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Fisherman drowns while fishing

News in brief: 22 October 2021 By Kaizer Nengovhela

Mr Patricius Netshituni (34) from Tshituni Tshafhasi was unemployed, but this did not prevent him from making a meaningful life for himself and those close to him. He would venture to a local dam to fish, take some of his catch home and sell the rest at the village market.

Toddler's head smashed after fight

News in brief: 21 October 2021 By Kaizer Nengovhela

The rural community of Maila village was shattered after a two-year-old boy was brutally killed on 14 October.

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Better is still a far way from good

News: 22 October 2021

Earlier this month, the Makhado Municipality was awarded a certificate and a trophy by the SA Local Government Association (SALGA) for achieving an unqualified audit opinion during the 2019/20 financial year. The award came as a bit of a surprise to many residents who felt that all is not that well in the local municipality. The unqualified opinion is an improvement on previous years when Makhado varied between an adverse opinion and a qualified opinion. The latest report, however, also highlights many of the problems the municipality battles with.

 

Man accused of killing brother over R350 grant

News: 22 October 2021 By Silas Nduvheni

A 39-year-old man from Mukula-Thembaluvhilo village appeared in the Thohoyandou Magistrate’s Court on Monday, facing a charge of murder. He had allegedly beaten his older brother to death with a steel rod last Wednesday (13th).

Stuck at the border

News: 22 October 2021 By Bernard Chiguvare

The delays at the Beitbridge Border Post seem to be continuing, and by mid-week, trucks hoping to travel north were queuing for several kilometres. Despite assurances from both governments that the situation is receiving the necessary attention, truck drivers are spending days next to the road, waiting to cross the border.

Gogos accused of witchcraft rescued from raging mob

News: 21 October 2021 By Maanda Bele

An incident involving two old women who were rescued from an angry mob at Madombidzha Zone 2 last week after villagers started accusing them of witchcraft, has become the talk of not only the whole Vhembe area, but seemingly the whole of Limpopo.

Infections down, with 40%+ of population fully vaccinated

News: 21 October 2021 By Anton van Zyl

The number of active Covid-19 infections in the Vhembe District dropped to below 20 the past week for the first time since mid-May this year. The vaccination programme is also slowly but surely moving along, with just more than 40% of the province’s adult population being fully vaccinated.

The long and the short is that true love knows no limits

News: 17 October 2021

If you feel self-conscious about your body shape and how people look at you, just ask Glen Madiba (29) how he deals with the attention he attracts wherever he goes as one of the tallest people in South Africa.

New leaders for the Living Gospel church

News: 17 October 2021 By Maanda Bele

Khosikhulu Toni Mphephu has urged The Living Gospel World Mission Church to continue with the good work they are doing and being a light to the world. Mphephu was the guest speaker when Pastor Rembuluwani Robert Kharivhe and his wife, Maureen, were inaugurated as the new leaders of the church in Tshilivho. Kharivhe was democratically elected by the church members.

Trouble in the water at Thononda village

News: 16 October 2021 By Godfrey Mandiwana

The traditional leader of Thononda village, Khosi Vho-Thandululo Tshivhase accuses a civic structure of tarnishing the image of his area and of infringing on people’s constitutional rights to get water.

 

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VFA and All Stars in GladAfrica Championship clash

Sport: 22 October 2021

This weekend will be a busy one for the teams affiliated to the GladAfrica Championship League. After holding TS Sporting to a 1-1 draw at the Kabokweni Stadium outside Nelspruit last Saturday, Venda Football Academy (VFA) will be back home this weekend. They will host Cape Town All Stars at the Thohoyandou Stadium on Saturday.

 

 

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Acolly Mandiza's music is riveting

Entertainment: 30 September 2021

The music industry is abuzz with the latest hit single from the evergreen maestro of RnB and Afro pop, Acolly Mandiza.

Written by: Tshifhiwa Mukwevho