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Freight trucks and bus inferno–five suspects in court

Five people appeared in the Phalala Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday for allegedly torching three freight trucks and a bus amid violent protest that closed R572 road between Lephalale and Groblesrbrug at Ga-Seleka village a week ago, this brings to seven the number of suspects in the dock. The suspects are …

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Police arrests damage to property suspects

Five people have been arrested for public violence and damage to property in Ga-Seleka village outside Lephalale on Sunday night, bringing the number to seven. Violence over the chieftaincy dispute erupted on Tuesday last week as residents called on the Royal Family to re-instate their unseated acting Kgosi Phetogo David …

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Axed Kgosi Seleka heading to Bloemfontein

Dethroned Kgosi Phetogo David Seleka has instructed his lawyers to file papers in the Supreme Court of Appeal in Bloemfontein after Polokwane High Court on Friday dismissed his bid to appeal against his ousting as acting chief of Ga-Seleka tribe. “Although we don’t know when it will be heard, I …

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Judge rejects ousted Kgosi Seleka’s appeal

The Polokwane High Court has on Friday dismissed dethroned Kgosi Phetogo David Seleka’s application to appeal against the judgment to oust him from the position of authority. The court has dismissed the application with costs. While the Royal Family, opposed to his rule welcomed the decision by Judge MG Phatudi, …

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Five people were nabbed, three trucks and a bus burnt in a village protest

Police have arrested five people following violent protest along R572 road between Lephalale and Swartwater in Ga-Seleka, Limpopo in which three cargo trucks and a bus were burnt. Scores of angry villagers on Tuesday evening went on the rampage and barricaded the main road used by local people to and …

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The group torches freight trucks in protest against ousted chief

Three cargo trucks and a bus were torched during violent protest in Ga-Seleka on Tuesday night. It alleged a group of protesters barricaded R572 Lephalale-Groblersbrug road near Phalala River in protest against the removal of acting Kgosi Phetogo David Seleka. Police Spokesperson Brigadier Motlafela Mojapelo confirmed the incident. “Police were …

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Premier Mathabatha didn’t visit Ga-Seleka community, as understood

Limpopo Premier Stanley Mathabatha will today [Tuesday] not liable to address the flared-up community of Ga-Seleka following the chieftaincy dispute as it was believed. Provincial spokesperson Phuti Seloba told Lephalale Express Online News the Premier’s visit to Ga-Selaka does not reflect on their programme. “I honestly don’t have that on …

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Chieftaincy dispute escalates

Tension is mounting between Baphuting Bo Seleka Royal family in Limpopo and the community over the alleged “prejudicial” administrative affairs. Dynasty dispute intensified on Wednesday when irate members of the community supposedly defied court judgment to demand the reinstatement of acting Kgosi Phetogo Seleka. Trouble has been triggered allegedly after …

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Businesses to trade out enormous benefits

Businesses in Limpopo will cash in huge profits when the province host the 2018 Cosafa Cup which begin later this month. Limpopo MEC for Sports, Arts and Culture Onicca Moloi said the province will reap the benefits during the competition which starts on May 27 to June 9. Moloi said about 100 …

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More than 3500 “deadly” pit toilets still utilised in rural schools

Democratic Alliance (DA) says the Department of Basic Education (DBE) has revealed in Parliament there are still 3 532 pit toilets at schools across the country. In a statement on Tuesday, DA Shadow Deputy Minister of Basic Education Nomsa Marchesi portrayed the circumstance as horrifying, saying, children are subjected to …

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