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    BABALWA NDLANYA

    A

    COUNCIL meeting that was

    scheduled to be held in theCoun-

    cil Chambers of Mbhashe Local

    Municipality in Dutywa had to

    be postponed owing to a sit-in by

    the municipal employees.

    One of the councillors, who did not want

    to benamed, confirmed that the councilmeet-

    ing did not take place and that the political

    leadership went to the police station for safe-

    ty.

    We dont know when the next council

    meeting will be held, said the councillor.

    The employees embarked on a sit-in from

    Monday last week demanding a progress re-

    port about benchmarking from the acting

    municipal manager, Mvuyisi Nofemela.

    TheDeputy Chairperson for the SouthAfri-

    canMunicipalWorkersUnion (SAMWU) said

    the problemstarted last yearwhen they found

    that employees were not paid equal salaries

    even though they were doing the same job.

    We saw that there is a gap in the salaries

    of employees. We then took the matter to the

    council and the council asked the matter to

    be taken to the administration for implemen-

    tation, said Mlondleni.

    He said they hosted several meetings try-

    ing to follow-up on this, but it was in vain.

    The main problem started when this new

    acting municipal manager started acting. He

    failed to give us a progress report.

    According to Mlondleni, one of the reasons

    for the problems the Municipality is facing,

    is the fact thatmany of the positions are filled

    by acting officials and not permanently.

    We waited several times for him to come

    and address this issue but he is not coming

    to us. We will sit here until he comes to us

    with better words.

    Mlondleni confirmed that Dutywa town is

    very dirty because no one is removing rub-

    bish since all of the workers are on strike.

    Nofemela said before November 25,

    SAMWU had been demanding implementa-

    tion of an unlawful process of standardiza-

    tion which seeks to place posts in task grades

    that have not been evaluated, and graded

    based on the functions and duties that the in-

    cumbent performs.

    According to Nofemela, a similar internal

    arrangement was implemented in 2010 by the

    Municipality. Staffwere placed inunderserv-

    ing task grades resulting in an irregular in-

    creases in salaries.

    He said a commitmentwasmade by the em-

    ployers component to undertake a bench-

    marking process with municipalities who

    are in the same category as Mbhashe.

    There was a follow-up and progress report

    meeting with SAMWU, the employee compo-

    nent, on December 5, where it was brought

    to their attention that an Outcomes Report

    will be called, presented and discussed for

    consideration frommunicipalities that fall in

    the same category as Mbhashe.

    A reminder was also sent to SAMWUs

    Chairperson at 8.07 in the evening through

    an sms communication by the Acting MM

    (Nofemela) reminding him of the resched-

    uled session. Instead of waiting for the re-

    port, employees led by the Union Leadership

    decided to protest on Monday morning, and

    in the process threatening and forcefully

    evicting staff members who were working;

    burning papers inside municipal offices,

    throwing unknown forms of powders and

    spitting onto some of the working staff mem-

    bers.

    According to Nofemela, the political lead-

    ership and management went to address the

    protesters accompanied by the police, but

    were refused entry into the municipal build-

    ing by the protestors who were swearing and

    not allowing Nofemela to address them.

    He said this unlawful practice left theman-

    agement with no choice but to ask for an ur-

    gent interdict.

    As management of the institution we will

    continue with the process of approaching the

    union leadership to provide them with clear

    guidelines, procedures and report on the

    above matter, said Nofemela.

    Sitindisrupts councilmeeting

    Rubbish is strewn all over the streets of Dutywa due to the strike by Mbhashe Municipality

    workers. PHOTO: BABALWA NDLANYA Mbhashe Municipality Workers toi toying and singing in the streets of Dutywa. PHOTO: SUPPLIED

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    AYANDA MILLISA MADIKIZELA

    TO observe International Anti-Corruption

    Day last Tuesday on December 9, Premier

    PhumuloMasualle, embarked on a roadshow

    aroundMthatha in theKingSabataDalindye-

    bo (KSD) Local Municipality to raise aware-

    ness about corruption and to promote anti-

    corruption activities.

    Masualle, alongside KSDMayor Nonkoliso

    Ngqongwa and their entourages, stopped

    first at Mthatha Plaza Mall and later went to

    the Mamela taxi rank to educate the commu-

    nity about this social ill.

