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By Elmon Tshikhudo

Priest who rapes sent to life in jail “

Well-known human rights activist Fiona Nicholson (who is also the founder of the Thohoyandou Victim Empowerment Programme) commended the justice system for having sentenced a rapist to two life sentences. This follows after the Thohoyandou Regional Court handed down two life terms to Maemu Daniel Libonndo for raping two teenage sisters. The 38-yearold rapist was sentenced last Thursday. Libonndo’s arrest and subsequent sentencing follows incidents that happened at Maniini in November 2010. The court heard that Libonndo was masquerading as a priest and offered to pray for the sick father of the two teenage girls and also for the family. During the ‘prayer session’, the convict took the first girl to another room on the pretext that she was possessed by a tokoloshe and

told the family that he wanted to perform special prayers for her. The priest then ordered the girl to remove her clothing before raping her. The girl only talked about her ordeal after two days after learning that her sister had also been raped. Libonndo was arrested shortly after the incidents were reported to the police. Forensic tests confirmed the police’s suspicion that he had raped the girls. This evidence led to his conviction and caused Magistrate Coetzee’s decision to hand down two life terms to him. Limpopo police spokesperson Lt Col Ronel Otto commended the police for a job well done. She said members of the Family Violence and Sexual Offences Unit were also investigating the possibility that he might have been involved in even more incidents where he posed as a priest and

then raped women and children. The Provincial Commissioner of the South African Police Service in Limpopo, Lt Gen Simon Mpembe, congratulated the investigating officer, D/Cst Ndivhuho Takalani of the FCS Unit at Thohoyandou, and said that the dedication and perseverance of police members like him would lead to even more arrests and convictions. He said that this heavy sentence handed down during Child Protection week should serve as a warning and deterrent to would-be rapists. “We will hunt them down; they will never get away with it,” he said. On learning about the sentence, Ms Fiona Nicholson of TVEP said she was just worried that the case had dragged on for far too long. ‘We have been monitoring the case. We are also scrutinizing some (other) cases in order to find out if the same man was not involved,” she said.

Convicted rapist Maemu Daniel Libonndo is led out of court to jail, where he will serve two life sentences. By Peter Muthambi

“State has no evidence against six ritual murder suspects” The case of a local sangoma and his five co-accused who had allegedly ritually murdered Mr Philip Bendzani has been postponed once again. Frans Madzivhe, along with Rudzani Shadrack Malange (21), Meshack Mkhwanadzi (20), Lesley Meshack Malange (21), Reynie Abraal (31) and David Mnisi (27), appeared before the Louis Trichardt Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday and the case was postponed to 17 July for a bail application. The alleged ritual killing occurred at Ha-Mutonga outside Elim on 16 May. The accused,

who remain in custody, allegedly removed Bendzani’s testicles and his pubic hair before setting him alight at the Mununzwu Farm near Sweet Waters. Meanwhile, Madzivhe’s lawyer, Mr Desmond Mphaphuli, argued that up to now the State had not produced any evidence to convict his clients. “The state is only relying on hearsay and circumstantial evidence,” he said. Mphaphuli is also representing Madzivhe, Mnisi and the Malange brothers. He said that he was going to make a presentation to the director of public prosecutions (DPP) that the case

must be withdrawn, pending further investigations. However, 20 members of the community who had been arrested for allegedly burning Madzivhe’s home also appeared before the Waterval Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday. The case was postponed to Thursday, 7 June. The accused are facing charges of arson, malicious damage to property and public violence. Members of the Madzivhe family have since been kept at a safety camp next to the Waterval police station. The 21 family members are currently staying inside an old community hall.

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2 8 June 2012 By Elmon Tshikhudo

Traditional leaders honour Nelwamondo

Family members, police officers and Metro rail officers were photographed at the Makhado railway station where a train driver, Ms Nare Mashamaite, was allegedly raped and killed on Monday morning. By Peter Muthambi

Female train driver killed at station Makhado was rocked by a disturbing and tragic incident when a female train driver was possibly raped before she was brutally killed on Monday morning. Ms Nare Mashamaite (48) had apparently stopped at the Makhado station to check if the train had mechanical problems, after hearing a noise coming from the train. Shortly afterwards, she was allegedly first raped and then killed by an unknown man. Provincial police spokesperson Brigadier Hangwani Mulaudzi confirmed that Mashamaite was in the company of her assistant female driver when she was attacked. "They were inspecting the

train's carriages, one on each side, when the suspect grabbed and overpowered Ms Mashamaite," he said. Mulaudzi said that the other woman fled the scene when she realised that something was wrong. The Makhado police were alerted and when they arrived at the scene, they discovered the body of deceased next to the train. According to Mulaudzi, the deceased might have been strangled. The possibility that she was also raped is being investigated. No arrest had yet been made at the time of going to press. "A search for the suspect is currently underway," Mulaudzi said. Mashamaite is a resident

of Ha-Matlala outside Polokwane. The deceased's brother, Mr Duke Mashamaite, said on Tuesday that the family was very angry following the incident. "We want to express our extreme anger. We are shocked and devastated," he said. Meanwhile, Makhado mayor, Cllr David Mutavhatsindi, expressed his condolences to the bereaved family. He said that the act was barbaric and inhumane. People who can provide information that can lead to the arrest of the suspect are advised to contact the detective commander of the Makhado police, Lt Col Nemavhola, at 082 451 7154 or at the detective's standby number at 082 319 9638.

A well-known traditional leader and one of the longestserving chiefs in Limpopo, Vhothovhele Ndaedzo Nelwamondo of Lwamondo, was honoured by his community this weekend. Nelwamondo (70) was honoured for having served his people selflessly and working towards development in his area for the past 40 years. The ceremony, dubbed Lwamondo Day, was attended by dignitaries from as far afield as the Zulu Kingdom, as well as Vho Thovhele Toni Mphephu and many local chiefs. Nelwamondo was showered with praise and presents and he also received a lifetime achievement award which was personally handed over by Thovhele Toni Mphephu. One of the organisers, Chief Tshisudzungwane Lutombo, said Vho Thovhele Nelwamondo had done a lot for the people of Lwamondo and the Venda na-

tion as a whole. "Most of the development here is as a result of his initiatives," he said. "During his reign, he has made sure that there are adequate schools, clinics and other facilities in the community," added Lutombo. During the ceremony, community members who went the extra mile to contribute towards development in the area also received awards. In his speech, Vho Thovhele Toni Mphephu took a swipe at those who he said believed that traditional leadership was won through the courts, saying that it came only from God and could not be contested in court. He urged communities to respect their leaders and commended Nelwamondo for his role in reviving the Venda culture. "We still need such leaders who have been exemplary. We still need their wisdom that will help us lead our people in a just manner," said Mphephu. He

urged all traditional leaders present to follow in Nelwamondo's footsteps and to revive the fastfading Venda culture. The function turned out to be a traditional festival, with many clad in traditional attire and traditional dances being the order of the day. Towards the end of the function, Nelwamondo was handed a handcrafted stone leopard sculpture, a big handcrafted chair and many other presents. Nelwamondo said he could not have achieved so much had it not been for the unity in the community and those who advised him. ‘We have achieved a lot as a community since I took over 40 years ago. We have clinics, schools and sporting facilities, which we think will make our community develop. We are happy about the support we are getting from our municipalities and we will continue working together with them for development," he said.

By Peter Muthambi

Why pay for services never rendered? Several residents from Tshikota are highly irritated with the fact that the Makhado Municipality keeps on sending them bills and letters of demand for houses they do not occupy. The issue revolves around a hostel project in Tshikota that started more than a decade ago. At around 2000 the hostel dwellers in Tshikota had to move out of the buildings and 47 family houses were constructed. During the construction process, the building inspectors apparently found that the houses had structural problems and residents could not occupy the buildings. Much to their surprise, some residents started receiving bills for the houses that they could not occupy. One of the residents,

Mr Albert Mulaudzi, says that he continues to receive statements from the municipality, demanding payment. "We have never used the houses," he said. Mulaudzi's municipal account, which is in Mirror's possession, shows that he currently owes the municipality more than R7 000 for services rendered. The statement shows that Mulaudzi owes the money for rent, electricity and water. He denies that he has ever occupied the house. Some of the other residents say that, seeing that the houses are not fit for occupation, they must be given their land back, so that they can build their own houses. During a visit to the area, it was clear that the empty houses are being vandalized. Windows had been broken at most of the houses

and there is long grass all over the place that is not being attended to. People are now stealing the corrugated iron sheets from the houses. Mr Samuel Galane, one of the beneficiaries of the family houses, expressed the opinion that "this is the type of corruption the government is supposed to be fighting." The spokesperson for the Makhado Municipality, Mr Louis Bobodi, said that no one was being billed for services that were not being rendered. "If there are people who receive statements for services not being rendered to them, they must consult our offices, so that we can help resolve the problem," said Bobodi. He could not clarify whether construction of the houses would still continue or not.

Long-serving chief Thovhele Ndaedzo Nelwamondo relaxes in a specially crafted chair presented to him by his community. Closest to him on the left is Thovhele Toni Mphephu. Community members and some junior traditional leaders bow down as a sign of respect. Tshifhiwa Mukwevho

Man who rapes minors gets life sentence A 25-year-old man was sentenced to life imprisonment as well as a further 10-year jail sentence on two counts of rape in the Tshilwavhusiku Regional Court last Wednesday (31 May). It was heard in court that Ntshengedzeni Ralugozwi raped two minor girls, a 14-year-old and a 16-year-old, at Tshiozwi village during the night of 1 January 2011. The accused met the 14-year-old girl in the street

and dragged her to a bushy spot, where he raped her. While walking around in the village on the same night, he approached another girl and raped her as well. The court sentenced him to a life sentence in jail for the first count and 10 years' imprisonment on the second count. His sentences will run concurrently. Considering the aggravating circumstances of his charges, Ralugozwi was declared unfit to

possess a firearm. The case was investigated by the Makhado Family Violence, Child Protection and Sexual Offences Unit (FCS). The spokesperson for the Tshilwavhusiku police, Sgt Thilivhali Maloa, lauded the FCS team for a job well done. “We need a safer environment for our children,” said Sgt Maloa. “We don't need a situation where innocent children feel too scared to go out to a spaza shop.”

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Six months for breaking into church Joseph Mulalo Manyaga (42) was sentenced to six months in jail on a charge of housebreaking and theft last Wednesday (30 May). This follows a break-in at the International Pentecost Church (IPC) at Madombidzha village. The incident happened during

the night of 6 May, when the accused used an iron bar to force open the window of the newly constructed toilets at the IPC churchyard. He cut off some copper pipes and stole them. He also removed electrical light cables. A blanket and a shoe, which were

taken from one of the old kitchen rooms, were later confiscated from Manyaga when he was arrested at his home. Manyaga's arrest followed after the SAPS at Tshilwavhusiku traced footprints found in the churchyard and around the toilet until it led them to the accused.

