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Doris in jail By Isabel Venter Everyone but the infamous Doris Mthembi was allowed to leave the Louis Trichardt Regional Court on Monday – she was ordered to go straight to jail. The 41-year-old Mthembi wept as she was being booked in as a prisoner on Monday afternoon, after being found guilty of making a false statement in an affidavit, which is a contravention of section 9 of the Justices of the Peace and Commissioners Oaths (Act 16 of 1963). She was sentenced to 10 years imprisonment, of which four years were suspended on condition that she not be found guilty of the same offence. This means that she effectively received a six-year direct prison sentence, bringing her court room shenanigans to a grinding halt.

The case against her relates to an incident in September 2010 when she tried to accuse her estranged husband, Goddard Tendani Mugwena, of kidnapping and raping her. When Mthembi tried to lay a charge, she told police that Mugwena had kidnapped her from Nkowa Nkowa at gunpoint and taken her to Makhado (Louis Trichardt). Here, in a guest house, he raped and assaulted her. “I screamed for help, but no one came to my rescue,” she had told the police and later the

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collected her from Eltivillas and they then went to pick up the hired vehicle before booking into a local lodge for the night. They also put petrol in the vehicle, and Mugwena bought R100 airtime for Mthembi’s cell phone. Mugwena said it was not unusual for him and Mthembi to still sleep together, even though she had married Ragwala in 2010. “She told me that she had always enjoyed sex with me, and that she didn’t enjoy sleeping with Ragwala since he had had a penis enlargement, which was scary,” said Mugwena. - Continues on p2

Left: Doris Mthembi´s new husband, Joseph Ragwala, supported her while they waited for the Regional Court of Louis Trichardt to start on Monday.


court, during her trial. Further evidence given in court, however, not only disproved Mthembi’s account of events, but also revealed a life of sex, money and fast cars. “She [Mthembi] gave a new meaning to the phrase ‘Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned’,” was the observation of the state prosecutor during closing statements and arguments on Monday. According to Mugwena, Mthembi pestered him about her BMW that he took back after Mthembi had left him for the TV-star Joseph Ragwala in 2009. Mthembi finally backed off when Mugwena hired another vehicle for her. This was on 31 August, when the “rape” took place. Upon Mthembi’s request, Mugwena



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“The court is not a stage” - magistrate From page 1 Mthembi tried to refute Mugwena’s version of events by providing photographs showing her injuries. She also told the court that she was not fluent in English, and that the police must have taken her statement down wrong. When cell phone evidence was introduced by the State, Mthembi claimed that the evidence was wrong and had been tampered with by conspirators within the police and prosecuting authority, trying to build a false case against her. During his verdict, Magistrate Pat Cloete said that, based on the State’s evidence, Mthembi deserved no other sentence than guilty. Unlike the State’s evidence, which supported the case fully, Mthembi fought every point made and tried to deceive the court. “The lies kept piling up and up,” said Cloete. “You did not make a favourable impression on the court.” Cloete was referring to cell phone evidence showing that Mugwena was never in Nkowa Nkowa and could therefore not have kidnapped Mthembi as she had claimed. The cell phone evidence further showed a SIM

card swop that was done, after which Mthembi phoned Ragwala from Mugwena’s phone. This happened some time while she and Mugwena were still at the lodge. The doctor who had examined Mthembi after the alleged rape also testified that there was no indication of rape, only of sex and bruises on Mthembi’s face. This doctor also testified that the photos Mthembi handed in at the court did not show the bruises that she noted on the day she examined Mthembi. Mugwena also testified that Mthembi’s hair styles differed on all save two of the photos. He did not deny slapping Mthembi. Based on this, Cloete said that there was no other evidence that Mthembi had provided to prove her account of events on that day, except for the statement that she had made to the police when she tried to accuse Mugwena of kidnapping and raping her. “The state proved their case beyond a reasonable doubt, and all their evidence corroborated the testimonies of the witnesses,” said Cloete. The State argued for direct imprisonment of Mthembi. If it were not for diligent police

work, an innocent Mugwena would have been sent to jail for 20 years. “In sentencing, the court will not protect Mugwena, the individual’s rights, but rather protect every South African from somebody who makes a false statement,” argued the State. “It is better for 10 guilty persons to walk free, than for one innocent person to be locked up in jail.” When Cloete sentenced Mthembi, he not only warned her, but also the public. “You performed your testimony to the court. The court is not a stage. By sentencing you, we also show the public that you do not play in court – we’re here for the truth and nothing but the truth,” Cloete said. In addition to her jail sentence, Mthembi was also declared unfit to possess a firearm. In the meantime, she and Ragwala are still facing several other charges, among other a charge of conspiracy to commit murder. The husband-and-wife pair was arrested during 2009, together with Vincent Phakula (28) and Moses Ntlenana (24), two hit men Mthembi had allegedly hired to kill Mugwena.

Mr Joe Ragwala, Mthembi´s husband, consoled her after she was found guilty.

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Municipalities help to bury fire victims The mayor of Thulamela Municipality, Cllr Grace Mahosi, and members of her staff visited the Mathebula family of Mbhalati village last Wednesday, to offer their condolences after the family lost three members in a house fire the previous week. Mrs Mijhinjhi Batsani (51) and her gandchildren Thuli Cele (13) and Kwetsima Mathebula (7) died after the hut they were sleeping in had caught fire. A three-year-old boy, Hlayiseko Mathebula, survived the incident and is still in a critical condition in the Malamulele hospital. Mahosi told the family that both the district and local municipalities would make sure that the three people who died are going to receive a decent burial. She also urged members of the community to assist the needy family. “We are going to assist them now with the funeral and after the funeral will make sure that those who left behind get better shelter to avoid such accidents,’’ said Mahosi. Family spokesman Gezani Mathebula has welcomed the two municipalities’ initiative to assist the family. “We are grateful for the municipalities. It shows that they do care for the poor,” said

Mathebula. Police spokesman Mapidani Chauke said the police had opened an inquest docket while the investigation was still continuing. All three deceased are going to buried in the Mrs Mijhinjhi Batsani Mbalati cemetery to- (51) was killed in the fire. morrow (Saturday).

Thuli Cele (13) was Kwetsima Mathebula (7) died in the blaze. killed in the fire.

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Baby Mulalo’s parents still aggrieved The parents of the 19-monthold baby, Mulalo Prince Mulaudzi, who died after nurses at Khakhu clinic allegedly refused to attend to him immediately, are still waiting for the Department of Health to finalise investigations into the case. Mr Mashudu and Mrs Mumsy Mulaudzi contacted the department’s spokesperson, Ms Adele van der Linde, to inquire about the progress of their case. “Ms Van der Linde referred us directly to the office in Polokwane, where we were told that

what had happened to our baby at the Khakhu clinic was totally wrong,” said Mashudu. “They promised to get back to us soon.” The child’s guardian and grandmother, Vho-Reginah Mulaudzi, had rushed Mulalo to the Khakhu clinic after she noticed that he had a high fever and was vomiting on 5 October. She was allegedly turned away, because the three nurses on duty were helping a woman in labour. Baby Mulalo was only attended to the following morning but died two hours later.