    Masualle said Anti-Corruption Day is a

    United Nations initiative and this years

    theme is Break the Corruption Chain.

    In line with this theme, we have decided

    to stand up and go out to educate the people

    and make them aware of the dangers of cor-

    ruption and also to let them know of the chal-

    lenges when reporting such misconducts,

    said Masualle.

    KSD Mayor Ngqongwa said they were

    pleased that KSD was chosen to launch this

    day in the province.

    We also have our own programme of mak-

    ing sure that whenever there are corrupt ac-

    tivities, it must be reported regardless of

    whommaybe involved in suchmisconducts,

    said Mayor.

    Members of the community were very ap-

    preciative and found Masualles talk most in-

    formative.

    Awarenessonanticorruption raised

    Eastern Cape Premier Phumulo

    Masualle, led the entourage during the

    Anti-corruption last week in Mthatha.

    PHOTO: SUPPLIED

    AYANDA MILLISA MADIKIZELA

    TO address the drunk driving problem

    this Festive Season, the Eastern Cape Liq-

    uor Board has embarked on awareness

    campaigns throughout the country re-

    minding road users about the dangers of

    driving orwalking in the roadwhile under

    the influence of alcohol.

    Last Thursday, the Liquor Board con-

    ducted an awareness campaign at Mt-

    hatha Plazawhere theymetwith taxi driv-

    ers, commuters and residents, encourag-

    ing everybody to be responsible drinkers

    this Festive Season and beyond.

    Phumlani Fani, Communications Offic-

    er at the Eastern Cape Liquor Board, said

    even though they would also visit other

    municipalities within the province, they

    have decided to start in OR Tambo.

    We have had several road accidents on

    this side of the province, with many

    caused by drunk driving or people walk-

    ing into the busy roads while drunk, said

    Fani.

    He said alcohol remained a significant

    factor in the escalating cases of road acci-

    dents in the Eastern Cape.

    Despite the drop in the national

    number of road fatalities during the previ-

    ous Festive Season, the Eastern Cape

    Province registered an increase in road fa-

    talities relative to other provinces, said

    Fani.

    He added that theywereworking closely

    with the police and traffic officerswith the

    same vision of having a safer Festive Sea-

    son.

    OnWednesday, the boardalso did apres-

    entation on road safety awareness, hosted

    by Nyandeni Local Municipality at Ngqe-

    leni junction, where the community mem-

    bers were alerted about the dangers of

    abusing alcohol and its consequences.

    The Eastern Cape Liquor Board further

    held roadshows in Engcobo, Butterworth

    and in King Williams Town.

    Liquor board addresses drunk driving this festive season

    Liqour Board officials held an awarenes campaign at Mthatha Plaza last Thursday for taxi

    drivers and commuters, warning them about the dangers of drinking and driving.

    PHOTO:AYANDA MILLISA MADIKIZELA

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    December 18, 2014

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    SIMBONGILE MDLEDLE

    THE King of AmaXhosa, his Majesty

    Zwelonke Sigcau, expressed his pain and

    sorrow caused by seeing his nation losing

    its culture and heritage.

    He said all these important, proud chat-

    tels of the nationwere going down the drain

    because western culture has taken centre

    stage.

    Zwelonke said it seemed as if Blacks had

    thrown away their roots and were now fol-

    lowing a Westernised way of living.

    The King was speaking during the gradu-

    ation ceremony of eight graduates of iNkolo

    KaNtu (traditional religion) at Idutywa re-

    cently.

    The iNkolo kaNtu graduants are expected

    to lead and spread the importance of this re-

    ligion throughout South Africa.

    They completed their iNkolo kaNtu reli-

    gious studies at the iCamagu institute, lead

    by Dr Nokuzola Mandende, a cultural ex-

    pert.

    King Sigcau said, We need to restore our

    culture, especially among the youth, because

    they are the ones who will lead this country in

    the near future. We are a lost nation and if we

    are like that we are like a lost sheep. So the

    young people need to consider their roots, so

    that we can become a strong nation that is nev-

    er shaken at the roots.

    He called on woman to play their role in

    teaching children, as it was the case before,

    when fathers were not at home and had gone

    to look for jobs away from home. The King also

    suggested that virginity testing should come

    back.

