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Magistrate scathing about

bungled probe into death

Toddler murdered, body dumped

ZINTLE BOBELO

AKomani magistrate this week lashed out at the police for

bungling the investigation into the murder of a three-year-old

Sabatha Dalindyebo boy.

“There appears to be plenty of evidence to have been

investigated in this case to hold someone culpable.

“I am not here to make provisional findings of guilt. The state’s

case is not only open to some serious doubt, it is non-existent.

“A poor young boy died being sodomised – as it appears,

brutally killed, thrown away – but police have bungled the

i nve s t i g a t i o n ,” magistrate Charles Stamper said in the m a g i s t ra t e ’s

court in Komani on Tuesday.

Stamper called for specialised child protection units to deal with

such cases instead.

The magistrate was delivering his ruling on the boy’s 30-year-old

mother’s bail application.

She and her friend stand accused of the boy’s murder.

The Rep reported (“Mother and friend arrested for three-yearold’s

brutal murder, July 16) that both accused were arrested after

the naked body of a three-year-old boy was found ditched in a

neighbour’s yard on July 8 in Sabatha Dalindyebo.

The male co-accused abandoned his bail application when they

both applied for legal aid on July 15.

The investigating officer, Andile Madywabe, who opposed the

mother’s release, admitted in court that he had not yet obtained the

accused’s criminal profile.

He testified that when the mother was called in for questioning,

she had said the boy was with her father, but that she later changed

the story when she realised the father had been called to confirm the

statement.

The investigating officer said the mother later admitted that her

friend (the male accused) took the child, as they knew each other.

“The male accused said they were together that night, smoking

[drugs] in the presence of the child and claimed that the mother hit

the boy until he died.”

The investigating officer said, according to the male accused, he

had assisted the mother in covering the baby with a blanket and

later threw away the body.

The police sergeant said his reasons for opposing bail were that

the mother was not truthful, was a non-caring mother and that the

child had mentioned he was afraid of the male accused, according

to people who knew them.

However, Stamper tore into the state’s case. He said the

investigating officer did not deal with the aspects of bail which

involved evading trial, disturbing public peace and interfering with

witnesses as set out in section 40 of the Criminal Procedure Act.

“So much was said by him, which had no direct relevance to the

issue of bail. I have noticed he is not an experienced police official

to deal with such an application.

“His reasons for opposing bail are flimsy. He seems to have

abrogated the duty of determining credibility of witnesses to himself.

“He is testifying to this court about unsubstantiated, useless

hearsay evidence which does not help me at all as a presiding

officer in this case,” Stamper asserted.

He said the sergeant mentioned serious allegations of rape and

abuse inflicted on the child, that were never followed up.

“He produced an autopsy report that showed very serious

injuries sustained by the child. When asked how the mother had

assaulted the child, it was not explained.

“It was important and certainly expected for the officer to ask the

[male] accused how, with what and where the child was assaulted.

There was no evidence which would have rendered the injuries

effected to be consistent with the way the child was assaulted.”

Furthermore, Stamper said the officer testified, when asked, that

there was no evidence implicating the mother.

“As a presiding officer I have limitations as to how far I can go

into enquiring about issues in this case. I cannot prosecute or defend

this case. It may be that this case was not properly investigated, and

improperly presented before this court.

The mother asked the court to grant her bail because, among

other reasons, she had five minor children she had to take care of

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ABONGILE SOLUNDWANA

Komani residents contributed four-and-a-half tons

of food to give relief to the Durban community

who were confronted with a shortage as a result of

the looting spree in Kwazulu-Natal.

Resident Kaisha Naidoo said the Komani

community raised R100,000 in less than two days

to deliver 300 food hampers to Durban.

The initiative began after one of the

community members in Komani contacted her to

find out how they could assist, as they knew

Naidoo had family in KZN.

“My husband and I decided to help. I posted

on Facebook for people to assist with food

donations.

“Deshan Pillay from Sasko contacted me and

got Protea SPAR manager Wessel Erasmus to put

together hampers.

“People started coming forward to support the

initiative. A family donated R10,000, but they

want to be anonymous.

“Businesses, pensioners and friends assisted.

This is the lengths people are willing to go to to

assist others ,without needing anything in return.

“We managed to raise R100,000 in just two

d ay s ,” she said.

The grocery hampers, which Naidoo said were

worth about R250 each, were dropped off by her

husband and his friends on Sunday to 300 families

at Umkomaas, 50km from Durban.

“We sent the food to Umkomaas which is a

community my husband and I grew up in. It is a

mixed-race community. It was on the news quite a

lot because many of their businesses burnt d ow n .

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R100,000 raised

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“It is not a very wealthy area. They had not

received any food aid and we were the first to offer

help. She said the food parcels only reached the

area on Monday, but there was not enough to

sustain them for long.”

Naidoo said the total cost of the trip was

R109,500, and that more Komani residents had

wanted to assist afterwards.

“I had to close off, but there were people who

still wanted to support the initiative so we decided

to continue,’’ Naidoo said.

Meanwhile, Twizza CEO Lisle Clark said the

company had a distribution centre in Durban

which had been ransacked in Cornubia, where the

stock, two trucks and a bakkie were looted.

“We have 16 employees in commercial and

distribution in KZN. We took 1,000 tons of food

relief for our staff and their families.

“Protea SPAR owner Abri Erasmus and his son

Wessel gave us a good price and assisted us to

package the groceries at very short notice.

“We dropped off the items at Margate, close to

where one of our employees lived. It was picked

up from there and taken to Durban on Friday.

“Local supermarkets were selling a loaf of

bread for R50, which is ridiculous. The team on

the ground has been extremely thankful.

“We are confident that we will find another

depot to move into shortly and we will get

operations up and running in no time.”

This view was echoed by Twizza chairperson

Ken Clark, who said he belonged to an emergency

pilots group and there had been numerous calls

for people to move food to the Durban area.

“The food saved the day for a couple of people.

“It is that thought that counts. We did not get to

see what the streets were like as we were on the

runway. From this week the situation will improve.

“A lot of trucks will go in, but it is going to be a

difficult situation for some time,” said Clark.

He added that Twizza sourced its sugar for the

company from Durban, but so far they had

enough raw materials for the next 30 days.

The team was trying to source raw materials to

stock up as soon as possible.

“We want to make sure it is safe for the trucks

to run. We have a factory in Mpumalanga that

supplies Durban. We do distributions from the

depot to all the places in Durban.

“It is not a massive depot, but it affects us.’’

EMLM cuts illegal power

connections in Marikana

Disconnected shack dwellers protest, demand electricity infrastructure

ZINTLE BOBELO

An angry group of Marikana

informal settlement residents

staged a protest after their

illegal electricity connections were

cut off by Enoch Mgijima Local

Municipality last week.

The residents, who were

connected to a grid at n e a r by

houses in Nomzamo, demanded

proper electricity infrastructure.

In an effort to get the attention of

municipal leadership to address

their plight, community members

burnt tyres and barricaded entrance

points to the area with rubble.

Resident Monwabisi Maqaloti

said their numerous efforts to

engage with municipal officials had

been unsuccessful.

“Our councillor Luvuyo Ngculu

is two-faced because he says one

thing to us residents of Marikana

and says the other to residents of

Nomzamo.

“We have been trying to

communicate with the municipality

but nothing came out of it so we

resorted to taking electricity that

was near to us.

“Nomzamo residents reported

this to the councillor and the

councillor reported to the

municipality and they decided to

cut us off.

“Police came and attacked us

with teargas and shot rubber bullets

at us. We are not even given a

chance to explain ourselves so they

hear our side of the story,” he said.

Another resident, Bongelwa

Rantsane, said there were also other

areas where illegal connections

occurred. “Why are they only

cutting us off while there are other

areas that have connected.

“We are not trying to disrespect

the municipality, all we are asking

for is for them to install electricity.

A resident who did not want to

be named said: “We are willing to

pay so we can end this. We have

given up on the hope of getting RDP

houses, all we want is electricity

and water in Marikana.”

EMLM spokesperson, Lonwabo

Kowa, said the municipality was

cutting illegal connections in

various areas.

He said the municipality lost

more than R30m in monthly

revenue due to electricity theft.

“To ensure safety of personnel,

the municipality is working with the

SAPS as acts of intimidation have

been experienced in the past. In

Nomzamo there is an informal

settlement that had illegally

connected their homes, enjoying

free electricity at the detriment of

those who pay for it.

“This led to intermittent power

outages in the area and community

members reported the matter.

“All wires were disconnected

and the SAPS helped in protecting

workers who were being

threatened. There are a number of

reported illegal connections but

they cannot be dealt with in one day

but steadily these will be removed.

“People who qualify as indigents

should apply and access free basic

electricity and water, but other

customers must pay for electricity.”

Kowa said the smart metering

system was being implemented.

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and was still breastfeeding. She

further stated she was in need of

professional counselling because of

the death of her child and could not

be incarcerated because of a

medical condition she had.

She said the state’s case against

her was weak because, on the day

the incident was said to have

occurred, she was with a friend.

In his judgment, the presiding

officer said the mother succeeded

by giving evidence in the form of

an affidavit (which satisfied the

court) stating it was in the interests

of justice that she be granted bail.

The bail was set at R1,000.

Children’s rights activist Petros

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@RepKomani

Majola said “the magistrate raised

an important point that the police

were incompetent.

“We will appeal or request the

provincial commissioner to look for

people who are trained to

investigate such matters.

“We want to make a very strong

request to the magistrate to charge

the investigating officer for perjury.”

Police spokesperson Capt

Namhla Mdleleni said: “Before

cases are taken to specialised units,

initial investigation must be done

by detectives at the station.

“If there are elements of any

crime, the docket is taken to the

child protection unit.”

The case was remanded until

August 26 for further investigation.

