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the incident had left them in a state of shock. “We are worried that this Residents of Shayandima outwill affect the education of our chilside Thohoyandou had a rude dren. We held a meeting with the awakening last Wednesday when local Sanco, and we are looking at they found the whole adminisways to rebuild the block and what tration block at one of the local to do to stop this criminality. We are secondary schools gutted by fire, just happy that most of the school most probably as the result of a records were not destroyed by the break-in by vandals or criminals fire,” he said. who wanted to steal the school’s How the alleged criminals gained property. entry to the school yard is still Terrified residents staying next to subject to police investigations. Shayandima Secondary School said The fence at the back of the classes, they heard something that sounded however, was found broken and a like gunshots at around 04:30 and padlock was also broken. could not go out, fearing for their According to several residents of lives. A man working as a security the area, Shayandima is one of the guard at the school said he was areas that has been identified as a doing his routine patrols when he crime hotspot and was being overnoticed that the electricity supply whelmed by people using drugs. kept going on and off. Shayandima community leader “I was doing my patrol around and Munna Ndi Nnyi Men’s Forum 04:00 in the school yard, and all chairperson Bardwell Mufunwaini, of a sudden the electricity supply who was at the scene, said residents started to become irregular. Upon were in shock. further investigation I found the ad“This is quite disturbing. We of min block on fire. I ran and sought course know that crime is higher help and together we summoned in our area, but we do not expect firefighters and police,” he said. any sober-minded person to attack SGB member Mr Stanley Makha- a school. This is the future of our do, who was also at the scene, said country and we cannot just watch By Elmon Tshikhudo

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The burnt-out administration block at Shayandima Secondary School. as the future of our children is being stolen by thieves. We hope the police will make an early arrest and the perpetrators be brought to book,” he said. A spokesperson for the school told Limpopo Mirror that they had had a

meeting where they had discussed the issue of rebuilding the block. Due to structural damage, the building is no longer suitable for use. Books and some equipment were damaged, but at this stage they cannot supply an estimation

of the damage. Limpopo police spokesperson Col Moatshe Ngoepe confirmed the incident. “We are investigating a malicious-damage-to-property case. So far, there has been no arrest and investigations are continuing,” he said.


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Vhakoma Vho-Madala Tshivhase laid to rest honour was held on Thursday at Univen and her funeral The late Vhakoma Vho-Maservice took place at the same dala Virginia Tshivhase venue, before her burial at was eulogised as a visionthe Zwiendeulu Mukumbane ary leader who led the (sacred burial site). Tshivhase royal family and She was buried next to her husband. On Saturday, thousands of mourners from all over the country, among them Vhembe’s executive mayor, Cllr Dowelani Nenguda, Thulamela Mayor Mushoni Tshifhango, Vhavenda kingship contender princess Masindi Mphephu, government officials, judges Joe Raulinga and Tshifhiwa Maumela, traditional leaders, political organizations and community structures came together to give her a dignified send off. Speaking during the funeral, Coghsta MEC Bioskop Makamu, who represented the Limpopo The only child of Vhakoma Vho-Virginia Tshivhase, Mailaugovernment, called on the sumbwa Kennedy Tshivhase, arrives at the Univen Auditori- royal families to follow in um for her funeral. Vhakoma’s footsteps and By Elmon Tshikhudo

the community to greater heights. Tshivhase (80), of Golgotha in Thohoyandou, passed away after a long illness a fortnight ago. A memorial service in her

not allow royal disputes to tear their families apart. “Vhakoma Vho-Tshivhase passed on at a time when we need her wisdom and her model of leadership. We are deeply saddened by her passing on, and death has robbed us of a true leader,” he said. Prince Gulukhulu Mathebula of Vhembe Contralesa called on the government to make a building available for them to use as a museum that will store the histories of leaders like Vhakoma Vho-Madala Tshivhase and others. Mailausumbwa Kennedy Tshivhase said his mother’s death had left a void that no one would fill. “I am just thankful of the support that we are getting from government structures that my mother worked with and the community at large,” said Tshivhase Vhakoma is survived by her son Kennedy, nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Audrey Murathi and Ndivhuho Tshirushe were crowned Mr and Miss Forex Clinic.

Mr and Miss Forex Clinic crowned at Makonde By Mbulaheni Ridovhona

During the funeral at Univen are Mailausumbwa Kennedy Tshivhase (2nd from left), Thulamela Mayor Mushoni Tshifhango (2nd from right) and Princess Masindi Mphephu.

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The inaugural Mr and Miss Forex Clinic beauty pageant took place at the Ramvil Lodge and Entertainment Centre in Makonde last week. Ndivhuho Tshirushe (24) and Audrey Murathi (16) were crowned king and queen of the Forex Clinic. Tshirushe received R500 cash, while Murathi walked away with R1 000 cash, a crown and a sash. They will also receive free forex lessons. Murathi, a learner at Rambuda Secondary School, said that she wanted to motivate young people to believe in themselves. “I want them to have confidence and not to be ashamed of themselves. You must be confident if you want to

achieve your goals in life,” Murathi said. Other winners were: Hakhakhi Mashambe (1st prince), Thalu Kone (2nd prince), Tshedza Mudau (1st princess), Thovhedzo Netshimbolimbo (2nd princess), and Rudzani Phale (Miss Personality). The founder of Forex Clinic, Luvhani Rammbuda, said the aim of the pageant was to give back to the community. “We started it because within the forex community, people are only making money and benefiting themselves without enriching the community. So, as Forex Clinic, we thought that a better way to enrich the community would be through a beauty pageant. We want to uplift young models,” Rammbuda said.

Mr Petrus “Differ” Mususumeli.

A well-known former radio guru, Mr Petrus “Differ” Mususumeli (74), passed away after a short illness at the Siloam Hospital on Sunday night. He was a school principal at Mphaila before he joined the former Radio Thohoyandou as presenter. His brother, Mr Ntsieni Mususumeli, said that the family members were extremely shocked about his death. “It is important to acknowledge the community support we have received since

hearing the bad news,” he said. He said that his brother had been a mentor, an icon of hope, a role model and a true leader. “He was a visionary, a manager, an organizer and a trustworthy human being, whose desire to serve his community motivated him to work hard,” he said. Cllr Maggie Mathalise of the Makhado Municipal Council described Mususumeli as a brave leader who had been loyal to the community and to his fellow man. “He was a responsible man, who was concerned about the safety of every South African citizen,” said

Mathalise. In a message of condolence, Vhavenda Vho-Japan Mphephu said that he was deeply saddened and shocked “by the untimely death of an honest, competent and dependable servant of the people”. He described Mususumeli as “an organic intellectual who will be sorely missed”. He added that the community would always remember Mususumeli’s contribution to the development of the community. Mr Mususumeli will be buried on Saturday at Dzanani Musanda. The service will start at 06:00.

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retail depositors of VBS, which was placed under curatorship, as part Nedbank is calling on qualifying of the deposit guarantee provided clients of the former VBS to come to them. To date, Nedbank has forward and claim their funds. facilitated payment to over 60% of Former VBS individual clients, qualifying VBS clients. social clubs, stokvels and burial “However, there is still a signifisocieties with a maximum balcant number of clients who are yet ance of up to R100 000 in their to claim their money,” Nedbank’s accounts are encouraged to visit provincial manager, Adil Nathoo, any Nedbank branch across South said. “Nedbank has mechanisms in Africa to access their funds. place to ensure that the process of claiming is seamless, and that all In July 2018, at the instruction qualifying clients can access their of the South African Reserve Bank funds.” (SARB), Nedbank undertook to Nathoo said that all qualifying open accounts for all qualifying VBS retail depositors could visit any By Tshifhiwa Mukwevho

Nedbank branch, where a Nedbank account would be opened. “This account will be loaded with a balance equivalent to the amount of the client’s guaranteed deposit at VBS Bank,” Nathoo said. “Once depositors have attained their new bank accounts, they can choose to leave their money in their new Nedbank account or withdraw all or parts of the funds at any ATM or Nedbank branch.” In order for a Nedbank account to be opened, qualifying VBS retail clients need to present their identity document or another accepted form of identification and proof of

address to access their funds. “In addition, it is a SARB requirement that VBS retail depositors must sign a cession agreement in respect of their existing VBS retail deposit,” Nathoo said. “These cession forms are available at all Nedbank branches.” In cases where former VBS clients are deceased, family members with authentic identification can visit any Nedbank branch with a death certificate and proof of account to access the deceased’s money. Qualifying clients have until July 2021 to access their funds.


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“We must resist the temptation of spending money not budgeted for” By Ndivhuwo Musetha

Some of the ambulances that were ‘illegally’ parked at the station.

