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kaizer Chiefs
Maritzburg United’s relegation woes continue
23 February 2019, 7:39 PM

Maritzburg United’s relegation woes have intensified after a 3-2 away loss to the high-flying Cape Town City at the Athlone Stadium. United are still on 14 points after 21 matches, with just two wins so far this season.

The Team of Choice have now played two games more than the 15th placed Free State Stars.

City led 3-1 at some stage before Fortune Makaringe reduced the deficit.

Meanwhile, the match between Polokwane City and Kaizer Chiefs ended 1-1 at the Peter Mokaba Stadium, in Polokwane.

Amakhosi grabbed the lead from the penalty spot through defender Daniel Cardoso, but Amakhosi’s joy was short-lived with Walter Musona equalising for the home side six minutes later after another goalkeeping blunder by Daniel Akpeyi.

Dorothy Masuka
Veteran Jazz singer Masuka passes on
23 February 2019, 7:23 PM

Veteran Jazz singer, Dorothy Masuka has died at the age of 83. Her family has confirmed her death.

Masuka was born on September the 3rd 1935, in Bulawayo, in the former Southern Rhodesia, which is now called Zimbabwe.

She was the fourth of seven children.

Masuka’s mother was Zulu while her father was a Zambian hotel chef.

Zoo
Animal activists call for closure of East London Zoo
23 February 2019, 6:20 PM

Dozens of animal activists in the Eastern Cape are calling on government to shut down the East London Zoo.

They say living conditions at the facility are not conducive for wild animals. For the second time in weeks the activists held a peaceful protest at the zoo.

The zoo is one of the oldest in the county.

Elizabeth Kan is from the Ban the Animal Trading Organisation.

“They are also isolated. They are not with their own kind. They are alone and they are in a restricted environment where they suffer from zoo ciasis, which is a type of depression. We just feel that all kinds of animal exploitation in 2019 should come to an end,” says Kan.

Modiri Sehume
UCDP lashes out at govt for not dealing with corruption
23 February 2019, 4:40 PM

The United Christian Democratic Party (UCDP) says government is not dealing decisively with corruption. The party launched its 2019 election manifesto in Ganyesa near Vryburg in the North West.

UCDP President Modiri Sehume says they are confident that the party will win the North West which is its stronghold.

He says their first task will be to deal with corruption and cadre deployment.

“The first task that we will do as the United Christian Democratic Party, we will cut it from the head. They say a fish rots from the head. The highest office must be exemplary. Not only exemplary; the society must know that there are consequences for corruption. The third thing is this thing of cadre deployment. You see, political space and administrative space, they must never be entwined. There must be a clear line. The state must perform its functions in a fair and professional manner without the interference of politicians,” says Sehume.

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Burning House
Alleged lover torches homes in Limpopo, three die
23 February 2019, 4:35 PM

Three people allegedly involved in a love triangle have died in Ribacross village in Burgersfort in Limpopo. Police say a man in his 30’s allegedly torched a rented room belonging to a 35-year-old man and another room belonging to his girlfriend.

Police Spokesperson Moatshe Ngoepe says the suspect also died after he entered one of the rented rooms which had caught fire.

“Acting Police Commissioner of the South African Police Service (SAPS) in Limpopo Major General Jan Scheepers has condemned in the strongest possible terms the continuous acts of domestic related attacks and killings which are still prevalent in some parts of the province,” says Ngoepe. “This condemnation emanates from an incident, which occurred in the early hours of this morning outside Tubatse policing area outside Burgersfort where three people died and one minor child injured, our investigations in this matter are continuing.”

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