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Residents’ road rage

EMLM and CHDM ‘have no shame’, one says

ANDISA BONANI

Komani residents have

expressed

discontentment over

Enoch Mgijima Local

Municipality (EMLM) having

prioritised paving Bells Road,

where the district municipality’s

headquarters are located.

Residents criticised the local

authority for priorisiting a

“hardly used” road over routes

people regularly used to get to

work, including in residential

areas.

The rehabilitation project of

decaying Bells Road began on

Tuesday, which includes paving

and the repairing of the

concrete kerbs.

The R4m project, funded by

the Chris Hani District

Municipality (CHDM), also

seeks to improve the function of

the storm water drainage system

in the area.

EMLM spokesperson

Lonwabo Kowa said the 1.8km

stretch of road would be

resurfaced, stabilised and

compacted.

“The four-month project will

be implemented in phases; the

first one will cover the stretch

from Griffiths Street and cover a

portion of Wodehouse, up to the

traffic lights on Bells Road,”

Kowa said. “The second phase

will start from the Bells Road

traffic lights through to New

Rest residential area, and up to

where it joins Victoria Road.”

He said the repaired road

would improve business and

residential prospects, and be

safer for motorists.

“The municipality will

continue to work on

rehabilitating its roads and

streets as clearly stated in its

adopted Integrated

Development Plan [IDP] and

budget.

“The project is funded by

CHDM, we are just providing

project management skills and

expertise from our staff

c o m p l e m e n t .”

Kowa said the project was

structured to include local

community participation and

skills development.

He said more than 20 local

people, including the youth and

women, had been recruited to

work for the duration of the

project through the Expanded

Public Works Programme

(EPWP).

However, the news of the

refurbishment of Bells Road was

not received well by Komani

residents, who said the local

authority had failed in all

aspects of service delivery as it

struggled to conclude its

pothole-filling project.

Irate residents lambasted the

municipality on its Fa c e b o o k

page, with some campaigning

for the ANC to be voted out of

power in next year’s local

government elections.

Mazu KaMapete said both

the district and local

municipalities were “a joke” for

only having recruited 20 people

when hundreds of Komani

youth were unemployed.

“You have no shame, we will

remember all this when we are

at the ballot box come 2021,”

KaMapeta said.

Yonelani Qinisile asked:

“Woaw wait, is this the road

where the municipal offices are?

“Is it the road you [decided

to] start with in all of Komani?

“Of all the bad roads in this

town you start with the one

which is better than most.”

Sammy Mamdlane said all

roads and streets in Komani had

potholes and that Bells Road

was not the worst.

“There are huge potholes on

Green Street heading towards

Man Pub and Braai from Midas,

going into Westbourne that

need to be fixed.”

Responding to why Bells

Road was prioritised over other

dilapidated routes, Kowa said it

FIRST CHOICE: A grader levelling the surface of Bells Road before it is to be paved. Residents

are angry that the refurbishment of the road is being prioritised over other more dilapidated

Komani roads Picture: ANDISA BONANI

was one of the “most used”

stretches of road as it had a lot of

business activity.

“The road was decaying and

in a bad state. There are other

known roads that are in a poor

state but can only be repaired

when funds are available.”

CHDM spokesperson

Thobeka Mqamelo said CHDM

had recently approved

innovative projects that would

be implemented in various

municipalities under it, which

included the refurbishment of

parts of Wodehouse Street and

Bells Road.

“To kick-start the

implementation, we have

partnered with EMLM and have

embarked on upgrading the two

stretches of road,” Mqamelo

said.

“To this effect, council

approved a budget of R4m

towards its implementation

which will be utilised for

required material, machinery

and stipends for EPWP

wo r k e r s .”

Candle-light memorial

to remember lives lost

ZINTLE BOBELO

Residents and congregants

assembled at Sada community

hall during a candle-light

memorial day on Tuesday to

honour those who had passed

away during the lockdown.

Ward 25 councillor Lulama

Rasimosi Sokuphe, whose office

organised the gathering, said it

had been difficult to show

support to bereaved families

due to lockdown restrictions,

after precautions were put in

place for funeral practices. The

idea of honouring those that had

passed on then came to light.

“We had to comply because

there was a large scale of Covid-

19 transmissions in

communities and we lost a lot of

lives here in Sada. Today we

have child-headed families

because of this virus.

“As we are approaching the

festive season, I am appealing to

everyone to have a good time in

a responsible way because the

virus still exists.”

Sokuphe said various

stakeholders who were part of

IN REMEM-

BRANCE:

Community

members

gather at the

Sada

community hall

to remember

those who

passed away

during the

lockdown

Picture: ZINTLE

BOBELO

the programme included

Zwelonke, a group of women

from various congregations who

hold weekly sessions to pray for

societal issues, and Sanda

Funeral Home. She said the

funeral parlour had assisted

three disadvantaged families

with burial services in the area.

CEO of Sanda Funeral Home

Sandile Sanda said their role in

the programme was to

destigmatise the virus and to

Woman killed, several

injured in horror crash

ZINTLE BOBELO

A head-on collision between a

taxi carrying staff from work and

a VW Polo claimed the life of a

33-year-old woman and left

several others seriously injured

on Saturday, near Queendustria,

en route to Ezibeleni.

According to Lindile Njotini,

who was one of a group of 13

employees being transported

from work back home to

Ezibeleni, [allegedly] a traffic

officer driving in a VW Polo

came speeding from the

opposite direction, crashing into

the taxi.

“The car was at high speed.

The officer was overtaking a

number of cars. Our driver tried

to swerve to make way for him

but he came straight at us.

“A lot of my colleagues were

badly injured. We are still

shocked. Fortunately I sustained

minor injuries,” he said.

One of the drivers, who

requested to remain

anonymous, who normally

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FRIGHTENING SIGHT: A VW Polo in flames after a head-on

collision near Queendustria on Saturday Picture: SUPPLIED


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Victims seek redress

Group forcefully

removed in ‘94

ZINTLE BOBELO

Alarge group of community

members who claim to have

been forcefully removed

from Mlungisi to Ezibeleni in 1974,

have sought legal action regarding a

land claim.

One of the residents,

Mpumelelo Nomtayi, said the group

of 1,200 people had lodged a land

claim in 1994, for which some were

not fully financially compensated.

“People were given irregular

amounts and we were not happy.”

They then approached

Sithembele Modi, of S Modi

Attorneys, to assist.

Speaking to The Rep, Modi said

the residents felt that those who had

received money were underpaid

and had requested the firm to

pursue the matter.

“A part of their claim was

processed but only paid to some.

“On our last consultation I had

given an indication that they

separate the list of people into two

groups. There is a group of people

who will lodge a new claim and the

other group which was underpaid.

We are now consolidating

everything on our side . . . Not

everyone might qualify, others

might be disqualified due to lack of

documentation . . . ” said Modi.

Resident Nozizwe Thembani

said: “The removal greatly affected

our family. We lost all our

TA K I N G

ACTION:

Community

members who

were forcefully

removed from

Mlungisi in the

apartheid era,

and lodged a

land claim in

1994, at a recent

meeting to

collect a list of

names for a new l

claim P i c t u re :

ZINTLE BOBELO

belongings, as a result my mother

died shortly after because of stress.

“We did not receive anything up

to today.

Another resident, Sipho

Sikilishe, said: “We were removed

from all social amenities and some

of us had to quit school because of

travelling costs.”

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transports the workers,

said he had just

offloaded one of the

groups and was

heading back from

Ezibeleni to the

company to fetch the

others at about 1pm.

“There is a four-way

stop on that road. The

way that white vehicle

[VW Polo] was moving

fast I thought the driver

was definitely rushing

off somewhere.

“The next thing, as I

was driving, I see the

same car involved in

an accident just a few

minutes from seeing it.

“People who were

passing then stopped

and tried to assist at the

s c e n e .”

Speaking to The

Rep, Mandla Duba, the

husband of 33-year-old

Vuyokazi Ngese, wh o

was killed in the crash,

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to come to terms with

the tragedy.

“I am devastated. I

lost my partner and the

mother of my three

children. We have an

18-month old baby

and our other children

are between 14 and 12

years old.”

Duba, who worked

with his partner of 13

years, said he was still

waiting at work for his

t ra n s p o r t , while his

wife had travelled with

the other group.

“I was told that an

accident happened.

“I quickly rushed to

the scene and

discovered my wife

had died on the scene.

“She was sitting in

front, both her legs

were broken and she

had a deep cut on her

s t o m a ch .

“The person

responsible for this

accident who was

supposed to protect

and keep us safe on the

road needs to be dealt

with because

according to people

who were first at the

scene this official was

d r u n k .”

Duba said the

family were busy

preparing for the

funeral, which would

be on November 29.

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“We thank

everyone who assisted

in the accident, we

heard a councillor

from Ezibeleni was one

of them. If it were not

for those people we

would not have known

what really happened

t h e r e .”

C e m f o rc e

occupational risk

management director,

Thembekile Nabo,

confirmed that 13 of

the company’s

employees were

involved in the crash.

He said two staff

members were in a

critical condition.

“This is a very sad

situation and

something that was

u n e x p e c t e d .”

He said they had

held a prayer session

and were arranging

counselling for staff

who were involved in

the accident.

“We will be visiting

the family of the

deceased to further

discuss ways in which

we can assist and

support as a company

because she was a

valued employee,”

Nabo said.

Po l i c e

spokesperson Capt

Namhla Mdleleni said

Komani police were

investigating a case of

culpable homicide.

Mdleleni could not

comment on

speculation of possible

drunk driving,

indicating that the

matter was under

i nve s t i g a t i o n .

Enoch Mgijima

Local Municipality

spokesperson

Lonwabo Kowa

distanced the local

authority from the

matter: “There is no

municipal traffic officer

that was involved in

the accident.

“Also, it was not the

municipal traffic

officers who attended

to the incident.

“The municipality

does not have any

details of the accident

and circumstances that

led to it.”

P r ov i n c i a l

department of

transport, safety and

liaison spokesperson,

Unathi Binqose, said:

“A case of culpable

homicide is being

investigated as one

passenger died in that

accident. Those who

are in hospital are

making steady progress

while many have since

been discharged.

“Allegations of

drunk driving cannot

be confirmed, but are

[being looked at].

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Ganca vows to serve ward 11

ANC dominates in

local by-elections

READY TO SERVE: ANC ward 11 councillor Andile Ganca was sworn in

on Wednesday and is already hard at work serving his community

Picture: SUPPLIED

ANDISA BONANI

Newly elected ward 11 ANC

councillor Andile Ganca was

sworn in this week, after the

party’s victory at the by-elections in

Enoch Mgijima last Wednesday.

Ganca replaces the late Pia

Mbasana, who passed away in April.

The new councillor vowed to serve

the people of his area with honesty.

“I was elected as a servant of the

people and I will do my best to lead with

honesty and hard work.

“I am greatly humbled by the trust

that the community and my organisation

have in me.

“Work has already started and I will

carry on with the good work councillor

Mbasana did, she laid a solid foundation

of unity and hard work in this ward,”

Ganca said.

The ward was contested by one other

political party, the EFF, which did not fair

that well.

However, the party said it took

comfort in that its numbers had grown

by a huge margin since the 2016

municipal elections.

There were three voting districts

which the ANC dominated with its 542

valid votes, compared to the EEF’s 124.

There were a total of 2,963 registered

voters, 666 valid votes and 11 spoilt

ballots.

Speaking at the ANC Siyanqoba

Rally ahead of the by-elections, Chris

Hani region chairpersonWongama Gela

said victory was certain for the ANC in

ward 11.

“This is the only party the people

entrust for the betterment of their lives,”

Gela said.

“We know we have made mistakes

as the party but we are undergoing a

process of renewal and the new dawn is

upon us.

“Retaining the ward will not come as

a surprise for us because we know our

people will do the right thing for the

party and ultimately everyone we serve.”

The by-elections could not be held

earlier in the year as the Independent

Electoral Commission (IEC) was delayed

by the coronavirus regulations.

Provincial IEC spokesperson Julie

Stanworth commended the discipline

and voter turnout in all municipalities

that held by-elections.

