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Why was the mayor killed? 21 cases of “robbery with aggravating circumstances” last year, but only eight such The brazen killing of incidents were reported this the mayor of the Collins year. Chabane municipality, Cllr Compared to most other Moses Maluleke, last week precincts in the province, sent shockwaves through Saselamani is relatively quiet, the country. The first police especially as far as violent statements said he had died crimes and armed robberies in a suspected armed robare concerned. This was conbery, but many doubt that firmed by Mr Obrey Lavani he was a victim of opportu- Maluleke, the chairperson nistic robbers. of the Community Policing Forum (CPF) at Xifaxani The Saselamani area where village. the shooting took place is “We are living in a peaceful known to be a relatively area where violent crime is crime-free area. The latest unheard of, especially the available SAPS statistics indi- killing of people at their cate that only one “common homes,” he said on Wednesrobbery” was reported in the day. Maluleke described Saselamani police precinct the incident at the mayor’s this year. In 2021, 22 cases of residence as an isolated one. such robberies were reported. “This is the first of its kind Last year, six murders were in almost 27 villages under reported, but this year only the Saselamani policing area. two. Saselamani reported Crimes that we are familiar By Elmon Tshikhudo and Victor Mukwevho

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with here are mostly gender based,” he said. Maluleke’s sentiments are confirmed in the SAPS statistics. The area reported 52 incidents of sexual offences last year. “As CPF, this [the killing of the mayor] has opened our eyes and we urge all to be vigilant about unknown people in our villages to avert a recurrence of such an incident. We need to work in cooperation with [the] police to have the criminals arrested,” he said. The local ward councillor, Joseph Mabasa, echoed the same sentiment, saying his ward was relatively quiet as far as violent crimes were concerned. “The mayor’s killing was an isolated and unique incident. We believe it was a killing with the pretext of a robbery. We are all still shocked as a community,” he said.

The mayor’s younger brother, Humphrey Maluleke, who is also the family spokesperson, said since the incident the police have been very visible in the area. “This should have been the case even before this incident happened, but because the area is not known for criminal activities, [the] police did not move around regularly,” he said. Local residents who commented on the murder said that the suspects might be people from outside the Malamulele area as no known criminal gangs operated in the area. The fact that no existing pattern of violent crimes exists in the area makes many believe that the killing was politically motivated. That nothing was reported stolen also adds to this suspicion.

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Did mayor Moses Maluleke have a premonition about his death? into a beehive of frantic activity, with mourners and dignitaries The late Collins Chabane arriving to express their shock mayor and Vhembe ANC’s and condolences. Among those deputy secretary, Cllr Moses who visited the family was Maluleke, who was shot and Limpopo Premier Stan Chupu killed at his home at ShikunMathabatha, who was accomdu last Thursday, seemed to panied by members of his have had a premonition about executive council, high-ranking his death. ANC officials in the mould of the Limpopo secretary VhamuOn the morning of that fate- sanda Vho-Reuben Madadzhe, ful day, Maluleke (56) attended mayors, and the Deputy Police an executive meeting. From Minister, Cassel Mathale. there he and his entourage visMathabatha urged the comited Mdavula village, where he munity not to speculate but to extended his heartfelt condolend their support to the police lences to a grief-stricken family by giving them space to conwho had lost four members in duct their investigations. He a gruesome accident. After this said that the issue of security visit to the family, Big Moss (as for top officials would be delibhe was affectionately known) erated, following the killing of insisted that his entourage stay the mayor. with him a little longer. He The family spokesperson and bought everyone meat from a brother of the deceased mayor, local carwash, where he spent Mr Eitken Maluleke, said the a good deal of time with them, incident had broken their telling them old stories about hearts. “Big Moss was one of his life journey. the family’s pillars. He was full When he finally returned of love; a peace-loving person home with his 18-year-old who did not deserve to be killed son much later, they were the way he was. We are deeply ambushed by their attackers. saddened, and our hearts are According to the police, three bleeding, but we have put suspects cornered them and everything in the hands of God demanded money before they and the police,” he said. fired shots at them, seriously Mr Robert Mathye, spokesinjuring the son (who is recuperson for the Collins Chabane perating in hospital) and killing Municipality, who worked Maluleke. closely with Maluleke, said that The moment the news of the mayor had said his goodhis death started circulating, byes to them before his death. Maluleke’s home at Shikundu “On Thursday, he did a very unvillage in Malamulele turned usual thing when he insisted we By Elmon Tshikhudo

CoGHSTA MEC Basikopo Makamu (left), Limpopo Premier Stan Mathabatha (next to Makamu) and ANC Limpopo secretary Vhamusanda Vho-Reuben Madadzhe (next to the premier) at the entrance of the late mayor’s house at Shikundu. Photo: Elmon Tshikhudo.

No toilets, no school at Tshapasha Primary, say parents and SGB shelo Radzilani, the parents and members of the SBG have No toilets, no school. This is tried without success to get the stand parents and mem- the department to improve bers of Tshapasha Primary’s their situation, and now they school-governing body have decided to close the (SGB) are taking to get the school until the children have Department of Education to safe toilets to use. provide safer toilet facilities “We have written many letfor the learners. Learning ters to the circuit manager in and teaching at this rural Mutale, informing him about school at Tshapasha, near the danger of leaners using Dzimauli in the Mutale area, old and dilapidated toilets. In has been disrupted since last August 2012, a girl fell into Wednesday (20 July), when one of the toilets and got separents and members of the riously injured. We informed SGB started to put their foot the local circuit office, but down regarding the unsafe they did nothing about it.” condition of the old and Radzilani said that the newdilapidated mobile and pit ly elected SGB, in conjunction toilets that the learners are with the school’s parents, expected to use. again engaged with the According to the chairperprovincial department of eduson of Tshapasha Primary cation, starting at circuit level, School’s SGB, Mr Khathutbut still nothing happened to

make the conditions safer for learners. “What bothers us is that the teachers have modern toilets, while the learners are still using those dilapidated toilets. Some of the leaners are forced to relieve themselves in the bushes, which might be dangerous as they can be attacked by snakes. It also contributes to the disruption of lessons,” added Radzilani. When Limpopo Mirror visited the school on Tuesday (26th), the gates were closed, with parents and SGB members holding placards that read “No toilets, No School”. They are hoping that the MEC for the Department of Education will intervene urgently. Ms Tendani Mbulawa, one of the parents, said she was concerned about the fact that the children were not attending school, but they could do nothing about the situation because they were also worried about the safety of their children at the school. Meanwhile, a letter dated 25 July 2022 and signed by the head of the Department of Education, Ms Onica Dederen, states that, with regard to water and sanitation infrastructure, Tshapasha Primary School forms part of 205 schools to be allocated to the Mvula Trust. The construction The SGB chairperson at Tshapasha Primary School, Khathut(of new toilets) is expectshelo Radzilani (standing on the left with placard), Hendrick ed to start in the third Nemutavhanani, Nelson Netshilonwe, Tendani Mbulawa, Lindelani Shotheli, and seated, Thinawanga Netshivhungululu and quarter of this financial year. Dora Ndou. Photo: Silas Nduvheni. By Silas Nduvheni

all go to Chisanyama to braai some meat. He usually avoided places where there were many people. We stayed there for some time, and he told us many stories about his life. Little did we know that it was a way of saying goodbye to us. Later that evening, we heard the shocking news about his death. We are still in shock, but we hope the police will do their work and bring the perpetrators to book,” Mathye said. The Provincial Police Commissioner Lt Gen Thembi Hadebe, who visited the scene on the night of the shooting, immediately assembled a task team, led by a senior officer, to probe the incident. Intensive investigations are currently underway. On Monday (25 July), the police offered a reward of R250 000 for useful information. Anyone with valuable information that can lead to the arrest and subsequent conviction of these perpetrators can contact the investigating team leaders, Brig Chris Mabasa on 082 469 0739, Lt Col Ndou on 082 807 2666, Lt Col Boshomane on 079 894 5501 and/or Sgt Khosa on 073 616 9888. Alternatively, contact the Crime Stop number on 08600 10111, the nearest police station or MySAPSApp. Callers may opt to remain anonymous, and any information received will be treated with strict confidentiality.

Mr Eitken Maluleke, brother of the late Moses Maluleke, stands next to the spot where the mayor was gunned down. Photo: Elmon Tshikhudo.

Disgruntled senior leaders want equal representation By Silas Nduvheni

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Some disgruntled senior traditional leaders (thovheles) of the Vhavenda say they are worried about representation in terms of leadership within the Limpopo House of Traditional Leaders. This after not one Vhavenda senior traditional leader was elected among the leaders of the house’s executive committee. During the sitting of the Limpopo House of Traditional Leaders, held at the Thulamela Municipality’s council chamber early in July this year, Hosi Pheni Ngove was elected as the chairperson of the House. Kgoshi Rammpundu Boleu II was elected as deputy chairperson, while Kgosigadi Mmak-

gatje Masemola, Hosi Erick Chauke and Kgoshi Ko Lebogo were elected as members of the executive committee. Hosi Ngove succeeded Kgosi Malesela Solomon Dikgale, who led the house for two terms. Additionally, Kgosi Dikgale, Hosi Ntsanwisi, and Thovhele Rambuda were elected to represent the National House of Traditional Leaders and KhoiSan leaders. Thovhele Ratshibvumo II Rambuda was among the dissatisfied parties who felt that the executive committee should consist of national senior leaders from different ethnic groups, such as the Tsonga, Venda and Sotho people. A meeting between some of the Vhavenda thoveles was held at the Dzanani palace in the

Nzhelele area on 15 July. “We decided as senior traditional leaders to meet here to discuss our fate under one roof. We viewed that the Vhavenda senior traditional leaders are not considered in the composition of the executive committee of the house, and it is a worrying factor for us,” said Rambuda. During their meeting, they decided that Thovhele Nthumeni Masia should have been elected as the deputy chairperson of the House. “We also agreed that we can achieve all our suggestions if we work together as united senior traditional leaders. We urged other Vhavenda senior traditional leaders of the Vhavenda who could not attend our first meeting to join us in our second round to discuss our fate,” said Rambuda.

Thovhele Ratshibvumo II Rambuda is leading a campaign to see to it that Vhavenda senior traditional leaders are also included on the Limpopo House of Traditional Leaders’ executive committee. Photo: Silas Nduvheni.


(But actually it’s just another fake Facebook post) as being legit. Rammbuda, did not have The fact is, not a single any knowledge about such an Social media have become eyewitness could confirm incident either. “The incident some of the most popular Singo’s story, and should of a man who killed a leopard platforms for indulging anyone be surprised that, upon using his bare hands did not in and spreading news. enquiry, Musina Hospital did happen here. This is news However, if not used well, not have any records of Singo to us. If it did happen in our these platforms can become ever being admitted? The village, I would have been one sources of unconfirmed news spokesperson for the Limpopo of the first people to get such a which, in most cases, end up Department of Health, Mr report. People are very fond of being fake and misleading. Neil Shikwambane, confirmed lies, and we take such lies with The most recent story that is this. “We know nothing about contempt. People are putting being circulated on Facebook a patient who was attacked by our village in the spotlight is about a man from Mada leopard. No patient by that for the wrong reasons. As the imbo in the Vhembe region name was ever admitted at leadership, we will dig into who claims that he killed a Musina Hospital,” he said. this to find out who is the full-grown leopard with his The funniest part about source of this fake news,” he bare hands. Apparently, this this whole bogus tale, though, said. man, who goes by the name of is that the photo that Richard Singo on Facebook, accompanied the story was herding cattle in the bush- was that of a tiger, not es when a leopard suddenly a leopard. Tigers are lunged at him and started not commonly found throttling him. According in South Africa, except to his story, he fell down but in nature reserves, fortunately gained enough where they are kept strength to wrestle the big cat under strict surveiland, after a great struggle, lance. The chance he finally managed to kill the that a tiger could have beast. Of course, he said, he escaped from a nearby sustained severe injuries and nature reserve unseen, was hospitalised at Musina roaming freely around Hospital. the African bushes, is This story spread through certainly not impossible cyberspace like the Coronavibut highly unlikely. rus. People everywhere were People would have been talking and writing about it, busy combing the area, The “leopard” (which is in fact a sharing it all over social media searching for that tiger. tiger in this photo) that was allegedwithout anyone considering The traditional ly killed by a man from Madimbo whether this could have been leader at Madimbo, village. The story turned out to true or fake. People read the Vhamusanda Vho-Thi- be nothing but fake news. Photo: story and automatically took it welimulambo Lufuno Facebook. By Elmon Tshikhudo

Three SAPS members were seriously injured when the private vehicles they were travelling in were involved in an accident next to the Khoroni Hotel in Thohoyandou on Tuesday morning. According to the Thohoyandou police, the officers were on their way to work. A police report states that the two vehicles in which the officers were driving, stopped at the robot at the intersection at about 07:00. Two taxis apparently came from behind and smashed into their vehicles. The three members of the police were badly injured and were admitted to the Tshilidzini Hospital, together with two taxi drivers who were also injured during the accident. Photo: Victor Mukwevho.

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Popular Vhembe FM presenter dies in car accident By Elmon Tshikhudo

On Sunday (24th), the province of Limpopo woke up to the sad news of the tragic death of the well-known Vhembe FM presenter, Andani Sidogi, who had died in a car accident at 05:00 that same morning. According to reports received, the accident happened at Mazhou, a few kilometres outside Sibasa, where Sidogi lost control over his vehicle and it capsized, killing him instantly. Sidogi (31), of Hamakhuvha outside Thohoyandou, was at the peak of his life at the time of his death, with everything seemingly falling in place for him. On 14 July, he was among the The late Vhembe FM presenter Andani many students who received their diplomas Sidogi, who died in a car accident last Sunday and degrees at the winter graduation ceremony morning (24 July). Photo: Facebook. at Univen. He had pursued a degree in media studies. The following week he celebrated his 31st birthday. The much-loved radio man had a huge following on his Vhuragane programme on Vhembe FM. He was a hustler of note and passionate about radio. According to his younger brother, Anani Sidogi, his brother had even gone so far as to establish his own online radio station, called Prefeb FM, while he had studied at Univen. Anani said the family was still in the dark about the exact circumstances around the incident, as no one was prepared to share any information. “What we know so far is that on the day he left for work and after work went out with friends to one of the famous pubs. From there, no one knows what happened,” he said. Tributes have started pouring in and even the Limpopo Premier’s office sent words of condolences. Two days ago, one of his friends, Ndika Tshikhakhisa, wrote on his Facebook page: “Just woke up to the sad news of the death of my brother. He was on every single one of my Instagram lives, showed me love and support FREE TIE & SHIRT from the very first day. We had so much online with your suit purchase content planned????, you will be missed buddy. Rest well. My deepest condolences to the family.” PIERRE CARDIN Sidogi’s funeral will be held on Saturday, 30 MONATIC | CARDUCCI July.

