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September 30, 2011 Year 22 Vol: 5
Tragedy hits pre-school
Seven killed in crash By Kaizer Nengovhela
Seven people, including five young children, were killed in the umpteenth bus accident on local roads during the past few years, when a bus ferrying pre-schoolers overturned on a steep hill early last Thursday morning at Tshithuthuni Village in the Nzhelele area. The deceasead are Ms Sarah Denga (60), Phathutshedzo Phaswana (20), Mulalo Mudau (4), Orifha Singo (3), Sedzani Nthambeleni (4), Ronaldo Phaswana (4) and Thingahangwi Madada (4). About 80 people were injured, some of them critically. The bus was transporting the pre-schoolers to Pretoria for an educational tour when the accident took place. The owner of Khakhu Pre-school, Mr Jeffrey Mudau, said the entire community was extremely shocked by the incident. Mudau said that, after they had gathered for school assembly, they hugged each and bade the tour group farewell after a prayer session, “not knowing what the future was holding for us. We did not know that, hours later, the whole community would be weeping...” He said the affected children’s parents had agreed to close the school until the situation had returned to normal to allow for a period of mourning. W/O Edward Tharaga of the Siloam SAPS said
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that there was speculation that the bus’s brakes had failed. “A culpable homicide case has been opened,” he added. The MEC for Roads and Transport, Ms Pinky Kekana, and the MEC for Education, Mr Namane Masemola, have sent messages of condolence to the families of the deceased. Kekana and Masemola will meet with bus operators and taxi associations on October 6, to discuss the safe transporting of pupils. Mr Edward Randima, deputy-chairperson of the Khakhu-Makuleni Territorial Council, said although the families, friends and community accepted what had happened, they would not forget the horrific deaths that had robbbed them of their friends. A representative of the families, Emmanuel Denga, said that the families had accepted the loss, although it was difficult to cope without them. “It also important to acknowledge the community support since we received the bad news,” he said. A spokesperson stated that any assistance from the side of the community to the affected families would be most welcome and greatly appreciated. Those who want to assit can contact Makonde Netshia at 082 0958 156. A mass funeral will be held at Khakhu-Makuleni sports grounds tommorow (Saturday), starting at 08:00.
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2 September 30, 2011 By Kaizer Nengovhela
Outcry as murder suspect Jackson Tshisimba appears in court The man who allegedly killed his wife by hitting her over the head, Jackson "Tshilikiliki" Tshisimba (40), appeared in the
Tshilwavhusiku Magistrate's bail application. Court on Monday, facing a Tshisimba allegedly killed his charge of murder. The case was wife, the 47-year-old Ms Annah postponed to 11 October for a Ratshilumela, by hitting her on
the head with an axe at Ravele village last month. During his court appearance earlier this week, women from around Sinthumule area picketed outside the court, demanding that the suspect be denied bail. Pinky Mukwevho, one of the women who protested outside, said the victim had been involved in a love affair with another man. According to her, Tshisimba pleaded with the woman not to reject him. An argument allegedly broke out between the two when Ratshilumela returned from work on August 23. She was killed and her body was left lying on the ground. Mr Moses Maphaga,a local civic secretary, said they were fed-up with the continuing spiral of crime in their locality. “We need to stand up as a community and speak out against this heinous crime. We have to make this area a no-go area for criminals, so that they will not have anywhere to hide. Together with our traditional leader, the police and our neighWomen around the Sinthumule area picketed outside the Tshilwavhusiku Magistrate's Court bouring villages, we can bring about a meaningful on Monday. change in our community,” he said.
By Zwikhodo Netshituni
Zim soldiers arrested for robbing suspected smugglers Zimbabwean police at Beit Bridge have arrested a group of six suspects, among them two local soldiers, for allegedly robbing a suspected smuggler of several boxes at gunpoint. The value of the cigarettes is estimated at US$19 800. The incident occurred at the complainant’s homestead in Makavhani village outside Beit Bridge. According to the police, one of the soldiers, Godknows Ngwenya, was shot in the thigh during a shoot-out with police detectives. Ngwenya is now recuperating in the Beit Bridge District Hospital, under police guard. Ngwenya and Lawrence Munkuli, both aged 26 and members of the Zimbabwe National Army stationed
at One Independence barracks in the border town, Fannie Bako (20), Elton Kundai (22), Aurther Nyathi (23) and Morris Changachirere (30), were not asked to plead to armed robbery charges when they appeared before a local magistrate, Mrs Auxillia Chiumburu on Monday. The case was postponed to October 6, and they remain in custody. The prosecutor, Mr Reason Mutimba, said on 19 September at around 19:00, the accused persons confered with Tawanda Chiwewe, who is still at large. They then teamed up and went to the victim’s homestead after they got information that he was in possession of several boxes of cigarettes, which he allegedly intended to smuggle into South Africa. The accused persons, who were
travelling in a Mazda bakkie and a Toyota Vitz, drove to the victim’s homestead. The court heard that, on arrival, Bako and Sibanda introduced themselves as police detectives during which time Ngwenya pulled out an AK47 rifle and pointed the firearm at the complainant. The accused then loaded the boxes of cigarettes, which were being kept at the homestead, into their vehicles and drove to a nearby bush, where they hid them.
The court heard that the accused later took the cigarettes to a local fuel depot guardroom, which was being guarded by Munkuli. Acting on a tip-off, police went to the depot and found the accused persons offloading the contraband. Ngwenya opened fire on the detectives, resulting in his being shot once in the thigh and leading to his arrest. The other accused persons were arrested two days later and 132 boxes of cigarettes were recovered.
By Elmon Tshikhudo
Help for home based care? The prevalence of the HIV/Aids in rural communities has led to the mushrooming of homebased care projects. One such project is Nne na Vhone Homebased Care (loosely translated as "Me and You" in Venda). Started in 2006 at Malonga-Tshimbupfe in the Vuwani area, the project has become a beacon of hope to the local rural community. The project is comprised of 16 women, all of them volunteers. The dedicated women deal with issues such as HIV/ Aids, TB and diabetes, and carry out home visits to patients and encourage patients to use their medication. The project has received funding from
private organizations like ABSA bank and the Wheat Women's Trust Fund, who sponsored them with R25 000 and R5 000 respectively. The project manager, Ms Matodzi Mulaudzi, said the project was started out of the need to assist the local villagers with access to medical care. "Our village, like other parts of the country, is ravaged by the scourge of HIVAids and other diseases. The local clinic is located at the adjacent Davhana and most of our people cannot walk there. We wanted to bring care to The Grade 1 class of Ms Jeanette Vallenduuk of the Ridgeway patients' doorsteps, and Independent School outside Louis Trichardt generously collected we are committed to dofood for Heaven Sent Nursery School’s food cupboard that helps to ing this to the best of our feed needy children. Ms Nettie Geerdts of Heaven Sent and a group abilities,” she said. of children came over to Ridgeway on September 22 to fetch the food. She said many paThe Grade 1s can be seen at the back , while the little ones from Heaven tients did not follow the Sent are in the front and waving. instructions given them at the clinic and as carers they were there to see to it that the patients used their medication correctly. She said they also washed patients and helped bandage them and cooked for them because some were too weak to do things on their own. Sometimes the group invites nurses from the clinic and have door-todoor campaigns where they make villagers aware of diseases. "We are doing the best we can for our communities, but we could do The community of Muraleni cleaned all the streets and the graveyard during a campaign organised more if we had enough money. Because of by the villagers on Sunday morning.
budgetary constraints, we are only able to realize part of our plans. We need funding to do this,” she said. She said the community was very appreciative of their services and they had a good working relationship with the Davhana clinic, which gave them support every time they needed it. They also cite the good relationship they have with the local traditional leader, Chief Mpfariseni Makhuvha, as being instrumental in their success. “We are very thankful for what our sponsors, ABSA and Wheat Women's Trust Fund have done for us. We are overstretched, and had it not been for their support, we would not have been able to assist these patients. As for ourselves, we are real volunteers as we do not earn anything,” she said. They have big plans for the project, but these will not be realized if a sponsor does not come forth and bail them out. The group also thanked the local Gospel Revival Church under Pastor Maemu Mbedzi for offering them shelter. Those willing to assist the project can do so by contacting Ms Matodzi Mulaudzi at 072 130 9068 or Ms Thabelo Mukwevho at 076 034 5729.
About eighty people were injured in the accident at at Tshithuthuni Village in the Nzhelele area last Thursday morning. In our photographs are three of the injured (from above): Tshilidzi Makokwe, Thabelo Muthelo and Konanani Mavhonzhe.
September 30, 2011 3
By Peter Muthambi
Is it the end of the road for Makhado FM? A big question people are asking themselves is whether or not it is the end of the road for the community radio station, Makhado FM. This follows after the sheriff of the court in Louis Trichardt attached the equipment in possession of Luonde Media Resources, the not-for-profit organisation that runs Makhado FM. That the radio station is experiencing financial problems has been evident for quite some time. Rumours of unpaid bills have been circulating and even the municipality was questioned on their practice to allow the station to go into arrears without cutting off the electricity. The sale in execution has been ordered by the owner of the premises where Makhado FM has been operating. Apparently the owner, Mr Petrus Janse van Rensburg, grew tired of waiting for the radio station to pay him the rent that is due. He did not want to comment much on the issue when phoned this week, but did admit that the outstanding amount is substantial. “I have been carrying them for three years, but I simply cannot do it any longer,” he said. His pleas fell on deaf ears and he had no other option than to resort to a legal route to get the money owed to him. In notices that appeared in newspapers the past two weeks, it shows that the sheriff had at-
tached equipment such as office furniture, television sets, computers, sound mixers, microphones, speakers and editing equipment. The goods are to come under the hammer on October 19. Mr Mavhungu Makatu, who deals with consumer education and awareness at ICASA, said this week that he was not aware of the matter. Mr Makatu is also the person responsible for all community radio stations in Limpopo. He said that he had visited the station recently and was aware of the fact that there were many challenges facing the station. “I am, however, not aware of the fact that the equipment was attached by the sheriff, following the summons,” he said. Makatu said that if the equipment was sold at auction, it meant that whoever was responsible for the running of the station would be held accountable. Several presenters and newsreaders had left Makhado FM in the past months, claiming a complete lack of transparency at the station. Others, who spoke to Mirror on condition of anonymity, said that the station manager, Mr Moses Muneri, behaved as if he owned the station. “The problem is that people do not know that they have the right to know how the station is being run. It is a community radio station and every member of the community has the right to know
what is going on at that radio station,” they said. This is the case because taxpayers’ money is used to establish a community radio station. When contacted for comment on Monday, Mr Muneri stated he had no knowledge of the summons. He asked to be called the following day, as he was busy in a meeting. Last year Zoutnet, a company that ran the Makoya 7-11 show on Makhado FM’s frequency, pulled out of a deal they had with the station. The company stated that it could not do business with an entity where a complete lack of transparency was present. At that stage, Luonde Media Resources had yet again not submitted audited financial statements or held an annual general meeting to which all stakeholders were invited. Rather than get embroiled in a murky deal, the company opted to pull out and close its broadcasting unit. Community radio stations are obliged by law to interact with members of the community and get their input on the running of the station. They are accountable to the communities which they serve. Section 21 companies, such as Luonde Media resources, are also obliged to have annual general meetings to which all stakeholders are invited and, during such meetings, audited financial statements must be presented.