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Eight years in prison after hitting man A Zimbabwean citizen was sent to eight years' imprisonment on a charge of culpable homicide Photographed displaying letters of demand that the Makhado Municipality continues sending in the Louis Trichardt Regional them for services not rendered are, from left to right, Mr Samuel Galane, Mr Edward Mafokate Court. The 24-year-old Tivenga was and Mr Albert Mulaudzi.

convicted following the death of a man on Christmas Eve last year at Tshikota. He was found guilty of culpable homicide on 15 May. According to Makhado police spokesperson Capt Maano Sa-

diki, Tivenga had an argument with Mawela Ngobeni. He then hit Mawela with a brick and he died on the scene. Tivenga was arrested the following day.


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The provincial commissioner of police, Lt-Gen Simon Mpembe, assured the family of the missing Theophilus Tshivhi that the police will not rest until the ones who kidnapped the boy have been caught. He visited Madombidzha village last Thursday and spoke to the family members. Three traditional healers and two other men were arrested in January this year on suspicion that they had been involved in the kidnapping of the 11-year-old boy. They were later released after the director of public prosecutions sited a lack of evidence in the case against them. Despite the fact that it has been two months now since the case had been dropped, Mpembe believes that this case can still be re-investigated. Mpembe told the Tshivhi family that he had already handed the docket to the provincial specialised unit for investigation. “We have established a specialised unit that deals with matters of this nature and ritual killing cases around the province. We will work very hard to ensure that the perpetrators are arrested,” he said. The unit was established on 8 May. Theophilus had gone missing at Maname in Nzhelele where he went with his neighbour, Ms Elizabeth Ramarelela (60) who is a traditional healer, her husband Johannes (69), Mr Sello Tlhaoele (21) and two other traditional healers, Ms Alilali Ndou (81) and Mr Ntaku Ndou (32). The boy joined them when they collected traditional herbs and plants in the area. Despite the fact that the accused had taken the boy with them without the family’s consent, the director of public prosecutions shocked members of the community when he cited a lack of evidence in the case. Mpembe said that he would leave no stone unturned to have the case solved. “We are here to support the family. We want to assure the family that we are not going to give up on this matter. We suspect that this might a ritual killing,” he said. The father of the boy, Mr Takalani Mabusha, said that the family had already lost trust in both the police and the justice department. “However, the provincial commissioner’s visits brought hope

to the family. This is really affecting us as a family, especially since we do not know what exactly happened to my son,” he said. The boy’s grandmother, Ms Margaret Tshivhi, said that the matter had traumatised everybody in the family. “We need answers about my grandson’s whereabouts. They had the nerve to take him without the family’s consent and now they claim he disappeared. It really does not make sense,” she added. The family told the provincial commissioner that they would be happy if they could find the boy, dead or alive. The provincial commissioner also visited the family of a 53-year-old man who had allegedly raped his daughters, aged 15 and

19, at Nzhelele. The man allegedly fathered two children with one of the daughters as a result of the alleged rape, while the other one hadlost her baby immediately after birth. The man was arrested in 2010, but was only sentenced to 30 days’ imprisonment and a fine of R500. The case was then changed from rape to assault. The suspect will appear in court again on 20 September. Mpembe visited the family at Ha-Mandiwana in Nzhelele as a way of showing support.

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4 8 June 2012 By Kaizer Nengovhela

Angry Musina residents set cars alight

The scene of the accident where two residents of Madodonga died on Monday. By Kaizer Nengovhela

Two family members die in accident Two residents of Madodonga village, Phineas Tshikhudo (62) and Mashudu Tshikhudo (30), died when the Nissan 1400 bakkie they were travelling in collided head on with a minibus taxi on Monday morning on the Sinthumule/ Kutama road near Madombidzha. The minibus driver was not injured in the accident. According to the Tshil­ wavhusiku SAPS spokesperson, Sgt Thilivhali Malowa, the two occupants of the Nissan were on their way to work when the accident occurred. Malowa said the police were still investigat-

ing the circumstances that led to the accident. Members of the emergency services had to use special equipment to remove the bodies of the deceased from the wreckage. A family representative, Ms Lucy Phaswana, said that the family had accepted the loss, although it was difficult to cope without the men. “It’s also important to acknowledge the community’s support since we had received the bad news,” she said. Vhamusanda Vho-Ntanganedzeni Kutama said although the family, friends and community had accepted what

had happened, it would be difficult to forget the horrific deaths that had robbed the community of two energetic members. Kutama is very concerned about the number of accidents which are claiming the lives of residents. He is appealing to the municipality to mark the road as per the traffic requirements and put up signs, especially to indicate the speed limits. Mashudu leaves behind his wife and two children. Phineas is survived by four children and his wife. They will be buried tomorrow (Saturday) at Madodonga cemetery at 06:00.

Angry residents of Musina set two cars alight and blocked the streets with burning tyres and rocks while protesting against poor service delivery two weeks ago. Community members smashed the windows of the municipal offices, the house of Simon Madamalala and the house of the driver of the mayor. Residents are accusing the local mayor, Carol Phiri, and the council’s Chief Whip, Simon Madamalala, of being corrupt, practicing nepotism and failing to reduce the electricity and water tariffs. They are demanding that the mayor and the Chief Whip resign. Police had running battles with the protesting community members for several hours during the night. Residents want Musina Municipality to reduce the electricity and water tariffs and to stop cutting off the supply of basic services to people whose accounts are in arrears. According to the chairperson of the Musina Residents Repre-

sentative Committee (MRRC), Mr Mashudu Ndou, the problems in the area started three months ago when community members started complaining about their high municipal bills, corruption and nepotism. “We are fed-up with corruption and nepotism in this municipality,” said Ndou. “We are going to fight this and we want those two to vacate their positions, since they are using municipal money for their personal interests,” Ndou added. The issue of billing was the most burning one and community members demanded that the municipality should cancel all their debts. Police spokesperson Lt Peter Mudau said the residents of Musina had gone on the rampage several times in the past weeks, demanding the removal of the mayor and the Chief Whip. “They were marching and then they ended up damaging a lot of things.” The windows of the municipal office and the Chief Whip’s office have been

smashed as well as the windows of the mayor’s driver’s car and two vehicles. “Members of the MRRC started blocking the road between Musina and the Venetia Mine,” he said. Nobody was injured during the latest incidents. Lt Mudau condemned the public violence and subsequent destruction of property. He warned that a zero tolerance policy will be followed where protestors use violence. Mudau said the police managed to arrest 25 people in connection with the protest. “They were charged with malicious damage to property. The accused appeared in court on Tuesday, 22 May,” he said. The initial suspects included 10 young children, who were released without bail. Three of the accused were denied bail. Those denied bail are the chairperson of the MRRC, Mashudu Ndou, Walter Muravha and Elisa Sakala. The case was postponed to 18 June.

A municipal vehicle was set alight. By Peter Muthambi Died: Phineas Tshikhudo.

Died: Mashudu Tshikhudo.

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Notorious robber shot by border police A notorious 20-year-old armed robber from the Beit Bridge area was shot in the left thigh last week, while trying to attack a police officer with a machete. The police officer was part of a team of detectives on border patrol along the Limpopo River. The suspect, Alfred Makaya, and his two accomplices, Vioska Kapuru and Kudakwashe Haruzi, were arrested while trying to attack police detectives who were attending a scene in which the trio had robbed two suspected border jumpers along the Limpopo River. The victims intended to cross into South Africa illegally. The three suspects were hauled before the courts on Friday on armed robbery charges. They pleaded not guilty to the charges when they appeared before the magistrate. The case was postponed to 11 June and the accused were remanded in custody. Makaya is now recuperating under police guard

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at the Beit Bridge District Hospital. The prosecutor, Mr Reason Mutimba, said that on 23 May, at around 18:00, the complainants went to the Limpopo River, intending to cross into South Africa illegally. The victims were then spotted by the three accused who form part of a group with five others, who are still at large. The group, which was armed with machetes, knives and a pistol, confronted the two victims and demanded money amid threats to kill them. One of the suspects produced a pistol and fired a single shot in the air to scare the complainants. They searched the victims and robbed them of R720 before they fled into the bush. The victims reported the matter to the police, who then accompanied the complainants to the scene. The court heard that while the police were at the scene, Makaya, Kapuru and Haruzi spotted the policemen, who were in plain clothes. They approached the detectives, threatening them with machetes and demanding money, prompting the detectives to retreat, since they were not armed. However, the detectives later went back to the scene, armed with pistols and reinforcements from the police’s dog section, the court heard. They set a trap for the suspects and, upon realising that they had been trapped, Makaya tried to attack one of the police officers with a machete. The officer opened fire and shot him in the left thigh, leading to his arrest. Kapuru and Haruzi managed to flee and they were arrested two days later.

“Why should we pay a service fee?” Residents of 10 villages around R124 before being able to buy khodobo, Makhitha, Madodonga, Sinthumule and Kutama are electricity. “The cost is too much Ravele Riverside, Ramahantsha, complaining about the Makha- for us and this issue must be ad- Gogobole, Tshiozwi and Magau. do Municipality’s high electric- dressed. If the municipality is The municipality is expected to ity fees. unable to address these problems, respond to the queries within 21 Representatives from the con- it should just sell its stake to Es- days. The affected residents had cerned residents approached the kom,” Mabatha said. been trying to solve the same Limpopo Mirror for assistance a He added that in some areas problem since September last fortnight ago. They say that, apart they did not even have electric- year, with no luck. from the fact that the electricity ity pay points, which forced When contacted for comment, fees are high, they are also ex- residents to travel long distances municipal spokesperson Mr pected to pay a service fee. to Makhado to buy electricity. “It Louis Bobodi said that he was “We feel that we are being is even costly because we have aware of the situation and that the treated unfairly as other villages to pay for transport before buy- matter was receiving attention. that fall under the same munici- ing this expensive electricity,” Bobodi promised to respond as pality do not pay this so-called he said. Affected villages are soon as the matter was resolved service fee,” said the chairperson Zamenkomste, Manavhela, Tshi- at the municipality. of the Sinthumule-Kutama Citizen’s Forum, Mr Johannes Mabatha. He said that the forum had met with the acting municipal manager, Mr Elias Mugari, two weeks ago, when they handed him a memorandum of demands. One of the main issues raised in the memorandum is that all the outstanding debt on service fees must be scrapped. The forum also com- Concerned members of the Sinthumule-Kutame Citizens Forum are, from plained about the fact left to right, Mr Refeloe Mokata, Ms Ester Buasi, Ms Grace Ramaano, that they are expected Mr Johannes Mabatha and Mr Alpheus Rasikhanya. They visited the to pay a service fee of municipality two weeks ago to present their concerns.