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Help comes to gogo, 14

orphaned grandchildren

ABONGILE SOLUNDWANA

The home affairs department

recently brought hope to a family of

14 — including 13 grandchildren

and one great- grandchild — wh o

live with their 87-year-old

grandmother, Nokhaya Khohliso.

On Friday, the department’s

officials spent their 67 minutes at

the family’s humble home, which

consists of a rondavel and a room.

Local business owners also

donated three beds, blankets and

groceries.

Osama Hardware owner

Gondal Osama committed to

providing building material for a

four-bedroom home with a lounge

area and a kitchen.

He was set to also donate

R10,000 to the family, none of

whom are employed.

Home affairs provincial

manager Gcinile Mabulu said the

department has also assisted three

of the children who were without

birth certificates.

“We wanted to do something for

our 67 minutes for Madiba Day and

we were linked to this family.

“We established a stakeholder’s

forum with Chris Hani District

M u n i c i p a l i t y.

“We came here to offer our

mobile services for smart ID cards.

We have made it our responsibility

to reach out to villages in remote

areas, where people are not able to

access our facilities.

“Three of the children did not

have birth certificates and one of

them has Down’s syndrome, which

meant she was meant to receive a

disability grant.

“We are happy to have been

able to assist her,” Mabulu said.

He said the other two children

were now 15 years old, and

without birth certificates had not

be able to benefit from state grants.

The children live with their

grandmother as their parents died a

long time ago.

“While we assisted them we

noticed their difficult living

conditions. The family sleeps on

the floor and they are crammed in

the two small houses.

“Chris Hani home affairs

approached businesses to assist the

family in building a dignified

h o m e .”

Khohliso, who had three

daughters and a son, is left only

with her son.

Her three daughters have died,

l e av i n g her to take care of their

ch i l d r e n .

The children also have to take

care of their grandmother as the

elderly woman’s strength is

beginning to fail.

Khohliso expressed her

gratitude to the department and

e ve r yo n e who had contributed

towards making life easier for her

f a m i l y.


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Baboon roaming in Top Town

THE JAB: Nurse Thembisa Mkefa vaccinated Chris Hani department of social development

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NTSIKELELO QOYO

A feral baboon is the terror of Top Town,

having roamed the suburb’s streets since

last year and causing fear among residents.

The animal, described as a huge,

aggressive male, is said to occasionally

come into town to forage for food from

houses nearby.

A Bergsig resident, who preferred to

remain anonymous, said she feared the

baboon might attack a child.

“It has been in the vicinity in the last

month.

“I know people from environmental

affairs have been trying to get hold of it. It

comes down from the mountain towards

the game reserve.

“What has been concerning everybody

is if it would harm children or dogs.

“I know a woman who was walking her

dog when she saw it sitting on the wall of a

h o u s e ,” said the Amatola Road resident.

Former chair of the tennis club, Zola

Yibe, said residents were afraid of the

baboon.

“It used to come down the mountain

and stray on to the road by the tennis

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“Last year, it chased everyone into the

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“I know there was an incident when

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a confrontation that has led to anyone

being hurt,” said Yibe.

Ward 10 councillor Tokkie Deysel

said he was aware of the baboon and that

residents had been advised to be

cautious.

Enoch Mgijima Local Municipality

spokesperson Lonwabo Kowa said if

residents came across the baboon they

should call environmental affairs.

“The municipality has not been

informed of this matter by any resident.

The area is very close to the Lawrence De

Lange Game Reserve which does not

have baboons. The baboon could be a

stray one and can be reported to the

department of environmental affairs.”

Staff at social

development

receive their

vaccinations

More than 300 in Komani queue up in relief

NTSIKELELO QOYO

Vaccine rollouts are continuing in Komani

and department of social development

workers were the latest to line up for the

life-saving jabs.

The workers became eligible from Monday

and more than 300 from around the Chris Hani

region queued at the Thobi Kula Indoor Sport

Centre on Wednesday and Thursday to have

their inoculations.

Chris Hani department of social

development director Veronica Mpondwana

said they were on a mission to make sure no

worker was left behind, although vaccination

was voluntary.

“The department has been working with

district and local early childhood development

forums to ensure no-one is left behind, given

that early childhood development centres

(ECDCs) remain open while schools are closed

and practitioners are equally at risk of

contracting the virus.

“ The social development sector has been

prioritised for vaccination during the current

phase, given the huge task of daily interaction

with the public in fulfilling our mandate of

serving the most vulnerable in society.

“The department encourages the sector to be

vaccinated as this is important for their own

safety, even though vaccination remains

vo l u n t a r y,” said Mpondwana.

“All social service practitioners, including

social workers, (public, private and in NGOs),

social auxiliary workers, child and youth care

workers and community development

practitioners are eligible. Added to these are the

ECD workforce.

“All other offices except Enoch Mgijima

started on Monday with the ECD sector. We

look forward to finalising the programme by

Friday for the sector to continue to effectively

deliver social protection and development

I had mixed feelings

at first. There are a

lot of stories going

around, but it has to

be done. I am glad

we are finally being

vaccinated because

we work with people

Nomsa Zazini

services to people,” she added.

Zodidi Mdzeke-Mrashula from Cofimvaba,

who spoke to The Rep after getting her jab, said

she was happy to finally be vaccinated.

“I am happy because now I know I will

protect myself and those around me. I have

been waiting for a long time. If it was up to me I

would have been vaccinated along with the 60+

group. My arm is sore at the moment, but it is

very much worth it.”

Nomsa Zazini from Komani said although

she was hesitant about being vaccinated, she

did it to be protected. “I had mixed feelings at

first. There are a lot of stories going around, but

it has to be done. I am glad we are finally being

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R49m road upgrade

between Tentergate,

Rocklands in progress

25km multi-year project providing work for 143 local people

ZINTLE BOBELO

Phase four of a R49m road upgrade

project between Tentergate and

Rocklands, commissioned by the

Enoch Mgijima Municipality, is well under

w ay.

The 25km upgrade, which involved the

construction of a tarred road in villages in

the Ntabethemba administrative area, forms

part of the multi-year project.

EMLM spokesperson Lonwabo Kowa

said the project, awarded to Unik Civil

Engineering, consisted of five phases.

The go-ahead for phase one was given

on June 29 2015. Phases one, two and three

were completed on March 31 2017, March

6 2018 and June 26 2019 respectively.

“This is a labour-intensive venture and

143 local people, including women and the

youth, are part of the labour force,

employed through expanded public works

programme provisions,” Kowa said.

“It is a condition of the contract that 30%

of the value of work [not the value of the

contract] of each phase of the project is subcontracted

to small, medium and micro

enterprises [SMME] contractors.

“The main contractor for all five phases

is Unik Civil Engineering and seven local

SMMEs are participating.”

Ward 32 councillor, Nkululeko Ngcefe,

said the fourth phase of the project had been

l o n g - awa i t e d .

“We are glad this was a labour-intensive

project in which a good number of people

got employment.

“Community members meticulously

elected a capable project steering

committee that has represented them well.

“This will have far-reaching benefits as it

will even enhance accessibility to the

Tsolwana Game Reserve when all phases

have been done.”

Kowa said as part of corporate social

responsibility, community members would

also receive training for skills they required.

Speaking to The Rep this week, taxi

drivers who use the road on a regular basis,

and who wished to remain anonymous,

hoped that stakeholders would speed up the

project’s completion.

“We have been waiting for the

completion of that road for years. We want

them to speed up the process and keep the

road in good condition. The road from

Mitford to Rocklands still has bumps. We

hope the current road will be done well.”

Another driver said the road had

damaged their vehicles and he was happy it

was being upgraded, saying “the quicker the

project is done, the better for motorists”.

ROAD WORKS: The road upgrade

between Tentergate and Rocklands

Picture: SUPPLIED

Queendustria

substation upgrade

finally complete

NTSIKELELO QOYO

There is some relief for Ezibeleni residents and Queendustria

business zone companies after Enoch Mgijima Local

Municipality announced the completion of the long-awaited

upgrade to Queendustria substation.

The project was funded by the Eastern Cape Development

Corporation (ECDC) which injected R24m to double the power

generation capacity at the plant from 15 megavolt amperes

(MVA) to 30 MVA.

Earlier this year Ezibeleni residents took to the streets in

protest after the township did not have electricity for nearly a

week because of problems at the power station.

Thulani Bikani, of the Independent Komani Residents’

Association (Ikora) that led the strike said they welcomed the

upgrade, although they were a bit sceptical about power cuts

being a thing of the past in the area.

“We are relieved that something is being done and that the

upgrades are complete. We will be happy to see power cuts in

Ezibeleni come to an end although, with everything announced

by the municipality, we have to take it with a pinch of salt,” said

Bikani.

The general secretary added that in discussion with the

municipality they were told at least two more transformers

would have to be added to stabilise electricity for Ezibeleni and

Queendustria.

“We were at technical services last week to enquire about

the state of the electricity. We were told three transformers are

needed to sufficiently provide power for the two areas.

Hopefully the addition of these megawatts is just the

b e g i n n i n g ,” he said.

Mattam Boards owner Saji James, whose business is based in

Queendustria, said he was happy about the upgrade.

“I am happy they managed to get it going but there are still

more problems. We had no power for nearly four months

because of a cable the municipality could not replace. I had to

pay R30,000 myself and get a technician from Mthatha for us to

finally have power again,” said James.

ECDC CEO Ayanda Wakaba said the project was financed

through the provincial economic stimulus fund, which was set

up with the purpose of igniting Eastern Cape economic activity

and creating new jobs.

“The ECDC refurbished and strengthened the network and

electrical infrastructure at the Queendustria substation.

“R24m was injected into the project which has been

finalised by the ECDC, with the substation currently operating at

its full capacity. Businesses are some of the main drivers of job

creation in the Chris Hani district and the ECDC ought to retain

them by creating a conducive and sustaining environment for

their operations,” she said.