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Teenage pregnancies are Former councillor to be buried at Tshikhwani a big problem in province By Kaizer Nengovhela

(of sexual relationships) did By Victor Mukwevho not normally happen at school The Department of Education in premises and during school hours. Limpopo has denied claims that “Learners only spend at least six 11 287 learners fell pregnant be- hours with teachers at school, and tween April last year and March it is the responsibility of parents to this year in Limpopo. The figlook after their kids after school,” ures were provided by the Minis- he said. ter of Basic Education, Ms Angie Meanwhile, the issue of teenage Motshekga, in a parliamentary pregnancies and the difficulties answer to a question posed by the girls endure touched a group the Democratic Alliance. of well-educated social workers In an interview with Limpowho formed an NPO, called the Isa po Mirror, the Department of Mathivha Foundation. The NPO Health’s spokeswas founded “It is in fact true by Ms Pfarelo person, Mr Mike Maringa, a that more than 11 000 Mathivha, said that the clinical social figures were not girls aged between 10 worker with a being interpreted master’s degree and 19 fell pregnant in social work correctly. “It is in fact true that in that period in the from the Univermore than 11 sity of Pretoria. province, but they The foundation 000 girls aged between 10 and formed as a were not all learn- was 19 fell pregnant response to the in that period in ers; they are just of behaviour of the the province, but youth and to povschool-going age.” erty alleviation in they were not all learners; they the country. are just of school-going age. Most “We have a programme called of them do not go to school. Of Pack of Hope, run in association that number, only 3 800 are our with the Northwest University. learners,” he said. The programme looks at learners When asked about allegations who are pregnant. Our stance is that 10 teachers had been found that pregnancy should not be a guilty of having sexual relationbarrier to education, and we want ships with their students since to see them finishing school and 2019, he said that the department going on to university. We have had investigated these claims. developed this programme, which “After the investigations, three starts the day they find out that teachers were found guilty and they are pregnant until when the dismissed, while there was no child is three years old. We also evidence against the other seven look at the emotional well-being teachers,” he said. of a pregnant learner. We are Maringa said such incidents employing the programme with the help of professors from the University of Pretoria, and we are engaging with the University of Venda’s department of social work as well,” she said Mathivha added that they engaged with various experts, covering different topics. These topics include the learners’ emotional well-being and the rights and obligations of the fathers of the unborn babies. “We also looked at what the Children’s Act says about a pregnant underage child, what needs to be done, and the role of The founder of the Isa Mathivha Foundaparents and teachers,” tion, Ms Pfarelo Mathivha. Photo supplied. she said.

The late Johannes Nemaungani (83) of Tshikhwani was a true example of what community development is all about, and thus he will be remembered by all who had the privilege to know him in his lifetime. Nemaungani, who had in his time been a councillor at the Johannesburg Metropolitan Municipality for 20 years and a staunch member of the Zoutpansberg Development Forum (ZDCF), died at the Louis Trichardt Memorial Hospital on Sunday, 24 July, following a long illness. The former Louis Trichardt mayor and now chairperson of the ZDCF, Mr Patrick Sikhutshi, who worked closely with him in the ANC, described Nemaungani’s death as a terrible blow to the community. “We have lost a real

The late Johannes Nemaungani. Photo supplied.

father, confidante and inspirational leader among both the young and old in our community. He was a real son of the soil who would sacrifice everything for his job,” said Sikhutshi. Sikhutshi said that to the community of Tshikhwani and the surrounding areas, Nemaungani had been a father, mentor, an icon of hope, a role model and a true leader. He described him as a visionary, a manager, an organiser and a trustworthy human being whose desire to serve his community motivated him to work hard every day of his life. Tributes poured in from relatives and friends, members of the ANC, COSATU, SACP, SANCO, ANC Youth League, ANC Women’s League, the South African Council of Churches and fellow members of the ZDCF. Nemaungani will be buried on Saturday, 30 July, at Tshikhwani. The service starts at 06:00.

Sigonde Primary’s learners return to school By Bernard Chiguvare Learners at Sigonde Primary School in Musina were accommodated in five mobile classrooms, delivered by the Limpopo Department of Basic Education over the second school holiday. This follows the closure of the school by the Limpopo Department of Labour and Employment on 27 May this year because of non-compliance with the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHASA). The labour inspector who conducted the inspection prohibited the use of the Grade 4 classroom, which had cracks

over the doorpost that overlapped to the adjoining Grade 5 classroom. The Grade R, 1, 4, 5, 6 and 7 classrooms also had bats in their roofs, posing a danger to the health and safety of the children. Although the school-governing body (SGB) is happy with the mobile classrooms provided by the education department, it is still pleading with the department for more classroom space, so that learning and teaching in the respective grades can continue separately as the combined conditions will affect their schooling. “We are thankful for the five mobile classrooms, but we still need two more,”

said Mashudu Sigonde, chairperson of the SGB. Mr Reckson Tshishivheli, the acting provincial inspector, commended the work done by the labour inspector as the learners could at least return to school. “Our inspectors will continue to enforce compliance in all sectors, as the department does not compromise the health and safety of persons,” said Tshishivheli. He further encouraged employers to act proactively and not to wait for inspectors to close buildings down before they correct non-compliance as this disrupts the valuable education process for learners.

Mental illness can be treated with medication By Silas Nduvheni Dr Muvhango Ramovha from the Department of Health in Vhembe has urged the parents and relatives of people living with mental illnesses to encourage their loved ones to take their medication regularly. Ramovha was one of the guest speakers during the department’s Mental Illness Awareness Campaign, held on Wednesday, 20 July, at the Maxweta Sports Grounds in Muledane village near Thohoyandou. “With medication, patients who suffer from mental illness can be cured. We also call on communities to treat mentally ill patients with respect because they are human beings just like us,” said Ramovha. The event also addressed the issue of substance abuse among the young people from villages such as Muledane, Maniini and the Shayandima township. “As responsible parents, we have to take

a stand against our children’s using drugs and abusing alcohol, in order for them to be able to realise their dreams. We have to encourage our children to take their education seriously, because with education they can change their own lives and the communities they live in for the better,” Ramovha said. Acting Thulamela Mayor Kenny Mulovhedzi said the Thulamela Local Municipality was happy to join hands with the Department of Health and the traditional leadership of Muledane village in making communities more aware of mental illness. Mpfariseni Mavhungu, an ambassador for people living with mental illness, said she was worried about parents who gave mentally ill patients drugs instead of the proper prescribed medication. She also called on parents not to lock their mentally ill children away but to take them to the experts who can advise them on how their illness can be treated.

Dr Muvhango Ramovha addressed guests at the Department of Health’s Mental Illness Awareness campaign. Photo: Silas Nduvheni.

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Big blow for residents as thugs Lack of water at Elim hospital destroy Damani pump station poses serious danger to patients By Victor Mukwevho

include areas such as Donald Fraser Hospital and more than 30 clinics. A resident who once worked as a guard at the water plant, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said the Department of Water Affairs must employ more security officers to guard the pump station, which is situated in the bush. “This place cannot be guarded by one or two security officers. It is very dangerous. One day I had to run for my life when armed men came here to steal cables. They were armed to the teeth, while all I had was a knobkierie,” he said.

Meanwhile, the spokesperson for the Vhembe District Municipality, Mr Matodzi Ralushai, said the destruction of infrastructure was a big challenge to the municipality. “This causes a big strain on the municipality’s budget. Instead of improving on our mandate to deliver services to all the residents of Vhembe District, we spend a big chunk of the budget fixing damaged infrastructure,” he said. He added that he personally called this sabotage. “It is not happening here in our district only, it is happening all over the country,” he said.

Amid Vhembe residents’ frustrations about the lack of basic service delivery in the district, thugs destroyed the Damani raw-water pump station last Thursday night (21st). An unknown group allegedly entered the pump station and destroyed all the panel pumps, leaving the whole station damaged beyond any prospect of repair in the near future According to the process-control manager at Damani, Ms Elekanyani Mudau, the thugs waited for loadshedding to commence before they struck. “It is clear that they did not come here to steal cables, but to destroy the plant,” she said. When asked about how long fixing the plant would take, she said doing so would take months as the water plant was destroyed beyond repair. “It is high time that the community starts working hand in glove with law enforcement agencies to apprehend the culprits. This is a disaster,” she said. The Damani raw-water pump station provides water to more than 50 villages under The Damani raw-water process-control manager, Ms Elekanyani the Tshivhase royal Mudau, pointing to wires destroyed by thugs last week. Photo: Victor house’s control. These Mukwevho.

Patients at Elim Hospital had to be transferred to Tshilidzini Hospital after a sewage leak from a blocked pipe had flooded some of their wards earlier this month.

blocked sewer, which had started three days before. The hospital’s toilets were a very testing experience. They stank of urine and faeces and the nurses would not attend to them because they said they were unhygienic,” Makhubele said.

Ms Lizza Makhubele of Waterval, who was admitted for treatment at Elim Hospital from 4 to 11 July this year, said that the hospital had not had water for that entire week. “My relatives brought containers of water to the hospital when they visited me, because there was no water to bath or brush your teeth. This is not good for the hospital,” she said. According to Makhubele, the hospital has been experiencing problems with water for a long time now, even though it has five boreholes, and that concerns existed about diseases spreading. She said the hospital was dependent on water delivered by the Vhembe District Municipality. This supply, however, is a drop in the ocean, given the quantity of water used by the hospital’s busy units. “I visited the hospital again for a check-up on 20 July, and saw puddles of smelly water along the corridors. Patients were complaining about a

A sewage leak from a blocked pipe has flooded some of the wards at Elim Hospital. Photo supplied.

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At the age of 72 former principal Netshivhuyu gets a doctor’s degree Primary School for 23 years, this meant plenty of time to Ms Phyllis Netshivhuyu further her studies, and that retired in 2015 after 48 is exactly what she did. years of teaching. To anyone The 72-year-old academic else, this would have meant from Makwarela wasted little chalk down and books away time in enrolling for a doctorfor a well-deserved rest, but ate. She saw her tireless labour for Netshivhuyu, who was and dedication to her studies principal of Tshikhudini pay off at last when she obtained her doctorate degree in education from the University of Venda on Friday, 15 July. Her research was titled “The Effects of Educators’ Rationalisation on School Governance in Public Schools of the Vhembe District, Limpopo Province”. Her study found that educators tend to lose focus and are negatively affected when they move from Dr Phyllis Netshivhuyu (72) received a doc- one school to torate from the University of Venda. Photo: another. It recElmon Tshikhudo. ommends that By Elmon Tshikhudo

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The spokesperson for the provincial MEC for Health, Thilivhali Muavha, said his department was not aware of the situation at Elim Hospital. “We had not been informed about the water problems at the hospital. We will, however, investigate,” he said.

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Phanuel Dobela Rasengani laid to rest at Davhana Rasengani’s casket was placed at the gate with the women, most of Hundreds of mourners from far whom were clad in Venda tradiand wide converged at the sacred tional attire (minwenda), and the Davhana Zwiendeulu on Sunday, men kneeling and praying for the 24 July, to see the late Phanuel late old royal. After he was buried, Dobela Rasengani being laid to a giant tombstone was unveiled by rest. the family. Rasengani was born of Mr Kingi Thovhele Leonard Ravele Davhaand Ms Munzhedzi Davhana at na shared some of his sentiments Mpheni village in 1920, and passed on Rasengani’s unconditional love away on 20 July 2022 at the age of with the mourners. “He loved us 102. In his lifetime, he was a mem- all, and I was like his son to him. ber of the South African Railway Rasengani would come with lots Police. He was also a royal memof clothes from Gauteng, and this ber of the Davhana clan outside would be divided among the family. Vuwani. He had such a forgiving heart. We The formal funeral programme, had a meeting at the traditional oflaid out as per royal protocol, start- fices before his death, and after the ed at his home, where a big tent was meeting we decided to pass by his erected. His good life was relived, house to check on him. Despite his with all the speakers talking fondly old age, he recognised us all. The of his love for people, his humility first thing he said to us was that he and his accessibility to everyone had accepted the Lord. Let us all around him. prepare ourselves for the afterlife,” On entering the graveyard, he said. By Elmon Tshikhudo

The family of the late Phanuel Dobela Rasengani at the giant tombstone that was unveiled during his funeral. Photo: Elmon Tshikhudo.

Residents of Tshikota marched to the Louis Trichardt Magistrate’s Court on Thursday, 21 July, to hand over their memorandum of grievances. Photo: Kaizer Nengovhela.

Tshikota residents upset about court delays the prosecutors and local magistrate of bungling cases. Residents of Tshikota In their memorandum, marched to the Louis they called for a new Trichardt Magistrate’s magistrate and prosecutor Court on Thursday, 21 to preside over the cases of July, to hand over a memthis suspect, and that an orandum of grievances in independent investigation which they complain to the be conducted into the court’s justice system about the management as well as the withdrawal of cases against state prosecutor. a suspected dangerous All entrances to and from man in the community. Tshikota were blocked since 04:00 on Thursday mornThe suspect had been ing. No-one was allowed to charged in at least four go to work or school. Taxi different cases, including and bus owners supported possession of unlicensed the protest by transporting firearms, robbery, and the participating residents extortion, between Septem- to the Total garage in Krogh ber 2021 and June this year. Street in Louis Trichardt, Residents say that, since the from where they started court withdrew these cases their march to the magisagainst him, he has been trate’s court. seen back in the community. According to community They blame the justice sysleader Mr Adam Manari, tem for not protecting them residents had also marched as perpetrators involved in to the magistrate’s court various crimes committed on 17 December 2021 to in Tshikota are often seen protest against the same walking free, even after they thing, and that the court had been arrested several had not even responded times. The residents accuse to their memorandum of By Kaizer Nengovhela

grievances. At the time, they also complained about the fact that the suspect’s cases were being thrown out of court, while he continued to commit crime. This, Manari said, had left the community baffled. “They want to know why this man is getting away with his crimes every time. Clearly, there are corrupt officials in the court, and we want them to be excused from handling the suspects cases,” said Manari.