“The IEC is pleased with the

successful holding of by-elections across

55 municipalities in all nine provinces,

which were overwhelmingly calm,

peaceful and smooth.

“The elections were extraordinary in

that they were the first to be held in

South Africa under Covid-19 conditions

and were the largest number of byelections

held on a single day in our

h i s t o r y,” Stanworth said.


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Spinach gift to aid pupils’ health

Traditional authority takes step to help schools

ANDISA BONANI

The Amaqwathi Traditional

Authority in Ntabethemba

on Monday donated

bunches of spinach to all

schools under its jurisdiction as

a means to promote nutritional

eating habits during the Covid-

19 pandemic.

With the recent spate of

cases among pupils writing

exams and talk of a second

wave hitting some parts of the

Eastern Cape, Amaqwathi chief

Jongisizwe Hinana felt it was

most important that children

adapted to eating healthy foods.

Hinana indicated he was

approached by a local cooperative

that grew and had an

over-supply of spinach, asking

what they could do it.

“As the traditional leader of

the area I decided that since we

were still battling the

coronavirus pandemic which

has been rearing its ugly head

among pupils, it was important

to endorse healthy eating.

“The donation to the schools

is also important to bring back

the dignity of traditional

leadership since political

leaders are failing dismally. We

want to show the people they

are led by those who take care

of the people on the ground.”

About 10 schools in

Ntabethemba received between

18 and 25 bunches of spinach

each, which would be

incorporated in their nutrition

programme meant to feed

pupils without lunchboxes.

One of the recipients is

Springgrove Secondary School

principal Nobuntu Faku, who

said the donation made them

feel they were part of a caring

community with a good leader.

“This was an important

gesture to us because we are a

school that offers agriculture as

a subject, but hardly have

anything growing in our garden

to show for it.

“We previously wrote to the

agriculture department asking

that they help us prepare our

soil for gardening, which

requires an excavator to remove

all the rocks beneath it.

“We have a huge garden but

we cannot use it because of the

r o ck s .

“We would be happy if

anyone who could assist us with

removing them please contact

us, including those who could

donate seedling to start up our

garden.”

GOOD NUTRITION: Chief Jongisizwe Hinana delegated headman Nkosana Gaba, who was

accompanied by the police and other stakeholders to donate spinach to Springgrove Secondary

School Picture: SUPPLIED

Honour

those

who

lost

lives

Continued from PAGE 1

help families find closure. He

said they had experienced a

myriad of burials and had to

employ more staff to deal with

the challenge.

“We are trying to educate

people about the virus and help

families grieve through the

counselling support we provide.

“We are key roleplayers as

undertakers, particularly during

this time of the pandemic. We

know people are not always

prepared for the day when they

have to bury their loved ones.

“We were asked by families

through the ward councillor to

assist them and we answered

their call. Apart from being one

of the most affordable

companies when it comes to

funeral services, we had to lend

a helping hand without

expecting anything from our

side. I grew up in this area and I

know the level of poverty and

unemployment and that is why

we had to intervene,” he said.

Nokhwezi Skwatsha, who

lost a relative to the virus, said

some of her family members

could not attend proceedings

due to restrictions.

“My relative only survived

three days and he passed away. I

was fortunate to discover that I

had tested negative but today I

am here to pray for the infected

and the affected.”

Bishop Phumlani Jaxa, who

was previously infected with the

virus, said he was there to bring

a message of hope to

community members.

“The virus still exists and has

mentally affected people in

different forms. It can, however,

be prevented because others

have recovered from it.”

EMPLOY US: Community health care workers from Ilinge Clinic downing tools as part of the national strike called by the National Education Health and Allied

Workers Union, in which they are demanding permanent employment Picture: ZINTLE BOBELO

Ilinge community health workers join

national protest for permanent jobs

ZINTLE BOBELO

After having worked for 22 years as a

community health care worker, a

protester at the Ilinge Clinic said she only

earned R3,500 a month, and was still not

permanently employed.

The group are part of thousands of

National Education Health and Allied

Workers Union (Nehawu) members who

have embarked on a national strike

action.

According to Nehawu Matthew

Goniwe regional secretary Mvuyisi Siko,

the Public Health and Social

Development Sectoral Bargaining

Council (PHSDSBC) issued the union

with “a certificate of non-resolution for a

dispute of mutual interest which arose on

July 17 2020, after the national

department of health failed to absorb

community health care workers on a

permanent basis”.

In his statement, Siyo said the

certificate gave the union the right to

embark on a protected strike action to

demand the permanent appointment of

workers by the national department of

health, across the country.

Members who picketed outside the

clinic last week, highlighted the

challenges they faced in the line of duty.

Boniswa France said: “We used to

work as volunteers and we were

eventually provided with a stipend with

the hope that we would change from

being contract workers to permanent

e m p l oye e s .

“Instead, we are given more work

without proper payment.

“We are exposed to severe

conditions, especially during this time of

the coronavirus.

“Eight out of 10 of us contracted the

virus and we had to isolate at a nearby

farm.

“We were promised we would

received money out of a Covid-19

funding budget and will be given leave

days for working tirelessly throughout the

outbreak. None of that happened.

“We are still waiting till today. We are

now here demanding full-time

employment. We have been taken from

pillar to post without any direction.” Th e

workers said they had tabled their

grievances on numerous occassions,

without feedback.

Thembisa Mjandana said: “Th e

R3,500 we are earning is not enough.

“We do not even have proper

counselling as people who come across

hardships in the community we serve.

“We demand all the benefits provided

by government. We have worked for the

department for many years and play a

vital role in our community because

people no longer come to the clinic, we

take the services to them.”

Siyo said the union had to protect

workers from exploitation.

“Community health care workers

have been exploited and undermined by

the employer while they continue to

selflessly provide health care services

under very harsh conditions, and most of

the time with no proper working tools.

“The outbreak of the novel

coronavirus in the country has proven

beyond reasonable doubt that our health

care system, especially in the rural areas

and townships, needs the services of

these workers as they were at the

forefront of the mass screening and

testing that took place since the outbreak

of Covid-19 in the country.

“The refusal by the department of

health to permanently employ these

workers is a clear indication that the

employer, and government as a whole,

are hell-bent in attacking collective

bargaining and reversing the hard-won

gains of workers.”

Siyo said the national union would

“do anything in its powers to ensure

community health care workers are paid

at salary level three with all other benefits

enjoyed by other public servants”.

“This is a fight we are not prepared to

lose and we are prepared to hold the bull

by the horns and sleep with the hyena for

the full-time employment of these

workers including the implementation of

all outstanding collective bargaining

a g r e e m e n t s ,” he said.

Comment was not received by

provincial health spokesperson Siyanda

Manana by the time of going to print.


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New CPF leaders take on baton

Strong working relationship with SAPS, community support, youth involvement, vital to success

NTSIKELELO QOYO

More youth

involvement and

community

cooperation are the main

objectives of the newly

elected executive of the

Queenstown Community

Policing Forum (CPF).

Last week, the new

executive, led by Mihlamihle

Gogela, were at the

Queenstown police station

for a meet and greet to

strengthen the relationship

between the crime-fighting

bodies. “The station

commander, Brig Zuziwe

Magqashela, along with Col

Loyiso Ngalo, have been

immensely helpful.

“We also have a great

working relationship with our

sector managers who are

constantly with us during the

p a t r o l s ,” Gogela said.

“They have dispatched

vehicles every time we have

asked and we look forward to

even better relations.”

He said the community

were central to the CPF’s

success.

“[Outgoing chairperson]

Andries Schlebusch set a high

standard for the CPF and my

goal will only be to take it to

another level.

“I want all the sections in

the greater Komani to be

united because it can only

bring us closer as a

c o m m u n i t y.

“Crime in Mlungisi is also

a problem for Sandringham.

“If we have community

meetings, we ask people to

please attend because a lot of

information is shared.

“Sometimes we are the

AT YOUR SERVICE: Members of the newly elected executive of the Queenstown

Community Policing Forum (CPF) during a meet and greet with the SAPS at the

Queenstown police station. The two crime-fighting bodies have a strong working

relationship which they intend to continue Picture: NTSIKELELO QOYO

first respondents to incidents

around town.

“People at times call the

station and are told there are

no vehicles because police

resources are stretched. That

is where the CPF comes in.

“When people attend

these meetings, they, for

instance, are able to get our

contact details,” said Gogela.

The youth are also key in

the effort to have safer streets.

“We need more youthful

energy in the forum.

“The youth needs to come

on board because the youth

are the biggest perpetrators of

crime.

“While understanding the

many ills that are driving

youth into crime, being

involved in positive initiatives

for the community can help

them get guidance on how to

navigate the challenges they

come across,” he added.

The acting station

commander, Ngalo, said they

were looking forward to the

new executive.

“We welcome the new

structure led by Gogela. They

have promised continued

c o o p e ra t i o n .

“We worked very well

with the outgoing executive

led by Schlebusch,” he said.


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Happy birthday wishes are

extended to Susan Schlebusch,

Lorraine Hayes, Riley Brown,

Tasj Outshoorn and Phaphama

Mtshatsheni (November 20),

Wayne Gilfillan and Kirsty

Benecke (November 21), Luvuyo

Mbengo, Cynthia Schaefer and

Rikie Judeel (November 22),

Bongani Dasi and Zwelethu

Jayiya (November 23), Melani

Barber, Lesley Vincent, Wendy

van Schoor, Lindrie Prinsloo and

Ingrid Aboussselam (November

24), Verena Uhlig, Margaret

Myburgh, Andrew Alt and

Mlondolozi Dano (November

25), Adre Bartis and Tembela

Cawe (November 26), Mahlubi

Mayongo, Caitlyn Lord and Lenandrie

Lubbe (November 27),

Ulandi Crous and Leanne du

Plessis (November 28), Ria

Swanepoel, Megan de Wet and

Piet van Zyl (November 29).

A requiem for our

fallen heroes

Amid the doom and gloom and the

dark clouds that have engulfed us in

the last week or so, one finds comfort

in the fact that this has got to be the

easiest column to write in a while.

I say “easy” not because the topic

itself is a happy one but because the

people I intend paying tribute to are

as deserving as anyone can be.

They have served their country

and their profession with dignity,

dedication and fortitude.

As public servants go, none has

epitomised that title more than the

late auditor-general, Kimi

Makwethu, who went about his

arduous and grim task without

complaining even though, as it

turned out, he had been battling

cancer for four years.

You never heard him complain or

miss work because for him serving

his country was more than just a

theory, he lived it. I had a pleasure of

knowing Makwethu personally

when I arrived at UCT in 1989 and

stayed in the same residence as him

that year. That was only one year,

over 30 years ago but whenever I

saw him, when he had become the

A-G, he would be the same old

polite, friendly and down-to- earth

Kimi we used to know.

He would call you by name and

greet you first, unlike so many of our

top public servants who want to be

treated like gods. Kimi went to his

grave after serving his country

honestly and without any whiff of

scandal, something rare these days

with many of our public servants.

We dare not soil his memory by

lowering the bar in that office and in

many other spheres of the civil

service as that would mean the

dedication and sacrifices the likes of

Kimi made would all be in vain.

Compare him with the other

spectacle that happened in

Belated happy birthday wishes

to Mfundo Mvakwentaba

(November 16), and Mivuyo

Kamva Mjekula (November 19).

Scholars in most grades at the

schools in and around Komani

are hard at work writing their

year-end exams to close off what

has been a most disturbing and

disrupted experience. We wish

them clear heads, calm and total

recall of everything they have

learnt.

Sincere condolences to the

families and friends of

Thembinkosi Dyantyi, Amanda

Ntwanambi, Fikile Mdunyelwa,

Siphokazi Wendy Sijora, George

Zixolisile Tsawe, Masebenza

Tyesi, Nkosintsha Worksfort

Mrwebi, Vuyisile Eric Poni,

Phumla Sweetness Sigabi, Ellias

Pokomele Mayekiso, Sindiswa

Tatiya and Solulele Mondric

Zuba.

