girl has fallen pregnant, leaving her at Gogobole village in Sinthumule. He sings about frustrated, shattered and alone. his painful childhood as a boy, growing up withRas Mulweli is mature in his subject matter out knowing a father figure to look up to as a role even when he tackles the problematic issue of Pupils from Bonwa U Di Primary School in Musina also celebrated Mandela Day at their school. model and to help shape his character as a man in street-advertised abortions. “Abortion is advertised society. “The fact that I grew up without a father on the poles of the gates on our private property around me doesn’t mean that I cannot be a man in and at shops in the village,” he rages. “I hate the my own right,” said the Tshivenda Music Awards idea of abortion.” nominee (2012). Bornwise’s album is titled Vhusiwana, which means a state of suffering as a result of not having parents or guardians. He is a Grade 12 pupil at Maneledzi Secondary School. A Grade 11 pupil at Tshivhidzo Masiagwala Secondary School and resident of Maungani, Ras Mulweli, was deeply influenced by the fully-fledged reggae artist Burning Doctor. Staff from Musina Absa worked for 67 minutes at the garden of the Christelike Maatskaplike “BlackJahman has also Bornwise and Ras Mulweli are two young men with voices worth listening encouraged me to con- to as they tackle issues currently affecting society. Raad (CMR) as part of their Mandela Day celebrations.
26 July 2013 23 By Tshifhiwa Mukwevho
By Phathutshedzo Luvhengo
Preserving culture through modern fashion Bible Society brings churches together If a local clothing designer can have her way, traditional attire will soon adorn the catwalks of the fashion world and beautiful models will display the traditional colours of the Venda and Tsonga culture. Ms Phophi Mudau believes she can modernise the style of traditional attire. She reckons that most young people perceive cultural clothes as dull, but if it is designed in a new style, using cultural fabric, it revives their clothing. The 27-year-old fashion stylist from Matanda village in Nzhelele, who is currently staying in Makhado (Louis Trichardt), creates most of her western-style clothes by using traditional materials. According to Phophi, it all started off as a hobby, but within two years it has grown into a fully fledged business. “My dream is to put my traditional outfits on the catwalks, work with people from Europe, and promote the Venda and Tsonga culture,” she said. After completing her degree in mining and surveying at the University of Venda, Phophi couldn’t secure employment. “I struggled to get a job. I then started to do people’s shopping and folded their wardrobe. I then started repairing and making changes to their old clothes and charged them for the service,” she said. Today, most of her clothing is used in graduation ceremonies, at social gatherings and weddings. “For the most part, modern fashion doesn’t accommodate traditional attire, but if traditional fabrics are used to manufacture modern clothes,
they appeal to most communities, local, national and international,” Phophi added.
The Bible Society of South Af rica in Limpopo strengthened their relationship with church es at an event held at the True Worship Christian Church Midoroni in the Kutama area on Sunday. The historic event attracted about 2 000 people, some of whom came from as far afield as Musina and Mutale. The Bible Society’s liaison officer, Rev Norman Ligege, indicated that the society is making an impact in the lives of many individuals within different communities when they donate Bibles. He further revealed that their helping, warm arm also reaches those who are incarcerated in prisons. “We have budgeted R760 000 for inmates, so that we can supply
Bibles for free,” Ligege said. “They need to read the Word of God to change their wrongful thinking and minds. They might get to know God and what God wants of them.” Chief Vele Kutama assured the gathering that the traditional council will not be supplying approval letters for any new liquor businesses in the area. He said more crimes are committed or even caused by people who walk drunk at night. “Kutama will have more churches than bottle stores,” said Vho-Kutama. Vhembe District Municipality’s acting executive mayor, Cllr Rapson Rambuwani, said it was imperative for the government to strengthen its relations with organisations that promote morality in society. “We also take
this opportunity to urge the community members who don’t have ID books to apply for new ones, so that they can also excise their democratic right to vote during next year’s general elections,” said Rambuwani. Apostle Alpheus Mudau of True Worship Christian Centre expressed his appreciation towards the efforts made by different churches to unify the churches. “We are truly humbled to be hosting so many churches and their leaders. This is a step forward in building the church of Christ,” said Mudau. The Bible Society’s Rev Feli Mokoena requested the churches to make financial contributions towards the society’s project of providing a Bible to every household.