EMLM spokesperson Lonwabo Kowa said the municipality

now planned to upgrade the Ebden Street substation.

“This project (Queendustria substation upgrade) will

increase the capacity from 15 MVA to 30 MVA and will ensure

stable and reliable electricity for businesses in Queendustria as

well as residences.

“This substation was not abreast with today’s technology and

was mainly manually operated. It will now have the ability to

have some of its elements operated remotely. In essence, it will

be state of the art like other modern substations.

“This is part of the municipality’s responsibility of creating an

enabling environment for business activity. This should help

enhance operations of plants at the Queendustria and, in turn,

promote job creation.

“There is a plan to also upgrade the Ebden Street substation

in Komani, which will also help in improving capacity,” said

Kowa .

Popular Cacadu resorts gutted by fire

ABONGILE SOLUNDWANA

The AbaThembu Calabash in Cacadu

and the Indwe Resort, both tourism

facilities in Emalahleni, were gutted

by fire on Tuesday afternoon.

The first fire broke out at the

Indwe Resort, which was said to have

been set alight by a spark from an

open field nearby, but Chris Hani

District Municipality firefighters,

along with local business people,

struggled to contain the fire due to

strong winds.

While the team was preoccupied

with the fire at hand a report came to

light that another fire was out of

control Abathembu Calabash

r e s t a u ra n t .

Emalahlani spokesperson

Luthando Nqumkana said the fire

truck had to rush to the other scene

where firefighters were shocked to

find the kraal and two big rondavels

on fire. Nqumkana said Indwe Resort

was a municipal tourism facility

which provided accommodation,

conferencing and entertainment.

“The resort comprised of 12

chalets, a conference hall, four

igloos, a caravan park, a lapa

entertainment area, a swimming pool

and a guardroom.

“Three of the 12 chalets and the

lapa were completely gutted,” he

said.

“In the past few weeks, we have

noticed with dismay that in most

municipal areas there were fires in

the open veld started by unknown

i n d iv i d u a l s .

“These fires put the lives of

people, property and animals at risk.

We appeal to members of the

community to refrain from starting

veld fires as, in these windy

conditions they can damage grazing,

property and could lead to fatalities.”

Emalahleni was now

strengthening its ability to fight veld

fires in Cacadu, Indwe and Dordrecht

where fire protection associations

were formed.

“We are ensuring that we have

enough personnel, well capacitated

with the necessary resources, to deal

with fire incidents.

“Communities are urged not to

give minor children fire-related items

and road users not to throw burning

cigarettes out while travelling."

CHDM spokesperson Bulelwa

Ganyaza said: “We are responsible

for veld fires, however we do assist

local municipalities with structural

fires when requested to.

“There were structures that our

team managed to save in both these

i n c i d e n t s .”

She said the cause of the fire was

undetermined and was being

i nve s t i g a t e d .

FIRE DESTRUCTION: AbaThembu Calabash restaurant and bed and breakfast in

Hala2, Cacadu was gutted by flames on Tuesday


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Matric pupil has

designs to go big

Aloevale granny

celebrates 100 years

Gifted fashion designer’s ‘drip’ range has Clout

ABONGILE

S O L U N D WA N A

The passing on of fashion

design skills from a

mother to a son could

just be the beginning of a

future fashion house empire.

Alizwa Sibawu, who is in

matric at Queen’s College,

began his business of

designing clothing in grade 7.

Sibawu said his knack for

fashion and clothing design

caught on thanks to his mother,

Lindelwa, who was a

seamstress.

“My mother studied fashion

design so growing up I used to

watch her cutting out patterns

and sewing clothes. She

stopped, but the sewing

machine was always there.

“That is when I began

designing items for myself,” he

said.

It was when people caught

a glimpse of his talent and

creativity that his clothing

brand, Clout, was born.

However, the name has

since developed to Clout

House over the years.

“People loved the clothes I

was making, started asking me

to design clothes for them and

that is how I began. I came up

with the name Clout House, to

ON TREND: Clout House

brand label owner Alizwa

Sibawu is the future of

fashion Picture: SUPPLIED

make it a fashion empire.

“I chose the name Clout

House because I wanted to

influence the way people

dressed through fashion.

“The definition of Clout is

the influence of power, it is to

gain respect,” Sibawu added.

Though he began his small

clothes design business in

Grade 7, Sibawu only

registered it last year.

His clothing range caters

for both women and men.

Sibawu said: “I cater for

semi-formal and casual which

is called ‘drip’ in the new era.

“Drip is a twist of formal

wear mixed with casual.

Usually people wear a formal

jacket with ‘sharp nose’ shoes,

a formal shirt with a tie, but the

twist is to put on a branded t-

shirt instead of a formal shirt

with a tie.”

He plans to study fashion

design to continue with his

passion and to develop his

brand. He draws his inspiration

from the likes of MaXhosa

Africa, a South African

knitwear brand founded by

Laduma Ngxokolo.

“I can relate to his story,

which is similar to mine.

“His late mother, who used

to own a knitting machine, left

him the skill which is how he

began his brand. His knitting

patterns became popular.

“His work is loved in SA

and internationally. I wish to

be at his level.”

What defines fashion,

according to him, is the way

people express themselves,

wear and present clothes, and

carry themselves.

“People have different

styles. They are interested in

various clothing. The latest

trend is to wear a coat, jeans

and sneakers and a t-shirt — a

balance between smart and

c a s u a l ,” said Sibawu.

NTSIEKELELO QOYO

While the country is battling the

third wave of the Covid-19

pandemic, an Aloevale

centenarian says she hopes to

make it to 105.

Sophie McDonald, who

celebrated the rare milestone on

Saturday with her family, said

”God’s grace” had kept her

going this long, as well as the

simple pleasure of spending

time with her grandchildren and

g r e a t - g ra n d ch i l d r e n .

“I never thought I would

reach this age, especially

because I have been so sickly

these past few years. I stay at

home at the moment because

the nurses (at the clinic) chased

me away because of Covid.

“They said it is best I stay at

home and send my children to

get my medication,” she said.

Though she uses a

wheelchair to get around, the

great-grandmother to 26 is still

able to walk, see well and hold

c o nve r s a t i o n s .

McDonald says she would

like to live to be at least 105.

“I am so happy that God has

kept me alive this long. I am

grateful I can spend time and

see my grandchildren and greatg

ra n d ch i l d r e n .

“I am still young. My mother

was 104 when she passed away.

I want to be older than her, even

CENTENARIAN:

Sophie McDonald,

seated, celebrates

her 100th birthday

on Saturday with

her daughters,

grandchildren and

g re a t -

g r a n d c h i l d re n .

With her are, from

left, her daughter

Ellen McDonald,

granddaughter

Princess

McDonald and

daughter

Nonandla

Dubezweni

P i c t u re :

NTSIKELELO QOYO

if just by one year.”

Princess McDonald, one of

her 17 granddaughters, said her

grandmother was an inspiration

to them.

“I doubt we will ever make it

to her age. It is such a rare thing

these days. She openly tells us

that she will live five more years

and I believe her. I am so

grateful she is still with us and

we can enjoy moments like

t h e s e ,” she said.

McDonald grew up on a

farm on the outskirts of Komani

where her father worked after

they moved from Whittlesea,

where she was born. Her oldest

daughter is 70, one of four out

of 10 siblings who are still alive.


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Appointing immature politicians ends badly

During our branch general meetings

(BGMs) some slates circulate to

guide us to nominate people for

provincial and national government

positions.

We normally couldn’t care less

about who the author/s of such slates

are and the integrity of the nominees

Well done SAB

When I wrote about

irresponsible advertisement in

your paper some time ago, I

never expected such swift

response from a big company

like SAB to correct matters.

It is Tuesday and I am

standing at a hiking spot and a

big SAB delivery truck

approaches from Komani to

make its usual deliveries to

Bomeni. I suddenly notice a big

change in its mobile advertising

canvas. I am met with the big

words “Have none for the

roads”. I laugh my lungs out in

as we just want to get finished with a

lengthy process.

The above results in it propelling

immature individuals to positions

that require mature, sober and

responsible thinking and acting

people. We end up having immature

politicians who are still tuned to

excitement as I know this is in

response to my query about

“One more for the road.”

You guys are professionals,

keep up the good work. This

gesture showed me that you

really care about your

customers.

Anyway, your sponsorship of

sporting events bears testimony

to that.

I will remain one of your

faithful supporters through thick

and thin. Of course I drink

r e s p o n s i b l y.

Alfred Zanemvula Magatya

partying and acting childishly.

Remember, government ministers

are appointed from among the pool

of people we nominated.

I acknowledge that it takes a

person years to carve a political

career, but more often the same

person destroys their career within a

day. The youngsters we push up to

senior governance levels soon

become a disgrace.

In politics you are given a ladder

to climb a tall building, only to be

pulled off when you are halfway.

Let branches do that.

Alfred Zanemvula Magatya

KOMANI WEATHER

After the really freezing weather

predicted for earlier this week,

anything above zero looks positively

like Utopia. Fortunately, while the cold

is set to continue on Friday and

Saturday, it seems the temperatures will

recover somewhat by Sunday.

Friday will still be really cold, with

an early morning minimum of -2°C,

which is not that low, but then the

maximum only goes up as far as 7° at

about midday, and then it only lasts for

a short while. It will be partly cloudy

and there will be a very gentle breeze.

On Saturday the minimum will

again be a chilly -3°C, but the

maximum will be a vastly improved

16°C. However, it will be sunny and

there will be a gentle breeze, so if you

can find a cosy spot out of the wind

you could be quite comfortable.

The early morning temperature on

Sunday will not drop below zero for

the first time in many days, with a

positive minimum of 1°C and the

maximum will reach 18°C.

It will be mostly sunny with just a

little cloud about and there will be a

moderate breeze from the northwest.

