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Granny Khorommbi keeps on going

News in brief: 21 April 2024 By Silas Nduvheni

At the age of 62, Granny Sarah Nembidzane-Khorommbi of Hamagidi Unit near Sibasa cannot sit at home being idle. She keeps herself busy doing beadwork and knitting Tshivenda traditional clothes such as minwenda, misisi, and men’s T-shirts. Her handiwork not only keeps her busy but also provides an income that helps her feed the family.

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'Rambo' Tshivhase passes away

News in brief: 19 April 2024 By Victor Mukwevho

The traditional leader of Tshidimbini village, Vhamusanda Vho Mulingoni Eric Tshivhase (53), better known as “Rambo” because of his prowess in various sporting codes, passed away last Saturday, 13 April.


From sportscaster to advocate

News: 21 April 2024

“Everything is possible; one only needs to be determined, hardworking, and dedicated. If you start something, make sure you finish it, and age should not be a limitation.” This is the mindset of former PhalaPhala FM radio announcer and SABC sportscaster Thivhulawi Gilbert Nyadzhiwa, better known as “Gwati Muzere” in the broadcasting industry.

New lab welcomed by Bungeni learners

News: 20 April 2024 By Thembi Siaga

A new state-of-the-art science laboratory was unveiled at Russel Bungeni High School in Bungeni village on Friday, 5 April. The laboratory is the result of a partnership between the Department of Science and Innovation (DSI), Stellenbosch University, the South African National Energy Development Institute (SANEDI), and the traditional authority, led by Hosi Given Bungeni.

Rialivhuwa and Sally are king and queen

News: 20 April 2024 By Kaizer Nengovhela

Rialivhuwa Mulaudzi (17), a Grade 11 learner from Lwamondo High School, and Sally Marikhele, a Grade 10 student from Nngweni High School (15), were crowned king and queen of the Mr and Miss Vhembe District High Schools Pageant. The annual beauty pageant took place at the Tshavhalovhedzi Zion Apostolic Church on 6 April.

'Headman demolished my house'

News: 20 April 2024 By Kaizer Nengovhela

A resident of Komati village near Vleifontein is very upset after his house was demolished, following a dispute about ownership. The structure was allegedly erected without the necessary permission obtained from the traditional leader.

Department shuts down Ziggy School

News: 19 April 2024 By Thembi Siaga

An unregistered school that has been operating since 2019 was closed by the Limpopo Department of Education last week. Parents had to scramble to find a new educational home for their children, with many feeling that the department had failed to protect the children by not acting against the owners of the school sooner.

MMSEZ now also looking at nuclear power

News: 19 April 2024 By Andries van Zyl

Environmental groups reacted this week to the news that the proponents of the Musina-Makhado Special Economic Zone (MMSEZ) are now looking at nuclear power to fuel this controversial development.

Prophet Muritho's nightmare continues

News: 19 April 2024 By Elmon Tshikhudo

A month ago, controversial Sibasa prophet Phathutshedzo Sikhubu, also known as Prophet Innocent Muritho or Ritha, surprised many when he asked the nation to pray for the Thohoyandou Police Station. He claimed he had had a bad dream about the station. Now, his "prophecy" may have manifested, but in an unexpected way.

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Phophi leads the netball Baby Proteas

Sport: 20 April 2024

One of Vhembe’s own netball stars is continuing to impress on the national and international stage. Phophi Nematangari from Duthuni is currently captaining both the University of Pretoria’s (Tuks) first team and the South African Youth netball side (Baby Proteas).


Local boxers vow to win in Cape Town

Sport: 20 April 2024 By Victor Mukwevho

Two former traditional musangwe bare-knuckle pugilists, Khodani “Cena” Nephalama and Ishmael Makhado, are set to fly to Cape Town to participate in the Insane Boxing Promotions Tournament. The event will take place at the Pride Fighting Academy on Hope Street in Cape Town next Saturday, 27 April.

Wheelchair basketball team aims high

Sport: 19 April 2024 By Victor Mukwevho

The Vhembe 12 Eagles wheelchair basketball team will participate in the Provincial Wheelchair Basketball Tournament for the Disabled, which will be held at the Seshego Stadium in Polokwane on Saturday, 20 April. They will be sending both male and female teams.

United Artists and Madridtas to clash

Sport: 19 April 2024 By Frank Mavhungu

With only three matches remaining, the fate of the teams affiliated with the Limpopo Stream of the ABC Motsepe League that will face relegation or secure a place in the promotional playoffs at the end of the season remains unclear. The teams will be engaged in crucial league matches this weekend. Five matches will be played on Friday afternoon, with the same number of fixtures scheduled for Saturday.

Stiff penalties for undisciplined teams

Sport: 18 April 2024 By Kaizer Nengovhela

Mahagala Young Stars were fined R15,000 and lost league points after being found guilty of assaulting a referee during their clash against Madandila Happy Boys. During the match, the supporters of Young Stars invaded the field and assaulted the referee.

Battle of the Stars in Women’s League

Sport: 18 April 2024 By Frank Mavhungu

Another normal weekend lies ahead for the teams affiliated with the Limpopo Stream of the Sasol Women’s League. Seven matches will be played at different venues throughout the province on Saturday, while only one is scheduled for Sunday.

Vision Soccer tournament kicks off

Sport: 18 April 2024 By Frank Mavhungu

The Khubvi Benjie’s Grounds will be a hive of activity this weekend as the Vision Soccer Tournament matches take place. The tournament was launched during a ceremony at Khubvi Primary School last Friday. Eight teams will participate in the tournament, with the quarter-final matches scheduled for Saturday, and the semi-final and final matches set for Sunday.




Magau's music prophecy gets real

Entertainment: 21 April 2024

During a Sunday sermon, Bishop Johannes Muofhe of the World Mission Church’s Fondwe branch prophesied that a musician, someone other than a member of the worship team, would emerge from the church.