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    DESPITE signs at Second Beach, Port St

    Johns, to warn people about sharks, the car-

    nage continues.

    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

    Beach.

    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

    Mangqo.

    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-

    tack fatalities.

    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

    savers.

    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.

    SECONDBEACH: SHARKATTACKSCONTINUEDESPITEWARNINGSIGNS

    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.

    PHOTO: SUPPLIED

  • 2News

    April 3, 2014

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    BABALWA NDLANYA

    ANGENE enga bhungisana amagosa aba kwa

    ntsasana kumzi wabatshatikazi ababini nebe

    belima intsangu kwindawo yogobityholo

    ebizwangokuba yiZizamele phantsi kwedolo-

    phu yaseGcuwa, kule veki igqithileyo.

    Ngokwe ngxelo abatshatikazi aba bathe ba-

    banjelwa kumzi wabo besa pholile ngentseni

    yangoMvulo weveki egqithileyo. Kulandela

    ukulunywa indlebe kwamapolisa ukuba

    balime igadi yezityalo ijike yayigadi yentsan-

    gu ekholeleka ukuba bebeshishina ngayo.

    Osisithethi samapolisa, uCaptain Jackson

    Manatha uthe bobabini abarhanelwa bathe

    bagcinwa kwizisele zamapolisa aseMsobom-

    vu.

    Bathe batyatyekwa isityholo sokulima

    intsangu kwigadi yabo, ukanti amapolisa aye

    ancothula phantse intsangu engumlinganise-

    lo oyi-200 noxabisa imali eyi-R1500, kuchaza

    uCaptain Manatha.

    UManatha uthe abarhanelwa baza kuthi

    bavele kwinkundla yamatyala eGcuwakunge

    kudala, bejamelene nesityholo sokulima

    intsangu. Kubanjwa esi sibini nje, ibi ngeka-

    bi kudala amapolisa aseKei Bridge enqakule

    avalela abasetyhini aba bini nabo ekur-

    haneleka ukuba bebe suka kwiilali ez-

    ingqonge idolophu yaseLusikisiki.

    Ingxelo zithi esi sibini siye sabanjwa nge-

    lixa abakwa ntsasana benze uvalo mgaqo

    phakathi kwedolophu yaseGcuwa kunye

    nase Kei Bridge.

    UCaptainManatha uthe bobabini aba bebe

    ngabakhweli kwibhasi ethile emiswe nga-

    mapolisa ngenjongo zokuyisetsha nalapho

    athe azithela kwibhegi zigcwele umthunzi

    weenkukhu.

    Bobabini bebesuka kwidolophu yase-

    Lusikisiki besingise kwidolophu ezohluke-

    neyo okuyi dolophu yaseBhayi kunye

    naseKapa.

    Ulebele ngelithi aba sokuze balu

    nyamezele ulwaphulo mthetho loku theng-

    iswa kwezi yobisi kuba yenye yezinto ezibu-

    lala isizwe. Kwaye zikhokelela ekubeni aban-

    tu abazityayayo bagqibele ngokuthi benze iz-

    into ezinyantisa umzimba ezifana

    nodlwengulo. Amapolisa azimisele ukuwu

    siphula nengcambu lo mkhwa.

    Kubanjweabatshatikazi ngenxayentsangu

    UConstable Zolani Matyolo noConstable Sikhumbule Hlotywa bafotwe emi phambi kwezihlahla

    ebezi ncothulwa kwigadi yabatshatikazi. IFOTO:ITHUNYELWE

    BABALWA NDLANYA

    A MAN from Sdutyini locality in Ngqama-

    khwe, who was found guilty of murdering

    a teacher, received two sentences of life im-

    prisonment in the Tsomo Regional Court

    last week.

    Mandisi Lupuwana (22) was found guilty

    of raping and murdering Nomabali Mat-

    shoba (46) at her home.

    Hewas sentenced to life imprisonment on

    both counts.

    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

    her.

    Matshoba was a teacher at Magwaza Jun-

    ior Secondary School at Gcisininde Village

    in Ngqamakhwe.

    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

    law.

    . 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

    incident happenedonFreedomDayonApril

    27, 2012. Sibulele assaulted the victim, stran-

    gled and raped her.

    Life sentence formurderer of Tsomo teacher

    Detective Constable Patric Mzamo.

    PHOTO:SUPPLIED

    In accordance with the edi-

    torial policy of the Isolomzi

    Express, we invite readers to

    comment on mistakes in the

    newspaper and shall correct

    significant errors as soon as

    possible. Send info to the

    Ombudsman of Media24s

    Local Press, George Claas-

    sen, at george.claas-

    sen@media24.com or call

    him at 0 021 851 3232.

    Readers can also contact

    the SA Press Ombudsman at

    0 011 484 3612/8 or e-

    mail ombudsman@press-

    council.org.za.

