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Johns, to warn people about sharks, the car-
The most recent shark attack victim, an
Austrian tourist (72), fell prey to an unidenti-
fied shark while bathing here last weekend.
The latest incident puts the number of fatal-
ities from shark attacks on eight, leaving Sec-
ond Beach often referred to as the deadliest
beach in the world.
Express visited the nearby Mthumbane
township in an effort to establishwhy the kill-
ings were still continuing even though sig-
nage was put up to warn people.
The Mthumbane community has lost three
of its local boys to shark attacks at Second
Most of the peoplewho spoke to theExpress
team felt that bathers were just recklessly
breaking the rules of the beach by ignoring
the warning signs.
A local DJ, Jimmy Ndamase, said every-
body knows that there are sharks at Second
Beach, but they continue swimming there,
thinking nothing would happen to them.
Some come to the beach drunk and get into
the water, knowing that the beach is danger-
ous, while others see bathers swimming and
they just follow suit.
Port St JohnsMayor,MnyamezeliMangqo,
confirmed that after previous incidents, the
municipality took the initiative to put warn-
ing signs all over Second Beach to make peo-
ple aware of the danger.
These signs explain howpeople should be-
have. The sharks are in their natural habitat
andwe dont know everything about their be-
haviour. Still, we need to continue creating
awareness of the imminent danger, said
This month, according to him, they will
have a meeting with the department of Eco-
nomic andEnvironmentalAffairs and theOR
Tambo District Municipality in the hope of
coming upwith solutions to prevent shark at-
We want provisions for a permanent res-
cue team with a boat and we are also going
to appeal to the department of Health to pro-
vide a permanent ambulance for Second
Beach. We want to have a speedy rescue sys-
tem in place, said Mangqo.
He confirmed that after the most recent in-
cident, Second Beach was closed and people
were not allowed near the water. They had
recalled the life savers, since they wanted to
employ five full-time life savers as part of
preparations for the Easter holidays.
He called on visitors to Port St Johns to re-
spect and cooperate with the laws and life
Port St Johns remains an attractive tour-
ism destination, but as government, we need
to ensure that our guests are protected.
He extended his condolences to the family
of the Austrian victim and also again to the
families of the other seven victims.
Plans to curb the carnage
Port St Johns Mayor Councillor Mnyamezeli
Mangqo. PHOTO: AYANDA MILLISA MADIKIZELA
A recent shark attack at Second Beach brought the number of shark attack victims at this popular
beach to eight. The municipality has been trying for many years to address the carnage.
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khwe, who was found guilty of murdering
a teacher, received two sentences of life im-
prisonment in the Tsomo Regional Court
Mandisi Lupuwana (22) was found guilty
of raping and murdering Nomabali Mat-
shoba (46) at her home.
Hewas sentenced to life imprisonment on
On the day of the incident Mandisi asked
for water to drink from Matshoba who was
alone at her home.
According to the Police Spokesperson,
Captain Jackson Manatha, he grabbed and
pulled her into one of the rooms where he
raped her. He then strangled her to death
and stole a watch, boots and bracelet from
Matshoba was a teacher at Magwaza Jun-
ior Secondary School at Gcisininde Village
Through dedicated police investigation
the accusedwas arrested inFreystaat locali-
ty in Ngqamakhwe a few days after the
crime was committed.
Captain Manatha said the sentence will
serve as a warning to other criminals that
theywill be punished to the full extent of the
. In a separate case, Sibulele Magoda (25)
was sentenced by the Butterworth Regional
Magistrate Court to 20 years imprisonment
for raping a 21-year-old woman in
Magalakangqa Village in Butterworth. The
27, 2012. Sibulele assaulted the victim, stran-
gled and raped her.
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Detective Constable Patric Mzamo.
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April 3, 2014
AYANDA MILLISA MADIKIZELA
THE Walter Sisulu University has commis-
sioned the development of a new Health Sci-
ences facility which will be built close to the
existing Nelson Mandela Academic Hospital
and Health Resource Centre.
Last week Monday, the Director General
for the Department of Higher Education,
Gwebinkundla Qonde, alongside WSU Ad-
ministrator, LourensVanStaden, andNelson
NomalangaMakwedini, turned the sod at the
Interim Vice-Chancellor and Principal at
the Faculty of Health Sciences, Prof. Khaya
Mfenyana, said the project will improve the
This university is a prestigious institu-
tion with a prominent South African and In-
ternational heritage and the new premises
for Health Sciences aims to promote and up-
hold this legacy, said Mfenyana.
He said the success lies in the careful and
considerate planning to create a quality place
for training and education.
Qonde said this facility would be one of a
kind in the Eastern Cape, following the clos-
ing down of the Fort Hare facility.
Onbehalf of the department,we are aware
of the facultys goodworkandwecommit our-
selves to creating good conditions for quality
learning and research, said Qonde.