8 June 2012 5 By Tshifhiwa Mukwevho

MEC Duba visits maximum security prison

Photographed during the event are, from left to right (back row), Mr Gezani Mabunda (Senior Manager, Arts and Culture), Dr Agnes Mawela (Senior Manager, Language Services), MEC Dipuo Letsatsi-Duba, Prison Director Lazarus Ncongwane, Mr Rhulani Nkuzana (Senior Manager, MEC´s Office) and Mr Mabakane Mangena (Senior Manager, Communications, IT & Events Management). In the front are Mr Aifheli Mamphaga (Programmes Manager, Kutama Sinthumule) and Mr Huza Nkhwashu, parliamentary officer at the Department of Sports Arts and Culture. By Phathutshedzo Luvhengo

“We’ll assist pensioners with registrations” The South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) has encouraged pensioners to attend royal meetings in their villages as they will be communicating with the traditional leader of every village and all other relevant stakeholders. SASSA Limpopo’s regional head, Mr Tsakeriwa Chauke, said this year they would be going directly to the people to avoid queues and complications at their offices. “We have already prioritized certain areas to help first,” said Chauke. The agency will divide pensioners accordingly to ensure

that pensioners are assisted in each area. He said since most pensioners are illiterate, they will get a one-page form to fill in and they will be assisted to fill these in at their homes. According to Mr Chauke, those who are receiving cash are the first priority, so they need not panic. He said they had a plan for each district. The plan is to have centres at each district, close to the people, and they will announce the dates prior to their going to these centres. Pensioners who cannot make it to the centre, due to unfore-

seen circumstances, will be directly visited at their homes. “Those who are aged above 75 and those who can’t walk or visit the nearest areas will be visited at their homes,” he said. The provincial executive director of SASSA, Bandile Maqetuka, recently revealed that the government is losing approximately R1,1 billion on fraudulent grant claims. SASSA is re-registering all its beneficiaries through a biometric enrolment system to ensure life verification and the identity authentication of beneficiaries.

The provincial Department there’s very good artistic work of Sport, Arts and Culture in the prison and this kind of and the Kutama Sinthumule work is produced by inmates Correctional Centre in Louis themselves,” said MEC Dipuo Trichardt have entered into an Letsatsi-Duba. “We feel that agreement to facilitate arts and works by inmates need to be culture programmes to prison- exhibited and put up for sale in ers as part of strengthening the outside world. In this way, rehabilitation and reformation the prison might also be able among inmates. to sustain charity projects with The MEC for Sport, Arts and funds raised from craft works.” Culture, Dipuo Letsatsi-Duba, Letsatsi-Duba added that she visited the correctional centre believed the relationship beon Monday last week (29 May). tween her office and the prison She met with the top manage- would go a long way in helping ment, staff and inmates within the to equip the inmates with necesprison facility with the aim of de- sary knowledge and skills in the fining the department’s role in the arts. The inmate would also be support of any existing activities able to utilise these skills for at the centre, as well as exploring their personal benefit and social the possibilities of facilitating enhancement upon their release new programmes or projects. The focus was on continued and improved rehabilitation of the inmates, through sustainable programmes, as well as the empowerment of inmates who would one day be released back into society as responsible citizens. The two parties agreed to integrate their programmes in order to come up with concrete, sustainable programmes. “We MEC for Sport, Arts and Culture Dipuo discovered that Director, Lazarus Ncongwane.

from prison, she said. Kutama Sinthumule Correctional Centre’s prison director, Mr Lazarus Ncongwane, expressed his appreciation for the department’s move to work with the prison. “We’re excited to have hosted the MEC in our facility,” he said. “We hope that the relationship will benefit both parties. As prison we have been running our programmes based on our portfolio, which aims to equip inmates with useful skills and knowledge. Now that the MEC’s office will be coming on board with their skills and resources for the project for which we entered into an agreement, it will work all the better.”

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6 8 June 2012 By Phathutshedzo Luvhengo

Residents cautioned about vehicle theft The Makhado police are calling on all business owners and dealers in secondhand goods to familiarise themselves with the new Act. This Act will significantly impact on most secondhand goods dealers if they don’t familiarise

themselves with it soon. The Secondhand Goods Act, 2009 (Act No.6 of 2009) came into effect on 1May. The police also issued a war­ ning to motorists to be wary of the increasing number of vehicle thefts. Motorists are advised to

park their cars at secure areas. According to the statement by Makhado police spokesperson Capt Maano Sadiki, this is also negatively impacting on residents in the area. They should take care at all times, even when they park their cars in their garages.


UAAC career exhibition a success It could only be described as a miracle that nobody had died during the high-impact crash early on Friday morning (1st) on the Makhado/Sinthumule road. Three vehicles were involved in a head-on collision near the Ledig turn-off, including this minibus taxi which left the road and capsized. Fortunately, the only occupants were the driver and one passenger. According to information supplied on the scene, two people sustained serious injuries, however, while another three sustained less serious injuries.

This delivery bakkie was also involved in Friday morning’s crash. To the rear of this bakkie, the engine of the other bakkie can be seen. At the time of going to press, the exact cause of the accident was still unknown.

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The honourable mayor of Makhado Municipality Cllr F.D Mutavhatsindi hereby invites all interested parties to the 2012\2013 State of the Municipality Address. Date: 9th June 2012 (Saturday) Time: 17h00 Venue: Tshedza Conference Centre (on the N1 Road next to Northgate Lodge) Further enquiries should be directed to: Mr Louis Bobodi @ 015 519 3221

The United African Apostolic Church (UAAC) recently held its fourth annual career exhibition session in its headquarters in Ha-Mavhunga. More than 400 pupils, who travelled from as far as Niani, Bochum, Vuwani, Ha-Sinthumule, Pretoria, Soweto and other areas, attended the event. While the majority of participants were UAAC members, there was a sizeable number of pupils from surrounding communities and schools in the Nzhelele valley. Institutions of higher and further learning that took part in the exhibition included the University of Limpopo, University of Venda, Tshwane South College, Thasululo FET, Legal Aid, TFET Training and Nzhelele Craft Centre. Institutions such as the University of Pretoria,

University of Johannesburg, Tshwane University of Technology, Tshwane North College and Rostec College provided prospectuses, application forms, bursary forms and other informative learning and study materials that were presented to the pupils. The director of youth develop-

ment of the UAAC in Gauteng, Miss Fulufhelo Ramaleba, gave an inspirational motivational talk. Central to her message was a phrase, “Only you can make a difference in your life and you have the God-given potential to realise your dreams”.

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8 8 June 2012 Crime

Search is on for Vuwani escapees A search for five suspects that escaped from the police cells at Vuwani over the weekend is currently underway. According to a statement released by Lt Col

Ronél Otto, the suspects escaped from the cells at approximately 18:30 after they had cut a hole in the roof of the outer cell. The suspects are: Vhutshilo Rambau (22), detained for housebreaking; Thanyani Nevondo (28), detained for housebreaking; Moses Siganya Tshishonga (38), detained for housebreaking; Mushe Nemudzivhadi (23), detained for housebreaking, rape and armed robbery, and Ashley Makumbe (28), detained for common robbery. Anybody who might have information on the whereabouts of the suspects is requested to contact Lt Mahomane at 082 414 5755 or the Vuwani Police Station at (015) 961 7000. Information can Mr Elton Makhadi and Mr Thomas Madzaga of Makhado Legal Aid Board, with the Grade 12 also be provided to the Crime Stop number at school girls during the “Take a Girl Child to Work” campaign. Thanyani Nevondwe. Vhutshilo Rambau 08600 10111. He was detained for who was also detained Members of the public are warned not to confront By Phathutshedzo Luvhengo housebreaking. the suspects as they might be armed and dangerous. for housebreaking.

“I learnt that not all lawyers are liars”

The SAPS at Waterpoort celebrated Child Protection Week during the last week of May. SAPS members visited pupils of Fhembeledzani Primary School, where they gave them toys and spent a day with them. Most of the pupils are from the surrounding farms in the Waterpoort area. In the photo with children are Community Policing Forum chairperson Mr Samuel Maphari (left) and W/O Justice Sikhweni (far right). The purpose of the visit was to make pupils conscious of their rights.

As part of their outreach programme, the Makhado Legal Aid Centre took school girls to work last Wednesday to teach them more about the legal profession. The “Take a Girl Child to Work Day” campaign aims to expose young girls to a work environment and a wide range of career opportunities. It gives them the opportunity to meet career role models. This campaign seeks to motivate girls to achieve their goals and ambitions. Mr Thomas Madzaga from the local Legal Aid Centre said their aim was to expose girls to

the field of law and make them understand that the law is not only about going to court. He explained that they ask women lawyers to motivate the school girls. By doing this, it significantly inspires girls to pursue such a career and it emphasises that anyone can work in this particular field, regardless of their gender. “There is nothing more painful than choosing the wrong career in life because of a lack of information,” he said. The 11 school girls from Masedi Combined School, Makhado Comprehensive School, Emmanuel Christian School and

Murunwa Private School went to the Louis Trichardt Magistrate’s Court to learn about court proceedings. “After visiting the court, we assessed them to see if they still wanted to be lawyers or if they understood what lawyers do,” said Mr Madzaga. Ndamulelo Munyai from Murunwa LTT Private School said she wanted to be a judge. A Grade 12 learner, Patience Maswanganyi from Emmanuel Christian School, said she wanted to be an attorney and stand up for justice in society. “I also actually learnt that lawyers are not liars,” she said.