— h t t p : / / w w w y r. n o

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Andrew Hartley (August 5), Michael Lemmer,

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Simphiwe Bangela (August 6).

Belated birthday wishes to Henry Kroutz,

who celebrated his 70th on July 14.

S i n c e re condolences to the families and

friends of Hannelie Wormald, who was such

a stalwart in the foundation phase at

Laerskool Hangklip over many years, as well

as Bukelwa Bangani, Thenjiwe Manqapela,

Vuyelwa Mjeza, Thandiwe Mkwelo, Mxolisi

Mamkeli, Irene Don, Malungelo Adams,

Ntombizodwa Mcelu, Kholeka Titus,

Ntsikelelo Vena, Zandisile Mngakana,

Thozama Gwenxane and Nobesuthu Mdolo.

FACE 2 FACE with /

Thembakazi Mabheka

QWhat do you do?

AI am currently the head of news

at Lukhanji community radio and

I have been in that position since

2018.

What do you enjoy about it?

I realised that I was passionate about

writing in 2013. The following year I

had the opportunity of writing my first

book, Imbali Yabathembu. I enjoy my

job because I love communicating

with different people from various

b a ck g r o u n d s .

Who would you like to sit with at a

dinner table and why?

My father, mother and brother. Those

are the three most important people in

my life who continue to support me in

whatever I do. They have played a

huge role in most of the things that I

have achieved so far.

What book are you reading at the

moment?

I am currently reading Nelson

Mandela’s autobiography, Long Walk

To Freedom. It is one of the books that

actually inspired me to start writing.

What is your motto in life?

Always be yourself and get things

done accordingly.

Do you think elections should

continue or should they be

postponed?

I think due to the Covid-19 pandemic

elections should be delayed.

What is on your bucket list?

I want to start a non-profit organisation

to assist the underprivileged,

especially in rural areas, that will focus

on education.

What do you love about Komani?

I grew up in this town. I have family

here and I am familiar with the whole

c o m m u n i t y.

What advice would you give to your

younger self?

I would encourage myself to pursue my

studies in information technology and

eliminate friends.

YO U R VOICE opinions on the street

What do you think about…

The nation commemorated

Nelson Mandela Day and The

Rep reporter Zintle Bobelo took

to the streets of Komani to ask

residents if the day was

important to them and if they

did anything special to

observe it.

Zuko Tolashe

from Mlungisi

For Mandela Day I joined

my church, along with my

pastor, to pray for our country

and provinces for the rioting

and looting that has been going

on because people are suffering

from the repercussions.

We want peace and unity in

our country amid the pandemic

and we are hoping that the

president will meet up with the

Council of Churches to discuss

the reopening.

Othandwayo Matshaya

from Victoria Park

The day is important

because, as a South African

citizen, I appreciate all the

efforts and the role that the

former struggle icon played.

We celebrated new life on

Sunday as my cousin gave birth

to a daughter, born the same

day as Mandela.

Luvuyo Halu-Halu

from Mlungisi

It is an important day but I

think people have decided to

take a back seat because

government does not show

much value to the day.

On Sunday you could tell

that people were no longer

thinking about Mandela.

They were thinking about

ZUKO

TOLASHE

O T H A N D WAY O

M AT S H AYA

J AY D E N

MACPHERSON

(former president Jacob) Zuma

and all the other new things

happening in the country.

What is government doing

to ensure that this kind of

history is kept because we

cannot expect people to give

from their own pockets when

nothing is done on their part?

LUVUYO

HALU-HALU

ZINTLE

M AT S H AYA

Zintle Matshaya

from Victoria Park

I was unfortunately at work

on Sunday.

I could not observe the day

but I think it is important

because it is a day where we

see positive activities and

change in our communities.

Jayden MacPherson

from Aloevale

It is an important day

because we get to give back to

s o c i e t y.

To observe the day, we had

a mini netball and soccer

tournament for young people

to participate in activities to

keep positive mindsets and

energies, especially among

young people.


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Zuma wants his freedom at

the huge expense of the poor

Whenever I walk into any

shop, office or filling

station around Komani, I

always bump into

someone I have taught or have taught

their relative and so on. Some are

security guards, petrol attendants, teller

at supermarkets and so on.

Now imagine if what happened in

Kwazulu-Natal and some parts of

Gauteng happened here, where would

these people be today?

When this whole “Zuma must be

freed” rioting started, many people

including the police and ANC

politicians, seemingly, were caught by

complete surprise. No-one thought that

once it starts it would move with such

swiftness and ferocity.

In Durban they laid waste to so

many businesses that have been in

existence for decades and many will

never be resuscitated. In every mall

there are hundreds of people waking

up every day to go work there, as

cleaners, security guards, tellers,

salespeople and so many other related

jobs. These are low-skilled jobs and

many earn just enough to survive.

Now today the hundreds of workers

who worked at these now-gutted malls

are sitting at home with absolutely no

hope that the businesses they worked at

will ever reopen their doors.

Imagine this happened in the local

malls in Komani, where would we get

the most basic of necessities?

What do you say when you have to

explain to your little one he can’t have

anything to eat today because last week

mommy and daddy looted the nearest

mall and came back with a plasma TV?

Do you proudly tell him you looted

and gutted the mall because you

wanted a certain Jacob Zuma to be

freed from jail? Do you proudly tell him

you were part of a “r e vo l u t i o n ” wh o s e

end game you cannot really explain?

The mayhem we have experienced

IN TOUCH

Phumelele P Hlati

has its genesis from the internal

struggles of the ANC. In reality it has

nothing to do with us. The

unsuspecting public has been conned

into believing this was part of the

struggle towards economic freedom.

Fortunately, many other provinces

saw right through this and didn’t

participate. They saw it for what it

actually was — a clumsy attempt to

protect wrongdoers by tapping into

hopelessness and despair.

Why would I go and loot and burn a

local shop in the mall owned by

someone I know, thinking this would

lead to freedom for a person rightly

imprisoned for his outrageous views

against our constitution?

Why should I destroy the

livelihoods of so many people in the

hope it will free a person whose family

will not be affected by the mayhem I

have visited upon my community?

Let me be blunt — Zuma is where

he is because he deserved it. No

amount of looting and mayhem will

ever change that. What kind of a leader

would allow people to do this in his

name when he knows what will follow

is absolute poverty and massive loss of

jobs? The ANC got us into this mess, it

better wake up and resolve it quickly

before it gets swept away.

We, the people of Eastern Cape,

saw right through it.

GOOD CAUSE: WB Rubusana Senior Secondary School pupils will receive sanitary towels as part of a campaign

by Lukhanji Superspar Picture: ZINTLE BOBELO

WB Rubusana alumni out to uplift school

ZINTLE BOBELO

WB Rubusana Senior Secondary

School was nominated as the

beneficiary of a sanitary towel

campaign by Lukhanji Superspar to

help young girls stay at school.

The pledge-a-pack campaign

allows customers to purchase a pack

of Petals Classic sanitary pads for R5

to empower girls who are missing out

on school.

Former pupil and founder of the

WB Rubusana Alumni Association,

Mfundo Marasi, said as part of the

Keep a Girl Child at School project

and 67 Minutes for Mandela, the

association will hand over the

donation this weekend. He said the

project started on June 22.

“This is all in honour of the work

Nelson Mandela did and to keep

disadvantaged female pupils at

school. These are the drives we push

in helping our community. We thank

Lukhanji Spar for nominating our

school. On Wednesday we assembled

at the store and spoke to the masses

about supporting the project and the

turnout was good.

“We still call on the public in and

around Komani to pledge a pack. We

thank all the donors for supporting the

project and we hope it will go a long

way to keep a girl child in school.”

Senior store manager Bruce

Burmeister said the campaign was

national and stores selected schools

they would like to donate the

proceeds to.

“It has been in the last year or so

that Mfundo has been supporting the

school with sanitary towels and basic

necessities. He has been purchasing

them from us in his personal capacity

and donating it to the school and we

assist him torecognise the good cause

he is doing.

"When the pledge-a-pack

campaign from Spar national came up

we immediately contacted Mfundo to

pledge Lukhanji Superspar's total

pack to the local school.

“When he gave us the statistics of

more than 60% of girls who fail to

attend school due to not having

access to sanitary pads, one realises

the extent of this necessity not being

available to young females who are

trying to get an education. We

encourage every member of the

community to play a role and pledge

a pack,” he said.

Pupil Abulele Sikhondo thanked

donors and those yet to donate for

supporting the cause “By doing so, we

are standing together to fight for those

who cannot afford to buy sanitary

towels for themselves,” she said.

For more details and donations

call Marasi on 083-769 0588 or visit

Lukhanji Mall Superspar on Facebook

Response after looting gives hope

SA can overcome its socio-economic

ch a l l e n g e s .

The last week has shown us that

anything is possible in this country.

We all watched malls and businesses

being looted and burnt down in various

parts of the country because of political

issues that have spilt into some

communities.

When all of this was happening, my

first thought was the ripple effects this

damage would have on already

disadvantaged communities, townshipbased

businesses and our ailing

e c o n o my.

We have seen the effect this has had

in the provision of basic goods and

services such as food, petrol, and

medication; not forgetting the lives lost.

Before the looting, the country’s

economy was holding on by a thread,

with unemployment rates already at the

highest levels ever.

Destroying the little we already have

affects the jobs and livelihoods of many

South Africans who are breadwinners in

many households.

I was so touched, though, by how

South Africans stood up in various

communities to protect their own.

The collaboration between ordinary

citizens, the SAPS, security companies,

taxi associations and some celebrities

has been beautiful to watch, as has been

how people have volunteered in the

clean-up process after the looting. All

this tells me that, as South Africans, we

can overcome the socio-economic

challenges many face on a daily basis.