Ms Kharidzhe Carol wears clothes designed and made by Phophi Mudau.
In the photo are (from left to right) Dean Enos Rannditsheni, Bishop George Ramatshimbila, Rev Timothy Xaba, Rev Feli Mokoena, Cllr Rapson Rambuwana (Vhembe District Municipality), Chief Vho-Vele Kutama, Rev Norman Legege and Apostle Alpheus Mudau. Photo supplied Education
National Science Week around the corner Ms Phophi Mudau at her home, sewing modern clothes by using traditional Venda and Tsonga fabrics. Municipal News
Community hall nearing completion The R4,1 million community hall at Madimbo village is nearing completion. With all the brickwork already com pleted, contractors will soon start work on the roofing of the structure to give it a final attractive look. The project includes a fence, a municipal client centre (pay point) and offices with ablution facilities. The hall will seat 300 people. The hall project came about after the local communities indicated it as one of their basic needs during the past integrated development plan (IDP) meet-
ings. The facility is situated on the same land where the Madimbo Thusong Service Centre is built. A jubilant local community member, John Mulaudzi (46), said: “We are very happy to have this community hall here because this will make our life easier. Words alone cannot express our gratitude.” Mayor Carol Phiri said the full significance of what the community hall represented extended far beyond its walls and, indeed, across the municipal boundaries. “It is inspiring to see
The Madimbo community hall is nearing completion.
This year’s National Science Week - organised by SAASTA (South African Agency for Science and Technology Ad vancement) under the auspices of the Department of Science and Technology (DST), will run from 27 July until 4 August. National Science Week, an initiative of the DST, is a countrywide celebration of science involving various stakeholders and other role players conducting science-based activities during the week. National Science Week is run in all nine provinces simultaneously at multiple sites per
province. The Soutpansberg Astronomy Club (SAC) will be at various public venues and schools in Polokwane, Musina, Thohoyandou, Giyani, Elim as well as Makhado (Louis Trichardt), promoting science and astronomy during the course of the week. The venues and dates that the SAC will be visiting are 27 July (Polokwane, Mall of the North), 28 July (Polokwane, Sterkloop), 29 July (Giyani, Muyexe High School), 30 July (Elim Mall), 31 July (Thohoyandou, Spar), 1 August (Litshovhu High and Makhado Show Grounds), 2 Au-
gust (Makhado Show), 3 August (Polokwane, Savannah Mall in conjunction with University of Limpopo) and 4 August (Musina, Great North Road Plaza). The theme for 2013 is “Celebrating scientific areas in which South Africa has a competitive edge”. The main topics to be conveyed are astronomy, mathematics, indigenous knowledge, marine sciences, palaeontology and South African inventions. For more information, contact Kos Coronaios at firstname.lastname@example.org or on 079 148 4934.
that the work of improving life in our communities remains in very capable hands. For what we truly celebrate is not this building, but how this building in turn serves as a centre to bring the help this community so desperately needs. As we commission the construction of this project, we honour the spirit of patriotism and efficient service delivery to our people.” She said the community hall would play a particularly important role in the lives of the local people. “In essence, the location of this community hall will add value to the residents of Madimbo and the surrounding villages. We will continue to deliver better services to our people in order to address the past inequality of the people of this country.” She urged the community of Madimbo and the surrounding villages to look after the facility and make good use of it as soon as it is completed. Pupils from Mitchell House, pictured during the 2012 Science Week in Polokwane. Photo supplied.