Vhembe’s Chief Whip encourages pupils to study As boy who grew up attending shools in the rural area, Vhembe’s Chief Whip, Cllr Tshifhiwa Dali, knows how tough it is for learners to go beyond Grade 12. His early years were shaped at Nzhelele, Tshiendeulu, Dzata and Mphephu School. He has been an educator, a referee and is also a well-known politician. He, together with some friends, recently visited his former school, Dzata Secondary School in the Nzhelele area. They motivated learners to pull up their socks in order to pass at the end of the year. The entourage also left two soccer kits, for ladies’ and for men’s teams. “We are not here to guarantee you passes. We felt that as the year draws to a close and exams approach, you need a boost. We cannot tell you now that you are all going to pass at the end of the year, but this will depend on your working extra hard in preparing for your examinations,” said Dali. He said he was well aware of the situation in rural areas and the hardships they came accross in their day-to-day lives. He added that he felt indebted to his former schools and thought that ploughing back in the form of motivating his brothers and sisters as they approached their exams was the best thing to do. “Learners are confused now and they need direction. They need a shoulder to lean on and this cannot only be left to educators and parents. All community stakeholders should join hands for the sake of learners,” he said. He told the learners to give their all to their studies and forget all the pleasures of the world. “You have very little time left and it is up to you to make it or break it; the future is in your hands,” he said. 2008 Nissan Hardbody NP300 2.4 D/Cab - low mileage, FSH
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Stakeholders excited about taxi rank
Old Mutual donates blankets to centre
Stakeholders have hailed the construction of the new taxi rank next to Eskom's offices in Thohoyandou as a development that will improve their lives. Phase one of the construction of the more than half-a-billionrand inter-modal development facility in Thohoyandou started in earnest on Thursday. The facility will house taxis to Vhufuli, Tshakhuma, and Tshilamba. The first phase of this development comprises a three-storey taxi rank complex which is earmarked to be completed in eight months. To give way to contractors, taxis to Tshakhuma, Tshilamba,Vhufuli and Vuwani have been temporarily housed at Zwavhavhili, next to the Thulamela municipal offices. Hawkers who had stalls at the old rank were also allocated stalls at the temporary rank. By Friday, the area was a hive of activity, with tractors moving in and personnel who were about to start their work. Many unemployed people
To celebrate international Mandela Day, staff at Old Mutual started collecting blankets to give to the needy. The insurance giant then offered to double the number of blankets collected by staff. In Thohoyandou, this worked out very well for a local service organisation when Old Mutual handed over 64 blankets last Wednesday. This blanket-collection initiative was spearheaded by Old Mutual's Ernest Ungulani. The blankets were handed over to the Hope of Nations Church in Muledane to be utilized in their Life Care Centre project.
from the surrounding villages stood waiting for any employment opportunity that might arise. Nndwamato Tshiila, Thulamela's municipal spokesperson, says all systems are in place for the major development. “We have started, and we can safely say all stakeholders are excited about this development. We have apportioned all our hawkers spacious trading stalls at our temporary rank and they are happy about it. Even taxi owners are happy that they will soon have an improved rank,” he said. He said he was happy about the discipline displayed by the hawkers, who were all licence holders. “We are enjoying maximum cooperation from both hawkers and taxi operators. We have erected signs to be followed and our officers will be out in full force to enforce the rules,” said Tshiila. He said the second phase of the development would be the construction of the bus rank at Spar.
Vhembe District Taxi Council secretary Mr Azwihangwisi Tshithukhe said they were excited about the new development. He said that they were happy that the municipality did not take a unilateral decision but involved them through consultation. The move to the temporary rank is also a boost for hawkers, who say they are reaping the rewards. Hawker Elisa Mundalamo said the move was paying dividends. Mundalamo (56) of Tsianda, who sells fruit, said she was happy that all who were at the old taxi rank were apportioned spaces at the temporary rank. “Customers are becoming used to this place. We have been at this rank for two days, but we are already taking something to our homes,” she said. She said with the passing of time, business was very promising as the rank was not far from offices and shops. She added she was happy that they were given sheltered stalls, which would protect them as the rains were approaching.
Mrs Dzhivhuwo, the secretary of the Life Care Centre, welcomed Old Mutual's effort and expressed their gratitude for the gesture. Mr Mantshimuli spoke on behalf of Old Mutual and said that there were many organisations which were considered to receive the blankets. "The Life Care Centre, however, was selected as we could relate to its commitment in making a difference in other peoples’ lives." Pastor Tshabuse, the founder of the Life Care Centre, thanked Old Mutual for their outstanding work and community involvement. He shared how the Life
Care Centre vision came about, saying that it was born from the Hope of Nations Church some three years ago and has been growing ever since. He mentioned that they now had 33 boys aged between 10 and 18, some of whom are top students in their schools. He singled out Tonderai, who is the best pupil in Grade 11 at Dimane High School. He indicated that this would encourage the boys and he said that he hoped that Old Mutual would continue to assist the centre in making a difference in the lives of the boys.
Staff of Old Mutual and representatives of Life Care Centre in Thohoyandou as well as dignitaries pose for a photo during the handing over of the blankets. By Peter Muthambi
Disabled pensioner pleads for help
Going for the kill: hawker Elisa Mundalamo says customers are getting used to their businesses at the temporary rank. Here she is seen assisting one of her new customers. By Peter Muthambi
Help needed for unhappy Oscar (11) Oscar Ratshilingani was a happy, healthy boy when he went to a private doctor in Louis Trichardt in 2009 to be circumcised. His life then changed dramatically, as complications set in and the 11-year-old boy from Rathidili village outside Louis Trichardt started battling urinary problems. When Oscar had to urinate, the flow was from underneath his penis, instead of the right way via the proper opening. His dreams and hopes became shattered. This problem also affected his social life, and nowadays this Grade 5 pupil hardly plays with other boys. His mother, MusandiOscar Ratshilingani.
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wa, resorted to using baby nappies on Oscar every time he goes to school. “It all started two days after the circumcision process. When I complained to the doctor after realising that my boy was no longer peeing the right way, she told me I was not cleaning his wounds properly,” she said. Musandiwa added that she took the situation lightly at first, but realised it was more serious when the problems continued. “I had to use plastic bags, so that he could not wet his clothes. This is because I sometimes cannot afford to buy nappies as an unemployed mother," she explained. The mother was then advised to take her son to the Louis Trichardt Memorial Hospital, where he was transferred to the provincial hospital in Polokwane. There he was hospitalised from October 26 to November 26 last year. "He could not even write his exams at school,” said Musandiwa. She added that she is now struggling as she did not even have money to take him to the hospital for check-ups. “I ended up borrowing money from the loan sharks, thinking he would get better, but to no avail. I am now struggling to pay back the money,” said Musandiwa. Her husband, Michael, only depends on temporary jobs. Oscar no longer plays his favourite sport, soccer, as a result. He said that it is often painful when he walks. “Other children laugh at me at school and it is very hard for me to cope under these circumstances,” said Oscar. “I am afraid that this problem might ruin his future, because I don’t think his private parts will ever function properly,” said Musandiwa. She appealed to anyone who may be able to assist the family to please contact them. Those who want to assist Oscar can contact his family at 076 9760 962.
A wheelchair-bound pensioner who stays alone yearns for a better life and there is only one thing that will provide it, namely an electric wheelchair. Although this 75-year-old pensioner, Mr Wilson Makaukau, was given a wheelchair by the Department of Health two years ago, he is finding it hard to move from one place to another because it is heavy and he is weak. Makaukau, a resident of Malamulele, explains that he knows very well that life cannot be a bed of roses at his age, but with the wheelchair he is using, life is not pleasant at all. This pensioner, who was never married, is staying alone in a township house given to him by his sister, who is staying in Johannesburg. “To move around, someone must push me and in a township, it is not easy to come across someone who can do that. I sometimes give some people tips from my pension grant to be pushed to pension points and to the old age home where I must go every day,” he said. Makaukau says he fell ill more than 50 years ago and he went to Elim hospital for treatment. He has been disabled ever since. Out of his pension grant he has employed a woman who cooks for him and washes his clothes. “But she cannot do everything. To go to the toilet with the wheelchair I am using is a big deal,” he says. Every morning he must go to the old age home in Malamulele, which looks after old people in the area. The project manager at Hlamalani Mala-
mulele Care for the Aged, Mr Siphiwe Shirinda, knows of Makaukau’s plight. “We look after him, but we have no money to buy him an electric wheelchair. Each time he comes to the project, someone must push him and there is only one man who usually helps him,” he says.