Concern about dilapidated Obet Mashaba Fire Station Firefighters are also forced na, went to a local sewerage to double as receptionists, plant. There he discovered that The Obed Mashaba Fire because no one works in that workers were being harassed by Station in Musina is close office. “This has been going on elephants from a neighbouring to being dysfunctional. This since last year, following the farm. Cable theft and assault came to light during a recent death of the employee who and robbery of employees are visit of the Vhembe executive was working as receptionist.” also a problem at the plant. mayor, Cllr Dowelani Nengu- He added that no lights were Nenguda expressed his da, to the facility. working in the station. From concern about the challenges Nenguda visited the station the fire station, Nenguda, who facing the two facilities. on a fact-finding mission. was accompanied by the acting He promised Van der Walt After the visit, he expressed his municipal manager, Ms Sylvia that he would engage with the concern about the dilapidated Ndou, members of his execurelevant offices, together with condition of the fire station. tive committee and councillors Mathule, and make sure that a The general manager of from Musina and officials from solution to the problems would community services in Vhembe, both the district and Musibe found. Mr Nditsheni Mathule, and the facility’s divisional officer, Mr Carel van der Walt, took Nenguda on a tour of the station. Nenguda was informed that the fire station relied on only one truck and one bakkie as the other five cars were too old to fix. Van der Walt said that a lack of security at the station caused the lives of firefighters and other workers to be at risk, especially during the night. Showers and toilets are also not working. “Our other concern is that there are no cleaners around Cllr Nenguda, accompanied by Sylvia Ndou (left), is making the yard as the two who are notes about the sad situation at the Obed Mashaba Fire Station. there only clean inside the On the right is Mr Nditsheni Mathule. offices. Another problem is that some of the ambulances belonging to the Department of Health park here. These vehicles obstruct our emergency cars as they are supposed to have free movement when they respond to emergency calls,” said Van der Walt. He added that the building was not in good condition, with broken windows and a falling ceiling. According to him, the facility is understaffed, as those who retire or pass away are not replaced. Some of the vehicles at the fire station are not roadworthy. By Ndivhuwo Musetha

allocation of the 2018/19 Municipal Infrastructure Grant (MIG). This represents a total spend of 69% against the original allocation of R503 646 000 00. In terms of the water service infrastructure grant (WSIG) allocation of R45 000 000, the total infrastructure allocation comes to R548 646 000, of which spending on the WSIG to date amounts to 63% of the allocation. The approved 2019/20 medium-term revenue and expenditure framework (MTREF) is R1 748 Cllr Dowelani Nenguda gives 766 000. his maiden SODA. The revenue increased The operating expenditure by 7% for 2019/20 finanfor 2019/20 financial year has cial year, compared to the appropriated at R1 billion, 2018/19 adjustment budget, compared to R955 million in which was R1 632 599 581. the 2018/19 financial year, Revenue is further projected which translates to an increase to increase by 7% and 8% in of 8%. The capital budget of each of the respective outer years of the MTREF. The total R705 million for 2019/20 is 5% more, compared to the major operating expenditure items for 2019/20 are employ- 2018/19 adjustment capital ee-related costs, which equate budget of R677 million. For the two outer years, the to 57% of the total operating capital expenditure budget costs - far above the norm increased by 4% and 6% of 25% - 40% as per MFMA respectively. circular guideline.

The executive mayor of the Vhembe District Municipality (VDM), Cllr Dowelani Nenguda, presented his maiden State of the District Address (SODA) at the Saselamani Stadium in Xikundu village last week Thursday. He said that the government was determined to resolve the following challenges facing the community: access to water and to better roads, unemployment that is affecting mostly the youth, eradication of corruption and eradication of the housing backlog. He added that the VDM, local municipalities, national and provincial spheres of government will join hands to respond to the issues raised by the communities during previous consultative meetings and campaigns. He said the national and provincial spheres of government had embarked on a process to reconfigure the government, with the aim of enhancing the capacity and functionality of state. “In the spirit of cooperative governance, the VDM will realign its strategic objectives with the new priorities as announced by the sixth administration. “We have to ensure that we spend within the prescribed parameters. We must resist the temptation of spending money we did not budget for, as it will result in unauthorized expenditure. The municipality has appointed a team of consultants who will assist with the compilation of credible annual financial statements. As such, we have established the Financial Misconduct and Disciplinary Board that will deal with unauthorized, fruitless and wasteful expenditure,” said Nenguda. He added that the problems related to audit findings for the 2017/18 financial year had reduced from 148 to 108. Most of the issues raised relate to cash and cash equivalents; revenue and receivables, water inventory and a limitation of the scope relating to legacy issues. By 15 June this year, the municipality had only spent Thulamela Speaker Cllr Humbulani Mulovhedzi was R347 646 000 as part of the dressed for the occasion.

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A fairytale romance turns true when poetess Princess Lutendo marries her Lesotho prince embark on a process of getting to know each other first and his answer was that “We are keen to share our love story, if God had approved our communion because every matrimonial tale is already no man could stand against it, soothing to the ears of many who hear including us.” or read about it.” The fact that they came from two different cultural backgrounds, with Those were the words of an acclaimed Lutendo coming from Thohoyandou poetess and singer, known to many as and Emmanuel from Lesotho, did not Princess Lutendo, who wedded the love impact negatively on their newly formed of her heart a fortnight ago. relationship. Emmanuel is the first-born Lutendo Ramadwa met her future son of Chief Makalo Joseph Letsie and husband at church. She knew nothing Queen Makori Letsie of the Hloahloeng about Emmanuel Letsie at that stage region. except the fact that they were active “We are living in a diverse world members in the same church. already, where cultural diversity is no On that day Emmanuel, a Lesotho longer an issue to many of us,” she said. prince from the Letsie Royal Family, “Though diversity sometimes brings was preaching while Lutendo was sing- cultural clashes, through it we were ing. Emmanuel was smitten on the spot able to learn what love is all about; that and he can recall it all: “The moment I love is stronger than cultural differencsaw this woman I knew that she was the es. Indeed, nothing can conquer the bone of my bones, my missing ribs.” force called Love. It makes all things And Lutendo, the second-born possible.” daughter of the politician Mme MerriShe admitted that her husband’s culam Ramadwa, could actually rememture was different to hers and that they ber how she connected to him, for the both had to adapt. connection was real and tangible. “Of course, like with all royal “Ndo mbo di farwa nga June na July households, the Letsie have particular (I trembled),” she said. “I felt a deep manners on how one should hold or connection that finally my missing puz- behave themselves as a way of serving zle is here to complete me. I remember and representing the royal family in a when he proposed he went straight to dignified way, and that has not been a the point and said: ‘Be my wife’. And difficult thing for me to do since there is I asked him if he didn’t want us to royal blood in my family,” Lutendo said. By Tshifhiwa Mukwevho

“In essence, good morals are always good everywhere in the world.” Emmanuel adds: “The Bible says he who finds a wife has obtained favour from the Lord. Princess Lutendo is my favour from the Lord – I will respect, love and value her presence in my life.” In the couple’s world, marriage is an intimate union between a man and a woman in which the two become a unit, complementing each other physically and in all other areas of life. “Its purpose is to reflect the relationship of the Godhead and to serve Him,” said Emmanuel. “Marriage is also dependent on a fundamental principle of submission and love; it’s like a plane operated by a pilot and a co-pilot. They both have the same qualification and every button on the pilot’s side is there on the co-pilot side, but the successful departure and landing of the plane depends on their embracing oneness and the complementing of each other.” The couple have this to say to youths out there: “Cohabiting is like driving without a licence. You can drive and enjoy the benefits of drivers, but you are not authorised. Therefore, marriage is good. You are able to enjoy the blessings that come with it. Plus, you are authorised to drive without any traffic cop slapping you with a traffic ticket for having contravened the road law.”

Emmanuel Letsie and Lutendo Ramadwa were overjoyed during their marriage ceremony at the AFM Thohoyandou Assembly.

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Well-known and highly rated Limpopo freedom fighter, ANC and MK veteran Mbulaheni David Malada (66) of Makonde village will finally be honoured by his own people. Widely known by his combat name, Peter Dambuza, Malada will receive high honour from the newly established Friends of Peter Dambuza Foundation (FPDF) and the ANC during a political lecture and birthday celebration to celebrate his life and contribution to the freedom of the South African people during the dark days of apartheid. Details of the much-awaited activities were announced during the first meeting of the FPDF, which took place at Masili Guest House and Conference Centre, Sibasa on Sunday. According to Dr Mashudu Silimela, one of the organizers of the meeting, a political lecture about the life and contributions of Malada will be held at a venue around Thohoyandou on the evening of Friday, 23 August. “We will work closely with the ANC, all alliance partners, community stakeholders, interested community members and the Peter Dambuza Foundation to organize the lecture. Political experts and veterans who are close

to Mr Malada will be invited to talk about him during the lecture. After the lecture, we will have a big birthday celebration at his home village of Makonde the next day. We will also use these activities to launch his book, So then the guns started roaring, which details his life experiences in the battlefield until he came back home.” Silimela said it was sad to note that most of the freedom fighters were acknowledged while they were no longer alive. “We have not only identified Mr Malada as a veteran whose life should be celebrated. This is just a starting point because we have many veterans who will be recognized in close cooperation with the ANC and all our partners. Freedom fighters should be able to tell us their stories while they are still alive. They need people to share their experiences with and they also need our recognition for their contributions.” Malada, who received his military training in Mozambique, Tanzania, Angola, Cuba, Swaziland, Zambia and Zimbabwe, was very happy about the initiative to celebrate his life. He spent more than 20 years on the battlefield before he came back home after 1994. As a freedom fighter, he took part in battles such as Nova Katenge in 1977, the SADF Matola raid in Maputo in 1981,

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Sibasa Operation in 1981, Kruger form part of the organizing comNational Park battle in 1981, Kang- mittee. Participation is also open to wane battle in 1981, Ngwavuma op- the public and those who would like eration in 1981, Masingiri operation to contribute, either by mobilizing in 1986 and the Tshipise battle in resources or helping with ideas, can August 1983. call the convener, Floyd Tshivhase, He said that nothing was more on 076 102 9100. fulfilling “than being honoured by your own people when you are still alive. I wish this could be done to all freedom fighters, because I didn’t go to the battlefield alone. I am happy that my contribution to freedom will finally be recognized, although it is very sad that some of my colleagues lost their lives on the battlefield.” During the meeting, a task team to facilitate the political lecture and Malada’s birthday celebration was established. The committee comprises Floyd Tshivhase (convener), Rendani Thanyani (coordinator), Pfanelo Phuluwa and Dr Mashudu Silimela Highly respected freedom fighter Mbulaheni (fundraising team). David Peter Dambuza Malada will finally be The ANC and all honoured through a political lecture and big alliance partners will birthday celebration.