IN TOUCH

Phumelele P Hlati

Bloemfontein on Friday last week,

where a person mobilises the very

same people who, under his watch,

were defrauded of millions of rands

and denied services through alleged

corrupt practices.

People entrusted their lives and

destiny on his shoulders, hoping that

as the top civil servant in the Free

State he would look after them and

deliver on their needs. Instead,

R240m was paid out, and nothing

was done. That is the calibre of

people we are now left with in

charge of our lives. We are cursed.

How could I finish without

paying tribute to a person I also

considered a friend, Sthembiso

“S t e r ra ” Ngqezana of Umhlobo

Wenene FM.

Sterra revolutionised the way

sport is broadcast and he introduced

a more intimate approach to sport

broadcasting. No tournament was

too small for him and he treated the

sportsperson from the rural

Ntabankulu the same way as the

more famous ones from Mdantsane.

The country has lost a great man

in Sterra. May his soul rest in peace.

The baton has been passed on to

the rest of us to make this country a

better place. History will judge us

harshly if we fail.

KOMANI WEATHER

Komani is expected to be pleasant and warmer with sunshine and patchy

clouds on Friday. The minimum and maximum temperatures are 11°C and

25°C. Cloudy and warmer conditions are forecast for Saturday with a high

of 30°C and a low of 14°C. A thunderstorm is predicted in the afternoon.

Sunday is set to have periods of clouds and sun with spotty showers, but

not as hot, with a maximum temperature of 28°C and a minimum of 15C.

— w w w. a c c u w e a t h e r. c o . z a

FUTURE FARMERS: Grade 10 Arthur Mfebe High pupils Liyema Piyana and Lilitha Dyantyi cultivating spinach as part

of the St Mark’s Village-based school’s agricultural initiative launched by the provincial agriculture department in 2011

Picture: KHAYA MBESI

FACE 2 FACE with

affectionately known as Nomickey

QWhat do you do?

AI am the deputy

principal at John Noah

High School.

What do you enjoy about

your job?

It challenges my emotional

awareness and intelligence.

Pupils who visit my office

come from all different walks

of life with unique problems

that they entrust me with.

This helps me grow as I

empathise with them. I enjoy

teaching and moulding

future generations of

leaders.

Briefly describe your

b a ck g ro u n d .

I was born and bred in

Komani by my paternal

grandparents in the R-

Section. One of our sources

of income was through the

sale of milk and amasi. They

taught me morals and values

that shaped me into who I

am today.

A word of advice to pupils

sitting for exams?

Procrastination is the thief of

time. Get up and start

working NOW. Give of your

best and stay calm. The

future lies in your hands.

What is the best book you

have read so far?

'The Spirit of Leadership:

Cultivating the Attributes

That Influence Human

Action' by Dr Myles Munroe.

If you were asked by a radio

station to play a song that

would best describe South

Africa, what would it be?

Into Ingawe by Sun-El

Musician and Ami Faku. This

song highlights the ability of

South Africans to stay

hopeful in a future purpose.

What do you value most?

A: Family - especially my

children. They are all I have.

What motivates you to keep

going in life?

Life's challenges. They

motivate me to do things that

are out of my comfort zone

in order to find the best way

/Lindiwe Caroline Ntulini

to counteract those

ch a l l e n g e s .

Who is your role model?

Maya Angelou. She was one

of the most successful

African-American women I

know and she was able to

grow through adversity.

YO U R VOICE opinions on the street

What do you enjoy about

Ko m a n i ?

It is where I am most

comfortable, as it is my

hometown. I enjoy the

musical scene in the months

of September and December

as it is a town with many

talented artists.

What do you think about…

THABO

MADZI

Every year the Movember

campaign tries to bring

attention to issues around

men’s health including

prostate cancer, testicular

cancer and suicide among

men. The Rep reporter,

Ntsikelelo Qoyo, went to ask

men in Komani if they were

aware of these issues

affecting their health and are

they taking care of

t h e m s e l ve s .

Thabo Madzi

from Mlungisi

I take it very seriously

because I am also a health

care practitioner. I would

CORRIE

VAN HUYSSTEEN

LELETHU

QUWE

advise other men to try and

get tested frequently and eat

healthy. Your health is for

your benefit but also having

people who depend on you

being healthy is something to

consider, like sexual health

between you and your

p a r t n e r.

Corrie van Huyssteen

from Komani Park

I think it is serious but I have

not gone for a test. Getting a

test is expensive and I cannot

afford it. As men we should

take it seriously because I get

the sense even from my

friends it is not something we

do.

JASON

BUSSACK

Lelethu Quwe

from Ezibeleni

I do not go for check ups. It is

something I come across

sometimes and I know that

we are encouraged to

regularly check up for

prostate cancer. The more I

grow up it is something I am

thinking about more often.

Jason Bussack

from New Rest

People need to take their

medicine and also take their

vitamins so they can keep

Q H AY I YA

MAZWI

healthy. Guys must also try

and keep active so they can

be fit.

Qhayiya Mazwi

from Top Town

Men’s health is very personal

for me. After I came back

from the mountain I started

having genital problems. It

turned out to be a sexual

transmitted disease. Luckily

the doctor prescribed

something for me to take and

it was okay. That experience

did teach me that my health

is something I have to take

seriously. As men we have to

look after ourselves.


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Traffic officers

h o n o u re d

MEC awards medals, certificates for long service

ABONGILE

S O L U N D WA N A

Atotal of 73 Eastern Cape

traffic officers were

honoured with long

service medals and certificates

in Komani on Saturday.

Transport, safety and liaison

MEC Weziwe Tikana-Gxothiwe

rewarded officers who had

served in the department for 20,

30 and 40 years.

Tikana-Gxothiwe said the

occasion was to motivate the

officers to work even harder by

going the extra mile in

executing their duties.

The ceremony also served as

a token of appreciation for the

officers’ contribution in

reducing road accidents.

This was the first time the

traffic officers had received

recognition from the provincial

department.

Tikana-Gxothiwe hoped the

initiative would leave a lasting

impression on those who were

about to retire, while

simultaneously serving to

motivate new recruits.

The Traffic Law Enforcement

and South African Police

Service (Saps) brass bands

treated the audience to a

demonstration parade during

the event.

Tikana-Gxothiwe said: “E a ch

traffic officer’s family is a winner

today. I say this with conviction

because I know it is through

teamwork that you are being

honoured today.

“I know that traffic officers

do not get thanked enough. You

are truly the unsung heroes of

our democratic South Africa.

Your role is crucial in advancing

the prosperity of our country.

Thank you for your long service

and loyalty to the oath.”

The MEC acknowledged the

exemplary leadership of

officials, encouraging the

seniors to impart good practices

to the younger generations.

She warned officials to be

wary of the advanced

technology which could catch

them breaking the law. “Th e r e

are officers who are in cahoots

with criminal elements by

selling driver’s and vehicle

licences. We have arrested

some in recent times. I know

that it is just a few bad apples

who continue to taint the image

of our hard-working, diligent

and patriotic law enforcement

officers. Those who act against

the law will be unmasked and

put in their place.”

Tikana-Gxothiwe thanked

trade union leaders for their

support. “The timing of the

awards can never be more

perfect as we are gearing up for

the festive season. We are

continuing with our Operation

Asiqhelwa – traffic officers will

join Saps members and we

assure you that we will support

yo u ,” she promised.

A MAJOR LIFT: The International Library of African Music (ILAM) will have a workshop hosted

by the Mlungisi Gegana Academy on Saturday at the Rowell old-age home. Pictured in the

back row, from left, are Mlungisi Gegana, Malibongwe Mtsabe and Michael Ntwasa. In the

front row are ILAM’s Elijah Madiba, Thobeka Ndlebe-September and Lee Watkins Picture:

NTSIKELELO QOYO

Music academy, ILAM

to hold workshop

AWARDS: Transport, safety and liaison MEC Weziwe Tikana-Gxothiwe handed over long service

certificates and medals to Eastern Cape traffic officers in Komani on Saturday Picture: SUPPLIED

NTSIKELELO

QOYO

The Mlungisi Gegana

Music Academy in

partnership with the

International Library of

African Music (ILAM)

will have a workshop

at the Rowell old-age

home tomorrow

( Fr i d ay ) .

The public

workshop will be

putting Komani music

veterans in the same

room with up-andcoming

talent to

discuss, collaborate

and catalogue in what

will be a series of

seminars and

performances in the

months ahead.

ILAM, an institute

at Rhodes University, is

starting a three-year

jazz heritage project

that will be focusing

on jazz history in

Komani, King

Wi l l i a m ’s Town and

East London.

“What we are

trying to do is locate

unsung heroes, people

who have been doing

jazz but are not talked

about. We want to

write about their

history and where the

music comes from in

this area and how it

connects to other

places in the

p r ov i n c e ,” ILAM

archivist Elijah Madiba

said.

“The reason we are

starting here is because

Komani was known as

the little jazz town and

we want to bring back

that spirit because this

place nurtured South

African jazz.

“It is a threeye

a r p r o j e c t ,” said

Thobeka Ndlebe-

September, a PhD

student at Rhodes.

A number of topics

will be tackled

tomorrow, including

lessons for beginners

and issues affecting

musicians, with the

day capped off by

performances.

“We spoke to some

musicians and issues

like rights and royalties

of musicians were

highlighted. There will

be a representative

from the Southern

African Music Rights

Organisation (Samro)

to try and help with a

better understanding of

how to deal with their

music.

“Secondly, we want

the older generation to

work with the younger

to create music, and

that will then lead to a

concert later in

December. We

realised that, for

various reasons, there

was no generational

passing on of music

and the result is that

the music dies. This is

a project to try and

address those kinds of

i s s u e s ,” said Madiba.

Gegana said they

were excited to have

the institute over and

invited everyone

interested in music to

attend.

“Everyone who has

an interest in music is

free to attend including

children and adults.

“It will be of great

benefit because they

will be bringing their

experience and

expertise to help us in

what we are currently

doing at the academy,”

said Gegana.


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Tributes as Pulumani laid to rest

Education spokesperson lauded for hard work, loyalty, professionalism in long, blemish-free career

ABONGILE

S O L U N D WA N A

Eastern Cape department of

education spokesperson

Loyiso “L oy d ” Pulumani

was laid to rest in Komani on

S a t u r d ay.

Pulumani died unexpectedly

in an East London hospital after

a short illness on November 1.

Gauteng education

department MEC Panyaza Lesufi

attended the service.

He said: “It is extremely

difficult to explain the

unbearable pain caused by

Pulumani's departure. After

hearing about his sad passing, I

had to cancel everything

planned and come to his funeral

and pay my last respects.

“We worked together during

my tenure as the national

department of basic education

s p o k e s p e r s o n .”

Lesufi said Pulumani

represented the EC education

department exceptionally well

at all times.

“We are celebrating a

communication guru, a very

humble and hard-working civil

servant of note, always ready to

communicate departmental

messages to the public. We will

remember him in a good way.”

Lesufi also tweeted the

following words upon the news

of Pulumani’s passing: “We did

this communication thing

together for more than 10 years

but you can’t event hint that you

are leaving this world.

“You did not run away from

communicating bad news. You

remained loyal to our

profession. Lala ngoxolo

# L oy i s o P u l u m a n i Communicator

par excellence.”

Eastern Cape premier Oscar

Mabuyane passed his message

of support and condolence to

Pulumani’s family.

“The pain you are going

through is shared by provincial

government officials because

we spent many years with

Pulumani.

“His death has shocked me.

It is unfortunate that he died

after we were beginning to see

development in public

engagement in the province.”

Mabuyane wrote that

Pulumani had an unbroken,

scandal-free record in his 15

years serving under five MECs.

This, he said, was not easy to

achieve but was earned by his

knowledge, dedication,

professionalism and humble

public servant spirit.

“He always sought to

communicate the message of

unity, co-operation and of

putting pupils first.”

Mabuyane added that [EC

spokespersons] had an

obligation to emulate

Pulumani’s exemplary conduct

and dedication.

“The family can take comfort

in the knowledge Pulumani’s

name will forever be associated

with good and not bad. I will

miss his laughter, which often

brought him to tears.”

