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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'Vampire' who attacks old lady killed by angry mob

News: 07 June 2024 By Maanda Bele

A wave of fear and panic has gripped Vhembe District as reports of alleged vampire attacks have surfaced, leading to tragic and violent responses from local communities. In a recent shocking incident, a man accused of being a vampire was beaten to death and burnt by residents of Shikunduville in the Saselamani area.

Old man Mufariseni goes missing on the mountains

News: 06 June 2024 By Elmon Tshikhudo

Almost a week has passed since an elderly man, Mr Smuts Mufariseni Mphaya Masotsha, left home to look for cattle in the local mountains. The 82-year-old man from Tshifudi Thondoni has not returned and has not been seen since.

ANC struggled nationally, but dominant in Vhembe

News: 06 June 2024 By Anton van Zyl

Unlike most parts of South Africa, where millions of voters opted for a change in leadership last Wednesday, the residents of the Vhembe region seem to be fairly content with their circumstances. Very few surprises emerged in last week’s election results, with the African National Congress (ANC) maintaining their dominance, raking in 86.46% of the Vhembe votes on the national ballot.

Jombe proudly bows out after three decades of service

News: 02 June 2024

“I am happy that, after 31 years of loyal service to the public sector and the community, I am now proudly reclining and taking a rest with clean hands and a spotless conscience. Throughout my 31 years in public service, I have never been warned or charged for wrongdoing or any unprofessional conduct in my work.” These are the words of Mr Charles Jombe, the manager responsible for licensing at Musina Municipality, who is retiring from public service tomorrow on Friday, 31 May, at the age of 65.

Bokisi's water shortage persists despite the two new boreholes

News: 01 June 2024 By Thembi Siaga

Residents of Bokisi, near Elim, continue to face a severe water scarcity despite the drilling of two boreholes two years ago by the TOPISA Education, Sports, and Cultural Trust. On Saturday, 18 May, the Deputy Minister of Water and Sanitation, David Mahlobo, attended the handover of the project. However, nearly half of the village’s 700 households still receive water only three times a week.

Multi-million-rand stadium at Waterval will soon be completed

News: 01 June 2024 By Thembi Siaga

The long-awaited, multi-million-rand Waterval Stadium is set to be completed by the end of June this year, marking a significant milestone for residents of Waterval and the surrounding areas. According to the Makhado Municipality’s latest budget, an additional R4 million has been allocated to a new contractor to complete the project, which began eight years ago.