Empower ment

Zone

Miranda Lusiba

We need to pull together in the spirit

of “Ubuntu” and work towards one goal.

The last week has shown it is possible for

us to achieve the following:

We can alleviate poverty in many

South African homes – we can make

sure that no children or families go to

bed hungry.

Because it is #MandelaMonth, I am

compelled to quote former statesman

Nelson Mandela when he said:

“Overcoming poverty is not a task of

charity, but rather an act of justice.”

The last week has proved we can

create jobs and also protect those jobs

by protecting the businesses that make

employment possible.

It is also possible for us to protect

women and children from gender-based

violence.

We can keep our areas clean – if we

all just do our part. In Komani, I am very

encouraged by the clean-up project the

owners of Russell and Son have been

doing in the township, in partnership

with various community organisations.

It is, however, not possible for these

few people to maintain this and

continue cleaning up after us if we don’t

all put in the effort as well.

The only way any township can be

clean is if we all learn the basics of not

littering and cleaning up after ourselves.

Having watched the news on what

has been happening in the country, I felt

it was important for me to write this

column specifically to salute South

Africans, especially people in the

Eastern Cape and my hometown Komani

for standing up against the looting and

destruction of malls and businesses.

I know we have a long way to go and

still face many issues, but despite all this,

I am very proud to be called South

African.

Contact me on: 068-029- 8760

(voice calls); 078-675- 1297

(WhatsApp); or email

miranda@strangeconsulting. co.za or

O ra 4 1 1 7 @ g m a i l . c o m

Miranda Lusiba is the founding

director of Strangé Consulting, a PR

agency specialising in communications,

freelance writing, reputation

management and media relations and

t ra i n i n g .

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TAKATAYO

SINTSILI

Late of Dlakavu,

Bholotwa, Lady

Frere District

Born: 20.06.1948

Died: 07.07.2021

Funeral: Saturday

24.07.2021

Starting at home

at 8am (New Temple

Church in Zion)

Thence to the

Dlakavu Cemetery,

Bholotwa for the

Interment at 10am.

LALA NGOXOLO

MFENE LISA

JAMBASE

RUSSELL AND SON

FUNERAL DIRECTORS

Tel. 045 839 4012

LENTENI /

MFUNDISI

Nosantoni

Nokens

Late of

Endenxa, Bholotwa,

Lady Frere District

Born: 02.03.1955

Died: 13.07.2021

Funeral:

Saturday 24.07.2021

Thence to the

Endenxa Cemetery,

Bholotwa for an early

burial at 9am,

followed by a service

at home at 10am

LALA NGOXOLO

MAMPINGA

RUSSELL AND SON

FUNERAL DIRECTORS

Tel. 045 839 4012

TAFENI

BONISILE

Late of Clinic,

Mkapusi, Lady

Frere District

Born: 08.10.1960

Died: 09.07.2021

Funeral: Saturday

24.07.2021

Starting at home

at 8am (Holy Spirit

Church in Zion)

Thence to the

Mkapusi Cemetery,

Lady Frere for the

Interment at 10am.

LALA NGOXOLO

ZIKHALI, JOJO,

TIYEKA

RUSSELL AND SON

FUNERAL DIRECTORS

Tel. 045 839 4012

BLESS

NQABISA

Late of

Birch Farm,

Komani District

Born: 26.06.1984

Died: 15.07.2021

Funeral:

Saturday 24.07.2021

Starting at home

at 9am

(Bantu Congregational

Church in Zion)

Thence to the Birch

Farm Cemetery,

Komani for the

Interment at 11am

LALA NGOXOLO

MAMNGQOSINI

GABA CIHOSHE

RUSSELL AND SON

FUNERAL DIRECTORS

Tel. 045 839 4012

CENTANE

NOMSA

ELIZABETH

Late of Mthingwevu,

Ntabelanga, Bullhoek,

Whittelsea District

Born: 12.09.1957

Died: 15.07.2021

Funeral: Thursday

22.07.2021

Thence to the

Mthingwevu Cemetery,

Ntabelanga for an

early burial at 9am,

followed by a service

at home at 10am.

LALA NGOXOLO

MAMBONGWE

RUSSELL AND SON

FUNERAL DIRECTORS

Tel. 045 839 4012

QABA

Nokwanda

Getrude

Late of

Dopu,

Mtsheko,

Lady Frere District

Born: 28.04.1945

Died: 17.07.2021

Funeral;

Saturday 24.07.2021

Starting at

home at 8am

(Methodist

Church of SA)

Thence to the

Dopu Cemetery,

Mtsheko for the

Interment at 10am

LALA NGOXOLO

MANYAWUZA FAKU

ZIQELEKAZI

RUSSELL AND SON

FUNERAL DIRECTORS

Tel. 045 839 4012

MELENI

Alex Mxolisi

Late of

S50 Soga Street,

Mlungisi,

Komani

Born: 16.07.1977

Died: 17.07.2021

Funeral;

Saturday

24.07.2021

Starting at

home at 9am

(African Catholic

Church)

Thence to the

Komani Town

Cemetery

for the Interment

at 11am

LALA NGOXOLO

MZANGWA

KHWALO NCUTHU

MLANJANA

RUSSELL AND SON

FUNERAL DIRECTORS

Tel. 045 839 4012

MFUNDISI

NOMBALI

MIRRIAM

Late of

7730 New Houses,

Nomzamo,

Mlungisi, Komani

Born: 01.01.1940

Died: 10.07.2021

Funeral:

Saturday 24.07.2021

Starting at home at

(Church of God in

Zion) at 9 am

Thence to the Komani

Town Cemetery at

11 am

for the Interment at

LALA NGOXOLO

MANDILA JOLA

QENGEBA

RUSSELL AND SON

FUNERAL DIRECTORS

Tel. 045 839 4012

MDA

ADELAIDE

MATIZANA

Late of eNtshingeni,

Cofimvaba District

Born: 28.11.1932

Died: 17.07.2021

Funeral:

Saturday 24.07.2021

Starting at home at

8am (Church of The

Holy City)

Thence to the

eNtshingeni Cemetery,

Cofimvaba for the

Interment at 10am.

LALA NGOXOLO

MAGABA,

MAMNGQOSINI

KANI

SINYEKE

BORN: 1935-06-06

DIED: 2021-07-14

FUNERAL: 2021-07-24

(Saturday)

VENUE: Funeral service

will be held at home at 1394

Phumlani location Indwe

at 09:00 am

CEMETERY:

Indwe

TIME: 11:00am

KOMANI AVBOB

FUNERAL SERVICES

29 ROBINSON ROAD

QUEENSTOWN

Tel: 045 838 2771

Cell: 083 503 8057

FENI

QAQAMBILE

BORN: 1942.01.06

DIED: 2021.07.12

FUNERAL: 2021.07.24

(Saturday)

VENUE: Funeral service

will be held at home at

Sentile location Zigudu A/A

at 09:00 am

CEMETERY:

Komani

TIME: 11:00am

KOMANI AVBOB

FUNERAL SERVICES

29 ROBINSON ROAD

QUEENSTOWN

Tel: 045 838 2771

Cell: 083 503 8057

GQABI

NOSAYIDINI

BORN: 1951-10-07

DIED: 2021-07-13

FUNERAL:

2021-07-24

VENUE:

Funeral service

was held at home at

Sentile location

Zigudu A/A

at 09:00 am

Cemetery:

Sentile

TIME:

11:00 am

KOMANI AVBOB

FUNERAL SERVICES

29 ROBINSON ROAD

QUEENSTOWN

Tel: 045 838 2771

Cell: 083 503 8057

BUNGUZA

NOMSA

BORN: 1949.04.10

DIED: 2021.07.14

FUNERAL: 2021.07.24

(Saturday)

VENUE: Funeral service

will be held at home at

296 Kamase street Zone 1

Ezibeleni Township

Komani at 09:00 am

CEMETERY:

Komani

TIME: 11:00am

KOMANI AVBOB

FUNERAL SERVICES

29 ROBINSON ROAD

QUEENSTOWN

Tel: 045 838 2771

Cell: 083 503 8057

MBONISWA

THOBEKA

BEAUTY

BORN: 1959-11-25

DIED: 2021-07-10

FUNERAL:

2021-07-21

VENUE:

Funeral service was held

at home at Busini location

Mkhwinti A/A Tsomo

at 09:00 am

Cemetery:

Busini

TIME:

11:00 am

KOMANI AVBOB

FUNERAL SERVICES

29 ROBINSON ROAD

QUEENSTOWN

Tel: 045 838 2771

Cell: 083 503 8057

BATALA

NTOMBOZUKO

BORN: 1968-01-17

DIED: 2021-07-15

FUNERAL:

2021-07-25

VENUE:

Funeral service

will be held at

home at

Bilatye location

Qamata A/A

at 09:00 am

Cemetery:

Bilatye

TIME:

11:00 am

KOMANI AVBOB

FUNERAL SERVICES

29 ROBINSON ROAD

QUEENSTOWN

Tel: 045 838 2771

Cell: 083 503 8057

DEYIZANA

PHUMELELE

BORN: 1936-09-22

DIED:

2021-07-12

FUNERAL:

2021-07-24

VENUE:

Funeral service

will be held at

home at

Tylden Farm Komani

at 09:00 am

Cemetery:

Tylden

TIME:

11:00 am

KOMANI AVBOB

FUNERAL SERVICES

29 ROBINSON ROAD

QUEENSTOWN

Tel: 045 838 2771

Cell: 083 503 8057

RUSSELL AND SON

FUNERAL DIRECTORS

Tel. 045 839 4012

For all your

advertising needs

call CHARODINE

or MAVIS on

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MAGOSO

NONYAMEKO

JOYCE

BORN: 1952-05-12

DIED: 2021-07-17

FUNERAL: 2021-07-24

(Saturday)