Mulalo’s mother, Mumsy, said that the clinic’s attitude towards patients had caused her son’s death. “I want to believe that, if he were helped, my child would still have been alive,” she said. Van der Linde confirmed on Monday that the department has launched an investigation into the case “to establish whether there was any negligence on the part of the clinic. We cannot tolerate bad service that can lead to fatalities. However, we need to be thorough in investigating all possible contributing factors.”

Mr Mashudu and Mrs Mumsy Mulaudzi hold baby Mulalo´s framed photo during Limpopo Mirror´s recent visit to the family.


Convicted murderer in the High Court today The murder case against Marshall Zumbudzana (27) could not proceed last Thursday when he appeared in the Thohoyandou High Court. This is because the office of the Department


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of Social Development in Vhembe didn’t provide the court with the requested report on the Zimbabwean convict, after they cited that they had received too short notice to assist the convicted murderer. Last Tuesday, Judge Khami Makhafola directed the prosecution to arrange for Zumbuzana to consult with the probation officer, so that the official could submit a written report in mitigation of the convict’s sentence. The court had to request the social workers’ office to write a report after Zumbuzana couldn’t give arguments in mitigation. When Zumbudzana appeared in court last Thursday, his case was

therefore postponed to today (Friday) to allow the social workers enough time to have a session with him. It also emerged in court that the office of the social workers in Thohoyandou felt that it would only be appropriate if Zumbuzana was assisted by the probation officer at Tshilwavhusiku, since this is where he was initially arrested. Zumbuzana has been convicted of hacking Mr Sonnyboy Nkosi with a spade on 17 March 2012 at Muduluni village, where two of them were stationed to drill a borehole. Nkosi, a father of four, was a resident at Tshikhwani in Madombidzha village.



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The roof of the six-roomed house of the Malotsha family at Madombidzha lies on the ground. By Kaizer Nengovhela

Huge damage after storm hits villages Several families around Vhembe were left homeless on Friday evening after a heavy storm damaged numerous houses in the area. Five people were reported injured. According to Mr Matodzi Ralushai, spokesperson of the Vhembe District Municipality, more than 500 families in different areas of the Mutale, Thulamela and Makhado municipalities were affected by the storm. Makhado has the highest number of affected families.

Schools, shops, churches and other business buildings in the area were damaged, trees were uprooted and electricity poles were blown down. At Tshiozwi, more than 60 houses and three churches were damaged and at Madombidzha about 50 houses, a shop and a primary school. The Vhembe District Municipality has started to deliver tents and food parcels to the affected people and, according to Ralushai, they intend to approach the provincial administration to

assist with the provision of tents. Ms Portia Malotsha Sinugo of Madombidzha, whose sixroomed house was destroyed by the storm, said that she had no place to stay as the house that she trusted was severely damaged. She added that the neighbours’ daughter, Annani Tshisimba (9), who was at her house when the incident took place, was injured when a brick hit her leg. She was treated at the Louis Trichardt Memorial Hospital and later discharged.



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8 November 2013 By Phathutshedzo Luvhengo

The Motsepe Foundation has allocated R6 million to the Vhembe district municipality to develop and uplift the communities in the district through setting up co-operatives. On Thursday, 24 October, members of various religious denominations, young people, women in business, workers’ organisations, traditional councils, local business owners and teachers gathered at the town hall during the foundation’s road show. These are the stakeholders who will benefit from the allocated funds.

The Motsepe Foundation was initiated by mining magnate Patrice Motsepe to help marginalised, poor and rural communities. During the road show, he announced that the funds should be spent before June next year. Mr Motsepe commended churches and traditional authorities for being the custodians of culture. He said working with these stakeholders would help to combat the scourge of diseases, poverty or any other threats to society. People from various sectors in the district elected their committees which will Ms Jay Nkuna. help channel the funds and also monitor how the funds are being spent. “The funds must develop the impoverished communities and people,” he said. Delegates from the public protector’s office in Limpopo were also present at the Motsepe Foundation road show. Accompanied by two investigators, the Outreach Education and Communication officer in Limpopo, Ms Jay Nkuna, said that one of the public protector’s findings was that hospitals in the district were in a dire situation. “The Tshilidzini hospital needs urgent attention and suffers from a shortage of water,” she said. The municipality promised the public protector that they would use some of the Motsepe Foundation’s money to solve the water problems at Tshilidzini Hospital swiftly. “The executive mayor promised that some of the money allocated to the district will be used to fund a borehole project at Tshilidzini,” she said. She said after the observation during the Motsepe Mining magnate Patrice Motsepe, in conversation with the mayor of Foundation road show, they were going to follow Thulamela Local Municipality, Cllr Grace Mahosi, and the executive up on the proposed Tshilidzini Hospital project to find out if it was continuing. mayor of Vhembe district, Cllr Tshitereke Matibe. By Elmon Tshikhudo

Residents risk their lives in search of water The issue of service delivery in the Malamulele area has reached boiling point, with lots of damage caused in the quest for an own municipality. Villagers who have been protesting, continue to suffer and are crying as they have acute water shortages in the area. Villagers from Shigalo, Basani, Nyavani Mphakati have to risk their lives and mix with cows and donkeys in search of drinking and washing water in the tributaries of the Luvuvhu river. Earlier this week, Limpopo Mirror witnessed an unusual scenario where hundreds of villagers swarmed the river, some doing washing and some drawing drinking water from the river. They have travelled many kilometres on foot from their own villages to the river. Villagers say they do not have any choice but to venture into the dangerous

water as there is no water in the villages. Gogo Tsakani Makhubele (72) of Basani village says that they are suffering as they have to walk for several kilometers to the river to do washing and collect water. “We drink the same water that’s being drunk by our animals,” says Makhubele. Another villager from Shigalo says that there are people who can afford to hire cars to collect the river water for them and says that there is no much difference because the water is dirty. “The river is too far, but if you can’t afford to pay for transport to get you water, you have to walk over five kilometers, pushing a wheelbarrow with drums of water,” said the villager. The sight of huge, deadly crocodiles floating on the water does not deter them. Resident Mpho Shiburi says that many crocodiles have been spotted in the river.

“We have no option but to come here every day, even if it means risking our lives. We just need water,” she says. She says the water pump in her village should have been repaired long ago, but the municipality is turning a blind eye to their problem, which is making life very difficult for them. “It has been almost three months without water in this area and it seems our municipality does not give a damn as they never update us about what is happening; this is sickening,” she adds. Vhembe municipality spokesperson Matodzi Ralushai says that a pump that supplies the villages with water needs to be replaced. He says they are doing all in their power to make water available in the villages.