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MUSINA LOCAL MUNICIPALITY PROPERTY RATES 2012 / 2013 Notice is hereby given that the Council has adopted a resolution approving rates for the 2012/2013 Financial Year. The Resolution will be available for perusal and comments during normal office hours from 31 May 2012 to 29 June 2012 at the following places: • Musina Civic Centre • Nancefield Civic Centre • Extension 5, 6 & 7 Municipal satellite offices • Madimbo Thusong Service Centre • Malale Municipal Satellite Office • Domboni Civic Office • Mopane Satellite Office It is also available on the Municipal website: Written comments, if any, must reach the Municipal Manager by not later than 29 June 2012 at 16:00. Any person wishing to submit comments but is unable to write may contact the nearest Satellite Office during normal working hours for assistance. Tel: (015) 534 6100 SS RAZWIEDANI Fax: 086 517 0049 Acting Municipal Manager Private Bag X611, Messina 0900 Notice Number 20/2012

Candidate attorney Manuel Kwinda and state prosecutor Annelize Hofmeyr at the Louis Trichardt Magistrate’s Court with the Grade 12 school girls during the “Take a Girl Child to Work” campaign. NOTICE IS HEREBY IN TERMS OF THE NATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT: WASTE ACT. 2008 (ACT NO.59 OF2008) INTENTIONS TO REVIEW AND DEVELOP AN INTEGRATED WASTE MANAGEMENT PLAN FOR VHEMBE DISTRICT MUNICIPALITY Tshikovha Environmental and Communication Consulting has been appointed by Vhembe District Municipality to review and develop an Integrated Waste Management Plan in line with section (4) of the Act which stipulates that (a) Each municipality must— (i) submit its integrated waste management plan to the MEC for approval: and 20 (ii) Include the approved integrated waste management plan in its integrated development plan contemplated in Chapter 5 of the Municipal Systems Act. The development of Integrated Waste management Plan requires CONSULTATION with stakeholders so that they can contribute information related to Waste management service within Vhembe District Municipality and all its local municipalities (Thulamela, Mutale, Makhado and Musina). This advertisement seeks to invite any interested stakeholder to participate in the Public Participation Process. All stakeholders may register their information to: Tshikovha Environmental and Communication Consulting 427 Eastwood Street, Hatfield, Pretoria, 0027 Or 3 Eurasia Office Complex, 91 Hans Van Rensburg, Polokwane, 0699 Contact Persons Moudy Mudzielwana: 076 431 1016 VHEMBE DISTRICT Fax: 086 600 1016 MUNICIPALITY Vincent Tshingwala: 073 033 8921 Vhembe District Municipality Mr. Nemakhavhani T.R 082 483 9336 Your participation in the development of the plan will ensure that the plan covers challenges of waste management in your area. As a registered stakeholder you will be invited to project meetings and workshops to be held during the process.


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By Silas Nduvheni

Communities build their own post office The poor rural communities around Dzimauli village are supporting the call of a former president, Mr Thabo Mbeki, of Vukuzenzele, meaning “do it yourself”. The dilapidated Dzimauli post office, built in the 1960s, was falling apart. The traditional leadership of Dzimauli-Matshavhawe, under Khosi Vho-Ndivhuwo Rammbuda, with the help of the communities from six villages around Dzimauli, decided not to wait for the government to do Khosi Vho-Ndivhuwo things for them. Rammbuda. “We started collecting R10 each

from community members, aimed at building a new state-of-the art post office in our area, where communities will be freely served in a larger space,” said Khosi Vho-Rammbuda. He expressed his appreciation for the pensioners who also participated in the project. “We bought bricks and cement from the money we collected and the construction is expected to start very soon. We approached the postal services and they told us they would rent and provide furniture if we could do the building ourselves,” said VhoRammbuda.

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Photographed are Vhembe district officials as well as product owners who attended the Tourism Indaba in Durban. By Peter Muthambi

Man kills neighbour then commits suicide Local businesses at Tourism Indaba A 37-year-old resident of Mudadisi village outside Beit Bridge allegedly struck a fellow villager to death, following a misunderstanding, before he then committed suicide. The local police provincial spokesperson, Assistant Charity Mazula, said that the incident happened on Tuesday night at Mudadisi village. The deceased was identified as Tiritose Shandu (40) of the same village. Mazula said that at around 18:00 on the day of the incident, the suspect, Chamunorwa Munashe, and Shandu were drinking beer at a local business centre when a misunderstanding arose over whose turn it was to buy the next round. Shandu then decided to leave and went home. At home he asked his brother’s wife, Ms Patricia By Phathutshedzo Luvhengo

Muledane headman donates wheelchair Love and generosity inspired the headman of Muledane Village, Vhakoma Vho-Tshivhi, to donate a wheelchair to a 29-year-old disabled man, Thanyani Netselo. Vhakoma said the difficulties of taking care of a disabled person deeply touched him. He promised to donate a wheelchair after he had attended Thanyani’s birthday party to which he was invited by the family on 21 April this year. “When Thanyani came to the tent, he was embraced by his mother and that situation deeply touched me. I thought that, as a local leader, I must do something about that,” said Vhakoma. Vhakoma took the matter to the village’s council, and the village leadership, in association with Royal Hardware, made it possible for Thanyani to get a wheelchair. Ms Joyce Netselo (53), Thanyani’s mother, accepted the wheelchair with gratitude and delight. She said the wheelchair had made their lives a lot easier. “Now I will be able to go anywhere with him,” she said. Thanyani was born disabled and he cannot talk, hear or even walk. The mother says she can’t go out looking for a job as she spends all her time taking care of her son. “If I go out looking for a job, who will look after my child?” the mother asks. The unemployed mother is pleading with people in the community to help her with disposable nappies.

Chinondo (35) to prepare food for him, since his wife was away. At around 20:00, Munashe arrived at the homestead and demanded payment from Ms Chinondo for work he had done in her garden. “Shandu intervened and advised him to come the following day for his money, but Munashe allegedly insisted on being paid immediately. “Shandu allegedly forced Munashe out of the homestead and, on reaching the edge of the yard, Munashe allegedly picked up an axe handle and struck Shandu on the head before running away. The victim fell to the ground and bled profusely, while calling out for help,” she said. The victim was only taken to the local hospital the following morning after a police report had been made, and he died a few hours later. The police could not arrest Munashe as, two days after the death of the victim, Munashe was found hanging from a tree by a villager who was on her way to Shandu’s funeral. Mazula said Munashe’s body was taken to a local hospital mortuary for a post mortem.

ing, so that they can compete internationally. We also need to improve on our language usage, so that we are able to interact and share our ideas with other product owners from across the country,” said the Minister. He added that people should harness technology, so that they can be on par with the technological development of the rest of the world. The Vhembe District Municipality took along nine product owners to the tourism indaba, including the following: Blessing Guest house, Musina Barcelos and Border Canteen, Porche Villa, Musa Grace Trading, Hayani Accommodation, Tshivhodza Cooperative, Ariye

Tours, Oritonda Cooperative and Khoroni Hotel. Mr Eddy Singo of Hayani Accommodation and Mrs Portia Simango of Porche Villa Lodge shared the same sentiments when they said that they managed to meet with tour guides and tourists from different countries. “Some have already made bookings as they are intending to visit Vhembe during July,” they said. Mrs Ngoveni of Musa Ngobeni Trading said that she was excited, especially because she had managed to get orders from as far as Spain, Germany and France for the traditional garments that she sells.

THE SOUTH AFRICAN BOARD FOR SHERIFFS Some attorneys are being instructed by financial institutions to institute legal action against members of the public who have defaulted in their payments, and once judgment and a court order has been granted and obtained, it is given to various debt collectors, tracers, representatives or agents who attend on the debtors residential or employment addresses. • These “agencies” produce the court order and requests the debtor to hand over the motor vehicle, goods or personal assets. • As soon as the debtor consents to handing over of his or her assets it is deemed that the debtor consents to the financial institution repossessing the assets. The financial institution’s action by instructing these “agencies” to recover motor vehicles and other goods with a court order is unlawful. • As stated, only a Sheriff or Deputy Sheriff may serve or execute court orders or judgments. • Members of the public have the right to refuse handing over their motor vehicles, goods or personal assets to the debt collectors, tracers, representatives or agents of the financial institutions.

Who is the Sheriff? The Sheriff is an impartial and independent official of the Court appointed by the Minister for Justice and Constitutional Development.

What does the Sheriff do? The Sheriff or Deputy Sheriff must serve or execute all documents issued by our courts. These include summonses, notices, warrants and court orders.

Who regulates the Sheriff’s actions? The South African Board for Sheriffs monitors the service of Sheriffs and their Deputies, ensuring it is executed in a humane manner in terms of the Code of Conduct for Sheriffs. Sheriffs operate independently from each other - in fact, they are private business people.

What type of cases involves the Sheriff? The role of the Sheriff is required when there are civil judgments against people who have failed to pay their accounts, their rent or municipal services and maintenance. They also serve documents in divorce and family violence matters.

What area does the Sheriff cover? Sheriffs are appointed to act within a specific magisterial district or an area within a district.

How do you know if the person knocking on your door is really a Sheriff? All Sheriffs and Deputy Sheriffs must carry a valid Identification Card issued by the South African Board for Sheriffs while on duty and must be able to produce it on request.

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SHERIFFS Ms Joyce Netselo and Headman Vhakoma VhoTshivhi with Thanyani in his new wheelchair

Several of the Vhembe district’s small, medium and micro enterprises had an opportunity to visit the annual Tourism Indaba held at the Inkosi Albert Luthuli International Conference Centre in Durban last month. The event was attended by local and international business owners from countries such as England, Japan, Germany and Kenya. It was opened by the Minister of Tourism, Mr Martinus van Schalkwyk, who said that this year more than 13 000 participants were expected to attend the event. “The focus should be on emerging business owners as we need to increase their train-


What must you do if the Sheriff comes to your home or work? • Do not hide • Trust the Sheriff as a representative of the court • Ask for proof of identification • Listen carefully to the Sheriff’s instructions • Be sure to understand what you must do next • In some cases you’ll have five days to act, don’t delay • In some cases you can meet the requirements of the order immediately to stop all further proceedings • Do not interfere with the Sheriff or Deputy Sheriff from performing their duties • Do not give false or misleading information • Remember, the Sheriff acts under orders from the Court. If you do not follow the instructions you may be liable for prosecution and further costs

What rights does the Sheriff have? When executing duties with a legal court order the Sheriff can: • Enter your premises, even when you’re not there • Open any door, vehicle or piece of furniture on your premises • Attach, remove and sell your vehicle, furniture and moveable or immovable property

What rights do you have? • The Sheriff must treat you with dignity at all times • The Sheriff must explain the contents of the document and what you need to do next • The Sheriff must as far as possible keep your private affairs confidential • The Sheriff may not attach and remove necessary items such as food and beds, bedding and clothes. There are also limitations on other things, such as tools of trade you may need to carry out your work, that may not be attached

Important points to remember • Only a Sheriff or Deputy Sheriff may demand payment or attach goods or money in terms of a Warrant or Order of Court • Debt collectors do not work under the authority of the court and are not allowed to attach or remove your goods • Always demand a receipt for any monies paid to the Sheriff or Deputy Sheriff • Make sure both the original and copies of documents are marked with any payment made and with your signature or mark • Always keep a copy of the document as proof • If the Sheriff or Deputy Sheriff visited your home in your absence, follow up and try to find out what you need to do • Do not ignore any documents, notes or messages left for you by the Sheriff • It is to your advantage to take immediate action, additional visits only add to the costs incurred The Sheriff is an unbiased official of the Court performing a duty in the interests of justice to all parties. The Sheriff is willing to help with explaining the legal process and what you should do next but cannot give you legal advice.

