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Fisherman drowns in Mogol River

The police in Lephalale are investigating yet another instance of an inquest docket. Police investigation came after lifesavers on Sunday dived into  Mogol River, a couple of kilometres outside Lephalale  town to retrieve the body of a man. “It is alleged that the 64-year-old man was fishing in the river with his friends, when his angling pole bar stalled out …

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Senior citizens gets Christmas chows

A throng of elderly people went to the yearly Mayoral grocery distribution programme at Thabo Mbeki Hall on December 28, 2017. The Honorable Mayor of Lephalale Local Municipality, Jack Maeko, in partnership with stakeholders Eskom-Matimba and Exxaro gave essential needs to neighborhood elderly people. He acknowledged the contribution from stakeholders doing business in Lephalale and support of all Municipal activities …

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DNA tests taking long: Granny unable to bury her granddaughter

Seven months after her decayed body was found in a shallow grave, a Limpopo lady’s corpse is still lying at South African Police Service Forensic Science Laboratory, for deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) analyses. Police Spokesperson Franse Mokwena confirmed DNA tests directed at the women’s’ hair and nails to decide her identity has so far showed unsuccessful. “The tests is being centered …

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Christmas Eve fatal accident in Lephalale

Five people were killed, two seriously harmed when two vehicles, impacted head-on between Lephalale and Groblers Bridge border post. Police Spokesperson Lieutenant Colonel Moatshe Ngoepe said the accident occurred along R510 on Christmas Eve. “It is alleged that the driver of a Toyota Pajero lost control of the vehicle in view of tire burst. The vehicle rolled a couple of …

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HIV/AIDS pandemic high in Lephalale

Figures have demonstrated that Lephalale is among the territories in the Waterberg district with a high predominance of HIV/AIDS pandemic. Developing insights were uncovered amid the World Aids Day on December 5. Lephalale Local Municipality observed World Aids Day on December 5, 2017. Deputy Director of HIV/AID and STI Cluster in the Waterberg District, Tryphina Bambo, estimations revealed that 578 …

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Weakened wheelchair bound shack occupant given a house

As a noteworthy part of recollecting the yearly 16 days of activism of No Violence against Women and Children Campaign a wheelchair-bound Limpopo woman who lived in a two-stayed shack was given over an as of late created RDP house. Kedibone Monyeki (37) was given the route to her new home by Limpopo MEC for Co-operative Governance, Human Settlement and …

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The Mayor must prioritise service delivery and employment

The people of Lephalale used the opportunity to raise worries at the Mayoral Imbizo recently held at Moses Monanyane Sports Complex in Shongoane Village. Lephalale Municipality spokesperson Conscious Chiloane said the Imbizo is on-going Mayoral Outreach program to pass on government closer to the all-inclusive community. “The Municipality speaks with groups concerning service delivery in their areas and progress on …

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Please Help this man

Witpoort Hospital officials in Lephalale are looking for the family and relatives of Mpho Chauke (pictured above). Police found him sleeping under the bridge near Shongwane village. The hospital Communications Officer Ernest Dinale said Chauke is being admitted to their health facility [Witpoort Hospital] after he went for days without food. “Chauke left his home in Mhlanga, Witbank and traveled …

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Wheel-chair bound shack dweller gets a house

In an effort to restore dignity and a sense of belonging, Limpopo CoGHSTA  MEC Jerry Ndou will on Thursday hand over a brand new house built with bricks and mortar to a wheelchair-bound woman living in a two-roomed shack in Phahladira Village [Ward 6] Shongwane, Lephalale, A 37-year-old Kedibone Monyeki is dependent on a meagre social grant to look after …

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Medupi Unit 4 attains Commercial Operation status

The Medupi Power Station in Lephalale is a green-fields coal-fired power plant comprising of six units rated in total at 4764 MW installed capacity.Construction activities commenced in May 2007 and the power station will have full installed capacity by 2020.Unit 5 was first synchronised to the national grid on September 8, 2016, reached full power (794 MW) on December 17,2016 and attained commercial operation on April 3, 2017.Unit 6 attained commercial operation on August 23, 2015 and was officially opened by the President Jacob Zuma on August 30, 2015.Once completed, the power station will be the fourth largest coal-fired plant and the largest dry-cooled power station in the world

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