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By Ndivhuwo Musetha
Victim praises court for “good ruling” Livhuwani Sigogo once gave up on the justice system after a case of theft against him was postponed for more than two years. Today, Sigogo (44), of Vuwani is singing the praises of the same department, following a "rare" sentence made by the Vuwani Magistrate Court in the same case. On September 14, the magistrate sentenced Mukwevho Maphili to 12 months' imprisonmet, with an option of a R2 500 fine, which was suspended for three years. On top of that,
Maphili was instructed to pay R1 500 cash to the same court before September 30. The money, which is compensation to Sigogo for his stolen phone, will be collected by Sigogo from the clerk of the court. This comes after an incident that happened on April 24, 2009, when Mapholi stole Sigogo's cell-phone from his car at the Vuwani complex. In his comment over this ruling, Sigogo said: "I am over the moon about the court's ruling. To be honest, I never expected
it. I am grateful for the manner in which the court made its ruling. There was a time when I thought the suspect would not be found guilty because his mother, Ms Doreen Muthambi, who was his witness in court, defended him. "As a disabled person, I never thought I was safe in my community. Now I have a totally different view about the justice system after this ruling. I am grateful to everybody who was involved in the whole process," said a happy Sigogo, who is wheelchair-bound.
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By Elmon Tshikhudo
Doctor’s degree for Happy Ramakhanya Former Tshisimani College of Education rector Happy Epraim Takalani Ramakhanya, who received his doctoral degree in curriculum studies from the University of Venda over the weekend, says his degree is relevant to his scope of work and will benefit educators. Ramakhanya, who recently tied the knot with Makhado Mayor Mavhungu Luruli, is the centre manager at Makhado Continuing Professional Development Centre. He was one of the more than 500 students who received their degrees, diplomas and certificates during the September graduation ceremony held on Friday at the university’s auditorium. The chancellor of the Univer-
sity of Venda, Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe, attended the event. A total of 48 certificates, 17 diplomas, 422 undergraduate degrees, 45 honours, 18 masters and 4 doctorate degrees were awarded. In his remarks, Univen ViceChancellor Prof Peter Mbati said he was excited to announce that close consultations between Univen and the Minister of Department of Higher Education and Training, Dr Blade Nzimande, were bearing fruit. He said the minister had approved new enrolment and efficiency targets for the university. Clear targets of the university’s contribution in scarce skills areas, including engineering, life and physical sciences, human health and initial teacher education will
be enumerated. “Our postgraduate outputs at Masters- and PhD-level have also been considerably jacked up,” he added. “As part of our differentiation strategy, we have plans to grow in areas of engineering and human health sciences. We must also strengthen the areas of rural development and poverty alleviation, indigenous knowledge systems and African languages,” he said. Ramakhanya said as an educationist, he had observed the difficulties faced by teachers and pupils at schools over the years. “As a centre here we are tasked with the training of educators in commercial subjects in the whole province and I feel that my research will give solutions to educators. I have found that educators are failing in assessing their learners for effective teaching, because they are using the old methods and not using the new ones which are learner-centred,” he said. The degree took him four years of part-time study. “It was not easy, but worthwhile. With the skills that I have acquired, I will now Dr Happy Ramakhanya receives acknowledgement from the highest apply my knowledge government offices. Congratulating him are, from left, Univen´s with confidence, and principal, Prof Peter Mbati, Univen Chancellor Deputy-President this is not the end. I Kgalema Motlanthe and Ramakhanya´s wife, Mavhungu Luruli- will be writing articles for Univen,” he said. Ramakhanya, the mayor of the Makhado Municipality.
Roman Catholic priest robbed at gunpoint Four armed robbers descended on the Roman Catholic Church in Beit Bridge and robbed the local priest of US$2 000, R4 000 and two laptop computers at gunpoint. According to the priest, Father Jules Greber, the incident occurred last Thursday evening, shortly before midnight. He said the suspects, two of whom were wielding rifles, forced the locked door open and demanded money. They did not, however, harm the priest. “I was asleep when I heard some noise emanating from the main door. When I got up, four men confronted me. They ordered me not shout amid threats to shoot me and grabbed two laptops, US$2 000 and R4 000 and disappeared into the darkness,” Greber said. The suspects found their way into the church premises after cutting the fence and creating an opening. Local police spokesper-
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8 September 30, 2011 By Peter Muthambi
Provincial Commissioner Mashigo retires
Hlamalani Mavukane (left) and Thama Khomunala, both Form V pupils of Ridgeway College, looking gorgeous in their red and silver at the Ridgeway College Farewell.
Tshepo Makhado, a Form V student of Ridgeway College, and Kim Tlakula in striking red at the Farewell of Ridgeway College on September 23.
The provincial Police Commissioner, Lt-Gen Amon Mashigo, retired this week after he had served the police service for 30 years. He was bidden farewell in Polokwane on Monday. He spent his last year in the SAPS as the Provincial Commissioner of Limpopo, after having been redeployed from the Free State last year. The MEC for Safety and Security, Mr George Phadagi, wished Mashego well in his retirement. Phadagi depicted Mashego as a true and professional policeman, who had dedicated his life to the fight against crime. “Lt-Gen Mashigo has not disappointed during his tenure as the Provincial Police Commissioner. The recently released the 2010/11 crime statistics bear witness to the good he has done for the people of Limpopo, in remarkably bringing down the provincial crime statistics. Limpopo has the lowest crime incidents compared
to the other eight provinces,” said Phadagi. He added that crime syndicates which had been wreaking havoc in the Makhado, Thohoyandou and Polokwane policing area had been smashed. According to Phadagi, a strong message has been sent to career criminals from other provinces that Limpopo cannot be their playground. “All these strides in our fight against criminals have been made under the watch of Lt-Gen Mashego. It is therefore with a tinge of sadness that we today take leave of this crimebuster par excellence. On behalf of the government and the people of Limpopo, I thank him and wish him the best for the future,” he emphasized. Phadagi said, however, that he was confident that Lt-Gen Mashigo’s successor would find a solid foundation “to build upon as we continue the fight against crime and criminality.” He said
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Working towards a litter-free Musina the environment means good health for human beings, plants and animals. Cleanness also reduces climate change and global warming, and it also preserves natural resources.” The mayor encouraged community members to preserve and plant more trees because they are good for human life. “Trees absorb carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide, sulphur dioxide, and nitrogen dioxide. In summer, trees provide shade and act as air conditioners, for they reduce the heat. They also provide us with Photographed during the event are, from left, Ms Bronwyn Green, Mayor Carol Phiri, Chief oxygen, prevent ground runoffs, Whip of Musina Municipality Simon Madamalala and Cllr Eugene Khoza during the Rainbow they create a habitat for wild Nation Clean-up Campaign at Musina a fortnight ago. species and fruit trees provides us with fruits to eat and sell,” she added.
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“Refer critically ill patients to doctors” The chairperson of traditional healers in the Mopani district, Frank Chauke, has advised traditional doctors to send critical patients to medical doctors and not to wait too long with patients that they know they can’t heal. Popularly known as Xikhavele, Chauke was speaking at a threeday conference by traditional healers, held at N’wamatatani village. The conference is a yearly event, aimed at encouraging members to share ideas and expertise on how to heal certain diseases. They also address challenges that they might have
encountered during the course of the year. Speaking to guests from as far as Cape Town, Xikhavele urged fellow-healers not to stay too long with patients who have diseases that are beyond their ability to heal them. “Our aim is not only to get money, but to heal people as well,” he said. “If you can’t treat a certain disease, just pass the patient over to those who can.” According to him, there are certain diseases that can’t be cured by traditional healers, “and that these diseases should be passed over to modern doctors,” as soon as detected, to
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Adv Samuel Makhari (35) installed as Chief Njhakanjhaka III History was made when a senAdv Samuel Mkhari (35) was leader, John Xikundu of the the late Hosinkulu Tsakani John Mkhari Njhakanior prosecutor was officially in- inaugurated as Chief Njhakan- Vanwanati clan. jhaka II, passed away last year. stalled as chief of the Njhakan- jhaka III. He was inaugurated Mkhari Njhakanjhaka III's inXikundu warned councillors that they were not jhaka area last Friday. by a senior Vatsonga traditional auguration came after his father, Chiefs. He added that councillors should know their place and should know that they had not been voted into office to supervise the chief’s work. They must work with traditional leaders for the development of the community, he added. Xikundu, who was doing the installation as the maternal grandfather of the new chief, said many councillors undermined traditional leaders. He also sent a message to the Mkhari family. “The man we are installing is not acting, but he is the real Chief,” he said. Xikundu said that a throne was one and was meant for one person and the family would do well to know it. “It is not like a seat on a train which can be occupied by three people," he said. In response, Premier Cassel Mathale urged traditional leaders who experienced the wrong attitude from councillors to report such cases. He said that it was a known fact that the province was made up of areas under the rule of traditional leaders, and tribal offices were still used as centres to provide Premier Cassel Mathale (right) congratulates the newly installed chief of the Njhakanjhaka area, services to the people. “Traditional leaders are the authority amongst Hosinkulu (Adv) Samuel Mkhari Njhakanjhaka III (centre). On the left is the executive mayor our people and the architects of development,” of the Vhembe District Municipality, Cllr Florence Dzhombere. said Mathale.
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Vhembe proud of its tourist attractions
Workers of Shoprite in Sibasa celebrated Heritage Day by wearing traditional attire on Saturday.
While the rest of the country was commemorating Heritage Month, the Vhembe District Municipality hosted tourists who visited several tourists attraction sites in the district. The tour started on Tuesday (September 20) and ended with a cultural celebration on Saturday. Various cultural groups showcased their skills during the occassion. The heritage sites that were visited included Mapungubwe, Thulamela in the Kruger Na-
tional Park, The Big Tree, Crooks Corner, Pafuri Camp and the Fundudzi Sacred Lake, Beit Bridge and the Mozambique border post. According to Vhembe's Local Economic Development Officer, Mr Tiyani Marivate, the tour was a way of marketing the district and all its heritage sites. "The tour is hosted annually to celebrate our history, values, norms and culture at the same time that we commemmorate heritage month," he said. Eighty
tourists, which included people from various parts of the SADC region, joined the tour. The participants included tour operators, tour guides, representatives from travel agencies, tour product developers and journalists. Mr Reginal Chapfunga, editor for the Diplomat Magazine in Zimbabwe, expressed his appreciation for attending the tour. "I am happy to be in South Africa, especially visiting a site like Mapungubwe, that is so rich in African history," he said.
Pupils of Tshiungulela High, photographed in colourful attire as part of the school's heritage month celebrations at Kutama.
Pupils and teachers of Tshiungulele High in Kutama celebrated heritage month by wearing traditional attire last Friday.