The memorandum was received by the acting court manager of the Louis Trichardt Magistrate’s Court, Mr Andries Matakala, who was accompanied by the head prosecutor, Mr Masia Masia, and magistrate Mr Bennie Smith. Matakala promised residents that the cases would eventually be reinstated. He also said that a new prosecutor and magistrate would be appointed to the cases.

From left to right are Mr Esau Tokoda (Tshikota community leader), Mr Adam Manari (acting court manager of the Louis Trichardt Magistrate’s Court), Mr Andries Matakala, and the head prosecutor, Mr Masia Masia. Photo: Kaizer Nengovhela.


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Members of Thusani Youth Development (TYD) visited the Tshimedzwa Primary School on Tuesday morning to hand over 11 pairs of shoes to needy learners. According to Mr Hulisani Themeli, a founder member of the non-profit organisation, they provide the youth with basic needs such as school uniforms, shoes and sanitary towels to the girls. They also helped form a soccer team, called Lunungwi Fast XI ladies, to encourage young people to participate in sports activities. In the picture are, from left to right, Themeli Hulisani (secretary of TYD), Ms Netsianda Livhuwani (chairperson of the SGB), Ms Tsumbedzo Makhani (chairperson of TYD) and Ms Mashapha Tshimedzwa (representative of Tshimedzwa Primary School). Thusani Youth Development is an non-profit entity situated at Lunungwi village. Those who wish to assist the organisation with their projects can visit their Facebook page (Thusani Youth Development) or call the secretary, Themeli Hulisani (081-8084782) or the chairperson, Tsumbedzo Makhani (079-6637685). Ms Makhani thanked the chairperson of their board, Mr Vhulahani Patrick Tshivhase, and the Ward 31 councillor, Ms Mmbi Milicent Nndavheleseni, for their support.

Comedy duo split up after fight already had three gigs in Musina, Nzhelele and Ngovhela An ugly war of words eruptbooked for the same day. He ed between two famous local convinced me to cancel these comedians over the alleged gigs, promising me that the non-payment of perforGauteng gig will be a breakmance fees. Mpfariseni through in my career. He Ramulondi, famously known told me not to worry about as Vho-Nyawa Gogo, claims anything as he had already that his fellow comedian and organised everything with the friend, Emmanuel Sigebe event organisers in Gauteng. aka Calvor Ramiswaswo, So, I cancelled my three gigs, owed him compensation hoping to have a great time in and had also wasted his time Gauteng. I had never perafter Sigebe had cancelled formed in Gauteng before, and three major local gigs to per- I was happy to build my brand form at an event in Gauteng there.” on Saturday, 16 July. Ramulondi said he became Over the years, Ramulondi suspicious when the perforand Sigebe have been insepmance date drew closer and arable, performing together Sigebe stopped taking his at various gigs, leaving their calls. “At one time I called him audiences in stitches with their from a different number, and jokes. he picked up. I told him to Ramulondi said his nightgive me the contacts for the mare started earlier this event organisers in Gauteng, month when Sigebe called and but he dropped the call. My told him that they had been suspicion was that he was booked for a performance in already paid by the organisers, Soweto. “He told me I should but was too selfish to share it not miss this gig, because I with me and sneaked there had to establish myself in to perform alone. To this day Gauteng. I initially told him he never disclosed the name that I would not be able to of the organisers of the event honour the invite, because I in Gauteng, because he was Entertainment

Mpfariseni Ramulondi, famously known as Vho-Nyawa Gogo, cancelled three of his local gigs for an envisaged performance in Gauteng, which never materialized. Photo supplied.

afraid that I would spill the beans to them.” Ramulondi, who recently appeared on SABC 2’s Muvhango as an extra, said he wanted compensation from Sigebe as the three gigs he had cancelled would have paid him handsomely. “He has ruined my reputation because I abandoned my three gigs. I don’t have another job. I make a living as a comedian. I am the only breadwinner at home, and the money I now lost would have made a very big difference,” he said. In response to our enquiry about the situation, Sigebe sent a WhatsApp message to say that he had stopped working with Ramulondi with effect from 16 July this year. He denied the allegations that he had received any cash on behalf of the duo but did not want to go into detail of what had actually happened with the Gauteng gig. In a separate voice note, Sigebe wished Ramulondi well and said that he (Sigebe) had now teamed up with another comedian, whose name he would announce in due course.

Emmanuel Sigebe, aka Calvor Ramiswaswo, denies allegations that he received money that he never shared with Vho-Nyawa Gogo. Photo supplied.

The Dzwerani Community Fund (DCF), a local non-profit organisation, donated 62 pairs of shoes to Dzwerani Primary School and Mahematshena Primary School pupils on Monday morning. DCF was set up specifically to enable charity work and projects which can be done around the Dzwerani community. The school shoe donation project was started in the year 2021, and last year DCF gave 61 pairs of shoes to the needy pupils at the two schools. The project uses a social media group called “Khoroni ya Dzwerani” to connect with friends and all other interested parties caring about the welfare of Dzwerani village’s residents. The group members collected and donated the shoes to the two schools to try and encourage the children to not stay away from class. Pictured from the left are Mr Nditshedzeni Tshilongamulenzhe (DCF representative), Mr Mmbangiseni Makharamedzha (Mahematshena Primary School SGB Treasurer), Mr Tshinyalani Tshikovhi (DCF representative), Mr Zwivhuya Nethononda (Mahematshena Primary School SGB Chairperson) and Mr Edzisani Netshiswinzhe (Mahematshena Primary School Principal). DCF extended their heartfelt thanks to the members of the group who supported the project. “There is a saying that it takes a village to raise a child, and this is what we are seeing that the group is practicing,” DCF’s Mr Tshilongamulenzhe said.

Charles and Prince want their debut EP to convey a message By Elmon Tshikhudo

known any other church. Its music flows in our blood. We have added other instruments to take this music to another level, but still with the traditional feel that is the trademark of the church. We want our music to appeal to both young and old,” said Prince Wa Miswaswo. His brother, Charles Wa Story, believes that the youth of today are faced with many challenges because they have lost God’s way. “Many of our young people die before their time because they have

forsaken God. We are trying to send a message out there to the youth to focus on serving the living God and they will have a successful life,” he said. The group’s back-up singers are Mulweli Rabada, Rinae Makhaga, Thabelo Munyai, Nomfundo Khumalo and Vhulenda Masithulela. The group’s music is available on a YouTube channel, called Charles and Prince Agency. They can also be reached on WhatsApp numbers 072 328 8776 or 076 915 2453.

After an intense two years of rehearsals and preparations, locally born brothers Prince and Charles Sigebe – officially labelled as Charles and Prince - finally released their debut extended-play (EP) album, called Vha Ima na Rine on 27 June this year. The 24-year-old twins were born Prince Mavhungu, aka Prince Wa Miswaswo, and Charles Ḓivhani, aka Charles Wa Story. They hail from Tshamutavha in the Niani area but are now based in Gauteng. Incidentally, they are also the younger brothers of well-known hip-hop sensation Proheed. As staunch members of the United African Apostolic Church (UAAC), the duo adopted the drum-dominated Zionist music (muzika wa tshigubu) as basis for their own music. They say that they want to take this genre, which is often underrated, especially among the youth, to new heights. The EP contains five very powerful tracks and has since its release three weeks ago set the traditional gospel music scene ablaze. Recorded at Masana Records in Soweto by the famous DJ Davic, the beats were done by Ras Tycoon. Two of these tracks, Vha Ima na Rine (title track) and Rifhe Shothodzo, have especially caused ripples, catapulting the brothers to instant stardom as the songs grow to even higher demand. No function is complete without them now. Charles and Prince, originally from Tshamutavha in “We were born in this the Niani area, released their debut traditional gospel church, and we have not EP, titled Vha Ima na Rine. Photo supplied.

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Disco music is not dead, says The Lion

features almost every known artist from the Venda region. Emerging Afro Pop and RnB “To me, music is life. I believe I artist JR Player from Tshikhudini have been called to talk with people village in Thohoyandou is winthrough music; to make a change ning the hearts of more and more and to entertain,” he said. fans every day. His sound is diJR Player’s latest single, called verse - catchy and soothing at the Makoti (Bride), has been receiving same time - and thus he climbs his massive airplay on local community way all the way to the top. radio stations since its release on The singer, born Unarine Valentine’s Day (14 February) this Mutheiwana, caught the attenyear. “The song was intended tion of music lovers in record to honour and encourage time after collaborations all married couples and with well-known Venda those who are planning to artists such as Mizo Phyll, get married,” he said. Meskay and many others, He also established his which broadened his own own events-management audiences considerably company in 2019, over time. “This which hosts a established me big annual as a star in the event, branded making and a Players on prominent Play. “The brand to event is a be reckoned beacon for with,” he said. the youth, His passion bringfor music ing them started back together in in 2013, when harmony he was just 12 to celebrate years old. This love music and creative grew into an aspiculture.” ration and in 2019, JR Player’s muhe finally rose to sic is available on fame with the reall social media lease of his debut platforms and onalbum, titled All line music stores, about life. His such as YouTube Afro-Pop and RnB artist JR and Spotify. second 21-track album, Vhafhasi, Player. Photo: Our Capture.

are happy too, just like the fans of other music genres.” If you thought that disco music Those who love fast-tempo was dead, Rofhiwa Ronald dance music will enjoy songs Mudau, aka The Lion, has a sur- such as Mvelephanda, A thi koni, prise in store for you when he re- Ngoho, Masindambilu, Venda, leases his third full album, titled Zwi tshi konda, and the title Matula, at the end of September track Matula. “We cannot allow this year. this beautiful music to fade away Mudau (33) is not a novice to in our lifetime. It will be good if the Tshivenda disco music scene other artists come on board too and entertainment industry. His to help preserve this genre and debut album, Vha do senga, was restore it to its former glory,” he released in 2011, followed by ansaid. other album, called Zwiita shango Mudau can be followed on in 2015. Facebook (Roanda Mudau). For The prolific singer, who hails album sales or bookings, he can from Ha-Makuya Dotha, north be reached at 063 750 0933 (voice of Thohoyandou, is the deputy calls and WhatsApp). president of the Tshivenda Traditional Music Organisation and is also very active in the local film industry. He started acting while he was a student at Makuya High School and played a role in the film Zwi do fhelelafhi, which aired on Soweto TV in 2011. Asked why he stuck to disco music after all this time, Mudau replied that, even though many other artists were deserting this music genre, he still saw a bright future in it. “I have been making disco music for the larger part of my music career, and I feel fulfilled when I perform it. Someone has to preserve this genre for our Rofhiwa Ronald Mudau, aka future generations. Besides, there The Lion, is back in the studio are many fans out there who still recording his third Tshivenlove disco music, and it is my reda disco music album. Photo sponsibility to make sure that they supplied.

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Poroza to launch his second album on Saturday various church bands and local the occasion extra special, Voice artists, until he went solo in 2018. Tsilatsila, Tumi B and Takie Ndou The Beautiful Gate Church at His debut album, called His will also share the stage Mulodi village, near Tshilamba, Grace, was released in Nowith Ragimana. will be the place to be on Satvember that same year and The 10-track album urday, 30 July, when emerging still enjoys massive airplay took almost two years local gospel music star Mpho on radio, being so popular to complete and promRagimana will be launching his with gospel-music lovers. ises to be a hit among second album, titled God’s Grace The talented singer, gospel lovers out there. It Upon Me. better known as Poroza includes songs such as He Born at Tshithuthuni village in the music will make a way, in the Thengwe area, Ragimana industry, will Tshanda tsha started his music career in a Sunbe accomYehova, Zwo ri Popular local gospel star Mpho day school choir at the Mangaya panied by fanela u renRagimana, or Porozo as he is Deliverance Christian Church. At a live band da Yehova, known on stage, will be launchthe age of 15, he joined Thasululo during the U ya ri funa ing his second album, titled Ministries at Makonde, where he new album’s murena, and God’s grace upon me at the end sharpened his music skills in the launch. Ngauri u of this month. Photo: Morris worship team. He worked with To make ya mpfuna. Ragimana. Entertainment

The album was recorded at the Worship House Studio in Shayandima and engineered by Mishack Mahendere. All the songs will be performed live during the launch. “The album took some time to finish, but I wanted to make sure I do my best. My fans deserve something special in exchange of their unending support. All the instruments in the album were played live, with less programming, so that people can get the real feel of gospel music. I have no doubt that the fans will enjoy it to the fullest.” For CD sales, public performances, and bookings, Ragimana can be contacted on 083 715 8824.

Hope of fresh water for VyeboomPhalama Phalaphala FM will be donating a borehole to the community of Vyeboom-Phalama in the Collins Chabane Local Municipality on Friday (29th). The handover will be broadcast live from 12:00 to 15:00. The station ran an on-air project, in line with the Rina Ndavha (We Care) campaign, in June this year to identify an area within the Vhembe District that experiences water challenges. The identification of this area was done through participating listeners who nominated certain areas, and stated their reasons for nominating those areas. From the pool of nominated areas received, Vyeboom-Phalama was selected. This will be the second borehole donation by the station under the Rina Ndavha campaign. The first borehole was donated to the community at Tshipise Mubvumoni in March this year. The project is anchored on the Tshiko show, which broadcasts from Monday to Friday, between 12:00 and 03:00. Tshiko presented by Mpho Rathando and produced by Tshililo Khanari - will broadcast live from Vyeboom-Phalama on the day of the official handover of the borehole to the community. The station’s programme manager, Ms Sharon Ravele, implemented the Rina Ndavha campaign as part of its CSI initiatives to address challenges faced by communities within the Vhembe District, which is the station’s core footprint. In 2022, the station is focused on donating boreholes to communities in need of water resources to help alleviate this challenge. Ravele said that it had become a tradition at her station to plough back to thirsty communities. Local civic chairperson Mr Makondelele Murovhi said that the community was relieved after many years of struggling without water. “This borehole is to ensure that the community members have access to clean water. For years now, members of this community were forced to pay R5 per 20-litre container of water from people with boreholes. We have tried many times to engage the government, without success, and we know many other communities have the same challenges as we have here. I am excited and very happy that the Vyeboom-Phalama community will at last have clean water,” he said.

