Stray elephants come round again to destroy orchards

News: 26 November 2023 By Elmon Tshikhudo

Well-known crop and fruit farmer from Musanda Mr. Joseph Munzhelele received an unpleasant surprise in September this year when stray elephants destroyed his tomato and mango crops. Just when he thought things had returned to normal, the elephants returned last Thursday (16th) and trashed his orchards again.

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No sugar daddy for this young beauty queen

News: 25 November 2023 By Victor Mukwevho

One of the Miss Teen South Africa beauty pageant contestants, Tshepiso Mphidi, says young girls should refrain from dating “sugar daddies” because of peer pressure and focus on their education to be successful in life. Mphidi, who is from Haradali village, is going to compete in the national teenage beauty pageant to be held at the State Theatre in Pretoria on 16 December.

Royal family tries to remove Vho Mavis

News: 25 November 2023 By Elmon Tshikhudo

In yet another embarrassing scenario to hit a senior royal family, a senior traditional leader found herself out in the cold after the royal family announced that she will be removed as Thovhele of Dzanani.

Fake news opened up many old wounds for Mavhunga family

News: 24 November 2023 By Maanda Bele

The scourge of fake news, distributed via social-media platforms, is not only creating confusion but is also causing further trauma for families. In the latest such incident, a false report was distributed claiming that the girl who allegedly bullied a Mbilwi scholar two years ago had also committed suicide.

Two men brutally killed in revenge-style shooting

News: 24 November 2023 By Elmon Tshikhudo

In what appears to be Mafia-style revenge killings, two men were shot at the Playland entertainment park in Muledane on Sunday. The killings sparked fear that many more will be killed, including people not involved in the feuds between rival gangs.

Soutpansberg pioneer Dennis Ball passes away

News: 24 November 2023 By Pétria de Vaal

Dennis Charles Ball, one of the pioneers in our community, passed away peacefully in the early hours of Monday morning, 20 November, at the high-care facility of Our Home, Louis Trichardt, from natural causes associated with Alzheimer’s and ageing.

Landlord shot for complaining about loud music

News: 24 November 2023 By Elmon Tshikhudo

In a rather bizarre incident that occurred on Monday, a seemingly angry policeman, who was being reprimanded by his landlord for playing loud music, allegedly went berserk and shot and seriously wounded the man.

Roshini our Mrs SA star!

News: 24 November 2023 By Pétria de Vaal

Roshini Pakkiree has once again made Louis Trichardt and its people proud. She was chosen as one of the Top 10 in the Mrs South Africa Pageant on Friday, 17 November, at Emperor’s Palace, where the event took place. Earlier this year, the Zoutpansberger wrote about Roshini, who had entered this competition. “I was excited right from the start of this journey. History was made, and I was part of this!”

Hawker takes on Checkers in court to get her R4,000 back

News: 23 November 2023

Langanani Julian Mamburu, a hawker from Madombidzha near Louis Trichardt, is hoping that the Small Claims Court can come to her rescue. A few weeks ago, she lost the R4,000 she tried to send to her daughter, using the local Checkers store’s Money Market Facility. All her efforts to trace the money have been in vain, and her last hope is now pinned on the justice system.

New Vhembe mayor promises clean water and proper sanitation

News: 23 November 2023 By Silas Nduvheni

The newly elected executive mayor of the Vhembe District Municipality(VDM), Tsakani Freda Nkondo, pledged to provide clean, drinkable water and sanitation to the communities around the district. Nkondo was elected on Thursday, 16 November, during a special council meeting that was held a few days after the former executive mayor, Dowelani Nenguda, had stepped down from his position. He was elected as VDM’s Speaker.

Three Radzuma brothers also accused of robbing businessman

News: 23 November 2023 By Silas Nduvheni

The trial of the Radzuma brothers continued in the Limpopo High Court last week, causing some drama when Judge Thogomelani Tshidada appealed to one of the witnesses to walk around the courtroom and identify the people who had kidnapped and robbed him.

Stop threatening the media, suspects warned

News: 23 November 2023 By Victor Mukwevho

One of the eight suspects arrested for allegedly burning down a nine-room house in Matangari village last year has been warned by the court to stop threatening members of the media covering the case.

Flurry of road works welcomed by town residents

News: 23 November 2023 By Andries van Zyl

With the election in 2024 approaching rapidly, a flurry of street-rehabilitation projects and repairs is once again taking place in Louis Trichardt.

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