24 26 July 2013 By Kaizer Nengovhela
Rising Stars and Potholes play to a 2-all draw Matangari High Rising Stars played to a 2-all draw with Tshitshingo Potholes in the round robin of the Munyemela KO at Muhuyu on Saturday. The match was characterised by numerous fruitless attempts. Stars squandered three obvious chances within the first seven minutes. Khuthadzo Rakuamabo of Stars scored his team’s first goal with a marvellous shot. A few minutes later, Zwophethea Singo equalised from a free kick, making the half-time score 1-1. Potholes were awarded a place kick in the 47th minute. Singo tried his luck from the set piece and the ball landed in the net without any further touch. After the goal, Stars came back strongly. Mulalo Mulea scored the second goal of his team, following a square pass from Muofhe Mudau. Ishmael Khomola of Stars was the only player who was booked for a dangerous tackle. He tackled Mpho Nkhumeleni off the ball and the referee was lenient enough to let him go with yellow. Let´s go together. Welcome Mathivha of Bale village in Mutale is taking his donkey home while riding a cycle with his son, Thavhana (8), along the Pafuri road from Nwanedi to the Kruger National Park. Photo: Ndivhuwo Musetha.
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Vhembe must take advantage of its resources - ambassador If Vhembe can take advantage mineral resources like coal, chrome He addressed the meeting after a here is more than enough. Before I of its resources, it can become an and diamonds that have the potential presentation that was made by Ex- came here, I thought we did not have economic hub in Limpopo and to make this district a major force ecutive Mayor Tshitereke Matibe at enough coal reserves," said Mlaba. create more jobs for its unemployed in the country. If you combine the 2Ten Hotel. The event was also attended by people. mineral resources that you have “If Pres Jacob Zuma can focus Mayor David Mutavhatsindi (MakhaThis was said by Mr Obed Mlaba, with agricultural products that you on Limpopo in the next five years, do), Mayor Grace Mahosi (Thulameambassador to the UK during his visit produce here, unemployment will be it can be an economic hub in the la) and Mayor Josephina Mukwevho to Vhembe last Tuesday. addressed,” said Mlaba. province. The amount of coal that is (Mutale). Mlaba and five newly appointed ambassadors from South Africa visited Vhembe District Municipality as part of their mission to know more about the district, so that they can sell it to the countries they have been posted to. The other diplomats are Musawenkosi Aphane (Taiwan), R Mashaba (China), Gen Shiluvari (Senegal), MM Mambulwe (Sa-Tome) and Lembede (Botswana). The diplomats just came out of the International Relations Academy. They will start working in their new roles next month. “I am glad that we came and got to know Limpopo in Sitting from left to right are ambassador Obed Mlaba and Cllr Tshitereke Matibe. Standing from left to right are four detail. There are lots of ambassadors with Cllr Josephina Mukwevho, Cllr David Mutavhatsindi and Cllr Grace Mahosi.
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By Kaizer Nengovhela
Musina D Boys win the Winter Games It was all jubilation and smiles as Musina D Boys Football Club were crowned the soccer cham pions of the Musina Annual Winter Games. D Boys FC took the crown after beating Bear Wolves 21. They received R4 000 as their prize money, while the Man of the Match, Alston Kapinga, received a hamper from Absa Bank. Mayor Carol Phiri congratulated the winning team and said the municipality was impressed by the standard of the competition, which was gradually improving on a yearly basis. “Musina Municipality is very proud to host this annual event which aims to discover and nurture young sporting talent here in our municipality. The importance of sports in the life of young people is valuable and goes much further than the basic answer that it keeps kids off the streets. It does in fact keep young people off the streets, but it also instills lessons that are essential in the life of a human being.” Phiri said thorough sports, people can learn values like discipline, responsibility, self-confidence, sacrifice, and accountability. “It is up to the municipality, parents, teachers, sports teams, and schools to help mold, develop, and instill these qualities into the lives of young people.” She added that the winter games sports programmes will take a new direction from next year. “We acknowledge that there have been shortcomings in relation to the running of these games during the past. We have developed a policy that will assist us to run these games according to basic rules. This policy will be implemented in next year’s competitions – where
we will focus on young people – especially those of school-going age.” She said after the implementation of the policy next year, the municipality should be able to stand up and look back with pride and show the world that it had indeed developed talents like Lesley Slow Poison Manyathela. “We will also review how we award the successful teams as from next year as we will be looking at giving out prizes that will add value to the talents of the young participants.” She said sports provide many positive opportunities for the community, especially school children. “Good sportsmanship provides guidelines that can be generalized to classroom and lifelong achievement. It also teaches children to function in a competitive society.”