Mr Wiliam Serakalala is escorted to the tent where the event took place. With him is his firstborn, Ms Elisabeth Mahwayi.

Well-known Mr William Serakalala of Ramahantsha celebrated his 93rd birthday in style during a colourful birthday party held at his home last Saturday. Mr Elias Serakalala, son of William, told Limpopo Mirror that the aim of the party was to show his father that he, together with sister and grandchildren, loved him. He said that they were very thankful to celebrate the event with their father, who was still strong. “Our father is a man who likes to study the Bible all the time and he loves his family very

much.” He added that the idea came after the children and grandchildren decided that they needed to surprise their father as a sign of paying homage to him. Rev (Dr) Johana Raphakwana of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in South Africa added that Serakalala was where he was because he obeyed God’s commandments. She said the celebration was a historic event. “A family who does not have senior citizens lacks advice as they provide wisdom,” said Raphakwana. Mr William Serakalala said today’s people were dying at

young ages because of the food they ate, and they had totally diverged from their traditional cultural practices. He spends most of his time telling tales to his grandchildren and greatgrandchildren. “It is a pity because there is no one documenting these stories. I would like more generations to know about our times, although I believe that I will still live for many years.” He final advice was: “If you live a clean life like me, God will bless you and you will live long. Respect your elders and preserve your culture. Eat healthy food and distance yourself from alcohol.”


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TOP: A part of the AG’s findings, highlighting the problems in the Vhembe District.

Still no accountability among municipalities, says AG irregular expenditure, with an accumulated balance of R3,17 million.

The five municipalities were criticised for the instability or vacancies in key positions. Key officials were also lacking the necessary competencies. A Expensive root cause of the problem was identified as “the inadequate consultants consequences for poor performance and transgressions”. The AG highlighted the The lack of proper accountproblem of municipalities’ ing systems reflects in the using external consultants to periods that the municipalities try and improve their audit take to pay creditors. Musina outcomes. The Vhembe District Municipality seems to be one Municipality spent R19 million of the worst, taking on average on consultants while the Collins 494 days to pay their accounts. Chabane Municipality forked Makhado takes on average 101 out R13 million for external days, while Thulamela settles help. “The cumulative amount bills in 59 days. The payment spent on consultants by periods for Vhembe District Polokwane, Elias Motsoaledi, and Collins Chabane were not Mopani District, Vhembe Disavailable, as these could not be trict and Collins Chabane over audited. the past two years amounted The two best municipalto R159 million; yet skills were ities in Vhembe seem to be not transferred adequately, Thulamela and Makhado. as management continued to Seemingly, these two municiappoint consultants for the palities co-operated well with preparation of the financial the AG’s office, whereas at statements,” the AG said. the other three, problems of The appointment of expenprotests, threats, intimidation sive external companies seemand contestation were encouningly did not help in producing tered. The AG complained last clean audits. “Notwithstanding week that several of his staff the investment made through members were threatened and the appointment of consulintimidated when doing audits. tants, the financial statements He did not mention whether still contained material misthis happened in the Vhembe statements that were identified District. during the audit,” the AG said. He attributed much of this to the fact that consultants were VBS’s sad legacy provided with insufficient supporting documents, making it The illegal investments that impossible for them to prepare two of the Vhembe municipalicredible financial statements. ties made with the VBS Mutual In the report on the Vhembe Bank are starting to take their District’s municipalities, poor toll. The Vhembe District Muleadership is very clearly the nicipality and Collins Chabane root cause of the problems. Municipality formed part of the

eight Limpopo municipalities significant amounts to Eskom that invested R1 191 million and the water board. In Limaltogether in the mutual bank. popo, the water board is owed “The funds invested in VBS R1 201 million, of which R715 Mutual Bank were a combimillion is older than 120 days. nation of conditional grants, Eskom needs to be paid R366 equitable share and own revemillion, but of this amount nue,” the AG said. He reckoned R206 million is debt between 0 that recovering the money was and 30 days. highly unlikely. “Collins Chabane failed to Poor service delivery impair the balance as required by the applicable standards, Citing an example of how the and Vhembe District did not lack of accountability affected disclose the entire balance inservice delivery negatively, the vested with the bank,” he said. AG mentioned the Nandoni The Vhembe District Mupipeline project. The project nicipality is responsible for to construct a bulk pipeline water provision in the region, from Nandoni to Muraga via but because of these losses is the Mangondi project was unable to perform repairs and started in 2016 but is still not maintenance of water pipes and boreholes. Previous reports complete. The Vhembe District indicated that Vhembe had in- Municipality has spent R81 vested R800 million with VBS, million on the project to date, with a total contract value of but when the bank went bust, R311 million of those funds was R160 million. The AG said the still with VBS. Collins Chabane fact that the project was unfinmunicipality is believed to have ished was because of “ineffective monitoring, management lost R120 million in the VBS and supervision”. scam. The AG encouraged the leadThe VBS investments and ership in the province to ensure the subsequent effect these that a culture of accountability had on debt collection left a was cultivated and that all levscar and contributed to the els of management and leaderprovincial figures. “The provship accepted responsibility for ince incurred unauthorised improving audit outcomes. expenditure amounting to R2 “The tone has to be set at the 832 million – a huge increase top (by senior managers, mufrom the R1 393 million in the nicipal managers and mayors) previous year,” the AG said. that there is zero tolerance for The AG advised municipalipoor performance and transties to decrease their spending gressions,” Makwetu said. and improve their debt-collection strategies. He also highlighted the fact that the municipalities owe CONTACT: 015 962 5130


“Let us expose the drug lords,” urges Musina mayor Musina News “The drug lords have no room in our community. Our call is, let us work together to expose the drug lords, so that they can be brought to book and serve long sentences behind bars because they don’t deserve to live in our communities.” These were the words of Cllr Mihloti Muhlope, mayor of Musina. She was addressing community

members, representatives of community structures and municipal stakeholders during the Musina Municipality’s mayoral imbizo that was held at Nancefield Extension 10 last Wednesday. “The scourge of alcohol and drug abuse, especially by our young people, is a serious concern to us. Alcohol, tobacco, dagga and other drugs affect our youth negatively. The use of these drugs has detrimental effects on the users’ health, which may turn out to be

fatal. At the end of this long line is a drug dealer who is making money out of destroying young people’s futures. We must all stand up and fight against this practice that is destroying our community.” Muhlope said during the current financial year, which started on Monday this week (1 July), the municipality would continue to provide free services to more than 3 000 indigent families at a cost of over R4 million. “These are the

people whose joint family monthly income is R3 500 or less. Each beneficiary of the municipality’s indigent policy receives 6 kilolitres of water, 55 kilowatts of electricity and hundred percent free sewage and refuse removal services every month. We will continue to assist our indigent community members, so that they can also enjoy life like anyone else.” However, Muhlope said, the municipality was unable to provide some of

the services because of the high number of consumer debtors, whose debt stands at R48,3 million. “It is important that people should pay for services that they get from the municipality. If we don’t pay for services, it means that the coffers of the municipality will run dry and we will not be able to survive. We are continuously engaging defaulting community members to understand the value of paying for the services they get from the municipality.”

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and are not complying with supply-chain-management The problems at municiprescripts. “It is evident that palities are continuing and, the deteriorating accountability to make matters worse, no for financial and performance culture seems to exist where management is not being individuals are being held addressed, as there are no responsible for transgressing consequences for those who laws. Municipalities are also fail to comply with legislation,” using consultants at a huge he said. cost to taxpayers to try and The problems can also be get their books in order retro- blamed on the oversight mechspectively, instead of impleanisms, such as the municipal menting regular controls. public accounts committees, These were some of the that are not doing their jobs. findings of the Auditor-General “It is also vital that members (AG), Kimi Makwetu, in his of these committees have sufficonsolidated general report cient knowledge of legislation on the local government audit to interact meaningfully on outcomes. The report was matters of compliance and thus released last week and paints a adopt effective resolutions,” rather sorry picture of the state Makwetu said. of municipalities in most parts The irregular expenditure of the country. incurred by municipalities in The Vhembe District’s muthe province in the previous nicipalities did not impress the financial year dropped to R1 AG. Two of the five munici063 million, but this figure palities showed a regression is expected to rise when the compared to previous years, figures of all the municipalities with only one, Makhado, are taken into account. Two showing slight improvements. municipalities, Thabazimbi It also transpires that the illegal and Modimolle-Mookgophong, investments that the Vhembe, did not have audit outcomes Collins Chabane and Makhado available and were excluded municipalities had made at from the report. VBS Mutual Bank are seriously In the Vhembe District, the affecting service delivery. worst performer as far as irregular expenditure is concerned, was the Collins Chabane MuNo accountability nicipality, with R45,4 million and an accumulated outstandThe AG was very critical ing balance of R53,35 million. about the role of leadership in Musina Municipality had an the municipalities and their re- accumulated an outstanding luctance to address deficiencies balance of R146,88 million in the internal control mechreflecting as irregular expenanisms. He pointed out that diture. Another R21,7 million municipalities are not adhering was added to this figure the to legislation, not preventing past financial year. Makhado unauthorised expenditure recorded R33,5 million in By Anton van Zyl