    Girls must get tested as well as boys to re-

    store our dignity, because this is not new in our

    culture. Other nations are laughing at us be-

    cause we are a lost nation, a nation which is

    dominated by alcohol and disrespect by young

    ones. I agree that education is important, but

    we need to include our culture, said Sigcau.

    He expressed his gratitude for the initiative

    that was started by Dr Mndende, stating that

    government needed to support it. King

    Zwelonke agreed that black culture was op-

    pressed or never recognized by the colonial

    government.

    Kingagonises

    over lackof culture

    King Zwelonke Sigcau. PHOTO: SIM MDLEDLE

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    correct significant errors as soon as possible. Send info to the

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  • 4News

    December 18, 2014

    Isolomzi Express

    PHINDILE GQELE

    AS part of poverty eradication in the rural ar-

    eas, the Eastern Cape Rural Development and

    Agrarian Reform MEC, Mlibo Qoboshiyane,

    in partnership with the Eastern Cape Rural

    Development Agency (ECRDA), launched a

    multi-million randMbizanaRural Enterprise

    Development (RED) Hub in Siwisa Village,

    Mbizana, on Tuesday, December 9.

    The RED Hub programme is governments

    key rural development approach driven by

    theEasternCapeRuralDevelopmentAgency,

    which supports local co-operatives with ac-

    cess to finance, mechanisation and selling of

    produce to retail markets for the benefit of all

    members of co-operatives.

    MEC Qoboshiyane said high unemploy-

    ment and poverty levels in theAlfredNzoDis-

    trict result in low affordability levels, which

    manifest in low levels of investment, develop-

    ment, service delivery and under utilization

    of development opportunities.

    There is an urgent need formajor new pri-

    vate sector investments to create jobs and im-

    prove livelihoods in the area. The establish-

    ment of the RED Hub will help eradicate pov-

    erty and stimulate the local economic

    development, as well as the investment

    drive.

    With the rich soil like this and people who

    love seedlings, I couldnt resist introducing

    the RED hub. Period for hunger and poverty

    is now gone; a new era of better life has just

    began.Nowgo and cultivate your fathers gar-

    dens to generate income, said Qoboshiyane.

    The RED hub will cover six wards which

    constitute 11 villages, and over R53.5 million

    has been allocated for the Mbizana RED hub,

    which will be spent on primary production,

    equipment, establishment of grain silos and

    milling, Trading store and other infrastruc-

    ture such as fencing, establishment of feeder

    satellite, training of beneficiaries, stakehold-

    er management and social facilitation.

    Amongst the things the Hub will focus on

    is the value addition of grain which encom-

    passes primary grain production on 1000 hec-

    tares, developmechanization units andwork-

    shop with tractors, harvesters and imple-

    ments, safe grain storage by establishing silos

    with combine storage capacity of 2000 tons,

    processing of grain through the establish-

    ment ofmilling plantwith a three-hour capac-

    ity, branding and marketing of processed

    products to local and externalmarkets and es-

    tablishment of feedlot at a later stage.

    Qoboshiyane also donated eight tractors as

    well as implements. He said the department

    would support the RED Hub for five years.

    Ward 31 Councillor Thokozani Faku said

    words alone could never explain how grateful

    the community is. It is without doubt that

    we appreciate this initiative and promise that

    there will be no fights concerning these trac-

    tors and implements, as we are united now,

    we shall unite till the very end.

    Project launched toeradicatehungerandpoverty

    The beneficiaries seen with their leaders during the function held at Siwisa to launch the RED Hub. PHOTO: PHINDILE GQELE MEC Mlibo Qoboshiyane delivering his speech. PHOTO:PHINDILE GQELE

    PHINDILE GQELE

    URHULUMENTE weMpuma Kapa ushiye

    abemi bedolophu yaseMbizana bengawuvali

    umlomo luvuyo nanjengoko uMphathiswa

    wesebe leZophuhliso lwamaPhahle nezoLimo

    eMpuma Kapa, uMlibo Qoboshiyane, ebathe

    jize ngeetrektha zokulima.

    Okukwenzekekwilali uSiwisa ephantsi ku-

    kaCebaThokozaniFakueMbizanangoLwesi-

    bini weveki esiyisingelayo, kweyoMnga ngo-

    mhla wethoba.

