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IF people could embark on ploughing and planting, surely they
could manage to fight food shortages and poverty. This was evi-
dent by thehigh standardof vegetables at the recentAgricultural
show held at Mqhele village in Elliotdale.
The aim of the event was to showcase various agricultural
products from three units, namelyWillowvale, Dutywa and Elli-
On this occasion, a variety of products and produce were dis-
played, including vegetables, traditional mats, traditional attire
and live stock like sheep, pigs and chickens.
According to the Regional Director in theDepartment of Rural
Development and Agrarian Reform (DRDAR) in the Amathole
District, Mathemba Gcasamba, their intention was to motivate
the farmers by hosting a competition.
We are hosting this event annually. Our winner will be deter-
mined by the quality and quantity of what the Ward has pro-
duced. Then we will support them in the challenges they are fac-
ing. They will not get money, but we will make sure that the
prize they won will be spent on helping them to solve the chal-
lenges they are facing, said Gcasamba.
According to Gcasamba the judges were not from Mbhashe.
They had gone to other municipalities to source judges in order
to keep the judging process fair.
He said the productivity had shown that people could manage
to fight poverty in the rural areas, since ploughing was one of
the main weapons that could to be used to eradicate poverty.
This is our aim, to assist people to produce more.
One of the famers from Willowvale, Nowinathi Magiligwani,
said they were happy with the competition and that it had moti-
vated them a lot. Ploughing is helping us a lot because we use
themoney that we get from selling our vegetables to support our
families, she said.Magiligwani urged other peoplewho still had
not started ploughing their fields to do so, since it was one of
the weapons that needed to be used to fight poverty.
Matutu Songezo, Fundile Kawe, Siya Mphaliso and the Department of Agriculture official Kayalethu Noqha, showing some
vegetables produced the farmers in the Mbhashe Municipal area. PHOTO: BABALWA NDLANYA
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THE case of three men who are charged with
the murder of Station Commander, Lieuten-
ant Nomalizo Dukumbana, was postponed to
November 10 byMthathaHighCourt for trial.
Siyamcela Ntshitshi (33), Warrant Officer
Phumzile Ngqayimbana (41) and Mbuyiseli
Ngqayimbana (37) all from Sangqu village in
Qumbu (Ngqayimbanas are cousin brothers)
are still behind bars after they were denied
bail by theElliotdaleMagistratesCourt earli-
The accusedare facing six charges:murder,
conspiracy, attempted murder, possession of
firearms with intent to commit offence, pos-
sessions of firearms and ammunition.
According to the court indictment, Phumz-
ile was a police officer stationed at Elliotdale
Police Station; the deceased was the Station
Commander of of the same station. Phumzile
was not happy with the deceases manage-
ment style and he informed his girlfriend and
it is alleged that Phumzile decided and agreed
to conspire together with his girlfriend to kill
Allegedly since the accused realized that
theywould use force to achieve their purpose,
they then arranged and armed themselves
It is said that several attempts were made
on the deceaseds life and that she reported
such attempts to the authorities and to the
South African Police Services.
On the day of the incident Dukumbana was
on duty at the police station and she was shot
whilst she was on her way to her place of resi-
Community members and Police Womens Network attending the case of Station Commander of
Elliotdale who was murdered. PHOTO: BABALWA NDLANYA
Pumzile Ngqayimbana and Siyamcela Ntshitshi sitting in the dock at Mthatha High Court. The third
accused Mbuyiseli Ngqayimbana managed to hide from the camera. PHOTO:BABALWA NDLANYA
BUTTERWORTH Police Station hosted a
farewell party at the police station recently
forMajorVuyisile Londawhohadbeen in the
police service for 33 years.
Police Spokesperson Captain Jackson
Manatha said Londa was a hard worker for
the station; he was dedicated to his job and
was a disciplined member.
Before he came to Butterworth he was sta-
tioned inMthathawhereheworkedunder the
visible policing unit. He later became a detec-
tive where he spent most of his career, said
Londa Joined the Transkei Police in 1981 af-
ter he matriculated from Lamplough High
School in Butterworth. Londa retired on Au-
gust 2014 as a Major.
Farewell party hosted in
Butterworth Police station
Major Vuyisile Londa
congratulated by his
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THE chairperson of the Portfolio Committee
on Labour, Ms Lumka Yengeni, has pleaded
with people involved in the discussions to be
patient, and engage constructively on the is-
sue of the national minimum wage as it was
still too early to be fighting about the issue.
The discussionswere held in parliament re-
cently, according to Parliamentary Commu-
nication Services, Sibongile Maputi, and for
now the Portfolio Committee is still hosting
meetings, discussing this issue since there
are different sectors.
Listening to discussionswill help the com-
mittee arrive at an informed position, and
will put members in a better position when
making such an important decision that will
affect lives of the most vulnerable and the
weakest in society, said Yengeni.
The Black Management Forum (BMF) and
Business Unity South Africa (BUSA) briefed
the Committee on the national minimum
wage. BMF supports the idea of a minimum
wage as it said the national minimum wage
was not just a labour issue, but an economic
instrument to address SAs historical injus-
tices. Employers will be allowed to brief the
committee; thereafter, labour will be invited
to follow suit.
