Suspect wanted for tax fraud arrested

Godfrey Sifiso Tony Lukhele

Godfrey Sifiso Tony Lukhele (33) was arrested by members of the Hawks Serious Commercial Crime Investigation Unit Mpumalanga on Tuesday for alleged fraud. Lukhele submitted fraudulent VAT returns to the South African Revenue Services twice in March 2013 for R3 million.  Initially he was arrested and absconded court four times while he was on bail of R70 000, which has since been forfeited to the state. Lukhele criminal deeds started in 2013 and spiralled further to 2014 and 2015 where he committed fraud in Nelspruit targeting the same institution. He appeared…

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SA has enough water to see it through dry winter


  South Africa has enough water to see the country through the dry winter but the sustainability of the water may be compromised if consumers are negligent. “It is almost certain that South Africa will not run out of water during the dry winter spell, with statistics showing that there is sufficient water in reservoirs for use until the next summer rains,” the Department of Water and Sanitation said. A weekly report by the department estimates that the current national storage is at 23 209.4 cubic metres out of a capacity…

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BBR beauties commit to changing Marite.

Miss Marite

  Tumelo waga Dibakwane Mashego Lebone (21),the new Miss Marite Market in Bushbuckridge (BBR), promised to serve the community by highlighting teenage pregnancy, abuse of substance abuse and the “dating of old men in exchange of money,” during her reign. Organiser of the event, Locracia Mkhabela from Esther Modelling Agency, said the reason for the pageant was too bring the people of Marite together and to give the young talent a platform to showcase their beauty and brains. The beauty contests also serve to create a sense of community and…

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Looking for a life partner

Gladys Rihlampfu .

  Tumelo Waga Dibakwane If you are single and you are in need of a life partner, Gladys Rahlampfu’s  agency Tikumeli Vukati (Find a Marriage) will  assist those who wish to meet a suitable match in a safe environment. Rahlampfu said she saw a need in the community and this way, she is doing all the hard work of match making. She ensured NewsHorn that her agency is safe and when interviewing possible partners will ensure it is not a human trafficking scam. She screens everyone who applies. Ramatlapfu says…

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15 lives lost on Mpumalanga roads over the weekend.

Fifteen lives were lost over the weekend in road crashes that occurred in various roads across the province. Most of the deadly crashes happened on Saturday. On the R546 Road between Charl Cilliers and Embalenhle, four lives were lost when two sedans collided head on. The crash happened around 06h00 on Saturday. Three of the victims died at the scene while the fourth person succumbed to the injuries while receiving treatment at the hospital. In a head on collision that also took place on Saturday around 18h30, two drivers were…

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Journalists, media practitioners trained in reporting on migration, health.

Dex Sibiya and Tumelo Waga Dibakwane MPUMALANGA journalists and communication practitioners attended a workshop in which they were trained on how to positively report on migration and health issues. The conversational workshop was organised by the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) last week in Nelspruit. “The media play an important role in shaping public perceptions, through the dissemination of information with the power to either enhance understanding and awareness of migration-related issues or contrary to foster stereotypes and pave way for discrimination and xenophobia,” said the national communication and reporting…

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Community builders should come up with innovative, sustainable projects

Tumelo Waga Dibakwane THE prominent community builder, Creseldah Ndlovu, who is fondly known as Bushbuckridge’s Mother Theresa, has urged emerging non-profit organisations (NPOs) to be innovative. Ndlovu said the new NPOs need to come up with sustainable projects, instead of “copying the same thing”. She said she appreciated donations for all sorts of material to destitute families but emphasised that the upcoming community builders needed to come up with innovative ideas that would go beyond donations. “Community builders need to come up with some social innovative and sustainable ideas that…

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Elders take to the roads in 10km Big Fun Walk

Tumelo Waga Dibakwane SENIOR citizens from Bushbuckridge have proven that age is just a number by taking part in a 10km Big Fun Walk event that involved both the youth and elderly. The walk that took place last week was organised by the Youth Development and Survival Organisation (YDSO) to encourage people to lead a healthy lifestyle. The founder of the organisation Remember Sambo said they realised that people from the rural areas hardly exercise or visit nearest primary healthcare centres for check-ups, they only go there when they are…

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