D Boys FC fans carry Alston Kapinga, who was announced as the man of the match during the finals. Kapinga received a hamper from Absa Bank.
Benny’s donate points to Young Stars Benny’s Care donatede league points to touch for the better part of the match, and as Kutama Young Stars when they lost 24 in a such fought with their backs against the wall. Limpopo Dairy League match at the Tshiozwi The home team’s replacement of Tommy grounds on Sunday. Mashau with Mulweli Tshirema did not change The half-time score was still nil-nil and the the complexion of the game as the opponents second half was characterised by wasted chances where all over them. in the Benny’s camp. The Kutama lads scored Mutshidzi Nemaxuni scored his team’s second in the 48th minute, when their kingpin, Phathut- goal, and in the dying minutes, Phathutshedzo shedzo Tshitangoni, beat the keeper, Thabelo Tshitangoni completed his brace when he scored Nemutabvuni. Shortly thereafter, Fhatuwani the fourth goal of his team. Tshisimba of Stars was booked for the intentional handling of the ball. Khuthadzo Ndou increased the score in the 59th minute. He received a square pass from Dakalo Manngo and blasted in a ground cutter from close range. Mashudu Kutama scored his team’s third goal when he finished off a cross from Salani Matshisevhe. The home team realized that it would be difficult to find the net if they continued volleying from behind and then started to cool the ball down in the middle of the park. They were rewarded with a goal in the 62nd minute via Rofhiwa Munyai. Things turned against the Kutama lads after the goal. Phathutshedzo Tshitamngoni of Stars attacks with the ball, while They were out of Thomu Raphuluswa is ready to defend.
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Jubilant players and fans of D Boys FC, photographed shortly after they were crowned soccer winners of the 2013 Annual Winter Games. Notice
Merry-go-round at Soutpansberg Primary From 15 to 17 August, Soutpansberg Primary School in Makhado (Louis Trichardt) will be presenting MerrygoRound 2013 on the school grounds. The entrance fee will be R10, with fun rides such as the Sizzler, Tornado, Big Swing, Hall-Gally, Horses, Airplanes, Big Slide, Rocket, Boats on Water and Ghost House. Stokwors, cool drink,
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The players and fans for Young Stars celebrate after receiving their trophy. By Frank Mavhungu Only one goal in their game against Ngwenani Manchester United was good enough to earn Tshibvumo Young Stars the winners’ trophy of the Mulindavha thu Soccer Challenge. The match was played at the Khubvi Benjies grounds on Sunday afternoon. Young Stars tried to frustrate their opponents by demonstrating their rough skills in the opening minutes of the game. The situation nearly got out of hand as the referee, Mr Calvin Nemavhola, took his time before flashing the first yellow card. He finally reprimanded Khamusi Netsianda of Young Stars with a card, following an illegal tackle on Tshimangadzo Matamela in the 24th minute. Ndaedzo
Nemakononi of Manchester United was also booked for an unlawful tackle. He retaliated after David Ndou had tackled him from behind. Manchester United were the first to effect change to their original lineup. They sacrificed Thinavhuyo Khuvhe, who gave way to Ndinannyi Netshitungulu, early in the last half. Elijah Netili scored Stars’ long-awaited goal with a header after a corner kick in the 78th minute. Netili was replaced with Nkhangweleni Matshovhana three minutes after scoring the goal. Young Stars received R3 500 and a floating trophy during a ceremony that was held shortly after the final. Manches-
ter United received R2 000 during the ceremony. The third prize of R1 300 was presented to Khubvi Peace Makers. They beat Vhufuli Pull Together 4-2 in their losers’ final. Pull Together received R1 000. During the ceremony, a local traditional leader, Vhamusanda Vho-Mulindavhathu Randima, after whom the competition was named, stated that he was impressed by the manner in which the competition was run. He added that he would continue to stage the competition in the coming years, saying his wish was to see the competition grow. Fourteen teams took part in this year’s competition, with Tshifudi XI Experience the defending champions.