Yengeni pleaded with the members not to
use the meeting as a bashing platform. Eve-
rybody will be given space to make an input
on the matter, but everyone should be con-
BUSA said it had not formulated a position
on the matter as the invitation was not clear
enough on the kind of input required, and the
The Committee and labour representatives
that attended the briefing voiced dissatisfac-
tion with the kind of preparedness, and said
the debate on the national minimum wage
had been ongoing for a while.
BUSAs position is disappointing and bor-
ders on disrespect for the Committee and Par-
liament, said Ms Yengeni.
She called on BUSA to come back with a
well researched position that would ensure
that the poor would benefit and enjoy a better
ANGRY community members from Drayini
location inDutywaburneddowna two-room
flat at Luthando Qweles home on the
evening of September 11.
Qwele is a suspect in the murder case of
Lutho Qudalele (19).
During the incident in which angry com-
munity members were burning the house
down a police van which was in the area
since the police were trying to contain the
fire was also damaged by residents.
Police Spokesperson Captain Jackson
Manatha confirmed that the police arrested
Qwele at Mount Frere last Monday and he
will appear in the Dutywa Magistrates
Manatha said themother of Qwele and his
two siblings managed to escape unharmed
when their home was torched.
Anyone who has information about his
whereabouts must contact the nearest po-
lice station, because we believe Qwele can
assist the SAPS in solving the murder case
of Lutho, said Manatha before the arrest.
He said police had opened a case of arson
and malicious damage to property, but no
one was arrested yet and the investigation
Manatha said they condemned the behav-
iour of members of the community for tak-
ing the law into their own hands, as this
would affect the investigation done by po-
Angry residents torch
Luthando Qwele was arrested at Mount
Frere by police after having been on
the run for a month.
September 25, 2014
TWOhundred and eight Boxer customers across
the country have received their share of half a
million rand between June and Early September
This was possible through Boxers fantastic
sual and rewarding.
Over their birthday promotion period, Boxer
leaflets offered customers low prices and fantas-
tic Royal pairs and diamond deals in keeping
with their theme. All customers had to do was
purchase any two diamond deal products and
follow the easy USSD prompts to enter the com-
Four customers were randomly drawn
throughout the promotional period daily. Each
winning customer was personally contacted,
congratulated and told to collect his/her share
of R500 000 from their closest Boxer store. The
competitionwas effortless for customers to enter
which attractedmore repeat purchases and thus
more chances to win.
Boxer Birthday Deals raked in an outstanding
number of entries. Aswith all our competitions,
we like setting a numeric target for the number
of valid entries we receive over the specified pe-
riod. And with the Boxer Birthday Deals compe-
tition, I can proudly boast that we surpassed our
target in leaps and bounds.We are ecstatic about
the results and evenmore pleasedwith thewarm
reception they received amongst our shoppers,
said Prenella Ragavan, Boxers Public Relations
This maverick retailer continues to spark the
interest of competitors, media and most impor-
tantly, customers. From the amazing birthday
promotion to their newly announced first of its
kind campaign that has captured South Africas
attention, Boxer is fast becoming the retailer to
watch and a preferred brand inmany SouthAfri-
Shopperswin their shareofR500000
One of the Boxer Birthday Deals Competition winners from Matatiele. PHOTO:SUPPLIED
September 25, 2014
HUNDREDS of foreigners gathered in the
Central Business District (CBD) of Mthatha
where they held a march last Thursday with
the intention of handing over a petition to the
police, regarding the high rate of attacks on
They demanded justice from the police as
they marched through the CBD carrying
placards with relevant messages.
The President of the Pakistani Association
of South Africa, Fayyaz Ahmed Khan, said
they had decided to stand up against crime,
after having realised that they were being at-
tacked and murdered by criminals.
We are being attacked in our shops. Our
people are being murdered and hijacked. We
have decided to stand up andmake an appeal
to the justice system and the police to protect
us, because we are also contributing to the
South African economy, he said.
He said that not only Pakistaniswere being
murdered, but that Zimbabweans and South
Africans were also being targeted by crimi-
nals. Khan said the police should ensure that
they arrest the perpetrators.
We are proud of the Pakistanis who run
businesses here. They are creating job oppor-
tunities for South Africans and are also pay-
Khan said they were not only concerned
about their people getting murdered, but
were concerned over all murders.
Thememorandumwas accepted by the Sta-
tion Commander of the Madeira Police Sta-
tion, Lieutenant Colonel Dial Ketledas, who
promised to follow-up on their grievances.
Police Spokesperson, Lieutenant Colonel
Mzukisi Fatyela, said they were aware of the
cases the foreignerswere complaining about.
The grievences is about the crimes in
which they are attacked.
As police we are trying by all means to fol-
low leads which could lead to arrests. We
have taken their petition and we will look in-
to it, said Fatyela.
Fatyela said they heard at a meeting la...