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Mob (in)justice - man mistaken for thief beaten to death

News: 10 June 2022 By Maanda Bele

The family members of a 34-year-old man, who was severely assaulted by an angry mob at Dopeni in Nzhelele, say they want justice to be served against the attackers. The man was apparently mistaken for a cable thief and attacked by the mob. 

Skoot klap nĂ¡ vuishou

News: 10 June 2022 By Andries van Zyl

Drie huisrowers het Sondagoggend dalk bietjie meer afgebyt as wat hulle kon kou toe hulle by die 81-jarige oom George Fogwell en sy 76-jarige vrou, tannie Ann, se huis op Louis Trichardt ingebreek het. Oom George is tydens die aanval deur die bors geskiet, maar was Dinsdag weer op die been en reg om te gaan werk.

'Let's hope you are not leading our people to nowhere'

News: 09 June 2022

Senior traditional leaders did not mince their words when criticising local government structures during the Vhembe District Municipality (VDM)’s imbizo held at Khubvi on Wednesday, 1 June. The message was also very clear: Don’t think you can use us only to collect votes and not deliver services!

Handicapped man perishes in house fire

News: 09 June 2022 By Silas Nduvheni

The Mulaudzi family from Dzwerani-Hakhangale village, just outside Thohoyandou, were left devastated when their handicapped son died after a fire broke out in their 10-room house last Tuesday morning (31 May).

Political prisoner Amos Mbedzi dies in hospital

News: 09 June 2022

The life of the high-profile political prisoner from Swaziland, Amos Mbedzi, ended on a sad note on Tuesday morning (7 June). Mbedzi, from Makonde village outside Thohoyandou, died at a hospital in Polokwane after the Swazi government had sent him back home to finish the remaining part of his sentence in South Africa. Mbedzi was returned to South Africa in March this year, after suffering prolonged ill-health while in prison in Swaziland.

Another milestone for town's private hospital

News: 09 June 2022 By Andries van Zyl

Monday marked yet another milestone for the Zoutpansberg Private Hospital (ZPH) in Louis Trichardt when the site for the expansion of the hospital to a +- 90-bed facility was officially handed over to the contractor, JC van der Linde & Venter Projects from Pretoria.

Florah Ndadza leads by example

News: 05 June 2022

When some of Florah Ndadza’s neighbours complained to the authorities about the stench emanating from the pigsty at her home, nobody guessed that this would only open the doors wider for her farming dream.

Life remains tough for former coal mine worker who returned home

News: 04 June 2022

Mr Nndwamato Ephraim Ratshikakale from Matangari village in the Vhembe region worked inside a coal mine for more than 22 years. When he was diagnosed with pneumoconiosis, or “black lung disease”, in 2012, he was laid off from his job, and since then he has had a hard time getting by.

Glitch may allow Makhado not to fill top positions

News: 04 June 2022 By Andries van Zyl

A glitch in a section of the Municipal Structures Act (MSA) may have provided a loophole for the Makhado Municipality not to fill senior positions permanently since June 2018. The section of the legislation that states that such positions must be filled within a period of three months was referred back to parliament, where it has been lying since 2017.

Collins Chabane residents march for better roads

News: 03 June 2022 By Bernard Chiguvare

Residents from more than 30 villages in Malamulele, under the Collins Chabane Municipality, went on a peaceful march on Friday, 27 May, demanding better roads.

Water plan for who?

News: 03 June 2022 By Andries van Zyl

Following the recent violent protests in Musina about the lack of water and the poor service delivery from the Vhembe District Municipality, the Minister of Water and Sanitation, Senzo Mchunu, announced ambitious plans to augment this border town’s water supply last week. Some of these plans, however, are long-term plans, and whether residents will be able to wait that long to get water remains to be seen.

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Video: 10 December 2021

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