Mr Cedric Sihlaku, a tour guide, relates the history of Mapungubwe to the tourists during their visit to the World Heritage Site.
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“Help government in fight against poverty” Limpopo Premier Cassel Mathale has urged the church to partner government in its war against poverty. Mathale,Thovhele Toni Mphephu Ramabulana, MEC Pinkie Kekana, and mayors Mavhungu Luruli and Tshitereke Matibe were guests during celebrations at the United African Apostolic Church headquarters at Ha-Mavhunga outside Louis Trichardt . The event, which saw more than 20 bishops and thousands of the 1-million-strong Zionist church with members from all over Africa take part, took place on Sunday. After the arrival of other dignitaries, the congregation erupted in ululations when the archbishop made a grand entry in an open Jeep. The sleepy rural village became wide awake when hundreds of buses and other forms of transport descended on the traditional headquarters of one of the country’s few churches that have a real African flavour.
Mathale praised the church for their contribution towards the attainment of democracy in the country. He said the leadership of the ANC, led by Oliver Tambo, visited the church immediately after coming back from exile. “As government, we will continue working with you,” said Mathale. Mathale urged the church to work tirelessly towards the betterment of humanity. “We have declared a total onslaught on poverty and unemployment. We know that as a church you have always been a prospect partner from whom the unfortunate and disadvantaged draw hope,” he added. Speaking at the same event, Thovhele Toni Mphephu urged congregants to continue supporting their leader and to pray for him that God will give him more years. Before addressing the congregation, Archbishop Elias Miriri led guests, who included
premier Mathale and Thovhele Toni Mphephu, in the traditional Zionist dance. Miriri made a clarion call to the youth to abstain from engaging in sex in the light of the rampaging HIV/Aids pandemic, which is threatening to tear communities apart. “The youth should dedicate their precious time and energy to their books; they should get educated in order to have decent jobs. Education is an inheritance that no one will take away from you; it will remain with you forever,” he said. The national chairperson of the church, former professional soccer boss and businessman Peter Rabali, said they had such an occasion every year end. “We are here to pray for ourselves, leaders, politicians and other institutions. We are here to draw power and blessings. We need cooperation from other stakeholders that there be peace in the land. It is our duty as a church to pray for our leaders,” he said.
Archbishop Elias Miriri leads guests, who included Premier Cassel Mathale and Vho Thovhele Toni Mphephu. By Silas Nduvheni
Grade 12 pupils are urged to work hard
Poor Grade 12 pupils from dif- emphasis that it put on its edu- and carpentry, among others, as ferent schools in the Limpopo’s cation as education was the key part of the expanded public works Vhembe region were urged to for developmental realization of programme (EPWP). One of the Grade12 pupils in Thengwe Secwork hard, so that they may every body’s life. During the seminar, represent- ondary said the career exhibition pass with flying colours and benefit from the executive ative of the Department of Public was an eye-opener for her and Works Tshindane Thivhusiwi other pupils. mayor’s bursary fund. She is planning to study for a More than 1 000 Grade 12 said more than 600 young people pupils from various schools in in the province were doing learn- degree in human resources at the the Vhembe district converged on erships in various field of study, Tshwane University of TechnolFriday in Mutale community hall such as brick-laying, plumbing ogy next year. during a Youth Career Exhibition Seminar, a move to give Grade 12s the chance to view different careers and bursaries that may benefit them after matric. The Vhembe District Municipality has set aside more than R3, 5 million to help poor A bishop dances with joy during the conference. The blue and white colours of the church were Grade 12 pupils to further their studies at unithe order of the day. versities and colleges. The district, in conjunction with representatives from various departments, universities, colleges and companies, presented their bursaries and job opportunities to Home News this Week Letters Editorial Archives Search Grade 12s as part of an Visit us on the net at www.limpopomirror.co.za annual career exhibition of future careers. You can also join us on Facebook! The acting Vhembe executive mayor, Cllr Livhuwani Nesthipise, said Grade 12 learners must take education seriously because every development of Musa Manganyi tied the knot with Lufuno Nyambeni at a glittering society and the country ceremony that was held at the Louis Trichardt sports hall last was measured by the Saturday.
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Operators want permanent employment Operation Smile is looking for patients Despite the Nandoni Dam's bursting its seams, many surrounding rural communities are still faced with a severe water challenge. Malamangwa-Tshamavhudzi outside Thohoyandou has not been spared. In an effort to ease the water challenge in the villages, the local Thulamela Municipality supplied water pumps to the affected communities. The municipality provided supplied diesel for the machines, but communities had to operate the machines themselves. Volunteers were chosen from amongst the community and were trained on how to operate and service the machines. Nelson Negondeni is one of those who volunteered in 1993. Negondeni (52) and nine others
from Ward 39 (formerly Ward 22) in Thulamela have been serving the community for R900 each, which is a monthly contribution from the community. According to them, they had been promised absorbtion by the municipality since 2007, but till now their fate is uncertain. Each time they ask about the matter, they are told to wait. “We have served our community, hoping that things will one day change for the better. We have waited for far too long. Imagine - from 1993 till today, without a decent salary and with a family and children to take to school. Our situation is frustrating,” said Negondeni. Negondeni, a family man with six children, said life had not been friendly to him as his family
can hardly survive on the measly grant he gets from the community. “We were so excited when Thulamela Municipality recommended that we be absorbed by the Vhembe District. We thought our lives would be better as we were going to be permanently employed, but it is now too long,” added Negondeni. Nkhangweleni Ramabusha is equally dissappointed. The father of four said he was tired of waiting. “We have been waiting patiently for too long, but nothing seems to be coming our way. We have had many empty promises and we want the municipality to own up and absorb us, so that we become permanent employees. We are rendering an essential service and the lives of the community are dependent on us,” he said. Vhembe District Municipality spokesperson Mr Matodzi Ralushai said there were processes to be followed in the hiring of staff. He said the affected individuals were working on a voluntary basis and the absorbtion recommendation were on humanitarian grounds, in light of the fact that they had served the community for a long time. “I do not know how far that process has gone but will find out and update you," said Ralushai.
Cleft lips and palates are birth defects that occur early in a baby’s embryonic development. A cleft is an opening in the lip, roof, mouth or soft tissue in the back of the mouth and, in some cases, is accompanied by an opening in the bone of the upper jaw or gums. A cleft palate occurs when the two sides of a palate do not come together, resulting in an opening in the roof of the mouth. Children with this type of facial deformity who do not receive the reconstructive surgery often have difficulty breathing, drinking, eating and speaking. This is apart from the ridicule that patients have to endure. A cleft palate or lip, however, can be fixed in 45
minutes by a plastic surgeon and paediatrician. The surgical mission will take place in Klerksdorp and preregistrations will help OSSA determine how many people are in need of corrective surgery. During a surgical mission, a team of medical and nonmedical volunteers will travel to the North West to provide the surgery. People who wish to be considered for the programme can pre-register before October 5 by calling OSSA’s toll-free number at 0800 21 20 26. For additional information, Tamlin Abrahams can be contacted on 021 481 9165 or via e-mail at tabrahams@operationsmile. org.
Tebatso Magoro, from a rural village in Limpopo, who received reconstruction surgery on his cleft lip when he was four. Photos: Joyce Walworth, OSSA. AB500576/E/BO
Two of the aggrieved operators Nelson Negondeni (left) and Nkhangweleni Ramabusha (right) with copies of recommendation letters from Thulamela. Some of the letters date back to 2007.
Operation Smile South Africa (OSSA) is calling on all preregistrations from Limpopo for their upcoming surgical mission that will take place from November 2 to 29 later this year. Founded in 2006, OSSA joined Operation Smile Inc. as its 25th partner country and is based in Cape Town. OSSA medical volunteers provide free surgeries to children and adults throughout Southern and Central Africa who were born with either a cleft lip or palate. This year, also their fifth anniversary, OSSA has teamed up with the Limpopo Provincial Ministry of Health in looking for patients in the province.
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Rivoni Society for Disabled is looking for good Samaritans to assist them After realising they needed to do something for themselves, a group of disabled people in the Lemana area came together to form a non-governmental organisation, the Rivoni Society of the Disabled. The organisation, which started in 2004, looks after the mentally handicapped, slow learners and hyperactive children. This organization is run by physically Ms Jane Rambau (left) and the project manager, Mr Rich Mbombi (right), are photographed challenged people, who wanted with some of the disabled children of the Rivoni Society of the Disabled, displaying some of the to make a difference in disabled products they produce at the centre. people’s lives. It operates at the Lemana Multipurpose Centre, where they pay a monthly fee
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well as the Makhado Municipality, but nothing happened,” said Mbombi. He said they were now appealing to any good Samaritans who can help them. According to Mbombi, “Makhado Municipality promised them things, which they never do for them.” The spokesperson for the Makhado Municipality, Louis Bobodi said he would conduct a thorough investigation in this regard. “We are ready to help the organisation,” he said. Anyone who wants to assist can contact Mbombi at 076 5244 396 or 083 7523 565.
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“Demoted principal must pay back” The community of Matsakali in Malamulele is livid after a school principal was demoted for the alleged mismanagement of funds amounting to R105 000. They are especially upset because of the government’s silence on the question of whether the money should be paid back to the school or not. Nozozo Vala, who was principal of Ntsako High School in Matsakali, was demoted a week ago to be the deputy principal of Tsundukani Primary School in Greenfarm, some 30 kilometres away. The community was notified by the school governing body of the developments last Tuesday.
