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Mkhizewarns corrupt leaders
ANC Treasury General Zweli Mkhize at the Alfred Nzo memorial lecture. PHOTO:KHAYA MAGENU
li Mkhize, said the ANC
should be at the forefront of
speaking out against cor-
ruption and should be act-
ing as whistle blowers and support all
investigations into irregularities.
Mkhize was speaking at the Alfred
Nzo memorial lecture in Mount Ayliff
Hall last week. He also called for deci-
sive action to be taken to remove all
those involved in corruption. TheANC
must set an example of revolutionary
morality and ethical leadership as a
monument to our heroes, like Alfred
Nzo, Oliver Tambo, Moses Kotane, Mo-
ses Mabhida, Walter Sisulu, Albertina
Sisulu and others.
According to him, ANC leaders
should demonstrate to SouthAfrica that
Nelson Mandelas Legacy is safe with
the ANC as legitimate custodian of all
the values Madiba had represented,
In awarning toANCmembers against
playing dirty political games, Mkhize
said itwasnot in their culture and tradi-
tion to air dirty laundry in public. He
said leaking records of confidential de-
liberations often distorted to favour
personal points of view brought the
ANC to public ridicule and scorn.
We must stamp out division. Many
instances where divisions appear are
not owing to differences of opinions on
how to implement theFreedomCharter,
but on how to subvert governance by in-
dividuals attempting toutilize their offi-
cial status for personal gain, said
He described Nzo as a good listener,
respecting the opinion of all people,
even that of his opposition. According
to him Nzo was never intimidated and
had the intellectual depth to positively
work hard to rebuild the founding val-
ues of the African National Congress.
We must double our efforts to forge uni-
ty and to fight against racism, tribalism
and sexism.Weneed to build a truly car-
ing and compassionate society, said
The Alfred Nzo District Municipality
was named after Nzo who was born and
bred in the Thabachicha village in
Alfred Nzo was the longest serving
Secretary-General of the ANC. During
his tenure, he was sent to various coun-
tries including Egypt, India, Zambia,
Norway, Tanzania and he had also rep-
resented the ANC in the United Nations
Together with Oliver Tambo and oth-
ers, Nzo formed part of the ANCs back-
bone, holding down the fort and propa-
gating the partys struggle while their
comrades were imprisoned on Robben
Island and in other prisons. Once the
ban on the ANC had been lifted and Nel-
son Mandela was released from prison
in 1990, Nzo returned to South Africa.
Nzo has received the Order of
Friendship Among People, Praesidium
of the Union of the Soviet Socialist Re-
publics Supreme Soviet in 1985, and
was also bestowed in 2003 with the The
Order of Luthuli by former President
Alfred Nzos sister, Nomazotsho Nzo,
said she was very happy that her dis-
trict municipality was still remember-
AlfredNzo DistrictMunicipality Dep-
uty ExecutiveMayor SixolileMehloma-
khulu said they have decided to put
aside June as Alfred Nzo month. They
had also put aside some money to pro-
duce a documentary on Nzos life in
partnership with the Ekurhuleni Mu-
nicipality in Gauteng and Zambia.
In awarning to ANC
playing dirty political
games, Mkhize said it
was not in their
culture and tradition
to air dirty laundry in
July 10, 2014
Fire nearly damages vehicles
shop in the
the fire is
RESIDENTS assisted with chasing and catch-
ing a man who was suspected of robbing a
shop in the Ngonyama location in Mputi Vil-
lage, Dutywa on Saturday.
Police spokesperson, Captain Jackson
Manatha, said itwas alleged that two suspects
entered a shop and that one of the suspects
fired a shot before robbing the owner of an
undisclosed amount of money and some gro-
After robbing the shop they ran away and
a woman (26) who was robbed in the shop
raised alarm and pleaded for help from the
community members. They responded to her
call and chased the suspects, theymanaged to
catch one suspect and found an undisclosed
amount of money on him, said Manatha.
According to Manatha the other suspect
managed to run away. The arrested suspect
had been charged with business robbery and
will appear before the Dutywa Magistrates
Nobody was injured in the shooting.