What do you do if you have a complaint? • Sheriffs and their Deputies report to the South African Board for Sheriffs and must comply with various laws when performing their duties • If you have a complaint, or if you are unsure of your rights, contact: Executive Manager South African Board for Sheriffs PO Box 5454 Cape Town 8000 Tel: 021 462 3209 Fax: 021 462 2099 e-mail:


10 8 June 2012

Big Tree Holiday Lodge GRAND OPENING!

The managing director of The Big Tree Holiday Lodge, Nndanduleni Muthuhadini Khavhadi. By Kaizer Nengovhela The chairperson of the Limpopo Tourism Agency (LTA), Mr Mashilo Matsetela, officially opened Big Tree Holiday Lodge which is situated at Zwigodini Village in the Mutale area last Friday. The lodge is situated some 300 to 500 metres from the well-known tourist attraction, Big Tree. Big Tree Holiday Lodge is one of the province’s icons and main attractions. The 3 000 year-old Baobab is the biggest tree in Africa and 43 metres in circumference at its base. The managing director of the lodge is a 27-year-old dynamic female entrepreneur, Ms Ndanduleni Muthuhadini Khavhadi, who was born and raised in the area. During the construction phase, the lodge generated 80 job opportunities for the local people and will employ about 21

people on a permanent basis once fully operational. The lodge boasts 20 newly built chalets which can accommodate up to 40 people sharing. It has a state-of-the-art kitchen, dining facility and conference hall. Attractions in the area include the Tshipise hot water spring, the historical sites such as the elephant caves, Mabambelo (natural pools on the mountain rocks where locals can swim and bath) and the famous Makuya Big Five Park within the northern tip of the Greater Kruger National Park. “As Limpopo Tourism agency, we are proud of this new and exciting hospitality stable and believe that the products will fill the disturbing gap which has long existed between Nwanedi Resort and Makuya Park,” said the chairperson of the Limpopo Tourism Agency, Mr Mashilo Matsetela. “The product will contribute immensely towards growth potential for domestic tourism in the area in particular and the province

Chiefwhip of Mutale, Cllr Eunice Nekhunguni; Acting Executive mayor of Vhembe, Mihloti Ramoyada; Chairperson of Limpopo Tourism Agency Board, Mashilo The speaker of Mutale Matsetela; Mayor of Mutale municipality, Cllr Tshitereke Muni cipality, Ms Matibe pictured during the official opening of the Big Tree Livhuwani Netshipise. Holiday Lodge.

Mayor of Mutale, Tshitereke Matibe; Thovhole Vho- Tshikundamalema; manager of The Big Tree Lodge, Nndanduleni Muthuhadini Kahavhdi; The chairperson of Limpopo Tourism Agency (LTA), Mr Mashilo Matsetela and Florance Muthuhadini (Mother of Nndanduleni).

The receptionists at The Big Tree Lodge, Mpho Gandini and Rendani Nemakonde.

Bishop George Muhali blessed the new lodge. From left to right is: Dr V.W Madzinge, Bishop Muhali, Ms Muhali, Florance Muthuhadini and managing director Nndanduleni Muthuhadini Khavhadi.

Pictured at the official opening of The Big Tree Lodge are from left to right; businessman Leornard Makhigi, Dr V.W Madzinge, Ms Muhali, Bishop George Muhali and Florance Muthuhadini. Food prepared in the kitchen at The Big Tree Lodge.

in general, while assisting Tour Operators in packaging this important icon (Big Tree) of our province,” said the managing director of The Big Tree Holiday Lodge, Ms Nndanduleni Muthuhadini Khavhadi. Ms Nndanduleni added that the lodge is here to fight unemployment in the most rural part of Limpopo. She thanked Vho-Thovhele Tshikundamalema and the traditional council who gave them this land to make history in Africa. She also thanked her mother for trusting her and encouraging her to dream bigger. “This would just have been a dream if it wasn’t for the great people in this place,” she said. Nndanduleni said that to realise this dream they have lost many things and gained more along the way. “It’s just the beginning of a long journey,” she said in conclusion. “We look forward to giving our clients quality and amiable services.” For bookings contact 074 420 1146 or 072 730 7389.

The mayor of Mutale, Cllr Tshitereke Matibe, congratulates the managing director of The Big Tree Holiday Lodge, Nndanduleni Muthuhadini Khavhadi.

Honoured guests at the Big Tree Holiday Lodge. The Chalets at The Big Tree Lodge.


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12 8 June 2012 By Victor Hlungwani

Another accolade for Chauke

Photographed during the event are, from left to right, Khosi Vho-Alpheus Mulima, Cllr Nehemiah Madzhiga, Khosi Vho-David Davhana, Khosi Vho-Rudzani Sinthumule, Khosi Vho-Michael Masakona, Khosikhulu Vho-Toni Mphephu, Thovhele Vho-Nthumeni Masia and Khosi Vho-Vele Kutama. By Victor Hlungwani

“Look towards the future and support the new chief” Khosikhulu Vho-Toni Mphephu told residents that those who might have had differences with the late traditional leader, Khosi Vho-Eric Sukumani Sinthumule, must just put these behind them and continue to support the current chief, Khosi Vho-Rudzani Sinthumule. He made the statement during the Sinthumule Day celebration that was held at the Sinthumule tribal office a week ago. Mphephu said that whoever had problems with the new chief’s father must just forget about them. He said that the royal family as well as the residents must con-

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tinue to support the chief. “He is the only chief we know and we are happy that the government is supporting him,” he said. He said that a chief led alongside a royal family and he urged the royal council to support the new chief. Mphephu, who recently built two new classrooms at Sukumani-Kundani High school in the area, encouraged young people to focus on their studies. Senior traditional leaders, which included Thovhele Vho-Nthumeni Masia, Khosi Vho- Alpheus Mulima and Khosi Vho Michael Masakona, formed part of the event.

According to Khosi Vho-Rudzani Sinthumule, the purpose of the event was to celebrate 100 years of Sinthumule days. He said that he was happy to speak to his people for the first time since he had taken over from his father. He also encouraged parents to support their children in education. “People must also take part in exercising as it is important for their health,” said Sinthumule. He urged the community to support him in all the development he wanted to bring to the area. Guests were entertained by traditional dancing groups such as Tshikona and Tshigombela.

The acclaimed Xitsonga singer, Thomas Chauke, received a special award on Saturday for the way he is promoting the Xitsonga language. Mr Lawrence Baloyi of Bakhalanga Construction in Giyani stunned hundreds of people at the Sasalamani Sports Grounds when he presented Chauke with an award and R20 000. Baloyi said he and his family decided to honour Chauke for his contribution made over the past 34 years in the music industry. “I’m very happy, because my family was reunited after they had listened to one of his songs, which was released after he had received an honorary doctorate from the University of Venda two years ago,” said Baloyi Chauke said he was very touched by Baloyi and his family. He also thanked all his fans for their support for his music and called on all South African artists to unite in the fight against piracy, which he said

was killing the South African music industry and also the economy. His long-time music manager, Mike Nkuna, said he was very happy when members of the public acknowledged the good work done by Chauke. “His ingenuity can been seen in how he uses figures of speech to spread a positive message to the community and educate young and elderly people to be disciplined at home,” said Nkuna Chauke has released more than 30 albums and is synonymous with Xitsonga music. Since the annual South African Music Awards (SAMA) were introduced 16 years ago, Chauke has won 13 awards for producing the best Xitsonga Music. Since Mughana-Lonene FM had introduced its music awards, he has scooped up more than ten prizes. Chauke also owns TCR Music Production, a recording company based in Malamulele.

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Khosikhulu Vho-Toni Mphephu shakes hands with Chief Vho-Rudzani Sinthumule of the Sinthumule area during the Sinthumule Day celebration.

Local gospel artist releases long-awaited second album Tami Mashau says people have which features 14 tracks, will be often disappointed her, but God released in Venda this month. The alhas never let her down. This is the bum, titled “Ndo vha vhona Murena”, powerful message coming from includes songs sang in six languages the gospel artist from Tshakhuma which are Tshivenda, English, Xitvillage, shortly before the release of songa, Sesotho, IsiZulu, and Swahili. her second gospel album. “I thank God for inspiring me to pass Tami’s latest album follows after a on his message through this CD,” long break from the music industry. she said. This mother of five children, who “You can never exempt yourself married into a royal family at Ha- from the word of God, which brings Masia, said she felt that it was her life to all. That is exactly what it is, duty to send a message to the people. true Gospel delivered to all people for “I believe God has called me to usher the advancement of God’s Kingdom” nations into His presence through she said. She has called on her fans Worship,” she said. who want to praise and worship to Her debut album with 12 tracks, buy the disc. titled Wa Tshembeka (God is faithful) was released in 2007. Due to poor marketing, the album didn’t do well in the music industry. In spite of disappointing album sales, people continued to listen to her music. She also did a lot of recording work and she featured on One Gospel, a DSTV channel which mostly promotes African Gospel artists. Currently, Tami performs at various churches in Pretoria and soon she will be leaving for Kenya and Tanzania to perform there. Tami Mashau. (Photo supplied) Her second album,


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By Given Tshifhiwa Mukwevho

MUROVHI FINANCIAL SERVICES CELEBRATES GRAND OPENING OF NEW OFFICES During a glittering event on Saturday evening, guests, clients, friends and relatives of the young businessman, Mr Masala Murovhi, came together at 52 Burger Street in Louis Trichardt. The purpose of the event was to celebrate the grand opening of the new offices of Murovhi Financial Services. Murovhi is a prosperous young man who struggled hard to succeed as an insurance company owner of note in the province. During the occasion, man of the moment Mr Masala Murovhi never said much himself, but allowed those who have been supporting and motivating him in the insurance world to take to the stage and describe his character, first as a business-minded man and then as owner and managing director of the thriving Murovhi Financial Services. Mr Jan Eloff, Santam’s regional manager for Limpopo, explained that Santam’s business relationship with Murovhi

Financial Services started in 2005, when Mr Murovhi began his business with only a small space in an office which he rented in Louis Trichardt. At that stage, he did not even own a computer, printer, laptop or personal transport. “He had nothing literally – but his briefcase,” said Mr Eloff, addressing the guests. “He travelled by public transport from Thohoyandou to Louis Trichardt on a daily basis.” After the first year, during which Murovhi struggled to set up his practice, his short-term insurance premium income was less than R250, 000. Through a lot of hard work, dedication and perseverance, he built up a brokerage with a premium income of a couple of million by the end of 2011. In 2012, he set yet another milestone by establishing the upmarket offices for the insurance company he heads. Murovhi currently employs four permanent staff members and is in the process of appointing an additional administration officer and a consultant. “As Murovhi Financial Services, we would like to tell you that we opened up this business for all our clients to get better services at a better space,” said Mr Murovhi. He advised people to continue supporting the business as they also create employment for the local people. Among the guests were Murovhi’s parents, Vho-Maitakhole Moses Murovhi and Vho-Tshinakaho Rachel Fungisani. They looked glad and happy throughout

the ceremony and were grateful for their son’s successes in life. All in all, Murovhi was described as an individual who wouldn’t hesitate to study further in finances whenever he felt it necessary to develop his business portfolio. Santam regards him as one of their valued business partners, as he is competent, committed and a professional businessperson. Makhado Municipality’s mayor, Cllr David Mutavhatsindi, said that the municipality was joining hands in the occasion as partners in shared growth and commitment. He added that the municipality was always delighted when seeing businesses like Murovhi Financial Services establishing themselves and thriving. “As a municipality, we are committed to the realisation of strategic and focused partnerships with likeminded institutions, both private and public, that seek to create a better life for all our people in communities,” said Mayor Mutavhatsindi. In motivating Mr Murovhi, Mutavhatsindi elucidated that the government’s role at all levels is to create a supportive, enabling local and national policy and legislative environment for business to thrive.