Eastern Cape department of

education superintendent

general Themba Kojana said: “It

will be difficult to find someone

of Pulumani’s calibre. I am sure

that journalists will miss him.”

Friend, writer and historian

Brown Maba, currently based in

Johannesburg, had known

Pulumani for 27 years.

“We were students at Fort

Hare University. We wrote a

book together called Education

in Exile based on Solomon

Mahlangu’s Freedom College,

an ANC school in Tanzania built

after the 1976 Soweto uprisings.

FINAL FAREWELL: Family, friends and colleagues paid their last respects to department of

education spokesperson, Loyiso ‘Loyd’ Pulumani, at his funeral service in Komani’s Thobi Kula

indoor sports complex Picture: ABONGILE SOLUNDWANA

“This is how our friendship

with Pulumani flourished until

this final day. He was intelligent

and very modest about it. He

wrote very well with good

editing skills,” said Maba.

Pulumani leaves behind his

wife Nomvuyo, children and

sisters.

Pageant finalist plans to

help empower women

NTSIKELELO QOYO

Empowered to empower others

– that is the mission of Tozama

Bango, a Miss Nationals South

Africa 2020 finalist.

Born in Cala and now

residing in Komani, Bango says

empowered women have the

power to change not only their

lives but their communities and

the country.

“I took this step as a young

woman in South Africa seeking

above everything else, growth.

“I entered with the aim and

objective to empower myself so

that I can empower others.

Broken women break other

women, but empowered

women empower other

wo m e n ,” said Bango.

The Miss Nationals South

Africa will be in Durban next

month where the 26-year-old is

one of 20 finalists who will be

vying to be crowned this year’s

queen.

“Pageants are about more

than just beauty. They are a

platform to empower women to

not only reach their dreams but

also equip them with skills they

need in life. I have learned that

if we can come together as

young women, we can go so

much further.”

If she wins, Bango says she

wants to use her reign to tackle

youth unemployment.

“If I win, my biggest mission

would be to assist unemployed

graduates. Often, people do not

know where to start and the

process of looking for work can

be expensive.

“I want o help direct them to

the right avenues while also

showing them how they can use

their skills to start their own

b u s i n e s s e s ,” said Bango.

CHANGING LIVES: Tozama Bango is a Miss Nationals South

Africa 2020 finalist. She says she wants to use the platform to

empower other young women

Picture: SUPPLIED

Currently Bango is looking

for sponsors to help her get to

Durban. “For me to be able to

enter the finals I need an

amount of R10,000. This will

cover the travel,

accommodation, outfits and

makeup I need during the

competition. I would like to ask

anyone who can to please

partner with me,” she said.

To assist Bango call

067-310-6376 or email

missnationalsa@dmmodels.co.za

Appeal to help create

Christmas gift boxes

for less the fortunate

ZINTLE BOBELO

With Christmas just around the

corner, Asanda Lisa of Komani

has created a Christmas

Shoebox Appeal initiative to

help the less fortunate.

Lisa, the founder of Queue

for Life, a non-profit

organisation that helps feed oldage

pensioners at Sassa grant

queues in Komani following

reports of two elderly women

who had died while waiting in

queues at Sassa paypoints,

wants to make Christmas

special for underprivileged

community members. Her

humanitarian acts have reached

the hearts of many, including

Springbok captain Siya Kolisi,

who had recently showed his

support for the organisation in

the form of a donation through

MTN’s Everyday Heroes

campaign.

“The Christmas Shoebox

Appeal initiative was inspired by

a post I saw on Facebook of a

woman who puts food, fruit and

snacks in ice cream boxes and

places them at her street corner

for those in need. That touched

me a lot. I thought of things that

we normally buy and do not use

that we end up disposing of,

while there are people who

cannot even afford some fruit.

“My thought was that we are

nearing Christmas, which is a

giving time. I used to take food

to my late father, who used to

live in the streets during

Christmas, and there were

people who lived with him who

also waited for the meal.

“I know most families will

MAKE CHRISTMAS SPECIAL: Asanda Lisa, founder of nonprofit

organisation Queue for Life, has created a Christmas

Shoebox Appeal initiative to help the less fortunate this festive

season Picture: SUPPLIED

have their first decent meal this

year. I thought, why not create

this initiative? All I want from

people is their willingness to

give and it will not take much

from their pockets.”

Lisa said gifts could range

from basic things like toiletries,

underwear and pyjamas to toys.

Donors are requested to use a

shoebox that will be filled with

these donated items and

wrapped in Christmas paper as

gifts for the beneficiaries.

“Distributions will be made

to charity organisations around

Komani and informal

settlements. People can donate

the actual stuff, or money that

will be used to fill empty boxes

with the necessities. Should this

initiative become a success, my

wish is to introduce a givers’

box that will maybe focus on

donations of school items in

January and so forth.”

Lisa can be contacted on

073-374-9867 or at

Lisaasanda@gmail. She can also

be reached on Facebook at

Asanda Lisa.

Ready-made gift boxes can

be dropped off at her

workplace, Capitec Bank, in

Cathcart Road opposite the

Queenstown Hall.


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PRIME P R O P E RT Y

graphic © liudmyla pushnova / 123RF.com

SA housing market proves resilient

Why current economic crisis does not compare to

debilitating housing market crash of 2008

When the national

lockdown was first

announced at the

end of March, the real estate

industry braced itself for

another housing market crisis

similar to that of the 2008

crash. But the market has

bounced back and s h ow n

very few similarities to that of

the crash 12 years ago.

According to Adrian

Goslett, regional director and

CEO of RE/MAX of Southern

Africa, nobody could have

predicted that the property

market would bounce back

as quickly as it has.

The RE/MAX National

Housing Report for Q3 2020

revealed that the number of

freehold properties registered

had decreased by 31% yearon-year

but increased

massively from the mere

3,869 registered last quarter.

Similarly, sectional titles saw

a 28% decrease YoY, but also

reflected a good recovery

from the 1,105 registered the

previous quarter.

“It can be expected that

the number of registrations

during the third quarter will

be lower year-on-year based

on the fact that the deeds

office was closed for long

periods and therefore needs

to process a backlog of deals.

“As such, reported sales

are a better indicator of

market performance than

registered sales at this point

in time,” Goslett explains.

“For us as a brand, our

company has recorded

record-breaking reported

sales totals for three

consecutive months, starting

with R2.4bn in July followed

by R3.2bn in August and

ending with R2.8bn in

September. Our prediction is

that the market activity will

continue to rise for the rest of

the year (provided that we do

not fall into another crisis),

and is likely to return to

volumes similar to those

which we were experiencing

p r e - l o ck d ow n ,” he predicts.

He adds that the group

had planned for a net loss of

agents when the lockdown

was first announced, as this

is what had occurred during

the market crash of 2008.

Instead, the brand now

has 2,579 agents within their

network as of October 17.

This translates into a 145 net

agent growth on the 2,434

agents that reflected on the

b ra n d ’s membership

dashboard for the week

ending March 28.

“In 2008, the number of

real estate agents dwindled

because there simply was not

activity within the housing

market to keep real estate

agents afloat. The fact that

our numbers have increased

over this period reflects a

confidence in the property

market as a viable career

o p t i o n ,” Goslett suggests.

Speaking about the state

of the real estate market in

America, Dr Lawrence Yun,

chief economist for the

National Association of

Realtors (NAR), agrees that it

is unlikely that 2020 will

have any resemblance to

what happened in 2007-

2008 in terms of massive

foreclosures and prices

plunging. “Some

foreclosures will occur but

there will be ready buyers to

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p r o p e r t i e s .” Yun says.

He adds that unlike the

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in their homes. Before the

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or other big purchases. That

left them under water on

their mortgage when the

economy crashed. Today’s

homeowners have, for the

most part, left their equity

untouched. A crash in the

American housing market is

therefore also unlikely.

“While none of us know

what lies ahead, real estate is

still a sound investment

option and we predict a

much quicker recovery than

the one we experienced

during 2008,” Goslett said.

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R2,000 to 700 lucky winners, as part of

the brand’s Festive Feels campaign that

aims to help South Africans get through

this festive season.

Regional director and CEO of

RE/MAX of Southern Africa, Adrian

Goslett, said the national lockdown had

put many households under serious

financial pressure.

“We know that the festive season

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from purchasing gifts and hosting family

and friends, to keeping ourselves

entertained over the year-end break.

“With this year being a tough year,

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“Our aim with this campaign,

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and joy to as many South African

households as possible,” Goslett said.

As part of the campaign, RE/MAX of

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competitions: one for those who have

recently worked through a RE/MAX

agent, and another for anyone who

could use the extra cash to get through

the coming festive season.

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picture with their RE/MAX For Sale or

Sold board; follow and tag the brand on

either Facebook, Twitter or Instagram;

and use the competition hashtags:

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Winners will be announced daily

until December 11, and will take home

one of 100 Takealot vouchers to the

value of R2,000 each.

The brand is also giving away

Takealot vouchers to the value of R250

each to the RE/MAX agents who are

tagged by the winning sellers.

For the second competition in the

RE/MAX Festive Feels campaign, anyone

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each, simply by spotting the RE/MAX

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following the brand on social media;

and tagging three friends in the

comments.

For a bonus entry, buyers or sellers

can tag their RE/MAX agent when

sharing the post to their Instagram story.

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COUPLE’S AFFAIR: Couple Basil and Memory Bosch, who have organised a campaign to clean

up open fields that have turned into dumping sites. This heap of refuse was removed with the

help of the owner of Russell & Son Funeral DirectorsPicture: ANDISA BONANI

WORKING TOGETHER: Tarkastad residents come together to clean up the area’s landfill site,

while encouraging fellow residents to do the same in their residential areas Picture: SUPPLIED

Residents clean up dump sites

ANDISA BONANI

Tarkastad residents took it

upon themselves to clean

the town’s disorganised

landfill site, which had rubbish

lying all over the place and

often blown by the wind to

other areas.

The clean-up campaigns are

a new trend among residents in

various towns under Enoch

Mgijima Local Municipality

(EMLM), with The Rep recently

reporting on one in Whittlesea

and several others in Komani.

The EMLM has also been

struggling to regularly remove

refuse in residential areas this

year, and when prompted for

answers, “truck in for repairs” is

the go-to response.

Tarkastad resident and

businesswoman Lisa King

organised local farmers and

their workers to help clean up

the dumpsite, and community

Tarkastad and Komani people join to assist struggling EMLM

members also contributed

money for fuel for sponsored

truck services.

King said the landfill site was

a disaster waiting to happen,

and that she had previously

reported it on numerous

occasions to EMLM, but no

action was taken.

“I therefore decided to

organise people who were

interested in helping to clean up

the dumping site.

“Local farmers and their staff

came on board with some

people contributing money for

diesel; Komani-based Energo

sponsored with the services of

their tipper truck and TLB.”

Crickley Dairy sponsored

water, and King’s coffee shop,

which she owns with a friend,

provided snacks for all involved.

“With this clean-up I’d like to

encourage all residents to do the

same in their different areas

because we know the

municipality is struggling.

“As time goes by, we plan to

clean up in town as it is just as

f i l t hy.

“The municipality uses a

bakkie to pick up rubbish in

residential areas and sometimes

it does not come.

“People leave their rubbish

bags outside waiting for the

refuse truck and it ends up being

torn by dogs, leaving a mess.”

Meanwhile, in Komani, the

open field on Marigold Street at

the start of Victoria Park, and

another on Central Street next to

the Dumpy Adams Sports

Complex are now clean thanks

to community support.

Victoria Park residents Basil

Bosch and his wife Memory got

assistance from local businesses

to clean up the fields that had

turned into dumping sites.

On Tuesday, heaps of

collected litter was waiting to be

removed after the Bosch’s were

assisted by Shaun Russell of

Russell & Son Funeral Directors

with trucks to do the work.

“My wife and I were

fortunate to have been

sponsored with the trucks; we

initially went to ask them how

much it would cost to hire a TLB

and a truck, which amounted to

R3,000 each.