Manatha confirmed that the suspect was
not assaulted by the community members
and was handed over to the Dutywa Police.
We thank the community for their effort in
assisting the police to fight crime and for not
taking the law into their hands.
Communitymembers catch suspect
POLICE officials of the Butterworth
Cluster are looking for three suspects
who allegedly hijacked a white Toyota
Hi-Ace Taxi with registration CTB 748
EC on July 4.
The report said the driver (20) of the
kombi was locking the vehicle in New
Look Village outside Butterworth, when
three men appeared. One of them alleg-
edly pointed a firearm at the victim,
while forcing him into the vehicle.
Police Spokesperson, Captain Jackson
Manatha, said the suspects drove the
taxi in the direction of Centane and they
dumped the victim at 14 Junction, before
driving off in the direction of the King
Hintsa FET College in Centane.
Manatha said the vehicle had not yet
been found and the suspects have not
Anyone with information should con-
tact the Butterworth Police on0 047 401
1100 or Crime Stop on 0 08600 10111.
Search is on
A man (20) appeared briefly in the Dutywa
Magistrates Court on Monday, charged with
the rape of a woman (28).
Nkosikhona Khathani (20) was arrested af-
ter he allegedly raped awoman in theMdoko-
sini location, Dutywa on June 27.
He was not asked to plead and was remand-
ed in custody until July 9, for further investi-
According to Police Spokesperson, Captain
Jackson Manatha, on the night of the inci-
dent, the victim was sleeping alone at her
home at about 11pm when the accused alleg-
edly raped her.
After the alleged rape, the accused fell
asleep next to the victim.
At about 7am the followingmorning, the ac-
cused woke up and was recognised by the vic-
Manatha said the victim then left the
scene and alerted her relatives who accom-
panied her to the Dutywa Police Station to
report the matter and a case of rape was
The suspect was traced by the police and
arrested. He was charged with rape.
DETECTIVES of the Centane Police Sta-
tion arrested a man (31) for allegedly rap-
ing his former girlfriend in the Mkhwane-
ni location in Centane on Saturday June
28. Police Spokesperson, Captain Jackson
Manatha, said the victim was at her new
Man chargedwith rape of former girlfriend
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raped her. The suspect was due to appear
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WHILE other older women are enjoying their
pension grants, a woman (90) from the Chris
Hani Township in Mthatha has to use her
grant money to provide for her nine grand-
Nogungqile Lolwana is struggling to make
ends meet, taking care of her grandchildren
and her son.
She is living in a cold, damp-smelling shack
with a wet floor. Inside and out, this shack of-
fers nothing that resembles a home for its res-
idents. When the Express visited the shack,
it was discovered that Lolwana was sleeping
on a traditional mat with no pillow or mat-
tress. Instead of a pillow, she uses clothes to
put her head up.
She said she was sharing her shack with
her son and daughter-in-law, both of whom
were unemployed and were collecting card-
boards to sell.
Life here is not good at all. I am living here
because of my children. I maintain themwith
my pension grant, because they are not work-
ing and I love them very much, said Lolwa-
na.She said recently she was visited by Bish-
op Tshepo Machaea and members of the
Ibandla laseMthini Evangelical Movement,
who assisted her with groceries.
According to Machaea, they received a
phone call from one of the residents who told
them Lolwanas story. Since one of our mis-
sions in this congregation is to help people
who are less fortunate, we decided to visit
her.We did not believe our eyeswhenwe saw
this elderly lady living and sleeping is such
bad conditions. This tormented our hearts,
because these people could end up getting
pneumonia from sleeping on a wet floor.
According to him, after seeing the situa-
tion, they bought groceries for the family and
contacted other congregations who donated
clothes. Machaea said they would love to see
thiswoman living inabetter place, since they
honoured the elderly.
Its really touching to see a 90-year-old
woman sleeping in a place like this.Anything
could happen to her. The door is not in good
condition and there are holes in the wall.
In response to an enquiry from Express,
communications officer for the King Sabatha
Dalindyebo Municipality, Sonwabo Mampo-
za, said it was the first time he had heard of
Lolwanas living conditions.