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From model to trash recycler - this lady is simply amazing gree, she had to complete a module on social responsibility and environmental The 25-year-old Rotondwa Musitha management. “I started to do my own from Louis Trichardt has won a few research on recyclable material within titles in her life, but she keeps on the province and realised that less than surprising. In 2014, she was crowned 2% of all recyclable material in the LimMiss Commonwealth Popularity and popo province gets recycled. This meant represented the country in London. that there was a gap for waste buy-back A year later, she was Miss Heritage centres and an opportunity to offer SA, and in 2016 she shared the Miss environmental awareness solutions,” Mamelodi Sundowns Limpopo title. she said. The latest accolade for this dynamic Rotondwa had no capital, just the lady is something completely differsavings accrued when she still worked ent – she won a national award for and earned an income as a model. She her efforts to recycle waste. invested this in her business and started Rotondwa is well known in the working, literally picking up litter. region, having matriculated at LouWorking on foot, she and her small is Trichardt High School. Not many team collect approximately eight to 11 people, however, know that she has tonnes of waste per month. “This is my turned into a successful and well-rejob, this is my pride, picking up rubbish spected businesswoman, focusing on and making a living from it,” she said. the recycling of waste. Earlier this week, For Rotondwa, waste collection is a PETCO (PET Recycling SA), announced lot more than simply earning an income that Rotondwa is one of the winners of and being independent. “Slowly but the national Waste Reduction Youth surely, people in my community are seeWarrior award. ing the importance of recycling and the Rotondwa feels no “shame” in collect- environment. That makes everything ing what other people throw away. She worthwhile,” she said. quickly realised that beauty alone would Rotondwa encourages other people not unlock all opportunities in life. After to follow in her footsteps. “Before doing finishing school, she studied business anything, it is important to do research economics and obtained a BA degree in on the material you want to recycle, business administration. Back at home, whom you can sell to and at what cost, she believed that money could be made not forgetting the area you want to out of recycling and she formed her own operate in to see if it will be feasible,” company, Trash Converters. she advised. Rotondwa said that the idea to look at “Ensure that you get all the certifirecycling actually started while she was cation required for you to operate but, still studying. In order to finish her demost importantly, to start collecting. Community Builders

Rotondwa Musitha. Photo: Goodnewslab.

Even if you are starting small or at home, it is important that you start and hit the ground running. Close your ears to the noise about how it is a dirty job and how you can get an actual job. Just have the drive and you will be fine,” she said. As a young person, she also has a message for the youth of South Africa: “Have dreams and don’t let anyone tell you it cannot be done. It can – they may have failed, but you won’t.” Rotondwa’s efforts were recognised by the PET Recycling Company (PETCO) when she was announced as the Limpopo winner of the Waste Reduction Youth Warrior award. PETCO supports recyclers such as Rotondwa with community programmes, educational material and awareness programmes on recycling. (PET is the acronym for a very versatile plastic called Polyethylene Terephthalate, the plastic used to make the most common container in the softdrink market today: the plastic bottle.) Rotondwa was very impressed with the award. “This award means a lot to us, especially getting recognition from a body such as PETCO that is invested in the work we do and our future growth. It motivates us as a team to continue on the path we are on, as it goes to show that we are on the right track and we are being recognised for the difference we are making in diverting waste from the landfill,” she said. (To watch the interview with Rotondwa, visit this link: https://www.

Cattle are part of Mapungubwe National Park’s cultural landscape By Andries van Zyl Visitors to the Mapungubwe National Park and World Heritage Site will have to accept the fact that communal cattle in the park are part of the park’s cultural landscape. This is according to Mr Sipho Mkhwanazi, SANParks’ regional communication manager. He was responding to a media enquiry after the Limpopo Mirror received a complaint about the presence of communal cattle in the park. An overseas family who recently visited the park stated that they were looking forward to enjoying a truly African wildlife experience but were left disappointed when they found a large herd of cattle roaming the park. Mkhwanazi said that they were aware of the problem of cattle entering the park from Zimbabwe, but explained that the park had been declared as a cultural landscape and therefore had evolved and developed over many years, with cattle as integral part of the landscape, securing the livelihoods of people living in harmony with nature. “National parks are declared for various reasons and therefore it is not a given that every park will only feature wild animals,” said Mkwanazi. As an example, he mentioned the Richtersveld National Park where communities make use of the landscape and goats grazing in co-existence with natural wildlife to protect the overall integrity of the park. “The Greater Mapungubwe Transfrontier Conservation Area (Botswana, South Africa, Zimbabwe), which forms part of the Mapungubwe Cultural Landscape, therefore

represents the culture and values of people who lived in and with their surroundings. These cultures have therefore never been confined to colonial boundaries, stating the case for a cultural landscape stretching over International Boundaries. Cattle are therefore not an abnormal occurrence within this cultural landscape, as they did form part of a civilisation that once roamed the Mapungubwe Valley,” said Mkhwanazi. Mkhwanazi did add, however, that they monitored the numbers and movement of the cattle. “The cattle did enter from Zimbabwe, but should not be described as a problem … It is rather management intervention that is necessary to ensure numbers are kept to an acceptable norm without impacting on the ecological values of the park. The cultural value, as well as ecological integrity, needs to be balanced to ensure the objectives of the cultural landscape are achieved. SANParks have rangers in place patrolling the 12km river boundary on a daily basis,” said Mkhwanazi. Disease control is another aspect that comes to the fore, especially with the recent footand-mouth (FMD) disease outbreak in Vhembe still fresh in people’s memory. “Animals are monitored for any signs of FMD on a regular basis during daily patrols and any abnormalities will immediately be reported to the relevant authorities. The outbreak earlier this year was at a considerable distance from the park in an area known for such occurrences. SANParks will continue monitoring for such and gather information of cross-border outbreaks that

might influence the area,” said Mkhwanazi. Mkhwanazi also responded to concerns over visitors’ safety to the park. Readers might remember the recent collapse of a wooden deck at the Mopanie Rest Camp in the Kruger National Park in May, which saw seven people ending up in hospital. The same family who complained about the cattle in the park also had concerns about the popular “treetop” walkway at Mapungubwe. The protective safety wires on one side of the walkway underneath the handrailing were completely gone and the family had to battle to keep their young children safe while walking across the walkway. Mkhwanazi explained that the wires had been removed because of damage caused by a falling tree. “We have addressed the relevant staff that danger tape should have been placed whilst they were waiting for materials to fix the damage…” said Mkhwanazi. He added that the problem had since been fixed. “As an organisation we will always put the safety of our visitors first by doing everything within our powers to prevent any mishaps from happening. Managing National Parks stretched over huge distances where wild and dangerous animals roam, [and] we would also like to urge our visitors to stick to the rules within our parks, as they are there to keep them safe and not to regulate their freedom of movement. SANParks is committed to addressing safety regulations and ensuring our guests can enjoy the sheer beauty and differences of all our national parks,” said Mkhwanazi.

Visitors to the Mapungubwe National Park must accept the fact that large herds of cattle in the park form part of the park’s cultural landscape. This is according to Mr Sipho Mkhwanazi, SANParks’ regional communication manager. Photo supplied.

The “treetop” walkway at the park. On the right one can see that wires are in place below the handrailing as a safety precaution. On the left, almost all these wires are gone. SANParks has stated that the problem has since been fixed and that visitors’ safety remains a priority for them. Photo supplied.


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dancing skills and abilities to mix as a deejay, which I was doing occasionally The incredible Thabang Dustin at parties and weddings. I won over the Sithuga (24), better known as producer’s heart and he introduced me Skhumba de DJ, is a musical genius to some music connections.” whose calling as a deejay came at a However, he felt that he had to very young age. pursue school first, even though he saw Driven by his passion for mixing the music as his first love. He matriculated decks, this resident of Rabali in the at Patrick Ramaano High School in Nzhelele area is on a journey to reach 2015 and went to do a media and jourgreat heights of success. nalism programme at Jeppe College. Skhumba de DJ always had a burning “After graduating, I focused fully on desire as a young boy to go to Johannes- music,” he said. “I set up a record label burg, so that he could actualise himself of my own, Jah Bless Productions, just in a broader environment. “I had an after achieving a milestone in the form interesting upbringing in Venda, and of managing to become a finalist of the what made me unique while growing Jack Daniels Music Scout competition.” up was that my name was not common His tireless efforts in his music led in the ethnic group, since Thabang is to the release of his début hit songs, Sotho,” he said. “That had made me Tshikamuroho and Bambelela. different in an extraordinary way.” “What keeps me going is prayer and However, at the age of 13 years, the awareness of knowing what I want Skhumba de DJ encountered the sterto achieve in my music career,” he said. ling sounds of Black Coffee. At that very He stated that his journey had certainly time he was already mixing the decks not been easy in this cut-throat music and dancing, which for him was just a industry and the challenges he was hobby. currently facing as a deejay in getting “I was discovered by a man who booked for gigs and for his music to be would become a producer at Nzhelele played on local radio stations and clubs. FM, Daluka,” he said. “He assessed my “But what I love most, which also By Tshifhiwa Mukwevho

keeps me in place, is the response from people who love my music,” he said. Skhumba de DJ is currently working on an album, Drum that thunders, which will be released sometime this year. He is available on Facebook and can be reached on 072 093 1668.