The facility will cost about R85 million,
with R75m coming from the government and
R10m from the clinical fund.
Qonde further expressed his discontent
about the maintenance of the university, in
particular that of the Nelson Mandela Drive
There are subjective factors we need to ad-
dress about WSU. I was not impressed with
the campuss condition; it is notwell-kept and
the grass is too long for a campus, he said.
He said he wants to see change in the mainte-
nance of the grounds and for the dirtiness to
Next time I come back here, I want to see
value for money and this university has re-
ceived funds on numerous occasions so it
should be shown on the universitys
grounds, urged Qonde.
The first phase of the project includes ini-
tial bulk service infrastructure, earthworks,
an administration building, a teaching facili-
ty for 600 students and a gatehouse.
WSUsHealthScience facility tobebuilt
From left are Nelson Mandela Academic
hospital CEO Nomalanga Makwedini, DG for
National Higher Education department Gwe-
binkundla Qonde, Interim Vice-chancellor Prof.
Khaya Mfenyana and WSU Administrator
Lourens Van Staden breaking ground where the
new Health Sciences facility will be built, just
below the existing Nelson Mandela Academic
Hospital in Mthatha. PHOTO:AYANDA MILLISA
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cal Movement (ILEM) eMthatha ngenjongo
zokuxhobisana kunye nokwabelana ngo-
lwazi ngezakwa lizwi. Nabahlali be-
Echaza uSiyakudumisa Msindo on-
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nkonzo kukuba baxhobisane ngamazwi
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AYANDA MILLISA MADIKIZELA
THE department of Rural development and
Agrarian Reforms, Libode sub-district, to-
gether withWomen in Agriculture and Rural
development (WAARD) hosted Farmers Day
on poultry production last Wednesday at
The eventwas held at the household ofNon-
yaniso Kutwana who runs a poultry project
with more than 600 chickens, from home.
Extension Officer, Nombulelo Nako, said
they chose Rainy because of the very success-
ful poultry project run by Kutwana.
Nako said the department assisted Kutwa-
na through its Siyazondla campaign and the
sole member of the project got the necessary
training from the Tsolo Agricultural and Ru-
ral Development Institute (TARDI).
This project is unique, because even
though the assistance from the department is
not consistent, Kutwana was never discour-
aged; instead she just grew stronger, said
Nozakhe Gemkile from TARDI, encour-
aged Kutwana and the rest of the women
farmers who attended the event to stick to
farming so that they could feed their families
and to be financially stable.
As farmers for different commodities, you
must try to add value to your produce such
as processing fruit into jam to sell to the com-
munity, said Gemkile.
She further promoted healthy eating and
gave the women ideas on healthy food that
was not expensive.
To eat healthily is not expensive at all. Go
to your garden, take out spinach and chop it
into pieces, mix it with yoghurt and you have
a healthy snack, she said.
Kutwanawas sohappy that the department
chose her project to host such a big event.
The information and ideas we got from the
officials was very helpful and it will help us
grow our projects.
Farmer Nonyaniso Kutwana with her two
children who are helping her with her poultry
project. Yolisa and Gcobisa Kutwana pictured
with some of the chickens they are farming.
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THE Amathole District Municipality (ADM)
hosted a Community Imbizo in Qamnyana
Village in Ngqushwa Ngqushwa Local Mu-
nicipality in conjunctionwithKhulaCommu-
nity Development Centre, various stakehold-
ers and the Eastern Cape Aids Council.
The aim of the Imbizo was to raise aware-
ness about human rights violations in the ar-
ea of HIV/Aids, with particular focus on chil-
dren. Among the key issues was to eliminate
the stigmatization of children with families
affected and infected by HIV/Aids.
Eastern Cape Aids Council Project Manag-
er, Nomonde Hlatshaneni, said throughout
the years commemorations had mainly been
focusing on other groups, but not on children.
Due to the fact that children rarely have
a voice, it is our aim to ensure that childrens
rights are observed primarily in their fami-
lies households and secondarily by society at
large, said Hlatshaneni.
This imbizo is part of the campaign of the
National Action Committee for Children af-
fected by HIV/Aids (NACCA). Established by
the Department of Social Development, NAC-
CA seeks to promote coordination between all
stakeholders at all levels, government, non-
governmental, civil society, private sector
and labour to effect action to realize the rights
of orphans and other children made vulnera-
ble by HIV and Aids.
Their objective is to also mobilise and dis-
burse resources for the implementation of the
PolicyFramework for orphans and other chil-
dren made vulnerable by HIV/Aids.
THE mother of a young boy from Nyanis-
weni locality in Cofimvaba who is helping
people who are suffering from illnesses by
doing research with his cellphone, is ap-
pealing to anyGoodSamaritanwho canas-
sist her son with airtime.