Woman (90)has to sleeponwet floor
Nogungqile Lolwana with some of her grandchilren. PHOTO: BABALWA NDLANYA
Some of Lolwanas
the shack they call
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SPOKESPERSON for the Eastern Cape de-
partment ofLocalGovernment andTradition-
al Affairs, Mamkeli Ngam, has vowed that
more arrests of bogus traditional surgeons in
the Libode area would follow.
Ngams utterance follows the arrest of a tra-
ditional surgeon, Samkelo Mvubu, who has
been chargedby theNational ProsecutingAu-
thority (NPA) with two counts of murder.
Ngam said he was collecting information
and was communicating with the Libode po-
lice ahead of the expected arrests of at least
four more bogus surgeons in the region.
Mvubuappeared in theLibodeMagistrates
Court last Wednesday.
It is alleged that Mvubu circumcised two of
the initiates that have died this initiation sea-
son. The murder cases emanate from the dis-
covery of the two dead bodies by the police
at an illegal circumcision school.
According to NPA regional spokesperson,
Luxolo Tyali, in addition to the two counts of
murder, Mvubu is also facing two counts of
contravening the Health Standards Tradi-
tional Circumcision Act No 6 of 2001.
Meanwhile, in the same court of the district
of Libode, on Thursday, July 03, three male
teenagers (16-17) appeared on charges of un-
lawful circumcision for circumcisinganother
The young initiate was rescued by the po-
lice and is currently in a serious condition in
The three teenagers were not released into
the custody of their parents, but were instead
referred to the Bosasa Place of Safety in Mt-
hatha, until their next court appearance on
Tyali said the NPA was taking these cir-
cumcision-related cases very seriously.
Wewill vigorously prosecute all circumci-
sion-related cases without fear, favour or
prejudice.Andwhere convictions are secured
we shall argue for the harshest possible sen-
tences. We appeal to members of the public,
especially parents, to be vigilant and to ex-
pose these bogus traditional surgeons and
nurses, he said.
AT the time of going to print, 24 initiates
have died in the Eastern Cape with at least
131 being hospitalised or kept at rescue cen-
The premier of the Eastern Cape and the
MEC for Local Government and Traditional
Affairs, Fikile Xasa, was expected to address
the media yesterday.
Morebogus surgeons tobearrested
YANDISA POPPY DLEMBULA
IN the hope of helping young boys recover
from illegal circumcision practices, the
Community Development Foundation of
South Africa (Codefsa) is working hand in
hand with the Department of Health (DoH)
to place rescue and treatment centres in
Lusikisiki, Libode and Mhlontlo (Qumbu
Codefsa chairperson, Nkululeko Nxesi,
said that the rescue centre in Lusikisiki
was up and running and that about 80 boys
have been treated here, while the centre in
Mhlontlo was still under construction.
The rescue centre in Libode has been
running since last year, when it helped
about 120 young boys to get treatment for il-
legal circumcision practices, added Nxesi.
He said the rescue centre that was under
construction was their main focus, since
they wanted to make sure that each and
every corner of the region gets the help
needed in order to lower the death rate
We will fight the existence of illegal cir-
cumcision schools with all weve got be-
cause they are undermining the impor-
tance of the circumcision tradition, said
Circumcision school owner, Ayanda
Magini from Qumbu, said that they ap-
plauded the work done by Codefsa, since
it helped in fighting the negative percep-
tion parents have towards this tradition.
She said there was nothing negative
about the tradition itself, but that greedy
people with no knowledge of the tradition
made it look dangerous.
Circumcision rescue centres
to assist initiates
NANGONA amapolisa ezama ngandlela
zonke ukuwusiphula nengcambu umkhuba
wokulwa kwamakhwenkwe kwindawo yaku-
Centane, oku kusathe gqolo ukwenzeka
kwayekusuba imiphefumlo yamanye amakh-
Amapolisa athi akahambisani nomkhwa
wokuvalelana kwamakhwenkwe ukuba and-
wendwele iilali afuna ukuya kuzo ngenxa yo-
mkhwa wokuhlaselana kwawo.