“Upon Russell finding out

that we were doing the work for

the community, he decided to

sponsor the TLB and its services,

which we are grateful for. My

wife and I will pay for the truck

to have the rubbish removed.”

They also plan on cleaning

an open field on Pelem Road

near Zamaland Tavern and

others along the way.

“We have small children

living among us who will grow

up in filthy neighbourhoods

thinking it is normal and okay.

“We want them to know that

they can live in a better and

clean environment and that

every individual is responsible

to clean their surroundings,”

said Memory.

EMLM spokesperson

Lonwabo Kowa said the fence at

the Tarkastad landfill site had

been stolen, and as such the

refuse could not be contained.

“The fence issue makes the

site difficult to manage. Plans to

fence the dumping area are in

progress and a consultant has

started with preparations for

clear-view fencing.

“After the fencing is

complete, trenches will be

excavated to enable waste

management.

“The Ezibeleni landfill site is

currently being fenced after

funding was secured from the

Development Bank of SA. It had

also been vandalised.

“The refuse truck servicing

Tarkastad and Hofmeyr is

currently in for repairs. As an

interim measure, the areas are

being serviced by smaller

vehicles with no capacity to

cover all areas. As soon as the

truck is repaired, the area’s

refuse removal schedule will

return to normality,” Kowa said.

Festive season clean-up

TIME TO ACT

ANDISA BONANI

The Emalahleni Local Municipality

kick-started its three-day clean-up

programme and beautification of

its towns ahead of the festive

season that is usually enjoyed

outdoors, on Wednesday.

The cleaning campaign started

in Cacadu where mayor

Ntombizanele Koni led the

institution’s executive committee,

councillors and staff to pick up

scattered litter around the town.

The town was previously

known to be the “greenest” in the

Chris Hani district and its

beautification was aimed to bring

it to its former glory.

“The clean-up campaign is

aimed at promoting proper

hygiene and environmental

conservation by all people of

Emalahleni. It is done to inculcate

a culture of clean environments

and the maintenance of good

hygiene standards,” Koni said.

“In the past, our municipality

won accolades for being the

greenest in the district and the

province due to systems in place

for environmental preservation.”

To this effect, five indigenous

trees would be planted in the

municipality’s main towns of

Cacadu, Indwe and Dordrecht to

DIGGING FOR DIRT: Emalahleni Local Municipality councillors and

workers get down to business in Cacadu as they start their threeday

clean-up and beautification campaign, led by mayor

Ntombizanele Koni Picture: LUTHANDO NQUMKANA

beautify them. Three were planted

in Cacadu on Wednesday, one in

Indwe on Thursday and another in

Dordrecht on Friday.

Emalahleni chief whip Nolitha

Lali said people had been on

lockdown since March due to the

coronavirus and were going to

involve themselves in outdoor

activities during the festive season.

“This is why it is important to

clean and beautify our towns so

that those who are not from here

may not be able to stop staring

when they drive past due to the

neatness of our towns.”

TAKING INITIATIVE: Hessel’s Cash & Carry staff in Joubert Street, one of many

pothole-riddled streets in Komani, decided to take it upon themselves to fill the

potholes in the area recently Picture: SUPPLIED


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KEVA

NONTOBEKO

WINNIFRED

Born: 08-01-1943

Died: 14-11-2020

Funeral: 21-11-2020

Address:

Mcambalaleni

Village, Upper

ŬĂŚŝůĞĞĂ

Venue: Home

Time: 09:00am

Interment: Hukuwa

Cemetery

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Rest in peace

Mazikhali

MLONYENI

VUMISA

CASWELL

Born: 20-08-1959

Died: 08-11-2020

Funeral: 21-11-2020

Address:

ŝŽĚŝůůĂŐĞ

ĂďĞŚĞŵďĂ

Venue:ŽŵĞ

Time: Ăŵ

Interment: ŝŽĚ

ŝůůĂŐĞĞŵĞĞ

Rest in peace

Nkala-Vumisa

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STRIDE

ROUNELL

SARAHA

known as “Nella”,

late of 5 Adam

Street, New Rest,

Komani, passed

away suddenly

on the 13th of

November 2020

in her 58th year.

Sadly missed and

deeply mourned

by her loving

daughters, son

in-law, father,

brothers, sisters,

extended families

and friends.

The cortege will

proceed to the

Komani Town

Cemetery for the

interment at 11:30

on Saturday the

21st of November

2020, after

services held at

home and at the St.

David’s Anglican

Church, Marigold

Street, Victoria

Park, Komani at

10 o’clock. Friends

kindly accept the

following intimation

RUSSELL AND SON

FUNERAL DIRECTORS

Tel. 045 839 4012

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NZUNZO

MBUYISELO

Late of Ejekeni,

Mgqukwebe, Lady

Frere District

Born: 01.03.1934

Died: 13.11.2020

Funeral: Saturday

21.11.2020

The cortege will

proceed to the

Ejekeni Cemetery,

Mgqukwebe for

an early burial at

08:30, where-after

a service will take

place at home at

09:30

LALA

NGOXOLO

MGCINA

TYHOPHO

NOKWINDLA

RUSSELL AND SON

FUNERAL DIRECTORS

Tel. 045 839 4012

NTAME

DELICIA

NOMONDE

Late of Emtonjeni,

Ku-Bengu, Lady

Frere District

Born: 01.10.1954

Died: 13.11.2020

Funeral: Friday

20.11.2020

The cortege

will proceed to

the eMtonjeni

Cemetery,

Ku-Bengu for an

early burial at

09:30, where-after

a service will take

place at home

at 10am.

LALA

NGOXOLO

MAMJWARHA

MTIKA

MAZALENI

RUSSELL AND SON

FUNERAL DIRECTORS

Tel. 045 839 4012

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MANGISA

MZWAMANENE

Late of Ngonyama,

Cofimvaba District

Born: 14.02.1962

Died: 09.11.2020

Funeral: Saturday

21.11.2020

Starting at home

at 8am (St. Anne

Anglican Church).

Thence to the

Ngonyama

Cemetery,

Cofimvaba for the

Interment at 10am

LALA

NGOXOLO

MTHEMBU

QHUDENI

MVELASE

THUKELA

RUSSELL AND SON

FUNERAL DIRECTORS

Tel. 045 839 4012

MDLANKOMO

PHUMLA

NOMHLOBO

Late of 11 Lotus

Drive, Queens

View Park, Komani

Born: 05.05.1965

Died: 07.11.2020

Funeral: Saturday

21.11.2020

Starting at home

at 8am (St. John’s

Apostolic Faith

Mission). Thence

to the Machibini

Cemetery,

Lady Frere for the

Interment at 10am

LALA

NGOXOLO

MACHISANE

MASTHATHU

RUSSELL AND SON

FUNERAL DIRECTORS

Tel. 045 839 4012

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MADIKANE

NOKUZOLA

Late of Echibini,

Tsitsikama,

Whittlesea District

Born: 12.04.1949

Died: 10.11.2020

Funeral: Saturday

21.11.2020

Starting at home

then to the

Presbyterian

Church, Tsitsikama

for a service at

9am. The Burial

will take place

on Sunday the

22nd November

2020 at 11am at

the Ngangelizwe

Cemetery in

Umthatha

LALA

NGOXOLO

MANDLOVU

MNTUNGWA

RUSSELL AND SON

FUNERAL DIRECTORS

Tel. 045 839 4012

NOBAZA

ALMA

Late of Bowden,

Qoqodala, Lady

Frere District

Born: 27.04.1945

Died: 08.11.2020

Funeral: Saturday

21.11.2020

Starting at home

at 08:30 (Methodist

Church of S.A.).

Thence to the

Bowden Cemetery,

Qoqodala for the

Interment at 10am

LALA

NGOXOLO

MAMNCOTSHE

MANDALA

RUSSELL AND SON

FUNERAL DIRECTORS

Tel. 045 839 4012

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NZWANA

YOMELELA

“NONDODA”

Late of

Bolokodlela,

Cofimvaba District

Born: 03.10.1995

Died: 08.11.2020

Funeral: Saturday

21.11.2020

Starting at home

at 9am (Holly

Cross Anglican

Church). Thence

to the Bolokodlela

Cemetery,

Cofimvaba for the

Interment at 10am

LALA

NGOXOLO

MTSHAWE

MDANGE

PHALO TSHIWO

RUSSELL AND SON

FUNERAL DIRECTORS

Tel. 045 839 4012

TABO

ELIZABETH

NKOSAZANA

Late of S44 Soga

Street, White City,

Mlungisi, Komani

Born: 11.07.1953

Died: 15.11.2020

Funeral: Saturday

21.11.2020

Starting at home

then to the Mzingisi

Skweyiya Hall,

Mlungisi for a

service at 9am.

The cortege will

proceed to the

Komani Town

Cemetery for the

Interment at 11am

LALA

NGOXOLO

MARADEBE

MTHIMKHULU

BHUNGANE

RUSSELL AND SON

FUNERAL DIRECTORS

Tel. 045 839 4012

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MPANGELE

NOMAMFENGU

WILLIS

Late of 5263 Zone

3, Ezibeleni,

Komani

Born: 03.02.1939

Died: 14.11.2020

Funeral: Saturday

21.11.2020

The cortege will

proceed to the

Komani Town

Cemetery for an

early burial at

9am, where-after

a service will

take place at the

Assembly of God,

Mlungisi at 10am

LALA

NGOXOLO

MAMPINGA

MAWAWA

SENZWA

MBALAKAQOSHE

RUSSELL AND SON

FUNERAL DIRECTORS

Tel. 045 839 4012

FAKU

QHAJANA

JAMES

Late of 1351 Zone

2, Ezibeleni,

Komani

Born: 27.02.1943

Died: 09.11.2020

Funeral: Saturday

21.11.2020

Starting at home

at 09:30 (House

of God for All

Nations). Thence

to the Mlungisi

Cemetery,

Komani for the

Interment at 10:30

LALA

NGOXOLO

MCIRHA

NOJAHOLO

RUSSELL AND SON

FUNERAL DIRECTORS

Tel. 045 839 4012

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NONTSELE

ZOLA

NICHOLAS

Late of R5

Masabalala Street,

White City,

Mlungisi, Komani

Born: 09.10.1959

Died: 06.11.2020

Funeral: Friday

20.11.2020

Starting at home

at 08:30 (African

Church). Thence to

the Komani Town

Cemetery for the

Interment at 10:30

LALA

NGOXOLO

MCIRA

NTSWENTSWE

NOJAHOLO

RUSSELL AND SON

FUNERAL DIRECTORS

Tel. 045 839 4012

SIXISHE

TAMSANQA

JUSTICE

BORN: 1954-03-06

DIED: 2020-11-06

FUNERAL: 2020-11-21

(Saturday)

VENUE: Funeral service

will be held at home at

Dalubuhle location Upper

Mncuncuzo A/A

CEMETERY:

Dalubuhle

TIME:

PHUMLA NGOXOLO

KOMANI AVBOB

FUNERAL SERVICES

ROBINSON ROAD 29

QUEENSTOWN

Tel: 045 838 2771

Cell: 083 503 8057


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NGCELWANE

SIYAMBONGA

BORN: 1988-09-25

DIED: 2020-11-06

FUNERAL: 2020-11-21

(Saturday)

VENUE: Funeral service

will be held at home at

Elalini location St Marks

at 09H00

CEMETERY:

St Marks

TIME: 11:00am

PHUMLA NGOXOLO

NOFUKUKA

XOLELA

LAWRENCE

BORN: 1959-01-05

DIED: 2020-11-10

FUNERAL: 2020-11-21

(Saturday)

VENUE: Funeral service

will be held at home at 524

Ext. 2 Whittlesea followed

by a cremation in East

London on the 23/11/2020

at 09:00 am

CEMETERY:

East London

TIME: 11:00am

PHUMLA NGOXOLO

STEMELA

NOKUZOLA

AMELIA

BORN: 1958-03-23

DIED: 2020-11-11

FUNERAL: 2020-11-21

(Saturday)

VENUE: Funeral service

will be held at home at Q22

Ndumbuka street Mlungisi

location Komani

at 09:00 am

CEMETERY:

Komani Town

TIME: 11:00am

PHUMLA NGOXOLO

NXONYEKA

MZWABANTU

SYDNEY

BORN: 1949-09-09

DIED: 2020-11-12

FUNERAL: 2020-11-19

(Thursday)

VENUE: Funeral service

was held at home at

Who Can Tell location

McBrite A/A at 09:00 am

CEMETERY:

Komani Town

TIME: 11:00am

PHUMLA NGOXOLO

NTOYANTO

NOMAKOSAZANA

BORN: 1940-04-30

DIED: 2020-11-05

FUNERAL: 2020-11-21

(Saturday)

VENUE: Funeral service

will be held at home at

Nkolonga village Lady

Frere at 09:00 am

CEMETERY:

Nkolonga

TIME: 11:00am

PHUMLA NGOXOLO

SOCI

MONWABISI

PATRICK

BORN: 1947-03-23

DIED: 2020-11-12

FUNERAL: 2020-11-21

(Saturday)

VENUE: Funeral service

will be held at home at No.