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New album for Acolly Mandiza By Elmon Tshikhudo Musician Acolly Mandiza is fast building his empire in the R&B and Afropop music arena. The 25-year-old musician from Muraga outside Thohoyandou made waves when he recently released his third album, Elelwani. The 11-track R&B album was released last week after a full year of preparations. The album, which boasts monster tracks such as Elelwani and Shambo la Shambo, was recorded at Superlight Studios Tshikhudini. About the new offering, Mandiza, who is the son of veteran and iconic Tshivenda musician Elvis Mandiza, said the album was a tribute to his mother Elelwani, who he said was his pillar of strength. “My mother fell ill in 2000, but God kept her alive for my sake. I am what I am because of her and will keep on praying that God keeps her safe for our sake. This is the best tribute to a

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strong-willed woman like her,” he said. Mandiza said he was born into a musical family and his father inspired him to be what he is today. He also sings about the devastating effects of piracy, saying his father would have been a millionaire several times over, had it not been for “the vultures there stealing music for their own selfish ends”. He said that he started singing at the age of nine. “In 2009, I started playing bass guitar in church, The Living World Gospel Mission at Malavuwe. I started recording in 2012, when I recorded a single, U Wa Ndeme. His follow-up was an album recorded in 2015. “Music belongs to the family and I am keeping the family legacy. With a coach like my father, I can promise that my fans will enjoy this music,” said Mandiza. His music is available at Bihl Music in Thohoyandou and online at Google play and iTunes.

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Her sense of humour, captivating voice and personality keep listeners’ ears glued to their radios. Her radio name is Bumbalicious – it’s a combination of bumba and ‘delicious’ (as found in most English words that describe good things). In Tshivenda, bumba refers to a chubby person, and now we have got Bumbalicious on Makhado FM as the host of Morning Connections, which airs between 03:00-06:00. She is the actual darling of the airwaves and her fans or Makhado FM’s listeners can surely attest to that fact. “Some people wake up in the middle of the night and do not get sleep again,” she said of her show. “So, with Morning Connections, I keep them company until the sun rises. On my show, I play the kind of music that all people love; the kind of music that makes them feel comfortable and restful right in their beds until they get up.” Bumbalicious had discovered her talent in communication and entertainment when she was growing up at Mpheni Block C, where she would record some clips of herself talking on her cellphone and send to friends via WhatsApp. The friends’ response was heart-warming in that they encouraged her to either consider singing or doing a course in media studies, so that she could work for the

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radio and as a master of ceremonies or motivational speaker, since she has an amazing voice that is suited for a wide range of careers in the communications industry. “I knew that I had a finer but most captivating voice,” she said. “Public speaking comes to me with ease, just like rain falling softly from the sky.” She joined Makhado FM after her talent was noticed by the comedian, master of ceremonies and local DJ Huli Hula Hulest, also known as Hulisani Mathivha. “I started by presenting Gospel Avenue and I was later moved to Morning Connections,” she said. “So far, I have managed to raise the listenership for my programme to the extent that even the management is satisfied with the manner in which I man my show.” Bumbalicious is one woman who is happy to live in the country of South Africa, where a lot of opportunities exist for all people to help better one’s life. “Whatever I need in life, if I pursue it, I know I will eventually get it – and that’s what I love most about my country,” she said. She mentioned Takalani Tshinesa as one lady who had motivated her along her journey. “She is a strong-willed woman who does not hesitate to motivate and encourage fellow women to follow their dreams,” Bumbalicious said. “The first time Takalani met me, she said that she was seeing a talented woman in me, and one who would go places because of her talent and determination.” Nyadzani Bumbalicious Tharaga attended Tshimonela Primary School and Ozias Davhana Secondary School. She obtained a business administration qualification from MSC Business College in Louis Trichardt. Tune in to Makhado FM and listen to Morning Connections between 03:00-06:00.

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AJ handles the reggae sounds By Maanda Bele AJ Tshisevhe is the host of Nzhelele FM’s Reggae special. The programme is on air every Saturday between 14:00 and 16:00. Avharivhudzi Tshisevhe was born five decades ago at Milaboni village. He went to school at Mudunungu Primary and later went to Mushaathoni Secondary but finished his matric studies at Tshifhena Secondary School. A J started working at Nzhelele FM in the first week of October 2017. At that stage, the station was only streaming online. According to him, upcoming presenters must read a lot to boost their presenting skills. “Using good, clean language as a presenter also shows manners or how one is raised.” Besides being a radio presenter, Tshisevhe is also the chairperson of the Nambi dza devhula music co-operative and founder and a senior member of the band Cornerstone.

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Art & Entertainment Percy’s mesmerizing art catches the eye By Mbulaheni Ridovhona Growing up in a community where art is not considered a career can make one abandon one’s dreams. During his childhood, a local self-taught artist, Percy Marule, endured harsh comments from the community about his career. “When I started art, people never took me seriously. At first, I was criticized and undermined for my artistic dreams. They used to say my career was useless,” Marule said. “Lately I have been getting good responses from the community. Now they respect my work.” The 24-year-old from Mavambe village said art meant life to him. “Art has been my passion since I started school. I am a self-motivated artist and I draw very often because I love art. It is a gift given to me by the almighty God,” he said. “Art is the foundation of creation. Almost every man-made product that we see daily was first drawn by someone.” He said that he used pencils, paper, acrylic paints and canvas for his art.

“I use spray cans and roof paints for my graffiti,” he added. “I also brand shops and paint emblems for school entrances.” So far, he has created a painting of Bob Marley and drawings of Pres Cyril Ramaphosa, Mlindo and Benny Mayengani. He want to sell his work across the world. “I want to develop African brands, educate, communicate and tell stories through my art. I want see myself as an international artist,” he said. Marule studied graphic design at Jeppe College in Johannesburg and brands at Vega School of Brand Leadership. He can be reached on 063 095 9574 or write to He is also available on Facebook as Percy Ormarni Marule.

Self-taught artist Percy Marule. Photo supplied

“Tshingondo is the mother of all music genres” buried because we could not release any album. We proved our “University of Venda, good day. critics wrong when we came back Can I gladly help you?” This with this new album, Zwikhustatement over the phone is khuliso. The long break helped us synonymous with Thihumbelwi to reorganize ourselves and give Reuben Magadani, the former ourselves time to compose our friendly, sweet-voiced switchmusic without any pressure.” board operator at the University He said tracks such as Kha ri of Venda who enjoyed his work farane, Muporofita, Judy, Musiki to the fullest. and the title track, ZwikhukhuliHowever, another interesting, so, were making waves in the local musical side of Magadani, who music fraternity. “Zwikhukhuliso now works as client information is our first album to sell 5 000 officer at Kalafong Hospital in copies in one month. We believe Tshwane, exists. that one of the reasons is that we Magadani, who hails from took a long break and people were Tshifudi village outside Thohoythirsty for our music. Besides andou, has just released his third that, the music on Zwikhukhulitshingondo (rhumba) music also is more mature than our two bum with his band, the Tshinzere- previous albums. We are very ni Boys. The album, Zwikhukhu- thankful to our fans who continue liso, is very popular among the to buy the album on a daily basis. local tshingondo music fraternity We also thank various radio stasince it receives massive airplay tions who are playing our music on local, regional and national timeously.” radio stations. Though he is enjoying the Famously known as Riedo in fruits of his success, Riedo said he the music industry, Magadani would not rest until Tshingondo says he started the Tshinzereni music received the recognition Boys with Elekanyani Munzhelele it deserved. “Some people still and Dalton Magadani in 2000. perceive this type of music as low“We then released our first album, class music, but we will fight until Mupfuluwo, in 2003, which people realise that it is in fact the received acclaim from local music mother of all music genres.” lovers. The album carried thrilling For public performances, CD songs like Luvhengo and Riedo, sales and bookings, Riedo can be which are still loved by our adorcalled on 083 979 0825. ing fans even today. One thing I like about tshingondo music is that it does not go out of fashion. That is why our 2003 songs are still popular.” Riedo said that, together with the Tshinzereni Boys, he returned to the studio to record his second album, Gada in 2004. “We promoted the album through live performances at various places, but due to work commitments, the band only met during vacations. That did not deter our high spirits because the second album was also performing very well Thihumbelwi “Riedo” Magadani and in the market. For the his band, Tshinzereni Boys, have past 14 years, many people thought the Tshinzere- released his third tshingondo music album, Zwikhukhuliso. ni Boys were dead and Entertainment

LIVE HORSERACING FROM DURBAN By Kaizer Nengovhela Phalaphala FM will broadcast interesting programmes live from the Durban studios from today (Friday). The two programmes, Vhandila from 05:00 to 09:00 and Dziaorowa from 15:00 t0 18:00, will be broadcast from Durban and on Saturday they will give updates about the glamorous Vodacom July horseracing event. The station’s presenters and on-air personnel, well-known presenter, Mpho “Jantiby Nef ” Nefale, Terrey “The Big Dude” Mudau, Thina “Chitagon” Ramantswana and Rendani Sikhwivhilu, will be on air presenting Vhandila in the morning. Shandu Lukhwareni, Thikho Liphadzi, Rudzani “1020” Khalushi and Ndivhuwo Pfuluwani will present Dziaorowa in its afternoon slot. The live broadcasts will feature the best in entertainment that the station has to offer, from celebrity interviews, fashion, to incredible thoroughbred action on the Grayville racetrack. The marketing manager of the station, Ms Rudzani Mashamba, said as part of the station’s 54th birthday celebrations, they felt they should do something for their loyal clients, the listeners. She said that Phalaphala FM started to be part of the popular race day in 2014. “From our on-air personnel, thoroughbreds to the jockeys, owners, trainers and grooms to every spectator, punter and every socialite – everyone is invited to be part of big occasion. This station would not be what it is today without the listeners,” she said. Mashamba said most listeners only knew the voices of the presenters and this was an opportunity for the listeners in Durban to come and meet them. “We tend to take what is dear to us for granted. Let’s change our mindset and start to give our listeners new information about the race,” she said. She promised that the station would always take care of all its listeners and strived to make them always happy. She said that the world would never be a better place to live in if people did not love each other. She said the station management was very grateful for the sponsor to cover the broadcast from Durban. “We believe it came at the right moment as it will keep our listeners well informed about the horserace.”