Pollen uses her talents to fight poverty a social gathering as a guest three years ago, and the event organisers were disapAlthough education is very important pointed that the master of ceremonies and in these changing times, some people dancers who were booked did not show up. cannot rely on a good educational They called me aside and asked if I would background to make a success of their direct the programme, but I told them lives. Many people are forced to make that I did not have any experience in that the most of their God-given talents to regard. Although I resisted at first, they survive. persuaded me to take over. I ended up as One such example is Vhutshilo Nyamaster of ceremonies and did such a good mande, an emerging local entertainer from job that everyone was impressed. I also Khubvi village outside Thohoyandou, who doubled as a dancer and after that day, my went from being unemployed to becomname was on everyone’s lips.” ing a popular master of ceremonies and Since this event, Nyamande had been entertainer overnight. Nyamande, better receiving invitations to direct programmes known as Pollen, was thrown quite literally at various social events, such as baby into the spotlight, and she just decided to showers, birthdays and family gatherings. go along with it and use what she has. “Most of the events were around my village Nyamande explained how she ended up and I did them for free because I could in the entertainment industry: “I attended walk there. When I received invitations Entertainment

from other areas, the organisers voluntarily offered to pay for my transportation, so that I was able to grace their events.” Nyamande realised that she had a talent for entertaining and saw the potential to generate an income from it. “Now I get bookings almost every weekend, and I am able to put food on Local master of ceremonies the table. My mesVhutshilo “Pollen” Nyasage to those who mande encourages unemare unemployed is ployed people to use their to use their talents talents to earn a living. to generate an inPhoto supplied. come,” she said.

Presenter of Phalaphala FM’s Tshiko show Mpho Rathando. Photo: Kaizer Nengovhela.

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Thovhele Netshimbupfe supports the initiates his inauguration, he promised his subjects that he would revive the traditions and customs that the village stopped practicing over the years. Among some of the traditions that have faded are female circumcisions, the Domba dances and the Misevhetho (one of the traditional initiations, mostly for woman). On Saturday, 23 July, Netshimbupfe took off his legal regalia to welcome back the boys who were undergoing circumcisions in his

By Elmon Tshikhudo It has barely been three weeks since Thovhele Advocate Tshedza Netshimbupfe’s inauguration as one of the Vhavenda senior traditional leaders in Tshimbupfe in the Vuwani area, and already the community is experiencing some significant changes. Despite being highly educated, the new leader has not shied away from his culture. In fact, during

area. Prior to that he even spent a few nights with them in the bush to give support and guidance. All in all there were 719 boys who took part in the initiation ritual, under guidance of the circumcision surgeon, Mr Itani Nemavhulani. They all came back healthy and safe. Asked why someone in his high position would leave his cosy bed to spend nights away in the bush and the cold, Thovhele Netshimbupfe was quick to point out that, as a leader, it is his duty to encourage his subjects to love their customs and culture, and that the best way to do it is to lead by example. “I cannot lead from the back. I have to be at the forefront in order to convince my subjects that our culture is the way to go. I love my culture so much and I will never exchange it for anything. Parents should not shy away from our traditions. I am educated, but I still adhere to my customs. As promised, we will not only focus on male circumcision but we will revive other customs as well. In May 2022 we had circumcisions for my subjects and we are also going to do the same for the royals in December 2022. We are very happy that all 719 initiates came back safe and well, thanks to the care we give to them and the help we get from the health department. We are going back to our roots and we pass these traditions on to future generations,” he said. The Limpopo province had altogether 75 550 initiates, of which 62 890 were men and 12 660 women. The total number of fatalities in the province was four.

A happy mother, Ms Elizabeth Ramatsekisa of Mukondeni, welcomed her boys, Thabo (left) and Mpho (on her right), back home from the Mukondeni initiation school on Saturday, 16 July. Photo supplied.

Kasi Angels donate 41 000th pair of shoes By Elmon Tshikhudo

Thovhele Tshedza Netshimbupfe leads the boys from the bush during their passing-out parade. Photo supplied.

NOTICE OF ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT PROCESS (BASIC ASSESSMENT) FOR THE PROPOSED DEVELOPMENT OF A FILLING STATION AND ASSOCIATED FACILTIES SITUATED AT PORTION 1 OF FARM MARIUS NO 732 MS IN MAKHADO LOCAL MUNICIPALITY, VHEMBE DISTRICT LIMPOPO PROVINCE Notice is hereby given in terms of Section 41 of Chapter 6 of the EIA Regulations, published in Government Notice No. 326 of 7 April 2017 published in terms of National Environmental Management Act (Act 107 of 1998) as amended with the intention to undertake an Environmental Impact Assessment. Description of the Project: Swongozwi Invetment Pty Ltd proposed the development of a filling station, convenient shopping facilities and associated facilties situated on Portion 1 of Farm Marius No 732 MS in Makhado Local Municipality, Vhembe District, Limpopo Province. Listed Activities: According to EIA Regulations 2017 Applicable Listing Notice

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As part of the Kasi Angels Foundation’s One Million Pairs campaign, which aims to collect and donate a million pairs of school shoes to needy learners by 2025, the foundation celebrated handing over its 41 000th pair in style when they visited Mutoti Primary School on Friday, 1 July. More than 200 disadvantaged learners went home with a broad smile on their faces and a brand-new pair of school shoes that day. The handover was done in partnership with the wellknown local business, Royal Gardens Nandoni Dam, led by businessman Mr Shandu Nesengeni. Kasi Angels was represented by its founder, Mr Gerald Nomlala. Nomlala said he had spent three years of his schooling life without shoes. “I know what it feels like to go to school barefoot. As I grew up, I revisited my upbringing and decided to make a difference by helping children without shoes. I do not want kids to take the route that was given to me; I want them to enjoy having shoes, given to them by a stranger,” he said. Nomlala has travelled far and wide across the country, donating shoes and other amenities to learners faced with adversity. “We are happy to announce that, with the help of our corporate sponsors and individuals, we today managed to hand over the 41 000th pair of shoes at this school. Though this is

still a drop in the ocean, we are excited that we are able to change the lives of the disadvantaged for the better. We are also looking at building 40 classrooms in needy communities.” Royal Gardens director Mr Shandu Nesengani thanked Kasi Angels Foundation for partnering with them in donating the shoes. “Ours is to plough back to the community and especially to education. We would love to see these kids grow up and be responsible members of society. Our aim is to spread to other villages and assist where possible,” he said. Ms Mercy Mukwevho, whose niece,

Mukhethwa Tshikwatamba, received the 41 000th pair of shoes, thanked Kasi Angels and Royal Gardens for their generosity. “We are a very poor family, and we were not sure how we could get the girl a new pair of shoes. This windfall helps a lot. We are very thankful,” she said. The school principal, Ms Thelma Marole, said the village was overwhelmed by poverty as many parents were unemployed. “We are truly grateful as a school for this kind gesture. Thanks, Gerald and Shandu. Please come again as you have witnessed the level of need here,” she said.

The principal of Mutoti Primary School, Ms Thelma Marole, and one of the school’s learners, who received the 41 000th pair of shoes from Mr Shandu Nesengani of Royal Gardens Nandoni (left) and Kasi Angels founder Mr Gerald Nomlala (right). Photo: Elmon Tshikhudo.

or for the storage and handling, of a dangerous good, where such storage occurs in containers with a combined capacity of 80 cubic metres or more but not exceeding 500 cubic metres. GNR 327 Listing Notice 1

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Boys from the Mukondeni initiation school returned home safe and sound on Saturday, 16 July. Their families were anxiously waiting to welcome them back. Photo supplied.


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Did our journalists turn into praise singers instead of watchdogs? By Victor Mukwevho

One of the residents at Magulule village, gogo Delphine Mathwasa (90) on her way to fetch water for bathing from a nearby stream. Photo: Thembi Siaga.

Thirsty Elim residents are tired of complaining about water scarcity which is worsening poverty, many residents cannot afford to The continuous lack of water buy litres of water anymore. in the Elim area is forcing A 90-year-old gogo, Miss scores of residents to use Delphine Mathwasa from dirty water from streams Magulule village, can only for household purposes. fetch water with the help of her Residents are losing all their grandchild. They must make faith in the Vhembe District more than two trips back and Municipality (VDM), whom forth to fill her containers from they accuse of failing to fulfil the nearby stream every day, so its promise to repair and that she can wash herself and complete several water projdo her laundry. ects in the area that had been “The problem of fetching lying dormant for the past water for bathing and laundry five years. always gives us a headache. At my age, I can no longer push Various complaints were a heavy wheelbarrow to get raised by the communities from enough water from the stream this area that the local muto my house,” she said. nicipality does not value their Another resident, Miss Sarah concerns regarding the supply Mavhunda, said that the VDM of water. According to them, was failing to provide this basic several dysfunctional boreholes need to the disadvantaged have not been maintained and communities. “We are so tired refurbished. of complaining about water. With the rising inflation, We have been crying for many By Thembi Siaga

years about it, but it does not help,” she said. According to the headman of Elim Mabobo village, Nelson Mabobo, the municipality drilled a borehole to supply water from a nearby reservoir five years ago but never completed the project. “It breaks my heart to see our people being thirsty with unfinished water projects. The borehole was drilled years ago, but these residents have never seen even a drop of water from it. We raised our concerns to the relevant department many times, but with no results,” he said. The VDM spokesperson, Matodzi Ralushai, said that the municipality had received their grievances. “The municipality is busy addressing the problem. We know about their concerns over the water scarcity in the area,” he said.

An old saying in Tshivenda goes: “Ane ani tundela, u a ni langula”. Freely translated it means: “He who feeds you, controls you.” This thought came to mind on Friday, when I went to Xikundu village with Elmon Tshikhudo to get the latest details concerning the brutal and barbaric killing of the mayor of Collins Chabane Municipality, Mr Moses “Big Moss” Maluleke. To be precise, we were told that the premier of Limpopo, Mr Stanley Mathabatha, would arrive at noon. At noon, we were told he would arrive at 14:00. The group of journalists present started murmuring that the premier did not respect time, as if they did not know that lying comes naturally for most politicians. But when the honourable premier eventually arrived at approximately 15:45, journalists were seen running helter-skelter to prepare cameras, recording equipment and notebooks. Suddenly, none of the journalists complained about waiting for more than four hours outside without receiving so much as an apology. Even when interviewing Mathabatha, none of them touched on the issue of time or asked him why he had not bothered to inform members of the community that he first had to honour other engagements. But sadly, some, if not most journalists, are more praise singers of politicians than they are fearless watchdogs who will expose the truth, no matter what it takes. Very few of them have the guts to confront the politicians. Since the dawn of democra-

cy in 1994, most journalists in the country at large, and in the Vhembe District in particular, metamorphosed into praise singers. Very quickly they lost their independence and objectivity. The ruling party executed its plan to control the media industry with the agility of a cat and the brutality of a lion. The powers that be started off by luring journalists into its ranks as public-relations officers (PROs). More than 50% of PROs in Limpopo are former journalists, mainly from the SABC, while very few are from local newspapers and community radio stations. This step paved the way for the remaining journalists to be captured by their former colleagues. What is truly shocking is to see how half-truths are coined and brainstormed by PROs in government offices. Those who have been turned into praise singers are then just given

Vic’s Views written stories to present to their editors. However, feeding “good” stories to journalists is often not enough. A system is also in place at many municipalities and government institutions where the “negative” [read critical] journalists get “punished”. If you dare write

anything negative about the municipality, you can forget about getting a quick response from the spokesperson from then on. That person will simply never be available or will block your calls. For centuries, the media have been known to perform three traditional functions. They must inform, they must educate, and they must entertain. Journalists must be accountable to the public, whether that means the readers of a newspaper, the watchers of a television channel or the listeners of a radio station. They should not be praise singers. In 2017, a retired veteran Cameroonian journalist, Guy Roger Eva, rebuked journalists who spent time singing praise songs about politicians rather than telling the truth. He had spent more than 20 years working for government media, so he knew what was happening behind the scenes. Eva said that for journalists to spend weekends attending private parties with politicians, asking for transport money from politicians and asking for transport from people who needed their stories to be reported was simply wrong. Journalists are also finding their fingers trapped in the cookie jar, because of newsletter tenders. How many journalists in the Vhembe District can raise their hands and say they have never been involved in government newsletter tenders? How, then, can they report the truth about scandals involving the hands that feed them? This brings us back to what the Vhavenda have been saying for decades: “He who feeds you, controls you.”

“Food won’t fall from the sky, you have to work for it,” says Chikwetu When the last of the Covid-19 restrictions were lifted in June this year, thousands of informal traders who live and work between South Africa and Zimbabwe were freed from the terrible burden these had imposed on their daily struggle for survival.

In spite of the strict limits that were set during that time, which at one point completely banned these people from travelling back and forth, many of them had had no other option but to defy these regulations, sneaking through illegal (and often dangerous) ports of entry between the two countries, so that they could continue with

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their trades on this side. They said this was not because they refused to abide by the laws set out but out of necessity. For these people, it had been (and still is) a matter of survival. Selling their merchandise here is their only means to feed their wives or husbands, young children and ageing parents. Gertrude Chikwetu (50), a

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Zimbabwean woman who has with her. “My husband was not bring food to the table. Make been selling foodstuff at the a professional, but he used to clay pots or carve something truck stop at the Beitbridge do odd jobs for our living. After from wood. Sell sweet potatoes Border Post (on the South his death, life was bad for the or Simba chips. Anything you African side) since 2001, is but family. I had to fend for my can think of, but at least make one of the countless people three children singlehandedly. an effort, because food won’t who went through this struggle A friend of mine introduced me fall from the sky; you have to during the pandemic and to this informal business, and work for it,” she said. survived it for the sake of those that is what I have been doing Regarding the deployment of who depend on her to provide since.” the border security guards refor them. She has some advice for cently, she said this was a good “We came across panga or others. “Stop being lazy. Wake thing as she felt that traveling knife wielding thugs in the up early in the morning every between the countries would bush many times as we made day and think of better ways to be safer. our way to South Africa through illegal ports of entry. Now that the restrictions have been lifted in both countries, we use the legal port of entry at Beitbridge,” said Gertrude. She lives in the Dulibadzimu Township in Beitbridge town (on the Zimbabwean side), crosses into South Africa early every morning and returns to Zimbabwe again in the afternoon. She sells cooked round nuts, Mopani worms and maize cobs to the long-distance truck drivers crossing the border. Getrude Chikwetu has been traveling back and forth between ZimbaLimpopo Mirror bwe and South Africa every day since 2001 to sell her foodstuff at the caught up with her recently and had a chat border’s truck stops. Photo: Bernard Chiguvare.


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Lufuno Munyai (left) of Eagles waiting to trap the ball, with Maano Phaswana ready to intercept. Photo: Kaizer Nengovhela.

