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Bogus doctor arrested

News in brief: 19 June 2021 By Kaizer Nengovhela

A bogus doctor was arrested by members of the Thohoyandou Police on Thursday, 10 June, after he was allegedly found treating patients without legal authorisation.

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Different parties unite to try and end Vuwani's turmoil

News: 19 June 2021

Following years of unrest in the Vuwani area, the Vuwani Development Forum has found common ground for the two opposing parties, the Pro-Makhado Demarcation Task Team and the Vuwani Demarcation Task Team.

Written by: Ndivhuwo Musetha
 

Woman taxi driver gunned down

News: 18 June 2021 By Silas Nduvheni

The Ramuntshi family and community members from the rural village of Itsani, just outside Thohoyandou, are cloaked in mourning after the death of Ms Azwianewi Thelma Ramuntshi, a local female taxi driver and mother of five, who was gunned down while parking her taxi at her house last Friday night (11 June).

A mayoral dance

News: 18 June 2021

The political game playing is continuing in the Thulamela Municipality, with the mayor apparently denying that he has any knowledge of the instruction that the council should suspend him because of his involvement in the VBS Mutual Bank fiasco.

IPID investigation into fatal shooting in advanced stage

News: 18 June 2021 By Andries van Zyl

Many questions still remain for the relatives of the man shot dead by the police in Louis Trichardt on Sunday, 30 May. The Independent Police Investigative Directorate (IPID) now hopes to answer some of these questions after launching an investigation into the fatal shooting.

Bullet-ridden body of businessman found

News: 18 June 2021 By Kaizer Nengovhela

The bullet-ridden body of a well-known local businessman, Mr Naledzani Munyai, was discovered last Wednesday (9th) at Tshidzivhe Mountain. His body was wrapped in plastic, and he is believed to have been assassinated.

Two life sentences for Ramabulana's murderer

News: 17 June 2021 By Kaizer Nengovhela

The Limpopo High Court has sentenced Aubrey Manaka to two life terms in prison plus eight years and 15 years (total of 23 years) for the rape and murder of Capricorn TVET College student Precious Ramabulana, in November 2019 at Mokomene village. The sentence was delivered on Friday, 11 June.

Plenty of excuses for slow progress on D959 and D3715

News: 17 June 2021 By Kaizer Nengovhela

The sighs of relief over the long-awaited rehabilitation of the D959- and D3715 roads, which eventually started earlier this year, might have been a little premature, as delayed payment of workers’ salaries and a shortage of material appear to be interfering with progress on the projects.

Migrants not sure whether they want to be vaccinated

News: 13 June 2021 By Bernard Chiguvare

As the country proceeds with the rolling out of Phase 2 of the Covid-19 vaccination programme for citizens over 60 years of age, Mozambican migrants from Magulule village in Elim seem to be confused about whether they can be vaccinated.

Unemployment rate rises to scary levels, especially in Vhembe

News: 12 June 2021 By Anton van Zyl

The rate of unemployment in the country has reached new record highs, but in Limpopo, and especially the Vhembe region, the number of people who are not employed is terrifying. Officially, the figure indicates that almost half of the productive population are without jobs, but the figure for young people is even more devastating.

 

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New football club established at Madombidzha

Sport: 18 June 2021

After staging soccer tournaments in Madombidzha village over the past six years, Mr Maanda Themeli has decided to establish a football club of his own. According to Themeli, the new club, DMT FC, was established two months ago and will be based at Madombidzha village.

Written by: Frank Mavhungu
 

 

Denzel wants to teach people about snakes

Video: 10 June 2021

In African cultures, snakes are generally associated with witchcraft – a fact that does not improve the already frayed relationship between mankind and reptiles. However, within a certain African community in Vleifontein lives a man who regards himself as the exception to this cultural belief. In fact, Denzel Ncube’s fondness for these slithering reptiles is no secret. Ncube gives back to his community by educating the local people on the dangers as well as the beauty of snakes and what to do when confronted with them.

Written by: Maanda Bele

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Zwoluga has always had a passion for radio

Entertainment: 30 May 2021

Zwoluga Ngobeni is an ultra-cool radio personality who has had a passion for the media industry since she was a young girl.

Written by: Kaizer Nengovhela