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Khamusi Netsianda of Young Stars controls the high ball, while Emmanuel Mulaudzi of Manchester United is ready to intercept.
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The keeper of Young Stars, Aubrey Murathi, photographed with his Pfunzo Tshikotshi of Stars chases the ball, while team’s trophy, while Vhamusanda VhoMulindavhathu Randima and Emmanuel Mulaudzi of Manchester United is the team manager, Mr Milingoni Tshilande, look on. on his heels.
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By Frank Mavhungu
Concern about postponement of play-offs The new date for the muchawaited SAB League provincial playoffs was still unknown at the time of going to press. The play-offs were initially scheduled for the weekend of
29 and 30 June at the Jane Furse Stadium in Sekhukhune and were postponed at the 11th hour. According to the league co-ordinator, Mr Patrick Seema, the postponement was influenced by the fact that Waterberg District was still to produce the overall winner at that stage. Teams from the five districts will fight for the two Safa second-division places. The top two teams at the end of the play-offs will be promoted to the Safa second division, better known as the Vodacom League. The spokesperson for Joe’s Express FC, Mr Vhembe Edwin “Cafu” Ramphabana. District will be
represented by Joe’s Express FC at the annual event. The teams from the other districts who made it to the provincial playoffs are: Winners Park (Mopani), Masokolara FC (Sekhukhune) and Molemole Academy (Capricorn). Each team will play four matches in a round-robin format over a period of two days. When asked how the postponement had affected their preparations for the play-offs, the spokesperson for Joe’s Express, Mr Edwin “Cafu” Ramphabana, said that they were always ready for anything. He revealed that they had played a number of friendly matches over the past four weeks as part of their preparations for the twoday event. Ramphabana further said that all his players were razor sharp. He cited a number of players, including Thembisani Nevhulamba, Dakalo Ratshitanga and the team’s captain, Lenock Mabila, on whom they will pin their hopes during the play-offs.
By Frank Mavhungu
SAB teams can still register for league The SAB League teams who wish to renew their member ship with the Vhembe Regional Association have until the end of this month to do so. According to the chairman of the competitions committee, Mr Mulimisi Muneri, nothing has changed when it comes to affiliation fees. He said that they had decided to maintain the registration fee of R4 500. He appealed to the teams which are still to renew their membership to take the matter seriously, saying there would be no period of grace after the closing date. According to him, the first league matches for the new season are scheduled to kick off over the first weekend of next month. He further stated that teams
which owed the league some money would not be allowed to pay an affiliation fee before they had settled their outstanding debts. He was specifically referring to teams battling to pay the fines for the previous season. He reiterated the fact that the reason for starting the activities for the new season earlier than in the previous seasons was influenced by the fact that they wanted to accommodate the knockout competition matches which they intend to stage during the season. He indicated
that the Safa Total Challenge and the annual Vhembe Mayoral Cup KO competitions will be staged as usual. Muneri said that teams that had not settled their affiliation fee when the registration window closed on 31 July would be left out in the cold. A total of 144 teams were affiliated to the Vhembe Regional League last season. The chairman of the competitions committee, Mr Mulimisi Muneri.
By Kaizer Nengovhela
Centre dedicated to local athletes The multimillionrand sports centre at Masia is dedicated to athletes from Limpopo’s rural areas that have succeeded against the odds, says Sports Minister Fikile Mbalula. Mbalula and Rural Development Minister Gugile Nkwiti were among the guests who visited the facility a fortnight ago. It was funded to the tune of R30 million by the Department of Rural Development.