    OMBUDSMAN

  • 3News

    April 3, 2014

    Isolomzi Express

    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

    MandelaAcademicHospital ChiefExecutive,

    NomalangaMakwedini, turned the sod at the

    identified site.

    Interim Vice-Chancellor and Principal at

    the Faculty of Health Sciences, Prof. Khaya

    Mfenyana, said the project will improve the

    WSUs legacy.

    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

    campus.

    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

    be addressed.

    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

    MADIKIZELA

    BABALWA NDLANYA

    NANJENGOKO amabandla amaninzi em-

    vaba ezohlukeneyo elungiselela inkonzo

    yesikhumbuzo sokubethelelwa kukaYesu,

    oonyawontle bemvaba ezohlukeneyo bathe

    badibana kwIbandla laseMthini Evangeli-

    cal Movement (ILEM) eMthatha ngenjongo

    zokuxhobisana kunye nokwabelana ngo-

    lwazi ngezakwa lizwi. Nabahlali be-

    bephumengobuninzi baboukuzakulenkon-

    zo.

    Echaza uSiyakudumisa Msindo on-

    guSekela Mququzeleli wale nkonzo ka-

    Zwelonke uthe injongo yabo yokuba nale

    nkonzo kukuba baxhobisane ngamazwi

    asixhenxe ukulungiselela abo bakhethi-

    weyo ukuba bashumayele kwinkonzo

    yamazwi asixhenxe kwiinkonzo zabo.

    Ibi ngumbono omhle ukubona abaza-

    lwane bevathe izivatho zabo zamabandla

    awohlukeneyo bonke bezimase le nkonzo.

    Phakathi kwabo bebezimase le nkonzo

    singabalula ubukho boMfundisi obesuka

    kwiCouncil of Churches eQueenstown. Sele

    sineminyaka siyiqalile le nkonzo kuba si-

    yiqale ngo-2005 sikwisekethe yase-

    Buntingville Methodist Church ngelo xesha

    ndandikhokhele amadodana, kubeka u-

    Msindo.

    Kulapho ndaye ndaba nombono khona

    ukuba ndicele abazalwane bezinye iimvaba

    sabelane ngolwazi ukuze izimvu zikaThixo

    zinga soloko zibona umalusi omnye kodwa

    khe kutshintshwane.

    Lo kaMsindo ulebele ngelithi baza kuthi

    baqhubeke nokubamba le nkonzo ka-

    zwelonke minyaka yonke.

    Kwelinye icala, uMfundisi Kanyisa

    Mtshazi we-ILEM uthe iNkonzo ka-

    zwelonke ibanceda kakhulu bengamaban-

    dla kuba ibaxhobisa ngolwazi.

    Iyakhulisa futhi ngokwasemoyeni

    iphinde kwakhona isincede ekubeni siman-

    yane luphele nocalu calulo. Kuba injongo

    yalo kukudibanisa amabandla, kubeka

    uMfu Mtshazi.

    Woleke ngelithi, yena kuninzi asele eku-

    fundile kule nkonzo kusukela oko yathi

    yasungulwa ngonyaka ka-2005 ukuza kuthi

    ga kulo nyaka ka-2014.

    Ibe yimpumelelo inkonzo kaZwelonke

    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

    Rainy location.

    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

    Nako.

    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.

    Libodehosts FarmersDay

    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.

    PHOTO: SUPPLIED

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    REPORTER

    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.

    Babalwa.Ndlanya@media24.co

    ADMandstakeholdershost Imbizo

    BABALWA NDLANYA

    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

    diseases.

    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

    specialist.

    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.

    Babalwa.Ndlanya@media24.com

    Boy needs help to put his

    cellphone to good use

    REPORTER

    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-

    ni.

    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.

    Elderlywomans relatives sought

    The Department

    of Social

    Development

    and Special

    Programmes

    need your help

    to find relatives

    of this elderly

    woman.

    PHOTO:SUPPLIED

  • 5News

    April 3, 2014

    Isolomzi Express

    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

    industry.

    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

    Hyundai.

    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,

    he said.

    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

    and welding.

    PHOTO: SUPPLIED

    REPORTER

    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-

    gramme.

    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-

    ship?

    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

    0034.

    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

    part.

    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

    3 Silver

    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

    Bronze

    St Marys Day Care Centre, Gra. 8

    Bronze 1 Silver

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    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-

    trict.

    She said there were 16 under-13 pupils from

    various schools in the Dutywa district who

    participated.

    They were from Lingelihle Junior Second-

    ary School (JSS), Morrison JSS, Ngubethole

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    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

    competition.

    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

    games.

    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.

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    excitementmounts

    after second round

    JSS, Hermanus JSS, Thompson JSS and from

    Ngonyama JSS.

    They returned home boasting with four

    gold medals, three silver medals and two

    bronze.

    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

    money.

    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-

    trict.

    In Stream C, Young Aces

    FC tops the logwith 16

    points after playing nine

    games