216 Zone 1 Ezibeleni

at 09:00 am

CEMETERY:

Komani Town

TIME: 11:00am

PHUMLA NGOXOLO

TYALIMPI

POZISA

BORN: 1933-12-16

DIED: 2020-11-12

FUNERAL: 2020-11-21

(Saturday)

VENUE: Funeral service

will be held at home at

Gova location Swartwater

A/A Lady Frere

at 09:00 am

CEMETERY:

Gova

TIME: 11:00am

PHUMLA NGOXOLO

MGQWETO

JONGINTABA

JOHN

BORN: 1941-06-10

DIED: 2020-11-09

FUNERAL: 2020-11-21

(Saturday)

VENUE: Funeral service

will be held at home at

Ngojini village Whittlesea

At 09:00 am

CEMETERY:

Ngojini

TIME: 11:00am

PHUMLA NGOXOLO

KOMANI AVBOB

FUNERAL SERVICES

ROBINSON ROAD 29

QUEENSTOWN

Tel: 045 838 2771

Cell: 083 503 8057

KOMANI AVBOB

FUNERAL SERVICES

ROBINSON ROAD 29

QUEENSTOWN

Tel: 045 838 2771

Cell: 083 503 8057

KOMANI AVBOB

FUNERAL SERVICES

ROBINSON ROAD 29

QUEENSTOWN

Tel: 045 838 2771

Cell: 083 503 8057

KOMANI AVBOB

FUNERAL SERVICES

ROBINSON ROAD 29

QUEENSTOWN

Tel: 045 838 2771

Cell: 083 503 8057

KOMANI AVBOB

FUNERAL SERVICES

ROBINSON ROAD 29

QUEENSTOWN

Tel: 045 838 2771

Cell: 083 503 8057

6

KOMANI AVBOB

FUNERAL SERVICES

ROBINSON ROAD 29

QUEENSTOWN

Tel: 045 838 2771

Cell: 083 503 8057

6

KOMANI AVBOB

FUNERAL SERVICES

ROBINSON ROAD 29

QUEENSTOWN

Tel: 045 838 2771

Cell: 083 503 8057

KOMANI AVBOB

FUNERAL SERVICES

ROBINSON ROAD 29

QUEENSTOWN

Tel: 045 838 2771

Cell: 083 503 8057

FETILE

VUYISILE

BORN: 1955-01-01

DIED: 2020-11-14

FUNERAL: 2020-11-21

(Saturday)

VENUE: Funeral service

will be held at home

at Rocklands location

Ntabethemba A/A

Whittlesea at 09:00 am

CEMETERY:

Rocklands

TIME: 11:00am

PHUMLA NGOXOLO

KOMANI AVBOB

FUNERAL SERVICES

ROBINSON ROAD 29

QUEENSTOWN

Tel: 045 838 2771

Cell: 083 503 8057

LENA

TYHILELWA

PRIMROSE

BORN: 1979-06-11

DIED: 2020-11-10

FUNERAL: 2020-11-21

(Saturday)

VENUE: Funeral service

will be held at home at 1470

zone 1 Ezibeleni location

Komani at 09:00 am

CEMETERY:

Komani Town

TIME: 11:00am

PHUMLA NGOXOLO

KOMANI AVBOB

FUNERAL SERVICES

ROBINSON ROAD 29

QUEENSTOWN

Tel: 045 838 2771

Cell: 083 503 8057

NTSOMI

FEZIWE

FRANCINA

BORN: 1957-07-23

DIED: 2020-11-10

FUNERAL: 2020-11-21

(Saturday)

VENUE: Funeral service

will be held at home at

Plaatkop location

Machubeni A/A Lady

Frere at 09:00 am

CEMETERY:

Plaatkop

TIME: 11:00am

PHUMLA NGOXOLO

KOMANI AVBOB

FUNERAL SERVICES

ROBINSON ROAD 29

QUEENSTOWN

Tel: 045 838 2771

Cell: 083 503 8057

BAVUMA

LUFEFE

SAMWELL

BORN: 1979-01-16

DIED: 2020-11-14

FUNERAL: 2020-11-22

(Sunday)

VENUE: Funeral service

will be held at home at 508

Mbombo street Mlungisi

location Komani

at 09:00 am

CEMETERY:

Komani Town

TIME: 11:00am

PHUMLA NGOXOLO

KOMANI AVBOB

FUNERAL SERVICES

ROBINSON ROAD 29

QUEENSTOWN

Tel: 045 838 2771

Cell: 083 503 8057

HEBE

SAMKELO

Born: 18-12-1992

Died: 09-11-2020

Funeral: 21-11-2020

Address: Vaalbank,

ŽŽŽĐĂŽŶ

Venue: Vaalbank

Time: 11:00am

Interment: Vaalbank

Cemetery

Rest in peace

Zondwa

PERSONAL

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KITI

VAKELE EDWARD

Born: 04.02.1940

Died: 06.11.2020

Funeral: 21.11.2020

(Saturday)

Address: Mtebele Village,

Machibini (Queenstown)

Venue: Mtebele Village,

Machibini (Queenstown)

Time: 09H00 - 10H00

Interment: Machhibini

Cemetery

ROBALA KA KGOTSO

MOTLOKOA

ELVIS SKEPE FUNERAL

DIRECTORS

073 269 0624

045 838 2490

PERSONAL

Notices

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The Department of Education

represented by Edlelweni Public

Primary School invites Service

Providers to submit quotation

for supply and delivery of our

foodstuffs for School Nutrition.

School menu is available at the

school.

The closing date is the

27 November 2020 at 12:00pm.

For more information contact

The Principal on 045 854 9986

EMPLOYMENT

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Employment Offered

ANTHONY’S ELECTRONICS

25 CATHCART ROAD

CLOSING DOWN ON

30 November 2020

COLLECT ALL YOUR APPLIANCES PRIOR

TO 30 NOVEMBER 2020

ALL APPLIANCES WILL BE DISCARDED THEREAFTER

EMPLOYMENT

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Employment Offered

PART TIME AND FULL TIME SALES AGENTS

CFS is looking for candidates to market

the products of Assupol; that has won

the CFI award for the Best Life Assurer

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ĞĞŝĞŶĐĞŝŶĂůĞĂŶĚĂĐĐĞŽĂŶŽ

Please email your CV to

TeamQueenstown@cfs-sa.co.za and

ĞĐĞŝĞĨůůŝŶĨŽŵĂŽŶ

QUEENSTOWN GIRLS’ HIGH

SCHOOL HOSTEL

POSITION FOR AN ASSISTANT MATRON AT

SCHOOL HOUSE HOSTEL

Anyone interested in applying for the above position

may do so by Friday, 27 November 2020.

Main Responsibilities:

To supervise and see to the welfare of the boarders.

Requirements:

Must be able to work with teenage girls

Compassionate yet firm disposition

Some First Aid Knowledge

The successful applicant must live in the hostel

Must have a valid driver’s licence and own transport

Applications to be in writing:

Apply to the Principal, P O Box 95, Queenstown, 5320

Email applications letters & Cv to : tracy@qtghs.co.za

NB: This is an internal appointment.

045 839 4040

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QUEENSTOWN

GIRLS’ HIGH SCHOOL

and

BALMORAL GIRLS’

PRIMARY SCHOOL

The two Schools are seeking to appoint a motivated,

dedicated and suitably qualified school counsellor to

serve both schools’ learners.

Commencement date: 01 February 2021

The role of the School Counsellor is to provide advice

to learners regarding personal problems, academic

issues, career planning and to work together with our

parents and other professionals in order to facilitate the

learner’s social, academic and behavioural growth and

development.

This post is a School Governing Body appointment.

Please submit Letter of Application, CV and all relevant

certificates of qualifications to admin@qtghs.co.za

Closing date: 27 November 2020

Queenstown Girls’ High School and Balmoral Girls’ Primary

School reserve the right not to make an appointment. An

application in itself does not entitle the applicant to an

interview. If you have not heard from us by 15 December

2020 your application has not been successful.

DIESEL

MECHANIC

A well Established company is

À

mechanic with code 10

drivers licence.

After hours call out services.

Must have sober habits and

contactable references.

E mail or hand deliver CV to:

qtneng@isat.co.za

or 15 Factory Road, Queenstown


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LEGALS

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LEGALS

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LOST OR DESTROYED DEED

Notice is hereby given in terms of

regulation 68 of the Deeds Registries Act,

1937, of the intention to apply for the

issue of a certified copy of Deed of

Transfer Number T 119098/1997

passed by MICHELLE ELS, Identity

Number 620809 0017 00 8 in favour of

CHRISTIAAN ARNOLDUS JACOBUS

ELS, Identity Number 570602 5202 08

3 in respect of ERF 338 AND ERF 342

STERKSTROOM, SITUATE IN THE

MUNICIPALITY OF STERKSTROOM, DIVI-

SION OF QUEENSTOWN, PROVINCE OF

THE EASTERN CAPE which has been lost

or destroyed.

All interested persons having objection

to the issue of such copy are hereby required

to lodge the same in writing with

the Registrar of Deeds at KING WILLIAM’S

TOWN within two weeks from the date of

the publication of this notice.

Dated at QUEENSTOWN this 13th day of

NOVEMBER 2020.

LOST OR DESTROYED

MORTGAGE BOND

Notice is hereby given in terms of

regulation 68 of the Deeds Registries Act,

1937, of the intention to apply for the

issue of a certified copy of Mortgage

Bond Number B 50544/2005 in

favour of STANDARD BANK passed by

CHRISTIAAN ARNOLDUS JACOBUS

ELS, Identity Number 570602 5202 08

3 in respect of ERF 338 AND ERF 342

STERKSTROOM, SITUATE IN THE

MUNICIPALITY OF STERKSTROOM, DIVI-

SION OF QUEENSTOWN, PROVINCE OF

THE EASTERN CAPE which has been lost

or destroyed.

All interested persons having objection

to the issue of such copy are hereby required

to lodge the same in writing with

the Registrar of Deeds at KING WILLIAM’S

TOWN within two weeks from the date of

the publication of this notice.

Dated at QUEENSTOWN this 13th day of

NOVEMBER 2020.

DE WAAL – BAXTER ATTORNEYS

29 EBDEN STREET, QUEENSTOWN, 5319

melissa@dewaalbaxter.co.za

045-839 4095

LOST OR DESTROYED TITLE DEED

Notice is hereby given in terms of Regulation

68 of the Deeds Registries Act, 1937, of

the intention to apply for the issue of a

certified copy of Deed of Transfer Number

T5196/1993CTN passed by the NIGEL

THORNTON WEST, Identity Number 440914

5061 00 7, Unmarried to WILLEM JACOBUS

ESTERHUIZEN, Identity Number 550426

5008 00 9, Married out of community of

property, in respect of REMAINDER ERF

583 STERKSTROOM, in the Municipality of

Sterkstroom, Division Queenstown, which

has been lost or destroyed

All persons having objection to the issue of

such copy are hereby required to lodge the

same in writing with the Registrar of Deeds at

King Williams. Town within two weeks from

the date of the publication of this notice.

