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Muhuyu honours its chief

News - Date: 17 October 2011

Written by: Elmon Tshikhudo / Viewed: 3391


Muhuyu community, one of the most remote areas outside Thohoyandou, was the place to be over the weekend, with many activities taking place.

Villagers gathered and looked back to what they managed to achieve and also to discuss their future. This was during the annual Muhuyu Day, which was held at the local primary school.

The function also celebrated the life of one of the village´s late traditional leader, Chief Tendani Tshizuwisa Tshivhase. A plaque was unveiled by senior traditional leader Vho Thovhele Kennedy Midiyavhathu Tshivhase. It also marked the first anniversary of the reigning chief, Muthungaapfe Tshivhase.

Chief Muthungaapfe Tshivhase said they had many things to celebrate in the village. “We received running water this year for the first time since 1918. We have schools and electricity and these are some of the things we should be proud of,” he said.

He said they felt they should also honour his father for the role he played in shaping the village. “Much of the development in the area is a result of his efforts,” he said.

He said the community, like many rural communities, still desire most of the things found in developed areas. "We need a tarred road that will link Matangari and Thenzheni and we are just happy that it is already in the IDP of the municipality," he said. He promised to work together with the municipality and their senior traditional leader, Thovhele Midiyavhathu Tshivhase, for the good of his people.

Vho Thovhele Midiyavhathu Tshivhase called for unity in the village. He urged all to follow in the footsteps of the late chief, whom he said had had the development of his people at heart.

The Muhuyu community settled in the area in 1918.


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Chief Muthungaapfe Tshivhase of Muhuyu assists senior traditional leader Vho Thovhele Kennedy Tshivhase in unveiling a plaque in honour of his late father.


Elmon Tshikhudo

Elmon Tshikhudo started off as a photographer. He developed an interest in writing and started submitting articles to local as well as national publications. He became part of the Limpopo Mirror family in 2005 and has since been a familiar name among the newspaper's readers.


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