Crowd give village gospel a thumbs up By Tshifhiwa Mukwevho The idea of taking gospel music to the villages was given a thumbs-up by music lovers who braved the chilly weather to rub shoulders with their favourite gospel singers during the Shela Muya Night at the Makhuvha Apostolic Unity Church a fortnight ago. The host of the show, Lufuno Phalanndwa, was given a standing ovation when he ascended the stage. His performance did not disappoint as he dished out hits from his sizzling hot album Midnight hour worship. The songs Ndo mu vhona, Shela Muya, Nikodemo and Vho Luga took the fans into a frenzy, with some showering him with money as he performed. One supporter who could not sit down as Lufuno mesmerised the audience was Andisa Phuluwa, who described Lufuno as a rare breed in the gospel industry. “Lufuno offered us exactly what we had expected – a quality performance,” she said. “He is a powerhouse. He is amazing. I was there when he recorded his album and now here, he also delivered the same energy and feel. We are proud to have a youth doing such big things for the community.” After the show, Lufuno was full of gratitude for the support he received from his fans. “What I saw was amazing and I thank God for it all,” he said. “The love I received from the

people is extraordinary. It was very cold, but the people came through in numbers and their dancing and ululating made the atmosphere to be world class.” Among the other artists who also participated were Newie Nthabalala, Ndivhaleni Musetha, Huli Mbambale, Grace Mulaudzi and Buhle Nkosi.

When asked what his supporters could expect going forward, Lufuno just said “Gauteng nga December”, which literally meant that he would be planning something for his Gauteng supporters. Lufuno is available on Facebook and he can be reached through his manager, Robert Netshiunda, on 082 451 7170.

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Musina Municipality is serious about promoting a cleaner environment Musina News Following a resolution taken during the recent Biodiversity Day celebration, the clean-up campaign that took place in Musina town was an overwhelming success. According to the manager responsible for parks, waste management and recreation at Musina Municipality, Ms Rendani Kutama, conducting the clean-up campaign to demonstrate that the municipality was serious about promoting a clean environment in the Musina area was important. Kutama said the recent Biodiversity Day Celebration targeted a few identified stakeholders and sharing the message with a vast audience in Musina was important. “We thought we could do it better by encouraging our community members to take part in this clean-up campaign, thereby instilling the spirit of keeping the environment clean at all times. The public need to know that keeping the environment clean should be a way of life because the more we preserve the earth, the more our people and natural resources will live longer.” She said the clean-up campaign

took place in town because they wanted to attract many people to participate. “We specifically targeted our town, because many people spend most of their time there working and running their daily errands. We have also done clean-up campaigns in rural areas and in townships and we will continue to do so to encourage our people to take environmental health seriously. Environmental health is everyone’s responsibility. Not only does it save the area one is in, it also saves the planet. It starts with one person’s decision to throw an empty bottle or paper on the ground, then the next person follows, and littering becomes a norm.” She said not only did the clean-up campaign address environmental problems, but, in a way, it also helped reduce crime. “During the clean-up campaign, we found dozens of empty bottles of medication in one spot, which we suspect that some people use as drugs. We suspect that they are using this medication to get high, because it has a high percentage of alcohol. We have vowed to keep the area clean at all times because this will help us to reduce crime in our area.”

Participants, led by the manager responsible for parks, waste management and recreation at Musina Municipality, Ms Rendani Kutama (second from right) participate in the clean-up campaign in Musina Town.

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SANDF’s youth urged to unite against crime faced with the obligation to identify the present challenges such as substance “The nation expects the youth of abuse, unemployment, increasing crime today to follow in the footsteps of and the access to economic resources. the 1976 youth and become agents of “It is expected of today’s youth that change. This time around, it has to they should confront illiteracy and lack be done in the continuing struggle to of skills as part of the struggle for develachieve the goal of a better life for all opment and economic survival,” he said. our people.” “While youths of 1976 used stones and Those were the words of the chief of barricades against the repressive forces, human resources in the South African today’s youths should use education National Defence Force (SANDF), and skills to fight poverty and claim the Lt-Gen Norman Yengeni, when he was safety of the communities in which they addressing youths and guests during live.” the SANDF’s Youth Day event that was He then called upon all youths within held at the Makhado Air Force Base on the SANDF to come together in a stance Friday. against crime and refuse to be involved “In 1976, the youth of our country in criminal activities. “You must not do correctly identified the challenges and drugs or abuse alcohol,” Yengeni said. tasks they had to confront, of a poor “If you have fallen victim to substance education system,” Yengeni said. “Youth abuse, you should seek the necessary Day holds great significance in the help. We call upon you to pursue a history of South Africa, and it continues healthy lifestyle and get onto the foreto be a day of commemoration, sharing front in the fight against violence and and learning.” the raping of women and children.” He stated that the youth of today were He urged youths in the SANDF to By Tshifhiwa Mukwevho

promptly report to the higher authorities all wrongdoings perpetuated by the commanders. In response, the assistant director for youth development in the SANDF, Mr Tshepo Mudavheni, said that the youths were reflecting on the sacrifices made by the youths of 1976, who had levelled the ground for today’s youths to fully enjoy the benefits of democracy such as free education, equality and freedom. “This day only reminds us as young people that we have got to confront challenges facing us head-on,” he said. “We should always feel energised to take the bet to make South Africa a better place for all of us and prepare ourselves for future eventualities because we are the future of this country.” The activities of the day included sports, such as tug-of-war and aerobics. The event was opened by the official SANDF brass band and marching, which was following by a marching competition among different wings within the defence force.

South African Air Forces’ drill squad.

Former Mudaswali United Brothers midfield maestro Combrick “Ace” Vhulahani Makhado celebrated his 58th birthday at his home at Khubvi on Saturday. The occasion was attended by his friends, family, football players who played with him and traditional leaders from different villages. He indicated that in all his life he had his family, friends and relatives to thank for being his pillars of strength. He also thanked God for protecting him all the years. Makhado is also a priest in the local church and a traditional leader, as well as has many other roles in the community. In the photo, Makhado and his wife Uzwothe cut a cake during the celebration.


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Chief Thivhulawi Makumbane (left), Unity Fellowship Church founder Pastor Mpfariseni Mukhuba (right) with some of the benefitting children with their shoes and socks.

Shoes for 300 Tshisahulu learners By Elmon Tshikhudo Tshisahulu’s senior traditional leader, Thovhele Thivhulawi Makumbane, has called on churches in his village not only to give the community spiritual food, but also to assist in the development of the community by helping the poor where possible. Makumbane was the guest of honour during the handover of more than 300 pairs of shoes to needy learners from schools around Tshisahulu. The shoes were a donation from world itinerant and

preacher Pastor Mpfariseni Mukhuba of the Unity Fellowship Church that has a new branch at the village. Speaking during the event, which was attended by ward councillors, parents of the beneficiaries and learners, Makumbane compared Pastor Mukhuba to a Good Samaritan sent to bring change to his people. He called on other churches to follow in Mukhuba’s footsteps and help eradicate poverty in his area. “We have many churches in thus village, but they seem to be focusing on the spiritual de-

partment. We commend what Mukhuba has done and we believe she has set a standard that others will copy from. We believe the shoes and socks will make a big difference to learners, and we will have many educated people in our village,” he said. In handing over the shoes and socks, Mukhuba said it was out of the love that God was giving to all in the world that taught them to love and give to those in need. She further pledged support to the learners after a request was made for more help to the learners.

Ntsieni and Wanga tied the knot Mr Ntsieni Mushiana of Thohoyandou Block F and Ms Wanga Tshikhudo of Tshisaulu tied the knot during a ceremony at the Tshisaulu Assemblies of God Church a fortnight ago.

Refugees prepare lunch outside their tents.

Musina lady embarks on project to collect blankets for refugees By Bernard Chiguvare “How are you going to spend Father’s Day?” Fulufhedzani Mulovhedzi asked some of the refugees staying at the shelter provided by the Musina Ministry Compassion Church. This was a year ago, shortly before Father’s Day. Mulovhedzi had noticed the men before when she drove past them on her way to a popular café. The 27-year-old diagnostic radiographer works at Musina Hospital and usually visits the nearby shop to buy lunch. She had been living in Musina for a few years but knew very little of what happened at the shelter. “One day, coming from my usual lunch spot, I decided to visit the shelter and see how these refugees were living,” she says. The following day was Father’s Day, so out of curiosity she decided to spend the day with the refugees. Mulovhedzi quickly found out that very few of the refugees knew what Father’s Day was about. For them, the biggest need was to get enough food to survive and to stay warm at night. “They were sleeping on the floor and some had no blankets. Most of them were not employed, so they

made a living out of begging. The place was dusty,” Mulovhedzi recalled. She was worried that they would contract diseases such as TB. The following day, she brought along some bread, but still she felt this was not enough. Mulovhedzi was no stranger to poverty and difficult living conditions. She grew up at Mashau Doli village just outside Elim, where many poor families live. The conditions at the shelter reminded her of how families in rural areas struggle for survival. Mulovhedzi then embarked on a drive to collect blankets for the refugees. At that stage, almost 250 refugees were staying at the shelter. She

made a plea on social media to the Musina community to help and managed to collect more than 100 blankets, which were handed out to the refugees. A year later, Mulovhedzi has embarked on another drive to collect blankets for the refugees. This time, however, the challenge is much bigger. Bishop Simon Sithole, the founder of the church, estimates that they give shelter to an average of 800 refugees every month. With the latest unrest in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the numbers are rising. Mulovhedzi has thus far received 80 blankets, but many more are needed. Anyone willing to make a donation can contact her at 078 418 3526.