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Some of the guests who attended the Musina Farmers Conference last week. They are, from left to right, Tshifhiwa Mafua (farmer), Thovhele Hanyani Tshikundamalema (senior traditional leader), Thovhele Mmbengeni Manenzhe (senior traditional leader), Margret Mukwevho (farmer) and Augustine Nethononda (farmer).

Matanda Rockers boot out Sambandou Professionals vuni, the wrong way. The goal did no demoralise ProIn their Zwavhudi Animal Feeds fessionals as they continued to play Winter Youth Tournament match like a united team, creating some played at the Makhado Show promising moves from the middle Grounds on Saturday, Matanda of the park. The score was 1-0 Rockers kept their title hopes when the referee blew the half-time alive by beating Sambandou Unit- whistle. ed Professionals 2-0. Although Rockers lost cohesion Professionals played entertaining in the middle of the park at one football from behind throughout point, their dribbling wizard, Mpho the game, but their strikers fumbled Mavhandu, remained a thorn in the at the goal finish. Professionals took flesh of the defenders. Mavhandu five minutes to realise that Saturday came close to scoring in the 74th was not their day when Sydney minute when he tried his luck from Mulondo missed a sitter. the edge of the box. The ball missed The boys from Matanda gained the goal mouth by inches. momentum as the game progressed. Rockers increased the margin in In the 39th minute, Mpho “Fire” the 80th minute. Nicholus Sitsei Mavhandu beat the offside-trap and beat the offside trap and showed sent the keeper, Thabelo Nemutam- the keeper the wrong way.

Mashudu Nyadzani (left) of Sambandou Professionals and Ndivhuwo Madavha wait for the ball. Photo: Kaizer Nengovhela.

Lucky Marhambani of Young Tigers (left) is blocked by Fulufhelo Mathivha. Photo: Kaizer Nengovhela.

Rikhotso, only to lose possession at the goal finish. Given Mathambani scored the The referee flashed the first yelonly goal when his team, Bungeni low card in the 30th minute when Young Tigers, beat Madridtas Ntwanano Makamu obstructed FC 1-0 in their Zwavhudi Animal Tsiko Masikwa. Tigers’ only goal Feeds Youth Winter Tournament came in the 35th minute. Given match on Saturday that was Marhambani beat the keeper after played at the Makhado Show dribbling past two defenders in a Grounds. row. Madridtas then tried everything within their reach in search of Tigers took the game to their the equaliser, but they had no luck. opponents in the first 20 minutes. In the second half, Madridtas Their speedy forward, Tiyani initially showed a spirit of commitTivani, let them down by shooting ment, but their stamina vanished, aimlessly at the goal. Madridtas and their back line started to leak. rectified their mistakes soon afterMadridtas had a taste of bad luck wards. Their diminutive kingpin, in the 86th minute when Fulufhelo Given Nemutandani, caused an up- Mathivha took a penalty shot, but it set after beating the offside trap and went straight into the hands of the facing the stranded keeper, Reginal keeper.

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jobs and eradicating poverty. It fills us with joy to see our farmers being empowered to carry out their duties with ease. We thank everyone involved in this conference, which will undoubtedly change the lives of many farmers in our area,” he said. Thivhonali Margret Mukwevho of Norah Farm is one of the farmers who attended the conference. “This information-sharing session is very helpful. It is very difficult to get farmers and service providers under one roof at the same time, as we are always busy working on our farms. We hope that we can do this more frequently as it empowers us with much-needed information to make our businesses grow,” she said. During the conference, farmers had an opportunity to raise their challenges and received feedback from the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development and various other service providers.

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Augustine Nethononda, an emerging farmer from the Musina area, along with 169 other local farmers, changed their overalls and heavy-duty boots for formal wear to attend the Musina Farmers Conference, held at Tshipise Forever Resort outside Musina, from last Tuesday to Thursday (19 to 21 July). The conference, organised by the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, was held under the theme “sustainable agricultural production under hard economic and social circumstances”. The aim of the conference was to capacitate local farmers by exposing them to farming support services such as funding, sustainable market analysts and linking them with various service providers. Mr Jethro Nowata, chief director of the Limpopo Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, was highly

impressed by the huge turnout. “The fact that you came here in large numbers clearly demonstrates that you are serious about self-development and expanding your farming business. This is the perfect platform for all of us to network,” he said. Nowata said the time had come for farmers to be taken seriously as they rendered essential services to the communities. “Farmers are very important because, without them, people would starve. Imagine what will happen if, all of a sudden, farmers decided to stop producing food and shelves are left empty in shops? Even at the height of the pandemic, farmers still did not stop their work because everyone needs food, even during difficult times.” Senior traditional leader Thovhele Hanyani Tshikundamalema expressed his happiness at seeing the large turnout. “As traditional leaders, we make land available for farmers as a way of creating

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Legendary soccer star warns youth to stay away from alcohol and drugs ima explained that his love of soccer started when he The legendary dribbling was still a young boy, playing wizard, Tshisamphiri “Magagainst other youngsters at his wegwe” Madima, is appealing home village of Tshivhilwi in to up-and-coming soccer the mid-1960s. He started to stars not to touch alcohol and make his mark when he went drugs if they want to succeed to Tshivhase Secondary School in life. in 1970. “But I had a tough time “The best medicine to take because the sports organiser at if you want to make it in the the school did not like me. In sporting world is to train hard 1972, I was signed by Waterand stay away from alcohol and falls Chiefs when I was still drugs,” the soft-spoken and playing for the C-division at down-to-earth former football school. Some of my teammates hero said. at Chiefs were playing for their During an exclusive interrespective first teams at school. view with Limpopo Mirror Even today, I don’t understand on Sunday afternoon, Madthe cruelty of that guy,” he said. In 1976, Madima went to the University of Turfloop, now known as the University of Limpopo, where he played alongside players who were part of professional teams. He was also recruited by former Swallows midfielder Alfred “KK” The legendary footballer, Tshisamphiri “Mag- Lentsoane, but he refused wegwe” Madima. Photo: Victor Mukwevho. By Victor Mukwevho

because this happened towards the end-of-year examination. “Yes, I was tempted to join Swallows, but the main reason why I was at that university was to study for my degree. I had to choose education ahead of football,” he said. Lentsoane was one of his best friends at university. “We were studying for the same degree, playing for the same university team and spent a lot of time together,” he added. When asked about other good players from the former Venda homeland at Turfloop, he said he could name many, but one player he would never forget in his life. “There was a guy called Moses Madula from Khubvi, who joined us around 1978. That was a hell of a player. I also played with him at United Scientists. When he had the ball, he would dance through defenders as if his feet had football glue. He could fit into any professional team at any moment,” he said After completing his degree, Madima came back to the Vhembe District, where he played for big teams in the mould of Spareco Black Leopards, Shayandima Bob Stars and United Scientists. At Bob Stars he discovered and nurtured great footballers such as the late Baldwin “Bricks” Mahlale and many others.

Madridtas win the Podoski U/15 cup By Victor Mukwevho Tshilamba Madridtas won the Podoski U/ 15 Tournament when they beat Makonde FC 3-1 at Khubvi Grounds on Sunday, 16 July. What was quite striking about the tournament was to see the determination of the young players. None of the teams have sponsors, with very few of the youngsters arriving to play with proper soccer gear. Many of the players either played without soccer boots or wore oversized hand-me-downs. Makonde FC took the game to their opponents from the first minute, creating several scoring opportunities from different angles, but their strikers missed the target. The main culprit was Langanani Mankhili, who had a good game, but missed several sitters in front of the goal posts. The score was 0-0 at the break. Makonde FC continued their dominance in the second half, but their undoing was their trying to dribble the ball all the way to the goal-

posts. Even though they were under pressure, Tshilamba Madridtas drew first blood when Ndinae Kwinda collected a loose ball on the left flank, dribbled past two defenders before passing the ball to Fhumulani Munzhelele, who squeezed the ball into the net in the 65th minute. They increased the margin through Tsiko Sengani, who tapped the ball into the net from close range. Langanani Mankhili, who missed clear scoring chances in the first half, received a through ball from the midfield and beat the keeper with a ground cutter. Ndinae Kwinda put the final nail into Makonde FC’s coffin when he scored the third goal in the dying minutes of the game.

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Clash between Stars and Two for Joy abandoned in dying minutes By Frank Mavhungu The Sasol Women’s League game between Lacoste Morning Stars and Two for Joy Ladies FC was not played to the finish. Two for Joy were leading 1-0 when the game came to an abrupt end, about two minutes before the end of the regulation time. The match at the Shayandima School Grounds on Sunday was played under protest. Two for Joy lodged a protest with the referee, Mr Owen Nengwenani, before the start of the game. In their protest, the visitors from the Nzhelele Valley were alleging that one of the players of Morning Stars, namely Adivhaho Mphigalale, was not properly registered with the team. The game was a typical derby from the onset, with both sides displaying entertaining football. The hosts were the first to knock on the opposition’s door. They came close to scoring in the 14th minute when the team’s playmaker, Mususumeli

Mankga, tried her luck with a py with the referee’s decision. half volley from the 30-metre They argued that the penalty area. The ball missed the target was illegitimate and that the with inches. referee had been given a bribe Two for Joy took 28 minutes by the home side. to open their account. ThonifRealizing that Two for Joy ho Nengovhela hooked in the were not prepared to listen ball after a mix-up within the to him, the referee decided to Stars’ danger area. The visitors blow the final whistle. Both the were reduced to 10 soldiers clubs and the referee were still in the 65th minute. This after to submit their match reports Vutlahri Kubayi was given her to the league at the time of our marching orders for a second going to press. bookable offence. Pressure continued to mount on Two for Joy’s defence. One of their defenders handled the ball within her own penalty area two minutes before the end of the regulation time, prompting the referee to award a penalty to Morning Stars. Mulalo Mufanadzo of Morning Stars The players and (right) and Munei Nemuramba of Two for officials of Two for Joy are focused on the ball. Photo: Frank Joy were not hap- Mavhungu.

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LEGALS ADVOCATE M J MUSHASHA. NOTICE TO CREDITORS IN TERMS OF SECTION 29 (1) OF THE ADMINISTRATION OF ESTATES ACT 66 OF 1965 All persons having claims against the undermen�oned estate must lodge it with the Executor concerned within 30 days from date of publica�on hereof. Estate number: 3429/2021, Surname: NDUVHENI Names: NDWELENI SOLOMON, Date of birth: 26/05/ 1946 Id No: 460526 5195 083 Last address: Ngalavhani Village, Limpopo Province Date of death: 14/01/2021, Chris�an names and surnames of surviving spouse PFULUWANI EMELY NDUVHENI Date of Birth: 12/06/1948 ID No.480612 0215 088 Chris�an names and surname of surviving spouse NDUVHENI NDIDZULAFHI SARAH Date of birth: 11/07/1962 Id No 620711 0060 089 Chris�an names and surname of surviving spouse NDUVHENI TAKALANI GLADYS Date of birth: 07/02/1958 Id No 5802070183086 Master’s Office: Thohoyandou Signed at Thohoyandou on 26th day of July 2022 Name and Address of Executor or Authorised agent: ADVOCATE MAELA JACKSON MUSHASHA, 2010

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ADV R J MAKHERA CHAMBERS NOTICE IN TERMS OF SECTION 35 (5) OF ACT 66 OF 1965 The first and final liquida�on and distribu�on account in the estate of the late CALVIN ZWIITANI MAFENYA ID NO: 510303 6093 083 of House no: 116, Thohoyandou C, Golgotha. Thulamela Municipality, Vhembe District, Limpopo Province. Estate no: 1625/2021. Shall lie for inspec�on at the office of the Master of the High Court, Thohoyandou, for a period of twenty one (21) days as from the date of publica�on hereof. Should no objec�on be lodged with the Master’s office within the specified period the Executrix shall proceed with the distribu�on of the estate to the beneficiaries. Dated at Thohoyandou on this 17 July 2022. Advocate RJ Makhera Chambers, Erf 741, Thohoyandou G Ext, Corner Gole & Tshedza Street, Thohoyandou. REF RJ/EST/MZC/5/2022.

ADV R J MAKHERA CHAMBERS NOTICE IN TERMS OF SECTION 35 (5) OF ACT 66 OF 1965 The first and final liquida�on and distribu�on account in the estate of the late NENZHELELE VHAHANGWELE VINCENT ID NO: 840322 5748 084 of stand no: 0001 Shanzha Village, Makhado Municipality, Vhembe District, Limpopo Province. Estate no: 00266/2022. Shall lie for inspec�on at the office of the Master of the High Court, Thohoyandou, for a period of twenty one (21) days as from the date of publica�on hereof. Should no objec�on be lodged with the Master’s office within the specified period the Executrix shall proceed with the distribu�on of the estate to the beneficiaries. Dated at Thohoyandou on this 19 July 2022. Advocate RJ Makhera Chambers, Erf 741, Thohoyandou G Ext, Corner Gole & Tshedza Street, Thohoyandou. REF RJ/EST/NVV/7/2022.