The permanent employees at Murovhi Financial Services. From left to right are Ms Cindi Tsibi (cleaner), Ms Obvious Tharaga (receptionist), Ms Mercy Marupeng (consultant) and Mr Steven Sadiki (general caretaker).

Seated around the table during the evening function are clients and guests of Murovhi Financial Services.

Murovhi Financial Services’ MD, Masala Murovhi.

Five hired workers who renovated the new Murovhi Financial Services building received certificates and vouchers during the event. In the photo are (from left to right) Mr TD Thaba (electrician), Walter Sinthumule (building construction), Marubini Mbulaheni (ceiling and tiling), Lindelani Murovhi (landscaping and gardening) and Tuwa Ndou (plumbing).

Photograghed inside the managing director´s office are Murovhi´s parents, Vho-Maitakhole Moses Murovhi and Vho-Tshinakaho Rachel Fungisani.

Mr Rendani Sikhwivhilu (PhalaPhala fm), Mr Masala Murovhi (Murovhi Financial Services MD) and Mr Mulalo Ramarumo.

Top: Cutting the ribbon: From left to right are Chief M.W Netsianda, Makhado Municipality Mayor Mr David Mutavhatsindi, Mr Masala Murovhi and Jan Eloff (Santam) Left: Mr Masala Murovhi, Cllr David Mutavhatsindi and Mrs Thinavhuyo Murovhi (Murovhi´s wife) are looking up to the figurative mountain summit of success which Murovhi still needs to achieve.

Mayor David Mutavhatsindi (Makhado Municipality), Mr Masala Murovhi and Mr Lutendo Joy Musicians Lufuno Dagada and Malada (Murovhi Financial Services Lucky Xihuhuri entertained the guests. - compliance officer).


14 8 June 2012 By Peter Muthambi

Controversial Makhado FM back on air

A delighted Daniel Mudau (middle), who is still mourning the death of his wife, receives clothing and food for the baby from the Mugwena family, who have pledged an amount of R350 every month. In the photo are Maureen Mugwena and her husband, Goddard.

Following the Makhado Municipality’s actions last week to cut off the electricity supply to Makhado FM, the community radio station in Makhado, the controversial radio station is back on air. This follows several meetings with the municipality, leading to the switching on of the electricity again last Wednesday. The electricity was cut off around 13:00 last Tuesday and was switched on again around 17:05 the following day. The radio station was off air for the

time that the electricity was off. All this happened as a result of the fact that the station owed the municipality R83 457 in outstanding electricity bills. According to Luonde Media Resources CEO, Mr Junior Ramovha, the debt accumulated from the previous administration. “We managed to pay R15 600 of the money we owed the municipality,” he said. Ramovha said that they had entered into an agreement with the municipality and were now leveraging their resources in

order for them to settle the balance. Ramovha thanked the municipality for their understanding in this regard. “We are able to render our services to Makhado and the surrounding areas once again,” he added. When contacted for comment, the spokesperson for the Makhado Municipality, Mr Louis Bobodi, confirmed that the station had paid the necessary money that allows the municipality to switch on the electricity.

Be part of our motoring supplement for 15 June 2012, and get your Local businessman assists struggling dad In 2006, Limpopo businessman until his death this year and man some money and promised customers on the right track Goddard Mugwena adopted has contributed towards many to do something for the family. By Elmon Tshikhudo

four Thinandavha orphans at Mulodi in the Mutale area. The children’s mother was ritually murdered while collecting fire wood which she sold to fend for them. Mugwena has been giving the siblings an amount of R1 100 each month and has spent thousands of rands over the years on clothing and food he buys for the children. He has also helped a large number of disadvantaged people, some with their education and some with personal needs. He supported the wheelchair-bound Lazarus Matodzi for many years

community-orientated initiatives. This week, he was at it again when he incidentally bumped into a grieving Daniel Mudau, who had recently lost his wife. Mudau, of Maniini outside Thohoyandou, was left with a fivemonth-old daughter. Mugwena bumped into the man at a local shop with the baby strapped to his back while serving customers at the same time. On enquiry he learnt that the man, who was helping at a local Indian shop, did not have any means to support the newborn and his five other children. He was so touched that he gave the

True to his word, he went back to the family last Wednesday, and this time he was with his wife, Maureen, who was also touched by the man’s plight. They bought the child some food and clothing and gave the father R350, which he promised to do every month for as long as he is alive. “God has blessed me abundantly. He gave me a wonderful family, a thriving business and saved me from certain death when people with evil hearts plotted to kill me. Who am I not to say thank you after all that has happened in my life?” he said.

The Man for Change and Women Network, two organisations from within the SAPS in Levubu, proved that they sympathise with the poor and will remain devoted to public welfare in order to improve the lives of those who are heavily burdened by poverty. They recently assisted a povertystricken family in Tshakhuma with food parcels. Three children from poverty-stricken families were left without homes when their parents passed away in 2010 and February this year. The organisations came to their assistance with food and other necessities. In the photo, from left to right, are Const EV Ramashia, Cllr NS Munyai, Capt Humbulani Mushadu, Vhamusanda VhoNemuhovhoya Madzivhandila, one of the recipients, Ntamedzeni Phosiwa, NR Mathoni and Sgt Mamphela Mushadu, who handed food parcels to Ntamedzeni.

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Thulamela Municipality hereby requests proposals from qualified and experienced service providers for the assistance to get a clean audit. Bid documents will be available as from 11 June 2012 between 08h00 and 15h30 upon non-refundable cash payment of R115.00 per document at Procurement office No.02 Thulamela Municipality, Old Agriven Building, Thohoyandou, 0950. Interested companies should submit their proposals with the following compulsory requirements: • Audit firm with pool of CAs’ • Track record of the same job and references of Municipalities where the firm has done the job successfully (Kindly include name of the municipalities that you have assisted and their contact numbers) (Note: Municipalities that has been assisted and eventually obtained clean audit should all be included in this regard • Proof of registration with SAICA • Valid tax clearance certificate • Company registration documents • Proof of municipal rates & taxes of the business or owner or director whose name appears on the company registration document, which is not in arrears for more tha 90 days and which is not older than three (3) months • Where possible we also request to be provided with the company profile . • NB: Service providers must submit their BBBEE Verification certificate from verification agency accredited by South African accreditation system (SANAS) or a registered auditor approved by the Independent Regulatory Board (IRBA) or an Accounting Officer as contemplated in the corporation act (CCA) in order to claim preference points. The proposals must be submitted in a sealed envelope clearly indicating the project name and notice number – BID NO 403/2012 “ASSISTANCE TO GET A CLEAN AUDIT” on the outside and must be deposited in the Tender Box at the Municipality Head Offices, not later than 11:00 on 26 June 2012. The proposals evaluation criteria will be done in compliance with Supply Chain Management Policy (SCMP), PPPFA and all the relevant Acts and Regulations and in terms of 90:10 preferential points system. The Municipality is not bound to accept the lowest or any proposal and reserves the right to accept any part of a proposal. Proposal must remain valid for a period of ninety (90) days after closing date of the submission thereof. All administrative enquiries can be directed to Ms Mudau P at (015) 962-7796 Technical enquiries can be directed to Mrs. M. Madzhie at (015) 962-7515 during office hours. Proposals which are late, incomplete, unsigned, sent by telegraph, facsimile , electronically (Fax), or E-mail and without the compulsory requirements will be disqualified. MR MATHIVHA M.H MUNICIPAL MANAGER


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BID Compulsory PRICE Briefing BID NO. 397/2012 Tenants for retail R 187-00 13 June 2012 at space. 11h00, at Council Chamber

BID NO . 398/2012 Provision of ATM machine services


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R187-00 BID NO . 399/2012 Provision of digital vending vending machines with a digital advertising component. BID NO . 400/2012 Outdoor R187-00 advertising opportunities

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HAMMANN MOOSA INC. requires the services of 10 experienced debt collectors in the Makhado, Thohoyandou and Malamulele areas.

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Organisation Capacity = 10 Tender Quality = 15 Financial = 40 Project Plan = 15 BEE = 20 Mr Maluleke HE. Organisation Capacity = 10 (015 962 7623 ) Tender Quality = 15 or Mr Chauke H.D Financial = 40 (015 962 7622) Project Plan = 15 BEE = 20 Mr Maluleke HE. Organisation Capacity = 10 (015 962 7623 ) Tender Quality = 15 or Mr Chauke H.D Financial = 40 (015 962 7622) Project Plan = 15 BEE = 20 Mr Maluleke HE. (015 962 7623 ) or Mr Chauke H.D (015 962 7622)

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Bid documents will be available as from 11 June 2012 between 08h00 and 15h30 at office No.02 Thulamela Municipality, Old Agriven Building, Thohoyandou. Interested service providers will be expected to submit their proposals with the following compulsory requirements: • Original Valid Tax Clearance Certificate Issued by SARS • Company registration documents (e.g. CK) • Companies’ and/or Directors’ proof of payment for the Municipal accounts (rates & taxes) in their area of jurisdiction. (Not older than Three(3) months) and not in arrears for more than 90 days Where possible we also request to be provided with the company profile. NB: Service providers must submit their BBBEE verification certificate from verification agency accredited by South African accreditation system (SANAS) or a registered auditor approved by the Independent Regulatory Board (IRBA) or an Accounting Officer as contemplated in the corporation and BEE Rating certificate Sealed bid documents must be submitted in envelopes clearly indicating “BID NUMBER AND DESCRIPTION” on the outside and must reach the undersigned by depositing it into the official Bid Box at the front of the main entrance to the Civic Centre, by no later than 11:00 on the 26th June 2012. All Bids received will be opened in public in the Municipality’s Board Room, Civic Centre, Old Agriven Building, Thohoyandou. 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 the submission thereof Bids which are late, incomplete, unsigned, completed by pencil, sent by telegraph, facsimile , electronically (Fax), or E- mail and without the compulsory requirements will be disqualified. MR MATHIVHA M.H MUNICIPAL MANAGER

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16 8 June 2012 By Elmon Tshikhudo

Police arrest man with 40kg of dagga Acting on a tip-off by mem- with the possession of dagga. bers of the community, the Vuledzani Kwinda was found Thohoyandou police arrested a at Sokoutenda in Sibasa in pos35-year-old man in connection session of dagga weighing 40 kg.