Oku kutshiwo sisithethi samapolisa eClus-
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ANunemployedwoman fromVonqo location
Spar could not believe her eyes when she re-
ceived the keys to her new car last week.
Speaking to Express, Nontutuzelo Makele-
ni (37) said she was still speechless about her
prize. When I entered Spar I saw posters of
the competition Win a Polo Vivo.
After buying my groceries, I tried my luck
by following the instructions and entered the
competition. She said she had received a re-
sponse within a month.
When she received a call from manage-
ment, she thought someone was pranking
her, since she couldnt believe what she was
She said even though she does not have a
drivers licence, the car would help her a lot.
Makeleni encouraged people to enter compe-
titions and said they shouldnt hesitate to try
A family member, Willson Komanisi, who
came to support Makeleni, said she was the
first person to win from their home.
To the Spar management we want to say
thank you for your competitions, as they
dont come with empty promises. We are
speechless, really.We dont knowwhat to say
to this supermarket.
The owner of Idutywa Spar, Mthunzi
Ngozwana, said the competition was run na-
tionally every year.
This competition started in May. Custom-
ers had to buy certain items, including prod-
ucts from our manufacturers, in order to en-
He said they were happy for Makeleni and
that this was one of the ways of ploughing
back into the communities who are support-
ing their shops.
Wearedoingmany things asSparwith the
intention of supporting our customers. We
are very much involved in the community
and we sponsor various schools.
Nontutuzelo with her brand-new Polo Vivo. PHOTO: BABALWA NDLANYA
Idutywa Spar Store Manager Joseph Veto (right) and the owner of
Idutywa Spar, Mthunzi Ngozwana (left), handing over the keys to
Nontutuzelo Makeleni. PHOTO:BABALWA NDLANYA
UNITRA Community Radios (UCR) Morn-
ingMove breakfast show presenter, Nkosi-
yapha Urban Dotye, knows exactly what
his listeners want.
Even though Dotye, who is from the
Greenville location in Bizana, is still
young, his showmotivates people of all ag-
es in the OR Tambo and Mbhashe Munici-
palities and he is seen as a role model by
Talking to Express, Urban said his pas-
sion for radio started at an early age.
When therewere visitors at home,my sis-
ter used to call me to come and entertain
them by broadcasting or reading news.
Urban likes his showwhichhits the air-
Urban Dotye. PHOTO: BABALWA NDLANYA
waves from Monday to Friday between
6am and 9am and said he tried all the
time to accommodate all listeners, young
He said in life, education is important
and young people, who would like to be
presenters one day, should finish school
first and then follow their dreams.
To be in the entertainment industry
youmust be somebodywho is disciplined,
because you are dealing with different
Also there are people who look up to
you as their role model.
Dotye said he still had a long way to go,
since he would love to be a presenter on
one of the national radio stations one day.
Shoud this dream become a reality, Dotye
said his love for UCR would never die.
July 10, 2014
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THE MEC for Eastern Cape Rural Development
ane, met with Ncora Farmers in Cofimvaba in a
bid to resolve the ongoing quarrel involving farm-
ers in the government-funded Ncora Irrigation
OnSunday, June 29, hemetwith representatives
fromboth sides of the conflict in aneffort to resolve
matters, in order for local communities to contin-
ue benefiting from the project aimed at develop-
ment and transformation.
Cooperative Governance and Traditional Af-
fairs MEC, Fikile Xasa, will assist by facilitating
a resolution of the conflict between the Producers
Assembly, Municipalities and Traditional Lead-
Qoboshiyane said Xasa would facilitate a meet-
ingwith all traditional leaders involved in the irri-
gation schemes and the government would im-
prove its monitoring mechanisms to ensure funds
allocated for projects are spent effectively and on
time. Traditional leaders have a duty to ensure
stability, peace and order within their communi-
ties. Xasa will engage traditional leaders around
the schemes on the reported issues and encourage
them to stop violence within their communities,
Qoboshiyane said his department would help to
empower Producers Assembly members to give
them operational management capacity. To this
end a meeting would be held with the Chris Hani
Development Agency, Qamata and Ncora Produc-
ers Assemblies to discuss operational manage-
ment of irrigation schemes.