VENUE: Funeral service

will be held at home

at Strongyard location

Machibini A/A

Cacadu district at 09:00 am

CEMETERY:

Strongyard

TIME: 11:00 am

KOMANI AVBOB

FUNERAL SERVICES

29 ROBINSON ROAD

QUEENSTOWN

Tel: 045 838 2771

Cell: 083 503 8057

CEZULA

THABO

Born: 26.06.1986

Died: 14.07.2021

Funeral: 24.07.2021

(Saturday)

Address: 1399 Zone 1,

Ezibeleni (Queenstown)

Venue: 1399 Zone 1,

Ezibeleni (Queenstown)

Time: 09H00-11H00

Interment:

Queenstown Cemetery

LALA NGOXOLO:

NOJEKWA

NOMSA ABEGALE

Born: 21.06.1956

Died: 14.07.2021

Funeral: 24.07.2021

(Saturday)

Address: 6153 Mongalo

Street, Nomzamo

(Queenstown)

Venue: 6153 Mongalo

Street, Nomzamo

(Queenstown)

Time: 09H00-11H00

Interment:

Queenstown Cemetery

LALA NGOXOLO

For all your

advertising

needs call

CHARODINE

or

MAVIS

on

045 839 4040

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MBEKWA

MZIKAYISE

RAYMOND

BORN: 1951.02.10

DIED: 2021.07.16

FUNERAL: 2021.07.22

VENUE: At home

ADDRESS: 526

Old Location, Elliot

Time: 10H00

INTERMENT:

Old Location Cemetery

LALA NGOXOLO

RHADEBE

MAHLANYANA

VUMILE

Born: 22.01.1958

Died: 10.07.2021

Funeral: 24.07.2021

(Saturday)

Address: Rwantsana

Village (Lady Frere)

Venue: Rwantsana

Village (Lady Frere)

Time: 09H00-11H00

Interment:

Rwantsana Cemetery

LALA NGOXOLO:

GATYENII, NDONELA

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NOTICE OF AMENDMENTS TO ENVIRONMENTAL

AUTHORISATIONS AND PUBLIC PARTICIPATION PROCESS

LOPERBERG (DFFE REF: 12/12/20/1778/2), MALABAR (DFFE

REF: 12/12/20/1778/3) AND SPREEUKLOOF (DFFE REF:

12/12/20/1778/5) WIND ENERGY FACILITIES, NEAR MOLTENO,

EASTERN CAPE

Applicant

Project name

Loperberg Wind Farm (Pty) Ltd Loperberg Wind Energy Facility Eastern Cape Province

Malabar Wind Farm (Pty) Ltd

Malabar Wind Energy Facility, Eastern Cape Province

Rainmaker Energy Projects (Pty) Ltd Spreeukloof Wind Energy Facility, Eastern Cape Province

The three facilities are located within the Enoch Mgijima Local Municipality which falls under the

Jurisdiction of the Chris Hani District Municipality, Eastern Cape Province. The Applicants are requesting

the DFFE to amend the respective Environmental Authorisations (EAs) issued on 02 November 2012 (and

subsequent amendments).

Loperberg Wind Farm located on

the following properties:

• Bushman’s Hoek No.3, Portion

6 and 7 of the Farm Paardekraal

64, Portion 1 and 3 and the

Remaining Extent of the Farm

Uitkeyk No. 67, Portion 1, 2, 3, 4,

5 and 9 of Farm Cypher Gat No. 69

Malabar Wind Farm located on

the following properties:

• Portion 1 and Portion 6 and

the Remaining Extent of the

Farm Cypher Gat 69, The Farm

Highlands No.72, Portion 1 and 4

of Farm Tol Kop 84, and the Farm

Post Houers Hoek 96.

Spreeukloof Wind

Farm located on the

following property:

• Portion18 of the Farm

Spreeukloof 59.

The following amendments are requested:

i. Amendment of turbine specifications with an increase in hub height and rotor diameter range

respectively to reflect as ‘up to 120m’ (hub height) and ‘up to 176m’ (rotor diameter) (applicable to

all three applications).

ii. A reduction in the authorised number of turbines to reflect as follows: Loperberg WEF: up to 34,

Malabar WEF: up to 34 and Spreeukloof WEF: up to 12.

iii. Update of the project description to reflect the revised 132kV grid connection line routing and

substation location respectively (applicable to all 3 applications).

iv. Extension of the Environmental Authorisation (EA) validity period (applicable to all 3 applications).

v. Update of the project description and listed activity description with specific inclusion of the

location and capacity specification of the Eskom substation and 400kV grid line, as assessed in the

Loperberg EIA (applicable to Loperberg application only).

vi. Inclusion of Portion 6 of the Farm Paarde Kraal 64 in the project description, as assessed in the

Loperberg EIA (applicable to Loperberg WEF application only).

vii. Amendment to the holder of the Environmental Authorisation (applicable to Spreeukloof WEF

application only)

viii. Amendment to the capacity of the Spreeukloof Wind Farm (applicable to Spreeukloof WEF

application only)

Amendment Application Process: In terms of Conditions 6 of the EAs dated 02 November 2012 and

Regulation 31 of the EIA Regulations 2014, as amended, it is possible for an applicant to apply, in writing,

to the competent authority for a change or deviation from the project description to be approved.

Motivation Report available for public review and comment: Savannah Environmental has compiled

a Motivation Report in support of each Part 2 Amendment Application, as applicable to the three wind

farm facilities. The three Motivation Reports and their associated documentation are available for public

review and comment from Friday, 23 July 2021 until Monday, 23 August 2021. The Motivation Reports

can be downloaded from Savannah Environmental’s website (https://savannahsa.com/public-documents/

energy-generation/). The due date for written comment on all three applications will be Monday,

23 August 2021.

To obtain further information, please submit your name, contact information and interest in the project, in

writing, to Savannah Environmental:

Nicolene Venter at Savannah Environmental: P.O. Box 148, Sunninghill, 2157

Tel: 011 656 3237/ Fax: 086 684 0547/ Cell: 060 978 8396

Email: publicprocess@savannahsa.com | Website: www.savannahsa.com

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Education & Training

In the estate of the late

FEZIWE FRANCINA

NTSOMI

born: 1957/07/23

identity number: 570723

0861 08 5

and surviving

spouse HAMILTON

GCINUHLANGA NTSOMI

identity number:

551116 5754 08 7

of 17 PETERSON

STREET, NEW REST,

QUEENSTOWN, 5319

Estate Number

2009/2021

Date of death:

10 NOVEMBER 2020

Creditors and Debtors

in the Estate are hereby

required to lodge their

claims with and pay their

debts to the undersigned

within 30 (Thirty) days of

the publication hereof.

HAMILTON

GCINUHLANGA NTSOMI

Bowes McDougall Inc

27a Prince Alfred Street,

Queenstown 5319

Tel: 045 807 3800

Notices

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Estate Notices

In the estate of the late

MNYAMANA FRANCE

NKANYE

Born 06/01/1965

Identity Number

650106 5184 08 8

and surviving spouse

NONTUTUZELO SYLVIA

NKANYE

Identity Number

720316 0326 08 1

of 7 WILDEBEES

STREET, MADEIRA PARK,

QUEENSTOWN

Estate Number

001879/2021

Date of death 23/12/2020

Creditors and Debtors

in the Estate are hereby

required to lodge their

claims with and pay their

debts to the undersigned

within 30 (Thirty) days of

the publication hereof.

Bowes McDougall Inc

27a Prince Alfred Street,

Queenstown 5319

045 807 3800

conv8@bmcinc.co.za

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SALE OF BUSINESS

NOTICE IN TERMS OF SECTION 34 OF THE

INSOLVENCY ACT, NO.24 OF 1936

Notice is hereby given in terms of section

34(1) of the Insolvency Act No. 24 of 1936, as

amended, to interested parties and creditors,

that

VASU MOODLEY TRADING CLOSE

CORPORATION t/a RENAISSANCE GUEST

FARM, Registration Number 2008/157007/23

(“ the Seller”) has subject to fulfilment of certain

conditions, sold to

DICLA TRAINING AND PROJECTS

PROPRIETARY LIMITED, Registration

Number 2013/087439/07 (“the Purchaser”)

the immovable property forming part of the

business of the seller carried on by it at

PORTION 55 (PORTION OF PORTION 31) OF

FARM MAIDENHEAD NUMBER 169. Situated

in the Enoch Mgijima Local Municipality,

Division of Queenstown, Province of the

Eastern Cape

To the purchaser on a date not being less than

30 (Thirty) days nor more than 60 (Sixty) days

after the date of the last publication of this

notice.

Sellers Attorneys:

JOUBERT GALPIN SEARLE INC

173 Cape Road, Mill Park, Gqeberha

P.O. Box 59, Port Elizabeth, 6000

Tel.:+27 41 396 9200

For all your advertising

needs call 045 839 4040.

BESIGHEIDSKENNISGEWING

INGEVOLGE DIE BEPALINGE VAN ARTIKEL

34(1) VAN DIE INSOLVENSIEWET, NO. 24

VAN 1936

Kennisgewing geskied hiermee ingevolge

die bepalinge van Artikel 34(1) van die

Insolvensiewet, No. 24 van 1936, aan

belanghebbende partye en skuldeisers, dat

VASU MOODLEY TRADING CLOSE

CORPORATION h/a RENAISSANCE GUEST

FARM, Registrasienommer, 2008/262154/23

(“die Verkoper”)

Het onderworpe aan die nakoming van

sekere voorwaardes, verkoop aan DICLA

TRAINING AND PROJECTS PROPRIETARY

LIMITED, Registrasienommer 2013/087439/07

(“die Koper”) die onroerende eiendom wat

deel uitmaak van die besigheid wat deur die

verkoper bedryf word by

GEDEELTE 55 (GEDEELTE VAN GEDEELTE,

31) VAN DIE PLAAS MAIDENHEAD, NOMMER

169. In die Enoch Mgijima Plaaslike,

Munisipaliteit, Afdeling van Queenstown,

Provinsie van die Oos-Kaap

Aan die Vekoper op ‘n datum nie minder as

dertig (30) dae, maar ook nie meer as sestig

(60) dae na die laaste datum van publikasie van

hierdie Kennisgewing nie.

