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Virus claims first victims

News: 09 July 2020 By

The coronavirus made its presence felt the past week and claimed its first fatalities in the Vhembe District. According to the Limpopo Department of Health’s latest statistics issued on 8 July six people have died after being infected.

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Man brutally killed at Magau

News: 12 June 2020 By Kaizer Nengovhela

The lifeless body of a man was found on a street at Magau last Friday morning with gaping wounds on the body, suggesting that he might have been hit with sharp objects before he died. He was later identified as Mr Calvin Raulinga (49).

Beitbridge to become a one-stop border with steep tolls

News: 12 June 2020 By Anton van Zyl

Upgrades at the Beitbridge border post might relieve the congestion, but this may also come at a huge cost to operators of transport companies. Last week, the Zimbabwean minister of Transport and Infrastructural Development, Joel Biggie Matiza, announced that commercial vehicles would soon pay up to US$300 to cross the border.

Vhavenda kingship battle still lingering

News: 11 June 2020 By Anton van Zyl

Arguments as to who should be the king or queen of the Vhavenda may be heard in court later this year. If the legal team representing Masindi Clementine Mphephu Ramabulana get their way, the case will be scheduled for a hearing in October.

Pioneer and senior inspector of UAAC passes away

News: 07 June 2020

A dark cloud of mourning is hanging over one of the largest African churches, the United African Apostolic Church (UAAC). This follows the passing on of one of their elders and church pioneers, Senior Inspector Johannes Masindi of Musina. He passed on at the ripe age of 95 after battling with some illness.

Independent liquor stores hit hard by forced closure

News: 07 June 2020 By Andries van Zyl

The “long drought” was finally broken on 1 June when liquor stores could re-open as part of the relaxation of the lockdown regulations to Level 3. While many celebrate, however, the question might be one of too little too late for many independent liquor store owners who might be forced to close shop.

Stop die stories!

News: 06 June 2020 By Andries van Zyl

Vir Nicolette van Zyl en haar familie van Louis Trichardt was dit erg om te sien hoe ‘n brand verlede Woensdag die familie se huis op die hoek van Joubert- en Groblerstraat in puin lê. Nog erger was egter die stories wat ná die brand begin versprei het wat geïnsinueer het dat die familie die huis self aan die brand gesteek het, blykbaar vir die versekering.   

It's comedian vs publisher in court

News: 05 June 2020 By Silas Nduvheni

Well-known comedian Livhuwani Madadzhe (31), better known as Captain SABC Livhu, is accusing a former friend of his of assault and theft. The case is scheduled to appear in the Thohoyandou Magistrate’s Court on June 24.

UAAC church battle turns violent

News: 05 June 2020 By Kaizer Nengovhela

The split within the United African Apostolic Church (UAAC) has turned nasty. Over the past weekend the archbishop of one of the factions was allegedly involved in an altercation with a security guard. Archbishop Itani Mureri (49) appeared in court on Monday (1st), facing a charge of assault.

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