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Lodwick Mokgohloa, aged 50, who stands accused of murdering his girlfriend, Ngoako Mabetoa, aged 49, in Chebeng outside Polokwane, appeared in the Seshego Magistrate Court today. Mokgohloa, facing a charge of murder, opted to abandon his bail application during the court proceedings. The case has been postponed until 26 August 2024 to allow for further investigations, with Mokgohloa remaining in police custody in the interim. The state has cited awaiting crucial evidence including the post-mortem report, crime scene photographs, and police statements as reasons for the postponement. The courtroom was filled with attendees, including the family of the deceased, representatives…

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Giyani residents are facing a disruption in their water supply due to a fault at the Nsami raw water pump station. This issue has halted water production at the Giyani Water Works since no raw water is being received. The Department of Water and Sanitation has sent technicians to address the problem. However, it is currently unclear how long it will take to resolve the issue. The Mopani District Municipality urges residents to use the available water sparingly and apologizes for the inconvenience. This advisory was issued by the Mopani District Municipality.

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A 16-year-old boy was arrested in Thomo village, Giyani, on Tuesday night, June 18, 2024, for possessing an unlicensed firearm and suspected stolen property. The incident occurred around 23:45 when police, while on patrol, received a tip-off about a teenager seen walking to his residence. Limpopo spokespersons colonel Ledwaba Malesela stated that “Following the lead, police arrived at a house in Thomo village and found the suspect with his mother. Upon questioning the boy about the firearm, he denied having one. “However, a search of the house uncovered live ammunition, a bundle of cellphone airtimes, seven cellphones, and an unlicensed…

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Saselamani – The South African Police Service in Saselamani has begun a search for two male suspects involved in a house robbery at Mhinga Zone 02 village,outside Saselamani. The incident occurred on Tuesday, 18 June 2024, around 13:00. According to police reports, a 26-year-old woman and her one-year-old daughter were at home when two unknown men entered the house. “The suspects asked about the owner of the house, and the woman responded,” said Police Spokesperson Colonel Ledwaba Malesela. “One suspect then pointed a firearm at her, threatening to kill them if she screamed and demanded money,” added Colonel Malesela. The…

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In Bloemfontein, the parents of a newborn baby are planning to take legal action against the Free State Department of Health. This comes after Pelonomi Hospital mistakenly declared their baby dead. The shocking news was revealed to the parents, Boitumelo Kgabale and his family, during funeral preparations when the hospital informed them that their baby was actually alive. Boitumelo Kgabale, the 51-year-old father, says the family is deeply traumatized by the hospital’s error. They are now seeking DNA tests to confirm if the baby is indeed theirs, as they have lost trust in the hospital’s handling of the situation. “We’ll…

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In a surprising and controversial appointment, Kgabo Mahoai has been named the new MEC for Treasury in Limpopo. Mahoai, formerly the Director-General of the Department of International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO), was dismissed in September 2021 for his role in a scandal involving R118 million in irregular expenditure. The Department of International Relations and Cooperation’s statement from 2021 made it clear, “Mahoai was let go following the conclusion of a disciplinary case against him. The charges stemmed from a failed project to purchase land in New York for South Africa’s Permanent Mission to the United Nations and the New York…

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The community of Muhlava Cross is in shock after a tragic incident today. A man from Sasekani village lost his life when a Morula tree fell on him around midday. The man, who had been hired to cut the tree at a local church, was busy with the task when the tree unexpectedly fell on him. Witnesses spoke to Tzaneen Voice off the record, confirming the unfortunate accident. Workers from the Community Work Programme tried to rescue him but were unsuccessful. Emergency services arrived at the scene shortly after but sadly declared the man dead upon their assessment. This incident…

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The Gauteng Provincial Initiation Coordinating Committee (PICC) has raised concerns about illegal practices overshadowing the 2024 Winter Initiation Season, which started on 15 June and will continue until 8 July, in line with the Department of Education’s school calendar. The PICC approved 145 legal initiation schools for this season, including 134 for males and 11 for females. However, between 2 May and 12 June 2024, Gauteng has already reported 138 abductions and two fatalities linked to illegal initiation schools. PICC stated that, “Tragically, on 8 June 2024, an initiate lost his life at an illegal initiation school in Ekurhuleni. Another…

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The Thohoyandou police have arrested a 26-year-old man for a house robbery that took place in Ngovhela early on Monday, 17 June 2024. The suspect broke into the complainant’s home by chopping the door open with an axe. Limpopo spokespersons colonel Ledwaba Malesela stated that, “The Suspect attacked the victim and robbed him of a cellphone and an undisclosed amount of money before fleeing the scene.” “The victim was rescued by a neighbor, and the incident was promptly reported to the police, who opened a case of house robbery.” Said Colonel Ledwaba Malesela. Thorough investigations led to the suspect’s arrest.…

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The South African Police Service (SAPS) in Muswodi, Vhembe District, has launched a manhunt for suspects involved in a violent house robbery on Sunday, 16 June 2024, in Tshipale Village. The incident occurred around 8:00 PM when two unknown men forced their way into a family home, claiming they were sent to collect money. The suspects, armed with a firearm and a knife, demanded money and fired several shots inside the house. They robbed the family of an undisclosed amount of money, cellphones, and other valuables. The suspects then tied up the victims and took them to the local Headman’s…

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The South African Police Service (SAPS) in Limpopo has announced the arrest of two men, aged 26 and 33, for their alleged involvement in a series of armed robberies in the Sekhukhune District. The arrests were made on Monday, 17 June 2024, during an intelligence-driven operation conducted by the Burgersfort, Jane Furse, and Nebo Tracking Team. The suspects were reportedly involved in multiple robberies earlier this month in the Jane Furse and Nebo areas. They were apprehended while traveling in a white VW Polo Vivo, which was used in the commission of the crimes. One of the suspects, a 33-year-old…

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Dr. Phophi Ramathuba, the newly appointed Premier of Limpopo Province, announced her Executive Council today, expressing excitement and responsibility. During her statement, she emphasized the council’s mission to drive development and prosperity in the province. Premier Ramathuba stated that, “The appointed council members, chosen for their experience and dedication, will focus on addressing key challenges such as economic growth, unemployment, infrastructure development, healthcare, education, and crime.” Dr. Ramathuba stressed the importance of inclusive and transparent governance. The Executive Council members and their portfolios are: Department of Education: Ms. Mavhungu Lerule-RamakhanyaDepartment of Health: Ms. Mashego Dieketseng MasesiDepartment of Cooperative Governance, Human…

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