The MEC said the department would engage
communities to clarify issues and would respond
to allegations against government officials.
The conflict followed a dispute between the two
factions Board 4 and Producers Assembly who
were not seeing eye to eye with regard to develop-
mental issues in the area.
Mlibo Qoboshiyane. PHOTO: BABALWA NDLANYA
THE Department of Social Development
andSpecialProgrammeshas set asideR1,9
million towards community household
foodgardeningprojects in aneffort to fight
poverty and building a caring society.
Social Development MEC, Nancy Sihl-
wayi, has embarked on an outreach pro-
gramme focusing on vulnerable groups in
an effort to build a caring society by boost-
ing the household food gardening projects
to address hunger and poverty.
The announcement was made at the Ha-
la household food gardening project inHa-
la village, Cofimvaba last week.
The Hala household food gardening
project had received R455 000 from the de-
partments 2013/14 budget. According to
the departments communications officer,
Nande Fayo, the main objective of the
projectwas to address hunger and poverty
and to enable families to harvest from
their household food gardens daily.
So far, 52 households have benefitted.
A home garden is an asset under the con-
trol of household and is managed by the
household, said Fayo.
The MEC handed over four cheques to
households from two Municipalities.
The Silindini food project in Ngcobo (40
households), the eMaqwathini food gar-
dening project and the Lower Qebe food
gardening project (40 households) each re-
ceived R500 000.
The Masizakhe in Agriculture project
(with 9 beneficiaries) received a cheque
for R400 000.
The MEC said their intention was to
fight poverty. We want to make sure that
we support our community members as
much as we can, because it is our mission
to ensure that no one is suffering.
One of the beneficiaries of the Masiza-
khe in Agriculture project, Novumile Ka-
pase, said they were happy with the sup-
port from the department. We will make
sure that we use these funds to expand our
project and to buy a container to be used
as an office, said Kapase.
Kapase encouraged women to stop fold-
ing their arms and to do something to fight
R1,9mil to boost household
food gardening projects
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July 10, 2014
MONTY Whiteboy Jantjies, who participat-
ed in athletics, rugby and boxing during his
sporting career, spent some time with Ex-
press reporter, Simbongile Mdledle, in the
Out the three codes, Jantjies excelledmost
in boxing, in which he became a Border
champion, later reaching the South African
championship in the amateur division.
Jantjies was born in Mdantsane Town-
ship, which is regarded as the home of box-
ing in South Africa.
I grew up in a place where one had to pro-
tect oneself with ones fists. My involvement
in sport started in grade 5. I never became
a professional, because I sustained a head in-
jury, forcing me to quit boxing, said
Opponents who had given him sleepless
nights were Ayanda Barnabas andMthobeli
After hanging up his boxing gloves,
Jantjies kept being involved with the devel-
opment of the sport. He moved from East
London to Coffee Bay where he guided and
trained Goodman Dywili, who became Afri-
can Baby Champion in the OR Tambo re-
gion. I amproudaboutwhat Ihaveachieved
with that boy.
Jantjies said things were not always easy
during the Apartheid years. It was very dif-
ficult during Apartheid, because there were
two amateur bodies, one for blacks and one
for whites. One had to fight hundreds of
fights before becoming a professional and
there were challenges due to a lack of equip-
Monty Jantjies. PHOTO: SIM MDLEDLE
BORDERs u13 Coca-Cola CravenWeek team
had the honour of playing in the main game
of the tournament at theKings Park Stadium
in Durban on Friday after three unbeaten
games during the week.
Despite their backline being regarded as
the most exciting of the week and having
scored two tries, they lost 29-14 to Western
Province in the game which is regarded as
the unofficial final.
WP and Border were the most impressive
sides on the openingday of theweekand they
continued to play the most attractive rugby
Border produced the turn-around game of
the tournament when they beat Eastern
Province 24-13 on Day 3 of the week (Thurs-
day). EP led 13-0 at the break and it stayed
thatway for the first 10minutes of the second
half. It was all Border after that and they ran
in four tries without reply to end EPs un-
beaten run and booked themselves a place in
the unofficial final.