While most young people use their cell
phones to chatwith friends, SphathiseNta-
lo (15) is using his cellphone to change the
lives of the sick people by searching for the
right doctorswho canhelp themwith their
This bright young boy is in Grade 9 at
Cofimvaba Village Junior Secondary
School. Talking to the Express, Sphathise
saidmost of the time heGoogles for the rel-
evant doctorswho can help peoplewho are
suffering from cancer and other diseases.
I am trying by allmeans to assist people
who are sick. One person I assisted was
from Xolobe locality in Cofimvaba by re-
ferring him to a special doctor in Johan-
nesburg, he said.
He said his teachers are proud of what
he is doing since he doesnt neglect his
school work and he has doing well in his
class. Currently this boy has helped two
people from Cofimvaba who were affected
by different illnesses.
Sphathisewould like to study in the field
of Information Technology (IT) after pass-
ing his Grade 12 and he wants to be an IT
His mom, Nomaxa Ntalo, said she is
proud ofwhat her son is doing but she does
not have money to buy him airtime since
she is unemployed.
He tells me touching stories about the
people he is trying to assist. I have realized
that this is his gift and I am trying by all
means to support him.
According to her, some ill people even
go to his school to look for him. At the mo-
ment he is trying to assist a man who is
suffering from asthma.
Boy needs help to put his
cellphone to good use
THE Eastern Cape Department of Social De-
velopment and Special Programmes is look-
ing for the relatives of an elderly woman who
was unable to state her exact identity and ad-
dress of origin exept that she was born and
brought up in Vosloorus.
She was found on September 03, 2014,
stranded at the Queenstown train station and
she reported that she came from Vorsloorus
in Gauteng to visit her cousin Vatiswa
Sobopa who lives in Queenstown at Ezibele-
The police took her to the address but the
person there said she did not know her. The
police referred her to the social workers who
upon assessing her mentioned that her name
is Cikizwa Kambule.
What was strange is that she had no
clothes except for those shewaswearing. She
has been kept at one of our shelters. There
was no information regarding her family
whereabouts (husband or children). Her ac-
cent is purelyXhosa aswewouldhave expect-
ed her to have a Zulu or Sotho accent as a per-
son who grew up in Vosloorus.
Our Social Workers took her to the De-
partment of Home Affairs to trace her identi-
ty. A very unfortunate situation is that she
could not be traced at Home affairs.
She has a tendency of isolating herself from
other people at the shelter and also like talk-
ing to imaginary people that are not seen,
said Nande Fayo a communication officer for
the Department of Social Development and
Special Programmes at Chris Hani.
Theyurge anyonewith information regard-
ing the identity of the woman to contact
Nande Fayo at0 074 6075388,0 045 808 3773
or Ms Poswa at 0 071 588 4882.
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April 3, 2014
AYANDA MILLISA MADIKIZELA
AN East London-based cooperative is in dire
need of extra funds to proceed with helping
the youth throughout the province with nec-
essary skills needed to work in the transport
The East London District Taxi Association
Coop engaged with Transport Seta in 2011 to
close the skills gap by training youths from
the surrounding areas.
Coordinator FernandoRoss said they start-
ed with the motor mechanic trade, when the
first 15 learners who completed the training
were all placed in different workplaces in-
cluding Ronnies motors, Buffalo Toyota and
The level 2 learners are about to finish
their 4-year term and we need funds to make
another intake possible, said Ross.
He said funding is their main challenge.
We always need to take from our office
funds tomakea success of theseprogrammes.
We need assistance from all companies who
can possibly assist, including government,
ELDISTA recently went into agreement
with MAASA to have all their programmes
do their 2nd and 3rd year at their college until
theybecomeartisans andall programmesare
funded till the last year.
The workplace that has been approved by
Skills developer inneedof funds
Leaners at ELDISTA are
taught skills ranging
from electrical engineer-
ing to motor mechanics
A GROUP of 85 confident, inspiring young
people from the Eastern Cape converged on
St Matthews School in Keiskammahoek re-
cently (27March 2014) to receive either their
Bronze or Silver Award of The Presidents
Award for Youth Empowerment Pro-
These young people travelled, along with
their Award Leaders, from Mthatha, Cath-
cart, Port Elizabeth, Queenstown, Port Al-
fred and Grahamstown.
The Award Ceremony was attended by
over 250 people andwas addressed by Pame-
la Sanqela, a representative from the IECs
outreach programme in the Eastern Cape.
She encouraged young people present, as
part of their commitment, to active citizen-
ship through the Award Programme, to en-
sure that theywere ready to vote by the time
they turn 18. It is critical that you apply for
your ID document as soon as you turn 16, so
that youwill be prepared to register as a vot-
er when you are 18, she said.