Dated at Queenstown this 11th day of

November 2020.

Applicant:

Bowes McDougall Inc

27A Prince Alfred Street

QUEENSTOWN

conv7@bmcinc.co.za

045-8073800

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LOST OR DESTROYED DEED

Notice is hereby given in terms of

REGULATION 13(1) OF CHAPTER 9 OF

PROCLAMATION R293 OF 1962, AS

AMENDED, of the intention to apply

for the issue of a certified copy of DEED

OF GRANT TG2356/1999 passed by

QUEENSTOWN TRANSITIONAL LOCAL

COUNCIL in favour of ZODWA AGNES

GUBEVU, IDENTITY NUMBER 290325

0228 08 0, UNMARRIED in respect of ERF

1174 EZIBELENI, SITUATE IN THE ENOCH

MGIJIMA LOCAL MUNICIPALITY, DISTRICT

OF CACADU, PROVINCE OF THE EASTERN

CAPE which has been lost or destroyed.

All persons having objection to the

issue of such copy are hereby required

to lodge the same in writing with the

Registrar of Deeds at UMTATA within two

weeks after the date of the publication of

this notice.

Dated at QUEENSTOWN this 13th day of

NOVEMBER 2020.

DE WAAL – BAXTER ATTORNEYS

29 EBDEN STREET, QUEENSTOWN, 5319

melissa@dewaalbaxter.co.za

045-839 4095

LOST OR DESTROYED DEED

Notice is hereby given in terms of

REGULATION 13(1) OF CHAPTER 9

OF PROCLAMATION R293 OF 1962, AS

AMENDED, of the intention to apply for

the issue of a certified copy of DEED OF

GRANT NUMBER TG 207/1981 passed

by the REPUBLIC OF TRANSKEI in favour

of WINNIE MAHLUTSHANA, IDENTITY

NUMBER V/F 495662 (born 19 August

1915) in respect of ERF 638 ZONE 1

EZIBELENI, SITUATE IN THE ENOCH

MGIJIMA LOCAL MUNICIPALITY, DIS-

TRICT OF CACADU, PROVINCE OF THE

EASTERN CAPE which has been lost or

destroyed.

All interested persons having objection

to the issue of such copy are hereby required

to lodge the same in writing with

the Registrar of Deeds at UMTATA within

two weeks from the date of the publication

of this notice.

Dated at QUEENSTOWN this 17th day of

NOVEMBER 2020.

DE WAAL – BAXTER ATTORNEYS

29 EBDEN STREET, QUEENSTOWN, 5319

melissa@dewaalbaxter.co.za

045-839 4095

LOST OR DESTROYED DEED

Notice is hereby given in terms of

REGULATION 13(1) OF CHAPTER 9

OF PROCLAMATION R293 OF 1962, AS

AMENDED, of the intention to apply for

the issue of a certified copy of DEED OF

GRANT NUMBER TG 3067/1999 passed

by the QUEENSTOWN TRANSITIONAL

LOCAL COUNCIL in favour of LULAMA

RUTH MNGXALE, IDENTITY NUMBER

570928 0829 08 7 in respect of ERF 4844

EZIBELENI, SITUATE IN THE ENOCH

MGIJIMA LOCAL MUNICIPALITY, DIS-

TRICT OF CACADU, PROVINCE OF THE

EASTERN CAPE which has been lost or

destroyed.

All interested persons having objection

to the issue of such copy are hereby required

to lodge the same in writing with

the Registrar of Deeds at UMTATA within

two weeks from the date of the publication

of this notice.

Dated at QUEENSTOWN this 17th day of

NOVEMBER 2020.

DE WAAL – BAXTER ATTORNEYS

29 EBDEN STREET, QUEENSTOWN, 5319

melissa@dewaalbaxter.co.za

045-839 4095

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LOST OR DESTROYED TITLE DEED

Notice is hereby given in terms of

Regulation 68 of the Deeds Registries

Act, 1937, of the intention to apply for the

issue of a certified copy of Deed of Grant

Number TX154/1987-CS passed by the

DEPARTMENT OF INTERNAL AFFAIRS AND

LAND TENURE, REPUBLIC OF CISKEI to

MZIMASI KENNETH MHALI, Born 8 January

1952, in respect of Ownership Unit

Number 1577 Ekuphumleni Township,

District Hewu, which has been lost or

destroyed.

All persons having objection to the issue

of such copy are hereby required to lodge

the same in writing with the Registrar of

Deeds at King Williams. Town within two

weeks from the date of the publication of

this notice.

Dated at Queenstown this 9th day of

November 2020.

Applicant:

Bowes McDougall Inc

27A Prince Alfred Street

QUEENSTOWN

conv7@bmcinc.co.za

045-8073800

LOST OR DESTROYED DEED

Notice is hereby given in terms of

REGULATION 13(1) OF CHAPTER 9 OF

PROCLAMATION R293 OF 1962, AS

AMENDED, of the intention to apply for

the issue of a certified copy of DEED OF

GRANT Number 138/1986 passed by

the REPUBLIC OF TRANSKEI in favour of

DIOKSON DUMA KULA, (Born on 7

October 1946), IDENTITY NUMBER

4035676 in respect of ERF 997 ZONE II

EZIBELENI, SITUATE IN THE ENOCH MGI-

JIMA LOCAL MUNICIPALITY, DISTRICT OF

CACADU, PROVINCE OF THE EASTERN

CAPE which has been lost or destroyed.

All persons having objection to the

issue of such copy are hereby required

to lodge the same in writing with the

Registrar of Deeds at UMTATA within two

weeks after the date of the publication of

this notice.

Dated at QUEENSTOWN this 13th day of

NOVEMBER 2020.

DE WAAL – BAXTER ATTORNEYS

29 EBDEN STREET, QUEENSTOWN, 5319

melissa@dewaalbaxter.co.za

045-839 4095

LOST OR DESTROYED DEED

Notice is hereby given in terms of

regulation 68 of the Deeds Registries

Act, 1937, of the intention to apply for

the issue of a certified copy of Deed of

Transfer Number T5733/1999 passed by

QUEENSTOWN TRANSITIONAL LOCAL

COUNCIL in favour of MZWABANTU

EDSON KLAAS, Identity Number 670924

5795 08 3, UNMARRIED in respect of ERF

8285 EZIBELENI, SITUATE IN THE ENOCH

MGIJIMA LOCAL MUNICIPALITY, DISTRICT

OF CACADU, PROVINCE OF THE EASTERN

CAPE which has been lost or destroyed.

All persons having objection to the

issue of such copy are hereby required

to lodge the same in writing with the

Registrar of Deeds at UMTATA within two

weeks after the date of the publication of

this notice.

Dated at QUEENSTOWN this 13th day of

NOVEMBER 2020.

DE WAAL – BAXTER ATTORNEYS

29 EBDEN STREET, QUEENSTOWN, 5319

melissa@dewaalbaxter.co.za

045-839 4095

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LOST OR DESTROYED DEED

Notice is hereby given in terms of

REGULATION 13(1) OF CHAPTER 9 OF

PROCLAMATION R293 OF 1962, AS

AMENDED, of the intention to apply

for the issue of a certified copy of DEED

OF GRANT Number TG 36/1989 passed

by the GOVERNMENT OF TRANSKEI in

favour of MADEDENGU CHARLES

NALANI, IDENTITY NUMBER 231013

0000 30 1 in respect of ERF 880 ZONE

1 EZIBELENI, SITUATE IN THE ENOCH

MGIJIMA LOCAL MUNICIPALITY, DISTRICT

OF CACADU, PROVINCE OF THE EASTERN

CAPE which has been lost or destroyed.

All persons having objection to the

issue of such copy are hereby required

to lodge the same in writing with the

Registrar of Deeds at UMTATA within two

weeks after the date of the publication of

this notice.

Dated at QUEENSTOWN this 13th day of

NOVEMBER 2020.

DE WAAL – BAXTER ATTORNEYS

29 EBDEN STREET, QUEENSTOWN, 5319

melissa@dewaalbaxter.co.za

045-839 4095

LOST OR DESTROYED DEED

Notice is hereby given in terms of regulation

68 of the Deeds Registries Act, 1937, of

the intention to apply for the issue of a

certified copy of Deed of Transfer No

T11184/2012CTN

Passed by: MOOSA ABDUL KADER BHAYAT

In favour of : LINDA LOUISA MDWABA

in respect of certain: ERF 8431 QUEENSTOWN,

DIVISION QUEENSTOWN

which has been lost or destroyed

All interested persons having objection to

the issue of such copy are hereby required to

lodge the same in writing with the Registrar

of Deeds at KING WILLIAMS TOWN, 113

ALEXANDRA ROAD, KING WILLIAMS TOWN,

within two weeks from the date of the

publication of this notice.

Dated at Bellville this 16th day of November

2020.

Applicant: GERRIT MöLLER ATTORNEYS

Address: 11B CANAL EDGE FOUR,

TYGER WATERFRONT, BELLVILLE

e-mail : gerritmoller@mweb.co.za /

anne-wil@mweb.co.za

Tel number: 021-9148575 /

0827723934

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METCALF,

SAHD & Co

CHARTERED

ACCOUNTANTS (SA)

ESTATE NOTICE

IN THE ESTATE OF THE

LATE EILEEN MILDRED

GIBBENS,

(Identity Number

240624 0018 08 2),

a Widow, of Amatola

Haven, Stutterheim,

who was born on 24

JUNE 1924 and who

died at STUTTERHEIM

on 18 JULY 2020.

ESTATE NUMBER:

003020/2020

Creditors and Debtors

in the above Estate are

hereby required to file

their claims with and

pay their debts to the

undersigned within 30

(Thirty) days of the date

of publication hereof.

METCALF, SAHD AND

COMPANY

AGENT FOR THE

EXECUTOR

8 GREY STREET

QUEENSTOWN, 5320

Tel: 045 839 4136

Fax: 045 838 3233

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METCALF,

SAHD & Co

CHARTERED

ACCOUNTANTS (SA)

ESTATE NOTICE

IN THE ESTATE OF THE

LATE RATHAN TIEKAM,

(Identity Number

361112 0067 08 8),

a widow, of 14 Cathcart

Road, Queenstown,

who was born on 12

NOVEMBER 1936 and

who died at SPRINGS

PARKLAND on

28 JUNE 2020

ESTATE NUMBER:

003226/2020

Creditors and Debtors

in the above Estate are

hereby required to file

their claims with and

pay their debts to the

undersigned within 30

(Thirty) days of the date

of publication hereof.

METCALF, SAHD AND

COMPANY

AGENT FOR THE

EXECUTOR

8 GREY STREET

QUEENSTOWN, 5320

Tel: 045 839 4136

Fax: 045 838 3233


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IN THE MAGISTRATES’ COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF QUEENSTOWN

HELD AT QUEENSTOWN

Case No. 795/2019

In the matter between:

KOMANI AUTOMOTIVE (PTY) LTD

Plaintiff

and

PHINEAS PHEELWANE trading as

MATHOBO INVESTMENTS (PTY) LTD

Company Registration No. 2003/027596/07

Defendant

NOTICE OF SALE IN EXECUTION

BE PLEASED TO TAKE NOTICE THAT in pursuance of a Judgement

in Queenstown Magistrates’ Court on the 23 September 2020 and a

Writ of Execution issued in accordance therewith, the goods listed

hereunder, not limited to proceeds of undermentioned sale but until

Judgement Debt plus interest is fully satisfied against all the property of

the defendant, will be sold in Execution on 4 December 2020 at 10:00

am, at Queenstown Sheriff Offices, 57 Komani Street, Queenstown

to the highest bidder:-

1.) FORD RANGER 3.2; Chasis No. AFAPXXMJ2PCY70290; Eng. No.

SA2KPCY70290 with registration letters and numbers, CF 44BD GP.

Terms and Conditions of the Sale

Goods strictly sold on “as is” basis to the highest bidder, same

bearing responsibility of obtaining registration papers for the

same goods. No papers available for vehicle.

