eNCA Crew Robbed in Mamelodi East

The eNCA crew including a reporter, Xoli Mngambi were robbed at Phatudi Street, a house clinic in Mamelodi East on Wednesday afternoon during their assignment.

The journalists reported to have lost some of their equipment including camera and a tripod.

Xoli shared a picture of what has left and tweeted immediately after the incident occurred, saying: “This is what’s left of our equipment [two news cameras and a tripod gone] after being robbed at gunpoint in #MamelodiEast while filming a feature this afternoon. A short video of the car that the three gun-wielding robbers were travelling in to follow … #Crime. 

He also shared a short video on twitter of the robbers driving off in a grey VW Polo. The case was opened after the incident.

The Mamelodi East police spokesperson, Constable Lethabo Mashiloane said the case is being investigated.

By: Fortunate Machaba

Mamelodi East Flats Illegal Occupants Removed By Red Ants

Illegal occupants in Mamelodi East Extension 5 flats were removed yesterday by Red Ants, Tshwane Metro police and other law agencies.

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The occupants are believed to have occupied about 550 rentals in December.

During the evacuation period, the rightful owners of the flat were queuing outside for collection of their keys while others said those flats belongs to them.

The houses are still incomplete and have no basic services such as water and electricity.

” I saw the police evict people from the flats, it was caos, their furniture was outside. I heared that last of last week this people were given three days to leave the flats from the authorities, not the police took them out by force. We are not sure what to expect today”, said one of the residents who wish not to be named.

No violence occurred during the incident.

Last year the 15th of April 2015, it was reported that hundreds of people were removed by Red Ants using rubber bullets in Nelmapius flats and left sitting on the side of the road with their belongings.

Councillor Mmina-Tau Marishane of Ward 15 in Mamelodi declined to comment on the house saga that continues to occur in Mamelodi.

Rumors says there will be war in Mamelodi regarding the flats.

By: Fortunate Machaba

Busisiwe Mkhwebane Leave Words for 2020 To Lehlabile Learners

Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane visited Lehlabile Secondary School On Wednesday in Mamelodi East, Gardens.

This happened after the school had an open day for learners and invited various speakers from different institutions including Mamelodi Sundowns Football Club and Members of the ANC to motivate and inspire the kids for the year 2020.

“The purpose of the day was to motivate leaners to shoot for the stars as they were reopening schools and to also introduce new opportunities and careers they can choose if they do well at school”, said Daizy Diamond Tlailane, Founder of Queendom. Organisation.

Daisy added that she feels that the event had a great impact on the learners and have learned a lot from Mrs Mkhwebane, as she has mentioned that you can achieve anything regardless of the challenges you face or background they are coming from.

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“It is a great impact and sense of motivation and inspiration. Usually people of her caliber don’t attend such events they instead send their representatives and don’t stay for the whole event . Our public protector came before even the event start and stayed until the and and also an honor to be in the same room with such greatness because we also get to be inspired”, said Daizy Diamond Tlailane.

Other speakers were including Miss Mamelodi Sundowns, 2020 Princesses from Gauteng and other provinces, Miss Bachelorette Finalist 2020 who were also invited to inspire learners.

The school is not yet reached for a comment.

By: Fortunate Machaba

Mamelodi Residents Welcomes New black-owned Private Clinic

Residents in Mamelodi have welcomed a newly launched private Clinic called Wellness Today at Mamelodi East, Gardens.

The clinic is owned by three nurse who have passion with their profession and want to play a role in the community.

“Its a good thing for our community and shows that our community is developing because things like this were only available for white people only back in the days and now we are they coming to our community so it is a good initiative and for black women to own this clinic it shows that the stigma of racial and gender equality is changing”, said one of the community member, Teboho Marothodi.

Another young community member said “The clinic is a great idea because there will be no more long queues and it will create more jobs opportunities for people in Mamelodi and maybe their service will be the best” said Nthabiseng Mbonani.