    Eli ibilinyathelo lokukhulisa uqoqosho

    lwale ngingqi nanjengoko kukholeleka

    okokubaabemibalengingqi baphilangemise-

    benzi esisingxungxu kunye nemali yesi-

    bonelelo sikarhulumente.

    Abo bathe baxhamla kwezi trektha baquka

    nowasetyhini ogama lingu, Nomalozo Made-

    la, othe wabulela kakhulu ekwabalula okoku-

    ba le imini uyibona njengemini yesiqalo esi-

    jolise kubomi obungcono.

    Andinamazwiwambi ngaphandle kokuthi

    enkosi kulo rhulumente usilondoleze

    ngoluhlobo. Nanjengoko urhulumente ethe

    wasibonelela ngolu hlobo sikwathembisa

    okokuba izixhobo ezi athe wasipha zona

    sizokuzilondoloza njengosana, utsho uMa-

    dela.

    Kwintetho athewayiwisa okaQoboshiyane

    uthe ucela ukuba bonke abathatha inxaxhe-

    ba kulo msebenzi babhinqe omfutshane,

    basebenze kuba amavila awafuneki kulo

    msebenzi. Iyatsho ne ncwadi engcwele uku-

    ba, funda entuthwaneni, vilandini. Masi-

    wukhalimele lo mkhuba wobuvila kweli-

    phondo lethu nakwilizwe lethu lonke. Eli

    lixesha lokusebenza kunjalo nje kuzovuna

    lowo uthe watyala.

    Abahlali bale ngingqi bavuye nangakumbi

    emveni kokuba ethe umphathiswa wabalula

    okokuba abo bangenako ukulima bazofuma-

    naumsebenziwokugada amasimi lawoukan-

    ti abanye bazawuthi babe ngabaqhubi bezi

    trektha.

    Ilali ezithe zaxhamla ziquka; Emazweni,

    Ludeke, Majazi, Dudumeni, Zityaneni nez-

    inye.

    Uceba waku Ward 31, Thokozani Faku,

    uthe bakuvuyela ngakumbi ukuba mdaka

    kwamasimi asemampondweni nto leyo

    ithetha okokuba ikati igxothiwe eziko.

    Ndiyathembangokuokokubanokoubomi

    buzoba ngcono ukanti nentlutha izawuba

    yinto yethu, sibulela kakhulukumphathiswa

    ngokuthi asikhumbule ngokwenjenjalo

    ukhumbule nobawo bethu, utshilo uFaku.

    Amasimi amdaka eMbizana

    UMphathiswa Mlibo Qoboshiyane esenza intetho yokunikezela ngetrektha kuSiwisa.

    IIFOTO: ZITHUNYELWE

    Abalimi bemaxhaphetshu emasimini kwindawo yakuSiwisa. Abaqhubi betrektha bemi phambi kwazo emveni kokulima amasimi.

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    THE Me and My Family Ministries will this

    weekend be hosting a campaign aimed at em-

    powering youth in the Qhora Administrative

    Area in Wakeni location, Dutywa.

    The campaign will be held over three days

    from December 19 to 21.

    Me and My Family Ministries Pastor,

    Manelisi Msizana, said they wanted to em-

    power the youth. People from different pri-

    vate companies were invited to participate in

    the campaign.

    Wewant to encourage the youth to stop us-

    ing drugs and rather start businesses. We un-

    derstand that there are no jobs these days,

    but we are willing to help them where we

    can, said Msizana.

    Msizana said they are expecting people

    from East London and surrounds to also at-

    tend.

    They also invited representatives from the

    National Youth Development Agency (NY-

    DA) and theWomen Support Center andGen-

    der Based Violence.

    Local Youth Co-ordinator in Mbhashe Lo-

    cal Municipality, Mzontsundu Ngceba said

    he is aware of the event but he was, however,

    still waiting for a formal invite.

    As theNYDAwe know that there are chal-

    lenges facing the youth and that is why we

    are always happy to participate in campaigns

    like this one because it is where we get the

    opportunity to speak with the youth, said

    Ngceba.

    They can get bursaries if they are interest-

    ed in furthering their studies. We also tell

    themabout theopportunities theyhave in the

    Mbhashe Local Municipality, said Ngceba.

    Church toempower Dutywayouth

    Pastor Manelisi Msizana from Me and My

    Family Ministries who is holding a campaign

    aimed at empowering the youth.