A circular from the department said Vala was demoted because she had been found guilty of the mismanagement of funds. It did not say anything about recouping the mismanaged funds. The chairman of the school governing body, Joe Vukeya, confirmed that the community is angry. “They have accepted her demotion, but demand that she must pay back the money. This is what we are going to convey to the government,” said Vukeya. He said after her demotion, a new management team was announced which was accepted by everybody. “But people are worried because the money in-
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Government Notice R543 of 18 June 2010 under the National Environmental Act (Act 107 of 1998) as amended, for the proposed demarcation project of 100 stands at Xitlelani Village on 9.89 hacters of farm Malamulele 234 LT within the Thulamela Local Municipality of Vhembe District, Limpopo Province. The project has been registered with the Department of Economic Development Environment & Tourism under reference number: 12/1/9/1-V24 The public is hereby informed that the proposed activity is likely to trigger negative impacts on the environment and therefore it is a listed activity no 23 (ii) as per the Environmental Impact Assessment Regulation in Government Notice R 544 of 18 June 2010 promulgated under the National Environmental Management Act (NEMA) 107/1998 which states thus: “The transformation of an undeveloped, vacant or derelict land to residential, retail, commercial, industrial, recreational or institutional use outside an urban area where the total area to be transformed is bigger than 1 hacter but less than 20 hacters.” The Regulation (23 (ii) of R544 of 18 June 2010) subjects the proposed activity to a Basic Assessment of impacts. As part of the Basic Assessment process, the public is hereby invited to a public participation meeting where the project will be presented in detail and interested and affected parties will have the opportunity to discuss the proposed project with the project proponent and all consultants. Details of the meeting: Date: 08 October 2011 Time: 10 a.m Venue: Xitlelani Community hall A copy of the draft Basic Assessment report will be available for comments, to comment or register as an interested or affected party within 40 days from the date of this advertisement, submit your names and contact addresses to the environmental consultant at the address below. Details of the Environmental Consultants: Fulwana Planning Consultants 91 Hans Van Rensberg Eurasia Office Complex Office 3, Polokwane 0699 Tel: 015 297 6060 Fax: 015 297 4040 Email: baisey@fulwanapc. co.za. Contact Person:Ms Mokgotho Baisey Details of the Project proponent Thulamela Local Municipality Private Bag X 5006 Thohoyandou 0950, Tel: 015 962 7605 Fax: 015 962 4020 Contact person: Nemadzhilili H.A Email:nemadzhililiha@
thulamela.gov.za XITIVISO XA RHENGU RA NKAMBELO WA MBANGO Ku vikiwa xitiviso hi ku ya hi Chapter 6 ya REGULATION 52 (2) C (i) ya Government Notice R543 ya 18 Khotavuxika 2010 ehansi ka National Environmental Act (Act 107 of 1998) tani hi laha yi lulamisiweke, ku ta pfumelela renghu ro pandza switandzi emugangeni wa Xitlelani e purasisni ya ka Malamulele 234 LT lowu kumekaka e ka Thulamela Local Municipality ehansi ka xifundzha-ntsongo xa Vhembe, Xifundzha xa Limpopo. Rhengu leri ri tsarisiwile na ndzawulo ya Economic Development Environment and Tourism e hansi ka vutsarisi lebyi landzelaka: 12/1/9/1-V24. Muganga wu tivisiwa leswaku rengu lesi kunguhantiweke ri nga va ni swita-ndzhahu swo tika eka mbango hikwalaho ri wela e ka Listed activity no 23(ii) hi ku ya hi Nkambelo wa swita-ndzhaku e ka mbango (Environmental Impact Assessment) mpilelo R544 wa NEMA 107/1998 lowu vulaka leswi landzelaka: “Ku cinciwa ka ndzhawu leyi ngasi tirhisiwaka kumbe leyi tshikiweke ku pfumelea leswaku yi tirhiseriwa vutshamo,vuxavisi,swa madindzu,tifeme,swa mintlango ni swa minhlangano ahandle ka madorobana laha ndzhawu leyi faneleke ku cinciwa yi nga henhla ka 1 hacter kambe yinga hansi ka 20 hacters” Mpimelo (23 (ii) wa R544) wu pfumelela rhengu leri kunguhatiweke ku endliwa nkambelo wa switandzhako e ka mbango. Hiku fambisana na rhengu ra vukamberi lebyi, vaakatiko va rhambiwa ka nhlangano wa tiko laha rhengu leri ri nga ta hleriwa hi vu-enti na mintlawa hinkwayo leyi khumbhekaka kumbe yi nga ni ku tsakelana ni rhengu leri yinga ta nyikiwa nkarhi wa ku burisana ni vufambisi bya rhengu ni vasunguri va rona. Vuxokoxoko bya nhlangano: Siku: 08 Nhlangula 2011 Nkarhi: 10 Nampondzo Ndzhawu: A holweni ya ka Xitlelani Ku tsarisa tani hi ntlawa lowu khumbekaka kumbe wu nga ni ku tsakelela, minga tsalela mavonelo ya n’wina e ka Environmental Consultant e ka adirese leyi vikiweke laha hansi. Papilla ra mbuyelo lowu endliweke wa nkambelo wa swita-ndzhaku eka mbango ri ta kumeka kuta hleriwa e tihofisini ta Environmental Consultant kumbe minga ti hlanganisa na Envionmental Consultant hi riqingo ku pfumelelana hi tindlela tiriwani to kuma papilla leri na vuxokoxoko byi n’wani mayelana na papilla leri. Vuxokoxoko bya Environmental Consultant Fulwana Planning Consultants 91 Hans Van Rensberg Eurasia Office Complex Office 3,
Polokwane 0699, Tel: 015 297 6060 Fax: 015 297 4040 Email: baisey@fulwanapc. co.za. Contact Person:Ms Mokgotho Baisey Vuxokoxoko bya vinyi ni vasunguri va kungu Thulamela Local Municipality Private Bag X 5006 Thohoyandou 0950 Tel: 015 962 7605 Fax: 015 962 4020 Contact person: Nemadzhilili H.A Email:nemadzhililiha@ thulamela.gov.za
NOTICE TO CREDITORS IN DECEASED ESTATE All persons having claims against the under mentioned estate must lodge it with the Executor concerned within 30 days (or as indicated) from date of publication hereof. Estate no: 1953/2010, Master ’s Office: Thohoyandou, Surname: Netshidzivhe, Christian Names: Ratshilumela Gideon, Date of Birth: 1960-05-01, Identity No: 600501 602 9087, Last Address: Erf 224, Block G, Thohoyandou Location, District Thohoyandou, Date of Death: 2011-0908, Christian names and surname of surviving spouse: Netshidzivhe Takalani Doreen , Date of Birth: 1966-03-03, Id No: 660303 0561 083 Name and (only one) address of Executor or authorised agent: A R Madia Attorneys Old Mutual Building, Office no: G21 & G23 Thohoyandou, 0950 Tel: 015 962 3001 NOTICE TO DEBTORS AND CREDITORS (SECTION 29) In the Estate of the Late Thivhonali Margaret Sathekge, Id No: 431123 0111 087, who died on 2008/08/23. Master’s Reference Number: 1233/2010 Creditors and debtors are hereby called upon to submit their claims and to pay their debts within 30 (thirty) days as from date on this advertisement. ANTON RAMAANO ATTORNEYS Attorneys for Executrix House no: 902, CNR university & Mphephu Drive, Opposite Khoroni Hotel & Venda Plaza Complex P O Box 2246, Thohoyandou, 0950 , Tel: (015) 962 2232/6, Cell: 072 173 8505/ 073 983 2120, Fax: (015) 962 5009, Email: anton@ramaanoattorneys. co.za REF: AR/ KM / ES.063 NOTICE THAT EXECUTOR’S LIQUIDATION AND DISTRIBUTION ACCOUNT IS LYING FOR INSPECTION In the Estate of the late Anna Nemandalali (Identity Number:470404 0611 08 2), who was ordinarily resident at House No. 535 Block F, Thohoyandou,
Limpopo Province and who died at Tshilidzini Hospital on 13/03/2011 and her surviving spouse Nganga Petros Nemandalai (Identity Number: 390626 5393 08 7), Estate Number 556/2011 The First and Final Liquidation and Distribution Account in the above estate will lie for inspection at the office of the Master of the High Court (THOHOYANDOU ) and a copy thereof at the office of the Magistrate for the district of THOHOYANDOUI for a period of 21(twenty-one) days from the date of publication hereof. Dated and Signed at Thohoyandou on this 6th day of May 2011 (Signed) HAMMANNMOOSA INC. Office G01 Metropolitan building, THOHOYANDOU, P.O.Box 1052 Makhado, 0920, TEL/FAX: (015) 962 0302 REF: IF/ hm/TCM/AEO 6508
LIQUIDATION AND DISTRIBUTION ACCOUNTS IN DECEASED ESTATES LYING FOR INSPECTION Form J187 In terms of section 35(5) of Act No. 66 of 1965, notice is hereby given that copies of the liquidation and distribution accounts (first and final, unless otherwise stated) in the estates specified below will be open for inspection for all persons interested therein for a period of 21 days from the date specified or from the date of publication hereof, whichever may be later, and at the offices of the Master and Magistrate as stated. Should no objection thereto be lodged with the Masters concerned during the specified period, the executors will proceed to make payments in accordance with the accounts. Registration number of estate: 447/2011, Surname: MUFAMADI, Christian names: TSHINYALANI EMELY, Identity number: 770701 0554080, Last Address: HA - MUTSHA, LOCATION, LIMPOPO PROVINCE Christian names and surname of surviving son: RINAE MUFAMADI Id No: 9301295844081, Master’s Office: THOHOYANDOU, Magistrate’s Office: THOHOYANDOU Advocate M J Mushasha Room No G30 Old Mutual Building Thohoyandou Tel: 015 956 5852 Cell: 083 290 8585
Name: ELIAS DZIALWA, Date of Birth: 21-091942, Id No: 420921 5273 080, Last address: LUKALO VILLAGE, Date of death: 17.06.2011 Christian names and surname of surviving spouse: T S H AV H U N G W E MADZINGI , Date of Birth: 01-01-1921, Id No: 510101 0345 081 Name and address of Executor or authorised agent: Richard Mathobo Attorneys 2010 Centre, Room C5, Next To Phalaphala FM BLD, Thohoyandou Tel: 015 962 0199 LIQUIDATION AND DISTRIBUTION ACCOUNTS IN DECEASED ESTATES LYING FOR INSPECTION Persuant to the provisions of Section 35(5) of Act 66 of 1965, notice is hereby given that the first and final liquidation and distribution account in the estate of the Late Mufamadi Itani Elias, Identity No. 430428 5121 085, who died on the 15th day of October 2010, is lying for inspection at the offices of the Master of the High Court, Venda Provincial Division and the Magistrate’s Office, THOHOYANDOU for a period of 21 days as from the date of publication hereof. Richard Mathobo Attorneys Attorneys for Defendant 2010 Centre, Block 2D18, Next To Phalaphala FM, Thohoyandou, P O Box 1510, Sibasa, 0970 Tel/Fax: 015 962 0199 Cell: 073 204 6637
NOTICE TO CREDITORS IN DECEASED ESTATE All persons having claims against the undermentioned estate must lodge it with the Executor concerned with 30 days (or as indicated) from date of publication hereof. Estate No: 1173/2011, Master’s Office: THOHOYANDOU, Surname: MPHAPHULI, Christian Name: AZWIFARWI LESLIE, Date of Birth: 23-03-1945, Id No: 450323 5515 086, Date of death: 19-05-2011 Christian names and surname of surviving spouse: M A S H U D U K AT E MPHAPHULI, Date of Birth: 03-09-1962, Id No: 6209030987086 Name and address of Executor or authorised agent: NOTICE TO CREDI- Richard Mathobo AtTORS IN DECEASED torneys ESTATE 2010 Centre, Room C5, All persons having claims Next To Phalaphala FM against the undermen- BLD, Thohoyandou tioned estate must lodge Tel: 015 962 0199 it with the Executor concerned with 30 days (or as indicated) from date of Advertising delivers. publication hereof. Estate No: 1361/2010, Contact 015 516 Master’s Office: THO4996 to book your HOYANDOU, Surname: space! MADZINGE, Christian
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16 September 30, 2011 By Mashudu Netsianda
Fined for attempting to smuggle wife into SA A 27-year-old Zimbabwean man from Nembudziya utside Beit Bridge was sentenced to a fine of US$400 or 60 days in jail for attempting to smuggle his undocumented wife and sister-inlaw into South Africa through the Beit Bridge Border Post. Luckman Moyo was convicted on his own plea
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of guilty of assisting border jumpers by a local magistrate, Mr Carrington Karidzagundi. The court heard that on 20 September at around 16:00, Moyo entered Zimbabwe through Beit Bridge Border Post from South Africa. He then proceeded to his rural home, where he took his wife, Elementina Roveya, and sister-in-law Lucia Nyathi, who had no travel documents, and went back to Beit Bridge. The court heard that, on arrival at the border, Moyo instructed Roveya and Nyathi to move ahead of him with the understanding that he would follow later. Moyo was to negotiate with the immigration officer and security guards manning the exit gate, so that they would facilitate the two women’s smooth passage into South Africa. Moyo was arrested by alert local police officers who had been monitoring his movements at the border. Roveya and Nyathi were also intercepted and taken to the local immigration offices, where they were each fined US$10 for attempting to cross the border illegally.