Dated at Queenstown on this 17TH DAY OF NOVEMBER 2020

Plaintiff’s Attorneys

AA MOTILE ATTORNEYS INC

Office No. 19, Morums Complex, KOMANI, 5320

TEL: 045 838 1055

Email: aamotlaw@gmail.com

REF: AAM/aam/CIV-009/19

TO: THE CLERK OF THE COURT

QUEENSTOWN MAGISTRATES’ COURT

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Game reserve’s

sale of 3 rhino

probed by DA

Exchange between EMLM and private reserves

ABONGILE

S O L U N D WA N A

The DA plans to conduct

an oversight visit to two

game reserves after a

controversial exchange of three

white rhino for 10 buffaloes

between the Enoch Mgijima

Local Municipality-owned

game reserve and a privately

owned one.

The three rhino, a two-yearold

male and two cows aged

two and six years, were

exchanged for two male and

eight female buffaloes.

According to DA councillor

Sakhumzi Mkhunqe, the

transaction happened without a

council resolution in 2018.

What raised further

eyebrows for the DA councillor

was that the buffaloes had not

arrived at EMLM-owned

Lawrence de Lange Nature

Reserve, while the white rhino

were taken from the reserve.

Mkhunqe said the

municipality claimed the reason

the buffaloes had not been

transferred was due to damaged

fencing at the game reserve,

which they said could lead to

WELCOME GIFT

escapes. He questioned the

legitimacy of the claims, saying

it boggled the mind how the rest

of the wildlife remained in the

nature reserve without escaping.

Mkhunqe also said the DA

wrote a letter alerting EMLM

mayor Luleka Gubula,

municipal manager Nokuthula

Mgijima and speaker Bongiwe

Van Heerden about the

oversight visit.

“In our letter we inquired

about where the resolution was

for an exchange for the rhinos,”

Mkhunqe said.

“We are going to the game

reserves to make sure the rhinos

and buffaloes are indeed there.

“We also want to know if the

buffaloes have given birth

during this period.

“When we get this

information we will take further

s t e p s .”

Mkhunqe said another

concern was how the exchange

transaction was not recorded in

the municipality’s financial

report.

EMLM spokesperson

Lonwabo Kowa said the

buffaloes were being kept by the

previous owner until the

municipality ordered him to

deliver the animals.

“At this stage they cannot be

delivered because the fence

needs to be replaced with a

safer one.

“This was planned for

previous financial years but due

to cash flow challenges faced by

the municipality, the fence has

not yet been replaced.

“The rhinos were delivered

to the new owner after the

exchange process was

concluded.

“The exchange was a

business decision aimed at

adding variety to what the game

reserve can offer.”

Kowa confirmed the

municipality received a letter

from the DA and that a meeting

had been scheduled for last

week.

However, he said the

meeting could not take place

due to a Covid-19 case at the

Komani town hall.

“A new date will be agreed

upon and the contents of the

letter which contains a number

of issues regarding the game

reserve will be discussed,” Ko wa

said.

HEALTHY EATING HABITS: Amaqwathi Primary School teacher Nomfundo Kamana, left,

received bunches of spinach from the area’s traditional leader, chief Jongisizwe Hinana, centre,

with principal Thembekile Baleni, in a gesture meant to promote healthy eating among pupils

Picture: SUPPLIED


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SPORT SCENE

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Springboks’ lead just increasing

World rankings in spotlight as

SA in top spot, despite no play

MAXWELL LEVINE

There has been a constant

debate of late among

rugby followers across the

globe with regards to world

rugby rankings, more especially

S A’s healthy lead at the top.

And it seems to be

increasing by the week, despite

the Boks not having played a

second of rugby since winning

the 2019 Rugby World Cup in

Ja p a n .

The world rugby rankings

determine which national side is

considered the world’s best.

New Zealand often

dominate the standings, while

Wales have, at times, overtaken

Ireland and England in the last

year as the best performers from

the northern hemisphere, but

have since plummeted to ninth,

with England the highest ranked

team from up north in second

position.

The All Blacks have slipped

to third in the latest rankings

after their humiliating and

record setting defeat to

Argentina in the Tri-Nations. It

was the All Blacks’ first loss to

the Pumas in what was their

30th meeting.

Even more galling for the All

Blacks and their supporters,

Argentina had not played a Te s t

in 402 days since last year’s

Rugby World Cup.

It is also the first time since

2011 that the All Blacks have

lost back-to-back matches after

suffering a defeat to Australia a

week before.

Despite not having played a

Test since the World Cup and

opting not to play in the Rugby

Championship, the Springboks

now enjoy a whopping 5.78-

point lead atop the standings.

Director of rugby, Rassie

Erasmus, said his players would

need more game time to be

ready for the rigours of arguably

the toughest international rugby

competition.

“We worked out that the

players needed a minimum of

400 minutes of game time

before they could be ready for a

test match,” said Erasmus.

It was a move that was

welcomed by most South

African pundits, past players

and fans alike at the time,

though the Pumas’ win over the

weekend has thrown doubt on

the credibility of the claim.

The Springboks’ brain trust,

however, is confident the right

call was made, taking Covid-19

travel regulations and the British

and Irish Lions Tour next year

into consideration.

When it comes to world

rankings, it looks like the

Springboks will be sitting pretty,

whether they play or not.

Currently ranked No 1 with

94.2 points, the Boks are nearly

six points clear of England on

88.42, and will retain the No 1

ranking despite not playing a

game in the 2020 calendar year.

WE ARE THE

CHAMPIONS:

The country

celebrates during

the Springboks’

memorable homecoming

victory

parade after

having won the

2019 Rugby World

Cup in Japan

Picture: SOURCED

According to World Rugby’s

website, a side will maintain its

current position whether active

or not. The biggest question is

what happens if a country does

not play for a number of years?

Whether World Rugby

deems the Springboks dormant

or not may not even come into

play, while the pandemic exists.

SPAR netball championships set for December

REP REPORTER

The SPAR national netball

championships, set to take place at

Bela Bela in Limpopo from December

7 to 12, will have a different look and

feel this year, says SPAR Group.

The championships, normally held

in August, had to be delayed because of

the global coronavirus

pandemic. Netball South Africa (NSA)

finally received government permission

to host the championships and have

selected a resort in Bela Bela in

Limpopo – The Zwartkloof Resort as the

venue for the tournament. The resort

has eight courts.

Tournament director Mami Diale

said the championships would be

smaller than usual because of the

c i rc u m s t a n c e s .

“There will be 40 teams taking part

– 20 U21 and 20 senior teams. There

will not be a C section this year,” said

Diale.

“Eight teams will play in the senior

A-section. They will play on a round

robin basis, ending with semi-finals

and a final.”

Diale said all participants would

have to undergo a Covid-19 test 24

hours before the start of the tournament

and then self-isolate to prevent the

spread of the disease.

“We are taking over the resort so

there will be no mixing with the outside

world. We want to ensure everyone’s

health and safety and will be creating a

“soft bubble” in Bela Bela in line with

the government’s Covid-19 safety rules

and regulations.

“Because it is expected to be very

hot in Bela Bela, we will start very early

in the morning, with the first matches at

6am. There will be a three-hour break

from noon until 3pm,” said Diale.

SPAR Group marketing executive,

Mike Prentice, said that in such

uncertain times it was wonderful to see

South Africa’s premier national netball

tournament taking place and returning

to the beautiful province of Limpopo.

“This prestigious event plays an

important part in the overall

development of netball in South

A f r i c a ,” said Prentice.

“It also falls in line with NSA

president Cecilia Molokwane’s vision

of taking netball back to the people – a

vision fully supported by SPAR as we

gear up to host the 2023 Netball World

Cup in Cape Town.”

Prentice said SPAR had also

committed itself to finding practical

solutions to address the impact of

gender-based violence (GBV) in South

Africa and had partnered with

organisations such as the National

Prosecuting Authority, Lifeline and NSA

to create awareness of GBV. Prentice

also confirmed that SPAR would be

using the Championships to promote

their campaign messaging. “Lifeline

will be at the championships to offer

confidential counselling to all the

participants and through the various

functions our strong GBV messaging

will be themed.”

Molokwane said it was unthinkable

that a year could pass without the SPAR

national championships taking place.

“We are hosting the World Netball

Cup in 2023 and we need to provide as

many opportunities as possible for

players, coaches, umpires, technical

officials, statisticians and everyone

involved in the sport to get ready to put

on the best ever Netball World Cup,”

said Molokwane.

REIGNING CHAMPS: Defending SPAR national championships winners, Gauteng North, celebrating after

winning the 2019 finals in Johannesburg Picture: REG CALDECOTT


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Fishermen

reel it in

big at dam

Huge fish and prizes see plenty of

excitement among 72 competitors

LINES OUT:

The Kraaisen

Fishing Club

hosted the

Xonxa Barber

Bonanza at the

Xonxa Dam on

the weekend.

The winners

are, from left,

Christopher

Kay, 3rd,

Christian

Richter, 2nd,

and Jonathan

Greyling, 1st

P i c t u re :

SUPPLIED

NTSIKELELO QOYO

An impressive 72 anglers were

at the Xonxa Dam over the

weekend to see who could

reel in the biggest barber.

The event was the third edition

of the annual Xonxa Barber

Bonanza hosted by the Komani

Kraaisen Fishing Club.

The fun started on Friday, with

the anglers fishing throughout the

weekend for the first prize of

R6,000, while second and third

placed finishers reeled in R4,000

and R2,000 respectively.

The large number of participants

competing in this year’s open event

came from as far afield as Aliwal

North, Jeffreys Bay, East London

and Barkly East.

At 18.65kg, Jonathan Greyling’s

barber was the biggest catch, reeled

in early on Saturday morning.

In second place was Christian

R i ch t e r ’s 16kg fish, with

Christopher Kay’s 15.6kg barber the

third heaviest.

None of the anglers managed to

bag the bonus prize of a carp

weighing more than 4kg. Greyling

said he was happy to keep the

winnings in the family after his

nephew won the competition last

ye a r.

“I enjoyed it a lot. I was happy to

be back this year and looking

forward to doing it again next year,”

he said.

Kay, the chairperson of the

Kraaisen Fishing Club, said he was

happy with the good turnout at this

ye a r ’s competition.

“The event has been going from

strength to strength and as a club,

we drew as well.

“This year was a step up even in

the size and quantity of the fish.

“Friday night was windy, most of

the fish were caught on Saturday

when it was hot.

“But the weekend was perfect,

participation was great and the fish

were impressive.

“Next year we want to make it

bigger and grow participants to at

least 150, the dam has the capacity.

“We thank all the sponsors,

without them and the anglers there

would be no event,” said Kay.

Seven Stars are

Chris Hani regional

league champs

NTSIKELELO QOYO

Seven Stars FC are the champions of

the Safa Chris Hani regional league.

A gritty performance by the

Aloevale team at Ezibeleni Stadium

on Saturday booked them a place at

the provincial playoffs and a chance

for promotion to the ABC Motsepe

League.

Seven Stars FC and Mountain

Shadow FC topped both streams of

the competition and were set on a

collision course in a winner-takesall

playoff.

Stars won the game 4-1 in the

end, having come back from a lastminute

halftime goal by Mountain

S h a d ow.

The ever-dangerous strike force

of Jovian Rooi, Megan Hector and

Sheldon Rowland did not

disappoint, with Rooi scoring one

goal, Hector bagging a brace and

Rowland a solitary goal to bring

Stars back into the match in the

second half and eventually handing

them the victory.

“In the first half the boys were

dead but they showed character in

the second half and managed to

come back. They played the ball

like we are used to. The fitness was

the key thing but we are excited for

Mthatha and happy for the boys,”

said Seven Stars coach Willie

Kepkey after the game.

Promotion odds are good for the

team as it will be one of eight teams

competing for four ABC Motsepe

League spots at the Mthatha

playoffs. “They have a mountain to

c l i m b ,” said Chris Hani regional

president Sandile Mata.

“There is a lot of raw talent but

for them to make it to the next level,

they will have to look at tactical

discipline, which was missing from

both teams today,” he said.

“We are very happy with how

the day went. It is now up to the

team to prepare for the playoffs.”

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