    PHOTO: SUPPLIED

    REPORTER

    QUEENSCollege BoysHigh has come out tops in the 2014

    SAASTA National School Debates Competition where

    they competed against the other South African provin-

    cial finalists in the National Final at the 3M Innovation

    Centre in Woodmead, Johannesburg on Friday 5 Decem-

    ber.

    The topic the students debated in theFinalwasparticu-

    larly relevant, given the current outbreak of the Ebola

    virus. Theywere asked to research and debate the follow-

    ing question: In facing our current and future health

    challenges, do you think we should be investing in the

    discovery of new drugs and medicines, supported by

    fields such as biotechnology and crystallography?

    Each team was assigned one of five different perspec-

    tives of science communication from which to argue its

    stand on the topic.

    The perspectives were: economic, socio-cultural, utili-

    tarian, democratisation of science and advancement of

    science. During the day-longFinals, judges evaluated de-

    baters for their participation, including responses to ar-

    guments and questions within discussions.

    The SAASTA National School Debates Competition

    aims to encourage young people to address key issues

    around science and technology that are faced by their

    communities, through the medium of debate.

    Conceived andhosted by the SouthAfricanAgency for

    Science and Technology Advancement (SAASTA), a

    business unit of the National Research Foundation, the

    programme seeks to foster the confidence to speak about

    science in high school students from Grade 9 to 11.

    It also gives participants the opportunity to develop

    research, critical thinking and information literacy

    skills, as well as the ability to work as a team to present

    logical, clear arguments.

    For the regional finals, students researched and debat-

    and relevance to the experience of its teenage partici-

    pants.

    It is well known that the development of science, engi-

    neering, technology and innovation has a distinct bear-

    ing on overall economic development of any country,

    said Dr. Jabu Nukeri, Managing Director of SAASTA.

    In order to solve our countrys deep and pressing so-

    cio-economic challenges, South Africa needs skills to

    help the country compete internationally, grow economi-

    cally and to generally improve the lives of its citizens.

    SAASTAs goal is to steer young South Africanminds to-

    wards careers in science, engineering, technologyand in-

    novation.

    Using [debate] to engage scientific issues provides a

    platform for learners tomake scientific information rele-

    vant to them, through theunderstandingof social, cultur-

    al, economic and broader implications, added Nukeri.

    EC school wins SAASTA Finals

    From left are Louise Featherstone (Queens College

    teacher) with Queens College learners Emilio

    Smith, Ndayeni Manzi, Lawrence Lwanga, Dr.

    Jabu Nukeri (Managing Director of SAASTA) and

    Qwawe Bula. PHOTO: SUPPLIED

    ed the question: Do

    you think invest-

    ment in nanotech-

    nology research will

    provide a feasible so-

    lution to our water

    challenges? Nan-

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    support from the

    field of crystallogra-

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    and characterising

    materials, is one of

    the technologies be-

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    event on the 21st of December, 2014, at the

    Buffalo Cricket Stadium in East London.

    Firmly established as an Eastern Cape

    festive-season must-do, the festival lit-

    erally has something for everyone from

    veterans Stimela, Oliver Mtukudizi and

    kwaito sensations Trompies to dance-

    floor favourites Uhuru and Mafikizolo.

    Vocalists Zahara and Berita also form

    part of the line up, as do The Soil, andDJs

    DJ Tira and DJ Ganyani . In whats sure

    to be a popular move, the festival has also

    confirmed the legendary Papa Wemba as

    one of the performing artists.

    In keeping with their commitment to

    developing local talent, the festival has al-

    so confirmed a range of local emerging

    artists to perform amongst them, Csana

    fromPort St Johns, afro soul and jazz sing-

    er Thandokazi from Mthatha, Simphiwe

    PS Peter from King Williams Town,

    afro soul artist Andile Seskhona from

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    The BuyelEkhaya Pan African Music

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    to become an established brand and cul-

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    respects, the festival has also evolved into

    a massive reunion, gathering audiences

    from various towns in the Eastern Cape,

    as well as homecoming Eastern Capers

    from across the country, who have made

    the event a part of their festive-season tra-

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    of Freedom in a tribute to the ultimate

    in South African talent, the festival will

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    also a loving salute to womens resilience

    in the music industry in the 20 years as

    personified in the line-up led by Swazi

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    Cooler boxes and picnic baskets will be

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    Hundreds of people joined in the excite-

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    three lucky winners celebrated Christmas

    early by driving away in a Mercedes Benz.