This elderly woman says she travels more than five kilometres to the river to do her washing and to collect drinking water.

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The quest for morality

Adultery is not only a physical act ... it is also spiritual “I have never committed adultery in my life!” the married young man exclaimed. “I have never cheated on my wife before and I do not plan to in the near future.” “If I were then to get a divorce from my wife, it would be for anything other than for cheating and adultery.” Unfortunately, it is not as simple as the young man would like to put it. Many marriages are not broken because of the physical side of adultery but more because of the spiritual side of it. Spiritual adultery can be defined as a relationship where a person deserts God for idols or any other thing that replaces God in one’s life. It is also used within the ‘fire-syndrome’ churches to refer to an act where somebody is said to have slept with a spiritual husband or wife other than one’s real spouse. In this article, I define spiritual adultery within the context where Jesus addresses his audience in Matthew 5:27-30 about the ‘intent to sexually engage’ with any person other than your spouse as adultery. The Pharisees thought that they had never committed adultery in their lives because they were never caught in the act of adultery proper. They then developed a kind of spiritual pride to look down upon those caught in adultery as the worst sinners. But in his interpretation of the law, Christ brought the element of ‘conceptualizing about sex in your mind’ or the ‘sexual intent’ on your part as reason enough to place you in the same basket as those who have literally acted on their thoughts. Spiritual adultery is more than

appreciating beauty as you see it, but going further to start plotting or even spiritually engaging in the act of sex with a person that you would have seen. The male species is more prone to this act than women. Men are easy prey of spiritual adultery because they get attracted more often by merely looking. This has unfortunately resulted not only in spiritual adultery, but also physical adultery, where somebody ends up divorcing. It is a pity that some even take it to the level of masturbating while having a picture of a woman he has seen earlier in order to satisfy his lust. The worst case that I have ever dealt with was when someone ended up being hooked to pornography. Viewing pornography can be defined as an act of spiritual adultery and is one area threatening to destroy many marriages. We need to deal with spiritual adultery by not looking at other people lustfully; not aspiring to have them as ours and engaging in sexual encounters with them, and doing away with pornography. We need to engage in the campaign of improving our sex life by being innovative in our approach when it comes to sexual matters. Learn and apply new tricks in order to spice up your relationship and, in the process, save it. Read sober-minded but innovative books about the matter and it will breathe a new lease on life in your marriage.- Prof Derrick Mashau, Department of Christian Spirituality, Church History and Missiology, University of South Africa; (

New managers at Musina Municipality

Several new mana­ gers were appointed at the Musina Mu­ni­ cipality on 1 Novem­ ber. Mr Charles Jombe is the new licensing manager.

Ms Mary Siziba is the new manager supply chain and assets of the Musina Municipality.

Mr Mike Mukoma, manager housing and community services of Musina.

Mr Mpho Mudau, the manager local economic develop­ ment at Musina.

The manager town planning of the M u s i n a M u­n i ­ cipality, Mr Musi­ walo Mphepho.

Musina Municipality’s new manager waste, parks and recreation, Ms Rendani Kutama.

Mr Simon Peta, senior manager strategic operations of Musina.

Mr Takalani Ram­ buda, new manager of legal services of the Musina Municipality.


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By Elmon Tshikhudo

“Cuban doctors will relieve shortages” Patients at Tshilidzini Hospital who had been waiting for a long time without help told the MEC for Health, Ms Dipuo Letsatsi-Duba, that they were happy that she had come because perhaps they would get some help. Duba, who was in the company of the Cuban ambassador, Mr Carlos Fernandez de Cossio, had made a stopover at Tshilidzini as part of a tour to assess the province’s health care services. The visit took place on Monday. The MEC and the ambassador were shown the different wards, where they even spent some time with patients and newborn babies. Besides some of the challenges that were highlighted during the visit, the outpatients department painted a very dim picture about the operation of the hospital. The MEC and the ambassador surprised both the staff and patients when they arrived at the section unannounced. Staff just

stood by when angry patients explained their hardships to the MEC. Some told the MEC that they had been there since early morning but had not been attended to. ”There is no service at this hospital. I have been here since early morning and what we see here are staff members who go out for lunch, never to return. Some went out very early but have not returned. Some patients arrive late, but because they are known to staff members, they are helped and they have already left, while we have to wait,” said one angry patient. Others complained of being told that their files were missing and having to be sent home without treatment. Mr Thomson Ramukhithi of Phundulu in the Ngovhela area told the MEC of the long waiting periods without being attended to. In her response to patients, the MEC confirmed that there was an acute shortage of doctors in the province and that was the reason

why they had invited the Cuban ambassador, so that he could see what challenges the province was facing. “We have heard and seen your challenges and we can assure you that we will deal with these matters, so that you get the best service at this hospital. To show that we are very serious about enhanced service, we will have many new doctors before the end of the year,” she said. She told them that 10 students had already left for Cuba for training, while another 110 students would leave before the end MEC Dipuo Letsatsi-Duba adresses angry patients who had waited the whole day without being of the year. helped at Tshilidzini Hospital. Ambassador De Cossio said the visit was to cement the relationship between the Cuban government and the Limpopo province. "We have taken note of what we have seen. We will continue working with the Limpopo government and, before the end of the year, 94 doctors from Cuba will start to work in South Africa. Some of them will come and serve here in Limpopo," he said.

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Churches unite to uplift communities The Mighty Arm Pastors Forum recognised several community builders during a ceremony held at the Full Gospel Church in Tshitungulwane a fortnight ago. Nine of the local church congregations united to form a forum, titled The Mighty Arm Pastors Forum, which is meant to help and uplift communities in the area of Vuwani. The chairperson of the forum, Pastor

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8 November 2013 Education

Ridgeway College and Ridgeway Independent merge Ridgeway College and Ridgeway Independent School in Makhado (Louis Trichardt) have merged into one entity, but will continue functioning on their respective campuses. Both schools have built halls which are nearing completion. “One bigger school is just more sustainable than two schools of our respective sizes. We worked hard to create a brand running from Grade RR to Grade 12, centering on an international curriculum,” says Ms Leigh Bristow, head of Ridgeway College and the executive head of the “new” merged school, together with her senior management team. Ridgeway Independent School, under leadership of