It is alleged that police went to the accused’s home and searched the premises, where they found a plastic refuse bag full of dagga in a drum behind the house. The accused was arrested and briefly appeared at the Thohoyandou Magistrate’s Court. He was granted bail of R1 000 and his case was postponed to July 17. Thohoyandou police spokesperson Major Mashudu Malelo praised members of the community for being the eyes of the police. “We would not have known that illicit drugs are being sold in the area had it not been for the Alleged dagga dealer Vuledzani Kwinda is taken back to the holding cells vigilance of the comafter his appearance at the Thohoyandou Magistrate’s Court. munity,” said Malelo. By Peter Muthambi

Muni workers urged to know their status The portfolio head of community services at the Makhado Municipality, Cllr Percy Mashimbyi, has urged workers to get tested for both HIV/ Aids and TB. He was a speaker during the employees’ candle light memorial and world no tobacco day awareness campaign. Mashimbyi said that workers should continue committing themselves in the fight against HIV/Aids and TB. “We do not want to wait for workshops to talk about HIV/ Aids and TB prevention,” he said. “Knowing your status should enable you to change

your behaviour accordingly. This is the most important entry point for treatment, care and support,” he added. Municipal workers came in numbers to participate in the event, which was held at the Makhado Show Grounds last Wednesday. Mashimbyi said that the country was faced with a critical challenge of a disturbingly high level of HIV/Aids and TB infections. “I am encouraging all of us to contribute to this important aspect of our arsenal in the fight against HIV/ Aids and TB,” he added. According to the acting municipal manager, Mr Elias

Mugari, the event was meant to increase awareness among workers, so that they can stay healthy at all times. “We need our workers to take good care of their health,” he said. The event was held in collaboration with the Department of Health. The chairperson of the South African Municipal Workers Union, Mr Sylvester Mulaudzi, said that the message of the day was straightforward and that workers should just stop smoking. “We understand that workers sometimes smoke because of the stress at work,” said Mulaudzi.

Photographed during the event are, from left to right, Cllr Maggie Mathalise, Cllr Percy Mashimbyi, acting municipal manager Mr Elias Mugari, Cllr John Mamafha and Cllr Nehemiah Madzhiga.

MAKHADO MUNICIPALITY Tel: (015) 519 3000 Fax: (015) 516 1195 Private Bag X2596 Makhado 0920

APPROVED 2012/13 -2016/17 IDP AND 2012/13 BUDGET Makhado Local Municipality hereby gives notice in terms of section 25 (4) of the Municipal Systems Act (Act 32 of 2000) and section 22 (a) i of the Municipal Finance Management Act (Act 56 of 2003), that the final 2012/13-2016/17 IDP and 2012/13 Budget have been adopted at a sitting of Council on the 31st of May 2012. Copies of the approved IDP/Budget are available on request at Makhado Municipal Offices, 1st Floor, Office C004 and Ground Floor, Office B041 and also at all Municipal Regional Offices (Dzanani, Vuwani and Waterval). The approved IDP/Budget may be accessed electronically via the Municipal website at All enquiries can be directed to the Director for Development Planning or the Acting Chief Financial Officer at telephone number (015) 519 3000.

By Frank Mavhungu

Give-away points for Nobela All Stars Last weekend saw the affiliates for the Limpopo stream of the Vodacom Promotional League play their last league matches. Unlike other teams, who had to sweat in order to get the points at stake, the situation was totally different with Nobela All Stars. They travelled to Lebowakgomo Stadium in Sekhukhune to honour their fixture against Fanang Diatla FC. Although it was their home match, Fanang Diatla did not show up for the game. The referee blew the final whistle shortly after the 15:00 scheduled kick-off time, thereby declaring the match a walkover for the visiting side.

Basel FC finished their league programme with a bang. They beat Giyani Hotspurs 3-2 at the packed Makwarela Stadium. Bongani Sithole scored a brace for Basel, while the third one was registered in Louis Chauke’s name. The unusual happened at the Ephraim Mohale Stadium in Modimolle. This is where Rospa United brutally walloped Modimolle Aces 17-2. That happened while soccer fanatics were still shocked about another historic score where Mighty FC had crushed The Dolphins 14-1 at the Seshego Stadium three days before. Winners Park continued to

pave their way up, following their 3-0 victory over Magezi FC at the Seshego Stadium. Mighty FC gave away league points to Baroka FC, to whom they lost 0-2. Dinare FC could not absorb the pressure from The Dolphins. They were beaten 2-4 at the Ephraim Mohale Stadium in Modimolle. Lephalale Young Killers lost 1-2 to Blue Rocks, despite the fact that it was a home fixture for them. Phungo All Stars scored three goals and conceded only one against Super Eagles at the Makwarela Stadium. The victory was good enough to push Phungo All Stars out of the relegation zone.

By Kaizer Nengovhela

Young Chiefs and Ramantsha in a draw Muduluni Young Chiefs gave Ramantsha FC a tough time when they played to a 2-all draw in their Limpopo Dairy League match played at the Ramahantsha grounds on Sunday. The hosts should have scored in the seventh minute, but their kingpin, Marcus Masipa, shot wide with only the keeper, Madambi Ramavhoya, to beat. Moloko Matumba of Young Chiefs found the net after a rebound in the 28th minute. A short while later, Rendani Ramavhuya of Ramantsha intentionally handled the ball and he went into the referee’s book. Chiefs’ keeper, Madambi Ramavhuya, had to stretch to the limit to save Rendani Makamu’s volley. Moloko Matumba intercepted a back pass by a defender of Ramantsha and blasted in a rocket. The keeper of the home team, Rofhiwa Mufamadi, reacted late and dived in the opposite direction. Ramantsha scored their first goal in the 34th minute when Tsepo Thovhakale cut loose from the right-hand corner and unleashed a ground cutter that made the keeper feel as if he was a spectator, helplessly watching the ball hitting the back of the net. After the goal, Ramantsha came back strongly. The players of Chiefs had to abandon their positions and packed themselves at the far back in a bid to

defend their two goals. Dovhani Maemu should have scored his team’s third goal, but his shot missed by a mile. The home team equalised when Tsepo Thovhakale finished off a shot on the rebound, after a scramble within the box.

Mahlomola Letlalo has the ball, while Sipho Maguluvhela waits for a mistake.

Inviting Property Developers for Student Residences The University of Venda (UNIVEN) is committed to offering its 11,000 under graduate and post graduate students safe and secure residence facilities which promote a learning culture. UNIVEN invites investors to build student residences outside the university campus on a “build and operate” principle. The University will provide minimum standards that must be adhered to. Please submit proposals to the University for further engagement sealed in an envelope marked RFP: Private Student Residences, RFP # USR-01/2012 and deposit it in the tender box located at the University of Venda, Facilities Management Building not later than 12h00 on Friday, 29 June 2012. A compulsory meeting will be held at the University on Thursday, 14 June 2012 at 10h00 at the Art Gallery building, University of Venda in Thohoyandou where minimum requirements will be handed to prospective investors and outstanding matters clarified.


Please register your interest with Mr. Azwifarwi Magwabeni of Univen Procurement at Tel: 015 962 8366 e-mail: by not later than 13 June 2012.

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The volleyball team members of Louis Trichardt Primary School are the winners of the Soutpansberg Schools Volleyball League for the second time round. They were also the league champions in 2011. The league ran from 3 May till 31 May and the schools they competed against were Eltivillas Primary School, Soutpansberg Primary School, Emmanuel, Petamukanela and Champions Academy. With the team are assistant coach Mr Michael Mphaga (left) and the coach, Mr Robert Marais.


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By Frank Mavhungu

Dynamos’ future now depends on DC’s verdict The future of Dynamos Football Club as an affiliate of the National First Division League will be determined by the outcome of their complaints against Bay United and Carara Kicks. According to the statement from the league, the disciplinary committee of the Premier Soccer League (PSL) will pass their verdict on the matter today. The PSL officially announced that Dynamos, together with Atlie FC, had been relegated to the lower division two weeks ago. Dynamos, together with Blackburn Rovers, sent complaints to the league two days after the announcement. In their let-

ter of complaint, Dynamos were alleging that Bay United and Carara Kicks had registered players improperly. According to the statement, the players in question were fielded in a number of league matches. If found guilty, Bay United will forfeit 12 points. That will mean that Bay United will drop from the fourth-last position to the bottom of the log. Dynamos, who finished their league programme in the second-last position, will then move to the third-last position on the log and thus narrowly escape the relegation axe. On the other hand, Carara Kicks will forfeit about nine points if


found guilty. Blackburn Rovers were alleging that Chippa United had also registered a player improperly. The complaint from Blackburn Rovers forced the league to postpone the promotional playoff matches indefinitely, pending the outcome of the case as Chippa United is one of the teams which qualified to take part in the event. The verdict for the case was passed on Monday this week and the disciplinary committee ruled in favour of Chippa United. Blackburn Rovers were not happy with the verdict and they filed an appeal the following day.

By Kaizer Nengovhela

Ravele Highlanders to clash with Maisa Rainbow Ravele Highlanders will clash with Maisa Rainbow in their Limpopo Dairy League match at the Ravele grounds tomorrow (Saturday). Kutama Cosmos will travel to Makhitha to test their strength against Makhitha Iyarunga. Madodonga Limpopo Professionals will host Muraleni Young Rebellions, while Maebane Young Eagles will play against Ramantsha FC. Madodonga TAB All Stars will face an uphill battle when they travel to Tshikhwani Stone

Breakers. Ravele Black Dragons will host Muraleni United Brothers. Other matches are: Madombidzha Celtic vs Gogobole Bucs, Manavhela Real Fighters vs LTT Murunwa Soccer Academy, Maebani Aces United vs Midoroni Real Hearts, Muduluni Young Chiefs vs Madombidzha Try Again and Zamenkomste Liverpool vs Kutama Young Stars. Sunday's fixture are: Kutama Young Stars vs Makhitha Iyarunga, Muraleni United Brothers vs

Madodonga Limpopo Professionals, Muduluni Young Chiefs vs Maebane Young Eagles, Gogobole Bucs vs Tshikhwani Stone Breakers, Midoroni Real Hearts vs Ravele Black Dragons, Muraleni Young Rebellions vs Madombidzha Celtic, Kutama Cosmos vs Manavhela Real Fighters, LTT Murunwa vs Ravele Highlanders, Ramantsha FC vs Maebane Aces United, Madombidzha Try Again vs Zamenkomste Liverpool and Masia Rainbow vs Madodonga TAB All Stars.