According to source, One of the founders, Paulinah Mafatshe, said she and co-founders Mabu Sekhaolelo and Veronica Mogashoa decided to open the private clinic because they were about to retire but still have a passion to help the sickly.

Adding that they loved helping the community and they realised there was a need for such clinic in Mamelodi and they were encouraged by the doctors they worked with who realised they loved their jobs. Their service prices ranges from R30 to R150.

By: Fortunate Machaba

Vlakfontein Tops Mamelodi Schools With Matric Results

Vlakfontein Secondary School is known to be the top achieving school with 2019 matric results in Mamelodi.

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The school achieved 98,1 % pass rate followed by well known best achieving and every year top achieving school Ribane- laka with 96.9% beating all other 12 high schools in Mamelodi. Amongst this High Schools in Mamelodi, Ikamva Youth Orgaisation which works hand in hand with school around Mamelodi to build on on intensify what they have taught learners in the classroom and help student with extra lessonsThe school achieved 85% pass rate.

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“I knew my students struggled during the year so the results are a quiet surprise”, said Neo Rakoma, the Ikamva Youth branch coordinator.

According to source, the schools in Mamelodi were not producing good results but have improved in 2019.

Reports shows many students who have achieved good results including distinctions and bachelor pass.

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Other schools that produced good results were Vukani Mawethu Secondary School with 95.8% pass rate, Tsako Thabo Secondary School 90,3%, J Kekana Secondary School (84,1%), Jafta Mahlangu Secondary School (93,42%), Lehlabile Secondary School (90,6%), Mamelodi Secondary School (94,4%), Somafco (93,3%), Modiri Secondary School (73%), Phateng Secondary School (90%), Rephafogile Secondary School (93%), Stanza Bopape Secondary School (96,1%) and Bona Lesedi Secondary School produced (84,4%).

By: Fortunate Machaba

One Of Our Own Annikie Rabohlale Crowed The New Empress SA 2020

Annikie Rabohlale, 21 year-old young women from Mamelodi West has been crowned the 2020 winner of Empress South Africa, competing against over 45 000 other members who have applied to enter the competition.

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Annikie has received many prices including a large large cash prize and she will embark on her journey as Empress South Africa,by promoting women empowerment via her campaign #Undefiable and her plans are to serve the community and be a role model to young girls and the youth.

Annikie won against 60 delegates from all around the country, progressed through the  became part of the Top 16. After mentioning her campaign #Undefiable she made it to the Top 5.

Her strong confidence of answering questions on stage lead her to be crowed the winner of the year 2020. When she was crowned her family immediately came on stage in an emotion of love and affection for her.

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She was crowned by Tshepo Makup, last years winner and the first Empress South Africa 2019.

When she was asked to describe herself she said “Beautiful, extrovert, loving & kind, strategic, observant, determined and hard working young women”.

She is very sociable and friendly and can make friends easily, she had mentioned that she has a very circle of powerful forces around her and her passion is public speaking either on Radio or Television or journalism. Annikie is currently a student at University of Pretoria.

This event was a final beauty with brains and purpose pageant in the world and it was supported by hundreds of celebrities as well as the South Africa president, Cyril Ramaphosa.

The event particularly in display of most beautiful young women in South Africa took place at Suncoast Casino, The Barnyard Theatre.

By: Fortunate Machaba

About 700 Families In Mamelodi Remains Homeless

Residents in Mamelodi East remains homeless after floods have hit the community in Eerste Fabriek earlier this month.

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It is reported that about 700 homes were destroyed by floods during heavy rain period that had occurred accross the province.

According to source, Gauteng Premier, David Makhura have promised to relocate them before Christmas.

Read: MAMELODI RESIDENTS AFFECTED BY FLOODS TO SPEND CHRISTMAS IN SHELTERS

Although the mater is not resolved as yet, the provincial government spokesperson Thabo Masebe said residents would be placed on new land in the new year.

By: Fortunate Machaba