Verkoper se Prokureurs:

JOUBERT GALPIN SEARLE INC

173 Cape Road, Mill Park, Port Elizabeth

Posbus 59, Port Elizabeth, 6000

Tel: +27 41 396 9200

We connect you to your customers - in Print and Online

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In the Estate of the

late Siviwe Sydney

Mdleleni, Identity

No. 601003 5499

084, of number

7 Lotus Drive,

Queensview Park,

Queenstown 5320,

who died on the

06th January 2020,

Master’s reference

No. 001526/2021

(Grahamstown

Master’s office).

All persons having

claims against the

above Estate of Siviwe

Sydney Mdleleni are

hereby invited to

lodge their claims

within thirty (30)

days from the date

of publication of the

Notice to Nozipho

Hanoria Mdleleni of

number 7 Lotus Drive,

Queensview Park,

Queenstown 5320,

C/O Z. E. Sontshi &

Associates, P. O. Box

9206, Suite 1, No. 14

Prince Alfred Street,

Queenstown 5320,

Tel/Fax: 045 838 3460.

11030

Estate Notices

In the estate of the late

SCHALK ULRIG COETZER

Born 04/08/1945

Identity Number

450804 5038 08 8

and surviving spouse

PRISCILLA MELODY

COETZER

Identity Number

471030 0016 08 6

of 21 ORANGE ROAD,

KOMANI PARK,

QUEENSTOWN

Estate Number

002749/2020

Date of death 22/06/2020

Creditors and Debtors

in the Estate are hereby

required to lodge their

claims with and pay their

debts to the undersigned

within 30 (Thirty) days of

the publication hereof.

MARYKA ROMANS

Bowes McDougall Inc

27a Prince Alfred Street,

Queenstown 5319

045 807 3800

conv8@bmcinc.co.za

In the Estate of the Late

WILSON YIRHO MATWA,

Identity Number

5705015847089,

married in Community of

Property to

NOSISA LEONORA

MATWA, Identity Number

6012260947089

of 2302 ZONE 4,

EZIBELENI,

and who died on 21

DECEMBER 2000.

Estate Number:

4814/2020

All persons having

claims against the

above-mentioned estate

are required to lodge

their claims with the

undersigned within 30

days after the date of

publication hereof.

Authorized Agent

MICHELLE BAXTER

De Wet Shaw & Baxter

Attorneys

45 Grey Street

PO Box 1305

Queenstown

5320

Tel: 045 838 2520

REF: MB/NM/

MAT393/0001

Contact Charodine or Mavis on 045 839 4040

www.therep.co.za

The Rep Komani

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CHDM steps up for pre-schools

Help offered in 67 minutes capaign

NOTICE NO. HSLD 04/07/2021

APPLICATION TO LEASE A PORTION

OF ERF 1286 AND PORTION OF ERF 1,

PELEM ROAD, MLUNGISI

Notice is hereby given in terms of Municipal Finance

Management Act No. 56 of 2003 and in terms of

Municipal Systems Act No. 32 of 2000 that the

Municipality has received an application to lease a

portion of Erf 1286 and Erf 1, situated at Pelem Road,

Mlungisi.

Further details can be obtained from the office of the

Directorate: Human Settlements & Land Development

situated at No. 2C Komani Street, Queenstown or

Private Bag X 7111, Queenstown or during office hours

at telephone 045 - 807 6417/6400 Ms D.I. Mfundisi.

Objections if any against the proposal must be

lodged in writing with the Municipal Manager at

Enoch Mgijima Local Municipality, Private Bag X7111,

Queenstown, 5320 or 70 Cathcart Road, Queenstown

not later than 12:00 on Friday 20 August 2021.

N C ZONDANI

MUNICIPAL MANAGER

TOWN HALL

CATHCART ROAD

KOMANI

67 MINUTES: Chris Hani District Municipality mayor Wongama Gela, Hebron Pre- and Primary School founder

Notozana Tose, CHDM integrated planning economic development portfolio head Sibongile Mbotshane and Enoch

Mgijima local community service portfolio head, Zukiswa Ralane, handed over recycling bins at Hebron Pre and

Primary School, in Ezibeleni on Monday Picture: ABONGILE SOLUNDWANA

ABONGILE SOLUNDWANA

Chris Hani District Municipality’s

(CHDM) 67 minutes for Madiba

this year focused on beautifying

disadvantaged pre-schools by promoting

a safe and clean environment in the

learning institutions.

The district municipality

commemorated Mandela Day in

partnership with Enoch Mgijima and

Inxuba Yethemba local municipalities.

CHDM mayor Wongama Gela

visited Hebron Pre- and Primary School

at Ezibeleni with his team, including

Enoch Mgijima local community service

portfolio head Zukiswa Ralane, to plant

trees and to paint the play ground area

on Monday.

Recycling bins, spades and sanitisers

were also donated.

Gela said the items would assist in

keeping the environment of the school,

which was well taken care of, in good

condition.

“Nelson Mandela spend 67 years of

his life fighting for the country’s freedom.

{The plea is for everyone to spend 67

minutes of their time doing good

without expecting anything in return.

“We decided to make our

contribution to the pre-school. Our

other team is in Inxuba Yethemba where

they are doing a similar programme in

one of the schools,” the mayor said.

Hebron Pre- and Primary School

principal and founder Notozana Tose

said: “While some people in the country

are destroying, you have taken the time

to build.”

She said the school was waiting for

EMLM’s approval to build a concrete

structure.

Tose added that the school’s

informal building was often affected by

gusts of wind which saw its roofs b l ow n

off.

”A tree is God’s creation that is

needed in every environment. Almost

every year our roofs are blown off by the

wind.

“We are waiting for the municipality

to give us permission to build the school

with bricks.”

Ralane said education was to be

prioritised, as Mandela used to

emphasise, and that EMLM’s human

settlement department would assist the

school with its application to construct a

proper building.

NOTICE NO. HSLD 02/07/2021

APPLICATION TO LEASE ERF 11384

SABATA DALINDYEBO, QUEENSTOWN

Notice is hereby given in terms of Municipal Finance

Management Act No. 56 of 2003 and in terms of

Municipal Systems Act No. 32 of 2000 that the

Municipality has received an application for the lease

of Erf 11384 situated at Sabata Dalindyebo, Mlungisi,

Queenstown.

Further details can be obtained from the office of the

Directorate: Human Settlements & Land Development

situated at No. 2C Komani Street, Queenstown or

Private Bag X 7111, Queenstown or during office hours

at telephone 045 - 807 6417/6400 Ms D.I. Mfundisi.

Objections if any against the proposal must be lodged

in writing with the Municipal Manager at Enoch Mgijima

Local Municipality, Private Bag X7111, Queenstown,

5320 or 70 Cathcart Road, Queenstown not

later than 12:00 on Friday 20 August 2021.

N C ZONDANI

MUNICIPAL MANAGER

TOWN HALL

CATHCART ROAD

KOMANI

NOTICE NO. HSLD 03/07/2021

APPLICATION TO LEASE ERF 4993,

MLUNGISI

Notice is hereby given in terms of Municipal Finance

Management Act No. 56 of 2003 and in terms of

Municipal Systems Act No. 32 of 2000 that the

Municipality has received an application for the lease

of Erf 4993 situate at Ngoma, Masabalala and Top

Streets, Mlungisi.

Further details can be obtained from the office of the

Directorate: Human Settlements & Land Development

situated at No. 2C Komani Street, Queenstown or

Private Bag X 7111, Queenstown or during office hours

at telephone 045 - 807 6417/6400 Ms D.I. Mfundisi.

Objections if any against the proposal must be lodged

in writing with the Municipal Manager at Enoch Mgijima

Local Municipality, Private Bag X7111, Queenstown,

5320 or 70 Cathcart Road, Queenstown not

later than 12:00 on Friday 20 August 2021.

N C ZONDANI

MUNICIPAL MANAGER

TOWN HALL

CATHCART ROAD

KOMANI

Man in court for

illegal sale of

alcohol, bribery

ZINTLE BOBELO

Subsequent to President Cyril Ramaphosa

extending the level 4 lockdown, banning

the sale of alcohol for another 14 days, a

businessman from Komani was arrested

last week for contravening the Disaster

Management Act.

On Friday evening, members of the

Chris Hani District Operational

Command Centre received information

about premises in Komani where alcohol

was being sold, police spokesperson Capt

Lariane Jonker said in a statement.

“Within curfew time, the owner was

selling liquor when he was apprehended

and arrested by the members,” Jo n k e r

said.

“After the arrest, the owner proceeded

to offer the police officers a bribe.

“The money confiscated was counted

in the presence of the suspect and

amounted to about R459,000.”

Jonker said the suspect was charged

with bribery and a fine was issued for

contravention of the lockdown

regulations.

She said the suspect had appeared in

the m a g i s t ra t e ’s court in Komani on

Monday and was released on R500 bail.

According to Jonker, the case was

remanded until August 24.

● While restaurants have been allowed to

reopen, they cannot serve alcohol.


THE REPRESENTATIVE 23 July 2021 Tel: (045) 839-4040 / editorial: mjekulal@therep.co.za / advertising: charodinev@therep.co.za 11

Rus sag

ongelooflike

Hannelie

Wo r m a l d

Prof Koos Adendorff: “Die dood kom dikwels vir

meeste van ons ontydig — of dit deur `n ongeluk

of siekbed oor ons pad kom.”