Ms Magriet Swanepoel, has 208 learners and Ridgeway College has 180. The two schools had been talking about merging for years, but the school boards’ discussion restarted in April this year on a serious note. The merger finally happened in July. “We have an aligned academic vision. The junior school will start on Cambridge as from Grade 2. We will be able to rank our Grade 2 kids with Grade 2 kids all over the world who are on the Cambridge system. Cambridge is an international education system used in more than 160 countries and administered from the United Kingdom. In the senior school we do Cambridge international exams. We

never had a student who did not get into the university faculty of his or her choice. The kids do extremely well at university,” says Bristow. In Grade 9 and 10, the learners of Ridgeway College prepare to write the international IGCSE exams and Grade 11s and 12s prepare for the Cambridge International AS level, a six- to eight-term course, with exams being written in May and June or October and November of the Grade 12 year. AS levels qualify students for entry into South African universities. The college in Leeu Street commenced with the building of a multi-purpose hall on 18 June and expect it to be completed by 5 November. The college was founded in 1999 “to provide a quality, affordable, independent English-medium educational opportunity”. The college moved to its present campus in 2002 and, ever since then, the infrastructure has been steadily developed to include laboratories, additional classrooms, a library and sporting facilities. Ridgeway Indepen­ dent School on the Roodewal road envisage that their hall will be completed at the time of their annual prize-giving ceremonies, which are scheduled for 6 and 7 November. The Ridgeway College in Leeu Street commenced with the building of a multi-purpose hall on 18 June. school was founded in The hall will serve as a hall for drama productions, art and cultural exhibitions, assemblies and January 1997. external exams.

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8 November 2013 By Ndivhuwo Musetha

“Donate an organ and save a life”

Makhado municipal traffic officials will look brighter this festive season with their new reflector jackets. This comes after the traffic department received brand new uniforms. With them in the photo is the director of community services, Mr Johannes Kanwendo.

A woman who has been living with a donated kidney for the past decade is urging people to donate organs to save lives. Ms Humbulani Bulala (47), of Maniini Block K, has been living with a donated kidney from an unknown donor since 16 May, 2002. Her donor came after the death of her elder sister, Vuledzani, who died when she was being operated on to confirm if her kidney could save Humbulani's life. "I was first diagnosed with kidney failure in 1993. After everything was explained to my family, Vuledzani volunteered to donate her kidney to me. In 1995, she went though some screening process where it was confirmed that I could live with her kidney. But the operation could not be done as the theatre rooms at George Mukhari were being renovated. Unfortunately, when she went back for the screening process again on 16 May 1996, she lost her life. Her death came four days before the whole process could be completed,” she added.

According to Humbulani, Vuledzani's death came as a big shock to the family. "Vuledzani, who owned a private school, was a member of the Limpopo legislature. I even blamed myself for her death. At some stage, I wished God would take my life and return my sister's as I was just a useless person who could not do anything because of my illness," says Humbulani. Since the death of her sister, Humbulani continued following treatment until she received a kidney from an unknown donor. Today Humbulani says she is happy that she is living a normal life like others. “I am an active person. I am helping to support my sister's children, now aged 22 and 25. I also have two boys, aged 29 and 24," says Humbulani, who is running her sister's school and also a PR councillor at Vhembe District Municipality. Humbulani says her illness made her realized that there was a need for the community to be more informed about kidney disease. "Kidney disease is very

rare. Few understand it. Most of the time, when one is suffering from kidney disease, people start to associate it with witchcraft or STI-related diseases. This is bad because the disease ends up escalating as it will be wrongly treated or ignored," she added. She also urges the public to donate organs and blood in order to help others. "I think it is important to donate, because through that donoation, you will be saving other people's lives.”

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Lutendo Madume (25) appeared in the Tshilwavhusiku Magistrate's Court last Tuesday in connection with a murder which happened on 9 January. After several postponements while the police were still gathering information and investigating the case, Madume's trial date was finally set for 17 to 21 February 2014. He will be trialed in the regional court at Tshilwavhusiku. Madume stands accused of allegedly stabbing Tuwani

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10 8 November 2013 By Frank Mavhungu

Unemployed teacher now a prosperous businessman Just like other students who became stranded after graduating as qualified teachers in 1994, Mr Takalani David Thaba of Tshakhuma village joined the thousands of job seekers as what used to be a noble profession was no longer in demand in the job market. Thaba obtained his Secondary Teachers’ Diploma from the now defunct Venda College of Education. Realizing that life was becoming a worthless thing due to unemployment, Mr Thaba swallowed his pride and started to do odd jobs by assisting electricians. That was the beginning of his road to The mayor of Makhado Municipality, Cllr David Mutavhatsindi (left), cuts the ribbon, while Mr Takalani Thaba and his wife, Tshifhiwa, look success. Within a short space of time, Mr Thaba could do all kinds of electrical work on.

without any supervision. That prompted him to undergo trade tests at the Department of Manpower and Training, where he succeeded at his first attempt. Equipped with a trade diploma at that stage, Thaba did not look back. He attended numerous electrical courses in a bid to broaden his job-related skills. It was in 2003 when Thaba told himself that he was mature enough to stand on his own. He registered his own company, TD New Look Electrical Construction, the very same year. A ceremony to celebrate 10 years of the existence of his company and the officially opening of the company’s new office building was recently held at Tshakhuma. During the ceremony, the mayor of Makhado Municipality, Cllr David Mutavhatsindi, said that the government was always prepared to assist people like Mr Thaba, whose companies were contributing a great deal in the fight against unemployment. A local traditional leader, Acting Chief Vho-Elvis Madzivhandila,

said that he was proud to have Thaba as one of his subjects. He described him as a torch bearer and selfless community builder. A well-known spiritual leader, Pastor Michael Mandavha, of the Faith Assemblies International Church, told Thaba to stay away from any corrupt activity. “ No matter how attractive corruption may be, don’t be corrupt,” he said. When addressing the hundreds of people who braved the chilly weather to attend the ceremony, Thaba indicated that his company has adopted one of the local schools, Raluthaga High Primary, as part of giving a portion of his profit back to the community. Apart from adopting the school, Mr Thaba indicated that his company has parted with more than R50 000 in the form of donations and sponsorships in the past years towards community development projects. He further indicated that a huge number people who learned electrical work from his company are now occupying higher positions in big companies such as Eskom, Metrorail and at municipalities.

The parents of a young khomba, Mavis Chauke (16), held a party for her after she had completed the Xitsonga rite of passage (vukhomba) on Saturday. Mavis resides at Chavani near Elim. Photographed with Mavis at Makhado during the celebration tour are (from left to right) Pfano Mabata, Tshifhiwa Ramalata, Vincent Chabalala and Khanyisa Makhuvele. Crime

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born Ramatsitsi from Nzhelele and Phindu Ndou were the first to enter the ring. The referee was forced to stop the fight in a bid to save Ramatsitsi’s life. Ramatsitsi’s nose was bleeding profusely when the fight was stopped. Thereafter, Zwothe Mammba convincingly beat Makhala Tshifularo, who did not hesitate to raise his hand as a way to accept defeat. The next fight was between Kofhela Ndwambi and Ntendeni Makuya. Ndwambi was declared the winner, after it was realised that Makuya was applying dirty tricks. The champion, Steven Mashudu Muratho exchanges blows with Zulu “Time bomb” Nditwani, was Thagwana.

