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Light aircraft crashes at Masakona village

News in brief: 13 June 2024 By Thembi Siaga

A light aircraft crashed at Hamasakona village at around 07:00 on Tuesday. The plane was reportedly en route from one of the ZZ2 farms at Mooketsi to Musina when it experienced mechanical problems and had to make an emergency landing. The plane carried four people, but luckily, no one was seriously injured. Scores of residents rushed to the scene shortly after it landed but fortunately found that the occupants could emerge almost unscathed.

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When men are together, great ideas emerge

News in brief: 08 June 2024 By Elmon Tshikhudo

Every Saturday, a group of 25 local men from Makhuvha, many of whom are unemployed, gather at their favourite spot to drink, listen to, and dance to Tshivenda music with the radio at full blast. However, the meeting is not just a drinking spree; this is a deliberate effort to reach out to one another, share problems, and find solutions as a collective.

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Boyfriend found hanging in chicken pen at Manavhela

News: 13 June 2024

Residents of Manavhela village are in shock and deeply concerned after the body of Nkululeko Maluleke, a resident of Mavambe village in the Malamulele area, was found hanging from the roof inside an incomplete building. The 28-year-old man’s body was found on Sunday, 2 June, at around 06:00 at a chicken pen near his girlfriend’s home.

Khubvi quads are now in Grade 8, but face many challenges

News: 09 June 2024 By Elmon Tshikhudo

In the year 2010, Ms Patricia Ambani was blessed with quadruplets. The Limpopo Mirror was one of the first media houses to visit the family and published the headline story. Urangani, Uhone, Tondani (a girl), and Ipfi, from Khubvi outside Thohoyandou, were born in September 2010.

Musina mourns death of Archbishop Mudzanani

News: 09 June 2024

The community of Musina is still reeling in shock, following the death of the only archbishop in their border town. The founder of the Voice Apostolic Church, Archbishop Samson Azwihangwisi Mudzanani, passed away last Tuesday (28 May) at a hospital in Polokwane. His church had several branches in Musina, Venda, and Polokwane.

Down-to-earth Bhamba makes headlines with PhD and new album

News: 08 June 2024 By Maanda Bele

From beats to books, Venrap musician and producer Mulalo I Mutoti, better known by his stage name of Bhamba Muphandi, has proven that he can excel in both the studio and academia. On Friday, 17 May, Bhamba received his PhD in environmental sciences (hydrology) from the University of Venda.

Residents march to VDM to demand end to water crisis

News: 08 June 2024 By Silas Nduvheni

Water shortages in many communities across the Vhembe region are a serious concern. On Monday, 3 June, more than 700 people - mostly members of the newly formed political party Economic Liberators Forum South Africa (ELF-SA), took to the streets of Thohoyandou and marched to the offices of the Vhembe District Municipality (VDM) to demand that these problems be addressed.

Women accused of stabbing young boyfriend to death

News: 07 June 2024 By Kaizer Nengovhela

A night out for fun with friends turned deadly when a woman allegedly stabbed her 26-year-old boyfriend to death on their way back from a tavern. The deceased, Mr Phaduli Matshisevhe from Maebani, was allegedly stabbed on 31 May at Manavhela village.

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Stars and Breakers match played under protest.

Sport: 13 June 2024

The SAFA Vhembe Stream E play-off match between Makhitha Oscar Stars and Tshikhwani Stone Breakers was played under protest on Saturday at Tshifulanani Stadium. Stars won the fiercely contested match 2-1.

 

Fhatuwani goes for a second green number at Comrades 2024

Sport: 08 June 2024 By Victor Mukwevho

Well-known local marathon runner Fhatuwani Mudau believes he has done enough to prepare for this year’s Comrades Ultra-marathon. The runner from Khubvi village is determined not to rest on his laurels after receiving his green number (for 10 finishes) but to work towards getting a second green number.

SAFA Vhembe bans football referee for life

Sport: 08 June 2024 By Kaizer Nengovhela

One of the three referees affiliated with SAFA Vhembe who were suspended last month, following allegations of match fixing and accepting bribes to influence the outcome of matches, has since been banned for life from football after a meeting by the disciplinary committee (DC) that was held on 30 May in Thohoyandou.

Lots of action waits in second round of NTL Masakono KO

Sport: 07 June 2024 By Frank Mavhungu

Following the opening matches of the NTL Mashamba Soccer Tournament, the round-of-16 matches will be played at the Mashamba Post Office Grounds this coming weekend. Four matches will be played on Saturday, with the same number of matches scheduled for Sunday.

Safa Vhembe confirms who will go and who will stay

Sport: 07 June 2024 By Frank Mavhungu

Several issues, including confirmation of the clubs that had been relegated to the lower division, were part of the discussions during the meeting of the clubs affiliated with Safa Vhembe, held at the Thulamela Library Hall last Saturday.

It's time to decide who are Champs

Sport: 07 June 2024 By Frank Mavhungu

This Saturday marks the starting point of the Safa Vhembe Regional League promotional playoff matches. The games will be played at three different stadiums. Nineteen teams that finished their league programme on top of their respective groups will do battle to determine the teams that will represent their streams in the Champ-of-Champs matches.

Tricky hurdle ahead of United Ladies

Sport: 07 June 2024 By Frank Mavhungu

Another busy weekend awaits the teams affiliated with the Limpopo Stream of the Sasol Women’s League. Seven matches will be played on Saturday, with only one scheduled for Sunday afternoon.

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Mashamba gogos keep spirit of traditional dance alive

Entertainment: 09 June 2024

Seven elderly women from Mashamba are dedicating their time to preserving the spirit of the tshigombela traditional dance by teaching it to the youth. Dressed in colourful attire, the elderly women share their knowledge and skills with anyone willing to learn, especially the young.