In the picture are (from left to right) Vhamusanda Vho Mbulaheni Ramabulana, Cllr Mavhimbi Mashamba, Ms Vusani Nevhulamba and Ms Pertunia Mudzunga.

Tshikhwani finally gets electricity


Residents of Tshikhwani village in the Sinthumule area expressed their joy and happiness when the first holes for electricity poles were dug last week.

In this section of Tshikhwani, residents hve been without electricity for the past 12 years. At some stage, solar systems were installed as a temporary measure to provide power for lights and TV or radio systems.

One of the exultant residents, Ms Vusani Nevhulamba, said that she was looking forward to the day when the electricity would be activated. “Most of us use gas stoves and wood for anything from preparing food and boiling water to keeping our houses warm,” she said.

Makhado Municipality’s Cllr Mavhimbi Mashamba (Ward 23) said that he was pleased with the kind of services that the municipality was delivering to his ward. “The municipality kept their promise,” he said. “The project was started on 23 October and it will end in June next year.”

The project provided short-term employment to at least 27 people from the ward.


One of the workers, Ms Makhadzi Sivhaga, said the project had brought relief to her life.


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Date:11 November 2017 - By: Tshifhiwa Mukwevho

Tshifhiwa Mukwevho

Tshifhiwa Given Mukwevho was born in 1984 in Madombidzha village, not far from Louis Trichardt in the Limpopo Province. After submitting articles for roughly a year for Limpopo Mirror's youth supplement, Makoya, he started writing for the main newspaper. He is a prolific writer who published his first book, titled A Traumatic Revenge in 2011. It focusses on life on the street and how to survive amidst poverty. His second book titled The Violent Gestures of Life was published in 2014.



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