A dark cloud of mourning is death,” he said. Mulaudzi urged we are again calling on families hanging over the village of members with problems to use to give the neccessary support to Makuya-Domboni, following services that are there to help members. the suicide of respected senior them when they have problems. Fighting crime is not an easy police officer. "Our job is very stressful, and job," he added. Maj Daniel Tshivhulungi (53) was certified dead in the early hours of Monday after he had shot himself in he head. Limpopo police spokesperson Brig Hangwani Mulaudzi said that Tshivhulungi, who was attached to the Thohoyandou Cluster, committed suicide by shooting himself in his bedroom. “We can confirm the incident. One of our members was found with a bullet hole in the head, and we do not suspect foul play at the moment. His pistol was found in the bedroom,” Mulaudzi said. Oncology nursing specialists from Elim Hospital were hosted a He added that the fortnight ago by Makhado Link Pharmacy to assist in their breast deceased shot himself cancer awareness day. Extensive health education was given to visiting around 05:00 and died people. About 40 people were assisted during the day. Fourteen pap on the way to the hos- smears were taken and breast examinations were done. Some men pital. “We have opened also came in to be taught about prostate cancer. All these undetakings an inquest docket and were providede free of charge. Pictured during the project are, from we are awaiting post- left to right, (top) Vincent Kanaa (manager), Tonia, Murongwa, Sister mortem results that will Ethel Madale, Mahlatse and (bottom) Steven, Rosary Mashau and determine the cause of Corrector Shiburi.

Forty bouts took place in the senior categories during the Musangwe tournament held at Nzhelele Dzata the past weekend. Several non-title fights were seen before the start of the championship fights on Sunday. In the senior category, Os-

crowned after he beat his opponent, Ruben Mudzanani. The most entertaining fight was between Sithaba Ndou and Fhumulani Manavhela. Ndou was declared the winner after Fhumulani started to employ time-wasting tactics. Thovhele Vho-Toni Mphephu Ramabulana stated that the royal council was committed to preserving the Venda culture and they felt bound to lend a helping hand to Musangwe as it forms part of the Venda culture. He praised the organizers for bringing back the forgotten cultural sport. He said that the age-old sport of bare-fist fighting, popularly known as musangwe in Venda, had been used to gauge the bravery of young men and to prepare them for challenges ahead of them in life. No material rewards were expected during the fights. With the change of times, this old tradition has shifted focus, with many of the participants expecting some form of compensation during the fights. This was started a few years ago, when people who saw a business opportunity in the fights sponsored the tournaments. Some hard-core traditionalists were very much against the idea, saying it was against tradition. "Most of our fighters have the potential to make it in boxing and we are encouraging them to follow boxing and not end up only as unpaid fighters. There is a lot of money in boxing. We are hopeful that we will soon produce a world champion from this area,” said the president of the Vhembe Traditional Entertainment Organisation, Takalani Nkhamane (left) and Swethani Ganyane battle it out. Patrick Ramarada.



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Modimole Aces were too strong for Phungo All Stars and beat them 2-1 in a Safa Second Division match played at the Eltivillas grounds on Sunday. Both sides played attacking

football in the first half. Stars had their first regret in the early minutes. Lloyd Davhana fumbled at the goal finish after beating the offside trap.Stars enjoyed more ball possession, but their

promising moves were turned into a disappointment by the solid defence of Aces. Marks Munyai of the home team opened the scoring when he beat the offside trap and scored easily. A few minutes later, keeper Langa Gogo misdjuged the flight of the ball and saw the ball hit the net. The boys from Modimole pressed hard in search of the winning goal, but realized that their chances were slim. The visitors abandoned their positions and packed themselves at the far back. Simon Maseko scored the winning goal of his team in the 80th minute after he had received a wellcooked pass from Tsepo Selamolela. Hulisani Mathugana of Stars was reprimanded with a card for rough play. Dimatso Sibaynoni of Aces protects the ball from Marks Munyai.

Refugee craft supports local tourism Be the first in Makhado (Louis Trichardt) to join the worldwide trend to support sustainable tourism and local entrepreneurship, a global movement that feeds local economies, which form the backbone of larger economies. The Jesuit Refugee Service in town has done just that. On Saturday, 16 November, they will present their gorgeous knitted and crocheted scarves, small and larger hand-embroidered bags with beadwork and funky towels, pencil bags and scatter cushions made by 10 women of the refugee centre in town. This exhibition, at Burger Street 49, from 10:00 until 13:00, will take the form of a show, displaying what the 10 women have acquired during a 13-week training program at Madi a Thavha, a local lodge that specializes in sustainable tourism and boosting a heritage-based creative culture with workshops in various fields which international guests are particularly keen to see and even to participate in. “We only needed to guide these ladies in a programme that incorporated the whole process: from design, practical skills in sewing, knitting, and beadwork to developing a marketable textile product range, demonstrating marketing and sales expertise to learn basic business abilities and finally to present a business plan for small busi-

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LIQUIDATION AND DISTRIBUTION ACCOUNTS IN DECEA SED ESTATES LYING FOR INSPECTION In terms of section 35 (5) of Act No. 66 of 1965, notice is hereby given that copies of the liquidation and distribution accounts (first and final, unless otherwise stated) in the estates specified below will be open for inspection of all persons interested therein for a period of 21 days (or shorter or longer if specially stated) from the date specified or from the date of publication hereof, whichever may be later, and at the offices of the Masters and Magistrates as stated.Should no objections thereto be lodged with the Masters concerned during the specified period, the executors will proceed to make payments in accordance with the accounts. Registration number of estate: 1134/2013 Surname: Phalanndwa, Christian Names: Livhuwani Olga, Identity number: 7906220503 081, Last Address: Tshikudini, Limpopo Province, Magistrate’s Office: Thohoyandou, Master’s Office: Thohoyandou. Advocate M.J Mushasha, Room No G30, Old Mutual Building, Thohoyandou, Tel: 015962 5852, Cell: 0832908585.