By Frank Mavhungu

Masokolara draw with Force In their Makhado Local FA match at the Muungamunwe grounds on Sunday, Mutsha Zebra Force and Masokolara FC shared the spoils with a 1-1 draw. Masokolara started the game without three of their three key players, Tebogo Mudzunga, Phathutshedzo Nevhorwa and Aubrey Ngobeni. The game was already 18 minutes old when the trio arrived. Unfortunately for Masokolara, it was already late at that stage as Zebra had scored their goal in the 14th minute. Rendani Mudau scored with a ground cutter after a square pass from Livhuwani Sikhwetha. Things turned against Zebra Force after Masokolara introduced the trio at the expense of Leonard Makhado, Ndanduleni Nemudivhiso and Phindulo Nemankwe. Nyadzani Muvhali of Zebra Force

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18 8 June 2012 By Frank Mavhungu

Phungo All Stars shine bright over Eagles Phungo All Stars beat Super Eagles 3-1 in a Vodacom Promotional League match at the Makwarela Stadium on Saturday afternoon. The game was played under protest. Super Eagles lodged a protest with the referee, Mr Olani Kwinda, alleging that four players of Phungo, namely Tondani Nkhumeleni, Lutendo Mulaudzi, Dion Phiri and Hulisani Mathugana, were not properly registered with their team.

Shortly after the start of the match, the speedy forward of Super Eagles, Tabang Mashao, missed a sitter with the Stars’ keeper, Reason Mbedzi, already beaten. Mashao could not believe his eyes when his half-volley went a little wide. The score was 0-0 when the referee blew the half-time whistle. Phungo approached the second half with more self-confidence. They were awarded a penalty

after Daniel Kganago handled the ball within the box. A substitute, Justice Rasebotse, scored from the white spot. Dion Phiri of All Stars went into the referee’s book, following a dangerous tackle on Tsepo Matlala. The coach for Eagles, Mr Abel Shongwe, was not happy with the referee’s decision to warn Phiri with a yellow card. He argued that the infringement was severe and that it warranted a red card. During the altercation, Shongwe used abusive words towards the referee and he was given his marching orders. Phungo replaced Aphane Stemmer and Charles Melenyane with Mashudu Nemakhavhani and Justice Rasebotse respectively. They increased the margin in the 67th minute. Ivan Mahangwahaya forced his way through the defence of Eagles and scored easily. The visitors lost touch in the middle of the park and Stars capitalised and scored their third goal. Ivan Mahangwahaya blasted in a rocket, following a square pass from Justice Rasebotse. Super Eagles reduced the margin via Makgatho Masete nine minutes before the final Dion Phiri of All Stars (left) and Francois Baloyi of Eagles chase the ball. whistle.

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A night of celebration for Basel FC After finishing the league programme in the eighth position in their debut season of the Vodacom Promotional League, Basel Football Club felt that they had a good reason to celebrate. Their celebration party was held at the Nandoni Dam picnic site last Saturday evening. During the ceremony, the team’s head coach, Mr Justice Mtileni, said that the season had been full of challenges. He indicated that the team had been languishing at the bottom of the log after losing their first five league matches when he was given the responsibility of taking over as the head coach. Several players were honoured during the ceremony.

Kabelo Khoma was presented with R500, as he was nominated the best acquisition for the season. The team’s goalkeeper, Mashudu Nemakhavhani, was the most improved player and received R500. The team’s vastly experienced player, Japhta Mabosho, received two awards during the ceremony. He scored the most awesome goal in the season, apart from the fact that he was the team’s top goal scorer. He scored 11 goals in the season, despite the fact that he did not feature in some of the games as a result of injury. He was presented with R1 500. The most disciplined player and the players’ player of the

season award went to Khaukanani “Villa” Mawela. He also received R1 500. The team’s captain, Tshifhiwa “Gama” Ramatsea, was nominated the player of the season. He received R1 100. The chairman’s award of R1 000 went to Tsepo “DJ” Phelwane. During the ceremony, the managing director of the team, Mr Shandukani Nesengani, said that finishing the league programme in the eighthposition was a great achievement for his team, considering the fact that it was their first season in the Vodacom Promotional League. Basel FC bought the Vodacom Promotional League status from Vhembe FC at the end of last season.

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Manyuha to deliver district’s message The acting executive mayor of the Vhembe District Municipality, Cllr Lucas Manyuha, will deliver his state-of-thedistrict address (SODA) tomorrow afternoon. It will take place in the Mutale town Hall, starting at 17:00. Manyuha will be report on the successes and achievements

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By Frank Mavhungu

“Sick” Ledwaba forces SAFA to postpone hearing The disciplinary committee hearing meeting of the South African Football Association (SAFA) which was held at the association’s offices in Johannesburg last Saturday was postponed indefinitely, due to the absence of the complainant, Mr Sello Ledwaba of Super Eagles FC. Super Eagles lodged protests with the referees in their matches against Nobela All Stars and Winners Park, which were played two months ago. In both instances, Super Eagles were alleging that the opponents had fielded improperly registered players. The representatives from both Winners Park and Nobela All Stars were at the

venue before the 10:00 scheduled starting time for the meeting, ready to present their cases. Instead of commencing with the meeting at 10:00, the representatives from the two clubs, together with the match commissioner, Mr Rudzani Mulaudzi, were told that the meeting would be postponed indefinitely because the complainant was not available. They were told that the committee had received a letter from Mr Ledwaba, notifying them he would not attend the meeting because he was terribly ill. “I could not believe my ears when I heard that Mr Ledwaba was at the Makwarela Stadium, watching his team playing against Phungo All Stars when I was on my way back from

Johannesburg,” said the spokesperson for Nobela All Stars, Mr Mikateko Maluleke. Maluleke said that he could not understand it when Ledwaba failed to attend the meeting in Johannesburg but had made it to Thohoyandou if he was sick indeed. Maluleke’s sentiments were shared by the match commissioner, Mr Rudzani Mulaudzi. Mulaudzi’s reason for attending last Saturday’s meeting was that he was a complainant. Mulaudzi was the match commissioner in the match between Super Eagles and The Dolphins, which was played at the Seshego Stadium. According to Mulaudzi, Mr Ledwaba allegedly used vulgar words towards Mr Mulaudzi during that game, an incident which Mulaudzi reported to the league. Both Mulaudzi and Maluleke said the league should order Mr Ledwaba to reimburse them for their traveling expenses, saying he had Mr Sello Ledwaba (middle) tells the officials of Phungo All Stars and the been faking sickness last match officials why the game should be played under protest. It is argued Saturday. that he didn’t appear to be very sick during this match.

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Msobo the winners of Special Olympics


Msobo Day Care Centre was crowned the champions of the Vhembe Special Olympics which were held at Univen on Saturday. The tournament was hosted by Vhembe’s Special Olympics ambassador, Rofhiwa Madume. When addressing the athletes, the Vhembe District’s acting mayor, Cllr Faith Chauke, said that the government realised the immense problems and challenges facing people living with intellectual disabilities. ”We need to supply some resources to assist in creating the necessary infrastructure that will assist people living with


intellectual disabilities,” said Chauke. She said that Special Olympics South Africa reached more than 32 000 athletes from across the nine provinces and offered more than 730 competition opportunities each year. \“As a district municipality, our role is to co-ordinate and to ensure that all relevant stakeholders are brought on board. With the support of the Makhado, Mutale, Thulamela and Musina municipalities, business, the community and sport federations, we can make a difference,” said Chauke. Limpopo’s Special Olympics coordinator, Mr Samuel Mad-

uwa, said that children with disabilities must no longer be hidden in their homes, sidelined in society and treated as secondary citizens. “It is high time that all concerned parties - parents, communities, public servants and politicians - join hands to ensure that children with disabilities have the same opportunities as other children.” The champions in Floor Hockey in group A were Grave and Love Day Care Centre; Msobo Day Care Centre won group B and Hayani were tops in group C. In the athletics section, Msobo Day Care Centre were the overall winners.

Kremetart draws over 1200 cyclists Kremetart and the event’s Brand Ambassador), Lynette Burger, Sarah Chemaly, An-Li Pretorius and Charlotte van der Merwe. On the home front, local cyclists to look out for are CP van Wyk and Christiaan Roos, especially in the 70km event. This year also sees a remarkable increase in the number of tandem entries. “The number of entries has already doubled from last year and the 175km stage race looks set to become a tandem event,” says Stanley Thompson, chairman of the P&L Hardware Cycling Club who is the host of the event. By Monday this week a total number of 1 200 cyclists have already entered online. The bulk of the entries (968) were for the 175km race, and the rest for the 70km race. The organisers, however, expect a further 300 entries to come in before the race, shadowing last year’s total of 907 entries for both races.

It will, however, not only be about the road races on 9 June. In 2010 the P&L Cycling Club decided to turn the event into a complete cycling weekend, bringing in a mountain bike section. The mountain bike races over distances of 50km, 30km and 10km will be decided on Sunday, 10 June. For the little ones, the ever popular Kiddies Race for children from under four years up to under 10 years will take place on Friday afternoon, 8 June. This year’s Kremetart cycling weekend will again see an influx of close to 3 000 cyclists and supporters who are expected to flock to the Soutpansberg. Residents are encouraged to greet them with hospitality and even support the cyclist at some of the spectator points. Throughout the weekend, residents are also invited to visit and support the numerous stalls at the tourism information centre.

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Benny’s Care are the province’s champions Benny’s Care Sport Academy were crowned as the champions of the SASFA Sanlam Kay Motsepe Cup when they beat Mamoka High in the final on Saturday at the Malamulele Stadium. The winner had to be determined by penalty shoot-out, after the score was 0-0 when the referee blew the final whistle. Mamoka had nobody to blame but themselves for the defeat. They dominated play for most of the first half and had ample ball possession, but squandered their opportunities. The leading goal poacher, Brian Matsena, could not live up to his reputation as he was excellently contained by Lloyd

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Limpopo Mirror 8 June 2012  

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