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    Ritz Gaming and Entertainment in Mthatha.

    The crowds cheered when Sesuthu Mdudu-

    ma drove away in a Merc from Bingo Royale

    East London CBD, Mkhuseli Xaba from Ritz

    Gaming and Entertainment in Mthatha, and

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    Park.

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    been given away at the East London and Port

    Elizabeth Bingo Royale venues in the compa-

    nys Win a Merc competition.

    There was great excitement whenever one

    of the six lucky ticket holders for the final

    draw were identified and made their way to

    the stage.

    As part of the fun thousands of rand were

    also givenaway to luckymembersof theaudi-

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    venue.

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    Yolande Manuel.

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    through well into the night, rounding off a

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  • 7Entertainment

    December 18, 2014

    Isolomzi Express

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    Dear readers, we understand ukuthi wishes

    can be ours but father God who takes deci-

    sions with our lives on the Express land.

    But even if it is like that we need to take

    care of ourselves this festive season. Andithi

    kuthiwa unceda ozincedayo?

    And the lovers must be always together or

    next to each other because there are vultures

    out there who are looking for new love this

    festive season, so ungathathelwa ke.

    I wonder these vultures apha enyakeni bez-

    iphila njani sezi-hunter abantu babantu nje?

    To those who drink alcohol like it is new to

    them or like there is no tomorrow, they must

    know that abusing alcohol can kill them.

    Even nabo besibazi ukuba ziindla-manzi

    zomhlaba apha enyakeni mara we still need

    them because songabinanto yakubhala kun-

    yaka esikhangele kuwo.

    So by the way, play safe this festive season

    and dont overdo things because they would

    hit back. On top of it all, please save those bo-

    nuses of the year end as January is still going

    to need more money.

    Asifuni ke kuthi kuqala unyaka umntu abe

    etshone evele ngomqala komatshonisa.

    Nivile moss.

    Kusekude engqinibeni ngomlomo

    OW!! Madoda kusinda kusehlela kwatsho

    amaZulu asekhaya.

    Iyawaintoni futhi kuni makwedini? Asizi-

    hambeli ngeTuru-turu yethu na siyakwafuna

    ezi ndaba kula dolophu yaseLusiki (Lusiki-

    siki), sivele sizithele kwamanye amantom-

    bazana ebehamba nge-Polo emhlophe. Ubuze

    ukuba bekungobani amaxesha.

    It was 12 midnight. And sibone ngokuvele

    kudadazelwe kuchanywe nokuba kuza aban-

    tu ukuba lidliwe ijiki apha. Ingabi namseben-

    zi ke leyo. Uloyiko lwethu kule crime ingaka

    amantombazana ngemoto enxilile ebusuku

    aphinde ehle aye kwi ATM!

    Abe sesithi umntu ubanjwe inkunzi kanti

    nguye ozise enkunzini izihlalele. Ma-lady si-

    ya-nithanda, xa nihamba ezi hambo zenu at

    night at least makube khona abantu eniham-

    ba nabo abangakwazi ukunikhusela xa nih-

    laselwa.

    Into esiyaziyo ke thina nje ngabantu aba-

    khe balisela ijiki, lithi kwakukuba kubi

    likushiye enyanyeni ngathi zange laba khona

    engqondweni. And ladies of the soil musani

    ukuhamba niyi-xposer le golide nayiphiwa

    nguBawo wethu osemaZulwini kuba in-

    otshaba. You must always be under protec-

    tion ladies to save it.

    Hayi ukuba abakuvanga Gesh soze ba-

    phinde.

    I wonder wena ungenza njani?

    Guys, things are happening on the Express

    land. You knowwhat, there is a guy fromFlag

    (Flagstaff) who caught his wife red handed

    with his young brother in his own bed.

    Heyi, izinto ziyenzeka. Ukuba le nto yay-

    iqale njani ngubani oqale wacela uthando

    komnye. Omnyewathi xa evuma, xa ingavela

    le nto kungenzeka ntoni?