Dr Raymond de Swardt donated a soccer kit to the Gogobole Mighty Green U/14 team at Louis Trichardt last Thursday. In our photo are, from left, Samuel Ndadza, Dr De Swardt, Phathutshedzo Mashau, Timothy Khuswane and Thomas Malange.
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The South African Custodial Management (SACM) is a private custodial institution. This body seeks to appoint a suitable person with the relevant experience and qualifications to the following post. It is the intention of the institution to promote representivity through the filling of these posts.
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Remuneration package is negotiable. Kutama Sinthumule Correctional Facility (Louis Trichardt, Limpopo) Requirements: • Relevant tertiary qualifications in Commerce, Business Administration, Accountancy and or Finance at NQF level 6 and coupled by 5 to 10 years of experience in the same environment are minimum requirements. Essential Criteria: • A proven track record in managing commercial and accounting functions at managerial level is a prerequisite • Excellent written and verbal communication skills • proven leadership and people skills, policy development and implementation skills, accounting database and IT skills • and a proven track record in preparing, analyzing and managing accounts are prerequisites for the position • Knowledge of finance legislations will be an advantage. Duties: • The overall responsibility for the accurate preparation and maintenance of the books of account, records, financial statements • effective management and leadership of the Support Services Division • preparation and management of the payroll, budgets, tender and procurement systems, accounts payable and receivable, internal and external audit requirements, contractual obligations, inventory and IT management • development of the financial strategies and policies. Written applications with a comprehensive curriculum vitae and contactable references should be forwarded to: The Human Resources Manager, SACM, Private Bag x2006, Louis Trichardt 0920 or email to email@example.com closing date for applications is 12 October 2011. Short-listed candidates may be required to write a competency test as part of the selection process. “Applicants, who have not been contacted by 31 December 2011, must consider their applications as being unsuccessful”.
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Dr Raymond de Swardt poses with the players of U/14 Gogobole Mighty Green team after he donated the soccer kit.
INVITATION FOR AUDIT COMMITTEE MEMBERS Makhado Local Municipality hereby in terms of the provisions of section 166 of the Local Government: Municipal Finance Management Act, Act 56 of 2003, invites suitably qualified persons to submit curriculum vitae for consideration to become an Audit Committee Member of Makhado Municipality. The Municipality reserves the right to appoint as many persons as it deem necessary. Requirements • B Com Accounting/Internal Audit or equivalent qualification preferable with Articles and experience in Local Government/Public Sector. CIA, CA, CIMA/PHD would be highly preferred. • Legal qualification preferable with working knowledge of financial and tax law. • Experience in local, provincial or national government. • Expertise in the areas of either financial management, law, Municipal Finance Management Act and Treasury Regulations, internal and external audit matters and performance management • Availability to attend audit committee meetings which are held at least quarterly. • Independence from Makhado Municipal Council and members of senior management. • Strict confidentiality in respect of any information of a confidential nature to which he/she may become privy at meetings of the Committee. • Understanding of Public Sector Business and Control • Knowledge management principles and ethics, knowledge of Corporate Governance principles, good communication skills, inquisitiveness and independent judgement. Remuneration and duration of appointment The successful applicant will be remunerated for preparation and attendance of meetings according to National treasury Regulation that regulate the remuneration of commission and committee and will also be reimbursed for expenses incurred for attending audit committee meetings. Successful applicants will be appointed for a period between twelve (12) to thirty six (36) months. CLOSING DATE FOR SUBMISSION: 21 October 2011, Time 16:00 Applications must be accompanied by a recent updated comprehensive curriculum vitae as well as certified copies of qualifications and identity document to the above-mentioned address, clearly marked “Application for Audit Committee Member: Notice No. 129 of 2011”. Enquiries must be directed to Ms T S Ndou, Director Corporate Support and Shared Services or Mr M E Mathepe, Manager Internal Audit at the above-mentioned address. Civic Centre 83 Krogh Street Louis Trichardt Notice No: 129/2011 File No: 6/13/1/1
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THULAMELA MUNICIPALITY HEAD OFFICE: THE ECONOMIC HUB OF VHEMBE REGION AN EQUAL EMPLOYER INVITE APPLICATIONS FROM SUITABLE CANDIDATES ON THE FOLLOWING VACANT POSITION. DEPARTMENT: COMMUNITY SERVICES POSITION: SENIOR MANAGER NUMBER OF POSTS: 01 ANNUAL SALARY: NEGOTIABLE PERFORMANCE BASED CONTRACT REQUIREMENTS: • Relevant B.A. Degree in Community Health and Public Safety. • 5 Years experience in managerial position on the related field. • Good interpersonal and organizational leadership skills. • Ability to work with diverse communities. • Experience and sound knowledge of traffic safety and environmental health services will be a strong recommendation. • Computer literate. KEY PERFORMANCE AREAS: • Lead and direct community environmental health services. • To provide overall administration, co-ordination and management of traffic law enforcement, registration, licensing and vehicle testing. • Overseeing and ensuring the transformation of health care delivery system. • Manage the cleansing and proper disposal of refuse from CBO and other areas. • Manage and cleansing of Municipal building and sports facilities. • Manage Departmental budget according to SDBIP. • To provide fauna, flora and manage parks within the municipal areas. • Manage and co-ordinate sports activities within the municipality. • Manage all cemeteries and crematoriums in the forum area. NB: Fraudulent qualifications or documents will immediately disqualify the candidate. Application letter and comprehensive CV with certified copies of certificates should be forwarded to: The Municipal Manager, Thulamela Municipality, P/Bag X5066, Thohoyandou, 0950 or be submitted to office no.130 (B) during office hours. For administrative enquiries contact: Senior Manager Ngobeni T.C. at 015 962 7593. The closing date is 21 October 2011, should you not be contacted within 30 days after the closing date, accept that your application has been unsuccessful. NB: No faxed, e-mailed and late applications will be considered. MR MATHIVHA M.H. MUNICIPAL MANAGER
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By Kaizer Nengovhela
Western Stars too good for Tshikota Chelsea Western Stars outclassed Tshikota Chelsea 1-0 in a Safa Vhembe SAB league match at Tshikota on Sunday. Stars showed a spirit of commitment from the
onset and victory was a well-deserved reward. Although Stars showed cohesion in all departments throughout the match, their striker, Robby Munonoka’s performance was outstanding. Munonoka was everywhere, giving support to both his midfielders and making sure that his danger area was always clean. The home team started to display rough skills, but the referee, Mr
Mpfariseni Musekwa, calmed the situation by flashing two yellow cards in quick succession. The players who were reprimanded were Chester Murwanthi and Hilton Tshivhula of Chelsea. Stars were forced to effect an early change to their starting line-up. They replaced the injured Oscar Mafunisa with Mushoni Leaka. No goal was scored in the first half. In the second half, Chelsea created more chances but failed to convert them. Their only goal came in the 77th minute. Robby Munonoka beat the offside trap and ran straight to the opponents’ keeper, Faith Ratombo, before sending him the wrong way. After the goal, the boys from Madombidzha came back strongly, with their midfielders dishing telling passes to the frontrunners. Hilton Tshivhula of Chelsea was red-carded for a second bookable offence. Chelsea should have equalised in the 82nd minute, but their demon-striker, Thabelo Tshikweta, shot wide Takalani Mfhisana of Western Force controls Hilton Tshivhula of Chelsea leaves the field after with only keeper Hector Malange to beat. the ball after beating Thabang Sithole to it. receiving a red card. By Peter Muthambi
Outstanding performance by Zim Cultural Group Members of the Zimbabwe-based performed the Dhine dance, a harvest celcultural group, Hwananda Group, ebration dance as well as a Mbende dance were applauded by many for their that is danced by men and women. outstanding performance during the A well-known Zimbabwean singer, cultural festival that was held at the Victor Kuroga, also performed during Louis Trichardt Rugby Stadium last the festival. Saturday. This internationally known The group has also performed in many cultural group came into the country countries that include China, Germany, to form part of the Heritage Month Denmark, France, Algeria, Egypt and celebrations. Norway. According to Lindiwe Makoni of the Zimbabwean Tourism Association, the group wanted to promote itself in South Africa while at the same time celebrating their heritage. “We realised that our culture is interrelated with the Vhembe culture, so we decided to come and showcase our culture here,” she said. She added that the Vhembe cultural groups are also going to be invited to Zimbabwe for a week-long tourism exhibition in Harare that starts on October 8. The group that came into the country with a delegation of 20 people Zimbabwe´s Hwananda Cultural Group during their is based in Harare. It Saturday.