The theme of the event was: In our 20th
year of democracy, how can Award partici-
pants be involved in realising the National
Development Plan through active citizen-
Award recipients reflected on the impact
of the Award Programme on them as young
people. Siyamthanda Mabizela, a Grade 12
student from Cathcart High School, said:
The Presidents Award is like a mother to
us it has not only encouraged us to consid-
er the happiness of our fellow citizens but
has also groomed us into being active citi-
zens. Butsha Ngani, from the same school
said, We have been encouraged by the
Award to take initiative. It is not up to gov-
ernment it is entirely up to us.
The event, which was sponsored by the
IEC, was also attended by Petrus Mudau,
Acting Chief Education Specialist in the
King Williamstown District, of the Eastern
Cape Education Department. He was
thrilled that ThePresidentsAwardhad cho-
sen that district for this important event
which recognises the aspirational young
people. It is wonderful to see a programme
that instils discipline in young people in this
region. We need more schools to be in-
volved, he said. The Presidents Award for
Youth Empowerment is part of The Duke of
EC youth prove their worth
Bronze Award recipients from Erica House in PE with Mrs Sanqela (IEC), Mr
Gquma (St Matthews Headmaster), Mr Petrus Mudau (Department of Education
KWT), Mr Martin Scholtz (CEO of The Presidents Award) and Mr Brato Malgas
(Award Leader at Erica House). PHOTO:SUPPLIED
merSETA is equipped with machinery but
most of it is not in a working condition.Hence
we ask anyone who could donate machinery
for whatever trade to offer their assistance.
We further call on companies and on the gov-
ernment to assist and help us to place these
learners, explained Ross.
They are currently running workshops at
Alphendale Technical high school on motor
mechanics and welding, while the electrical
engineering group is doing their first year at
Master Artisan Academy at Chiselhurst.
Anyone who would like to offer assistance
can call 0 043 733 2655 or Ross on 0 082 490
Edinburghs International Award which op-
erates in over 140 countries around theworld.
There are currently over 15,000 active partici-
pants nationally with more young people in
the more rural parts of South Africa taking
The following Awards were presented:
Bosasa Mthatha 9 Bronze
Cathcart High School 13 Bronze 1 Silver
Erica House, PE 4 Bronze
Gali Thembani, Queenstown 10 Bronze
Kwakomani, Queenstown 5 Bronze
Nemato Change a Life, PA 7 Bronze
St Andrews College, Grahams. 6 Bronze
Raphael Centre, Grahams. 1 Bronze
Upstart Youth Group, Grahams. 16
St Marys Day Care Centre, Gra. 8
Bronze 1 Silver
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April 3, 2014
DUTYWA District Athletes, who represented
the province at a national event in Cape Town
recently, did the region proud.
Before we went to Cape Town we hosted
a prayer meeting in Dutywa appealing to God
to be with us and our pupils on this journey.
Its because we invited God on our journey
that we perfomed very well, said Singathwa
Magida, secretary for athletics inDutywa dis-
She said there were 16 under-13 pupils from
various schools in the Dutywa district who
They were from Lingelihle Junior Second-
ary School (JSS), Morrison JSS, Ngubethole
Dutywaathletes excel at nationals
Ludondolo JSS cricketers show their mettle
The young cricketers of Ludondolo Junior Secondary School (JSS) are dedicated to their sport and determined to make waves in the Dutywa
region. PHOTO:BABALWA NDLANYA
EXTREMELY hot conditions did not stop
teams playing in the SAB League from show-
ing their mettle in the second round of the
After Week 2 Dangerous Darkies FC was at
the top of the log in Stream A with 22 points
after playing eight games. Komga Liverpool
FC is second with 20 points after playing nine
games and Chicco Pirates FC third with 15
points after playing seven games.
In Stream B, after playing six games, Fort
Hare University FC is still leading with 16
points. Max X1 FC is second after playing six
games with 12 points and Blackpool FC is in
the third place with 11 points.
In Stream C, Young Aces FC tops the log
with 16 points after playing nine games, FC
Nantez is in second with 16 points after play-
ing nine games, and Excell Boys is in third
place, with 14 points, after playing nine
FC Montego is still leading Stream D with
23 points after playing nine games. Acemates
FC is second with 13 points after nine games,
and FCRelatives is third, with 13 points, after
playing nine games.
Teams are playing for participation of the
Provincial Play Offs that will be held in June.
after second round
JSS, Hermanus JSS, Thompson JSS and from
They returned home boasting with four
gold medals, three silver medals and two
Magida said they would like to see these
boys being members and participating for
athletic clubs one day so that they could keep
their talent shining.
We have a problem with demarcation as
we do not knowwhere we belong. In addition,
it is hard to get funds so thatwe can take them
to Athletics Transkei because we do not have
She said their intention was to see the
young boys becoming champions one day be-
cause there is a lot of talent in the Dutywa dis-
In Stream C, Young Aces
FC tops the logwith 16
points after playing nine