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WOMAN’S BODY FOUND AT HOUSE IN PIKETBERG

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CAPE TOWN – A woman’s body has been found at a house in Piketberg, Western Cape.

The 26-year-old deceased’s body was discovered hidden under a bed at a residence on a farm on Friday.

Reports suggest relatives experienced a foul smell inside the house, and then made the gruesome discovery.

No arrests have yet been made.

The police’s Andre Traut says, “The circumstances surrounding the death of a 26-year-old female are being investigated after her body was discovered late on Friday night under a bed in a residence at Piketberg. A death inquest case has been registered, and the course of death is yet to be determined.”

(Edited by Zamangwane Shange)

#OPW: God gave you a rod, use it, says the pastor

If you’ve never gotten the opportunity to travel the whole of South Africa, do not fear when Our Perfect Wedding is near. The show will expose you to places you’ve never even heard of.

Case in point, this past Sunday we were taken to Mpumalanga’s small dorpie Amersfoort, to witness the union of Calvin Ledwaba (45) and Nonhlanhla Khumalo (31)

On their wish list, the couple wanted to see things sail smoothly with their decor, the wedding gown and groom’s suit.

Speaking of decor, their chosen colours were dusty pink for the ladies and maroon and white for the gents. The couple also wanted a glass theme, with a touch of pink.

The two met at a mall when Nonhlanhla was out wiAnd how awkward was it when the pastor said to the groom, “God gave you a rod, use it.” I mean. What? Shook.

The wedding party had to be excused from the ceremony because the bride can’t get to the Ledwaba headquarters after dark, in Limpopo.

Day two of the weekend wedding was a special one. There was even a stage erected, with Calvin dubbing the day as real wedding day. “yesterday was just a warm up,” he said.

The program director was comedian SchoolBoy and performances came from Janisto and CK, a popular Limpopo act.

The wedding party was transported in limo rides to take their pictures before the wedding reception took place. The day wouldn’t be complete without the Sepedi dancers.

Changing into their traditional attire, the couple wore white with touches of traditional patterns.

th her friends and Calvin went to buy office stationery. “while doing my shopping I decided to sit for a while and relax. Then I saw this lovely lady and decided to try my luck,” said Calvin.

They exchanged numbers and continued their communication via phone calls.

Prior to their meeting, Calvin had been single for 13 months after losing his wife.

“I was shocked when Calvin proposed but I happy as well because that had never happened to me before,” said Nonhlanhla.

Jazz veteran Philip Tabane dies at 84

PRETORIA – Veteran jazz musician Philip Tabane has died aged 84, the Department of Arts and Culture announced on Friday.

The musician, who was best known for his hit on the popular local drama Muvhango, died at the Mamelodi hospital in Pretoria on Friday morning.

On Twittter, the Department of Arts and Culture said: ” We are deeply saddened by the news of the passing of one of South Africa’s most innovative jazz guitarists described as a quintessential African performer, Dr Phillip Tabane.

He held 2 honorary doctorates in music & was a part of @ArtsCultureSA’s Living Legends Legacy Programme.”

Veteran musician Philip Tabane has (died)

 

Veteran jazz musician Philip Tabane has died aged 84, a close friend and family spokesperson has confirmed to TshisaLIVE.

The musician, best known for his hit on the popular local drama ‘Muvhango’, died at the Mamelodi hospital in Pretoria this morning.

 

The musician, who was best known for his hits Nkupi and Muvhango, died at the Mamelodi hospital in Pretoria on Friday morning. He was admitted to the hospital two days ago for an age-related illness.

“We were with him just yesterday evening. Doctors called this morning to ask the family to come and see him. It was a massive shock to all of us and the news is still quite fresh. We console ourselves with the knowledge that he was surrounded by family when he passed,” Dr Sello Galane, the close friend, told TshisaLIVE.

He was born in Pretoria and at a young age formed the music trio The Malombo Jazz Men. He received a Lifetime Achievement Award at the South African Music Awards in 1998.

Tabane was hailed as one of the best musicians in South Africa and still continued to perform, despite his age.

In the performance below, he was 75 years old when he took to the stage.

Two missing schoolgirls found butchered

Johannesburg – Pensioner Joseph Mpanza last saw his granddaughter in her usual jovial and free-spirited mood late last week. On Sunday, he returned to their home in Katlehong, Ekurhuleni to heartbreaking news that she had gone missing.620x349-31 Two missing schoolgirls found butchered South Africa News schoolgirls missing butchered

knowing he would never see his beloved eight-year-old granddaughter Nonkululeko Mpanza alive again.

The butchered remains of Nonkululeko were found along with those of her nine-year-old friend, Nompumelelo Mhlongo, on Monday.

 Both had been hacked to pieces, and their remains stuffed into a bag and dumped in bushes on a deserted piece of land in a section of Katlehong that has been without electricity for several months.

Police said the two children were last seen playing together on Sunday afternoon, not far from their home.

A community member discovered the bodies in a clump of bushes and overgrown grass on a piece of land enclosed with a concrete palisade.

A heartbroken Mpanza said: “I went to a funeral in Ulundi in KwaZulu-Natal. When I arrived home on Sunday afternoon, I was told that the two children were missing.

“We searched everywhere for them, until we were told they had been found dead,” he said.

Mpanza said he would miss his granddaughter’s happy personality.

“That child was an angel. She had a wonderful spirit. And she always listened when reprimanded.”

He called on the authorities to allocate the deserted land for housing.

“They should give people this space to build houses on. In that way, no one can kill children and dump them there.

“This person killed them somewhere and threw them there,” said an emotional Mpanza.

The Star arrived on the scene just as a police forensic team were finishing combing it for clues.

As soon as the police left, angry community members knocked down the palisade fence.

Katlehong residents have nicknamed the notorious space “the jungle” because bad things happen there.

“Let it fall. They kill our children here,” one woman shouted while a group of men knocked the fence down.

The bodies were found in a part of Katlehong that has had no electricity for the past three months.

Eskom switched the electricity off because residents don’t want the municipal prepaid split meters.

Residents said the murderer had taken advantage of the darkness.

“It’s very dark by 6pm. You can’t see anything.

“If the area was properly lit up, maybe we would have seen him dumping the bodies here,” said Dimakatso Zwane.

“He came here because he knows there’s no electricity. They (Eskom) ate money with the Guptas. Now they want the money from us. We don’t want these split meters.”

Gauteng Premier David Makhura on Wednesday said his government was outraged at Eskom’s decision to leave the area in the dark.

“The executive council has resolved to institute urgent legal proceedings to force Eskom to restore electricity supply to the area,” said Thabo Masebe, spokesperson for the legislature.

The increase in the number of children who go missing and are later found dead is cause for grave concern.

Nonkululeko and Nompumelelo were the latest victims.

Just this month, 10-year-old Katlego Joja was found dead near a river in Mamelodi West, Tshwane.

The girl-child murders are also occurring at a time when femicide is escalating.

The Star on Wednesday reported on the heinous murder of 31-year-old Lindiwe Sibiya, who was stabbed 17 times, allegedly by her husband Prince Khumalo. He denies killing her.

Mangosuthu University of Technology student Zolile Khumalo was shot dead in her residence, allegedly by her boyfriend, Thabani Mzoli, two weeks ago.

An angry Nomathemba Mndaweni, a Katlehong resident, said men who murder women deserve capital punishment. They seemed undeterred by jail sentences, she said.

“If they find the man who killed these children, he’ll get 32 years (in jail) and he’ll come back to rape and kill again,” she said.