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Fears of more drownings amidst scorching heatwave

News in brief: 01 December 2023 By Elmon Tshikhudo

With the intense heatwave and temperatures soaring to more than 40º C in some parts of the country, including the Vhembe region, for people, particularly from rural areas, to seek relief in the cool waters of nearby rivers or dams is totally understandable.

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Residents in Sinthumule villages threaten to 'deal with' criminals

News in brief: 24 November 2023 By Kaizer Nengovhela

Residents of Madombidzha and Tshiozwi, in the Sinthumule area, are so fed-up with theft, robbery, and housebreaking that they are sending out a warning to the culprits to leave their villages or face the consequences.


Random shooter kills Dopeni man

News: 01 December 2023

The Chauke family from Dopeni village, Nzhelele, is grappling with unanswered questions after one of their sons was killed on Friday, 17 November, when a man randomly showed up at their home and started shooting at them.

Mauled body of newborn baby found at Lemana dam

News: 01 December 2023 By Elmon Tshikhudo

The community of Magangeni village outside Louis Trichardt is still trying to process a recent event where a dog was found devouring body parts of a newborn baby. According to reports received, a local resident was walking on the gravel road along the Lemana Dam when he saw a dog eating what looked like meat. Upon closer inspection, he discovered that the dog was, in fact, eating parts of a dead infant. The gruesome discovery was made on Thursday morning, 23 November.

Mob justice claims two more lives in Nzhelele

News: 01 December 2023 By Kaizer Nengovhela

In another incident of mob justice, this time in the Nzhelele area, two suspected criminals, accused of terrorising the communities of Biaba, Tshituni, Mawoni, and surrounding areas, died at the hands of members of the Tshituni Tsha Ntha community.

Deadly catfight at Makhushu bar

News: 01 December 2023 By Elmon Tshikhudo

In one of the most unusual cases to happen in the Mphephu policing area, a 40-year-old woman was arrested on charges of murder and assault with intent to do grievous bodily harm (GBH) after she had allegedly attacked her two cousins.

No bail for cop accused of killing his landlord

News: 01 December 2023 By Elmon Tshikhudo

Angry Makwarela residents protested outside the Thohoyandou Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday, 29 November, during the appearance of the police officer who had allegedly shot his landlord at his rental place in the Makwarela Township on the evening of Monday, 20 November.

The story of the hawker who took on Checkers, has a happy ending

News: 01 December 2023 By Bernard Chiguvare

On the odd occasion, stories do have a happy ending. This is the case with a Madombidzha-based hawker, Ms Langanani Julian Mamburu, who lost R4,000 when she tried to send money to her daughter by using Checkers’ money- transfer services.

Thohoyandou remains a headache for police as crime hotspot

News: 30 November 2023 By Silas Nduvheni

The provincial commissioner of the South African Police Service in Limpopo, Lt-Gen Thembi Hadebe, joined by the MEC for Transport and Community Safety, Ms Florence Radzilani, released the second quarter of the Financial 2023–2024 Crime Statistics during a media briefing held at the provincial head office in Polokwane on Tuesday, 21 November.

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Young Santos and Berea in Mafhungwana last-16 clash

Sport: 01 December 2023

The last-16-round matches of the Mafhungwana Soccer Tournament will be played at two different venues this Saturday. Four matches will be played at the Khubvi Benjie’s Grounds, while the other four will be played at the Tshivhilwi Tshiberetheni Grounds.


Will Marumo Gallants pay for VFC’s defeat?

Sport: 01 December 2023 By Frank Mavhungu

The fight for promotion and to escape the relegation axe at the end of the season will continue among the teams campaigning under the auspices of the Motsepe Foundation Championship League this weekend. Three matches will be played on Friday afternoon, with the remaining five scheduled for Saturday afternoon.

United Artists on the road again

Sport: 01 December 2023 By Frank Mavhungu

This weekend will be a busy one for the teams affiliated to the Limpopo Stream of the ABC Motsepe League. After donating points to their opponents in the opening match against Emmanuel FC, to whom they had lost 0-1 at the Giyani Stadium last Saturday, United Artists will be on the road again this weekend.

Black Leopards again hunting for points

Sport: 01 December 2023 By Frank Mavhungu

After defeating Marumo Gallants 3-2 in their Motsepe Foundation Championship League match at Thohoyandou Stadium last Saturday, Black Leopards aim to add more points to their league account when they face NB La Masia FC at Bidvest Stadium in Johannesburg on Friday afternoon.

Thirty-four teams to participate in Zama-Zama Sports Challenge

Sport: 30 November 2023 By Frank Mavhungu

The 23rd edition of the Zama-Zama Sports Challenge was officially launched during a ceremony held at the Xilumani Hotel in Giyani last Sunday morning. Thirty-four teams from Mopani and Vhembe Districts will take part in this year’s tournament. The toss for the opening-round fixtures was conducted during the ceremony.

Black Leopards jump to tenth place after weekend's victory

Sport: 30 November 2023 By Frank Mavhungu

Black Leopards enhanced their chances for promotion when they beat Marumo Gallants 3-2 in their Motsepe Foundation Championship League match at Thohoyandou Stadium last Saturday. The victory means that Black Leopards have yet to lose a match at home under the guidance of Mr Peter Mponda and his assistant, Solly Luvhengo.

Former Black Leopards defender Jean Munganga now jobless

Sport: 25 November 2023 By Frank Mavhungu

Former Black Leopards FC player Jean Djunga Munganga is desperately searching for a job. The 33-year-old defender last played professional football when his employment contract with Tshakhuma Tsha Madzivhandila (TTM) expired at the end of the 2019/20 soccer season. His stay at TTM was unpleasant as he featured in only five league games.




Uhone is making a name for himself as a radio presenter

Entertainment: 01 December 2023

Although he only took his seat behind the mic for the first time five months ago, Uhone Mulaudzi is already becoming a household name on the airwaves.