Vir die breër Hangklipfamilie was die skielike

hartseer nuus van Hannelie Wormald se

heengaan `n groot skok en, sonder twyfel,

ontydig.

Soos ons deur ons lewensreis gaan, is daar

mense met wie ons kontak het, met wie ons selfs

goeie verhoudinge sal hê, maar wie nie werklik

enige blywende impak op jou lewe maak nie.

Dan kry jy spesiale mense. Dis die individue

wat deur hul optrede, hul opregtheid en hul

werklike belangstelling, `n wesenlike verskil in die

lewe maak.

Op Sondag, 11 Julie 2021, het Laerskool

Hangklip so `n kosbare spesiale onderwyser,

kollega en vriendin verloor.

Hannelie het in 1985 haar onderwysloopbaan

by Laerskool Hangklip begin. Die afgelope 35 jaar

het sy haar hele lewe gegee en toegewei aan ons

skool, die skool waarvoor sy `n ongelooflike liefde

gehad het. Hannelie was ‘n lojale en getroue

kollega. Saam kon ons lag en huil. Sy was altyd

bereid om te help en

was byderhand met

‘n praktiese plan.

Sy was ‘n vrou

met ‘n sterk

persoonlikheid, wat

leiding geneem het

en nie sommer nee

vir ‘n antwoord

gevat het nie. Sy was

‘n streng leier vir die

grondslagfase, wat

altyd hoë eise aan

HANNELIE WORMALD

haarself en kollegas

gestel het.

Haar

mentorskap vir

beginner-onderwysers kan vandag in ons

personeel gesien word. Streng dissipline was

ononderhandelbaar, maar die belange van ons

leerlinge en regverdigheid teenoor hulle was altyd

haar prioriteit. Sy het altyd daarna gestreef om

elke Klippie optimaal tot sy of haar potensiaal te

ontwikkel.

Onder kollegas sal sy altyd onthou word as die

stylvolle dame wat jy elke dag deur ‘n ring kon

trek. Jy kon met enige probleem na haar toe gaan

en sy sou jou help. Respek het sy nooit afgedwing

nie, maar dit vanselfsprekend ontvang.

Die meeste kollegas wat nie Hangklippers is

nie, sal haar onthou as ‘n gedugte teenstander op

die netbalbaan. Kleintyd was die skoolbus op ‘n

Saterdagoggend vir Carmen en Kyle — haar

kinders — ‘n tweede tuiste, maak nie saak hoe

vroeg of hoe koud nie.

Sy het haar netbalspan deur dik en dun

ondersteun en elke dogter ten volle ontwikkel.

Haar kennis en oog vir talent in netbal sal vir lank

gemis word.

Woorde klink leeg, maar ons harte is vol

dankbaarheid vir die verskil wat sy in elke Klippie

se lewe gemaak het.

Hannelie was onder leerlinge, ouers en haar

kollegas bekend as ‘n baie bekwame graad 1-

juffrou wat vir baie leerlinge die grondslag tot hul

skoolloopbaan gevestig het.

Sy was vir leerlinge ‘n veilige vesting, want sy

was elke dag dieselfde – ‘n ware voorbeeld van

regverdigheid en konsekwentheid en wat bied

kinders meer sekuriteit as dit?

Ons harte is stukkend, maar ons sal die mooi

herinneringe met ons saamneem.

Dit is só moeilik om totsiens te sê vir iemand

wat in jou hart gekruip het.

Ons neem so maklik aan hulle sal maar altyd

deel wees van jou daaglikse bestaan. Op ‘n dag

verander alles en die toekoms lyk skielik onseker.

Sekere onderwysers kan nie vervang word nie.

Ja, `n nuwe onderwyser kan aangestel word, maar

sommige onderwysers bly net altyd

o nve r va n g b a a r.

Hannelie was voorwaar `n onderwyseres en

kollega wat `n groot leemte in Laerskool Hangklip

en in die breër onderwysgemeenskap gaan laat.

Vergaderings, personeelkamer en die gange

van Laerskool Hangklip gaan stil en leeg voel

sonder hierdie merkwaardige vrou. Rus sag ons

geliefde onderwyseres, kollega en vriendin. Jy

gaan voorwaar gemis word.

Mag God aan Carmen, Kyle en die familie die

nodige vrede en kalmte gee om Sy wil van Gee en

Neem te aanvaar.

Tribute to late Rep staffer Veronica Klaas

The Rep staff was saddened

to hear of the passing of one

its former employees,

Nonzima (Veronica) Klaas,

who was on the staff of the

newspaper for more than 26

years until she retired in

2011.

Born Nonzima Veronica

Dyusha on September 17,

1949, she was the daughter

of Notise Dyusha and Nono

Fataunyana. She grew up in

Komani, attending Van

Coller Primary School and

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Nkwanca High. She later

completed her studies

through the Abet program.

After a number of years

in Gauteng she returned

home and was married to

Galelekile Richard Klaas.

Their union was blessed

with 10 children. She was

employed at The Rep as a

general worker, working

with former editors from the

days of Sandy Greig and

ending with Sonja Raasch.

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as a woman of faith who

loved her children. “I will

remember her as an

extremely special lady.

Always smiling and kind. A

woman of great faith who

loved her husband and

children dearly. She left an

indelible mark in my life

and she would often come

back after her retirement to

say hello. She will be dearly

missed by everyone who

loved her at The Rep,” she

said.

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Gwadana Drive, Ezibeleni

WOMAN OF

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The Rep,

Nonzima

Veronica Klaas

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Phoenix Birds

to represent

Komani at

July playoffs

Tough encounter sees champs beat Try Again 2-1

WE DID IT: The Border Ladies rugby team celebrate with their trophy after winning

the Women’s Premier Division in Cape Town last weekend Picture: SOURCED

Komani’s Ngxatu steers

Border Ladies to title

NTSIKELELO QOYO

There is now only one hurdle left

between the Komani soccer

team Phoenix Birds FC and

promotion to the regional league after

they beat fellow Komani side Try

Again FC in a tough champion of

champions encounter at the Dumpy

on Sunday.

The two sides were locked in the

tough match to decide who will

represent the zone in the upcoming

Local Football Association (LFA)

playoffs for promotion to the Chris

Hani regional league.

Phoenix Birds held on for a 2-1

win after Try Again tried to mount a

comeback in the dying minutes,

scoring their single goal late in the

second half.

The two goals from their prolific

striking pair of Yamkela Soqwalela,

who scored in the first half, and Lutho

Mbili, in the second, were enough to

secure the win. Phoenix Birds coach

Ringo Klaas said he was proud of his

team’s performance.

“We are delighted. I am happy and

thankful to all the people who helped

us get to this point, from the parents

who supported the children to Jan

Draghoender who sponsored the LFA

league.

“We are going to the playoffs

hoping to do well and represent our

zone well.”

Waiting for Phoenix at the playoffs

are Madrid FC from Ezibeleni and

Saints from Emachibini.

The three teams are grouped

together in Group C.

Group A has Sports Club

Vergenoeg from Ilinge, 12 Aces from

Molteno and King Vultures from

Dongwe. Group B includes M ch e u l a

United from McBride, Fast Eleven from

Sterkstroom and Golden Chiefs FC

from Ntabethemba.

The playoffs are on July 30.

SWEET VICTORY:

Phoenix Birds FC

players celebrate as

the champions of

the Komani zone

after they beat Try

Again FC 2-1 on

Sunday at the

Dumpy Adams

Sports Complex

Picture: SUPPLIED

MAXWELL LEVINE

The Border Ladies rugby team, coached by

Ko m a n i ’s Nwabisa Ngxatu, outplayed DHL

Western Province 24-15 in a pulsating

Wo m e n ’s Premier Division final in Cape

Town last Friday to be crowned the

champions for the first time since 2016.

DHL Western Province came into the

final as hot favourites and defending

champions, having won every match in the

league phase of the season and the last three

titles.

But it was not to be, as the Border Ladies

showed more hunger and produced a

stunning team effort to take the spoils.

Border Ladies captain Lusanda Dumke

was at the forefront with a stellar

performance that inspired her troops.

Dumke showed her international class,

winning numerous turnovers. She was

abrasive on attack with ball in hand,

defended like someone possessed and was a

menace at the breakdown.

Her team started with real intent,

dominating territory and possession in the

early stages.

Border Ladies played the game to their

strengths, dominating upfront and in the

scrums, while offloading to Dumke to win

the hard yards. Their tackling and defending

were also brilliant.

The home team defended well, but could

not avoid giving away two penalties, which

were kicked by Border Ladies flyhalf Yonela

SET FOR PLAYOFFS

Nobanda to put them 6-0 up.

Border capitalised on their dominance by

putting left wing Sesethu Mbodli over in the

corner for the first try of the match.

DHL Western Province had to dig deep

to make amends. They showed good hands

as right wing Veroeshka Grain took the ball

into the 22 before it was sent to left wing

Simamkele Namba to score.

Namba thought she had scored a second

just before half-time, but it was disallowed

due to a forward pass. Border took an 11-5

lead into the break.

Western Province came back after the

interval with renewed energy and it was no

surprise when fullback Donelle Snyders

sliced through the Border defence to score.

That cut the deficit to just one point.

The momentum swung in Border’s favour

again when Western Province outside centre

Zintle Mpupha was yellow-carded for a

cynical infringement.

Border Ladies took advantage

immediately, with Mbodli getting over for

her second try to make it 16-10. They

stretched the lead further to 21-10 with 10

minutes left, when Zintle Holofela went over

for Border Ladies’ third try, which capped off

a sustained period of pressure on the tryline.

The home side refused to give in, and

replacement scrumhalf Felicia Jacobs got

over for their third try from a quick tap with

just five minutes left.

But Border Ladies had the final say, as a

late penalty from Nobanda sealed the win.

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Madrid during the playoffs over the weekend. The team will represent ward 9 at the

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