Borders final against Western Province
featured a contrast of playing styles. Prov-
ince had the stronger forwards and three of
their five tries came from driving mauls,
while Border had the most exciting backline
of the week.
They managed to score two tries in the fi-
nal, but their speedsters never saw enough
of the ball and Western Province were good
value for their win in the end.
Daniel Venter scored two of the pushover
tries for Province, with the others coming
from Benjamin Van Schalkwyk andMeiring
Ebersohn (two). Fabrizio Linnert kicked two
The Border tries were by Austin Brandt,
Sibusiso Javu. Rayden Masters converted
. The U13 Coca-Cola CravenWeek is in its
51st year of existence and isnamed inhonour
of former SARugby president, Dr Danie Cra-
ven, who opened the first U18 Coca-Cola Cra-
ven Week in East London in 1964.
At the first game Dr Craven said: The
board wants the game to be played in the
right spirit. This includes: attacking, adven-
turous, open, constructive rugby, without
the interference of the result, and without
distracting from the game. If the schoolboys
can accept this spirit, it will extend to our
national approach, to the benefit of all.
The game has changed enormously since
then. The teams are far better prepared and
the entire approach to rugby is far more pro-
fessional but theres no question than Cra-
vens call for attacking, adventurous rugby
was answered in Durban last week.
Craven was also at pains to stress that this
is a festival. There are no log points kept, and
no overall winners or losers. What has
emerged is the phenomenon of the main
BorderU.13s excel at the2014
Adrian Dirks of Border in the match between Eastern Province and Border. PHOTO:SUPPLIED
ment back then.
Jantjies said the youth should put their
minds and energy into sport and education.
If they do this, they will never regret it.
Jantjies is an educator at the Fairfield Jun-
ior Secondary School in Mthatha.
He is happily married and blessed with two
boys. Although he spends most of his time in
Mthatha, he still visits Mdantsane during the
In his spare time he loves to read, run and
game the weeks concluding fixture with
the honour of playing in it reserved for the
two teams that play themost attractive, effec-
tive rugby during the week. Its easier to de-
cide on the main game at the U13 Coca-Cola
CravenWeek than it is at the other Coca-Cola
Youth Weeks because the primary schools
play four matches at the week, not three as
the older players do.
That means that, by the end of the week,
its unlikely that too many teams will have
won all three prior encounters. So, the main
game will probably feature the two A sec-
tion teams who are unbeaten at that stage.
July 10, 2014
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PLAYERS have shown much dedication in a
pre-season tournament for 12 teamsatMsobom-
vu sports grounds in Butterworth recently.
Secretary of theButterworthFootball Asso-
ciation, Mvulinile Tose, said they were host-
ing a pre-season tournament ahead of the pro-
motion league games for the 2014/15 season.
The Promotion League will start on Au-
gust 1. All teams participating now, will also
take part in this league.Wewant tomake sure
about the number of the teams that we have
in this Association, said Tose.
He said thepromotion league ends inMarch
next year and the winning team will be pro-
moted to the SAB Regional League.
He said although they had a wealth of tal-
ented players, they were still facing challeng-
es which had to be addressed by authorities
one such challenge being the fact that
Msobomvu has only one sports ground to ac-
commodate all games. Teams who participat-
ed in Stream A were Montego FC vs Burning
Bush FC. Montego won 3-1.
Killers FC and Filler Angels failed to show
up for their matches.
In Stream B, Green Lovers FC played
against TK Lions FC and drew 0-0. FC Rela-
tives and Butterworth All Stars FC drew 2-2.
In Stream C, Golden Arrows FC played
with Young Masters FC who also drew 2-2.
The last game of the day was played be-
tweenMzantsi FC andMightyEagles FC, end-
ing 1-0 in favour of Mighty Eagles.
Montego lead in threeStreams
Action during the tough match between Montego FC and TK Lion at Msobomvu Sports Ground.
PHOTO: BABALWA NDLANYA
Montego FC is one of the teams that participated in the pre-season tournament.
PHOTO: BABALWA NDLANYA