    Uthi kaloku ubhuti, eintlek yena eben-

    gakrobeli nto ukuba banento yokwenza. Qha

    uthe uzakukhe ahambe neechomie zakhe

    baya emcimbini eNtelly (Mt Ayliff), esitsho

    kunkosikazi. Mara bathe sebephuma beham-

    ba kwangavumi kubo bonke baphindela ema-

    khaya yena uthe xa efike ngo11 ebusuku

    wazithela kwesi shiqi.

    Bafethukunzimaemhlabeni.Mara siyacela

    ukuba umntu akhe asincede ukuba ngubani

    oqale yonke le nto.

    Kuba akukho lula ukuba ungavele uqwaba-

    la umfazi kamkhuluwa wakho uthi

    uyamthanda and naye engenokwazi ukuba

    angavele athi bhuti ndicela sithandane en-

    gakwazi ukuba uzakuthini.

    Mhlawumbi nomakoti lo ukuba le gossip

    ifikelele kuye aze ake asixelele ukuba kwen-

    zekantoni. Kungokunje umfethuugqibe uku-

    ba azihlalele yedwa agoduke lo kuba akakwa-

    zi ukujongana naye.

    Ukuba umfowabo lo uzakumthini asazi,

    kodwa okuxakayo kukuba umninawa lo

    wenze le nto segrand nje ebomini esebenza,

    ebefundiswangulo ajikewambethela. Shame,

    life is merciless.

    Oh!! Its astonishing

    In our tiny agewe used to hear about dooms

    day and I (Gesh) even asked God to give me

    life until I get older, so that I can taste the hon-

    ey of being old. Ja, Im here now.

    But it seems as if the doom is happening

    right now. We heard that in Rosedale in UTA

    (Mthatha), there is an old ladywhokidnapped

    and kept a disabledman in custody as her sex

    slave. The report revealed that the woman is

    a well-known woman in church and she is

    married.

    She kept the man for the whole weekend

    locked inside the room.Who say those are not

    the practices of doom?Khazi igossip team izit-

    hatha phi ezi ndaba. Ungasibuzi funda udaba

    olu. Fortunately, we had an opportunity to

    speak to the guy, who said really he was there

    for work.

    He said the oldmumusually left him for few

    hours and returned demanding sex. Aka-

    fresh umntaka bhuti. My brothers son is so

    fresh. Zintoni ezo? Asike siniyeke kuba inda-

    ba anizazi nibe nisithi xa sinixelela zona

    sithetha izinto zemiqala yethu.

    Ngoku we will meet you dear readers in

    2015. Enjoy the rest of the Festive Feason;

    dont overjoy uyakufa.

    Westill needyou in2015

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    IT was a day of smiles and happiness for the

    Butterworth All Stars players and their

    Chairperson Kwayiyo Xalisa when the team

    received a full soccer kit sponsored by San-

    lam at the Mnquma Local Municipalitys

    council chambers in Butterworth last week

    Friday.

    Sanlam Financial Adviser in Port Eliza-

    beth, Xhanti Shai, said they had decided to

    sponsor Butterworth All Stars after Zanem-

    vula Ngovela asked them to sponsor sport in

    the Mnquma area. In addition to the full soc-

    cer kit, balls were also handed over,

    Mr Ngovela told me when wemet on busi-

    ness that there was a soccer team in Butter-

    worth that is doing well and even played the

    Nedbank eliminations games, but unfortu-

    nately they were knocked out at the regional

    stage, said Shai.

    He said the team is currently playing in

    the Castle Regional league but that they

    were struggling since they didnt have a

    sponsor.

    After Mr Ngovela told me this, I realised

    it was worth my while to try and be of assist-

    ance. I decided to go back to Port Elizabeth

    and consulted my bosses regarding this re-

    quest and luckily itwas approved.Wedecided

    to buy new soccer kit, soccer balls and shin

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    AsSanlamwewant to create a partnership

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    the Butterworth area does not get enough ex-

    posure in sport, concluded Shai.

    Chairperson Xalisa, urged his players to

    keep on working harder and to stay humble

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    We really appreciate what you have done

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    players.

    The Mnquma Local Municipality Execu-

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    for supporting the team.

    ButterworthAll Stars receives soccerkit

    Sanlam Financial Adviser in Port

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    son Kwayiyo Xalisa.

    PHOTO: ANELE RAZIYA