The project comprises a topclass amphitheatre with a cultural village, a library with a playing area for children, relaxing area, study room, computer information area, computer centre with 50 computer desks, food and market stalls, an administration block with eight offices and a boardroom, guard room, bulk services, parking and a palisade fence. Mbalula said the dedication
by many sports people from Limpopo had made it important to create top-class facilities in the area. “Caster Semenya does not hide the fact that she comes from Moletjie in Limpopo,” said Mbalula. “This is also the home of Orlando Pirates’ fleet-footed winger, Tlou Sekgolela.” The projects were initiated in 2009 when Nkwiti made a courtesy visit to Thovhele Mbangiseni Masia.
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Best Youth Development U/12 Boys Team
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The Best Youth Development League U/15 Boys Team Played Won Draw Lost For The Best R.M. 5 4 1 0 7 Bale Young Stars 3 2 1 0 7 Madifha Real Bucks 4 2 1 1 7 Young up the bucks 5 2 0 3 5 Barcelona 4 1 2 1 6 Mabvete Peace makers 4 1 1 2 8 Crazy Boys 5 1 0 4 4 Young Mighty Bucks 4 1 0 3 2
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The Best Youth Development League U/17 Boys Played Won Draw Lost For Up the Bucs 7 5 1 1 14 Mpumbuluni Young Fighters 7 4 2 1 16 The Best R.M. 6 4 2 0 13 Black Stars 6 4 1 1 7 Nwalimuhulu F.C 7 3 2 2 7 Manenzhe Flying Stars Dev 6 2 3 1 8 A.C Milan 6 3 0 3 10 Nzama F.C 6 1 4 1 7 Real Madifha 6 2 0 4 9 Selaelo F.C 5 2 0 3 7 Try Together 6 2 0 4 10 Arsenal 6 1 2 3 13 Mulodi Fire Boys 5 1 1 3 3 Chelsea 6 1 0 5 2 Bayern Munich 2 0 0 2 0 Thengwe Juventus 6 0 0 6 0
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Elim Super Soccer League Stream A Team Played Won Draw Lost For Mabedengwa United FC 33 23 8 2 95 N´ waxinyamani All Stars 33 22 7 4 51 Valdezia Santos FC 33 16 13 5 53 Bungeni Young Diplomats 33 16 5 11 49 Maindis Express FC 33 17 4 12 57 Elim Blackpool Juniors 33 16 5 12 54 Waterval Super Strikers 31 14 10 7 58 Ribolla Mountain Rangers 33 15 6 12 44 Matlhari FC 33 13 11 9 52 Khomanani FC 32 13 10 9 321 Valdezia Juventus FC 32 12 9 11 43 Matsila Morning Sweepers 33 11 10 13 37 Mpheni Hungry Lions 33 11 11 11 41 Wata peace Makers 33 11 9 13 39 N´ waxinyamani United FC 33 9 9 15 35 Waterval Young Tigers 33 8 9 16 27 Waterval All Stars 33 7 4 22 31 Zabalaza Home Boys 33 2 4 27 8 Masakona United FC 33 2 2 29 8
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Points 77 73 55 53 53 53 52 51 50 49 45 45 44 43 37 32 25 10 8
Elim Superspar Soccer League Stream B Played Won Draw Lost For 30 19 9 3 70 33 18 10 5 77 30 19 4 7 50 30 18 6 5 51 29 17 5 7 63 31 16 8 7 54 31 15 10 6 43 30 14 9 7 38
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Team Mukondeni Ratananga FC Mulima F C Pfanani Home defnders VK Mulima FC Makulana Green Dreams Muwaweni Lucky Stars Muila FC Thothololo Continental Stars Muila Shooting Stars Mukondeni Shooting Stars Thanwana Celtics FC Nthabalala Super XI Slanger Juventus FC Manyima Mars Brothers Gumani Young Stars Sereni Home Boys Nthabalala United FC Muumoni Blue Birds Madadzhi Eversmilling FC Kwaaidraai Rhodes FC Mufeba United FC
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Limpopo The Fresh One Team
Photographed during the visit are, from left to right, Thovhele Vho Mbangiseni Masia, Min Fikile Mbalula, Min Gugile Nkwiti, Mrs Rejoyce Mabudafhasi and the contractor.