NOTICE TO DEBTORS AND CREDITORS (SECTION 29) In the Estate of the Late: Avhurengwi ElPhilip: len Tshivhase, I.D. No: 082 326 6082 551129 0183 087, who www.farm4sale- died on 22/06/2013. Master’s reference number: 1413/2013.. Creditors and Debtors are hereby called upon to submit their claims and to pay their debts within 30 (thirty) days as from LIQUIDATION AND date of this advertisement. DISTRIBUTION AC- Executor, Anton RamaaCOUNTS IN DECEA no Attorneys, House No. SED ESTATES LYING 902, Cnr University Road FOR INSPECTION & Mphephu Drive, OppoIn terms of section 35 (5) site Khoroni Hotel / Venof Act No. 66 of 1965, da Plaza, P.O. Box 2246, notice is hereby given that Thohoyandou, 0950, Tel: copies of the liquidation 015 962 2232/2236, Fax: and distribution accounts 015 962 5009, E-mail ad(first and final, unless oth- dress: anton@ramaaerwise stated) in the estates, REF: specified below will be AR/KM/ES.0101 open for inspection of all persons interested therein In the late estate Neledzafor a period of 21 days ni Mudau ID 750104 1066 (or shorter or longer if 085 residing at Muledani specially stated) from the block N, Thohoyandou date specified or from the Limpopo. Master’s Ref: date of publication hereof, 1105/2013, Master’s ofwhichever may be later, fice Thohoyandou, Notice and at the offices of the is hereby given that copMasters and Magistrates as ies of the Liquidation and stated.Should no objections Distribution account (First thereto be lodged with the and Final) in the estate Masters concerned during specified below will be the specified period, the open for inspection of all executors will proceed to persons with an interest make payments in accor- therein for a period of 21 dance with the accounts. days from the date of pubRegistration number of es- lication hereof, whichever tate: 1664/2013 Surname: may be later and at the Negukhula, Christian offices master’s and MagNames: Peter Mukoma, istrate’s as stated should Passport number: 033575, no obligtation there to be Last Address: Shayan- lodged with the master’s dima, Limpopo Prov- concerned during the peince, Magistrate’s Office: riod, the Executors will Thohoyandou, Master’s proceed to make payOffice: Thohoyandou. ments in accordance with Advocate M.J Mushasha, the account. Attorneys for Room No G30, Old Mu- Executor. Thohoyandou tual Building, Thohoy- Justice Centre, Shop no 2, andou, Tel: 015962 5852, Metropolitan plaza next to Cell: 0832908585. Metropolitan & FNB, PO


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I Hereby request Caravan Traditional Dance projects to be restored. Reg. no: (2008/135942/23) as it was deregistered by Cipro. For info call: 082 762 5322, Mr. Mavunda. In the North Gauteng High Court, Pretoria (Republic of South Africa) Case no: 20879/2012, IN the matter between: Nedbank Limited (Registration number: 1951/000009/06), Plaintiff and Thomas Marema (Identity number: 7110101 5418 08 1), Defendant. Notice of Sale in Terms of Rule 46(7)(b) Auction In Execution of judgment of the High Court of South Africa (North Gauteng High Court, Pretoria) in the abovementioned suit, a sale will be held by the Sheriff Soutpansberg at 380 Delhi Street, Eltivillas, Louis Trichardt (Makhado) on Wednesday, 20 November 2013 at 11H00 of the under mentioned property of the Defendant on the conditions to be read out by the Auctioneer at the time of the sale: Erf 380 Elti Villas Extension 1 Township, Registration Division L.S, Limpopo Province, Measuring 613 Square Metres, Held by deed of transfer no: T43090/2005, Zoning: Residential, Situated at: 380 Delhi Street, Eltivillas, Louis Trichardt (Makhado), Improvements: Half Buillt House. The abovementioned information with regard to the improvements on the property is furnished although no guarnatee can be supplied in this regard. Take further notice that the Conditions of Sale may be inspected at the offices of the Sheriff Soutpansberg at the Sheriff;s Office, 111 Kruger Street, Louis Trichardt (Makhado) (015) 4915395. Dated at Pretoria this the 7th day of October 2013. Van Der Merwe Du Toit INC. Attorneys for Plaintiff, CNR Bronkhorst & Dey Streets, Brooklyn, PO Box 499, Pretoria, Tel: 012 452 1300, Fax: 086 623 2984, Ref: SORETHA/jp/mm/ NED108/0297 Notice to Creditors in Terms of Section 29(1) of the Administration of Estate Act 66 of 1965 In the estate of the Late Makhubele Makhosani Samuel of Identity number: 4530313 5734 08 8 of House no. 604, Majosi Village, Thulamela Municipality, Limpopo Province who died on the 25th day of October 2013 and who was married in community of property to Miyambo Miluva Rosinah of Identity number:

600313 0795 08 9, Estate no: 2261/2013, All persons having claims against above mentioned estate are required to lodge their claims with undersigned within 30 days after the date of publication. Dated and signed at Thohoyandou on this the 31st day of October 2013. Wisani Baloyi Attorneys, Office No. 12, 01st Floor, Muremela Medical Centre, Opposite Mvusuludzo Taxi Rank, Thohoyandou, 0950, P.O Box 3305, Louis Trichardt, 0920, Tel no: 015 962 1957, Fax no: 086 568 1512, Ref: EST 14/2013

Notice to Creditors in Terms of Section 29(1) of the Administration of Estate Act 66 of 1965 In the estate of the Late Chauke Hasane John of Identity number: 431017 5403 08 7 of House no. 715, Malamulele location, Thulamela Municipality, Limpopo Province who died on the 15th day

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NATIONAL ADVERT Makhado Municipality is an equal opportunity employer upholding the Employment Equity Act, and hereby invites applications from suitably qualified persons to fill the under-mentioned posts. OFFICE OF THE SPEAKER MANAGER: COUNCILLORS’ AFFAIRS Salary Scale: R 431 934.12 Per Annum (Post level -1) Requirements: An appropriate B. Degree in public administration or equivalent qualifications plus five years relevant experience *Valid Code B driver’s license. Key performance areas: Advise the Speaker, Councillors and other role players regarding the provisions of applicable legislations, policies, Codes and guidelines. Co-ordinate political appointments, activities and meetings for the Speaker. Keep the Speaker’s diary and schedule her appointments. Keep all appointments with the public and Management. Perform protocol services. Coordinate office programs. Manage councillors’ affairs and attend to Community Development Workers (CDW) and Ward Committees activities as well as coordination of public participation processes in the Municipality. Do research to update the Office’s knowledge data base, analysing and collating relevant information, facts and figures and submit same to the Speaker for scrutiny. Key Competencies: Excellent Computer literate (MSOffice package).*Strong interpersonal and communication skills. . Good knowledge of local Government Legislation.*Ability to work on deadlines and under pressure.*Maintain absolute confidentially. DEPARTMENT: CORPORATE SERVICES COMMUNICATION AND EVENTS MANAGEMENTS DIVISION MANAGER: COMMUNICATION AND EVENTS Salary Scale: R 431 934. 12 Per Annum (Post level -1) Requirements: National Diploma/Degree in the relevant disciplines or equivalent qualification plus a minimum of six years relevant experience. Responsibilities: Link the council with the community by making sure that the community is informed about the council’s developments and projects and take complaints from the community and submit them to administration so that community complaints can be resolved. Write media releases and organise media conferences. Arrange for continuous updating of Municipal Website. Handles the municipality complaints management system. Organise communication events that happen at the municipality in order to ensure proper and correct communication. Interacts with the following institutions/persons: Management, staff, councillors, ward committees and other community structures to assist, consult and convey information. Key Competencies: Must be able to work independently. Must have sound human relations skills. Good communication and organisational skills and have the ability to handle stress. Computer Literate (MS office package). NB: ALL SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATES WILL GO THROUGH A SECURITY CLEARANCE. Makhado Municipality has a firm commitment to the advancement of designated groups, including women and disabled. Forward your application on the Council’s prescribed application form with a copy of CV and certified qualifications to The Municipal Manager, Private Bag X2596, MAKHADO, 0920. Application Forms can be collected from Civic Centre at 83 Krogh Street Makhado or downloaded on www. For more information contact MAKHADO MM @ 015 519 3225 PLEASE NOTE: APPLICATIONS RECEIVED AFTER THE CLOSING DATE WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED NB: NO FAX AND E-MAIL APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED If no response is received from Makhado Local Municipality within 90 days after the closing date, it must be regarded that the application has not been successful. Publication Date: 08,10 & 12/11/2013 Closing Date: 28/11/2013 Notice No.: 162/2013 File No.: 5/3/B