BALOYI RIKHOTSO ATTORNEYS. NOTICE IN TERMS OF SECTION 35(5) OF ACT 66 OF 1995 No�ce is hereby given that copies of the Liquida�on and Distribu�on Accounts (First and final, unless otherwise stated) in the estate specified below will

be open for inspec�on of all persons with an interest therein for a period of 21 days (or shorter if specifically stated) from the date specified or from the date of publica�on which ever may be later and at the offices of the Masters and Magistrates as stated. Should no objec�on thereto be lodged with the Master concerned during the specified period, the executor will proceed to make payments in accordance with the accounts. Registra�on Number of Estate: 003352/2021 Surname: BEKWA First name: Rirhandzu Colingwood ID No: 630713 5723 081 Last address: House No.1963A, Giyani Township First name and surname of surviving spouse: Tsakane Welma Bekwa ID No: 641103 0811 080 Magistrate office: Giyani Master’s office: Thohoyandou Baloyi Rikhotso A�orneys ERF NO: 851 SECTION E GIYANI TOWNSHIP P.O. Box 2341 Giyani 0826 CELL: 071 083 0866/ 071 241 6635

CHARLES PIETERSE ATTORNEYS. BUSINESS NOTICE ALIENATION, SALES, CHANGES OF PARTNERSHIP, NAME ADDRESS ETC. No�ce is hereby given in terms of sec�on 34 (1) of the Insolvency Act. No. 24 of 1936, to interested par�es and creditors of the inten�on of aliena�on of business and/or goodwill, goods or property forming part of business, a�er a period of 30 days from the last publica�on of relevant adver�sements, and of ac�ons, circumstances or condi�ons pertaining to business or par�es or debtors, as men�oned therein. 1. Township or District: LOUIS TRICHARDT, SOUTPANSBERG, DISTRICT LIMPOPO PROVINCE 2. Seller, trader, partnership: HANGKLIP BOERDERY (PTY) LTD Herein represented by GERT MYBURGH in his capacity as Director, Registra�on number: 1996/017105/07 3. Business or trade, kind, name and/or style, and the address at which carried on: PORTION 14 of farm VONDELING 285, Registra�on Division L.S., Limpopo Province 4.Purpose and intent (aliena�on, sale abandonment, change or dissolu�on of partnership, removal or change of address, change of name, cancella�on of sale etc) condi�ons, and date or period of �me if other than 30 days; SALE OF BUSINESS / PROPERTY / SHARES 5.Purchaser, new proprietor and/or owner or partner, or contrac�ng party:CHARLES JAKOBUS PIETERSE ID No: 751104 5004 081 6.Business and address, if other than under (3)

notes, comment: NA 7.Adver�ser and/ or agent, address and date: CHARLES PIETERSE PROKUREURS INCORPORATED, 24 Devenish Street, P O Box 3771, Louis Trichardt, 0920. DATE: 25 JULY 2022

D.T. MPHAPHULI ATTORNEYS NOTICE TO CREDITORS IN TERMS OF SECTION 29 (1) OF THE ADMINISTRATION OF ESTATES ACT 66 OF 1965 NOTICE TO CREDITORS IN DECEASED ESTATES All persons having claims against the undermen�oned estate must lodge it with the Executor concerned within 30 days (or as indicated) from date of publica�on hereof. Estate No: 0001416/2022 Par�culars of the Deceased: Surname and names: RAMUSWEU ADZILIWI SOPHIE. Date of birth: 1942-06-07 ID no: 420607 0610 083 Last Address: Stand No: 71 Zamenkomste Village, Kutama, Makhado District Date of death:1942/06/07 D T MPHAPHULI ATTORNEYS Office No: 04 Real Rental Building, 117 Krogh Street, Makhado, 0920 Tel: 015 516 6936 Fax: 015 516 0291 Email: dtmpha@gmail.com

G A NGWAILA ATTORNEYS

NOTICE TO CREDITORS IN TERMS OF SECTION 29 (1) OF THE ADMINISTRATION OF ESTATES ACT 66 OF 1965 In the estate of the late: MATODZI EDITH MABIDI Estate no: 1092/2022 Id No: 621216 0122 086 Last address: House No 506, Muledane Block J Date of Death: 2022/05/23 All persons having claims against the under men�oned estate are called upon to lodge it with the undersigned within 30 days as from the date of publica�on hereof. GA NGWAILA ATTORNEYS INC, Markus Complex Auto-Gen, Office no 3, Opposite KFC, Giyani Main Road Ref: GAN/MABIDI/ EST/002/2022

KHONGOLOTI CONSULTANT CC THULAMELA LOCAL MUNICIPALITY SPECIAL CONSENT APPLICATION IN TERMS OF CLAUSE 40 OF THULAMELA LAND USE MANAGEMENT SCHEME, 2020 READ TOGETHER WITH CHAPTER 5 SECTION 74(1) OF THULAMELA SPATIAL PLANNING AND LAND USE MANAGEMENT BY-LAW, 2016 APPLICATION FOR: Erec�on of a Vodacom Cellular Mast and Base Sta�on In terms of Clause 40 of Thulamela Land Use Scheme, 2020 no�ce is hereby given that I / we, the undersigned to apply to Thulamela Local Municipality for special consent to conduct

the following land use ac�vi�es: Erec�on of a Vodacom Cellular Mast and Base Sta�on On stands/ holdings/ farm por�ons: 1. PORTION 0 OF THE CHIBASE 213 MT (GOLGOTA SOUTH) 2. PORTION 132 (PORTION 0) OF THE FARM CHIBASE 213 MT (RATSHITANGA PRIMARY: MUKULA) 3. ERF 170 THOHOYANDOU – F (THONDOU BF) 4. ERF 35 THOYANDOU D EXT 1 This applica�on may be inspected during normal office hours at: Khongolo� Consultant cc, 373 Melk Street, Nieuw Muckleneuk, 0181, Pretoria Any person having an objec�on to the approval of this consent use applica�on must lodge such objec�on, together with the grounds thereof, with the office of the Town Planner, Thulamela Local Municipality (Private Bag X5066, Thohoyandou, 0952) and the undersigned, in wri�ng not later then: 02 SEPTEMBER 2022 Enquiries: Khongolo� Consultant Pty Ltd PO Box 1950, Brooklyn Square, 0075 Tel: 012 460 4755 Fax: 012 460 4761 / 072 404 7447 Email: khongolo�@ absamail.co.za Ref: Vodacom Telecom 22/07/2022

KHONGOLOTI CONSULTANT CC MASIPALA WA THULAMELA SPECIAL CONSENT APPLICATION IN TERMS OF CLAUSE 40 OF THULAMELA LAND USE MANAGEMENT SCHEME, 2020 READ TOGETHER WITH CHAPTER 5 SECTION 74(1) OF THULAMELA SPATIAL PLANNING AND LAND USE MANAGEMENT BY-LAW, 2016 NDIVHADZO YA: U�a�wa ha thawara ya Vodacom Nga mulawo wa tshipida tsha clause 40 tsha Thulamala Land Use Scheme, 2020. Ndivhadzo I khou �iwa rine vha Khongolo� u divhadza Masipala wa khumbelo Thulamela ya Special Consent u ita ndivhadzo: U �a�wa ha thawara ya Vodacom. Kha shango la muvhuso: 5. PORTION 0 OF THE CHIBASE 213 MT (GOLGOTA SOUTH) 6. PORTION 132 (PORTION 0) OF THE FARM CHIBASE 213 MT (RATSHITANGA PRIMARY: MUKULA) 7. ERF 170 THOHOYANDOU – F (THONDOU BF) ERF 35 THOYANDOU D EXT 1 Zwidodombedzwa zwa ndivhadzo zwinga vhudzisiwa ganndoroni ya: Khongolo� Consultant cc, 373 Melkstraat, Nieuw Muckleneuk, 0181, Pretoria Muthu munwe na munwe ane a sa fushee nga heyi ndivhandzo anga kwama Masipala wa Thulamela (Private Bag X5066, Thulamela, 0952) nangwe a tou nwalela u sa fushea hawe: 02 SEPTEMBER 2022

Mbudziso: Khongolo� Consultant Pty Ltd PO Box 1950, Brooklyn Square, 0075 Tel: 012 460 4755 Fax: 012 460 4761 / 072 404 7447 Email: admin.khongolo�@ absamail.co.za Ref Vodacom Telecomm 22/07/2022

MAUNGEDZO ATTORNEYS. NOTICE TO CREDITORS IN TERMS OF SECTION 29 (1) OF THE ADMINISTRATION OF ESTATES ACT 66 OF 1965 In the estate late of MULAUDZI MULALO PAULINA of ID No: 541202 0150 083 an adult female person who was residing at Mandala Village, Venda, in the district of Vhembe, Limpopo province and who died on the 21st day of May 2022. Masters reference number: 1357/2022. All persons having claims against the above men�oned estate are called upon to lodge their claims with the undersigned within thirty (30) days as from date of this publica�on hereof. Dated at Thohoyandou on the 25 day July 2022 MAUNGEDZO ATTORNEYS EXECUTRIX ATTORNEYS Office No: 21, Bindulavhathu Building Behind Ctm Store, Thohoyandou Cbd, P.o.box 4373, Thohoyandou, 0950 TEL: 015 962 4922 FAX: 015 962 4952 REF: EST/MULAUDZI M.P/22 MPHAPHULI MUDZUNGA TSHINETISE ATTORNEYS NOTICE TO CREDITORS IN TERMS OF SECTION 29 (1) OF THE ADMINISTRATION OF ESTATES ACT 66 OF 1965 INOTICE TO CREDITORS IN DECEASED ESTATES In the estate of the late KUTAME NAMADZAVHO FREDERICK, ID No: 690606 6733 082, Last Address: HOUSE NUMBER 38 TSHAKUMA Date of death: 07/05/2022. Names of living spouse AZWIHANGWISI NANCY KUTAME Date of Birth: 1974/08/08. ID No: 740808 1473 082 Estate no: 0001167/2022 All person having claims against the above men�oned estates are called upon to lodge their claims with the undersigned within thirty (30) days as from date of this publica�on thereof. Dated and signed at Thohoyandou on this the 17Th June 2022. Name of Executor or Authorised Agent: MPHAPHULI MUDZUNGA TSHINETISE ATTORNEYS Address of Executor or Authorised Agent: House Number 762 Opposite Mvusuludzo Bus Rank Next To Dr Nangambi Prac�ce Thohoyandou Email: mmta�orneysinc@ gmail.com Tell: 015 969 1018

MUDAU & NEMADODZI ATTORNEYS NOTICE TO CREDITORS IN TERMS OF SECTION 29(1) OF THE ADMINISTRATION OF ESTATES ACT 66 OF 1965

THE ESTATE OF THE LATE MUTARINI MACEVELE DANIEL OF ID No: 640619 5518 082 who used to reside at 274 Nghezimani Malamulele, Limpopo Province who died on 22 JULY 2021. Estate No: 928/2022 AT MASTER OF THE HIGH COURT THOHOYANDOU All persons having claims against the above men�oned estate must lodge them with the executor within 30 days from the date of publica�on hereof. MUDAU AND NEMADODZI ATTORNEYS INC Office 04 Madar Centre. Thohoyandou, Post Office Street P.O. Box 917 Thohoyandou 0950 Cell No: 076 095 3652/ 076 474 5274

MUTEPE LEGAL CONSULTANT

NOTICE TO CREDITORS IN TERMS OF SECTION 29 (1) OF THE ADMINISTRATION OF ESTATES ACT 66 OF 1965 Estate late: RATSHITANGA MULONDO HEBERT ID NO: 580302 5160 088 Estate No: 3359/2021 Date of Death: 2021-07-16 Last Known Adress: Stand No 115 Mukula Village Makhado Municipality Creditors and debtors in the above men�oned estate are hereby required to lodged their claim with and to pay their debts to the undersigned within thirty days of date of publica�on hereof. MUTEPE LEGAL CONSULTANT,Office No 9 Shothodzo Complex, Thohoyandou. cell: 0818814276/ 0712337906 Email: mutepelabour broker94@gmail.com

MUTEPE LEGAL CONSULTANT NOTICE TO CREDITORS IN TERMS OF SECTION 29 (1) OF THE ADMINISTRATION OF ESTATES ACT 66 OF 1965 Estate late: NDOU MBUDZENI ABEL ID NO: 690504 5857 087 Estate No: 1427/2022 Date of Death: 2021-07-26 Last Known Adress: Stand No 700 Mashau village. Makhado Municipality Creditors and debtors in the above men�oned estate are hereby required to lodged their claim with and to pay their debts to the undersigned within thirty days of date of publica�on hereof. MUTEPE LEGAL CONSULTANT,Office No 9 Shothodzo Complex, Thohoyandou. cell: 0818814276/ 0712337906 Email: mutepelegal consultant@gmail.com

NETSHIUNDA & ASSOCIATES NOTICE IN TERMS OF SECTION 35 (5) OF ACT 66 OF 1965 Kindly be informed that the First and Final Liquida�on and distribu�on Account in respect of the estate of the late MPHUMUDZENI ALFRED TSHIKALANGE, Estate No.1507/2015, shall lie for inspec�on

at the Master’s office: Limpopo High Court, Thohoyandou, for a period of twenty one (21) days calculated from the 29 July 2022. Dated at Thohoyandou on the 26 July 2022. Netshiunda & Associates A�orneys Executrix A�orneys to Matodzi Lutendo, Office No. 206, Old Mutual Building, Thohoyandou Fax: 086 595 7996 Ref: T042

SMIT & FISHER PLANNING (PTY) LTD NOTICE IN TERMS OF SECTION 93 OF THE MAKHADO MUNICIPALITY SPATIAL PLANNING, LAND DEVELOPMENT AND LAND USE MANAGEMENT BYLAW, 2016, READ WITH SCHEDULE 22 OF THE MAKHADO MUNICIPALITY SPATIAL PLANNING, LAND DEVELOPMENT AND LAND USE MANAGEMENT BYLAW, 2016, FOR SPECIAL CONSENT TO CONSTRUCT A TELECOMMUNICATION MAST AND BASE STATION ON THE REMAINDER OF PORTION 6 OF THE FARM STYLDRIFT NO. 46 - LT. I, Rohan Paul Vorster on behalf of Smit & Fisher Planning (Pty) Ltd, being the authorised agent of the owner of the Remainder of Por�on 6 of the Farm Styldri� No. 46 - LT hereby give no�ce in terms of Sec�on 93 of the Makhado Municipality Spa�al Planning, Land Development and Land Use Management By-Law, 2016, read with Schedule 22 of the Makhado Municipality Spa�al Planning, Land Development and Land Use Management ByLaw, 2016, that we have applied in terms of Sec�on 75 of the Makhado Spa�al Planning, Land Development and Land use management By-law, 2016 read together with clause 22 of the Makhado Land Use Scheme, 2009, in opera�on, to Makhado Municipality for special consent use for the construc�on of a Telecommunica�on Mast and Base Sta�on situated at Unknown Street, Djunani, Elim, Limpopo Province. Par�culars of the applica�on will lie for inspec�on during normal office hours at the Director Development Planning office, C001, first floor Civic Centre or Town Planning office, first floor Civic Centre, for a period of 28 days from 22 July 2022 un�l 23 August 2022. Objec�ons to or representa�ons in respect of the applica�on must be lodged with or made in wri�ng and hand delivered to the above men�oned offices or posted to the Municipal Manager, Makhado Municipality, Private Bag X2596, Makhado, 0920 within a period of 28 days from 22 July 2022 un�l 23 August 2022. Address of authorised agent: Rohan Vorster on behalf of Smit & Fisher Planning (Pty) Ltd, 371 Melk Street, Nieuw Muckleneuk 0181 or P.O. Box 908, Groenkloof, 0027 Email: rohanv@sfplan.co.za Tel. No.: 012 346 2340 Dates of the no�ce: 22 July 2022 and 29 July 2022. (continues on next page)