Mr Linnot Limbo, a group leader, said that South Africa was a nice country and they wanted to come back to perform. “The culture is interesting here. It is more interrelated to what we do in Zimbabwe, so we feel at home, away from home,” he added. He said that the Zimbabwean government contributed towards their travel costs when they went out to perform.
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Huge prizes in annual Khoroni Splish Splash 4x4 It is once again time for the annual Khoroni Splish Splash 4x4 Challenge from October 7 until 9. First-place winners will scoop up R7 000, with R3 000 going towards the team finishing second and R1 000 for those finishing third this year. The challenge promises fun for the
whole family but is strictly for 4x4 vehicles only. Several packages are available for those wishing to enter. The red package will cost R2 500 per couple, the blue package R1 500 per couple and R800 per couple for the green package. There is no charge for children under 13. The package includes accommodation for Friday and
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18 September 30, 2011 By Peter Muthambi
By Frank Mavhungu
Another good victory for Dynamos
Soccer grannies happy with new kit
Last weekend was a joyful one for Dynamos. They deposited another three points into their league account. The Pride of Giyani beat Altie FC 3-0 in their NFD league match at the Senaba Stadium in Johannesburg on Saturday. Dynamos made their intentions clear from the first whistle. It was not surprising to see them open their account in the 17th minute. Their last two goals were scored in the last half. FC Cape Town have good reason to celebrate. They beat Witbank Spurs 2-1 at the NNK Rugby Stadium in Cape Town. Spurs are now lying in the second-last position on the log, following a string of poor results. Mpumalanga Black Aces beat Bay United 2-1 at the Puma Rugby Stadium in Witbank. The University of Pretoria reclaimed their top spot, following a The assistant coach of convincing 3-0 victory African Warriors, Mr over Blackburn Rovers. Thanda Royal Zulu Joel Masutha.
"We want to keep healthy and strong at all times." This was remarked by the happy grannies of Ha-Davhana village, who had formed a soccer team, Davhana Grannies Soccer Team. The grannies had been playing soccer in a tattered soccer kit for a very long time. They could not believe their eyes when a local company handed them a brand new soccer kit and three soccer balls last week. Hasivho Trading and Project brought hope to the enthusiastic grannies. According to the marketing manager, Mr Laurence
beat Chippa United 2-1, while Sevutsa Stars drew 1-1 with Carara Kicks at the Kanyamazane Stadium. Dynamos must beat African Warriors in order to remain in contention for the league championship when the two sides meet at the Giyani Stadium on Sunday afternoon. The spirits are high in the camps of both Warriors and Dynamos, because they had successful results in last weekend's matches. According to the assistant coach for Warriors, Mr Joel Masutha, Dynamos must not expect a walk in the park on Sunday. He sent a chilling warning to the Giyani team, saying they will be embarrassed to the bone if they take Warriors for granted. Masutha said that they had found a winning combination of late after losing their opening two league matches. The other NFD fixtures this weekend are: Chippa United vs Atlie FC (tonight); Bay United vs Thanda Royal Zulu, Carara Kicks vs Vasco da Gama and Blackburn Rovers vs FC Cape Town (Saturday); FC AK vs University of Pretoria; United FC vs Sevutsa Stars and Witbank Spurs vs Mpumalanga Black Aces (Sunday).
Mabaso, the donation was a way of giving back to the community. "We have been touched by the plight of the grannies, who seemed committed and dedicated to sports but lacked resources. We then decided to buy them a brand-new soccer kit and soccer balls," he said. The team has 18 players and also challenges other granny teams in soccer matches. The team manager, Ms Thilivhali Nemaungani, said the team was a special project of the Davhana Society for the Care of the Aged, an NGO that looks after the elders in the village.
The organization was first established in 1998. The organization currently has 31 elders attached to it. The centre manager, Ms Thilivhali Nemaungani, said the team was established with the aim of helping the elders to relieve stress and keep them healthy. "Exercise is very important for the elders who spend most of their time sitting downnot doing anything," she said. Mr Johannes Davhana, one of the elders and the captain of the team, said that he felt young again. "Excersising is really helping me a lot, and I also enjoy playing football," he added.
The Hasivho Project donated a brand new soccer kit to the Davhana elderly soccer team. Photographed from left are Hasivho´s marketing manager, Mr Laurence Mabaso, Ms Johanna Two soccer teams participating in the Safa Vhembe SAB League Stream E, Vleifontein United and Makhubele, Mr Johannes Davhana (captain), Ms Thinavhuyo Makamu, Tshinakaho Makananise Mailaskop Pull Together, each received a donation of two new soccer kits from Do Light Transport and the project manager, Ms Thilivhali Nemaungani. in Louis Trichardt. The value of the four new kits is about R20 000. Photographed during the By Frank Mavhungu event were, from left, Rofhiwa Musekwa (Vleifontein United), Andrew Kotani (Administration Manager of Do Light Transport), Canster Ramatshimbila (Mailaskop Pull Together) and Thomas Molefe (Transport committee).
Narrow victory for Mapuloni Highlanders
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Mapuloni Highlanders registered their second victory for the season when they beat Phalama Young Vultures 1-0 in their SAB League match at the Phalama grounds on Sunday. The result was not a true reflection of the game as Highlanders squandered numerous scoring opportunities. In the first instance, their right flank, Gumani Mbulaheni, caused an upset when his volley missed the goal mouth in the eighth minute. Ndivhuwo Tshirundu committed a similar blunder moments thereafter. He dribbled past three Vultures defenders in a row and unleashed from outside the box. The ball hit the crossbar and bounced back into the field of play. Young Vultures threatened to score in the 24th minute. Their overlapping midfielder, Vhali Makhura, watched in disbelief as his well-struck volley missed the target by inches. The home side effected the first change to their starting lineup nine minutes before the referee blew the half-time whistle. They introduced Takalani Mphephu for Gift Mudzunga, who was looking weary from the onset. No goal was seen during the first half, despite the fact that Highlanders were
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Limpopo to host the final SA Games Polokwane will play host to the fifth and final South African Games, which will take place from October 2 to 8. The opening of the Games will take place on October 1 at the Peter Mokaba Stadium and about 6 000 participants are expected to participate in the event. The Games were officially launched on Thursday at the Fusion Boutique Hotel in Polokwane. Youths between the ages of
13 and 19 years can participate. During this year's event, athletes will participate in 13 sporting codes, including, cricket, soccer, rugby, tennis, athletics, table tennis, swimming, boxing and hockey. The Deputy Minister of Sports and Recreation said during the launch that the aim of the games was to unearth talent in all the sporting codes. “We are mainly focusing on sports stars, especially those
coming from the rural areas and those living with disabilities. We want to see them making it big and representing the country at international level,” said Oosthuizen. The MEC for Sports, Arts and Culture, Ms Joyce Mashamba, said Limpopo did not only wish to host the most successful SA Games, but also wanted to top the list of medals at the end of the tournament.
Absa Premiership round-up 24 - 26 September 2011 Right: Marc Van Heerden of Amazulu celebrates his goal with teammate Ayanda Dlamini. Wits won the match 3-1. ©Gavin Barker/ BackpagePix.
Left: Tawonga Chimodzi of Santos tackles Collins Mbesuma of Golden Arrows. © Sabelo Mngoma/ BackpagePix.
Jabulani Nene of Golden Arrows battles with Tawonga Chimodzi of Santos. Santos easily beat Arrows 3-1. © Sabelo Mngoma/BackpagePix.
Top: Siphiwe Tshabalala of Kaizer Chiefs (right) and Angelo Kerspuy of Bloemfontein Celtic attack the ball. ©Gerhard Steenkamp/ BackpagePix.
Polokwane Mayor Cllr Freddy Greaver, the Deputy Minister of Sports and Recreation, Gert Oosthuizen, the MEC for Sports, Arts and Culture, Joyce Mashamba, and Capricorn District Municipality Mayor Laurence Mapaulo were photographed during the event. Team Mphireleni Nandoni Jerome River bank Mulezhi S Stars FC Basel Matsakali Sky Rangers Shikundu manchester Lombard Power Rangers Khakhanwa United Stars Malamulele FC Altein Reformed Squad Matiyani Recreation Merwe United Omega Line Shigamani FC
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SAB League Stream B Played Won Draw Lost For Against Points 5 5 0 0 13 4 15 5 4 1 0 9 4 13 5 4 0 1 9 4 12 5 3 2 0 9 5 11 5 3 1 1 8 3 10 5 3 0 2 8 3 9 5 2 2 1 6 4 8 5 2 1 2 5 5 7 5 2 0 3 4 5 6 5 1 1 3 7 9 4 5 1 1 3 4 7 4 5 1 1 3 3 7 4 5 0 3 2 7 12 3 5 1 0 4 4 9 3 5 1 0 4 2 13 3 5 0 1 4 3 7 1
Team Ngwenani Y Chiefs Miluwani Happy Boys Makovha All Stars maha Flying Gunners Themba Sunrise Riders mbilwi United stars Maranzhe Hungry Lion United Artists Mphego Real Rovrs Dumasi All Stars Table New Commers Madidingwe Y Stars Dididi Flying Birds Vhembe FET College Block L home sweepers
SAB League Stream C Played Won Draw Lost For Against Points 5 4 1 0 12 4 13 5 3 1 1 14 5 10 5 3 1 1 10 6 10 5 3 1 1 6 6 10 5 3 0 2 8 7 9 4 3 0 1 4 3 9 4 2 1 1 9 4 7 4 2 1 1 7 2 7 4 2 1 1 7 3 7 5 2 1 2 8 7 7 5 2 0 3 9 10 6 5 1 0 4 1 9 3 4 0 2 2 2 4 2 5 0 0 5 3 16 0 5 0 0 5 4 18 0
Team Tshakhuma RO Rockers FC Gwamasenga UNTD Bros Duthuni United Bros Phungo All Stars Mutandi P together Shayandima Disco 5 Tshedza FC Ramukhuba Untd Bros Madala Liverpool Iyarunga XI Smarties Tshisahulu FC Mahematshema Flying Birds Maugani might matser Itsani Double Chiefs FCKK Shayandima S Stars
SAB League Stream D Played Won Draw Lost For Against Points 5 4 1 0 9 1 13 5 3 2 0 16 3 11 5 3 1 1 13 12 10 5 2 2 1 5 4 8 4 2 1 1 9 5 7 4 2 1 1 6 3 7 5 2 1 2 9 9 7 4 2 1 1 9 10 7 4 2 0 2 4 4 6 5 2 0 3 3 9 6 4 1 2 1 8 8 5 5 1 2 2 6 6 5 5 1 2 2 9 11 5 5 1 2 2 7 10 5 4 0 3 1 2 3 3 5 0 1 4 0 6 1 4 0 0 4 6 17 0
Team Western Stars Tshifhire N Brothers Madombizha Arsenal Tshiozwi Dynamos Makhita Oscar Stars Tshikota Chelsea Zamenkoste UNTD Bros Zoutpansburg P Line Bennys Care Academy maelula New Mates Moheni Home Defenders Mailaskop P Together Nobela all Stars Matika FC
Reneilwe Letsholonyane of Kaizer Chiefs (right) attacks Clifford Mulenga of Bloemfontein Celtic. The match ended in a goalless draw. ©Gerhard Steenkamp/ BackpagePix.