Muraleni United Brothers Ravele Highlanders FC Makhitha IA Runga Manavhela Real Fighters Madombizha Celtics FC Muraleni Young Rebellions Maebani Young Eagles Manavhela Black Aces Kutama Young Stars Maebani Aces United Madombizha Try Again Muduluni Young Chiefs Tshikhodobo Barcelona FC Gogobole Bucs FC Midoroni Real Hearts Ravele Black Dragons Ramahantsha FC Maebani Peace Makers Benny Sports Academy Gogobole Home Defenders Ramantsha Lotavha FC Holy of Hollies
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Maeluma New Mates Matshavhawe United FC Dopeni Mighty Com Mandala Happy Boys Mauluma All Stars Tshirenzheni Peace Makers J K Masetoni United Vuvha Kill Them All Phadzima Shinning Stars Mavhunga Home Sweepers Tshikombani Super Stars Matshavhawe Come To See Sangoma Black Robbers Milaboni Chop Them Down Kokwane Footprints FC Raliphaswa Rolling Stones Dopeni United FC Tshikombani Arsenal FC Vuvha Young Stars Mauluma Happy Vultures
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Magwaba Bus Service Stream B Team
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Nzhelele United Stars Thononda All Stars Khakhu Young Chiefs Khalavha Napoli FC Fondwe Mighty Blues Sheshe Bush Bucks Mandiwana Soccer Academy Tremmer Boys FC Nzhelele Home Sweepers Mphaila Young Tigers Mphephu Hot Spurs Tshikombani Arsenal FC FJ Napoli Academy Tshifume Self Defence Khakhu Fast XI Matanda Rockers FC Makungwi Acron FC Fundudzi United Brothers Tshikhudo First Professionals Mphephu Naughty Boys
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Mamvuka Real Vultures Manyii DAB Stars Matanda Seven Stars Mamvuka Heroes FC Tshituni Hot Stars Tshituni Motherwell FC Matsa Super Players Mudimeli Bombers FC Luvhalani Sunshine Pirates Paradise Mighty Dribblers
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The Best FJR Funerals and Finance Master's League Log Team Played Won Draw Lost For Against Mutale Masters 2 1 1 0 7 2 Mukovhawabale 2 1 1 0 3 0 Folovhodwe 2 1 1 0 3 2 Tshitanzwavhuyo 2 0 1 1 1 4 Sigonde 0 0 0 0 0 0 Manenzhe 1 0 0 0 1 2 Madimbo 1 0 0 0 2 7
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Points 4 4 4 1 0 0 0
Vhembe Masters Soccer League Team
Khakhu Masters Black Leopards Masters Sendedza Masters Ngovhela Masters Wesifa Masters Ellis Masters Songozwi Masters Matidza Masters Mandiwana Masters Madomobidzha Masters Mudimeli Masters Mphaila Masters Makungwi Masters
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Vho - Makhadzi Funeral Services Stream A Team Played Won Draw Lost For Tshivhulana Real Aces 34 21 7 6 73 Madobi Home Boys 34 19 11 4 63 Ramukhuba FC 31 20 7 4 53 Tshirululuni XI Bullets 32 20 5 7 53 Nesengani United FC 32 16 10 6 53 Tshino United Brothers 33 15 9 9 40 Tshimbupfe Fighting Cats 33 13 12 8 46 Bofulamato United FC 33 14 6 13 40 Singo Disco Five 31 13 6 12 47 Makhasa United 31 10 9 12 44 Mashau Citizens FC 29 11 5 13 45 Vuwani Liverpool FC 32 11 6 15 34 Tshivhazwaulu Soccer Academy 32 7 13 12 42 Malonga Sports Academy 32 8 6 18 31 Mabidi Mighty Greens 30 8 4 18 45 Hanani Home Fighters 28 7 4 17 35 Ramovha Tigers FC 34 4 10 20 38 Tshitungulwane Reformed Squad 34 4 1 29 20
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35 32 31 31 26 24 22 20 19 16 9 7 3