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VHEMBE F.E.T. COLLEGE Site no 203, Private Bag X2136, Sibasa, 0970, Limpopo • Tel: (015) 963 3156 / 963 3657 • Fax: (015) 963 3154 • E-mail:



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TENDER BULLETIN Vhembe FET College hereby invites qualified and accredited training providers to bid / tender to participate in rendering the following training: 1. SKILLS PROGRAMME 1.1 Plumbing 1.5 Plastering 1.9 Financial Management 1.2 Carpentry 1.6 Water Reticulation 1.10 Project Management 1.3 Tiling 1.7 Road work 1.4 Painting 1.8 New Venture Creation 2. LEARNERSHIPS 2.1 Primary Agriculture 2.2 End User Computing L3 2.3 Technical Support L4 2.4 Building and Civil Construction L3 CONDITIONS: Grouping of skills programmes should be contested as follows: Group 1: Carpentry, Tiling, Plastering, and Painting Group 2: Plumbing, Water Reticulation, and Road Work Group 3: New Venture Creation Group 4: Financial Management Group 5: Project Management LEARNERSHIP PROGRAMMES: 1. Primary Agriculture L3 2. End User Computing L4 3. Building and Civil Construction L3 1) 2) 3) 4) 5)

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Evaluation Criteria Proof of Accreditation with relevant seta Company Profile Group 1 on skills programme 90/10 preferential pointing system shall apply Group 2-5 and Learnership programmes 80/20 preferential pointing system shall apply 6) BEE certificate 7) Registration document 8) Least cost selection (Proposal to be submitted in two envelopes are invited: i.e. Technical envelope and Financial envelope) 9) Moderators and Assessor CV relevant to the course TERMS AND CONDITIONS: At the end of the term the company should have capacitated the college as follows: 1. College accreditation 2. Learners Certification from the relevant setas NB: Company with training capacity where learners could be trained in their business premises should make an indication in their bid document Successful bidders will be fully responsible for work placement for their learners Closing date: 27 November 2013 - Time: 11h00 Bids are obtainable at Site No. A203 SIBASA, next to correctional services. Only bidders who have registered in the College database are allowed to participate. Enquiries should be directed to Mr Maiwashe N.D. at 015 963 3156

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8 November 2013


By Frank Mavhungu

United let Winners Park off the hook Complacency by the Rospa Edgar Dumazi with Gift Ra- the United territory, prescribUnited players after scoring maxwaila. ing the terms as they pleased. their second goal led to the United’s long-serving mid- Confusion and frustration in the team’s conceding an equaliz- fielder, Ndumeliso Mabulele, United defence gave birth to the ing goal on the stroke of full dished a pre-cooked pass to visitors’ equalizing silly goal on time. The Safa Second Divi- Mabena Lesia, who was in a the stroke of full time. sion League match ended in perfect scoring a 2-2 draw at the Makwarela position. Lesia Stadium on Sunday. pretended he Kenneth “Mabena” Lesia of wanted to unRospa United scored a brace leash and the in the match. The coach of keeper went United, Mr Benjamin Mhlaba, the opposite committed suicide by allowing direction, althe team’s captain, Mashudu lowing the giMashapha, to play until the ant striker to end of the first half, while it score easily. was evident that the player was Although out of touch. United drew first time was not blood in the 24th minute. Bheki on their side, Sukazi crossed the ball from the Winners Park left corner into the box, from did not stop where Mabena Lesia beat the fighting. They keeper with a half-volley. abandoned Samuel Moulua of Rospa their positions Rospa United´s two-goal hero, Kenneth United was booked four minutes and invaded “Mabena” Lesia, controls the ball. later. Winners Park regrouped from behind, creating some defence-splitting moves as they approached the opponents’ danger area. Their effort did not pass without reward as they found the equalizer in the 36th minute. Eric Mankga finished off a rebound after the United keeper, Khathalani Chauke, mishandled the ball, following Johnny Soko’s ground cutter. United introduced Kirsten Mathole for Mashudu Mashapha early in the last half. Shorene Ndwambi of Rospa prevents Jeremiah Seoka of Winners Park They also replaced from reaching the ball.

The top management of Makhado Municipality and members of the Exco, led by the mayor, Cllr David Mutavhatsindi, attended a municipal planning session at Karibu Leisure Resort a fortnight ago.

Joe’s Express FC. By Frank Mavhungu

Dynamos fail to honour league match Last weekend marked the commencement of the league matches for the new season of the Safa Second Division. The opening match between Dynamos and Joe’s Express, which was supposed to have been played at the Malamulele Stadium on Saturday, did not take place. Both Joe’s Express and the match officials were at the stadium an hour before the 13:00 scheduled kick-off time. The scheduled time came and

