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"Please help us find my mother"

News: 16 May 2021

For six years now, Unarine Mbambala has been grappling with questions surrounding her mother’s disappearance. Ms Rendani Mbambala went missing around 2014.

Written by: Tshifhiwa Mukwevho

At Mammburu village you have to make you own plan for water

News: 15 May 2021 By Tshifhiwa Mukwevho

In 2016, Mr Phineas Madaela (61) sat down for days while searching his mind for a solution to the problem of the lack of water in Mammburu village at Tshituni. After eight months of pondering, he decided to dig a well in his yard, using a pick and shovel.

Eltivillas residents threaten with legal action over sewage

News: 14 May 2021 By Kaizer Nengovhela

The stench of raw faeces, mixed with the sound of swarms of mosquitoes, greets one when entering Roshni and Bengal Street in Eltivillas in Louis Trichardt. After more than a decade, the problem with the dysfunctional sewerage system has still not been resolved and residents have had enough of living with this ever-present stink.

Dopeni man killed in his home during daylight robbery

News: 14 May 2021 By Maanda Bele

The merciless killing of a 44-year-old resident of Dopeni village is still reverberating through the district. He was strangled to death by robbers at the family’s house last Friday (7th).

Tshidino Ndou's death a tragic loss

News: 14 May 2021 By Kaizer Nengovhela

A cloud of mourning is hanging over the South African music fraternity and the academic sphere, following the death of Tshidino Ndou (47). Ndou was a founder member of the Vhembe Music Association and also a former spokesperson for the PSL team, Tshakhuma Tsha Madzivhandila (TTM).

Away with murderers!

News: 14 May 2021 By Kaizer Nengovhela

“Whoever did that evil act to the aged lady needs to be totally removed from society,” said Cllr Percy Mashimbi on Wednesday. He was one of several people who picketed outside the Waterval Magistrate’s Court, where a suspect appeared in connection with the brutal rape and murder of an 82-year-old lady.

House of traditional leader accused of kidnapping set alight

News: 13 May 2021 By Silas Nduvheni

Shortly after traditional leader Vhamusanda Mudzulathungo Mmbi (66) and his co-accused, Shumani Luvhengo (33), had appeared in the Tshaulu Periodic Court on Monday, 10 May, to apply for bail, Mmbi’s eight-room house in Tshikonelo-Tshiawelo village was torched.

MMSEZ public-participation meeting ends in chaos

News: 13 May 2021 By Bernard Chiguvare

Chaos erupted during the third round of the Musina-Makhado Special Economic Zone (MMSEZ) public-participation process held at the Makhado Show Grounds two weeks ago when people started protesting about the languages used and the lack of time interested groups were allowed to give input.

New multimedia centre for Vhembe TVET College's disabled students

News: 09 May 2021 By Silas Nduvheni

The Department of Social Development, in partnership with the MTN SA Foundation, officially launched a new multimedia centre for students with disabilities at the Vhembe TVET College’s Makwarela campus on Thursday, 29 April.

R3,5 million “facelift” for park includes recreational area

News: 09 May 2021 By Bernard Chiguvare

The park next to the N1 and adjacent to the information centre in Louis Trichardt is to get a R3,5 million “facelift”. The upgrading of the facility includes a new fence, an outdoor gym, swimming pools, a running track and even a skating area. The municipality also intends charging an entrance fee in future.