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OCAL Government and Tradi-
tional Affairs Department em-
ployee Nolundi Bomela was
shocked to be told her salary had
been frozen as she was dead.
Two months on, and still her alive sta-
tus has not been reinstated.
The news hit her on February 15 when
she checked with the human resources de-
partment after not receiving her monthly
I was told to check at Home Affairs and
found out it was not a case of mistaken
identity, she said.
I was the one they said was dead and the
death certificate had been done in Butter-
I went to Butterworth Home Affairs and
Mr Mhlola, who does deaths, confirmed
that he had done the certificate.
At Home Affairs I found out that I had
supposedly died of natural causes in
Mdantsane in November last year.
A person known as Mani Tato is the one
who apparently (signed) the certificate,
but I was never told of the relationship I
am supposed to have with this person.
Realising that Home Affairs was drag-
ging its feet in re-registering her, she decid-
ed to take the matter to a lawyer for assist-
I decided to open a case in Butterworth
on February 16.
I am the bread winner supporting all my
family, she said. This is the third month
without receiving my pay.
Her lawyer, Mkhululi Siyo, said they had
approached the high court to grant an order
to reregister her in the population register
and deregister her death.
Last week the Mthatha High Court grant-
ed an interim order for Home Affairs to re-
register Bomela with 15 days.
The court also ordered the Department of
Local Government and Traditional Affairs
to reinstate payments with all the benefits
plus back pay as she has been reporting for
work throughout this debacle.
We are not planning to fight, but justice
needs to be done and the Department of
Home Affairs is dragging its feet in resolv-
ing the matter, Siyo said.
Nolundi Bomela outside court. PHOTO: YANGA SOJI
SOUTH Africans should stop celebrat-
ing April 27 as Freedom Day and rather
take a moment to ask how black people
have lost their freedom.
This statement was made by the United
Democratic Movements (UDM) deputy
president, Khanyisile Litchfield Tshabal-
ala, during a party rally in Mqanduli on
Freedom Day last week.
She said black people are the ones that
fought for freedom, but they still are the
ones not benefiting.
She said gloom outweighs the happi-
ness in the country.
We say freedom is here but we dont
see it . . . we dont see it. There are more
tears than joy when looking down the line
at the state the country is in.
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UDM: Howdidwe lose our freedom?
At HomeAffairs I found
out that I had supposedly
died of natural causes in
Mdantsane in November
last year. NOLUNDI BOMELA
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POLICE are seeking the assistance of the
public in reuniting an elderly wo-man,
possibly in her eighties, with her family.
She was found by the community of
Kuni Location, Punzana outside King
Williams Town around 2am this past
Tuesday.The communitymember imme-
diately alerted the police.
Upon questioning the elderly woman,
she said her name is Nontombana. Pre-
liminary investigation was done by the
police to trace her family, but with no
She was found wearing a purple skirt,
brown polo neck top, orange vaskot and
a grey jersey and black shoes.
Anyone who has information that
could lead to the sucessful reuniting of
Nontombana with her family is request-
ed to contact Constable Noluvuyo Nani
of Punzana SAPS on 040 654 8016 or
083 539 3047. REPORTER
Police seeks public
assistance to reunite
Nontombana is looking for her family.
PHOTO: SUPPLIED REPORTER
DUTYWA Police arrested a 28-year-old
man for dealing in dagga.
The suspect was arrested on Sunday,
April 24, at about 10.50am on the N2 Road
The police were patrolling the area
when they stopped and approached a
white Nissan sedan with the suspect in-
They searched the vehicle and found
a black suitcase that was wrapped in a
black plastic bag. Inside the suitcase the
police found dagga, weighing 8.825 kg,
with a street value of R9 000.
The suspect was arrested and charged
with dealing in dagga.
The suspect appeared before the Duty-
wa Magistrate Court on Monday, April
25, on a charge of dealing in dagga.
Dutywaman arrested for dealing in dagga
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Tshabalala referred to the state of
Mthatha as unbearable, owing to lack of
services by the government.
Even if Mtanzima was to wake up and
walk around Transkei, he would not get
lost because its still the same infrastruc-
ture he left behind, she said.
According to her, even though the cur-
rent government is failing its people, polit-
ical parties still have a lot of work to do.
She said the divisions within the ruling
party do not automatically mean victory
for the opposition.
Success will come to those who go to the
people, and we should not be making
promises we know we wont be able to
The UDMs OR Tambo chairman, Zakhe-
ni Nondaka said: We are celebrating 22
years of freedom, but we still have people
who do not have access to water, no roads
and basically no services at all.
UDM: Howdidwe loseour freedom?
Khanyisile Tshabalala Litchfield during the UDM rally in
Mqanduli. PHOTO: BUNTU GOTYWA
BUTTERWORTH police arrested a 23-year-
old woman for the murder of a 60-year-old
woman, identified as Nimilile Nkohla.
The suspect allegedly quarrelled with the
daughters of the deceased on Sunday, May 1
around midnight at the Tshoveni Location,
Ceru Village in Butterworth.
In the process of intervention, the deceased
was allegedly stabbed in her upper body by
the suspect. Nkohla died on the scene.
Police were informed of the murder and
they rushed to the scene. The suspect was
traced and she was later arrested.
She has been chargedwithmurder and she
appeared in the Butterworth Magistrate
Court on Tuesday, May 3.
Butterworthwoman arrested formurder
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