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SMIT & FISHER PLANNING (PTY) LTD NOTICE IN TERMS OF SECTION 93 OF THE MAKHADO MUNICIPALITY SPATIAL PLANNING, LAND DEVELOPMENT AND LAND USE MANAGEMENT BYLAW, 2016, READ WITH SCHEDULE 22 OF THE MAKHADO MUNICIPALITY SPATIAL PLANNING, LAND DEVELOPMENT AND LAND USE MANAGEMENT BYLAW, 2016, FOR SPECIAL CONSENT TO CONSTRUCT A TELECOMMUNICATION MAST AND BASE STATION ON THE FARM NOOITGEDACHT NO. 90 - LT. I, Rohan Paul Vorster on behalf of Smit & Fisher Planning (Pty) Ltd, being the authorised agent of the owner of the Farm Nooitgedacht No. 90 - LT hereby give no�ce in terms of Sec�on 93 of the Makhado Municipality Spa�al Planning, Land Development and Land Use Management By-Law, 2016, read with Schedule 22 of

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the Makhado Municipality Spa�al Planning, Land Development and Land Use Management ByLaw, 2016, that we have applied in terms of Sec�on 75 of the Makhado Spa�al Planning, Land Development and Land use management By-law, 2016 read together with clause 22 of the Makhado Land Use Scheme, 2009, in opera�on, to Makhado Municipality for special consent use for the construc�on of a Telecommunica�on Mast and Base Sta�on situated at Unknown Street, Mukondeni, Limpopo Province. Par�culars of the applica�on will lie for inspec�on during normal office hours at the Director Development Planning office, C001, first floor Civic Centre or Town Planning office, first floor Civic Centre, for a period of 28 days from 22 July 2022 un�l 23 August 2022. Objec�ons to or representa�ons in respect of the applica�on must be lodged with or made in wri�ng and hand delivered

to the above men�oned offices or posted to the Municipal Manager, Makhado Municipality, Private Bag X2596, Makhado, 0920 within a period of 28 days from 22 July 2022 un�l 23 August 2022. Address of authorised agent: Rohan Vorster on behalf of Smit & Fisher Planning (Pty) Ltd, 371 Melk Street, Nieuw Muckleneuk 0181 or P.O. Box 908, Groenkloof, 0027 Email: rohanv@sfplan.co.za Tel. No.: 012 346 2340 Dates of the no�ce: 22 July 2022 and 29 July 2022.

TORBIOUSE SOLUTIONS CC MAKHADO MUNICIPALITY SPATIAL PLANNING, LAND DEVELOPMENT AND LAND USE MANAGEMENT BY-LAW, 2016 Special Consent Use applica�on for the construc�on and opera�on of a telecommunica�on mast and base sta�on. I Gerhard Human, being the authorised agent of the owner of The

Farm Drylands 718 MS, hereby give no�ce in terms of Sec�on 93 of the Makhado Municipality Spa�al Planning, Land Development and Land Use Management ByLaw, 2016 in opera�on, that we, Torbiouse Solu�ons CC have applied to Makhado Municipality for Special Consent use in terms of Sec�on 75(1) of the Makhado Municipality Spa�al Planning, Land Development and Land Use Management By-Law, 2016, read together with Clause 22 of the Makhado Land Use Scheme, 2009 for the construc�on and opera�on of a Telecommunica�on Masts and Base Sta�on on The Farm Drylands 718 MS., situated at Mu��� Village, Off R523, Limpopo Par�culars of the applica�on will lie for inspec�on during normal office hours at both: the Director Development Planning Office, C001, First Floor, Civic Centre, 83 Krogh Street, Louis Trichardt, for a period of 30 days from 29 July

2022. Objec�ons to or representa�ons in respect of the applica�on must be lodged with or made in wri�ng and hand delivered to the above men�oned offices or posted to the Municipal Manager, Makhado Municipality, Private Bag X2596, Makhado, 0920, within a period of 30 days from 29 July 2022. Closing date for all comments will be 30 August 2022 Address of Authorised Agent: TORBIOUSE SOLUTIONS CC PO Box 32017, To�usdal, 0134, 418 Rus�c Road, Silvertondale, 0184 Tel: 012 804 1504, fax: 012 804 7072 Email: pp@infraplan.co.za Reference no: 356763

TORBIOUSE SOLUTIONS CC MULAYOWAPO WA PULANE DZA FHETHU WA MASIPALA WA MAKHADO, MVELEDZISO YA MAVU NA NDANGULO YA U SHUMISA MAVU WA 2016 Khumbelo ya u

shumisa thendelo yo khetheaho kha: u �a�wa nau thomiwa ha vhudavhidzani-kule na tshi�tshi tsha mathomo. I Gerhard Human, ane a vha zhendedzi lo tendelwaho la mune wa bulasi ya Drylands 718 MS., ngaurali u nea ndivhadzo u ya nga khethekanyo 93 ya mulayowapo wa masipala wa Makhado wa u pulana �ethu, mveledziso ya mavu na ndangulo ya u shumisa mavu wa 2016 i tshi shuma na, uri ro, Torbiouse Solu�ons CC ita khumbelo ya u shumisa thendelo yo khetheaho ya masipala wa Makhado u ya nga khethekanyo ya75(1) ya mulayo wa masipala wa u pulana �ethu, mveledziso ya mavu na u shumisa na ndangulo ya mavu wa masipala wa Makhado wa 2016, u vhalwaho khathihi na lutavhi lwa 22 lwa tshikimu tsha u shumiswa ha mavu tsha Makhado lwa 2009, u itela u �ata na u shumisa masithi na dza vhudavhidzanokule na tshi�tshi tsha mutheo kha bulasi ya Drylands 718 MS

i re seli ha bada ya R523 Mu��� Village. Zwidodombedzwa zwa khumbelo zwi do vhonwa nga tshi�inga tsho teaho tsha mushumo kha ofisi ya mutshimbidzi wa pulane dza mveledziso , C001, fuloro ya u thoma, Civic Centre, 83 Krogh Street, Louis Trichardt, lwa tshi�inga tsha maduvha a 30 u bva 29 Fulwana 2022. U hanedza kana u swikisa makumedzwa nga ha khumbelo zwi tea u swikiswa kana u itwa nga u tou nwala na u iswa nga tshanda kha ofisi

dzo bulwaho a�o ntha kana zwa rumelwa kha mulanguli wa masipala, masipala wa Makhado, Private Bag X2596, Makhado, 0920, kha maduvha a 30 u bva 29 Fulwana 2022. Duvha la u vala la makumedzwa li do vha 30 Thangule 2022 Address of Authorised Agent: TORBIOUSE SOLUTIONS CC PO Box 32017, To�usdal, 0134, 418 Rus�c Road, Silvertondale, 0184 Tel: 012 804 1504, fax: 012 804 7072 Email: pp@infraplan.co.za Reference no: 356763

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39/2022

Supply, delivery of material, labour and construction of pavement at electrical workshop Phase 2

80/20 preferential 05 August 2022 at points 10:00 at electrical workshop CNR Burger and Foster street

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Completed bid documents signed by a duly authorized person, sealed in an envelope clearly marked “As mentioned above” must reach the undersigned by depositing it into the tender box at the foyer of the main entrance to the Civic Centre by not later than “As mentioned above” when all tenders received will be opened in public in the Council Chamber, Ground Floor, Civic Centre, No.83 Krogh Street, Makhado. The Municipality is not bound to accept the lowest or any bid and reserves the right to accept any part of a bid. Bids must remain valid for a period of ninety (90) days after closing date of submission thereof. Submitted tenders will be evaluated as mentioned above table. Bids which are late, incomplete, unsigned or submitted in pencil or by telegraph or facsimile or electronically by e-mail, or not having the following documents attached for evaluation or not complying with the tender specifications, will not be evaluated and will be disqualified: • • • •

Valid Tax compliance status pin issued by SARS A copy of company registration documents e.g. CK Certified copy/copies of company owner(s) ID book(s), not older than three (03) months. Attach proof of payment for municipal rates not owing for more than (03) months or formal lease agreement for rental premises or letter from the traditional authority in cases of non-ratable areas. (Attach for both entity and directors of the company) • Copy of central supplier database report. NB: • Service provider must submit their certified BBBEE verification certificate from verification agency accredited by South African National Accreditation system (SANAS) or sworn affidavit. • All Service Provider doing business with Makhado municipality are required to register on the CSD (Central Supplier Database). • A copy of a certified copy will not be accepted. All procurement enquiries should be directed to Ms. P Mudau at tel no. (015) 519 3044/3024. Civic Centre 83 Krogh Street Louis Trichardt

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Maindis ready to demolish UWC By Frank Mavhungu

As part of preparations for the upcoming National University Sport of South Africa (USSA) Badminton tournament in Cape Town from 6 to 9 August, the University of Venda (Univen) consulted with Jimmy Scheepers and Benjamin de Waal from the Zoutpansberg Badminton Club to assist with skills and technique training. On 23 July, both Jimmy (who is also chairman of Limpopo Badminton) and Benjamin (one of the province’s top players) took the players through all the basic footwork, shots, and rules of badminton during a training session at Univen’s badminton courts. Natascha Louw, the sports officer for competitive sport at Univen, expressed her gratitude towards both Jimmy and Benjamin for taking time out of their busy schedules to lend a hand during this training session. Pictured are Benjamin en Jimmy (back third and fourth from the left) with the Univen USSA badminton team. Photo supplied.

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NOTICE PUBLIC NOTICE FOR INSPECTION OF SUPPLEMENTARY VALUATION ROLL 8 AND LODGING OF OBJECTIONS: GVR 2018-2023 FIN YEARS Notice is hereby given in terms of Section 49 (1)(a)(i) of the Local Government Municipal Property Rates Act, 2004 (Act 6 of 2004), hereinafter referred to as the “Act” that Makhado Municipality Supplementary valuation 8 is open for public inspection at Makhado Municipality Civic Centre, 83 Krogh Street, Makhado town, Office C027, from 08h00 to 13h00 and from 14h00 to 16h00. Supplementary valuation roll 8 can also be inspected at the Regional Administrator’s Offices at Waterval, Dzanani and Vleifontein Satellite Office and in addition the roll is available at website www.makhado.gov.za from the 1st August 2022 to the 12th September 2022.

After a break of four weeks, the teams affiliated to the Hollywoodbets Super League will be in action again this weekend. Five matches will be played on Saturday, while the remaining three will be seen on Sunday afternoon. Maindis Ladies are leaving no stone unturned in their preparations for their home match against the University of Western Cape Ladies FC, which will be played at the Giyani Stadium on Saturday. Although they will be playing in front of their home crowd, collecting the maximum points at the expense of the UWC will not be an easy task for Maindis. UWC and Maindis are in a neck-andneck situation on 23 points each. The UWC are lying in the third position on the log standings, while Maindis are in the fourth spot. The head coach for Maindis, Mr Sipho Mabuza, is adamant that his side has what is necessary to collect the maximum points against UWC. Accord-

ing to him, the team has been Orlando Stadium in Johantraining hard over the past nesburg on Sunday. The other four weeks as part of its prepa- Sunday fixtures are: First rations for what he described Touch FC vs Coal City Wizards as “the mother of all battles”. and Mamelodi Sundowns vs Bloemfontein Celtic will University of Johannesburg host Durban Ladies at the Dr Ladies. Molemela Stadium in Bloemfontein. Golden Ladies will take on City Lads at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium in Gqeberha. Golden Ladies and City Lads are fighting for survival. They are lying in the second and third positions from the bottom of the log respectively. Richmond United will entertain TUT Football Club at the Galeshewe Stadium in Kimberley. Tsunami Queens will travel to Johannesburg for their match against Thunderbirds Ladies that will be played at the Tsakane Stadium. JVW Ladies will lock Maindis’ number one goalkeeper, Theledi Monnye. Photo: Frank horns with Vasco Mavhungu. da Gama FC at the

An invitation is hereby made in terms of Section 49(1)(a)(ii) of the Act, that any property owner or other person who so desires should lodge an objection with the Acting Municipal Manager in respect of any matter reflected in or omitted from the Supplementary valuation roll 8 within the above-mentioned period. Attention is specifically drawn to the fact that in terms of Section 50(2) of the Act, an objection must be in relation to a specific individual property and not against the valuation roll as such. The objection form for the lodging of an objection is obtainable at the Civic Center at 83 Krogh Street, Louis Trichardt town, office number C027 and Office of the Regional Administrators at Waterval, Dzanani and at Vleifontein Satellite office and / or www.makhado.gov.za. The completed objection form must be returned to the same Offices or alternatively to the address below: The Acting Municipal Manager Makhado Local Municipality Private Bag X2596 Louis Trichardt 0920 For enquiries please telephone: Mr. Rudzani Phalanndwa at (015) 519 3295 (rudzanip@makhado.gov.za or Mr Tshilangano Alfred Nekhavhambe at (015) 519 3296 (alfredn@makhado.gov.za) Civic Centre 83 Krogh Street, LOUIS TRICHARDT Notice No 86 of 2022 Ref No: 16/2/4/2 (2018/2023) Publication dates, Zoutpansberger 21 and 22 July and Limpopo Mirror 28and 29 July 2022.

MR K M NEMANAME ACTING MUNICIPAL MANAGER

The 13-year-old Vhuluhawe Nemutandani, a learner at the Emmanuel Christian School, bravely attempted his first Parkrun in the Louis Trichardt Indigenous Tree Park on Saturday. The little “Blade Runner”, as he is affectionately called, is also the junior ambassador in Limpopo for the Jumping Kids and Isability programmes. Vhuluhawe put in a brave effort to finish the 5km route on Saturday, but was forced to stop after 2,5km. He had to sit down and remove one of his blades to relieve the pain. However, he is motivated to return and finish the full course next time. Parkruns, of which the Louis Trichardt Parkrun is part, are free community events, open to everyone and run entirely by volunteers. The Louis Trichardt parkrun is held every Saturday at 08:00 in the winter months and 07:00 in summer in the park next to the tourism info centre on the corner of Songozwi Street and the N1. With Vhuluhawe in the photo are Debbie Scheepers (left) and Kathy Tucker with her dog, Toffee. Photo and information provided by Malcolm Tucker.

LEGAL NOTICE

VHEMBE DISTRICT

The department of Social Development in Vhembe District is requesting anyone having information with regards to the family of the following children to contact the assigned social workers: No.