Mulovhedzi (in pink) with some of the refugees.

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Stadium on Saturday. Belavhathu approached the game aggressively, Fans saw a feast of goals when Tshilonwe but their original fighting spirit faded with time. Young Bombers brutally walloped Belavhathu One factor that lead to Belavhathu’s downfall FC 6-2 in their semi-final match of the Boy was their failure to deal with the crosses from Nemakonde KO competition at the Tshifudi the Bombers’ wingers, Ronewa Mudau and Shadrack Mashaba. Young Bombers took the lead in the ninth minute. Their centre forward, Douglas Zaba, was brought down within the penalty box, prompting the referee, Mr Mulalo Mubva, to award a penalty. Thonifhani Masikhwa blasted in a rocket from the white spot. Bombers increased the lead in the 29th minute, when Mukandangalwo Nemutudi headed home, following a corner kick that was taken by Ronewa Mudau. Belavhathu were reduced to 10 men nine minutes before the end of the first half. Their central defender, Hlaluko Matjelele, was given his marching orders after tackling Thonifhani Masikhwa from behind. The players then abandoned their positions and moved forward to add the numbers to the strikers. Their effort did not pass without a reward as they managed to pull one back in the 57th minute. Matimba Vukea headed home after a corner kick that was taken by Moses Singo. Young Bombers increased the lead through Ronewa Mudau. He forced his way through the defence of Belavhathu and unleashed a rocket from inside the box. Belavhathu’s second goal came via Hlonipho Matjelele. He blasted in a missile, following a scramble within the box. Thonifhani Masikhwa scored the fourth for Bombers with a header. Belavhathu blamed Gudani Sikhweni of Belavhathu is focused on their keeper, Mpho Mmbengeni, for the goal and the ball. replaced him with Ntshinyadzeni Mulaudzi. The effort was, however, not good enough to stop Bombers from scoring two more goals. Shadrack Mashaba and Thonifhani Masikhwa scored in the 78th and 84th minute respectively. By Frank Mavhungu

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Water Sand scrape through By Frank Mavhungu Tshamutshedzi Water Sand scraped through to the final of the Boy Nemakonde KO competition by beating Munangwe United Brothers 2-1 at the Tshifudi Stadium on Saturday. As if they were going to bury Water Sand alive, United Brothers approached the game with a lot of self-confidence. They threatened to score six minutes into the game. Their diminutive striker, Example Chauke, went loose from the left corner and ran straight towards the keeper. He unleashed a half volley from the edge of the box. The ball hit the woodwork and bounced outside the field of play for a goal kick. That was a wakeup call to the defenders of Water Sand. They regrouped from behind, with their midfielders dishing out promising passes to the strikers. Water Sand took the lead in the 38th minute. Their overlapping midfielder, Godfrey Nephawe, forced his way through the defence of United Brothers and sent the keeper the wrong way. Water Sand enjoyed the 1-0 lead until the end of the first half. Velmon Mudzanani scored the second goal for Water Sand from the free kick in the 68th minute. United Brothers’ solitary goal came via Hudivhannyi Munyai in the dying minutes of the Unandivho Makhuvha of United Brothers game. chases the ball.

Midway are the pool champions By Kaizer Nengovhela Midway Pool Club became the Mosena Pool Tournament winners on Saturday when they beat Las Vegas Pool Club at Matidza. Eight teams participated in the annual pool tournament. According to Mr Richardt Mosena, sponsor of the event, they will possibly increase the sponsorship next year. He congratulated the organisers for developing young talent and stated that the tournament´s administration

was running smoothly. “I am part of this community and we are doing this to support local people,” he said. Mosena said that the main purpose of the event was to motivate the players to work hard in their matches. He also described sport is an important vehicle to cause harmonious interaction between people. Mr Makonde Tshidavhu, organiser of the event, said that sport without education was nothing. “You can be a star today and be written off the following day. Education will

never forsake you and you can bank on it,” he added. He emphasised that sponsorships played a vital role in sports development and described pool as a community-building sport. The champions, Midway Pool Club, went home with floating trophy and R1 400. The runners-up, Las Vegas Pool Club, received R1 000. The third prize of R700 went to Luvhalani Pool Club and Gadabi Pool Club, who ended in fourth position, received R400.

In our photo Mr Richard Mosena, the sponsor, presents the winners’ trophy to Midway.

Members of the Vhembe Athletics club who participated in the Comrades Marathon a fortnight ago in Durban arrived back home safely with a variety of medals. Eight athletes received Vic Clapham medals for finishing the race in between 11 and 12 hours. Two received Wally Hayward medals, awarded to athletes for finishing in less than 6 hours and falling just outside the top ten. A further two athletes received Bill Rowan medals for finishing in between 7 hours 30 minutes and 9 hours. Three athletes received the newly introduced Robert Mtshali medals for athletes finishing between 9 and 10 hours. All the Vhembe athletes finished the race before the cut-off time.

Siloam team win Mukhombo games By Frank Mavhungu

in the middle of the park after the opening goal of Muraida. A substitute, Thingahangwi Ratombo, tried his luck with a long-range ground cutter. The ball hit the woodwork and crossed the goal line. XI Experience effected two more changes to their starting lineup soon afterwards. They replaced Fhatuwani

Netshivhambe and Jabulani Mashatha with Unarine Matamela and Andani Nenzhelele respectively. XI Experience pulled one back on the stroke of full time. Thendo Mathobo caught the keeper napping with a long-range half volley. Muraida received R3 500 and a floating trophy after the game.

Edson Muraida from Siloam Village in the Nzhelele Valley fought hard to earn a 2-1 victory over Ngovhela XI Experience in the final of the Mukhombo Soccer Tournament at the Lwamondo Zwavhavhili grounds on Sunday. Muraida meant business from the first whistle, with their midfielders distributing some telling passes to the forwards time after time. The referee, Ms Vhahangwele Nembaleni, flashed the first yellow card in the 14th minute. Mashau Ramulondi of XI Experience tackled Rudzani Nthangeni from behind and Nembaleni was quick to produce yellow. No goal was scored in the first half, despite numerous promises by the strikers of Muraida. XI Experience strengthened their midfield by introducing Tshifhiwa “Gama” Ramatsea and sacrificed Aubrey Mabukana early in the last half. Muraida took the lead in the 59th minute. They were awarded a penalty after a defender of XI Experience handled the ball within his own penalty area. Omphulusa Ndou, the team’s captain, made no mistake from the Rudzani Nthangeni of Muraida controls the ball while Vhahanwhite spot. gwele Mbulaheni of Experience tackles him from behind. XI Experience lost shape

Floating trophy for Edson Muraida By Frank Mavhungu Edson Muraida FC were crowned the champions of the Mukhombo Soccer Tournament at the Lwamondo Zwavhavhili grounds on Sunday. They beat Ngovhela XI Experience 2-1 in the final. Muraida received R3 500, a floating trophy and soccer kit after the game. XI Experience received R2 000 and soccer kit. Muraida’s way to the final went via Voweto Maximum Force, whom they beat 4-6 in

their quarter-final match at the same venue the previous day. The winner was determined through penalty shootout after a 2-2 draw at the end of regulation time. Muraida went on to beat Beuster Mighty Chiefs 11-10 in their semi-final match earlier that day. Again, the winner was determined through a penalty shootout as the score was 2-2 when the referee blew the final whistle. Ngovhela XI Experience beat Tshivhilidulu Hungry Lions 2-0 in their opening

match. They crushed Maranzhe Hungry Lions 4-1 in their semi-final match. Eight teams took part in this year’s tournament. According to one of the organizers, Adv TP Matodzi, the tournament was named after one of the players of Maximum Force, Phathutshedzo Mukhombo, who died in June last year. Mukhombo played for Alaska FC and Zero Two FC before joining Maximum Force. According to Matodzi, the The captain of Muraida, Omphulusa Ndou, receives his team’s trophy from the ward countournament will become an cillor, Cllr Azwitamisi Rasendedza, while one of the tournament organizers, Adv TP Matodzi annual event. (right), looks on.


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Medals for the Matangari long distance runners Development Trust. The aim of the trust is to develop the “I am happy that the children village and, at the same time, we sent out to represent our assist indigent community village did not come home members to realize their potenempty-handed. I will continue tial in sports, entrepreneurship, to support every developmen- arts, culture and other commutal initiative in my village,” nity-building initiatives. said the young traditional During the event, the athleader of Matangari village, letes displayed their medals Musanda Vho-Mutulagole and thanked their traditionNyamande. al leader for his continued He was welcoming athletes support. Onndwela Makhado from his village who partici(18) finished the 10km race in pated in the Collins Chabane 46 minutes; Portia Makhado Mayoral Race last week. The (14) completed the 5km race welcoming ceremony took in 30 minutes; Ntanganedzeni place at the traditional leader’s Nemaungani (19) participated residence in Matangari on in the 21km race and finished Sunday. in two hours, while Ndivhuwo The athletes were sponsored Luvhimbe (18) managed to by the Mutulagole Community finish her 10km in 48 minutes. By Road Running

All four the athletes received bronze medals. Musanda Vho-Mutulagole Nyamande said he was impressed by the athletes’ performance and he would continue to assist his villagers through the trust. “We are very proud of these kids. Now that they are doing well, we have compiled a calendar for all the provincial athletics competitions that they would like to compete in. With the assistance of Thiha Rembuluwani of Rembu Construction, we will gladly assist them financially to take part in all other future races. We call upon other local businesses and individuals to come on board to assist us to develop this community,” he said.