Against Points 37 70 33 68 27 67 23 65 26 58 40 52 31 51 38 47 45 45 37 39 48 38 42 38 51 34 70 30 67 28 53 25 66 22 79 13
Vho - Makhadzi Funeral Services Stream B Team Played Won Draw Lost For Against Points Tshiphuseni All Stars 30 22 5 3 52 14 71 Mission Young Rovers 28 21 1 6 44 22 63 Tshakhuma Peace Lovers 27 19 3 5 77 32 60 Tshakhuma Blue Birds 28 18 5 5 44 17 59 Valdezia Malumbe Express 30 15 7 8 42 24 52 Mashau Thenga Black Lions 27 11 8 8 31 26 41 Mutsha Sea Robbers 29 10 10 9 30 24 40 Doli Anchors FC 28 11 6 11 36 30 39 Masokolara FC 26 9 9 8 30 38 36 Vhangani Freedom Celebrities 27 8 9 10 28 26 33 Tshitavhadulu Elemel United 29 8 8 13 29 48 32 Tshakhuma Fenele FC 28 8 7 13 22 45 31 Mutsha Atlantis FC 26 7 8 11 24 28 29 Tshakhuma Shooting Stars 30 7 4 19 32 60 25 Gwamasenga FC 30 7 1 22 20 42 22 Mariadze Shooting Stars 30 4 1 25 17 65 13
28 26 July 2013
News this Week
Visit us on the net at www.limpopomirror.co.za By Frank Mavhungu
Leopards ready for new season The coach of Black Leopards, Mr Kostadin Papic, believes that his team is ready to absorb the heat for the new season. According to him, the team is now doing what he described as the “final touches” before the activities for the new season start. As part of their preparations for the new life in the National First Division (NFD), Black Leopards were conducting trials for young players during the past month. Papic revealed that about 700 talented players from all around the province tried their luck during the trials. According to him, they had selected 40 players from the pool and they wanted to trim to the group to 10 players. He mentioned that one thing that he had discovered was that there The coach of Black Leopards, Mr Kostadin was a lot of talent in the Limpopo Province. “I must be honest with you; it was not easy to select the Papic. 40 players from a pool of about 700 excellent players,” he said. He indicated that they will play four friendly Tel: (015) 516 5175/6/7 Fax: (015) 516 1012 matches in the next two weeks in a bid to put the www.ayobmotors.co.za newly recruited players 2008 Isuzu 400 NPR Freighter 2007 Mercedes E280 to the test. He further 145 000km 4Ton Diesel indicated that they were forced to release a large number of their seasoned players recently as a way of complying with the rules and regulations of the league, which dictate that NFD teams must feature at least five U/23 players at a time in all matches. Papic further stated 2012 Hyundai i20 1.4 Fluid 2006 Toyota Rav4 2.0 GX that it was not easy for 21 985km A/C, CD, P/S, 171 000km them to let the highly
experienced players go, but rules were rules and they must be complied with. “We could not keep players that we knew we were not going to utilize, hence the radical decision to let them go,” he said. Although he was reluctant to disclose the names of the players who had made the grade in the trials,
Limpopo Mirror was reliably informed that some of the young talent whose deals with Lidoda Duvha had already been signed and sealed included Marks Munyai (from Rospa United), Hulisani Mathugana (Phungo All Stars), Ivan Mahangwahaya (Phungo All Stars) and Khumbudzo “Shavy” Muvhango from Maweja Takers.
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One of Lidoda Duvha’s new recruits, Marks Another of Leopards’ new signees, Hulisani Munyai. Mathugana.