passed and there were no signs ability of the Seshego Stadium. that Dynamos would honour the Mopani Winners opened their fixture. That prompted the match new season with a bang. They officials to demand the officiating crushed Lephalale Young Killers fee from Joe’s Express before 3-0 at the Malamulele Stadium. leaving the place. The league Mighty FC donated league points was still to receive a report from to Nagezi FC, to whom they lost Dynamos regarding their failure 1-3.Mighty were the first to find to honour the fixture at the time the net in the opening minutes but of our going to press. things turned against the home Two other fixtures which were side later in the game and they not honoured were between Great conceded three goals in quick North FC and Basel and between succession. The Dolphins and Blue Rocks. Rospa United have reason to For reasons which were still to panic. They were leading 2-1 be furnished until the last minute of the game, By Frank Mavhungu to the league only to concede a silly equalizer at the time of on the stroke of full time in their going to press, match against Winners Park Great North FC at the Makwarela Stadium. waited in vain Kenneth “Mabena” Lesia scored for Basel at the the two goals for Rospa United, Seshego Stadi- while Winners Park retaliated via Sivutsa Stars will be lucky if, by chance, they um on Sunday Eric Mankga and Louis Serakamanage to grab a single point from their NFD afternoon. The lala. Phungo All Stars are still match against Black Leopards at the Kam- fixture between battling to come to terms with aqukeza Stadium near Nelspruit tomorrow The Dolphins what happened to them last Saturafternoon. a n d B l u e day. They lost 1-2 to Modimolle After dropping numerous league points in their R o c k s w a s Aces at the Eltivillas grounds. first five matches, Leopards’ head coach, Mr Kosta- postponed to a Giyani Hotspurs and Ray Pillars din Papic, has finally found a winning combination. later date, due shared the glory, following their Lidoda Duvha registered their second victory in a to the unavail- 1-1 draw at the Giyani Stadium. row last weekend. They beat Thanda Royal Zulu 2-1 at the Seshego Stadium. Their first victory was against Vasco da Gama, whom they crushed 4-1 two weeks ago. A win against Sivutsa Stars tomorrow will bring Leopards back into the league title race. The match will start at 15:30. Maluti FET College will battle against Chippa United at the Charles Mopedi Stadium in Phuthaditjhaba. Chippa are one of the close contenders for the league championship. The pace setters, Milano United, will lock horns with Vasco Da Gama in their Cape Town derby at the Parow Park Stadium. Blackburn Rovers will host FC Cape Town at the Umthatha Stadium in the Eastern Cape. Sunday will see Thanda Royal Zulu entertain United FC at the Umhlathuze Sports Complex in Richards Bay, Kwazulu Natal. Roses United will be the visitors in their match Mulalo Mbengeni is Bravo Christian School against Witbank Spurs. They will rub shoulders at of Victory’s Sportsman of the Year. He the Puma Rugby Stadium in Witbank. Baroka FC received the trophy at the prize-giving are leaving no stone unturned in their preparations ceremony of the school at the Full Gospel for their match against African Warriors. They will Church in Makhado (Louis Trichardt) on meet at Polokwane’s Old Peter Mokaba Stadium. 4 November. Baroka’s performance has been fluctuating in the past weeks. In the only match that will be played this evening, Santos will host Jomo Cosmos at the Athlone Stadium in Cape Town, starting at 19:30. Deadline: Tuesday

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R28 000 robbery case again postponed

Accused: Ms Vhulahani Ndou (40).

The Sibasa Regional Court warned the accused in the R28 000 robbery case that she must exercise her right to a fair trial urgently and find a lawyer to represent her. This was heard when Ms Vhulahani Ndou (40) and her three co-accused, Freddy Mulovhedzi (55), Fulufhelo Mulovhedzi (22) and Lufuno Mavhunge (29),


appeared in court for trial two weeks ago. The trial couldn't continue because Ndou had so far not found a lawyer who would represent her. The court granted her a final opportunity until 17 January next year, and warned that the trial would nonetheless continue, whether or not she had a lawyer. The four stand accused of

robbing R28 000 from the local stokvel's treasurer, Mrs Joyce Mukwevho, at her home. The accused are all out on R1 000 bail, except Mulovhedzi (Sr), who had since violated his parole conditions. At the time of his arrest, he was reportedly on parole, after serving more than 10 years in jail for a similar crime.

National First Division Team

Milano United AFC Chippa United Santos African Warriors Maluti FET College Vasco Da Gama Witbank Spurs Black Leopards United FC Sivutsa Stars Baroka FC Blackburn Rovers Jomo Cosmos Roses United Thanda Royal Zulu FC FC Cape Town

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Victory for Black Leopards Black Leopards registered their second victory, when they beat Thanda Zulu Royals 2-1 at Seshego Stadium on Saturday. The local boys initiated some promising moves from the centre of the pitch but were denied a number of scoring opportunities by the solid defence of their opponents.Lidoda Duvha approached the second half like a house on fire, with their midfielders distributing some telling passes to the strikers. They threatened to score in the early minutes of the second half. Dunga Mganga forced his way through the defence of their opponents before passing the ball to David Zulu. His attempt missed the target by inches.

Royals abandoned their position and packed themselves at the far back. Samuel Tefu scored Leopards’ first goal. He unleashed a powerful shot from outside the box and beat the opponents’ keeper easily. The keeper watched in disbelief as the ball hit the net to give his team a 0-1 deficit. After the goal, Leopards lost shape in the midfield and Royals capitalized on this to score when their veteran striker David Radebe finished a square pass from Sphamandla Zungu. Karabo Tshepe of Leopards forced his way through the defence of the opponents and released a rocket from outside the box to make the score 2-1.

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Winners crush Killers

In their opening Safa Second Division the 36th minute. He received a beautiful League match at the Malamulele Sta- pass from Sipho Matshethe and forced dium on Saturday, Mopani Winners his way through the defence of Young beat Lephalale Young Killers 3-0. Killers before beating the keeper with a It took the newcomers only two ground cutter. The score remained at 2-0 minutes to open their account. Joseph until the end of the first half, despite numerous attempts by Rapetsoa caught the Killers’ keeper napping and beat him with a close-range Winners. Mpho Masenamela of volley. Young Killers lost shape in the middle of the park shortly after the goal. Winners was replaced with Instead of capitalizing on the setback, the Winners’ strikers caused upset after Wesley Mkhari earlier in the last upset by fumbling at the goal finish. half. This Young Killers regrouped towards the after he had middle of the first half, but it was diffisustained cult for them to find their way through an injury to the defence of Winners. the knee. Young Killers threatened to score in the 27th minute. The former Black Leopards fast forward, Michael Moloto, beat two Winners defenders and unleashed a volley from the edge of the box. The keeper of Winners braved the shot and palmed the ball away for a corner kick. That was a wake-up call to the players of Winners. They initiated some promThetjies Mosima ising moves from behind, of Young Killers forcing Young Killers to prevents Bongani abandon their positions and Malungani of play defensive football. The Mopani from Winners captain, Mpho reaching Masenamela, was a marvel the ball. to watch. Masenamela was everywhere, collecting balls from behind and distributing some defence-splitting passes to the strikers. Masenamela stamped his authority in


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Young Killers effected their first change to their starting line-up in the 58th minute. Michael Moloto was replaced with Edwin Seoka. The only player who was reprimanded with a card was Joseph Leratho of Young Killers. He tackled Sipho Matshethe the rough way. Khomotso Masia scored the third in the dying minutes.

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Limpopo Mirror 08 November 2013  

Independent local newspaper bringing you the news, sport and more from the Northern areas of the Limpopo province, South Africa.

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