Top: Zairon Van Beulen of Santos (right) is challenged by Collins Mbesuma of Golden Arrows. Santos beat Arrosw 3-1. © Sabelo Mngoma/BackpagePix.
Muthelo FC Phadziri FC Tshiovhani Airline Boksi happy Boys Donkerhoek New Castle Vyboom FC Wayeni Sea Robbers Mashau Real Vultures Guvhungwa Y Fighters Lambani G kilers Bungeni Young Tigers Muziafera Blue Eagles Masha,ba Benifica Malonga Killer Boys Mbokta FC Basani Arrow Chiefs
SAB League Stream E Played Won Draw Lost For Against Points 5 4 1 0 18 4 13 5 4 0 1 11 5 12 5 3 1 1 5 3 10 5 3 0 2 8 7 9 5 2 2 1 5 5 8 5 2 1 2 4 2 7 5 2 1 2 4 3 7 5 2 1 2 6 6 7 5 2 1 2 6 8 7 5 1 2 2 6 7 5 5 1 1 3 5 8 4 5 1 0 4 5 10 3 5 0 3 2 6 16 3 5 0 2 3 2 7 2 SAB League Stream F Played Won Draw Lost For Against Points 5 3 2 0 9 4 11 5 3 2 0 9 4 11 5 3 1 1 12 7 10 4 3 1 0 8 3 10 5 3 0 2 8 8 9 5 2 2 1 7 2 8 4 2 1 1 7 1 7 5 1 3 1 9 8 6 5 1 3 1 7 7 6 4 1 2 1 5 6 5 4 1 1 2 4 6 4 4 1 1 2 3 7 4 5 1 1 3 3 9 4 4 0 2 2 3 5 2 5 0 1 4 2 10 1 5 0 1 4 1 10 1
LEAGUE LOGS Deadline: Tuesday 12:00 No handwritten logs will be accepted Team Tshivhiludulu H lions Rabali Pull Together Vhulaudzi UNTD Bros Nzhelele Young Nations Mauluma Black Mamba Seven United Stars Fripp Mighty Birds Fundudzi UNTD Brothers Matanda Golden Arrows Matsa N Stars Shanza Continentals Tshikuwi S Breakers FJ Napoli
SAB League Stream G Played Won Draw Lost For Against Points 5 4 1 0 6 1 13 5 4 0 1 11 6 12 5 3 1 1 4 3 10 5 2 2 1 10 6 8 4 2 2 0 8 4 8 4 2 2 0 5 1 8 4 2 0 2 6 4 6 5 1 2 2 8 11 5 5 1 1 3 5 7 4 4 1 0 3 4 8 3 5 0 2 3 6 9 2 5 0 2 3 7 13 2 4 0 1 3 1 8 1
Berea FC Joe Express Tshilamusi S Eagles Tshiungani Y Chiefs muswodi Happy Fighters Musina Family United Lovers FC Manenzhe Midnight D Mutele mountain Rangers Lwathudwa B movers Dambal manch UNT Muledzhi Fireboys Madimbo Northren Fight Folovhodwe S Breakers
SAB League Stream H Played Won Draw Lost For Against Points 5 3 2 0 8 1 11 4 3 1 0 6 3 10 5 2 3 0 9 7 9 4 2 2 0 6 4 8 5 2 0 3 6 6 6 4 2 0 2 3 5 6 4 1 2 1 4 4 5 5 1 2 2 4 5 5 3 1 1 1 6 4 4 4 0 4 0 7 7 4 4 1 1 2 5 6 4 5 1 1 3 6 10 4 5 1 0 4 7 19 3 4 0 1 3 3 6 1
Team Mulodi Freedom Birds Tshikundamelema W Mangaya Living Comm mutshedzheni Gorrilas Rambuda Young Fighters Mianzwi Green Hornet Tswera Young Masters Tshandama Try Together Thengwe Flying Peace Mapuloni High Landers Matangari Settlers Rangani Stars Lukau Hot Aces Tshibvumo Y Stars Maheni Devoted Vultu Phalama Y Vultures
SAB League Stream I Played Won Draw Lost For Against Points 5 4 0 1 10 5 12 6 3 2 1 11 6 11 6 3 1 2 10 5 10 5 3 0 2 8 7 9 6 3 0 3 5 4 9 6 2 2 2 10 8 8 6 2 2 2 11 10 8 5 2 2 1 5 4 8 5 2 2 1 6 6 8 6 2 2 2 6 9 8 5 2 1 2 4 4 7 6 1 4 1 7 9 7 6 1 2 3 11 11 5 6 1 2 3 6 11 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 5 1 12 0
Thanyai Chikopza Vhakalisi Emzin Greenhouse Tshiozwi Thabelo Khokhonya Makhitha Mzansi Skyvovo Lacosta Mara Station Mvelaphanda Lasvegas Pretoria City
Sinthumule Kutama and Elim Pool Association Log Played Won Draw Lost For Against Points Team 26 20 0 6 381 258 60 26 20 0 6 356 268 60 26 18 3 5 344 270 57 26 17 1 8 358 275 52 26 17 1 8 327 279 52 25 17 0 8 325 266 51 26 16 2 8 334 293 50 26 13 2 11 322 320 41 26 13 1 12 327 316 40 26 12 3 11 318 326 39 26 9 0 17 275 310 27 26 7 1 17 267 354 22 25 7 1 17 282 336 20 26 5 2 19 278 354 17 26 4 1 21 226 352 13 26 3 0 23 235 393 9
The Best Youth Development u/14 Boys Played Won Draw Lost For Against Points Y Barcelona 2 2 0 0 5 0 6 Nzama FC 1 1 0 0 2 1 3 The Best Youth Development 2 1 0 1 2 4 3 Young Mighty Bucks 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Happy Boys 1 0 0 1 1 2 0 Peace Lovers 2 0 0 2 1 4 0 Team
The Best Youth Development u/15 Girls Team Played Won Draw Lost For Against Points The Best Youth Development 2 1 1 0 3 1 4 Nzama FC 2 1 1 0 3 1 4 Kaizer Angels 2 1 0 1 2 2 3 Nyathi FC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 F C Magoswi 2 0 0 2 0 4 0 The Best Youth Development u/17 Boys Played Won Draw Lost For Against Points F C Magoswi 6 3 2 1 8 6 11 The best Youth Development 5 3 1 1 6 3 10 Barcelons FC 6 3 1 2 2 6 10 Nzama FC 6 2 3 1 4 3 9 Crazy boys 6 2 2 2 11 10 8 Two Boys 4 2 0 2 3 3 6 LLiverpool 5 1 0 4 6 13 3 Shakadza Young Chiefs 4 0 1 3 3 7 1 Team
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Another point for Leopards
Black Leopards failed to collect maximum points against Maritzburg United, with whom they played to goalless draw in their Absa Premiership League match at the Peter Mokaba Stadium in Polokwane on Saturday. The Leopards’ keeper, Postnet Omony, was a star to watch throughout the tough game. He made his presence felt in the ninth minute when he miraculously sprang like a well-oiled machine to punch Byron Hendrieks’ volley away for a corner kick. Leopards took the Vincent Mabusela of Black Leopards in an aerial battle with Mor Diouf game to the visitors as of Maritzburg United in their PSL match that ended in a 0-0 draw. the game progressed. © Pic Sydney Mahlangu/Backpagepix. Their Zimbabwean international, Kingston Nkhatha, shot wide
after a scramble within the box, much to the disappointment of the team’s fans. The Leopards’ technical staff was forced to effect a change to their starting lineup against their will in the 26th minute. Kingston Nkhatha sustained a knee injury and was replaced with the Malawian international, Grant Lungu. The visitors from the Kwazulu Natal replaced Wayne Matle with Michael Morton towards the end of the first half. Lidoda Duvha were by far the better side throughout the last half, but
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Lady Luck was not on their side. Their killer-striker, Rodney Ramagalela, realized that it was not his day when he went loose and shot wide from the edge of the penalty box in the 67th minute. Leopards later replaced Tiyani Mabunda with Edgar Manaka in a bid to strengthen their midfield. Manaka combined well with Dave Banda and Mongezi Bobe in the middle of the park. The referee, Robert Sithole, reprimanded Rheece Evans of United with a card, following a late tackle on Kwena in the dying minutes.
Felix Obada of Maritzburg United is in possession of the ball, and Luyolo Mapolisa of Black Leopards is attacking from behind. © Pic Sydney Mahlangu/ Backpagepix.
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