Name of Child

Date of Birth

DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT Village

Family Member

Name of Social Worker

Office

Contact Details

1

Phaswana Zwanga

2012/04/09

Ravele

Phaswana Mashudu Jane

Manana K.L

Tshilwavhusiku Social work office

0155052001

2

Phaswana Zwivhuya

2012/09/09

Ravele

Phaswana Mashudu Jane

Manana K.L

Tshilwavhusiku Social work office

0155052001

3

Phaswana Pfarelo

2014/07/28

Ravele

Phaswana Mashudu Jane

Manana K.L

Tshilwavhusiku Social work office

0155052001

4

Mashimbye Singita Rejoyce

2011/07/05

Mavhungeni

Mashimbyi

Tshisele N

Vleifontein

072 319 5241

5

Moyaba Lebone Maria Innocentious

2009-02-07

Skoonplaas House 2220

Moyaba Sarah Marry

Ramadoleli M.S

Thuthuzela Centre

072 854 9943

6

Tshilande Morongwa Khathutshelo

2012-12-25

Skoonplaas House 2220

Moyaba Sarah Marry

Ramadoleli M.S

Thuthuzela Centre

072 854 9943

7

Mavhungu Hope Fhulufhelo

2004-12-14

Matsa

Mavhungu Tshililo Samson

Makongoza A.A

Makhado Health Centre

015 970 4080

8

Nematshema Nelly

2004-08-14

Manyii

Nematshema Humbulani

Makongoza A.A

Makhado Health Centre

015 970 4080

9

Khorommbi Tshililo

2004-11-13

Magau

Khorommbi Shonisani Lisbeth

Makgotla D.C

Madombidzha Clinic

015 516 1524

10

Yingisani Baloi

2004-07-25

Ribungwani

Tirhani Nelly Baloi

Munyai P.P

Tiyani Health Centre

0608205044

11

Malima Vhuthuhawe Fortune

2004-10-10

Maungani

Mujaji Malima Florance

Manwadu T,P

T/ndou SASSA

0799750782

12

Manyike Jason Justin

2004-09-04

Pfananani

Baloyi Winnie Peggy

Maduwa B.P

Tshitale

0608204646

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Victory for Berea FC in Vhembe Cup By Frank Mavhungu Berea FC have good reason to rejoice. They managed to secure a place in the quarter-final stage of the Vhembe Super Cup tournament after beating Igwe FC 6-5 in their opening match, played at the Rabali Stadium on Sunday. Berea appeared unprepared in the first 10 minutes of the game. At that stage, the youthful Igwe’s midfielders were doing as they liked in the middle of the park. Their efforts paid dividends in the 10th minute when Igwe’s left winger, Mbulaheni Netshituni, gave the ball the final touch after a scramble within the box. The goal seemed to be a wakeup call to the Zwigodini side. They regrouped from behind, launching some promising attacks as they approached Igwe’s danger area. Their bulldozer striker, Edwin Ramphabana, was brought down just outside the box in the 18th minute. The team’s captain, Dakalo Ratshitanga, beat the keeper with a half volley from the free kick. Berea lost control of the game after scoring their equalising goal. They were severely punished for that. The Musina side reclaimed the lead in the

34th minute when their slender striker, Ismael Mokoena, beat the keeper with a close-range strike, following a neat pass from Mutshutshu Mudau. Berea effected the first change to their starting 11 towards the end of the first half when they replaced Ndiene Ramashia with Prince Tshisikhawe in the 40th minute. Berea came back strongly from the half-time break. Their veteran striker, Edwin Ram-

phabana, was brought down within the box, prompting the referee to award them a penalty. Dakalo Ratshitanga made no mistake from the white spot. The score line remained unchanged until the end of regulation time and the winner was determined through a penalty shootout. Berea managed to convert four of their five chances, while Igwe could score only three times from the penalty spot.

The newly elected Thulfa executive committee members pose for a photo with the representatives from the Safa Vhembe Regional Association after the meeting. Photo: Frank Mavhungu.

Rudzani Mulaudzi to lead Thulfa By Frank Mavhungu

Edwin Ramphabana of Berea makes a sharp turn with the ball, while Thomas Mbene of Igwe is on his heels. Photo: Frank Mavhungu.

Joyful weekend for the Young Tigers

Aluwani Mathelemuse of Young Tigers (left) and Omphulusa Ndou of Stone Breakers wrestle to win the ball. Photo: Frank Mavhungu.

defenders. His teammate, Fhulufhelo Phaswana, committed a similar blunder three minutes thereafter. He received a precooked pass from Livhuwani Masindi and shot wide from inside the box. Young Tigers enjoyed most of the ball possession in the last 20 minutes of the first half. Their left winger, Mulisa Rambau, came close to scoring in the 38th minute. He beat the offside trap and lost possession just before he could unleash from the 18-metre area. No goal was seen during the first 45 minutes, despite numerous attempts from both sides. Khotatso Motau of Young Tigers was the only player who was reprimanded with a card in the game. He tackled Fhulufhelo Phaswana from behind and the Tshakhuma-based referee, Mr Fhulufhelo Masindi, did not hesitate to produce yellow. The goal that secured Young Tigers a place in the semi-final round came in the 78th minute. Lufuno Radau beat the keeper with a ground cutter. Stone Breakers did everything within their power in their search for the equalising goal, but just could not manage.

round went via Sambandou United Professionals, whom The semi-finals and final they crushed 2-0 at the same match of the Zwavhudi venue last Saturday. Animal Feeds Winter Youth The second semi-final match Tournament will be played will be between Masakona at the Thohoyandou StadiYoung Tigers and Maelula um on Saturday. The day’s United Brothers. This one is programme will open with scheduled to start at 11:00. The the semi-final match between spirits are high in the camp Bungeni Young Tigers and of Masakona Young Tigers, Matanda Rockers, which is following their superb perforscheduled to start at 09:00. mance in the two matches they Young Tigers beat Madridtas played over the past weekend. FC 2-1 in their quarter-final They narrowly beat the stubmatch at the Makhado Show born Tshikhwani Stone BreakGrounds last Saturday to secure ers 1-0 in their quarter-final a place in the semi-final stage. match at the Makhado Show Rockers’ way to the semi-final Grounds on Saturday. Their

game on Sunday was against Bungeni Young Tigers, whom they beat 4-1 in their Vhembe Super Cup match at the Rabali Stadium. The winners in the semi-final matches will meet in the final later in the afternoon. The final game will be preceded by a friendly clash between the Black Leopards’ legends and the legends from the participating teams. The champions will take home R40 000 in cash, a floating trophy, gold medals, soccer kit and two soccer balls. The runners-up will receive R20 000, a soccer kit, silver medals and soccer balls.

ment after beating Bungeni Young Tigers 4-1 at the Rabali Last weekend was a joyful one Stadium the following day. for Masakona Young Tigers Their game against Stone FC. The team performed suBreakers was evenly contested. perbly in their two weekend Stone Breakers soon realised matches. Young Tigers beat that Saturday was not their Tshikhwani Stone Breakers day when they squandered two 1-0 in their Zwavhudi Animal scoring opportunities in the Feeds Winter Youth Tournaopening minutes of the game. ment match at the Makhado In the first instance, their lethal Show Grounds on Saturday striker, Ndungelo Tshingwaand again secured a place in la, shot wide from the edge the quarter-final round of the of the box in the fifth minute Vhembe Super Cup Tournaafter dribbling past two Tigers By Frank Mavhungu

Thulamela Local Football Association (Thulfa) will be under the chairmanship of Mr Rudzani Mulaudzi for the next four years. He was elected as the new chairperson of the association during Thulfa’s elective congress held at the Thulamela Library last Saturday. The new chairperson is a professional football referee. Mr David Khakhu was elected to the position of first deputy chairperson. The position of second deputy chairperson is now held by Mr Eric Munyai. Mr Munyai is a semi-pro-

fessional football referee. He doubles up as a referees’ instructor. Ms Mavis Mulibana was elected to the position of third deputy chairperson. Ms Mulibana is not a new name in local football circles. She is the current chairperson of one of the SAB League sides, Tshimuthe FC. Mr Aaron Tlou is the new general secretary for the association, while the position of treasurer is now being held by Mr Eric Makungo. In his welcome remarks, the former chairperson of the association, Mr Ephraim Singo, revealed that the association was in a good financial posi-

tion. He said that the previous executive committee had recently signed sponsorship deals with two companies, N Rand Funeral Services and Mpho Mathoho Electrical Services. When delivering his first speech as chairperson, Mr Rudzani Mulaudzi appealed to the clubs that had terminated their membership with the association for whatever reason over the past years to reconsider their decisions. He stressed the fact that serving as an executive committee member for an amateur football association was voluntary work.

Thulfa teams gear up for CoC games By Frank Mavhungu Although most of the affiliates of the Thulamela Local Football Association (Thulfa) are left with five matches to complete their league programme for the current season, some of them are already sure of a place in the Champ-of-Champs (CoC) tournament. The champions from each of the 10 streams will compete in the CoC at the end of the season to determine the overall champion. The fight for promotion is between Lukalo Hot Aces and Mubvumoni FC in Stream A. Hot Aces have deposited 61 points into their league account to date, while Mubvumoni have 51. Mbahe Freedom Rebels have already secured a place in the annual event. They are shining on top of Stream B. The same applies to Maniini Real Madrid FC. Only some serious bad

fortune can stop Real Madrid from lifting the trophy at the end of the season. They are leading the pack in Stream C with 59 points, nine ahead of Makhuvha Flying Stars, with only two matches left. Dzwerani United Brothers must win at least two of their remaining five matches to be sure of a place in the CoC. United Brothers are the Stream D pace setters with 60 points, 12 ahead of Lwamondo Baboon FC. The race for promotion is between Napoli FC and Ngovhela Back Side in Stream E. Mavhola Newcastle and Makhuvha Up The Ants are in a neck-and-neck situation in Stream F. Newcastle have 52 points, while Makhuvha are two points behind with a match in hand. Makonde FC and Maraxwe Happy Boys are close contenders for the league title in Stream G. The race for

promotion is still wide open in Stream H. Tshaanda Northern Vultures and Tshixwadza FC are in the first two positions with 49 and 43 points respectively. Tshixwadza have a match in hand. Tshanzhe Pre-Mighty FC have already started with their preparations for a new life in the higher division. They are leading the pack in Stream I with 57 points, 20 ahead of Sambandou Seven Hunters. The champions of Stream J are still undecided. Khalavha Young Chiefs and Tshikombani Real Kings are in the first two positions with 39 points each. The overall champions will take home R20 000. The runners-up will receive R15 000, while the third- and fourthplaced sides will be presented with R12 500 and R11 500 respectively. All the champions from the 10 streams will be promoted to the Safa Vhembe Regional League.

Overall champions of Zwavhudu tournament to be decided this weekend By Frank Mavhungu

One of the favourites to win the tournament, Masakona Young Tigers FC. Photo: Frank Mavhungu.


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The Malamulele Stadium is finally ready to host PSL matches for the upcoming soccer season. Photo supplied.

Malamulele stadium ready to host Black Leopards Mashamba offers a feast of goals in opening Vhembe Super Cup match By Frank Mavhungu Spectators were treated to a feast of goals when Mashamba Soccer Academy brutally walloped Mukula Fast XI 6-1 in their opening match of the Vhembe Super Cup Tournament

Well-known local football referee Victor Hlungwane has retired. Hlungwane called it a day at the end of June this year, joining referee Philip Tinyani, who has also retired. “I’m retiring because I got two hamstring injuries this year and don’t think I will pass the fitness test next year. It is better to retire while you are still on top. That’s the decision I made and I’m happy with my achievements over the years,” he said. Safa’s chief executive officer, Adv Sello Motlanthe, wished both referees well. “Safa would like to thank these two for their professionalism and dedication to the game. I hope that Safa can continue to utilise their wealth of experience to produce the future generations of referees,” Motlanthe said. Photo supplied.

that was played at the Rabali Stadium on Sunday. Soccer Academy did not waste any time after the referee blew the whistle to start the match. Instead, they took the game to their opponents, with their strikers giving Mukula’s defenders no time to breathe. They claimed the lead in the 15th minute when Pontso Ramasobana forced his way through the defence of Fast XI and unleashed a ground cutter from inside the box. The wheel of fortune turned against Mukula again in the 28th minute. Emmanuel Rambau, who scored a hat trick in the game, hit the target with a half volley from the edge of the box. Soccer Academy were three goals up when the referee blew the half-time whistle. This after they had scored the third via Emmanuel Rambau in the 39th minute. Realising that Soccer Academy were unstoppable, Fast XI tried to neutralise them with dangerous tackles. The situation was normalised after the referee reprimanded one of their key players, Lufuno Ravhutsi, with a card in the 54th minute. Soccer Academy put the matter beyond doubt when Phodzo Rathanya went loose from the right corner and sent the keeper the wrong way with a close-range grass cutter. Both sides effected some changes later in the game, but that did not change the complexion of the game as Soccer Academy continued to dictate terms in the middle of the park. Mukula’s solitary goal came via Vhone Mbedzi, who headed home after a corner kick taken by Mashudu Musetsho. Soccer Academy scored the fifth goal in the 76th minute. Mukhethwa Raswiswi, who came on as a substitute for Pfano Ramusilei, beat the offside trap and scored an easy goal. Emmanuel Rambau completed his hat trick with a bicycle kick in the dying minutes of the game.

By Kaizer Nengovhela Black Leopards FC will be able to play their home matches at the newly revamped Malamulele Stadium when the 2022/23 soccer season starts in September. Leopards hosted their 2021/22 matches at the Old Peter Mokaba Stadium in Polokwane, following a fallout with the Thulamela Municipality (who owns the Thohoyandou Stadium) over the R27 000-per-match fee charged to utilise the facility. Leopards have moved their training programme to Saselamani, an area that falls under the Collins Chabane Municipality, and will also see their matches being played at

the Malamulele Stadium. Senior PSL official Prof Ronnie Schloss visited the stadium early in January this year and asked the municipality to fix some of the areas at the stadium. The dressing rooms and the pitch were not in good condition. Schloss visited the stadium again for inspection on 19 July to assess the progress and said he was confident that the stadium would meet all the necessary requirements after the work had been completed. “The last time I was there for a preliminary inspection‚ the pitch was still not playable, but it will be improved and ready‚” he said. Mr Robert Mathye of the Collins Chabane Municipality said that they had been

Senior PSL official Prof Ronnie Schloss (left) addresses guests at the newly renovated Malamulele Stadium. Photo supplied.

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Mashudu Musetsho of Fast XI (right) and Emmanuel Rambau of Soccer Academy chase the ball. Photo: Frank Mavhungu.