The champions, Maramanzhi Home Sweepers FC.

Home Sweepers win Bilisi Festival By Frank Mavhungu Maramanzhi Home Sweepers were crowned the 2019 MS Quality Bilisi Sport Festival champions at the Tshenzhelani grounds last Sunday. Home Sweepers were declared the champions after their final game against Gumbu Peace Makers ended abruptly, two minutes before the end of regulation time, after the referee had given the keeper of Gumbu his marching orders. That prompted the fans of Gumbu to throw various objects onto the pitch before invading it. The organizers were forced to call the game off and declared Home Sweepers the champions. The score was 1-1 at that stage.

Home Sweepers were presented with R3 500, a floating trophy, soccer balls and gold medals during a ceremony at the grounds shortly after the final game. Gumbu Peace Makers took home R1 500, soccer balls and silver medals. Home Sweepers’ way to the final went via Tshenzhelani Diiteleni, whom they beat 3-1 in their quarter-final match. They beat Tuwani FC 4-2 in their semi-final match. Gumbu Peace Makes beat Rangani 7-6 in their opening match on Saturday. The winner was determined through penalty shootout. They went on to beat Mutele FC 2-0 in the semi-final stage. The teams that were booted out of the tournament in the semi-final stage, Mutele FC

and Tuwani FC, each received R1 000. It was the third time for Maramanzhi Home Sweepers to win the tournament since its inception in 2011. Eight teams, Gumbu Peace Makers, Rangani FC, Dovho FC, Tuwani FC, Sigonde FC, Mutele FC, Tshenzhelani Diiteleni and Maramanzhi Home Sweepers, took part in this year’s tournament. MS Quality and Hollywood Bets sponsored the tournament. Just like in the previous years, the tournament was preceded by a 10 km fun run. A resident of Gumbu village, Zwivhuya Temu Munyai, won the fun run in the male category, while another resident of Gumbu village, Ms Proceed Mukununde, was the winner in the female category.

Photographed during the Matangari athletes’ welcoming ceremony are, from left to right, Musanda Vho-Mutulagole Nyamande, Mashudu Makhado (father of Onndwela and Portia), Onndwela Makhado, Portia Makhado, Ntanganedzeni Nemaungani and Ndivhuwo Luvhimbe.

Teams ready for MJN Foundation finals By Kaizer Nengovhela The Tshiozwi grounds are expected to be packed to capacity on Saturday for the MJN Foundation soccer and netball challenge finals. According to the secretary of the foundation, Mr Leonard Mavhandu, the MEC for Sport, Art and Culture, Ms Thandi Moraka, is expected to attend the finals and the presentation of the awards. In the first semi-final, Magau United will play against Matanda Rockers at 09:00. In the second semi-final match, Ablex FC and Green

Way Academy will meet at 11:00. The winners will meet in the final at 15:00. The MLFA final at 13:00 will be between Ravele Dragons and Madombidzha Chris United. In the netball final, Ravele Netball Club and Tshiozwi Netball Club will meet. The champions in the senior teams will receive R10 000, a floating trophy, soccer kit, and gold medals, while the second-placed teams will receive R5 000, a soccer kit, and silver medals. The teams in third and fourth position will receive R3 000 and R2 000 respectively.

The first prize for the MLFA teams are: R5 000, a floating trophy, gold medals and a new soccer kit. The second prize is R3 000, silver medals and a new soccer kit, while the third prize is R2 000. The winners of the netball will receive R2 000, gold medals, a trophy and netball kit. The runners-up will get R1 200, silver medals and a netball kit. The team in third position will get R700. More than 50 sports personalities from sporting codes such as soccer, netball, athletics and boxing will receive awards during the day.

The winner of the female category of the fun The captain of Maramanzhi Home Sweepers, Asaria Mammburu. run Ms Proceed Mukununde.


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Makhekhaya Malunjwa of Eric Louw High School in Musina has been chosen for the Limpopo Blue Bulls High School Rugby Association’s U/18 Craven week team. He is currently an ambassador for the school during their tour to Bloemfontein from 29 June to 6 July. Photo supplied.

Malindi Maloko and Knowledge Shumba of the Louis Trichardt Rugby Club’s third team (Univen) busy taking down a Letaba player in their fiercely contested match on Saturday in Louis Trichardt. Louis Trichardt managed a 17-14 win over their opponents.

Team Goodville Masters Table Newcomers Stamina Free Masters Jerome Masters Duthuni Masters Dzwerani Masters Tshakhuma Masters Mulenzhe Masters Tshivhungululu Masters Mathule Masters Tsiamutsha Masters Havava Masters Lwamondo Masters Phaphazela Masters Nesengani Masters Vuwani Masters Saselema Masters Makhuvha Masters Tshipako Masters Itsani Masters

Vhembe Masters Soccer League Played Won Draw Lost 38 30 3 5 37 29 2 6 37 26 6 5 38 26 6 6 38 24 6 8 37 22 6 9 37 21 6 10 37 20 8 9 37 21 3 13 38 16 7 15 38 15 2 21 37 10 7 20 36 10 8 18 37 10 5 22 38 9 7 22 38 9 6 23 38 10 2 26 38 7 8 23 38 7 4 27 38 1 0 37

For 163 132 145 125 112 113 104 105 111 110 86 72 80 69 93 70 65 64 55 10

Against Points 65 93 54 89 53 84 53 84 73 78 87 73 65 70 77 67 75 66 55 113 108 47 111 38 125 38 126 35 149 34 119 33 88 32 117 29 147 25 87 3


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By Frank Mavhungu As part of their preparations for the coming soccer season, Black Leopards announced the signing of two vastly experienced players this week. According to the club’s chairman, Mr David Thidiela, Lidoda Duvha secured the services of the former Orlando Pirates left back, Thabo Matlaba, and a Ghanaian midfielder, Mumuni Abubakar. Matlaba entered into a two-year contract with the Thohoyandou side with the option to extend it for another year. Abubakar and Matlaba joined their teammates at the training session in Polokwane on Tuesday morning. Abubakar is not a new name in the Leopards’ camp. He played for Lidoda Duvha for two seasons before leaving for Free State Stars three years ago. He later left the Free State side for the National First Division side, Royal Eagles, early last season. Matlaba and Abubakar are an addition to Leopards’ two new recruits, Thuso Phala and Mogakolodi Ngele. The two strikers were playing for SuperSport United and Mamelodi Sundowns respectively. When asked whether Matlaba and Abubakar were the last

signings for the season, Thidiela appealed to the team’s supporters “to watch this space,” saying much was still to come. Thidiela further stated that it hurt him most to see the team losing home matches in front of a capacity crowd, hence his efforts to go all out to beef up the squad. He reiterated the fact that they were assembling a squad that would challenge for silverware instead of fighting for survival, come next season. He also revealed that the team’s top goal scorer, Mwape Musonda, was still contracted to the club. He further indicated that whoever wanted Musonda’s services must be ready to pay. The Zambian sharpshooter scored 16 goals last season. Leopards recently lost several players to other Premiership sides. Apart from Phathutshedzo Nange and Marks Munyai, who left for Bidvest Wits and Highlands Park respectively, Lidoda Duvha parted ways with Lehlohonolo Masalesa, Eden Nene and Ivan Mahangwahaya. Masalesa has signed a two-year contract with Chippa United, while Nene is said to be negotiating a contract with Polokwane City. As for Mahangwahaya, negotiations were at an advanced stage with Bidvest Wits at the time of our

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By Frank Mavhungu Tshifudi Stadium will be the centre of attention tomorrow (Saturday) as the much-awaited final of the Boy Nemakonde KO competition will be staged there. Tshilonwe Young Bombers and Tshamutshedzi Water Sand will meet in the final. Young Bombers brutally walloped Belavhathu FC 6-2 in their semi-final match at the same venue last Saturday to secure a place in the final. Tshamutshedzi Water Sand’s way to the final went via Munangwe United

Brothers, whom they beat 2-1 last Saturday. A quick glance at the teams’ performances in their semi-final matches shows that Water Sand will be lucky if, by chance, they do not concede more than three goals tomorrow. Young Bombers were unstoppable from the onset to the end in their game against Belavhathu, while Water Sand were lucky to find two easy goals against Munangwe United Brothers. What remains to be seen is whether the Water Sand defenders will have enough strength to stop the Bombers’ forwards, Ronewa Mudau, Shadrack

Mashaba and Ndamulelo Mudzunga. Belavhathu FC and Munangwe United Brothers will meet in their losers’ final match, which will start at 09:00. The main game is scheduled to start at 14:30. This year’s champions will walk away with a cash prize of R15 000, a floating trophy, soccer kit and six soccer balls. The runners-up will go home with R1 500, soccer kit and six soccer balls. R1 000 and six soccer balls await the winner of the losers’ final and the team that finishes in fourth place will receive six soccer balls.

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Limpopo Mirror 5 July 2019  

Local newspaper bringing you the news, sport and more from Louis Trichardt and surrounding areas in Limpopo province, South Africa.

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